Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood

Ronan Kilkenny, Lauren Tully and Amber Kilkenny enjoying the Cruinniú na nÓg ‘Wave’ at Greystones Library
Ronan Kilkenny, Lauren Tully and Amber Kilkenny enjoying the Cruinniú na nÓg ‘Wave’ at Greystones Library

Newtownmountkennedy: Garden Party - The local Conference of St Vincent de Paul which caters for Roundwood, Moneystown, Kilquade, Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy, Delgany and Newcastle are having a Garden Party in Trudder Grange, Newtownmountkennedy on Sunday, July 7, from 3pm to 6pm.

All proceeds raised going to the Conference's work in these areas. It promises to be a lovely afternoon with scrumptious treats, raffle prizes face painting and much more. Admission €10 per adult. Thank you all for your support during the year without which we would not be able to function.

School notes

FESTINA LENTE OUTREACH PROGRAMME: We are delighted to welcome Festina Lente back to our school this Wednesday for their Outreach Programme. Our children really enjoyed this last week and are looking forward to taking part again this week.

READING TO DOGS: We are very excited to be part of the Burns by My Side Reading to Dogs Scheme and look forward to welcoming Gemma and Sandy the dog to our school again this Tuesday.

AWARDS AND GRADUATION: Our School Awards Ceremony takes place on Friday, June 21, and our sixth Class Graduation ceremony takes place on Tuesday, June 25.

SPORTS DAY: Our school sports day will take place on Monday, June 24, and Bike Day takes place on Tuesday, June 25.

GAA Club notes

Huge congratulations and well done to Newtown seniors who won against Bray Emmetts last night on a scoreline of 1-08 to 2-11, there were some wonderful performances on the night by the men securing their second promotion in 12 months and sending Newtown back to the top tier in Wicklow GAA along with Avondale.

They now take on Éire Óg in the league cup semi-final Tuesday, June 18, please check fixtures for time and venue. There has been some great support at recent games so please keep it up in the countdown to championship.

Don't forget to register online to secure your child's spot at this year's Cúl Camp from July 22 to July 26. Book at

This year GAA will be officially represented at the Pride parade on June 29 as part of the Dublin Pride festival. 100 places have been allocated, if you are interested in participating you must apply to

The season is in full flow. Can all parents/players make sure membership is paid up over the coming weeks. Nursery and Go Games 7s 9s €20;Juvenile under-11 to under-17s €40;Adult non-working €50; Adult working €75; Non-playing membership €50. As you can see these are very moderate fees for a full year. You can pay these in the post office.

Seven matched three numbers in last week's lotto but no one took home the jackpot, this week's jackpot is €2,600. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 9 and 11.

Newtown Juniors FC

We had very little action on the field last weekend as a number of different events meant some games were off.

The under-eights travelled to take on Arklow Town White where both teams proceeded to put on an excellent game of football. Best for the 8's were Cian Foley, Jack Gavin and JP Dunleavy.

Both our 10's and 11's were left without their allocated fixture and ended up playing a game where both squads 'mixed up' to play what turned out to be quite a good game which ended 1-1. David Mackey gave the Black team an early lead but Ryan Collins equalised for the Pink team in the last minute. Man of the match was definitely Nichita Neaga, who pulled off some very important saves.

Our 2018 Presentation Day will take place on Saturday, June 29, in the Newtown Community Centre. Times for the presentation are midday till 2 p.m. and among the awards to be presented are Player of the Year, Most Improved Player and Top Goalscorer.

The following are the fixtures for the week Tuesday, June 18, to Sunday, June 23 - under-12s away to Ashford Rovers B ko Tuesday at 7 p.m.; under-10s at home to Greystones Blue ko Wed. at 7 p.m.; under-12s at home to Enniskerry B ko Thursday at 7 p.m.; under-eights away to St Anthony's Yellow ko to be confirmed; under-nines away to Coolboy Rangers ko to be confirmed; under-11s - Fixture to be confirmed (fixtures and ko times are subject to change)

The club is hosting an FAI summer Soccer Camp this summer. The dates for the camp are Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19. The cost for the camp for the week is €70. There are reductions for more than one child from the same family. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-14 years. All participants will receive a full playing kit, football and gear bag. Book online to get 20% discount at Sports stores. All bookings can be made by logging onto or by phone to 1890 653 653.

