Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 15th Aug 2022

Bright Stars 

The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh are re-launching the Baby & Toddler group on Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm. Each week this group will provide a welcoming and lively space for parents and children to gather and grow. Our activities will include ‘messy play’, story and song, games (guest speakers), snack, tidy-up which will allow both you as the parent/carer and your child to meet friends, explore new things and learn.

The group provides a weekly get-together where you can meet with others who understand exactly where you are at this particular point of parenthood. Suggestions for dealing with sleepless nights, easing the pain of teething, and finding time for yourself are generally always points of discussion.

The group also provides a great opportunity to see developmental milestones in action. Your baby, for example, might be a newborn but there may be a mom or a dad with a 3 month old in the group, or a carer with a 9 month old who is crawling. It’s fascinating to see what lies ahead and again, to pick up some ideas from other parents/carers.

For some parents, grandparents and carers, the weekly catch-up and opportunity for children to play and make new friends is enough. For others, the support makes them that bit more confident in their parenting role. Come and check out our new group – wednesday 31st august 10.30 am.

Elevation School of Performing Arts(starting  Sept 12th)

With years of professional experience and teacher training, Kate O’Connor established Elevation School of Performing Arts in 2005 to train students to the highest of standards. Training focuses on performance and the option to take part in Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Grade exams, as well as Drama exams with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. With a team of qualified, experienced and professional teachers ESPA aims to create well rounded, versatile performers. Offering the very best in Jazz, Modern Theatre dance, Ballet, Hip Hop, Drama & Musical Theatre classes to students from 3 years to adults. Training focuses on performance and optional ISTD and IBSD Grade exams, creating well rounded, versatile performers. Registrations officially open on Monday 15th of August. Email to register your interest in classes. Classes at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Pilates Classes in Laragh(starting Sept 5th)

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.

Wildlife Gardening for Heritage Week

On Sunday 21st August, 11 am at the  Education Centre, Upper Lake , Glendalough join one of our Education Guides, Gillian Stewart, as she introduces you to the variety of creatures, great and small, that call her garden home. Gillian, a totally amateur gardener, has been on a gradual voyage of discovery as she slowly moved from traditional gardening to wildlife gardening. In fact, the voyage is continuing year on year. She shall discuss what worked, and what didn’t, as she created habitats within her garden.

The event consists of a lecture in the Education Centre, followed by a short stroll around the Sensory and Wildlife Garden at the Information Office. Attendants shall be encouraged to share their own experiences.

Free of charge. Booking is required. Book by email:

For more information, please phone 0404 45425.Parking: Park at the Upper Lake Car Park (A98W778). Parking charge applies.

Scrap Metal Week at the Brockagh Resource Centre

Monday 15th to 30th August 2022 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 wheelbarrows, 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   

Brockagh Digital Hub

Join us in our shared working hub in the beautiful valley of Laragh & Glendalough with free parking, window views surrounding your work space and tea/coffee facilities.

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod and Meeting rooms available with High Speed Broadband Connection. Under the National Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme you will receive 3 free days of hub use per person. Vouchers will be valid until the end of August. Register now as a Member on our site to avail of the free vouchers and get an alert when your vouchers are available. You will be able to access your credits from Monday the 27th of June.  All bookings to be made through Brockagh Hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For more information or enquiries please email or if you would like to speak with a staff member phone us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0404 45600.