Laragh Glendalough Notes Week Beg 29th May 2023

Glendalough Community Excavations

We are delighted to announce that Glendalough Community Excavations will return 8th-18th August 2023. If you have an interest in archaeology and Glendalough it is a fantastic experience. We regret we cannot offer places to those under 18 this year but we hope to welcome younger participants again next year. Adult places (subject to availability) are available from fixed blocks of two or three days. No prior knowledge of excavation is required and we endeavour to accommodate people of all abilities. For information and details of application please email

An American Celebration of Music

An uplifting concert of music from both sides of the Atlantic

Featuring, direct from U.S.A! Northern Cincinnati Youth Orchestra, directed by Marva Rasmussen & Carolyn Quinn.

This is a free concert on Friday 9th June at 3pm. Everyone is welcome. 

Mobile Library

A mobile comes to Laragh every second Thursday from 12.15 to 12.50pm and parks at the back of Lynhams Hotel. Phone on 087 9135229 or email

For people who have difficulty accessing their nearest public library, the Mobile Library Service gives them the opportunity to avail of a public library facility. The mobile library carries approximately 2,500 items with free access to many online resources including downloadable audio books, newspapers and more.   Next dates in Laragh are July 13th and 27th.

Notice from the Irish Deer Society

Please be aware that it is the height of the fawning season for all our deer species and will continue on until approximately the end of June or later if you happen across a fawn do not approach or touch it or allow dogs to approach or disturb it it’s mother is not far away and if you touch it the mother will most likely abandon it if you are unsure contact your local NPWS ranger immediately.

Unfortunately over the last few days there has been numerous queries regarding this where people have picked them up and brought them home don’t forget these are wild animals and will have more chance of survival if left alone.

Adult Zumba Classes

On Wednesdays in the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh with Kate from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. So get fit in a new, fun way. Call Kate on 086 8256775. ELEVATION DANCE 

Glendalough Hermitage Centre

Celebrating St Kevin’s Day 3rd June 2023

Pilgrim Walks:

Following the tradition of pilgrimage, a series of walks has been organised to mark St

Kevin’s Day on Saturday 3 rd June in Glendalough. Participants will walk towards

Glendalough following a choice of 7 different routes which will merge along the way with

other walkers from the same area.

Area A

Route 1 Glenmalure: Leader: Carmel O Toole 087 4165298

Route 2: Ballinabarney/Greenane Leaders: Sean Dunne 086 8937650

Jimmy Devitt 087 7832870

Area B

Route 3: Annamoe: Leader: Robbie Carter 085 8118198

Route 4: Glenmacnass: Leader: Ann Nolan 086 0851665

Area C

Route 5: Trooperstown Leader: Andrew Doyle 086 8370088

Route 6: Clara Vale Leader: Ann O Brien 085 1102220

Area D

Route 7: Wicklow Gap Leader: Sr Breda Ahearn 087 2446601

If you’re thinking of walking all you need to do is-

Pick one of the routes and then contact the group leader who will give you the details on

the route’s length, starting time, location etc

Each person will walk all or part of their chosen route finishing with a ‘gathering’ of walkers

sharing refreshments at the Hermitage Centre near St Kevin’s Church, Laragh around 1pm.

Wicklow Mountains National Park-Wildflower Walk June 11th

Join us on a gentle walk and learn how to identify some June wildflowers and some of their folklore. At the Information Office, by the Upper Lake, Glendalough. Adults and children welcome. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Country Council, Eircode A98W778) has a €4 charge. Booking essential. Bookings will be taken from Saturday 27th May. To book, email

Brockagh Market & Car Boot Sun 11th

The Brockagh Market & Car Boot is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb). Open to the public from 10am to 3pm.Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Indoor and outdoor stalls with a variety of items for sale with plenty of bargains from gifts, clothes, plants, books, toys, aloe vera products, artwork, tools, household items etc. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

The barrier will be locked from 6pm Saturday evening until 8am Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Fri 9am to 2pm) or email All stallholders must pre book their space or no entry on the day.

Scrap Metal Collection in Aid of Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa

One day only on Sat 3rd June from 10am to 4pm. Drop off at the Brockagh Resource Centre or contact the PA Danny on 086 1942546 to arrange local collection or with any queries.

We accept cookers, dryers, microwaves, radiators, lawnmowers, gym equipment, car parts, garden tools, garden chairs/tables, farm equipment & materials, cooper, brass, lead, batteries stainless steel, household cable/armoured cable/pyro cable, brake discs/bulk, aircons, boilers, alloys. Please no fridges, freezers, timbers, plastic and tyres.

Brockagh Digital Hub New Rates 2023

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod and Meeting rooms available with High Speed Broadband Connection. Our shared working space is located in the the heart of county Wicklow with panoramic views of the stunning Glendalough Valley. Free parking, free tea/coffee facilities and lift access. To avail of the discounted rates pre-book/pre-pay  your desk at or email us at if you have any enquiries. Rate €15, half day rate €10, weekly rate €60, monthly rate €199. We also have a special student rate of €10 day rate or half day rate €5. Register now as a Member on our site. All bookings to be made through either or for discounts email Open Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.