Laragh Glendalough notes week May 15th

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

More to come this month for the festival: 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 May 29th, Laurence High School Band from Kanvas, USA. The concert starts at 12pm. All are welcome to attend this free event and any other part of the Bealtaine Festivities in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.


Brockagh Art Group Summer Exhibition

An exhibition of paintings by members of Brockagh Art Group will open next Friday in Glendalough Green Cafe, Laragh, May 19th to 30th,marking the end of year for students of Almha Roche’s Wednesday morning art class in the Brockagh Centre. Almha is an artist from Laragh who teaches adult and children’s classes locally. Paintings in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour will be on show in a variety of styles. Artists include José O’ Connor, Margaret Conroy, Nancy Falkow, Jackie Stuart, Enda Fitzpatrick, Deborah Von Metzradt, Lisa Mahony and Almha Roche. 


Sale of Work                                                                                                                                              

Parishes of Rathdrum and Derralossary with Glenealy Sale of Work on Sat 20th of May from 1-3.30pm in the RDA Hall Rathdrum. Great stalls full of cakes, plants, books, toys, bric and brac, and a Grand Raffle at 3pm. Please come along and give us your support.


Elevation School of Performing Arts                                                                                                 

Presents its 10 Year Anniversary show, Something Old, Something New on Saturday June 3rd at 6pm in Brockagh Resource Centre. 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.


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. Contact the council at 0404 20100 ask for Ext 2333 or Text 087 6319667 to book a place.


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 its 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.


Laragh Glendalough Community Garden                                                                                              

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 or text 0831563897 to book tickets.


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 with queries or to book a place.


Blessing of the Graves

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 for more information.


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 Visit for more information.


We Love Art                                                                                                                                       

Classes on Monday afternoons are for Primary school children. They are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche. Classes are small, and divided by age group. In the classes we work with lots of different art and craft forms. Children learn new skills and techniques and have fun experimenting with materials and making creative decisions about their work.Phone/text: Almha 086 3897732 Email:


Adult Art                                                                                                                                                    

This painting class will help you to find your own artistic style in your preferred medium. It is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Take up a new hobby or develop your skills and techniques in a friendly and informal group. Classes are taught by artist and qualified art teacher Almha Roche.Wednesday mornings 11-12.30pm.     Call Almha on 086 3897732.


Drama School                                                                                                                                             

Drama classes are a fantastic way of developing confidence and encouraging creativity and imagination. Drama modules will incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills. Students will also learn from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama syllabus and be afforded opportunities to take graded examinations under a fully qualified teacher. Elevation holds a 100% pass rate in IBSD examinations. Elevation Drama Junior (5.45-6.45pm) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate on 086 8256775.


Elevation Dance School                                                                                                                          

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class. Class times and ages are as follows: Elevation Dance-Mod/Theatre Primary Grade 1 (4-4.45pm), Grade 2/3 (4.45-5.45).


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