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1WEXFORD PEO­PLE WEX­FORD ON ICE. It’s time to get your skates on as the Wex­ford Peo­ple Wex­ford on Ice skat­ing rink will be open ev­ery day on the quayfront in Wex­ford town un­til Jan­uary 6 next year, with the ex­cep­tion of Christ­mas Day, al­low­ing peo­ple to show off their skat­ing skills while ad­mir­ing a panoramic view over the harbour be­fore en­joy­ing a cof­fee or fes­tive hot choco­late from the Cof­fee Dock cafe. If you are ner­vous or a first time skater don’t worry as there are sta­bil­ity aids to help you. Skat­ing is like cy­cling and you’re safer wear­ing a hel­met so feel free to bring your own. There are a lim­ited num­ber of helmets for skaters to hire at the ice rink. Sen­sory and wheel­chair fam­ily skate ses­sions take place ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing from 10 a. m. to 11 a.m. and are free. Dur­ing these ses­sions par­ents and guardians can join their chil­dren with­out skates and wheel­chair users can take their wheels di­rectly onto the ice. Wex­ford on Ice is avail­able for group gook­ings for birthday par­ties, school and staff out­ings. Book­ings through the wex­ford­win­ter­land.com web­site.

2THE WATERBOYS. The Waterboys will per­form in Wex­ford Opera House to­mor­row, Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5, at 8 p.m. One of the most eclec­tic bands the world has ever seen the band achieved im­mense suc­cess dur­ing the 1980s when band leader Mike Scott and his cohorts re­leased some of the most sem­i­nal al­bums and songs of the decade in­clud­ing the mas­sive hits ‘Whole of the Moon’ and ‘Fish­er­man’s Blues’. To­mor­row’s con­cert is likely to be one of the mu­sic high­lights of the year and is cer­tainly an event not to missed by all dis­cern­ing mu­sic lovers. To book tick­ets con­tact the box-of­fice on 053-9122144 or log onto www.na­tion­al­op­er­a­house.ie.

3SANTA IN BALLYCANEW: Santa and his lit­tle helpers will make a spe­cial visit to Ballycanew vil­lage on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 9, at 6 p.m. be­fore he has to head back to the north pole to fin­ish off mak­ing the rest of the toys for all the kids this Christ­mas. As well as vis­it­ing all of the chil­dren, Santa will have the all im­por­tant duty of turn­ing on the new Christ­mas tree and lights in Ballycanew. All are wel­come to come along to meet Santa.

4CHILDREN’S CHRIST­MAS FAIR: A Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Fair will take place on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, from 12 noon, un­til 4 p.m. in the Am­ber Springs Ho­tel in Gorey. There will be toys, games, books, clothes, baby equip­ment and much more for sale, all in aid of Lau­raLynn Ire­land’s Chil­dren’s Hospice. The Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Fair is open to all and will also in­clude a mon­ster raf­fle, lots of good­ies and loads of fam­ily fun.

5FESTIVE TRAC­TOR RUN: Ire­land’s big­gest trac­tor will be covered in Christ­mas lights as part of a fes­tive road­show across south west Wex­ford this Sun­day in aid of St Louis Day Care Cen­tre in Rams­grange. The or­gan­is­ers will be light­ing up the roads and vil­lages in the south west Wex­ford ar­eas in aid of the lo­cals who are giv­ing tremen­dous care to their el­derly res­i­dents. The event is start­ing in Campile with Ire­land’s largest trac­tor on dis­play at 4 p.m. The road run will then start at 5 p.m. and will drive through the area, with hot food served com­pli­ments of the Kings Bay Inn.

6ENNISCORTHY VO­CA­TIONAL COL­LEGE CHRIST­MAS CRAFT FAIR: There prom­ises to be plenty of fes­tive cheer at En­nis­cor­thy Vo­ca­tional Col­lege this Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, as the school hosts its first ever Christ­mas Mar­ket. There will be plenty to see and do and those in at­ten­dance might just be able to pick up some of those all im­por­tant Christ­mas gifts and stock­ing-fillers with plenty of bar­gains and crafts on dis­play on the night. There will also be prizes on of­fer on the night for ‘best dec­o­rated space’ mean­ing an ex­tra Christ­massy at­mos­phere is guar­an­teed. For fur­ther de­tails call 053 9234185.

7SIVE: Black­stairs Moun­tain The­atre is de­lighted to present one of the greatest Ir­ish plays of the 20th cen­tury in the form of John B Keane’s ‘Sive’ from Tues­day to Satur­day night at 8 p.m. nightly. A raw and riv­et­ing drama, it tells the tale of a beau­ti­ful young school­girl who is forced into an ar­ranged mar­riage to a rich and lech­er­ous old man. Fea­tur­ing a stel­lar cast, the story ex­am­ines a clash of cul­tures amid a love story of heartache and pain. This stag­ing looks set to be a real cracker and the cast and crew have been busily putting the fin­ish­ing touches to things in the last few weeks. To book tick­ets, please call the Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre on 053 9233000 or visit www.pre­sen­ta­tion­cen­tre.ie. Have you an event for our What’s On pages? email the de­tails (with a pic­ture, if pos­si­ble) to: what­[email protected]­ple­news.ie

Wex­ford Peo­ple Wex­ford On Ice. SEE NUM­BER 1

Ellen O’Gor­man as Sive. SEE NUM­BER 7

The Waterboys. SEE NUM­BER 2

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