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Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 11th Dec

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, Laragh. 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.” 

Christmas Raffle in aid of St. Kevin’s Church

The raffle is in aid of St. Kevin’s Church and will take place in Glendalough Hotel on Tues 19th. Dec after Carol Singing. Tickets are on sale at the Christmas Craft Fair in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Sun 10th of Dec, in local shops and in the Parish Office. Your support will be very much appreciated. 

 Movie Night at the Brockagh Centre December 17th

Christmas Movie Night to raise funds for Elevation Dance Team at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. 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. 

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.

 

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”. 

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.

 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).

AA Meetings                                                                                                                            

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

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. 

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. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.30am to 10.30 on Thursdays in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information. Booking Essential.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 4th Dec

Christmas Raffle in aid of St. Kevin’s Church

The raffle is in aid of St. Kevin’s Church and will take place in Glendalough Hotel on Tues 19th. Dec after Carol Singing. Tickets are on sale at the Christmas Craft Fair in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Sun 10th of Dec, in local shops and in the Parish Office. Your support will be very much appreciated. 

Santa Is Coming To Brockagh

Come and welcome Santa and his two horse carriage at the Glendalough Christmas Fair, Sunday the 10th of December at 1pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Santa is inviting all children from 1pm to 3pm to visit with him in his grotto.  

Movie Night at the Brockagh Centre December 17th

Christmas Movie Night to raise funds for Elevation Dance Team at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. 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. 

 

Glendalough Christmas Fair

The Brockagh Resource Centre is having their annual Glendalough Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. In order for this event to succeed & continue, we need the support of the community and visitors to shop local where you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value while enjoying a very festive day out. Stallholders will be selling their baking, jewellery, wreaths, woodturning, knits, candles, decorations, photography and more on the day. Santa arriving in a carriage at 1pm. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

 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, Laragh. 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.” 

 

 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.

 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”. 

 

Happy Days  pre-Christmas Dates                                                                                                                            

Our warmest welcome to baby Summer into the world and best wishes to Kerry, Scott and Hunter who have an extra happy edition to their family this Christmas. Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Christmas party will be on Dec 13th. Contact Sandra 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

 

Active Retirement News Laragh

Our Christmas lunch will be in the Wicklow Heather on 12th December. This week David and Francis from Aughrim Bowling Facility attended the centre for a bowling session. The members look forward to their monthly session and have become very competitive. On the 12 th December pupils from the primary school will be attending the Brockagh Centre to perform Christmas carols for the Active Retirement and Sunbeam Services. It will commence at 11.30am, grandparents are most welcome to attend on the day. New members welcome, why not come along on a Tuesday morning at 11am and check us out.

 

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.

 

Part-time Maintenance Position

The Brockagh Centre, Laragh has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of specified social welfare benefit. For further information please phone Pauline on 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

 

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). 

 

Brockagh Regular Events Timetable

Details for our groups and classes including closing dates for Christmas and reopening dates in 2018 can be found at www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/events. You can contact us at 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@eircom.net. You can friend us on Facebook or Twitter. Email us to add your name to our database and we can keep you informed about upcoming events once a month.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 20th Nov

 

Cabaret Night

A cabaret in aid of the Roundwood Senior Citizens Christmas party will take place in the Royal Hotel,  Glendalough on Saturday, 25th of November with music by Little Apples. The event opens at 8.30pm, free admission with a raffle on the night.

Santa Is Coming To Brockagh

Come and welcome Santa and his two horse carriage at the Glendalough Christmas Fair, Sunday the 10th of December at 1pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Santa is inviting all children from 1pm to 3pm to visit with him in his grotto.

 Movie Night at the Brockagh Centre Laragh

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. 

Christmas Fair

The Brockagh Resource Centre is having their annual Glendalough Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. We welcome the locality and visitors to shop locally where you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value while enjoying a very festive day out. Stallholders will be selling their baking, jewellery, wreaths, woodturning, knits, candles, decorations, photography and more on the day. Santa arriving in a carriage at 1pm. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

 

 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, Laragh. 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.” 

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.

 Glendalough – Art and Atmosphere

Rathdrum Historical Society will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Glendalough – Art and Atmosphere using images from the exhibition currently on display in the Centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection of paintings and drawings held by the National Library and the National Gallery of Ireland. The lecture will be given on Monday, 4th December in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh at 8 pm, followed by tea/coffee and festive mince pies. Please note the change from the Society’s Rathdrum v enue. There will be a charge of €3 at the door and all are welcome.

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.

 

Part-time Maintenance Position

The Brockagh Centre, Laragh has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of specified social welfare benefit. For further information please phone Pauline on 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Person’s Council Seminar 2017

Celebrating 10 years on the 24th of November in the Glendalough Hotel, registration at 9.45 and 10.15, ending at 3pm. Registration for the seminar in advance, forms can be completed by individuals or groups. Forms to be returned to Richella Wood by November 10th either by post or by email to agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie. Admission €5 and can be paid on the day. Babushka boxes will also be collected on the day.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.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 held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh are small, and divided by age group. 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 in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Call Almha on 086 3897732.

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) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Primary Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45).

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 13th Nov

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance

Join us at our pre-Christmas tea dance on Sunday November 19th from 3pm to 6pm. Cover charge of only €5 with refreshments provided. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600.

 

29th Annual Supper Dance

St. John’s Church, Laragh is holding their annual supper dance in Lynham’s Hotel, Laragh on Friday 17th of November 2017 from 8pm to 1am, with music by John Flood. Tickets are €22.50 which includes a hamper. The event is in aid of St. John’s Church, Laragh.

 

The Glendalough Trail 2017

The Glendalough Trail race is a 15.5km race which takes place on Saturday 4th November, 2017 with registration and refreshments at the Brockagh Centre,Laragh. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness. More information at http://www.glendaloughtrail.com/ or contact Paul at info@glendaloughtrail.com or phone 086 350 3994. To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindnes s or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Amanda on 01 6789 004 or fundraising@fightingblindness.ie.

 

 

Wicklow Willow Courses 2017

Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about the following workshops or to purchase a Christmas voucher for 2018. A Beginners Skib Workshop: This workshop is very enjoyable and covers some basic basket making techniques. Dates available are November 11th, January 14th and 21st. Reindeer Sculpture Workshop: Participants will build their own reindeer from willow for their garden for Christmas. This  Some previous experience in basket making would be beneficial. November 19th. Willow Christmas Tree Workshop: half day workshop. Participants will learn to apply basic weaving techniques to create a conical shaped willow free standing tree. December 2nd. Beginners Sciathog Shopping Basket Workshop: Participants will learn to make a small shopping basket on a round or oval frame with a handle. A good beginner’s workshop. December 9th.

 

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.

 

Part-time Maintenance Position

The Brockagh Centre, Laragh has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of specified social welfare benefit. For further information please phone Pauline on 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Person’s Council Seminar 2017

Celebrating 10 years on the 24th of November in the Glendalough Hotel, registration at 9.45 and 10.15, ending at 3pm. Registration for the seminar in advance, forms can be completed by individuals or groups. Forms to be returned to Richella Wood by November 10th either by post or by email to agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie. Admission €5 and can be paid on the day. Babushka boxes will also be collected on the day.

Christmas Fair

We are still taking bookings for this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. As a customer you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value. Bring along the family to see Santa arriving in a carriage at 1pm. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

 

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).

 

AA Meetings                                                                                                                             

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

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.

 

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. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

 

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 9am-10am. Classes are for beginners and are for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 6th Nov

Fundraising Variety Cabaret

Come along to the Glendalough Hotel on Friday 10th of November at 9pm for a Variety Cabaret in aid of Laragh village defibrillator. Enjoy a great night out featuring Johnny Stafford and guests. Tickets can be purchased from the Brockagh Resource Centre(0404 45600), Laragh or Denis Carter with admission only €5.

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance

Join us at our pre-Christmas tea dance on Sunday November 19th from 3pm to 6pm. Cover charge of only €5 with refreshments provided. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600.

 

Wicklow Willow Courses 2017

Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about the following workshops or to purchase a Christmas voucher for 2018. A Beginners Skib Workshop: This workshop is very enjoyable and covers some basic basket making techniques. Dates available are November 11th, January 14th and 21st. Reindeer Sculpture Workshop: Participants will build their own reindeer from willow for their garden for Christmas. This  Some previous experience in basket making would be beneficial. November 19th. Willow Christmas Tree Workshop: half day workshop. Participants will learn to apply basic weaving techniques to create a conical shaped willow free standing tree. December 2nd. Beginners Sciathog Shopping Basket Workshop: Participants will learn to make a small shopping basket on a round or oval frame with a handle. A good beginner’s workshop. December 9th.

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.

 

Part-time Maintenance Position

The Brockagh Centre, Laragh has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of specified social welfare benefit. For further information please phone Pauline on 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Person’s Council Seminar 2017

Celebrating 10 years on the 24th of November in the Glendalough Hotel, registration at 9.45 and 10.15, ending at 3pm. Registration for the seminar in advance, forms can be completed by individuals or groups. Forms to be returned to Richella Wood by November 10th either by post or by email to agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie. Admission €5 and can be paid on the day. Babushka boxes will also be collected on the day.

 

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). 

 

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.

Glendalough and Laragh Active Retirement

AR  next lunch is on the 7th November in Glenmalure Lodge.  A  Christmas shopping trip to the Liffey Valley is planned for 28th November. The Christmas party dinner is taking place at Kilashee Hotel in Kildare 4th December. New members welcome why not come along on a Tuesday morning at 11am and check us out or call us on 0404 45600 to find out more.

Christmas Fair

We are still taking bookings for this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. As a customer you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value. Bring along the family to see Santa arriving in a carriage at 1pm. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

Happy Days                                                                                                                              

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities such as teddy bears picnic, sing along song/storytime and of course light refreshments are provided. Contact Kerry 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

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 0404 43610.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 30th Dec

Fundraising Variety Cabaret

Come along to the Glendalough Hotel on Friday 10th of November at 9pm for a Variety Cabaret in aid of Laragh village defibrillator. A great night out featuring Johnny Stafford and guests. Tickets can be purchased from the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh or Denis Carter with admission only €5.

