Roundwood notes week July 15th

roundwood local notes



Roundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday – will take place next Sunday 21st  July.  Please note the 11.30 am Mass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery NOT in the Church.  This Mass will be offered for all interred in the Cemetery and will include a Blessing of the Graves   (People are welcome to bring their own folding/portable chairs).  As this is the normal Sunday Mass there will be one Collection before Mass.  Our collectors will be at the Cemetery Gates on your way in.  As always, your contribution is much appreciated.

The stewards earnestly appeal to the good nature of all those attending the ceremony and request them NOT TO PARK any vehicles on the Oldtown Road between Vartry House and the Cemetery.  All those who are able to park in the village and walk up are asked to do so, in order to allow room for the less able-bodied Parishioners to be driven to the Cemetery



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 or on the day of the lunch  in The Coach House to secure your place.



On Thursday 25 July at 8 pm in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766), Lynda O’Connor (violin) and Ailbhe McDonagh (cello) will perform Jean Baptiste Breval’s violin cello duo no 3 in D major, Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello op.7, Maurice Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, Halvorsen’s Pasacaglia and the world premiere of a composition by Ailbhe McDonagh Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at (01) 2818146 or emailderekneilson@eircom.net.



The Tidy Towns judges will be paying their annual visit shortly. If you have a bit of time to do some kerbside weeding, litter picking or to put a splash of paint on that wall or fence it would help greatly. Many thanks



A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 19th July in The Coach House, Roundwood at 1.30pm. Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.



The  next whist is on Wednesday 17th 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.



There was no winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 26 & 29. There were two match three winners: E Steel and Eamonn Dowling. Next week’s jackpot will be €11,500.



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



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.



A pilgrimage to Our Lady’s island will take plac eon the Sunday 18th August leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 10a.m via Ashford. Tea, scone and evening meal and bus will cost €65. All monies to be paid by the 1st August to Susan at 087 6273032 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



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




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. 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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