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Around the Districts: Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy and Roundwood


Marvin and Eugene Nolan at the car boot sale on Sea Road, Kilcoole.

Marvin and Eugene Nolan at the car boot sale on Sea Road, Kilcoole.

Marvin and Eugene Nolan at the car boot sale on Sea Road, Kilcoole.



Card Drives

45 card drive will be on this Thursday night June 30 at 8.30 p.m. Whist partner card drive will be the following Thursday night July 7 at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Blessing of the Graves

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The Blessing of the Graves takes place in Glenealy on Saturday July 16 at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the community hall afterwards, courtesy of Glenealy Tidy Towns. Donations of home baking would be much appreciated and can be dropped to the hall from 1pm. Your support would be much appreciated.


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 www.stjosephsglenealy.com or call 0404 44884 and we will post you a hard copy.

Yoga classes

Yoga classes are now on in Glenealy Village Hall on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. For more information or to book your place contact Hildi at 087 2436475 or at info@yogatree.ie.


Pilates class is now 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.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves for Priestsnewtown/Kilquade cemetery will take place on Friday, July 22, at 7.30 p.m. Please note this change of date and time.

Community Forum

Our next monthly community meeting will take place on Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in room six. As always please feel free to email the committee on ntmkforum@outlook.ie For more information or meeting minutes follow us on Facebook – Newtownmountkennedy District Forum.

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.

GAA club notes

There will be a Club meeting held on Wednesday 6th July in clubhouse to discuss.

All at Newtown GAA/LGFA would like to wish Emma Walsh and Sophie Lacey together with Wicklow Minor ladies manager Dominic Leech the very best of luck as they play Westmeath in their Leinster LGFA Minor final on Wednesday the 6th of July.

Mini magpies continues under the guidance of our club GPO Jackie Kinch at 11am every Saturday morning for boys and girls aged 4-6.

The 8/10 girls train on Saturday mornings at 11 all newcomers welcome; U7 and U9 Training continues each Monday at 6.30; U11 boys training Monday at 6.45; U12 girls train Tuesday evenings at 6:30; U13 boys start training this week on Monday at 7pm; U15 training Tuesday at 6.30;

U16 girls training every Monday & Wednesday night from 7 to 8pm; The ladies and the Minor girls continue to train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm; The Senior men are training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm

The u17s made the long journey to Knockananna for their 1st championship group game. In an excellent fast open game in which the lead changed hands several times a draw was a fair result in the end and a good start for the lads in a difficult away fixture. Next game is at home to Carnew first week of July with exact date and time tbc. Training continues Monday/ Friday 7.00.

Our Summer camp is back with a bang this year from the 4-8 July, 10-2pm.

Lotto - The lotto jackpot was not won last week, the numbers were 3,7,9,22. 9 match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €7,500. The Newtown GAA Lotto draw is held every Monday evening at 8PM, tickets are only €2. The next lotto draw will be Monday the 27th of June.

Tickets are available to buy in local outlets including Newtown Credit Union, Nolan’s Post Office, Druids well, Eugene’s food store, Marios, Pat Toolan Bookmakers, Ultima oil, Ann Duffys flower shop, The Mountkennedy inn, The Max. The lotto numbers are between 1 and 30.

Newtown Juniors FC

The curtain came down on the first half of the WDSL season with a weekend of Jako Cup Final action for the Under 12 to 16 age groups. Our club were lucky enough to have three teams participating in these finals and as the Meat Loaf classic goes “2 out of 3 aint bad” as our Under 14’s & 15’s were victorious but unfortunately our 13’s had to be content with been runners up.

The 13’s were up first on Saturday when they took on league leaders Aughrim Rangers. They trailed 2-1 at half time with Kaydin McMahon scoring the Newtown goal. Aughrim scored two further goals to run out 4-1 victors. On the day among the players who starred were Ryan McDonald & Colin Healy. Congratulations to Aughrim and commiserations to our 13’s. Next up were our Under 15’s who came up against a determined Avonmore team and this was a game where the outcome was in the balance right up until 15 minutes to go when Matthew Doyle opened the scoring. Brooklyn Doyle & Jake Robertson added further goals to cement the result and ensured the cup would be coming back to Newtown. Overall, it was a very good team display, & captain Ben Synnott accepted the cup on behalf of the team. Jake Robertson was named as man of the match.

