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Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 18th Sept 2023

Rathdrum Library Present From The Shoulders Down

Well known Blessington writer/actor will present ‘From the Shoulders Down - The life and times of an Irish builder’s labourer’, one of his most popular shows on Culture Night. Cleverly scripted and performed by Richard, the show has previously been staged all over Ireland, parts of England and as far away as Canada, at the London Fringe Festival Ontario and North Quebec, winning rave reviews at many venues. “Lynch not only wins his audience, he owns them”, “Drama with laughter a plenty, pathos, substance and heart” – Leinster Leader. “Must be seen by a wider audience”, “One of the most recognizable characters you could meet” – Tuam Herald. P.J. Mulpeter, now sixty-five years of age, hails from somewhere in the midlands. He begins his final working day as a builder’s labourer, having ‘soldiered’ for fifty years under the same construction firm – ‘Murray & Sons Construction – working under three different generations of the same family. In a reflective mood he casts a backward glance at the highs and lows of his ‘career’ on the pick and shovel. We meet him in the school classroom, his first flush of youth, digging foundations, mixing concrete, at the Marquee Dances, in the pub and the characters from building sites who shaped the pattern of his early life. More notably ‘The Hat Reilly’, a plasterer supreme, and the upstart who wouldn’t be fit to wash the trowel after him, his boss ‘Oul Murray’, his close associate ‘Larry the Lick’ himself, and the girl of his dreams, who stole his heart while they danced to Eileen Reid & the Cadets. Here you will meet a character who makes immediate impact with an audience. To say more would reveal too much and spoil the mystique - Don’t miss it!

Booking Phone Number: 040443232 Booking Email Address:

Elevation School of Performing Arts

Returning on 11th Sept. Classes available at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Mondays 4.30 Jnr, 5pm Arco & Aerial, 6.30pm Inter/Snr Squad. On Wednesdays 2.45pm Tiny Tumblers (3-5yrs), 3.30pm Mini Dance & Cheer(6yrs+), 4.30pm Gr ¾ Mod, 5.30pm Snr Mod (2hrs), 7pm Zumba(45mins). Saturdays are 9am Technique Team & Squad, 10am Dance Team (entry by audition).

We offer graded examinations, performances and workshops in a safe and encouraging environment with fully qualified teachers. Email to register for classes or text 0868256775.Website at

Pilates Classes in Laragh

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome! Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara on 0879367474. Classes are on Mon eve at 7pm.

Yoga with Sally

Relax and unwind with Sally each Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9pm in the Mountain View Room at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Bhakti Yoga, it’s all about devotion, devotion to self - selfcare, resting and relieving any built up stress in the body with some lovely guided meditation at the end. Everyone’s welcome, all ages and abilities. Please bring with you a mat, blanket and water. Contact Sally on 086 233 2937 or email

Adult Zumba Classes

On Wednesdays in the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh with Kate from 7pm to 7.45 p.m. So get fit in a new, fun way. Call Olivia on 086 3395873. ELEVATION DANCE

Laragh Christmas Lights

We know a lot of people are making plans so we just wanted to let people know that we are turning the Christmas Lights on December 2nd at 6pm in the village with Santa leading the parade again this year!

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 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 site.. We are waiting to see if they are renewing the voucher scheme. All bookings to be made through either or for discounts email Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.

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