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Jack L re­turns to the Mer­maid for a se­cond time (af­ter sell­ing out the night be­fore) with his lat­est show ‘Magic Days’, the au­di­ence will be treated to a mix of clas­sics and new hits. Tick­ets, avail­able from the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, cost €22.


Wick­low Golf Club will host burst­ing with the best of lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment in aid of Breast Can­cer Re­search Ire­land. The night will fea­ture co­me­di­ans, singers and per­form­ers, a mon­ster raf­fle, fin­ger food and danc­ing un­til the early hours. Cross at the Spink in Aughrim will be held on Sun­day, Au­gust 13, start­ing at 3 p.m. from the church Carpark in Avoca.


The an­nual Pat­tern Day Walk goes from Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to Lady’s Well, Bal­ly­manus Up­per on Car­rick Moun­tain. The route is 5.5 miles in to­tal. Lady’s Well is an an­cient holy well marked on the Neville Maps of 1760. Con­tact Ros­aleen at ros­aleen­durkin8@gmail.com.


Freddie White has been part of the fab­ric of the Irish live mu­sic scene since the 1970s. Whether in­ter­pret­ing other peo­ple’s mu­sic or play­ing his own, his per­for­mances are leg­endary. Tick­ets are €18. to 10 p.m. at the Vault in Ark­low and there will be live mu­sic, a DJ and pizza and ice cream will be served.

Off the Ground Theatre Com­pany will present this pop­u­lar story of trains, steamer ships, ele­phants, In­dian princesses and a sus­pi­cious de­tec­tive in the gar­dens of Kill­rud­dery. Phileas Fogg thinks he can travel the world in just 80 days and sets sail on the day that a £20,000 wa­ger is made. Tick­ets cost €15 for adults, €11 for stu­dents/OAPs and €7 for those un­der 18 (chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult).


The Hol­ly­wood Fair week­end gets un­der way with a set danc­ing ceili with Syl and Liz in the GAA club­house. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Ad­mis­sion is €10. an­other packed sched­ule of events. To­day’s head­lin­ers are Pri­mal Scream who take to the main stage at 9 p.m. Other mu­si­cal acts to per­form in­clude Hud­son Tay­lor, Jerry Fish and Chas­ing Abbey. The new Thrive Well­ness area, which al­lows fes­ti­val-go­ers the chance to re­lax, re­ju­ve­nate and re-en­er­gise, and the Fam­ily Zone, which is packed with fun ac­tiv­i­ties for young and old alike, will be open from 11 a.m. un­til 7 p.m. Tick­ets, from €59.50, are avail­able from www. groove­fes­ti­val.ie


This is a sim­u­lated ex­ca­va­tion giv­ing chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to try their hands at ar­chae­ol­ogy. Pro­fes­sion­als from the School of Irish Ar­chae­ol­ogy will be on hand to dis­cuss trea­sures un­cov­ered. This is a free event how­ever book­ing is re­quired and slots are al­lo­cated on an hourly ba­sis. Email glen­dalough­her­itage­fo­rum@gmail.com.


Gaelforce present this chal­lenge race for women only! The route in­volves a 10km run, 14km cy­cle and a 0.5km kayak on the up­per reser­voir. For those seek­ing to keep their feet on dry land, a 24km duathlon will also be held. En­try is open on­line (visit gaelforceevents.com) for €50 un­til Au­gust 11 and will cost €60 on the day (cash only). Reg­is­tra­tion will take place from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at An Tochar GAA Club on the morn­ing of the chal­lenge, with the race start­ing at 11.30 a.m.


Wick­low woman Siob­han Herbst will be among the team of Irish women tak­ing part in this tour­na­ment in aid of the In­jured Jock­eys’ Fund. There will be three matches in all (Ire­land V USA, celebrity jock­eys V train­ers and Ire­land V the rest of the world) as well as live mu­sic, ar­ti­san food and a ded­i­cated kids’ zone. Gates open at 11.45 a.m. with the first match start­ing at noon. Tick­ets, which must be booked in ad­vance at ladiespolo.ie, cost €30 per car for the pic­nic pack­age while tick­ets for the mar­quee pack­age (which in­cludes en­ter­tain­ment, cham­pagne re­cep­tion and a four­course meal) cost €120.


As part of the Hol­ly­wood Fair, a Latin Mass will take place in Tutty’s field fea­tur­ing a full choir singing old hymns.


North Wick­low Mo­tor­cy­cle En­thu­si­asts are pre­par­ing for the sev­enth an­nual mo­tor­cy­cle in aid of Lak­ers. Sign-in will take place at 9.30 a.m. with the group set­ting off at 11 a.m. The reg­is­tra­tion fee is €10 for a rider and €20 for a rider and pil­lion.


Groove Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues with a se­cond day full of top-class en­ter­tain­ment. To­days head­lin­ers are UB40 who take to the main stage at 9 p.m. Other acts in­clude Hot­house Flow­ers, Cry Be­fore Dawn, Stomp­town Brass and Spring Break. The new Thrive Well­ness area, which al­lows fes­ti­val-go­ers the chance to re­lax, re­ju­ve­nate and re-en­er­gise, and the Fam­ily Zone, which is packed with fun ac­tiv­i­ties for young and old alike, will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tick­ets, from €59.50, are avail­able from www. groove­fes­ti­val.ie


Come join East Coast Clas­sics to see a won­der­ful dis­play of clas­sic and vin­tage cars while also hav­ing plenty of fun on the bouncy cas­tles and en­joy­ing the live mu­sic and re­fresh­ments. Ad­mis­sion is €10 for adults and chil­dren are free.


The Brit­tas Bay 5k/10k run/walk and fam­ily fun day takes place in aid of Our Lady’s Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Crum­lin. Reg­is­tra­tion takes place in the main car park from 11 a.m. and the run starts at 1 p.m. There will be lots of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment. Reg­is­tra­tion is open on­line at pop­upraces. ie. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from or­gan­iser Wayne O’Driscoll at 086 2005652 or waynedriscoll02@ gmail.com.


Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris and two of the most se­nior res­i­dents of Hol­ly­wood will of­fi­cially open the Hol­ly­wood Fair day at 2 p.m., which will fea­ture a whole range of tra­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and dis­plays as well as a hand-shear­ing com­pe­ti­tion (2 p.m.), per­for­mance by the Mary Byrne School of Irish Danc­ing (2.15 p.m.), Gui­ness Book of Records bid for most flat caps at a sin­gle event (3 p.m.), vin­tage ma­chine shear­ing (4 p.m.), fal­conry dis­play (4.15 p.m.), danc­ing, mu­sic and lots more.

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