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Grey­stones Li­brary will play host to the ‘Our Wicklow Women’ exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fo­cus will be on the in­spi­ra­tional Wicklow women as­so­ci­ated with Grey­stones and its sur­rounds and will high­light the vi­tal con­tri­bu­tions made to the com­mu­nity by th­ese women of Wicklow. This is a free event. MAKE AN INSECT HO­TEL

In­sects need some­where to stay when they go on their hol­i­day too and chil­dren are in­vited to come along to a free, hands-on work­shop ex­plor­ing how to make an insect ho­tel at the Green Hol­low play­ground, Dunlavin, from 11 a.m. to noon. GLENDALOUG­H OPEN DAY

Come along to this free event and dis­cover more about the UCD ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­ca­va­tions at Glendaloug­h (in the field next to the round tower). From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be guided tours of the site and par­tic­i­pants can in­spect arte­facts and ex­am­ine dis­plays. There will also be lo­cal wood­land and min­ing themed ex­hibits. WOOD­LAND WALK IN THE NA­TIONAL PARK.

Join a Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice guide on a walk in the na­tive wood­lands of Glendaloug­h and learn about the his­tory, con­ser­va­tion is­sues, and the fu­ture of the na­tive wood­lands. Leav­ing from the vis­i­tor cen­tre, the short 30-minute walk will help par­tic­i­pants to dis­cover the dif­fer­ent trees and the wildlife as­so­ci­ated with them in the val­ley. This is a free event and walks be­gin on the hour from noon un­til 3 p.m. WALLED GAR­DEN TOUR

Join an ex­pert from the Royal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s Russ­bor­ough team at 2.30 p.m. to learn about the his­tory and restora­tion of the 18th cen­tury walled gar­den at Russ­bor­ough House and Park­lands in Bless­ing­ton. Ad­mis­sion is free. HER­ITAGE DAY

Join Grey­stones Tidy Towns for an af­ter­noon of ar­chae­ol­ogy and mu­sic at St Crispin’s Cell. There will be tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic on the uil­leann pipes from 2.30 p.m., fol­lowed by songs from Canadh Le Cheile. At 3.15 p.m., there will be an exhibition of arte­facts found at St Crispin’s last Novem­ber and ar­chae­ol­o­gist David McIl­reavy will give an in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the arte­facts. A chil­dren’s paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion will also be part of the day’s events. BRAY PAST AND PRESENT

Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will lead a walk­ing tour of Bray, be­gin­ning at the Royal Ho­tel at 3 p.m. The free tour will visit the old har­bour, a num­ber of Bray schools, Carlisle Sports and Dun­cairn Ter­race, among other places. It will look at the per­son who worked and lived on the Sea­point Road, Sey­mour Road, Dun­cairn Ter­race and Galtrim Park. FAM­ILY NA­TURE WALK

Take a walk on the wild side with Patrick Hunt from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. to explore what ex­cit­ing finds ditches and hedgerows have to of­fer. This prom­ises to be a re­ally en­joy­able and in­for­ma­tive evening for all the fam­ily. Hosted by Dunlavin and Dis­trict Fo­rum, this walk takes place from Scoil Nio­clais Naofa, Dunlavin.

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