Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Kilmacanogue, Roundwood

Willow Murphy Cardin and Anson Lau try some brick laying at the Bray School Project Art Day
Willow Murphy Cardin and Anson Lau try some brick laying at the Bray School Project Art Day

Kilcoole: Win a Kool House - The deadline for purchasing tickets has now passed and the live draw will take place on Saturday, July 6, at 7.30pm at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann. There will be a live stream on Facebook. For further information email info@winakoolhouse.

Kilcoole Tidy Towns

We would like to acknowledge a donation of paint from Helen Cullen and Willie Mitchell. It is much appreciated.

Community Policing Clinic

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.


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CFR Training and Fun Day

The sixth class of Kilmacanogue National School may have now bid farewell from last Friday for a new venture in Secondary School but before they left, The Kilmacanogue CFR Group thought them a valuable lesson, that of how to learn to save a life. Recently, for the third year in succession, sixth class from Kilmacanogue NS took part in a CPR awareness training session with our local CFR group Kilmacanogue Community First Responders.

This basic lifesaving skill and the simple lesson of knowing your Eircode is something we should all be aware of as most cardiac arrests happen in the home. Well done to everyone involved for taking part and while hopefully you will never need this training, it is fantastic to have it.

The pupils of Kilmacanogue National School were also treated recently to a great fun and Sports Day by teachers and parents' association. Thankfully the sun came out and the children had a lovely sunny day for all their activities. The teachers of our excellent school joined in the fun and were very competitive in the tug of war by all accounts.

Triple 40th celebration

There were great celebrations on the Red Lane last Saturday night (and well into dawn on Sunday morning we heard) as twins Alan and Simon O'Connor turned 40 years young along with Alans wife Kellie. The family, neighbours and friends celebrated with a good old-fashioned barn dance with one attendee stating that it reminded him of the great nights held at the late Johnny Fox's annual barn dances of the late 80s and 90s. Best wishes to Alan, Simon and Kellie from all your family and here's to the next 40 years from us all in the community.

Welcome home Mary

Best wishes to the 'Queen of the Glen of the Downs' Mary O'Brien, who is out of hospital and back in the arms of her beloved husband Paddy. Mary is one of the great characters and a wonderful community person and gave us all a bit of a fright these past few weeks as they tried to get to the route of her illness but thankfully on the mend and back home now looking after Paddy, who had lost a few pounds himself not getting all the nourishing meals handed up to him every day. Mary, you're an absolute diamond of the community and it's great to have you back home.

Horse Show

We are now into July and that can only mean one thing. It is the month of the annual Kilmacanogue Horse Show which will take place on Saturday, July 27, so please mark it in your Diaries. This committee and group are run on a purely voluntary basis and so many charities and organisations, many of whom in Kilmacanogue, have benefited greatly from the show over the years. Everyone is encouraged to please check out the full show schedule which is available at and entries are now open so go online early and choose your classes.

This year the show has lots of great activities for the family and the really great news is that children enter the grounds free of charge. To top it off, popular committee member Mary Flynn has informed us of 'The Wow Factor' that is added and children also avail of a free pony ride, a free carriage ride and even the family dog can have a free trial of the wonderful agility course.

The €10 entry for adults automatically enters them into a raffle for some amazing prizes. So, let's hope you can all make the show on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. at Monastry Cross, Enniskerry. Don't miss it.

Vintage Day

The garden of Ireland Vintage Car Club will host the Tom Kennedy Vintage and Classic Car Show at Kilmacanogue GAA Club on Sunday, July 14, from midday. All Vintage and Classic Cars, Trucks and Motor Cycles are welcome and entry is by a donation at the gate on the day. All proceeds will go to St Anne's Oncology Ward in St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin.

GAA action

The Intermediate Championship has arrived and the buzz of it gives all the Kilmacanogue lads an extra spring in their step (and Peadar Smyth will shout even louder on that sideline). The lads face a tough opener this Saturday (sixth) against a strong Annacurra team and throw in is at 6.45 p.m. at St Patrick's Grounds in Wicklow Town. Support for the lads would be greatly appreciated.

As we all know, there are dual stars that like to play both soccer and GAA and Mark and his selectors, as well as Peadar as secretary, were very supportive and accommodating in the season just gone to try avoid a clash of fixtures which was greatly appreciated by the players themselves and Glencormac United FC so 'Come on Lads', let's bring that championship back to the village and keep those 'Soccer B's' a bit quieter.

