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Mia Cooper (vi­o­lin), Beth McNinch (viola) and Bill Butt (Cello) of Mu­sici Ire­land will be play­ing Reger String Trio 77b and the mighty Mozart String Trio KV563 at Calary Church. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets, call John at (01) 2818146 or email derekneil­[email protected]­com.net.



Avoca Writ­ers will host its third an­nual open evening with open mic at The Meet­ings at 7.30 p.m. Guests are wel­come to come along and en­joy an evening of po­etry, prose, mem­oir and es­say or even to read some of their own work (five min­utes max­i­mum al­lowed). Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should regis­ter for the open mic at the door. Doors will be open from 7 p.m. JOXER DALY ESQ

Sean O’Casey’s play­ful scrounger from the clas­sic ‘Juno and The Pay­cock’ takes cen­tre stage in this in­trigu­ing new play from the pen of Eddie Naughton which comes to the Whale Theatre at 8 p.m. The play charts an every­man jour­ney from re­spectable mem­ber of The Foresters As­so­ci­a­tion to a vagabond scrap­ing by with only his wit to use as col­lat­eral. Bril­liantly per­formed by Phe­lim Drew, Joxer’s love of lan­guage, hu­mour, lit­er­a­ture and song, to­gether with a drinker’s pur­ple rec­ol­lec­tion, makes this a per­for­mance like no other. Tick­ets cost €20/€18 and are avail­able from the Whale. ABBAESQUE

En­niskerry Fes­ti­val presents Abbaesque in the Maple­wood Mar­quee at Monastery House, En­niskerry, in aid of Pur­ple House Cancer Sup­port Cen­tre. Doors open at 8 p.m., the band starts at 10.30 p.m. and this will be fol­lowed by a DJ un­til late. Tick­ets cost €20.



Sport­ing Proud Triathlon at Brit­tas Bay is rais­ing money for five char­i­ties, in­clud­ing St Cather­ine’s Spe­cial School. The Sport­ing Proud Triathlon con­sists of two events: the Olympic length, which in­cludes a 1.5km swim, 40km cy­cle, 10km run and a sprint, and the fun event, which in­cludes a .75km swim, 20km cy­cle and 5km run. En­trants can com­pete as in­di­vid­u­als or in teams of two or three. All ath­letes must sign-in at the Brit­tas Bay car park be­tween 9 a.m. and 9.45 a.m. Reg­is­tra­tion is open now at sport­ing­proud.org. Com­peti­tors are asked to pay a com­pul­sory reg­is­tra­tion fee (€100 for in­di­vid­u­als or €300 for teams) and also fundraise €250 in the case of in­di­vid­u­als or €750 for teams. THE LAKES 10K

The Lakes 10k is back for its 11th race around the Bless­ing­ton Lakes. Lim­ited to 600 run­ners, the race will start at 11 a.m. sharp on Bless­ing­ton Bridge. On­line en­tries are now open, cost­ing €22.45, while en­try will cost €25 on the day. Any­one who signs up in ad­vance can col­lect their race num­ber and tim­ing chip from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St Mary’s JNS on Fri­day or from 9 a.m. on Satur­day morn­ing. To sign up, visit www.the­lakes10k.ie OUT­DOOR CINEMA

Avon­more Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety and Ark­low United FC have teamed up to present two out­door movie screen­ings at Ark­low Credit Union Park (Fern­dale Park). The first movie to ap­pear at the Back to School Out­door Cinema will be ‘Padding­ton’ at 2 p.m. fol­lowed by ‘The Great­est Show­man’ at 6 p.m. Tick­ets cost €7.50 per show or €25 for a fam­ily ticket (two adults and two chil­dren) and will be avail­able on the gate or in ad­vance from www.gr8events.ie. MOVIE AND CAMP­ING

Eire Og in Grey­stones will host an open screen­ing of ‘Lego 2’ and camp­ing at the club. As well as the op­tion to camp overnight on the grounds, there will be chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, food stalls, and lots of fun. Events kick off at 5 p.m., with the film start­ing at 7.30 p.m. Tick­ets are €7 for the film only or a fam­ily movie and camp­ing pass is €30. Guests will need to bring their own tents, sleep­ing bags, chairs, stools, blan­kets, etc. Tick­ets are avail­able at eventbrite.ie. LAP OF CONEY

A week­end of events in mem­ory of the late Peter ‘Coney’ Byrne kicks off in Rath­dan­gan with the Lap of Coney. This 5k, 8k or 10k run, walk or even crawl will take place around the town­land of Bal­ly­ma­coney, where Peter lived. Reg­is­tra­tion closes at 4.30 p.m. with the race start­ing at 5 p.m. CHEILE COM­MU­NITY CHOIR

