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.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
The annual Mass of Remembrance for parishioners and family members of parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the parish, will take place next Saturday, February 25, at 6.30 p.m.
The AGM of the Roundwood and District Historical and Folklore Society will take place on Tuesday, February 28, in the Roundwood Parish Hall at 20.00. All members are invited to attend the AGM and to participate in the election of Officers of the society for the coming year.
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.
A pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday, April 23, leaving Laragh at 7.30 a.m. and Roundwood at 8 a.m..
sharp. 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
All Stars dinner dance – Tickets available for Club ‘All Stars’ dinner dance on February 25 in the Glenview Hotel. Tickets €25 from Chris Brady, Shane Langrell, Lucy Molloy and George Power.
FIANNA FÁIL SOCIAL
Roundwood Fianna Fáil Cumann are holding their annual social event on Friday, March 3, in Kavanagh’s Public House commencing at 9 p.m. with music from the Wicklow Man. All are welcome and admission is €5.
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.
Progressive 45 Card Game, Sunday, February 26, in the Roundwood Parish Hall starting at 7.30 p.m. Excellent Cash Prizes to be won and refreshments will be served at the interval.
Join in with this month’s Saturday walk on February 25 which will take in the Upper Vartry Reservoir Walk meeting at Roundwood Parish Hall at 9.45 p.m. The route is less than 10km, relatively flat which all can walk at their own pace.
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 19, 22, 24 and 30. There were three match-three winners, Bill and Holly, Catherine McCormack and Joey and Sandra Hamilton. Next week’s jackpot will be €11,500.
Want to get fit/fitter for 2017? Come take part in Jogging/run- ning 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. Beginners 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
Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne took first place for North/South on Monday, February 13, Rory Egan and Miriam Coyle were second, third any O’Brien and Phil Powere and fourth Catherine McGillycuddy and Monica Brady. Victors on the night for East/West were Brid Clancy and Catherine Halligan, second Maura Gaskin and Margaret Byrne, third Pamela Byrne and Clare Sally and fourth Gertie Fee and Bridie Nolan.
002 BRIDGE CLUB
Monica Brady was without her regular partner June on Friday, February 17, but still managed to secure first place for North/ South with John Loscher, second Alice Chadwick and Gayle Weldon, third Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle, and fourth Judy Skates and Rowena Brady. Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger took first place once again for East/West, second Elizabeth Belton and Phil Kenna, third Teresa Leahy and Marian Davis and fourth Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin.
AN TOCHAR GAA
All Stars dinner dance in the Glenview. Dinner served at 7.30 p.m. Sharp. Presentation of medals to Junior C, and annountment of our Players Player and All Stars Panel. Bus Details – Gerry O’Toole will have a coach leaving the complex for the Glenview at 6.45 sharp. €5 one way. Return journey – There will be two mini buses leaving the Glenview at 2.15 a.m. – €5. One bus will head to the village and the other will cover rural areas. Good luck to Stephen Connor, who is part of Wicklow panel for Leinster under-21 Championship vs Louth this Wed night February 22.
Also congratulations to Brendan Kennedy, who played for Wicklow Seniors last week vs Waterford. Ladies Training continues every Friday at 7: 45 sharp. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. All new and former players welcome Our Juvenile Registration night will be Monday, March 6, at 7: 30-8: 30. There will be a second registration night, date to be confirmed.
Cúl Camp Coaches – Do you want to Coach on our Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017? Job Description: Coaches must be over 18 years old on the first day of the camp on July 3. NOTE
Coaches must be a paid up member of their local GAA club. A Coaching Qualification, code of ethics, Garda Vetting and/ or Coaching experience and/or evidence of voluntary coaching/ work is mandatory in applying for this position. Closing Date for return of all Fully completed Coaches Application forms is Friday, April 7. All selected coaches will be paid a weekly wage and put through the revenue system in accordance with Croke Park regulations.
You may include any further information in support of your application if necessary Note: Late applications will not be accepted or considered and canvassing will disqualify. Selected candidates will be contacted directly on or before Friday, April 14, and given dates for mandatory two-day training prior to commencement of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2017. If Coaches are not Garda Vetted please apply ASAP through your clubs Children Offer. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS HAVE TO BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. Application Forms available by emailing the secretary of An Tóchar at secretarybng.antochar. email@example.com.
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 results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Jimmy Molloy; Top Gent: Martin Byrne; Second Gent: Tpom McHugh; Top Lady: Anne Wolohan; Second Lady: Monica Brady; First Half: Patricia Byrne; Second Half: Richie Cullen; Lowest Score: Maura McHugh and Longest Sitting: Kay Plunkett. Raffle prizes werew won by Jimmy Molloy, May Kenna, Ann Pierce, Tom McHugh and Anne Gaffney. Next whist will be on Wednesday, March 1, in the Parish Centre.
The next Roundwood Dance will be on Friday, March 17, with music by the Wicklow Man reverting back to the old time of 9 p.m. midnight.
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.
Tim Grimes and Margaret Kennedy enjoying the recent dance in Roundwood Parish Hall.
Renee Doyle and Trisha Murphy at Myles Kavanagh’s birthday party in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow.