Laragh Glendalough notes week March 19th

Scrap Metal Day

Clean up your home or Farmyard for free on Sat 14th of April from 9 – 4pm. To view the kind of scrap acceptable, go to Brockagh Resource Centre Facebook page or our website at http://www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/events-and-timetables/. This is a fundraiser in aid of the Brockagh Resource Centre(0404 45600 or brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com).


Ronald McDonald House will be doing their annual cycle on Saturday 28th of April at Avon Rí Lakeshore Resort, Blessington. There will be a 100km through the Sally Gap and Wicklow Gap, 50km twice around the Blessington Lakes and 25km cycle once around Blessington Lakes. Registration at 9am with starting time at 10am. Challenge yourself for a great cause by registering now at www.rmhc.ie.

DEBRA Ireland Wicklow Mountains Challenge

If you would like a challenge Debra Ireland event is on the 29th of April. The event comprises of a half marathon with stunning scenery as you run through mountains, bogs and rivers. Marathon finish based at Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. For details go to https://debraireland.org/debraevent/event-wicklow-mountains-challenge/.


Glendalough Car Boot Sales                                                                                                   

Don’t miss the next Car Boot on Easter Sunday. Bargains to be snapped up on items like, collectables, clothes and accessories, books, candles, gifts for upcoming birthdays and of course get your appetite working with some delicious, wholesome home baking. 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.

Bealthaine Afternoon Tea Dance

The Wicklow Man is back to entertain us while we dance the afternoon away on May 20th from 3pm to 6pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. If you are a group, please call 0404 45600 to book in.

Wicklow Willow Courses

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.

GAA Training (Under 8yrs)

Training is every Friday evening in the Brockagh Resource Centre during the winter months from 6pm to 7pm. Call Eamon on 086 194 8503.

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 9.30am to 10.30 on Thursdays in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Please text Marie on 087 1953072 or email marie@noonanpilates.ie. Visit www.noonanpilates.ie 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: weloveartcrafts@gmail.com.


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 www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com 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).

Part-time Maintenance Person

St. Kevin’s Parish has a vacancy for a temporary, part-time maintenance person. The applicant must be in receipt of an appropriate social welfare (DEASP) payment to qualify for the Community Employment scheme. For further information please phone Marie on 0404-45777 or email glendalough2007@eircom.net

Maintenance Person/Car Park Attendant

The Brockagh Resource Centre wishes to recruit a part-time maintenance person/car park attendant. Applications must be received by noon on Friday 23rd March. Applicants must be eligible for the Community Services Programme (eligibility is confined to those in receipt of certain DEASP payments, e.g. a jobseeker’s payment, one parent family payment, disability allowance, invalidity pension, etc., stabilised or recovering drug mis-users and ex-prisoners). It is also essential to have good people skills and be a good time-keeper. Duties will include interior maintenance, lifting (moving tables and chairs), gardening and supervision of the car park on certain weekends. Contact the manager, Pauline Fahy, on 0404- 45600 for further information.

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