Laragh Glendalough notes week October 7th

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

Active Retirement Group

AR are back in action with Christmas outings planned and their monthly lunches out. If you are feeling lonely coming into the winter or isolated and the weather is getting you down come and join the group, they happily welcome in members. The group meet most Tuesdays, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, music come along on at 11am, they welcome any newcomer. The group meet for lunch once a month at various venues. For further information, call Denise at the Brockagh Centre on (0404) 45600 or drop in.

Christmas Market

If you have unwanted Christmas decorations, the centre will be happy to take them. Would you like to get your creative ideas or skills showcased at this year’s Brockagh Resource Centre Christmas Market on the 15th of Dec, 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 brockaghoffice@gmail.com.

 

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park in Laragh every second Thursday from 12.15 to 12.50 pm. The service has just got a new bus and hopes that this will be up and running in time for its next visit to Laragh (scheduled for October 10th). If you miss the bus on this date you can catch it again on October 24th . The library provides free access to online databases including e-books, languages, magazines, downloadable audio books, newspapers from across the world and more. To renew or request items or to access databases from your home PC, please phone 087-9135229 or log onto www.wicklow.ie (first ask staff for PIN number).

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.

 

Laragh Playground

It is great to see the playground so busy with parents and children all enjoying the facility. We would like to be able to keep the area clean for children and minders. Please remember, therefore, that dogs are not allowed into the playground area and that smoking is not permitted inside it.

 

GAA Training (Juveniles)

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

Happy Days

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre is for parents/guardians, babies and toddlers who get together a chat and play. It is a great chance make new friends and share ideas. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

 

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults         

Teens and adults 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 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

 

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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