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Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 1st April 2024



Brockagh Market/Car Boot Sale

Our next event is on Sunday, April 14th. Come shop indoor and outdoor with a variety of items for sale with plenty of bargains from gifts, clothes, plants, books, toys, aloe vera products, artwork, tools, household items etc.  You might be a keen bargain hunter or enjoy browsing for affordable gifts. Open to the public from 10am to 3pm. Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. 

The barrier will be locked from 6pm Saturday evening until 8am Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Fri 9am to 2pm) or email carbootbrockagh@gmail.com. All stallholders must pre book their space or no entry on the day. www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie. The Brockagh Market & Car Boot is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb).


Laragh & Glendalough Tidy Towns

We would like to thank ReWild Wicklow for teaming up with us planting 50 mixed native trees in protected mesh guards on this stretch of NPWS land at the Wicklow Gap junction. 

The trees and most of the additional materials have been funded from gift certificates bought on the ReWild Wicklow website by people all across Wicklow at Christmas. 


Some of our members attended the County Wicklow Public Participation Network event presentation on climate and environment in Wicklow town on March 23rd and found the discussions very informative.


Rathdrum Evening Walk

Walk n Talk Programme Rathdrum. Starting on Tuesday 9th April at 6.30pm for 6 weeks

Meet at Parnell Memorial Park Rathdrum. Walking Leader Michael Keegan will guide you through a 45 minute walk for beginners. Michael is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and is qualified in Mountain Skills & Outdoor First Aid. He is also an actor & coach. He is looking forward to meeting you for a leisurely walk , some interesting chat and good craic.

Incorporating walking into your daily routine is an excellent way to promote overall health and well-being. It's a simple yet powerful exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels, and its benefits extend far beyond just physical health, making it a truly holistic practice for a better, healthier life.



Active Retirement

Our Active Retirement Group meets every Tuesday 10.45am – 12pm at the Brockagh Centre.  So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa, some light exercise, dancing and music come along on a Tuesday morning. We’d like to encourage anyone who loves arts & crafts or any other hobby, maybe you’ve learned new skills and would like the space to practice and share your skills with other members, come along and join us. We always welcome new members to join our group.

There will be No Active Retirement on Tuesday 2nd April for the Easter break.

The committee has organised activities, trips and workshops for the coming months. Our May Tea Dance is on Sunday 19th May.  If anyone would like to join, offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact the centre. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600, contact any committee member, email brockaghoffice@gmail.com  laraghglendaloughara@gmail.com or drop in to the centre. 



Taekwon-Do at Laragh

Laragh Taekwon-Do is running the fantastic ITF Kids Development Program for the 4s to 8s, it covers topics such as physical skills, mind skills, independence skills, nutrition awareness and of course Taekwon-Do Skills.  The program also has three extra modules namely Danger Awareness,  Stranger Awareness and Bullying Awareness.

We also run the full International Taekwon-Do Federation syllabus including pattern, sparring, power and special technique for our 10s upward and teenagers.

To avail of a complimentary class and experience our programs, just contact Master Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. 

Classes are on Tuesday evenings in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.



Bright Stars Baby & Toddler Group

Our baby and toddler group on Wednesday mornings at 10.30am. Lots of activities including ‘messy play’, story and song, games (guest speakers), snacks, tidy-up and which will allow both you as the parent/carer and your child to meet friends, explore new things and learn. For some parents, grandparents and carers, the weekly catch-up and opportunity for children to play and make new friends is enough. For others, the support makes them that bit more confident in their parenting role. Cost €4.50 per family. Call us on 0404 45600 if you have any questions about the group.


Brockagh Digital Hub 

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod 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 is also an option. 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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