Roundwood notes week March 4th

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Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 10th March 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 22nd March in Byrne & Woods, Roundwood at 1.30. Please let Molly at 0404 45407 or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.



Roundwood Community Games will hold their swimming qualifiers on Friday 8th March from 8.30pm – 9.30pm in The Coral Leisure Centre, Wicklow. This is in advance of the County Finals on Saturday 30th March. For further information contact Seamus on 086 8557962


Progressive 45’s

There will be a Progressive 45 Card Game in memory of our late friend and fellow card player Tom McHugh, Sunday 10th March at 7pm in Roundwood Parish Hall everyone welcome.


Diamond Bridge Club.

On Monday 25th February Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien took 1st place for North/South, 2nd Marion Davis & Teresa Leahy, 3rd Seamus Kennedy & Phil Power and 4th Brid Clancy & Monica Brady.  East/West 1st place went to Maria Magee & Rowena Brady, 2nd Mary Pierce & Margaret Byrne, 3rd Rachel Judd & Molly Byrne.


002 Bridge Club.

Taking 1st place for North/South were Maria Magee & Rowena Brady, 2nd Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, 3rd Monica  Brady & June Digby and 4th Catherine McGillycuddy and Margaret Byrne.   Ger Lenihan took 1st place once again this time for East/West with partner John Loscher,  2nd Teresa Leahy & Marion Davis, 3rd Miriam Coyle & Pat Rushe 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.



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.



The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Kay Plunkett; Top Gent: Anne Pierce; Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy; Top Lady: Evlyn O’Neill; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Marie Magee; Second Half: Catherine Doyle; Longest Sitting: Richie Cullen & Lowest Score: Jimmy Molloy. Raffle prizes were won by Martin Byrne, Kitty Kennedy, Molly Byrne, Magdalen Kennedty & Maura McHugh. Next whist is on this Wednesday 13th March 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 10th 2018 for a week  Accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat 0’Connell  Cost €669.00. Sharing  €100.00 off if paid in full by December 20th  Price includes Flights ( Aer Lingus) . Insurance, Half Board in house beside Church Transfers to and from Medjugorje.  Local guides all English speaking headed up by Philip Ryan from Dublin.. For more information / booking 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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