Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 24th Jan 2021

Scrap Metal Extended Until February!

You can drop your metal scrap up to the back of the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh(Fundraiser for the Brockagh Resource Centre). Some of the items you can bring are Biscuit tins, steel oil tanks, steel window frames, steel coal bunkers, car batteries, radiators, Solid fuel cookers, Sheep wire, bicycles, old cars without the tyres, steel wheel barrows, golf irons, etc. No Fridges, Freezers, Cookers, Timber, Plastics or Tyres. Once the scrap is on the premises it cannot be removed by the public. CCTV is in operation for 24 hours. For more info call 040445600 or email us at 

New Glendalough Farmers Market

Every Sunday (starting Sun 13th of Feb, 10am – 4pm. The market will be run alongside the Brockagh Market & Car Boot on the 2nd Sunday of each month) LIVE MUSIC

Martello Coffee Dock Award winning speciality organic hand roasted coffee from Mcacabes coffee Roasters Newtownmountkennedy. Barista full range of coffees teas and hot chocolate! 

 Hells Barbeque free range meat burgers cooked on site with salads etc,. 

 Flavour Safari African inspired Sauces  

A unique range of sauces that combine fresh Irish ingredients with African spices creating a flavour sensation gluten free and suitable for vegetarians 

Sugar Loaf Bakery   Local artisan bread maker specialises in sour dough bread. 

Barts Belgian Chocolates   A massive range of luxury delicious handmade chocolates. 

Tom and Olle   Artisan Irish Cheeses,  tapenade, pesto, large selection of olive sans antipasto slow roasted tomatoes, the largest selection of Irish Cheeses in any market,  charcuterie pates, cured seafood and seasonal hampers. 

Bake n Joy Authentic sour dough bread, cakes, tray baked & wide range of savouries home baked. 

Common Scents Stunning range of handmade soy candles.  

Contact: seandavidmcardle@gmail.comMobile: 087 611 5016  

Active Retirement Laragh

Active Retirement Group will be resuming their weekly Tuesday morning meetings on the 8th February 2022 for Tea/Coffee, light exercise and a catch up from 11am – 12pm at the Brockagh Centre.

Active Retirement group meet 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. This year we’d like to encourage anyone who loves arts & crafts, maybe you’ve learned new skills over the Covid break and would like the space to practice and 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 the centre. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600, email or drop in to the centre.

Happy Days Parent and Toddler Group

Back on Wednesday mornings 11-12pm at the Brockagh Centre on Feb 9th of February. This group is for parents/guardians, babies and toddlers who get together for a chat and play(cost 3€ per family). It is a great chance to make new friends and share ideas. Contact us at 0404-45600 at the centre for more information. If you have any interest in running the group let us know.

Laragh Badminton Club 

Badminton classes are in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh: Mondays 4th, 5th and 6th class at 7.30-8.30pm. Thursdays 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Secondary School 6.30-7.30pm. Thurs 4th, 5th and 6th year, Secondary School 7.30-8.30pm and adults 8.30pm onwards. Contact Phil Curley 0404 45175/087 2067607 Or Gosia Ward 087 063 8898. Small club fee for the year applies for participation.


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 evenings (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 Tuesday evenings in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. 

AA Meetings  (Ongoing)

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

Pilates Classes in Laragh

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome!  Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara on 0879367474. Classes are on Mon eve at 7pm.

YogaTree Ireland

Yoga Tree classes on Fri mornings and Thurs evenings at the Brockagh Resource Centre with Hilde Eiselen. Join our expertly taught yoga classes, suitable for all abilities & ages: from complete beginner to advanced practitioners. Relaxing, dynamic, energising, enjoyable, beneficial and fun yoga for everyone. Emerge strong and calm, ready for anything! For more information about the schedule phone 0404 40000 or email   

Coniferous Tree Identification Walk

Join a National Parks & Wildlife Service guide and discover how to identify some of the non-native coniferous trees growing in the Upper Lake area of Glendalough. There will be an option at the end to see what is currently said to be Ireland’s tallest tree.

At 11am, Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th January 2022, duration is between 60 and 90 minutes for the main walk and an additional 20 minutes to see Ireland’s tallest tree.

Meet at the National Park Information Office park (eircode A98R221). Practicalities: mostly walking on the flat valley floor along hard surfaced paths and areas of grass. However there will be some short sections of steeper, stepped and rougher ground. Dress for the outdoors and wear warm clothing, good shoes or walking boots and bring waterproofs just in case. This is a free event. Except for guide or assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted on National Park events.

Parking: (€4 per car) is available at the Co. Co. Upper Lake car park (eircode A98W778).