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DUE TO THE COVID19 VIRUS THE CENTRE WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR NOW FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DAILY. THANK YOU

Spring 2020 Timetable

Scrap Metal Day

We are unable to have the scrap metal day on weekend Sat 28th and 29th of March but we will be holding this event again, in the meantime gather your metal and we will be advertising when we can commit to a date through the following media. Contact information brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com. www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie. or our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/brockaghresourcecentre/.

 

Filmmaking Summer camp for Kids at the Brockagh

Make a Hollywood movie with your phone. Dublin Smartphone film making classes for children and teenagers help to boost confidence, develop skills and inspire creativity. We inspire young filmmakers to discover their passion for film making by using the equipment they have in their pockets. Learning and fun during the classes the young filmmakers will cover every aspect of the movie making process. They learn how to, develop stories and write their own screenplays, storyboard and its importance, how to work as part of a film crew, acting on camera, how to get perfect sound and lighting, editing their films, special effects with green screen on your Smartphone.

These budding filmmakers will learn by doing. The young filmmakers learn by doing, creating their own films step by step, mirroring a professional film set. These young filmmakers will learn about the hard work and teamwork that goes into making a movie while having a great time in the process. The completed films will be included in the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Juniors Event, which is an International film festival. Contact Robert Fitzhugh at info@filmsmartpro.com.

Mat & Chair Yoga Fundraiser For Laragh First Responders….

Mat & Chair Yoga Fundraiser For Laragh First Responders This event is now postponed but Floor Yoga(10am) and Chair Yoga(11.30am) with Lousie will go ahead -business as usual(:

Join us at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Thursday 12th March at 10.30-11.15am followed by a FR demo and light bites at 11.30am.Booking essential to Louise 087 603 2202.

Our Fundraiser YOGA class will be suitable for everyone as the practice can be done on the mat (standing, lying, seated) or on/with the chair (standing, seated).  So everyone will receive the benefits of Yoga (improved strength and flexibility, balance and calm to name a few) whilst providing much needed funds for the Laragh First Responders. You do not need attend the class – you can come along from 11.30am to see a demo for the First Responders and to enjoy a light bite and a cuppa.  If you cannot attend that either, a donation before the event will be greatly appreciated. CFR Laragh are a group of people who volunteer to help our community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way.  These funds are needed to ensure these wonderful volunteers can continue helping the community. Booking is essential as we need to ensure we have a Mat or Chair and Catering for everyone so please RING/TEXT Louise on 087 603 2202 by Thursday 5th March. Booking essential ,Call/text Louise 087 6032202. Donation based,Laragh First Responders.  

 

Laragh Glendalough Sustainable Energy Group

On Wed 11th of March at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh the group will host an information evening where the Laragh and Glendalough community can hear about the ways they can get directly involved in the next stage of the project.

A Morning with Sarah McCormack

Join us for a morning with Mountain Running World Cup Champion and Endurance Running Coach, Sarah McCormack at the Brockagh Centre, Laragh from 9-12pm on Sun 22nd March. There will be a 2-hour run on the trails that surround Glendalough and Laragh. Sarah will offer tips on running form and functionality, ascending, descending, pacing and kit. This will be a relaxed run, with opportunities to chat with Sarah along the way. After a short break to change clothes, the group will have tea or coffee and biscuits. In conversation, Sarah will share her running story with the group, along with advice on training, racing and mindset. There will be time for questions and chats. Like all our events, Trail & Talk is catered specifically to women. Level – improver to advanced with moderate terrain and the distance will be determined by the overall pace of the group. There is a 30-day refund policy, less the Eventbrite booking fee.

SOSA Fitness Charity Event
Come along and get ready to ‘Dance Yourself Happy’ with SOSA Fitness in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Sat 21st March at 2.30-4.30pm. All levels, including beginners, ages 16 to 100 welcome! Tickets available on Eventbrite for €10 or at the door. For more information, contact Claire on 085 152 2991. Find us on

 

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

We are back for 2020 on the 2nd Sunday of month and will be selling bargains throughout the year!! Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Sustainable shopping on practically anything from household items to garden additions, vintage or antique treasures, entertainment, animal products, clothes/shoes/handbags, Aloe Vera/CBD products, local honey and home baking, jewellery, 2nd hand bikes, tools, you name it we have it!!!! . Greet other enthusiastic shopper and stop for a chat with tea/coffee, soup, cakes (available to purchase at event). Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, email brockaghcarboot@gmail.com or brockaghoffice@gmail.com if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning.

