Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 15th Oct 2018

Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning

There will be a coffee morning in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on October 26th    from 10am to 12.30pm. All are welcome to come along support a cause that has touched most people in our community.  

 Taming The Monkey Mind Workshops

Taming The Monkey Mind is a six week programme that consists of one and a half hours each week. Participants can expect to learn mindfulness practices for life to bring more ease and calm into the day,ease a racing mind, reduce stress and increase calm and well-being, reconnect with what makes them truly happy. The course will be coming soon to the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh depending on numbers. To find out more go to, 087 2186209,

Mini-Mindfulness Retreat

Learn some self-calm skills for Christmas with a one day mindfulness retreat at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 10am to 4pm on the 3rd of November.. To find out more go to, or book with Freada at Tel. 087 2186209,


Halloween Disco for Spooky Kids

Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa Perents Assoc. presents Halloween Disco in Lynhams Hotel, Laragh on the 31st of Oct from 3-5pm, €5 per child and €10 per family. Fancy dress, raffle and spot prizes. Door proceeds go to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Recycle Clothes Week

The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh will be collecting clothes in aid of the centre from Mon the 5th of Nov to Fri the 9th of Nov. You can drop in your clothes bag throughout the week up until 12pm on the Friday. Thank you for your support.

Happy Days – now on Tuesdays

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art & crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

Pilates Classes 

New Pilates classes starting in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from Thursday the 11th October. Thursday mornings @ 10am. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. Contact Zara on 0879367474 for more details. Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara to keep up to date. Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome! Contact Zara on 0879367474 for more information. 

Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival

The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from Friday 26th to Mon 29th of October with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna. The weekend offers a selection of walking choices which you can mix, match, or just choose one. Should you have any questions contact us at 0404 45152 or 087 2698659
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Traditional Basket Weaving Workshop

In this full-day basket making workshop participants will learn to make a traditional willow basket. This workshop is relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on traditional Irish basket-making techniques on  Saturday 3rd of Nov and Sunday 11th of November. Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of November is a two day Reindeer-making Workshop. Saturday 1st of December is a full day basket-making. All events by local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson. Call Aoife on 087 9773622 or email to find out more about her Autumn workshops in 2018.

We Love Art

Art and crafts classes for children of primary school age take place on Monday afternoons.  Classes cover a wide range of art and craft techniques and processes, giving kids an outlet for creative self-expression while learning new skills.  Classes are small and places must be reserved in advance, the first class is free for new students. Almha Roche is a professional artist and an experienced and qualified art teacher.    The new term starts on 10th September – the first class is free for new students.  See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Adult Art Classes

Wednesday morning  drawing and painting classes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters.  Students choose the medium(s) with which they wish to work, and develop their interests and personal style with Almha’s advice and guidance.  If you are thinking of getting back into your art, or trying something new to explore your creative side, now is a good time!  Classes are at 11-12.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, commencing on September 19th. To book, or for further information, please contact 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).