Roundwood notes August 3

roundwood local notes


There will be a Christmas party night with Red Hurley show on Tuesday 8th December at the Ballsbridge Hotel which will include a four course Christmas dinner and show at a cost of €59 per person.  Please contact Susan at 0404 45276 any evening after 8pm if interested.  All monies must be paid before 15th October.



Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Blessing of the Graves Ceremony in Roundwood. And to Fr. Pawel, the Choir, Betty and servers Daniel and Amy, Seán Kenna who provided the sound for the occasion, the Hall Committee for their very welcome ‘cuppa’ in the Parish Centre afterwards, and to the stewards John Paddy and Anthony who, with the Gárdaí, did an excellent job controlling the traffic.  Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir.



Join us on a walk to the newly rediscovered Lady’s Well on Carrick Mountain.  This well had its pattern day on 15th August but the tradition ended in 1798.  The wlk to the well is to visit it on the original pattern day. Holy wells had many old traditions and people used the wells as a gathering place for music, dancing and fun with one day a year being a pattern day.   If you have a song to sing or a poem to read that would be appreciated.  We meet at Moneystown church on 15th August at 11a.m as the well is hard to find.  It takes approximately 30 minutes to walk to the well.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The well is at the side of the Coillte roadway.  There will be a short talk at the well on the history and traditions of Holy Wells and how Lady’s Well was rediscovered in 2013.


Roundwood A.F.C. is holding their Annual General Meeting on the Tuesday 11th August in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7.30pm sharp. All motions and nominations must be sent in writing to Club Secretary, Ciaran Dunne, 6 Djouce Meadow, Roundwood, Co.wicklow,to be received no later than 7 days prior to date of AGM. Yours in Sport Roundwood AFC.



The Roundwood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Friday August 21st  dancing to Tony Davitt from 9 p.m. till late. Teas served, refreshments also available, Raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing jive.



The next Car Boot Sale will be held on Sunday August 9th   for Information and Booking please contact us by or by ringing Bernie on 087-3932730 or Ben 087-9627527 Indoor and outdoor spaces available, Booking is essential as limited to 22 tables indoor. Open to stall holders from 10 a.m open to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm.. Tables can only be held until 11.30 a.m.



The Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are currently advertising funding support towards classes in the local community. Some previous courses organised by the Roundwood & District Community Council with their support included beginners digital camera, flower arranging and cookery. If you are interested in taking part in such classes or others such as basket making, painting, etc. please call 086 8055040 or email



The centre’s August dance will take place on Friday 14 August



Judging of the Pure Mile from Sinnott’s Corner to Watter’s Bridge and on to the Slí na Sláinte will take place in early August so there is still time for all the residents to finish painting those walls, weeding, litter picking, etc. All help will be much appreciated



A pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island will take place on Saturday 15th August leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 10a.m.  Tea and scones on the way and dinner in the evening.  Total cost €60 per person.  For further information please contact Susan on 0404 45276 after 8pm.



There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 11, 19, 25 & 26.  There were five match three winners, D. Power, S. Cullen, B. Kearney, S. Byrne & J.E.T.S.  Next weeks jackpot will be €13,100



The next whist will be on Wednesday the 5th August in the Parish Centre.



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



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 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



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

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