Roundwood notes week May 20th

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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 monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 21st June with music by The Wicklow Man.


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.


Cuidiú North Wicklow Humpty Dumpty playgroup operates each Wednesday morning, 10-11:30 in Roundwood Parish Hall, during term time. Parents, grandparents and minders with babies though to preschool kids all welcome. €2 for Cuidiú members and €4.50 for non-members. Find us on Facebook or Contact Melissa 086 4034230


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.


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


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. 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


On Thursday 23 May at 8 pm in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766), Deirdre Moynihan and the RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet will perform a special concert to mark the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann’s birth including the premiere of a new arrangement of Clara Schumann’s “6 Lieder, Op. 13” for soprano and string quartet. In addition they will play works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Karl Weigl’s Wartime Song Cycle. The concert is titled “Sounds Secretly Coming To Life”. Tickets for this concert are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or email


The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 7th June from 9.30pm until tlate. Teas served & refreshments also available. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, line dancing etc.


A date for your diary. Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ will take place on Saturday 29th June starting at 8pm until late. Fully licensed, fabulous food & great country music provided by Paul Molloy & The Whole Hog. So look up your stetson and grab your dancing shoes & come along to this great night.


Ger Lenihan & Margaret Bolger took 1st place for North/South in our final competition of the season 2nd Clare Sally & Gaye McGettigan, 3rd Brid Clancy & John Loscher and 4th Monica Brady & Bridie Nolan.   There were joint winners for East//West Catherine MCgillycuddy, Gertie Fee , Catherine Halligan & Phil Power, 3rd Judy Skates & Maria Magee and 4th Seamus Kennedy & Pauric Gleeson.  End of Season league prizes were presented on the night  and winner once again was Teresa  Leahy, 2nd Phil Power, 3rd Marian Davis, 4th Monica Brady and 5th Rowena Brady.   Gaye & Triona thanked all members for another very successful season of bridge and wished all a happy sunny summer.  See you all in September


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  or



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 of the next term will start on the 11th of May in Roundwood NS at 1:30pm.  For further information and registration please see Booking is essential.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The number drawn were 3, 5, 8 & 14 . There were eleven match three winners, Josephine Kenny, Josie Bunn, Josie Cross, Lily Doyle, Rita Nash, Liz & W Belton, Rita Dunne, Mgt Duffy, Bernie Tiimons, Sabrina Murphy & Marie Phelan Next weeks jackpot will be €13,600.


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 22nd May in The Parish Centre.


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


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


Morning badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30pm. All are welcome. ROUNDWOOD WHIZZERS

The Roundwood Whizzers walking group meet every Wednesday evening at 6:50pm at the Coach House or at 7pm at the Upper Vartry Reservoir Dam Gates on the Newtown Road. Everyone welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour. A date of the diary – Wednesday the 19th of June will be the next hill walk in the Djouce area, weather permitting – more details nearer the time. If you require further information please call 086 8055040.


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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