Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 25th Nov 2019

 Rathdrum Historical Society Talk

A talk on the houses in the Laragh and Glendalough will be given by John Medlycot in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Monday 2nd of December at 8pm. Refreshments will be served after the event. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Carols by candlelight in the Monastic City

A great way to start Christmas, in one of the most evocative settings in Wicklow. We invite you to join us on Thursday 19th December at 7.30pm for a unique event to celebrate Christmas. Beginning with a candlelit procession through the monastic gates we will proceed to the ruins of the candlelit Cathedral for an evening of traditional carol singing in the monastic style. Some of our most familiar carols would have been sung here by the monks of Glendalough themselves in the 8th and 9th centuries. Tea and Coffee will be provided afterwards in the Glendalough Hotel courtesy of Pat Casey. This a free event and open to everyone, including children, which must be accompanied by an adult. Assemble in the Glendalough Hotel car park at 7.15pm. Wrap up warm and bring your own lantern/torch and singing voice.

Laragh Christmas Lights

The big switch on for Laragh Christmas Lights will be on Sunday, 1st of December at 6.00p.m with Santa coming to the green in front of Lynhams Hotel. Thank you for all the community support given this year to continue this fun, festive annual event.

Snow White and the 8 Dwarves

Come along at 5pm on Saturday December 7th for a magical Christmas evening of panto in the Brockagh Centre. Stagebratz Starz Academy is excited to present Snow White and the 8 Dwarves (yes, you read that correctly)! With toe-tapping family-favourite songs, plenty of laughs and fabulous high-energy dance routines, it is the perfect family evening out during the festive period. Tickets cost €12 and €8 and can be purchased now by calling 083-1563897.

Laragh GFC Christmas Party Night

Party night with a wax fundraiser, DJ, finger food and CENT draw in aid of the pitch upgrade. Join us for an action packed night out on 14th Dec at 8.30pm in the Glendalough Hotel Bar and Lounge.

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun, 8th Dec, open from 10am to 4pm. Christmas themed with anything from household items to garden additions, and even vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, email brockaghcarboot@gmail.com if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour.

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                     

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh 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.

‘Curvy Whirlies’

Sunshine Fitness is now at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh for ‘Curvy Whirlies’ plus-sized ladies only. This low-impact and fun exercise class will focus on strength building using a mixture of gentle movement, weights and stretching. No skinny-minnies allowed! Wednesday nights at 8pm, first class free and €5 drop-in thereafter. Please call Caitriona on 0876035780 or PM the page for more information.

Glendalough Christmas Market

This year’s Brockagh Resource Centre popular Christmas Market is on Sun, 15th of December. Santa has confirmed his arrival for the 15th of Dec and with a small entrance fee he can be visited in his grotto from 1pm. There are over 50 Stalls, making it the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Stallholders will be selling homemade baking, Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewellery, pure honey, jams, selection of candles, knits, knitted toys, woodcrafts, photography, ceramics, aromatherapy jewellery, artwork,  clothes, Christmas wreaths, natural body care products, you’re guaranteed to find something special for your loved ones. With so many local makers and designers showcasing their gifts, you can tick off everything on your Christmas list all in one place and feel reassured that you’re supporting your local community. Throughout the Market, you’ll find tasty foods to satisfy any appetite. A memorable day out in a stunning setting, there’s always something new to discover at our Glendalough Christmas Market.  Parking and entry to market is free. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 or email brockaghoffice@gmail.com for further enquiries.