21.08.2017 Roundwood Notes

LUNCH CLUB
The Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 8th September in The Parkview Hotel, Newtown at 1.30pm.

NEW MASS TIMES
Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times.  Starting  on Saturday 2nd September Mass times will be as follows – Roundwood : 6 pm,  Laragh: 7 pm and Rathdrum: 8 pm and from Sunday 3rd  September Mass times will be as follows – Laragh: 10.30 am, Clara Vale: 9.00 am, Greenane: 10.15 am, Rathdrum:11.30 am,  Moneystown: 10am & Roundwood 11.30

ANNAMOE CENTRE
Our annual barbeque will take place at 1 pm on 26th August. Last year’s event was really successful and we expect it to be equally as good this year, so make sure to join us! You can sample the various activities that take place in the centre while you are enjoying the food. Tickets are available in advance from the committee or you can just come along on the day. Cost on the day is €10 euro per adult or €25 Euro for family of 2, 3, or 4  children under 12.  Contact Christine on 086 8057431 Or any member of the committee.  Bowls Play takes place from 8 pm on Tuesday nights. New members are welcome. Tennis The tennis court is available for hire – why not enjoy your birthday parties, etc. there? For further information please contact Christine on 086-8057431.  Family Fun Bingo Our next Bingo session takes place on the second Sunday in October. Put the date for this fun event in your diary now..

AN TOCHAR GAA STRICTLY
Cycling event for Strictly – Jane Pierce is running a fundraiser for her Strictly Campaign – Saturday 26th August … 20 k / 10 k bike ride followed by BBQ at Raheen Farm (vegetarian options available) All abilities welcome. €10 euro per person. Meet at Raheen Farm at 10am …(parking available.) Please contact Jane on 085 8600710 if you would like to take part …so the chef knows you are coming!  Audrey’s Strictly Premier League 2017-2018 Last Man Standing Competition. As part of her Strictly Fundraisier for An Tochar Audrey Byrne is running a Last Man Standing Competition on the Premier Football league. The competition starts in 4 days so don’t miss out on your chance to enter.  (late entries are not possible) go to  www.klubfunder.com,  search for An Tochar and click on the link to Audreys Strictly fundraiser.  Join this League, register, pay your 10 euro and pick your first team. Mayweather VS Mcgregor Night .   Hosted by Mark Keenan and Stephen Connor  as part of their  An Tóchar GAA “Strictly” fundraising campaign – only 4 days to go and tickets are moving fast so be sure to get a ticket from either Mark or Stephen or pop into Paddy Fanning’s and pick yours up.

Denis Healy’s Strictly for An Tóchar Fundraising campaign kicks off with a Fun Table Quiz on Friday the 8th September in Kavanagh’s Pub, starting at 8.30 sharp. Spot prizes, finger food and overall Winners Prizes. Raffle on the night. This is sure to be great fun so come along and enjoy the craic.  Strictly Sugarloaf! If you have been looking for an excuse to climb Sugarloaf….here it is! As part of her “Strictly” fundraising for An Tóchar GAA, Rita Leacy is organising a walk up Sugarloaf on Wednesday the 23rd of August at 7pm. €5 per person. Family rates apply. Car park will be supervised. light refreshments for all afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

STRICTLY LUGNAQUILLA
As part of Claire Byrnes Strictly fundraiser for An Tochar, there is a guided walk to Lugnaquilla  (Leinsters highest mountain) on Saturday 9th September meeting at An Tochar at 9.30am.  For more information please contact 087 6736066

AN TÓCHAR GAA CLOTHES BANK
Our Clothes Bank has been emptied and is ready for re-filling. However, we are in danger of losing this clothes bank, and therefore the income it generates for the Club, as soiled and unsuitable items are being placed in it. Please note the list below of suitable and UNSUITABLE items. Thank you for your support. And as always, please like and share this post. We are looking for Clothes (incl School Uniforms), Shoes, Bed Sheets & Linen, Belts, Bags, Soft Toys. Please DO NOT deposit duvets,pillows,rugs, soiled clothes or rubbish

