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ON THE COVER Discover the Bold Look of Kohler and much more at Davies South Glencormac Business Park, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow. Phone: 01 276 5689 Fax: 01 276 5709

Thankfully the summer season is upon us and the Garden County can be experienced in all of its splendour this June. Indeed, to celebrate we have compiled a definitive list of the best things to do and places to see in and around Wicklow town to make the most of the expected sunshine. However, we have also explored a variety of indoor activities to keep you occupied just in case the weather decides not to play its part. Our home improvements feature is back with the focus for June on kitchens and bathrooms. So if you are looking to retile or restyle be sure to have a peak. This month we have also taken a look at the state of waste management & recycling within Wicklow. There is a comprehensive guide to current schemes as well as helpful hints and tips to help you reduce waste and refine your recycling methods at home. We have even put together a definitive list of all of the recycling centres in Co. Wicklow, so you will now have no excuse not to get involved in the recycling revolution! Furthermore, we have got Father’s Day in Wicklow covered with tips on the perfect gift to buy and the ideal location to celebrate. Of course, you will also find all of the regular In Wicklow favourites, including fashion, news and events, sport and the live music guide, so you can find all the relevant local info that you need here at In Wicklow! Published in Ireland by: Coffey Media Editor: Aengus Cox Sales and Advertising: Coffey Media T: 0404 66990 M: 085 217 4274 E: darren@coffeymedia.ie Design: Mediahouse T: 085 7252610 E: info@mediahouse.ie W: www.mediahouse.ie Find us on Views expressed in inWICKLOW do not necessarily represent the opinions of the editors or publishers. No responsibility is accepted by inWICKLOW for the accuracy of the advertisements or information within the publication. All material forwarded to the magazine will be assumed intended for publication unless clearly marked ‘Not for Publication’. Reproduction in whole or in part without expressed permission of the publisher is prohibited.

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CONTENTS 2 News and Events

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Home Improvements

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Visit Wicklow

Local news from around the county for local people

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Essential hints and tips for DIY enthusiasts for kitchen and bathroom improvements

Visit Wicklow

A definitive guide to everything economic, social and leisure in the county. Includes upcoming local business initiatives, entertainment and food & drink.

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Wicklow Chamber Of Commerce Entertainment Attractions Powerscourt Gardens

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Fashion A guide to the latest smart and casual fashions for both men and women this summer

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Health & Beauty Info on exotic and invigorating beauty and therapeutic treatments to help you relax and recharge your batteries

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Summer Fun A definitive guide on how to spend an actionpacked and fun-filled summer in Wicklow

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Waste Management Helpful advice and tips on how to reduce household waste and improve recycling habits

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All of the major upcoming events for June are covered as well as full fixture lists and key dates

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Film Reviews A comprehensive and impartial guide to all of the latest film releases being screened in Wicklow

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Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt announces exciting new Concept and Menu Wine Bar

Enjoy a new informal dining concept and menu to tantalise the taste buds with the addition of a Wine Bar and heated Outdoor Terrace for al fresco dining.

Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt, the only restaurant by the acclaimed Michelin starred chef in Ireland is re-launching at The RitzCarlton, Powerscourt, offering an exciting new concept in dining. Located in Powerscourt Estate only 30 minutes from Dublin

city centre, the restaurant will serve a simple, seasonal and local menu using the best ingredients Ireland has to offer with all the finesse expected from a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. The delectable new menu, similar to the Savoy Grill in London, will include well-loved classic dishes with a modern twist all using the finest

Chef de Cuisine Peter Byrne with Gordon Ramsay

local produce. The adjacent Wine Bar will be a perfect destination for a casual bite to eat and a glass of wine and the Terrace will also offer al fresco dining all year round with the addition of awnings and permanent heaters. Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt Tel: 01 – 274 8888. powerscourtgordonramsay@ritzcarlton.com

