Roundwood Notebook – May 26

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A mass for all students sitting the Junior and Leaving Cert exams in our Parish and the surrounding areas will be held on the Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June at 11 am in Roundwood Church.  We invite all students, their families and friends to come along and celebrate this Mass together before sitting their exams. 



A story telling night will take place in Annamoe Community Centre on Friday the 13 June at 8pm.  All are welcome to a very entertaining night.



The blessing of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday evening July 27th at 7pm



The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday June 13th from 9.30 till 12. Teas, door prizes, refreshments.  Come along n enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc   



Cardiac first responders would like to invite everyone to the parish hall after mass on Saturday 14 June to promote the lions clubs’ message in a bottle scheme. We hope to have some guest speakers to discuss good health and we will have some music, dancing and singing on the night. So put Saturday 14 June in yr diary and come and join us for an informative and fun evening! 



The Roundwood Festival 2014 is due to take place from the 18th to the 20th of July. If you are interested in getting involved or have any suggestions or new ideas to add to this fun weekend please come to the next committee meeting which will take place in the Old School Roundwood on Tuesday the 3rd of June at 8pm. All welcome.



Swimming:  Any child interested in swimming in the Co finals of Community Games should let the committee know as soon as possible. We are organizing lessons in Wicklow. The finals  will be held in Arklow pool on Sat 21st June.

Elizabeth Belton 0863636157



St.  Kevin’s  Way  –  A  One-Day  Camino  to  Glendalough  This year, to celebrate the Feast of St. Kevin, two walks have been organised, for 31st May, 2014. Walk 1:  for the seasoned walker, will consist of 7 stages: 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.  Stage 1 starts, at 9.00 a.m., at the church in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, led by Fr. Kevin Doran and ends at 4.00 p.m. at the Upper Lake.  All pilgrims from both walks will assemble here for a concluding prayer led by Fr. Michael Rodgers and Bernie Healy.  Participants are asked to wear suitable clothing and footwear, for their chosen walk. A walking stick is advisable. Time will be allocated for a lunch break on Walk 1, so please bring a packed lunch and drinks. There will be 2 water stations en route.  Through participating in one of these walks, you are being invited to bring the sacred into your everyday. 


In order for us to have an idea of numbers, we would appreciate if you could register with Glendalough Hermitage Centre in advance and indicate the stage at which you plan to start.


Please contact Glendalough Hermitage Centre: (087) 9356696.  No registration fee. At the Upper Lake, a box will be provided for a donation towards Mountain Rescue.  We hope that this will become an annual event to celebrate the Feast of St. Kevin.



Congratulations to the Djouce Cullen Cup Team who were winners in a very closely fought match against the Glen of the Downs Cullen Cup Team held at Djouce Golf Club on Saturday 24th May.  The match was played in challenging conditions following heavy rain but both teams produced some great golf with every match reaching the eighteenth green.  Five mixed pairings represented the club and the team secured three wins to win the match. Well done to the pairings of Joe Kavanagh & Margaret Bolger, Paul Kinsella & Deirdre Carroll, Michael Bolger & Helene Duignan, Ian Barnes & Margaret Schutte and Jim Campion & Janet O’ Toole. Many thanks to Donal for preparing the course for the day. Good luck to the team in the next round of the competition.



Marie Conway from Castlekevin is doing a cancer Shave r Dye on 6th June in Glenmalure with her grandson Graham, he’s dying and Marie is shaving!  All are welcome



Our annual charity BBQ will take place on Wednesday 18th June at The Complex.  This year the proceeds will go towards the Áras an Tóchar Building Fund. A fun filled evening is planned, with obstacle races, relays and races for kids, a Fit for Life Race for our Junior & Senior athletes. Along with the BBQ, we will have face painting, a raffle, spot prizes, and music.  Everyone is very welcome to come along for what will be a great night of entertainment, hope to see you there!



Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre Bric a Brac Sale – on Sunday June 1st. Donations of household items are being accepted into the Parish Hall any morning. (no soft toys/clothes) Don’t Bin it… Donate it



This year, Roundwood Historical & Folklore Society will publish its 25th journal. We are looking for articles, however big or small, or suggestions for articles that might be included. Please contact Derek on 2818118 or



An Tochar GAA Club are holding a Progressive 45 Card Game in aid of the Local St. Vincent de Paul Society on Friday 30th May, starting at 8 pm. 



Next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 28th May in the Parish Centre.



An Tochar GAA are running a clothes recycling appeal and we are looking for any (clean) reusable Clothes, Shoes, Belts, Bags, Soft Toys.  Donations accepted at Áras an Tóchar every Monday & Thursday evening in May from 7 pm to 8 pm.  Donations can be made in any standard plastic bag/bin liner. Bags available on request



Roundwood Home Producers Market has re-opened in Roundwood Parish Hall on Sundays from 12noon – 5p.m every Sunday. Come for your home baking, jams, crafts, vegetables, plants, etc. New members always welcome.



