Roundwood & District News 15th of June 2020


Shay Cullen announced that the long awaited opening of Roundwood and Laragh playgrounds will take place on Monday 15th June, due to the Covid restrictions the official openings will be very low key with Laragh taking place at 12 noon and Roundwood 12.30. Playgrounds will be open to the public after the event under the current Covid restrictions and guidelines. Roundwood Playground has been a long time in the making, with many bumps along the road.Shay Cullen would like to thank everybody that has made this possible in particular Roundwood and District Athletic Club.


Hope all keeping safe and well as the lockdown continues. Due to the restrictions our next two outings, Coollattin in June and  Woodenbridge in July have been cancelled. We’ll be in touch about our Blainroe outing in August, not looking good at the moment. Willie Kenna Captain.


We are starting work on the 2020 Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society Journal, and we are putting the call out for articles, short topical items that are of interest to the whole community.  Ideally about 1000 words long, deadline for submission to us at by Friday the 10th July 2020.


Just a reminder on the options for ordering your prescription medicines (preferably 48 hours in advance) 1: WhatsApp: TEXT ONLY SERVICE to 087 360 5997.  At the pharmacy (our health screen is still in place) 2: Phone 01 201 2946 (phone line can be very busy)If you are in the at-risk and vulnerable group we can offer you free delivery for your prescription medicines via our free Pharmacy Home Link service.


The walking trail on the top of the Upper Reservoir Dam is now reserved for vulnerable users and those aged 70+. All other folk are asked to please take the lower trail along the tree line which runs parallel. Thank you for your cooperation.


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 type


The collection of scrap metal to raise funds for the Brockagh Centre was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who contributed. We are continuing with our scrap metal collection for now with the closing date on the 26th of June. It can be left at the back of our building for collection. Some of the items you can bring are Biscuit tins, steel oil tanks, steel window frames, steel coal bunkers, Radiators, Solid fuel cookers, Sheep wire, Bicycles, Old cars without the tyres, Wheel Barrows, Golf irons, etc. No Fridges, Freezers, Cookers, Timber, Plastics or Tyres.


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.


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.


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


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.


If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is

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