Roundwood & District News 1st of July

HERITAGE WEEK 2020

The Heritage Council is putting a callout for project ideas for National Heritage Week 2020. National Heritage Week, will run from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August. This year, instead of events, the Heritage Council are looking for projects from individuals and groups all around the country that explore the theme of ‘Learning from our Heritage’. To help you to choose a topic, three sub-themes are suggested Heritage on your doorstep, relearning skills from our heritage and the heritage of education. For further information check out https://www.heritageweek.ie/news/inspiration-for-your-national-heritage-week-project

J.M SYNGE

Local theatre maker Cliona O’Connell, and Aughrim based actress Andrea Kelly would love to talk to people in the area who have local knowledge or stories about the playwright J.M Synge, the Synge family and their connection to the Roundwood area. If you have any stories we would love to hear from you. You can email projectsynge@gmail.com , or give us a call/text on 087 4673858 and we will get back to you. Any information you have, no matter how small, is very welcome. We are currently working on the development of a new theatre project sited in the county, re-imagining Synge’s life, work and connection to Wicklow. This project is funded under the Wicklow Artist Award Scheme 2020.

GOLF SOCIETY

Our President’s day golf outing to Woodenbridge GC, has changed from Sunday 5th of July to Sunday 12th of July tee times remain the same 11am to 1.00pm. Your captain Willie Kenna.

LOCAL LINK BUS

Important notice to all local link passengers using the LL183 Glendalough to Wicklow service that from today until July 3rd at least we are running a bigger bus due to demand. Social distancing remains in place on public transport. If passengers can look out for the J J Kavanagh bus  rather than the usual bus.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

We are starting work on the 2020 Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society Journal, and we are putting the call out for articles, short topical items that are of interest to the whole community.  Ideally about 1000 words long, deadline for submission to us at roundwoodhistorical@gmail.com by Friday the 10th July 2020.

ROUNDWOOD PHARMACY

Just a reminder on the options for ordering your prescription medicines (preferably 48 hours in advance) 1: WhatsApp: TEXT ONLY SERVICE to 087 360 5997. 2: At the pharmacy (our health screen is still in place) 3: Phone 01 201 2946 (phone line can be very busy) 4.via our website. If you are in the at-risk and vulnerable group we can offer you free delivery for your prescription medicines via our free Pharmacy Home Link service.

RESERVOIR DAM WALK

The walking trail on the top of the Upper Reservoir Dam is now reserved for vulnerable users and those aged 70+. All other folk are asked to please take the lower trail along the tree line which runs parallel. Thank you for your cooperation.

CALARY CHURCH SERVICES

Church services at Calary will resume on Sunday 5 July at 9.30am. Members of the parish have been working hard to put in place stringent protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all who attend. Anyone coming to a service is asked to arrive early to ensure that all the necessary guidelines are followed.

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.

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.

 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

 HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council Covid Community Response Forum has developed a free helpline for vulnerable members of the community from 8am – 8pm 7days per week. Call 1800 868 399 or email CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

LOTTO

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.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com

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Roundwood & District News 22nd of June 2020

J.M SYNGE

Local theatre maker Cliona O’Connell, and Aughrim based actress Andrea Kelly would love to talk to people in the area who have local knowledge or stories about the playwright J.M Synge, the Synge family and their connection to the Roundwood area. If you have any stories we would love to hear from you. You can email projectsynge@gmail.com , or give us a call/text on 087 4673858 and we will get back to you. Any information you have, no matter how small, is very welcome. We are currently working on the development of a new theatre project sited in the county, re-imagining Synge’s life, work and connection to Wicklow. This project is funded under the Wicklow Artist Award Scheme 2020.

GOLF SOCIETY

Woodenbridge golf club has informed us as from 29th June the club is open for societies to play. We are going ahead with our President Tim Cronin’s golf outing on Sunday the 5th July. Restrictions will be in place, (at present it’s one person per buggy). The cost of outing is €40 golf only.  The Clubhouse will be open for food. Tee times 11am to 1pm, to book a tee time call me on 087 2111061 or email  me by Thursday  25th June .We need numbers early so we can work with Woodenbridge golf club on their restrictions i.e. Dressing rooms, showers score cards etc. Your captain Willie Kenna

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

We are starting work on the 2020 Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society Journal, and we are putting the call out for articles, short topical items that are of interest to the whole community.  Ideally about 1000 words long, deadline for submission to us at roundwoodhistorical@gmail.com by Friday the 10th July 2020.