Halloween Movie Night

Movie night at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Friday 3rd of November. Featuring Casper, the friendly ghost and Goosebumps with a recommended age of 10 plus years. Starting at 6pm and finishing at 8pm with admission €3. A tuck shop will be open on the night. Funds will go to Elevation Dance competition team.

 

Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                    

Our next shopping day is Sunday the 5th of November 10am to 4pm. There will also be a Christmas Car Boot on Sun, December 3rd. 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.

Part-time Maintenance Position

The Brockagh Centre, Laragh has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of specified social welfare benefit. For further information please phone Pauline on 0404 45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Person’s Council Seminar 2017

Celebrating 10 years on the 24th of November in the Glendalough Hotel, registration at 9.45 and 10.15, ending at 3pm. Registration for the seminar in advance, forms can be completed by individuals or groups. Forms to be returned to Richella Wood by November 10th either by post or by email to agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie. Admission €5 and can be paid on the day. Babushka boxes will also be collected on the day.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

 

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults                                                                                      

Master Kenneth has a special offer for new students, one month free classes. 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).

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing has started in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 9am-10am. Classes are for beginners and are for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                           

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                 

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

Glendalough and Laragh Active Retirment

The Active Retirement group have been busy over the past few weeks. Their next lunch is 7th November in Glenmalure Lodge. Next week David and Francis from Aughrim Bowling Facility will be attending the Brockagh Centre for a bowling session. Older Peoples Network Seminar will be held is in Glendalough Hotel  on 24th November. A  Christmas shopping trip to the Liffey Valley is planned for 28th November. The Christmas party dinner is taking place at Kilashee Hotel in Kildare 4th December.

The next Tea Dance is on Sunday 19th November from 3pm to 6pm. Groups must book in advance with the centre 0404 45600. New members welcome why not come along on a Tuesday morning at 11am and check us out.

Christmas Fair

We are still taking bookings for this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. As a customer you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

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. 

Paediatric First Aid Course

The course was cancelled on Oct 16th due to the weather but we have re-scheduled the class and it will go ahead on Mon, Nov 6th. 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. There are a few places left, to book, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

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 0404 43610.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 23rd Oct

 

Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                    

Our next shopping day is Sunday the 5th of November 10am to 4pm. There will also be a Christmas Car Boot on Sun, December 3rd. 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.

 

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. 

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                      

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

 

 

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                                                                      

 Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

 

Glendalough and Laragh Active Retirment

The Active Retirement group have been busy over the past few weeks. Their next lunch is 7th November in Glenmalure Lodge. Next week David and Francis from Aughrim Bowling Facility will be attending the Brockagh Centre for a bowling session. Older Peoples Network Seminar will be held is in Glendalough Hotel  on 24th November. A  Christmas shopping trip to the Liffey Valley is planned for 28th November. The Christmas party dinner is taking place at Kilashee Hotel in Kildare 4th December.

The next Tea Dance is on Sunday 19th November from 3pm to 6pm. Groups must book in advance with the centre 0404 45600. New members welcome why not come along on a Tuesday morning at 11am and check us out.

 

Christmas Fair

We are still taking bookings for this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. As a customer you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

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. 

Paediatric First Aid Course

The course was cancelled on Oct 16th due to the weather but we have re-scheduled the class and it will go ahead on Mon, Nov 6th. 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. There are a few places left, to book, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

Razzle Dazzle Show

Razzle Dazzle will be hosting a new dance and music show on December 16th at the Brockagh Resource Centre. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

 

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 0404 43640.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 16th Oct

Paediatric First Aid Course

The course was cancelled on Oct 16th due to the weather but we have re-scheduled the class and it will go ahead on Mon, Nov 6th. 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. There are a few places left, to book, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

 

Glendalough Christmas Fair

We are still taking bookings for this year’s Christmas Fair on Sunday the 10th Dec. As a customer you will find unique presents and gifts at very good value. If you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

 

Afternoon Tea Dance Nov 19th

There will be a pre-Christmas tea dance coming up this year on 19th of Nov with a cover charge of only €5, with refreshments. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. All are welcome with refreshments provided with a small cover charge.

 

 

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 0404 43640.

 

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults                                                                                      

Master Kenneth has a special offer for new students, one month free classes. 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).

 

 

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).

 

 

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”.

 

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                       Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

 

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

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class. Class times and ages are as follows: Baby ballet (2.45pm), Pre Pri Ballet (3.15pm), Gr2 (4pm), Gr 4 & G1 (5pm).

 

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.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 held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh are small, and divided by age group. 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 in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Call Almha on 086 3897732.

 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 9th Oct

 

Clothes Collection

You can help raise funds for the Laragh National school. Over the next few weeks, as Summer gives way to Autumn we are asking you to gather up any clothes, shoes, bags etc. that you no longer use or need.  Please try to fill a bag or two with your discarded items and bring them to the school before Monday 16th of October. All donations most welcome.

 

Glendalough Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of special gifts. If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

 

Afternoon Tea Dance Nov 19th

There will be a pre-Christmas tea dance coming up this year on 19th of Nov. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. All are welcome with refreshments provided with a small cover charge.

 

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. To book your place, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

 

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.

 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre at various dates from now to December. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

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).

 

AA Meetings                                                                                                                           

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

 

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. 

 

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. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

 

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”.

 

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                      

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

 

 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 2nd Oct

Clothes Collection

You can help raise funds for the Laragh National school. Over the next few weeks, as Summer gives way to Autumn we are asking you to gather up any clothes, shoes, bags etc. that you no longer use or need.  Please try to fill a bag or two with your discarded items and bring them to the school before Monday 16th of October. All donations most welcome.

Glendalough Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of special gifts. If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

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”. 

 

 

Afternoon Tea Dance Nov 19th

There will be a pre-Christmas tea dance coming up this year on 19th of Nov. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. All are welcome with refreshments provided with a small cover charge.

Free Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course will be coming soon (depending on no.s). Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, online TV players, podcasts,  photographs, security 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 laraghit@eircom.net.

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.

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. To book your place, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

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.

Tidy Towns Competition Laragh & Glendalough

The next clean-up of the Laragh area is planned for Saturday 7 th October at 11 am.

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre at various dates from now to December. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

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). 

 

Happy Days                                                                                                                            

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities such as teddy bears picnic, sing along song/storytime  and of course light refreshments are provided. Contact Kerry 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

 

Go For Life                                                                                                                                                       

Go for Life active retirement group enjoy getting together every Tuesday morning in the Brockagh Centre at 11am.  So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise come along on Tuesdays. For further information call the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop in.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 25th Sept

Glendalough Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of special gifts. If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eircom.net to request a booking form.

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.

St. Kevin’s Parish Changes to Mass Times

There have been a number of changes to local Mass times. Sunday Mass in Laragh is now at 10.30 am. The Saturday (Vigil) Mass is at 7 pm.

St. Kevin’s Parish Remembrance Masses

A Mass of Remembrance for those who died during the year will take place in St. Kevin’s church in Laragh at 7 pm on Saturday 18th November. Similar ceremonies will take place in Roundwood at 6 pm on November 4th and in Rathdrum at 8 pm on November 11th.

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 .

Tidy Towns Competition Laragh & Glendalough

We are patiently awaiting the results of the Tidy Town judges. Barry Byrne, along with a number of volunteers, is doing a great job keeping the village clean. However, it is so frustrating to have to pick up bags of rubbish all the time. Please use the many bins provided in the village. The next clean-up of the Laragh area is planned for Saturday 7 th October at 11 am.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing has started in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, from 9am-10am on Saturday morning. Classes are for beginners and is for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

Glendalough Car Boot Sales

Come shopping on Sunday 1st of October. Always great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, home baking, plants 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 or email laraghit@eircom.netif you wish to book an indoor space.

Rural Transport Bus

If you wish to avail of this service on Friday mornings call Mick Dunbar (087-8176630). Mick drives to Wicklow or Arklow (destination depending on the week) for shopping trips.

Active Retirement Group Laragh and Glendalough

The Active Retirement group were back after their summer break Tuesday 12th They enjoyed their morning exercise session and a catch up over a cup of tea and cake. David and Francis from Aughrim Bowling Facility attended the centre for a bowling session Tuesday 19th, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to our next bowling session in October.

Next week we are having a talk and demonstration on flowers and we are also having a meeting to discuss further day trips, outings and our midweek getaway next April/May. Our next lunch is on 3rd October in Jacobs Well Rathdrum. We have a shopping trip planned for 28th There will be a pre- Christmas Tea Dance on Sunday 19th November from 3pm to 6pm, groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. A reminder new members are always welcome to the Active Retirement Group, why not come along to the Brockagh Centre on a Tuesday morning at 11am- 12.15pm for some exercise and social gatherings.

 

 

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm  7th(1 place left) and 21st(2 places left)   of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                                                                       Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                       Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                     

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join a walking group 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. 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 18th Sept

Autumn in the Brockagh Resource Centre

We welcome back all our exercise & creative regular classes. If you have been taking it easy this Summer and want to take up a class for the Autumn/Winter months call 0404 45600 today! Or you can view our new timetable of events at www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/event. Throughout the year the Brockagh hosts some interesting free talks, exhibitions etc. If you want to receive our monthly newsletter email us at brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept from 9am-10am in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Classes are for beginners and is for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

Free Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing Friday 29th of Sept. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs 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 laraghit@eircom.net.

St John’s Church, Laragh

Will hold a special service to celebrate its 150th anniversary of dedication on Tuesday the 19th of September at 7.30pm. All are very welcome to attend.

St. Kevin’s Parish, Glendalough

Anointing of the Sick- On Sunday 24th of September at 10.30am we will have anointing of the sick during the mass.

Mass of Remembrance-A Special mass for all those who died during the year will be celebrated on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 at 7.00pm.

