Laragh Glendalough notes week August 22nd

Active Retirement                                                                                                                                    

 We are back on 13th September and looking forward to catching up again with all our friends.  All are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings at 11am for some light exercise, lots of laughs and a chinwag over a cup of tea.   

Social Morning Meetups                                                                                                                              

It was suggested recently that we have a social morning at the centre where people can get together share ideas, chat and exchange skills such as photography, crafts, painting, sharing books or to arrange outings and of course have a cuppa. If this would appeal to you call into us or phone 0404 45600 so we can get an idea of the level of interest.

Parent and Toddler Group                                                                                                                                           

 Happy Days will be starting back on September 14th from 10.30 to 12.30. We would like to invite parents to come for a social morning with their children for some play, chat and of course light refreshments. Contact Sandra at the centre for more information.                                                                                                          

Glendalough/Laragh Car Boot                                                                                                                               

The next Car Boot will be on Sunday 4th September. In August we had fresh vegetables from our local community garden and of course a sunny day to enjoy cake, tea and a chat with our regular and new customers. Open from 9.30 to 4pm. Call now on 0404 45600 or email on to book a stall inside. Outside come along on the morning and sell from your car but if you have a van you will need to book in.

Support workshop                                                                                                                                    

The workshop starting in early October is about how to best support yourself and your child if he/she is diagnosed with a learning disability, developmental or behavioral disorder. If you would like to know more contact Elke MacEntee on 087 670 6737 or email

Job Vacancy                                                                                                                                             

We require a Development Worker with the ability to work with key stakeholders to support programmes for older and young people. Applicants should have good social, written, numeracy, IT and verbal communication skills, have experience in drafting and submitting grant applications and be prepared to assist with duties such as light catering, reception, etc. This is a full-time/part-time sharing position (€9.15/hour) with flexible working hours which include week-end and evening work. It is funded by the Community Services Programme and applicants must check their eligibility beforehand Please forward your CV to Pauline Fahy, Manager, Brockagh Centre, Laragh, Glendalough or email Further details are available by calling on 0404-45600.

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction                                                                                                    

The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is currently hosting an exhibition of historic photographs of the Glendalough Valley through the ages. These images are from the National Library of Ireland’s Lawrence Collection. They show the enduring popularity of Glendalough as an age old attraction for visitors from the late 19th century onwards. View the exhibition in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh and then wander the one mile to Glendalough to see first-hand how the features depicted (Round Tower, Royal Hotel, Gateway, Deer Stone etc) have changed over time, also view the pop up displays in outdoor locations at the Green Road, The Visitor Centre, the Monastic City Entrance and the Information Office, Upper Lake. The exhibition is an initiative of the Glendalough Heritage Forum which is a partnership of local residents, land owners, state agencies, County Council officials and researchers from a variety of institutions. The aim of the GHF is to facilitate understanding and management of the remarkable cultural heritage of Glendalough with the local community, maximising the benefits of working together and sharing information. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Summer Youth Leadership Programme                                                                                                                

 East Wicklow Youth Service is providing a Youth Leadership Programme for young people in Laragh on September 14th from 4pm-5.30pm and runs up to November. The programme aims to enable young people to develop the skills and qualities necessary to be good leaders, as well as challenging them to use these skills for the betterment of society. If you are aged between 15yrs and 18yrs, and interested in becoming a youth leader, please contact either Fiona Creedon on, tel. 086 7789544 or contact Pauline Fahy at the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600.

Fun Run, Walk and Kids Trail Race                                                                                                          

Clara Vale Church are hosting a 6k fun run, 4k walk and kids trail race on Thursday 25th August 2016. Registration will be at 6pm beside Clara Vale Church with refreshments and parking provided. Cost for children is €5 (medal for all kids), adults €10 and €20 per family. For more details check out Clara Trail Run on Facebook.


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