TUES­DAY, AU­GUST 20

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - WHAT’S ON -

TEX­TILE TOUR Join a walk­ing tour of Strat­for­don-Slaney ex­plor­ing the cot­ton

mill and tex­tile her­itage of this pur­pose-built model in­dus­trial town. The walk starts at Cam­phill Grange­beg and The Bridge at 10.30 a.m. and should last un­til 12.30 p.m. ap­prox­i­mately. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free but ad­vance booking is re­quired by calling 087 9944729.

ART WORK­SHOP

Chil­dren will be in­vited to take part in this draw­ing and paint­ing work­shop, fo­cus­ing on Dunlavin’s her­itage, in­clud­ing the iconic Mar­ket House build­ing, at Scoil Nio­clais Naofa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free but ad­vance booking is re­quired by calling 087 9627389.

SUAS PROJECT OPEN DAY

The in­au­gu­ral SUAS project (Sustainabl­e Up­lands Agri-en­vi­ron­ment Scheme) open day at Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will pro­vide insight into the project through short talks and a site visit to a par­tic­i­pat­ing farm. Booking is es­sen­tial as a shut­tle bus and re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. Ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing and footwear is a must. This event is free but booking is es­sen­tial and can be done by email­ing [email protected] wick­lowu­p­lands.ie

LIV­ING HIS­TORY EXHIBITION

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., En­niskerry Li­brary will host a free pop-up exhibition fea­tur­ing pho­to­graphs, doc­u­ments and items of lo­cal his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance (many sub­mit­ted by lo­cal peo­ple), show­cas­ing a liv­ing his­tory of En­niskerry.

EX­CA­VA­TION TOURS OF GLENDALOUG­H

Take part in a guided tour of the UCD Ar­chae­ol­ogy/Glendaloug­h Her­itage Fo­rum ex­ca­va­tions at Glendaloug­h. Par­tic­i­pants should meet at 2 p.m. at the round tower in the ceme­tery and be aware that park­ing can be very dif­fi­cult in Glendaloug­h. Any­one who may need wheel­chair ac­cess should contact or­gan­is­ers at glen­dalough­her­itage­fo­[email protected] com

TOUR OF WICKLOW GAOL

Step back in time at Wicklow’s His­toric Gaol, en­gage the senses and bring to life two of the most tur­bu­lent cen­turies of Ir­ish his­tory from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dis­counted ad­mis­sion rate for adults is €4.75, for chil­dren is €3.25 and for a fam­ily is €13.

ABERCORN MASONIC LODGE

Come along and visit the Abercorn Masonic Hall at Fer­ry­bank, Ark­low, which was founded in the 19th cen­tury. It will be open to all ages from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event is child friendly and ad­mis­sion is free.

HER­ITAGE WALK

Balt­in­glass Her­itage Com­mit­tee will lead a walk­ing tour of lo­cal shops and other build­ings to dis­cover more about their fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory and for­mer uses. Meet at Reilly’s Fill­ing Sta­tion, Park­more, Balt­in­glass at 6.30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion free.

CHARLES EGAN

Au­thor Charles Egan will visit Ark­low li­brary at 7 p.m. to dis­cuss his trio of his­tor­i­cal nov­els based on the Great Famine: The Killing Snows, The Ex­ile Breed and Cold is the Dawn. Ad­mis­sion is free but places must be booked in ad­vance by email­ing ark­lowli­[email protected]­low­coco.ie.

BIRDS OF THE AVONMORE RIVER

Join Oran O’Sullivan from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. at the Wicklow Moun­tains Na­tional Park Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, Up­per Lake, Glendaloug­h, for a talk about the birds of the Avonmore River and its sur­round­ing woods. This event is be­ing held in con­juc­n­tion with Wicklow County Coun­cil and ad­mi­sion is free.

THE NA­TIVE IR­ISH HONEY BEE

Loretta Neary presents an in­for­ma­tive work­shop en­ti­tled ‘Bee keep­ing and honey pro­duc­tion with the Na­tive Ir­ish Honey Bee’ at Scoil Nio­clais Naofa, Dunlavin, from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is free.

BAT RIVER WALK

Join the East Wicklow Rivers Trust at Mount Usher Gardens, Ash­ford, from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. to learn all about the bat life around rivers dur­ing this night-time walk with ecol­o­gist Faith Wil­son. Par­tic­i­pants should wear warm clothes and strong footwear and bring a torch. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free but places must be booked in ad­vance on wick­lowrivers.ie. This walk will not go ahead if it’s too wet.

Sean Quirke, deputy CEO of Wicklow County Coun­cil, Min­is­ter Simon Har­ris, Cllr Irene Win­ters, Cathaoir­leach of Wicklow County Coun­cil, Co Wicklow Her­itage Of­fi­cer Deirdre Burns, Catherine Wright, County Archivist, and Min­is­ter Eoghan Mur­phy launch­ing the Wicklow pro­gramme for Her­itage Week.

rdens in Ash­ford dur­ing the free tour on Thurs­day, Au­gust 22.

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