Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 12th June

Marigold Festival (Celebrating Healthy & Active Aging)

This year’s Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) Eastern Region South Marigold Festival will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday, 15th June (10 am to 4 pm). Celebrating its fourth year, this one-day Health and Wellbeing event will provide a wonderful opportunity for small businesses to present information, services and positive lifestyle products to both ARI members and the general public. The event will be fun, free and informative, and all are welcome. For more details contact Claire Morgan on 086-3274323, Marie Halpenny 087 224 8516.


New Summer Time for The Wicklow Man

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night in the Brockagh Centre at the new time of 9 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.There will be no dance on the 27th of June, 2017.


Mindcraft Mindfulness Through Creativity                                                                                    Mindcraft workshop provides an introduction to Mindfulness Through Creativity where you can reacquaint the adult you with the creative you. The workshop will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 17th of June from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O’Leary on 087 269 4954 or Mairead Hennessy on 086 827 2332, email or go to to book.


Community Archaeology Opportunities at Glendalough

Tues 8th – Fri 18th August: Volunteers are welcome to participate in the excavation. Sat 12th Aug: Excavation  for 13-17 yr olds (if accompanied by adults: tbc). Sat 19th Aug: “Big Dig” for children 12 yrs, Open Day at exacavation. Sat 26th: ‘Food and Resources  in the Past’: Open Day at excavations with family activities exploring use of natural resources in the past. Mon 21st – Fri 25th August: Daily tours of the excavations; Graveyard Survey and Graveyard Tours; Art and Atmosphere exhibition. No experience required but for some events registration is.  For further information contact:  or see Glendalough Heritage Forum on social media.

Lough Derg 2017 – Pilgrimage Season

Come walk in the spiritual footsteps of your family, parents, grandparents and ancestors. Reconnect with their prayer for their family and future family – today you are that family. Retreat to Lough Derg on 2nd to 3rd of September, 2017. Overnight stay in Central Hotel, Donegal. Departing from Rathdrum Memorial Park at 10.30-11am. Contact Mary on 0404 45119 for further information. Organisers are Mary Turner and Breda Fitzgerald 0402 39043 or 086 307 3060.

Tai Chi and QiGong Starting 11th of July

The end of this term is June 20th with a new block of classes starting on the 11th of July. 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 are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

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 June 24th, July 16th and August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

Tiny Feet Montessori and Preschool Open Day

Our new pre-school is now open in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Sessional and part-time childcare places available, opening times are 9am to 2pm Mon to Friday. We offer the 2yrs free pre-school session for children who qualify (ECCE scheme). All staff are fully qualified in our two room sessional places (Montessori and Preschool) for children aged 2.5yrs to 6yrs. We are enrolling for Sept 2017, contact Suzy on (087) 354 3544 , email


Active Retirement Outings                                            

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing Coming to Brockagh Centre/Laragh

Irish Dancing to start on Saturday 16th Sept from  9am-10am. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners.  Registered members of An Comhdhail,  fully Garda Vetted and insured.  Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807),

Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email:, or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”. 

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


AA Meetings                                                                                                                             

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


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.


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 are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in.