CAR BOOT
The Car boot sale at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Set up is at 10, begins at 12. Booking is essential, indoor stalls available. For queries or to book contact Ben on 087 962 7527

NATURE WALKS
Book a personal nature walk for yourself and your friends. You choose the theme, the date and the time (Monday to Friday in July and August subject to staff availability). Possible themes include birds, wildflowers, trees, mammals, butterfly and bug recording, geology and mining, responsible dog walking and a general nature walk (or you may have ideas of your own). The walks are suitable for adults and teenagers only and the maximum group size is 10 people. Please do not bring your dog, unless you are booked for ‘responsible dog walking’. Booking is essential; please phone 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday). These walks are free of charge but you may have to pay for car parking.

2018 TOUR
A 3 star Algarve Coast & Country trip will take place on the 27th February, 2018 for seven nights which will include visits to Silves, Lagos, Sagres & Faro.  The cost will be €429 per person sharing.  This will include breakfast and dinner in the Hotel Da Aldeia, Albufeira and day excursions and a one 10kg bag.  A deposit of €200 must be paid before 1stNovember and all monies to be paid ten weeks prior to departure.  For further information you can contact 087 7627032.

MAYO WEEKEND
All monies for the country music weekend in Mayo from the 22nd – 27th October must be paid in full as soon as possible to 087 6273032

NATURE EXPLORERS
Nature Explorers is an outdoor programme organised by the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. Each week the focus is on a different aspect of the natural world such as bugs, flowers, badgers and birds. The sessions continue every Wednesday until 23rd August (2 to 4 pm), starting from the Upper Lake car park. Most activities will take place off track, so please dress accordingly. No dogs are allowed. Note that an adult must stay with the children, and be prepared to help! Booking is essential and will be taken from 9 am one week prior to each session on 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday).This activity is free but you may have to pay for car parking.

MENS SHED
Roundwood Men’s Shed: Visitors and new members will always be welcome to join us in the shed any Tuesday from 10 onwards. If you do not have your own transport or if the family transport is not available, just let us know and we will be delighted to arrange transport to and from Knockraheen for you. We have been invited to visit Leinster House so please let us know if you would like to join us on this trip. You don’t have to be a regular at the shed to get a place on ‘the bus’. I could write about the improvements to our kitchen, the progress in the garden and our plans for next year, but why not come along and find out and see for yourself! Even though it has not been discussed or decided I guess that we will have to bake a cake or have a cake baked for us to celebrate the founding of the Roundwood Shed almost 12 months ago.

DAY TRIPS
A day trip to Johnston Castle and Wexford town will take place on the 26th August which includes scones, tea and dinner.  Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Cost is €70 per person.  All monies to be in before 1st August.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.

LOTTO
There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were: 1 ,5, 10 & 15-..  There were fifteen match three winners, S & G Cullen, Veronica roche, P & T Grant, A & M Kelly, T & E Gregory, Nick & Aideen, Evelyn &Tom, Richie Cullen, Brian Butler,  Sé Kenna, Rob & Jessie Scott, Pamela Warren, J & A Brady, Shane & C Brady. Next weeks jackpot will be €13,600

WHIST

The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Catherine Doyle, Top Gent: Tiny Shortt, Second Gent: Mick Whelan, Top Lady: Monica Brady & Kitty Kennedy (shared), First Half: Anne Gaffney, Second Half: Martin Byrne, Lowest Score: Richie Cullen & Longest Sitting: Mary Murphy.  The raffle prizes were won by: Monica Brady, Marie Magee, Mary Pierce & Jimmy Molloy.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 30th August in the Parish Centre.

MONEYSTOWN DANCE
Our September dance will be held on the 8th September.

ROUNDWOOD DANCE
The next dance in Roundwood Parish Centre will be on Friday 21st September with dancing by The Wicklow Man.  All are welcome.

AN TÓCHAR GAA
Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training.  https://www.facebook.com/psquaredperformance

45 CARD GAME
A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

SET DANCING
Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month with The O’Kane family. Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out.

