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Roundwood notes week August 17th

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Pure Project

Since 2007 Pure has removed over 3,400 tonnes of illegal dumping from the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands.

If you were to put all the rubbish that Pure has collected into standard household rubbish bags, they would fill over 400,000 bags.

If you lined up each of the bags that Pure has removed from the uplands, they would stretch over 400 kilometres in length, which is longer than a journey from Dublin to Dingle in County Kerry.

To report illegal dumping in the Wicklow/Dublin Uplands, lo-call Pure, 1850 365 121.

In 2019 Pure removed 150 tonnes of illegal dumping from the beautiful, scenic Wicklow/Dublin Mountains, when compared to ten years previous in 2009, they removed 344 tonnes, which is a 56% reduction.

A significant amount of the rubbish removed by Pure was collected by the numerous volunteers involved in the Pure Mile.

Thousands of volunteers are participating in the Pure Mile Project and this year there are over 550 miles of roads, mountains, woodlands, valleys, and upland amenities being adopted, with hundreds of litter picks and cleanups having already taken place – You can find out more about Pure and The Pure Mile at www.pureproject.ie 

ROUNDWOOD MARKET

Roundwood market is opening on Sunday 19th July and every Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. Home Baking. Jams. Honey etc.  Contact: Jacinta 0860722851.

VIKINGS VALHALLA

Vikings: Valhalla’ TV Series will be up and running again very soon.  They are now casting for Extras. 

Due to the current climate, they will not be running anymore Extras Open Casting days so, for further information and application forms, please email ‘extras@vhproductions.ie‘. 

The production will be based in Ireland. They are inclusive of people from all backgrounds. If you went to an open casting back in March 2020 in Ashford studios or if you have already sent in your details, there is no need to do so again. 

HERITAGE WEEK 2020

The Heritage Council is putting a callout for project ideas for National Heritage Week 2020. National Heritage Week, will run from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August.

This year, instead of events, the Heritage Council are looking for projects from individuals and groups all around the country that explore the theme of ‘Learning from our Heritage’.

To help you to choose a topic, three sub-themes are suggested Heritage on your doorstep, relearning skills from our heritage and the heritage of education.

For further information check out https://www.heritageweek.ie/news/inspiration-for-your-national-heritage-week-project

J.M SYNGE

Local theatre maker Cliona O’Connell, and Aughrim based actress Andrea Kelly would love to talk to people in the area who have local knowledge or stories about the playwright J.M Synge, the Synge family and their connection to the Roundwood area.

If you have any stories we would love to hear from you. You can email projectsynge@gmail.com , or give us a call/text on 087 4673858 and we will get back to you.

Any information you have, no matter how small, is very welcome. We are currently working on the development of a new theatre project sited in the county, re-imagining Synge’s life, work and connection to Wicklow. This project is funded under the Wicklow Artist Award Scheme 2020.

MEDJUGORJE

A pilgrimage to Medjugorje will take place on October 7th 2020 for seven days at a cost of €679.00 fully inclusive. €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.

 JENNY’S PRE-SCHOOL

Jenny’s Pre-school Moneystown: is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 anyone interested contact the school on 0861705238 or email Jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com

HELPLINE

The Wicklow County Council Covid Community Response Forum has developed a free helpline for vulnerable members of the community from 8am – 8pm 7days per week. Call 1800 868 399 or email CovidSupport@wicklowcoco.ie

LOTTO

The lotto has been suspended for the moment.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is closed to the public for the moment.  If anyone needs to make any enquiries please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

LOCAL NOTES

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.

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