The community of Roundwood and beyond are saddened at the news of the passing of Eithne Kavanagh. As well as teaching and the Vice Principal of Roundwood NS, Eithne was a stalwart of the community and always had that fantastic smile and a cheery word for young and old. Eithne was truly a wonderful lady whose kindness touched and will be greatly missed by many. Deepest sympathies to Eamonn, Martin, Paul, Aoife, Sarah, Emma and all the Kavanagh & Murphy families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís
FAREWELL TO FR OWEN LYNCH
Fr. Owen will celebrate his last Masses /Ceremonies on Saturday / Sunday 16th & 17th July. Everyone is invited to a reception in the Parish Hall immediately after the 6 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 16th to wish him well as he leaves to take up his new position in St. Peter’s Parish, Bray.
MUSIC IN CALARY
There will be a number of concerts in Calary Church at the end of July and beginning of August: Wednesday 27 July – Simon Watterton (piano); Thursday 28 July: Duo Formosa from Florida (violin and piano); Saturday 30 July: Fiachra Garvey (piano) and Patrick Rafter (violin); Tuesday 2 August: Anna Cashell (violin), Aisling Ennis (harp) and Simon Watterton (piano). To book tickets for these concerts or for more information, please ring John (01) 2818146 or email email@example.com
The Blessing of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday 17th July at 11.30 am. (No Mass) We appeal to all those attending to Not Park any vehicles on the Oldtown Road between Vartry House and the Cemetery. All those who are able to park in the village and walk up are asked to do so, in order to allow room for the less able-bodied Parishioners to be driven to the Cemetery. Thank you
Shamanic Drumming Circle, 7-9pm, at Turquoise Café, A98 W5C3. First Thursday of every month. A shamanic drumming circle is a place to come with friends, catch up over a cuppa and then connect in an authentic way. This is a particular type of drumming, using a shamanic drum. A steady 4-7 beats per second, will induce theta brain waves to enable us to journey into non ordinary states to retrieve healing, insights and wisdom for ourselves and our community. All welcome, no experience in shamanic journeying or drumming is necessary. If you have a shamanic drum I welcome you to bring it along. You would need to bring a pillow and blanket. This is a non profit event, costs are to cover venue and refreshments. If you would like to know more about shamanic drumming, or if have any questions, just drop Fiona a line on firstname.lastname@example.org or give a buzz on 087 2989801.
Roundwood Festival 2022 will take place on the 31 st July in Roundwood Village from 2pm til late. The day will start with the usual fun and games in a new location – the field opposite Roundwood NS on the Lough Dan Road. Now is the time to start working on your scarecrows for the scarecrow competition! If you need straw for your masterpiece please call John on 086 8225705. Then erect your scarecrow inside the fence on Roundwood Street Festival Day.
Judging takes place on the day and the winners will be announced that evening. Two Prizes for the Best Scarecrow & the Most Topical! The Festival raffle tickets which is the main fundraiser for the Festival will be hitting the streets soon. Many thanks to our wonderful local businesses who generously support the festival by making financial donations or by sponsoring raffle prizes. These events could not happen without you! So please shop and socialise local folks so we can, in turn, support our local businesses! The Festival is run by volunteers so if you are in a position to help out in distributing raffle tickets, volunteering on the day of the Festival or on the following tidy-up day or have any bright ideas to include into the Festival events please email email@example.com Your input and support will be greatly appreciated.
NEW MASS TIMES
Parishes of St. Laurence O’Toole Roundwood/Moneystown & St. Kevins, Glendalough: New Mass Times- Weekends: commencing weekend 23rd & 24th July: Saturday 7 pm – Roundwood, Sunday 10 am – Moneystown, Sunday 11.30 am – Laragh. Weekdays: commencing Monday 18th July: Monday 10 am Roundwood, Tuesday 9 am Laragh, Wednesday 10 am Roundwood, Thursday – No Mass, Friday 9 am Laragh
Thanks to Gerry O’Toole and his driver Colm Nolan for bringing us shopping every Friday and also to the Brocagh Centre Laragh every Tuesday. From Dinah & Friends.
The lotto draw was not held this week, it will resume again next Sunday 17th of July.
Next whist on Wednesday July 13th at 8pm in the new parish hall come along and enjoy a night of cards with us.
Jenny’s pre -school Moneystown has a limited number of places left for September 2022 and are now taking enrolments for 2023. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self Defense. Instructor Joe McHugh 5th Dan Aikido Aikikai. Moneystown Community Hall. Wednesdays 19.30 (Beginners especially Welcome) €5 Unemployed € 8 Employed. For information Contact 086/101 96 68
Country Music Break 23rd-28th of October 2022. 5 nights 6 days music every
night and tours to Achill Island, Galway and Leenane. All in price €499 pp
sharing. €100 extra for Singles. Dinner B&B. Deposit of €200 and names
before 15th July 2022 and remaining money to be paid in full by 15th of August
2022.For further information, Contact Susan at 087 6273032
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.
45 CARD GAME
45 Card Game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm. Teas served. All are welcome.
County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 14th July
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.
If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is email@example.com