Laragh Glendalough notes week July 15th

Looking down the glacial valley of Glendalough,

Pilates Classes in Laragh

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome!  Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara on 0879367474 for more information. Changes to Classes for the Summer are Mon eve 7pm class continuing  and the Thurs morn class at 10am will be back in Sept.


Part VIII – Planning Register Reference 19/486 – Laragh Glendalough Visitor Access

A meeting of Wicklow County Council was  held on Monday 1st July agreed by a margin of 30 votes for and 2 not present, that the Council proceed with the development of the scheme as set out in the Chief Executive’s report dated the 27th of June, 2019  amended in accordance with the map circulated to the elected members at Council meeting.

Wicklow Mountains National Park

 Events are currently published on a month-bymonth basis. If you wish to receive notifications by email of upcoming events, email us at All our events are free of charge, but there is a parking charge at the Upper Lake car park. Please leave your dogs at home.

Nature Explorers

Our outdoor programme for those aged 5 to 11 years helps children identify and appreciate the natural world. Most activities will take place off track (not suitable for buggies). An adult must stay with the children and be prepared to help. Themes include mammals, ponds, butterflies, flowers, birds and trees. Activities commence at 11 am every Wednesday from 3rd July to 28th August inclusive and start at the Information Office. Booking is essential (0404-45425).

Glendalough Hermitage Centre

Adoration Sunday takes place on the first Sunday of each month (from 2 to 4 pm) in the Prayer Room at the Glendalough Hermitage Centre in Laragh. 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 Peggy on 087-9356696.

Community Archaeology Excavation

Glendalough Heritage Forum is delighted to confirm that the 2019 community archaeological excavation at Glendalough will take place from Tuesday August 6th to Friday August 16th. The excavation would not be possible without the support of Wicklow County Council, the Heritage Council, UCD, NPWS and OPW.

For more information and to apply for a place, email Booking a place is essential – we cannot accept people who just turn up!

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