THE Roundwood and District Historical, Folklore and Archaeological Society launched its 30th annual journal recently in the Parish Hall in Roundwood.
The committee was delighted to welcome the new owner of Luggala estate, Luca Pudalli, to launch the journal to a full house.
Luca outlined his vision for the Luggala Estate and his understanding of its importance in the history, not just of Wicklow but of Ireland. He described being overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the estate and the challenges of its future sustainability.
This year’s journal, costing €10, has a wide variety of excellent articles to suit all tastes. It can be bought in many shops in the locality, or through the website www.roundwoodhistoricalsociety.ie, with the additional postage cost.
This year’s journal included the essay of the overall winner of the inaugural schools competition. Two winners in the other categories were present on the night to meet Luca and have their efforts acknowledged.
The committee thanked all those who had supported the publication of the journal plus all those that continue to support the society through these challenging time.
Their next meeting focussing on the Archaeology of the Baltinglass Hillforts will be given by noted author and archaeologist, Chris Corlett on November 30 by Zoom.