Laragh Glendalough notes week December 17th

Glendalough (Pic Buster Murphy)

Active Retirement

We thank Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa Laragh for a delightful performance last week. Every year we look forward to seeing the children come to visit us at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh where we celebrate the holidays together with some music and light refreshments. Active Retirement group will return after Christmas on the Tues 15th January at 11am and are always welcoming new members.

Holiday Greetings from the Brockagh Resource Centre

The Brockagh Resource Centre wishes to thank everyone who has supported us through joining classes, using computers, donating to fundraisers, booking our facilities throughout 2018 without your support we could not continue. A special thank you to our dedicated staff, who are always ready to greet and help customers, also to our board of management for volunteering their time.  We wish you all and your families a very happy, peaceful and joyous 2019. The Centre will close at 1 pm on Friday 21th December and will re-open at 9 am on Monday 7th January 2019. For details of our ongoing activities see www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie/events. You can also ‘friend’ us on Facebook or Twitter. To add your name to our database and be kept informed about events, phone us on 0404-45600 or email brockaghresourcecentre@gmail.com.

Tiny Feet Montessori

Tiny Feet are very busy preparing for Christmas as it is a very exciting time of year. We all wish you a joyful, magical Christmas and Happy New Year! As it is getting close to the end of 2018, we would encourage you to enrol your child as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as places are filling up fast. Contact Suzy on 087 9498007.

Traditional Basket Weaving Workshops

Learn to make a traditional round basket using willow. Suitable for both beginners and improvers. The next full day workshops are taking place on Sat 19th and the 26th of Jan 2019 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 9am to 5pm.. You can contact local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email info@wicklowwillow.ie  www.wicklowwillow.ie  to find out more about her Autumn workshops in 2018.

A Life in the Trees

The paperback version of local man Declan Murphy’s A Life in the Trees has just been released. Declan’s unique and personal account of a family of woodpeckers raising their young in our area would make a wonderful Christmas present.

We Love Art

Art and crafts classes for children of primary school age take place on Monday afternoons.  Classes cover a wide range of art and craft techniques and processes, giving kids an outlet for creative self-expression while learning new skills.  Classes are small and places must be reserved in advance, the first class is free for new students. Almha Roche is a professional artist and an experienced and qualified art teacher.    The new term starts on 10th September – the first class is free for new students.  See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732. Class returning on the 7th Jan 2019.

Adult Art Classes

Wednesday morning  drawing and painting classes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters.  Students choose the medium(s) with which they wish to work, and develop their interests and personal style with Almha’s advice and guidance.  If you are thinking of getting back into your art, or trying something new to explore your creative side, now is a good time!  Classes are at 11-12.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, commencing on September 19th. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732. Class returning on the 9th Jan 2019.

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. Class returning on the 9th Jan 2019.

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). Class returning on the 9th Jan 2019.

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