Around the Districts: Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy and Roundwood


ard drives

45 Card Drive takes place this Thursday evening, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. Whist Partner Card Drive will take place the following Thursday evening, September 29th at 8:00pm. New players are always welcome.

Tune in and play

Chime In and Play: Suitable for all babies, toddlers and preschoolers aged six months to four years. Parents/guardians/grandparents come and stay for an hour of interactive fun that teaches your child a love of music through song, dance, instruments and more. Tuesday mornings at 11am at Glenealy Community Hall. New semester starting Tuesday, September 20th – Reservation required as places are limited. Contact Rachel on 086 8330212 for more information or to book your space.

artificial grass

The artificial grass is now open for tennis/training up to 15 people – to book please call 0404 44040.

book exchange

If someone wants to swap books or take books, the bookshelf is just behind the main door in the hall. Large selection to choose from.


Local Notes

If you have any news or an article to add to the Newtownmountkennedy Notes, please email Ciara Martin Perks at [email protected] or call 087 6380155.

Public defibrillator

The defibrillator is located at Henry and Rose, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy. In any emergency, dial 999/112, don’t assume someone else did it.

ICA Guild

The ICA Newtown Guild would like to thank everyone who supported their recent bake sale and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Seniors’ Christmas Party at the Parkview Hotel.

GAA Club Notes

Join the launch of Newtown Gaa’s Healthy Club on Saturday, September 24 at 11:30 am, refreshments, face painting, family rounds, all are welcome in the community.

The Newtown GAA Healthy Club encourages anyone interested to enroll in Cara’s online Autism in Sport course. Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

This great course is offered by the Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership in association with Healthy Clubs. If you have any questions, please contact our Healthy Clubs officer, Mags Synnott.

Our U7 and U9 boys headed to Ashford for a lightning strike over the weekend, a big thank you to all the helpers and coaches and of course to Ashford GAA for their hospitality.

Congratulations to our U8 and U10 girls on their weekend blitz and a huge Happy Birthday to their coach Colm.

Mini Magpies continue every Saturday morning at 11am for boys and girls ages 4-6 led by our Club GPO Jackie Kinch. The 8/10 girls practice Saturday morning at 11am, all newcomers are welcome; U7 and U9 Training continues every Monday at 6.30am; U11 boys train at 6.45am on Monday; U12 girls train Tuesday nights at 6:30am; U13 boys train on Mondays at 7pm; U15 training Tuesday at 6.30 a.m.; U16 girls train every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm.

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The older ladies and little girls continue to train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. The seniors train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. The Pearse Geals practice resumes at 7pm on Mondays and Fridays

Lotto – The Lotto jackpot was not won last week, the numbers were 2,6,7,23. 2 match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €6,300. The Newtown GAA Lotto drawing takes place every Monday evening at 8pm and tickets cost just €2. The next lottery draw will take place on Monday September 19th.

Tickets are available from local outlets including Newtown Credit Union, Nolan’s Post Office, Druids Well, Eugene’s Food Store, Marios, Pat Toolan Bookmakers, Ultima Oil, Ann Duffy’s Flower Shop, The Mountkennedy Inn, The max. Lottery numbers range from 1 to 30

If you are interested in selling club lottery tickets please contact James Kelly or Robert Nolan.

community forum

Our next monthly community meeting will be on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm in Room 6, everyone is welcome. As always, please email the committee at [email protected]

For more information or meeting minutes, follow us on Facebook – Newtownmountkennedy District Forum.

man scale

Well, it is very true that as men come into advancing years with wrinkles and the well-groomed curls give way to a tuft here and there, at that stage the cold begins to be felt more, then all eyes are drawn to a little Miracles in the corner, the hearth.

Plans are now underway to clear most of the allotment fields and prepare them for the winter months. Even after a moderate harvest of tasty tomatoes, cucumbers,

Strawberries, plans for a possible winter planting program are afoot, but plant identity is still up for debate but will most likely take some fighting to decide. We are posting a photo of a very comfortable armchair, ideal for sunbathing in the garden or conservatory, making a small donation, calling the Shed in Killadreenan between 9.30am and 1pm or contacting us on Facebook if interested.

A big thank you to Robin O’Connor who was kind enough to stop by recently and leave drinking cups and mugs for our members which was much appreciated.

