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Brockagh scrap collection

From Monday, August 15 to August 30, you can drop your metal scrap up to the back of 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.

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Once the scrap is on the premises, it cannot be removed by the public. CCTV is in operation for 24 hours.

For more information, call 040445600 or email us at brockaghoffice@gmail.com.

Mobile library

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday, August 11 from 10 a.m. until 11.15 a.m. and also from 2.10 p.m. until 4.30 p.m. Come along and join the library. It’s a free service and is a fantastic way to pick up any book that suits your reading interests.

Brockagh working hub

The Brockagh Resource Centre has a new remote working hub catered for individual working professionals, students and corporate companies.

They 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 three free days of hub use per person. Vouchers will be valid until the end of August.

Register now as a member on the connectedhubs.ie site to avail of the free vouchers and get an alert when your vouchers are available.

All bookings to be made through connectedhubs.ie. Brockagh Hub is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or enquiries please email brockaghhub@gmail.com or if you would like to speak with a staff member, phone 0404 45600.

Shamanic drumming circle

A Shamanic Drumming Circle takes place on the first Thursday of every month at the Turquoise Café in Roundwood from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A shamanic drumming circle is a place to come with friends, catch up over a cuppa and then connect in an authentic way. This is a particular type of drumming, using a shamanic drum.

A steady 4-7 beats per second will induce theta brain waves to enable us to journey into non ordinary states to retrieve healing, insights and wisdom for ourselves and our community.

All welcome, no experience in shamanic journeying or drumming is necessary.

If you have a shamanic drum, I welcome you to bring it along. You would need to bring a pillow and blanket. This is a non-profit event; costs are to cover venue and refreshments.

If you would like to know more about shamanic drumming, or if have any questions, just drop Fiona a line on safehaventranspersonal@gmail.com or give a buzz on 087 2989801.

AA meetings

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

Pattern Day walk to Lady’s Well

The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday, August 14, leaving Moneystown National School at 6 p.m.

The route is about 9km return route to Moneystown and good walking shoes and waterproof clothing are recommended.

It’s suitable for older children accompanied by adults. The route is along the road then onto Coillte roads. Lady’s well is an ancient well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site. The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year or close to the original pattern day date of August 15. There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells, including the Pre-Christian and Christian, as well as any relevant local history.

If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song, feel free to join in as singing, dancing, etc. were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well.

Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre. Any queries please contact Rosaleen at rosaleendurkin8@gmail.com. Facebook page Wicklow Wells.

People attending the walk are undertaking to do it at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility or liability for loss or injury on the walk.

Family Fun Days

Family Fun Days take place at Wicklow Mountains National Park from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday in August.

Fun for all the family with nature walks, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and bug safaris. Free with booking essential. To book, or for further details, email wickloweduactioncentre@housing.gov.ie. 

Women’s basketball

Join the Wicklow Wolves Women’s Basketball group every Tuesday evening in the community centre sports hall in Newtownmountkennedy between 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Learn how to play or brush up on those basketball skills. Main aim is to get fit while having fun. Contact 087 1477507 for more details or just turn up on the night with a pair of runners.

Liam Tiny Kenny Memorial run

The Liam Tiny Kenny Memorial run and show in aid of Rathdrum cancer support group in conjunction with the Wicklow vintage club and Liam Kenny’s family will take place on Sunday, August 28.

Registration will take place from 11.30am and the run will be after the show meeting at Ballinacor Community park (A67WY83).

Vintage classic cars and tractors and lorries and motorbikes are welcome. Refreshments served on the day.

Please adhere to current Covid guidelines on the day.

Akido

Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese martial art for flexibility, coordination, relaxation and self defence.

The instructor is Joe McHugh, 5th Dan Aikido Aikikai. Classes take place at Moneystown Community Hall on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m.

Beginners are especially welcome.

The cost is €5 for the unemployed and €8 for the employed. For information, contact 086 1019668.

Bingo

Bingo is played at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre every Friday. Doors open at 7.30 p.m., with Bingo starting at 8.30 p.m. – bring a friend.

Chime In Play

Chime In Play, formerly known as Gymboree, will have summer pop-up classes in Glenealy Village Hall, on Tuesday August 23.

Teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, instruments and fun – suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months to four years.

Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information or to book your place.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Wicklow Athletics Off-Road Championship

The Wicklow Athletics Off-Road Championship is coming to Laragh on Saturday, August 20, starting from 9.30 a.m. and with finishers expected from 10.20 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The races starts and finishes at Laragh GAA grounds. The clubs of Wicklow will be competing for individual and team honours across various age categories as part of the Derrybawn Woods 10k race, which is open for entry to the public, and on the same day as the Run the Ridge 20k event, which raises funds for Glendalough Athletics Club and the juvenile section of Laragh GAA Club.

There’ll be an option to support and cheer on the runners both down at the GAA grounds and out on the route, with the bird-gate zig-zags a particularly good spot.

There will be the usual category and individual prizes as well. If you want to run yourself and are a Wicklow Club athlete, then visit www.myrunresults. com and search for the Wicklow event.

Runners who are not members of Wicklow athletics clubs can register at https:// worldsmarathons.com/marathon/run-the-ridge.

Yoga Tree

Yoga Tree classes take place on Friday mornings at Brockagh Resource Centre with Hilde Eiselen.

Join the expertly taught yoga classes, suitable for all abilities and ages, from complete beginner to advanced practitioners.

Relaxing, dynamic, energising, beneficial and fun yoga for everyone. Emerge strong and calm, ready for anything. For more details about the schedule, phone 0404 40000.

Walking group

On Monday mornings weekly at 10 a.m. join the Laragh walking group at Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around the Glendalough area for approximately one hour. No need to book, just show up on the day.


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