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Roundwood notes week March 22nd

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY

With all the restrictions it’s difficult to plan too far ahead but we have events lined up for the next three months.

We have some more Zoom meetings lined up. 

Register your interest by sending an email to info@roundwoodhistoricalsociety.ie.

A meeting password will be sent to you before the meeting.

First zoom on 29th March Katharine O’Shea centenary—what if she and Parnell never met? But who was Katharine O’Shea (née Wood)? And what if she and Charles Stewart Parnell had never met? Discussion with Tommy Graham, Mary Kenny, Patrick Maume, Daniel Mulhall, and Margaret O’Callaghan. Courtesy of History Ireland.

PUREPROJECT

Trooperstown Pure Mile(s) have started their litter picks and clean-ups of over 10 miles of road, with over 35 families involved. Already there is a noticeable improvement and great to see so many people getting involved. Thanks to ALL.

ASHWOOD TREES

Ashwood Residents Association are delighted to have helped secure funding from The Native Tree Grant. The trees have arrived and were planted into their new homes around the estate. Hopefully everyone can enjoy these trees for years to come. Well done to all involved.

LOTTO

The lotto will return after the Covid restrictions are fully lifted. The good news is there is a jackpot of €21,100 just waiting to be won!

GET TO KNOW YOUR 5K

This a brilliant idea from Our Wicklow Heritage to get to Know Your 5K. The online course is ideal for anyone who wants to research their local area. Places are limited so early booking is strongly advised!

Read more at https://heritage.wicklowheritage.org/…/know-your…#KnowYour5k #heritage

PARISH CHURCH 

Roundwood Parish Church Opening Times – while in Government Level 5 restrictions, the Church will be open for private prayer from 9 am to 12 noon Monday – Thursday inclusive.  Please observe all Government guidelines relating to hand and respiratory hygiene and please wear a face-covering.  

PERSONAL ALARMS

The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.

ALONE HELPLINE

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people is operating a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland. Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know. Further information can be found on www.alone.ie.

ROUNDWOOD CANCER SUPPORT

The centre is currently closed but we are continuing to provide transport to and from hospital appointments for those suffering from cancer. If you require our services please contact us on 086 1534011. Or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/roundwoodcancersupport

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.com 

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