We have only one player from the club celebrating a birthday in the coming week and he is Eoghan Fox from our under-13 team. Happy birthday Eoghan from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC.

Also well done to Katie Taylor from everyone at Newtown Juniors FC on her feat of becoming the undisputed Lightweight champion of the world recently at Madison Square Garden with a points decision over Delfine Persoon from Belgium. Congratulations, Katie.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Active Retirement 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 before July 1 to secure your place.

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.

Lunch Club

The next Active Retirement lunch will take place in Chester Beattys on Friday, June 21, at 1 p.m.


The next whist is on tonight Wednesday, June 19, in the Parish Centre.

Car Boot Sale

The next Roundwood car boot sale will be on Sunday, June 23, and every fourth Sunday of the month thereafter. Set up of stalls from 9 a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.

Music in Calary

The following are the programmes for June in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766)

On Friday, June 21, Musici Ireland with Lance Coburn (piano) Miriam Roycroft (cello) and Beth McNinch (viola) will perform Beethoven's Eyeglass Duo, Schumann's Marchenbilder, Da Falla's Suite Popular Española, Carl Vine's five Bagatelles and Brahms's Piano Trio in A minor Op. 114.

On Tuesday, June 25, Ellen Jansson (piano) will perform Beethoven's Sonata in A-flat Op. 26, Debussy's Feux d'artifice, Alexina Louie's 'Warrior' from Scenes from a Jade Terrace, Bach's Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue and Liszt's Ballade No two. Local artist, Declan Cooke (piano) will perform Edvard Greig's 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen'.

On Thursday, June 27, The Janet Ashe Memorial Concert: Adam Heron (piano) will perform Bach's French Suite No. Three in B-minor BWV 814, Schubert's Piano Sonata No. 16 in A-minor D. 845, Albéniz's Iberia, Cuaderno one and Beethoven's Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. Two 'Moonlight'. Local artist, Jack Lawlor (piano), will play Chopin's Nocturne in Eb major, Debussy's Clair de Lune and Debussy's La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, are available from John 01 2818146 or be emailing

Roundwood Dance

The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, June 21, with music by the Wicklow Man.

Angel Healing

A place of peace, relaxation, stillness and spiritual healing is what you will enjoy every Monday evenings (except bank holidays) at 7.30 in the Parish Hall, Roundwood Village. For more information contact Mary at 087 9819420.

Humpty Dumpty

Cuidiú North Wicklow Humpty Dumpty playgroup operates each Wednesday morning, 10-11: 30 in Roundwood Parish Hall, during term time. Parents, grandparents and minders with babies though to preschool kids all welcome. €2 for Cuidiú members and €4.50 for non-members. Find us on Facebook or Contact Melissa at 086 4034230.

Men's Shed

The Shed continues every Tuesday between 10 and 12 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.


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 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.


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 Dolmean 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 will take place on 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.

Barn Dance/Barbecue

A date for your diary. Moneystown barn dance and barbecue will take place on Saturday, June 29, starting at 8 p.m. till late. Fully licensed, fabulous food and great country music provided by Paul Molloy and the Whole Hog. So look up your stetson and grab your dancing shoes and come along to this great night.

Walking Group

The Roundwood Whizzers will walk the Upper Reservoir this evening meeting at the Coach House at 6.50 p.m. and at green gates on Knockraheen road at 7 p.m. We are taking to the hills for our second summer climb on Wednesday tonight June 19. Our hillwalk for this month is Djouce. We will meet at 6.30 p.m. at the Coach House and carpool to Luggala. If you require further information please call 086 8055040.

Lotto results

Congratulations to Willie Byrne, who won the jackpot of €14,200 in the draw of June 10. The numbers drawn that night were 8, 13, 16 and 21. There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw which was €10,000. The number drawn were 4, 16, 21 and 30. There were seven match-three winners.John Gormen, Hazel Doyle, Tom Power, Daniel Delamere, Mary Cahill, Carol Connor and Lorenzo. Next week's jackpot will be €10,300

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.

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.

Wicklow People