Roundwood & District News 18th of November 2019


The annual cabaret in aid of the Senior Citizens Christmas party will take place in The Royal Hotel Glendalough on Saturday 23rd November.  Do come along and support, music & lots of raffle prizes on the night.


Roundwood Ploughing Society is looking for information, paper clippings and photographs that anyone may have relating to The Roundwood Ploughing Society down through the years The Society need them as soon as possible for a presentation for the Historical Society early in the New Year. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact John Byrne at 086 0613025.


To mark the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Church of the Sacred Heart Moneystown, Archbishop Dr. Diarmuid Martin, D.D. will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving there on Sunday November 24th at 11.30 am.  Mass in St Laurence O’Toole Church Roundwood will take place at the earlier time of 10am on that day.  Following the Mass there will be refreshments in Moneystown Community Hall.  All donations of sandwiches and baked goods would be greatly appreciated. The Hall will be open to received donations from 10am on the morning.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.


Roundwood Folk Group are on the look-out for a guitarist/musician to help them in the New Year with Saturday night mass.  Very flexible not every Saturday & not a big commitment but very enjoyable.  Please contact Helena on (086) 3000194 if you would like to do it.


Badminton continues on a Tuesday morning from 9.30am  All are welcome.


Roundwood And Moneystown Christmas Sale of Work will take place in the GAA complex on Sunday December 1st from 12 – 4pm.  A great day out for all the family with something for everyone.  All good quality donations for the various stalls can be left with Maureen in the Parish Office between 9am and 12.30pm (Mon-Thurs) before November 28th.  In particular we are looking for bottles for the Bottle Stall and home produce for the cake stall.  Come along on the day to visit SANTA and pick up some fantastic festive Christmas gifts.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 22nd November in The Coach House at 1.30pm.  Please let Molly at 0404 45407 or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going


There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 20th December with music by The Wicklow Man.  All are welcome


Sunshine Fitness will be starting ‘Baby and Me’, ‘Golden Oldies’ (for aged 65+) and ‘Curvy Whirlies ‘ (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17th.  Please contact Caitríona on 0876035780 for more information.


Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7pm this Wednesday at the Coach House car park.  All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.


A fundraiser walk will take place on Sat 23rd Nov 2019.  It is an event on Facebook Wicklow Wells page.  This is a relaxed guided walk in the hills with views of Glendalough to an ancient well called Fraughan’s Well (The Blessed Well)in Trooperstown.  The walk will include some information on the traditions and rituals both prechristian and christian. of Co.Wicklow’s Holy Wells (approx 120)  Meeting point Tropperstown Car Park near Laragh 10.45am. Walk is from 11am to 1pm with anyone who has time welcome to Glendalough Green Laragh for tea/coffee afterwards.  Cost: Donations for info plaques and marker stones for two wells in west Wicklow.  Suggested donations:€5 to €15 euro to any amount you want to donate.  100% of the funds raised go towards materials to mark and promote public access to these special places.  A reasonable level of fitness required as some of the walk is uphill.Not suitable for children and no dogs allowed.  For further info: Wicklow Wells Facebook Page.  Rosaleen Durkin email:


The next whist will be this Wednesday 20th November in the Parish Centre


North/South winners on Monday 11th November were Maria Magee & Judy Skates, 2nd Brid Clancy & Catherine McGillycuddy and sharing 3rd place were Monica Brady, Catherine Halligan & Margaret Bolger & Rowena Brady.   East/West winners were Claire Sally & Margaret Byrne, 2nd Marian Davis & Teresa Leahy and 3rd Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien.


Friday 15th November saw Margaret Bolger & Noeleen Redmond taking 1st place once again for North/South, followed closely by Monica Brady and June Digby and 3rd place went to Maria Magee & Rowena Brady.   Phil Kenna & Liz Belton took 1st place for East/west, 2nd JIm McNamara & Kitty Heslin and 3rd John Loscher & Kay Plunkett.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 18, & 22. There seventeen match three winners, Darren Newsome, TM Kiely, Mrs. B Keogh, Michelle & Jade, Bernie Byrne, Lorraine & Boys, Jim Kinsella, J.E.T.S., Martha Doyle, Jess O’Connor, Jack, A Kennedy, Pat King, Tiernan Kavanagh, Banko & Cora Byrne.  Next week’s jackpot will be €16,900.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta 0860722851


Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge on Thursday nights.  All are always welcome – whether you have ever or never danced before  Session starts at 8.30 til 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.


The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10a.m until 1pm & they are currently looking for volunteers if you could spare some time in your week it would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072


Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training.


A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8pm for the winter months beginning on the 30th October  Teas served. All are welcome


A pilgrimage To Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive  There will be a discount of €100 if paid in full by December 13th otherwise €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director  The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

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