A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, July 27, in Byrne and Woods at 1.30 p.m.
BLESSING OF GRAVES
The annual Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 22. Please note that 11.30 a.m. Mass will be celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery not in the church on this morning. This Mass will be offered for all interred in the cemetery and will include a blessing of the graves.
Join the Wicklow Mountains National Park Guides on a children’s nature walk at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in July and August to explore various aspects of the National Park. Suitable for all age groups. An adult must stay with their children and be prepared to join in. No booking or charges apply. Meet at the Information Office near the Upper Lake in Glendalough.
Topics to be covered include – Wednesday, July 11: Bugs, Wednesday, July 18: Wildflowers, Wednesday, July 25: Birds, Wednesday, August 1: Trees, Wednesday, August 8: Bugs, Wednesday, August 15: Mammals, Wednesday, August 22: History.
For further information call the Wicklow Mountains National Park Information Office at 0404 45425.
BARN DANCE THANKS
Moneystown Community Centre would like to thank everyone who helped and all who attended the barn dance to make it another successful and most enjoyable evening.
Plans are well under way for the return of the much loved Roundwood Festival 2018 running from Thursday, August 2, to Sunday, August 5. So keep these dates free and keep and eye on this space for more details of what’s on and where.
AFTERNOON WITH MARY DAVIES
Mary Davies is a renowned author, gardener, historian, books editor and a former resident of Oldbridge. She has written extensively over the years about the wonders of Wicklow of times past and present. As part of the Baltynanima Pure Mile, we are delighted to include this event where Mary will read a selection of her writings about Wicklow and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask her questions. The talk will start at 3.30 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall on Saturday, July 21, and will finish by 5 p.m. This is a free event. All welcome.
OUR LADY’S ISLAND
There will be a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Sunday, August 19, leaving Roundwood at 10 a.m. from the Parish Hall. Cost is €65 per person which includes the bus, scones and dinner. Money and names to Susan at 087 76273032 before August 1.
The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Anne Wolohan;); Top Gent: Tom McHugh; Second Gent: Shay Brady and Anne Gaffney (shared) Top Lady: Catherine Doyle and Mary Murphy (shared); First Half: Marie Magee; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Longest Sitting: Marie McHugh and Lowest Score: Jimmy Molloy. Raffle prizes were won by Anne Wolohan, Kitty Kennedy, Mick Whelan, Marie Magee and Shay Brady. Next Whist is this Wednesday, July 18, in the Parish Centre, Roundwood.
MUSIC IN CALARY
The next concert in Calary Church will take place at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, when Lorna Breen (soprano), Andrew Gavin (tenor) and Mairead Hurley (accompanist) will perform opera arias, Irish airs and pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan. Lorna is an accomplished young soprano from County Wicklow.
This concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen’s work for street children in the slums of Nairobi and there is the option of a delicious supper in the church room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the supper and concert are €40, while those for the concert on its own will be €18 and €15 for concessions and cam be booked from John 01 2818146 or by emailing derekneilson@ eircom.net.
There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw. The numbers drawn were 9, 16, 25 and 27. There was four match-three winners Betty Fenelly, Martha Baker, Mary Kavanagh and Thomas Smyth. Next week’s jackpot will be €17,200
Annamoe centre will hold their annual barbecue on Saturday, August 25, at 1 p.m.
HOME PRODUCERS MARKET
Roundwood Home Producers Market is open from midday till 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Parish Centre. Come for your home baking, crafts, plants, vegetables and more. New members always welcome or 087 2506785.
Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday, July 20, with music by the Wicklow man.
A pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves on October 10 for seven nights. Cost €669 which includes Flights (Aer Lingus) Insurance, Half Board in house beside 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, who has spent many years in Medjugorje. Pilgrimage accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat O’Connell.
For more information/booking contact Mary King at 087 2185067.
The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group will now meet at the Knockraheen entrance (Newtown Road R765) to the Upper Vartry Reservoir at 7 p.m. every Wednesday for the summer months.
There are now a range of walks to suit all levels of ability. So do come along to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour. All welcome.
Deep Relaxation, Peace, Angelic Guidance and Hands on Energy Healing is what you will experience on Monday evenings in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So make that decision to look after yourself, your well being and join us there. Looking forward to welcoming you. For more information contact Mary at 087 9819420.
CEILI DANCING LESSONS
Adult ceili dancing classes are held every Wednesday night in the parish hall from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn to solo dance and also group dances under the tuition of Aoife, Cian and Eimear and have great fun learning.
A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8.30 p.m. for the summer months tea served.
Orla McKeown, Reece Keogh and Liah Carr enjoying their day out at ‘Live at the Abbey’ in Wicklow.