Celebrity Gardener Dermot O’Neill Lends A Helping Hand To The Wicklow Garden & Food Fayre On Saturday June 11th from 11am-5pm, celebrity gardener Dermot ONeill will lend his green fingers to the Wicklow Garden & Food Fayre which will take place in the Arklow Rugby Club. The Fayre aims to help raise funds for St Brigids Kilbride Parish famed for its Harry Clarke (1889-1931) stained glass windows and also to promote local cottage industries within the food, garden and craft sectors. The Fayre is sponsored by Husqvarna and Vigors MX so make sure you drop down and start the summer off amongst good food, good craft and of course priceless gardening tips. The Wicklow Garden & Food Fayre will have something for all the family to enjoy from Best Dress Ladies and Mens Competition to amazing foods, crafts, music, family activities, childrens entertainers, tug owar, pony and trap rides and face painting to name just a few. To add to that extensive list, homemade ice cream vendors, knitting specialists will also add to the excitement of the day. Anne Vigors, Vigors MX said: “ The concept of the Wicklow Food and Garden Fayre is to showcase local cottage industry and promote a back to basics approach to summer fayre. The event will be a family day out with a variety of entertainment, activities and vendors to suit all.” As well as Dermot ONeill holding gardening presentations and answering all gardening questions throughout the day, award

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winning handmade Irish artisian Coolattin Chedder is another spectacular highlight of the Fayre, whereby guests will be given a cheese making demonstration from Thomas Burgess who makes Coolattin Chedder on his family farm in the Wicklow hills. Another amazing aspect of this cheese is that it uses early morning milk from the cow which is high in melatonin and aids relaxation and sleep. Whether you are a gardener or if you are a professional using chainsaws, rider mowers, trimmers daily, Husqvarna equipment is the way forward and will give any job that extra cutting edge. Liffey Distributors are the exclusive distributors of Husqvarna Forest, Garden and Construction products, Flymo, Jonsered, Partner, Aspen Fuel and Oregon. www.husqvarna.ie or call Liffey Distributors on 01 8242600.


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Sunday 19th June 2011

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Tuesday 21st June 2011

5.30pm - 10pm

Sunday 26th June 2011

12.00pm - 4.30pm

Father’s Treasure Hunt Mid Summers Day Run Meet the Bee Keepers

J U LY Sunday 3rd July 2011

The Enchanted Garden Thursday 7th July2011

Cookery Demonstration with Monique McQuaid Saturday 9th July 2011

Dining Alfresco with Monique McQuaid Sunday 31st July 2011

Teddy Bears Picnic

11.00am - 4.30pm 8pm

Saturday 6th August 2011

2pm - 5pm

Sunday 7th August 2011

11am - 1pm

An open Irish Music Session at the Tearoom Dragon Fly walk

Thursday 11th August 2011

8pm

Saturday 13th August 2011

2pm & 4pm

Pop Up Restaurant in The Orangery Sound Circle & Instant Orchestra with Nico and Martin Sunday 14th August 2011

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Sound Circle with Nico and Martin Thursday 18th August 2011

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Plus Nordic Walking, Birthday Parties, Bootcamp House tours all July, August and September 1pm to 4:30pm. Gardens and Tearoom open from 9:30 to 5pm

Every Summer Sunday

Childrens arts, crafts and ecology “drop in” workshops Every fair weather Sunday

BBQ at Killruddery Tearooms

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LYNHAMS OF LARAGH

Lynham’s Hotel is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountain National Park in the village of Laragh, 1 km from the 6th century Monastic city of Glendalough.

Fun for all the Family at the Trudder Lodge Garden Party

Next weekend, Sunday June 19th promises to be a fun filled action packed day out for everyone! The weather forecast is good and we plan on maximising the Gardens at Trudder Lodge with Picnics, Archery, BBQ, Piggy Racing, Live Outdoor Music and other fun activities. We’d love to see you there! It’s Fathers Day too so drag dad along (optional!!) and enjoy the treats and activities on offer! This year Trudder Lodge is included in the Wicklow Gardens Festival and what better way to celebrate – by having a fantastic fun day for all the family! The Gardens Festival officially ends on the 19th and we plan on giving it a good send off! All are welcome to come along between 12 and 6pm to enjoy a fun filled, relaxing, alternative family day out. Bring a picnic or buy one at Trudder...explore the house and gardens, have afternoon tea on the tennis lawn or BBQ on the cobbled courtyard...or sample a glass of wine or fine champagne in the Basement Bar. Entrance is €5 and all children under 10 go free. For more info see www.trudder-lodge.com