Finally, it was onto Sunday and our Under 14’s encounter with Arklow United B. The team got off to a flyer when Kaydin McMahon tapped home from close range after excellent work from William Valentine & Sebastian Anton. On 15 minutes it was 2-0 when Leon O’Connor rounded the keeper and scored. Arklow did pull a goal back from the penalty spot but our 15’s almost immediately restored their two-goal advantage when substitute Aidan Heffernan went on a mazy run and set up Pat Carey to score from close range. Ten minutes into the second half David Mackey set up O’Connor for his second goal. Arklow did pull another goal back after a defensive mix up in the Newtown defence. Goals from Aidan Heffernan and a second from Carey before Heffernan completed the scoring with a stunning goal from 30 plus yards. Well done to our 14’s on their cup win and well done to Arklow United for a great game. Among those who starred in a good team display were Ryan McDonald, Mikey Synnott, William Valentine & Pat Carey. Aidan Heffernan was named as man of the match.

Well done to the WDSL for their organisation of the weekend, thanks to all the referee’s, thanks to all our opponents, thanks to Arklow Celtic for the use of their facilities and finally thanks to all our players & supporters for their efforts over the weekend.

The WDSL matches will start back the weekend of Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th August 2022. There will be summer competitions ran at the Under 11, 13 and 15’s age groups. Further information as we get it.

Congratulations to three of our Under 13’s, Ryan McDonald, Leon O’Connor & Kaydin McMahon who have all been selected on the U13 WDSL Squad for the Galway Cup from Wed.3rd- Sat.6th August 2022. The competition takes place at the Drom Soccer Park, home of Salthill Devon F.C. Also, if there are any businesses or companies who would like to help with sponsorship for any of the lads for their trip, please contact our secretary at 0876987653.

The Women’s team continue their training on Tuesdays 8.30pm until 9.30pm. We are still on the lookout for new players and previous playing experience is not essential. If you are interested in playing, please contact Hughie at 0876987653 for further information.

The club are holding a Quiz night on Friday 15th July in the Mount Kennedy Inn starting at 8pm. We have also organised for a DJ to play after the quiz. Cost will be €40 per team of (4) or €10 per person. Posters advertising this event will be up and about the town very soon. There will also be a raffle on the night, and we are currently collecting prizes for this. Proceeds from this event will be split between Newtown Juniors F.C. & St. Catherine’s School, who have kindly agreed to come on board with us for this fundraiser. We also plan to auction off some valuable items on the night.cf The interest and support for this event has been fantastic so far and it promises to be a great night.

We have just the one player from the club celebrating a birthday in the coming week and he is Pat Carey from our Under 14’s team. Happy birthday Pat from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C. Also, happy birthday to Under 10’s coach and club vice-chairperson Geraldine Keogh who celebrated a birthday (cannot reveal) last weekend. Happy birthday Geraldine from everyone at Newtown Juniors F.C.

Newtown Juniors F.C. would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family & friends of Kay (Kathleen) Johnson (nee Doyle) (Garden Village Kilpedder/Donnybrook Dublin) who sadly passed away recently. May she rest in peace.

For further information on all matters “Newtown Juniors F.C.” please contact the Secretary at 0876987653 or by email to hughienolan@gmail.com


Charity BBQ

Avonmore Game Club are back again to hold its 10th charity / fundraiser BBQ on Sat 2nd July at Kavanaghs Vartry House food served at 6.30pm sharp

This year again donations will be made to Roundwood Senior Citizens and Roundwood National School. Music in the Garden on the evening. Indoor at 9.30 till late with Jackie Phipps Band. Adults €20.00 kids €7.00 .

This is the BBQ that beats all BBQs. Vegetarian dish available on the day. So, for great music and craic come along your support will be much appreciated as it’s for the local community for further info 086 8569812 / 086 2572673


Results of the draw held on Sunday 27th June. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 6,17,20 & 24. There were seven match three winners, Tom Pierce, Michael Keane x 2, Michael Doyle, Eddie, Grace & Sara & T O’Gorman. Next week’s jackpot will be €18,400.

Social Whist

Next whist on Wednesday June 29th at 8pm in the new parish hall come along and enjoy a night of cards with us.

Jenny’s Pre-School

Jenny’s pre-school Moneystown has a limited number of places left for September 2022 and are now taking enrolments for 2023.

Enquiries to jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese martial art for flexibility, coordination, relaxation and self defense. Instructor Joe McHugh 5th Dan Aikido Aikikai.

Classes in Moneystown Community Hall on Wednesdays at 7.30pm (Beginners especially Welcome). Cost €8 (Unemployed €5). For information Contact 086 1019668

Country Music trip

The Westport Country Music Break is on from 23-28 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

Set Dancing

Roundwood set dancing has resumed on Thursday nights in the parish hall starting at 9pm. We look forward to welcoming back our usual dancers and also any new comers if they would like to join us, are always welcome. Admission €5.

45 Card Game

45 Card Game is played every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

Mobile Library

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 30th June 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