Laragh Glendalough notes week September 18th

Autumn in the Brockagh Resource Centre

We welcome back all our exercise & creative regular classes. If you have been taking it easy this Summer and want to take up a class for the Autumn/Winter months call 0404 45600today! Or you can view our new timetable of events at Throughout the year the Brockagh hosts some interesting free talks, exhibitions etc. If you want to receive our monthly newsletter email us at


McGrath-Flood School of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing has started in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, from  9am-10am on Saturday morning. Classes are for beginners and is for age 3yrs up. Registered members of An Comhdhail,  fully Garda Vetted and insured.  Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email:, or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”. 


Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                    

Come shopping on Sunday 1st of October.  Always great new and nearly new clothes and accessories, home baking, plants and much more. Vans must be booked in. Car park spaces for the next month or so will be limited so please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email if you wish to book an indoor space.


Free Computer Course

A free 5-week digital skills computer course is commencing Friday 29th of Sept. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. If you miss this course you can still  sign up for the next course. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email


St John’s Church, Laragh

Will hold a special service to celebrate its 150th anniversary of dedication on Tuesday the 19th of September at 7.30pm. All are very welcome to attend.


St. Kevin’s Parish, Glendalough

Anointing of the Sick- On Sunday 24th of September at 10.30am we will have anointing of the sick during the mass.

Mass of Remembrance-A Special mass for all those who died during the year will be celebrated on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 at 7.00pm.


Positive Aging Week 2017

A calendar of events, starting on Sept 30th to Oct 15th can be found now on the notice board in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.


Run the Ridge in October

On 14th October you will have a chance to run the majestic Derrybawn Ridge while supporting local sports teams Glendalough AC and Laragh GFC. The race begins in the scenic grounds of Laragh GFC before taking runners on a 20 km adventure on the local trails and hills. A shorter 8 km option is also available. The courses are fully marked, and a mighty spread of cakes and tea will be on offer for the post-race celebrations! For full details and bookings please go to


Haunted Halloween Kids Day

Calling all little ghouls and spooks! Join us for our Horrifying Haunted Halloween House on Saturday October 28th. Jam-packed with activities including Ghouling Games, Frightful Feasts, Alarming Art, Petrifying Prizes, Terrifying Treasure Hunt and a Death-Defying Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepiest one around! For more information on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please contact the Bone-Chilling Brockagh Centre on 040445600. See you there…. If you Dare!!! 


New Dates for 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  7th(1 place left) and 21st(2 places left)   of Oct, 2017. Classes are small with 5 participants. Garden workshop  also available on request. Visit, phone Aoife on 087-9773622 or email


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 in the Brockagh Resource Centre. 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 held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh 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 in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. 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 held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. 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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