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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



Roundwood Walking Group

The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group meet every Wednesday evening at 6:50pm in the Coach House car park or at 7pm at the Upper Vartry Reservoir Dam Gates on the Newtown Road. Everyone welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour. A date of the diary – Wednesday the 19th of June will be the next hill walk in the Djouce area, weather permitting – more details nearer the time. If you require further information please call 086 8055040.