Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE launch of the Wicklow Cal­en­dar took place last week in the Pow­er­scourt Arms.

Singer Chris de Burgh was on hand to sup­port the launch of the fundrais­ing cal­en­dar, sup­port­ing the five can­cer sup­port cen­tres in Wicklow and Wicklow Hospice Foun­da­tion.

The ini­tia­tive, the brain­child of Mar­lena Mur­phy and Richard Kelly, sup­ports the work of East Coast FM’s county-wide cof­fee morn­ing.

Each month is rep­re­sented by a beau­ti­ful im­age of County Wicklow, and pho­to­graphs were sub­mit­ted by pho­tog­ra­phers from all over the county.

The Wicklow Cal­en­dar is avail­able now in the five Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tres across Wicklow:

Bray Pur­ple House; Grey­stones Sup­port Cen- tre; Ark­low Sup­port Cen­tre; Wicklow Sup­port Cen­tre and Rath­drum Sup­port Cen­tre.

Other lo­ca­tions in­clude Pho­tocraft in Bray, Maison Moli in Bray and Wicklow Tourism Of­fice in Wicklow Town as well as The Fish Man in Wicklow Town, Wings & Things in Wicklow, Mag­pie Books in En­niskerry and on­line at east­

Many won­der­ful pho­tog­ra­phers sent in their images and the judges had a very dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion to make in pick­ing just 12.

There was one win­ner of a €250 voucher, and that was David Heath Wil­liams ‘Sheep in Field’.

Pho­tog­ra­phers at­tended the launch cer­e­mony, as well as Clare Ho­gan of East Coast FM, or­gan­is­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Wicklow Hospice and the can­cer sup­port cen­tres, and sup­port­ers of the ini­tia­tive.

Richard Kelly, Claire Ho­gan, Chris de Burgh and Mar­lena Mur­phy at the launch of the Wicklow Cal­en­dar in the Pow­er­scourt Arms.

Anne Randolph and Eileen Ho­ran.

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