Laragh Glendalough notes week May 1st

Laragh Glendalough

Morning Yoga with Louise 

Every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am. This is a gently paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilizing the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

Happy Days   

Happy Days baby and toddler drop in group is every Wednesday morning 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre(break in July and Aug). Come for a social morning with Crafts, Messy Play, Music and Activities  and of course light refreshments are provided. Contact Kerry 0404-45600.


Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults                                                                                   

Teens 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 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens).

Tae kwon-Do for Children                                                                                                         

Children 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). 


Bealtaine Festival –A month of Celebration of Arts for Older People

Join us for our annual celebration at  the Brockagh Resource Centre (0404 45600). The line-up is as follow: May 2nd, A morning of music with Joe McKenna. Free admission. May 9th – Bowls in the main hall. Free admission. May  21st , Afternoon Tea Dance with music by The Wicklow Man. Admission €5. Refreshments are provided. ( Groups must be booked into the Tea Dance by calling 0404 45600 or emailing brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.) May 29th, Laurence High School Band from Kanvas, USA. The concert starts at 12pm. All are welcome to attend this free event.


Co.Wicklow Older Peoples Network AGM        

The Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy 2017 -2022 is being launched at the AGM of the Co. Wicklow Older Person’s Council on May 26th  by Minister Simon Harris. The AGM is in the Brockagh Resource Centre, 10am to 3.45. A talk from Brendan Martin, County Librarian and John Gill, Crime Prevention Officer, Wicklow. All this is followed by a tea dance, music by Liam Garret. To book contact Rochella Wood at 0404 20100 or email rwood@wicklowcoco.ie

Go For Life Games – Shake Up Day                   

In the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Thursday 8th of June for Shake-Up Day from 11-2pm with coffee from 10.30 and a light lunch at 1pm. This will be an energetic and sociable occasion resulting in the formation of a team to represent County Wicklow at DCU on Sat 10th June from 10-5pm. Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.


Go for Life – A Day of Games

The National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for older people is hosting a FREE “come and try” day demonstrating the Go for Life Games on Wednesday 3rd May from 12 to 3pm (lunch included) in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Confirm your attendance by contacting Valarie on 087 6319667.


Active Retirement Outings     

AR are organising a trip to Wexford Whytes Hotel on Tues 20th to the Thursday 22th of June and there are still places left for anyone interested in a small holiday break. Contact Denise on 0404 45600, for more information or to book a place on the trip.


Elevation School of Performing Arts                        

Presents it’s 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. This is a celebration of everything dance and drama from all of our students across all the campuses. We invite everyone young and young at heart to come along, students and supporters past and present to come along and join in the celebrations with us.


Glendalough Car Boot Sales  

On the first Sunday of the month except for January with the next on Sun, 7th May .  Great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, home baking, plants and much more. Vans must be booked in. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space.

Laragh Glendalough Community                                                                                               

The garden is now ready for planting and we welcome the community into the garden. Plots are available for those wishing to grow their own vegetables. The polytunnel can be used for growing tomatoes etc. and if you have a small garden but want to grow potatoes or larger vegetables such as marrow we have the space. Call Finian on 086 247 6822.

Stagebratz Starz Showstoppers
Join us for a magical afternoon of Broadway & Disney Hits with stunning performances from truly talented Starz aged 3 – 17 years. A colourful, fun show for all the family to enjoy in the Brockagh Resource Centre on the 5th June – Bank Holiday Monday at 4pm. Tickets are €12 & €6. Please email stagebratzstarzacademy@yahoo.com or text 0831563897 to book tickets.

Start Your Own Business Course 

 Local Enterprise Office is holding a Start Your Own Business course at the Brockagh Centre. Starting on Thursday, 4th of May from 7-10pm and will commence for 10 weeks. Please contact Vibeke Delahunt at the Local Enterprise Office on 0404 30800.

Jade Sun School Meditation-Healing Course                                                                      

Care For The Self is coming soon to the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. Contact Ann martin on 087 6081219 or on solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com with queries or to book a place.

Pilates at the Brockagh                                         

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. The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15am to 10.15am and another class at and 10.15 to 11.15am. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie for more information.


Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the graves will take place in Glendalough Graveyard, Glendalough on Saturday May 13th at 8pm. In the event of inclement weather prayers in St Kevin’s Church, Brockagh, Laragh immediately after 7.00pm Mass.

Blessing of the graves will take place in Brockagh Graveyard on Saturday May 20th after 7pm mass.                                                                                                                                                     

Integrated Energy Therapy Classes  

 IET Basic Level Course in Energy Therapy, healing with the energy of Angel Aerial. One-day course to include full course manual and certificate on Saturday 20th of May at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Contact Angela on 085 8132647 or email ahtherapy1@gmail.com for more information.


Traditional Basket-making Workshop

This full day, traditional basket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. Taught in a relaxed learning environment, you will bring home your own completed small round willow basket (a skib). The workshop will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm on May 6th. , Phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie, www.wicklowwillow.ie.

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