SUN­DAY, JULY 30

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

5K RACE AND ONE MILE FUN RUN

Avon­dale House 10.30 a.m. Run­ners and walk­ers are in­vited to pull on the train­ers and head for the start line of this event in aid of Rath­drum Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and Avon­dale Camo­gie Club. Reg­is­tra­tion takes place from 9.30 a.m. and the cost of en­try is €10 per adult.

WICK­LOW RNLI OPEN DAY

Wick­low RNLI sta­tion 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come along an see the lifeboat crew in ac­tion, giv­ing dis­plays and equip­ment demon­stra­tions through­out the day. The all-weather lifeboat RNLB An­nie Blaker will be on dis­play and open for guided tours while the new in­shore lifeboat, RNLB Den­nis-Au­drey, which re­cently went into ser­vice at Wick­low will be on dis­play for the first time. The for­mer lifeboat JW Archer, which was sta­tioned in Wick­low from 1957 to 1987 and is now owned by Hugh Searle, will also be on dis­play. The RNLI mas­cot Stormy Sam will make an ap­pear­ance, there will be face-paint­ing and the lifeboat shop will be open.

AN­NUAL ABBEY MASS

Abbey Grounds, Wick­low town 11.30 a.m. Par­ish­ioners are in­vited to come along to this an­nual out­door Mass (weather per­mit­ting), which will fea­ture beau­ti­ful singing from the parish choir. Peo­ple are en­cour­aged to bring along seats and a pic­nic and stay around the grounds af­ter­wards to en­joy some mu­sic and a cuppa while catch­ing up with neigh­bours and old friends.

CAR­TOON FES­TI­VAL

Mar­ket Square and Me­mo­rial Park, Rath­drum Noon to 10 p.m. An­other day of fam­ily fun is promised at the In­ter­na­tional Car­toon Fes­ti­val. There will be plenty of mu­sic in Mar­ket Square from noon be­fore a car­i­ca­ture face-off is held at 3 p.m., fol­lowed by a kids and fam­ily fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion (3.30 p.m.) and a busk­ing com­pe­ti­tion (4 p.m.) be­fore the mu­sic cranks up again from 6 p.m. Over in Me­mo­rial Park, there will be drone demon­stra­tion at noon, a triathlon at 1 p.m. and a dog show at 2 p.m.

TERRY WILLERS EX­HI­BI­TION

Up­stairs at Cen­tra, Rath­drum Noon to 6 p.m. The ‘Re­mem­ber­ing Terry Willers’ ex­hi­bi­tion is one of the must-see events at the In­ter­na­tional Car­toon Fes­ti­val

FIRE­WORKS DIS­PLAY

Me­mo­rial Park, Rath­drum 10.30 p.m. In­stead of start­ing off with a bang, the In­ter­na­tional Car­toon Fes­ti­val will end with one as the an­nual Rath­drum Fire­works dis­play brings the fes­ti­val to a close.

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