Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 8th Jan

Start Your Own Business Course

This is an essential course for anyone thinking of starting their own business. The objective of the Start Your Own Business Programme is to assist participants in assessing the viability of business ideas and in understanding the essential elements required to start up and run their own business. This is an evening course that runs over 10 wks delivered by experienced trainers who run their own business. An additional benefit of this course is the peer support participants will get by being in a group of likeminded individuals. Starting on 3rd of May, 2018, 7-10pm once a week. Full outline available at

St Kevin’s Parish Raffle Results

We would like to thank everyone for making our Parish raffle such a success. The parishioner who donated the hamper and gave us the idea to have a raffle.  All the local businesses who sponsored the many prizes, the two shops in the village who displayed the hamper and  sold the raffle tickets, the ticket sellers and  all those who bought the tickets.  A huge thank you to everyone for their generosity. Results of the raffle are 1st Prize, Wicklow Heather voucher value of €250.00. Winner, Michael Brennan. 2nd Prize, Hamper, Margaret Kenny. 3rd Prize Glendalough Hotel Voucher, Molly Merrigan Langan. 4rd Prize, Lynhams Hotel, Brian Walsh. 5th Prize, 15 Bags of fire logs, Angela Kennedy. 6th Prize, Glendalough Woolen Mills, Eileen Kelly Holden. Other prizes won include prizes sponsored by McCoys Shop, Laragh.

Volunteers Needed (Wicklow Dementia Support)

Meet and Eat is a new pilot project that aims to target older adults who are socially isolated, living alone and in particular those who are vulnerable due to physical, mental, or cognitive impairment. Areas covered are Roundwood, Laragh, Ashford and Newtownmountkennedy.Twelve volunteers are being recruited to assist with preparing nutritious meals and providing companionship at mealtimes once a week in the older person’s home. Training will be provided for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or know a vulnerable adult who might benefit from this project. Please contact Wicklow Dementia Support on 089 428 65928 or email Volunteer recruitment and training takes place January 2018. The programme will be rolled out in February

Wicklow Willow Courses 2018

Intermediate Round Shopping Basket Workshop: It is more intense than other workshops and it would require previous experience making baskets. February 3rd. Scarecrow Building Workshop: this workshop for those of you who are interested in decorating your garden come the Spring with a beautiful willow scarecrow March 24th and 25th. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email to find out more about  workshops in 2018.

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime 2018

Join Roundwood Variety Group for this year’s spectacular family panto! Always a fantastic show for all the family in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This year the show is on January 26th, 27th and 28th. Contact the group at

Free Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course are run throughout the year, two hours one day a week. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs, podcasts, TV players, social media and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email

Pilates at the Brockagh 

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. The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.30am to 10.30 on Thursdays in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email Visit for more information.

We Love Art                                                                                                                         

Classes on Monday afternoons are for Primary school children. They are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche. Classes held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh are small, and divided by age group. In the classes we work with lots of different art and craft forms. Children learn new skills and techniques and have fun experimenting with materials and making creative decisions about their work.Phone/text: Almha 086 3897732 Email:

Adult Art                                                                                                                                            

This painting class will help you to find your own artistic style in your preferred medium. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Take up a new hobby or develop your skills and techniques in a friendly and informal group. Classes are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche.Wednesday mornings 11-12.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Call Almha on 086 3897732.

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. Elevation Drama Junior (5.45-6.45pm) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Primary Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45).