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 email@example.com 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.
CAR BOOT SALE
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
DIAMOND BRIDGE CLUB
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.
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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.
DAWN CHORUS WALK
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.
MUSIC IN CALARY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
SENIOR ALERT SCHEME
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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