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Roundwood & District News 24th of March 2020

ROUNDWOOD GARDA ASSISTANCE DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Garda Michael O’Rourke in Roundwood Garda Station will be providing a service to the senior citizens and persons at high risk. The service will allow them ring 087-1329420 to assist in getting medicines or any other supplies delivered to their doorstep from local shops/pharmacy. Centra, Grants Butcher’s, the Post Office, Sugar Mountain Cafe, Roundwood Pharmacy and Keeleys Hardware are all on board. So call on the above number and let us know how we can help. It is hoped to continue this service for the duration of the extraordinary events we are experiencing. Please share if in the Roundwood area and pass on the number to our Senior Citizens and Persons at High Risk.

ROUNDWOOD RESPONSE TEAM COVID -19

Roundwood Garda Station Garda – Mick O’Rourke, Roundwood Pharmacy – Jonathan & John, Sugar Mountain Café – Janette, Centra – Gabriel & Joanne, Grants Butchers – Keith, Roundwood Post Office – Malik, Keeleys Hardware – Moe. Services for Senior Citizens and High Risk Persons you ring (087) 1329420 and we organise delivery of your medicines (order must be placed first with Pharmacy) takeaway dinners, shopping, meat/fish/veg, pension collection (authorisation form to be signed pre collection), firing heating gas etc. Feel free to call us to discuss how we can assist you. The number again is (087) 1329420.

ROUNDWOOD GOLF SOCIETY

We hope you are keeping safe and well in this difficult time. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, we the committee have decided to postpone our Druids Glen outing, the Frank Lawless Memorial  on Sat 4th April. We will rearrange it for a later date in the year. We will issue further updates regarding other outings nearer the time. Stay safe Willie Kenna Captain. 

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

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.

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

 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.

Local Notes 16th of March 2020

GOODBYE

It is with a tinge of sadness that I tell you that these are the last Roundwood notes I will bring to you. I’ve been doing the Roundwood notes for over twenty years and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my readers and subscribers who have supported me all this time & to the staff of The Wexford People who have been courteous & easy to deal with. I’ve really enjoyed bringing you the notes every week. I will miss your items being dropped in & the phone calls & emails but I’m very happy to be handing over the reins to Margaret Bolger who is taking over from next week, Wicklow People issue of 25th March.

As we know these are very strange times & I never thought I would be
writing this with nothing happening in our village for this period & into the future. It feels quite surreal as the notes probably will be quite small for the time. I am saying goodbye in a time never ever seen before & I am certain that we will all look back on this difficult phase in our life the better people for it as we are a good community who look after each other & may that continue.

Margaret is now your contact at 087 6472413 or mgtbolger@gmail.com. You can contact Margaret about dropping in notes to her, etc. I will enjoy getting my Wicklow People on a Wednesday & sitting back reading all the great things that will be going on in the village when we all get back to some form of normality. Stay safe everyone, look after the elderly and vulnerable, keep washing your hands & social distancing.
Slán agus beannacht leat

ROUNDWOOD GARDA ASSISTANCE DURING COVID 19 PANDEMIC

From 9am on 16/03/2020 Garda Michael O’Rourke in Roundwood Garda Station will be providing a service to the senior citizens and persons at high risk. The service will allow them ring 087-1329420 to assist in getting medicines or any other supplies delivered to their doorstep from local shops/pharmacy. Centra, Grants Butcher’s, the Post Office, Sugar Mountain Cafe, Roundwood Pharmacy and Keeleys Hardware are all on board. So call on the above number and let us know how we can help. It is hoped to continue this service for the duration of the extraordinary events we are experiencing. Please share if in the Roundwood area and pass on the number to our Senior Citizens and Persons at High Risk.

FAMILY FUN TABLE QUIZ!

Stagebratz Starz Family Table Quiz and Monster Raffle are postponed until further notice in the interest of keeping everyone healthy and safety but we are looking forward to getting back into Show Mode ASAP!

PLOUGHING MATCH

Unfortunately due to present circumstances with the Coronavirus this years Ploughing Match which was originally planned to take place on the 22nd of February, but due to bad weather, was rescheduled to Saturday the 21st of March, has now been cancelled following consultations with the NPA. Apologies to Richard Turner, The Roundwood Inn, and Kavanagh’s for any inconvenience caused.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK CANCELLED

Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society wish to inform you that
in light of this recent announcements its with regret, that our third talk in our series that was planned for Monday March 30th is now cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. We will review our agenda and pick up where we left off as soon as possible.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE

The pilgrimage to Knock sadly has had to be cancelled because of the Corona virus situation as we all have to do our bit not to spread it. Maybe later in the year we can rearrange

BADMINTON

Badminton is cancelled on Tuesday mornings for the foreseeable future.

WHIST RESULTS

The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: May Kenna, Top Gent: Anne Pierce, Second Gent: Richard Cullen, First Lady: Patricia Byrne, Second Lady, Kitty Kennedy, First Half: Marie Magee, Second Half: Monica Brady, Lowest Score, Mary Pierce & Longest Sitting Maura McHugh. There will be no more whist until the Corona Virus is under control.

LOTTO RESULTS

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

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage To Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive There will be a discount of €100 if paid in full by December 13th otherwise €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

Local Notes ~ 10th of March 2020

IRISH NIGHT

There will be an Irish night in the Parish Hall on Saturday 14th March
for St Patrick’s weekend starting at 7pm. A great night of singing,
story telling, céili and set dancing and lots of music for all the
family. Everyone is invited to show off been Irish.

FAMILY FUN TABLE QUIZ!

