Roundwood notes December 1


Our Parish Christmas Sale of Work will take place on Sunday the 7th Dec, 12-4pm in the GAA Complex so get your Christmas Jumper & Santa Hat ready it will be a great day out with something for everyone including Wheel of Fortune, Bottle Stall, Flowers Swags & Table Centres, Teas, Big & Small Raffles, Home Baking, 6th Class Stall, Bric a Brac, Auction, Books, Roulette, Face & Nail Painting, & Tatoo’s, Christmas Carols & much much more you will also be able to purchase the 2015 Roundwood Calendar and order or purchase your Club Gear. Giggles will be in attendance & Santa will be there to meet all the children at 1pm.

Donations for all the stalls and attractions are very gratefully received on the day or can be left in with Maureen in the Parish Centre during 9.30am-12noon daily for further queries contact Caroline Sillery at 086 171 4973.


Roundwood Variety Group would like to thank all those who came along to our junior disco last Friday night.  Everyone had a terrific night, with some great movers and shakers.  We are delighted to announce that there will be another junior disco in January, 2015.  Watch this space.


Roundwood Variety Group are delighted to announce that they will be selling vouchers for their upcoming musical The Ugly Duckling which will take place from Thursday 29th January to Sunday 1st February.  Vouchers can be bought for Christmas presents and then exchanged for tickets when they go on sale in early January.  To purchase your voucher please ring 086 8287858.


The next Community Council meeting is on Monday the 8th December in the Old School.  All are welcome.


A Christmas themed flower arranging class for children will take place on Saturday 13th of December in Roundwood Old School. There are a limited of places available. Places will be allocated in a first come first served basis. For further information please call 086 8055040 or email info@roundwood.ie. This course is organised by the Roundwood and District Community Council.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Christmas Lunch will take place on Friday 12th December in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30


The Tom Mulligan Branch of the Labour Party Kilmacanogue.are holding their annual Christmas social evening in Plucks (Formally the Glencormac Inn) Kilmacanogue on Saturday 6th December 2014 from 9pm. Gary Taaffe will provide the music and entertainment. As usual finger food will be provided. This is a very special evening for the branch as they are celebrating the 60th anniversary since the Labour Party Branch was formed.  All are welcome to come along and enjoy the evening.


The Christmas tree lights will be turned on at Roundwood Old School on Saturday 6th of December after mass at 7.30pm. Get your Santa hats on, join in the Christmas carol singing to kick off the festive season. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Old School.


Kilcoole Set dance Christmas Party will be Friday the 5th of December @ 9pm in The Mill Room Kilcoole. Music by The Bass Ceili Band All welcome.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 1, 16, 19 & 21.  There were two match three winners, J. Scott &Agatha Mansfield.  Next weeks jackpot will be, €15,500.


Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne took 1st place for North/South in competition on Monday 24th November Nancy O Brien and Catherine Halligan were 2nd, Gertie Fee and Monica Brady were 3rd whilst Margaret Byrne and Triona Woodroofe took 4th Place.  East/West victors were Brid Clancy and Phil Power 2nd Mary Pierce and Margaret Byrne and joint 3rd/4th were Kay Plunkett and Pamela Byrne and Pauric Gleeson and Bridie Nolan.


June Digby and Monica Brady were the North/South victors on Friday 28th November  whilst Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien had to settle for 3rd  one point behind Paddys wife Nancy and her partner Catherine McGillycuddy, Maria Magee and Rowena Brady were 4th.  After a  disappointing   few weeks Margaret Bolger and her partner Noeleen Redmond returned to form to take 1st place for East/West over strong contention from Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin, Bridie Nolan and Seamus Kennedy were 3rd and Jim McNamara and Liz Belton were 4th.  All members please note it is prize giving time again, presentation will be on Friday 12th December..


Set dancing classes continue on Wednesday nights in The Mill Room, Kilcoole .  Classes for all levels.


The Wicklow man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 12th December from 9.30 to 12. Teas and mince pies, door prizes, refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc. Our new years dance takes place on Fri 9th ,January with music by The Wicklow Man.


The results of the whist is as follows:- Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Mary Pierce; Top Lady: Patricia Byrne; Second Gent: Tiny Shortt; Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Molly Byrne; Second Half: Maura McHugh & Monica Brady (shared), Lowest Score: Mary Cullen & Longest Sitting Nan Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by Jimmy Molloy, Martin Byrne, Nan Wolohan, Mary Cullen & Ann Pierce.  Next whist will be on Wednesday 10th December.


At the Roundwood & District Community Council meeting last night the Gardaí outlined a number of incidents and serious complaints received due to parking on the footpath opposite the shops on the Main Street. The situation is now so serious that someone will be critically injured or killed. From now on illegal parking will not be tolerated and our local Gardaí will be enforcing this rigidly.  Another issue raised is speeding through the village. Wicklow Co Council staff working with our local Councillors and the Community Council will be making a submission to the National Transport Authority seeking funding for further traffic calming measures in the village. The Gardaí are well aware of the issue and are taking the necessary action to discourage speeding by deploying the GATSO van and regular speed checks in the coming months. Please heed these warning. This action is being taken for your safety and that of our children. 


There will be a Progressive 45 Card Game in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm on Sunday the 7th December In aid of the Parish Sale of Work Excellent prize money refreshments served everyone welcome to join us for a good night of dancing. 


Set dancing in Kavanagh’s lounge every Thursday night with live music for the rest of this month and October with Michael and Brian. Session from 9pm until 11pm. Visitors to the area and beginners are always welcome. If you would like a quick lesson on the steps before the session begins just give Sheila a call on 087 2121522.


Angel Healing takes place every Monday night at 7.30 in the Parish Center, 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 theroundwoodparishhall@gmail.com



Roundwood Home Producers Market continues 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.



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



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