Brockagh Fun Dog Show and Market
The Brockagh Centre Fun Dog Show and Market in aid of Ash Animal Rescue will take place on Sunday 16 August at 2 pm. Dog categories include – Large Dog/Sport; Small Dog; Best Tricks/Obedience; Best Dog Led by Child; Fancy Dress; Rescue Dog; Dog You Would love to Take Home; Best in Show; 3 euro per category or 3 categories for 8 euro. Please come early to register your dog. A very worthy cause and a fun day. Big raffle on the day with lots of spot prizes. Phone Michelle at 0404-45600 for more information.
Community Graveyard Survey at Glendalough
Participants Needed 24 to 28 August. The Glendalough Heritage Forum will be coordinating a survey of Glendalough Graveyard during Heritage Week which will be carried out with members of the community. Support and training for those wishing to take part will be provided by the Historic Graves project supported by grants from The Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council. It will run in parallel with archaeological excavations undertaken as part of the annual UCD Archaeological Field School and students will also assist on the survey. The survey will transcribe, photograph and record the locations of grave markers in the old graveyard. The results will be made available through the Historic Graves website as well as being available for the local community and other researchers (http://historicgraves.com). If you are interested in being part of the survey for some or all of the days please let us know. No experience is required and you need only bring sensible outdoor clothing and footwear. Please let us know of your interest and availability at: [email protected].
For the rest of the Summer due to holidays etc Boot Camp on Monday nights at the Brockagh Centre will take place on a week by week basis. Please let Paul know on a Monday morning if you are coming along – you can contact him on facebook or text him on 087 2484570. Boot Camp takes place at 8.15pm and is suitable for all levels.
The Wicklow Man is back at the Brockagh Centre on Tuesday nights so come along and enjoy the fun.
Glendalough Festival 2015
Glendalough Arts Network is well advanced with preparations for their Glendalough Festival 2015. This will be held on Sat Aug 29th 2015 on the green at back of the Glendalough Hotel – same as last year. As well as an even bigger selection of Arts and Crafts stalls we hope once again to have our huge Community Drum, Music with Traditional Arts Collective and guests both local and visiting, also the ever popular Healing and Wellbeing Center with Massage, Yoga, Reiki and Meditation. There will also be a short Guided Walk in the Monastic City and hopefully a talk on recent Archeology work in the area. A few new faces are expected with new displays of unusual or scary art ! The children’s area will bring back the dream-catcher, face-painting and children’s craft-making which is always a big hit. Food and refreshments available to help you make a day of it, and a picnic of it! We will be writing with more details as we get them – and we will be looking for help and volunteers with tents and organising in the week before and on the day of Glendalough Festival 2015. Look forward to getting you to help and seeing you there on the day. Glendalough Arts Network.
Dancercise will continue weekly during August. A great mix of ages and abilities – a really fun hour. The music and movements are infectious. Dancercise takes place on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Brockagh Centre.