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Roundwood Xmas lights

The Christmas lights in Roundwood village will be turned on Saturday, December 3after 7pm mass (circa 7:45pm) followed by festive refreshments in Roundwood Parish Hall.

Dig out the Christmas jumpers and Santa hats and let the festivities begin! All welcome

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Wicklow Active Retirment members really enjoyed their outing to the production of the Mikado and are now looking forward to their Christmas Lunch at Wicklow Golf Club on Tueday, December 6. It is pre-booked.

The group will be closed for the Christmas break on Decmber 20 and 27 and will resume on Tuesday, January 3.

They meet at 10.45a.m. in the De la Salle Pastoral Centre at St. Patrick’s Church and new members are always welcome.

Brockagh Xmas market

The very popular Christmas Market is back at the Brockagh Resource Centre on Sunday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As always, there will be a great selection of gifts, crafts, baking, jewellery, art, and beauty products etc., making your Christmas shopping experience a pleasure.

Traders are now welcome to contact Michelle at brockaghoffice@gmail.com to get a booking form or for more information phone 0404 45600 or visit www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie.

Sinead passes

The Royal Bridge Club members were all saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend, Sinead Cahill, a lovely lady and a brilliant bridge player, who played with us for many years.

They send their sincere sympathy to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

Bridge results

The Royal Bridge Club posts the following results from this weeks sessions:

Friday, November 18: North/South: Joint 1st Kathleen Johnson and Terry Hayes, Leonard Murphy and Edward Kilcoyne. East/West: 1st Eric and Dorothy Levingstone; 2nd Una Ryan and Una McGowran.

Wednesday, November 23; North/South: 1st Tony Diviney and Michael O’Gorman; 2nd Margaret Kelly and Rose Butler. East/West: 1st Eric Levingstone and Robert Doyle; 2nd Bernie Slattery and Catherine Higgins.

Royal Bridge Club sessions

The Royal Bridge Club has resumed playing on Friday mornings in Wicklow Sailing Club. Please be seated by 9.50am to start playing at 10am.New and returning members are welcome. Please Contact Berni on 085-8511581 for more information.

Bridge lessons continue in Wicklow Sailing Club on Thursday nights, please contact Phyllis Kavanagh on 086-8388096 for more information.

Christmas market open

The Wicklow Christmas Market, including ice skating and a funfair, is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 7pm, up to and including December 18. The ice skating rink and funfair will continue into January after the stalls have shut.

Christmas parking

Two hours’ free parking will be available in all pay and display parking areas in the town from Monday, November 21 to Saturday, December 31.

There will be free parking at the Murrough and St Manntains Car Park for the Christmas period and shop owners and staff are encouraged to use these car parks to free up spaces elsewhere.

Roundwood Sale of works

The Roundwood Parish sale of works takes place on December 4 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the GAA Complex.

To make this event possible, the organisers are looking for donations for the following stalls: wine/spirits/minerals for the Bottle Stall, home baking etc. for the Home Produce Stall, toys in good working order for the Toy Stall.

Donations can be left with Maureen in the Parish Office, Monday to Thursday from 8.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. If you require any further information, please contact Liz at 087 6736066.

Storytime at the library

Wicklow Town Library hosts storytime and craft sessions for children every Saturday from 11-11.30am (excluding Bank Holiday Weekends). There is no need to register in advance.

Cómhra agus Ceol

Every Thursday, children aged up to four are invited to join Bairbre at Wicklow Town Library for conversation and song as Gaeilge.

Each session begins at 10.45am and there is no need to book in advance.

Taekwon-Do

Teens, adults and children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence.

Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health.

Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information.

Classes take place on a Tuesday in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Classes for 4 to 7 year olds run from 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m., classes for 8 to 12 year olds from 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m., and classes for seniors and teens take place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

COPDSI group

A local COPDSI support group meet every Friday in the Wicklow Pastoral Centre at 12 noon and hold exercise classes.

For those who don’t fancy face-to-face classes, there is also an online class that runs at the same time, all funded by COPDSI.

Sing Strong, based in Limerick, run weekly vocal and breathing classes online. Beginner classes are due to start in January.

The local group are endeavouring to not only make people aware of their existence, but also that there is help out there if you need it.

AA meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night all year round.

Garden produce

Anyone with an extra supply of garden food produce you can drop it outside the main entrance of the Brockagh Resource Centre in the crate provided for the community to share.

Free cooking apples outside the front door in a container for anyone to have this week.

Walk challenge

There is still time to join the Roundwood walk challenge. Leaving from Roundwood Parish Hall at 7 p.m. every Wednesday evening.

Walks are tailored to the ability of the group so everyone, young and not so young, are most welcome.

Mattie Delaney headstone

Glenealy Tidy Towns and the family of Mattie Delaney would like your assistance to erect a headstone in his memory.

Donations can be made to the Glenealy Tidy Towns bank account (AIB in Wicklow IBAN IE28AIBK93361962974063) or contact Veronica (086 1953838) or Anne (087 6768071).

Yoga Tree

On Friday mornings at the Brockagh Resource Centre with Hilde Eiselen.

Join the expertly taught yoga classes, suitable for all abilities and ages: from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

Relaxing, dynamic, energising, enjoyable, beneficial and fun yoga for everyone.

Emerge strong and calm, ready for anything. For more information about the schedule, phone 0404 40000 or email info@yogatree.ie.

Badminton

Badminton is back for adults Monday and Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in Aras An Tochar GAA Complex.

They are open for Juvenile Secondary School students from 7.30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Table tennis

Table Tennis is back at Roundwood Parish Hall on Monday nights from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

All levels are catered for and it’s a fun way to keep fit. €5 per night. Contact Brian Higgins 085 118563.

Parish news

The Parish Folk Group are looking for new members to join them and sing at the 6 p.m. Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Wicklow town every second week.

If you can sing or play an instrument - why not leave your name with the priests after Mass or ring the Parish Office Monday to Friday mornings.

The Parish is also looking to recruit some Altar Servers.

If you have made your First Holy Communion and would like to become part of this group - once again give your name to the Priests or ring the Parish Office, and leave your details.


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