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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


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 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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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