Laragh Glendalough notes week November 12th

30th Annual Supper Dance

In aid of St. John’s Church, Laragh on Friday the 23rd of November 2018 from 8pm to 1am in Lynham’s Hotel, Laragh. Music by John Flood. Tickets cost  €22.50, including a draw for a hamper.

Rathdrum Historical Society Lecture

Rathdrum Historical Society to host a lecture from Chris Corlett and will take place on Monday, 3rd December in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh at 8 pm, followed by tea/coffee and festive mince pies. Chris will discuss the monastic settlement at Glendalough. The talk will take you on a tour of the majestic valley of Glendalough, exploring the monuments, legends and history that make this one of the best preserved early Christian church sites anywhere in the world. An archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, Chris has written, compiled and edited many books with subject matters ranging from archaeology, history, folklore and early photography. A prolific writer, Chris’ books include the beautifully produced Wicklow’s Traditional Farmhouses, Here Lyeth, The 18th Century Headstones of Wicklow and his latest book Glendalough. He is also a very frequent contributor to the quarterly magazine Archaeology Ireland as well as a variety of national and local journals. Please note the change from the Society’s usual Rathdrum venue. There will be a charge of €3 at the door and all are welcome to what should be a most informative and entertaining lecture by a leading expert on Glendalough.

Reindeer-making Workshop & Traditional Basket Weaving Workshop

Throughout the year are full-day basket making workshop where participants will learn to make a traditional willow basket. The workshops are relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on traditional Irish basket-making techniques. Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of November is a two day Reindeer-making Workshop. Saturday 1st of December is a full day basket-making. All events by local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson. Call Aoife on 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie  www.wicklowwillow.ie to find out more about her Autumn workshops in 2018.


Afternoon Tea Dance

A pre-Christmas afternoon tea dance will take place in the Brockagh Centre from 3 to 6 pm on Sunday 18th November. Music will be by the Wicklow Man. All are welcome but groups must book in advance by calling the Centre on 0404-45600. There will be a small charge to cover refreshments. Donations of raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.

Glendalough Christmas Fair 2018

Once again we see the return of our very popular and successful Christmas  Fair at the Brockagh Resource Centre, laragh, Glendalough.  A terrific selection of unusual gifts, with many handmade items, giving you some great ideas for your Christmas shopping. Do all your Christmas shopping, under one roof with free parking and free admission. Come along on Sunday Dec 9th, making it a day out for all the family. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you have any questions or would like a trader booking form.

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).

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”.

AA Meetings                                                                                                                            

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night all year round.

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