Roundwood & District News 7th of March 2022

A visitor at the Cobbler’s Stone on Ballilam Lane


A big thank you to everyone who supported our Pancake/Coffee morning last week.  It was lovely to see so many people out after the long Covid lock down. Thanks to all helpers, bakers and Pancake makers, everyone who gave prizes and supported our great raffle. Donations are still coming in and we will have the final figure very soon. Raffle Winners : M.B.A Wireless Doorbell Voucher Tracey Ferguson. Flowstate Yoga Mat Thomas McHugh. Roundwood Store Voucher Tanya Coleman / Tina Kavanagh. Katrina Johnson Roundwood Pharmacy Voucher Teresa Leahy. Tochar House Voucher Robert Heatly. Sugar Mountain Voucher Catherine. Wok-u-like Voucher Marie Keaney. Flowers Rachel Byrne. Red Hamper Eamon Dowling / Liam Timmons. 6 Bottles of wine Marie Keaney. Beauty Hamper Monica Brady. Mountain Breeze Voucher Aishling Vickers. Kavanagh’s Voucher C. Halligan. Coffee Hamper Anne Scott. Hamper Robert Heatly. Hamper Richie Cullen. Hamper Anne Scott. Biscuit Hamper Leah Donohoe. 2 Bottles of wine Mary Pierce. Ashley Barbers Voucher B. Cullen. Blow-dry Voucher Teresa Leahy. Hair Trimmer Marion Cooke. Box Biscuits Elite Caroline Sillery. Afternoon Tea Ciara McGillacuddy. Victoria Gertie Fee. Roses Chocolates Kathleen Kenna. Bath Collection Susan O’Neill.


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.


The Roundwood & District Community Council AGM will now take place on Monday the 21st of March in Roundwood Parish Hall at 8pm. 


Return of 45 Card Game to Moneystown Community Centre starting back on Tuesday, 15th March at 8 pm. Teas served. All are welcome. Looking forward to seeing all there.  


Roundwood Active Retirement group are delighted to announce that bingo will return to the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 20th of March at 3pm. All members, friends and family are most 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. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday 6th March. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 11,14, 18 & 29.There were four match three winners. Finbarr Fahy, D Shannon, Maura Windsor and J.R.K.C and Lynne. Next week’s jackpot will be €13,600.


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 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 10th 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.


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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