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There will be a Lunchtime Con­cert on Tues­day 28 Oc­to­ber in the Glendalough Ho­tel. The con­cert will fea­ture the Wood­lands Com­mu­nity School Choir & Band from the U.K. The con­cert will be fol­lowed by a fixed lunch.

Ad­mis­sion to con­cert is ¤3 and lunch is ¤12. The pro­ceeds of the con­cert are in aid of the Laragh Glendalough and District Ac­tive Re­tire­ment.


Danella Byrne and her fam­ily and friends are or­gan­is­ing a Ben­e­fit Night (in mem­ory of Danella’s sis­ter, Daphne Jack­son) to raise much-needed funds to sup­port the work of Black­rock Hospice.

It will take place in the Woodenbridge Ho­tel on Satur­day 1st Novem­ber at 8 pm. Ad­mis­sion is ¤5. En­ter­tain­ment on the night will in­clude mu­sic by Ab­hainn Dubh, leg-wax­ing and head­shav­ing fundrais­ers, a mon­ster raf­fle (BBQ, mo­bile phone, DVD player) and much more. Raf­fle tick­ets are cur­rently on sale; prizes in­clude ride-on lawnmower, wash­ing ma­chine, lat­est Nin­tendo DS.

Danella and her fam­ily would like to thank every­one for their sup­port and look for­ward to see­ing one and all on the night. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call Danella on 086-8178983.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the win­ners in the re­cent Car Draw in aid of the Brock­agh Cen­tre.

Win­ners of 1st prize of the car were Pat, Mar­garet and Richard Cullen. Cor­mac O’Sul­li­a­van won 2nd prize of ¤1,000. Marie and Ed­ward Ward won a hol­i­day. Hugh and Maura Cullen, Dolores Con­way, Mar­i­nus Gaffney, Bren­dan and Gosia, Bri­die Stacy and Joshep­hine Byrne won 4th to 9th prizes of ¤100 and a bot­tle of whiskey and S&M Holden won 10th prize of ¤100.

The Glendalough and District De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion wishes to thank the ticket sell­ers and every­one who sup­ported the draw.


Tues­day night is dance night at the Brock­agh Cen­tre from 10 pm till late with the Wick­low Man. Na­tional Park On Satur­day 18 Oc­to­ber the Na­tional Park staff will have tele­scopes set up be­tween 11am and 4 pm with guides on hand to dis­cuss the deer and their ecol­ogy.

Di­rec­tions to the tele­scopes can be got at the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice - the path will be along one of the way-marked routes in the val­ley of Glendalough. Book­ing is not re­quired.

Hik­ing boots/rain gear are rec­om­mended. The above events are free of charge. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone 0404-45425.


The dates for the Christ­mas Craft Mar­kets at the Fair are Sun­day 9th and 30th Novem­ber and Sun­day 7th and 14th De­cem­ber. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Co­lette on 0404 45600.


Our Car­diac First Re­spon­ders Group in Laragh are looking for some more vol­un­teers to join their group to con­tinue to as­sist the am­bu­lance ser­vice within our com­mu­nity.

At present, we have six mem­bers and ideally we would like to have 10 mem­bers on our rota in or­der to con­tinue to sup­ply a 24-7 cov­er­age. Any­one in­ter­ested should ei­ther ring Sheila on 087 2121522 or speak to Frank Evans for more in­for­ma­tion.

We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity of thank­ing both Eileen and Gerry Pat­ter­son, who have re­tired from our group re­cently, and we wish them the best of luck and a happy re­tire­ment!

Eileen and Gerry have been mem­bers of our group since our com­mence­ment in Fe­bru­ary 2005 and Gerry has been our co-or­di­na­tor. They will be missed.

Since we be­gan this project in Laragh three and half years ago, we have had ap­prox 50 call outs and our re­sponse time is within 5 min­utes of re­ceiv­ing the call from the am­bu­lance ser­vice. It is of great ben­e­fit to our com­mu­nity to have this ser­vice and we would ap­pre­ci­ate more vol­un­teers to con­tinue.


Are you as smart as a teenager? Are you more in­tel­li­gent than an eight year old? Find out at the Fun Ta­ble Quiz hosted by Laragh Bad­minton Club in the Glendalough Ho­tel on Tues­day 21st Oc­to­ber at 8.30 p.m.

En­try fee ¤30 per team (4 peo­ple). Cash prize for the winning team as well as spot prizes for most in­tel­li­gent team name, the smartest an­swer and the best shirt on the night (and many more) and a wooden spoon for the de­feated! For in­for­ma­tion text or ring 087 9569150.


Mu­si­cal The­atre/Singing Work­shops for kids will be held at the Brock­agh Cen­tre each Satur­day in De­cem­ber from 2 to 5 pm; classes will be di­vided by age. So if you want to have fun and en­joy singing, from chart songs to great mu­si­cals, look no fur­ther! The work­shops will be fa­cil­i­tated by Les­lie Dow­dall and Honor Hef­fer­nan, both of whom are well known in the mu­sic in­dus­try.

Les­lie and Honor have been singing since the cra­dle, and it has al­ways been a source of great joy for them both. It is with this in mind that they have put to­gether this se­ries of work­shops for chil­dren. Their aim is to help the stu­dents get the best out of their voices, and have the en­joy­ment of singing well and learn­ing new songs.

Both Honor and Les­lie have been work­ing in­de­pen­dently with chil­dren for the past num­ber of years, Honor as the voice coach in The Ir­ish Academy of Dra­matic Art and Les­lie through her own com­pany, Mu­s­i­craft. For more in­for­ma­tion call 086-3378473.


The Ci­ti­zen’s In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre at the Brock­agh Cen­tre will be open on Tues­days 21st Oc­to­ber from 10 am un­til 12 noon for in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to your rights and en­ti­tle­ments. No ap­point­ment is nec­es­sary. This is a free and con­fi­den­tial ser­vice.


So­cial danc­ing takes place from 9.30 pm un­til late on Satur­day 25th Oc­to­ber with Rio.


There will be a Kids hal­loween Mini Camp in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day 28th and 29th Oc­to­ber from 11 a.m. - 3 p..m. for 6 to 10 year olds - ¤25. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion call 0404 45600.

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