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The 2017 Round­wood Fes­ti­val will take place from Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2, to Sun­day, Au­gust 6, with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties of in­ter­est for young and old alike. Copies of the fes­ti­val pro­gramme are avail­able at the Par­ish Hall, Terry Ka­vanagh’s Butch­ers and in the no­tice­board at Cen­tra. The pro­gramme is also avail­able on the Round­ web­site and Face­book pages.


As part of Round­wood Fes­ti­val 2017 a con­cert will take place in St Lau­rence O’Toole Church on Fri­day, Au­gust 4, at 7.30 p.m. fea­tur­ing Classic Har­mony (from Ash­ford) Joe McKenna and friends, Gráinne Med­ly­cott, and Bry­ony and Ciara Con­alty. The Round­wood and District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present a brief his­tory of the church.

Tick­ets are now on sale in Terry Ka­vanagh’s Butch­ers, post of­fice and par­ish of­fice (at Par­ish Hall). Adult tick­ets will be €10 with free en­try to chil­dren (chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied). Please join us for a unique event in a won­der­ful lo­ca­tion. Light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided after the con­cert in Round­wood Par­ish Hall.


Our an­nual bar­be­cue will take place at 1 p.m. on Au­gust 26. Last year’s event was re­ally suc­cess­ful and we ex­pect it to be equally as good this year, so make sure to join us. You can sam­ple the var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties that take place in the cen­tre while you are en­joy­ing the food. Tick­ets are avail­able in ad­vance from the com­mit­tee or you can just come along on the day. Cost on the day is €10 per adult or €25 for fam­ily of 2, three, or four chil­dren un­der-12. Con­tact Chris­tine at 086 8057431 Or any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

Bowls Play takes place from 8 p.m. on Tues­day nights. New mem­bers are wel­come. The ten­nis court is avail­able for hire. Why not en­joy your birth­day par­ties, etc.? For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Chris­tine at 086 8057431.

Our next bingo ses­sion takes place on the sec­ond Sun­day in Oc­to­ber. Put the date for this fun event in your diary now.


Round­wood fes­ti­val has se­cured per­mis­sion from Wick­low County Coun­cil for a tem­po­rary road clo­sure to fa­cil­i­tate the fes­ti­val. A sec­tion of the R764 from Roun­wood Park to the junc­tion at Main Street/church will be closed from 4 p.m. Sun­day, Au­gust 6, till 4 a.m. Mon­day, Au­gust 7. Di­ver­sions will be in place. Lo­cal ac­cess will be pro­vided for res­i­dents be­tween Round­wood Park and the top of the bank.


Book a per­sonal na­ture walk for your­self and your friends. You choose the theme, the date and the time (Mon­day to Fri­day in July and Au­gust sub­ject to staff avail­abil­ity). Pos­si­ble themes in­clude birds, wild­flow­ers, trees, mam­mals, but­ter­fly and bug record­ing, ge­ol­ogy and min­ing, re­spon­si­ble dog walk­ing and a gen­eral na­ture walk (or you may have ideas of your own).

The walks are suit­able for adults and teenagers only and the max­i­mum group size is 10 peo­ple. Please do not bring your dog, un­less you are booked for ‘re­spon­si­ble dog walk­ing’. Book­ing is es­sen­tial; please phone 0404 45656 (Mon­day to Fri­day). Th­ese walks are free of charge but you may have to pay for car park­ing.


Na­ture Explorers is an out­door pro­gramme or­gan­ised by the Wick­low Moun­tains Na­tional Park Guides aimed at chil­dren aged five to 11 years.

Each week the fo­cus is on a dif­fer­ent as­pect of the nat­u­ral world such as bugs, flow­ers, bad­gers and birds. The ses­sions con­tinue every Wed­nes­day till Au­gust 23 (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.), start­ing from the Up­per Lake car park. Most ac­tiv­i­ties will take place off track, so please dress ac­cord­ingly. No dogs are al­lowed. Note that an adult must stay with the chil­dren, and be pre­pared to help. Book­ing is es­sen­tial and will be taken from 9 a.m. One week prior to each ses­sion at 0404 45656 (Mon­day to Fri­day). This ac­tiv­ity is free but you may have to pay for car park­ing.


Have you ever won­dered what fern that is? If so, join the Wick­low Moun­tains Na­tional Park Guides at 11 a.m. on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, as they in­ves­ti­gate the ferns of Glen­dalough. The day starts with a short slide show in the Na­tional Park Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, fol­lowed by an ID walk. This event is suit­able for adults and teenagers only. Please do not bring your dog.

This is a free event but you may have to pay for car park­ing. Book­ing is es­sen­tial and will be taken at 0404 45425 from July 30.


This evening starts at 7.30 p.m. on Au­gust 17 with a talk about bats at the Wick­low Moun­tains Na­tional Park Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre on the Miner’s Road in Glen­dalough. Please come early if you want to get a seat as this event can be very pop­u­lar. At dusk (8.30 p.m.), the group will head over to the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice to watch the bats emerge from their roost be­fore tak­ing a stroll through the woods with bat de­tec­tors.

Please bring a torch and in­sect re­pel­lent (the midges can be bad). Vis­i­tors of all ages are wel­come to at­tend ei­ther event, or both. This is a free event but you may have to pay for car park­ing. Book­ing is not re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion, please phone 0404 45425.


