Sunday 8 December 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood

Michael and Robbert Solari enjoying the music at the Kilcoole Music Festival in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann
Michael and Robbert Solari enjoying the music at the Kilcoole Music Festival in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann

Kilcoole: Community Policing Clinic - Garda Molly Corbett's community policing clinic takes place from 6pm to 8pm every Monday at the community centre.

Community Yoga

Drop in community yoga at Community Centre with Christina Hanney. Thursdays at 8.15 p.m. Intermediate level. Fridays at 7.30 p.m. Beginners level. €8 drop in.

Indoor Bowls

Bowls takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night. All welcome to attend.

Community Centre

The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes and meetings). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Parent and Toddler Group

All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email


Alzheimer's/Dementia Society

We meet every Friday at 11 a.m. in the Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy. It is an opportunity for family members and carers to bring their loved ones for a coffee and a chat. Its open to people in the surrounding areas towns and villages.

Newtownmountkennedy District Forum

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this week's meeting. The Forum's meets the last Tuesday of every month in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre. Come along and join us. For more information or meeting minutes follow us on Facebook - Newtownmountkennedy District Forum.

Lighting Up for Christmas

Join us this Sunday, December 1, at 4 p.m. at the Parkview Hotel as Newtownmountkennedy lights up for Christmas. Great fun for all the community with Carols from Newtown Primary School, dancing, Mince Pies and more. Plus a visit from Santa himself. A Big THANK YOU to all our very generous sponsors who have contributed to Newtownmountkennedy lighting up for Christmas. Hope to see everyone there.

Newtownmountkennedy Primary School

We are having an open day in our Junior School on Thursday, November 28, from 11.15 p.m. to 12.30 p.m.

We are now taking enrolments for September 2020. Forms are available from Fiona in the office and on our website

Gemma and Sandy are with us on Tuesday as part of the Burns By Your Side Reading to Dogs Programme.

Swimming, Developmental Dance and Festina Lente Horse-riding programmes continue this week.

GAA - We are delighted to have Jackie Kinch with us for GAA training this term. Jackie coaches GAA skills to all our students in the junior and Senior School. Thanks to Newtown GAA for including our school in this programme.

We are delighted to welcome Joan and Karen from Music Generation back to our school this week to work with children in first, second, third and fifth class.

Baby and Toddler Group is on every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in our Junior School Hall.

Sixth Class are delighted to be taking part in the switching on of the Christmas Lights in Newtownmountkennedy.

Newtownmountkennedy Educate Together National School

ENROLMENT 2020 for junior infants is Open NOW Our Parent evening is this Wednesday, November 27, at 7 p.m. For further information email or call 087 3934610.

Newtown Juniors FC

As the season comes to a close and the weather conditions continues to deteriate, we still had a couple of teams in action last weekend.

Our 10's reversed their game to play Ashford Rovers away and despite the damp conditions both teams played out an excellent game of football. The home side won out 5-3 in the end, but it was a game that could have gone either way. Leon O'Connor with two goals and a thumping header from Jack Barlow accounted for the Newtown goals. On the day indecision in defence led to a couple of the home teams' games.

The under-11s (kindly sponsored by Real Debt Solutions) travelled to Travers Insurance Park to take on Arklow Town under the nine-a-side format and the spoils were shared in a 1-1 draw. Ryan Collins scored the Newtown goal and Mikey Synnott, Aaron Roy and Frank Lang were among the players who starred. Good luck to Arklow Town their final next weekend.

Due to the weather conditions our under-13s (kindly sponsored by Adrian Dunne Pharmacy) ended up playing some Futsal against Spanish school SEK International from Greystones. Some excellent skills were on display from both sides and the teams got a good workout.

Last Saturday morning in the Parkview Hotel the WDSL held their end of season awards presentation for all age groups (8's-11's) involved in the small sided games. Well done to all the boys and girls who received awards on the day. Also well done to all the team's coaches and the parents for their support. It turned out to be a double celebration for our under-eights who were presented with a set of training tops kindly sponsored by Kearns Construction. Stephen and Paddy Kearns were on hand to do the official handover to the team on the day. Thank you, Kearns Construction, from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC for your kind sponsorship.

Our ever-popular Development Squad continues every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. and is in the community centre. All boys and girls from five to seven years are very welcome to attend and can contact any coach or committee member for further information. We are also on the lookout for a couple of more coaches to help with the group.

The following are the fixtures for the weekend Saturday, November 30,/Sunday, December 1.

