Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 2nd Dec 2019

Christmas Fairy Light Walk
The Parents’ Association have organised a walk with a difference as a fundraiser for the school. The walk will take place on Sunday, 8th December at 4.30pm bringing walkers along the boardwalk to the Upper Lake in Glendalough and back along the Green Road to the Hotel. Participants in the walk are encouraged to wear their Christmas fairy lights, carry lanterns and torches and deck buggies and children out in lights to create a chain of lights which will move around the lower lake in Glendalough.  Tickets are priced at €5 per person or €15 for a family ticket and are available from the school or on Eventbrite.  

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

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. Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. 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.

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.

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 and entertainment from carol singers, 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.

 

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.

Violin Lessons

Violin teacher on in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thurs from 1-2pm and Sat, 11-12pm. All types of music for beginners to advanced levels. Lessons that will make learning the violin fun and fast. To book phone Siobhan Kelleher 087 92 82 650 or email skellehe@tcd.ie. www.myviolinteacher.org.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults

Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Tae kwon-Do for Children                                                                                                         

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Roundwood Variety Show

A reminder that the Brockagh Resource Centre will be hosting the ever entertaining and talented Roundwood Variety Show performers again next year at the end of January 2020 with Robin Hood, The Magical Pantomime Adventure. Details will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/brockaghresourcecentre/ and on our website at www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie when we have more information.