WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICKLOW
in aid of Tiglin will showcase the autumn/winter collections from a number of top Irish designers as well as the best that Greystones boutiques have to offer. Guests will be treated to performances by Luan Parle, pop/rock band ‘Taken’ and 98fm DJ Steven Cooper, while MC Tracy Piggott keeps the whole event ticking over. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets, which are available from eventbrite.ie, cost €40.
The Fureys bring their show to town as part of a fundraiser for Newtownmountkennedy GAA Club. Tickets cost €25 and are available from hotel reception or any committee member. Doors open 8 p.m. and for juniors doing the 6k is €5.
IRISH NIGHT AND SET DANCING
Richie Cullen is kicking off his Strictly for An Tochar fundraising campaign with this Irish night and set dancing. There will also be a raffle on the night. Admission is €5.
SPONSORED BEARD SHAVE
Despite the chill in the air now in the evenings, a string of volunteers – including Rev Mairt Hanley – have put their names forward for this fundraising beard shave in aid of the Chernobyl Foundation of Ireland. A raffle will be held on the night.
BRAY SINGERS’ CIRCLE
Singers and listeners are welcome along to this wonderful night of song, where every style is welcome, either unaccompanied or with acoustic self-accompaniment. Entry is €3. are available from The Office Shop and Next Door Off-licence.
Tickets for this Blessington Muscial and Dramatic Society show cost €10 and are available from The Office Shop and Next Door Off-licence.
LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE
The great singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will be celebrated at this special night in aid of Wicklow Cancer Support and Wicklow RNLI. Singers and musicians from around the county will perform songs from Cohen’s extensive catalogue, and explain why. Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Tickets, costing €10, are available from the hotel, Halpin’s Bridge Cafe, Track One Music Store and Wings and Things. pected to take part in Bray Vintage Car Club’s ninth Original Garden of Ireland Run. Day one of the two-day weekend involves the actual run, which will begin and end at the Woodenbridge Hotel. For more information, call Daphne on 086 1650353 or John on 086 2259215.
BIODIVERSITY WALK AND TALK
Learn about the flora and fauna around the Vartry Reservoir walks during this family-friendly event featuring guest speakers and refreshments afterwards. This event is being organised by Valerie Halligan and Karina Pierce as part of their fundraising campaigns for Strictly An Tochar.
FUN DAY AND KICK FADA
Members and non-members are welcome along to Bray Emmets GAA Club for this day of celebrations, which will feature the 18th annual All-Ireland Kick Fada competition from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of games, stalls and food stalls to keep young and old entertained. Entry is free.
The 10km and 5km dash from Carlow to Wicklow is back! Runners, joggers, walkers and strollers are invited to take on this flat run over the border from Carlow to Wicklow. Registration takes place at St Joseph’s NS from 9.30 a.m.
GLENCREE PEACE WALK
To mark the International Day of Peace, a group will walk from Glencullen to Glencree while raising funds to support the peace-buiding efforts of Glencreee Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. The walk cover a 10km stretch of the Wicklow Way, with a bus transfer at the end to the Glencree centre for refreshments and drop-off back to Glencullen. Anyone would would like to take part in the walk should email peacewalk@ glencree.ie or visit ‘The Glencree Peace Walk’ on Facebook.
ORIGINAL GARDEN OF IRELAND RUN STATIC SHOW
Day two of this vintage weekend will see Bray Vintage Car Club host the show section in its hometown of Bray. The show will feature all sorts of vehicles, including those with original Wicklow (NI) registrations. For more information, call Daphne on 086 1650353 or John on 086 2259215.