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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Come and en­joy the best lo­cal


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