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.

Calary Church Concert 23rd of May

On Thursday 23 May at 8 pm in Calary Church, Deirdre Moynihan and the RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet will perform a special concert to mark the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth including the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann’s “6 Lieder, Op. 13” for soprano and string quartet. In addition they will play works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Karl Weigl’s Wartime Song Cycle. The concert is titled “Sounds Secretly Coming To Life”.

Tickets for this concert are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email

One of Ireland’s foremost early music artists, Deirdre Moynihan‘s CD of Vivaldi Cantatas was released by, Naxos, to widespread critical acclaim with The Examiner describing it as a “rare listening pleasure” and International Record Review highlighting a voice “unfailingly beautiful in tone”.  She has performed as a soloist with, amongst others, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra,  Irish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra and and her career includes concerts in Canada, U.S.A, Israel, Brazil, Lebanon, Japan, China and throughout Europe.

The RTÉ Contempo Quartet is one of the most exciting and vibrant chamber ensembles performing today. They were appointed as Galway Music Residency’s Quartet in Residence in 2003 and RTÉ’s Quartet in Residence between 2014-2019. They have performed over two thousand concerts worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre and Geidai Tokyo. In 2018 the National University of Ireland awarded its members with honorary doctorates in recognition of their cultural work. The Quartet’s discography can be found on the Sony, Universal, RTÉ and HBO labels.

National Spring Clean Day 6th of April

In association with the An Taisce Spring Clean initiative Roundwood and Moneystown are making plans to have a major clean up on all the highways and byways of the area. Saturday 6th of April is the designated day when all residents of the area are encouraged to head out their gates and pick any litter to be seen between their house and the next. Pass on the refuse sack to the next able bodied neighbour until the last resident or representative of your road hits Roundwood village where all the bags will be collected and brought for recycling or to landfill.

It’s a great time of year to do this as the hedgerow vegetation is low and the litter that is embedded in the ditches is all too visible. If you can’t do the 6th of April – any time in April is perfect!  Where it’s practical all plastics, glass and other recyclables should be bagged together for recycling. If your bag gets too heavy, no sweat – just call  to arrange collection by a local volunteer.

There was a great response from the community of Roundwood and Moneystown to this initiative in the last few years. If you would like to get involved this year please email , leave a message on the Facebook page or telephone 087 2551579 or 086 8055040. There are a limited number of litter pickers & hi-vis jackets available  but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags. If you are new to the area or would like to tackle a litter black spot do get in contact ~ it’s a great way to meet the neighbours too!  

Please note you are responsible for your own safety on the roads. So ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ by wearing a hi-vis jacket please.