Cheile Com­mu­nity Choir will give a free con­cert at 8 p.m. in the Cor­ner­stone Church (The Well) in Bray, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of a trip abroad later this month. The group has been in­vited by the Aus­trian choir Hain­field to sing in Aus­tria as part of a cul­tural ex­change which be­gan 25 years ago. The choir will give a free per­for­mance of some of the songs they will sing in Aus­tria at the Cor­ner­stone Church. JOXER DALY ESQ

Sean O’Casey’s play­ful scrounger from the clas­sic Juno and The Pea­cock takes cen­tre stage in this in­trigu­ing play from the pen of Eddie Naughton, which ap­pears at the Court­house Arts Cen­tre at 8.30 p.m. With events that were to al­ter the course of Ir­ish his­tory as a back­drop, Joxer Daly Esq. charts an every­man jour­ney from re­spectable mem­ber of The Foresters As­so­ci­a­tion to a vagabond scrap­ing by with only his wit to use as col­lat­eral, with Phe­lim Drew in the lead role. Tick­ets cost €16/€18 and are avail­able from the Court­house.



Love 2 Run is a run­ning event for the whole fam­ily and will take place at Avon­dale For­est Park. Reg­is­tra­tion will open at 8 a.m. The marathon and marathon re­lay will start at 9 a.m.; the five, 10, 15 and 20 mile events will start at 9.15 a.m.; and the fun 5k will start at 9.30 a.m. All pro­ceeds will go to Karl Don­nelly and Su­san Dixon’s Mu­nich Marathon Chal­lenge in aid of Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion. En­try is open now on it­splain­sail­ing.com and en­try for the five, 10, 15 and 20 mile or marathon is €25 per dis­tance. En­try for the fun 5k is €10 for adults (kids go free) and en­try for the marathon re­lay is €100 for a team (€20 per run­ner). GLEN TO GLEN WALK

Walk a beau­ti­ful route from Glen­dalough to Glen­malure and raise funds for Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion. Walk­ers will meet at 9 a.m. at Glen­malure Lodge car park be­fore being fer­ried to Glen­dalough for a 10 a.m. start. The cost of par­tic­i­pa­tion is €100 with­out spon­sor­ship or €25 plus €75 raised. For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter, visit it­splain­sail­ing.com/club/ wick­lowhos­pice CAR BOOT ART FAIR

Ir­ish artists will dis­play their work for sale in this blend of the car boot sale with the con­tem­po­rary art fair at Russ­bor­ough House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Par­tic­i­pat­ing artists in­clude Gab­hann Dunne, PJ Lynch, Gil­lian Lawler, Blaise Smith RHA, Ann Quinn, Sean Mol­loy, Joe Dunne RHA, Mar­garet Cor­co­ran, He­len Blake and many, many more. Tick­ets are on sale for €10 on eventbrite. ie and al­low ticket-hold­ers an early bird en­trance time of 10.30am., while, the gates will open to the gen­eral pub­lic at 11 a.m. EN­NISKERRY VIC­TO­RIAN FIELD DAY

The an­nual En­niskerry Vic­to­rian Field Day re­turns to Monastery with fun for all the fam­ily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event will have an ex­panded kids area with bouncy cas­tles, in­flat­able ob­sta­cle cour­ses, bungee tram­po­lines, a fair­ground, pony rides, kids races, games, face paint­ing and more. For the slightly older, there will be a craft fair, sheep­dog duck herd­ing, vin­tage cars, mu­sic and danc­ing plus a food vil­lage and soap­box derby. Ad­mis­sion is €10 for adults while kids go free. BLESS­ING OF THE AN­I­MALS

The an­nual bless­ing of the an­i­mals will take place at 11 a.m. at Nun’s Cross Church, Killeskey. TRAC­TOR RUN

The sec­ond day of the week­end of re­mem­brance for the late Peter ‘Coney’ Byrne will see a trac­tor run take place in Rath­dan­gan at 2 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion will be open from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. The route will be a longer loop around Bal­ly­ma­coney, where Peter lived. The run will be fol­lowed by an auc­tion and live mu­sic out­side Ju­nior’s Bar. FUNDRAIS­ING WALK

A fundrais­ing fam­ily fun walk/ climb on Croghan Moun­tain will take place in aid of Fr Michael’s char­ity in Tamil Nadu, south­ern In­dia, and Ark­low Tidy Towns. The group will meet at Bal­ly­fad at 2 p.m. and be shut­tled from the church to the White Heaps. It is a mod­er­ate walk/climb that should take about 1.5 hours. SUM­MER CON­CERT

The fi­nal Sum­mer Sun­days free con­cert at Bray Band­stand be­gins at 2.30 p.m. and will fea­ture Lourdes Brass Band.



