Laragh Glendalough notes week July 17th

Moneystown Barn Dance and BBQ

In aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday, 29th July in the community centre starting at 8.30 pm.  Music by the Three Bobs, 10 pm till 12 and the Roamin Cadillacs, 12 to 2 am and disco afterwards.   Food served till 11.30 pm.  Fully licensed.   Admission €20, contact 086 1504221 for tickets.  Bucking Broncho also.  Looking forward to seeing you all there at what promises to be a great night.


Tidy Town notes

A huge effort has been made over the past months to have the village and approach roads looking well. A number of men have been doing hard work trimming the verges and ditches on the road towards Glendalough over a number of evenings and it looks very well.   The existing flower beds have been tidied up in the village and a new one has been created behind the bus shelter.  Work is ongoing to have signage in the village tidied up too.  

A picnic bench has been donated by Wesley Atkinson, Parks and Wildlife and is positioned on the Glendalough side of the Green opposite Lynhams.  Tim Delamere has prepared a template of planned inscriptions to be put on the granite stones and this to be approved by the council prior to placement.  

On 19 June, 5th & 6th class from Scoil Chaoimhín Naofa visited the village community garden to see what is planted there and on their way also collected any rubbish that was around.  

Residents continue to keep rubbish picked up around their homes and this in turn encourages visitors to bring their litter home or to use the bins in the village.

The work is ongoing but on the 1st Tuesday of each month everyone is encouraged to meet across from Lynhams at 7.30 pm to clean up and plan any further improvements.  


First Baptist Church Choir Concert

The group from Tulsa, Oklahohoma, USA will give a concert in St. Kevin’s Church, Laragh on Sunday the 16th of July at 11.30am. The choir will accompany morning mass performing a varied repertoire including American folk pieces, spirituals, broadway numbers, church hymns and Irish selections.


Dog Show at Glendalough Car Boot

Our fun Annual Dog Show in aid of Wicklow Animal Wefare on Aug 6th at Brockagh Resource Centre. Registration at 1.30pm with show starting at 2pm. A big raffle on the day with plenty of car boot stalls to buy your bargains at. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 to book a stall.


Sunshine Summer Camp

Book in now for our exciting, jam-packed Summer Camp in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. With Daily Guest Workshops, Sports, Art, Baking, Games, Woodland Adventures and much more, this Summer Camp is not to be missed. Starts July 31st until August 4th from 10.30 to 2pm, age 6 to 9yrs .To book your place or if you want more information phone or email 0404 45600,


The Glendalough Trail 2017

The Glendalough Trail race is a 15.5km race which takes place on Saturday 4th November, 2017 with registration and refreshments at the Brockagh Centre,Laragh. The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with a route that is scenic, challenging and safe. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness. More information at or contact Paul at or phone 086 350 3994. To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindnes s or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Amanda on 01 6789 004 or


Bracelet Found

If you have lost a bracelet in the Clara Vale area please contact Pauline at the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600.


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 workshops will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 9-5 pm August 8th, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop   also available on request. Visit, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email


Free Digital Skills Computer Course                                                                                                          

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. 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

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