Laragh Glendalough notes October 6

Laragh Glendalough

Get Yourself Online

Wednesday mornings 11 a.m.- 1p.m. for beginners and Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m. for the more advanced at the Brockagh Centre.  This course offers to help those with little experience of the internet.   The course provides an easy step-by-step course where you will discover:  email attachments, search engines, on-line transactions such as paying motor tax, podcasts, playbacks, on-line safety and security, skype, on-line banking, buying on line.   This is a free 4 week course (2hrs per class) morning or evening, for those over 65 and costs €20 to those under 65.  The even better news is that those who have done our previous Benefit 3 or Benefit 4 course are eligible for funding again.   Please register your interest as soon as possible.  Call us on (0404) 45600.


Yogatree Yoga

Yogatree Yoga is back with Viva on Wednesday nights.  The new time is 7-8.30 pm.  Give it a try as  it is suitable for all ages and abilities from beginners to more advanced.   If you’ve always wondered about yoga, try out this class.  Yoga is most helpful to relaxation, de-stressing, flexibility and improved health. Enjoy your body and its abilities, be stronger and more relaxed and enjoy the friendly social atmosphere of Yogatree classes.  Contact Yogatree on  (0404) 40000 for further information.

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow’s wild deer are particularly impressive in autumn when they ‘rut’.  National Park staff will have telescopes set up on the Spinc walking trail (3 hours long) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday 12 October and will be available to discuss the Park’s wild deer and their ecology with anyone who wishes.  Directions to the telescopes should be obtained from the Information Office before setting out.  All are welcome but dogs must be kept on leads. Hiking boots and rain gear are recommended.  Bring binoculars if you have them. 

The event is free to attend but the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Co.) has a 4 euro charge.  For more information, phone 0404-45656 (weekdays) or 0404-45425 (weekends). 

Kinesiology Workshop:

Kinesiology workshop at the Brockagh Centre with Rosaleen Durkin on Thursday 20 November from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Kinesiology is muscle bio-feedback testing based on acupuncture that helps to detect and correct energy imbalances in the body. In this 2 hour talk Rosaleen will give practical tips and exercises that can be easily integrated into your daily routine.    The main problem areas covered: Sleeping problems, Digestive problems, Food sensitivities, Low energy levels, Nutritional imbalances, Stress management, Concentration problems. Rosaleen has been practicing Kinesiology and reflexology for over 20 years and has clinics in Dublin at The Dublin Holistic Centre and Laragh at The Brockagh Centre. Tel: 087 2195931.  Email: clinic@rosaleendurkin.com  Website: www.rosaleendurkin.com.  Facebook: Rosaleen Durkin Kinesiology.

The Glendalough Trail

The Glendalough Trail race is a 15km race which takes place on Saturday 1 November with registration at the Brockagh Centre.  The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with a route that is scenic, challenging and safe. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness. For more information about the Glendalough Trail check out the website http://www.glendaloughtrail.com/ or contact Paul at info@glendaloughtrail.com or phone 086 350 3994.  To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindness or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Clodagh on 01 6789 004 or fundraising@fightingblindness.ie.


HACCP Training

HACCP Training  at the Brockagh Centre.  Learn about Food Hygiene and Haccp for Food Handlers on Monday and Tuesday 24 and 25 November 2014 at the Brockagh Centre, Glendalough from 9.30 a.m. until 4.30 p.m.  For more details check out www.abouthygiene.ie or call the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600.



Glendalough & District Community Alert

For many years now our organisation has been involved has been involved with supplying Personal Alarms to many people who are 65 years or over, through the government grant scheme.  Throughout this time we know that these alarms have helped to save lives and have helped to give people a better sense of security in their own homes.  We know these alarms work.  So with this in mind we would ask you to think whether you have a relative, neighbor or friend who could benefit from having an alarm?  Would you like to feel more secure in your home, more independent?  Is peace of mind important to you or those you love?  If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then why not find our more about getting an alarm?  Our organisation covers a wide area and we are also in touch with other groups in other areas of Wicklow who also deal with alarms – so why not give us a call at 086 2423890.  We will do our best to help you and if you are not in our area we may be able to put you in touch with your nearest group.  Remember these alarms can and do save lives.


Wicklow Man

The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre from 9.30 p.m. 


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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