WOODENBRIDGE GOLF CLUB JUNE /JULY 2011 MEN’S SENIORS OPEN – Over 50’s Date: 20th June Format: Singles, Stableford Open Now Date: 18th July Format: Singles, Stableford Open Now Cost: €35 for visitors / €20 for members. To Include Golfers Grill Book now online @ www.woodenbridge.ie or phone 0402-35202

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WICKLOW,S HISTORIC GAOL Hear Their Story Overnight Paranormal Experience – Angie and Keith Freeland with The Irish Ghosthunters Ever since the TAPS Team, (Trans Atlantic Paranormal Society) visited Wicklow’s Historic Gaol and broadcast their investigation on Ghosthunters International television programme, Wicklow Gaol has been regarded as “one of the most haunted places in Ireland” and visited by paranormal teams and enthusiasts from around the world. You can see Angie and Keith and the Irish Ghosthunters on the following websites and Facebook pages: www.irishghosthunters.com Are you brave enough to spend the night in Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, one of the most haunted places in Ireland with The Irish Ghosthunters featuring Angie and Keith Freeland? Many hundreds have attended this experience, many coming back time and time again, some of whom have gone on to form and join paranormal investigation teams for themselves. Hear their Story is a unique and authentic paranormal experience not to be missed. With Keith & Angie Freeland on the 18th & 24th June, July 8th, 9th & 22nd Phone: 0404 61599 / 66433

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Cut From The Same Cloth A Celebration of Creativity in Wicklow Saturday 9th July 11am – 6pm Join us for an interactive fun day for all the family! 2011 is the Year of Craft and to celebrate Mermaid Arts Centre is hosting a craft day with the focus on local crafts produced using cloth. For one day only our auditorium will be brimming with craft demonstrations, workshops and stalls. Participants include Linen & Ware … Vintage Too!, The Garden of Unicorn, Woolcore Designs (Overall Winner of Crafts Council of Ireland Craftsmanship Award 2011),The Fashion Design Academy, Felt-making with Joanna Kidney and Craftzone with Brigid O’Brien. Local millener Sarah McGahon from The Old Hangbag Factory in Bray will be customizing hats so please bring along an old one to give it a second lease of life!

Knit-a-thon! Saturday 9th July 2pm Calling all knitters! Help us celebrate the Year of Craft by joining us on the Plaza in front of Mermaid at 2pm on 9 July with your knitting needles and wool. Let’s see how many knitters Wicklow can get together in one place! For full information about workshops and participants on the day go to www.mermaidartscentre.ie Image: Woolcore Designs, Bauhaus Laptop Bag. Photographer: Neil Hurley. www.woolcore.ie

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THEATRE

Double Bill: 565+ / Victor and Gord Friday 1st July 8pm €18/€16 conc. Una McKevitt makes theatre from everyday life. In this special double bill she brings to Mermaid her Absolut Fringe sell-out show Victor and Gord and 565+, seen at The Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2010. A combination to make you laugh and break your heart. Real life friends Vickey Curtis and Aine McKevitt aka Victor and Gord have only one thing in common: each other. 565 + is about survival. There comes a time in all our lives when we look for help, when we reach crisis, when we will try anything that helps. For some it is therapy, for others it is medication. For Marie O’Rourke it is the theatre. Post-performance in-conversation between Dr Patrick Lonergan, Synge Summer School and director and cast.

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Sharon Shannon Saturday 16th July 8pm; €25 Don’t miss the fabulous Sharon Shannon’s Mermaid performance. Renowned for making the maligned accordion ‘cool’ in Ireland, she is also well known for her collabo-rations, not just in Irish traditional music but through all musical genres including Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Classical and Rap. The genredefying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs. Sharon’s innate style of accordion playing and her passion and flair for fusing traditional Irish music with other genres has been revered worldwide. Now is your chance to hear her as she is joined in concert by Jim Murray & Jack Maher on guitars and Dezi Donnelly on violin. Presented in Association with Bray Tourism and Bray Summerfest

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part of our regular monthly features on home improvements, this month the focus is on bathrooms and kitchens and the various options open to budding DIT enthusiasts. Therefore, we decided to once more get in touch with the experts in the field so that you, our reader, are as well informed on the subject as possible. So we paid a visit to Tony Murphy in Tilestyle at the Ballymount Retail Centre in Dublin. Tilestyle – as the name suggests – specialises in tiling and decoration for homes and Tony was kind enough to share his expertise with us at .

