Roundwood & District News 1st of August 2023

Just 5 more sleeps to the Roundwood Street Festival 2023


Will take place on the 6th of August on the Lough Dan Road opposite Roundwood NS starting with the IUCN Colour Party and Vintage Vehicle Parade at 2pm. Lots of fun and games for all the family are guaranteed with live music and entertainment throughout the day and into the small hours. Registration for the dog show starts at 2pm. The children will be delighted to see the return of the old favourites including face painting, bouncey castles, bungee run, bottle fishing and much more. A new addition this year is the craft tent crammed with our talented local crafters, Roundwood Historical & Folklore Society stand and the wonderful Roundwood Garden Facebook Group’s plant and produce stall with funds going to Roundwood Cancer Support. Bop the night away after the ball race with live music from Florence Road, Trouusers and the Vartry Party outside Byrne & Woods and Kavanagh’s Vartry House. It’s the place to be this weekend!

The Festival Raffle and ball race tickets are available now for sale in local outlets. These are the main source of income to cover the costs of running the Festival so please support if you can. Many thanks to the local businesses and business people who continually support us through their generous donations of prizes. This event couldn’t happen without them so please show your appreciation by shopping local! Thank you.

As ever, if you can spare some time on the 5th, 6th and 7th of August to help please message email  so we can add your name to our list of volunteers. Check out the Roundwood Street Festival Facebook page to see what’s going on or to get in touch


There’s lots of fantastic scarecrows in the making for the Roundwood Festival Scarecrow competition. The winning scarecrow family will be heading off to the Kaleidoscope Festival in 2024. There is still time to get working! If you need some straw for your creation, please call John on 086 8225705.

Erect your scarecrow at the fence boundary of the festival field opposite Roundwood National School on Sunday the 6th of August by 1pm. There will be plenty of festival committee members about to help you out if needed. Good luck!


Calary Church will be open between 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday 19th August as part of Heritage Week. There will be guided tours which will take in the founding of the parish and the church together with the history of the graveyard.


Results of the draw held on Sunday 30th July. The lotto has been won! Congratulations to Fergal Beacon who scooped the jackpot of €13,600. Ticket sold by Mark Flynn. The numbers drawn were 7, 11, 15 & 28. There were six match three winners. Margaret Byrne, Sandra Nealan, E Lowe, Elaine Cleary, John Davis and Mary & Seamus. Next week’s jackpot is €10, 000.


Will take place on Saturday 12th of August from 2pm at Derralossary Church and  graveyard. The church grounds at Derralossary serve as the final resting place for a diverse array of individuals, ranging from patriots and priests to paupers and ordinary parishioners, some of whom remain unidentified.

Recognizing the significance of this site, the United Friends of Derralossary, Roundwood Community Council and the Wicklow County Council Community Archaeological Service have united in their efforts to protect and preserve this site. To promote awareness and appreciation for the history embedded within these grounds, they are organizing a Heritage Week tour. During this tour, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the rich history of the church and its surroundings.


Next whist will be held on Wednesday August 2nd at 8pm in the Parish Hall.


Weekend in Donegal. Mike Denver music. Weekend from 2nd to 5th November 2023. Bus from and back to Roundwood leaving Roundwood at 9am. 3 nights’ Dinner, B&B in Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny. All in Price €450.00pps, €90.00 Single Extra. Names and €200.00 deposit before 1st September’23 to Susan at 087 6273032


An alternative & holistic approach to healing the mind, body & soul. Offering 1:1 appointments for Reiki, Rahanni & Meditation. Treatments are tailored to your individual needs, to renew, restore and rebalance bringing the body as a whole back into balance & harmony. The next guided meditation evening will take place on Thursday the 17th of August @ 7:30pm book your spot for a truly blissful evening of relaxation. Limited spaces. Location Annamoe Community Centre. To book contact Sue 0872750335


Next Bingo will be held on Sunday August 20th at 3pm in Annamoe Centre.
Roundwood Active Retirement Lunch. Roundwood Inn Friday 8th September 2023 1pm (food served at 1:15pm sharp)  is now fully booked out.

Active Retirement Annual Trip. Staying at the Clonakilty Park Hotel (this is the same hotel as last year, very popular and good value) 2nd of October to the 6th of October 2023. 4 nights and 5 days. Tours of Kerry, including Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle etc. Cost €425 euro per person sharing. Cost €485 euro for single room (there are limited single spaces available). Total cost includes bus to and from Roundwood, daily tours around County Kerry, Bed, Breakfast and evening dinner with music every night in the bar. All enquiries to Mary Flanagan at 0876595381


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 10th 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.


Pilgrimage Medjugorje October 4th 2023 for a week. Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Cost of both dates is € 799.00. Insurance is optional. For more information and booking: Contact Group Leader – Mary King on 087 2185067


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


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