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See table below for information on regular class finish dates 2017 and return dates 2018

 

Wicklow Willow Courses 2018

Intermediate Round Shopping Basket Workshop: It is more intense than other workshops and it would require previous experience making baskets. February 3rd. Scarecrow Building Workshop: this workshop for those of you who are interested in decorating your garden come the Spring with a beautiful willow scarecrow March 24th and 25th. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about the following workshops or to purchase a Christmas voucher.

Christmas Carols by candlelight in the Monastic City

A great way to start Christmas, in one of the most evocative settings in Wicklow. We invite you to join us on Tuesday 19th December at 7.30pm for a unique event to celebrate Christmas. Beginning with a candlelit procession through the monastic gates we will proceed to the ruins of the candlelit Cathedral for an evening of traditional carol singing in the monastic style. Tea, coffee will be provided afterwards in the Glendalough Hotel courtesy of Pat Casey. This a free event and open to everyone, including children, which must be accompanied by an adult. Assemble in the Glendalough Hotel car park at 7.15pm. Wrap up warm and bring your own lantern/torch and singing voice.

Razzle Dazzle Annual Christmas Showcase

“The Razzle Dazzle Academy presents their Annual Christmas Showcase, featuring all our wonderful Dazzlers, on Saturday 16th December in the Brockagh Centre. Show starts at 3pm (doors open 2.45pm) Promises to be lots of fun, filled with song, drama and laughter and guaranteed to get you in the Christmas Spirit! Tickets available at the door.” 

Movie Night at Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh December 17th

Christmas Movie Night to raise funds for Elevation Dance Team. We are looking to raise funds for uniforms, Westend and Disney opportunities, also for competitions at national level. Showing movie will be Elf on Dec 17th, a family favourite! Doors will open at 5pm with entrance fee of  €4.50 which includes a hot chocolate. Wear your favourite Christmas pyjamas. 

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime 2018

Join Roundwood Variety Group for this year’s spectacular family panto! Always a fantastic show for all the family in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This year the show is on January 26th, 27th and 28th. Contact the group at roundwoodvarietygroup@gmail.com.

Flower Classes

A series of flower classes are being planned for the autumn at the Brockagh Centre. The sessions can cover everything from basic methods to modern designs for a variety of occasions. The teaching team will facilitate the requirements of the participants and focus on the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. For more details, email maureenlaragh@gmail.com or call 0404 43610.

Glendalough Car Boot Sales Our Christmas Car Boot is on Sunday the 3rd of December 10am to 4pm.  We will have our usual bargains this month along with home baking, gifts, home wares, clothes and some Christmas items. 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 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space.

 

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from  9am-10am. 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”. 

Paediatric First Aid Course

The Brockagh Centre is delighted to be able to offer a fantastic evening of paediatric first aid on Monday October 16th (7 to 9 pm). Run by the highly acclaimed ‘Parent First Aid’ company, this popular, informative evening will cover all basic first aid required in the care of children including choking, burns, meningitis, breaks/fractures, CPR, bleeding and more. The evening costs €25 and places are limited. To book your place, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

                                                          

Pilates at the Brockagh 

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. The duration of the class is six weeks and will start at 9.30am to 10.30am on Thursdays. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                        

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To learn more about the classes contact Ann Martin 087 608 1219 (conrymartin@gmail.com). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Ann to book in. 

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 wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie 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 wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie 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: weloveartcrafts@gmail.com. 

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 (classes are 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 (classes are 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). 

H.I.F.D (high intensity fitness dance) (classes are ongoing)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 (ongoing)

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre at 9 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.

AA Meetings  (Ongoing)

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. citizensinformation.ie. 

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 http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more about the classes and tutor Ann Martin 087 608 1219 (conrymartin@gmail.com). Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm, call Annto 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

Kate has introduced some new dance classes to her calendar this term: – baby ballet, pre-pri ballet and senior contemporary. Kate is also hoping to organise competition teams with advanced dancers on a Monday evening at 5 pm. If you have any
questions, phone Kate on 086-8256775 or log onto www. www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate to find out more about her dance class. To find class times click on the Timetable link at the top of page.

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