Laragh Glendalough notes week August 17th

Looking down the glacial valley of Glendalough,

Laragh Badminton Club

The club held their annual draw at the Brockagh Resource Centre on Aug 11th with some great prizes. Winners of the draw in order were Mark Duffy who won the mega hamper followed by winners Jacob Delamere, Brendan Ward, Rhys Byrne, Barry Byrne, David Dowling, and Michael Riordan. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all the community’s support.

Free Car Park In Laragh

Wicklow Co. Co. had opened a new free car park in Laragh. This is a secure facility with staff on duty, and shall be open daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. It is located beside the Woollen Mills and GAA grounds in Laragh and is well sign-posted.

The car park is perfect for hill walkers with access along the beautiful Green Road to Glendalough and all its walking trails.

You can even avoid the valley floor if you wish by following the orange trail up towards Derrybawn, the Spinc and Mullacor.

Three long distance trails also pass nearby – the Wicklow Way, St. Kevin’s Way and the Avonmore Way.

Wicklow Willow

Our courses are for improvers and beginners this Autumn. 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

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

Tidy Towns welcome a new Government of Ireland campaign has been launched to tackle a growing littering issue which we have seen all too often this Summer in our woodland areas. 

It is a joint initiative of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Waterways Ireland, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Sport Ireland, The Department of Community and Rural Development, the Office of Public Works, Coillte and Leave No Trace Ireland.

The national campaign aims to promote responsible outdoor recreation practices that will ensure a healthier and sustainable future for all.  It calls on everyone to take care of the outdoors to ensure it is preserved for future generations.

Happy Days

The group are starting back August the 19th and now on Wednesday mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre is for parents/guardians, babies and toddlers who get together, chat and play.

It is a great opportunity to make new friends and share ideas. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information. 


Music and Art Camp

Coming soon in the Brockagh Resource Centre for children between ages of 4 to 12yrs. Dates to be confirmed. You may contact for more information if you have an interest.

Yoga Classes With Louise Back Sept 7th

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.    

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 Thurs at the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh 7pm! Find us on facebook and Instagram “SOSA With Claire” or email me at or phone 085 1522991.

BASKETRY COURSES at the Brockagh Centre

Upcoming course dates are now available for the dates below:

September 12th Saturday

September 26th Saturday

October 17th Saturday

October 24th Saturday

November 7th Saturday

November 22nd Sunday

These are beginner/improver full-day courses. They run from 9am to 5-ish in the Brockagh Centre  

They are very relaxing, therapeutic experiences and you will make your very own basket to bring home on the day.

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