Roundwood & District News 22nd of August 2023


A bird’s eye view of the Tug of War at the Roundwood Festival 2023 ~ photo courtesy of Dermot Molloy


We are still alive and well even though many of us need medication to keep us ticking over. The shed is open on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 and is located at Pat Carrr’s place in Knockraheen (A98AH02). Our agenda is wide and varied – a bit like ‘whatever you’re having yourself’. Mostly though, the shed is about listening and caring and sharing.

Our activities have included fiddle playing, gardening, wood carving, recitations, singing, story- telling and there is a mine of information among the members about the ageing process.

We have made bird boxes and Gooseander boxes. The Gooseander is an endangered species of duck found in Glendalough. One of our major projects was working on the planting of native Irish trees and helping to create the educational ogham trail along part of the Vartry trail. So we have been doing our bit in the biodiversity area and will continue to do so. Recently we have been trying our hand at Archery under the tuition of John. None of the members was willing to have the apple placed on the head for target purposes. We were certainly, in a quiver over this. For health and safety reasons we felt it safer to start with a turnip or a head of cabbage. Our meetings begin with some gentle exercises for those so inclined. But the tea and chat with cake and biscuits is an integral part of what we are all about.

So do drop by on Tuesdays between 10 and 12at Pat Carrr’s place in Knockraheen (A98AH02). You will be most welcome.


Music in Calary is delighted to welcome the Birds and the Bees quartet from Chamber Choir Ireland who will perform an exciting programme of works at 8pm on Thursday 24th August in Calary Church. To book tickets for the concert, please email or ring (01) 2818118.


Results of the draw held on Sunday 20th August. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 20, 23, 28 &29. There were three match three winners, Betty Doyle, Robert Kenny and Mon & Ed. Next week’s jackpot is €10, 900.


Roundwood Ukulele Players will resume strumming and singing on Tuesday 19th September in Roundwood Parish Hall. The ukulele class is for Adult Beginners and is open to everyone and anyone, but mostly to those who would love to sing and learn a new instrument but have never taken the plunge before! Contact Linda on 087-9729956 to enquire about the morning or evening classes.


Senior’s Bingo starts at 3pm Annamoe Community Centre. There will be no Bingo in Sept. Next Bingo Sunday 22nd Oct and Sunday Nov 19th .Next Roundwood Active Retirement Lunch: (this is now full due to capacity of venue) Roundwood Inn Friday 8th September 2023 1pm (food served at 1:15pm sharp)

Roundwood Active Retirement membership is now due 15 euro per member.

Roundwood Active Retirement Annual Trip staying at the Clonakilty Park Hotel (this is the same hotel as last year very popular and good value) There are still places available. The 2nd of October to the 6th 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


Results of the whist held on August 16th. Top Score: Catherine Doyle. First Gent: Mick Whelan. Second Gent: Tiny Shortt. First Lady: Ann Wolohan. Second Lady: May Kenna. First Half: Shay Brady. Second Half: Margaret Kennedy. Longest Sitting: Ann Pierce. Lowest Score: Richie Cullen. Raffle Prizes won by Shay Brady, Mick Whelan and Tiny Shortt. Next whist will be held on Wednesday August 30th at 8pm in the Parish Hall.  All welcome.


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


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 24th 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.


If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is Items for the notes must be emailed by Sunday night to be in time for the paper.

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