Laragh Glendalough notes week January 30th

Recent Excavations at Glendalough                                                                                                           

A public lecture by the UCD School of Archaeology entitled “Recent Archaeological Excavations at Glendalough” will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre from 7pm to 8.30 pm on 10th February. Everyone is very welcome to attend this free talk. There will be a €2 charge for tea, coffee and biscuits.

Glendalough – An Age Old Attraction                                                                                               

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, on Tuesday 14th of February at 11am, followed by tea/coffee. This is a free talk and all are welcome. Using images from the photographic exhibition currently on display in the Centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection from the Lawrence and Valentine Collections held by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archives.

Mindcraft Mindfulness Through Creativity                                                                                   

Mindcraft workshop provides an introduction to Mindfulness Through Creativity where you can reacquaint the adult you with the creative you. The workshop will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday 4th of February from 10am to 4pm. Contact Linda O’Leary on 087 269 4954 or Mairead Hennessy on 086 827 2332, email or go to to book.


Laragh Glendalough Post Office

There was a great attendance at Mon night’s meeting. We are asking the community to write a submission on why they feel the Post Office is important to them and the area. The Post Office service is now finished but the doors will remain open for the next two weeks from 9am until 1pm Monday to Friday with someone there from the community to offer help or answer questions.


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

This full day traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. It will be a relaxed learning environment and you will bring 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. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing


Willow-weaving Garden Project Course                                                                                                

This 6-week evening course on willow-weaving will introduce you to basic basketry techniques and teach you to weave some fun small projects for your garden. The course will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Tuesday evening from 21st February to 28th March (7 to 9 pm). Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087-9773622 or emailing


Walking group in the Brockagh                                                                                                                        

 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. Call us on 0404 45600 to find out more. 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 for more information.


Pilates at the Brockagh Centre                                                                                                                       

 Pilates will be starting on Monday the 30th January. The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.30am with a second class will beginning at 10.30. Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email Visit for more information.


March Car Boot Notice                                                                                                                                    

To all our customers and stallholders, our March Car Boot will be on Sunday March 12th instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only).


Citizens Information                                                                                                                                                       

The Citizens Information Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10am until noon on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.


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.


Taekwon-Do Special Offer                                                                                                             

Taekwon-Do classes are held in the Brockagh Centre every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8.45 pm. A range of classes cater for children (aged 4 upwards), teenagers and adults. In addition to a free first Taekwon-Do session, when registering for classes each beginner will be given a free uniform worth up to €50! Please phone Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 or email for further information


H.I.F.D (High Intensity Fitness Dance)                                                                                                  

 Get into shape after Christmas and loose some holiday pounds with Adam in cardio exercise dancing. You don’t need to be a good dancer or very fit just dance along at your own pace and enjoy the music. Wednesday nights at 7.00pm. Contact Adam on 083 3057949 if you are interested or just drop in for a class.


Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                          

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. This course aims to help citizens use the internet with confidence and provide the motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email, Certified training courses at the Brockagh include The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for more competent computer users and Equal Skills Certified Training for beginners. If you have specific learning needs and want individual training from our tutors call today on 0404 45600.


Adult Guidance Service                                                                                                                          

 The Adult Career Guidance Service available at the Brockagh Centre is free, friendly, confidential, supportive and available to all adults over 18 years of age. For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Irene on 086-8061569.

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