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National Marigold Festival                                                                                                           

This year Active Retirement Ireland Eastern Regional Marigold Festival will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre. More news on this big event will be coming shortly.

Start Your Own Business Course                                                                                                          Local Enterprise Office is holding a Start Your Own Business course at the Brockagh Centre. Starting on Thursday, 4th of May from 7-10pm and will commence for 10 weeks. Please contact Vibeke Delahunt at the Local Enterprise Office on 0404 30800.
“Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers”
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. Sing and dance along with us to songs from Shrek the Musical, Grease, Hairspray, Guys & Dolls, Les Miserables, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Matilda, Mary Poppins, Annie & much more!! A colourful, fun show for all the family to enjoy in the Brockagh Resource Centre on the 5th June – Bank Holiday Monday at 4pm. Tickets are €12 & €6. Please email or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Creative Local Heritage Project

Explore the local heritage of the Glendalough Valley and develop a creative response to what you discover.

This is a skill sharing multi-disciplinary group community art project. The aim of the project is to explore the local heritage of Glendalough Valley. The project invites local residents, including young adults (over 18yrs), interest groups and other interested parties to get involved in this exciting opportunity and use their skills and knowledge, to create and design a collection of artwork for exhibition purposes. For the duration of the project, the group will examine the archaeology, history, environment, society and culture of Glendalough from a creative and artistic perspective. If you are interested in participating in this project, the Community Education Service of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board invite you to our second meeting at the Brockagh Resource Centre on April 27th from 7 – 8pm to talk further about how you can get involved and answer any questions you have over a tea or coffee. The well-attended first evening was successful with keen interest in going forward, exploring possible project ideas. The project is based in the Brockagh Resource Centre and facilitated by local Archaeological Illustrator Aoife Patterson.  If you have missed the first few weeks but would like to get involved, contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email alternatively

Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM             

The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 is being launched at the AGM of the County Wicklow Older Person’s Council on May 26th  by Minister Simon Harris. The AGM will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre, starting at 10am and finishing at 3.45.. There will be a talk from Brendan Martin, County Librarian and John Gill, Crime Prevention Officer for Wicklow. Following the talks and formalities there will be a tea dance with music by Liam Garret. To book a space for the event contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.
Shake Up Day                                                                                         We invite you to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Thursday 8th of June for Shake-Up Day from 11am to 2pm with coffee from 10.30 and a light lunch at 1pm. This will be an energetic and sociable occasion resulting in the formation of a team to represent County Wicklow at D>C>U> on Sat 10th June from 10-5pm. Country Wicklow needs to form a new team of 9 players this year. Previous members will attest to the sociable, vigorous and full-on energetic experience enjoyed by playing at the games against 31 other county teams. Past team players turn up at the Brockagh each year & try their luck in being picked for the team again. Come along its free. Find out further details on the day. Participants taking part in the workshop should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (e.g. flat soled runners, walking shoes). Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.

 Go for Life – A Day of Games

The National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for older people is hosting a FREE “come and try” day demonstrating the Go for Life Games on Wednesday 3rd May from 12 to 3pm (lunch included) in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh Co Wicklow. This invitation is extended to members of active retirement groups/ICA groups /mens sheds/clubs etc., anyone who would like to ‘have a go’ and join in.  All welcome to take part, no previous experience necessary just enthusiasm. Participants taking part in the workshop should wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (e.g. flat soled runners, walking shoes). Confirm your attendance by contacting Valarie on 087 6319667.

Integrated Energy Therapy Classes                                                                                                         

IET Basic Level Course in Energy Therapy, healing with the energy of Angel Aerial. One day course to include full course manual and certificate on Saturday 20th of May at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email for more information.




Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                                         

Care For The Self will run for three days  in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on with queries or to book a place.

Social Audit

The Glendalough & District Development Association and the Brockagh Resource Centre are compiling a social audit to establish the impact of their services on the wider community. Please take the time to complete the short questionnaire available in the lobby at the Brockagh Centre or request a copy by email from and return.

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. It will be a relaxed learning environment and you will bring home your own completed handmade small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre (9 am to 5 pm). Available dates are   30th April and 6th May. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing                                                                                          


Glendalough Car Boot Sales Take place on the first Sunday of the month except for January. Always great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, food items and much more. Vans must be booked in. Car park spaces for the next month or so will be limited so please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email if you wish to book an indoor space.

Pilates at the Brockagh 

Pilates will be starting on Monday the 30th January. Duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15 am then again at 10.30. Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email Visit for more information.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the walking group with Get Ireland Walking at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. In association with Get Ireland Walking, Wicklow Local Sports Partnership & Brockagh Resource Centre. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on for more information. 

Are you looking for some company on those lonely winter evening walks, well we can help. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on for more information.

We Love Art classes on Monday afternoons are for Primary school children. They are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche. Classes are small, and divided by age group. Please view timetable below for classes times. In the classes we work with lots of different art and craft forms. Children learn new skills and techniques and have fun experimenting with materials and making creative decisions about their work.Phone/text: Almha 086 3897732 Email: 

Adult Art This painting class will help you to find your own artistic style in your preferred medium. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Take up a new hobby or develop your skills and techniques in a friendly and informal group. Classes are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche.Wednesday mornings 11-12.30pm.     Call Almha on 086 3897732.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults

Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens).

