Laragh Glendalough notes week April 30th


Glendalough Car Boot on May Bank Holiday

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.

Parish Spring Sale

Come along on Saturday, 12th of May from 1pm to 3pm at RDA Hall, Rathdrum for a great raffle and lots of tasty baking, plants etc. for sale. In aid of Rathdrum and Derralossary with Glenealy Parish Funds.

Wicklow Mountains National Park – Dawn Chorus

Our Dawn Chorus event is well worth the effort of the early start. Come along at 5 am on Sunday 13th May to hear the birds in full song. If we are lucky we may even hear woodpeckers drumming. Meet at the Upper Lake car park. All are welcome. No booking is required.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of Graves in St. Kevin’s Parish Glendalough cemetery will be blessed on Saturday May 12th at 8 pm. In the event of inclement weather, prayers will be said in St. Kevin’s church after the 7 pm Mass (at approximately 7.45 pm). Brockagh cemetery will be blessed on Saturday May 19th after 7 pm Mass.

Glendalough Hermitage Centre

Adoration Sunday continues until November. It takes place on the first Sunday of each month (from 2 to 4 pm) in the Prayer Room at the Hermitage Centre. The prayers are led by one of the sisters and tea/coffee is available. Centering Prayer takes place from 7.30 to 8.30 pm each Thursday night at the Hermitage Centre. All are welcome. For further information, contact Srs. Doreen, Joan and Margaret on 087-9356696.


Laragh Community First Responders

REMINDER. We are having refresher training on the 15 May 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Mountain Rescue Centre at Trooperstown…..Save the date.  All are very welcome. 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.


Co. Wicklow Older Person Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Fri 25th of May. The AGM will be followed by a Tea Dance in the afternoon.

Bealthaine Afternoon Tea Dance

The Wicklow Man is back to entertain us while we dance the afternoon away with refreshments provided 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.

Active Retirement Group

The monthly lunch is on 1st of May in Jacobs Well, Rathdrum after music with Joe McKenna at 11.15am in the Brockagh. The group are looking forward to their two events coming up. The first being a trip to Dublin Castle on the 18th of May followed by a Bealthaine Tea Dance in the Brockagh with The Wicklow Man on the 20th of May, all are welcome. The AR meet every Tues morning at 11am in the Brockagh for light exercise and refreshments (new members welcome). Call Denise on 0404 45600.

Free Computer Course                                                                                                      

Our free course is running throughout this year. This informal course include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, online TV players, podcasts, photographs, security and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre on 0404 45600 or email

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