Roundwood notes week December 9th

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All notes to be included for Christmas and New Year must be sent for next weeks notes.  Thank you


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.


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.


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


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


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 results of the recent whist is as follows:-  Top Score: Martin Martin Byrne, Top Gent: Anne Pierce, Second Gent: Ann Wolohan, Top Lady: Kitty Kennedy, Second Lady: May Kenna, First Half: Maura McHugh; Second Half: Jimmy Molloy; Longest Sitting: Molly Byrne & Lowest Score: Mary Pierce.  Raffle prizes were won by Pat Fisher, Anne Wolohan, Mary Murphy, Patricia Byrne & May Kenna.  The next whist will be this Wednesday 18th December in the Parish Centre


Kay Plunkett and Maura Gaskin took 1st place for North/South on Monday 2nd December, Claire Sally, Diane McHugh, Monica Brady & Catherine McGillycuddy shared 2nd/3rd and Nancy O Brien & Phil Power were 4th.   1st for East/west were Margaret Byrne nd Mary Pierce, 2nd Maria Magee & Judy Skates, 3rd Brid Clancy & Catherine Halligan and 4th Bridie Nolan & Gertie Fee.  Monday 16th December will be the final nights bridge for 2019 and end of season prizes will be presented.


1st for North/South on Friday 6th were Seamus Kennedy & Pauric Gleeson, 2nd Nancy O Brien & Catherine McGillycuddy, 3rd Kay Plunkett &  John Loscher and 4th Monica Brady & June Digby.  1st place for East/West went to Liz Bellton & Phil Kenna, 2nd Gertie Fee & Jane Cronin, 3rd Maura Gaskin & Bridie Nolan and 4th Maria Magee & JIm McNamara


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week.  The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 14 & 24. There three match three winners, Tommy reddington, Pam Harper & Alan McGrath.  Next week’s jackpot will be €17,800.


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 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.


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

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