Roundwood & District News 6th of December 2022


The Roundwood & Moneystown Parish Sale of Work returned last Sunday after its Covid break. Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to a very enjoyable community day. The winners of the Grand Raffle prizes were:- 1st Prize €1000 – Arya Mahmoudzadeh, 2nd Prize Price’s Garage Service – Jane Cronin, 3rd Prize Wicklow Heather voucher – Marianne Brady, 4th Prize Hardwood Firewood from KSE Ltd – Monica Byrne, 5th Prize Butcher Ready Lamb – Nuala McHugh, 6th Prize – Roundwood Stores voucher – Esther Timmons, 7th Keith Grant Master Butcher voucher –  Oisin Byrne, 8th Prize An Tochar Boiler Service – Mossie Kenna, 9th Prize Mountain Breeze voucher – Jack Sharkey, 10th Prize Sugar Mountain voucher – Eugene Doyle, 11th Prize Centra voucher – Clodagh & Ciara Morris, 12th Prize Wok-U-Like voucher – Enda Nolan, 13th Prize Wicklow Way Christmas Trees voucher – Geraldine Kinsella, 14th Prize Keeley’s Hardware Hamper – Juddy S, 15th Prize HD Hair Design – Max Timmons, 16th Prize Ashley’s Barber Shop voucher – Denis & Nora Byrne, 17th Prize Roundwood Pharmacy Hamper – Edel Kennedy, 18th Prize Turkey – Martin Crosby, 19th Prize Adriano’s voucher – Barry O’Brien. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Arya on the winning of the top prize. A big thanks to our local businesses and individuals who donated prizes or gave money towards the cash prize and the cost of the printing of the tickets. The winners of the smaller raffles were as follows – Snowman Chocolate Biscuit Christmas Cake – Susie Ferguson, All for One voucher – Laura Ledder, Turkey – Monica Brady, Ham – Ger Lowe, Dunnes voucher – Joanne Meagher & Guess the Weight of the Cake (8lb 8oz)– Connie Byrne. The fabulous Moneystown hampers were won by John Malone and Alibhe Malone. The flower arrangements were won by Brian Flood, Joan Byrne and Máire Hall. 

There is no final tally on the amount fundraised as yet but an update will follow in the coming weeks. To the people of Roundwood, Moneystown and beyond, you never cease to amaze, thank you for your generosity and continued support. 


It was a perfect evening last Saturday night for the great crowds who hit the streets of Roundwood to witness the turning on of the Christmas tree lights. Many thanks and well done Joe Synnott Roofing and team for the sponsorship and erection of the fantastic Roundwood Village Christmas tree. Thanks to Robert Power Electrician & his staff for doing the needful on the Christmas lights all around the village. It looks amazing. 

A big, big thanks to Kitty Kennedy, one of Roundwood’s oldest residents, who had the mighty task to officially turn on the Christmas tree lights. Thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to Roundwood to see the children and to the Roundwood Folk group and the many great carol singers who got us all into the festive spirit. 

The opportunity to gather again to have a chat over a mug of lovely mulled wine and other refreshments in the Parish Hall went down a treat too. The work on the Christmas lights in the village is coordinated and funded through the Roundwood & District Community Council with some very welcome financial support this year from Wicklow Co Council. The village looks absolutely fantastic – well done to all. Let the festivities begin. 


Roundwood Cancer Support have just launched our new website and can be found at  Here you will find out about all our services and up to date information about us. Also, our drop in centre is open Monday and Friday from 10 till 12 in the morning. 


Results of Whist held on Wednesday November 30th. Top Score Tiny Shortt, First Gent Jimmy Molloy, Second Gent Richie Cullen, First Lady May Kenna, Second Lady Maura Mc Hugh and Mollie Byrne (shared). First Half Anne Pierce, Second Half Martin Byrne, Longest Sitting Marie Magee, Lowest Score Margaret Kennedy. Raffle won by Anne Pierce, Tiny Shortt and Martin Byrne. Next Whist will be held on Wednesday December 14th at 8pm. Everyone welcome.  


Results for the dog trials held on 1st November. Open Class -1st T Lamb, 2nd E O’Connell ,3rd K Byrne, 4th B Ryan ,5th C Cashin, 6th T Lamb.  

Wicklow Class – 1st P Fanning, 2nd W Pierce, 3rd P Fanning, 4th A Sharkey.  

Novice Class – 1st D Anderson, 2nd A Sharkey, 3rd J Driver.  

Intermediate Class – 1st D Anderson, 2nd A Sharkey, 3rd P Reid.  

Judged by Andy Corrigan  

The Committee would like to thank all their sponsors for their kind donations. A total of 64 dogs took part in the competition. Your donations have been kindly received by local charities. 


There is still time to join the Roundwood walk challenge. Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 7pm every Wednesday evening. Walks are tailored to the ability of the group so everyone, young and not so young, are most welcome. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday 4th December. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were ,6 19, 27 & 29. There were eight match three winners, Stephen, Amelia Power, EJ Doyle, Thomas Corant, Ellen Price, Ray O’Connor, L Gaskin & C KIng Jnr. Next week’s jackpot will be €24,700. 


We are open for adults Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm in Aras An Tochar GAA Complex. We are open for Juvenile Secondary School students from 7.30pm until 9pm.  


We are back at the parish hall on Monday nights 7.30-9.30pm for table tennis all levels catered for. A fun way to keep fit. €5 per night. Contact Brian Higgins 085 118563 


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 every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm. Teas served.  All are welcome.     


In Moneystown Community Centre, continuing every Monday at 8.30 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there.  Beginners are very welcome.    


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 15th t December 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

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