Tae kwon-Do for Children

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs). 

H.I.F.D (high intensity fitness dance) is an hour of dancing cardio workout to burn fat in a fun way on Wed evenings 7-8pm . Pay as You Go at €6 or €5 each night when you do two of his classes in Annamoe or Laragh in a week. 

Evening Yoga with Viva  Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advanced every Wednesday evening at 7pm. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night if needed. Call Viva on 086 3409629.

Wicklow Man

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre at 10 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.

AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

Adult Guidance Service

Adult Career Guidance Service is available at the Brockagh Centre. This careers/education service is free, friendly, confidential, supportive and available to all adults over 18 years of age. For more information or to book an appointment please contact Irene Hayden on 086-8061569.

Citizen’s Information Clinic

C.I.C have now an office in the Brockagh Resource Centre on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10-12 providing valuable personal advice relating to your rights and entitlements on a large range of matters. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service.  For more information go to www. 

Happy Days

Happy Days Carer and Toddler drop in group is every Wednesday mornings from 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(they take a break in July and August). We would like to invite people with babies and young child to come for a social morning for some play, chat and of course light refreshments. Contact Kerry 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am. This is a gently-paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilizing the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise on 087-603220 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga

Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 12.45 pm. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life. The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement whilst seated or through use of the chair whilst standing. Call Louise on 087-6032202. (booking is essential).

Tai Chi and QiGong

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Go to to learn more about the classes and tutor Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, call Neal to book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors

Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Classes for 2016 will end on Monday, Dec 19th and return Monday, Jan 9th.

Drama School 

Drama classes are a fantastic way of developing confidence and encouraging creativity and imagination. Drama modules will incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills.

Students will also learn from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama syllabus and be afforded opportunities to take graded examinations under a fully qualified teacher. Elevation holds a 100% pass rate in IBSD examinations. Elevation Drama Junior (5.45-6.45pm) is held at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School

Classes are even bigger and better this year with a huge opportunity for all of our students at Christmas. NFA Productions are producing a travelling Christmas Panto which will be coming to the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Dec 17th and 18th.  Go to or contact Kate to find out more about her dance class. Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Primary Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45).

GAA Training 

Training for the under 8yrs every friday.

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Note: some classes take a break in July and August. Please ring the phone numbers provided if unsure.


Activity Time Venue Notes Contact
Adult Guidance Service 11-1pm   Ring Irene to book an appointment
Irene Hayden 086 8061569
Junior Badminton 4th Class up 7pm-8pm Main Hall
Finian 086 247 6822
Senior Badminton 8pm  Main Hall
  Finian 086 247 6822
 Pilates  9.15-10.15


 New Room    Marie Noonan 087 1953072
AA Meeting 8.30 Green Room Every Monday Night/Ongoing Drop In
 We Love Art 1.45-2.30pm 4-6 yrs(J.I and S.I)

2.40-3.40pm 7-9 yrs(1st to 3rd class)

3.45-4.45pm  10-12 yrs(4th to 6th class)

 Green Room/Back in Sept
 Children’s Art Classes
 Almha 086 3897732


Active Retirement – Go For Life 11am-12.15 Main Hall  Ongoing/except for July-Aug  0404 45600
Tai Chi & Qigong 7.30 Exhibition Room   Neal Traynor 087 228 7708 or 087 908 5684
Citizens Information 10am – 12 noon Pauline’s Office 1st and 3rd Tue of every mth/ongoing 0404 45611 / 45600
Tae Kwon Do
6-6.45(4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm(8-12yrs),7.45-8.45pm(Sen/teens)
Main Hall
  Master Kenneth Wheatley 087 2547347
Dance Night with Wicklow Man
10pm till late
Main Hall
Main Hall/Ongoing



5.45-6.45pmMain Hall Kate 086 8256775

Youth Leadership Programme
4.30-5.30pm  Green Room
Fiona Creeden
H.I.F.D (High Intensity Fitness Dance  7-8pm  Main Hall/Ongoing  With Adam 083 305 7949  BRC 0404 45600
Easy Yoga(Viva) 7-8.15pm Green Rm ongoing Hilde 0404 40000
Happy Days Carer Toddler Group 10.30am-12.30pm Main Hall(not in July-Aug)

Kerry(0404) 45600
Adult Art Classes 11am-12.30 Green Room  
Almha 086 3897732
Elevation Dance-Mod:New Tots/Primary G1
4-4.45pm Red Rm
  Kate 086 8256775
Elevation Dance-Mod:Grade 3
4.45-5.45pm Main Hall   Kate 086 8256775
Elevation Drama
5.45-6.45pm Main Hall   Kate 086 8256775



 Morning Yoga  10-11.15am  Green Room    Louise on 087 603 2202
Chair Yoga
11.30-12.45pm  Green Room   Louise on 087 603 2202
Junior Badminton 4th Class up 7-8pm Main Hall
 Finian McEvoy  086 247 6822
 Badminton-Senior  8pm  Main Hall    Finian McEvoy 086 247 6822


 U’8yrs GAA  6-7pm  Main Hall    Christopher 087 9661075

Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow | T:  0404-45600