Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 25th Sept

Glendalough Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of special gifts. 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 at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at to request a booking form.

Paediatric First Aid Course

The Brockagh Centre is delighted to be able to offer a fantastic evening of paediatric first aid on Monday October 16th (7 to 9 pm). Run by the highly acclaimed ‘Parent First Aid’ company, this popular, informative evening will cover all basic first aid required in the care of children including choking, burns, meningitis, breaks/fractures, CPR, bleeding and more. The evening costs €25 and places are limited. To book your place, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

St. Kevin’s Parish Changes to Mass Times

There have been a number of changes to local Mass times. Sunday Mass in Laragh is now at 10.30 am. The Saturday (Vigil) Mass is at 7 pm.

St. Kevin’s Parish Remembrance Masses

A Mass of Remembrance for those who died during the year will take place in St. Kevin’s church in Laragh at 7 pm on Saturday 18th November. Similar ceremonies will take place in Roundwood at 6 pm on November 4th and in Rathdrum at 8 pm on November 11th.

Flower Classes

A series of flower classes are being planned for the autumn at the Brockagh Centre. The sessions can cover everything from basic methods to modern designs for a variety of occasions. The teaching team will facilitate the requirements of the participants and focus on the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. For more details, email

Tidy Towns Competition Laragh & Glendalough

We are patiently awaiting the results of the Tidy Town judges. Barry Byrne, along with a number of volunteers, is doing a great job keeping the village clean. However, it is so frustrating to have to pick up bags of rubbish all the time. Please use the many bins provided in the village. The next clean-up of the Laragh area is planned for Saturday 7 th October at 11 am.

McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing has started in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, from 9am-10am on Saturday morning. Classes are for beginners and is for age 3yrs up. 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”. 

Glendalough Car Boot Sales

Come shopping on Sunday 1st of October. Always great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, home baking, plants and much more. Vans must be booked in. Car park spaces for the next month or so will be limited so please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.netif you wish to book an indoor space.

Rural Transport Bus

If you wish to avail of this service on Friday mornings call Mick Dunbar (087-8176630). Mick drives to Wicklow or Arklow (destination depending on the week) for shopping trips.

Active Retirement Group Laragh and Glendalough

The Active Retirement group were back after their summer break Tuesday 12th They enjoyed their morning exercise session and a catch up over a cup of tea and cake. David and Francis from Aughrim Bowling Facility attended the centre for a bowling session Tuesday 19th, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to our next bowling session in October.

Next week we are having a talk and demonstration on flowers and we are also having a meeting to discuss further day trips, outings and our midweek getaway next April/May. Our next lunch is on 3rd October in Jacobs Well Rathdrum. We have a shopping trip planned for 28th There will be a pre- Christmas Tea Dance on Sunday 19th November from 3pm to 6pm, groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. A reminder new members are always welcome to the Active Retirement Group, why not come along to the Brockagh Centre on a Tuesday morning at 11am- 12.15pm for some exercise and social gatherings.

Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 

New Dates for 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  7th(1 place left) and 21st(2 places left)   of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                

Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.


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.

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                     

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join a walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. In association with Get Ireland Walking, Wicklow Local Sports Partnership & Brockagh Resource Centre. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on for more information.