Top things to do in the next 7 days
1There will be a fight night in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday, April 5 when Arklow Boxing Club will take on Neillstown Boxing Club. There will be 15 bouts in total on the night and the boxing begins at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm. Admission for adults is €10 and €5 for under 16s. Tickets are available from the Arklow Bay or from 087 9964371. You can also pay on the door on the night.
2THE Circle Sessions at Bray’s Harbour Bar on Tuesday evenings are an artistic haven for writers, singers and musicians.
The night of spoken word poetry, storytelling, music and performance takes place from 7.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m.
3WICKLOW Cancer Support/East Coast FM Annual Coffee Morning will be held on Friday April 4, in The Grand Hotel, Wicklow from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Come along and join East Coast FM Reporters and a host of Special Guests for Refreshments, Entertainment and a Monster Raffle. All Monies raised on the day will go directly to Wicklow Cancer Support. This Occasion is in its 6th year and is growing in popularity as the years go on so come early and enjoy the morning.
4STUDENTS of the Dominican College in Wicklow will be staging the classic musical Grease in Fatima Hall on Thursday, April 4, Friday April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 8:00p.m.
Relive all the classic songs from the hit 1978 film including 'Grease is the Word', 'Summer Nights’, 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' and of course 'Grease Lightning' in this timeless play which captures the spirit of the 1950's as students of Rydell High find search for love and friendship.
Tickets can be bought in Earls' Newsagent in Wicklow Town and in the school office, costing €10 for an adult and €5 for a student.
5‘DIG’ by Seamus O’Rourke will be performed at Mermaid Arts Centre on Saturday April 5 at 8 p.m.
Two old friends, Tom Donnell and James McHugh are digging a grave for local character ‘Smokey’ McCormack.
The spirit of the recently deceased man joins them on stage for the entire play, but it’s still too late for Smokey to explain exactly what was going on with certain members of the local GAA team in his house in the years leading up to his death.
This play is about that ritual. About the things that never get said between men who played sport together, would die for one another, would do anything for the ‘cause’ and yet keep their real thoughts a secret to the grave.
6 THE sixth annual East Coast FM coffee morning takes place on Friday, April 4. Coffee mornings will take place simultaneously in 11 different venues around the county between 10am and Midday. There is confirmed performances from musicians Paddy Casey, Kim Hayden, Mary Coughlan, Paddy Cole, Mary Byrne and Luan Parle and comedian Dave Young. There will be appearances from TV personalities Craig Doyle, Amanda Brunker, actor Pat Nolan, author Sarah Webb and former rugby international Shane Byrne.
The venues for the coffee mornings are: The Martello, Bray; The Beach House, Greystones; Nood Restaurant, Arklow Bridgewater Centre, Arklow; The Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town; The West Wicklow House, Blessington; Kavanaghs, Vartry House, Roundwood; Avondale Sports Centre, Rathdrum; Buttery Cafe, Fishers, Newtownmountkennedy; Avoca Cafe, Mount Usher, Ashford; Kingfishers Kitchen, Enniskerry; Lawless's Hotel, Aughrim.