HOME PRODUCERS MARKET
Roundwood Home Producers Market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm in The Parish Centre. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome

MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

HOMESTEAD SENIOR CARE
Home Instead Senior Care –  Are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122

 

16.08.2017 Roundwood Notes

Winners of 2017 Roundwood Festival Raffle
Prizes can be collected from Terry Kavanagh’s Butcher’s Roundwood.  William Doyle- 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal Great Southern Hotel, Sligo; Evan Cullen – €175 voucher for The Wicklow Heather;  Geoff Seymour – €150 voucher for Prices Garage; David Farrar – €100 voucher for Centra; Bill Murphy – Meal for 2 and a bottle of wine in The Glendalough Hotel; Richie Pierce – Meal for 2 in The Glenview Hotel; Christine Collary – Meal for 2 in The Grange Kitchen; Anna Loufe ? – €50 voucher for Terry Kavanagh Meats, Roundwood; Evie Lowe – Voucher worth €150 for Special Ops, Roundwood; June Bowman  – €50 voucher for Sugar Mountain Café; Michael Kenna  – Sunday lunch for 2 in The Glenview Hotel; Alan Jenkinson  – Oriflame Hamper donated by local agent, Breda Synott; Jane Creddon – €60 voucher for Stagebratz Starz Academy; Grace Ryan  – Mountain Breeze Beauty Salon, – voucher for Shellac nails and full body tan; Bridie Lowe  – Voucher for 1 term with The McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing; Maura Radburn – €50 voucher for JJ Jewellers, Wicklow Town; Declan Sillery  – Roundwood Veterinary Practice 1 voucher for cat/dog vaccination and health check; Donal & Evelyn c/o Anne Marah  – Voucher worth €150 for Special Ops, Roundwood; Sinead Byrne (Raheen) – Photograph donated by local photographer, Darren Flynn; Derek O’Brien –  Adrianos Take Away Roundwood – Voucher for 1 pizza meal deal; Amy McCormack – Djouce Golf Club, Ballinastoe – Round of Golf for 4; Connie Byrne – Village Take Away Roundwood – Voucher worth €15; D. Mulvey – Wok-U-Like Chinese Take Away Roundwood – Voucher – Set meal for 2; Suzy Quirke –  Ashley’s Barber Shop Roundwood – voucher for 1 gents haircut with hair products; Mary Mooney – Adrianos Take Away Roundwood – voucher for 1 pizza meal deal; Lucas Ferguson – Voucher for wash, cut and blowdry – HD Hair Design, RoundwoodNEW MASS TIMES
Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times.  Starting  on Saturday 2nd September Mass times will be as follows – Roundwood : 6 pm,  Laragh: 7 pm and Rathdrum: 8 pm and from Sunday 3rd  September Mass times will be as follows – Laragh: 10.30 am, Clara Vale: 9.00 am, Greenane: 10.15 am, Rathdrum:11.30 am,  Moneystown: 10am & Roundwood 11.30

 STRICTLY SUGARLOAF 
Strictly Sugarloaf! If you have been looking for an excuse to climb Sugarloaf….here it is! As part of her “Strictly” fundraising for An Tóchar GAA, Rita Leacy is organising a walk up Sugarloaf on Wednesday the 23rd of August at 7pm. €5 per person. Family rates apply. Car park will be supervised.
light refreshments for all afterwards. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

An Tochar GAA Strictly – Cycling event for Strictly – Jane Pierce is running a fundraiser for her Strictly Campaign – Saturday 26th August … 20 k / 10 k bike ride followed by BBQ at Raheen Farm (vegetarian options available) All abilities welcome. €10 euro per person. Meet at Raheen Farm at 10am …(parking available.) Please contact Jane on 085 8600710 if you would like to take part …so the chef knows you are coming!