Thank you to everyone in our community for your continued interest in our Shed and remember we are currently accepting new members so please stop by for a cup of coffee anytime during opening hours. May good health continue to visit you at home and laughter fill your days until our next post

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New members (over 18 years) are welcome. It’s free to try in the center every Monday and Wednesday at 20:00.


Bingo is played every Friday at the Newtownmountkennedy Community Center. Doors open 7.30pm, start 8.30pm – bring a friend.

slimming world

Slimming World Newtown meets every Monday at 7pm at the Parkview Hotel. Call or text Trevor on 085 2499982 for more information.


variety group

The Roundwood Variety Company will have auditions on Friday, September 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., children, 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., adults, and Friday, September 30, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m 8:30 p.m. children’s auditions, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., workshops for their production of Jack & the Beanstalk at Roundwood Parish Hall. Anyone interested in a role in this season’s pantomime in the cast or chorus is invited to come along.

night of culture

On the cultural evening – Friday 23 September – at Calary Church, Annette Cleary (cello), David O’Doherty (violin) and John Feeley (guitar) will perform Francois De’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Guitar Opus 18 No. 1 Fossa and the Terzetto for violin, cello and guitar by Niccolo Paganini. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

As the Arts Office of Wicklow County Council sponsored this Culture Night concert, it is a free event and entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please call John on (01) 2818146 or email [email protected]


Results of the drawing on Sunday 18th September. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 19 and 26. There were five game three winners, Joanne Eagar, A. Moran, Mick, C Campion and Monica. Next week’s jackpot is €21,700.


We are open for adults on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Aras An Tochar GAA Complex. We are open for junior high school students from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Coaching follows later in the season.

ukulele choir

A new ukulele choir for adult beginners will begin Tuesday morning from 10:00-11:00 am, September 20 at the Parish Hall. Learn a new instrument, sing for fun, and socialize! Contact Linda on 087 9729956 for more information.


Next Pentecost Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to enjoy a card night with us.

table tennis

We are back in the community hall on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for table tennis for all levels. A fun way to keep fit. €5 per night. Contact Brian Higgins on 085 1185635

Shamanic drumming

Join the Shamanic Drumming Circle on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm to 9pm at the Turquoise Café, A98 W5C3. A shamanic drum circle is a place to gather with friends, meet over a cup of coffee, and then connect in an authentic way. This is a special way of drumming with a shamanic drum. A steady 4-7 beats per second induces theta brainwaves that allow us to travel into unusual states for healing, insight and wisdom for ourselves and our community. All welcome, no experience in shamanic journeying or drumming is required.

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If you have a shamanic drum, I’m happy to bring it with me. You will need to bring your own pillow and blanket. This is a non-profit event, venue and refreshment expenses will be covered. If you would like to know more about shamanic drumming or have any questions, simply email Fiona at [email protected] or call us on 087 2989801.

Introduce dancing

Roundwood set dancing resumed Thursday night in the community hall from 9pm. We look forward to welcoming our usual dancers back, and any newcomers who wish to join us are always welcome. Admission €5.

45 deck of cards

45 card game every Tuesday night at the Moneystown Community Center from 8pm. tea served. All are welcome.

mobile library

The Wicklow County Council mobile library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 22 September from 10am to 11.15am and 2.10pm to 4.30pm. Come by and join the library.

It’s a free service and a fantastic way to find any book that suits your reading interests.

Annamoe Center

Bowling resumed every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. at the Annamoe Center. New members are always welcome. A great way to meet new people and participate in leagues.

The tennis court can be hired for singles for €5 and doubles for €8 per hour. Saturday between 2pm and 5pm is reserved for adult players who want to join a group. Bookings and inquiries via SMS to 086 805 7431.

Our gymnasium has available slots for fitness, yoga, dance etc from September. There is an office with broadband connection (suitable for remote work 1 person) and two meeting rooms available which can also be rented by the hour. Inquiries to: [email protected] New committee members are welcome.

Kinesiology – Available at the Center or 087 219 5931. Nutritional and educational kinesiology for children and adults. Helps with: Digestive Issues, Skin Conditions, Low Energy, Sleep Problems, Anxiety and Stress Management, AD/HD and Dyslexia.

Physiotherapy – Available at Center Louis 087 915 8180. Treatment of work and sports injuries, sports massage and dry needling.

Local Notes

If you have an article or news you would like included in the Roundwood Notes, contact Margaret Bolger. The email address is [email protected]

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