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Roundwood & District News 19th of January 2021

The Ogham Stone, a fantastic addition to the Vartry Walks, thanks to the gifted hands of the members of the Roundwood Men’s Shed

ROUNDWOOD MEN’S SHED

Best wishes to all the ‘shedders’ and to all readers of these few words. I refuse to use the ‘p’ word or the ‘c’ word, but if anything, the present cloud which is hanging over us all has brought us closer together and made us more aware of the needs of others. One of the shedders was telling me that when he uses his mobile to call a fellow shedder he feels the better of having made the call. As the saying goes ‘it’s in giving that we receive’. We extend sincere sympathy to all who have suffered bereavement at this time.

PARISH MASSES

In keeping with the latest Government Level 5 restrictions, until further notice, there will be no Mass in our churches. Moneystown and Roundwood Church will be open for private prayer from 11 am until 2pm each day. 

ALONE HELPLINE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is operating a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The centre is currently closed but we are continuing to provide transport to and from hospital appointments for those suffering from cancer. If you require our services please contact us on 086 1534011. Or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roundwoodcancersupport

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

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 News 5th of January 2021

Snow capped Scarr Mountain

THANK YOU

Margaret (Tiney) Timmons, Kilmullen, Moneystown would like to thank all who attended her 100th birthday drive by at Moneystown Church on Monday 21st December. Tiney would also like to thank everyone including family, friends and neighbours for all the beautiful gifts, cards and well wishes for her centenarian birthday.

PARISH MASSES

In keeping with the latest Government Level 5 restrictions, until further notice, there will be no Mass in our churches. Moneystown and Roundwood Churches will be open for private prayer from 11 am until 2pm each day.

CALARY PARISH

The Reverend Ross Styles has been appointed Rector of the Parish of Calary with Newcastle and Newtownmountkennedy in succession to the Reverend William Bennett who retired last year. Ross, who is originally from West Wicklow, is married to Fiona and they have two children, Ben and Ava. His institution as Rector of the parish is expected to take place in February and we wish him all the best in his new appointment.

HISTORICAL JOURNAL

The 2020 Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society Journal is packed with great articles of local interest. It is now available for sale in the following places; in Roundwood – Keeley’s Hardware, Centra, Keith Grant Butchers, Sugar Mountain Cafe; in Laragh at Mc Coy’s Store and Filling Station; In Newtown at the Post Office and Eugene’s Stores and in Wicklow at Bridge Street Books. It is also journal available to purchase on line, via the website www.roundwoodhistoricalsociety.ie .   

ALONE HELPLINE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is operating a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The centre is currently closed but we are continuing to provide transport to and from hospital appointments for those suffering from cancer. If you require our services please contact us on 086 1534011. Or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roundwoodcancersupport

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

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 News 22nd of December


Happy Christmas to all in the community & to family & friends from far & wide.

PARISH MASSES (updated 23rd of December)

Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole Roundwood & Moneystown – Christmas Masses

Thursday 24th   December – Christmas Eve:  First Mass – 6 pm – Roundwood.  Vigil Mass – 9 pm – Roundwood

Friday 25th December – Christmas Day: Mass 10 am – Moneystown, Mass 11.30 am – Roundwood

In keeping with the latest Government Level 5 restrictions, with effect from the 26th of December until further notice there will be no masses in our Churches.

Moneystown and Roundwood Church will be open from 11am to 2pm each day for private prayer.

Attendance at Church and ceremonies is subject to all Government guidelines in place at the time.   Please note a maximum of 50 will be allowed at any Mass.   Places are assigned on a first come basis.  Hand and Respiratory Hygiene guidelines must be adhered to.  Masks must be worn and Social Distancing remains in place. Being mindful of the Government restrictions on numbers allowed at Church gatherings.

The Archbishop encourages us to visit the Crib with our families when the Churches are open over the Christmas period. 

PARISH NEWSLETTER

Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole 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.

 HISTORICAL JOURNAL

The 2020 Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society Journal is packed with great articles of local interest. It is now available for sale in the following places; in Roundwood – Keeley’s Hardware, Centra, Keith Grant Butchers, Sugar Mountain Cafe; in Laragh at Mc Coy’s Store and Filling Station; In Newtown at the Post Office and Eugene’s Stores and in Wicklow at Bridge Street Books. It is also journal available to purchase on line, via the website www.roundwoodhistoricalsociety.ie .   

ALONE HELPLINE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is operating a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

Roundwood Cancer Centre is closed for the time being due to the recent Covid restrictions. Hospital pick-ups and drop off will still continue. For further information please phone 087 6062072 or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roundwoodcancersupport

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

 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