Roundwood & District News 2nd of March 2020


Stagebratz Starz are hosting a Family Fun Table Quiz and Monster Raffle on March 28th at 2pm in Lynham’s Hotel Laragh. A fun-filled afternoon of quizzing, spot prizes and a performance from our Starz. Table Quiz open to all ages. There are fabulous prizes available in our Monster Raffle (including €100 vouchers for The Bord Gais Theatre and Seafield Hotel & Spa) lines on sale from members of Stagebratz, Keith Grant Butchers and The Green Room


Roundwood Ploughing Society is now holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 21st March 202


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 8th March, 2020 from 3pm. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjo


Roundwood Active Retirement is organising a night out to ‘The Priests on the 4th April next in the RDS which is in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust. The cost for the bus and ticket will be €50. To book your ticket contact Betty Cullen on 01 2818703 or Mary Flanagan on 087 6595381 or Maire Hall on 086 3053412 All monies to be paid before 17th March, 2020.


Progressive 45 Card Game Sunday 8th March in Roundwood Parish Hall starting at 7pm Sharp. Excellent Prize Money with Raffle and Refreshments at the interval. Everyone welcome.


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


Winners for North/South on Monday 24th February were Nancy O Brien &
Bridie Nolan, 2nd Ger Lenihan & Rowena Brady, 3rd Maria Magee & Judy
Skates and 4th Monica Brady & Brid Clancy. Margaret Bolger & Paddy O
Brien secured 1st place for East/West, 2nd Catherine McGillycuddy & Phil Power 3rd Teresa Leahy & Marian Davies and 4th Catherine Halligan & Pamela Byrn


1st place for North/South on Friday 28th February were Liz Belton & Phil Kenna, joint 2nd June Digby & Monica Brady and Catherine McGillyCuddy & Nancy O Brien and 4th Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien. 1st for East/West were John Loscher & Kay Plunkett, 2nd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger, 3rd Bridie Nolan & Maura Gaskin and 4th Jane Cronin & Gertie fee.


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 25th April leaving Laragh at 7.45am & Roundwood at 8a.m The cost is €70 per person which includes bus, breakfast & dinner in Tyrrells Pass Castle. All monies to be paid in full before 1st April, 2010 to Susan at 087 6273032


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 and for further information
contact Loraine Creane on 089 4576602 or check out…/p…/community_sponsorship_ireland


There will be an Irish night in the parish hall on Saturday 14th March for St Patrick’s weekend starting at 7pm. A great night of singing, story telling, ceili and set dancing and lots of music for all the family. Everyone is invited to show off been Irish.


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


Badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30a.m. All are welcome.


Ladies Fitness classes. are at 7.15pm every Tuesday and Thursday in the parish hall and are open to ladies of all ages and abilities. The classes are five euro drop-in classes. Anyone interested can call me at 0876035780 for more information.


The results of the recent Whist is as follows:- Top Score: Patricia Byrne, Top Gent: Magdalene Kennedy, Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy, Top Lady: Maura McHugh, Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy, First Half: Pat Fisher, Second Half: Richard Cullen, Longest Sitting: May Kenna & Lowest Score: Mary Pierce. The raffle prizes were won by Kitty Kennedy, ~Pat Fisher, nnWolohan & Jimmy Molloy. The next whist will be on Wednesday the 11th March in the Parish Centre.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The numbers chosen were 1, 12, 14 & 21 . There were four match three winners, Marian Molloy, Scott Quinn, Kevin Gaffney & Fiona Timmons Next weeks jackpot will be €20,800.


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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