Roundwood notes week February 17th

roundwood local notes


 Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match
on Saturday the 22nd of February, 2020 at 12noon sharp in
Glasnamullen.  Sincere thanks to Richard Turner for providing the
site. Conventional, Vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be
catered for on both Lea and stubble. 

Could all competitors please
have their names registered before 6pm on Wednesday the 19th of
February, with Brendan Power at 087 2420204.  Spectators young and
old, as always, are very welcome and a chip van will be on site for
the day.


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday 8th
March, 2020 from 3pm.  Family members and friends are more than
welcome to attend.  €5 per book and great raffle prizes.  Come along
and enjoy


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on
Friday 28th February in The Roundwood Inn at 1.30.  Please let Molly
at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.


Roundwood Active Retirement is organising a night out The Priests on
the 4th April next in the RDS which is in aid of the Peter McVerry
Trust.  The cost for the bus and ticket will be €50.  To book your
ticket contact Betty Cullen on 01 2818703 or Mary Flanagan on 087
6595381 or Maire Hall on 086 3053412  All monies to be paid before
17th March, 2020.


A gala ball in aid of Suicide or Survive will take place in The
Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Friday 14th February at 7.30pm.
the even will include a champagne reception and four course meal and
entertainment from Richie Malone of Status Quo, Press Play, Let Loose
and D.J. Ernie Gallagher  Ticets are €45 per person and are available
from the hotel reception or by calling 01 2015600.  All the funds
raised on the night go directly to Suicide or Survive and will help
bring life changing programmes into communities throughout Ireland.


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for Parishioners and family members of
Parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took
place outside the Parish, will take place on Saturday, February 22nd
at 6.00 pm


Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning
Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil).
Classes are held at 7 pm on Tuesday nights in St. Laurence O’Toole
N.S., Roundwood – the second term runs from January to May.
Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year.
For more information phone 086-8269964 or email


Winners for North/South of our Valentines Day Competition were Monica
Brady & June Digby, 2nd Maria Magee & Catherine Halligan and 3rd Liz
Belton & Phil Kenna.  1st for East/West were Maura Gaskin & Bridie
Nolan, 2nd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret Bolger and 3rd Miriam Coyle &
Kitty Heslin.


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 25th April leaving
Laragh at 7.45am & Roundwood at 8a.m  The cost is €70 per person which
includes bus, breakfast & dinner in Tyrrells Pass Castle.  All monies
to be paid in full before 1st April, 2010 to Susan at 087 6273032


The Athletics Indoor Championships relays take place in the National
Indoor Arena in Abbotstown this Sunday February 23rd. The
championships are for all ages from under 12 upwards and a number of
athletes from Roundwood Athletic Club will be taking part. The
Community Games will also be kicking off in a few months, with the
Community Games County Athletic Finals taking place in Shillelagh on
Saturday June 13th. Run-offs for the Community Games for Roundwood
athletes will be held in the Roundwood GAA complex – date to be
confirmed. Running is great for your physical and mental health. For
anyone interested in having their children join the Roundwood Athletic
club, there is training on Wednesday evenings at 6pm for children aged
10 plus; on Friday evenings at 6pm for children aged 6 plus, and on
Sunday mornings at 10am for children aged 6 plus. Adult training is on
Tuesday evenings. For more information, visit the Facebook page of
Roundwood & District Athletic club.


A local group is being set up to give a helping hand to those
displaced in one of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis of our
time. The Syrian Civil War has resulted in 11 million displaced
Syrians. The Road to Roundwood is a community sponsorship project
which will help a family integrate into our community in Roundwood
rather than enter direct provision. If you feel you would like to
support this project we are holding an information night in Roundwood
Parish Centre on Tuesday 28th January at 7pm. For further information
contact Loraine Creane on 089 4576602 or check out…/p…/community_sponsorship_ireland


Are you Under 16 and into Athletics, Swimming, Chess or Quiz?  Do you
fancy: guaranteed fun,  making new friends, showcasing your talents
and interests?  The 2020 Roundwood Community Games team awaits you!
Call us now and Get in the Games.  Athletics: Anne Marah (Athletic
Club 087 286 1781.  Swimming: Wilna Mc Kenna 0877718247.  Quiz: Joanne
Meagher – 087 938 9894  Chess  Karen Byrne 087 234 4687


Badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30a.m.  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.


The next whist will be Wednesday the 26th February in the Parish Centre.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers chosen
were 7, 13, 19 & 22 .  There were eight match three winners, M.J.S.E.,
Donna & Ian, Jamie Ferguson, May Byrne, Phil Murtagh, Patricia
Kavanagh, Eithne Kavanagh & J.R.  Next weeks jackpot will be €20,200.


Jenny’s pre -school Moneystown is now enrolling for September 2020 and
2021  Anyone interested in taking up a place can call into the school
any morning between 9 and 12 or call on 0861705238  or email to


Roundwood Whizzers Walking 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.


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


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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