Laragh Notebook – May 5

Laragh Glendalough

Blessing of Graves

The Blessing of the Graves in Glendalough will take place on Friday 9 May at 8 p.m. and the Blessing of Graves in Brockagh takes place Friday 16 May at 8pm.  On both of these evenings there will be mass in St. Kevin’s Church at 7p.m.


Mass for Deceased Forestry Staff

A special mass to remember deceased forestry staff will be celebrated in St. Kevin’s Church Laragh on Saturday 10 May at 12 noon.  Afterwards light refreshments and chat in the Brockagh Centre.  All proceeds in aid of the local branch of SVP.


I’ll Live til I Die

A Show in Words & Music of the balladeer Delia Murphy.  In the late 1930s, all through the war years, and for many years afterwards, Delia Murphy had the nation singing along with her in songs like The Spinning Wheel, Three Lovely Lassies from Bannion, The Blackbird.  3 p.m. Sunday 11 May in the Brockagh Centre.  Contact Bernadette on (0404) 45600 for further information.


ASH Sponsored Dog Walk

A sponsored Dog Walk in aid of ASH Animal Rescue takes place from the Brockagh Centre on Sunday 11th May.  If you don’t have a dog of your own or would like to give a rescue dog a little extra love and exercise then please contact our volunteer Jane who will organise an ASH dog for you to walk on the day.  We look forward to seeing you and your own dogs at the event for a lovely walk followed by a catch-up over a cup of tea and a bikkie – for the dogs and ourselves!  For sponsorship forms and/or to book a Rescue Dog for the day please call Jane on 086-3842333, email [email protected] or visit



The AGM of the Glendalough and District Development Association will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8 pm on Tuesday 13 May.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

National Dawn Chorus Day

Sunday 18th May is National Dawn Chorus Day at Glendalough.  Birdwatch Ireland will host a free guided walk where people can listen to and learn the birds’ songs.  Adults and children are welcome (but no dogs please).  Meet at 5 am at the Information Office, Upper Lake.  The normal €4 parking fee for the Upper Lake car park has been kindly waived for the event.


 Afternoon Tea Dance

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement association as part of the Bealtaine Festival are hosting an afternoon tea dance on Sunday 25 May from 3-6 p.m.  Music by the Wicklow Man.  Admission 5 euro – refreshments served.


Queens of Pimlico

The Garden Theatre Company present the Queens of Pilmico, written by Derek Masterson on Saturday 31 May at 8 p.m. This two act play set in the early 1950s tenements of Dublin will leave audiences with smiles on their faces and tears on their cheeks.  Admission 8 euro and 5 euro for oap.


A Musical Coffee Morning

A Musical Coffee morning with special guests the Davidson College Church Choir also featuring members of the Co Wicklow Get Vocal Choir on Tuesday 20 May at 11.30 a.m in St Kevin’s Church Laragh and afterwards in the Brockagh Resource Centre for refreshments.  No fee but donations to the Irish Heart Foundation and Make a Wish Foundation.  For information call (0404) 45600.


Wicklow Man

The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre from 9.30 p.m. 


45 Card Game

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8.45 p.m.  Teas served.  All are welcome.


AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.  If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol please come along.


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