Roundwood notes week April 24th

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On Friday 28th April at Kavanagh’s pub, Roundwood the annual East Coast Coffee morning will be held.  The proceeds of which go to the five Cancer Support Centres in the Wicklow area and the Wicklow Hospice.  It starts at 10a.m and finishes around mid-day.  Please come along with some friends, make a donation, enjoy tea/coffee and refreshments and be in with a chance to win some wonderful prizes.  Entertainment will be provided on the day also.  Roundwood and the surrounding areas have always been extremely generous at this event so come along and support this great cause.



The Roundwood & District Community Council has secured funding for the upgrading of paths around the Upper Vartry Reservoir. The work will include creating a compound area and the reinstatement of a 4 feet wide track around a section of the Upper Reservoir and the resurfacing of same. The group are seeking tenders from registered contractors to complete this work. Tenders will be sought from contractors with machinery capable of undertaking this work. The conditions of the funding require that the successful contractors have a current C2 and tax clearance certificate. For a copy of the specification and information relating to this tender, terms and conditions, etc.  please email or call 086 3820136



There will be a talk on the Holy Wells  of Wicklow in the Annamoe    centre on Monday the 15th May at 8  30 oclock   It will be hosted by Rosaleen Durkin & Jack Byrne  This will be very interesting The main focus will be on the  Annamoe Glendalough and Roundwood area.  For More details phone 087 6168460 It is 0n the same night as our History evening   The Annamoe Tennis Court is available on hourly basics If you would like to book to play  Please contact Christine on 086 8057431 



A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 28th April in Byrne & Woods  Please note that  membership fees are now due.



The Blessing of graves will take place in Glendalough on Saturday 13th May at 8pm & in Brockagh on 20th May after 7pm mass



Now with the longer evenings the Wednesday evenings walks can take to the countryside! The walks will leave from the Coach House car park on Wednesdays at 7pm to take in some of the great walks around the Vartry Reservoirs. Do come along & bring a friend.



There will be a Coffee Morning & Cake Sale on Saturday 13th May at 10am till 12.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall in aid of The Martin Family Trust. There will be a raffle on the day. Donations of baking and spot prizes will be very gratefully received. Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy a chat and a cuppa for a very worthy cause. For further information please contact Val Halligan 086 107 0380 and Sue Gaskin 087 675 7147.



The Great Roundwood & Moneystown Spring Clean is scheduled for the week of the 27th of April as part of the nationwide Spring Clean campaign. Lots of folk are keeping the rubbish at bay throughout the year via the Adopt a Spot. Now is a good time to have a litter pick as the roadside vegetation is low and rubbish embedded in the ditches for years is very visible.  So if you can put in an hour in your area please lend a hand. There are a limited number of litter pickers but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags/gloves available for volunteers. If you are new to the area it’s a great way to meet the neighbours!  You can do your clean up at any time if this particular week does not suit. For litter pickers, bags or to make arrangements to collect rubbish bags if the need arises please call 087 2551579.



It wouldn’t be long now until the Tidy Towns judges are back seeing what improvements have happened since last year. A tidy towns work night in Roundwood village is planned for Monday 27th of April at 7pm meeting at the Parish Hall. All welcome



There will be a Country music break to Westport from the 22nd to the 27th October with day trips on some of the days.  It will be five night, six day tour with dinner, bus from Roundwood and back, dinner, bed and breakfast in the 3* The Westport Woods Hotel and music every night with acts such as T.R. Dallas, & Mike Denver and many more.  Day trips to Achill Island, Wild Atlantic Way to a pint in Matt Molloys bar.  The price will be €399 per person sharing with a €90 single room supplement.  A €200 deposit is required before 15th May.  Please contact Susan on 087 6273032 for more details.  All moniey to be paid before 1st August, 2017.



Progressive 45 card game on Sunday 14th May at 7.30pm sharp in the Roundwood Parish Hall, Excellent prize money with refreshments at the break. In aid of The Under 17 An Tochar GAA Team.



A bus will leave Roundwood for a pilgrimage to Our Ladys Island on Sunday 20th August.  Cost is €60 per person which includes scones & tea and dinner in the Riverside Park Hotel.  Names and money before 1st June, 2017 to Susan at 087 6273032.



