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Around the Districts: Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy and Roundwood


Raymond, Holden and Natalie Dowe with dogs Syd and Kevin at the Avonmore Game Club barbecue at Kavanagh's Roundwood.

Raymond, Holden and Natalie Dowe with dogs Syd and Kevin at the Avonmore Game Club barbecue at Kavanagh's Roundwood.

Raymond, Holden and Natalie Dowe with dogs Syd and Kevin at the Avonmore Game Club barbecue at Kavanagh's Roundwood.



Card drives

Whist partner card drive will be on this Thursday night August 4 at 8.30pm. 45 card drive will be the following Thursday night August 11 at 8.30pm. New players always welcome.

Chime In Play

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Chime In Play (formerly known as Gymboree) will have summer pop up classes in Glenealy Village Hall, on Tuesdays August 9 and 23. Teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, instruments and fun – suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from 6 months to 4 years. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information or to book your place. Booking is essential as places are limited.


The astroturf is now open for tennis/training up to pods of 15 people – to book please call 0404 44040.

St Joseph’s NS Glenealy

Enrolment for September 2022 is now taking place. Forms can be downloaded from the school website stjosephsglenealy.com or call 0404 44884 and we will post you a hard copy.


A pilates class is on in Glenealy Village Hall every Tuesday night at 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. For more information or to book your place contact Zara at 087 9367474.

Book exchange

If anyone would like to exchange books or take books the book shelf is just inside the main door at hall. Great selection to choose from.


Local notes

If you have news or an item to be added to the Newtownmountkennedy Notes, please email Ciara Martin Perks at ciaraperks87@gmail.com or call 087 6380155.

Public defibrillator

The defibrillator is located at Henry and Rose, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy. In any emergency dial 999/112, don’t assume somebody else has.

Men’s Shed

We at the shed don’t particularly like areas being left untidy but seeing how our wee friends the bees need help to survive in these times we have done just that for the past year we set aside areas within the allotment and indeed as one enters the property off the main road it will be noticed that the normally manicured area of lawns are left in wild state, and which will be the norm at least till the mid autumn.

Also we are delighted in our workshop to add to the signage locally , and to this end are in the process of producing effigies of our lovable honeybee for use throughout our community, see photo of work started by the members , so let’s all get together to do our very best in protecting the bees and reminisce to when summers were really recognized by that beautiful sound of humming in the air.

Over the last few months we have attended sessions conducted at the shed in Killadreenan which were organized by our association dealing with health and wellbeing, certificates for those attending were handed out on Friday by chairman Pat Flood, who praised all that attended the sessions.

Our shed is a wee quieter than usual at the moment due to holidays,but we are still open weekdays 9-30 to 1pm Mon to Sat, and are especially open for membership so drop by if you’ve a wish to join in the banter and the comradeship we will be very welcoming , where just inside the gate you will hear that comforting sound of the kettle . Meanwhile be safe.


Bingo is played at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre every Friday. Doors open at 7.30 p.m., starts at 8.30 p.m. – bring a friend.

Community Forum

Great to see everyone at July’s meeting, we will take a break for August but do keep an eye on our facebook group - Newtownmountkennedy District Forum for any updates and minutes. As always please feel free to email the committee on ntmkforum@outlook.ie

Slimming World

Slimming World Newtown meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Hotel. Call or Text Trevor at 085 2499982 for more information.

Women’s Basketball

Join the Wicklow Wolves Women’s Basketball group every Tuesday evening in the community centre sports hall in Newtownmountkennedy between 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Learn how to play or brush up on those basketball skills. Main aim is to get fit while having fun. Contact 087 1477507 for more details or just turn up on the night with a pair of runners.


