Sunday 25 February 2018

Death notice

The death has occurred of Sheila Harvey from Killarney Park in Bray. She passed away peacefully on Sunday morning in the care of the staff of St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown. She was the beloved wife of the late Joe Harvey who was a barman for many years in Sweenie's and lived for many years in the Rocky Valley.

The death has occurred of Sheila Harvey from Killarney Park in Bray. She passed away peacefully on Sunday morning in the care of the staff of St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown. She was the beloved wife of the late Joe Harvey who was a barman for many years in Sweenie's and lived for many years in the Rocky Valley.

She was also the much loved mother of Ollie, Terry, Brian and Pat and will be sadly missed by her daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. Her Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday morning in St. Mochonog's Church and she was laid to rest afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Rest in Peace Shiela, you were a real lady and will be missed by all who knew you but take comfort in the fact that you are beside Joe once again.

Happy 70th Dolores

A very happy 70th birthday wish is extended to one of Kilmacanogue's most glamorous Great Grandmothers as Dolores Messett turned 70 years young last weekend. Dolores celebrated the event by been the guest of honour at a meal in Bray on Saturday night surrounded by all her family who appreciate her very much and we would like to wish her warmest congratulations for this birthday and many more to come.

AWARE Fundraiser

Rocky Valley resident Aaron Linnane is shaving his head and beloved beard and will also be getting a full body wax to raise funds for AWARE. His friend Will Walsh will be getting his legs waxed while another friend, Tom Cruise, (not of Top Gun fame, a different Tom) will be getting his chest waxed. All this will take place this Friday night (22nd) in the Eclectic Garden, Porterhouse on Bray Seafront from 7.30pm.

All donations would be greatly appreciated and will go straight to AWARE. If anyone wants to contact Aaron directly, they can email him at Italianstyle@

History society

After the success of the opening two lectures of the Kilmacanogue History Society Spring Series, next up is the March Meeting on Tuesday 5th. Titled "Printing- An Innovation that Changed the World", It will be presented jointly by Dr. Dermot McGuinne along with members of The National Print Museum.

Dr. McGuinne will give an illustrated overview of the history of printing in Ireland with particular emphasis on type design and its context in Irish language printing. He will tell us of some of the research work he has done in the past which included being granted access to the inner sanctums of the Vatican Archives.

Dr. McGuinne is a former head of the Department of Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology and is the author of Irish Type Design.

Following Dermot's presentation, some National Print Museum personnel will give an overview of the Museum's objectives both in preservation and in education. They will describe some of the equipment and printing methods to be seen in operation at their headquarters in Beggar's Bush barracks. This meeting is expected to leave a lasting impression on all attending so come along to the Glenview Hotel in the Glen of the Downs at 8.30pm on Tuesday 5th March. Entry is just €3 (€2 for members) and you are all welcome. For more details, please visit the Societies Website on kilmacanoguehistorysociety. com


Currently the Dublin Bus 145 service from Kilmacanogue to Dublin Hueston Station is one of Dublin Bus' flag ship services which began in the 1980s as a Local Link- Kilmacanogue to Bray service which was later extended to Dublin.

Over the past century, the Bray Area has seen a variety of bus services and operators come and go and a lecture titled 'Buses to Bray' will be the subject for the Thursday February 21st meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society at 8pm in the Bray Chamber of Commerce House, 10 Prince of Wales Terrace, Quinsboro Road, Bray, at which transport historian Michael Corcoran from the Transport Museum Society of Ireland and author of 'Through Streets Broad and Narrow' will be the guest speaker. All welcome - contribution €4.

Soccer Action

Finally the heavy rain of late eased off and some soccer action was able to take place last weekend. The U8s were at home to Ardmore Rovers A and were missing three key players due with sickness which didn't help the cause but although they suffered a heavy defeat, they all played great. However, they were up against strong opposition and managed to score twice.

The first goal was a great move down the left wing which was finished off from a tight angle by Shane Merriman. 2nd goal was from a dead ball free kick, a bullet goal from Kieran Griffith who stepped in to help the team which was much appreciated. Special mentions must go to Andrew Doyle, David Honan, Charlie Ward & Conor Giles who all played great.

The 12s were also short a few bodies when they travelled to face Little Bray on Sunday morning. They were unlucky to concede an early goal and despite having most of the possession for a lot of the match, the Glens were not able to make their chances count.

Little Bray were very effective on the break and were able to put ten past Glencormac over the course of the game and fully deserved their win.

Glencormac didn't lose heart but it wasn't going to be their day. Eoin O'Toole Carrick put in a great performance from beginning to end.

The seniors were hoping to be back in league action away to Newtown last Sunday but the game was called off on Sunday morning much to the disappointment and annoyance of the panel. All at Glencormac United would like to send deepest sympathy to former star player Pat Harvey on the sad loss of his mother Shiela last weekend. May her soul rest in peace.

GAA notes

Kilmacanogue GAA club has a big weekend on the horizon.

On Friday evening, they host their annual dinner dance with over 260 people expected to attend. This year the dance will be staged in the Glenview Hotel and a great night can be expected. Hopefully there will be more celebrations on Sunday morning when the first team play their eagerly anticipated first senior match. They will take on Carnew at 11am and expect you to show fantastic support as always.

Off the field, the committee are still on the lookout for the Molloy and Kennedy Cups. Both cups have gone AWOL in recent years and if anybody is aware of their whereabouts please let them know now. Another thing in shortfall is club membership! Membership is now due and costs as follows; social €5, adult footballer €80, student footballer €40, one child €30 and two children €40.

