Laragh Glendalough notes week December 12

Laragh Glendalough

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction                                                                                          

Rathdrum Historical Society presented a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction last night with a great turn out with the lecture very informative and interesting.  Thank you to all who attended and to the Rathdrum Historical Society for an excellent evening.

Snow White & the Babes in the Wood                                                                                                                                              

We welcome back The Roundwood Variety Group in January for another fantastic show. This year it will be Snow White and The Babes in the Wood, another hilarious panto written by the talented Thomas O Leary. Tickets are going on sale in December, visit www.roundwoodvarietygroup.com for show times and tickets! Book early to avoid disappointment!

Recycling this Christmas                                                                                                                 

Remember to re-cycle as much as possible over Christmas, bottle and drink tin banks are in the car park at the back of the Brockagh Resource Centre and in the Upper Lake, Glendalough. To report dumping ring Litterline on 1890 548837.

Cinderella Show                                                                                                                                                

 It’s show time for Cinders on December 17th and 18th at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, featuring Elevation S.P.A, FYI Dance Club, Next Level Dance Centre, McKinley School of Dance and Dance LA. For tickets call 087 206 3309 or available online @ Eventbrite search for NFA Productions.

Christmas Carols by candlelight in the Monastic City

A great way to start Christmas, in one of the most evocative settings in Wicklow. We invite you to join us on Monday 19th December at 7.30pm for a unique event to celebrate Christmas. Beginning with a candlelit procession through the monastic gates we will proceed to the ruins of the candlelit Cathedral for an evening of traditional carol singing in the monastic style. Some of our most familiar carols would have been sung here by the monks of Glendalough themselves in the 8th and 9th centuries. Tea and Coffee will be provided afterwards in the Glendalough Hotel courtesy of Pat Casey. This a free event and open to everyone, including children, which must be accompanied by an adult. Assemble at 7.15pm at Glendalough Hotel.

Get Ireland Walking                                                                                                                                  

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the walking group with Get Ireland Walking at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. In association with Get Ireland Walking, Wicklow Local Sports Partnership & Brockagh Resource Centre. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie for more information.

Badminton  Junior and Seniors                                                                                                                                            

Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Classes for 2016 will end on Monday, Dec 19th and return Monday, Jan 9th. There will be no badminton classes on the week of 23rd January.

Pilates at the Brockagh Centre                                                                                                                      

 Starting in January 2017, Marie Noonan will be teaching Pilates at the Brockagh Resource Centre. Marie has 17 years fully qualified experience in helping people rehabilitate, heal and transform in mind, body and soul. There will be a choice of morning and evening classes available. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.

Social Dancing                                                                                                                                          

The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Resource Centre at 10 p.m for some chatting and lots of dancing.

AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night. 


Morning Yoga                                                                                                                                             

This class will run every Thursday from 10 to 11.15am. This is a gently paced class for beginners to advanced.  The class will provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life.  To find out more Call Louise on 087 603 2202. Classes for 2016 will end on Dec 15th and return Jan 5th (booking is essential, call Louise on 087 603 2202).

Chair Yoga                                                                                                                                           

Chair Yoga classes at the Brockagh Centre will run on Thursdays at 11.30am to 12.45pm. Chair Yoga is suitable for those who may find regular yoga classes too strenuous – those who may be completely new to yoga, recovering from injury or illness or generally less active and mobile. Call Louise on 087 603 2202. Classes for 2016 will end on Dec 15th and return Jan 5th (booking is essential, call Louise on 087 603 2202).

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                      

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advanced on Wednesday evenings in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 7pm. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. Classes for 2016 will end on 7th of December and return on January 11th.

Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                                  

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are held at the Brockagh on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Tai Chi will help your body renew itself with powerful whole body movements. If you are interested in joining the class log onto http://jadesuntaichi.com/neal-traynor.html to learn more or call tutor Neal Traynor(087 9085684) to book. Neal will finish classes for 2016 on Dec the 20th and is due to resume classes in the new year on Jan 10th.


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