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ALTIDORE CAS­TLE

Altidore Cas­tle in Kilped­der will be open for vis­its dur­ing Her­itage Week. Guests are free to visit be­tween 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. (by ap­point­ment) be­tween Mon­day, August 19, and Sun­day, August 25. Altidore Cas­tle is an 18th cen­tury castel­lated home which is now owned by de­scen­dants of Thomas Ad­dis Em­met, the brother of Robert Em­met. There is a an Em­met Mu­seum which in­cludes an ar­chive, arte­facts and col­lege books of Robert Em­met. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make an ap­point­ment, call 087 7601369.

OLD KIL­BRIDE GRAVE­YARD

Among the in­ter­est­ing graves in the old Kil­bride grave­yard in Ark­low is pyra­mid which dates back to 1785. Vis­count Wick­low and 18 mem­bers of his fam­ily are buried here. Come along and see the grave­yard from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. from Satur­day, August 17, to Sun­day, August 25. Ad­mis­sion is free.

TEMPLENASK­ELLIG: A HID­DEN GEM

This ex­hi­bi­tion at the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre in Laragh will fo­cus on Templenask­ellig, Glen­dalough’s in­ac­ces­si­ble ‘hid­den jewel’. Templenask­ellig is the least vis­ited of Glen­dalough’s ‘Seven Churches’. It sits high above the wa­ter on the south­side of the Up­per Lake and is only ac­ces­si­ble by boat. This ex­hi­bi­tion will bring Templenask­ellig to the vis­i­tor, show­cas­ing im­ages, il­lus­tra­tions, ex­ca­va­tion re­ports, maps and much more so that this beau­ti­ful church will fi­nally be ac­ces­si­ble to all. Ad­mis­sion is free and the ex­hi­bi­tion is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Satur­day, August 17, to Sun­day, August 25.

ARK­LOW MAR­ITIME MU­SEUM

Come along to Ark­low Mar­titime Mu­seum at the Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre to dis­cover a trea­sure trove of ship­builders, mod­els and in­ter­est­ing arte­facts. The mu­seum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Satur­day, August 17, to Sun­day, August 25. En­try is €5 for adults or €10 for a fam­ily.

120 YEARS OF COUNTY COUN­CILS

A free ex­hi­bi­tion mark­ing the 120th an­niver­sary of county coun­cils in Ire­land will be held in Wick­low County Build­ings, Wick­low town, from Satur­day, August 17, un­til the end of August, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2019 marked the 120th an­niver­sary of lo­cal democ­racy in Ire­land. This ex­hi­bi­tion was com­piled and cu­rated by the Lo­cal Au­thor­ity Ar­chiv­ists and Record Man­agers group and funded by the Depart­ment of Hous­ing, Plan­ning and Lo­cal Govern­ment. Items from the Wick­low County Ar­chives will also fea­ture.

CAS­TLE HOWARD GARDENS

Cas­tle Howard gardens at the Meet­ing of the Waters near Avoca will be open to the pub­lic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. un­til Satur­day, August 24.

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