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