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homeimprovements room is a functional room that not only complements your home but can cope with the heavy demands of everyday life. Tilestyle staff are trained with excellent product knowledge and insights on design that can lead you through the myriad of product selection. For example, toilets can be close-coupled, back-to-wall, wall-hung, low-level or high-level. Basins can be wall-mounted, pedestal or semi-pedestal, countertop, semi-recessed or under-counter basins. That’s not even taking into account the types of vanity units or showers availWhat types of designs are available at TileStyle? The choices of design available at the Porcelanosa showroom at TileStyle vary from contemporary to traditional style. They have created the showroom for those customers with an interest in interior décor, design, avant-garde architecture and the latest trends and who recognise value and quality. Tilestyle is packed with exciting ideas; particularly on bathroom design and value, creating and making the most of these modern displays by presenting individual product displays in room-like settings. What would be the approximate cost of getting your bathroom refurbished? For many customers a bathroom is a big investment in their home since it will be remain in place for at least ten to fifteen years. Costs vary depending on the design of products selected, but at Tilestyle they thrive to ensure that they have something to suit every pocket with toilets from the ‘City’ range starting at €229 and €169 for a basin and pedestal. That should give potential customers some sort of guide with regard to price. What is the average lead-in time and completion time for a job? The lead time to having your bathroom remodeled is approximately one week by a bathroom installer based

on an average sized room. The product selection and delivery will vary from product to product. Some products in-stock can obviously be fitted more quickly, while others can have longer lead times up to a number of weeks. So the best advice would be to plan any major changes well in advance. Are there any particular styles or designs that are popular at the moment? The experts at Tilestyle see trends over the next year remaining quite classic and understated; monochrome colours such as black, white and grey. Products such as the ‘Piano’ vanity unit meet this style with a mirror in an oval shape built in above and below the unit. The introduction of tap-ware in finishes of black or white can also add to the creation of unique room designs. Is there any additional advice that you feel readers would benefit from when it comes to choosing a bathroom? It is essential that your finished bath-

able. At Tilestyle they are confident customers will see value and quality all under one roof with wooden floors, tiles, stone also on display. If you would like any additional expert advice from Tilestyle you can get in contact via the following methods:

Ballymount Retail Centre Ballymount Road Upper Dublin 24 Tel: 01 855 5200 Email: info@tilestyle.ie Twitter: Tilestyle

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avies Ltd has been synonymous with quality Bathrooms and Sanitary ware since its formation in 1933. It has built a reputation over the last eight decades as Irelands leading supplier of innovative bathing and showering equipment. On June 1st this year Davies completed renovation on their Kilmacanogue showroom situated beside Avoca Handweavers in Wicklow featuring displays from the world’s most innovative and creative designers and manufacturers.

display has the latest in Showering technology including

The new showroom displays feature Wet room shower displays and enclosures, traditional and contemporary bathroom displays and the very latest in bathroom furniture and accessories. Our fully functioning Shower

9.30am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday and 9.30am – 4.00pm

the new Mira Platinum Digital Shower. The less-abled display demonstrates the possibilities of providing easy accessibility without sacrificing on aesthetics. All leading manufacturers are featured, Kohler, Ideal Standard, Sottini, Dansani, Twyfords, Roper Rhodes, BC Sanitan, Jacuzzi, Mira, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Heritage, Flair, Merlyn, Geberit and many more. A free design service is available which allows customers see a virtual reality view of their selected bathroom products and design. Opening hours are Saturday, but appointments can be made to view the showroom outside these hours if required by contacting Sean O’Neill on 087 – 951 2569.

Davies South, Glencormac Business Park (beside Avoca Handweavers) Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow. Phone: 01 – 2765689 Fax: 01 – 2765709 Email: info@davies.ie Web: www.davies.ie

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KITCHENS There are of course decoration and style considerations, though the significant difference is potential equipment costs. Modern kitchens can be kitted out with anything from large multi-functional refrigerators to the latest oven. There are numerous professional outfits that will come into your home and makeover your kitchen for you and do an excellent job, however, this is the expensive option. Given the effect that the current economic climate is having on the pockets of home improvers this will not be a viable option for many DIY enthusiasts. A number of companies have latched on to this trend and catering for such changing needs with operators such as IKEA offering self-assemble kitchens. Granted this is by far the cheapest way of doing up your kitchen, there are potential pitfalls (mainly fi-

