WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICK­LOW

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in­vited guest speak­ers to ex­plore pow­er­ful women’s sto­ries in his­tory and themes of gen­der equal­ity and peace. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Mer­maid, cost €16.

THE WHISTLING GIRL

Singer and ac­tress Honor Hef­fer­nan and com­poser/key­board player Trevor Knight present their new cabaret-style show. Knight has trans­formed the po­ems of Dorothy Parker into songs per­formed by Hef­fer­nan, with the help of band mem­bers Gar­van Gal­lagher (bass), Tom Jamieson (drums), Ed Deane (elec­tric gui­tar), Ciaran Wilde (sax­o­phone) and Bill Black­more (horns). Tick­ets are avail­able from the Court­house and cost €16/€14.

SO­CIAL DANCE

Jimmy Ho­gan will pro­vide the mu­sic for this so­cial dance in aid of Wick­low lifeboats. En­try is €10. Ad­mis­sion is €10.

Kil­te­gan Camo­gie Club host their main an­nual fundraiser in the beau­ti­ful grounds of Hume­wood Cas­tle. Par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to ‘run wild in the cas­tle’ dur­ing the 10k road race or 6k fam­ily walk/run. Reg­is­tra­tion will be from 10 a.m. at St Peter’s Hall, Kil­te­gan and the cost of en­try is: €10 for an adult, €5 for sec­ondary school stu­dents, free for pri­mary school pupils and €25 for a fam­ily.

RUT WATCH 2017

Wick­low’s large deer pop­u­la­tion are par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive in au­tumn when they ‘rut’. Na­tional Park and Wildlife staff will have tele­scopes set up along The Spinc for any­one walk­ing the trail to stop, view the deer and dis­cuss the deer and their ecol­ogy with the staff. No dogs. Walk­ers are ad­vised to visit the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice at the Up­per Lake in Glen­dalough for di­rec­tions to the tele­scopes.

BRIDGE FUNDRAISER

A char­ity bridge night will be held as part of Maria Magee’s Strictly An Tochar fundrais­ing cam­paign. There will be a raf­fle, no part­ner is re­quired and en­try is €10.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE DIN­NER DANCE

Tick­ets for this won­der­ful par­ish night out are avail­able from Villa Pacis or after 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sun­days.

KIL­BRIDE PAR­ISH DANCE

While also be­ing a ma­jor fundraiser in the par­ish cal­en­dar, the sup­per dance is also lots of fun. Din­ner will be served at 9 p.m. Tick­ets cost €25 and are avail­able by call­ing Ge­orgina on 087 6716745.

BRAY & DISTRICT CHAM­BER EN­DEAV­OUR AWARDS

Bray & District Cham­ber will re­ward in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­nity groups who have made an out­stand- ing con­tri­bu­tion to the area. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing the cham­ber on 01 2828248 or email­ing info@ bray­cham­ber.ie

Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to see some hot-footed lo­cals strut their stuff! Doors 6.30 p.m. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from Round­wood Post Of­fice, Liz Byrne 087 6736066 or Phil Power on 287 6468060, cost €25.

CAN­DLE­LIGHT EVENING

Guests will en­joy a wel­come drink in the en­trance hall be­fore ex­plor­ing the house by can­dle­light and tak­ing in the harpist’s per­for­mance in the mu­sic room be­fore a fine meal in the can­dlelit restau­rant. Tick­ets cost €75 and are avail­able by call­ing 045 865239.

MAS­QUER­ADE BALL

The Avon Rí presents its an­nual ball, which will fea­ture live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment, a raf­fle and spot prizes as well as a de­li­cious four­course meal. Tick­ets cost €65.

HAZEL O’CON­NOR

Hazel O’Con­nor per­forms with the cel­e­brated Ir­ish harpist Cor­mac de Barra. Her husky voice re­mains charged with pas­sion and her en­thu­si­asm, love of mu­sic, and wicked sense of hu­mour, is ever present. Cor­mac de Barra is not only one of her co-writ­ers, but has also been her mu­si­cal part­ner. The com­bi­na­tion of De Barra’s harp with Hazel’s un­for­get­table voice is truly mag­i­cal. Tick­ets, avail­able from the Whale, cost €24.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM

This Texas Hold ‘Em poker tour­na­ment will be a char­ity fundraiser for Rathdrum First Re­spon­ders. Tick­ets cost €30 and there will be a max­i­mum of three buy-ins at €10 each.

PULLED

Meet Amanda and Michelle as they re­trace their drink-fu­elled steps from the night be­fore through a trail of Twit­ter, Facebook and self­ies. Tick­ets, which are avail­able from the Court­house, cost €14 (€12 con­ces­sion).

The late Garda Ciaran Jones will be re­mem­bered with a spe­cial Mass at 11 a.m. and me­mo­rial walk at noon. There will be a re­cep­tion in the com­mu­nity hall at 2 p.m. once the walk­ers re­turn.

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