Positive Aging Week 2017

A calendar of events, starting on Sept 30th to Oct 15th can be found now on the notice board in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Run the Ridge in October

On 14th October you will have a chance to run the majestic Derrybawn Ridge while supporting local sports teams Glendalough AC and Laragh GFC. The race begins in the scenic grounds of Laragh GFC before taking runners on a 20 km adventure on the local trails and hills. A shorter 8 km option is also available. The courses are fully marked, and a mighty spread of cakes and tea will be on offer for the post-race celebrations! For full details and bookings please go to www.runtheridge.ie

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm  7th(1 place left) and 21st(2 places left)   of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.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 held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh are small, and divided by age group. 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 in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Call Almha on 086 3897732.

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) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Primary Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45).

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 11th Sept

 

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept from 9am-10am in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Classes are for beginners and is for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

 

Positive Aging Week 2017

A calendar of events, starting on Sept 30th to Oct 15th can be found now on the notice board in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

 

Afternoon Tea Dance

There will be a pre-Christmas tea dance coming up this year, with a date to be confirmed but we will keep you posted, all groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. A reminder that new members are always welcome to the Active Retirement Group in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh, come along on a Tuesday morning to the Brockagh Centre from 11am – 12.15pm for some exercise and social gatherings.

 

 

Join author and Irish Wildlife Trust Campaigns Officer Padraic Fogarty for a talk about his landmark book Whittled Away on Thursday 14th Sept, 7.30 to 9pm at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This is a free event hosted by Laragh Tidy Towns, all our welcome. The book charts the grim decline of nature in the Irish Landscape, but it also reveals possibilities for the future, showing a path to recovery for nature and wildlife. In particular, Padraic will discuss how we can better manage our uplands – a topic relevant to the area.

 

The Glendalough Trail 2017 (Change of Date)

The Glendalough Trail race, in aid of ‘Fighting Blindness’, will now take place on Saturday 18th November with registration and refreshments at the Brockagh Centre. It will be a fantastic, fun, running experience over a 15.5 km route that is scenic, challenging and safe. For more details see www.glendaloughtrail.com or contact Paul at info@glendaloughtrail.com/086-3503994. To find out more about the work of ‘Fighting Blindness’ or for tips and assistance on fundraising, contact Amanda on 01-6789004 or fundraising@fightingblindness.ie

 

Run the Ridge in October

On 14th October you will have a chance to run the majestic Derrybawn Ridge while supporting local sports teams Glendalough AC and Laragh GFC. The race begins in the scenic grounds of Laragh GFC before taking runners on a 20 km adventure on the local trails and hills. A shorter 8 km option is also available. The courses are fully marked, and a mighty spread of cakes and tea will be on offer for the post-race celebrations! For full details and bookings please go to www.runtheridge.ie

 

 

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm  17th and  23rd of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

 

Pilates at the Brockagh 

Marie Noonan class will be back Mon 18th, Sept. Marie 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 and another class at and 10.30 to 11.30am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie 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).

 

Wicklow Man                                                                                                                        

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                                                                                                                            

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

 

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park in Laragh every second Thursday from 12 noon to 12.50 pm. The next visits will take place on September 14th and September 28th.

 

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. 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 28th Aug

Glendalough Car Boot

Shoppers will find home-baking and plenty of bargains at our next Car Boot Sale on Sunday, 3 rd September. You can find anything from cream cakes, scones, bread and jam to plants, antiques, clothing and jewellery. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Vans must be booked in. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book.

 

Run the Ridge in October

On 14th October you will have a chance to run the majestic Derrybawn Ridge while supporting local sports teams Glendalough AC and Laragh GFC. The race begins in the scenic grounds of Laragh GFC before taking runners on a 20 km adventure on the local trails and hills. A shorter 8 km option is also available. The courses are fully marked, and a mighty spread of cakes and tea will be on offer for the post-race celebrations! For full details and bookings please go to www.runtheridge.ie

 

Laragh Tidy Towns and Irish Wildlife Trust Talk

On September 14th, Laragh Tidy Towns will host an evening with Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust. Pádraic will talk about his landmark book, Whittled Away. The book charts the grim decline of nature in the Irish landscape but also reveals possibilities for the future, showing a path to recovery for nature and wildlife. The talk, followed by discussion, will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 7.30 to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Laragh Tidy Towns monthly clean-up will take place on 2nd September. Meet opposite Lynhams at 11 am.

 

New Exhibition- Glendalough: Art and Atmosphere

The Glendalough: Art and Atmosphere free exhibition will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from the 19th – 27th of August, 9.30 to 5pm. This is a display of 18th and 19th century paintings and drawings of the Glendalough Valley, capturing rarely seen aspects of the Valley’s heritage. This exhibition is a collaborative venture with a number of agencies on the Glendalough Heritage Forum, especially the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council.

 

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)              

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

 

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                                                                                                      

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

 

Pilates at the Brockagh 

Marie Noonan class will be back Mon 18th, Sept. Marie 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 and another class at and 10.30 to 11.30am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

 

Active Retirement Group

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement Group are back after their summer break Tuesday 12th September at 11am.

Their Sunday tea dances were a great success last season and the next tea dance will take place on Sunday 3rd Dec, 3 to 6pm, all groups must book in advance with the centre. New members are always welcome, come along on a Tuesday morning to the Brockagh Centre from 11am – 12.15pm.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                              

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance will be returning on Sept 11th, Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 21st Aug

New Exhibition- Glendalough: Art and Atmosphere

The Glendalough: Art and Atmosphere free exhibition will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from the 19th – 27th of August, 9.30 to 5pm. This is a display of 18th and 19th century paintings and drawings of the Glendalough Valley, capturing rarely seen aspects of the Valley’s heritage. This exhibition is a collaborative venture with a number of agencies on the Glendalough Heritage Forum, especially the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and the Heritage Council.

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

We Love Art                                                                                                                          

Classes will be back on Mon 18th Sept for Primary school children. They are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche. Classes are small, and divided by age group. 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                                                                                                                                            

Painting classes are back Wed 20th of Sept, and 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.

Drama School                                                                                                                         

Classes are back on Wed 13th of Sept. 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) 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, senior contemporary. Kate is also hoping to do competition teams with advanced dancers on a Monday evening at 5pm. Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 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).

Pilates at the Brockagh 

Marie Noonan class will be back Mon 18th, Sept. Marie 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 and another class at and 10.30 to 11.30am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Active Retirement Group

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement Group are back after their summer break Tuesday 12th September at 11am. They thoroughly enjoyed their 2 night break away in Clayton Whites Hotel Wexford 20th to the 22nd June. They visited Rathwood, Dubrody Famine Ship, Waterford Suir Valley Railway tour, Johnstown Castle and danced the night away in the Clayton Whites hotel.

Their Sunday tea dances were a great success last season and the next tea dance will take place on Sunday 19th November 3 to 6pm, all groups must book in advance with the centre. New members are always welcome, come along on a Tuesday morning to the Brockagh Centre from 11am – 12.15pm.

Dog Show at the Brockagh 2017

The dog show was a great success on the 6 th Aug considering the bad weather we had, we raised €421 for Wicklow Animal Welfare. Congratulations to Abby Doyle with Brutus winning Large Dog, Tracy Murphy with PiP Small Dog, Cormac O’Sullivan with CÚ Cutest Puppy and Dog you would love to take home, Alex Short with Gus Obedience, Brandon McCoy Phelan with Wowee dog led by child. Thank you to all who gave prizes for the raffle Willie McCoy, Glendalough Green, Lyhnams, Wicklow Heather, Liam Farrington, Lisa Delahaye,Bernie Vets Roundwood, Leanne Byrne, Kathleen Byrne, Valerie McCoy, Marie McCoy, Fiona Gammell, Meghan Ryder, Annemarie O’Neill, Bernie Cooney. Thank you to Finbar and Sandra for judging the show they did a great job and everyone that took part on the day.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 14th Aug

 New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

 

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s floor yoga and chair yoga classes will be back on Thursday 17th August after a brief break. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Wicklow Man                                                                                                                        

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre at 9 p.m.  with 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.

 

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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors                                                                                         

Badminton registration will be held on Mon 11th of Sept at 7pm at the Brockagh. Classes are back on Mon 18th for juniors (4th class up) in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm  and Seniors from 8pm. Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

Happy Days                                                                                                                             

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is back on Wednesday 6th of Sept, 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre. Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities such as teddy bears picnic, sing along song/storytime  and of course light refreshments are provided. Contact Kerry 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 7th Aug

 

Dog Show at Glendalough Car Boot

Our fun Annual Dog Show in aid of Wicklow Animal Wefare on Aug 6th at Brockagh Resource Centre. Registration at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. A big raffle on the day with plenty of car boot stalls to buy your bargains at. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 to book a stall.

 

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).

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

 

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). 

 

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s floor yoga and chair yoga classes will be back on Thursday 17th August after a brief break. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2017

Come and walk in the spiritual footsteps of your parents, grandparents and ancestors. Reconnect with their prayer for their family and future family – today you are that family – and retreat to Lough Derg on 2nd to 3rd September (departing midmorning from Rathdrum Memorial Park with an overnight stay in Central Hotel, Donegal). Contact Mary on 0404-45119 for further information. The organisers are Mary Turner and Breda Fitzgerald (0402-39043 or 086-3073060).

 

Mobile Library The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12 noon to 12.50 pm. The next dates are 3rd , 17th and 31st August.

 

Ring a Link Transport County Wicklow Ring a Link (Local Link) rural transport services are now providing different bus routes from Laragh and other places in Co. Wicklow. To check out bus links in your area ring 1890-424141.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 31st July

 

Dog Show at Glendalough Car Boot

Our fun Annual Dog Show in aid of Wicklow Animal Wefare on Aug 6th at Brockagh Resource Centre. Registration at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. A big raffle on the day with plenty of car boot stalls to buy your bargains at. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 to book a stall.

