Every Tuesday from 10 onwards the shed and garden will be open and you will be assured of a warm welcome. People may wonder what we do or make in the shed. Well first and foremost we make friends through friendly engaging chat and banter. We make tea of course and we make sure that there are light refreshments available to go with the tea.
We make drills and raised beds for the vegetables and we are making provision to capture the rainwater to water the vegetables. We are making contact with our readers on a weekly basis in the hope that you will make contact with us.
So why not make your way to the shed and you will help to make our day and hopefully, make your own day as well. Call 086 8650588 anytime for any information
All at Moneystown community centre would like to thank everyone who came to their barn dance and made it such a successful night.
NEW MASS TIMES
Parish of St Laurence O’Toole – Week-end change of Mass times. Starting on Saturday, September 2, Mass times will be as follows – Roundwood: 6 p.m., Laragh: 7 p.m. and Rathdrum: 8 p.m. and from Sunday, September 3, Mass times will be as follows Laragh: 10.30 a.m., Clara Vale: 9 a.m., Greenane: 10.15 a.m., Rathdrum: 11.30 a.m., Moneystown: 10 a.m. and Roundwood 11.30.
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. there? 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.
The car boot sale at Roundwood Parish Hall takes place on the second Sunday of every month. Set up is at 10, begins at 12. Booking is essential, indoor stalls available. For queries or to book contact Ben at 087 9627527.
Roundwood AFC are having their AGM on Tuesday, Au- gust 22, in our clubhouse, vartry grounds at 8 p.m. All motions and nominations to be sent to the club secretary – Ciaran Dunne, Djouce Meadow, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM. All new members very welcome.
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.
FERN ID WALK
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.
A meeting for residents, landowners and anyone interested in the Pure Mile will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday, August 14, at 7.30 p.m.
BAT WALK AND TALK
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.
A bat walk will take place on Friday, August 18, on the Baltynanima Pure Mile. Please meet at the Wicklow Way junction on the Lough Dan Road at Lake Park at 8.30 p.m. Please bring a torch.
Roundwood Men’s Shed: Our activities continue every Tuesday from 10 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.
PATTERN DAY WALK
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 orig- inal 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 rosaleendurkin8@ gmail.com. 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: 11, 23, 25 and 29. There were three match-three winners, Mary and Morgan, A & L O’Sullivan and Noelle Duff. Next week’s jackpot will be €13,000.
The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Martin Byrne; Top Gent: Anne Gaffney; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Mary Cullen; Second Lady: Kitty Kennedy; First Half: Molly Byrne; Second Half: Jimmy Molloy; Longest Sitting: Anne Pierce and Lowest Score: Tom McHugh. Raffle prizes were won by: Tom McHugh, Anne Gaffney, Anne Pierce and Martin Byrne. The next whist will be on tonight Wednesday, August 16, 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.
AN TÓCHAR GAA
As part of her ‘Strictly’ fundraising Jess Scott is hosting an Under 30 versus Over 30 Ladies Challenge Match followed by a barbecue on Saturday, August 12, throw in 6.30 p.m. followed by a barbecue. Bring your family, friends, cheering voice and Appetite. Admission €5 each including barbecue. Family rates apply see you all there.
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. facebook.com/ psquaredperformance.
45 CARD GAME
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.
HOME PRODUCERS MARKET
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. We look forward to seeing you all. New members always welcome.
Pilgrimage To Medjugorje 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.
Karla Walsh with a Harris Hawk at the Roundwood Festival.
Enjoying their cones at the Roundwood Festival Obstacle Challenge at An Tochar GAA grounds were cousins Ruairí Nolan and Mary-Kate Nolan.