A night of rec­ol­lec­tion at the As­gard Theatre, Lower Main Street Ark­low to re­mem­ber the fa­mous brig­an­tine that is syn­ony­mous with the town. Tick­ets cost €10.



Dublin-based duo Glenn Mur­phy and Roland Sco­lard are best known for their ap­pear­ance on stage at Dublin’s 3Arena in 2018 ac­com­pa­ny­ing Adele af­ter she saw them per­form­ing a med­ley of her tunes on so­cial me­dia. Tick­ets for the per­for­mance at the As­gard Theatre in Ark­low are €25. To book, visit www.gr8events.ie.



The Fion­nu­ala McCor­mack Kilomarath­on and 10k in aid of Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion will take place at 9 a.m. at the Bee­hive. Reg­is­tra­tion on­line for the kilomarath­on costs €30 or will be €35 on the day while reg­is­tra­tion for the 10k is €20 on­line or €25 on the day. Reg­is­tra­tion will take place at the Bee­hive on the Fri­day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on the Satur­day morn­ing from 7.30 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. To regis­ter on­line, visit www.it­splain­sail­ing. com/club/wick­lowhos­pice GLENN AND RO­NAN

Dublin-based duo Glenn Mur­phy and Roland Sco­lard are best known for their ap­pear­ance on stage at Dublin’s 3Arena in 2018 ac­com­pa­ny­ing Adele af­ter she saw them per­form­ing a med­ley of her tunes on so­cial me­dia. Tick­ets for the per­for­mance at the As­gard Theatre



The Reser­voir Cogs cy­cling club present the fifth edi­tion of their pop­u­lar Reser­voir Dog Sportive at Russ­bor­ough House. There are two chal­leng­ing routes to choose from: the 65km Reser­voir Pup and the 125km Reser­voir Dog. En­try is strictly avail­able on­line through thereser­voir­dogsportiv­e.ie and places are lim­ited to 400. The cost of en­try is €35, al­though a one-day li­cence for non-CI mem­bers will cost an ad­di­tional €5. All funds raised are do­nated to char­i­ties to fund lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal and com­mu­nity en­hance­ment projects. 5KM ME­MO­RIAL WALK AND RUN

A spe­cial walk and run will take place at 11 a.m. in mem­ory of Batty Man­ley, the for­mer bus driver for Donard NS. The event takes place at Strat­ford/Grange­con GAA Club and reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin at 10 a.m. The cost of en­try is €10 for adults while chil­dren go free and all money raised will go to­wards Strat­ford Lodge NS and St Ni­cholas Church in Dunlavin. DIP IN THE NIP

Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion is host­ing its male-only ‘Dip in the Nip’ at 11 a.m. at Brit­tas Bay (north). There will be se­cu­rity on the gate and only those par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event will be al­lowed onto the beach. Any­one vol­un­teer­ing to take part is asked to raise €100 to­wards the cost of build­ing the hospice, which is ex­pected to open later this year. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should con­tact Sinead on 087 0954137. PAR­ISH BAR­BE­CUE

The Wick­low Par­ish bar­be­cue in aid of Wick­low Par­ish and the Friends of St Luke’s Hos­pi­tal, Rath­gar will take place from 1 p.m. at Kill­mullen House Moneystown, near Round­wood. Steak, hog roast and a veg­e­tar­ian op­tion will be served, ac­com­pa­nied by home­made sal­ads and desserts. Kids of all sizes will be en­ter­tained by a selec­tion of car­ni­val style games, ac­tiv­i­ties and a trea­sure hunt through the grounds. Tick­ets cost €25 for adults, €8 for chil­dren (un­der fives are free) or €55 for fam­i­lies (two adults and two chil­dren). THOMAS HARDY PO­EMS OF LOVE AND LOSS

An evening of mu­sic and Thomas Hardy’s Po­ems of Love and Loss takes place at Calary Church from 8 p.m., to­gether with mu­sic for a string quar­tet com­posed by Frank Bridge and English folk­songs with the Del­maine String Quar­tet and Michael James Ford, Clodagh Mooney and El­liott Mo­ri­arty. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to book tick­ets, ring John at (01) 2818146 or email derekneil­[email protected]­com.net. in Ark­low are €25. To book, visit www. ws.ie.

IM­AGE CREDIT: Lourdes Brass Band

The Lourdes Brass Band will per­form at the Bray Band­stand. See Sunday, Septem­ber 8, for more de­tails.

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