 

New Dates for Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm 23rd and 17th of Sept, 7th and 21st of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2017

Come and walk in the spiritual footsteps of your parents, grandparents and ancestors. Reconnect with their prayer for their family and future family – today you are that family – and retreat to Lough Derg on 2nd to 3rd September (departing midmorning from Rathdrum Memorial Park with an overnight stay in Central Hotel, Donegal). Contact Mary on 0404-45119 for further information. The organisers are Mary Turner and Breda Fitzgerald (0402-39043 or 086-3073060).

 

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12 noon to 12.50 pm. The next dates are 3rd , 17th and 31st August.

 

Ring a Link Transport

County Wicklow Ring a Link (Local Link) rural transport services are now providing different bus routes from Laragh and other places in Co. Wicklow. To check out bus links in your area ring 1890-424141.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 24th July

 

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                                      

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

 

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                                                                      

 Keep fit throughout the summer months with Adam. Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh to dance your socks off with cardio exercise dancing. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for 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. 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).

Walking  group in the Brockagh

Join the Mondy morning walkers at 10am  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. 

 

Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ

In aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday, 29th July in the community centre starting at 8.30 pm.  Music by the Three Bobs, 10 pm till 12 and the Roamin Cadillacs, 12 to 2 am and disco afterwards.   Food served till 11.30 pm.  Fully licensed.   Admission €20, contact 086 1504221 for tickets.  Bucking Broncho also.  Looking forward to seeing you all there at what promises to be a great night.

 

Dog Show at Glendalough Car Boot

Our fun Annual Dog Show in aid of Wicklow Animal Wefare on Aug 6th at Brockagh Resource Centre. Registration at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. A big raffle on the day with plenty of car boot stalls to buy your bargains at. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 to book a stall.

Sunshine Summer Camp

Book in now for our exciting, jam-packed Summer Camp in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. With Daily Guest Workshops, Sports, Art, Baking, Games, Woodland Adventures and much more, this Summer Camp is not to be missed. Starts July 31st until August 4th from 10.30 to 2pm, age 6 to 9yrs .To book your place or if you want more information phone or email 0404 45600, laraghit@eircom.net.

 

The Glendalough Trail 2017

The Glendalough Trail race is a 15.5km race which takes place on Saturday 4th November, 2017 with registration and refreshments at the Brockagh Centre,Laragh. The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with a route that is scenic, challenging and safe. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness. More information at http://www.glendaloughtrail.com/ or contact Paul at info@glendaloughtrail.com or phone 086 350 3994. To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindnes s or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Amanda on 01 6789 004 or fundraising@fightingblindness.ie

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 17th July

Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ

In aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday, 29th July in the community centre starting at 8.30 pm.  Music by the Three Bobs, 10 pm till 12 and the Roamin Cadillacs, 12 to 2 am and disco afterwards.   Food served till 11.30 pm.  Fully licensed.   Admission €20, contact 086 1504221 for tickets.  Bucking Broncho also.  Looking forward to seeing you all there at what promises to be a great night.

Tidy Town notes

A huge effort has been made over the past months to have the village and approach roads looking well. A number of men have been doing hard work trimming the verges and ditches on the road towards Glendalough over a number of evenings and it looks very well.   The existing flower beds have been tidied up in the village and a new one has been created behind the bus shelter.  Work is ongoing to have signage in the village tidied up too.  A picnic bench has been donated by Wesley Atkinson, Parks and Wildlife and is positioned on the Glendalough side of the Green opposite Lynhams.  Tim Delamere has prepared a template of planned inscriptions to be put on the granite stones and this to be approved by the council prior to placement.  On 19 June, 5th & 6th class from Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa visited the village community garden to see what is planted there and on their way also collected any rubbish that was around.  Residents continue to keep rubbish picked up around their homes and this in turn encourages visitors to bring their litter home or to use the bins in the village.  The work is ongoing but on the 1st Tuesday of each month everyone is encouraged to meet across from Lynhams at 7.30 pm to clean up and plan any further improvements.  

First Baptist Church Choir Concert

The group from Tulsa, Oklahohoma, USA will give a concert in St. Kevin’s Church, Laragh on Sunday the 16th of July at 11.30am. The choir will accompany morning mass performing a varied repertoire including American folk pieces, spirituals, broadway numbers, church hymns and Irish selections.

Dog Show at Glendalough Car Boot

Our fun Annual Dog Show in aid of Wicklow Animal Wefare on Aug 6th at Brockagh Resource Centre. Registration at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. A big raffle on the day with plenty of car boot stalls to buy your bargains at. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 to book a stall.

Sunshine Summer Camp

Book in now for our exciting, jam-packed Summer Camp in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. With Daily Guest Workshops, Sports, Art, Baking, Games, Woodland Adventures and much more, this Summer Camp is not to be missed. Starts July 31st until August 4th from 10.30 to 2pm, age 6 to 9yrs .To book your place or if you want more information phone or email 0404 45600, laraghit@eircom.net.

The Glendalough Trail 2017

The Glendalough Trail race is a 15.5km race which takes place on Saturday 4th November, 2017 with registration and refreshments at the Brockagh Centre,Laragh. The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with a route that is scenic, challenging and safe. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness. More information at http://www.glendaloughtrail.com/ or contact Paul at info@glendaloughtrail.com or phone 086 350 3994. To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindnes s or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Amanda on 01 6789 004 or fundraising@fightingblindness.ie.

Bracelet Found

If you have lost a bracelet in the Clara Vale area please contact Pauline at the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600.

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                         

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 3rd July

Vocal Workshop Weekend            

Do you love to sing? Treat yourself to a weekend of uplifting music made by you at the Sian Croose Vocal Workshop Weekend, 10am to 4.30pm on July 15th to 16th,  at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Call Tessa 087 7961707 or email tessavan@eircom.net for more information.

Happy Days

Has had a busy and exciting few months with a whole range of activities including Arts and Crafts, play dough, shaving foam messy play, songs, stories and of course lots of fun and play! Happy Days is going to continue on throughout July with the last day being July 26th. We will then take a break for the month of August and will be back in September with a whole new range of other activities and fun!! If you would like to come along and enjoy Happy Days with us for the next few weeks we are here in the Brockagh Centre every Wednesday morning 10.30-12pm. The toys are always out and the kettle is always on!

Summer Yoga Classes at the Brockagh

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advance is finished now until Sept. You can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information. Louise will still be running her classes on Thurs mornings, starting with floor yoga at 10am & chair yoga at 11.30am, both classes continue in July, with a break for the month of Aug.

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.

Tai Chi and QiGong Starting 11th of July                                                                    

The end of this term is June 20th with a new block of classes starting on the 11th of July. 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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                              

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults Starting July  4th                                                                                    

A new term for Teens and adults will be starting July 4th. Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence has 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).

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 26th June

Glendalough Car Boot Sales

 Come along on Sunday, 2nd of July to our monthly feast of bargains and socialising. You can find  everything from cream cakes, scones, bread and jam, plants, antiques, clothing, jewellery etc. 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.

Laragh/Glendalough Active Retirement

On Tuesday  20th of June the group went on their annual holiday in Ireland. This year twenty four members had a lovely stay in the Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. The trip kicked off with lunch in Rathwood, followed by some shopping. Wexford & Waterford offers some interesting day tours which the group availed of, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Waterford & Suir Valley Railway and Johnstown Castle. The Brockagh had arranged music in the hotel for night entertainment. With an eventful year behind them the weekly Tuesday meetings are ending for the Summer break with lunch in the Glenmalure Lodge on July 4th and joining them are friends from Sunbeam.

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                   

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

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   

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Tai Chi and QiGong Starting 11th of July 

The end of this term is June 20th with a new block of classes starting on the 11th of July. 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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing Coming to Brockagh Centre/Laragh

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept 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”. 

                                                                                                                                                 

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                          A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults Starting July 4th                                                                                       

A new term for Teens and adults will be starting July 4th. Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence has 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).

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 12th June

Marigold Festival (Celebrating Healthy & Active Aging)

This year’s Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) Eastern Region South Marigold Festival will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday, 15th June (10 am to 4 pm). Celebrating its fourth year, this one-day Health and Wellbeing event will provide a wonderful opportunity for small businesses to present information, services and positive lifestyle products to both ARI members and the general public. The event will be fun, free and informative, and all are welcome. For more details contact Claire Morgan on 086-3274323, Marie Halpenny 087 224 8516.

New Summer Time for The Wicklow Man

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night in the Brockagh Centre at the new time of 9 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.There will be no dance on the 27th of June, 2017.

 

Mindcraft Mindfulness Through Creativity                                                                                   

Mindcraft workshop provides an introduction to Mindfulness Through Creativity where you can reacquaint the adult you with the creative you. The workshop will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 17th of June from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O’Leary on 087 269 4954 or Mairead Hennessy on 086 827 2332, email info@mindcraft.ie or go to www.mindcraft.ie to book.

 

Community Archaeology Opportunities at Glendalough

Tues 8th – Fri 18th August: Volunteers are welcome to participate in the excavation. Sat 12th Aug: Excavation  for 13-17 yr olds (if accompanied by adults: tbc). Sat 19th Aug: “Big Dig” for children 12 yrs, Open Day at exacavation. Sat 26th: ‘Food and Resources  in the Past’: Open Day at excavations with family activities exploring use of natural resources in the past. Mon 21st – Fri 25th August: Daily tours of the excavations; Graveyard Survey and Graveyard Tours; Art and Atmosphere exhibition. No experience required but for some events registration is.  For further information contact:

glendaloughheritageforum@gmail.com  or see Glendalough Heritage Forum on social media.

Lough Derg 2017 – Pilgrimage Season

Come walk in the spiritual footsteps of your family, parents, grandparents and ancestors. Reconnect with their prayer for their family and future family – today you are that family. Retreat to Lough Derg on 2nd to 3rd of September, 2017. Overnight stay in Central Hotel, Donegal. Departing from Rathdrum Memorial Park at 10.30-11am. Contact Mary on 0404 45119 for further information. Organisers are Mary Turner and Breda Fitzgerald 0402 39043 or 086 307 3060.

