Laragh Glendalough notes week October 28th

Looking down the glacial valley of Glendalough, taken from overhead the 6th century monastic settlement

Laragh Christmas Lights

There will be a Table Quiz on Friday, 8th of November in Lynham’s Bar, Laragh at 8pm,  in aid of the community Christmas lights and Christmas family event. Cost of a table is €40. Contact info at laraghchristmaslights@gmail.com.

Laragh Glendalough Tidy Towns

This month, we are delighted to say we were given €250 at the Pure Mile Awards, held in the Brooklodge Hotel, for keeping litter free. We extend an open invite for new members to come along to our Tidy Towns meeting on the 12th of November at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre. You may have an interest in community involvement, the environment, landscaping, wildlife habitats, or litter control. You may be a student who wants to get involved in a community group or new to our community, we welcome everyone. Contact us at laraghglendaloughtt@gmail.com or at fb.me/laraghglendaloughtidytown.

Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

Held on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun, 10th of Nov, 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.

Walking  group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour.

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.

Curvy Whirlies Fitness Class

Sunshine Fitness is proud to announce that our ‘Curvy Whirlies’ plus-sized ladies class is coming to the Brockagh Centre in Laragh this November 6th. This low-impact and fun exercise class will focus on strength building using a mixture of gentle movement, weights and stretching. No skinny-minnies allowed! Wednesday nights at 8pm, first class free and €5 drop-in thereafter. Please call 0876035780 or PM the page for more information.

Mindfulness & Craft Workshop 

Make your own Christmas cards, gift tags, gift bags & handmade presents while learning to switch off and become more mindful. This popular workshop takes place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on Sat Nov 9th, 10-4pm. All materials and lunch provided. Book with Linda 0872694954 or www.mindcraft.ie

Active Retirement

The group meets every Tuesday morning at 11am in the Brockagh Centre and for lunch once a month at various local venues (new members welcome).  Their next monthly lunch will be in Lynhams on the 12th Nov.  Our Christmas Tea Dance is on Sunday 17th November from 3 – 6pm, music is by the Wicklow Man. We are looking for prizes for our raffle so if anyone has any unwanted gifts that they would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated. Annual Christmas shopping trip, Wed 20th Nov.  also the Christmas party is on Tues 10th Dec in Co. Meath. There are a limited number of places left, call Denise 0404 45600 asap for further info. Our Christmas lunch will be in the Wicklow Heather on 17th Dec. We are currently organizing our breakaway for next year, further details to follow.  If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact the centre.  For more information on the group or outings/trips call Denise on 0404 45600, email brockaghoffice@gmail.com or drop in to the centre.

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