Roundwood notes week December 16th

roundwood local notes



There will be a paper on Tuesday 31st December & any notes for this edition should be sent to me before Friday 27th December.


The Roundwood Fun Duathlon will take place on Friday 27th of December generously sponsored by Kavanagh’s Vartry House. This community event will provide a great opportunity for folk to shake off the Christmas cobwebs and test the new bikes that Santa brought while raising much needed funds for Roundwood Cancer Support Group.  The route will consist of a 5 mile cycle and a 1 mile run taking in some of the Vartry Reservoirs trails. For families and those of a less competitive nature, there is a shorter walk which will be entirely on footpaths or on the Vartry trails. Refreshments, spot prizes in and a great line up of entertainment is planned after all that exercise in Kavanagh’s Vartry House.  A fun afternoon for all the family is guaranteed. Registration from 1.30pm at Kavanagh’s with a race start time of 2pm.


The Christmas Active Retirement lunch will take place on Friday 20th December in the Roundwood Inn.  Please contact Molly or May to book.


This is an invitation to all our friends and neighbours to join us in Calary Church for the Annual Candlelight Carol Service, which will take place on Friday 20 December at 7.30 pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the Church Room.  No booking is required and there is no fee, although there will be a voluntary collection near the end of the service, the proceeds of which will go to Simon, which helps young people tackle homelessness, and Tiglin, which assists people to deal with different forms of addiction.  The service is a collection of seasonal readings and well known carols for everyone to join in. There will also be a carol sung by Calary’s own Pop Up Choir.


There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday 20th December with music by The Wicklow Man.  All are welcome


Sunshine Fitness will be starting ‘Baby and Me’, ‘Golden Oldies’ (for aged 65+) and ‘Curvy Whirlies ‘ (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17th.  Please contact Caitríona on 0876035780 for more information. 


Roundwood WhizzersWalking Group are back in action meeting at 7pm this Wednesday at the Coach House car park.  All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.


The next whist will be this Wednesday 18th December in the Parish Centre


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were 8, 19, 23 & 27 There were two match three winners, Brendan & Fiona & Pat McDonnell.  Next week’s jackpot will be €18,100.


Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh’s Lounge on Thursday nights.  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 goodnight of exercise.


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 & they are currently looking for volunteers if you could spare some time in your week it would be greatly appreciated.  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


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 8pm for the winter months Teas served. All are welcome


A pilgrimage To Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive  There will be a discount of €100 if paid in full by December 13th otherwise €200.00 deposit secures booking.  This trip will be accompanied by a Spiritual Director  The accommodation is close to the Church. For more information and booking Contact Mary King on 087 2185067