Roundwood news week 9 July
Roundwood Street Festival - Sunday 15th July
All roads lead to Roundwood (the highest village in Ireland) on Sunday 15th July, from 4pm -7pm for its first ever Street Festival!
This promises to be a fun filled evening, with something for everyone.
Aughrim Pipe Band will get the evening off to a lively start as they march up the Main Street from the Roundwood Inn to the Gig Rig which will be set up outside the Parish Hall. Following on you will be entertained by local bands and performers including “Coddle’’ and “Stagebratz”. Instructors will put the crowds through their paces on the purpose built floor in various dance moves including Zumba, Line and Irish dancing.
Why not visit Joan in her Country Kitchen and watch as she makes real organic homemade butter, chats to her visitors and is entertained by local dancers and performers.
The Main Street will be closed to traffic for short periods while a Skipping Race takes place with participants from the local Sporting Clubs all fighting for first place. This will be followed later in the evening by a Barman’s Race, so good luck to all taking part.
A kid’s corner with face painting, pet’s corner along with other side shows will provide entertainment for the younger ones while the main attraction, featuring for the first time in Roundwood, will be the Criss Cross Zorb Balls!! An experience not to be missed!
Other attractions in the day will be a dog show, tug of war and drumming workshops.
And if by then you are feeling a little peckish, why not make your way to the BBQ, which will be set up at Kavanagh’s Pub.
The evening will draw to a close with performances and the announcement of the winner of the Singing Pubs Competition, judged by The Voice of Ireland Star Kim Hayden, who has kindly offered to close the proceedings with a song or two from her new album.
All in all a great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all the family! So make sure you keep July 15th free and do come along and join in the craic!
ACTIVE RETIREMENT LUNCH
The next lunch will take place in Jacob's Well in Rathdrum on Friday the 27th of July at 1:30pm
YOUTH CLUB FOR ROUNDWOOD
An information session on what is involved for volunteer youth leaders will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 18th July in the Old School Roundwood.
This short session of 1.5 hours facilitated by Rosemary Yeates from Bray Youth Services. The session will be based on a questionnaire which was circulated to young people in the area recently. The results will also help identify the needs of young people and the adult involvement required.
Volunteer leaders and parents of secondary school students are very welcome
OLDTOWN - DERRALOSSARY PURE MILE
Judging for the Pure Mile competition throughout Co Wicklow begins the week of July 23rd.
All the residents on the Oldtown-Derralossary road have made great efforts to improve their patches and beyond. They are to be highly commended for their efforts.
Many thanks to the local Wicklow Co Council staff for their support also. Many people enjoy this quiet road for walking or jogging. To ensure that the road is looking its best for the judges it would be greatly appreciated if people would make an extra effort to pick any litter they see. Every little helps!
ROUNDWOOD AFC E.G.M.
Roundwood AFC are holding an EGM on Wednesday 25th July in the Parish Hall @ 8.30pm, to discuss the future of the club. All parents/guardians and club members are requested to attend as this matter is of the highest importance. Ger Byrne, Chairman Roundwood AFC.
ACTIVE RETIREMENT TRIP AWAY
Roundwood Active Retirement is organising a trip to the Radisson Hotel at Lough Allen, Co Leitrim.
Bus will collect all in Roundwood on the 1st of October and return on Friday 5th of October. Dinner, bed and breakfast and day trips to Donegal and Derry are included in overall cost.
For further information please call Mollie Byrne 0404 45407 or Betty Cullen 01 2818703
ANNUAL PARISH OUTING
Our trip this year is to Emo House and Gardens, Portlaoise, followed by a visit to the shops and dinner in the Glenview Hotel, on Thursday 26th July, leaving at 9 am. Names to Mary Carr 2818318 or Mary Murphy 087 6277706
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL OUTING
Roundwood Historical Society will embark on their Annual Outing on Saturday 14th July.
This year’s outing is to Kildare/ Bodenstown and people are asked to meet at 845am at the Parish Centre. The outing will take in Kildare Heritage Centre & Roundtower, Pollardstown Fen & Medieval Church, the historic Clane Abbey & Bodenstown Cemetery. The day will finish with dinner at 630/7 pm Hollywood Inn.
All Welcome! For more details see www.roundwoodhistoricalsociety.com or contact 087 786 86 71
ELLIE BRADY MEMORIAL SET DANCE
The Ellie Brady Memorial Set Dancing night will take place in Aras an Tochar on 10th August. Come up and join Sheila for a few lessons in Kavanaghs lounge on Thursday nights at 8.30pm over the next few weeks leading up to it.
KILMACANOGUE HORSE SHOW
The 40th Kilmacanogue Horse Show will be held on Saturday 28th July at Monastery, Enniskerry.
