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Roundwood Men’s Shed members represent Co Wicklow

Congratulations to Roundwood Men’s Shed members, Val (back row waving!) and Robbie (front row -first on the left) who represented Co Wicklow recently in the All-Ireland – Go for life games in DCU. The competition included twenty-four teams of older people donning their county colours, participating in a day of fun and sport.

The Go for Life Games brings together almost 300 older people from all over Ireland to compete, to be active and most importantly to have fun meeting and competing against their peers from every other county. What began as a small pilot event with 7 counties taking part in 2012 is now a year round phenomenon with groups of older adults training and practicing in order to compete in the finals in DCU.

Go for Life is the National Sport and Physical Activity Programme for Older People, run by Age & Opportunity and funded by Sport Ireland. The Go for Life programme and the National Games event demonstrate that sport is for everyone no matter what age or ability.

All the teams come together from Active Retirement groups, social clubs, Men’s Sheds, sports clubs, ICA’s, Go for Life groups and other community groups, are supported year round by their Local Sports Partnerships.

To find out more about the Go for Life initiative in your county, contact Age & Opportunity on (01) 805 7738 or visit

Well done to Val & Robbie! You did Roundwood & Wicklow proud


June concerts in Calary Church


Some upcoming concerts taking place in Calary Church this month:

  • On Friday 21 June, Musici Ireland with Lance Coburn (piano) Miriam Roycroft (cello) and Beth McNinch (viola) will perform Beethoven’s Eyeglass Duo, Schumann’s Marchenbilder, Da Falla’s  Suite Popular Española, Carl Vine’s 5 Bagatelles and Brahms’s Piano Trio in A minor Op. 114.
  • On Tuesday 25 June, Ellen Jansson (piano) will perform Beethoven’s Sonata in A-flat Op. 26, Debussy’s Feux d’artifice, Alexina Louie’s ‘Warrior’ from Scenes from a Jade Terrace, Bach’s Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue and Liszt’s Ballade No 2.

Local artist, Declan Cooke (piano) will perform Edvard Greig’s ‘Wedding Day at Troldhaugen’

  • On Thursday 27 June, The Janet Ashe Memorial Concert: Adam Heron (piano) will perform Bach’s French Suite No. 3 in B-minor BWV 814, Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 16 in A-minor D. 845, Albéniz’s Iberia, Cuaderno 1 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”.

Roundwood Mens’ Shed are for the birds!

Members of Roundwood Men’s Shed put their wood carving skills to good use again by carving signage for Birdwatch Ireland’s East Coast Nature Reserve recently.

BirdWatch Ireland owns and manages this 222 acres (90 hectares) nature reserve comprising coastal grasslands, with marshes, fen, and wet birch woodland.  It is situated east of Newcastle village. The management of the site has significantly increased the number of birds using the site over the years. The reserve also hosts a range of dragonfly and butterfly species demonstrating a wide biodiversity.

The reserve is of great importance of wetlands both as an educational resource for the local community and a tourist attraction for visitors.  There are three observation hides,  boardwalks and a 4km circular looped walk to improve opportunities for recreational walking and field education activities.  A series of school visits and open days is operated on a seasonal basis. Visit for more information on the East Coast Reserve and how you can get involved.

Oh what a talented lot they are with the expert assistance of Shane O’Draoi, Sculptor. Find Shane on Facebook: Cloch Bhreac. Dealbhóireacht / Sculpture. Well done all