Roundwood notes week December 2nd

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Get your Santa hats & jumpers ready in Roundwood and Moneystown as the fantastic new Christmas lights will be turned on in the village this Saturday.

Everyone is invited to come along to make it a special community event to mark the start of the Christmas festivities.

Well done to the Roundwood & District Community Council who, through grant funding from Co Wicklow Partnership and under the supervision of Robbie Power Electrical are responsible for transforming Roundwood village this Christmas.

Please gather at the footpath opposite Centra after 6pm Mass (circa 6:45pm) on Saturday, 7th of December. Festive refreshments will be available afterwards in the Parish Hall.

All welcome. 

SALE OF WORK

Many thanks to all for supporting the recent Roundwood & Moneystown Parish Sale of Work.

Thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes or cash donations to the Grand Raffle.

The winners were 1st Prize €1,000 – Denis Salley, 2nd Prize Westport Hotel break – George Collier, 3rd Prize Prices Garage voucher – Conchita Stanley, 4th Prize Wicklow Heather voucher, 5th Prize Oil Burner Service – Lucy Byrne, 6th Prize Mountain Breeze voucher – Roisin McGuirk, 7th Prize Sugar Mountain voucher – MK Farrell, 8th Prize Centra voucher – Brian Beag Walsh, 9th Prize Byrne & Woods voucher – Shay Shay Reid, 10th Prize Green Room Floral Arrangement – Jess Dolan, 11th Prize Keith Grant Butcher voucher – Kathleen, 12th Prize Wicklow Way Christmas tree – James Taylor, 13th Prize Keeley’s Hardware Hamper – Tommy Robinson, 14th Prize Wok-U-Like voucher – Joe Hayden, 15th Prize HD Hair Design – K Murphy, 16th Prize Wicklow Way Christmas Tree – Clancy’s, 17th Prize Ashley’s Barbers – Mary Pierce, 18th Prize Roundwood Veterinary Cat/Dog Health Check – John Fay, 19th Prize John Synnott Butcher voucher – Joseph Doyle and 20th Prize Roundwood Pharmacy Hamper – Tessa Bradford. Small raffles were won by John Malone – meat voucher, Ayshea Nolan – toy voucher, Noel Kavanagh – ham  voucher, Aidan Brosnan – biscuit cake and Monica Brady Guessed the Weight of the Cake correctly 10lb 9oz. The winner of the fabulous Moneystown Hamper was May Kearney with Breda Synnott winning the smaller hamper.

The beautiful flower arrangements were won by Gavin Merrigan, Joe Malone, Margaret Malone and Frank Fee.

Winners of the Roundwood National School raffles were Kathy Kearney, Jenni Brady, Monica Brady, Philip McGillycuddy and Emer O’Gorman. 

Thanks to all the organisers who did a tremendous job and to all helpers who make it all happen on the day.

Well done to all. 

ROUNDWOOD PLOUGHING SOCIETY.

Roundwood Ploughing Society is looking for information, paper clippings and photographs that anyone may have relating to The Roundwood Ploughing Society down through the years The Society need them as soon as possible for a presentation for the Historical Society early in the New Year. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact John Byrne at 086 0613025.

STORYTELLING

Story night in Annamoe centre will take place on Friday 13th December at 8pm.  All are welcome to come along.

PROGRESSIVE 45 CARD GAME

There will be a progressive 45 card game in aid of The Roundwood & Moneystown Parish Sale of Work on Sunday the 8th of December in the Parish Hall starting 7pm Sharp.  There will be excellent prize money with a raffle and refreshments at the break, everyone is welcome

DOG TRIAL RESULTS

Open: 1. Ned O’Keefe, 2, M Letther, 3 T. Lamb, 4 P Fanning, 5 M Lettmen & 6 B Ryan.  Intermediate: 1. P Fanning, 2 D Burchill, 3 P O’Donnell, Novice: 1 P Fanning, 2 D Burchill, 3 B Ryan & 4 E Connell.  Wicklow Class: 1. P Fanning 2 P Fanning 3 M Burke 4 P O’Donnell & 5 D Burchill.  The committee would like to thank all sponsor, competitors and judge, David Corrigan for making this day such a successful event.

FOLK GROUP

Roundwood Folk Group are on the look-out for a guitarist/musician to help them in the New Year with Saturday night mass.  Very flexible not every Saturday & not a big commitment but very enjoyable.  Please contact Helena on (086) 3000194 if you would like to do it.

BADMINTON

Badminton continues on a Tuesday morning from 9.30a.m.  All are welcome.

 ROUNDWOOD DANCE

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

SUNSHINE FITNESS

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. 

WALKING GROUP

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.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

We are delighted to report that the Roundwood & District Community Council has secured grant funding from Co Wicklow Partnership for Christmas Lights in Roundwood village. Our thanks to the local property owners who have kindly agreed to allow the erection of the lights and access to electricity for same. Unfortunately the grant aid only covers 75% of the project costs. Any donations most welcome and can be placed in the donations box in Keith Grant Butchers. Many thanks

WHIST

The next whist will be this Wednesday 4th December in the Parish Centre

DIAMOND BRIDGE CLUB.

Winners for North/South on Monday 25th November were Monica Brady & Nancy O Brien, 2nd Margaret Bolger & Paddy O Brien, 3rd John Loscher and Diane McHugh & 4th Seamus Kennedy & Carol Pye.  1st for East/West were Bridie Nolan & Brid Clancy, 2nd Pamela Byrne & Maura Gaskin, 3rd Claire O Connor & Triona Woodroofe & 4th Pauric Gleeson & Maria Magee

002 BRIDGE CLUB.

Friday 29th November saw Margaret Bolger & Noeleen Redmond sharing 1st place for North/South with John Loscher & Kay Plunkett, 3rd Judy Skates & Maria Magee & 4th Monica Brady & June Digby.  1st for East/West were Jim McNamara & Gaye McGettigan, 2nd Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien, 3rd Liz Belton & Phil Kenna & 4th Teresa Leahy & Marion Davis.  All members please note final competition for 2019 will be held  next Friday the 13th December and Christmas prizes will be  presented that morning so hopefully see you all ther

LOTTO

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 12 & 22. There thirteen match three winners, Libby, ECE, K Crean, E Shortt, M Gaffney, J & S Hamilton, A Carthy, Lukey & Patrick, L Byrne, JETS, D Fanning, M Doyle Timmons & M Kavanagh.  Next week’s jackpot will be €17,500.

 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

SET DANCING

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.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

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

AN TÓCHAR GAA

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

 45 CARD GAME

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

MEDJUGORJE

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

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