Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 17th Sept 2018

Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival

The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from Friday 26th to Mon 29th of October with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna. The weekend offers a selection of walking choices which you can mix, match, or just choose one. Should you have any questions contact us at 0404 45152 or 087 2698659
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Go For Life Physical Activity Leaders (PALs) Workshops

Go for Life, working with Wicklow Sports Partnership are holding a series of workshops for older people who are interested in organising and physical activities with members of their groups/clubs/organisations.  Participants do not need to have any background or formal experience in leading physical activities. These workshops take place all over the country throughout the year and thousands of older people have participated to date and gone on to lead a wide range of physical activities in their own groups and communities. The Workshop venue is the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, from 10am to 3pm with a daily lunch included. Workshop dates are on 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of October also on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of November. Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 3rd October by contacting Ciara at Go for Life on 01 8057733 or email

Dragon Day Workshop with Val Young

Val Young back at the Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Sunday September 23rd  from 10am to 5pm. Val is honoured to be invited back to Ireland to this special place. The day involves three meditations, each feeling very different. Throughout the day you will also be making an essence that each of the participants will take home. The Golden Dragon will be Overlighting the whole day. to book a place please contact me 0044 1792 875503 (I now live in Wales) or go to the events page on our website

Wicklow Uplands Council Photo Competition 2018 Winners

Congradulations, to everyone who had their wonderful photos displayed, at Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh for the 2018 Competition. The following winners were announced by Wicklow Uplands Council with over €500 in prizes, Under 14yrs: Lana Woodward-10yrs old. Rural Landscape Category: 1st Prize in this category and also the overall winner is Paula Podnar for her image called Family Portrait. 2nd Prize Mary Traynor-Stone Wall, Lugglass. Towns and Villages Category: 1st Prize Kevin Barrett-Avoca, 2nd Prize Chris Bolton-Viaduct Rathdrum. Activities Category:  1st Prize Brendan Cullen-Enduro World Championships, 2nd Prize Sonia Lebarbe-Shearing of Sheep.

Scrap Metal Day is Back

It’s time to have a clear out again from your home or Farmyard for free on Sat 22nd of Sept from 9 – 4pm. To view the kind of scrap acceptable, go to Brockagh Resource Centre Facebook page or our website at This is a fundraiser in aid of the Brockagh Resource Centre(0404 45600 or

Drama School 

Drama classes are a fantastic way of developing confidence and encouraging creativity and imagination. Drama modules will incorporate improvisation, mime, script work, vocal training and acting skills.

Students will also learn from the Irish Board of Speech and Drama syllabus and be afforded opportunities to take graded examinations under a fully qualified teacher. Elevation holds a 100% pass rate in IBSD examinations. Advanced Contemporary-Senior Drama at 7pm  is held at the Brockagh Centre. Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her classes.

Elevation Dance School   (returns in Sept 12th)

Our Modern Dance classes focus on Jazz, Lyrical, and Commercial styles as well as ISTD syllabus work giving a well rounded understanding of the Modern Theatre style. Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class. Class times and ages are as follows: Pre Pri Ballet (3.15pm), Gr1 (4pm), Gr 2 and Gr3 (5pm), G5 (6pm). Go to or contact Kate on 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance classes.

 We Love Art

Art and crafts classes for children of primary school age take place on Monday afternoons.  Classes cover a wide range of art and craft techniques and processes, giving kids an outlet for creative self-expression while learning new skills.  Classes are small and places must be reserved in advance.  The new term starts on 10th September – the first class is free for new students.  See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.

Adult Art Classes

Wednesday 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, commencing on September 19th. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha on 086-3897732.