You can help raise funds for the Laragh National school. Over the next few weeks, as Summer gives way to Autumn we are asking you to gather up any clothes, shoes, bags etc. that you no longer use or need. Please try to fill a bag or two with your discarded items and bring them to the school before Monday 16th of October. All donations most welcome.
Glendalough Christmas Fair
Our Christmas Fair in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of special gifts. If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at [email protected] to request a booking form.
Afternoon Tea Dance Nov 19th
There will be a pre-Christmas tea dance coming up this year on 19th of Nov. All groups must book in advance with the Brockagh Centre by calling us on 0404 45600. All are welcome with refreshments provided with a small cover charge.
Paediatric First Aid Course
The Brockagh Centre is delighted to be able to offer a fantastic evening of paediatric first aid on Monday October 16th (7 to 9 pm). Run by the highly acclaimed ‘Parent First Aid’ company, this popular, informative evening will cover all basic first aid required in the care of children including choking, burns, meningitis, breaks/fractures, CPR, bleeding and more. There are a few places left, to book, please call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.
A series of flower classes are being planned for the autumn at the Brockagh Centre. The sessions can cover everything from basic methods to modern designs for a variety of occasions. The teaching team will facilitate the requirements of the participants and focus on the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. For more details, email [email protected].
Traditional Basket-making Workshop
This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre at various dates from now to December. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop also available on request. Visit www.wicklowwillow.ie, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email [email protected].
Morning Yoga with Louise
Louise’s yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am. This is a gently-paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilizing the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).
Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 12.45 pm. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life. The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement whilst seated or through use of the chair whilst standing. Call Louise on 087-6032202. (booking is essential).
Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.
Tai Chi and QiGong
Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To learn more about the classes contact Ann Martin 087 608 1219([email protected]). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Ann to book in.
Badminton Junior and Seniors
Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.
Irish Dancing Classes
Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from 9am-10am. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners. Registered members of An Comhdhail, fully Garda Vetted and insured. Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email: [email protected], Facebook.com/mgfschool or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”.
Pilates at the Brockagh
Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity.The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email [email protected]. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.
Evening Yoga with Viva
Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to advance on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. 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.