Roundwood notes June 15

roundwood local notes



Children can now learn the skills of performance and production from professional theatre company Wonderland Productions; led by Artistic Director, Alice Coghlan with support from Wonderland Actors, Singers, Dancers and Production Crew.  Learn how to write, produce and perform your own piece of theatre.  These immersive 5 day camps for 7 -12 year olds will introduce your child to the crafts of acting, directing, playwriting, stage design, lighting, costume and much more. Each camp ends with a performance of plays, dance and stories that the children have created, performed and directed.   Imagination & Creativity, Performance & Play, Fun & Friends are all central to a Wonderland camp.  We want to come to Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre this Summer from July 6th -10th 2015.  If you are a parent of a child/children aged 7 -12 years and would like them to be involved in a Wonderland Theatre camp in Roundwood this Summer, Please let us know

Here’s How! Email you are interested to [email protected],  Contact Cliona on 087 4673858. Please check the links below to find out more about who we are and what we do.



Paddy Halligan is hosting a Progressive 45 Card Game in The Roundwood Parish Centre on Sunday 21st June at 8pm to raise funds for The Garden County Academy under 16 GAA Football Team Summer Camp.  Excellent Prize Money.  Tea/Coffee Sandwiches & Cakes served at the interval



Fun Bingo will take place on in the Parish Hall on Sunday 21st June from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along and enjoy



A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 26th June in The Glenview Hotel at 1.30.



Reunion at the ‘Old School’ Saturday, 1st August 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  This will be a last chance for all former pupils and teachers of the Old School in Roundwood to come and have a look around the school, which has recently been sold.  In particular, we would like to welcome any past pupils and their families who are now living abroad to come back and share in this occasion, which will coincide with the Roundwood Street Festival (31st July to 2nd August), and promises to be a great social weekend in Roundwood village.  We will soon start to gather photos and other mementos from life at the old school so if you have any we can borrow for the occasion it will be much appreciated.  We hope you can come from near and far to join us for this occasion.  Please spread the word as we are eager to ensure all former pupils and teachers know of the event. 



Wicklow Tug of War club “Ballinastoe” are busy preparing for Co. Wicklows first ever All Ireland competition, which they have the honour of hosting this Sunday 21st at An Tochar GAA Grounds Roundwood starting at 1pm.  Ballinastoe Tug of War Club are going from strength to strength over the past 5 years when they reformed after a 35 year break. They travel across the country for many competitions on a weekly basis over the summer months and have become quite successful, winning a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze All Ireland medals. Tug of War is a difficult sport and requires commitment and willpower. We don’t see many competitions at this level in the eastern part of the country as most clubs are based in the West of Ireland, so this is a rare opportunity to see how Tug of War is supposed to be done through technique, strength and determination.



The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday June 19th dancing to Tony Davitt at 9.30 till late. Teas served, refreshments also available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive



The next meeting to organise the Roundwood Festival 2015 which takes place from the 31st of July to the 2nd  of August will be in the Old School Roundwood at 8:30pm on the 22nd  of June. Anyone with ideas or wishing to get involved in organising the weekend’s events are welcome to come along.



The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Kay Plunkett; Top Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Tom McHugh; Second Half: Ann Pierce; Lowest Score:  Maura McHugh & Tiny Shortt (shared) and Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher.  Raffle prizes were won by Jimmy Molloy, Ann Wolohan, Kitty Kennedy, Pat Fisher & Margaret Kennedy.  The next whist will be on Wednesday the 24th June in the Parish Centre.



Wednesday 24th June will be the last meeting of Roundwood Humpty Dumpty Playgroup before the summer break. Come along between 10 and 11.30 and let the kids enjoy themselves while you have a coffee and a chat with other parents and carers.  We’ll back in September – keep an eye on our Facebook page for the date and for details of Cuidiú led outings over the summer



U-8/U-10 Hurling Training Hurling training for U-8/U-10 boys & girls takes place every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7pm at the pitch in Roundwood. For more information contact Aileen at 087 2071703



There was no winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16 & 30  There were six match three winners Selina Roche, C & S Campion, Kyle Merrigan, Liz Mason, Hazel Byrne & Eavan Cullen.  Next weeks jackpot will be €11,000



Fully qualified music teacher with years of teaching and performance experience.  All levels, ages and styles welcome.  Individual and small groups catered for.  Commencing June 17th.  Call Shane McKenna on 086 – 0512958 for further information.



A summer camp will take place in Roundwood N.S for 4-7 year olds for two weeks Week 1: 6th – 10th July. Week 2: 13th – 17th July. 10:00am-1:00pm.  Activities will include Art & craft, singing, dancing, baking, games and lots more fun!!  Cost €55 per week reduction for second child. Limited places available.  Contact: Sean Kavanagh 087-7746466 or Ann Nolan 086-0851665.



Roundwood Home Producers Market continues in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Times 12 noon to 5pm.  We will have home baking, jams, vegetables, crafts, plants and much more.  New members always welcome



Roundwood Active Retirement will join Susan’s day trip cruise on the Shannon on 4th July departing Roundwood at 8.30a.m This includes a cruise on the River Queen and then to Athlone Castle and shopping. Dinner, tea scones for a price of €65.  Please give your names to Molly or Betty before Wednesday 17th June. 



Dancercise in Roundwood Parish Hall on Tuesday nights from 7pm until 8pm with Adam – lose up to 800cals in one hour and have a lot of fun whilst doing it…. Come along and see what its all about. For all ages and men can join in the fun too!  A lot better than the gym. 



Calling all Roundwood, Moneystown and local area craft workers! Do you make your own craft jewellery, wood turn, pottery, baskets, etc.? As part of the Roundwood Festival 2015 it is planned to have a craft fair on Sunday 2nd of August. If you are interested in displaying/selling your crafts to a large audience on Roundwood Street Festival Day please email [email protected] with details of your particular craft or telephone 086 8055040. Priority will be given to craft workers local to the Roundwood-Moneystown area.



If you wish to get the basic lessons on how to play tennis come along on Saturday mornings to The New Tennis Court at Annamoe from 11 to 1 oclock and join in the fun.



Set Dancing on Thursday nights in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9pm til 11am with live music by the O’Kane Family for May and Michael & Brian for the month of June.  Beginners and visitors to the area are always welcome.  Great social night for €5!  Fun family Ceili for all ages in Annamoe centre at 8pm next Friday evening 29th May. Start your bank holiday weekend with some exercise and fun!



Angel Healing takes place every Monday night at 7.30 in the Parish Centre, Roundwood Village. It is non denominational. Come along, to a night of Meditation ,Relaxation and Spiritual connection, . For more information contact Mary 087 9819420



Second Hand Books now on sale in the Parish Hall. All proceeds go towards the Parish Hall Fund. Huge variety available. We will gratefully accept all donations of books to help our cause



The new purpose built Parish Hall in Roundwood is now available for all social events, meetings, parties, christenings, workshops, training courses. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us on 087-9627527 , 087-3932730 or [email protected]



45 card game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.45pm. Teas served. All welcome.



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