Roundwood notes week June 24th

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The Roundwood Active Retirement will travel to The Mount Errigal in Letterkenny for their annual holiday from the 16th to the 20th September. The cost is €310 per person sharing or €360 for single supplement. This cost covers your transport, accommodation, meals & tours for the week. Please give your names to Betty before the 1st July to secure your place.BLESSING OF GRAVESRoundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday will take place on Sunday 21st July.  Please note the 11.30am Mass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery NOT in the Church on that particular day, weather permitting.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves


The results of the whist are as follows:- Top Score: Catherine Doyle; Top Gent: Martin Byrne; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Monica Brady; Second Lady: Molly Byrne; First Half: Mick Whelan, Second Half: Margaret Kennedy; Longest Sitting: Pat Fisher & Lowest Score: Lucy Molloy. The raffle prizes were won by Mary Pierce, Monica Brady & Jimmy Molloy. The next whist is on tonight Wednesday 3rd July in The Parish Centre.


The next Roundwood Car Boot sale will be on Sunday 28th July and every fourth Sunday of the month thereafter. Set up of stalls from 9a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.

Music in Calary

The following are the programmes for June in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766): On Thursday 27 June, The Janet Ashe Memorial Concert: Adam Heron (piano) will perform Bach’s French Suite No. 3 in B-minor BWV 814, Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 16 in A-minor D. 845, Albéniz’s Iberia, Cuaderno 1 and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”. Local artist, Jack Lawlor (piano), will play Chopin’s Nocturne in Eb major, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Debussy’s La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin. All concerts begin at 8 pm and tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, are available from John (01) 2818146 or be emailing


The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 19th July with music by Jimmy Hogan


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


Two of Roundwood Mens Shed members ‘qualified’ to represent Wicklow in the All-Ireland Go for Life games, which were held on Saturday 8 June in DCU. At our weekly SHED gathering they were welcomed home with bunting and balloons and buns. Under our Constitution, no alcoholic drink is allowed. Rumour has it that that they did not pass the drug test! They are proud holders of the Wicklow County jersey though and we in the Shed are as proud as punch of Val and Robbie. The SHED meets every Tuesday from 10 to 12 a.m. over at Pat Carr’s place in Knockraheen – just up the road from Special Ops. You will be assured of a very warm welcome if you drop in for a cuppa and a chat. 086 8650588 for further information.


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 day trip to Waterford Treasures on Saturday 29th June with time for shopping leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9.30a.m and travelling via Hollywood with tea and scones in The Doman Hotel in Carlow. The evening meal will be in The Gandon in Portlaois. The cost of the trip will be €75 per person with money to be in as soon as possible to Susan 087 6273032. A pilgrimage to Our Lady’s island dwill take plac eon the Sunday 18th August leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 10a.m. Tea, scone and evening meal and bus will cost €65 and the Westport Country six day break takes place from 20th to 25th October with Robert Mizzell, Stuart Moyles, Declan Nerny among others performing. Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in Westport Woods and daily coach tours with on day at your leisure. Cost €425 with a depost of €200 to be paid before the end of July to 087 6273032


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.


The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group meet every Wednesday evening at 6:50pm in the Coach House car park 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.  If you require further information please call 086 8055040


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw. The number drawn were 10, 11, 17 & 23 . There were eleven match three winners, Paul, E. Gregory, D. Keenan, Roundwood 7, M. Walsh, CTE Shortt, Pharmacy Staff, C O’Toole, J Rochford & Auto Cave. Next weeks jackpot will be €10,600


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


Muintir na Tíre has been allocated funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development to install Carbon Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. This programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. The Roundwood & District Community are putting in an application under the scheme which will allow residents of the area to apply for alarms. The group can assist in installing the alarms if the need arises. The alarms are battery powered so installation is straightforward. If you are elderly, have a disability or are unemployed and do not have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home and wish to apply for one please call 086 8055040 on or before Wednesday 26th of June.


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


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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