Tai Chi and QiGong Starting 11th of July                                                                                                                                 

The end of this term is June 20th with a new block of classes starting on the 11th of July. 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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on June 24th, July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

 

Tiny Feet Montessori and Preschool Open Day

Our new pre-school is now open in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Sessional and part-time childcare places available, opening times are 9am to 2pm Mon to Friday. We offer the 2yrs free pre-school session for children who qualify (ECCE scheme). All staff are fully qualified in our two room sessional places (Montessori and Preschool) for children aged 2.5yrs to 6yrs. We are enrolling for Sept 2017, contact Suzy on (087) 354 3544 , email tinyfeetmontessori@gmail.com.

 

Active Retirement Outings                                                                                                                       

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing Coming to Brockagh Centre/Laragh

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept 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”. 

 

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                         

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

 

AA Meetings                                                                                                                             

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

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                      

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 5th June

Tai Chi and QiGong Starting 11th of July  

The end of this term is June 20th with a new block of classes starting on the 11th of July. 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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Tales of Beatrix Potter                                                  

Mary Greagsbey School of Dance presents Tales of Beatrix Potter also excerpts from Coppelia and Wizard of Oz, Tap and Jazz at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Saturday 10th of June at 7pm. Tickets are €10 for adults and €6 per child. Contact Mary on 087 267 3732 or facebook/marygballet.

Marigold Festival (Celebrating Healthy & Active Aging)

This year’s Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) Eastern Region South Marigold Festival will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday, 15th June (10 am to 4 pm). Celebrating its fourth year, this one-day Health and Wellbeing event will provide a wonderful opportunity for small businesses to present information, services and positive lifestyle products to both ARI members and the general public. The event will be fun, free and informative, and all are welcome. For more details contact Claire Morgan on 086-3274323, Marie Halpenny 087 224 8516.

 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on June 24th, July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Tiny Feet Montessori and Preschool Open Day

Our new pre-school is now open in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Sessional and part-time childcare places available, opening times are 9am to 2pm Mon to Friday. We offer the 2yrs free pre-school session for children who qualify (ECCE scheme). All staff are fully qualified in our two room sessional places (Montessori and Preschool) for children aged 2.5yrs to 6yrs. We are enrolling for Sept 2017, contact Suzy on (087) 354 3544 , email tinyfeetmontessori@gmail.com. Join us on our Open Day on 9th of June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

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 11th of June at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

Active Retirement Outings                                                                                  

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing Coming to Brockagh Centre/Laragh

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept 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”. 

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. 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 stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                  

Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

 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. 

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course     

Care For The Self course in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Friday 23rd, June, 2-8pm, Sat 24th June, 9.30-5.30pm, and Sun 25th June, 9.30-5.30pm. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

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). 

Happy Days

Our activities this year have included a Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Pirates and Princesses party, Shaving Foam Messy Play, Friendship Trees and, of course, singsongs and stories. If you are looking for a warm and friendly group where you can relax over a cuppa with other parents/carers while your little ones play and laugh with their new friends, then Happy Days is for you. We are in the Brockagh Centre every Wednesday morning between 10.30 am and noon. The door is always open and the kettle is always on!

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 29th May

Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                            

Takes place on the first Sunday of the month except for January with the next date being Sunday, 4th June. Last month we had a huge number of stalls with everything from cream cakes, scones, bread and jam, plants, antiques, clothing, jewellery etc. 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.

Marigold Festival

This year’s Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) Eastern Region South Marigold Festival will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday, 15th June (10 am to 4 pm). Celebrating its fourth year, this one-day Health and Wellbeing event will provide a wonderful opportunity for small businesses to present information, services and positive lifestyle products to both ARI members and the general public. The event will be fun, free and informative, and all are welcome. For more details contact Claire Morgan on 086-3274323.

Come and Try Day

Day Come along to the Brockagh Centre on Thursday 1 st June for the free Come and Try Day (11 am to 2 pm, with coffee from 10.30 am and a light lunch at 1 pm). This will be an energetic and sociable occasion resulting in the formation of a team to represent Co. Wicklow at the Go for Life Games in DCU on Saturday 10th June (10 am to 5 pm). To book a place, please phone 0404-20100 (ext. 2333) or text 087-6319667

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on June 24th, July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

Tiny Feet Montessori and Preschool Open Day

Our new pre-school is now open in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Sessional and part-time childcare places available, opening times are 9am to 2pm Mon to Friday. We offer the 2yrs free pre-school session for children who qualify (ECCE scheme). All staff are fully qualified in our two room sessional places (Montessori and Preschool) for children aged 2.5yrs to 6yrs. We are enrolling for Sept 2017, contact Suzy on (087) 354 3544 , email tinyfeetmontessori@gmail.com. Join us on our Open Day on 9th of June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The Gift of Rose

Our dear friend Rose Brady, our sacristan, was a true inspiration to us all. With her strong sense of faith, her commitment to our parish and community, her compassion, concern and kindness, she was a caring mother to every one of us. We thank God for the gift of Rose and for her time among us. We will miss her sorely but know that she will always be with us, in our hearts. May she rest in eternal peace.

Father Crotty’s Golden Jubilee

This year, Father Crotty will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. To mark this very special occasion, an evening of celebration will be held in Lynhams Hotel, starting at 8 pm on Saturday, June 24th. Tickets cost €20 and must be reserved before June 15th . Contact Marie at 086- 3390449 or Lucy at 086-3107511 to book tickets.

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 11th of June at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                 

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us. Kate’s dance students and Kerry’s Drama students will be finishing up for the Summer months on the 7th of June but will see you when new season starts, Autumn 2017,

Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM                                                                                        

Minister Simon Harris informed the many Wicklow residents about care for the elderly, moving forward with homecare at the The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 which was launched at the AGM of the Co. Wicklow Older Person’s Council on 26th of May in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Thank you to  Brendan Martin, Crime Prevention Officer and County Librarian and John Gillfor their very informative talks. In the afternoon, after a light lunch, feet got tapping to lively  music by Liam Garret.

Active Retirement Outings                          

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing Coming to Brockagh Centre/Laragh

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept 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”. 

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. 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 stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                  

Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                      

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

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. 

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course     

Care For The Self course in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Friday 23rd, June, 2-8pm, Sat 24th June, 9.30-5.30pm, and Sun 25th June, 9.30-5.30pm. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Tidy Towns

We have now had a map of the area prepared and ask all residents to adopt a stretch of road around their premises and keep it clean and tidy. The maps are currently displayed in McCoy’s shop and the Brockagh Centre. Please sign your name in the area you plan to keep clean and tidy. Thanks to all who turned up on May 2 nd to help clean-up the village. The next clean-up will be on 6 th June at 7.30 pm. Meet opposite Lynhams.

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12 noon to 12.50 pm. The next visits will take place on 8th and 22nd June.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 15th May

Bealtaine Festival –A month of Celebration of Arts for Older People

More to come this month for the festival: May  21st , Afternoon Tea Dance with music by The Wicklow Man. Admission €5. Refreshments are provided. ( Groups must be booked into the Tea Dance by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.) May 29th, Laurence High School Band from Kanvas, USA. The concert starts at 12pm. All are welcome to attend this free event and any other part of the Bealtaine Festivities in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Brockagh Art Group Summer Exhibition

An exhibition of paintings by members of Brockagh Art Group will open next Friday in Glendalough Green Cafe, Laragh, May 19th to 30th,marking the end of year for students of Almha Roche’s Wednesday morning art class in the Brockagh Centre. Almha is an artist from Laragh who teaches adult and children’s classes locally. Paintings in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour will be on show in a variety of styles. Artists include José O’ Connor, Margaret Conroy, Nancy Falkow, Jackie Stuart, Enda Fitzpatrick, Deborah Von Metzradt, Lisa Mahony and Almha Roche. 

 Sale of Work                                                                                                                          

Parishes of Rathdrum and Derralossary with Glenealy Sale of Work on Sat 20th of May from 1-3.30pm in the RDA Hall Rathdrum. Great stalls full of cakes, plants, books, toys, bric and brac, and a Grand Raffle at 3pm. Please come along and give us your support.

Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                 

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.

Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM                                                                                        

 The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 is being launched at the AGM of the Co. Wicklow Older Person’s Council on May 26th  by Minister Simon Harris. The AGM is in the Brockagh Resource Centre, 10am to 3.45. A talk from Brendan Martin, County Librarian and John Gill, Crime Prevention Officer, Wicklow. All this is followed by a tea dance, music by Liam Garret. Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.

Active Retirement Outings                                                    

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

Elevation School of Performing Arts  

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.

Laragh Glendalough Community Garden 

The garden is now ready for planting and we welcome the community into the garden. Plots are available for those wishing to grow their own vegetables. The polytunnel can be used for growing tomatoes etc. and if you have a small garden but want to grow potatoes or larger vegetables such as marrow we have the space. Call Finian on 086 247 6822.

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. 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 stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course  

Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                     

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 ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.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. 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.

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) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School  

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 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).

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 8th May

Sale of Work                                                                                                                                               

The Parishes of Rathdrum and Derralossary with Glenealy Sale of Work on Sat 20th of May from 1-3.30pm in the RDA Hall Rathdrum. Great stalls, full of cakes, plants, books, toys, bric and brac, and a Grand Raffle at 3pm. Please come along and give us your support.

 

Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                 

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.

