Monday 20 May 2019

Around the districts: Kilmacanogue, Roundwood

At a recent event to celebrate GAA in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann and Kilcoole were school team captains and sports star teachers with invited guests: (back) Eva Doyle, Sarah Miley, county player Ronan Keddy, Peter O’Brien (Kilcoole GAA), Chloe Byrne, John Paul Nolan, Eve Leacy, Daniel Staunton, (front) Kate Wilson, Chase Scully, Seamus D’Arcy, Ryan Clarke, Bridget Cash, Alyssia Larkin and Christy Connors
At a recent event to celebrate GAA in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann and Kilcoole were school team captains and sports star teachers with invited guests: (back) Eva Doyle, Sarah Miley, county player Ronan Keddy, Peter O’Brien (Kilcoole GAA), Chloe Byrne, John Paul Nolan, Eve Leacy, Daniel Staunton, (front) Kate Wilson, Chase Scully, Seamus D’Arcy, Ryan Clarke, Bridget Cash, Alyssia Larkin and Christy Connors

Kilmacanogue: Break-ins - The early hours of last Sunday morning (between 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.) was certainly a traumatic time for three local residents in Rockfield Park.

Three different houses (two side by side) were broken into and ransacked as people lay in their beds. If you saw anyone acting suspicious in the area late Saturday night or indeed in the days leading up to these break-ins, please contact Bray Garda Station at 01 6665300.

Christmas fair

Our local Kilmacanogue National School will be hosting a Christmas Craft Fair in the School Hall on Sunday, December 2, after the 10 a.m. Mass. The parents' association are running this fair and they are appealing to the community for donations for the raffle including vouchers, games, wine or anything at all.

History Society lecture

The members of our local Kilmacanogue History Society are eagerly looking forward to the last lecture of the 2018 Calendar. The lecture is titled 'Art, Artifacts and Old Buildings in Dublin and Wicklow' and it will be presented by Peter Pearson. Start time is at 8 p.m. in the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday, December 4, and as always, new members are very welcome.

Price is just €4 for anyone wishing to come along, €3 for existing members.

St Fergal's Men's Choir Concert

The St Fergal's Men's Choir annual concert is almost upon us and will take place this Sunday (25th) at 7.30 p.m. This concert is used as a fundraising event for their parish, St Fergal's in Ballywaltrim.

This year the theme is a country themed singalong and they will have a selection of great country classics as well as some old favourites. If you like the music of Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Willie Nelson, The Carpenters, The Eagles and a whole host of other favourites, well then this is the place to be.

The concert will take place in St Anthony's Room, adjoining St Fergal's Church in Ballywaltrim and because this is a limited seating event, admission is by ticket only. Tickets are free and just a few remaining from the St Fergal's parish office, any member of St Fergal's Men's Choir or by contacting Michael Byrne directly at 086 3647315. As this is a fundraising event, all attendees are invited to make a donation if they so wish to St Fergal's Parish on the night of the concert. Best of luck to Michael and his wonderful choir for yet another successful and entertaining night.


The Kilmacanogue GAA Club will hold their annual Mass for deceased members this Sunday, November 25, at 2 p.m. in the new Clubhouse. There will also be a blessing of the clubhouse itself taking place on the same day and everyone is welcome on the day.

Senior citizens party

The annual senior citizens Christmas party is weeks away and will once again take place in the Summerhill House Hotel on Sunday, December 9.

Glens Christmas Draw

The annual Glencormac United Christmas Draw is drawing close and tickets are selling fast thanks to all the loyal supporters who without fail, support this draw every year. First Prize is €2,000 with €1,000 for second and €500 for third prize with five Prizes of €100 each also available.

The draw will take place on Saturday, December 8, in Plucks and limited to 500 (hence it's a 500/1 Draw) and tickets are on sale at €20 from club members. This is the main fundraiser for the club each year to cover the cost of Academy, six Underage teams and senior team and the club rely on the support of you all.

Soccer action

It was a busy but very successful weekend of football for the Glencormac Juniors.

The under-12s had two matches in two days. On Saturday they drew with Sporting Greystones with Billy Mansfield scoring a cracker from outside the box to give the Glens the lead and then Seán Mooney getting a vital equaliser as defeat would have meant a third place finish in the league.

So then on Sunday it was off to face Avonmore knowing that a win would clinch the runners-up spot. Goals from Ben Morgan and Alex Condon saw the Glens win 2-0 and each and every one of them were superb but the man of the match had to go to Billy Mansfield, who clinched it with some amazing defending. Well done Glen's under-12s.

Then on Sunday, the Glens under-14s travelled to Wicklow Rovers for a winner take all final shield match with a place in the Shield Final up for grabs against Rathnew. What a performance the team put in on the day, coming out 4-2 winners with Oisin Kelly hitting three and Aaron Killick also finding the back of the net. This was an absolute brilliant effort from all the players in a very close game throughout with the score 2-2 at full time.

The Glens were almost out on their feet with the effort they all put in but in extra time, found another gear and went 3-2 up on the stroke of half time in extra time and then sealed it with another midway through the second period to seal their spot the Premier Shield Final this Saturday against Rathnew in Arklow. Rathnew have won every game this season but if our lads play like they did on Sunday, them will give them a run for their money. Best of luck, Glens.


Talk on wills/power of attorney

Roundwood Bethany Bereavement Support Group will host a talk and discussion by a qualified Solicitor on Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney on Wednesday, November 28, at 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Sale of work

Roundwood and Moneystown Christmas Sale of work will take place in An Tochar GAA Complex on Sunday, December 2, from 12 4 p.m. A great day out for all the family with something for everyone. All donations for the various stalls will be gratefully accepted and can be left with Maureen in the parish office between 9.30 and 1 p.m. (Mon-Thurs) before November 29

Sheepdog trials results

The results of the Roundwood sheep dog trials results held on November 1 are as follows: Open class: 1st, Miriam Letterer, 2nd, Billy Ryan, 3rd, Kristina Rozniach, 4th Ned O'Keeffe, 5th, Denis Birchall & 6th Billy Ryan. Novice Class: 1st, Edward Clahill, 2nd Billy Ryan, 3rd Andy Corrigan & 4th Ailish Dixon. Wicklow Class: 1st Denis Birchall, 2nd, Pat Molloy, 3rd Andy Corrigan & 4th Denis Birchall. The committee would like to thank all their sponsors and judges and all the competitors on the day.

Historical Society

The next event in the Roundwood Historical Society's 2018 Series will take place on Monday, November 26, at 8 p.m. in Kavanagh's (Vartry House). The theme for the evening is A Photographic History of the society over the last 30 years.

We have several hundred photographs of society events from 1996 to 2018 which need to be catalogued and the participants and locations identified. The older photographs have been scanned and we will present a selection of them with a view to making notes on the events and the people. We are looking forward to this trip down memory lane and it should be a fun evening of reminiscing. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, November 26, at 8 p.m. The entrance fee for members is €3 and for non-members is €5 payable at the door

Annamore Bowls

Annamoe bowls continues on Tuesday night and all newcomers are very welcome. So why not come along and give it a try?

Coder Dojo

Roundwood Coder Dojo has started back on Saturdays in Roundwood NS These are free fun computer coding sessions for age 7+. So get your laptops ready and join in for a session packed with coding. There are spare laptops available for use if required. If you haven't been back in a while or want to try something different why not come along and we talk about Scratch, web design and robotics. Please visit to register your child. No previous experience necessary. Volunteer mentors with computer coding experience are very welcome too. Check out the website for further information.

Diamond Bridge Club

Nancy O'Brien and Brid Clancy took first place for North/South on Monday, November 12, second Phil Power and Catherine McGillycuddy, third Claire O'Connor and Maria Magee and fourth Pamela and Margaret Byrne. East/West winners were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, second Marie Kavanagh and Geretie Fee and joint third/fourth Ger Lenihan, Paddy O'Brien Mary Pierce and Clare Sally.

002 Bridge

Maria Magee and Rowena Brady played their cards right on Friday, November 16, to take first place for North/South, Noeleen Redmond and John Loscher were second Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd were third and fourth place went to Nancy O'Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy. First place for East/West went to Paddy O'Brien and Ger Lenihan, second Phil Kenna and Liz Belton, Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin were third while Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan took fourth.

Set Dancing

Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.

Active Retirement

The next Active retirement Lunch is in Lynhams on Friday, November 23, at 1.30 p.m.

Morning Badminton

Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30 p.m.


Monday night bingo in the Coach House, Roundwood Starting at 8.30 p.m. with cash prizes. A fun night out every Monday.

Car boot sale

It is proposed to have our November car boot sales on the second Sunday of the month on December 18.

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.

Roundwood Dance

Next Roundwood Parish Hall Dance Friday, December 21, with music by the Wicklow Man.


The next whist is this Wednesday, November 21, in the Parish Centre, Roundwood.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The numbers drawn were 4, five 8 and 25 There were four match-three winners Margaret Cullen, Helen and Aisling, Josephine Byrne and Amanda Halligan,

Next week's jackpot will be €22,900.

Home producers market

Roundwood Home Producers Market is open from midday till 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Parish Centre.

Ceili Dancing lessons

Adult ceili dancing classes are held every Wednesday night in the parish hall from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn to solo dance and also group dances under the tuition of Aoife, Cian and Eimear and have great fun learning.

Moneystown 45

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of 8 p.m. for the winter months beginning on October 30. Tea served.

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