Laragh Glendalough notes week January 22nd

Laragh Glendalough

Recent Excavations in Glendalough

At 7 pm on Friday 23rd February, the UCD School of Archaeology will present the results of the 2017 excavations at Glendalough. Organised by the Glendalough Heritage Forum, this public lecture will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mindcraft Workshop

Would you like to try your hand at some different crafts in a beautiful, relaxed setting? Not only is it lots of fun but it’s good for your health too. Join us on Saturday Feb 3rd, from 10am to 4pm at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. To book contact Linda 087 269 4954 or Mairead 086 8272332.

Wicklow Willow Courses 2018

Scarecrow Building Workshop: this workshop is for those of you who are interested in decorating your garden come the Spring with a beautiful willow scarecrow, duration one and half days on March 24th and 25th. Full day basket making workshop: Sunday 15th of April. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about  workshops in 2018.


Wild West Country Night

A lively night on Sat 27th Jan at 9pm, Lynham’s of Laragh with music by the Roamin Cadillacs. Tickets €10 available from Caitriona Murphy 087217 5011. In aid of Strictly LipSync Laragh.


Fundraiser Table Quiz

On Fri 26th Jan, Lynhams of Laragh at 8pm for €40 a table of four people. Contact Damien Hanlon 086 342 3561 for more information. In aid of Strictly LipSync Laragh.

Start Your Own Business Course

This is an essential course for anyone thinking of starting their own business. The objective of the Start Your Own Business Programme is to assist participants in assessing the viability of business ideas and in understanding the essential elements required to start up and run their own business. This is an evening course that runs over 10 wks delivered by experienced trainers who run their own business. An additional benefit of this course is the peer support participants will get by being in a group of likeminded individuals. Starting on 3rd of May, 2018, 7-10pm once a week. Full outline available at www.localenterprise.ie/wicklow.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from  9am-10am. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners.  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: mcgrathfloodschool@gmail.com, Facebook.com/mgfschool or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”.

Glendalough Car Boot Sales 2018

Our first  Car Boot of the year is  on Sun 4th of March and then each first Sunday after until November 2018. Great value on, homebaking, clothes and accessories, books, candles, presents and much more. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up on the morning.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on wicklowlsp@wicklowcoco.ie for more information.

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s yoga class will be held 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. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise on 087-6032202 (booking is essential).

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).

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                                                                       Join the fun on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam in cardio exercise dancing. You do not need to be a good dancer or very fit, dance at your own pace and enjoy the music. You can contact Adam on 083 3057949 for information.

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