Roundwood notes week August 13th

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Join the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides on a children’s nature walk at 11am  on Wednesdays in July & August to explore various aspects of the National Park. Suitable for all age groups. An adult must stay with their children and be prepared to join in! No booking or charges apply. Meet at the Information Office near the Upper Lake in Glendalough. Topics to be covered include: Wednesday 22nd August: History. For further information call the Wicklow Mountains National Park Information Office on 0404 45425.



The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place  Sunday 19th August, leaving Moneystown at 6 pm.  The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed!).  Suitable for older children accompanied by adults.

The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.  Lady’s well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site.  The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day – August 15th.

There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history.  If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.

Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre.  Any queries please contact Rosaleen at Facebook page:  Wicklow Wells.


Ogham Talk

Under the umbrella of the Roundwood and District Community Council the local Men’s Shed is planning to plant ten native Irish trees/saplings along a section of one of the trails. An engraved oak stake bearing the name of each tree in Irish, English and Ogham writing will be fixed to the ground beside each sapling. Dr. Nora White is an authority on the Ogham writing, and as part of the project she will be giving an illustrative talk in the Parish Hall on Tuesday 21st August at 8 p.m.

Admission will be free and all are invited to come along. Seighean Ó Draoi, will be doing the engraving and will be teaching/tutoring the men in the SHED to do the Ogham writing.

The good will and support for the project from Ned Fleming, the Corporation Engineer is acknowledged.



There will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday 19th August leaving Roundwood at 10a.m. from the Parish Hall.  Cost is €65 per person which includes the bus, scones and dinner.  Money and names to Susan at 087 76273032 before 1st August, 2018.



Next Whist is this Wednesday 15th August in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.



There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 19 & 23. There was eight match three winners Morgan, Liam & Lizzie Taylor, Dee Smyth, Tom Graham, S & M Kavanagh, Joey & Sandra, Margaret allen & Des & Des. Next weeks jackpot will be €18,700



Whale Theatre Greystones, 31st August, 8pm: The Bugle Babes close harmony trio sing the Andrews Sisters’ songbook to the rhythm of the jazz and swing music of Glenn Miller and the 1940s Big Bands. Full detailson



Annamoe centre will hold their annual BBQ on Saturday 25th August at 1pm. All are welcome.



Roundwood Home Producers Market is open from 12  noon till 5pm every Sunday in The Parish Centre. Come for your home baking, crafts, plants, vegetables and more.  New members always welcome or 087 2506785



Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday August 17th with music by The Jimmy HofN.



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



The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group will now meet at the Knockraheen entrance (Newtown Road R765) to the Upper Vartry Reservoir at 7pm every Wednesday for the summer months. There are now a range of walks to suit all levels of ability. So do come along to walk at your own pace for approx 1 hour. All welcome



Angel Healing Roundwood is on a short break for the month of August. Thank you to everyone who joined us. We will be back Monday the 3rd of September in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. Looking forward to seeing you all there .  For more information contact Mary 0879819420.



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.



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.



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




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