Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 14th Dec

Santa Doorstep Visit

To the delight of children in the area, this weekend, Santa and his helpers surprised everyone with gifts by visiting them in their front gardens. They were a busy lot with many children to see, travelling by sleigh, they got the job done! Thank you to everyone who participated.

St Kevin’s Parish Notice        

Masses in St. Kevin’s Parish Glendalough will be at the following times: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 7pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass 9pm, Christmas Day Mass 10.30am. Places need to be booked by phoning the parish Office on Monday or Friday from 9am till 2pm. Phone 0404 

Christmas Greeting from Brockagh Resource

It’s been a year of challenges for us all in every way and we are looking forward to a brighter 2021. Management and staff would like to wish you and your family health, happiness, peace and prosperity this Christmas and in the coming New Year. A big thank you to the community and all our clients who use our facility throughout the year, we appreciate your continued support, especially now, Merry Christmas to you all, we are looking forward to seeing you back safely in 2021. Our last day of business for 2020 will be Fri 18th at 1pm and open again Mon 4th of January at 9am.  Check out up to date information on our website at or check us out on FB and Twitter.

If you want to use our facility during Level 3 you will need to book in by phoning 0404 45600 Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm. We will be following guidelines from on all facility usage.

Shop Local with

Drop up the Laragh’s outdoor adventure shop, located in the Brockagh Resource Centre, for  ex-rental winter jackets & snowshoes and loads of clearance clothing with BIG discounts. Open 10am to 5pm weekends.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from  9am-10am back now leading up to Christmas. 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”. 

Active Retirement Laragh

Unfortunately we had to cancel our weekly get-to-togethers as the whole country went into lockdown back in March. This was extremely hard on our members as the majority of them had to go into isolation from family and friends. But thankfully on the plus side the weather was fantastic and they could enjoy the long sunny days. Some members participated in online yoga and those that were on social media were able to keep in contact with other members. We had tried to arrange a few coffee mornings when lockdown was eased but unfortunately had to cancel due to ongoing restrictions.

The group will be returning in the New Year, we have no date as yet. As soon as we know we will let everyone know.

The group meets every Tuesday morning at 11am in the Brockagh Centre and they have a great line up of activities each week. So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, dancing and music come along on Tuesdays. The group meet for lunch once a month at various local venues (new members welcome). 

This Christmas the staff in the Brockagh Centre contacted the AR Committee members and  organised Christmas hampers for all members which were a nice surprise for them. We would like to thank everyone who helped out, offered their time and skills to the group throughout the year. If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group in the New Year please contact the centre.  For more information call Denise on 0404 45600 or drop in to the centre. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Hopefully we’ll be back early enough in the New Year, looking forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones.