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Darragh Fee, Robyn Evans, Sinead Brady, Jordan Brady and Roan Hayes having a good time at the AnTochar GAA Oscars Night

Darragh Fee, Robyn Evans, Sinead Brady, Jordan Brady and Roan Hayes having a good time at the AnTochar GAA Oscars Night

Darragh Fee, Robyn Evans, Sinead Brady, Jordan Brady and Roan Hayes having a good time at the AnTochar GAA Oscars Night

Laragh-Glendalough: Midterm break - Next week for midterm the following regular classes will break for that week: Pilates (Mon and Thurs, adult and Children's Classes), yoga with Louise (Thurs, Floor and Chair Yoga Classes).

Pilates Classes

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome. Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara at 087 9367474. Classes are on Monday eve 7 p.m. and Thursday morn at 10 a.m.

Curvy Whirlies Fitness Class

Sunshine Fitness is proud to announce that our 'Curvy Whirlies' plus-sized ladies class is coming to the Brockagh Centre in Laragh this November 6 This low-impact and fun exercise class will focus on strength building using a mixture of gentle movement, weights and stretching. No skinny-minnies allowed. Wednesday nights at 8 p.m., first class free and €5 drop-in thereafter. Please call 087 6035780 for more information.

Mindfulness/Craft Workshop

Make your own Christmas cards, gift tags, gift bags and handmade presents while learning to switch off and become more mindful. This popular workshop takes place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday, November 9, 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. All materials and lunch provided. Book with Linda 087 2694954 or mindcraft.ie.

Footfalls Walking Festival

Footfalls Walking Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre from Friday, October 25, to Monday, October 28, with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.

The weekend offers a selection of walking choices such as Lugnaquilla (925 m), a night walk, moderate to easy walks throughout the weekend. Please note: Walks may be changed on the day depending on weather conditions or the fitness level of the group at the leader's discretion. Contact info at 0404 45152, info@walkinghikingireland.com, walkinghikingireland.com.

Violin Lessons

The violin teacher is at the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midday. All types of music for beginnes to advanced levels. Lessons that will make learning the violin fun and fast. To book phone Siobhán Kelleher 087 92 82 650 or email skellehe@tcd.ie. myviolinteacher.org.

Active Retirement

The group meets every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in the Brockagh Centre and for lunch once a month at various local venues (new members welcome). The next monthly lunch will be in Lynhams on November 12.

Our Christmas Tea Dance is on Sunday, November 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., music is by the Wicklow Man. We are looking for prizes for our raffle so if anyone has any unwanted gifts that they would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated. annual Christmas shopping trip, Wednesday, November 20. also the Christmas party is on Tuesday, December 10, in Co. Meath. There are a limited number of places left, call Denise at 0404 45600 asap for further info. Our Christmas lunch will be in the Wicklow Heather on December 17. We are currently organising our breakaway for next year, further details to follow.

If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact the centre. For more information on the group or outings/trips call Denise at 0404 45600, email brockaghoffice@gmail.com or drop in to the centre.

We Love Art

Art and crafts classes for children of primary school age take place on Monday afternoons. Classes cover a wide range of art and craft techniques and processes, giving kids an outlet for creative self-expression while learning new skills. Classes are small and places must be reserved in advance, the first class is free for new students. Almha Roche is a professional artist and an experienced and qualified art teacher. The first class is free for new students. See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha at 086 3897732.

Adult Art Classes

Mon morning drawing and painting classes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Students choose the medium (s) with which they wish to work, and develop their interests and personal style with Almha's advice and guidance. If you are thinking of getting back into your art, or trying something new to explore your creative side, now is a good time. Classes are at 11 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha at 086 3897732.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, Acro Dance, Ballet ISTD and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Classes are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Mon, Wed and Sat for all age groups and levels. Senior Advanced Contemporary Rep and technical training incorporating classical, release, contraction and floor work. Saturdays: 10: 00 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Senior Dance Team.

Advanced training for pre - professional experienced dancers. Drama is also incorporated with some classes. Go to. com or contact Kate at 086 8256775 to find out more.


Sheep Dog Trials

The Roundwood Sheepdog Trials will take place on Friday, November 1, commencing at 8.30 a.m. in the Squares, Baltynanima - signposted from the Lough Dan Road. Usual classes apply. For further information please call PJ at 086 3781347.

Folk Group

Roundwood Folk Group are on the look-out for a guitarist/musician to help them in the New Year with Saturday night Mass. Very flexible not every Saturday and not a big commitment but very enjoyable. Please contact Helena at 086 3000194 if you would like to do it.


Badminton has resumed on a Tuesday morning from 9.30 a.m.

Parish sale of work

Roundwood and Moneystown Parish Sale of work will take place on Sunday, December 1, from midday till 4 p.m. All our usual helpers, and of course new volunteers are asked to come along to run this event. There will be a short meeting after the 6 p.m. Mass this Saturday the 26th at the back of the church.

Lunch Club

A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, October 25, in Chester Beattys at 1.30 p.m. Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.

Parish Hall AGM

The Roundwood Parish Hall annual general meeting will take place on October 29 at 7.30 p.m.

Table Quiz

A date for your diary. Roundwood Golf Society will hold their annual table quiz night in aid of Roundwood senior citizens Christmas party in Kavanaghs Vartry House on Friday, October 25, at 8.30 p.m. Your support and donations for spot and raffle prizes would be gratefully appreciated.

Sunshine Fitness

Sunshine Fitness will be starting 'Baby and Me', 'Golden Oldies' (for aged 65+) and 'Curvy Whirlies ' (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17 Please contact Caitríona at 087 6035780 for more information.

Walking Group

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


The next whist will be tonight Wednesday, October 23, in the Parish Centre.

Diamond Bridge Club

Nancy O'Brien and Phil Power were the overall winners for North/South on Monday, October 14, second Maria Magee and Judy Skates and third Ger Lenihan and Rowena Brady. T here were joint winners in the East/West section, John Loscher and Catherine McGillycuddy and Paddy O'Brien and Margaret Bolger shared the top two places while Clare Sally and Claire O'Connor took third place.

002 Bridge Club

John Loscher continued his winning spree this time with partner Kay Plunkett by securing first place for North/South on Friday, October 18, Jane Cronin and June Digby were second and Maria Magee and Jim McNamara were third. Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger shared first place for East/West with Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis while Nancy O'Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy were third.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were, 13, 17, 19 and 20. There were eight match-three winner Bridie Gilvary, Phyllis McMahon, TJ Ferguson, Tanya Cahill, Helena Carstairs, Patricia Carroll, Freddie Fanning and Mary Regan Next week's jackpot will be €15,700.


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.


Congratulations to the Roundwood Scout Group on winning an award at the Pure Mile Gala Evening last night for their work on the Wicklow Way shelter area at Paddock Hill near Drummin.

Community Council AGM

The Roundwood and District Community Council AGM will take place on October 30 at 8 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Halloween Candlelight Walk

A Halloween Candlelight Walk will take place on Sunday, October 27, at 6 p.m. starting from Roundwood AFC grounds on the Bray Road. Suitable for the young and not so young. Fancy dress optional with some seasonal surprises along the way. Cost €10 per family. This is a fundraiser for the Roundwood Christmas Lights. Sorry for mentioning the C word but your support will be much appreciated...

Roundwood Dance

There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, October 25, with music by Jimmy Hogan. All are welcome.

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 from 8.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. and cost is still only €5 for a goodnight of exercise.

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. and they are currently looking for volunteers if you could spare some time in your week it would be greatly appreciated. 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.

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