Roundwood & District News 19th of October 2023


Roundwood Sheepdog trials take place on the 1st of November in Baltynanima off the Lough Dan Road. Follow the directional signs on the day. Spectators are always welcome.


Bridge Lessons for Absolute Beginners Monday Mornings in Roundwood Parish Hall from 10 am to 12 noon, with Rory Egan. This is a 10-week course suitable for people who wish to take up Bridge. We will take you through a step-by-step introduction to the great game of Bridge. We will teach you both Bidding and Play and then help you play some hands specially prepared for that subject under our supervision. A full set of notes will be provided for each lesson. You are very welcome to join us now, we’ll catch you up! Why not spread the word to relatives and friends to let them know what a great game this is? You can book directly on the website or contact Rory on 086 819 2765 / to book, or for further info.


The Roundwood & District Community Council AGM will take place in the Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday the 13th of November at 8pm. All members of the community are most welcome.


Richard Nairn is an ecologist and writer living in Ashford.  He has published seven books, the latest of which is ‘Wild Waters’.   His talk will highlight Ireland’s rivers and lakes with a special focus on the Avonmore catchment which stretches from the Sally Gap to Arklow. He will be talking to the society on Tuesday 24th October in Roundwood Parish hall, all welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole, Roundwood and Moneystown:  Our Annual November Mass of Remembrance for those who funerals took place in our Churches in the past year will take place in Roundwood Church on Saturday 4th November at 7 pm, and in Glendalough Church on Sunday 5th November at 11.30 am


There will be an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and wood turning in Calary Church starting at 7 pm on Friday 20th October, continuing between 11 am and 6 pm on Saturday 21st and between 12 noon and 5 pm on Sunday 22nd October. There will also be plants and country produce on sale between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday 21st. 20% commission on all art sales will go to local charities.

To help launch this event, there will be a concert by Clare McCague (classical harp) and Catrina Scullion (soprano) starting at 8 pm on Friday 20th October. As it is opening the Art Exhibition, entry to the concert is free and there is no need to book. Just turn up and enjoy the evening.


Results of the lotto draw held on Sunday 15th October. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 25 & 29. There were three match three winners. James Fanning, Lorcan Gaskin and Darcy Flynn. Next week’s jackpot will be €13,000.


Indoor bowls is back in the Annamoe Centre on Tuesday nights at 8pm all are welcome.


Upcoming events. Next Bingo Dates. Sunday 22nd Oct and Sunday Nov 19th. at 3pm Annamoe Community Centre. Christmas Roundwood Active Retirement Lunch:  Roundwood Inn Friday 1st December 2023 1pm (food served at 1:15pm sharp) All enquiries to Mary Flanagan at 0876595381


Friday, 6th October 2023, 3 tables. N /S Monica Brady and Teresa Leahy. E/W Kitty Heslin and Margaret Byrne. Monday, 9th October 2023, 5 tables. N/S 1st Maria Magee and Rowena Brady

2nd John Loscher and Kay Plunkett. E/W 1st Brid Clancy and Bridie Nolan. 2nd Marion Davis and Teresa Leahy. Bridge is played in the community centre on Monday evenings at 19:30.

On Friday mornings from 10:00 -12:30, a social game of bridge is played. You don’t have to be a club member to play. Text Seamus Kennedy at 087 2452 903, if you want to participate.


Holistic Healing & Wellness *New Weekly Meditation Classes at Roundwood PH & Centre beginning Thursday evening 19th Oct 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Tuesday morning 24th October 10:00am – 11:00am.

1:1 Reiki & Rahanni appointments available to new clients. Intuitive card readings – booking essential Website: For more information contact Sue 0872750335


Roundwood Men’s Shed: The shed is open on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 and is located at Pat Carr’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 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.


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 19th of October 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.


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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