Violin Lessons

Violin teacher on in the Brockagh Resource Centre generally on Thurs from 1-2pm and Sat, 11-12pm but this may vary as needed. All types of music for beginners to advanced levels. Lessons that will make learning the violin fun and fast. To book phone Siobhan Kelleher 087 92 82 650 or email skellehe@tcd.ie. myviolinteacher.org.

Wicklow Willow 

Our spring courses are for improvers and beginners. The next available dates are;  7th, 12th, 29th of March and April 19th. All courses are full day (9 am to 5 pm) and take place in the Brockagh Centre. They include materials, tuition, tea/coffee and lunch (with cake)! You will make and bring home your own basket on the day. Places are limited, so please book early to get the dates you want. Courses cost €85 and booking is essential (vouchers are available and make a wonderful Christmas or birthday present). A deposit of €50 is required to ensure a place. Places are limited, so please book early to get the dates you want. 

Sunday April 12th. For more information, contact local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson, on 087-9773622, email info@wicklowwillow.ie or visit www.wicklowwillow.ie.

Evening Yoga with Viva  

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to intermediate on Tuesdays  at 7pm. in the Brockagh Centre. Improve your fitness strength and flexibility in a relaxing way. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. Booking essential you can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information.

Active Retirement Group

Social group join to have a cuppa, some light exercise, bowls, chair badminton, dancing, music and monthly lunches in hotels and restaurants around the area. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.45-12 pm in the Brockagh Centre. If you would like further information on  planned outings, or would like to offer your services / share your skills with the group, please email brockaghoffice@gmail.com, call Denise in the Brockagh Centre on 0404- 45600 (or just drop in). New members are most welcome.

Pilates Classes in Laragh

Pilates is on Mon at 7pm and Thurs at 10am in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. 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. Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome!  Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara to keep up to date. Contact Zara on 0879367474 for more information.

Free Computer Course (ongoing depending on numbers)

A free 5-week digital skills computer course are run throughout the year, two hours one day a week. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs, podcasts, TV players, social media and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email brockaghoffice@gmail.com.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing held on Saturday mornings from  9am-10am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners.  Registered members of An Comhdhail,  fully Garda Vetted and insured.  Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email: mcgrathfloodschool@gmail.com, Facebook.com/mgfschool or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”. 

Walking  group in the Brockagh(ongoing)

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. All ages and abilities are welcome. Call Lucy on 0863107511.

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 new term starts on 10th September – the first class is free for new students.  See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Adult Art Classes

Moved now to 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 11-12.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, commencing on September 19th. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults (Ongoing)

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 (Ongoing)

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). 

AA Meetings  (Ongoing)

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

Citizen’s Information Clinic (Ongoing)

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. citizensinformation.ie. 

Happy Days – Parent and Toddler Group

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art & crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area. Contact us at 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 087-6032202 (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).

Laragh Badminton Club

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with  Monday evenings: Juniors 7-8pm (1st yr secondary students), 8-9pm (5th  & 6th Class-national school) on Thurs evenings: 6.45-7.45pm(4th class national school), 7.15-8.15pm (teenagers secondary school), Adults 8-9pm. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175 or 087 2067607. Small club fee for the year applies for participation.

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                    

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to intermediate on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. Improve your fitness strength and flexibility in a relaxing way. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. You can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information.

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. ESPA holds weekly classes at the Brockagh centre. Weekly classes include Monday: Acro 4.45 – 5.45pm, Juniors 5.15-6.45pm, Seniors Drama/Musical theatre 6.15-7.15pm. Wednesday: Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. Saturday: Dance team practice. All age groups and levels.   Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more.

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