Laragh Glendalough notes week July 20th


Brockagh Resource Centre 

Our scrap metal collection has ended for now but we will notify you on future scrap events, thank you for your support. We still have our free book swap, DVD and CD stand in the lobby just inside the main entrance.

Booking Indoor Events

The Brockagh has a large main hall and conference rooms available which can be booked for events under government guidelines for groups indoors or you can avail of our spacious car park for outdoor events with larger groups. If you wish to make a booking call (0404) 45600 or email Check out up to date information on our website at

Glendalough District Development Association

Rescheduling of GDDA AGM to the 18th of August at 8pm in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Everyone is welcome.

Active Retirement

Active Retirement Group will be meeting Tuesday morning the 18th August for Tea/Coffee, light exercise and a catch up from 10.45am – 12pm at the Brockagh Centre.

We will hopefully be returning in September for our weekly meetings, date yet to be finalised by the Committee.

Active Retirement group meet every Tuesday morning from 10.45am – 12pm in the Brockagh Centre and they have a great line up of activities each week. So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, dancing and music come along on Tuesdays. We hope to start doing other activities e.g. bingo, arts & crafts and informative talks. The group meet for lunch once a month at various local venues (new members welcome). 

We will have a full schedule of activities planned each week and we always welcome new members to join our group. If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact the centre. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600, email or drop in to the centre. 

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.

You can add a comment about anything on the website by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

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.

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

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. 

Violin Lessons

Violin teacher on in the Brockagh Resource Centre 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

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