Laragh Glendalough notes week April 9th

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 This is a fundraiser in aid of the Brockagh Resource Centre(0404 45600 or Unfortunately we cannot accept washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, cookers, fridges or freezers.


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.


Laragh Tidy Towns AGM and Village Clean-up

A clean-up of the village and surrounding area is planned for 7 pm on 1st May, before our AGM. The AGM will take place at 8 pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Everyone is very welcome as many hands make light work.

Mindfulness Through Creativity 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. Get crafty, distress by joining us on Saturday April 21st, from 10am to 4pm at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. All materials supplied with cost, including tea, coffee and light lunch. To book contact Linda 087 269 4954 or


East Coast FM Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning

East Coast FM Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh (free car parking available) on Friday, 20th April from 10am-12pm in aid of Wicklow Cancer Support Services and The Wicklow Hospice. A very worthy cause, which has touched many families in some way. Enjoy delicious treats and chat with some friendly faces while being entertained by the wonderful Denise Brennan and Michael Flood. We will be reporting LIVE on East Coast FM and there will be a raffle on the morning with some fantastic prizes up for grabs! For further information or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Helen Kinlan 086-8890755 or Niamh Kinlan 086-3555245.

Wicklow Willow Courses (New Dates)

Full day basket making workshops: April 15th, May 13th, and May 19th. Contact Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email to find out more about  workshops in 2018.

Go For Life                                                                                                                                                      

Thank you to everyone who supported our recent Hamper. First prize went to Dinah Newsome, 2nd Breda Cunnington, 3rd Denise Griffin, 4th Mick Quinn and 5th Nora Byrne. Our group meet most Tuesdays, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, music come along on at 11am, we welcome any newcomer. We meet for lunch once a month at various venues. For further information, call Denise at the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop in.


Tai Chi and QiGong                                                                                                                         

Classes teach you very powerful tools, which help to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To learn more about the classes contact Ann Martin 087 608 1219 or ( Registered instructor with Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Centre, call Ann to book in.


Badminton  Junior and Seniors                                                                                                       

Badminton classes are on Mon evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7pm (Junior 4th class up) with Seniors from 8pm and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian on 086 247 6822.

Morning Yoga 

Louise’s yoga class takes place in the Brockagh Centre every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am. A gently paced class in which the focus is very much on building a safe and strong practice using the principles of alignment and correct use of the breath.

The body is always prepared for the practice first through targeted and general warm up sequences. Postures (asanas) are taught through a step by step approach (vinyasa krama) using props when appropriate.  Modifications and variations of poses are explored so that each student learns to build physical strength, mental clarity and inner stillness in a safe and non- competitive class environment.

To find out more or to book, call Louise on 087- 6032202 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga 

Chair Yoga is suitable for those who find a regular yoga class too strenuous, are recovering from injury or illness or are generally less active and mobile. The class takes students through centring and breath-work, followed by a guided, intelligently sequenced practice of postures that take the joints through their full range of movement whilst seated or through use of the chair whilst standing. These postures provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life.

To find out more or to book, call Louise on 087- 6032202 (booking is essential).

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:, or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”.

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