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MID­SUM­MER SUP­PER: A Mid­sum­mer long-ta­ble sup­per for Fo­cus Ire­land and Mary’s Meals will take place at Kill­rud­dery House and Gar­dens on Thurs­day, June 20, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The char­ity al fresco sup­per spe­cial was born in re­sponse to re­quests from Kil­rud­dery vis­i­tors and mem­bers to re­launch Thurs­day night sup­pers. Watch a beau­ti­fully long day of the year un­fold with views of the stun­ning for­mal gar­dens to­wards the dis­tant Lit­tle Sugar Loaf moun­tain. The dishes will be be­yond com­pare for those din­ing at the unique event. Din­ners served at Kill­rud­dery are al­ways a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of culi­nary abil­ity. The ex­cep­tional kitchen team will serve a home-grown, four-course din­ner de­signed by Head Chef Rafal Lo­rys, as din­ers soak in the spe­cial al fresco at­mos­phere. This event is in aid of two lo­cal char­i­ties close to the hearts of team mem­bers at Kill­rud­dery: Fo­cus Ire­land and Mary’s Meals, the or­gan­i­sa­tions look­ing af­ter the home­less and hun­gry chil­dren re­spec­tively. Tick­ets cost €50 and are avail­able at kill­rud­dery.ie.


DUNLAVIN FES­TI­VAL OF ARTS: Dunlavin Fes­ti­val of Arts kicks off on Fri­day, June 21 at 7.30 p.m. with the of­fi­cial open­ing of art ex­hi­bi­tions by lo­cal award-win­ning writer Robert Bar­rett and mu­sic by Dorly O’Sullivan and Phil Callery in Mar­ket House. The var­ied pro­gramme of events runs all week­end with high­lights on Satur­day, June 22, in­clud­ing Over­heard in An Lar, a work of theatre at 4 p.m and con­cert in St Ni­cholas Church with St. Agnes’ Cham­ber Orches­tra at 8 p.m. There will be an in­doors craft fair on Sun­day, June 23 in the Imaal Hall from noon and a drum­ming work­shop on Dunlavin Green at 2 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. All are wel­come to at­tend.


VALLEYMOUN­T ART AND HER­ITAGE WEEK­END: This week­end of events kicks off at 8 p.m. on Fri­day with a one-off pro­duc­tion of A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream by Valleymoun­t Theatre Com­pany in Valleymoun­t hall. Tick­ets cost €10 and are avail­able from The Of­fice Shop and Flow­ers by Enda. On Satur­day at 8 p.m. in the hall, there will be a ‘His­tory of the Parish’ her­itage ex­hi­bi­tion fol­lowed by a talk on the same. On Sun­day, the hall will host a her­itage ex­hi­bi­tion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which will be of­fi­cially opened by Bishop Ea­mon Walsh af­ter 11.15 a.m. Mass.


FRED­DIE WHITE: Fred­die White will be en­ter­tain­ing his loyal fans at a con­cert in the Court­house Arts Cen­tre in Ti­na­hely at 8.30 p.m. on Satur­day, June 22. The sea­soned per­former will bring new songs and much-loved clas­sics from his 40-year ca­reer as a key player in Ir­ish folk and rock mu­sic. Tick­ets cost €18-20 and are avail­able from the Court­house.


OPEN AIR COUN­TRY NIGHT: ‘Queen of Coun­try’ Cliona Ha­gan and Marty Mone will per­form at the an­nual open air coun­try night at Gle­nart Court­yard, Ark­low on Satur­day, June 22 at 8 p.m. This event is all out­doors and hot food will be pro­vided by the Bar­be­cue Kings. Gates at the venue are open from 7.30 p.m. with Marty Mone tak­ing to the stage as the open­ing act at 8 p.m. and Cliona Ha­gan, fresh from her success on RTE’s Danc­ing with the Stars, due to per­form from 10 p.m. Ad­vance book­ing is ad­vis­able as the event is ex­pected to be a sell-out. Tick­ets are €27.50 at gle­nartout­doors.com.


SHAK­ING BOG: Shak­ing Bog is a two-day na­ture writ­ing fes­ti­val which will take place in Glen­cree on Satur­day and Sun­day, June 22 and 23. The fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate the nat­u­ral world through lit­er­a­ture and fea­ture a num­ber of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional guests . It will in­clude lit­er­ary readings, lec­tures, dis­cus­sions and per­for­mances as well as com­mu­nity and chil­dren’s events. A spe­cial tribute is planned for Wick­low-based poet Shirley McClure, who passed away re­cently, and the fes­ti­val will con­clude with a cel­e­bra­tory con­cert fea­tur­ing Liam O Maon­lai, Mary Cough­lan, The Square Pegs and more. For the full pro­gramme and ticket in­for­ma­tion, visit shak­ing­bog.ie.


DAVID O’DOHERTY: Co­me­dian David O’Doherty re­turns to Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre in Bray on Fri­day, June 21, at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are €8 or €16 and avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie. David O’Doherty is back in the Mer­maid with a brand-new show made up of talk­ing and songs played on a crappy key­board from 1986. O’Doherty has writ­ten sev­eral books, writ­ten two plays and re­leased three com­edy CDs. His lat­est book for chil­dren, Dan­ger Is Ev­ery­where, il­lus­trated by Chris Judge has been se­lected for the UNESCO Dublin, City of Lit­er­a­ture City­wide Read­ing Cam­paign.

Mary Cough­lan – SEE NUM­BER 5

Cliona Ha­gan – SEE NUM­BER 6

David O’Doherty – SEE NUM­BER 7

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