An Tóchar GAA Clothes Bank: Our Clothes Bank has been emptied and is ready for re-filling. However, we are in danger of losing this clothes bank, and therefore the income it generates for the Club, as soiled and unsuitable items are being placed in it. Please note the list below of suitable and UNSUITABLE items. Thank you for your support. And as always, please like and share this post. We are looking for Clothes (incl School Uniforms), Shoes, Bed Sheets & Linen, Belts, Bags, Soft Toys. Please DO NOT deposit duvets,pillows,rugs, soiled clothes or rubbish

SISTER MARY KILLEEN
One of the main charities that benefits from the surplus money raised at Music in Calary events is Sister Mary Killeen’s work in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. She is currently visiting her family in Ireland and hopes to attend the morning service in Calary Church at 9.30 am on Sunday 20 August. Anyone who would like to come and meet her would be most welcome at the service. If you can’t make it, please look at the Calary Church and Music in Calary facebook pages for photographs of the event

ANNAMOE CENTRE
Our annual barbeque will take place at 1 pm on 26th August. Last year’s event was really successful and we expect it to be equally as good this year, so make sure to join us! You can sample the various activities that take place in the centre while you are enjoying the food. Tickets are available in advance from the committee or you can just come along on the day. Cost on the day is €10 euro per adult or €25 Euro for family of 2, 3, or 4  children under 12.  Contact Christine on 086 8057431 Or any member of the committee.  Bowls Play takes place from 8 pm on Tuesday nights. New members are welcome. Tennis The tennis court is available for hire – why not enjoy your birthday parties, etc. there? For further information please contact Christine on 086-8057431.  Family Fun Bingo Our next Bingo session takes place on the second Sunday in October. Put the date for this fun event in your diary now..

CAR BOOT
The Car boot sale at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Set up is at 10, begins at 12. Booking is essential, indoor stalls available. For queries or to book contact Ben on 087 962 7527

ROUNDWOOD A.F.C. A.G.M.
Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Tuesday 22nd August in our clubhouse , vartry grounds @ 8pm. All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary – Ciaran Dunne, Djouce Meadow, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome

NATURE WALKS
Book a personal nature walk for yourself and your friends. You choose the theme, the date and the time (Monday to Friday in July and August subject to staff availability). Possible themes include birds, wildflowers, trees, mammals, butterfly and bug recording, geology and mining, responsible dog walking and a general nature walk (or you may have ideas of your own). The walks are suitable for adults and teenagers only and the maximum group size is 10 people. Please do not bring your dog, unless you are booked for ‘responsible dog walking’. Booking is essential; please phone 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday). These walks are free of charge but you may have to pay for car parking.

2018 TOUR
A 3 star Algarve Coast & Country trip will take place on the 27th February, 2018 for seven nights which will include visits to Silves, Lagos, Sagres & Faro.  The cost will be €429 per person sharing.  This will include breakfast and dinnerin the Hotel Da Aldeia, Albufeira and day excursions and a one 10kg bag.  A deposit of €200 must be paid before 1st November and all monies to be paid ten weeks prior to departure. For further information you can contact 087 7627032.

MAYO WEEKEND
All monies for the country music weekend in Mayo from the 22nd – 27th October must be paid in full as soon as possible to 087 6273032

NATURE EXPLORERS
Nature Explorers is an outdoor programme organised by the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. Each week the focus is on a different aspect of the natural world such as bugs, flowers, badgers and birds. The sessions continue every Wednesday until 23rd August (2 to 4 pm), starting from the Upper Lake car park. Most activities will take place off track, so please dress accordingly. No dogs are allowed. Note that an adult must stay with the children, and be prepared to help! Booking is essential and will be taken from 9 am one week prior to each session on 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday).This activity is free but you may have to pay for car parking.

BAT WALK AND TALK
This evening starts at 7.30pm on 17th August with a talk about bats at the Wicklow Mountains National Park Education Centre on the Miner’s Road in Glendalough. Please come early if you want to get a seat as this event can be very popular. At dusk (8.30 pm), the group will head over to the Information Office to watch the bats emerge from their roost before taking a stroll through the woods with bat detectors. Please bring a torch and insect repellent (the midges can be bad). Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend either event, or both. . This is a free event but you may have to pay for car parking. Booking is not required. For more information, please phone 0404-45425.

