Roundwood & District News 21st of May 2020


Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society 2020 Journal Request for Volunteers for Editorial Committee To start preparations for our 2020 edition, we need volunteers to form an Editorial Committee, and from this Committee elect an Editor.

We encourage all our members to be involved in the different areas of the Society, and therefore we now welcome volunteers to produce this year’s Journal.If you are willing to be involved, can you please let us know by email, Facebook message or direct contact with a Committee Member. If you are willing to act as Editor for this year’s edition, please also let us know.

We encourage everyone to contribute to the content, and submit articles and short topical items that are of interest to the whole community.

Covid 19 is an area top of mind with everyone now, and while we feel it is important to include this in the 2020 Journal, we feel it should not form the basis of the content. As we will not know the full extent of the fallout of this, and it is an ongoing area, our plan is to include an article in the 2020 Journal, as an opening chapter to the story, and then continue the subject into another Covid specific edition during 2021. Therefore as a Society, it is important that we all capture our stories and references to Covid, we encourage you to write these down, and we will call on you to submit them for a specific Journal at a later stage.
Many thanks! RDHFS


Due to the current restrictions implemented by the Government our practice remains closed. For all sick animals and emergencies contact me directly on 087 1380739. Ringing the practice landline 01 2818000 will also list the mobile number. Bernie.


While services at Calary Church of Ireland cannot take place during the current crisis, the priest in charge – Reverend Niall Stratford – is doing services on YouTube each Sunday. The link to view each Sunday’s service is Newcastle, newtownmountkennedy with Calary To find the link, the spelling, spacing and comma is exactly as typed.


A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €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.


If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes please phone or text Margaret Bolger on 087 6472413 or email


Roundwood Garda Station Garda – Mick O’Rourke, Roundwood Pharmacy – Jonathan & John, Sugar Mountain Café – Janette, Centra – Gabriel & Joanne, Grants Butchers – Keith, Roundwood Post Office – Malik, Keeleys Hardware – Moe. Services for Senior Citizens and High Risk Persons you ring (087) 1329420 and we organise delivery of your medicines (order must be placed first with Pharmacy) takeaway dinners, shopping, meat/fish/veg, pension collection (authorisation form to be signed pre collection), firing heating gas etc. Feel free to call us to discuss how we can assist you. The number again is (087) 1329420.


The Wicklow County Council Covid Community Response Forum has developed a free helpline for vulnerable members of the community from 8am – 8pm 7days per week. Call 1800 868 399 or email


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.


Jenny’s Pre-school Moneystown: is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 anyone interested contact the school on 0861705238 or email

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