Soccer Academy finishes for summer

Congratulations to the Glencormac United FC Soccer Academy that finished up last weekend for their summer break. Head coach Jason Minto organised a game v the under-eights with great talent on view and the future is bright. The stand out thing at the moment is the number of young girls playing football which is fantastic to see and they certainly do not hold back when it comes to tackling the boys.

A big thanks to all the parents from Jason and his coaches terry and Olly for their support over the year where everyone had great fun including the Kids v Parents matches, to Lorraine O'Toole for providing the Ice Cream which went down a treat (With Mr Minto first and then last in the queue getting two cones) and Kilmac Bouncing Castles.

The chairman himself, Christy Devlin was present to congratulate all the children and present them with their medals and was delighted to see all their soccer skills so well done little superstars, we shall see you all in September is the message from the club.


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Active Retired holiday

The Roundwood Active Retirement will travel to the Mount Errigal in Letterkenny for their annual holiday from the 16th to September 20. The cost is €310 per person sharing or €360 for single supplement. This cost covers your transport, accommodation, meals and tours for the week. Please give your names to Betty in early July to secure your place.

Tidy Towns

The Tidy Towns judges will be paying their annual visit shortly. If you have a bit of time to do some kerbside weeding, litter picking or to put a splash of paint on that wall or fence it would help greatly. Many thanks.

Blessing of graves

Roundwood Parish Cemetery Sunday/Pattern Sunday will take place on Sunday, July 21. Please note the 11.30 a.m. Mass will be Celebrated in Roundwood Cemetery NOT in the church on that particular day, weather permitting. This Mass will be offered for all interred in the cemetery and will include a blessing of the graves.


Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday, July 14, from 3 p.m. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy.

Lunch Club

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, July 19, in the Coach House, Roundwood at 1.30 p.m. Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.


The next whist is on Wednesday, July 3, in the Parish Centre.

Car Boot sale

The next Roundwood car boot sale will be on Sunday, July 28, and every fourth Sunday of the month thereafter. Set up of stalls from 9 a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.

Roundwood Dance

The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, July 19, with music by Jimmy Hogan.

Men's Shed

The Shed meets every Tuesday from 10 to midnight over at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen - just up the road from Special Ops. You will be assured of a very warm welcome if you drop in for a cuppa and a chat. 086 8650588 for further information.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from midday till 4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta at 086 0722851.

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before. Session starts at 8.30 p.m. continuing till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.

Moneystown Dance

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday, July 12, from 9.30 p.m. till midnight. Tea served, refreshments also available, door prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, linedancing, etc.


There will be a day trip to Waterford Treasures on Saturday, June 29, with time for shopping. Leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9.30 a.m. and travelling via Hollywood with tea and scones in the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow. The evening meal will be in the Gandon in Portlaoise. The cost of the trip will be €75 per person with money to be in as soon as possible to Susan 087 6273032.

A pilgrimage to Our Lady's island dwill take plac eon the Sunday, August 18, leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 10 a.m. Tea, scone and evening meal and bus will cost €65.

The Westport Country six-day break takes place from October 20 to October 25 with Robert Mizzell, Stuart Moyles, Declan Nerny among others performing. Dinner, bed and Breakfast in Westport Woods and daily coach tours with on day at your leisure. Cost €425 with a depost of €200 to be paid before the end of July to 087 6273032.

Walking Group

The Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group meet every Wednesday evening at 6.50 p.m. in the Coach House car park or at 7 p.m. at the Upper Vartry Reservoir Dam Gates on the Newtown Road. Everyone welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour. If you require further information please call 086 8055040.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The number drawn were 18, 19, 24 and 29. There were two match-three winners, Brian Corbett and Paddy Halligan Next week's jackpot will be €10,900

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.

Carbon monoxide alarms

Muintir na Tíre has been allocated funding by the Department of Rural and Community Development to install Carbon Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable persons. This programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. The Roundwood and District Community are putting in an application under the scheme which will allow residents of the area to apply for alarms. The group can assist in installing the alarms if the need arises. The alarms are battery powered so installation is straightforward. If you are elderly, have a disability or are unemployed and do not have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home and wish to apply for one please call 086 8055040 on or before Wednesday, June 26.

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