WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICKLOW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.