The first two rounds of the  Indoor Soccer Tournament to raise funds for the Martin Family Trust took place last Saturday/Sunday and we have our first four teams through.  Round three takes place next Saturday 29th  and the Finals will take place on May 6th followed by food, Music and Presentations.  Please see for further details

Coffee Morning & Cake Sale – Fundraiser for the Martin Family Trust.  Saturday May 13th – 10am to 12.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall & Centre. – Please come along and enjoy some time with family and friends and by doing so support these two little boys and their family.  All donations will be gratefully received.and another date for your diary – Friday 28th April, there will be a fabulous table quiz and rock n roll bingo in the Grand Hotel Wicklow.  It’ll be lots of fun, a fantastic raffle with some amazing prizes: tickets to the Late Late, a walk on part in Fair City and much more. Tickets are a snip at only ten Euro.

GAA Cul Camps – the An Tochar Cul Camp will run from July 10th – 14th.  Further information/booking available on




The SHED is open at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen every Tuesday between 10 and 12. The improved weather conditions means that our virgin gardening will soon get underway. Double and single beds will be available and it has been asked whether these beds could also be provided indoors! Bunk beds have also been mentioned.   Feel free to come along and get involved in the healthy, therapeutic growing venture. You can be assured of a warm welcome.  The members are very grateful for all the support and good will towards the SHED. This was shown in a special way at the recent Open Day organized by the RDCC.   For further information call 086 8650588..



There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto draw.  The numbers drawn were. 3, 21, 27 & 30.   There were three match three winners, Joe Price, Anita Byrne & Jackie Wolohan.  Next week’s jackpot will be €14,200.



Any adults interesting in reliving their youth when we all learned to Ceili dance? There are Ceili dancing lessons in the Parish Hall in Roundwood on Wednesday nights starting at 8pm for an hour.  It’s learning to ceili dance in a fun and friendly manner (solo and group dances).  Just come along on the night



Next whist will be on Wednesday 26th April in the Parish Centre.



The next dance in Roundwood Community Centre is on Friday 19th May from 9pm – 12 midnight with music by The Wicklow Man. All are welcome



Fundraiser for the Martin Family – Keep the date free! Friday 28th April, there will be a fabulous table quiz and rock n roll bingo in the Grand Hotel Wicklow. This is in aid of Cathal and Ciaran Martin (Aoife Brady’s nephews) It’ll be lots of fun, a fantastic raffle with some amazing prizes: tickets to the Late Late, a walk on part in Fair City and much more. Tickets are a snip at only ten Euro. If you can’t make it on the night, perhaps you could give your Donation to Aoife. If anyone belongs to book clubs, sports clubs etc this would be a good night out while supporting a very worthy cause. Let’s help the Martin’s fight this awful condition. There is also an online donation facility and information – please see



A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30pm. Teas served. All are welcome.



Roundwood Set Dancing continues every Thursday night from 9pm til 11pm in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood.  Music this month is CD’s and we will have the O’Kane Family back playing for us again in March and then live music for the remainder of the year.    Admission remains at €5.  Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out. 



We’re back! Roundwood Home Producers Market re-opened on Sunday 19th March at 12 noon until 5 pm. Come for all your fresh bread, home baking, jams etc.  There will also be pictures, home crafts, plants and more. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome. 



Why not take 2 hours out of your week just for you and join us on a Monday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Here you will be part of a group who know that looking after their well being is so important.  You will learn how to meditate and be still. To connect to your Angels and be supported by the wonderful people who have attended this group in Roundwood for 13 years.  So if you would like more information you can contact me Mary Stacey on 0879819420 or just come along on the night



Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 11th 2017 for  a week.  Cost €669.00 per person sharing.  Single Room extra. €200.00 deposit secures place balance to be paid twelve weeks prior to departure.  Price includes flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board accommodation in House beside the Church.  Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local Guides throughout the week all English speaking, headed up by Senior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin.  Philip is a very experienced guide having spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje.  Accompanied by Spiritual Director.  For more information / booking  Contact Mary King on 087 2185067



Home Instead Senior Care –  Are actively looking for carers in the Roundwood and surrounding areas to care for people in their own homes.  Hours are Flexible, Part-Time, Evening and Weekend Work, Training & Experience preferred but not essential. If you are seeking employment, have a passion for people and would like to care for the elderly in your community.  Please give Home Instead a call at 01 2768122

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