Laragh Glendalough Notes Week beg 9th Mar 2020

Eastcoast Coffee Morning 2020

Eastcoast Wicklow wide coffee morning 2020, will be held at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 10am to 2pm on Sun, March 22nd. All proceeds will go directly to Cancer Support Serves and Wicklow Hospice. Live entertainment from Abhainn Dubh and Dancing with Declan and delicious treats. Great prizes for a raffle. For more information or to make a donation call 086 8890 755 or 086 3555 245.

Congratulations Winners of Irish Restaurant Awards.

The Leinster region of the Irish Restaurant Awards took place recently at the Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co Meath. Congratulations to The Wicklow Heather Restaurant who won Best Gastro Pub and to Glenmalure Lodge who won Pub of the Year.

SOSA Fitness Charity Event

Come along and get ready to ‘Dance Yourself Happy’ with SOSA Fitness in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Sat 21st March at 2.30-4.30pm. All levels, including beginners, ages 16 to 100 welcome! Tickets available on Eventbrite for €10 or at the door. For more information, contact Claire on 085 152 2991. Find us on Facebook at “SOSA with Claire” or email Tracy on

Glendalough & District Development Association AGM

We will be holding our AGM in the Brockagh Resource Centre, starting at 8pm on the 7th of April. All our welcome.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from 9am-10am. Classes cater for any age over 3yrs and all levels including absolute beginners.  Registered members of An Comhdhail, fully Garda Vetted and insured.  Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086-1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085-7180926), email:, or search “McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing”. 

AA Meetings                                                                                                                            

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

Laragh Badminton Club

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with Monday evenings: Juniors 7-8pm (1st year secondary students), 8-9pm (5th & 6th Class-national school) on Thurs evenings:  6.45-7.45pm(4th class national school), 7.15-8.15pm (teenagers secondary school), Adults 8-9pm. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175 or 087 2067607. Small club fee for the year applies for participation.

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.