Roundwood notes week February 5th

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There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were:- 6, 15, 19, & 29.  There was one match three winner, Lynne O’Toole.  Next weeks jackpot will be €10,900


The inaugural Roundwood Duathlon took place on 27th December when over 250 eager participants took on the new route around the reservoir.  The event was a great success with revellers enjoying food & entertainment in Kavanagh’s Pub throughout the afternoon and evening.  A total of €3500 was raised during the event; this money was split between St. James’s Hospital & St. Vincent’s Hospital for Cancer Research. The organizing committee would like to express their sincere thanks to all who participated and we look forward to an even bigger turnout in 2018.


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 11th February 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 23rd February in The Coach House at 1.30.


The meeting will be an informal introduction to Bitcoin (non technical), for educational purposes, followed by a questions and answers session from the audience in Kavanaghs pub on Monday 12th February at 8pm.  All are welcome.



Swimming started Friday 2nd February – Friday 2nd March from 8 to 9 pm in Coral Leisure Centre Wicklow.   Following ages and strokes: U8 Freestyle, U10 Freestyle/Backstroke, U12 Freestyle/Backstroke/Breaststroke, U14 Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly, U16 Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly.  Swim offs will be held on Friday March 2nd with County Finals on Saturday March 10th at 3pm in Arklow.  Remember age cutoff is 31st July. For further info contact Seamus on 0868557962.


Come along to Annamoe Centre for a Valentine Story /Rambling House on Valentines night  Wednesday the 14th February at 8 o’clock.  All are welcome.


Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 10th for seven nights.  Cost €669.00 which includes Flights ( Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board in house beside 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 who has spent many years in Medjugorje.  Pilgrimage accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat O’Connell Early booking offer of € 100.00 off price if booked and paid in full by December 8th For more information / booking contact Mary King on 087 2185067


Deep Relaxation, Peace, Angelic Guidance and Hands on Energy Healing is what you will experience on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So make that decision to look after yourself, your well being and join us there. Looking forward to welcoming you.  For more information contact Mary 0879819420.


There will be a pilgrimage to Lourdes from the 12th to the 17th September, 2018 for five nights full board at a 4 star hotel.  The price will be €649 per person sharing.  If you pay deposit of €100 before 1st February you get a €50 reduction and the price will be €599.  More information in the church porch.  Please contact Susan as soon as possible for booking forms at 087 6273032


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 8th April, 2018 for Divine Mercy Sunday.  Bus willleave Laragh 7.45am and Roundwood at 8a.m  Price of €65 includes breakfast, dinner & bus.  Please contact Susan at 087 6273032 to book a seat.  Money in full before 15th March, 2018.


The AGM of the Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society will take place on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 20.00 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood.  Please note that only paid-up members of the Society, on the day of the AGM are eligible to vote at the AGM


The next talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2018 Series will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at 20.00pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.  The title of the talk is “Recent Archaeological discoveries at Newtownmountkennedy” and will be given by archaeologist Paul Duffy. Paul is a site director with Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd., a Kilcoole based company who were responsible for the archaeological testing and excavation in Newtownmountkennedy.  Paul has supervised and directed numerous prehistoric and medieval excavations throughout Ireland. Paul’s international experience includes supervising excavations in France as well as leading large scale heritage surveys and excavations in Western Australia.  In addition to private sector work, Paul has extensive experience in community archaeology and he was awarded Royal Irish Academy excavation grants in 2013 and 2014 for his project Grassroots Archaeology and Irish Research Council funding for his Resurrecting Monuments project carried out in partnership with UCD in 2015 and 2016.  Paul is a serving board member of the Institute of Archaeologist of Ireland. He has published in numerous volumes and has lectured on his works in Ireland, France, Australia and the UK. His research interests include community archaeology, medieval settlement and defensive architecture. His book ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne – the epic deeds of Hugh de Lacy during the Albigensian Crusade’ has just been published.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 13th February at 8pm. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.


Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd were the winners for North/South on Monday 29th January followed closely by 2nd place Clare O Connor and Seamus Kennedy, 3rd place went to Margaret Byrne and Pamela Byrne and 4th Judy Skates and Rowena Brady.   Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien, 2nd Marian Davies and Teresa Leahy, Miriam Coyle and Mary Browne were 3rd and Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy were 4th.


Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance is on Friday 16th February from 9pm till midnight.  Refreshments on the night.  Music by Jimmy Hogan


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Kay Plunkett; Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy & Martin Byrne (shared); top Lady: Maura McHugh;  Second Lady; May Kenna; First Half: Kitty Kennedy; Second Half: Magdalen Kennedy; Longest Sitting: Patricia Byrne & Lowest Score: Pat Fisher.  Raffle prizes were won by Magdalen Kennedy, Monica Brady; Pat fisher, Tom McHugh & May Kenna.  The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday 14th Feburary in The Parish Centre.


Roundwood Men’s Shed: Following our most recent series of digital lessons one of our SHEDDERS has decided to take his fully charged mobile with him when he completes the life marathon which we have referred to in the past. The phone will be taken with him to the grave and when he gets to the ‘other side’ he will be able to communicate with the SHEDDERS down on earth and fill them in on the good life up above. “That is not going to happen”, one of the SHED wits commented,” because with the phone melting in the flames, there’ll be no signal coming from where you’re going”.  As well as the tea and cake and biscuits, there is regular banter in the SHED at the gatherings on Tuesdays between 10 and 12. You will be assured of a warm welcome if you come along.


Adult ceili dancing classes are held every Wednesday night in the parish hall from 8 to 9pm. Learn to solo dance and also group dances under the tuition of Aoife, Cian and Eimear and have great fun learning.


Moneystown Community Centre Cards will continue as usual on Tuesday nights at 8 pm while our Moneystown Dance will return on Friday 9th March


Tuesday morning badminton continues from 9.30am – beginners always welcome. Some rackets are available.


Rebecca Delamere will be running Maths classes for Secondary School students in Roundwood Parish Hall.  Classes will be available for 1st to 6th year students and are designed to focus on common areas that students struggle with.  Guaranteed small class sizes and places are limited.  For further information, please contact Rebecca on 0860650129 or RebeccaDelamereMathsLessons@outlook.ie.


The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action every Wednesday evening meeting at 7pm at the Coach House car park. Everyone welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately 1 hour in and around Roundwood village


Alex Grey, PSquared Performance, is on hand to guide you through your fitness programme in the An Tóchar Fitness Centre.  Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to discuss personal training.https://www.facebook.com/psquaredperformance


A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8 pm for the winter.  Teas served. All are welcome.


The Rural Partnership 5 week healthy eating demonstrations due to commence on Wednesday 14th February from 10.30a.m – 12.30pm
will not now commence until Wednesday 21st February in The Annamoe Centre.

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