Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Laragh-Glendalough

Climate Change: What Can We Do? - As most of us know by now, we are facing a climate-change crisis of unimaginable proportions if we don't dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 to 12 years.

A public meeting will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, to raise awareness of the threats posed by climate change and to discuss and consider options for reducing our impacts both as a community and at an individual level. The meeting will be participatory (a workshop) to gather our collective ideas and thoughts so that we, as a community, can start moving towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Talk on local birds

'Dippers, Fishers and Wags birds of the Avonmore River' a talk by Oran O'Sullivan on a Heritage Plan project to survey water birds and other wildlife associated with the bridges of the Avonmore water catchment. Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Admission: free, no booking needed.

Visitor Access Plans

Proposed Laragh and Glendalough Visitor Access Plans are still available to view in the lobby of the Brockagh Resource Centre. Following last Tuesdays public meeting an extension to submit any concerns from the community may now be emailed to before June 15.

Older Person's AGM

Join us for the County Wicklow Older Person's Council AGM, taking place on May 31 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Registration followed by tea and coffee from 9.45 to 10.30 a.m. Opening from chairperson Mai Quaid with guess speakers are Minister Andrew Doyle, Patricia Rikkard-Clarke. Lunch and a raffle, continuing in the afternoon with music by Liam Garrett performing at the tea dance. No admission fee.

Angelic Workshops 2019

The last workshop for this season in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh will be on May 19 (A Rainbow Day with the Angels). For information or to book a place call 087 9048146.

Free Computer Course

A free five-week digital skills computer course are run thoughout the year, two hours one day a week. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600 or email

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12.15 noon to 12.50 p.m. The next visits will take place on May 23, June 6 and 20.

Morning Yoga

Louise's yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 a.m. To find out more, call Louise at 087 6032202 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga

Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Call Louise at 087 6032202. (booking is essential).

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086 1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085 7180926), email

AA Meetings

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


Junior and seniors classes are on Monday evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7 p.m. (junior fourth class up) with seniors from 8 p.m. and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian at 086 2476822.

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