Stagebratz Starz are hosting a Family Fun Table Quiz and Monster
Raffle on March 28th at 2pm in Lynham’s Hotel Laragh. A fun-filled
afternoon of quizzing, spot prizes and a performance from our Starz.
Table Quiz open to all ages. There are fabulous prizes available in
our Monster Raffle(including €100 vouchers for The Bord Gais Theatre
and Seafield Hotel & Spa) lines on sale from members of Stagebratz,
Keith Grant Butchers and The Green Room

STORYTELLING

The story house is on Friday 13th March at 8 o’clock in Annamoe
Centre. All are welcome.

ROUNDWOOD & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK

A talk on the History of Roundwood Ploughing Association, by John Byrne of Knockatemple will take place on Monday 30th March at 8 pm, in Kavanagh’s Lounge (Vartry House).  Adm:  Member – €3, non-members €5.

MONEYSTOWN NATIONAL SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

On March 20th, Roundwood GAA Complex will be transformed in to a Cinema like you have never seen before! In an effort to raise funds for Moneystown National School, the parents and staff will be cycling to power the movie-screen while the children enjoy watching The Lion King (2019)! All families are very welcome to come along for an evening of fun and entertainment. Tickets are €5 and will be available at the door. Your support would be greatly appreciated. 

PLOUGHING MATCH

Roundwood Ploughing Society is now holding their annual ploughing
match on Saturday the 21st March 2020

COMHALTAS IRISH MUSIC

Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning
Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil).
Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole
N.S., Roundwood – the second term runs from January to May.
Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year.
For more information email roundwoodcce@gmail.com

DIAMOND BRIDGE CLUB

Judy Skates & Maria Magee took 1st place for North/South on Monday 2nd
March, 2nd Monica Brady & Phil Power, 3rd Catherine Halligan & Bridie
Nolan & 4th Catherine McGillycuddy & Nancy O Brien. 1st for
East/West were Brid Clancy & Gertie Fee, 2nd Paddy O Brien & Seamus
Kennedy, 3rd Clare Sally & Pamela Byrne and 4th Teresa Leahy & Marion
Davies.

002 BRIDGE CLUB

Molly Byrne & Rachel Judd were the victors for North/South on Friday
6th March, 2nd Maura Gaskin & Bridie Nolan, 3rd Catherine McGillycuddy
& Nancy O Brien & 4th Judy Skates & Maria Magee. 1st for East/West
were Kitty Heslin & Jim McNamara, 2nd Kay Plunkett & John Loscher ,
3rd Liz Belton & Phil Kenna & 4th Gertie Fee & Jane Cronin. All
members please note there will be no bridge on Friday 13th March due
to Confirmation in Roundwood.

ROUNDWOOD DANCE

The Wicklow Man will play in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 13th,
2020. All are welcome to come along and enjoy a night of dancing.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE

There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 25th April leaving
Laragh at 7.45am & Roundwood at 8a.m The cost is €70 per person which
includes bus, breakfast & dinner in Tyrrells Pass Castle. All monies
to be paid in full before 1st April, 2010 to Susan at 087 6273032

ROAD TO ROUNDWOOD

A local group is being set up to give a helping hand to those
displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis of our
time. The Syrian Civil War has resulted in 11 million displaced
Syrians. The Road to Roundwood is a community sponsorship project
which will help a family integrate into our community in Roundwood
rather than enter direct provision. If you feel you would like to
support this project a fundraising coffee afternoon will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sunday 15th of March from 12 noon to 4pm. As well as coffee, tea and cake there will be Face Painting and Jewellery Making for the kids, Irish Dancing performances, Live Music and a selection of Local Crafts.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Are you Under 16 and into Athletics, Swimming, Chess or Quiz? Do you
fancy: guaranteed fun, making new friends, showcasing your talents
and interests? The 2020 Roundwood Community Games team awaits you!
Call us now and Get in the Games. Athletics: Anne Marah (Athletic
Club 087 286 1781. Swimming: Wilna Mc Kenna 0877718247. Quiz: Joanne
Meagher – 087 938 9894 Chess Karen Byrne 087 234 4687

BADMINTON

Badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30a.m. All are welcome.

LADIES FITNESS CLASSES

Ladies Fitness classes. are at 7.15pm every Tuesday and Thursday in
the parish hall and are open to ladies of all ages and abilities. The
classes are five euro drop-in classes. Anyone interested can call me
at 0876035780 for more information.

WHIST RESULTS

The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday the 11th March in the Parish Centre.

LOTTO RESULTS

There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The numbers chosen
were 5, 16, 212 & 23. There were two match three winners, Sharon
McCann & John Doyle Next weeks jackpot will be €21,100.

JENNY’S PRESCHOOL

Jenny’s pre -school Moneystown is now enrolling for September 2020 and
2021 Anyone interested in taking up a place can call into the school
any morning between 9 and 12 or call on 0861705238 or email to
jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com

WALKING GROUP

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7pm
this Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at
your own pace for approximately one hour.

SET DANCING

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge on
Thursday nights. All are always welcome – whether you have ever or
never danced before Session starts at 8.30 til 10.30 and cost is
still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open
in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10a.m
until 1pm & they are currently looking for volunteers if you could
spare some time in your week it would be greatly appreciated. Please
feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone
needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our
confidential phone number 087 6062072

45 CARD GAME

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community
Centre starting at a new time of 8pm for the winter months Teas
served. All are welcome

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage To Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for
seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive There will be a
discount of €100 if paid in full by December 13th otherwise €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