The mural project was organised by Roundwood Tidy Towns/Community Council with funding through the Community Education Service of KWETB. Local resident, Kevin Merrigan kindly allowed his side wall to become the wonderful canvas for the mural in an ideal location opposite Roundwood Parish Hall.
Local artist and craft worker, Aoife Patterson, working with nine volunteer artists captured the ideas of the group and created the concept for the mural. The local artists got painting every Friday morning and have produced a wonderful vista which depicts some of the iconic scenes of the Roundwood area. The mural features local man-made structures from the Vartry Reservoir Water Tower and cup marked stones, to natural features of the area including trees, fields, Sugarloaf Mountain and plenty more. It really brightens up this area of the village and is a credit to all involved. A well-earned celebration will take place at Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday the 13th of July at 6:30pm (after 6pm Mass). All are most welcome to attend.
The Tidy Towns judges will be paying their annual visit shortly. If you have a bit of time to do some kerbside weeding, litter picking or to put a splash of paint on that wall or fence it would help greatly. Many hands make light work & all that jazz!
Delighted to see the Zero Waste Roundwood Facebook page – helping to reduce waste in our area. Well worth checking it out on https://www.facebook.com/groups/2920919641258171/
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 ageandopportunity.ie
Well done to Val & Robbie! You did Roundwood & Wicklow proud