There will be a range of Horse and Pony classes both in-hand and under saddle, show jumping for Riding Club members, carriage driving together with "most obedient pony”, Style and Appearance, Fancy Dress and lead rein pony classes.
There are also classes for miniature horses, ponies and donkeys. There will be a sheep show, photography, numerous trades stands, pony rides and face painting for the children, while the Dog Show starts at 3p.m.
Entries close on Friday 13th July. Entries for Children's’ Pony Classes, Dog Show, Photography and Riding Club Jumping will be taken on the day.
For more information or schedules contact the Ethni Seymour – 086 8092211 email:email@example.com
CAR BOOT SALE
Car boot sale at Calary Filling Station near the Sugar Loaf, Calary Upper on Saturday 28th July 2012 from 11am-3pm. Cars and Vans need to register. To register please call 0868390700
MUSIC IN CALARY CHURCH
On Wednesday 18 July, Finghin Collins (piano), Elizabeth Cooney (violin) and Carol McGonnell (clarinet) will perform works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Khachaturian and Schoenfeld.
On Thursday 19 July, Anna Cashell (violin), accompanied by Inju Oh (piano) will perform works by Mozart, Bloch, Korngold, Kreisler, Bach and Beethoven.
Both concerts begin at 8pm and tickets, which are €15 or €12 for concessions, can be booked by emailing Derek at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning John at (01) 2818146. The concerts are kindly sponsored by Wicklow County Council and FBD
Our meetings continue in The Old School until July the 30th and we will be taking our summer break until Monday September the 10th. For more information contact Mary Stacey 0879819420
On Sunday 24th June we had Laura Kavanagh and Eoghan Marah competing in the All-Ireland Junior T&F Championships in Tullamore. Congratulations to Laura who won bronze medal in the Triple Jump, a great personal achievement. Eoghan was in the Javelin and just missed out on a medal coming 4th on this occasion. Tired out from the previous day when Eoghan competed in the Javelin competition in the All-Ireland Tailtean Games on a very blustery showery day coming 7th overall.
More results next week from the Leinster Juvenile T&F and good luck to all competitors. Congratulations to Laura Kavanagh who came 2nd in the U19 Triple Jump, Eoghan Marah who came 1st U18 Javelin and Liam Belton 8th U18 800 Mts and 8th 1500 Mts at the Leinster Juvenile T&F U13-U19 held in Tullamore on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. Congratulations also to Tony Mooney, Ciaran Gilpin, Molly Hayes, Roisin Belton and Eamon Power who competed at these championships for the first time.
Laura and Eoghan qualify for the All-Irelands. Eoghan’s Javelin competition is on Saturday 14th July and Laura’s Triple Jump is Saturday 28th July. Best of luck to you both in the All Irelands
SUMMER TIME FUN
A summer camp will take place in Roundwood N.S for 4-7 year olds for two weeks.
Week 1: 16th-20th July
Week 2: 23rd-27th July 10:00-1:00 pm.
Activities will include Art & craft, singing, dancing, baking, games and lots more fun!! Cost €55 per week reduction for second child. Limited places available. Contact Trisha Brady 086-3804769 Joanne Johnston 087-9174538.
Next Whist is on Wednesday 11th July.
Dance dates for 2012 in Roundwood Parish Hall. July 20th John Flood. August 17th Images. September 21st Billy Kirwin. October 19th Wicklow Man. November 16th William Belton. December 21st Wicklow Man.
There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto, the numbers drawn were 2, 4, 21 & 24. There were five match three winners, P.J. Kavanagh, Byrne Kids, Derek Hayes, Sharon Kenna & Eliz & Wm. Next weeks jackpot will be €13,800
The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 13th July from 9.30pm until midnight. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc. Door prize, teas refreshments also available.
45 CARD GAME
45 Card game continues every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.45pm. Teas served. All are welcome.
Roundwood Market is open 1-5pm every Sunday. Home Baking, Crafts, Plants, Jam's, veggies when in season. Tea/Coffee and Scones available also. New Members welcome.
The next day trip to Belfast to the Titanic Exhibition will be on Sunday 5th August, 2012. It will leave Roundwood at 9a.m. There will be a stop for tea and scone on the way up and an evening meal on the way home. All in fare is €65 per person.
There are some seats left on the 6 day Scotland tour from 13th to the 18th September, 2012. All in fare €599.
NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham from Thursday 15th November to Saturday 17th November with a full day at the show. Two nights B & B and show ticket and travel is €269 per person.
For more information on any of the tours contact 0404 45276 after 8pm.
KILCOOLE SET DANCING
Set Dancing & Classes continue in the Mill Room in Kilcoole every Wednesday night at 8pm. All are welcome.