Laragh Glendalough notes week November 7th

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Laragh Glendalough Tidy Towns

SuperValue Tidy Towns Result for 2022

Thank you all who contributed to our Tidy Towns entry for 2022 because of your efforts we gained an extra 9 points this year with areas to improve on for 2023, in particular, categories such as Community-Your Planning and Involvement, Sustainability and Approach Roads, Streets and Lanes. 

Here are the concluding comments from the judicators:

Well done to you all in Laragh on building on its natural resources with the addition of more recreational walks, greater focus on biodiversity with native tree planting, plans for river monitoring & a move to pollinator friendly planting. The outcome of your Masterplan coupled with the council’s settlement & tourism plan will provide you with a framework for the future & no shortage of projects. Thank you for a well drawn map, an essential guide in making an adjudicator’s visit a breeze. It was a pleasure to visit Laragh & with all the additional trails the next visit will not be far away. The very best of luck with all your endeavours.

Pure Mile Awards Night

You may all know about The Pure Mile by now. It is growing every year with great work being done by Ian and his team along with the many volunteers around Wicklow who keep their mile litter free and looking great.

Last week a large group of us were invited to Brooklodge Hotel for the Pure Mile Gala Evening Awards. Minister Harris and representatives from Wicklow County Council and other districts came along to celebrate the achievements of all the volunteers and this worthy organisation.

Regular Village Clean Ups

During the winter months volunteers are meeting on the first Sat morning in front of Lynhams at 10am for the area’s clean up tasks. We would be delighted to see more volunteers when you are free to help just come along.

Laragh Christmas Tree Lights Parade

We are delighted to say that we will be starting to get our Christmas Lights ready over the next few weeks. We are going to turn the lights on Saturday 26th November. We plan to hold a Santa parade again due to the success last year however we have told Santa he needs to slow down this year.

With this in mind we would like to invite members of our community to light up trucks, tractors etc., and be part of the parade. We do ask that children are not in vehicles in the parade as we want them to enjoy it from the village. We will have a small prize for the best lit vehicle on the night.

If you have any questions in relation to the parade please contact Brian Windsor or Collette Connolly. 

We would also like to thank everyone for the support to our table quiz and we will be setting up a go fund page if anybody is in a position to donate that was unable to attend the table quiz. Unfortunately this year we have already seen a significant increase in costs so all donations are greatly appreciated. 

We look forward to updating you with further information in the coming weeks.

Laragh Active Retirement

Active Retirement Group meets every Tuesday 10.45am – 12pm at the Brockagh Centre. If you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, dancing and music come along on a Tuesday morning. Our monthly lunches are back too every second Tuesday of the month. We would like to encourage anyone who loves arts & crafts or any other hobby, maybe you have learned new skills and would like the space to practice and share your skills with other members, come along and join us. We always welcome new members to join our group. Our Christmas shopping trip will be on the 15th of November.

We have our Christmas Tea Dance on Sunday 20th November 3pm – 6pm in the Brockagh Centre & music by The Wicklow Man. Groups must be booked in.

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 brockaghoffice@gmail.com or drop in to the centre. 

Brockagh Market & Car Boot (This Sunday Nov 13th)

The Brockagh Market & Car Boot is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb). Open to the public from 10am to 3pm.Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Bargains on all items with a wide variety of delights for every need. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

The barrier will be locked from 6pm Saturday evening until 8am Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Fri 9am to 2pm) or email carbootbrockagh@gmail.com. All stallholders must pre book their space or no entry on the day.

Yoga Classes With Louise

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.    

Call Louise on 087-6032202. Booking is essential.

Laragh Badminton Club 

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with  Monday evenings: Adults 7.30-9.30pm. Thursdays Evenings: Juniors 4th class beginners 6-7pm, 5-6th class & 1st year secondary school 7-8pm, Teenagers 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th year Secondary School Classes 8-9pm. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175/087 2067607 Or Gosia Ward 087 063 8898. Small club fee for the year applies for participation. All are welcome. 

AA Meetings  (Ongoing)

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

New Zumba Class

Come and join the Zumba class in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh each Wednesday from 7pm to 7.45pm. Walk in class, no need to book.

Active Retirement Laragh

The active retirement group meets every Tuesday morning from 11am – 12pm in the Brockagh Centre. So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, dancing and music come along on Tuesdays. We always welcome new members to join our group. We would like to encourage anyone who loves arts & crafts to share your skills with other members, come along and join us. If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact us by calling Denise on 0404 45600, email brockaghoffice@gmail.com or drop in to the centre.

Brockagh Christmas Market

Our very popular and successful Christmas Market is back on Sunday 4th Dec 2022 from 10am to 3pm. As always, there will be a great selection of gifts, crafts, baking, jewellery, art, and beauty products etc.. Making your Christmas shopping experience a pleasure. Traders are now welcome to contact Michelle at brockaghoffice@gmail.com to get a booking form or for more information phone 0404 45600, www.brockaghresourcecentre.ie.

Brockagh Digital Hub

Join us in our shared working hub in the beautiful valley of Laragh & Glendalough with free parking, window views surrounding your work space and tea/coffee facilities.

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod and Meeting rooms available with High Speed Broadband Connection. Register now as a Member on our connectedhubs.ie site. The second phase of the National Voucher Scheme is due to be launched at the end of September. You must register as a member on the connected hubs site to avail of these free vouchers when they’re launched. All bookings to be made through connectedhubs.ie. Brockagh Hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For more information or enquiries please email brockaghhub@gmail.com or if you would like to speak with a staff member phone us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0404 45600.

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