WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICK­LOW

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

THURS­DAY, JULY 13 SOME­THINGS Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre 8 p.m.

De­vised by a com­pany of per­form­ers with intellectual dis­abil­i­ties, Shad­ow­box and Gemma Gal­lagher are back with an­other cracker. Imag­ine its the fu­ture, you are read­ing the last news­pa­per ever writ­ten and its con­tents shape your un­der­stand­ing of the world to­day and your be­liefs about the times past. A hand­ful of peo­ple have de­cided what you should know, what is im­por­tant and what some­things should be car­ried into the fu­ture. Tick­ets cost €10/€8 from mer­maid­arts.ie or by call­ing 01 2724030.

FRI­DAY, JULY 14 RED KITE RE­LAY RACE Avoca Com­mu­nity Hall 6.30 p.m.

Teams of four will be lin­ing up to tackle the sec­ond an­nual Red Kite Re­lay Race in aid of Avoca Tidy Towns and the com­mu­nity court­house. Each team mem­ber will com­plete one loop of the Red Kite Walk. There is also a 6km race, which in­volves three laps of the walk. The race has cat­e­gories for men, women, mixed and ju­nior (12-17 years). En­try can be com­pleted on­line or at Avoca Com­mu­nity Court­house Her­itage Cen­tre. En­ter­ing a re­lay team costs €40 while en­try to the 6k race costs €15 for adults and €5 for ju­niors.

GLE­NART OUT­DOORS Gle­nart Es­tate, Arklow 8 p.m.

Lisa McHugh head­lines the lat­est sum­mer open air coun­try night at the Gle­nart Es­tate near Arklow. With sup­port from John Ho­gan, who is cel­e­brat­ing 30 years in Ir­ish mu­sic, and lo­cal coun­try artist Brian Lawlor, it prom­ises to be an­other great night out in Gle­nart. Tick­ets, cost­ing €25, are avail­able from www.gle­nartout­doors.com

SATUR­DAY, JULY 15 MIGHTY WINGS FOOD FEST Bray Seafront From 10 a.m.

The might­i­est, hottest, finger-lickin’ chicken wings on the east coast re­turn at this two-day food fes­ti­val in Bray. There will be four pop-up wings shops, a bar­be­cue pit area and the WingARoo ‘Spin a Wing’ wheel, along with a street food an craft mar­ket, street the­atre and live mu­sic.

CARNEW AND DISTRICT AGRI­CUL­TURAL SHOW Um­ri­gar, Carnew From 11 a.m.

The Carnew show is back with the cream of the crop across a num­ber of com­pe­ti­tions. As usual, there will be a range of classes for live­stock, poul­try, horses and ponies, fan­tas­tic en­tries in bak­ing, crafts, art, pho­tog­ra­phy and flower com­pe­ti­tions, and an ex­plo­sion of tal­ent on dis­play across all the ju­nior sec­tions. The show­grounds will also be packed full of all the usual at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the dog show. Ad­mis­sion: €5 for adults, chil­dren go free.

SUM­MER FUN DAY

Dr Ryan’s Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Grey­stones Noon to 3 p.m. Bring all the fam­ily along to this sum­mer fun day fea­tur­ing a range of ac­tiv- ities, in­clud­ing bouncy cas­tle, hook a duck, face paint­ing and the chal­lenge of guess­ing how many sweets are in the jar.

FAM­ILY FUN DAY Poulaphouca House, Bless­ing­ton From 2 p.m.

An ac­tion packed fam­ily day out to raise funds for a new res­cue boat for the Bless­ing­ton lakes. There will be Ire­land’s big­gest slide, a fun fair, bungee tram­po­line, live bands and games for chil­dren. Separately, a night of mu­sic will get un­der way from 8 p.m. Fam­ily tick­ets cost €20 while all-day tick­ets or evening tick­ets are also €20.

CARNEW SHOW AF­TER PARTY Um­ri­gar, Carnew 7 p.m.

With a bar­be­cue and live en­ter­tain­ment, this fundraiser in the mar­quee for the Carnew and District An­nual Show is the per­fect way to un­wind af­ter the hus­tle and bus­tle of show day. Ad­mis­sion: €10.

THE WRIT­ING LIFE: CARLO GEBLER The Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre 8 p.m.

The first of a new se­ries of in­ter­views with writ­ers be­gins with Wick­low na­tive Car­low Gebler, who spent his early years in a house over­look­ing Lough Dan, in con­ver­sa­tion with lo­cal writer Philip St John. Dur­ing the interview, Gebler will ex­plore the im­pact of place on his vi­sion, the ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van- tages of hav­ing two renowned writ­ers for par­ents, and how he has pro­duced over the last 35 years one of the most im­pres­sive, mav­er­ick and wide-rang­ing bod­ies of work in Ir­ish literature. Tick­ets, cost­ing €12/€10 con­ces­sion, are avail­able from www.mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie or by call­ing 01 2724030.

SUN­DAY, JULY 16 GLEN TO GLEN WALK Glen­malure Lodge car park 9 a.m.

Take in breath­tak­ing views of the beau­ti­ful Wick­low Moun­tains will help­ing out the Wick­low Hos­pice Foun­da­tion fu­r­ing the an­nual Glen to Glen Walk, which be­gins in Glen­dalough. Walk­ers will meet at Glen­malure car park be­fore get­ting a bus to Glen­dalough for a 10 a.m. start for the walk. For in­for­ma­tion on how to reg­is­ter, con­tact Sinead at 087 0954137 or sinead@wick­lowhos­pice.ie or Fabian at 087 2306030 or fabian@ sovereignse­cu­rity.ie.

MIGHTY WINGS FOOD FEST Bray Seafront From 10 a.m.

The might­i­est, hottest, finger-lickin’ chicken wings on the east coast re­turn at this two-day food fes­ti­val in Bray.

FOUR-MILE ROAD AND RE­LAY RDA Hall, Rath­drum 11.30 a.m.

Parnell Ath­let­ics Club is host­ing its an­nual four-mile road and re­lay race. There will be prizes for the first, sec­ond and third male and fe­male home as well as the first home in the ju­nior and age cat­e­gories. Ath­letes can reg­is­ter on­line at www.par­nel­lac.com or at the RDA Hall on the day. The cost of en­try is €20 on­line or €25 on the day for in­di­vid­u­als or €60 for a team of four run­ning the re­lay (each mem­ber run­ning one mile).

SUM­MER FAIR IN BRIT­TAS BAY Op­po­site Brit­tas Bay church 1.30 p.m.

The ac­tion-packed-an­nual BBK sum­mer fair is a fun day out for all the fam­ily with a dog show, tug of war, live mu­sic and lots more. All the pro­ceeds raised will go to­ward the BBK par­ish fund. While gates open to the pub­lic at 1.30 p.m., regis­tra­tion for gymkhana will be­gin at 11.30a.m. Ad­mis­sion: €4 for adults and chil­dren are free.

SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL OF OPERA Kill­rud­dery House 3.30 p.m.

Friends of the Vocal Arts re­turn to Kill­rud­dery House for their an­nual fundraiser for the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion, which takes place in the Or­angery. Per­form­ing will be Imelda Drumm (mezzo-so­prano), Lorna Breen (so­prano), Leah Red­mond (so­prano), Ioana Pipelea (so­prano), Lau­ren Scully (so­prano), James McGre­anor (tenor), Richard Shaf­frey (tenor), Rob McAl­lis­ter (bass bari­tone) and Dearbhla Collins (pi­ano). Tick­ets, from €60, are avail­able by call­ing 01 415 0445 or email­ing vdisc@grif­fith.ie.

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