Roundwood & District News 21st of February 2022


Following on the recent spate of robberies in the area it’s a good time to remind people of the presence of the Roundwood & District Text Alert Service. This service is in operation since 2014 and has proven to be of great benefit. The Gardaí send out short text alerts regarding issues of importance to the community such as suspicious activities, break-ins, events likely to impact on the community, etc.

A contribution of €10.00 is requested on joining the scheme. This covers the cost of the texts and running the scheme. It is very easy to join. Pick up a form in Roundwood Parish Hall or download it here Fill in your details and pop it into the Roundwood Lotto Box above the ATM machine in Centra Roundwood. If you have changed your phone number since you signed up to the text alert service please email your name and new telephone number to so that your details can be updated. Any queries please email


Sugar Mountain and Friends are organising a Pancake/Coffee morning  in Roundwood Parish Hall On Shrove Tuesday March 1st from 9am to 3pm.  Proceeds to Roundwood Cancer Support. Come along and enjoy a homemade pancake and chat. 


Roundood Ploughing Society unfortunately have to cancel their annual Ploughing Match until further notice due to bad weather conditions. It  was due to be held on Saturday 26th February. 


The Roundwood & District Community Council AGM will take place on Monday the 14th of March in Roundwood Parish Hall at 8pm. 


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’.


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 20th  February. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 20,23, 26 & 28 . There was one match three winner, The McCormacks . Next week’s jackpot will be €13,000.


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


May 11 th for one week . Accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat O’Connell. Cost €729.00 which includes Insurance Aer Lingus flight; Half board accommodation beside Church; transfers to and from Medjugorie., For more information and bookings 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.


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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