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Roundwood & District News 9th of January 2024

Happy New Year

LOTTO 

Results of the draw held on Sunday January 7th. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 11 & 30. There were thirteen match three winners. R Webster, Mary Weir, Paul O’Connor, Caroline Campion, Bridie & PJ Turner, Kate Linnane, Will B Sally, R Kennedy, Lorcan Gaskin, Pat Carr, Michael Kenna, John Doyle and Ann F. Next jackpot will be €16,000.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2024

Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place on 7th – 11th April 2024 at the 4 star Hotel Podaue. 4 nights stay with full board breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bus from Tabes airport in Lourdes. Pilgrimage guide and Spiritual direction. Travel insurance up to the age of 85 years. €745 per person single room €40 per night €160 deposit of €200 before 15th January 2024 all money paid in full before 1st March. for more details contact Susan 0876273032.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE 2024 

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 

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

HUMMINGBIRD HAVEN HOLISTIC HEALING & WELLNESS

New meditation classes starting Monday evening Roundwood Parish Hall, January 15th & 19th February 5th & 19th Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm €12 per class. Booking essential. Haven Circle – January 25th 7:30pm-9:00pm Annamoe Community Centre. An evening for you to take time to breathe, rest & reset, with guided meditation, card pull, mindfulness activity & lots more. Booking essential. Welcoming new clients for 1:1 Reiki & Rahanni appointments. For more information on any of the events or to book please contact Sue 0872750335

SOCIAL WHIST

Next Whist Wednesday January 10th 2024 at 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.

ANNAMOE BOWLING CLUB

A reminder that bowls takes place every Tuesday in Annamoe Community Centre at 8 pm. New members always welcome. Entry €3 per person. A great way to meet new friends, take up a new hobby and participate in competitions.

MENS SHED

Roundwood Mens Shed: The shed is open on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 and is located at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen (A98AH02). Our agenda is wide and varied – a bit like ‘whatever you’re having yourself’. Mostly though, the shed is about listening and caring and sharing. Our meetings begin with some gentle exercises for those so inclined. But the tea and chat with cake and biscuits is an integral part of what we are all about.

MOBILE LIBRARY

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 18th January 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.

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. Items for the notes must be emailed by Sunday night to be in time for the paper.

 

 

Roundwood & District News 13th of December 2023

Photo courtesy of Darren Fynn Photography

ATHLETIC CLUB COOKBOOK 

The Roundwood & District Athletic Club cookbook – which was launched last Friday December 8 in order to raise much-needed funds towards the completion of the local clubhouse and track – is full of favourite family recipes of the club’s members as well as recipes from Olympians Fionnuala McCormack, Catherina McKiernan, Derval O’Rourke and the club’s very own Tarja Owens. Wicklow’s finest Catherine Fulvio also features in the cookbook as does the nutritionist to Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA star Daniel Davey. From yummy chocolate brownies to chicken and broccoli pie to homemade muesli to cinnamon and apple muffins and so much more, whatever your taste, this cookbook has something for you. Full of photos of Roundwood runners throughout the years, as well as being a fantastic cookbook, it is an invaluable snapshot of local history. Priced at €20, the cookbook is for sale in the Roundwood Pharmacy, the Roundwood Inn, Keeleys Hardware, Keith Grant butchers and Roundwood Stores. All funds raised go directly towards the club and its clubhouse so that local kids can keep running, fit and fulfill their dreams.

CAROL SERVICE

Calary Church will hold its traditional candlelight Carol Service at 7 pm on Wednesday 20th December, which will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Church Room. As usual, it will be an evening of lessons and carols for everyone to enjoy and take part in and we look forward to welcoming all of our friends and neighbours. Also the star is once again shining from Calary Church tower to lighten the darkness and bring some festive cheer to the area. A collection for local charities will be held on the night.

SHEEPDOG TRIALS

The following are the results from the Roundwood Sheepdog Trials from the 1st November.

Open Class 1st Paddy Fanning 2nd John Driver 3rd Paul O’Donnell 4th C. Byrne 5th Mick Burke 6th Alish Dixon.  Wicklow Class 1st Paddy Fanning 2nd John Driver 3rd Paul O’Donnell 4th Mick Burke. Novice Class 1st John Driver 2nd Mick Burke 3rd Leah Moran. Intermediate Class 1st John Driver 2nd Mick Burke 3rd Leah Moran. Special thanks to the judge on the day Matt Murphy. The committee would like to thank sponsors and competitors. A total of 54 dogs took part in the competition. All donations have been kindly received by local charities.

