Top things to do in the next 7 days
Wicklow SPCA will host a special Easter themed family day at Sharpeshill Animal Sanctuary, Ballygannon Mor, Rathdrum from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. There will be egg and spoon races and an Easter Egg hunt. Visitors will also be offered the chance to walk some of the canine residents of the Animal Sanctuary. You can also get your dog micro-chipped at a discount price of €15.
French singer Caroline Moreau will perform songs from her album Amour Toujours etc at Mermaid Arts Centre on Saturday April 12. Caroline will be accompanied by Dermot Dunne on Accordion and Lucaz Gonzalez on guitar & percussion. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are €16 or €14 concession.
Tara's Palace, the Museum of Childhood at Powerscourt House in Enniskerry, will open its doors to the public in an open day this Thursday (April 10) from 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. The museum contains a wide range of antique toys, miniature works of art and doll houses some of which date back to the 1700's. Spread over three rooms in the in th iconic Powerscourt House, the exhibition took over two decades to complete and offers a terrific insight into the lives of children in centuries past, and also features a museum quiz and an interactive room specifically for children.
Comedic actor Katie O'Kelly will return to the Conary Community Hall this Saturday, April 12 as she brings her brand new show 'Counter Culture' to town.
Written for last year's Dublin Fringe Festival, the one woman show chronicles a day the life of four workers at a busy Dublin department store.
Among the cast of characters Katie will be bringing to life on stage are Bridie, an elderly employee on her last day after working for 46 years in the store, her heavily pregnant granddaughter Gemma - who has been exiled to the soft furnishings department for no longer having a figure 'conducive to sales,' security guard Jonathan and ambitious assistant manager Simon.
All four have their working world turned upside down when zero hour contracts are introduced, with disastrous consequences for all. The show starts at 8:00p.m. and entry (costing €12 or € 10 with concessions) can be paid at the door.
De lgany Dramatic Society are staging a costumed rehearsed reading of Noel Coward’s delightful light comedy ‘Hay Fever’ in aid of St. Vincent de Paul, Greystones and Open Door, Bray on Saturday April 12.
The performance will be held at 8 p.m. in the Old Schoolhouse, Delgany. Tickets are €15 each and can be obtained from the box office on (01) 2874270 or ( 086) 8307644. Wine, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served after the performance.
The Tour of Wicklow takes place on Saturday April 12 starting at Bray Emmets and in aid of Bray Cancer Support Centre.
Cyclists can choose from two routes of 116km and 60km taking in the breathtaking scenery of County Wicklow.
This is part of the Skoda Cycle Series in association with Independent News and Media.
For more information or to register for the challenge go to www.fitmagazine.ie.