Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 2nd Mar 2020

 Glendalough Country Market & Car Boot Sales       

We are back for 2020 on 8th Mar and every other 2nd Sunday and will be selling bargains throughout the year! Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Sustainable shopping on practically anything from household items to garden additions, vintage or antique treasures, entertainment, animal products, clothes/shoes/handbags, Aloe Vera/CBD products, local honey and home baking, jewellery, 2nd hand bikes, tools, you name it we have it!!!! . Greet other enthusiastic shopper and stop for a chat with tea/coffee, soup, cakes (available to purchase at event). Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600, email or if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8am on the morning.

Laragh and Glendalough Tidy Towns


The Tidy Towns AGM will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8 pm on Wednesday 25th March. Everyone in the community is welcome to come along on the night.

Area Clean-up

The next clean-up of the area will be on Saturday 7th March at 11 am. From April on, our clean-ups will take place at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Meet opposite Lynhams.

Mat & Chair Yoga Fundraiser For Laragh First Responders

Join us at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Thursday 12th March at 10.30-11.15am followed by a FR demo and light bites at 11.30am.Booking essential to Louise 087 603 2202.

Our Fundraiser YOGA class will be suitable for everyone as the practice can be done on the mat (standing, lying, seated) or on/with the chair (standing, seated).  So everyone will receive the benefits of Yoga (improved strength and flexibility, balance and calm to name a few) whilst providing much needed funds for the Laragh First Responders. You do not need attend the class – you can come along from 11.30am to see a demo for the First Responders and to enjoy a light bite and a cuppa.  If you cannot attend that either, a donation before the event will be greatly appreciated. CFR Laragh are a group of people who volunteer to help our community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way.  These funds are needed to ensure these wonderful volunteers can continue helping the community. Booking is essential as we need to ensure we have a Mat or Chair and Catering for everyone so please RING/TEXT Louise on 087 603 2202 by Thursday 5th March

Booking essential – Call/text Louise 087 6032202. Donation based – Laragh First Responders.  

 Scrap Metal Day

Clean up your home or Farmyard free. The Brockagh Resource Centre will be having another scrap weekend Sat 28th and 29th of March from 9am Sat to 9pm Sun to raise funds for the Brockagh Centre. Some of the items you can bring are Biscuit tins, steel oil tanks, steel window frames, steel coal bunkers, Radiators, Solid fuel cookers, Sheep wire, Bicycles, Old cars without the tyres, Wheel Barrows, Golf irons, etc. No Fridges, Freezers, Cookers, Timber, Plastics or Tyres. Contact us at 0404 45600,

Important Public Information Meeting

The Laragh/Glendalough Sustainable Energy Community has appointed consultants from the 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA) to undertake a survey of energy usage in the area and to identify options for reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. This will form part of an Energy Master Plan (EMP) that will help us draw down funding to upgrade buildings, both domestic and public, with a view to making them more energy efficient and more comfortable.

A meeting with 3CEA will be held in the Brockagh Centre at 7.30 pm on Wednesday March 11th to outline details of the survey and to explain the data that will be needed to compile the EMP. A representative from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also provide information on grants available for energy upgrades. All those living in the above townlands are invited to come along and support this endeavour. Please tell your friends and neighbours.

 Wicklow Willow
Our spring courses are for improvers and beginners. The next available dates are; March 7st, 29th and April 19th. 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

Happy Days

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 -12pm at the Brockagh Centre is for parents/guardians, babies and toddlers who get together a chat and play. It is a great chance make new friends and share ideas. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information.

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

Tae kwon-Do for Youths and Adults    

Teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45-8.45pm (Seniors & Teens) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

Tae kwon-Do for Children     

Children will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. 

Active Retirement Group

The group meet on Tuesday mornings at 10.45-12pm am in the Brockagh Centre. If you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, chair badminton, dancing and music, come along and join in. New members are most welcome. If you would like further information on the group or its planned outings, or would like to offer your services / share your skills with the group, please email, call Denise in the Brockagh Centre on 0404- 45600 (or just drop in).

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12.15 noon to 12.50 pm. The next visits will take place on 12th and 26th of March.

Rural Transport

Local Link is a great resource for our county transport. Anyone can avail of this service. Free Travel pass holders and children under 3 years travel free with adult return €5 and student return €3. For online information please visit www. or phone LoCall 1890 42 41 41, landline 056 771 5912. Email

Laragh GFC


Our seniors are back training for the last month and although numbers are good we could do with a few more players. If you would like to join up, come down any Tuesday or Thursday at 7.30 pm.

Our first league game takes place at home against Annacurra on Saturday 7th March. All support will be very welcome.


Our juveniles will be back up and running in early March. We hope to see all of last year’s kids back plus many more. For more information on training, age groups, etc. please contact any member. As always, we are looking for more help with our juveniles for the coming season. It would be great for parents/guardians to get involved even if it is just to put out a few cones to help the coaches.


Our lotto has been a great success to date. While this could not happen without our sellers, it is mainly down to everyone that buys. We appreciate all your continued support.

Tickets for our Country Night are available through the Laragh GAA Facebook page or any committee member. See separate item for details.

Big thanks to all who entered our LMS competition. May the best man/woman win!

Check out our online shop with O’Neills; it has been updated with new gear for all ages.

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