We wel­come Duo Cha­gall (Arun Rao, cello and Gil­lian Williams, violin) to­gether with Lance Coburn, pi­ano, to Calary Church at 8 p.m. on Fri­day, Au­gust 4. They will per­form Schu­mann’s Pi­ano trio in G Mi­nor, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello and Brahms’ Pi­ano Trio in B.

The next con­cert in Calary takes place at 8 p.m. on Fri­day, Au­gust 11, when the Wat­ter­ton Pi­ano Trio, which con­sists of Si­mon Wat­ter­ton (pi­ano), Anna Cashell (violin) and Aoife Nic Ath­laoich (cello), will per­form Beethoven’s Arch­duke Trio and Cae­sar Franck’s Violin Sonata to­gether with pieces by De­bussy, St Saen’s and De Falla.

Tick­ets, which are €18 and €15 for con­ces­sions for each of th­ese con­certs, can be booked by ring­ing John at 01 2818146 or email­ing derekneil­son@eir­


Our ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue every Tues­day from 10 a.m. on­wards and age, class, colour or creed will never be an is­sue re­gard­ing join­ing the group. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ would be an apt motto for our SHED and the hun­dreds of other Sheds through­out the coun­try.

What­ever about some of the aching ail­ing bod­ies, the sto­ry­telling, the prob­lem solv­ing and the near thou­sand years of life’s ex­pe­ri­ence around the table cer­tainly en­riches the mind. Call 086 8650588 for any in­for­ma­tion at any time.


The an­nual Pat­tern Day Walk from Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Up­per on Car­rick Moun­tain will take place on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, leav­ing Moneystown at 6 p.m. The route is five and a half miles in to­tal (good walk­ing shoes rec­om­mended and no dogs al­lowed). Suit­able for older chil­dren ac­com­pa­nied by adults. The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.

Lady’s well is an an­cient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an im­por­tant site. The well was re­dis­cov­ered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the orig­i­nal pat­tern day Au­gust 15 There will be a short talk on the his­tory and tra­di­tions of the holy wells and also rel­e­vant lo­cal his­tory. If you want to play mu­sic, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, danc­ing etc were all part of the tra­di­tions of pat­tern days and vis­its to the well.

Re­fresh­ments after the walk in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Any queries please con­tact Ros­aleen at ros­aleen­ Face­book page: Wick­low Wells.


A day trip to John­ston Castle and Wex­ford town will take place on Au­gust 26 which in­cludes scones, tea and din­ner. Leav­ing Round­wood Par­ish Hall at 9 a.m. Cost is €70 per per­son. All money to be in be­fore Au­gust 1. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Su­san at 087 6273032.


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s draw. The num­bers drawn were:. 3, 7, 11 29. There were 13 match-three win­ners,. Noel Pat Carr, Paul O’Con­nor, Anne Cullen, C. Cam­pion, Mary Power, Tim­mons, Conor Lene­han, Lei, Bri­die and PJ, C & A and O., Michael Kenna, Sheila Keane and Michael Hayes Next week’s jack­pot will be €12,700


The next whist will be on tonight Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2, in the Par­ish Cen­tre.


Our Au­gust dance is on Fri­day the 11th and our Septem­ber dance will be held on Septem­ber 8.


The next dance in Round­wood Par­ish Cen­tre will be on Fri­day, Au­gust 18, with danc­ing by Tony Davitt.


Alex Grey, PSquared Per­for­mance, is on hand to guide you through your fit­ness pro­gramme in the An Tóchar Fit­ness Cen­tre. Call up or ring Alex to join any of the classes or to dis­cuss per­sonal train­ing. face­­per­for­mance.


A 45 Card Game takes place every Tues­day night in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre start­ing at a new time of 8.30 p.m. Tea served.


Round­wood set danc­ing con­tin­ues every Thurs­day night from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. in Ka­vanagh’s Lounge, Round­wood. Mu­sic this month with the O’Kane fam­ily. Ad­mis­sion re­mains at €5. Be­gin­ners are al­ways wel­come along with any­one look­ing for a bit of ex­er­cise and a fun night out.


Round­wood Home Pro­duc­ers Mar­ket is open every Sun­day from midday till 5 p.m. in the Par­ish Cen­tre. Come for all your fresh bread, home bak­ing, jams etc. There will also be pic­tures, home crafts, plants and more. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.


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 a week. Cost €669 per per­son shar­ing. Sin­gle Room ex­tra. €200 de­posit se­cures place bal­ance to be paid 12 weeks prior to de­par­ture. Price in­cludes flights (Aer Lin­gus) In­surance, Half Board ac­com­mo­da­tion in house be­side the church. Trans­fers to and from Medjugorje. Lo­cal Guides through­out the week all English speak­ing, headed up by Se­nior Guide Philip Ryan from Dublin. Philip is a very ex­pe­ri­enced guide hav­ing spent over twenty five years in Medjugorje. Ac­com­pa­nied by Spir­i­tual Di­rec­tor. For more in­for­ma­tion/book­ing Con­tact Mary King at 087 2185067.

Re­nee Armstrong and Chris­tine Dunne at the Wick­low Re­gatta ball in the Grand Ho­tel, Wick­low.

Paddy Byren and Stephen Payne en­joy­ing them­selves at the Moneystown Barn­dance.

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