Laragh Glendalough notes March 30

Tidy Towns

An Taisce National Spring Clean takes place from 1 to 30 April. If you have one hour to spare, please come along to help Tidy Towns spring-clean Laragh/Glendalough at 11 am on Saturday 4 April. Meet opposite Lynhams.


Car Boot Sale

The next Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday).  Always a great opportunity for a bargain and some great new items as well.  Vans must be booked in.  Remember we have limited car park spaces for the next few months so please pre-book indoor spaces early.  Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.


 St. Kevin’s Way

All are welcome to join the ‘Friends of St. Kevin’s Road’ on Easter Saturday, April 4th as they follow a medieval path to Glendalough and weave through the beauty of Wicklow´s sacred landscape. Meet at the visitor centre in Glendalough at 10 am and take a bus to the start of the walk (bus costs €5). Walk the trail for 11 km to the Round Tower, Glendalough. For a shorter walk, take St. Kevin´s Way from Glendalough to meet them. Bring hiking boots, wet-gear, a packed lunch, water and an intention for the walk. Contact Bébhinn on 087-9185143 or for more information or to participate.


Easter St Kevin’s Church

Holy Thursday 2 April 10 a.m. Morning Prayer,  7 p.m.  Mass of the Last Supper.  Good Friday 3rd April 10 a.m.  Morning Prayer and Confessions,  11 a.m.  Stations of the Cross in the Valley led by Fr. Michael Rodgers – meet at the Visitors’ Centre,  3 p.m.,  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Adoration of the Cross,  7 p.m.  The Way of the Cross.   Holy Saturday 4 April 10 a.m. Morning Prayer and Confessions, 9 p.m. Solemn Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 5th April 9.30 a.m. Mass 11.30 a.m.  Mass Reconciliation Service.  A penitential service will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday 26 March.


Easter St. John’s Church

The usual time for Sunday service in St. John’s church is 9.15 am. However, please note that on Sunday 29th March a United Parish Service will be held in St. John’s at the later time of 10.30 am. Holy Week and Easter Services in St. John’s.  Wednesday 1st April 7.30 p.m., Good Friday

3rd April 2 p.m., Easter Day 5th April 9.15 a.m.


Classic  Cinema

An introduction to Classic Cinema at the Brockagh Centre.   Four interactive and anecdotal sessions led by life-long film buff George Fleeton on Thursday 9, 16, 23 and 30 April from 7 to 9 p.m.  Euro 15 per session or all four sessions euro 50.  Check out or call George on (01) 2818228.



The Glendalough & District Development Association A.G.M.  takes place on Tuesday 14 April at 8 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre.   All welcome.


Dates for your Diary

Brockagh Centre – Saturday 18th April Indian Head Massage Workshop, 21st April eve & Sunday 26th April Felting Workshop.  Friday & Saturday 24th & 25th April Kirikee Drama Group – The Curious Savage.  Call the Brockagh Centre for further information on (0404) 45600.


Bible Meeting

“The Purpose of Life” .  We invite you to come and listen to messages from the Bible  in the Brockagh Centre every Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. until April 16.  Free and non-denominational.  All welcome.


Czech Twinning Project
For the last 10 years Laragh, Glendalough & the surrounding area has been twinned with a village just outside Prague, called Otrocineves. This project has resulted in wonderful friendships between the communities. We visit each others homes on alternate years for 3-4 days. Our friends in Otrocineves take us to places not normally seen by the tourist & in the evening we are royally entertained by them. We are made to feel like friends who have come to stay. Likewise when they visit us here we try to return their generosity, we take them to places of interest & meet up in each others houses in the evening. Language is never a problem, many of them speak very good English. Like us, the people of Otrocineves want this twinning to continue but we need new people  in order to keep this going into the future. This is a wonderful opportunity to see another country & to meet new people of all ages. To find out more give Denise a call @ 0404-45272. There is no obligation to take it any further but you could find yourself making new friends & travelling. Talk to your friends. We look forward to hearing from you!


Wicklow Man

Dance to the music of 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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