Laragh Glendalough notes week February 20th

An Evening of Tax

Come along and enjoy a light-hearted look at various tax reliefs, tax-planning opportunities, pitfalls etc. in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Thursday 9th of March from 7.30 to 9.30pm, FREE admission. A wide array of topics will be covered including medical expenses, passing on a business / farm during lifetime or by will, owning rental property, selling sites, young trained farmers and much more.

We will look at some quirky issues such as knowing that very significant income tax savings can be made if the right spouse dies!(What does RIGHT mean?)  What is the best time of the year to separate for tax purposes? If we have time we might even have a look at the famous double irish dutch sandwich!  (Don’t worry – we will have time). The session will be presented by Mel Kilkenny and Stephen Loughran of LK Tax Ltd.


Caring for the Future of our Planet                                                                                                  

Exploring the environmental impact of our lifestyles in view of creating a sustainable world for our children. We invite you to participate in four nights of reflection on one of the most critical issues of our time. Each night we will explore our topics with short talks, videos and group discussions.  Pope Francis’ Letter Laudato Si will inform our reflections as we make this Lenten journey together. Monday March 6th – The Environmental Story today, Monday March 13th – The Social Consequences of our Choices, Monday March 20th – An Integral  and Sustainable Ecology, Monday March 27th – Committing to a better future. Talks will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8pm on each Monday with facilitators, Enda Mullen CHF, DCO,   Oliver Crotty P.P., Michael Rodgers SPS, Margaret Pendergast RSM, Breda Ahearn CP, and Pat Murphy SPS.

Afternoon Tea Dance                                                                                                                                           

Come along to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh and dance away the afternoon on Sunday 21st May, from 3pm to 6pm with music by The Wicklow Man. Refreshments will be provided. Groups must be booked in by calling 0404 45600 or emailing


Basket-Making and Willow-Weaving Traditional Basket-making Workshop                                              

This full day traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment and you will be bringing home your own completed handmade small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre (9 am to 5 pm). Available dates are, 25th March and 22nd April, 30th April and 6th May. Please visit or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email alternatively

Garden Weaving Workshop                                                                                                                       

This is a full day weaving workshop where participants will learn to create a range of small willow projects for their garden and home in the Brockagh Centre on 1st of April from 9am to 5pm. The workshop will be relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on learning to weave willow forms and structures suitable for use in vegetable gardens, flower beds and homes. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please visit or contact Aoife on 087-9773622 or email

March Car Boot Notice                                                                                                                                   

To all our customers and stallholders, our Brockagh Centre March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only). We have even more homemade baking delights for 2017 with our usual array of great value items. Vans must be booked in.  Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8am. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email to book a space.


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