Golf Society

Results of Mr Tim Cornin President’s Prize held in Woodenbridge Golf Club. 1st Robert Scott 39pts (B9). 2nd Ciaran Keenan 39pt. 3rd Niall Gaffney 37pt. 4th Corey Byrne 35pts (B9). 5th Tony Beckwith 35pts. Class 1 Winner: Paul Gaskin 33pts (B9). Runner up: Declan Carstairs 33pts. Class 2 Winner: Tony Byrne 34pts. Runner up : Glenn Hughes 33pts. Class 3 Winner: Emmet Tobin 35pts. Runner up: John Staunton 34pts. Front 9: Donny O’Reilly 18pts. Back 9: Mossie Kenna 18pts. Visitor Prize: Kyle Graham 39pts. Nearest the Pin: Mark Gorman. Congratulations to all the winners.

The Ultimate Garth Brooks

Roundwood AFC are delighted to bring Trevor Smith & Friends in Low Places, the ultimate Garth Brooks experience, to Aras an Tochar on Saturday 6th August. Limited number of tickets available so book now by contacting Martha on 086 355 5036 or Hugh on 087 201 3761 to avoid disappointment. Tickets €30 each.

New Mass Times

Parishes of St. Laurence O’Toole Roundwood/Moneystown & St. Kevins, Glendalough: New Mass Times- Weekends: commencing weekend 23rd & 24th July: Saturday 7 pm–Roundwood, Sunday 10 am–Moneystown, Sunday 11.30 am Laragh. Weekdays: commencing Monday 18th July: Monday 10 am Roundwood, Tuesday 9 am Laragh, Wednesday 10 am Roundwood, Thursday–No Mass, Friday 9 am Laragh

Shamanic Drumming

Shamanic Drumming Circle, 7-9pm, at Turquoise Café, A98 W5C3. First Thursday of every month. A shamanic drumming circle is a place to come with friends, catch up over a cuppa and then connect in an authentic way. This is a particular type of drumming, using a shamanic drum. A steady 4-7 beats per second, will induce theta brain waves to enable us to journey into non ordinary states to retrieve healing, insights and wisdom for ourselves and our community. All welcome, no experience in shamanic journeying or drumming is necessary. If you have a shamanic drum I welcome you to bring it along. You would need to bring a pillow and blanket. This is a non profit event, costs are to cover venue and refreshments. If you would like to know more about shamanic drumming, or if have any questions, just drop Fiona a line on safehaventranspersonal@gmail.com or give a buzz on 087 2989801.

Pattern Day Walk

Tha annual Pattern Day Walk form Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday 14th August leaving Moneystown National School A98 VF83 at 6pm. The route is about 9km return route to Moneystown (good walking shoes and waterproof clothing recommended and no dogs allowed) Suitable of older children accompanied by adults. The route is along the road then on Coillte roads. Lady’s well is an ancient 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 or close to the original pattern day August 15th. There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells including the Pre-Christian and Christians of this ancient site 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.

People attending the walk are undertaking to do it at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility or liability for loss or injury on the walk.

Social Whist

Results of whist held on Wednesday July 27th .Top Score: Kay Plunkett. First Gent: Anne Pierce. Second Gent: Martin Byrne and Richie Cullen (shared). First Lady: Marie Magee. Second Lady: Anne Wolohan. First Half: Patricia Byrne. Second Half: Mary Pierce. Longest Sitting: Maura McHugh. Lowest Score: Margaret Kennedy. Raffle: Maura McHugh, Jimmy Molloy, Marie Magee, Mollie Byrne and Martin Byrne. Next Whist is on Wednesday August 10th at 8pm in the new parish hall come along and enjoy a night of cards with us.

Country Music

Westport Country Music Break 23rd-28th of October 2022. 5 nights 6 days music every night and tours to Achill Island, Galway and Leenane. All in price €499 pp sharing. €100 extra for Singles. Dinner B&B. Deposit of €200 and names before 15th July 2022 and remaining money to be paid in full by 15th of August 2022.For further information, Contact Susan at 087 6273032

Mobile Library

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 11th August from 10am until 11.15am and also from 2.10pm until 4.30pm. Come along and join the library. It’s a free service and is a fantastic way to pick up any book that suits your reading interests.

Local notes

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com