Laragh Glendalough notes week August 5th

Looking down the glacial valley of Glendalough, taken from overhead the 6th century monastic settlement

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

We have now moved to the 2nd Sunday of the month. Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun, 11th of Aug, open from 10am to 4pm. Bargains on practically anything from household items to garden additions, and even vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, email [email protected] if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning.

 

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) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

 

Dancing with Declan Flanagan

At the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh. Learn to dance the quick and easy way. If you’re fed up sitting when you go to a dance, I’ll keep it simple! Don’t miss this chance! Call Declan on 085 708 9128 or log on to dancingwithdeclan.ie. Class from 8pm to 10pm on Mon August 12th. Irish country jive, quickstep, waltz, line dancing and lots more.

Yoga with Louise

Louise’s yoga class held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15am and chair yoga from 11.30 to 12.45 both in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh will be back on Sept 5th after a Summer break in August . To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

Glendalough Cemetery Award

On Wed 17th July, 2019 in the Aula Maxima Hall, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare, Glendalough Cemetery was awarded a Green Flag for year 2019/2020. It’s the first Green Space/Park in Co. Wicklow to receive this award.  Congratulations to all the volunteers who contributed with their time and energy for preparing the cemetery to enter this award.

New Playground in Laragh

A playground is now open to the public in Laragh next to the Brockagh Resource Centre car park. Please be mindful of keeping the playground tidy, no dogs allowed and as no bins are provided please take your rubbish home.

Sustainable Energy Community

Laragh Glendalough Sustainable Energy Action’s (LGSEA) Energy Master Plan (EMP) funding application has now been reviewed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The application scored very highly and has been recommended for approval for funding. It is now winding its way through the approval process after which a Letter of Offer should be issued. Wicklow Co. Co., with whom LGSEA has partnered, now has a consultant on board for the next 18 months for all Wicklow-based EMPs. This will provide an opportunity to carry out feasibility studies to examine various options to help us reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

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