Roundwood & District News 15th April 2024


Roundwood & District Historical, Folklore & Archaeological Society. A local history talk, about Junkers 52 which crashed in the Dublin / Wicklow mountains 12 August 1946 will take place in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 23 April at 8 pm. Presented by Bill Nelson. 

He will describe events surrounding the accident. A flight left Paris Le Bourget for Dublin airport on 12 August 1946. There were five crew and 21 passengers. It never arrived at its destination. The passengers were French Girl guides invited by their Irish counterparts to relieve their wartime tribulations. Due to a miracle and several lucky episodes, all the occupants survived. This is a great story of resilience, perseverance, and the will to survive. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday April 14th. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 3, 8, 23 & 24. There were eleven match three winners. T.E.A. Joseph McDonnell, Donna, J Giffney, Danny, Melaine O’Brien, Evelyn Morgan, Karen Murdock, Helen Coleman, G Hughes & John Kenny . Next jackpot will be €20,200.      


Roundwood Cancer Support office is open every Monday and Friday from ten to twelve o clock for anyone who needs advice or help when dealing with Cancer.  The now famous East Coast Radio Coffee Morning will be held in Kavanagh’s Pub Roundwood on Friday the 26th of April starting at 9 am with all proceeds raised on the day going directly to Roundwood Cancer Support. Lots of lovely cakes tea coffee and entertainment on the day as well as spot prizes 


Roundwood Creative Hub Market returns on April 20th in the Parish Hall from 11amuntil 4pm. Local honey, eggs, home baking, fresh flowers and plants and crafts from local producers. The market needs community support to keep running so please support our local crafters and producers. 


Roundwood Active Retirement updates. Active Retirement exercise class by SielBleuIreland. Starting Thursday 18th April at Roundwood Parish Hall. This will commence with an 8 week programme, running weekly from 12:30-13:30pm until Thursday June 6th. All welcome €10 per session 

Trip to Dublin to visit the Botanic Gardens and guided visit to Glasnevin Cemetery Monday 29th July 2024. 

10.00am Depart Roundwood for day trip

11.00am Arrival at Botanic Gardens for Tea/coffee & Scones.

1.00pm Depart Botanic Gardens and visit Glasnevin cemetery

3.00pm Depart Glasnevin Cemetery

3.30pm 2 Course meal in the Lucan Spa Hotel.

6.30pm Approximate Arrival time back in Roundwood

Prices: €90 per person contact Mary at 087 6595381for further details.

Annual Holiday 

Donegal 30th September to the 4th Oct 2024. Now taking deposits contact Mary at 087 6595381for further details. Hotel: The Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Rate: €450 per person sharing. Single Room Supplement: €25 per night. (Maximum 6 Singles) = €550

Price includes Transfer to and from Roundwood by luxury Coach. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for each night. All day-tours, Excursions etc. by Luxury Coach


Roundwood Tidy Towns have registered for the National Spring Clean again this year. If you wish to do a litter pick in your area send an email to or call 086 8055040so we can get bags, gloves, etc. to you. Every little helps


Westport Country Music Break 6-day Tour, from 20th to 25th October 2024. Music includes Declan Nerney, Trevor Mayles, Shaun Carrigan and more. Day tours; day tour Achill Island, Castlebar, Doolaugh Valley & Kylmore. Optional trip to Knock on free day. 5 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast in Westport Woods Hotel. Price €549 pp sharing / €125 extra for Single room. For more information contact Susan at 087-6273032. €200 deposit before 15th July. Full payment by 1st September 2024. 


Bingo Sunday 28th April 3pm Annamoe Community Centre. 


Next Whist Wednesday 17th April 8pm in the parish hall. 


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.


Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Saturday 27th April 2024. Bus leaving the square Rathdrum 7.30 am. Roundwood 8am breakfast and dinner in Tyrrells pass castle €80 per person all money to be paid before Easter 30th March. Contact Susan 0876273032 


45 Card Game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8 pm. Teas served. All are welcome.  


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 Thursday 25th April 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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