Laragh Glendalough notes week February 17th

Mat & Chair Yoga Fundraiser For Laragh First Responders

Join us at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Thursday 12th March at 10.30-11.15am followed by a FR demo and light bites at 11.30am. Booking essential to Louise 087 603 2202. 

Our Fundraiser YOGA class will be suitable for everyone as the practice can be done on the mat (standing, lying, seated) or on/with the chair (standing, seated).  So everyone will receive the benefits of Yoga (improved strength and flexibility, balance and calm to name a few) whilst providing much needed funds for the Laragh First Responders. You do not need attend the class – you can come along from 11.30am to see a demo for the First Responders and to enjoy a light bite and a cuppa.  If you cannot attend that either, a donation before the event will be greatly appreciated.

CFR Laragh are a group of people who volunteer to help our community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way.  These funds are needed to ensure these wonderful volunteers can continue helping the community. Booking is essential as we need to ensure we have a Mat or Chair and Catering for everyone so please RING/TEXT Louise on 087 603 2202 by Thursday 5th March. Booking essential – Call/text Louise 087 6032202. Donation based – Laragh First Responders.  

Scrap Metal Day

Brockagh Resource Centre will be having another scrap weekend Sat 28th and 29th of March to raise funds for the centre. More details to follow. Contact: 0404 45600,

Laragh GFC goes Country

Come to see Jonny Brady and Aidan Clerkin on Saturday 9th of May. Doors are open 8pm in the GAA Complex, Roundwood. Tickets available from Laragh GFC Facebook page or ring 086 302 2969/087 413 1840.

Laragh Glendalough Sustainable Energy Group

On Wed 11th of March at 7.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh the group will host an information evening where the Laragh and Glendalough community can hear about the ways they can get directly involved in the next stage of the project.

A Morning with Sarah McCormack

Join us for a morning with Mountain Running World Cup Champion and Endurance Running Coach, Sarah McCormack at the Brockagh Centre, Laragh from 9-12pm on Sun 22nd March. There will be a 2-hour run on the trails that surround Glendalough and Laragh. Sarah will offer tips on running form and functionality, ascending, descending, pacing and kit.

This will be a relaxed run, with opportunities to chat with Sarah along the way. After a short break to change clothes, the group will have tea or coffee and biscuits. In conversation, Sarah will share her running story with the group, along with advice on training, racing and mindset. There will be time for questions and chats. Like all our events, Trail & Talk is catered specifically to women. Level – improver to advanced with moderate terrain and the distance will be determined by the overall pace of the group.

There is a 30-day refund policy, less the Eventbrite booking fee.

Laragh Glendalough Active Retired

Active Retirement group meet every Tuesday morning at 10.45am in the Brockagh Centre and they have a great line up of activities each week.

If you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, dancing and music come along on Tuesdays. The group meet for lunch once a month at various local venues (new members welcome). 

This year the group will be going on the annual mini hotel break from 7th to the 10th June to Killarney, Co. Kerry. This will be a 3 night 4 day break, Breakfast/Dinner and all excursions and trips are included in the price. There are limited spaces available if you’re interested in going.

To guarantee your place, a deposit must, be paid at time of booking. Please contact Denise at the centre asap to secure your place. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600 or drop in to the centre. 

SOSA Fitness Charity Event

Come along and get ready to ‘Dance Yourself Happy’ with SOSA Fitness in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Sat 21st March at 2.30-4.30pm. All levels, including beginners, ages 16 to 100 welcome! Tickets available on Eventbrite for €10 or at the door. For more information, contact Claire on 085 152 2991. Find us on Facebook at “SOSA with Claire” or email Tracy on

Wicklow Willow
Our spring courses are for improvers and beginners. The next available dates are; March 1st, 7th and April 19th. All courses are full day (9 am to 5 pm) and take place in the Brockagh Centre. They include materials, tuition, tea/coffee and lunch (with cake)! You will make and bring home your own basket on the day. Places are limited, so please book early to get the dates you want. For more information, contact local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson, on 087-9773622, email or visit

Adult Art Classes

Moved now to Mon morning, drawing and painting classes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters.  Students choose the medium(s) with which they wish to work, and develop their interests and personal style with Almha’s advice and guidance.  If you are thinking of getting back into your art, or trying something new to explore your creative side, now is a good time!  Classes are at 11-12.30pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Elevation Dance School

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, Acro Dance, Ballet ISTD and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well-rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. ESPA holds weekly classes at the Brockagh centre. Weekly classes include Monday: Acro 4.45 – 5.45pm, Juniors 5.15-6.45pm, Seniors Drama/Musical theatre 6.15-7.15pm. Wednesday: Ballet, Modern and Contemporary. Saturday: Dance team practice. All age groups and levels.   Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more.

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. Classes are on Mon eve 7pm and Thurs morn at 10am.

Evening Yoga with Viva                                           

Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to intermediate on Tuesdays at 7pm (FIRST CLASS FREE!) 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.

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