End of season prizes were presented on Monday 12th May with Phil Power taking 1st place 2nd went to Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd Nancy O Brien, 4th Paddy O Brien and Brid Clancy took 5th. North/South results for the night 1st Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis, 2nd Nancy O Brien and Brid Clancy joint 3rd/4th Margaret Byrne, Maura gaskin, Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd.  1st for East/West Kay Plunkett and Mary Pierce, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan, 3rd Monica Brady and Bridie Nolan.  Many thanks to everyone who supported our Benefit night on Monday 19th May, a great night was had by all and over £1000.00 euros was raised for the Community Hall.  Bridge continues on Monday nights at 7.45 and is open to all players.



Presentation of end of season prizes was made on Friday 16th May with Noeleen Redmond taking 1st place just 2 points  ahead of her regular partner Margaret Bolger who was 2nd, 3rd Jim McNamara, 4th Ger Lenihan and 5th Monica Brady. North/South results on the morning were 1st Noeleen Redmond and Mary Pierce  2nd Monica Brady and June Digby, 3rd Jane Cronin and Gertie Fee 4th Seamus Kennedy and Ann Kennedy.  East/West 1st Maria Magee and Jim McNamara, 2nd Paddy O Brien and Ger Lenihan, 3rd Rachel Judd and Molly /Byrne and 4th Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis.   Bridge continues on Friday mornings starting at 9.45 and open to all players.




More Results:  Field Events Boy’s:  U 13 Shot Putt Silver-Sean Leacy, U 14 Shot Putt Gold-Ciaran Byrne,U 14 Shot Putt Silver -Oisin Cullen,U 14 Discus Gold -Ciaran Byrne,U 14 Discus Silver-Oisin Cullen,U 13 High Jump Gold-Sean Leacy,U14 High Jump Gold-Oisin Cullen, U14 High Jump Silver-Ciaran Byrne,U 13 Javelin Bronze            -Sean Leacy, U 14 Javelin Silver-Ciaran Byrne, U 16 Long Jump-Eamon Power      Track Events Girl’s U 9 300m Gold-Chantelle Heatley,U 9 300m Silver-Orla Fee, U 13 80m Silver-Rebecca Molloy,U 12 600m Bronze-Eve Leacy,U13 600m Silver-Isabelle Ryle,U 12 60m Hurdles Silver-Eve Leacy, U 13 60m Hurdles Gold-Rebecca Molloy  Field Events Girl’s  U 12 Shot Putt Silver -Eve Leacy,U 13 Shot Putt Gold-Rebecca Molloy,U 16 Shot Putt Gold-Laoise Cullen,U 16 Discus Gold-Molly Hayes,U 16 Discus Silver -Laoise Cullen,U 16 Javelin Gold-Laoise Cullen,U 12 High Jump Gold-Eve Lacey, U 13 High Jump Gold-Rebecca Molloy,U 12 Long Jump Bronze Eve Lacey,U 13 Long Jump Silver,Rebecca Molloy-U 16 Long Jump Silver-Clare Byrne  Boys Relay’s  U 9 4 x 100m Gold-Eanna Nolan, Denis Leacy, Jack Daly & Tom McKenna, U 10 4 X 100m Silver-Cameron Brady, Denis Leacy, Eanna Nolan & Tom McKenna,U 13 4 X 100m Silver-Roan Hayes, Darragh Fee, Jordon Byrne & Sam Herman  Girls Relay’s: U 9 4 X 100m GoldRachel Leacy, Chantelle Heatley, Orla Fee & Evie Vigors, U 10 4 X 100m Silver-Tess Ryle, Aimee Byrne, Chantelle Heatley & Orla Fee, U 13 4 X 100mBronze-Eve Leacy, Zoe Herman, Rebecca Molloy & Izzy Ryle.



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 spiritual connection, relaxation and meditation. For more information contact Mary 087 9819420



There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 11 & 17.  There were nine match three winners, Jasmine Campion, Caroline Campion, C & S Campion, Neil Foot, Helen Brady, Dolores Keeley, John Lowe, Aine Mulvey & Laurenz Weber. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,400.



Anne Sexton PilatesClass on Thursdays at 12 noon – Mobility and Posture for the Older Adult. Call in and have a chat with Anne and try it out! Also, Boxercise – new class on a Friday night at 8 pm. €10 for adult, €6 for students and unwaged.



Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with music this week by CDs and by Michael and Brian for the remainder of the month. Lessons before hand at 8.30 with session from 9pm until 11. Love if you could join us on the dance floor for a night of fun n lively banter.


Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 15th for one week. Cost €619.00. Price includes Aer Lingus flights , insurance , half Board accommodation in house opposite the Church and transfers to & from Medjugorje. For more information & booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067



A three night trip to Iceland going on 23rdOctober. Total cost €599. Deposit of €200 to be paid before 1stJuly. All enquiries to 0404 45276



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



The Roundwood Active Retirement and Whist committee have organised a day tour on Thursday 10th July to Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park and a Liffey Cruise, passing the Four Courts and Customs House.  Evening meal on the way back and bus provided.  Total cost €50.  To book please call Molly at 0404 45407 or Betty at 01 2818703.


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