Under-11s - Fixture to be confirmed; under-13s away to Carnew FC ko to be confirmed (Prov). Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change.

Week seven of our Last Man Standing competition saw nine players at the starting post. After the dust had settled that number is now down to just two players and they are Gus Fitzpatrick and Séamus O'Toole. Of the players who exited six had chosen Everton but they went down 2-0 at home to lowly Norwich City, while a solitary player went out after their selection Watford were demolished at home to Burnley. All selections must be with the secretary on or before 9 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the weekend fixtures. The Prize Pot will be €500. Thank you everyone for your continued support. Rules of the competition are available on request or are on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We have four players from the club who will be celebrating a birthday in the coming week and they are Aaron O'Connor from the Development Squad, Finn Heffernan from the under-eights, JV McCullagh-Kelly from the under-10s and Rose Kelly Tynan from the under-12s. Happy birthday guys from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

On a sadder note the club extends their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Stephen Dempsey (Season Park) and Baby Mason Doonan Martin (Wolfe Tone Bray) who both sadly passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Ploughing Society

Roundwood Ploughing Society is looking for information, paper clippings and photographs that anyone may have relating to the Roundwood Ploughing Society down through the years the society need them as soon as possible for a presentation for the Historical Society early in the New Year. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact John Byrne at 086 0613025.

Folk Group

Roundwood Folk Group are on the look-out for a guitarist/musician to help them in the New Year with Saturday night Mass. Very flexible not every Saturday and not a big commitment but very enjoyable. Please contact Helena at 086 3000194 if you would like to do it.


Badminton continues on a Tuesday morning from 9.30 a.m.

Parish sale of work

Roundwood and Moneystown Christmas Sale of work will take place in the GAA complex on Sunday, December 1, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A great day out for all the family with something for everyone. All good quality donations for the various stalls can be left with Maureen in the parish office between 9 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) before November 28 In particular we are looking for bottles for the bottle stall and home produce for the cake stall. Come along on the day to visit SANTA and pick up some fantastic festive Christmas gifts.

Roundwood Dance

There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, December 20, with music by the Wicklow Man. All are welcome.

Sunshine Fitness

Sunshine Fitness will be starting 'Baby and Me', 'Golden Oldies' (for aged 65+) and 'Curvy Whirlies ' (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17 Please contact Caitríona at 087 6035780 for more information.

Walking Group

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.

Christmas Lights

We are delighted to report that the Roundwood and District Community Council has secured grant funding from Co Wicklow Partnership for Christmas Lights in Roundwood village.

Our thanks to the local property owners who have kindly agreed to allow the erection of the lights and access to electricity for same.

Unfortunately the grant aid only covers 75% of the project costs. Any donations most welcome and can be placed in the donations box in Keith Grant Butchers. Many thanks.

Whist results

The results of the whist is as follows: Top Score: Marie Magee, Top Lady: Patricia Byrne, Second Lady: Maura McHugh, Top Gent: Margaret Kennedy, Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy, First Half: Anne Pierce, Second Half: Richie Cullen, Lowest Score: Molly Byrne and Longest Sitting: Martin Byrne. The raffle prizes were won by: Anne Pierce, Maura McHugh, Richie Cullen, Martin Byrne and Patricia Byrne the next whist will be this Wednesday, December 4, in the Parish Centre.

Diamond Bridge Club

North/South winners on Monday, July 18, were Rowena Brady and Paddy O'Brien, Brid Clancy and Phil Power were second, Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis were third and fourth place went to Nancy O'Brien and Catherine Halligan. East/West winners were Monica Brady and Gertie Fee, second John Loscher and Declan O'Brien, third Clare Sally and Kay Plunkett and fourth Séamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.

002 Bridge Club

Monica Brady and June Digby played their cards right on Friday, November 22, to take first place for North/South, second Catherine McGillycuddy and Nancy O'Brien and third Kay Plunkett and Kitty Heslin. East/West victors were Bridie Nolan and Maura Gaskin, second Rowena Brady and Maria Magee and third Phil Kenna and Liz Belton.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were 5, 24, 26 and 30. There four match-three winners, Amanda Walsh, Darina Dawson, Mary Doyle and Maebh Egan. Next week's jackpot will be €17,200.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from midday till 4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta at 086 0722851.

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge on Thursday nights. All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before Session starts at 8.30 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.

Roundwood Cancer Support

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. and they are currently looking for volunteers if you could spare some time in your week it would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

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