Laragh Glendalough notes week July 13th


Come and join SOSA Dance Fitness Classes

Let’s Dance Yourself Happy!“SOSA” stands for Solo Salsa- meaning no partner is required! It is a high energy but low impact exercise with over 35 different dance styles! Dance the cha cha, salsa, Charleston, waltz, jive- plus so many more!

In each class every routine is broken down before we dance it so no one should feel left behind and that’s why beginners are ALWAYS welcome! All ages and abilities are in our classes too From 16-96yrs. Join us every Tuesday at the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh at 7pm! Find us on facebook and Instagram “SOSA With Claire” or email me at

AA Meetings      

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

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. Booking essential.

Tidy Towns and Environmental Awards

Wicklow County Council takes the opportunity to recognize your work with the annual Tidy Towns and Environmental Awards.

We appreciate that Covid 19 has led to the postponement or cancellation of some projects and initiatives and has made it very challenging for groups to organize activities and complete work.

We are however conscious that much has been done and continues to be done on the ground in communities across the county.

The national Tidy Towns competition will not be run for 2020 which we feel makes it even more important that Wicklow County Council takes the opportunity to recognize your work. 

We  are therefore now launching our annual competition.

We have a closing date for entries of the 31st of July with an extension for schools until the 4th of September to allow for submission of entries after schools reopen. 

Closing date 31st of July. Contact (0404)64120/1890 222276,

Wicklow Willow
All courses are full day (9 am to 5 pm) and take place in the Brockagh Centre soon. 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

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 will resume 7th September 2020 for all age groups and levels.   Go to or the facebook page to find out more.

Violin Lessons

Violin classes are back and generally on Thurs from 1-2pm and Sat, 11-12pm but this may vary as needed. All types of music for beginners to advanced levels. Lessons that will make learning the violin fun and fast. To book phone Siobhan Kelleher 087 92 82 650 or email

Yoga Classes With Louise

Yoga is back at the centre in the spacious main hall area. Booking is essential to ensure it is safe for you to attend.  Call Louise on 087-6032202.

About Chair Yoga 

Chair /Seated Yoga is suitable for those who find a regular yoga class too strenuous, are recovering from injury or illness or are generally less active and mobile. Classes from 11.30 to 12.30pm. 

About Vinyasa Yoga

The practice will provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life. Classes   from 10am to 11.30am.    

The mining heritage of Glendasan Glendalough and Glenmalure

This website is a record of the rich history of the mining heritage of the three valleys, Glendasan, Glendalough and Glenmalure, Co Wicklow and the people who worked in the mines.

You can browse through photos, memories, stories and historical information related to these beautiful landscapes which have a rich industrial past.

This website has been created and managed by a group of volunteers, Glens of Lead, supported by Wicklow County Council  and the National Museum of Ireland.

Interested in promoting research into the unique mining and social history of the three valleys we record and present that unique history through a variety of media to engender an interest, pride and understanding of this heritage for both residents and tourists to Co Wicklow.

We’re always interested in new recruits and to hear from those whose ancestors worked in the mines so if you’re interested please contact us

Glens of Lead is a member of the Irish Community Archive Network. We are very interested in making connections with other mining heritage communities across the world.

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