Morning Yoga with Louise                                                                                                                      

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. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

 

Bealtaine Festival –A month of Celebration of Arts for Older People

Kicked off events with music from the talented, Joe McKenna. Joe entertained guests from Laragh and the surrounding areas with friends from Sunbeam House. Joe played popular, favourite jigs and reels with an array of instruments including various whistles, accordion, guitar, bodhran while the audience joined in with percussion instruments. Joe set the tempo for more activities to come this month: May 9th – Bowls in the main hall. Free admission. May  21st , Afternoon Tea Dance with music by The Wicklow Man. Admission €5. Refreshments are provided. ( Groups must be booked into the Tea Dance by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.) May 29th, Laurence High School Band from Kanvas, USA. The concert starts at 12pm. All are welcome to attend this free event and any other part of the Bealtaine Festivities in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM                                                                                           

 The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 is being launched at the AGM of the Co. Wicklow Older Person’s Council on May 26th  by Minister Simon Harris. The AGM is in the Brockagh Resource Centre, 10am to 3.45. A talk from Brendan Martin, County Librarian and John Gill, Crime Prevention Officer, Wicklow. All this is followed by a tea dance, music by Liam Garret. Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.

 

Go For Life Games – Come and Try Day   

In the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Thursday 1th of June for Shake-Up Day from 11-2pm 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 DCU on Sat 10th June from 10-5pm. Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.

 

Active Retirement Outings                                                                                                                       

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                    

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.

 

Laragh Glendalough Community Garden                                                                                                

The garden is now ready for planting and we welcome the community into the garden. Plots are available for those wishing to grow their own vegetables. The polytunnel can be used for growing tomatoes etc. and if you have a small garden but want to grow potatoes or larger vegetables such as marrow we have the space. Call Finian on 086 247 6822.

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. 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 stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                                          

Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

 

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Glendalough Graveyard, Glendalough on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. In the event of inclement weather prayers in St Kevin’s Church, Brockagh, Laragh immediately after 7.00pm Mass.

Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                     

 

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 ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

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).

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 in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                                  

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools that help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Go to http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more about the classes and tutor Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors                                                                                                        Badminton evenings our finished now, for the Summer and will be back in September. Visit www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/events or phone Finian on 086 247 6822 in September to find out start dates.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 24th April

Bealtaine Festival –A month of Celebration of Arts for Older People

We would welcome anyone in the community to come and join us for our annual celebration at  the Brockagh Resource Centre (0404 45600). The line-up is as follow: May 2nd, A morning of music with Joe McKenna. Free admission. May 9th – Bowls in the main hall. Free admission. May  21st , Afternoon Tea Dance with music by The Wicklow Man. Admission €5. Refreshments are provided. ( Groups must be booked into the Tea Dance by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.) May 29th, Laurence High School Band from Kanvas, USA. The concert starts at 12pm. All are welcome to attend this free event.

 

Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM                                                                                          The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 is being launched at the AGM of the Co. Wicklow Older Person’s Council on May 26th  by Minister Simon Harris. The AGM will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre, 10am to 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 Richella Wood at 0404 20100 or email rwood@wicklowcoco.ie

Go For Life Games – 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 DCU on Sat 10th June from 10-5pm. Country Wicklow needs to form a new team of 9 players this year. 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. 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.

 

Active Retirement Outings                                                                                                                        AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. The bus will conveniently pick up from the Brockagh and then direct to Wexford with a stop for lunch on the way. This is a three-day trip, with two nights stay and two dinners with day trips to various places. Return to Brockagh on the Thursday evening. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                    Presents it’s 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.

 

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, home baking, plants 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 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space.

Laragh Glendalough Community Garden                                                                                                The garden is now ready for planting and we welcome the community into the garden. Plots are available for those wishing to grow their own vegetables. The polytunnel can be used for growing tomatoes etc. and if you have a small garden but want to grow potatoes or larger vegetables such as marrow we have the space. Call Finian on 086 247 6822.

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. 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 stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                                  Take place on the first Sunday of the month except for January with the next date being Sunday May 7th. Always great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, jam, home baking, books, plants 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 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space.

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.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                                          Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

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 seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

High Intensity Fitness Dance (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                     Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

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                                                                                                                     The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Regular 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. 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                     Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

 

 

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Glendalough Graveyard, Glendalough on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. In the event of inclement weather prayers in St Kevins Church, Brockagh, Laragh immediately after 7.00pm Mass.

Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                    

 

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 ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full-day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on the 30th April and 6th May. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 10th April

GDDA(Glendalough District Development Association)

The Annual General Meeting will be postponed until Tuesday 11th of April in the Brockagh Centre at 8pm. All are welcome.

Afternoon Tea Dance                                  

Come along to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh and dance away the afternoon on Sunday 21st May, from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Refreshments will be provided. Groups must be booked in by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

Holy Wells of Co.Wicklow Funraiser Walk                                                                                           

On Sunday 23rd of April join the group for a relaxing day visiting three Holy Wells in different locations in Co.Wicklow. Learn about the rituals and traditions of the Wells in pre-Christian and Christian traditions. Suggested donation of €10(It is possible to visit just one well and not all three). Enquiries on locations and times to Wicklow Wells Group, rosaleendurkin8@gmail.com. Suitable for children accompanied by adults. Please bring snacks and drinks and in warm suitable clothing. No dogs allowed.

EMM-Tech Workshop                                    

In just 8 hours, learn how to aid forearm weakness, improve neck rotation, aid shoulder pain and flexibility, improve balance and stability, apply skills in all age groups, and improve general mobility and flexibility. These moves are specially selected from the Emmett Technique professional course. Next course on Saturday 15th April at the Brockagh Resource Centre. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Glendalough Graveyard, Glendalough on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. In the event of inclement weather prayers in St Kevins Church, Brockagh, Laragh immediately after 7.00pm Mass. Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                    

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 ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                        

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Creative Local Heritage Project

This skill-sharing, multi-disciplinary, group community art project invites local residents, interest groups and other interested parties to use their skills and knowledge to create and design a collection of artwork for exhibition purposes. The group will examine the archaeology, history, environment, society and culture of Glendalough from a creative and artistic perspective. To find out more, come along to the Centre at 7pm on April 20th for the open evening hosted by the Community Education Service of Kildare Wicklow ETB.

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full-day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on 22nd April, 30th April and 6th May. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                                          

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Active Retirement Group                                

Brockagh Resource Centre Active Retirement are taking a day trip on Wednesday the 19th of April to Dun Laoghaire for lunch with music and entertainment to follow.

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 in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, 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. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                        

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 27th March

Easter Camp at the Brockagh

Join us for our fun-filled Easter Camp, jam-packed with activities such as arts and crafts, Easter baking, hip-hop dancing, games, Easter Egg Hunt, and much more!  April 10th and 11th 10-1pm (Camps will run subject to numbers). Junior infants to third class. To book your place please contact us on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Car Boot Sale

Happy shoppers will find bargain buys and home baking at our next Car Boot Sale on Sunday April 2nd. Book indoor spaces early but if you prefer to be outside just show up in the morning at 8 am. Vans must be booked in. Contact the Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book.

 Mindful Cooking Workshop                      

In association with Mindful Health and Health Life Balance, join Lorraine and Linda as they take you on a mindful, sensory journey in the kitchen showing you just how easy you can put together beautiful tasty dishes by developing a skill long lost in the kitchen, your intuition. The workshop is in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 8th of April from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O Leary 087 269 4954 or Lorraine Whelan 085 191 8988.

Adventure Kids Wilderness First Aid Course

Do you want to learn how to be a wilderness first aider. The course will be in Brockagh Woods, Laragh on 8th of April. The first group is from 10am-12pm for 6-10 year olds and the second group is from 12.30 – 2.30pm for 10 plus years. To book or find out more contact Nicola on 086 8322530 or email kids@jujusadventures.ie.

Cycle4Families              

Charity event will be on the 1st of April from the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. The Ronald McDonald House provides twenty families, every night with accommodation, care and support while their children are seriously and long-term ill in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Contact admin@rmhc.ie or phone 01 4560436 to sign up for the event.

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 livingoneness04@gmail.com.

 

Glendalough & District Development Association AGM                

Everyone is welcome to the AGM for GDDA that take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 6th of April at 8pm.

 

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                        

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Citizens Information                                                                                                      

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The next clinics will take place on Tuesdays 4th and 18th April. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Community Games Art

The area stage of the Community Games Art for the Roundwood area (Roundwood, Laragh and Moneystown) will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday April 8th at 3 pm.

Children will have 1 hour (U8 and U10), or 1.5 hrs (U12, U14, U16) to complete a drawing, painting or cartoon based on a community games activity. They must bring any materials they wish to work with. Please contact Seamus Doyle on 086-8557962 to register participants in advance.

Laragh Glendalough Tidy Towns                  

 The long-planned bus shelter has recently been erected – many thanks to Glendalough Woodcraft, Jack McGarry and all who helped both in Roundwood and Laragh on the day. Special thanks to Pat Cullen, Cullentra, who provided transport and a teleporter to put the shelter in place. All the assistance was very much appreciated. Our next clean-up will take place on Tuesday 4th April at 7.30 pm. Meet opposite Lynhams.

 

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)            

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva                                  

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

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. 

 

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 20th March

Mindful Cooking Workshop

In association with Mindful Health and Health Life Balance, join Lorraine and Linda as they take you on a mindful, sensory journey in the kitchen showing you just how easy you can put together beautiful tasty dishes by developing a skill long lost in the kitchen.. your intuition. The workshop is in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 8th of April from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O Leary 087 269 4954 or Lorraine Whelan 085 191 8988.

Easter Camp at the Brockagh

Join us for our fun-filled Easter Camp, jam-packed with activities such as arts and crafts, Easter baking, hip-hop dancing, games, Easter Egg Hunt, and much more!  April 10th and 11th 10-1pm (Camps will run subject to numbers). Junior infants to third class. To book your place please contact us on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Cycle4Families        

Charity event will be on the 1st of April from the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. The Ronald McDonald House provides twenty families, every night with accommodation, care and support while their children are seriously and long-term ill in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Contact admin@rmhc.ie or phone 01 4560436 to sign up for the event.

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 livingoneness04@gmail.com.

 

Glendalough & District Development Association AGM            

Everyone is welcome to the AGM for GDDA that take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 6th of April at 8pm.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Caring for the Future of our Planet

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  The last talk is on Mon March 27th – Committing to a better future in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm.

Pilates at the Brockagh                                     

 Every Monday at 9.15 to 10.15am and 10.15 to 11.15am. 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 marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.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. 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.

