Laragh Glendalough notes week May 8th

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.


Morning Yoga with Louise                                                                                                                  

Every Thursday from 10am to 11.15 amin the Brockagh Resource Centre. 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).


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

Kicked off events with music from the talented, Joe McKenna. Joe entertained guests from Laragh and the surrounding areas with friends from Sunbeam House. Joe played popular, favourite jigs and reels with an array of instruments including various whistles, accordion, guitar, bodhran while the audience joined in with percussion instruments. Joe set the tempo for more activities to come this month: 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 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.


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.


Go For Life Games – Come and Try Day                                                                                                                                                 

In the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Thursday 1th 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.


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 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 for more information.


Chair Yoga                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 am to 12.45 pm. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life. The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement whilst seated or through use of the chair whilst standing. Call Louise on 087-6032202. (booking is essential).


Wicklow Man                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wicklow Man(David Bury 087 272 3962) is on every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre at 10 p.m.  for a few hours of dancing and socialising.


AA Meetings                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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


Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very powerful tools that help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Go to to learn more about the classes and tutor Neal Traynor (087 9085684). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Neal to book in. 

Badminton  Junior and Seniors                                                                                                                                                                                               

Badminton evenings in the Brockagh Centre are finished now for the Summer and will be back in September. Visit or phone Finian on 086 247 6822 in September to find out start dates.


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