Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 10th April


GDDA(Glendalough District Development Association)

The Annual General Meeting will be postponed until Tuesday 11th of April in the Brockagh Centre at 8pm. All are welcome.

Afternoon Tea Dance                                  

Come along to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh and dance away the afternoon on Sunday 21st May, from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Refreshments will be provided. Groups must be booked in by calling 0404 45600 or emailing

Holy Wells of Co.Wicklow Funraiser Walk                                                                                           

On Sunday 23rd of April join the group for a relaxing day visiting three Holy Wells in different locations in Co.Wicklow. Learn about the rituals and traditions of the Wells in pre-Christian and Christian traditions. Suggested donation of €10(It is possible to visit just one well and not all three). Enquiries on locations and times to Wicklow Wells Group, Suitable for children accompanied by adults. Please bring snacks and drinks and in warm suitable clothing. No dogs allowed.

EMM-Tech Workshop                                    

In just 8 hours, learn how to aid forearm weakness, improve neck rotation, aid shoulder pain and flexibility, improve balance and stability, apply skills in all age groups, and improve general mobility and flexibility. These moves are specially selected from the Emmett Technique professional course. Next course on Saturday 15th April at the Brockagh Resource Centre. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email for more information.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Glendalough Graveyard, Glendalough on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. In the event of inclement weather prayers in St Kevins Church, Brockagh, Laragh immediately after 7.00pm Mass. Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                    

Integrated Energy Therapy Classes  

IET Basic Level Course in Energy Therapy, healing with the energy of Angel Aerial. One day course to include full course manual and certificate on Saturday 20th of May at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email for more information.

Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                        

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email

Creative Local Heritage Project

This skill-sharing, multi-disciplinary, group community art project invites local residents, interest groups and other interested parties to use their skills and knowledge to create and design a collection of artwork for exhibition purposes. The group will examine the archaeology, history, environment, society and culture of Glendalough from a creative and artistic perspective. To find out more, come along to the Centre at 7pm on April 20th for the open evening hosted by the Community Education Service of Kildare Wicklow ETB.

Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full-day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on 22nd April, 30th April and 6th May. Visit, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                                          

Care For The Self will run for three days in April from the 14th to the 16th in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on with queries or to book a place.

Active Retirement Group                                

Brockagh Resource Centre Active Retirement are taking a day trip on Wednesday the 19th of April to Dun Laoghaire for lunch with music and entertainment to follow.

Wicklow Man                              

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre at 10 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.

AA Meetings                                              

Closed AA Meetings are in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

Tai Chi and QiGong                          

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Go to to learn more about the classes and tutor Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors                  

Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                        

Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. You can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information.