SATURDAY, JULY 15
MIGHTY WINGS FOOD FEST Bray Seafront From 10 a.m.
The mightiest, hottest, finger-lickin’ chicken wings on the east coast return at this two-day food festival in Bray. There will be four pop-up wings shops, a barbecue pit area and the WingARoo ‘Spin a Wing’ wheel, along with a street food an craft market, street theatre and live music.
CARNEW AND DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW Umrigar, Carnew From 11 a.m.
The Carnew show is back with the cream of the crop across a number of competitions. As usual, there will be a range of classes for livestock, poultry, horses and ponies, fantastic entries in baking, crafts, art, photography and flower competitions, and an explosion of talent on display across all the junior sections. The showgrounds will also be packed full of all the usual attractions, including the dog show. Admission: €5 for adults, children go free.
SUMMER FUN DAY Dr Ryan’s Community Centre, Greystones Noon to 3 p.m.
Bring all the family along to this summer fun day featuring a range of activ- ities, including bouncy castle, hook a duck, face painting and the challenge of guessing how many sweets are in the jar.
FAMILY FUN DAY Poulaphouca House, Blessington From 2 p.m.
An action packed family day out to raise funds for a new rescue boat for the Blessington lakes. There will be Ireland’s biggest slide, a fun fair, bungee trampoline, live bands and games for children. Separately, a night of music will get under way from 8 p.m. Family tickets cost €20 while all-day tickets or evening tickets are also €20.
CARNEW SHOW AFTER PARTY Umrigar, Carnew 7 p.m.
With a barbecue and live entertainment, this fundraiser in the marquee for the Carnew and District Annual Show is the perfect way to unwind after the hustle and bustle of show day. Admission: €10.
THE WRITING LIFE: CARLO GEBLER The Mermaid Arts Centre 8 p.m.
The first of a new series of interviews with writers begins with Wicklow native Carlow Gebler, who spent his early years in a house overlooking Lough Dan, in conversation with local writer Philip St John. During the interview, Gebler will explore the impact of place on his vision, the advantages and disadvan- tages of having two renowned writers for parents, and how he has produced over the last 35 years one of the most impressive, maverick and wide-ranging bodies of work in Irish literature. Tickets, costing €12/€10 concession, are available from www.mermaidartscentre.ie or by calling 01 2724030.