BAT WALK
A bat walk will take place on Friday 18th of August on the Baltynanima Pure Mile. Please meet at the Wicklow Way junction on the Lough Dan Road at Lake Park at 8:30pm. Please bring a torch. All welcome

MENS SHED
Roundwood Men’s Shed: Our activities continue every Tuesday from 10 onwards and age, class, colour or creed will never be an issue regarding joining the group. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ would be an apt motto for our SHED and the hundreds of other SHEDS throughout the country. Whatever about some of the aching ailing bodies, the storytelling, the problem solving and the near thousand years of life’s experience around the table certainly enriches the mind. Call 086 8650588 for any information at any time.

DAY TRIPS
A day trip to Johnston Castle and Wexford town will take place on the 26th August which includes scones, tea and dinner.  Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Cost is €70 per person.  All monies to be in before 1st August.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.

LOTTO
There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:-..  7, 14, 20 & 22. There were six match three winners, Anne Byrne, P & E Molloy, Chrisrine Price, Thomas Delamere, A Smith & Kathleen Martin.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,300

WHIST
The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday the 16th August in the Parish Centre.

MONEYSTOWN DANCE
Our September dance will be held on the 8th September.

ROUNDWOOD DANCE
The next dance in Roundwood Parish Centre will be on Friday 18th August with dancing by Jimmy Hogan.  All are welcome.

AN TÓCHAR GAA
Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training. https://www.facebook.com/psquaredperformance

45 CARD GAME
A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

SET DANCING
Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month with The O’Kane family. Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out.

HOME PRODUCERS MARKET
Roundwood Home Producers Market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm in The Parish Centre. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome

MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

HOMESTEAD SENIOR CARE
Home Instead Senior Care –  Are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122

Roundwood Notes 08.08.2017

THANK YOU
Moneystown community centre would like to thank everyone who came to our barn dance and made it such a successful night.

NEW MASS TIMES
Parish of St. Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times.  Starting  on Saturday 2nd September Mass times will be as follows – Roundwood : 6 pm,  Laragh: 7 pm and Rathdrum: 8 pm and from Sunday 3rd  September Mass times will be as follows – Laragh: 10.30 am, Clara Vale: 9.00 am, Greenane: 10.15 am, Rathdrum:11.30 am,  Moneystown: 10am & Roundwood 11.30.

ANNAMOE CENTRE
 Our annual barbeque will take place at 1 pm on 26th August. Last year’s event was really successful and we expect it to be equally as good this year, so make sure to join us! You can sample the various activities that take place in the centre while you are enjoying the food. Tickets are available in advance from the committee or you can just come along on the day. Cost on the day is €10 euro per adult or €25 Euro for family of 2, 3, or 4  children under 12.  Contact Christine on 086 8057431 Or any member of the committee.  Bowls Play takes place from 8 pm on Tuesday nights. New members are welcome. Tennis The tennis court is available for hire – why not enjoy your birthday parties, etc. there? For further information please contact Christine on 086-8057431.  Family Fun Bingo Our next Bingo session takes place on the second Sunday in October. Put the date for this fun event in your diary now..

CAR BOOT
The Car boot sale at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Set up is at 10, begins at 12. Booking is essential, indoor stalls available. For queries or to book contact Ben on 087 962 7527

ROUNDWOOD A.F.C. A.G.M.
Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Tuesday 22nd August in our clubhouse , vartry grounds @ 8pm. All motions and nominations to be sent to the Club Secretary – Ciaran Dunne, Djouce Meadow, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome

NATURE WALKS
Book a personal nature walk for yourself and your friends. You choose the theme, the date and the time (Monday to Friday in July and August subject to staff availability). Possible themes include birds, wildflowers, trees, mammals, butterfly and bug recording, geology and mining, responsible dog walking and a general nature walk (or you may have ideas of your own). The walks are suitable for adults and teenagers only and the maximum group size is 10 people. Please do not bring your dog, unless you are booked for ‘responsible dog walking’. Booking is essential; please phone 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday). These walks are free of charge but you may have to pay for car parking.

NATURE EXPLORERS
N
ature Explorers is an outdoor programme organised by the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. Each week the focus is on a different aspect of the natural world such as bugs, flowers, badgers and birds. The sessions continue every Wednesday until 23rd August (2 to 4 pm), starting from the Upper Lake car park. Most activities will take place off track, so please dress accordingly. No dogs are allowed. Note that an adult must stay with the children, and be prepared to help! Booking is essential and will be taken from 9 am one week prior to each session on 0404-45656 (Monday to Friday).This activity is free but you may have to pay for car parking.

