Laragh Glendalough notes week October 3

Taekwon-Do for Older Children and Adults

Older children and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs), and 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens).


Go For Life                                                                                                                                                     

 Go for Life active retirement group are enjoying a return to the  Brockagh Centre on Tuesday morning starting at 11am.  So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise come along on Tuesday next.  For further information call the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop in any Tuesday at 11am.

Tai Chi and QiGong Classes           

Tai Chi and QiGong are very powerful tools which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There will be classes starting soon in Brockagh Resource Centre depending on the level of interest. If you are interested in joining the class call 0404 45600 to register your interest. Go to to learn more about the classes and tutor Neal Traynor(087 9085684). Classes will be held on Monday mornings or Tuesday evenings.

Happy Days                                                                                                                                                                                

 Happy Days has started and is from 10.30 to 12.00 weekly. We would like to invite people with babies and young child to come for a social morning with their children for some play, chat and of course light refreshments. Contact Sandra 0404-45600at the centre for more information.

Tea Dance             

On the 27th of November there will be a tea dance at the Brockagh Resource Centre from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Pre-Christmas fun before the a busy December kicks in, a spacious hall where you can dance away the afternoon, brightening the winter months with old and new friends. Groups from any area are very welcome, large or small just call on 0404 45600 to book for groups.


We Love Art                                                                                                                                            

Art and crafts classes for kids, are back on Monday afternoons at the Brockagh Centre from Sept. 12th. Classes cover a wide range of art and craft forms. We work with lots of different materials and learn new skills and techniques with every project. It’s all about the joy of making! Please note new times for 2016/17 are age 4-6 (JI&SI) 1.45 – 2.30, age 7-9 (1st to 3rd class) 2.40 – 3.40, age 10-12 (4th to 6th class) 3.45 – 4.45. Contact Almha at or phone or txt 086 3897732.

Art Classes (Adults)
Wednesday morning art classes with Almha Roche are back. For both beginners and more experienced painters from 11am to 12.30pm. For details contact Almha on 086 3897732

Citizens Information Centre Increased Service                                                                                     C.I.C have now an office in the Brockagh Resource Centre on the first and third Tuesday  of each month from 10-12 providing valuable personal advice relating to your rights and entitlements on a large range of matters. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service.  For more information go to www.

Glendalough Christmas Fair on December 11th                                                                                                                                           

 If you are interested in booking a stall at our popular and festive Christmas Fair or if you would like to perform music or entertain in the festive spirit at the fair call Michelle Wed-Fri at the Brockagh Centre on 0404 45600 or email us at to request a booking form. The booking from is also available to download at

Walking in the Lightness of Being                                                                                                                                            

 The advanced teachings of the Lenmurian Mystery School use ancient wisdom to transform our lives and the lives of all. In this year of 2016 we are being challenged on many levels: socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. The workshop is on Sat, Oct 22nd from 9.30 to 18:00 in the Brockagh Centre and it was born out of the need to address these issues that arise from these challenges. Contact Christina Sieber 089 962 3399(txt/voicemail only-they will get back to you)

Healthcare Training                                                                                                                                  

 Level 5 in Healthcare Support Major Award(5M4339) Nursing Studies(5M44349) will commence in October at the Brockagh Resource Centre. Courses will run over a 9mth duration, 3 Saturdays per month. Call 01 849 4500 or email,

Mindful Athletic Performance                                                                                                                                             

 This course is for athletes who would like to get more from their sports performance, be more present and in the moment when training or competing, learn to modify their behaviour with awareness, overcome negative beliefs or thoughts that are holding your performance back, would like to achieve and realize their goals. Contact Sue Redmond via email at or phone 086 8102770. This will be held at the Brockagh Resource Centre on November 19th 9:30am-5pm.

Drama & Dance                                                                                                                                     

Classes will be back on wed 28th September to the Brockagh Resource Centre. Drama and Dance will now be on the same day for more updates contact Kate 086 8256775 or go to Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45), Teen Jazz (5.45-6.45pm). Elevation Drama Junior (4.45-5.30pm), Senior (5.30-6.45pm).

Support workshop for parents                                                                                                                                   

 The workshop starting in early October at the Brockagh Centre 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

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