Laragh Glendalough notes week December 3rd

Winners Marie McCoy, Fr Oliver Crotty, and Ray and Orla Carter.

Glendalough Christmas Fair 2018

This year’s market will be on the 9th Dec, from 10am till 4pm. Carol singing in aid of the homeless will be from 11am to 12pm.

There are over 50 Stalls, making it the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping. Stallholders will be selling unique homeware to personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewellery, pure honey, bees wax candles, knits, crochet, wood turning, photography, ceramics, silver jewellery, reindeer food, candle holders, homemade baking, clothes, Christmas wreaths, flowers, handmade natural body care products, you’re guaranteed to find something special for your loved ones.

With so many local makers and designers showcasing their gifts, you can tick off everything on your Christmas list all in one place and feel reassured that you’re supporting your local community. Throughout the Market, you’ll find tasty food to satisfy any appetite; grab a delicious hot dog, aromatic hot fruity drink to keep you toasty while you browse.

A memorable day out in a stunning setting, there’s always something new to discover at our Glendalough Christmas Market. Contact 0404 45600 or [email protected].

Tidy Towns and Christmas Lights

Garden Competition

The presentation to the winners of our Garden Competition took place in Lynhams on Friday 16th November. The winners were Marie McCoy, Fr Oliver Crotty, and Ray and Orla Carter. The event was sponsored by Denis Carter of Avon Motors to whom we are very grateful. Each winner was presented with a beautiful clock turned from yew. Many thanks to Lynhams for the refreshments.

Christmas Lights Event

The Christmas lights in Laragh were switched on Dec 3rd with the help of Santa and his reindeers. Well done to everyone involved and any donations from local businesses in making Laragh light up with snow effects on a magical Christmas evening.

Breast Cancer Research Coffee Morning

A hugely successful coffee morning, hosted by Colette Dunlea, was held on 25th October in the Brockagh Centre. It raised a total of €2,591 for Breast Cancer Ireland. Colette would like to thank all the people who contributed their time and effort in support of the cause: the many fabulous bakers, those who generously donated gifts for the raffle, the staff at the Brockagh Centre and everyone who turned up to enjoy the occasion. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

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 18th 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 is 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.

Go for Life Training

Training of Go for Life Physical Activity Leaders has been taking place at the Brockagh Resource Centre for the past weeks with participants coming from Wicklow and surrounding counties. The workshops provide information, ideas and skills to those interested in involving older people in physical activity.

 

Roundwood Variety Show

The Brockagh Centre will be hosting the ever-entertaining and talented Roundwood Variety Show performers again at the end of January. Details will be posted on our Facebook pages and our website at www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie.

Appeal for Sleeping Bags and Hats

Sleeping bags and warm hats (preferably dark-coloured) are being collected for the homeless. Phone Orla on 087-2471079 to arrange collection (from anywhere). Alternatively, you can drop items into St. Kevin’s Parish Office.

 

Public Solar Sound Healing Session

Learn how to open your energy gates and release stress and how to use two Sound Healing Techniques to release congested energies supporting your own healing. The workshop will be held in Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, on Monday 17th December from 8pm to 10 pm.There will also be a demonstration of Solar Sound Healing. Booking is essential. For More Information or to book a place please phone Ann Martin at 087/6081219 or email at [email protected]. Ann is a Registered Solar Sound Healing Practitioner with www.jadesunschool.com.

Happy Days

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art & crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults                                                                                     

Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens).

Tae kwon-Do for Children                                                                                                          

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs).

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