GLENMALURE RURAL ENERGY GROUP
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.
CAR BOOT SALES/ COUNTRY MARKET
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.
GO FOR LIFE
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.
VISITOR ACCESS PLANS
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]lowcoco.ie 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 CLASSES
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, facebook.com/mgfschool or search ‘McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing’.
ELEVATION DANCE SCHOOL
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.
OPENING OF MINER’S WAY
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.
FREE COMPUTER COURSE
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.