Drama School                                

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 Drama Junior (5.45-6.45pm) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School                          

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate on 086 8256775 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).

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 13th March

Coffee Morning in Aid of Irish Heart Foundation  

Come to our Coffee Morning at the Brockagh Resource Centre, 0404 45600. Let us make a stir this February and help beat Heart Disease and Stroke. All proceeds in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation.

Mindful Cooking Workshop

In association with Mindful Health and Health Life Balance, join Lorraine and Linda as they take you on a mindful, sensory journey in the kitchen showing you just how easy you can put together beautiful tasty dishes by developing a skill long lost in the kitchen.. your intuition. The workshop is in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 8th of April from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O Leary 087 269 4954 or Lorraine Whelan 085 191 8988.

Easter Camp at the Brockagh

Join us for our fun-filled Easter Camp, jam-packed with activities such as arts and crafts, Easter baking, hip-hop dancing, games, Easter Egg Hunt, and much more!  April 10th and 11th 10-1pm (Camps will run subject to numbers). Junior infants to third class. To book your place please contact us on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Czech Twinning Group

The Czech-twinning group is planning its next trip to Otrocineves. If you are interested in getting involved please phone 0404-45167.

Cycle4Families                                                                                                              

Charity event will be on the 1st of April from the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. The Ronald McDonald House provides twenty families, every night with accommodation, care and support while their children are seriously and long-term ill in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Contact admin@rmhc.ie or phone 01 4560436 to sign up for the event.

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 livingoneness04@gmail.com.

 

Glendalough & District Development Association AGM                        

Everyone is welcome to the AGM for GDDA that take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 6th of April at 8pm.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                              

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Caring for the Future of our Planet       

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Mon March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Mon March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday evening.

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 Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

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.

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. To find out more, call Louise on 087-603220 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga    

Our very popular Chair Yoga class takes 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. Call Louise on 087-6032202 bBooking is essential).

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 6th March

Easter Camp at the Brockagh

Join us for our fun-filled Easter Camp, jam-packed with activities such as arts and crafts, Easter baking, hip-hop dancing, games, Easter Egg Hunt, and much more!  April 10th and 11th 10-1pm (Camps will run subject to numbers). Junior infants to third class. To book your place please contact us on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net.

Czech Twinning Group

The Czech-twinning group is planning its next trip to Otrocineves. If you are interested in getting involved please phone 0404-45167.

Cycle4Families

Charity event will be on the 1st of April from the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. The Ronald McDonald House provides twenty families, every night with accommodation, care and support while their children are seriously and long-term ill in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Contact admin@rmhc.ie or phone 01 4560436 to sign up for the event.

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 livingoneness04@gmail.com.

Glendalough & District Development Association AGM  

Everyone is welcome to the AGM for GDDA that take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 6th of April at 8pm.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course    

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com 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 brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com 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.

Fun Table Quiz in Aid of Irish Hospice Foundations

Come along to the IFH 7th annual Fun Table Quiz  on Friday 10th of March at 9pm in Lynham’s of Laragh. Teams of four people at each table with lots of prizes and nibbles. Contact Tom Miley on 087 4178741 for more information.

Caring for the Future of our Planet  

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Mon March 6th – The Environmental Story today, Monday March 13th – The Social Consequences of our Choices, Mon March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Mon March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday evening.

March Car Boot Notice                                                                                                          

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only). We have even more homemade baking delights for 2017 with our usual array of great value items. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book a space.

 

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). 

Happy Days  

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities such as teddy bears picnic, sing along song/storytime  and of course light refreshments are provided. We are looking for art and crafts stationary donations or dress up clothing for pre-school age. Contact Kerry 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

GAA for Under 8yrs  

Every Friday from 6pm to 7pm during the Winter months training is held in the main hall of the Brockagh Resource Centre. Call Christopher on 087 9661075 for more information.

Go For Life        

Go for Life active retirement group enjoy getting together every Tuesday morning in the Brockagh Centre at 11am.  So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise come along on Tuesdays. For further information call the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop in.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 27th Feb

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 livingoneness04@gmail.com

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 brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com and return hand delivered or email by Monday 13th March.

Tidy Towns

Our first official clean-up of 2017 takes place at 11am on Saturday 4th March (meet opposite Lynhams). We supply bags and litter pickers and would welcome new helpers. Please wear gloves.

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. Go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lk-tax-seminar-tickets-32372190092 for your free admission ticket.

Fun Table Quiz in Aid of Irish Hospice Foundations

Come along to the IFH 7th annual Fun Table Quiz  on Friday 10th of March at 9pm in Lynham’s of Laragh. Teams of four people at each table with lots of prizes and nibbles. Contact Tom Miley on 087 4178741 for more information.

Citizens Information

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The next clinics will take place on Tuesdays 7th and 21st March. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Czech Twinning Group

The Czech twinning group is planning its next trip to Otrocineves. If you are interested in getting involved please phone 0404-45167.

Rathdrum Rugby Club            

It is league final time for the senior women in Rathdrum rugby club following their recent convincing 27-10 victory over Carlow. The Division 1 final will take place in Old Belvedere RFC at 2.30 pm on March 4 th . The women face an impressive Tullamore side in what should be a very lively game and would appreciate all support.

Caring for the Future of our Planet 

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Mon March 6th – The Environmental Story today, Monday March 13th – The Social Consequences of our Choices, Mon March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Mon March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday with facilitators, Enda Mullen CHF, DCO,   Oliver Crotty P.P., Michael Rodgers SPS, Margaret Pendergast RSM, Breda Ahearn CP, and Pat Murphy SPS.

Afternoon Tea Dance                         

Come along to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh and dance away the afternoon on Sunday 21st May, from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Refreshments will be provided. Groups must be booked in by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

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March Car Boot Notice                      

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only). We have even more homemade baking delights for 2017 with our usual array of great value items. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book a space.

Evening Yoga with Viva

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                      

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit just dance along at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for more information.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 20th Feb

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.

We will look at some quirky issues such as knowing that very significant income tax savings can be made if the right spouse dies!(What does RIGHT mean?)  What is the best time of the year to separate for tax purposes? If we have time we might even have a look at the famous double irish dutch sandwich!  (Don’t worry – we will have time). The session will be presented by Mel Kilkenny and Stephen Loughran of LK Tax Ltd.

Caring for the Future of our Planet  

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We invite you to participate in four nights of reflection on one of the most critical issues of our time. Each night we will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Pope Francis’ Letter Laudato Si will inform our reflections as we make this Lenten journey together. Monday March 6th – The Environmental Story today, Monday March 13th – The Social Consequences of our Choices, Monday March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Monday March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday with facilitators, Enda Mullen CHF, DCO,   Oliver Crotty P.P., Michael Rodgers SPS, Margaret Pendergast RSM, Breda Ahearn CP, and Pat Murphy SPS.

Outdoor Wellness Workshop                  

On the 26th of February from 10am to 4pm an Outdoor Wellness Workshop will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Participants will practice Tai Chi, listen to a nutritional talk and enjoy a  hill walk. For more information visit the team at  www.ultraoutdooradventures.com or phone 087 169 7616 to book.

 

Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment and you will be bringing 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 and 22nd April. Please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email alternatively info@wicklowwillow.ie.

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 www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie.

March Car Boot Notice                                                                                

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only). We have even more homemade baking delights for 2017 with our usual array of great value items. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book a space.

We Love  Art                    

Art and crafts classes for children are on Monday afternoons from 1.45 to 3.45. Classes cover a wide range of art and craft forms. We work with lots of different materials and learn new skills and techniques with every project. It’s all about the joy of making! Phone/text Almha
on 086 3897732 or email weloveartcrafts@gmail.com.
Adult Art Classes
Wednesday morning art classes with Almha Roche are as popular as ever. For both beginners and more experienced painters from 11am to 12.30pm. For details phone or text Almha on 086 3897732.

Elevation 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. Phone Kate today on 086 825 6775 to book in.

 

Elevation Dance School                                          

A combination of modern dance classes, ISTD and ID Dance Examinations and creative dance, all depending on student’s group age. Go to www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com or contact Kate for further detail about her dance classes. Phone Kate today on 086 825 6775 to book in.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre                                                                   Pilates are on Monday mornings, helping people get off to a good start for the week. Duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15 to 10.15am, with another class from 10.30 to 11.30am. 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 marie@noonanpilates.ie to book. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

 

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 13th Feb

Recent Excavations at Glendalough      

A very interesting lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology entitled “Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough” took place last Friday in the Brockagh Resource revealing interested and exciting discoveries with state of the art technology such as 3D laser scanning. Volunteers from the community were given a chance to participate in the early stages of the 2016 dig. Continuation of the dig site will commence in 2017 for further investigation. To view a more details account of their findings visit http://www.heritageweek.ie/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/hw-wicklow.pdf.

Doodle4Google Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa Finalists

Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa and Laragh village are buzzing with excitement as two students are finalists in this year’s Doodle4Google art competition. Please vote Ciara and Taran to win at Vote at doodles.google.ie/d4g/. Voting from 7th Feb until 21st Feb. The winners will be announced at a big prize giving event in Google headquarters in April. Best of luck Ciara and Taran!

Laragh Glendalough Post Office

The final date for submissions to An Post is wed 15th Feb and so far we have had a terrific response from the community. Follow progress on https://www.facebook.com/KeepGlendaloughPostOfficeOpen page for day-to-day updates on the campaign. Well done to all the volunteers who supervised the post office each morning in order to answer any questions needing addressing by community residents.

Outdoor Wellness Workshop          

Will be take place in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on the 26th of February from 10am to 4pm. Participants will do a Tai Chi workshop, nutrition talk and a hill walk. Information at www.ultraoutdooradventures.com or phone 087 169 7616 to book.

Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving Traditional Basket-making Workshop

The 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 and 22nd April. Please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie

Garden Weaving Workshop          

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 is 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 www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie

March Car Boot Notice                          

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only).

