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County Wick­low Net­work for Older Peo­ple is host­ing an in­for­ma­tion morn­ing, on Thurs­day 11 Septem­ber from 10.30 am un­til 1 pm in the Brock­agh Cen­tre, to pro­vide older peo­ple across County Wick­low with ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion on rights, en­ti­tle­ments and ser­vices, which are avail­able for older peo­ple in County Wick­low.

Speak­ers on the day will be from Age Action and County Wick­low Cit­i­zens In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice. A light lunch will be pro­vided and trans­port can be ar­ranged if re­quired.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to con­firm your at­ten­dance, please con­tact Gar­van Hickey by Thurs­day 4 Septem­ber at 0402-20208 or e-mail ghickey@wick­low­


The next car boot sale at the Brock­agh Cen­tre will take place on Sun­day 7th Septem­ber from 11am (stall hold­ers 10am) Cost ¤10 per car or small van. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact 0404 45600.


Don’t for­get there are still tick­ets left for the Glendalough and District De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion 300 to 1 Car Draw in aid of the Brock­agh Cen­tre. 1st Prize - Hyundai Model i10, 2nd Prize ¤1,000, 3rd Prize Week­end Away for 2 Peo­ple in Ire­land and 4 prizes of ¤100. Tick­ets cost ¤100. The Draw will take place on Sun­day Septem­ber 28th 2008. Tick­ets are avail­able from any mem­ber of the GDDA or from the Brock­agh Cen­tre.


A new day­time Ab­so­lute Be­gin­ners class will take place on Tues­day 9 Septem­ber (10 to 12) and an evening Ab­so­lute Be­gin­ners class will start on Wed­nes­day 10 Septem­ber (7 to 9pm).

This is a six week course ideal for peo­ple who don’t know how to turn on a com­puter or for those who are rusty or haven’t quite ‘got­ten it’ yet. The classes are small (6 to 7 peo­ple) so there is lots of in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion.

We are also tak­ing names for a Novem­ber class in an In­tro­duc­tion to Photo Edit­ing class which is par­tic­u­larly suit­able for peo­ple who have a dig­i­tal cam­era and take pho­tos but don’t know what to do next.

Top­ics cov­ered in­clude down­load­ing from your cam­era, ar­chiv­ing and stor­ing pho­tos, im­prov­ing your pic­tures with sim­ple fixes, email­ing pho­tos and up­load­ing pho­tos to the web to share with your fam­ily and friends. Con­tact 0404 45600 to book your place or to put your name down for other cour­ses.


Happy Carer and Tod­dler Group is back on Wed­nes­day 3rd Septem­ber in the Brock­agh Cen­tre. This drop-in event for un­der 7s and their car­ers takes place on Wed­nes­day morn­ings from 10.30 am till 12 noon and al­lows adults and chil­dren come to­gether to have fun and to sup­port one an­other. All are wel­come. For fur­ther de­tails please call Caro­line Stacey on 0866045434.


Tues­day night is dance night at the Brock­agh Cen­tre from 10 pm till late with the Wick­low Man.


Are you in­ter­ested in a 7 night Christ­mas Shop­ping Trip to Chicago in Novem­ber? If yes read on. Price of ¤1,800 in­cludes trans­port to and from the air­port (on both sides), air­fare, 4 Star city cen­tre ho­tel, break­fasts and din­ners, the­atre out­ing to see Broad­way Mu­si­cal Wicked, City Tour, Trip to a pre­mium out­let mall for shop­ping, Chicago Bulls Bas­ket­ball Game. If you are in­ter­ested please call the Brock­agh Cen­tre on (0404) 45600.


The AGM of Laragh Bad­minton Club takes place on Thurs­day 11 Septem­ber at 8.30 p.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre. We hope to see a good turn out of play­ers and par­ents of ju­nior mem­bers in­ter­ested in pro­mot­ing bad­minton. We would like to thank Avon Motors for spon­sor­ing our very suc­cess­ful and keenly con­tested end-of-year ju­nior com­pe­ti­tion.

