Laragh Glendalough notes September 27

Car Boot Sale
The next Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 4 October. This is a great opportunity to pick up a bargain: antiques; second-hand, new and nearly new clothes; books; knick-knacks; crafts and so much more. If you want to treat yourself, there are always great home bakes for sale. Remember that vans must be booked in. Car park spaces for the next month or so continue to be limited, so please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.

Bus to Knock Shrine Cancelled
The bus from Laragh to bring pilgrims to the National Eucharistic Congress in Knock Shrine has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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, white arrows) between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday 10 October and will be available to discuss the Park’s wild deer and their ecology with anyone walking the route who wishes to stop-by and view the deer. 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).

Gymboree Play & Music Classes takes place at the Brockagh Centre on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. Suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-school children from 6mths – 4yrs. Teach your child a love of music through play in a fun and friendly environment! Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Please call Rachel on 086 8330212 for more info or to book your place

Adult Art Classes
Class focuses on painting and drawing, and is suitable for artists of all levels of experience. In the class we work with a variety of materials and learn techniques and skills specific to each. Each artist is then encouraged to make use of those skills and techniques to develop their own personal artistic style. Classes are informal and friendly. New classes start Wed 16 Sept. Contact Almha 086 3897732.

Wicklow Man
The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre 10 p.m. so come along and enjoy the fun.

Get Yourself Online
The closing date has been extended on these courses until December so there is still an opportunity for you to take that step to build your confidence on line. Cover the basics and learn how to email, skype, shop online, pay car tax and much more. It cost €20 for 4 x 2 hr course and it is free to those over 65. The classes are small and the lessons are taught in a relaxed and fun way with plenty of time for everyone. We will be running a few of these popular courses so days may vary. Go on you know you want to! Book your place – call (0404) 45600.

Dragon Day with Val Young
Places are filling up or the Dragon Day with Val Young on Saturday 3 October in the Brockagh Resource Centre (from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m). Cost of the day is 65 euro. We will be connecting with the Dragons of Ireland and the Beings of this sacred land. We will be working with the Dragons of the different elements and assisting them in what they do for the Earth. We will also go on journeys for our own insights and growing awareness. For more information about the Dragons and the cards please see You can bring your own lunch or there are places to eat close by. Light refreshments will be provided. Accommodation is also available nearby. To book your place or for further information, please contact Val at

Tidy Towns
Our next Tidy Towns clean-up will take place on Saturday 3 October at 11 a.m. We meet opposite Lynhams – extra assistance is always welcome. We hope to have the results of our performance in the 2015 Tidy Towns competition in advance of publication of the next issue.

Primal3 Introductory Workshop
World famous nutritionist Barry Murray is teaming up with local running coach Rene Borg and the Irish mountain-running champion Jason Kehoe to deliver an exciting introduction on how to improve the way you eat, move and live. The Primal3 mission is to look at nutrition, lifestyle and movement from a primal perspective – meaning with a firm eye on what the natural human experience evolved to be. During the 4-hour workshop, attendees will be taken through a 2-hour movement class suitable for all experience levels. This will be followed by a session on nutrition and lifestyle. The next introductory workshop will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Sunday 18 October (from 9 am to 1 pm). Please visit to make a booking or email with questions.

GAA handball 4 Kids
Handball training for primary school children will resume on Wednesday 7 October 2015 in Annamoe community centre at 6.15 p.m. for children aged 7-9 and at 7 p.m, for children aged 10-12. There is a purpose built 40 x 20 handball court in the facility and a new glass backwall was recently installed. For further information call in on the evening or contact Oliver Donelon on 087 9040535. Adult handball training takes place on Monday night at 8 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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