Roundwood & District News – 2nd of October 2023


Calary Church is delighted to once again host a Concert in aid of the work done by Sister Mary Killeen in Mukuru, Nairobi. This has always been a fantastic night and raises very important funding for the street children in Mukuru. This year, the music will be provided by Fionn O hAlmhain (bass and traditional musician) along with Luke Lally Maguire (piano) and Mossie Nolan (bouzouki) who will play and sing Lieder, Arias and traditional music. Tickets for the concert, which will take place at 8 pm on Friday 6 October, are €20. For more information or to book tickets, please ring me at (01) 2818118 or email


The Roundwood Creative Hub is a new crafter’s retail space in the Roundwood Parish Hall taking place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. October dates: 1st and 15th from 11 am until 4 pm. There are over 20 craft stalls to browse and refreshments available. Follow Roundwood Creative Hub on Facebook for latest updates


Results of the lotto draw held on Sunday 1st October. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 7, 19, 20 & 25. There were eight match three winners. Mary Power, Jamie Ferguson, Suzanne Dunleavy, Frank Dunleavy, John & Jennie, No name, Noeleen Cleary and Kathleen Martin. Next week’s jackpot will be €12,400.


Friday, 22d Sept 2023, 3 tables N/S Rory Egan and Seamus Kennedy. E/W Elizabeth Belton and Philomena Kenna, Monday, 25th September 2023, 5 tables. N/S 1st Catherine Halligan and Monica Brady.2nd Margaret Byrne and Maura Gaskin. E/W 1st Brid Clancy and Catherine McGillycuddy. 2nd Marion Davis and Seamus Kennedy. Bridge is played in the community centre on Monday evenings at 19:30 and on Friday mornings at 10:00


The Contract Bridge Association of Ireland has embarked on a Bridge Lessons Initiative nationally, to get more new people playing Bridge and join Bridge clubs. Here in Wicklow, our own Rory Egan of Grand Master Bridge, a past resident of Roundwood and now currently living in Rathdrum, has agreed to do a course for Absolute Beginners in Roundwood Parish Hall every Monday morning starting on the 9th of October.

They are inviting anyone from Wicklow who is interested in cards, fun and great company, to consider taking up this great game of Bridge. To this point, Rory will be starting an introduction to Bridge course for absolute beginners on Monday Mornings in Roundwood: Said Rory “This is a 10-week course suitable for people who wish to take up Bridge. We will take people through a step-by-step introduction to the great game of Bridge. A full set of notes will be provided after each lesson, why not spread the word to relatives and friends to let them know what a great game this is? This course is commencing on Monday the 9th of October from 10am to 12noon in Roundwood Parish Hall, Opposite the church You can book directly on the or send an email or contact Rory himself at 086 8192765.


Indoor bowls is back in the Annamoe Centre on Tuesday nights at 8pm all are welcome if you were with us before welcome back and if it’s your first time welcome. We will show you how to play and have a fun night.


Adolf Bader of Annamoe celebrated his 100th birthday on September 4th and he would like to thank everyone for the many good wishes, cards and gifts he received to celebrate his day.


Holistic Healing & Wellness 1:1 Appointments for Reiki & Rahanni Restore, Renew & Rebalance. The next Haven mediation is Friday the 13th October @ 7:30pm. Booking is essential. Location Annamoe Community Centre. For further information please contact 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.


Next Bingo Sunday 22nd Oct and Sunday Nov 19th at 3pm Annamoe Community Centre.  All enquiries to Mary Flanagan at 087 6595381


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 5th 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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