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Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 13th Nov 2023


Laragh & Glendalough Tidy Towns

The adjudicator’s for the Tidy Town’s 2023 Competition was very positive this year. Our mark increased by 10 points. Particular areas in our community of commendation were; the very impressive litter free areas despite the large amount of tourists present at the time of judging in late June; Very little dog fouling apparent; The Citizen Science project testing water quality in our local rivers; The new Heritage trail and leaflet produced, now available in Mc Coy’s shop; tidy residential housing estates. Recommendation that the white lines at the pedestrian crossing close to the school be repainted as not all traffic observed slowing down on Glendalough road.

Good public seating for walkers and families on village approach roads.

Well done and thank you to all our hard working volunteers and residents on this very positive report. (Any enquiries contact us at laraghglendaloughtt@gmail.com)


Damaged Tree

WCC assessed the internally rotten tree on the village green and deemed it unsafe with a risk of falling and causing injury. Thankfully WCC organised the removal of this tree and nobody was injured or accident caused. Tidy Towns have planted 2 Mountain Ash trees in this space.


Rewilding Wicklow

Rewilding Wicklow would like to work collaboratively with LAragh Glendalough Tidy Towns to plant trees in and around our community. Please let us know your ideas as to where these trees might be planted. All suggestions are welcome.


Yoga with Louise

Vinyasa Krama Yoga (step-by-step). Classes are from 10am to 11.20 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

The practice will provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life. Louise takes students through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation for a full Yoga practice.

Contact Louise to book or for any queries: 087 603 2202, louise@louiseyoga.ie, www.louiseyoga.ie.

Chair Yoga

Classes are from 11.30am to 12.30 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Chair Yoga is suitable for those who find a regular yoga class too strenuous, are recovering from injury or illness or are generally less active and mobile. Louise's classes include physical poses (asana), breathing practices (pranayama) and relaxation and meditation. There is some standing work which is optional and done next to the chair.

Contact Louise to book or for any queries: 087 603 2202, louise@louiseyoga.ie, www.louiseyoga.ie.

Laragh Badminton Club

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with Monday evenings: Adults 7.30-9.30pm. Thursdays Evenings: Juniors 4th class beginners 6-7pm, 5-6th class & 1st year secondary school 7-8pm, Teenagers 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th year Secondary School Classes 8-9pm. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175/087 2067607 Or Gosia Ward 087 063 8898. Small club fee for the year applies for participation. All are welcome.

Badminton on Thursday evening is full from 6pm to 7pm and we unfortunately can not accommodate any more participants at this time.


Christmas Tea Dance

Don’t miss our annual Christmas Tea Dance. It will take place on Sunday 19th November in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 3pm to 6pm. Music by the Wicklow Man. All groups must book in. Admission €10. Contact Denise on 0404 45600 or email brockaghoffice@gmail.com to book for groups.


Laragh Christmas Tree Lights

It’s that time of year again when we need the community's support to help us continue the amazing Laragh Christmas Lights and Parade. We are so grateful to everyone who supported our table quiz and to the people and businesses who have given donations already. We look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd December for the turn on of our lights. For those kindly asking where to donate at https://www.gofundme.com/ Laragh Christmas Tree Lights 2023.


Brockagh Digital Hub

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod and Meeting rooms available with High Speed Broadband Connection. Our shared working space is located in the the heart of county Wicklow with panoramic views of the stunning Glendalough Valley. Free parking, free tea/coffee facilities and lift access. To avail of the discounted rates you must pre-book your desk through brockaghhub@gmail.com only. Daily Rate €15, half day rate €10, weekly rate €60, monthly rate €199. We also have a special student rate of €10 day rate or half day rate €5. Register now as a Member on our connectedhubs.ie site.. We are waiting to see if they are renewing the voucher scheme. All bookings to be made through either connectedhubs.ie or for discounts email brockaghhub@gmail.com. Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm. www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie.



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