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Awareness Meditation Retreat                           

Meditation retreats are a life changing opportunity to deepen your meditation practice and enable life balance. Colettle Nkunda, Living Oneness will be teaching this practice in a workshop at the Brockagh Centre on Saturday the 1st of April from 10.30am to 1.30pm. You can find out more by emailing Colettle at

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 hand delivered or email by Monday 13th March.

An Evening of Tax

Come along and enjoy a light-hearted look at various tax reliefs, tax-planning opportunities, pitfalls etc. in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 9th of March from 7.30 to 9.30pm, FREE admission. A wide array of topics will be covered including medical expenses, passing on a business / farm during lifetime or by will, owning rental property, selling sites, young trained farmers and much more. The session will be presented by Mel Kilkenny and Stephen Loughran of LK Tax Ltd.

Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving 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  25th March, 22nd April, 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                                                                                          

Garden Weaving Workshop                    

This is a full day weaving workshop where participants will learn to create a range of small willow projects for their garden and home in the Brockagh Centre on 1st of April from 9am to 5pm. The workshop will be relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on learning to weave willow forms and structures suitable for use in vegetable gardens, flower beds and homes. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please visit or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

Glendalough Car Boot Sales Take place on the first Sunday of the month except for January.(N.B car boot for March is on the 12th, March only!) 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 10.30am. 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
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
9.30pm till late
Main Hall
Main Hall/Ongoing



Elevation Drama
 Junior (4.45-5.30pm), Senior (5.30-6.45pm)  Green Room
Kate 086 8256775
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)

(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 2/3
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