Roundwood notes week February 25th

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A fashion show in aid of The Irish Cancer Society will take place in The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on this Friday 1st March starting at 8pm Admission is €10 and there will be a prosecco reception for only €3 per glass. Tickets can be purchased from The Post Office or Ann Duffy Flowers. A great night is promised with all monies going to a very worthy cause.



Congratulations to Michelle Kinsella who scooped last weeks jackpot of €25,900. The numbers drawn were:-10, 17, 22 & 30 There were eight match three winners, Cliona Flynn, Banco, Pat Quinn, Jack, Glen Hughes, Cecelia Reid, Deborah King & Donal Byrne. Next weeks jackpot will be €10,000


Diamond Bridge Club

Gertie Fee and Bridie Nolan played  their cards right on Monday 18th to take 1st place for North/South, 2nd Declan O Brien & Triona Woodroofe, 3rd Margaret Byrne & Maura Gaskin and 4th Margaret Bolger & Paddy O Brien.  1st on the night for East/West were Maria Magee & Rowena Brtady, 2nd/3rd John Loscher, Claire O Connor, Pamela Byrne  & Clare Sally,  4th Phil Power and Nancy O Brien.


002 Bridge Club.

Taking 1st place for North/South on Friday 22nd were Margaret Bolger & Noelen Redmond, 2nd Monica Brady & June Digby,  3rd Margaret Byrne & Gaye McGettigan and 4th Rachel Judd & Molly Byrne.  1st place for East/West were Teresa Leahy & Maria Magee, 2nd Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien , 3rd John Loscher  & Nancy O Brien and 4th Gertie Fee & Jane Cronin.



Story telling will take place in Annamoe Centre on Friday 8th March at 8pm. All are welcome to come along.



Roundwood and District Community Council with the support of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are running an 8 week mural art project for adults in Roundwood starting in late March. If you are interested or would like further information please call (0404) 64050 or 086 0499149. If necessary leave a message referring to the mural art project in Roundwood



Calling all Irish Dancers, Set Dancers, Musicians, singers and story tellers.  All Children and Adults are invited to come join us on Friday evening 15th March 2019 at 7.30pm in Roundwood Parish Hall for song and dance to make it an Irish night to remember with a bit of fun and craic.



The Shed continues every Tuesday between 10 and 12 in our Shed within a Shed at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen. The topics are wide and varied and we continue to participate in a growing list of activities. Some of our members will be participating in a Go for Life Games Day on Wednesday 27 February while recently the mat was rolled out for us in the Parish Hall where we tried our hands (left and right) at Bowling under the watchful and patient eye of our tutor Bobby. The jury is out at the moment in trying to decide if he has spotted any new talent. It was great to have new faces join in the fun and perhaps the Bowling could become a regular weekly activity.



Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge with the O’Kane family returning for the month of March.  All are always welcome – whether you have ever or never danced before…. Session starts at 8.30 til 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.



There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 27th April leaving Laragh at 7.45am & at Roundwood 8a.m. The cost is €65 per person and includes, bus, breakfast and dinner. All money to be paid by 1st April to Susan at 087 6273032. There will be a trip to Lourdes from 27th – 31stMay and three seats left for May 20th – 24th. Six places from 19th – 26th July for seven days full board, no single supplement at a cost of €585 & transport from airport to Lourdes. Own insurance, baggage of 10kg included. A €150 depost to Susan O’Neill at 087 6273032 as soon as possible. There will be a tour of Scotland from the 26th to the 31st July for six days. Included are The Highlands of Scotland and The Orkley Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Lock Lomond, Lock Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A deposit of €200 is required on or before the 1st April with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032. The Westport Country break takes place afrom 20th to 25th October at a cost of $425. Alltrips to Susan 087 6273032



CoderDojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. The first session this term started on the 23rd of February in Roundwood NS at 1:30pm.  For further information and registration please see Booking is essential.



The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10a.m until 1pm. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072



The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.



Next whist is on this Wednesday 27th February in The Parish Centre.



The first talk in the Roundwood Historical Society’s 2019 Series will take place on Tuesday 5th March at 8pm in Roundwood Parish Hall.

The topic is the 100th Anniversary of the First Dail and will be given by Éamon Ó Cuív, TD. Éamon Ó Cuív has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency since the 1992 general election. He previously served as Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2011 to 2012, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Minister for Defence January 2011 to March 2011, Minister for Social Protection from 2010 to 2011, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2002 to 2010, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands from 2001 to 2002 and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development from 1997 to 2002. He served as a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel from 1989 to 1992. The ‘First Dáil’ of 1919 was an assembly established by Sinn Féin MPs elected to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in the 1918 United Kingdom general election. Upon winning a majority of Irish seats in the election, Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the United Kingdom parliament and instead convened as the First Dáil Éireann the first Irish parliament to exist since 1801. The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman). A number of short documents were then adopted, this included the Declaration of Independence that asserted that the Dáil was the parliament of a sovereign state called the “Irish Republic”.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5th March at 8pm.

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



The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 22nd March with music by The Wicklow Man



Pilgrimage To Medjugorje October 9 th for one week . Cost €679.00 fully inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Director  & staying in house beside Church For more details & booking please contact Mary King on 087 2185067



Badminton for Secondary school children continues every Mon from 6 30pm to 7.30pm.. We have a small supply of racquets available. Come along and bring your friends.  Beginners particularly welcome



Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm



Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30pm.  All are welcome.



Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7pm every Wednesday at the Coach House car park.  All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.



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.



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. pm for the winter months beginning on the 30th October  Teas served. All are welcome


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