FERN ID WALK
Have you ever wondered what fern that is? If so, join the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides at 11am on Sunday 13th August as they investigate the ferns of Glendalough. The day starts with a short slide show in the National Park Education Centre, followed by an ID walk. This event is suitable for adults and teenagers only. Please do not bring your dog. This is a free event but you may have to pay for car parking. Booking is essential and will be taken on 0404-45425 from 30th July.

PURE MILE
A meeting for residents, landowners and anyone interested in the Pure Mile will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday the 14th of August at 7.30pm.

BAT WALK AND TALK
This evening starts at 7.30pm on 17th August with a talk about bats at the Wicklow Mountains National Park Education Centre on the Miner’s Road in Glendalough. Please come early if you want to get a seat as this event can be very popular. At dusk (8.30 pm), the group will head over to the Information Office to watch the bats emerge from their roost before taking a stroll through the woods with bat detectors. Please bring a torch and insect repellent (the midges can be bad). Visitors of all ages are welcome to attend either event, or both. . This is a free event but you may have to pay for car parking. Booking is not required. For more information, please phone 0404-45425.

BAT WALK
A bat walk will take place on Friday 18th of August on the Baltynanima Pure Mile. Please meet at the Wicklow Way junction on the Lough Dan Road at Lake Park at 8:30pm. Please bring a torch. All welcome

MENS SHED
Roundwood Men’s Shed: Our activities continue every Tuesday from 10 onwards and age, class, colour or creed will never be an issue regarding joining the group. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ would be an apt motto for our SHED and the hundreds of other SHEDS throughout the country. Whatever about some of the aching ailing bodies, the storytelling, the problem solving and the near thousand years of life’s experience around the table certainly enriches the mind. Call 086 8650588 for any information at any time.

PATTERN DAY WALK
The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday 13th August, leaving Moneystown at 6 pm.  The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed!).  Suitable for older children accompanied by adults.  The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.  Lady’s well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site.  The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day – August 15th.  There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history.  If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.  Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre.  Any queries please contact Rosaleen at rosaleendurkin8@gmail.com. Facebook page:  Wicklow Wells

DAY TRIPS
A day trip to Johnston Castle and Wexford town will take place on the 26th August which includes scones, tea and dinner.  Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m.  Cost is €70 per person.  All monies to be in before 1st August.  For further information please contact Susan on 087 6273032.

LOTTO
There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 11, 23, 25 & 29.  There were three match three winners, Mary & Morgan, A & L O’Sullivan & Noelle Duff. Next weeks jackpot will be €13,000.

WHIST RESULTS
The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Martin Byrne; Top Gent: Anne Gaffney; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Molly Byrne; Second Half: Jimmy Molloy; Longest Sitting: Anne Pierce and Lowest Score: Tom McHugh.  Raffle prizes were won by: Tom McHugh, Anne Gaffney, Anne Pierce & Martin Byrne.  The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday the 16th August in the Parish Centre.

MONEYSTOWN DANCE
Our August dance is on Friday 11th and our September dance will be held on the 8th September.

ROUNDWOOD DANCE
The next dance in Roundwood Parish Centre will be on Friday 18th August with dancing by Tony Davitt. All are welcome.

AN TÓCHAR GAA
As part of her “Strictly” fundraising Jess Scott is hosting an Under 30 versus Over 30 Ladies Challenge Match followed by a BBQ on Saturday 12th August, throw in 6.30 pm followed by a BBQ. Bring your family, friends, cheering voice and Appetite! Admission €5 each including BBQ.   Family rates apply see you all there.  Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training. https://www.facebook.com/psquaredperformance

45 CARD GAME
A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

SET DANCING
Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month with The O’Kane family. Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out.

HOME PRODUCERS MARKET
Roundwood Home Producers Market is open every Sunday from 12 noon until 5 pm in The Parish Centre. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome

MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067

HOMESTEAD SENIOR CARE
Home Instead Senior Care –  Are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122