Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 18th Nov 2019

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 Tuesday 17th 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.

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 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

Moved now to Mon 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. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, Acro Dance, Ballet ISTD and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style.Classes are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Mon, Wed and Sat for all age groups and levels. Senior Advanced Contemporary Rep and technical training incorporating classical, release, contraction and floor work.Saturdays:10:00- 1:00pm and Senior Dance TeamAdvanced training for pre- professional experienced dancers. Drama is also incorporated with some classes. Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more.

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.


Curvy Whirlies Fitness Class

Sunshine Fitness is proud to announce that our ‘Curvy Whirlies’ plus-sized ladies class is coming to the Brockagh Centre in Laragh this November 6th. 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 0876035780 or PM the page for more information.


Laragh Badminton Club

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with  Monday evenings: Juniors 7-8pm (1st yr secondary students), 8-9pm (5th & 6th Class-national school) on Thurs evenings:  6.45-7.45pm(4th class national school), 7.15-8.15pm (teenagers secondary school), Adults 8-9pm. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175 or 087 2067607. Small club fee for the year applies for participation.


Pilates Classes in Laragh

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. 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!  Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara on 0879367474. Classes are on Mon eve 7pm and Thurs morn at 10am.


Evening Yoga with Viva                                 

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to intermediate on Tuesdays at 7pm (depending on nos.) in the Brockagh Centre. Improve your fitness strength and flexibility in a relaxing way. 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.