Laragh/Glendalough Notebook – February 3

Car Boot Sale

The next Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 9 February 2014 subsequent Car Boot Sales will take place as normal on the 1st Sunday of the month.  Vans must be booked in.  Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.


Sleeping Beauty

Congratulations to Roundwood Variety Group whose performance of Sleeping Beauty in the Brockagh Centre delighted and thrilled their audience – all four performances over the weekend were to a full house. Some say the best one yet– a testament to the hard work of all the cast, crew and organisers.  We are looking forward to next year already.

Wicklow Man

The Wicklow Man is back to his normal Tuesday night slot at the Brockagh Centre on Tuesday nights from 9.30 p.m.


Operation Transformation

Still going strong in the Laragh Glendalough area.  The meet-ups are 7pm in the Brockagh Centre on Tuesday nights for weigh-in, short talk and walk – (note there is a 1 euro charge on Tuesday nights) and on Saturday mornings at 10 am either at the Visitor Centre in Glendalough or Brockagh Centre. People welcome to join at any time.  Please wear suitable footwear and clothing, wear a High Visibility reflective jacket/ vest and bring a torch (for night walk).  For further information check out our Facebook page Laragh Glendalough Operation Transformation or call us on (0404) 45600.


Fitness Classes

Boot camp with Paul Healy back on Monday nights from 8.15 – 9 p.m.  Also junior and senior Tae Kwon Do on Monday and Friday nights.  Contact Paul on 087 2484570.  Circuit Training with Peter is on Thursday nights from 6.45-7.45 p.m. Contact Peter on 087 6319686.  Badminton Play for Men and Women (Senior) every Tuesday 8-9 p.m. & Thursday evening 9-10 p.m.  Juniors Tues 7-8.p.m. & Thurs 8-9.p.m.   No equipment necessary – racquets etc. available to newcomers.  Contact Finian on  086-2476822.


Community Awareness of Drugs

Who talks to your children about drugs?  The C.A.D. “Family Focus” programme

is a series of six two and a half hour  sessions which provides participants with an opportunity to:  Update information on drugs and their effects, Explore attitudes, beliefs and

Decisions related to drug misuse, Develop a family-orientated drug prevention strategy.  What Parents Say – “Every parent should do this course”, “It gave me a lot of information to talk over with family and friends”.  To register your interest call us on (0404) 45600


Living Willow & Basket Weaving

Learn how to make living willow furniture, garden fencing, tunnels and lots more.  This six-week beginner’s course will teach you some basic techniques, allowing you to add flare to your garden or vegetable patch and giving you the chance to try the techniques at home as you go.  Basket-weaving Workshop – This one day workshop will teach you some basic skills in traditional Irish basket-weaving.  No experience is required and you will bring home your very own handcrafted basket made of willow.  Both courses will start soon in the Brockagh Centre.  For more details, please contact Aoife at087-9773622 or email

Gymboree Play and Music

Gymboree Play & Music!  Every Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the Brockagh Centre.  Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-school children from 6months -4years!  Come along and teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, games and musical instruments.  Booking is essential as places are limited – contact Rachel on 086 8330212 to book your place


Get Online Course (Benefit 4)

Book into our 4 week online learning course this week. Learn lots of useful online fun and practical things to do. Friendly, pressure free environment, for free if you are over 65yrs and €15 if you are under. We welcome back all our previous Online Students that did Benefit 3 or Benefit 4 courses.


Moneystown Community Centre

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday 14 February from 9.30 p.m. till 12 midnight. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive etc.  Teas, door prizes, refreshments also available.


Masters of Running Workshop

“Don’t just run, train to be a runner.”  The proven principles of the world’s leading athletics and movement coaches are packaged for you in a 2-day running camp for runners of all levels and abilities.  Learn all the skills you need for a lifetime of strong, injury-free and enjoyable running in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  The workshops take place in the Brockagh Centre over the weekend of 15 to 16 February and are strictly limited to 16 people.  Book on-line or call Jason Kehoe on 085-1414141.


AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 pm every Monday night.  If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol please come along.



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