Adult Taekwon-Do Special Offer

Taekwon-Do classes are held in the Brockagh Centre every Tuesday evening at 8pm.. In addition to a free first Taekwon-Do session, when registering for classes each beginner will be given a free uniform worth up to €50! Please phone Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 or email kjw@indigo.ie for further information.

Badminton                                                                                                            

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.

Social Dancing                              

The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Resource Centre at 10 p.m for some chatting and a lot of dancing.

AA Meetings

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

 

Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                              

Classes are held at the Brockagh on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Tai Chi will help your body renew itself with powerful whole body movements. If you are interested in joining the class log onto http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more or call tutor Neal Traynor(087 9085684) to book.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. This course aims to help citizens use the internet with confidence and provide the motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net, www.brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com. Certified training courses at the Brockagh include The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for more competent computer users and Equal Skills Certified Training for beginners. If you have specific learning needs and want individual training from our tutors call today on 0404 45600.

Morning Yoga                            

This is a gently paced class for beginners to advanced at the Brockagh Centre.  The class will provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life.  Thursdays from 10 to 11.15am. To find out more Call Louise on 087 603 2202 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga                        

Chair Yoga at the Brockagh Centre is suitable for those who may find regular yoga classes too strenuous – those who may be completely new to yoga, recovering from injury or illness or generally less active and mobile. Thursdays from 11.30am to 12.45pm. To find out more Call Louise on 087 603 2202 (booking is essential).

Tai Chi and QiGong

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are held at the Brockagh on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Tai Chi will help your body renew itself with powerful whole body movements. If you are interested in joining the class log onto http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more or call tutor Neal Traynor(087 9085684) to book.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 6th Feb

Recent Excavations at Glendalough            

A public lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology entitled “Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough” will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 7pm to 8.30 pm on 10th February. Everyone is very welcome to attend this free talk. There will be a €2 charge for tea, coffee and biscuits.

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction  

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, on Tuesday 14th of February at 11am, followed by tea/coffee. This is a free talk and all are welcome. Using images from the photographic exhibition currently on display in the Centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection from the Lawrence and Valentine Collections held by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archives.

Doodle4Google Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa Finalists 

Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa and Laragh village are buzzing with excitement as two students are finalists in this year’s Doodle4Google art competition. This is a huge achievement for the children and for the school, the competition attracts thousands of entries from all over the country, and for a small rural school to have two finalists is a pretty big deal! This year’s theme is ‘If I could create anything it would be…’Ciara Finn age 6 from senior infants did a beautiful colourful picture entitled ‘My Animal Friends’. Taran Scott age 8 from 2nd class has a clever design turning the Google logo into both a dog and dog grooming machine! Please vote Ciara and Taran to win at Vote at doodles.google.ie/d4g/. Voting from 7th Feb until 21st Feb. The winners will be announced at a big prize giving event in Google headquarters in April. Best of luck Ciara and Taran!

Laragh Glendalough Post Office

The consultation process for Glendalough Post Office has reopened and will remain open until the 15th February, 2017. This is as a result of the great public support from all sectors of the Laragh, Glendalough community in keeping our Post Office open. We must now avail of this opportunity to ensure that what we have done so far leaves An Post in no doubt as to why it is essential in our area. Please send a letter to Mr Alan McLoughlin, Regional Operational Manager, Block 38, GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. DO1F5p2. State the reasons why Glendalough Post Office must remain open and the problems that closure would cause for you. If you require any assistance a member of the Community will be in the Post Office from Wed, 1st February until Tuesday 14th, February (week days only) 10am to 1pm. Letters must be stamped with a 72 cent stamp. Next meeting is on Monday 6th of February. The next meeting is on Monday 6th February at 8pm in the Brockagh Centre.

Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving Traditional Basket-making Workshop

The 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 and 22nd April. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow.ie

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. Call us on 0404 45600 to find out more. 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.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre          

Marie Noonan practices Pilates with her students every Monday morning at 10.30, she welcomes beginners and advanced participants. Marie 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 marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

March Car Boot Notice                   

To all our customers and stallholders, our March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only).

Taekwon-Do Special Offer

Taekwon-Do classes are held in the Brockagh Centre every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8.45 pm. A range of classes cater for children (aged 4 upwards), teenagers and adults. In addition to a free first Taekwon-Do session, when registering for classes each beginner will be given a free uniform worth up to €50! Please phone Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 or email kjw@indigo.ie for further information

Free Digital Skills Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. This course aims to help citizens use the internet with confidence and provide the motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net, www.brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com. Certified training courses at the Brockagh include The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for more competent computer users and Equal Skills Certified Training for beginners. If you have specific learning needs and want individual training from our tutors call today on 0404 45600.

Go For Life                                                                                          

Go for Life active retirement group enjoy getting together every Tuesday morning in the Brockagh Centre at 11am.  So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise come along on Tuesdays. For further information call the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop into the centre.

Happy Days Parent and Toddler Group                           

Happy Days welcome toddlers and parents from 10.30 to 12 at the Brockagh Centre. It is a  social morning with your children for some play, chat and of course light refreshments or if your new to the community it is a great way to get to know other parents. Contact Sandra at the Brockagh Centre for more information on 0404 45600. 

GAA for Under 8yrs                

Every Friday from 6pm to 7pm at the Brockagh Resource Centre during the Winter months training is held in the main hall. Call Christopher on 087 9661075 for more information.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 30th Jan

Recent Excavations at Glendalough                                                                                                

A public lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology entitled “Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough” will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 7pm to 8.30 pm on 10th February. Everyone is very welcome to attend this free talk. There will be a €2 charge for tea, coffee and biscuits.

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, on Tuesday 14th of February at 11am, followed by tea/coffee. This is a free talk and all are welcome. Using images from the photographic exhibition currently on display in the Centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection from the Lawrence and Valentine Collections held by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archives.

Laragh Glendalough Post Office

A large delegation of local people protested outside the Dáil on Thursday 26th of January. The group were met by ministers from Co.Wicklow inside the Dáil building. As a result of campaigning An Post have given the community a two week consultation process to decide its future. A meeting held Mon the 30th at the Brockagh Resource will give provide a full update on what is happening.

 

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 February, 25th March and 22nd April. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow.ie

 

Willow-weaving Garden Project Course                      

This 6-week evening course on willow-weaving will introduce you to basic basketry techniques and teach you to weave some fun small projects for your garden. The course will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Tuesday evening from 21st February to 28th March (7 to 9 pm). Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow.ie

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. Call us on 0404 45600 to find out more. 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.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre          

Pilates will be starting on Monday the 30th January. The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.30am with a second class will beginning 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 marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Car Boot Sale                                                                                                

Come along to the Brockagh Centre for a browse on Sunday February 5th for 1st monthly Car Boot in 2017.  Many people find this a great way to clear out their home and make some money in the process while having a social day out. Bargains are always available from home baking, plants, clothes, movies, cd’s, books & antiques etc. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Glendalough car boot sale. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net to book a space.

March Car Boot Notice

To all our customers and stallholders, our March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only).

Citizens Information

The Citizens Information Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10am until noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

 

Evening Yoga with Viva

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advanced on Wednesday evenings in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 7pm. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night.

Taekwon-Do Special Offer

Taekwon-Do classes are held in the Brockagh Centre every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8.45 pm. A range of classes cater for children (aged 4 upwards), teenagers and adults. In addition to a free first Taekwon-Do session, when registering for classes each beginner will be given a free uniform worth up to €50! Please phone Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 or email kjw@indigo.ie for further information

H.I.F.D (High Intensity Fitness Dance)   

Get into shape after Christmas and loose some holiday pounds with Adam in cardio exercise dancing. You don’t need to be a good dancer or very fit just dance along at your own pace and enjoy the music. Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Contact Adam on 083 3057949 if you are interested or just drop in for a class.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course  

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. This course aims to help citizens use the internet with confidence and provide the motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net, www.brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com. Certified training courses at the Brockagh include The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for more competent computer users and Equal Skills Certified Training for beginners. If you have specific learning needs and want individual training from our tutors call today on 0404 45600.

Adult Guidance Service

The Adult Career Guidance Service available at the Brockagh Centre 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 on 086-8061569.

Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 23rd Jan

Closure of Laragh Glendalough Post Office

The local community of Laragh and Glendalough are fighting the closure of their Post Office. The community, along with the GDDA, local councillors and TDs, is trying to come up with a solution to ensure it remains open as the loss of the facility would have many negative impacts.   Each pupil in Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa has sent an individually designed postcard to Minister Denis Naughton requesting him to influence the decision of An Post. On Sat the 21st of January the community demonstrated in the village against the closure with another meeting scheduled in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm, Tues 23rd  of January. The post office is due to close at the end of January 2017.

 

Recent Excavations at Glendalough                                                                                                           

 A public lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology entitled “Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough” will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 7 to 8.30 pm on 10th February. Everyone is very welcome to attend this free talk. There will be a €2 charge for tea, coffee and biscuits.

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction                                                                                              

 Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, on Tuesday 14th of February at 11am, followed by tea/coffee. This is a free talk and all are welcome. Using images from the photographic exhibition currently on display in the Centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection from the Lawrence and Valentine Collections held by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archives.

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 February, 25th March and 22nd April. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow.ie

 

Willow-weaving Garden Project Course                                                                                                

This 6-week evening course on willow-weaving will introduce you to basic basketry techniques and teach you to weave some fun small projects for your garden. The course will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Tuesday evening from 21st February to 28th March (7 to 9 pm). Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit www.wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow.ie

Snow White & the Babes in the Wood                                                                                                                                               

Get your tickets this week for The Roundwood Variety Group in January for another fantastic show on Fri 27th to Sun 29th of January 2017. This year it will be Snow White and The Babes in the Wood, another hilarious panto written by the talented Thomas O Leary. Visit www.roundwoodvarietygroup.com for show times, tickets and contact information! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre                                                                                                                       

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 marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Car Boot Sale