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Roundwood & District notices 21st of September

Ogham rock art carved by members of the Roundwood & District Men’s Shed

ROUNDWOOD & DISTRICT MEN’S SHED

Sadly, because of conditions beyond our control we have not had a SHED get-together since 10th March. We still try and communicate with each other although we are not all up to speed with modern technology and social media.Why not try ZOOM I can hear you say! Many of our members still use the old-type mobile phones so ZOOM is not an option at the moment.

Last week our Rock Art Project was finally put in place along the Vartry Trail. It is a large upright granite rock with Ogham and Neolithic ‘writing’. The carving was done by the ‘chisellers’ in the SHED with the guidance and tuition of Seighean Ó Draoi. The granite rock was split with wedges and was originally intended for use as a gate post. It has found a new life celebrating an old art form and there is no truth in the rumour that some of the elders in the SHED are considering having their ashes spread on the lake close to the stone.

THANKS: It is with sadness that we learn that O’Rourke’s saw mill in Annamoe is finally ‘logging out’. As well as the timber there were always the stories, recipes for cures and so much local history. If the timber requested was for a project in the SHED the lighting of a candle was the regular form of payment requested. Sincere thanks and best wishes to Pat and Anthony in their retirement.

PARISH OF ROUNDWOOD & MONEYSTOWN

A Parish Newsletter listing mass times and Intentions is available weekly  via email from the Parish Office.  Please email roundwoodparish@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list. Thank you.

GOLF SOCIETY RESULTS

Our Captain Willie Kenna’s Day held in Coolattin on September 12th results. First: Jimmy Nash 41pts. Second: Paul Gaskin 36pts. Third: Eoin Mason 35pts. Fourth: Donny O’Reilly 34pts. Fifth: Ian Hamiliton 33pts. Class 1: First Danielle Singleton 30pts. Second: Simon Carroll 30pts. Class 2: First Denis Healy 30pts. Second Declan Carstairs 28pts. Class 3: First Mark O’Gorman 32pts. Second David Power 32pts. Front Nine: Deirdre Carroll 16pts. Back Nine: Mick O’Rourke 18pts. Visitor’s Prize: Ian McGauley 30pts. Three Birdie Winners: Simon Carroll, Ger Kenna & Brendan Brady.

ROUNDWOOD MARKET

Roundwood market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. Home Baking. Jams. Honey etc. Contact: Jacinta 086 0722851.

COVID HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council’s COVID-19 Community Call Helpline is still operational between 9am – 5pm everyday, 7 days a week. Our team of dedicated staff are here to help the elderly and vulnerable people who need urgent assistance at this time. FREE Phone: 1800 868 399TEXT: 087 245 687. Email: CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

 LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com

Roundwood & District Notes 17th of September 2020


ROUNDWOOD MARKET

Roundwood market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. Home Baking. Jams. Honey etc.  Contact: Jacinta 086 0722851.

COVID HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council’s COVID-19 Community Call Helpline is still operational between 9am – 5pm everyday, 7 days a week. Our team of dedicated staff are here to help the elderly and vulnerable people who need urgent assistance at this time. FREE Phone: 1800 868 399TEXT: 087 245 687. Email: CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

LOUGH DAN

Public access to Lough Dan and the Inchavore Valley remains CLOSED due to ongoing antisocial behaviour, littering and unauthorised camping activities. Access to Kanturk remains open. The situation will continue to be reviewed on a monthly basis. Updates may also feature on the Wicklow Trails Facebook page. The Leave No Trace Principles should always be practiced when visiting rural settings. For more information on the principles, please visit www.LeaveNoTraceIreland.org.Remember ‘Love this Place – Leave No Trace’.

J.M SYNGE

Local theatre maker Cliona O’Connell, and Aughrim based actress Andrea Kelly would love to talk to people in the area who have local knowledge or stories about the playwright J.M Synge, the Synge family and their connection to the Roundwood area. If you have any stories we would love to hear from you. You can email projectsynge@gmail.com , or give us a call/text on 087 4673858 and we will get back to you. Any information you have, no matter how small, is very welcome. We are currently working on the development of a new theatre project sited in the county, re-imagining Synge’s life, work and connection to Wicklow. This project is funded under the Wicklow Artist Award Scheme 2020.

FRESH FISH

Mac’s Fish Van is in Roundwood from 2pm until 4pm every Wednesday. If you would like to place an order text/call 0857023122

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director. The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067.

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.

Roundwood & District Notices 9th of September

LOUGH DAN

Public access to Lough Dan and the Inchavore Valley remains closed due to ongoing antisocial behaviour, littering and unauthorised camping activities. Access to Kanturk remains open. The situation will continue to be reviewed on a monthly basis. Updates may also feature on the Wicklow Trails Facebook page. The Leave No Trace Principles should always be practiced when visiting rural settings. For more information on the principles, please visit www.LeaveNoTraceIreland.org. Remember ‘Love this Place – Leave No Trace’.

ROUNDWOOD MARKET

Roundwood market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. Home Baking. Jams. Honey etc.  Contact: Jacinta 0860722851.

GOLF OUTING 

Our Captain’s day in Coollattin golf club is going ahead, on Saturday 12th September, tee time 12.40 to 14.50. Our sponsors are Thomas McHugh and Willie Kenna. Restrictions are still in place e.g. dressing rooms not in use. One person per buggy unless family members. No presentation on the day, prizes to follow at a later date. Other restrictions attached to score cards on the day. Score cards to be placed in the box provided after the18th. Food is available on the day.Your Captain Willie.

FRESH FISH

Mac’s Fish Van is in Roundwood from 2pm until 4pm every Wednesday. If you would like to place an order text/call 085 7023122

 COVID HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council’s COVID-19 Community Call Helpline is still operational between 9am – 5pm everyday, 7 days a week. Our team of dedicated staff are here to help the elderly and vulnerable people who need urgent assistance at this time. FREE Phone: 1800 868 399TEXT: 087 245 687. Email: CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

J.M SYNGE

Local theatre maker Cliona O’Connell, and Aughrim based actress Andrea Kelly would love to talk to people in the area who have local knowledge or stories about the playwright J.M Synge, the Synge family and their connection to the Roundwood area. If you have any stories we would love to hear from you. You can email projectsynge@gmail.com , or give us a call/text on 087 4673858 and we will get back to you. Any information you have, no matter how small, is very welcome. We are currently working on the development of a new theatre project sited in the county, re-imagining Synge’s life, work and connection to Wicklow. This project is funded under the Wicklow Artist Award Scheme 2020.

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director. The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067.

JENNY’S PRE-SCHOOL

Jenny’s Pre-school Moneystown: is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 anyone interested contact the school on 0861705238 or email Jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.