Roundwood & District News 10th of February 2020


There will be a progressive 45 card game on Sunday 16th February at 7pm in Roundwood Parish Hall. Excellent prize money with raffle and refreshments at the interval. Everyone  welcome.


Are you Under 16 and into Athletics, Swimming, Chess or Quiz? Do you fancy: guaranteed fun, making new friends, showcasing your talents and interests? The 2020 Roundwood Community Games team awaits you! Call us now and Get in the Games. Athletics: Anne Marah (Athletic
Club 087 286 1781. Swimming: Wilna Mc Kenna 0877718247. Quiz: Joanne Meagher – 087 938 9894 Chess Karen Byrne 087 234 4687


Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 22nd of February, 2020 at 12noon sharp in Glasnamullen. Sincere thanks to Richard Turner for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be catered for on both Lea and stubble. Could all competitors please have their names registered before 6pm on Wednesday the 19th of February, with Brendan Power at 087 2420204. Spectators young and old, as always, are very welcome and a chip van will be on site for the day.


Roundwood Active Retirement is organising a night out to the Singing Priests on the 4th April next in the RDS. This concert is a fundraiser for the Peter McVerry Trust.The cost for the bus and ticket will be €50 or thereabouts. To book your ticket contact Betty Cullen on 01 2818703 or Mary Flanagan on 087 6595381 or Maire Hall on 086 3053412


A gala ball in aid of Suicide or Survive will take place in The Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy on Friday 14th February at 7.30pm. The evening will include a champagne reception and four course meal and entertainment from Richie Malone of Status Quo, Press Play, Let Loose and D.J. Ernie Gallagher Ticets are €45 per person and are available
from the hotel reception or by calling 01 2015600. All the funds raised on the night go directly to Suicide or Survive and will help bring life changing programmes into communities throughout Ireland.


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of Parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the Parish, will take place on Saturday, February 22nd at 6.00 pm


The Roundwood Historical AGM will be held on Monday Feb. 17th at 8pm in the Parish Hall Roundwood. Agenda will cover: Chairpersons Report, Treasurers Report & Election of Officers for 2020. We are looking for: Nominations required for position of Vice Chairperson Proposer
and Seconder sought. Nominations required for position of 2 x Ordinary Members Proposer and Seconder sought.


Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil). Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole N.S., Roundwood – the second term runs from January to May. Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year. For more information phone 086-8269964 or email


Gertie Fee and Phil Power took 1st place for North/South on Monday 3rd February, 2nd Ger Lenihan & Margaret Bolger, 3rd Kay Plunkett & Margaret Byrne & 4th Seamus Kennedy & John Loscher. 1st place for East/West were Marie Kavanagh & Clare Sally, 2nd Judy Skates & Triona
Woodroofe, 3rd Brid Clancy & Bridie Nolan & 4th Teresa Leahy & Marion Davies.


Phil Kenna and Sheila O Gorman played their cards right for North/South on Friday 7th February, 2nd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger, 3rd Maria Magee & Rowena Brady and 4th Nancy O Brien & Catherine McGillycuddy. 1st for East/West were Maura Gaskin & Bridie Nolan, 2nd Jim McNamara & Triona Woodroofe 3rd Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien and 4th Marion Davies & Teresa Leahy.


A local group is being set up to give a helping hand to those displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis of our time. The Syrian Civil War has resulted in 11 million displaced
Syrians. The Road to Roundwood is a community sponsorship project which will help a family integrate into our community in Roundwood rather than enter direct provision. If you feel you would like to support this project or would like further inforamtion please contact Loraine Creane on 089 4576602 or check out…/p…/community_sponsorship_ireland 


Badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am. 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.


The next whist will be tonight Wednesday the 12th February in the Parish Centre.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The numbers chosen were 2, 7, 15 & 19 . There were five match three winners, Andrew Coffey, Josh Fanning, Mary Rose Fenton, Ben Murphy & Dylan McGrath. Next weeks jackpot will be €19,900.


Jenny’s pre -school Moneystown is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 Anyone interested in taking up a place can call into the school any morning between 9 and 12 or call on 0861705238 or email to


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.


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 10am 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


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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