Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 20th Feb

Caring for the Future of our Planet  

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We invite you to participate in four nights of reflection on one of the most critical issues of our time. Each night we will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Pope Francis’ Letter Laudato Si will inform our reflections as we make this Lenten journey together. Monday March 6th – The Environmental Story today, Monday March 13th – The Social Consequences of our Choices, Monday March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Monday March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday with facilitators, Enda Mullen CHF, DCO,   Oliver Crotty P.P., Michael Rodgers SPS, Margaret Pendergast RSM, Breda Ahearn CP, and Pat Murphy SPS.

Outdoor Wellness Workshop                  

On the 26th of February from 10am to 4pm an Outdoor Wellness Workshop will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Participants will practice Tai Chi, listen to a nutritional talk and enjoy a  hill walk. For more information visit the team at or phone 087 169 7616 to book.


Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment and you will be bringing home your own completed handmade small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre (9 am to 5 pm). Available dates are, 25th March and 22nd April. Please visit or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email alternatively

Garden Weaving Workshop                          

This is a full day weaving workshop where participants will learn to create a range of small willow projects for their garden and home in the Brockagh Centre on 1st of April from 9am to 5pm. The workshop will be relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on learning to weave willow forms and structures suitable for use in vegetable gardens, flower beds and homes. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please visit or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

March Car Boot Notice                                                                                

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only). We have even more homemade baking delights for 2017 with our usual array of great value items. 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 or email to book a space.

We Love  Art                    

Art and crafts classes for children are on Monday afternoons from 1.45 to 3.45. Classes cover a wide range of art and craft forms. We work with lots of different materials and learn new skills and techniques with every project. It’s all about the joy of making! Phone/text Almha
on 086 3897732 or email
Adult Art Classes
Wednesday morning art classes with Almha Roche are as popular as ever. For both beginners and more experienced painters from 11am to 12.30pm. For details phone or text Almha on 086 3897732.

Elevation Drama School                                      

Drama classes are a fantastic way of developing confidence and encouraging creativity and imagination. Drama modules will incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills. 

Students will also learn from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama syllabus and be afforded opportunities to take graded examinations under a fully qualified teacher. Elevation holds a 100% pass rate in IBSD examinations. Phone Kate today on 086 825 6775 to book in.


Elevation Dance School                                          

A combination of modern dance classes, ISTD and ID Dance Examinations and creative dance, all depending on student’s group age. Go or contact Kate for further detail about her dance classes. Phone Kate today on 086 825 6775 to book in.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre

Pilates are on Monday mornings, helping people get off to a good start for the week. Duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15 to 10.15am, with another class from 10.30 to 11.30am. Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or to book. Visit for more information.