Happy Days (Parent and Toddler Group) and We Love Art (Almha’s art classes) for children and adults will be taking a break on week of May 2 due to it being the midterm break but they will resume the following week on the usual day and time. For more information on these classes call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600.
Spring is finally here and there is plenty of activity in the Community Garden. We planted several plum trees and a large number of apple trees, many of which are now in blossom and looking great. The outside plots have been ploughed and rotavated ready for potato planting and for all the other exciting vegetables people are going to grow! In the poly-tunnel, spinach, lettuce and chard are already being harvested while tomatoes, beetroot and carrots are starting to flourish. Several new people have joined us and taken on plots of their own to grow their own produce – but there is still room for lots more (just bring your own spade). Why not join us – phone Declan Murphy at 086 1697739 or Finian McEvoy at 086 2476822. The Community Garden is having an open day on May 7 between 2 and 4 p.m. so do come and have a look around. Bring the children too but please keep dogs on leads. Tea and biscuits will be provided. (From the small car park opposite the post office in Laragh follow the track leading down along the road and the garden is in front of you).
If you would like more information on the Glendalough area go to glendalough.ie where you can find out more about the history of Glendalough, local services, transport to Glendalough, photos, archive of news from the area and much more.
St Kevin’s Ladies are now recruiting for this year’s Dublin Women’s Soccer League. Participants have to be 15 years (with parental permission) and over. Girls who would like to join should contact Michelle McCoy at 086 1225786 or Stephen McGuiness at 086 8113154.
The usual monthly Tidy Towns clean-up takes place on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. Meet opposite Lynhams. Please come along for one hour and help keep Laragh/Glendalough clean.
As part of the Bealtaine Festival we are celebrating creativity in older age together at the Brockagh Resource Centre and one of our events will be an afternoon tea dance on Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music from the Wicklow Man and hosted by Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement association. Refreshments will be provided.
LARAGH IT CENTRE
Our next Benefit 4 will be starting shortly an 8 hr course over 4 weeks for only €20 (if you are over 65 it’s free) you will learn Internet safety, email, online banking, paying motor tax and transferring photos to your computer. We also have one to one classes for people who don’t want to be in a class and have their own specific computer needs for 0ne hour €15. Equal Skills Is for those with no expe- rience of computers and Internet this is a certified course. €200.
ECDL: This course establishes a standard for everyone who uses a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies competence in computer use, making the holder readily mobile within Ireland and Internationally.