Roundwood & District News 25th of November 2019


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.


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 9.30a.m.  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.


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.


We are delighted to report that the Roundwood & District Community Council has secured grant funding from Co Wicklow Partnership for Christmas Lights in Roundwood village. Our thanks to the local property owners who have kindly agreed to allow the erection of the lights and access to electricity for same. Unfortunately the grant aid only covers 75% of the project costs. Any donations most welcome and can be placed in the donations box in Keith Grant Butchers. Many thanks


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score:- Marie Magee, Top Lady: Patricia Byrne, Second Lady: Maura McHugh, Top Gent: Margaret Kennedy, Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy, First Half: Anne Pierce, Second Half: Richie Cullen, Lowest Score: Molly Byrne & Longest Sitting: Martin Byrne.  The raffle prizes were won by: Anne Pierce, Maura McHugh, Richie Cullen, Martin Byrne & Patricia Byrne  The next whist will be this Wednesday 4th December in the Parish Centre


North/South winners on Monday 18th July were Rowena Brady & Paddy O Brien, Brid Clancy & Phil Power were 2nd, Teresa Leahy & Marion Davis were 3rd and 4th  place went to Nancy O Brien & Catherine Halligan.  East/West winners were Monica Brady & Gertie Fee, 2nd John Loscher & Declan O Brien, 3rd Clare Sally & Kay Plunkett and 4th Seamus Kennedy & Pauric Gleeson.


Monica Brady & June Digby played their cards right on Friday 22nd November to take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy & Nancy O’Brien and 3rd Kay Plunkett & Kitty Heslin.  East/West victors were Bridie Nolan & Maura Gaskin, 2nd Rowena Brady & Maria Magee and 3rd Phil Kenna & Liz Belton.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were 5, 24, 26 & 30. There four match three winners, Amanda Walsh, Darina Dawson, Mary Doyle & Maebh Egan.  Next week’s jackpot will be €17,200.


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 606207


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 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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