WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICKLOW
The ‘Remembering Terry Willers’ exhibition is one of the must-see events at the International Cartoon Festival. It promises to be very entertaining and might even rekindle old memories of political dramas and cultural events covered by Terry in his unique way over his 60-year-plus career.
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
The senior performers from Sheevawn Musical Youth Group are bringing this much-loved movie to the stage. Tickets, priced at €20, are available from mermaidartscentre. ie or by calling 01 2724030.
Don your cowboy boots and stetsons and head over to the fundraising barn dance and barbecue in aid of the community centre.There will be music by the Three Bobs and Roamin Cadillacs and then a disco afterwards. Admission: €20.
Come and enjoy the best local talent as part of the Wicklow Regatta Fetival Singing Pubs competition. Avondale Camogie Club. Registration takes place from 9.30 a.m. and the cost of entry is €10 per adult.
WICKLOW RNLI OPEN DAY
Come along an see the lifeboat crew in action, giving displays and equipment demonstrations throughout the day. The all-weather lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker will be on display and open for guided tours while the new inshore lifeboat, RNLB Dennis-Audrey, which recently went into service at Wicklow will be on display for the first time. The former lifeboat JW Archer, which was stationed in Wicklow from 1957 to 1987 and is now owned by Hugh Searle, will also be on display. The RNLI mascot Stormy Sam will make an appearance, there will be face-painting and the lifeboat shop will be open.
ANNUAL ABBEY MASS
Parishioners are invited to come along to this annual outdoor Mass Those who know their ‘accio’ and ‘acromantula’ from their ‘ knut’ and ‘ kneazle’ will be jumping on the Hogwarts Express and heading straight for a special quiz in west Wicklow this week.
The Harry Potter Trivia Tournament presents a challenge of champions where the muggles are separated from the witches and wizards to see who is most knowledgeable about the secret, magical world of Harry Potter.
The event, a celebration to mark 20 years of Harry Potter magic, takes place at 1 p.m. this Monday, July 31, in the Hippodrome at Russborough House and is being hosted by the Blessington Book Store and Russborough House and Parklands. Teams of four will compete for prizes of special Harry Potter editions and merchandise from Bloomsbury Publishing.
The quiz will be followed by a special display from the National Bird of Prey Centre and afterwards,everyone will be welcome to meet the birds, who will have their feathers preened and ready for plenty of selfies.
The quiz will be an all-Ireland affair as the Blessington Book Store has been selected by Bloomsbury Publishing as the only shop in Ireland (and one of only 20 bookshops in total) to host the Harry Potter Trivia Tournament.
Teams arriving in wizarding robes or their best Potter-themed costume can earn bonus points.
Limited tickets are available for this event and must be booked online at: www.eventbrite.ie/e/harry-potter-trivia-tournament-tickets-35919434997?aff=es2
Tickets are €40 for a table of four to enter the trivia tournament and enjoy the Birds of Prey display. Entry to the car park at Russborough costs €2. (weather permitting), which will feature beautiful singing from the parish choir. People are encouraged to bring along seats and a picnic and stay around the grounds afterwards to enjoy some music and a cuppa while catching up with neighbours and old friends.
Another day of family fun is promised at the International Cartoon Festival. There will be plenty of music in Market Square from noon before a caricature face-off is held at 3 p.m., followed by a kids and family fancy dress competition (3.30 p.m.) and a busking competition (4 p.m.) before the music cranks up again from 6 p.m. Over in Memorial Park, there will be drone demonstration at noon, a triathlon at 1 p.m. and a dog show at 2 p.m.
TERRY WILLERS EXHIBITION
The ‘Remembering Terry Willers’ exhibition is one of the must-see events at the International Cartoon Festival
Instead of starting off with a bang, the International Cartoon Festival will end with one as the annual Rathdrum Fireworks display brings the festival to a close. Bookstore and Russborough with questions and prizes by Bloomsbury Publishing. Arrive in your best Potter themed costume to earn bonus points for your team. The quiz will be followed by the National Bird of Prey Centre’s incredible Owl Experience. Entry is €40 for a team of four.
Members of the public are invited to come along and see the Leinster Rugby team train in Arklow. The training session will be followed by a meet and greet with members of the Leinster Squad. Free entry.
Come and enjoy the best local talent as part of the Wicklow Regatta Fetival Singing Pubs competition.
Ned Fleming will shed some light on the history of the water works (filter beds) during these guided tours, which are being held as part of the Roundwood Festival. The tours are free but spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Call 085 8832709 to book a place.
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TERRY WILLERS EXHIBITION