Roundwood & District News 19th of April 2022

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Roundwood Ploughing Society would like to thank all who made the recent Ploughing Match a very successful event. Mr Richard Turner for the field and all the competitor’s for participating on the day, without either a competition could not be run.  Special thanks to the judges and to all the many sponsors for their continued support. The Vartry House for the use of their premises during the year.  Helen, Michael, John and all the staff of the Roundwood Inn for looking after us all, as always, following the match. 


Are you interested in hosting a refugee for a few weeks or a few months? Or is there any other way you feel you could help a refugee when they arrive? We have just heard that the Loch Dan Scout Centre is accepting about 40 Ukrainian refugees. At the moment, they do not know what support they will need. We are trying to develop a local network in the Roundwood district A welcoming face is always appreciated. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Anne Byrne (087) 292 5259, Claire 087 272 1110 or Siobhán 087 980 6943.  A Whatsapp group is being set up if you would like to be included. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday 17th  April. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 6 & 8. There were eight match three winners. Michael Kenna, Gino Barlow, Jack Kennedy, Alan Scott, Nicole Connolly, Donnacada Fanning, Evie & Arlo and Breda Synnott. Next week’s jackpot will be €15,400. 


Social Whist will resume in Roundwoodon Wed April 20th starting at 8.30 pm in the New Parish Hall.  We look forward to seeing old friends and new! Come along and enjoy a night of cards with us. 


Roundwood Active Retirement group will host the next bingo session in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 24th of April at 3pm. All members, friends and family are most welcome. 


Roundwood set dancing has resumed on Thursday nights in the parish hall starting at 9pm.  We look forward to welcoming back our usual dancers and also any new comers if they would like to join us, are always welcome. Admission €5. 


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 


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.   


Indoor Bowls has resumed in Annamoe Centre on Tuesday nights at 8pm. New members welcome. 


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 Thursday 21st April 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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