Laragh Glendalough notes week July 8th

Looking down the glacial valley of Glendalough,

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.

July Bat Walk

Meet at the Information Office at 9.30 pm on Wednesday July 17th to watch hundreds of bats emerge from their roost before following them through the woodlands and listening to them with bat detectors. Bring a torch and midge repellent. This is a great evening for all ages. Booking for this event is not required.


Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun, 14th of July, open from 10am to 4pm. Bargains on practically anything from household items to garden additions, crafts and vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, emailbrockaghcarboot@gmail or if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning.

Access To The Green Road Laragh

Notice has been given by Derrybawn House that Derrybawn Bridge remains open to all light traffic and pedestrians.  It has been advised that restricted vehicle traffic to that of not more than 5 ton gross weight and 10kmh. This means that cars and vans under this weight have unrestricted access to the Bridge.

Pedestrians are not affected by this limitation and have full access to the Green Road at all times. We have regrettably had to place bollards at the entrance to the Bridge to ensure that this limit is adhered to and thereby ensure that one and all are able to enjoy this historical structure in safety.

We appreciate that this is the height of the tourist season but we are unfortunately subject to the depth and flow of the river which is at its lowest at this time of the year. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope that the bridge will soon be restored to a safe and original condition.

If any further information is required please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone on 0874861683.

AA Meetings                                                                                                                             

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

Morning Yoga with Louise

Louise’s yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 am in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.. 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 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.. 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).


Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12.15 noon to 12.50 pm. The next visits will take place on 18th July.


Tae kwon-Do for Children                                                                                                          

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.


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