Roundwood & District News 8th of March 2021


Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society held their A.G.M. on Thursday 4th March. The Society has had a very successful year despite COVID19 restrictions with Zoom presentations and a sell-out year for the 2020 journal. The new committee are now in place to take the society forward. We are always looking for new members, young and old. If you would like to join us for our talks via Zoom meetings please contact us by email or send us a message via our Facebook page.  We would also like to hear from you if you have any bright ideas on talks and topics for future talks. 

One of our aims for the future is to involve more children and young adults in the society; perhaps they might like to give us some ideas too.  Here is the new committee: 

Claire Chambers: Chairman, John Pearson: Vice Chairman. The position of Treasurer has not been filled so John Pearson will continue this role until an individual is identified to fill this role. Jane Pierce will continue as Secretary having taken on the role temporarily. Ellen Smith:  PRO. John Medlycott:  Ordinary member number one. Marcelo Pacheco: Ordinary member number two.


Roundwood Parish Church Opening Times – while in Government Level 5 restrictions, the Church will be open for private prayer from 9 am to 12 noon Monday – Thursday inclusive.  Please observe all Government guidelines relating to hand and respiratory hygiene and please wear a face-covering.  


The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.


ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is operating a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on


The lotto will return after the Covid restrictions are fully lifted. The good news is there is a jackpot of €21,100 waiting to be won!


The centre is currently closed but we are continuing to provide transport to and from hospital appointments for those suffering from cancer. If you require our services please contact us on 086 1534011. Or check out our Facebook page


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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