Laragh Glendalough notes September 14

Laragh Glendalough

Wicklow Heritage Buildings Weekend

Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015: a weekend of traditional building skills and conservation talks takes place in a marque adjacent to the OPW’s Visitors’ Centre, Glendalough and The Glendalough Hotel, respectively, on Saturday 19th September and Sunday 20th September 2015  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, organized by The Irish Georgian Society, Wicklow County Council and the Office of Public Works.  It will be a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their old buildings.

Throughout the weekend over two-dozen craftspeople will demonstrate key traditional skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; thatching; mud and earth construction; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; and clock restoration to name a few.

The demonstrations will be complemented by information stands hosted by the Irish Georgian Society, Wicklow County Council’s Heritage Office, The Heritage Council, the Building Limes Forum Ireland and the CIF Heritage Contractors Register, where expert advice on planning law, insurance and finance can be gathered.   

The exhibition will be complemented by two-days of interactive talks on the history, maintenance and repair of Wicklow’s historic, period and traditional building delivered by leading authorities from such bodies as the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and ICOMOS Ireland. 

All demonstrations and talks are free of charge and no booking is required. For the full programme of events visit  or


Gymboree Play & Music Classes returns to The Brockagh Centre on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m from Thursday 17 Sept. Suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-school children from 6mths – 4yrs.  Teach your child a love of music through play in a fun and friendly environment!  Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.  Please call Rachel on 086 8330212 for more info or to book your place


Adult Art Classes

Class focuses on painting and drawing, and is suitable for artists of all levels of experience. In the class we work with a variety of materials and learn techniques and skills specific to each. Each artist is then encouraged to make use of those skills and techniques to develop their own personal artistic style. Classes are informal and friendly.   New classes start Wed 16 Sept.  Contact Almha 086 3897732.


Brockagh Centre

Check out our website & facebook pages for details of Autumn Classes & Activity Timetable or call (0404) 45600.


Wicklow Man

The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre 10 p.m. so come along and enjoy the fun.

Get Yourself Online

The closing date has been extended on these courses until December so there is still an opportunity for you to take that step to build your confidence on line.  Cover the basics and learn how to email, skype, shop online, pay car tax and much more.  It cost €20 for 4 x 2 hr course and it is free to those over 65.  The classes are small and the lessons are taught in a relaxed and fun way with plenty of time for everyone. We will be running a few of these popular courses so days may vary. Go on you know you want to!  Book your place – call (0404) 45600.


National Eucharistic Congress 2015

The National Eucharistic Congress will take place in Knock Shrine over the weekend of 26 and 27 September. The congress is being organised by Bishop Kevin Doran, who has been appointed National Delegate for Eucharistic Congresses. A bus has been arranged to take pilgrims to this important event on Saturday 26th. It will leave Lynhams at 7.30 am sharp. Please phone Rose at 086-2585971 or 0404-45872 by 19th September to secure your place with a 20 euro deposit.


Dragon Day with Val Young
If you love dragons or would like to learn more about them (and yourself) come along to the Dragon Day with Val Young which will take place in the Brockagh Centre on Saturday 3 October (10 am to 5 pm). We will be connecting with the Dragons of Ireland and the Beings of this sacred land. We will be working with the Dragons of the different elements and assisting them in what they do for the Earth. We will also go on journeys for our own insights and growing awareness. For more information about the Dragons and the cards please see  The cost of the Dragon Day is €35. You can bring your own lunch or there are places to eat close by. Light refreshments will be provided. Accommodation is also available nearby. To book your place or for further information, please contact Val at [email protected]


Stress Management

Learn how to understand the types and sources of stress; short term and long term, internal and external and being able to identify your stressors, is an important part of stress management. You can’t eliminate stress but you can learn how to manage it.  Join Tanya one evening per week at the Brockagh Centre for six weeks to learn how.  Contact Tanya on 086 4033349 for  information or to register your interest.


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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