Monthly Archives: August 2021

Roundwood & District News 3rd of August 2021


As you may be aware Fr Lynch is retiring from the Roundwood & Moneystown Parish at the end of August. We, as Parishioners will be very sad to see him go. To wish him well in his retirement it is intended to organise a collection. Details on how to make a donation will follow shortly.


Roundwood Reservoir 10k Run 2021 for the Bray Lakers takes place on Sunday the 12th of September at 10:30am. Covid Safety Measures will be in place on the day & all runners will be asked to sign a Pre-Race Covid Health Form. Free BBQ and & Prize Giving for 1st & 2nd place. For further information please check out their website


The first concert recorded in Calary Church this year is by Billy O’Brien (piano) who plays pieces by Brahms, Chopin and Scarlatti. This concert has been released on YouTube and if you are interested in viewing it, please email It is hoped that those who view the concert will make a donation in lieu of an entrance fee, which will be used for future concerts.Music in Calary would like to acknowledge the support of Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office. 


Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Wednesday 11th August in our clubhouse, Vartry grounds @ 8pm. All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary – Noel Kenny, Tomriland, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members are very welcome.

Results of the draw held on Sunday 1st  August. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 6, 21, 22 & 23. There were two match three winners . L & C Taylor, Liz Cowman. Next week’s jackpot will be €22,600.


Our 50/50 Club Draw took place on Saturday July 31st.  Congratulations to Matt Nolan the lucky winner of €925.  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported our fundraising draw.   Our next draw takes place on Saturday August 28th  with 50% of the pot going to the lucky winner, and the other 50% going to Club.  Tickets are available at or from any committee member who can enter your tickets for you.   

2020 Junior C Championship Final – Well done to our Junior C men’s team on their win on Saturday in Aughrim against Blessington.  A closely fought game with only a few points separating the teams during the game.  Final Score An Tóchar 0-13 Blessington 1-7. The team received very generous sponsorship from local businesses for gear – The Coach House provided a set of jerseys, Roundwood Pharmacy sponsored zip tops,  and  Keith Grant Butcher’s & Adrianos Take-Away sponsored training tops. As always, thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of our teams and our Club,  and we encourage everyone to support our sponsors in return and shop local.  Many thanks to Robert Power Electrical, ADF Pumps and John at JB Roofing for sponsoring the livestream. Thank you to Eugene,  East Coast Video Productions , and thanks also to Conor Short and Bill Halligan for the excellent commentary. 

A reminder to all players, supporters and visiting Clubs to An Tóchar GAA:  all Government guidelines regarding social distancing, hand hygiene and face coverings must be adhered to; the grounds, sidelines and stand are strictly no-Smoking; note our No Dogs policy (with the exception of Assistance/Guide Dogs) . This is in the interest of the comfort and safety of all. Please do not bring your pets to the grounds; No unauthorised Photography /Video recording 

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The Tidy Towns competition is back with a bang this year. The hanging baskets are up in the village and it’s looking mighty fine. If you have a bit of time to do some kerbside weeding, litter picking or to put a splash of paint on that wall or fence it would help greatly. Many hands make light work & all that jazz!

Thanks to Graeme Mulvey, the members of the Roundwood Gardening Facebook group and Keeley’s Hardware for adding to the herb patch at the Health Centre. Feel free to pluck some Thyme, Chives, Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, Parsley and Marjoram for your summer salads & BBQ dishes. They are all labelled so you know which is which! Huge thanks also to Carol Ann Curley for answering the artistic call by providing a lovely ‘Community Herb Garden’ sign for the patch.


Our centre is now open. Hospital transport is being provided as per usual. Counselling for cancer sufferers and their family is available. Reflexology, massage and other therapies are available also. If you would like any further information regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 086 1534011 or call into the office for a chat.


Children’s Tennis Coaching at Annamoe Centre Saturday Mornings book at JSTA.IE


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.


The tennis court is open now as the good weather is on the way! If anybody has any queries or wants to make a booking please get in touch with Christine on (086) 805 7431.


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


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