ROUNDWOOD PHARMACY

Just a reminder on the options for ordering your prescription medicines (preferably 48 hours in advance) 1: WhatsApp: TEXT ONLY SERVICE to 087 360 5997. 2: At the pharmacy (our health screen is still in place) 3: Phone 01 201 2946 (phone line can be very busy) 4.Via our website. If you are in the at-risk and vulnerable group we can offer you free delivery for your prescription medicines via our free Pharmacy Home Link service.

RESERVOIR DAM WALK

The walking trail on the top of the Upper Reservoir Dam is now reserved for vulnerable users and those aged 70+. All other folk are asked to please take the lower trail along the tree line which runs parallel. Thank you for your cooperation.

CALARY CHURCH SERVICES

While services at Calary Church of Ireland cannot take place during the current crisis, the priest in charge – Reverend Niall Stratford – is doing services on YouTube each Sunday. The link to view each Sunday’s service is Newcastle, newtownmountkennedy with Calary  To find the link, the spelling, spacing and comma is exactly as typed.

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.

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.

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

HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council Covid Community Response Forum has developed a free helpline for vulnerable members of the community from 8am – 8pm 7days per week. Call 1800 868 399 or email CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

LOTTO

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.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com

Roundwood & District News 15th of June 2020

PLAYGROUNDS

Shay Cullen announced that the long awaited opening of Roundwood and Laragh playgrounds will take place on Monday 15th June, due to the Covid restrictions the official openings will be very low key with Laragh taking place at 12 noon and Roundwood 12.30. Playgrounds will be open to the public after the event under the current Covid restrictions and guidelines. Roundwood Playground has been a long time in the making, with many bumps along the road.Shay Cullen would like to thank everybody that has made this possible in particular Roundwood and District Athletic Club.

GOLF SOCIETY

Hope all keeping safe and well as the lockdown continues. Due to the restrictions our next two outings, Coollattin in June and  Woodenbridge in July have been cancelled. We’ll be in touch about our Blainroe outing in August, not looking good at the moment. Willie Kenna Captain.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

We are starting work on the 2020 Roundwood & District Historical and Folklore Society Journal, and we are putting the call out for articles, short topical items that are of interest to the whole community.  Ideally about 1000 words long, deadline for submission to us at roundwoodhistorical@gmail.com by Friday the 10th July 2020.

ROUNDWOOD PHARMACY

Just a reminder on the options for ordering your prescription medicines (preferably 48 hours in advance) 1: WhatsApp: TEXT ONLY SERVICE to 087 360 5997.  At the pharmacy (our health screen is still in place) 2: Phone 01 201 2946 (phone line can be very busy)If you are in the at-risk and vulnerable group we can offer you free delivery for your prescription medicines via our free Pharmacy Home Link service.

RESERVOIR DAM WALK

The walking trail on the top of the Upper Reservoir Dam is now reserved for vulnerable users and those aged 70+. All other folk are asked to please take the lower trail along the tree line which runs parallel. Thank you for your cooperation.

CALARY CHURCH SERVICES

While services at Calary Church of Ireland cannot take place during the current crisis, the priest in charge – Reverend Niall Stratford – is doing services on YouTube each Sunday. The link to view each Sunday’s service is Newcastle, newtownmountkennedy with Calary  To find the link, the spelling, spacing and comma is exactly as type

SCRAP METAL COLLECTION

The collection of scrap metal to raise funds for the Brockagh Centre was a great success and we would like to thank everyone who contributed. We are continuing with our scrap metal collection for now with the closing date on the 26th of June. It can be left at the back of our building for collection. Some of the items you can bring are Biscuit tins, steel oil tanks, steel window frames, steel coal bunkers, Radiators, Solid fuel cookers, Sheep wire, Bicycles, Old cars without the tyres, Wheel Barrows, Golf irons, etc. No Fridges, Freezers, Cookers, Timber, Plastics or Tyres.

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.

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.

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

HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council Covid Community Response Forum has developed a free helpline for vulnerable members of the community from 8am – 8pm 7days per week. Call 1800 868 399 or email CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

LOTTO

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.

 LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com