Roundwood & District News 22nd April 2024


The first concert of Music in Calary’s 2024 season will take place at 8 pm on Friday 3rd May in Calary Church when The Dublin Viols together with soprano Aisling Kenny will perform music of the late Renaissance, mostly by English composers of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century including William Byrd. Music in Calary is delighted to be able to welcome such wonderful performers especially for the first concert of 2024. We would also like to thank Wicklow County Council for their support. 


Results of the draw held on Sunday April 21st. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 7, 14, 23 & 24. There were eight match three winners. Fiona Timmons, Joe Kavanagh, Emma Lyons, Carol Connor, J.J R.H. Kate Linnane, Mark Burke & Nisha. Next jackpot will be €20,500.      


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 


Sister Mary Killeen from  Mukuru Promotion Centre, Nairobi, Kenya will be taking part in the service at Calary Church on Sunday 28 April. All are welcome. It will be the only chance to meet her this year as pressures back in the slums of Nairobi, have meant her visit to Ireland has been cut short. 

As the Director of Mukuru Promotion Centre for 39 years, she and the other Sisters of Mercy, have been helping the poor and disadvantaged in the Nairobi slums.   CalaryChurch has been supporting Sr Mary for over 20 years. 

If perchance the 9.30 service is too early, but you would like to help her work, a donation may be given to any member of Calary Parish. Every cent is valuable and is spent wisely.  


Roundwood Creative Hub Market returns in the Parish Hall from 11am til 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. 


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 at087 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 he


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. 


Results of whist held 17th April. Top Score: May Kenna. First Gent: Tiny Shortt. Second Gent: Nan Wolohan. First Lady: Maura McHugh. Second Lady: Patricia Byrne. Frist Half: Richie Cullen. Second Half: Jimmy Molloy. Lowest Score: Ann Pierce. Longest Sitting: Mary Pierce. Raffle Prizes: Richie Cullen and Jimmy Molloy. Next Whist Wednesday May 1st 8pm in the parish hall. 


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.  


 Hummingbird Haven Holistic Healing & Wellness. Join me for two very exciting events happening at the Annamoe Centre Co.Wicklow. Thursday 25th of April Haven Circle @ Annamoe Centre an evening to relax, let go and enjoy a guided meditation & lots more.
Time 7:30-9:00pm. Sound Bath & Breathe Work – Thursday 16th of May @ AnnamoeCentre immerse yourself in an evening of sound with crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls & so much more using our breath to guide us into a deeply relaxing state. Time7:30pm-9:00pm
Reiki 1:1 Healings available morning & evenings appointments.
Booking is essential for these events, please contact Sue 0872750335 for booking & more info.


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday25th 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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