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Would you like your fifth/ sixth class child or se­condary school stu­dent to take part in a pro­gramme which in­forms young peo­ple on al­co­hol harms and to pro­vide them with skills to make in­formed de­ci­sions around same? Two sep­a­rate pro­grammes for th­ese age groups will run in the Round­wood start­ing in early May. The ses­sions will be fa­cil­i­tated by a fully qual­i­fied pro­fes­sional youth worker with many years’ ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with young peo­ple. The par­tic­i­pants will be cer­ti­fied for com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme which would run for a six-week pe­riod for roughly one hour per week. The fo­cus of the pro­gramme is to high­light the dan­gers of al­co­hol mis­use. How­ever the work­shops will be fun and based on themes that can be ap­plied to all the chal­lenges a young per­son may en­counter. The themes in­clude right and wrong, al­co­hol, healthy choices, as­sertive­ness build­ing, peer pres­sure and self-es­teem, men­tal and phys­i­cal health. There is no charge for this pro­gramme and will be held lo­cally. If you are in­ter­ested please email your child’s name and class group – fifth/sixth class or se­condary to info@round­ or call 086 8055040. For more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gramme please call Stephanie at 085 1088564.


Fun Bingo will take place An­namoe Cen­tre on Sun­day, May 8, from 3 p.m. 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, May 20, in Ch­ester Beat­tys, Ash­ford, at 1.30. Please con­tact Molly or Bet­tyMol­lie Byrne at 0404 45407 or Betty Cullen at 01 2818703 if you would like to be in­cluded.


The next car boot sale will take place in the Round­wood Par­ish Hall on Sun­day, May 8, from 12 to 5.


The Round­wood Par­ish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Fri­day, May 20, danc­ing to the Wick­low Man from 9 p.m. till late. Re­fresh­ments served.


Round­wood AFC is host­ing a chil­dren’s disco in the Par­ish Hall on Fri­day, May 6, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12 years. Ad­mis­sion €5. Tuck shop avail­able on the night. All chil­dren wel­come.


The Wick­low Man will play in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day, May 13, from 9.30 p.m. till 12. Teas served, re­fresh­ments also avail­able, door prizes Come along and en­joy a night of waltz­ing, jive etc. There will be no dance in June. We will be back danc­ing on July 8.


A date has been set for our Strictly Come Danc­ing fundraiser. This event will take place in the GAA Com­plex on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22. The pro­ceeds from this event will go to­wards the de­vel­op­ment of our new track and build­ing. We will be launch­ing the event to­wards the end of May and un­veil­ing our dancers


Nancy O’Brien and Brid Clancy took first place for North/South on Mon­day, April 25, Judy Skates and Joan Shortt were sec­ond, Phil Power and Mar­garet Bol­ger were third and fourthd place went to Ger­tie Fee and Sea­mus Kennedy. First for East/West were Mon­ica Brady and Bri­die Nolan, sec­ond Mar­ian Davis and Teresa Leahy third Mar­garet Byrne and Miriam Coyle and fourthd Marie Ka­vanagh and Anne Kennedy. Mem­bers please note end of sea­son prize giv­ing will be on Mon­day, May 9.


Jim McNa­mara and Sea­mus Kennedy played their cards right on Fri­day, April 29, to take first place for North/South, sec­ond Noeleen Red­mond and Maria Magee, third Mon­ica Brady and June Digby and fourthd Miriam Coyle and Judy Skates. Joint first/sec­ond for East/West were Ger Leni­han, Paddy O’Brien and Catherine McGil­ly­cuddy and Nancy O’Brien, third Kay Plunkett and Mary Mur­phy and fourthd Teresa Leahy and Mar­ian Davis. End of year prize giv­ing wil be on Fri­day, May 13.


Spring is in full swing and the birds are singing to es­tab­lish their ter­ri­to­ries and at­tract a mate. Don’t stay in bed! Join the staff of the Wick­low Moun­tains Na­tional Park to lis­ten to the won­der­ful Dawn Cho­rus and learn how to iden­tify birds by their songs.

Takes place on May 8 at 5 a.m. start­ing from the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Glen­dalough. Adults and chil­dren wel­come. No dogs please. This event is free of charge. No book­ing re­quired. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone 0404 45425.


