SUNDAY, JULY 30
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.
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
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.