Sunday 21 April 2019

Around the districts: Ashford, Kilcoole, Kilmacanogue, Roundwood

Lorcan and Siobhan O’Toole having a good time at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Rathdrum
Lorcan and Siobhan O’Toole having a good time at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Rathdrum

Ashford. Community Games. Sunday evening, March 24, is the date for Ashford and Glenealy Area Talent Final in Glenealy village hall commencing at 5 p.m. for all children who reside in the area are welcome to showcase their talent in music, song, dance and recitation with under-12 and under-16 girls and boys in each event going forward to the county final which our area will host in Glenealy village hall on Sunday, April 14.

Reminder: Closing dates up coming March County finals in Swimming, table quiz, Cross country will be closing soon If interested contact Sheila at 086 8683395 or Phyllis at 086 8532573 or any committee member. Please note change of date for Gymnastics County final is Sunday, April 14.


Win a Kool house

The deadline for purchasing tickets has now been extended till June 30 and includes further prizes including a Royal Caribbean Cruise. The final draw will take place on July 6 at 7.30 p.m. at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann. For further information email

Mental health support

Sylvia Scanlon is setting up a Mental Health Support Group in the village. There are questionnaires in Bella's Bubbles, Thrift Shop, post office and McSherry's Pharmacy. Please fill out a form and put it into one of the boxes provided so we can get a picture of what people want. Please contact Sylvia at 086 1684858 for further information.

Community policing clininc

The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Community Centre. Services include crime prevention advice and stamping forms as well as most other Garda services. Contact Garda Molly Corbett or Garda Alan Thompson

Indoor bowls

Bowls has now returned on Tuesday evenings as well as 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, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch between 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.

Parent/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


Confirmation Day

Congratulations to all 27 pupils in sixth class in Kilmacanogue National School, who made their Confirmation last Friday. Lots of effort and preparation went into the big day and well done to the following.

Denis Breetveld, Abigail Bryan, Ryan Cahill, Ella Cummins, Ella Davies, Ellen Drew, Ocean Duggan, Lainey Farrar, Bobby Free, summer Kavanagh, Finn Kelly, Billy Mansfield, Daniel McMahon, Erika McStay, Clodagh Meehan, Seán Mooney, Daniel Moraghan, Ben Morgan, Alana Murray, Charlie O'Connor, Jacob O'Sullivan, Oran Phillips, Anthony Prendergast, Cian Redden, Dylan Ryan, Eoin Woods and Evan Wylie.

We hope you all had a great day full of memories and enjoy your last couple of months in Kilmacanogue NS.

CFR open evening

Our Kilmacanogue Cardiac First Responders would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about life saving skills from paediatric to adult and the importance of knowing your Eircode (help available) to an open evening this Wednesday (20th) in the Glenview Hotel starting at 8 p.m. The whole message is 'Do You Know Your Eircode' which is vital if contacting emergency services.

Feel free to bring a friend and you can book your place (s) by texting 'OPEN EVENING' to 087 2060383.

Plucks Golf Society

The first outing of Plucks Golf Society was held last Saturday in Powerscourt (West Course) Golf Club. Incoming Captain Greg O'Donnell welcomed the 30+ members to a wet and windy Powerscourt but the conditions certainly did not affect Tom Creavin, who shot a wonderful 38 points to win the outing by three shots. Second was Paul Murphy (35 points) and third was Antony McGrath (35 points). Category One Winner was new member Danny Nolan (34 points), Category two was Brendan Finnerty (33 points) and Category three was won by Shay Quinn (26 points). The Front Nine winner was Trevor Carr and the back nine prize was won by Paddy Byrne Snr, who said he played in similar conditions in the late 1940s. Two nearest the pin winners in Louis Nally and Paul Murphy and longest drive was hit by Bob O'Donnell. Next outing is in Arklow GC on Saturday, April 13.

The draw for the last 32 of the Singles Match play took place on the night and is as follows: Paddy Byrne Snr v Eddie Byrne, Mark Quinn v Greg O'Donnell, Trevor Carr v Kevin Molloy, Jim Messett v Paul Dunne, Danny Nolan v Cian Bermingham, Mick Holly v Brendan Finnerty, Chris O'Neill v Emmet Kinsella, Bob O'Donnell v Paul Murphy, Gerry Touhy v Colm Griffith, Tom Byrne v Ray Nally, John Lyster v Louis Nally, Anthony McGrath v Liam Finnerty, Graham Tighe v Ed Mulligan, and Robert Moore v Jimmy Davis. First player drawn has choice of course and all ties must be played by the next outing on April 13.