The next meet­ing of the Round­wood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will take place on Mon­day, May 9, at 8.30 p.m. in Round­wood Par­ish Hall and Cen­tre. All wel­come


Would you like to get in­volved in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the Round­wood Fes­ti­val this Au­gust bank hol­i­day? The next meet­ing of the com­mit­tee takes place in Ka­vanagh’s Vartry House on Mon­day, May 16, at 8.30 p.m.


The first con­cert of the 2016 Mu­sic in Calary se­ries will be in Calary Church at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, May 5, when the Es­pos­ito Quar­tet, made up of Mia Cooper and Joanna Quigley (vi­o­lins), Wil­liam Butt (cello) and Joachim Roewer (vi­ola), will per­form Haydn’s String Quar­tet opus 76 num­ber 1, Michele Es­pos­ito’s String Quar­ter opus 60 and Schu­bert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’.

Tick­ets, €18 and €15 for con­ces­sions, can be booked by con­tact­ing John at 01 2818146 or derekneil­son@eir­


The Round­wood Hall is al­ways avail­able for all so­cial events, meet­ings, chil­dren’s par­ties, chris­ten­ings, work­shops, train­ing cour­ses etc. Th­ese great fa­cil­i­ties are now avail­able. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact us at 087 9627527, 087 3932730 or th­er­ound­wood­parish­


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s draw. The num­bers drawn were 3, 10, 16 and 26. There were nine match-three win­ners, Kevin Healy, Tier­nan, Tom Clark­son, Louise Dixon, Y Roche, A Byrne, B Mulk­ern, C Healy and Mia Byrne. Next week’s jack­pot will be €19,400.


Home In­stead Se­nior Care is ac­tively looking for car­ers to care for peo­ple in their own homes in the Round­wood and sur­round­ing ar­eas. Hours are Flex­i­ble, PartTime, Evening and Week­end Work, Train­ing and Ex­pe­ri­ence pre­ferred but not nec­es­sary. If you are seek­ing em­ploy­ment have a pas­sion for peo­ple and would like to care for the el­derly in your com­mu­nity. Please give Home In­stead a call at 01 2768122.


The re­sults of the whist are as fol­lows: Top Score: Maura McHugh; Top Gent: Tiney Shortt; Sec­ond Gent: Tom McHugh; Top Lady: Mary Cullen’ Sec­ond Lady: Pa­tri­cia Byrne; First Half: Kay Plunkett; Sec­ond Half: Kitty Kennedy; Low­est Score: Mary Pierce and Longest Sit­ting: Mon­ica Brady. Raf­fle prizes were won by Nan Pierce, Mary Pierce, Mary Cullen, Maura McHugh and Pa­tri­cia Byrne. Next whist on Wed­nes­day, May 11, in the Par­ish Cen­tre.


Set Danc­ing con­tin­ues every Thurs­day night in Ka­vanagh’s Lounge from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with mu­sic this month by the O’Kane fam­ily. Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great ex­er­cise and a very so­cial night out. New­com­ers al­ways wel­come and great way to meet some lo­cals. Cost for night of en­ter­tain­ment is still only €5.


A grant for the pro­vi­sion of a per­sonal alarm is avail­able to el­i­gi­ble ap­pli­cants through the Se­nior Alert Scheme. The scheme aims to en­cour­age com­mu­nity sup­port for vul­ner­a­ble older peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties. It pro­vides grant as­sis­tance to­wards the pur­chase and in­stal­la­tion of mon­i­tored per­sonal alarms to en­able older per­sons con­tinue to live se­curely in their homes with con­fi­dence, in­de­pen­dence and peace of mind. The scheme is op­er­ated through Pobal via com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions. The Round­wood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is reg­is­tered to ad­min­is­ter this scheme in the area. 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 a neigh­bour in the event of an emer­gency. If you would like more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Mon­ica at 086 8055040, Betty on 01 2818703 or email info@round­

Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers Dorothy and Ge­orge Ja­cob with Hen­ri­ette Elfwen­dahl from the Swedish Con­sulate at the Bray Jazz Fes­ti­val.

Yvonne O’Neill, Co­lette Doyle, Pauline Byrne and Joan Byrne at the

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