LOTTO

Results of the draw held on Sunday 10th December.  There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 9 & 12. There were nine match three winners. Marie Kennedy, Jean Shannon, Maureen Connaughton, Michael Kenna, Tommy McCormack, Lei McCabe, C.R.R Neary, Mark Burke and Jason Priestley.  Next week’s jackpot will be €15,400.

BRIDGE RESULTS

Friday, 1 December 2023, 3 tables. N/S Monica Brady and Catherine McGillycuddy. E/W Elizabeth Belton and Phil Kenna. Monday, 11 December 2023, 4 tables N/S 1st Rory Egan and Seamus Kennedy 2nd Monica Brady and Marie Kavanagh. E/W 1st Teresa Leahy and Brid Clancy. 2nd Kay Plunkett and Catherine McGillycuddy. Bridge is played in the community centre on Monday evenings at 19:30 and on Friday mornings at 10:00

CREATIVE HUB 

The Roundwood Creative Hub crafter’s retail space in the Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 am until 4 pm. There are over 20 craft stalls to browse and refreshments available. Follow Roundwood Creative Hub on Facebook for latest updates

WHIST RESULTS

Results of whist held on Wednesday 6th December. Top Score: Patricia Byrne. First Gent: Margaret Kennedy and Jimmy Molloy shared. First Lady: Marie Magee. Second Lady: Mary Pierce. First Half: Maura McHugh. Second Half: Mick Whelan. Lowest Score: May Kenna. Longest Sitting: Tiny Shortt. Raffle Prizes: Margaret Kennedy, Catherine Doyle, Mick Whelan and Kay Plunkett. Next Whist Wednesday January 10th 2024 at 8pm in the parish hall.

SALE OF WORK

The Roundwood & Moneystown Parish Sale of Work was a fantastic success last Sunday. Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to a very enjoyable community day. The winners of the Grand Raffle prizes were:- 1st Prize €1000 – Colm Christian, 2nd Prize Price’s Garage Service – Rosie McAulay, 3rd Prize Wicklow Heather voucher – Kathleen Vickers, 4th Prize Butcher Ready Lamb – Grace Donoghue, 5th Prize KSE Ltd Firewood Voucher – Marion Devitt,6 th Prize Roundwood Stores Voucher – Marcin Jagiello, 7th Prize Keith Grant Master Butcher voucher –  Sinead Byrne, 8th Prize An Tochar Boiler Service – Roz Walshe, 9th Prize Mountain Breeze voucher – Michelle Walsh, 10th Prize Smelly Nelly Hamper – Ellen Price, 11th Prize Wicklow Way Christmas Tree – Sarah Kavanagh, 12th Prize Sugar Mountain Voucher – Gertie Fee, 13th Prize Centra Voucher – Margaret Malone,14 th Prize Wok-U-Like Voucher – Sally O’Toole, 15 th Wicklow Way Christmas Tree Voucher – Eithne Dawson, 16th Prize Keeley’s

Hardware Hamper – Teresa Leahy, 17 th Prize HD Hair Design – Ann Kennedy, Shramore, 18th

Prize Ashley’s Barber Shop voucher – Aidan Brosnan, 19 th Prize Roundwood Pharmacy Hamper – Thomas Carroll, 20 th Prize Adriano’s voucher – Tracey Byrne, 21 st Prize Roundwood

Veterinary Practise Voucher – Ami Louise & Harper Price and 22 nd Prize Bottle of Whiskey – Kevin O’Kelly. Congratulations to all the winners, especially Colm on the winning of the top prize. A big thanks to our local businesses and individuals who donated prizes or gave money towards the cash prize and the cost of the printing of the tickets. The winners of the smaller raffles were as follows – Igloo Chocolate Biscuit Christmas Cake – Eavan Cullen, €75 cash – Juddy Shema, Turkey Voucher – Finn O’Shaughnessy, Ham Voucher– Jane Cronin, Dunnes voucher – Michael Connolly & Guess the Weight of the Cake (11lb 7½ oz) – Mary Doyle. The fabulous Moneystown hampers were won by Dean Price and Diarmuid O’Brien. The winner of the Roundwood National School Hotel Voucher – Marie Kavanagh. Flower Arrangement prize winners – 1st Eugene & 2nd Mr Flood.

