Local Notes 16th of March 2020


It is with a tinge of sadness that I tell you that these are the last Roundwood notes I will bring to you. I’ve been doing the Roundwood notes for over twenty years and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my readers and subscribers who have supported me all this time & to the staff of The Wexford People who have been courteous & easy to deal with. I’ve really enjoyed bringing you the notes every week. I will miss your items being dropped in & the phone calls & emails but I’m very happy to be handing over the reins to Margaret Bolger who is taking over from next week, Wicklow People issue of 25th March.

As we know these are very strange times & I never thought I would be
writing this with nothing happening in our village for this period & into the future. It feels quite surreal as the notes probably will be quite small for the time. I am saying goodbye in a time never ever seen before & I am certain that we will all look back on this difficult phase in our life the better people for it as we are a good community who look after each other & may that continue.

Margaret is now your contact at 087 6472413 or mgtbolger@gmail.com. You can contact Margaret about dropping in notes to her, etc. I will enjoy getting my Wicklow People on a Wednesday & sitting back reading all the great things that will be going on in the village when we all get back to some form of normality. Stay safe everyone, look after the elderly and vulnerable, keep washing your hands & social distancing.
Slán agus beannacht leat


From 9am on 16/03/2020 Garda Michael O’Rourke in Roundwood Garda Station will be providing a service to the senior citizens and persons at high risk. The service will allow them ring 087-1329420 to assist in getting medicines or any other supplies delivered to their doorstep from local shops/pharmacy. Centra, Grants Butcher’s, the Post Office, Sugar Mountain Cafe, Roundwood Pharmacy and Keeleys Hardware are all on board. So call on the above number and let us know how we can help. It is hoped to continue this service for the duration of the extraordinary events we are experiencing. Please share if in the Roundwood area and pass on the number to our Senior Citizens and Persons at High Risk.


Stagebratz Starz Family Table Quiz and Monster Raffle are postponed until further notice in the interest of keeping everyone healthy and safety but we are looking forward to getting back into Show Mode ASAP!


Unfortunately due to present circumstances with the Coronavirus this years Ploughing Match which was originally planned to take place on the 22nd of February, but due to bad weather, was rescheduled to Saturday the 21st of March, has now been cancelled following consultations with the NPA. Apologies to Richard Turner, The Roundwood Inn, and Kavanagh’s for any inconvenience caused.


Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society wish to inform you that
in light of this recent announcements its with regret, that our third talk in our series that was planned for Monday March 30th is now cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We will review our agenda and pick up where we left off as soon as possible.


The pilgrimage to Knock sadly has had to be cancelled because of the Corona virus situation as we all have to do our bit not to spread it. Maybe later in the year we can rearrange


Badminton is cancelled on Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future.


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: May Kenna, Top Gent: Anne Pierce, Second Gent: Richard Cullen, First Lady: Patricia Byrne, Second Lady, Kitty Kennedy, First Half: Marie Magee, Second Half: Monica Brady, Lowest Score, Mary Pierce & Longest Sitting Maura McHugh. There will be no more whist until the Corona Virus is under control.


The lotto has been suspended for the moment.


The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the
moment. If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our
confidential phone number 087 6062072


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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