SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
OUR WICKLOW WOMEN
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.