Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 31st Oct

County Wicklow Network for Older People Seminar 2016

During the recent consultation on the development of an Age Friendly Strategy for Co.Wicklow concern was expressed over the lack of information on various issues including rights and entitlements. Co.Wicklow Network for Older People are holding this seminar to provide a forum to provide information on some of the issues raised and discuss area of concern. Venue is the Glendalough Hotel on Fri 18th, of November from 10.45am to 3pm (Registration tea/coffee: 10am-1045am). Contact Garvan Hickey on 087 1526205 or Frances Creegan at 085 8006872. Request of a €5 contribution per attendee, which includes a two course lunch with tea/ coffee. Transport can be provided.

Car Boot

Our next Glendalough Car Boot at the Brockagh Centre will be on Sunday 6th of November, don’t miss out on home baking, Christmas decorations and some early festive gifts. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

Cinderella Show                                                                                                                             It’s show time for Cinders on December 17th and 18th at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh and on January, 2017 on the 14th and 15th in Celbridge. Featuring Elevation S.P.A, FYI Dance Club, Next Level Dance Centre, McKinley School of Dance and Dance LA. For tickets call 087 206 3309 or available online @ Eventbrite search for NFA Productions.

Glendalough Christmas Fair on December 11th                                                                           If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle Wed-Fri at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at to request a booking form. The booking from is also available to download at

Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                       Tai Chi and QiGong classes are held at the Brockagh on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. This ancient form of exercise can enhance any professional sport injury and repair or can be very helpful if you have postural problems. Tai Chi will help your body renew itself with powerful whole body movements. If you are interested in joining the class log onto to learn more or call tutor Neal Traynor(087 9085684) to book.

Messy Play at Happy Days                                                                                                              Messy Play is coming to the Brockagh Centre on November, wed 16th at 11am.  The classes give babies, toddlers and preschoolers the opportunity to come together and discover everyday materials in a new and exciting way within a fun, friendly and relaxed environment.  At Messy Play you can expect to find, painting, water, sand, dough, gloop, jelly, flour, spaghetti, mud and much more, each class is different. The class lasts 1hr and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information check or call Elaine on 086 1741062.

Wicklow County Council Joint Policing Committee Meeting

Will be held in Roundwood Parish Hall and Centre on Wed 2nd of November 2016 commencing at 8pm. The purpose of the JPC is to provide a forum where the local authority and the senior Garda officers, responsible for the policing of that area, can consult and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the area and in particular to keep under review the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti-social behavior occurring and the factors underlying and contributing to it.

Tea Dance

On the 27th of November there will be a tea dance at the Brockagh Resource Centre from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Pre-Christmas fun before a busy December kicks in, a spacious hall where you can dance away the afternoon, brightening the winter months with old and new friends. Groups from any area are very welcome, large or small just call 0404 45600 to book in a group.

Why not ECDL?                                                                                                                              You may need to get back into the workforce after a period of absence so why not do a certified course that is just on your doorstep. Doing certain modules can pinpoint what skills you need for a particular job or that new job you are looking for. As an employer it will boost productivity in the workplace and up skill your employees. Call Michelle on 0404 45600 at the Brockagh Resource Centre to know more.

The world is online, are you?                                                                                                         Have you bought a new laptop/tablet mobile phone and need to know how to use it for particular tasks such as photos, sharing, banking, dating online, selling on DoneDeal, buying on Ebay, working those emails and sending attachments! Whatever you’re learning needs we can help for only €15 per hour. Phone 0404 45600 for a chat with Deborah or Michelle.