Roundwood & District News 12th of September 2023


The Roundwood Variety Group AGM will be held in Room 1 of the Parish Hall in Roundwood at 19:30 on Tuesday the 26th of September. All are welcome to come along to find out more about our group and/or join the committee. The group would be delighted to see some new faces.


The prestigious Cassiopeia Winds Quintet will perform a concert at 8 pm on Thursday 14th September in Calary Church (A98 H766) playing pieces by Claude Arrieu, Maurice Ravel, Jean Francaix, Francis Poulenc and Jean-Michel Damase.

Tickets for the concert are €18 and €15 for concessions and may be purchased by cash or cheque at the door or direct to the Music in Calary bank account. To book tickets for the concert or for more information, email or ring (01) 2818118.


There will be a special evening of music for you on Culture Night in Calary Church (A98 H766) on Friday 22 September starting at 8 pm when the international soprano and Greystones resident, Catherine Redding, will sing accompanied by Rachel Factor on the harpsichord.

As this is part of Culture Night, there will be no charge and there is no need to book, just come along and enjoy the fantastic singing and playing. Music in Calary would like to thank Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office for their support for this concert.


Results of the lotto draw held on Sunday 10th September. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 6, 13, 16 & 23. There were three match three winners. L & L Taylor, David Price and Margaret Allen. Next week’s jackpot will be €11,500.


Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Monday 18th September in the clubhouse, Varty Grounds at 8pm.  All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary, Ken Greene, Roundwood AFC, Vartry Grounds, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow in writing prior to the AGM.  All new members very welcome.


Results of President Willie Kenna’s Prize held in Coollattin G.C on Saturday 9th September. Overall, First Prize: Tony Beckwith 36pt. Second Prize: Ger Murphy 33pts. Third Prize: Robert Scott 33pts. Fourth Prize; Liam Finnerty 33pts. Fifth Prize: Orla McCarthy 32pts. Category winners were Category 1 First: Declan Carstairs 31pst. Second: Eoin Mason 31pts. Category 2 First: Thomas McHugh 31pts. Second: Enda Kavanagh 28pts. Category 3 First: John Staunton 31pts. Second: Shay Byrne 27pts. Front 9 winner David Brady 16pts. Back 9 winner Ciaran Blackbyrne 16pts. Nearest the Pin: winner Robert Scott. Visitor’s Prize: Padraig Nolan 30 pts. Well done to all the prize winners.


Roundwood Diamond Bridge Club will be restarting on Monday nights at 19:30 in the Community Hall. There will also be a session on Friday mornings, starting at 09:45. New members are welcome to both sessions. Further information, if required text: Seamus Kennedy at 087-2452903.


The Roundwood Creative Hub is a new craft retail space in Roundwood Parish Hall providing crafters with an outlet to display and sell their hand-crafted products to the public. and running from 11am until 4pm there is over 20 crafters booked in to the venue and there are refreshments and seating available. Running monthly to begin there’s a wide variety of different crafts and products on offer. With free entry and free parking, it makes an ideal Sunday outing


Roundwood Ukulele Players will resume strumming and singing 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.


Holistic Healing & Wellness. Upcoming events. “Journey through the Chakras” a 7-week course starting Sept 20th @ 7:30pm. The next Guided Meditation is Thursday 21st @ 7: 30pm.Booking is essential.1:1 Appointments for Reiki & Rahanni. Location Annamoe Community Centre. Please contact 0872750335 for bookings & more Info.


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

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


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 21st September 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.


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