Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Roundwood Festival 2022 is a Wrap

More photos of the Festival to follow very soon!

As the dust settles on the Roundwood Festival 2022 a big shout out to all the Roundwood Festival committee for pulling it together and getting this community event back on the social calendar. Thanks to dancer extraordinaire Sheila Kavanagh and her team for putting all through their paces at the set and céilí dancing nights.  The Street Festival was a most enjoyable day with sincere thanks to Michael and Helen Ahearne and the Schwalm family for the use of field, which proved an excellent location. These events cannot happen without the support of all the wonderful volunteers who help prepare for the festival events the days before the festival, the day of the festival and most importantly, after the event. A huge thank you to all the people who forfeited their enjoyment of the day to volunteer as stewards or help on the various stands and attractions for many long hours on Street Festival Day. The raffle raises a large amount of the funding towards the festival so a sincere thanks to the businesses who generously donated the various raffle prizes and also thanks to those businesses that gave financial donations towards the running costs.

Most importantly thanks to the communities of Roundwood, Moneystown, Laragh and beyond who came out in their droves to support and take part in the various events, raffles, races, tug of war and more. Great to have the opportunity to get out and meet friends and neighbours again – super fun was had and great memories made. Roll on Roundwood Festival 2023!

The following were the Roundwood Festival prize winners: Scarecrow competition winner – Kim Kardashian by Naomi Steele, Guess the weight of the Lamb 51 kilos – Paddy Byrne, Hang Tough 2 minutes 59 seconds – Sam Smith. Tug of War – Byrne & Woods, runners up Kavanagh’s Vartry House. Bar person’s race – Liam Murphy from Byrne & Woods. Inter Club wheelbarrow race – Anita McKenna and Niall Davis representing Roundwood Athletics Club. Nappy Hanging – Leah O’Donaghue. It’s a Load of Balls Race winners – 1st €100 Ciara Doyle, 2nd €75 – Claire Byrne, 3rd €50 – Jack Sharkey, 4th Kaleidoscope Festival 2023 Family Pass – Ross Brown. Festival Raffle winner were: €250 Wicklow Heather voucher – The McGrae Boys, Finglas, Meal for two with wine Glendalough Hotel – Heather Byrne, €150 voucher for Keith Grant Master Butcher – Nora Power, €150 voucher Price’s Garage – Bridie Stacey, €100 voucher Special Op’s – Teresa Pierce, €100 voucher Frewen and Aylward Menswear, Dun Laoghaire – Mo Keeley, €50 Centra voucher – Sinead & Denis, €50 Sugar Mountain voucher – Fionn Rowan, €50 Green Room voucher – The Plunkett Family, €50 Mountains Breeze voucher – Dan Mohan, Roundwood Pharmacy Hamper – Stuart Taggart, €40 HD Hair Design voucher – Sinead Jackson, €50 Ashley’s Barbers voucher – Anto, €50 Turquoise Café voucher – Liz Byrne,  Wicklow Wolf 4 x vouchers for brewery tour & beer tasting – Ger Lowe, Pet Bliss voucher – Mary Doyle, €20 Adriano’s Take Away voucher – Rosemary Kenna, Family pass Kaleidoscope Festival 2023 – Alan Campbell, Roundwood Stores voucher – Tilly Kavanagh, Keeley’s Hardware Hamper – Jasper Pearson, €50 Wok-U-Like voucher – Aoife Martin, Eclectic CHT Barber’s voucher – Harry Duggan, €25 Big Mouth, Ashford voucher – Patricia Byrne, Roundwood Veterinary cat/dog vaccination & health check voucher – Colm Pierce, €20 Adriano’s Take Away voucher – Leo Doyle

Roundwood & District News 4th of August 2022

Great Festival Fun last Sunday – all the results will be posted soon. Thanks to everyone who made the day possible & for the fantastic support from the Roundwood & Moneystown Community & beyond!


Results of Mr Tim Cornin President’s Prize held in Woodenbridge Golf Club. 1st Robert Scott 39pts (B9). 2nd Ciaran Keenan 39pt. 3rd Niall Gaffney 37pt. 4th Corey Byrne 35pts (B9). 5th Tony Beckwith 35pts. Class 1 Winner: Paul Gaskin 33pts (B9). Runner up: Declan Carstairs 33pts. Class 2 Winner: Tony Byrne 34pts. Runner up : Glenn Hughes 33pts. Class 3 Winner: Emmet Tobin 35pts. Runner up: John Staunton 34pts. Front 9: Donny O’Reilly 18pts. Back 9: Mossie Kenna 18pts. Visitor Prize: Kyle Graham 39pts. Nearest the Pin: Mark Gorman. Congratulations to all the winners.  


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 


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 or give a buzz on 087 2989801.  


The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday 14th August leaving Moneystown National School A98 VF83 at 6pm. The route is about 9km return route to Moneystown (good walking shoes, waterproof clothing recommended and no dogs allowed) Suitable of older children accompanied by adults. The route is along the road then on Coillte roads. Lady’s well is an ancient well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site. 

The Well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year or close to the original pattern day August 15th. There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells including the Pre-Christian and Christians of this ancient site and also relevant local history. 

If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing, etc. were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.

Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre. Any queries please contact Rosaleen at Facebook page Wicklow Wells. People attending the walk are undertaking to do it at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility or liability for loss or injury on the walk.  


Results of whist held on Wednesday July 27th .Top Score: Kay Plunkett. First Gent: Anne Pierce. Second Gent: Martin Byrne and Richie Cullen (shared). First Lady: Marie Magee. Second Lady: Anne Wolohan. First Half: Patricia Byrne. Second Half: Mary Pierce. Longest Sitting: Maura McHugh. Lowest Score: Margaret Kennedy. Raffle: Maura McHugh, Jimmy Molloy, Marie Magee, Mollie Byrne and Martin Byrne. Next Whist is on Wednesday August 10th at 8pm in the new parish hall come along and enjoy a night of cards with us.  


Westport 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 


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 11th August 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