Well done to all the par­tic­i­pants. Play re­sumes as usual on Mon­days and Thurs­days from Mon­day 15th Septem­ber with ju­nior mem­bers start­ing at 8 pm and se­niors at 9pm. Boys and girls from 5th Class and up­wards in pri­mary school are wel­come to join.


Are you in­ter­ested in set­ting up a road cycling group in the Laragh area for reg­u­lar train­ing spins and gen­eral fit­ness pur­poses? If so, con­tact Cather­ine (086-3111043) or Tom (0874178741).


Yoga Level 1 (Tues­days, 7 to 8 pm) - Gen­tle Yoga suit­able for all ages and abil­i­ties - ideal for com­plete be­gin­ners. Take time-out to tune into your­self - im­prove mo­bil­ity/flex­i­bil­ity, pos­ture and mus­cle tone. The class in­cludes breath work, gen­tle pos­tures and guided re­lax­ation.

Yoga Level 2 (Tues­days, 8.15 to 9.45 pm) - Stronger Yoga - a more chal­leng­ing class for those want­ing to ex­pand their yoga prac­tice.

Fo­cus­ing on build­ing flex­i­bil­ity and in­ner strength through strong breath and pos­ture work, it draws on both Hatha and Ash­tanga Yoga tra­di­tions. The class in­cludes breath work and yoga pos­tures and fin­ishes with guided re­lax­ation.

There will be an ‘open night’ for both classes on Tues­day 9th Septem­ber where you can try ei­ther for a fee of ¤5. A six week course be­gins on 16th Septem­ber. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rachel on 087-3161446.


Judg­ing has now taken place in the Tidy Towns Com­pe­ti­tion. Re­sults should be pub­lished shortly.

As we are com­ing to the end of the sum­mer we will be hold­ing what is likely to be our penul­ti­mate ‘clean-up’ of the year on Satur­day Septem­ber 6. We will meet out­side Lyn­hams at 11am and all are very wel­come.


Tai Chi/Chi Kung & Med­i­ta­tion Would you like to feel more re­laxed, more ef­fec­tive in your daily life, more in tune with your sur­round­ings? Would you like to have more ful­fill­ing re­la­tion­ships with fam­ily, friends and work col­leagues?

Heather Dar­ling will hold an open night for a new term on Mon­day 15th Septem­ber at 7.15 pm in the Brock­agh Cen­tre. Try Tai Chi for one night for •10. Please con­tact Heather on 0872383888.


Wick­low Moun­tains Na­tional Park - Ex­plore the woods of Glendalough on Satur­day Septem­ber 6th - looking at the plants and an­i­mals and the his­tory of the woods (this walk is not suit­able for chil­dren).

This event is free of charge but book­ing is es­sen­tial. Par­tic­i­pants should wear suit­able footwear for ven­tur­ing off track. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone 0404-45425.


Daniella Byrne and her fam­ily and friends are or­ga­niz­ing a Ben­e­fit Night, in mem­ory of Daphne Jack­son, to raise much needed funds to sup­port the work of the Black­rock Hospice. The event will take place on Satur­day Novem­ber 1, in the Woodenbridge Ho­tel. More de­tails will be avail­able nearer the time.


A 45 Card Game ev­ery Tues­day night start­ing at 8.45 p.m. in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Teas served ˆ all are wel­come.


Are you a Party Plan Agent, Toy Sup­plier or have a prod­uct you would like to sell? We are looking for peo­ple for our Christ­mas Mar­kets in the Brock­agh Cen­tre par­tic­u­larly if you sell toys.

Our Christ­mas Mar­kets are held in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber so if you feel that you have a prod­uct that would suit this venue please con­tact Co­lette on 0404 45600.


Don’t for­get Laragh IT pro­vide a num­ber of busi­ness ser­vices as well as IT classes. Pho­to­copy­ing, fax­ing, typ­ing, CV prepa­ra­tion, busi­ness cards, fly­ers, in­ter­net ac­cess are all avail­able at com­pet­i­tive rates.

Ryan Burke and Shane Keenan hav­ing a great day out at the An Tochar Round­wood GAA club jer­sey day.

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