Laragh Glendalough notes week September 23rd


Christmas Market

Would you like to get your creative ideas or skills showcased at this year’s Brockagh Resource Centre Christmas Market on the 15th of Sept, costing €25 per space. The centre is taking bookings now for spaces. We are hoping someone from the community will volunteer for a main role in the Grotto with good communication skills and a ‘hearty laugh’. Contact Michelle on 0404 45600 or email

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

We have now moved to the 2nd Sunday of the month. Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun, 13th of Oct, open from 10am to 4pm. Bargains on practically anything from household items to garden additions, and even vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, email brockaghcarboot@gmail if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning

Tidy Towns 

Our youngest member, Sean Dunne was featured on the Ray Darcy show on Saturday 21st commentating on a sheep shearing competition. Congratulations to Sean for his achievements in this area and at such a young age.

At this year’s Co.Wicklow PPN Training Fair 2019 our chairman Finian spoke on the challenges and achievements in Tidy Towns group, enhancing local areas, setting up a sustainable energy community and exchanging ideas and information.

Footfalls Walking Festival Glendalough (please not correction on email address)

Footfalls Walking Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre from Fri 25th to Mon 28th of Oct with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.The weekend offers a selection of walking choices such as Lugnaquilla (925 m), a night walk, moderate to easy walks throughout the weekend. Please note: Walks may be changed on the day depending on weather conditions or the fitness level of the group at the leader’s discretion. Contact info at 0404 45152,

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Nature and St Kevin Walk, Sunday 29th Sept  at 10am, adults are welcome to join National Park Guides for a gentle walk in the beautiful valley of Glendalough. St Kevin is known as the ‘St Francis’ of Ireland. He is known for his deep love of wildlife. We will visit some of the sites associated with St Kevin, sharing the stories about St Kevin’s connection with nature and discussing possible meanings behind the stories, weaving them with current conservation concerns. Meet outside the O.P.W. Glendalough Visitor Centre (Eircode A98HC80). Approx 4hrs incl. a break. Practicalities: Adults only. Wear footwear suitable for rough terrain and clothing suitable for wet weather.  Please leave your dog at home. This event is free of charge but please be aware that the OPW Visitor Centre car park has a €4 charge for car parking. Booking: Booking is essential! To book and for more information, please phone the National Park Information Office 0404 45425.

Clothes Bank at the Brockagh Resource Centre

The clothes bank at the back of the centre is in aid of the Brockagh Resource Centre. We thank you for your continued support.


Evening Yoga with Viva                                                                                    Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to intermediate are back on Tuesdays at 7pm (depending on nos.) in the Brockagh Centre. Improve your fitness strength and flexibility in a relaxing way. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night. You can contact Viva on 086 3409629 for more information.


Saint Kevins’s Way Challenge 6th October

Register today to secure your place at Starting in Valleymount on a 25km trek across the Wicklow Mountains, finishing at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Barretstown is a residential camp for children and their families affected by cancer and other serious illnesses. They offer a range of fun, adventurous and challenging activities supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical attention and care. By taking part in the St.Kevin’s Way 25k Challendge you are helping us Press Play on childhood.

GAA Training (Juveniles)

Training will be inside the Brockagh Resource Centre’s hall, starting on Friday Oct 11th. Call Ray on 087 8511934.

Citizen’s Information Clinic                                                                                                      

The Citizens Information Centre at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 am until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.

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