If you want an item of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue notes please email by midday on Sunday



St Laurence O'Toole National School in Roundwood is open for enrolments for pupils starting school in September, 2019. Please contact the office at 01 2818399 for an enrolment form.

Vintage tractor car run

Annamoe centre will hold their vintage tractor car run will be on April 14 at 12 o'clock looking forward to a great day.

Spring clean

The Roundwood and District Community Council are organising a parish wide clean-up this year on April 6. If you would like to get involved this year please email, leave a message on the Facebook page or telephone 087 2551579. There are a limited number of litter pickers but plenty of refuse sacks/recycling bags available. If you are new to the area or would like to tackle a litter black spot do get in contact ~ it's a great way to meet the neighbours too.

Community games

Wicklow Community Games Cross Country will be heldin Avondale on Sunday, March 31, assembling at 10.30 a.m. Races over the following distances Under 6: 200m, under-eight: 300m, under-10: 400m, under-12: 600m, under-13: 1200m, under-14: 800m, under-16: 1600m and Marathon 2km. Contact Séamus Doyle at 086 8557962 before March 23 if you wish to compete. Charge of €3/per entry collected before races.

Diamond Bridge Club

Birthday Boy Paddy O'Brien secured first place for North/South with partner Rowena Brady, second Monica Brady and Bridie Nolan, third Brid Clancy and Margaret Byrne and fourth Catherine McGillycuddy and Gertie Fee. First place for East/West was won by Maria Magee and Judy Skates, second Marian Davis and Teresa Leahy, and joint third/fourth John Losher and Marie Kavanagh and Séamus Kennedy and Triona Woodroofe.

Mural art project

Roundwood and District Community Council with the support of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are running an eight-week mural art project for adults in Roundwood starting in late March. If you are interested or would like further information please call 0404 64050 or 086 0499149. If necessary leave a message referring to the mural art project in Roundwood.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 9 and 17. There were 10 match-three winners, J Waters, N Lyons, C Dunleavy, D Carstairs, K Hannon, S McCormack, P Devine, C & T, R Cullen and J Lowe. Next week's jackpot will be €10,900.

Men's shed

The Shed continues every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and midday in our Shed within a Shed at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen. The topics are wide and varied and we continue to participate in a growing list of activities.

Set dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge with the O'Kane family returning for the month of March. 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 good night of exercise.


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, April 27, leaving Laragh at 7.45 a.m. and at Roundwood 8 a.m. The cost is €65 per person and includes, bus, breakfast and dinner. All money to be paid by April 1 to Susan at 087 6273032.

There will be a trip to Lourdes from May 27 to May 31 and three seats left for May 20 to May 24. Six places from 19th - July 26 for seven days full board, no single supplement at a cost of €585 and transport from airport to Lourdes. Own insurance, baggage of 10kg included. A €150 deposit to Susan O'Neill at 087 6273032 as soon as possible.

There will be a tour of Scotland from the 26th to July 31 for six days. Included are the Highlands of Scotland and the Orkney Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Lock Lomond, Lock Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A deposit of €200 is required on or before April 1 with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032.

The Westport Country break takes place from October 20 to October 25 at a cost of €425. All trips to Susan 087 6273032.

Computer coding club

Coder Dojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. The first session this term started on February 23 in Roundwood NS at 1.30 p.m. For further information and registration please see Booking is essential.

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. 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.

Personal alarms

The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.

Whist results

The results of the whist is as follows: Top Score: Tiny Shortt; Top Gent: Monica Brady; Second Gent: Margaret Kennedy and Jimmy Molloy (shared); Top Lady: Catherine Doyle; Second Lady: Maura McHugh; First Half: Mary Murphy; Second Half: Molly Byrne; Longest Sitting: Kitty Kennedy and Lowest Score: Mary Pierce. Raffle prizes were won by Monica Brady, Richie Cullen, Maura McHugh, Tiney Shortt and Mick Whelan. Next whist is on this Wednesday, March 27, in the Parish Centre.

Roundwood dance

The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, March 22, with music by the Wicklow Man.


A pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves on October 10 for a week Accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat 0'Connell Cost €669. Price includes Flights (Aer Lingus). Insurance, Half Board in house beside Church Transfers to and from Medjugorje. Local guides all English speaking headed up by Philip Ryan from Dublin. For more information/booking Contact Mary King at 087 2185067.

Set dancing

Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from nine till 11 p.m. BADMINTON Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30 p.m.

Roundwood Whizzers

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

Angel healing

Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening, Monday, September 3, in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.

Moneystown 45

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8 p.m. Tea served.

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