Roundwood & District News 14th of February 2022

Happy Valentine’s!


Roundwood & District Historical, Folklore & Archaeological Society 2022 AGM. An AGM with a difference! 8PM Tuesday 1st March Roundwood Parish Hall all welcome, you don’t have to be a member to attend. As well as the formal proceedings of the AGM we will have a display of memorabilia belonging to the Late Pat Roche of Knockraheen. The Society’s drone footage of CastleKevin that was made for Heritage Week 2021 commentary will also be shown. Copies of the 2021 journal will be on sale as well as copies of ‘Roundwood Pictorial History’.


Congratulations to Malachy Brennan (Laragh, and formerly Roundwood) who turned 90 on the 4th February. Malachy will be remembered by many people in Roundwood for running Brennan’s shop on the main street, with his late wife Nora, and for the many years he worked as an Electrician. He celebrated his birthday with a family lunch at the Wicklow Heather and had a wonderful day. Dave, Ciarán and Valerie, and his grandchildren, Áine and Malachy, wish him continued good health and happiness.


In conjunction with “Climb with Charlie Walk ” Roundwood Hillwalkers will be climbing Djouce Mountain on Saturday 2nd  April 2022.  Assembling at Roundwood Parish Hall at 10am. This event is open to all members of the community. For enquiries contact 086 3733390 or 087 2067607. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday 13th  February. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 4,8, 28 & 30 . There were six match three winners, Jasmine Campion, Selina Grant, Patricia Molloy,Michael Kinsella, Denis & Chris, and Mossie & Kathleen . Next week’s jackpot will be €12,700.


Do you pick litter along your road? Would you like to register your road as a Pure Mile and get some assistance with taking the litter collected away? Calling for new and former Pure Mile groups to get involved. For further information check out for further info or to register your road. Alternatively email to join as a group with other roads in the area. Every little helps!


There will be a Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 23rd April 2022 leaving Rathdrum Square at 7.15 am and leaving Laragh at 7.30am and Roundwood Price per person is €75 which includes breakfast,dinner and bus all money. To be paid in full before 1st April and names as soon as possible. For more information contact Susan O’Neill 087 6273032


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje May 11th 2022 for one week. Cost €729.00  Aer Lingus flight which includes insurance, half board in house beside church and all transfers to and from Medjugorje. Accompanied by Spiritual Director. For more details please contact Group Leader Mary King on 087 2185067


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 24th February from 10am until 11.15am and also from 2.10pm until 4.30pm. Come along and join the library. It’s a free service and is a fantastic way to pick up any book that suits your reading interests.


Indoor Bowls has resumed in Annamoe Centre on Tuesday nights at 8pm. We are looking for new members to come along and enjoy the game. Bowls is social and a great way to meet new people. 


The Roundwood Whizzers are back walking every Wednesday leaving from outside Roundwood Parish Hall at 7pm. All fitness levels welcome to walk for up to one hour at your own pace on the footpaths under the street lights in the village. Bring a torch and a hi vis top if you have one. 


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.


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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