Roundwood & District News 1st July 2024


East Wicklow Rivers Trust invites you to a walk along the Vartry Reservoir onTuesday 16th July at 8pm. The walk will follow the woodland trail that includes the embankment, the route of the old Vartry River and the steep-sided cut that joins theupper and lower reservoirs. Birds that could be seen include Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Moorhen and many more Booking via 

Derralossary Church Work Party

A Work Party will be held on Saturday 27th July in Derralossary Churchyard from
10:00 to 16:00 to continue the work of maintaining and improving the graveyard in advance of
Heritage Week.  The information and grave locations stands were installed some months ago
and we are engaging with the Tánaiste’s office and Dept of Defence regarding an event on
Sunday 17th November which is the 50th anniversary of the death in office of President Erskine
Childers. Strimmers (with petrol and plenty of cutting line), rakes, a few lawnmowers and the
odd saw will come in handy.
if you have any queries please just call Mervyn on 086 8227998.
Hoping to see you on July 27th.


Results of the draw held on Sunday 30th June. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were: 4, 8, 9 & 13. There were 14 match three winners. Donal Vickers, Michael Kenna, Bernie Byrne, J.K.L.M. Joe Tyndell, Christine, Richie Cullen, P McDonald, Andrew Carstairs, Mick Kinsella, Margaret Byrne, Caroline Hendrick, Shirley Farrell and Sarah Evans.  Next week’s jackpot will be €23,500. 


Results of whist held on June 26th. Top Score: Jimmy Molloy. First Gent: Tiny Shortt. Second Gent: Shay Brady. First Lady: Nan Wolohan. Second Lady: Maura McHugh. First Half: Margaret Kennedy. Second Half: May Kenna. Longest Sitting: Mick Whelan. Lowest Score: Ann Pierce. Raffle won by: May Kenna, Nan Wolohan and Jimmy Molloy. Next Whist Wednesday July 10th in the Parish Hall at 8pm. 


Roundwood Creative Hub Market returns from 11am to 4pm in the parish hall. Eggs, honey, jams, baking, plants, flowers, candles, soaps, waxmelts, bathbombs, knitwear, toys, photography, jewellery,  artificial flower arrangements, ceramics and much more. 

Please support this initiative from local producers and crafters.


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.   


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. 


Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 4thJuly 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.    


45 Card Game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8 pm. 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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