Roundwood notes week February 24th

roundwood local notes

 Roundwood Ploughing Society is now holding their annual ploughing
match on Saturday the 21st March 2020

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 to ‘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.


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


Nancy O Brien and Phil Power took 1st place for North/South on Monday
17th February, 2nd Maria Magee & Judy Skates, 3rd John Loscher & Gaye
McGettigan and 4th Rachel Judd & Molly Byrne.   1st place for
East/West were Claire O Connor & Clare Sally, 2nd Rowena Brady &
Margaret Bolger, 3rd Monica Brady & Catherine McGillycuddy and 4th
Seamus Kennedy & Teresa Leahy.


Playing their cards right on Friday for North South were Maria McGee &
Rowena Brady, 2nd Nancy O Brien & Kay Plunkett, 3rd Mollie Byrne &
Rachel Judd and 4th Monica Brady & June Digby.   1st for East/west
were Bridie Nolan & Maura Gaskin, 2nd Noeleen Redmond & Margaret
Bolger, 3rd Ger Lenihan & Paddy O Brien & 4th Kitty Heslin & Miriam


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


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


There will be an Irish night in the parish hall on Saturday 14th March
for St Patrick’s weekend starting at 7pm. A great night of singing,
story telling, ceili and set dancing and lots of music for all the
family. Everyone is invited to show off been Irish.


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.


Ladies Fitness classes. These are at 7.15pm every Tuesday and Thursday
in the parish hall and are open to ladies of all ages and abilities.
The classes are five euro drop-in classes. Anyone interested can call
me at 0876035780 for more information.


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


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks draw.  The numbers chosen
were 1,9,11 &12 .  There were ten match three winners, Tammy White,
Conor Swords, Lubo Glormus,  John Davis, John Brady, Tina, Chris &
Vin, J.E.T.S., Noelie Kavanagh &. Michael Kavanagh.  Next weeks
jackpot will be €20,500.


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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