There is no final tally on the amount fundraised as yet but an update will follow in the coming weeks. To the people of Roundwood, Moneystown and beyond, you never cease to amaze, thank you for your generosity and continued support.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

It was a perfect evening Saturday night for the great crowds who hit the streets of Roundwood to witness the turning on of the Christmas tree lights. Many thanks and well done to Joe Synnott Roofing and team for the sponsorship and erection of the fantastic Roundwood

Village Christmas tree. Thanks to Robert Power Electrician & his staff for doing the needful on the Christmas lights all around the village. It looks amazing. A big, big thanks to the winning U18 An Tochar GAA team who had the mighty task to officially turn on the Christmas tree lights. Thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to come to Roundwood to see the children and last but not least many thanks to the great carol singers from the cast of Roundwood Variety Group who got us all into the festive spirit. The work on the Christmas lights in the village is coordinated and funded through the Roundwood & District Community Council with some very welcome financial support this year from Wicklow Co Council. The village looks absolutely fantastic – well done to all. Let the festivities begin.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Carols by Candlelight: St. Kevin’s Church, Laragh. Tuesday 19th December at 8 pm. Followed by tea and mince pies.

HUMMINGBIRD HAVEN 

Holistic Healing & Wellness. New Weekly Meditation Classes in Roundwood PH & Centre. Thursdays evenings from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Morning Meditations Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am. No experience necessary you’ll be guided all the way! 1:1 Reiki appointments available for new clients. For bookings or more information please contact Sue 087 2750335

MOBILE LIBRARY

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday  14th December 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.

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 29th of November 2023

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 

Roundwood Christmas Lights will be switched on Friday 1st December at 8pm. Santa has promised to take time out of his busy schedule to join us. Please put the date in your diaries for a fun event!

PARISH SALE OF WORK

The Sale of Work takes place on Sunday 3rd December from 12-4pm at the GAA complex. To make this event possible, we are looking for the following donations. Bottles for the bottle stall e.g. Wine/Spirits/Minerals. Home Baking/Produce for the Home Produce Stall. Toys in good working order for the Toy Stall. Good quality Bric A Brac.

Donations can be left with Maureen in the Parish Office Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 12.30pm. If you can volunteer an hour to help set up on the Saturday morning or help with the clean up on the Sunday evening it would be very much appreciated. Any queries please contact Liz 087 6736066

THE CREAM CAKE

Due to public demand, the play “The Cream Cake”, a comedy in 2 acts written by Don Ferguson will again take to the stage in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday 2 December at 8.15 (doors open at 7.45 pm). Admission is €10 (€5 for children) and tickets can be booked from Deirdre (086 894 5899). *Please note the change of start time*.

LOTTO

Results of the draw held on Sunday 26th November. There was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 3, 14, 15 & 26. There were five match three winners. J & D Rafferty, Tiernan & Neisha, Paige, Hazel Birro and Liam Finnerty. Next week’s jackpot will be €14,800.

ANNAMOE STORY NIGHT

Our final story night of 2023 in the Annamoe Centre will take place upstairs on Friday 8th December at 8pm. Usual music, stories, songs etc. tea and biscuits. Entry by Donation and all are welcome. Any queries to 086-8749092

BRIDGE RESULTS

Monday, 20th November 2023, 5 tables. N/S 1st Monica Brady and Ger Lenihan. 2nd Brid Clancy and Catherine McGillycuddy. E/W 1st Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis. 2nd Rowena Brady and Maria Magee. Bridge is played in the community centre on Monday evenings at 19:30 and social bridge on Friday mornings at 10:00

CREATIVE HUB

The Roundwood Creative Hub crafter’s retail space in the Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 am until 4 pm. There are over 20 craft stalls to browse and refreshments available. Follow Roundwood Creative Hub on Facebook for latest updates

WHIST RESULTS

Results of the whist held on 22nd November. Top Score: Maura McHugh. First Gent: Ann Pierce. Second Gent: Marie Magee. First Lady: May Kenna. Second Lady: Nan Wolohan. First Half: Jimmy Molloy. Second Half: Margaret Kennedy. Lowest Score: Monica Brady. Longest Sitting: Mary Pierce. Raffle: Marie Magee, Jimmy Molloy and Ann Pierce. Next Whist Wednesday December 6th at 8pm in the parish hall.

HUMMINGBIRD HAVEN

Holistic Healing & Wellness. New Weekly Meditation Classes in Roundwood PH & Centre. Thursdays evenings from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Morning Meditations Wednesdays from 10:00am – 11:00am. No experience necessary you’ll be guided all the way! 1:1 Reiki appointments available for new clients. For bookings or more information please contact Sue 087 2750335

MEN’S SHED

Roundwood Men’s Shed: The shed is open on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 and is located at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen (A98AH02). Our agenda is wide and varied – a bit like ‘whatever you’re having yourself’. Mostly though, the shed is about listening and caring and sharing. Our meetings begin with some gentle exercises for those so inclined. But the tea and chat with cake and biscuits is an integral part of what we are all about.

MOBILE LIBRARY

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday November 30th 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 interest.

45 CARD GAME

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

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. Items for the notes must be emailed by Sunday night to be in time for the paper.