Laragh Glendalough notes week April 23rd


Laragh Community First Responders

As a follow up to the training last November, we are having refresher training on the 15 May 2018 at 7:30 pm.  The exact location of where the training will take place is to be finalised.  In the meantime….save the date.

The Community defibrillator has been installed outside McCoys.  Many thanks to Denis Carter for pulling the fundraising event together to cover the cost of the defibrillator and installation in the special container.

The excess money raised has been used to replace the batteries in the existing defibrillator which cost €54 per set and also the CPR pads that are required in emergency.  These have just expired and cost €141 per set.

Many thanks also to Willie and Diane for their continued support for storing the bag when not with one of the CFR volunteers and also for allowing the community defibrillator be installed on the shop wall.

The Laragh group has been in operation for over 12 years and have had many call-outs during this time.  We are always looking for more volunteers so please come along to the training on 15 May 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Glendalough Car Boot Sales

Join us for the next Car Boot on 6th of May. 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 if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up on the morning.

Wicklow Willow Courses (New Dates)

Full day basket making workshops: May 13th & 19th, 9th & 16th of June. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email to find out more about  workshops in 2018.


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

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

High Intensity Fitness Dane (H.I.F.D)                                                                                                                                                       Just pop in on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre to dance your socks off with Adam and the class in cardio exercise dancing, dropping those extra calories. 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.

Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                                                                                                       Viva’s yoga classes are for beginners to intermediate on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Brockagh Centre. Improve your fitness strength and flexibility in a relaxing way. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. You can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information.

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.

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                     

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

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