One new thing everyone can look forward to is a monthly club newsletter. They can be collected from the post office or the Glencormac Inn. Finally, on a sad note, they would like to extend their sympathies to Paul Dunne on the recent passing of his father Richard and to wish Jamie Sinnott and Kevin Molloy all the best as they return to Australia after a three week holiday back in Kilmacanogue.



Local group The Roamin Cadillacs will play in Byrne and Woods on this Friday night the 22nd February and in The Bridge Tavern on 2nd March.


The Annual Mass of Remembrance for present Parishioners and family members of Parishioners who died since March last year and whose funerals took place outside the Parish will take place on Saturday 23rd February at 6.30 pm


Friday 22nd Febraury will see the start of the Roundwood's Drop In Youth Club which is open to all secondary students from the Roundwood area. It kicks off at 7:30pm until 9pm in Roundwood Old School. All young people are encouraged to come along and make suggestions as to what activities they would like to do at the club. For further information please call 086 8055040.


Art Classes are starting on Wednesday 6th March from 10 a.m to 12 in The Annamoe Centre. For more information contact Sheila on 0404 46952 or mobile 0868072210.


Roundwood Historical Society will hold its AGM on Monday 25th February at 830pm, The Old School House, Roundwood. At the meeting, matters relating to the society will be discussed & a new Committee will be elected.

Existing members can renew their membership on the night and it also provides an opportunity for new people to become members and get involved with the Society. All are more than welcome! Also, our latest Journal is available to purchase in local shops or at


Enrolments for September, 2013 for St. Laurence O'Toole National School Roundwood is currently taking place. If you wish to enrol your child please telephone the school as soon as possible at 01 2818399


Roundwood Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday the 23rd of February, 2013 on land kindly provided by Mr. Peter Kavanagh, Knockatemple, Roundwood. Starting at 12 noon sharp and all competitor entries MUST be registered before 6.00pm wednesday 20th to Brendan 087 2420204. All the usual classes will be there including horse and vintage ploughing. Everybody welcome.

The County Ploughing Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday the 2nd of March, 2013 in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow. Music by Catherine and the Images. Meal served 7.30pm sharp, tickets €30 available from Brendan 087 2420204. This night is guaranteed to be very enjoyable.


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self Defense with Instructor Joe McHugh. Aido Aikikai will be taking place in Roundwood National School on Thursdays from from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.starting on the 7th February 2013 at a cost of: waged €8, Unwaged €5 For further information Contact 086 101 9668


Roundwood Active Retirement Group are off to the Brendan Grace Show in the Mermaid Theatre, Bray on Saturday 23rd February. For further information please call Betty on 01 2818703 or Mollie on 0404 45407.


Paddy Halligan is running a Progressive 45 game in aid of An Tochar G.A.A,. on Friday 1st March at 8.00 pm in the Club Bar. Tickets €20 each. Very Generous Cash Prizes.


Cross Country Juvenile League Round 4 will take place at Roundwood GAA Complex on Friday 22nd Feb 6.45pm. Registration from 6.15pm. Uneven Ages U/9 (one lap), U/11(two laps), U/13(three laps), U/15(four laps). There will also be a toddlers race for U/7's. There will be no training that Friday.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday 22nd February, 2012 in Byrne and Woods, Roundwood. To book please contact Molly at 45407.


Next whist is on Wednesday 20th February.


An Tochar U12s Table Quiz in the Club Bar, on 22nd February at 9 pm. €40 per table of four. Donations of prizes gratefully accepted. Please come along support our young players. U12s Gaelic training will start on Friday next February 1st from 7 - 8 pm - indoors - wear runners


A mobile chirpody clinic will be in Roundwood on the 4th Monday of every month (February 25th) in Roundwood Parish Hall from 10 am - 5 pm. For Appointment Call 087 1848599. Chiropodist: Aodhan Mac Suibhne MCSCh.I,


Aerobics & Body Toning fitness class will be held every wednesday evening in the Parish Hall from 7-8pm. Please bring a bottle of water, towel or fitness mat for the floor/toning exercises. This is a fun get fit class for all ages & abilities. So come on ladies .lets tone up, get fit & shed those Christmas pounds.& hey dont forget we are getting in shape for those summer jeans too !! €7 per class, ( pay as you go). Phone Mary for any further information 086-4070270.

KNOCK trip

S.M.A. Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 25th May. Bus leaving Laragh at 7a.m., Roundwood at 7.30pm sharp. Price includes, coach, breakfast and dinner in Tyrrell Pass Castle at an all in fare of €50 per person. Full money due before 1st May. Please contact 0404 45276 after 8pm for further information.

TOURS 2013

There will be a four night tour to the Cotswolds, Oxford and Bath from 10th June by coach and boad. Dinner bed & breakfast at a cost of €399. Please contact 0404 45276 after 8pm for further information. A day trip to JFK 50th Anniversary in Wexford will take place on Saturday 27th July. We will visit the visitors centre and exhibition with shopping in Wexford town, tea and scones in the Arklow Bay going down and dinner in the evening. Coach leaving Roundwood Parish Hall at 9a.m at a cost of €65 per person. Please contact 0404 45276 after 8pm for further information. Please note he date for the Norwegian Fjords cruise has been changed to the 13th August, price €1,149.


Pilgrimage from 2nd October for one week - Great discounts available for early booking. See poster in Church Porch. For information please contact Mary King 087 2185067.


There was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 24 & 26. There were two match three winners, Johnny Murphy & Gerry Doyle. Next weeks jackpot will be €19,900.

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