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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

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