Roundwood & District News 21st of March 2022

Roundwood Plough Match takes place on April 2nd ~ photo courtesy of Darren Flynn


Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual Ploughing Match on Saturday the 2nd of April at 12.00 noon in White Hall, Glasnamullen, A98 RY11.  Sincere thanks to Richard Turner for providing the site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractors and Horse Classes all catered for on Lea ground.  Please note all competitors must register by Wednesday the 30th of March at 6pm with Brendan Power @ 087 2420204.  Spectators always welcome, there will be a Chip Van on site. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday 20th March. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 1,14, 20 & 29. There were no match three winners. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,200. 


Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society. The next lecture of the Roundwood Historical Society will take place on Tuesday 29th March at 8.00pm in the Parish Hall Roundwood when the speaker will be Paddy Bowe and his subject ‘Gardening from the beginning of time’. Paddy Bowe is a distinguished garden historian and among his publications are ‘Gardens of the Roman World’. He has led garden tours to many countries including Italy, Greece and Egypt. His lecture will take us to fascinating gardens and will be a virtual tour of many great gardens of the world including ‘The Hanging Gardens of Babylon’.  All welcome, you don’t have to be a member of the society to attend. Entrance fee €5 for non-members and €3 for members.  For more details contact: 085 8600710.  


Roundwood Men’s Shed: Story telling, listening, caring, making new friends, gardening, tree planting, wood carving and basic woodworking are just some of our activities. We meet in our Shed at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen on Tuesdays from 10 to 12. The kettle is the most important tool we have and all visitors are welcomed with open arms. You will be helping us and hopefully yourself if you come along. Sometimes it is in giving that we receive. The ‘lockdown’ for the past two years has taken its toll on our shed and the 400 other sheds throughout the country. So please spread the word. For further information feel free to call 086 8650588 at any time. 


45 Card Game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm. Teas served.  All are welcome.   


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.  


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.


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 


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 11th 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 Medjugorje., For more information and bookings contact Group Leader Mary King on 087 2185067


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on this Thursday 24th March 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.  


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