Laragh Glendalough Notes Wk 31 Aug


Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg  31 August

Car Boot Sale

The next Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 6 September. There will an  usual array of new and nearly new items including clothes, books and other sundry items. You will also find plenty of home bakes to treat yourself and keep hunger at bay. Vans must be booked in. Car park spaces for the next month or so continue to be limited, so please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.


Guide to Accessing Community Finance

If you wish to find out how to access community finance for voluntary led groups come along to the Brockagh Centre on Wednesday 9 September at 7.30 p.m.  More and more community enterprises are realising that grants cannot fully meet all of their funding needs. It is now becoming necessary for them to generate their own capital in order to fulfil both development and cash flow requirements. Consequently loan funding, and in particular Social Finance, is becoming a primary tool in satisfying these needs.  Find out more by coming along on the night or check out

Brockagh Centre

Check out our website & facebook pages for details of Autumn Classes & Activity Timetable or call (0404) 45600.  Panther, Junior & General Tae Kwon Do Friday classes restarting this Friday 4 Sept, contact Paul on 087 2484570.  Gymboree Play & Music back on Thurs 17 Sept 10 to 11 a.m. booking essential call Rachel on 086 8330212.  New We Love Art classes for children with Almha from 4 to 12 years starting Monday 14 Sept at 2.45 p.m. Also Adult Art Classes restart on Wed 16 Sept at 10.30 a.m.  Contact Almha on 086 3897732 for both classes.  Badminton back on Tues 15 Sept 7pm for juniors & 8pm seniors  Contact Finian 086 2476822.  Happy Days Carer & Baby/Toddler group back Wed 16 Sept.  Yoga back 7pm Wed 16 Sept call Hilde (0404) 40000.


Elevation Dance & Drama Classes

Elevation School of Performing Arts Dance & Drama classes at the Brockagh Centre. Registration 3.30 – 4.15 p.m. Fri 4 Sept.  Drama resumes Tuesday 8 Sept & Dance Wed 9 Sept.   Drama classes focus on technique derived from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama giving students the option to take exams and work through grading. Incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills as well as preparation for the annual end of year show.  Dance classes available in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop with all teachers qualified through the ISTD, ID Dance or BTEC. High energy classes  taught in a relaxed atmosphere help improve balance, flexibility & technique as well as social skills, body awareness and confidence allowing students to express their own individuality and creativity in a fun and safe environment. Elevation also has it’s own highly successful competition  Dance Team for Advanced dancers and new Glee Club.   Call Kate 086 8256775.


New Fit2Fight

A new Fit2 Fight class starts on Monday 7 September.  Fit2Fight is an 8 week fight camp which will take you through all the workouts that a real combat athlete performs in preparation for a fight. Exercises such as; Bag work, Pad work, Skipping, Medicine Ball drills, Plyometrics, Abdominal conditioning, Sand bag drills, Kettlebell drills, Battle ropes, Push/pull sleds and more! All these exercises in just a 45 minute workout! You will get into the best shape of your life guaranteed! There will also be a generic diet plan and home workout plan for you to follow between classes including the road work that a fighter will perform each morning to get in shape for a fight. Fit2Fight is a non contact class!! You won’t be sparring, getting hit or hitting anyone. This class is open to male and female clients.!  Contact Paul on 087 2484570 or

Tree ID Walk

Wicklow Mountains National Park Tree ID Walk.  Join us on Saturday 12 September for a gentle stroll around Glendalough to learn how to identify trees and discover their history, folklore, ecology and uses. Meet at the Information Office at 11 am. The walk is suitable for adults and older children only (no dogs allowed). Booking is essential and will be taken on 0404-45425 from Saturday 29th August. This event is free to attend but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Co.) has a 4 euro charge.

National Eucharistic Congress 2015

The National Eucharistic Congress will take place in Knock Shrine over the weekend of 26th and 27th September. The congress is being organised by Bishop Kevin Doran, who has been appointed National Delegate for Eucharistic Congresses. A bus has been arranged to take pilgrims to this important event on Saturday 26th. It will leave Lynhams at 7.30 am sharp. Please phone Rose at 086-2585971 or 0404-45872 by 19th September to secure your place with a 20 euro deposit.

Wicklow Man

The Wicklow Man is back at the Brockagh Centre on Tuesday nights so come along and enjoy the fun.


Get Yourself Online

The closing date has been extended on these courses until December so there is still an opportunity for you to take that step to build your confidence on line.  Cover the basics and learn how to email, skype, shop online, pay car tax and much more.  It cost €20 for 4 x 2 hr course and it is free to those over 65.  The classes are small and the lessons are taught in a relaxed and fun way with plenty of time for everyone. We will be running a few of these popular courses so days may vary. Go on you know you want to!  Book your place – call (0404) 45600.


Active Retirement

We are back on 8th September and looking forward to catching up again with all our friends.  All are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings at 11am for some light exercise, lots of laughs and a chinwag over a cup of tea.  Our next lunch is in Jacobs Well on Tuesday 6 October.


Stress Management

Learn how to understand the types and sources of stress; short term and long term, internal and external and being able to identify your stressors, is an important part of stress management. You can’t eliminate stress but you can learn how to manage it.  Join Tanya one evening per week at the Brockagh Centre for six weeks to learn how.  Contact Tanya on 086 4033349 for  information or to register your interest.


AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.  If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol please come along.