Roundwood & District News 26th February 2024

Roundwood & District News 26th February 2024


Roundwood Ploughing Society held their annual Ploughing match last Saturday the 24th of February.  Special thanks is extended to Eugene Shott for providing the site, the Judges, Competitors and our many sponsors without whom we could not run this event and to whom we are very grateful for their continued support.    

 The results are as follows: Conventional Two Furrow:  1st Robert Roe, 2nd John Shortt, 3rd Kevin Doran. Conventional Three Furrow: 1st Richard Keegan, 2nd Billy Donnelly, 3rd Liam Hamilton. Vintage 2 Furrow Mounted: 1st Paddy Doyle, 2nd Mark Acres. Classic Tractor:  1st George Lawless. Two Furrow Reversible:  1st Tom Donnelly. Horse Class: 1st Tommy Pierce. Loy: 1st Eugene Stephens. 2nd Jane Stephens.


Results of the draw held on Sunday February 25th. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were, 8, 14, 19 & 20. There were eight match three winners. Helen Coleman, J Synott Doyle, Justin, Skye Mayberry, Raymond Sherry, Mary & Julia, Debbie O’Neill and Naoise Cullen. Next jackpot will be €18,100.    


Further wins for Roundwood Man at Sheep Dog Trials. Congratulations to Adam Sharkey for finishing 3rd in the Senior Class of the Three Provinces Nursery Final held in Dingle, Co. Kerry recently. Adam also finished 2nd in the Junior Class beaten by one point for first place.  Adam and his sheepdogs ‘Beth’ and ‘Ace’ put in a tremendous effort so well done all!  Congratulations also to Philip Maguire from Glencullen on finishing 2nd in the Farmers class in Co. Kerry recently.  

Adam has now been selected to compete on the Irish team in the forthcoming National Nursery finals due to be held in the UK in March. Best of luck to Adam and Beth who will be accompanying him on this trip!


Our first Rambling House/Story night of 2024 in the Annamoe Centre will be on Friday March 8th at 8pm.  Entry by Donation and all are welcome.  Any queries to 086-8749092.    


Roundwood Men’s Shed: The Shed continues to meet every Tuesday in Knockraheenat Pat Carr’s place (A98 AH02) from 10 to 12 a.m. approximately. We care and listen and share over a cuppa or two. Occasionally we break into song and we have a few fine musicians and singers in our ranks. The experts tell us that music is good for the soul and the mental health of all. 

We do some gentle exercises and recently we have been planting trees along the Vartry Trail.
We are planning to pay a visit to Leinster House on Thursday 25 April for a conducted tour and we also plan to visit the National Ploughing Championships where we have been promised VIP treatment. New faces will be very welcome in the Shed. For further information feel free to call or text 086 8650588 at any time.


Monday, 19th February 2024, 4.5 tables. N/S 1st Monica Brady and Catherine McGillycuddy 2nd Ger Lenihan and Seamus Kennedy. E/W 1st Margaret Byrne and Maura Gaskin 2nd Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan. There is a game of social bridge on Friday morning at 10:00am in the community hall. All players are welcome to join. 


I will be running my next set of 4 Sessions in Relaxation, Meditation and Hands on Energy Healing on the 4th of March in my Log Cabin. For more information contact Mary on 087 9819420


Results of the Whist held on Wednesday 21st February. Top Score: Nan Wolohan. First Gent: Shay Brady. Second Gent: Mick Whelan and Jimmy Molloy shared. First Lady: Marie Magee. Second Lady: May Kenna. First Half: Tiny Shortt. Second Half: Monica Brady. Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy. Lowest Score: Maura Mc Hugh. Raffle Prizes: Margaret Kennedy, Shay Brady and Mick Whelan. Next Whist Wednesday 6th March 8pm in the parish hall 


Bingo Sunday March 17th in Annamoe community center 3pm. Taking bookings for the Autumn Holiday 30th September to 4th October 2024 Trip to Donegal. Details to follow. Mary Flanagan 087 6595381. 


New Guided Meditation Classes in Roundwood Parish Hall – Every Monday evening, no experience necessary. €12 per class. Booking essential. Welcoming new clients for 1:1 Reiki energy healing appointments. 1:1 Meditation & Mindfulness, Angel & Oracle card readings.
Morning & Evening appointments available. For more information on any of the events or to book please contact Sue 0872750335


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday29th February 2024 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.    


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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