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The group will be screen­ing the movie ‘De­main’ on Thurs­day, June 6, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. at the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre in Laragh. ‘De­main’ is a 2015 French doc­u­men­tary film di­rected by Cyril Dion and Me­lanie Lau­rent. Faced with a fu­ture that sci­en­tists say is a great cause for con­cern, the film has the dis­tinc­tion of not giv­ing in to catas­trophism. Op­ti­misti­cally, it iden­ti­fies ini­tia­tives that have proven them­selves in 10 coun­tries around the world: con­crete ex­am­ples of solutions to en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial chal­lenges of the 21st Cen­tury, be it agri­cul­ture, en­ergy, econ­omy, ed­u­ca­tion and gover­nance.


We have now moved to the sec­ond Sun­day of the month. En­cour­ag­ing lo­cal and non-lo­cal pro­duc­ers of plants, veg­eta­bles, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sun­day, June 9, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bar­gains on prac­ti­cally any­thing from house­hold items to gar­den ad­di­tions, and even vin­tage or an­tique trea­sures.

Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book in­door spaces early. Con­tact the Brock­agh Cen­tre at 0404 45600, email brock­agh­car­[email protected] or brock­aghof­[email protected] if you wish to book an in­door space or if you pre­fer to sell out­side just show up at 8 a.m. on the morn­ing.


The group meet most Tues­days, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light ex­er­cise, bowls, mu­sic come along on at 11 a.m., they wel­come any new­comer. The group meet for lunch once a month at var­i­ous venues. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call Denise at the Brock­agh Cen­tre at 0404 45600 or drop in.


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 road­[email protected]­low­ be­fore mid­day June 20. There are sub­stan­tial changes to the re-struc­tur­ing of the area and it would be in ev­ery­one’s in­ter­est to view the pro­posed plans be­fore works com­mence.


Chil­dren, teens and adults will en­joy Taek­won-Do, a Korean art of self-de­fence. Ben­e­fits in­clude im­prov­ing con­fi­dence, re­spect, dis­ci­pline, aware­ness, con­cen­tra­tion, chan­nel­ing ag­gres­sion, bal­ance, co­or­di­na­tion, speed, re­ac­tions, fit­ness and health. Call Mas­ter Ken­neth Wheat­ley at 087 2547347 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Classes are on Tues­days at 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre Laragh.(se­niors and teens). Chil­dren’s classes are on Tues­days at 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. (4-7 years), 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. (8-12 years) in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre Laragh.


Ir­ish Danc­ing on Satur­day morn­ings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre will be fin­ish­ing for the summer on June 15 but will be back in Sept. Classes cater for any age over three years and all lev­els in­clud­ing ab­so­lute be­gin­ners. Reg­is­tered mem­bers of An Comhd­hail, fully Garda Vet­ted and in­sured. Con­tact de­tails for en­quiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086 1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085 7180926), email mc­grath­flood­[email protected] com, face­­school or search ‘McGrath Flood School of Ir­ish Danc­ing’.


El­e­va­tion School of Per­form­ing Arts per­formed their an­nual end of year show In the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh on Satur­day, May 25, to packed out au­di­ences for two shows.

Teach­ers Katie Charles, Kerry Smith and Prin­ci­pal Kate O’Con­nor were thrilled by their stu­dents progress and au­di­ences were also en­ter­tained by the El­e­va­tion Dance Team, who per­formed a range of rou­tines from their repetoire. The dance team is an in­ten­sively trained group of dancers from eight to 20 years who com­pete at Na­tional Level and hold many ti­tles. On June 1 the team are host­ing an in­cred­i­ble work­shop with West End star Adam Gar­cia and this Au­gust, the dance team will travel to Dis­ney­land Paris to per­form in their very own show on a Dis­ney stage, a most pres­ti­gious op­por­tu­nity.

Au­di­tion dates for new mem­bers of the team will be an­nounced in Sept for any­one wish­ing to join this ded­i­cated group, while weekly ESPA classes will re­turn in Septem­ber of­fer­ing Bal­let, Mod­ern, Mu­si­cal The­atre, Speech seven Drama and Acro. Please con­tact Kate at 086 825 – 6775 for more de­tails on classes, summer camps, team au­di­tions and work­shops.


A new 20km way marked trail from val­ley Glen­dasan near Tur­lough Hill to Bar­a­vore mine site in Glen­malure is be­ing of­fi­cially opened on Fri­day, June 7.

Robert Carter, him­self a for­mer miner in Glen­dalough will be present to launch the event, to­gether with Pat Casey TD and Min­is­ter An­drew Doyle. Lo­cal poet Jane Clarke has writ­ten a poem spe­cially to cel­e­brate the min­ing story.

The event be­gins in Glen­dasan at 1 p.m. and the main cer­e­mony is in Glen­malure at 2.30 p.m. on Fri­day, June 7, All mem­bers of the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and es­pe­cially fam­i­lies who had some­one who worked in the mines are in­vited to at­tend both events.


This is an on­go­ing free five­week dig­i­tal skills com­puter course and we are tak­ing names for the next course (depend­ing on num­bers) due to com­mence in the summer. It usu­ally takes place on Fri­days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Top­ics cov­ered in­clude online bank­ing, apps, online gov­ern­ment ser­vices, email, shopping online, online TV play­ers, pod­casts, photograph­s, se­cu­rity and much more. This course is for com­plete be­gin­ners or some­one who is rarely online and wants to up skill. You will need to bring your own lap­top/tablet to the course. Call the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre at 0404 45600 or email brock­aghof­[email protected] com.

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