Roundwood notes week April 22nd

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The Roundwood Car Boot sale returns on Sunday 26th May and every fourth Sunday of the month thereafter. Set up of stalls from 9a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.


The next Active Retirement lunch will be held in The Roundwood Inn on Friday 26th April at 1.30pmROUNDWOOD DANCE.
The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 17th May with music by John Flood..


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Maria Magee & Rowena Brady took 1st place in an Howell competition on Friday 19th April  2nd Monica Brady & June Digby,  3rd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger and 4th Liz Belton & Ann Duffy.
The Second talk Roundwood and District Folklore Society’s 2019 Series will take place on Monday April 29th 8pm in the Roundwood Parish Hall.
This talk will feature Anthony J Jordan on his latest book “Maud Gonne’s Men” Anthony “Tony” J. Jordan is an Irish biographer. He is a native of Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. Jordan is a graduate of NUI Maynooth, University College Dublin, and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. He initially specialized in writing ‘first’ biographies (Major John MacBride, Sean MacBride, Christy Brown, WT Cosgrave and John A. Costello). His early interest centred on the interaction between the figures of Major John MacBride/WB Yeats and Maud Gonne.  On discovering the MacBride Papers in the National Library of Ireland, he has made them available through his books in elucidation on MacBride from the criticism by WB Yeats and his admirers.
Anthony J. Jordan’s new book Maud Gonne’s Men gives an account of the various relationships Maud Gonne had with men over her life, from Thomas Gonne, her father, to French politician and journalist to Lucien Millevoye to WB Yeats and John MacBride, who she viewed as Ireland itself, to James Joyce and her second son Sean MacBride, who she viewed as a reincarnation of her deceased baby, George, who she had with Millevoye. Jordan uses this methodology to paint a fascinating picture of Maud Gonne, as well as illustrating how she and those she interacted with shaped history in multiple ways.
The book also carries chapters on the reparation of WB Yeats and the non-Reparation of James Joyce, both of which Maud and her son Sean had a part.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday April 29th at 8pm. The entrance fee is for members is 3 euro and for non-members is 5 euro- payable at the door
A place of peace, relaxation, stillness and spiritual healing is what you will enjoy every Monday evenings (except bank holidays) at 7.30 in the Parish Hall Roundwood Village. For more information contact Mary 0879819420.
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.MARKET

Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta 0860722851 ROUNDWOOD 1916The Roundwood 1916 memorial committee is marking the signing of the proclamation at special memorial at Roundwood Garda Station after mass on Sunday 28th April. All are welcome.

The first concert of our 2019 series takes place at 8 pm on Friday 3 May in Calary Church and is in association with Bray Jazz Festival. Dowry is the stage name of Éna Brennan, born in Brussels, Belgium to parents who are Danish and Irish. She is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and songwriter whose music combines elements of experimental folk, ambient instrumental, contemporary classical, Irish traditional and country music to name a few. Tickets for this concert, which are €15 and €12 for concessions, can be purchased through the Bray Jazz Festival site www.brayjazz.com/dowry
Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge 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 trip to Scotland from the 26th to the 31st July for six days. Included are The Highlands of Scotland and The Orkney Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A deposit of €200 is required as soon as possible with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032.
A day trip to Waterford Treasurers will take place on Satuday 29th June with pick up in Roundwood at 9.15a.m with tea, scones and dinner included with a trip to 15th century wine vault and Waterford Crystal at a cost of €75 per person with all monies to be paid by 20th May.
The Westport Country 6 day break takes place from 20th to 25th October at a cost of €425. Acts performing will include Robert Mizzell, Stuary Moyles & Declan Nerny among others. Dinner B & B in Westport Woods hotel & daily coach tours with one day off. Deposit of €200 to be paid before the end of July All trips to Susan 087 6273032
CoderDojo Roundwood are looking for any unwanted laptops for use in our local Dojo (computer club). Any laptops donated, no matter what make or age, will be wiped clean of any data thereon and will be reprogrammed to allow children who may not have access to a laptop learn a new skill in this fun environment.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated. For further information please see www.coderdojoroundwood.com  or www.facebook.com/coderdojoroundwood/
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 starteded on the 30th of March in Roundwood NS at 1:30pm.  For further information and registration please see www.coderdojoroundwood.com. Booking is essential.
There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The number drawn were 14, 15, 29 & 30.  There were two match four winners, Eamon & Niall & T Byrne. Next weeks jackpot will be €12,400
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 24th April in The Parish Centre.

MEDJUGORJEPilgrimage 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



Set dancing in Kavanagh’s every Thursday night from 9 until 11pm BADMINTON Morning badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30pm. All are welcome. ROUNDWOOD WHIZZERS

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



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

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