Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday, February 25, at midday in Diamond Hill, Roundwood (reservoir filtering beds). Sincere thanks to John Byrne for providing the site. Conventional, vintage, Classic Tractor and Horse Classes will be catered for on Lea ground. Could all competitors please have their names registered before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, with Brendan Power at 087 2420204. Spectators as always are very welcome and we have a chip van on site for the day
Keep Shrove Tuesday, February 28, free for a special fundraising Coffee/pancake morning in Roundwood Parish Centre starting at 9.15 a.m. A young boy from the village has been diagnosed with cancer and we would like to provide a little extra comfort to him and his family. Please come along and support this very worthy cause while enjoying some delicious pancakes. For more information contact Elizabeth Belton.
Roundwood and District Community Council with the support of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are running an eight-week art class in Roundwood Parish Hall starting in early February. There are a limited number of places available. Places must be booked in advance. If you are interested please call 0404 64050 or 086 0499149. If necessary leave a message referring to the art class in Roundwood.
A pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, April 23, leaving Laragh at 7.30 a.m. and Roundwood at 8 a.m.. Breakfast, dinner and bus is €60 per person. All money to be paid in full before April 1. Names to Susan at 087 6273032 any time a.s.a.p. Mike Denver in concert in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy on March 23. Tickets are €30 from the hotel or ticketmaster. Bus only €25. Please call Susan at 087 6273032 for more information.
Tuesday morning Badminton continues in the Sports Complex, Roundwood at 9.30 a.m. for approx one hour. Why not drop the children up to school and come join us? No need to purchase a racket as there are a few available for our use
ALL STARS DINNER DANCE
Tickets are available for the club ‘All Stars’ dinner dance on February 25 in the Glenview Hotel. Tickets €25 from Chris Brady, Shane Langrell, Lucy Molloy and George Power.
LADIES GAA. TRAINING
Ladies Training is commencing next Friday, February 17, at 7: 45 sharp. Training nights will be Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 7.45 p.m. All new and former players welcome.
A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, February 17, in the Roundwood Inn at 1.30 p.m.
A trip has been organised to Rome, Assisi and Perugia leaving on April 13 for seven days. Cost per person is €649 per person sharing for half board. Money in full as soon as possible. All other details from Susan at 087 6273032.
Jenny’s Pre-School Moneystown is now accepting applications for September 2017/2018. ECCE places are available. Please contact Jenny’s PreSchool at 086 8766301 or call into the Pre-School any morning for an application form.
There was no jackpot winner in last week’s lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 27 and 29. There were three matchthree winners, Caroline DeSousa, SR Kavanagh and Gary Kinsella. Next week’s jackpot will be €11,200.
Want to get fit/fitter for 2017? Come take part in Roundwood and District Athletic clubs Jogging/running at the GAA pitch every Tuesday at 6.30 p.m., at the Coach House every Thursday at 7 p.m. (running under lights in the village) and at 10 a.m. on Sundays at the Vartry Dam. Be- ginners and experienced runners all welcome.
Set a goal of 10K for Easter or 5K for St Patrick’s Day, you decide. We’ll help you reach your goal so layer up in warm comfy gear and come along.
DIAMOND BRIDGE CLUB
Nancy O’Brien and Monica Brady secured first place for North/South on Monday, February 6, second Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien, third Maura Gaskin and Pamela Byrne and fourth Pauric Gleeson and Gaye Mcgettigan.
Taking first place for East/West were Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy, second Brid Clancy and Bridie Nolan, third Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne and fourth Catherine Halligan and Catherine McGillycuddy
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North/South winners on Friday, February 10, were Jim McNamara and Gaye McGettigan, second Monica Brady and June Digby, third Liz Belton and Phil Kenna and fourth Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis.
Playing their cards right for East/West were Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne, second Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond, third Kay Plunkett and Mary Murphy and fourth Alice Chadwick and Gayle Weldon.
CEILI FIGURE DANCING
Any adults interesting in reliving their youth when we all learned to Ceili dance? There are Ceili dancing lessons in the Parish Hall in Roundwood on Wednesday nights starting at 8 p.m. for an hour. It’s learning to ceili dance in a fun and friendly manner (solo and group dances). Just come along on the night
The next meeting for residents and anyone interested in the Baltynanima Pure Mile will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, February 20, at 7.30 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall.
Meetings/Activities continue on Tuesdays in Knockraheen at Pat Carr’s place from 10 a.m. to midday. Preparations are under way for vegetable growing in raised beds – double or single. So come along and book your free bed. ‘Together we will make them grow’.
Beekeeping is on the agenda and wood turning has commenced and if you have any expertise/experience in either area your help and guidance will be appreciated.
Shed members volunteered recently to help erect a wooden backdrop to the 1916 commemorative memorial in the village. The work was undertaken and completed under the stewardship of Colm, one of the SHEDDERS.
The one to one phone/laptop/tablet tuition classes are still ongoing in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann on Fridays – 11.15 to 12.30. Unlike normal school, the mature students are learning to text and mail during class and the young helpful, patient, tolerant transition year students are very understanding. A search is under way to find an APP to help us mature students to remember what we are learning. There are no classes on February 17 and 24 but classes will resume again on Friday, March 3. Shedders and non-shedders – male or female are welcome to attend and it is not too late to join in and attend the remaining classes. For further information feel free to call 086 8650588 at any time.
Next whist will be on Wednesday, February 15, in the Parish Centre.
The next Roundwood Dance will be on Friday, February 17, with music by Tony Davitt at the new time of 8.30 11.30 p.m.
Why not take two hours out of your week just for you and join us on a Monday evening at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood. Here you will be part of a group who know that looking after their well being is so important. You will learn how to meditate and be still. To connect to your Angels and be supported by the wonderful people who have attended this group in Roundwood for 13 years. So if you would like more information you can contact me Mary Stacey at 087 9819420 or just come along on the night
A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves on October 11, for one week Cost €669 to include Flights (Aer Lingus) Insurance Half Board Accommodation in house beside Church. Transfers to and from Medjugorje. €100 off price if paid in full by December 9. For more information/Booking Contact Mary King at 087 2185067.
45 CARD GAME
A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8 p.m. Teas served.
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 more information contact us at 087 9627527, 087 3932730 or theroundwoodparishhall@gmail. com.
Roundwood set dancing continues every Thursday night from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. in Kavanagh’s Lounge, Roundwood. Music this month is CDs and we will have the O’Kane Family back playing for us again in March and then live music for the remainder of the year. Admission remains at €5. Beginners are always welcome along with anyone looking for a bit of exercise and a fun night out. We are also doing a bit of jiving, waltzing and quick step before our weekly sessions starting at 8.15 p.m. so anyone wanting to give that a go, is more than welcome. No additional charge.
Performing at the Stagebratz concert in St Laurence’s Church, Roundwood for ‘Give Us Song’, a fundraiser for the Caroline Foundation were (above left) Sara Cullen singing ‘A Thousand Years’ and (right) Sadhbh Morgan.