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Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 31st July 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.


The Big Dig at Glendalough

We are delighted to welcome the School of Irish Archaeology for the annual Big Dig, this time in a new location on the lawns outside the OPW Visitor Centre. Join us on this hands on excavation for kids at Glendalough one of Irelands most celebrated archaeological sites. Calling all budding archaeologists and inquisitive minds for family fun and entertainment! Throughout the day we will be undertaking a simulated excavation, exploring the past and learning more about the artifacts uncovered with our mobile Viking House Excavation Workshop - The Big Dig! Hourly slots available, there will be a small number of walk in places available on the day but to guarantee your place book via the eventbrite. This is a free event but a car parking fee of €4/5 applies to use nearby car parks. Alternatively there is a free car park in Laragh (2km away). It is recommended to arrive early to give yourself enough time to find the location. Further information available at 0404 20100, dburns@wicklowcoco.ie.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults

Classes will not be on for the month of August but will be returning on Tuesday 12th September. 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 evenings (Seniors & Teens) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.



Brockagh Market & Car Boot 13th August

The Brockagh Market & Car Boot is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb). Open to the public from 10am to 3pm.Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Indoor and outdoor stalls 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. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

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.

WNP August Summer Lectures!

Thursday 3rd of August at 7.30pm, Professor Mary Kelly-Quinn will take us on a journey into Wicklow and Ireland's beautiful freshwater habitats and biodiversity, the threats to water quality and what we can do to protect the freshwater resources we depend on.

Professor Mary Kelly-Quinn is a freshwater ecologist and lecturer in the School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin and a member of the UCD Earth Institute. She is also actively involved in training and promotion of citizen science in Ireland. We are are very delighted to have her be part of our summer lecture series for 2023 for what promises to be a fascinating talk! Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Base Trooperstown, Laragh, A98 VY72. There is ample free parking available at the mountain rescue base. This is a free event organised by Wicklow Mountains National Park. For more information: Call our information office on 0404 45425 or email educationwmnp@npws.gov.ie.


Yoga with Sally

Relax and unwind with Sally each Tuesday evening here in the Mountain View Room at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Sally on 086 233 2937. Classes are on Tues eve at 7.30 to 9pm.


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