Roundwood notes week September 17th

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The Roundwood Street Festival committee 2018 wish to express huge thanks to all the businesses who very kindly sponsored the Roundwood Festival Raffle.

Prize winners for Roundwood Festival raffle

Ist 2nights B&B Fernhill house and gardens, Co. Cork -Robert Cowman,

2nd 250 euro Voucher for the Wicklow Heather – Mary and April Regan

3rd 150 euro voucher for Prices Garage Roundwood – J Condron

4th 100 euro voucher for Centra Roundwood – Granny and Joey

5th Meal for 2 a bottle of wine The Glendalough Hotel – Breda Synnott

6th Dinner for 2, woodlands restaurant, Glenview Hotel – Keith Lawless

7th 50 euro voucher for Sugar Mountain Café, – Colm Byrne

8th 50 euro voucher for Terry Kavanagh Meats – carol Coffey

9th Voucher for 5 dancing lessons Mcgrath Flood school of Irish Dancing – Tony Cullen

10th Voucher for Shellac nails and Full body tan – Mountain Breeze – Aishling Vickers

11th Oriflame Hamper – donated by Breda Synnott, local agent, – Susan Kearney

12th Voucher for 1 free term Stagebratz – Pat Reid

13th 30 euro voucher JJ Jewellers Wicklow – Maeve Fanning

14th 50 euro voucher for Sugar Mountain Café – Simon Gahen

15 Photograph Donated by local photographer Darren Flynn – Mia Kennedy

16 Adriano’s Take Away Roundwood – Voucher for 1 pizza meal deal – Edel Fagen

17 Voucher for the Green Room Roundwood – Andrew Doyle

18 Ashley’s Barber shop Roundwood, voucher 1 gents’ haircut with hair products – Margaret Kennedy

19 Voucher for 5 dancing lessons Mcgrath Flood school of Irish Dancing – Rose Gaffney

20 Wok-U-Like Chinese Takeaway Roundwood – Voucher set meal for 2 – Sinead Jackson

21 Voucher 1 dog/cat vaccination and health check Roundwood Vet Practice – Fiadh Kavanagh

22 Village takeaway 20 euro Voucher – Rachel Sillery

23 – Adriano’s Take Away Roundwood – Voucher for 1 pizza meal deal- Bridget Timmons

24 Ashley’s Barber shop Roundwood, voucher 1 gents haircut with hair products – Elenore Medlycott



Roundwood variety group would like to invite children from age 8 to 6th class to audition for upcoming pantomime on 1st 2nd 3rd february 2019.  Audition/workshop on tuesday 26th sept at 7pm in parish hall from 7 to 830. Teens adults audition/workshop thursday 27th september parish hall from 8 to 10pm.introduction meeting at 7pm parish hall tuesday 25th sept for parents of children  8 to 18years who hope to participate in show.  Enqueries edel 0872285991


Roundwood Coder Dojo

Starts back on the 22nd of September. These are free fun computer coding sessions for age 7+. So get your laptops ready and join in for a session packed with coding. There are spare laptops available for use if required. If you haven’t been back in a while or want to try something different why not come along and we talk about Scratch, web design and robotics! We also have a surprise demo of something we have never done before! Please visit to register your child. No previous experience necessary. Volunteers with computer coding experience are very welcome too! Check out the website for further information.


Diamond Bridge Club.

Bridge resumed with a large attendance last  Monday in Roundwood Community Hall with Rowena Brady and Margaret Bolger taking 1st place in the first competition of this season 2nd Ger Lenihan and Paddy O Brien , 3rd Declan O Brien and Gaye MCgettigan and 4th Mary Pierce and Kay Plunkett Taking the honours for East/West were Bridie Nolan and Catherine Halligan, 2nd Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne,  3rd Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies and 4th Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne.


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Maria Magee and Rowena Brady started the new season in a positive wayby taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 14th, June Digby and Monica Brady were in 2nd place and Ger Lenihan and John Loscher were 3rd. Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger continued from where they finished in May by taking 1st place for East/West , 2nd Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin  and 3rd Miriam Coyle and Kitty Heslin.



As part of Roundwood Cancer Support  fundraising activities a Pub Quiz will be held in Vartry House (Kavanagh’s Pub) on Friday 21st September 2018 at 8.00pm.  The cost is 40 euros per table of 4 people.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Any donations/prizes/support you can contribute to our Pub Quiz would be greatly appreciated.  If you need a receipt/acknowledgement please contact us via email ( Roundwood Cancer Support is a newly set up organisation in Roundwood and is in the  process of becoming a registered Charity.  The aim is to provide practical help and emotional support to those affected by cancer including their families. We are here to lend a helping hand and a listening ear, when you need us.



Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm . Music for September will be by the O’Kane family. If there is enough interest we will start jiving lessons again this season. Watch this space



Do you want to find your mojo? Feel well, eat well, look well and more! 6 week healthy living group in Roundwood parish hall on Tuesdays at 10.00am and Fridays at 6.30pm (for those who prefer evenings) from 25th and 28th September and run by a local nutritionist. Meet new people and learn to support your health and wellbeing. There will be recipes and snack ideas included and a group walk once a week for whoever is interested in coming along for that also. Absolutely everyone is welcome. €10 per week pay as you go or get 1 class free if paid in full at the first meeting.  There are very limited spaces available so if you are interested please contact Julie-ann to register your place and for more information  at 0879455829, via email at or through Facebook at Mojo Nutrition and Wellbeing.



Our Annual Mass of Remembrance will be on Saturday 6th October at 6.00 p.m in Roundwood Church.  This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss



Traditional Irish music classes will start back in Roundwood National School on Tuesday nights at the end of September.  New members are very welcome.  We are also looking for new teachers.  For more information, please contact



The monthly car boot sale will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on next Sunday 13th October from 12 noon to 4pm.  It is proposed to have our  November car boot sales on the second Sunday of the month on the 10th November.



Rebecca Delamere will be teaching group Maths lessons on a weekly basis in Roundwood for first year students.  Class sizes will be very small.  These lessons provide support for students who may be struggling with Maths or students who are aiming for high grades and also prepare students for their Maths exams. To reserve a space or for further information, please contact Rebecca on 086 0650129 or



A change in the day of the Art Class from Thursday morning to Monday mornings. The new dates are Mondays 10.00am – 12.00pm 24th September – 3rd December at the Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre. Basi steps for Beginners in Drawing and Painting and time to develop your skills as Improvers.. €12 per class. I look forward to hearing from you Booking is essestial as places are limited



There will be a music weekend in Donegal from the 2nd to the 4th November  This will be a three day coach tour at a price of €289 per person sharing.  The price includes the bus from Roundwood to Donegal and back to Roundwood, two nights dinner, bed and breadfast in 4 star Clonee Hotel, Letterkenny with music nightly with Lisa McHugh, Derek Ryan and Gerry Guthrie.  A depost of €100 is required before the 25th September.  Names to Susan at 087 6273032 and remainder of money to be paid before 15th October.  The bus will leave at 8.30a.m from Roundwood.



Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening Monday the 3rd of September in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30 sharp. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.



Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday 21st September with music by John Flood



The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Tom McHugh, Top Gent: Richie Cullen, Top Lady: Catherine Doyle, Second Gent: Tiney Shortt, Second Lady: Nan Wolohan, First Half: Molly Byrne, Second Half: May Kenna, Lowest Score: Pat Fisher & Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy. The raffle prizes were won by Pat Fisher, Shay Brady, Richie Cullen & Monica Brady. The next Whist is this Wednesday 26th September in The Parish Centre, Roundwood.



There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers drawn were 3, 14, 18 & 29. There were eleven match three winners Debbie Lowe, Jill Kavanagh, Mary O’Reilly, Mrs. Fagan, Patrick McD, Maura Windsor, Kathleen Higins, Mary Carstairs, Josephine Kenny, Chris Davis & Denis Healy Next weeks jackpot will be €20,200



The next talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2018 Series will take place on this Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.

The talk is based on the book “Aghowle: where the divil ate the tinker”, written by Margaret Connolly. Margaret published this book on the history of the townland of Aghowle and its farming community in late 2017.  Aghowle is located approximately 1 mile from Moneystown and 4 miles from Ashford village.

Margaret grew up on a small farm in Aghowle where ancestors on her grandmother’s side had lived since the early 1800’s. Margaret will discuss the social history of Aghowle based on her intimate knowledge of the families who farmed there over the years.  Her account is based largely on her own experience and on the recorded memories of her own family and others who lived in the area.

The book records a way of life that is now almost completely disappeared and highlights the importance of recording our own local history before it is lost forever.

The talk will include a display of over 100 photographs from the book. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th September at 8pm.

The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 – payable at the door.



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



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.



The following concert will take place at 8 pm on Wednesday 12 September, at The Janet Ashe Memorial Concert, Fiachra Garvey (piano) will play works by Brahms, Chopin, Field, and Rachmaninov which he will be performing in Germany three days later and at various U.K festivals.3. At 8 pm on Friday 14 September,  Miriam Roycroft (cello) and Lance Coburn (piano) will play works by Beethoven, Chopin, Martinu and Moeran.Tickets for these concerts are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information on any of these concerts or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email


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