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Doing up one’s bathroom is indeed a massive undertaking, however, when it comes to kitchens things can get a little bit more complicated and more expensive.


homeimprovements nancial) that can be avoided by following some of these cost-saving tips: Paint: it might sound obvious, but the cheapest and quickest way to change a space for the better is a gallon or two of the right paint. If you stick to neutral colours, you can add accessories, art, or curtains in a striking colour as an accent. Neutral colours also sell well if you were to decide to move. Cabinets: kitchen cabinets are an excellent starting point to change the look of your kitchen. If your cabinet bases are in reasonably good shape, paint the cabinets and add new premade cabinet doors. If you would rather not paint, consider staining the cabinets if the wood is in good condition. A dark stain in cherry or dark teak will update the look quite nicely. But remember to strip and sand them before you stain the cabinets. The time spent stripping and sanding will pay off in the professional look of the stained result. If you choose to paint, after you do so take the doors off the top cabinets entirely to give them an open look. Appliances: adding updated modern kitchen appliances can do wonders for the look of the kitchen. Brushed nickel or pewter knobs is a modern style can take decades off the style of your kitchen. If your appliances are in good working order, you can update their look by painting them. If you are afraid to do so yourself, you can call in a professional to do the job, which will be much less than buying new appliances.

Countertops: new countertops are available at a variety of home improvement shops around the country. They are generally pre-cut and ready to install. These pre-cut tops are very cost effective, especially if you choose a colour or style that is on sale. The main expense when hiring a professional to do this for you is the labour so the savings are considerable. Floor: the new modern styles of press and stick vinyl tiles look surprisingly high-end and they can be purchased at very competitive prices. Furthermore, installation is quick and painless making vinyl an obvious choice.

A touch of Spanish elegance and style for Irish bathroom design A clear sign of the times with regard to bathroom design can be seen with Porcelanosa – Spain’s foremost bathroom designers – having recently opened an exclusive showroom at the TileStyle outlet at Ballymount in Dublin. The new showroom was officially launched by Silvestre Segarra of the famous Segarra design family from Villareal, Castellon, Spain.

Offering the very latest designs in baths, shower, bathroom furniture and sanitary ware, the Porcelanosa brand is synonymous with a purity of design whilst remaining sympathetic to the shape of the human form.With over 410 showrooms in 72 countries, Porcelanosa is renowned for its state-of-the-art technology, innovative designs and unbeatable quality. Porcelanosa bathrooms are the provider of choice for some of the world’s leading designers and have been employed in key projects such as the Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Nero Leonardo Building Rome by Chapman Taylor Italia and the Icon Brickell Residential Development, Florida by Philippe Starck. No stranger to celebrity brand admirers including Oscar de la Renta, Orlando Bloom, George Clooney and Sofia Loren, Porcelanosa more recently celebrated being granted the royal warranty of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. The full Porcelanosa bathroom range can be viewed at the TileStyle showrooms in Ballymount where expert staff are on hand to advise on best design practice in keeping with any budget.

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is undoubtedly one of the more beautiful counties in all of Ireland. Indeed, it is no coincidence that it has earned the title of the ‘Garden County’. Wicklow town in particular is a vibrant place offering a variety of activities for all kinds of potential visitors. There is plenty to do and see throughout the county and its ideal location makes it accessible to guests from numerous neighbouring counties. In order to help you find what you want in Wicklow we have put together a comprehensive guide of attractions, carefully listed under various categories.

Your Local Chamber Wicklow Town & District Chamber is the leading business organisation in the area. The membership is just over 160 businesses and they represent a wide variety of industries including Manufacturing, Professional Services, Financial Services, Retail, Computers & Technology, Media, Sports & Leisure, etc. It is this mix of membership that enables it to be the united voice for the business community in Wicklow Town and its Environs. For many years it has been the Wicklow Chamber that has focused the business community into creating a vibrant self- supporting town where people can live, work and enjoy the natural beauty which is abundant in the area. The Chamber has a number of responsibilities and duties to its members, many of which are carried out under the auspices of the Chamber office and therefore it can sometimes be quite difficult for the general public to understand what it is doing on behalf of the local business community. However you can rest assured that they are con-

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stantly working on your behalf; be it by lobbying the town and county councils; organising business events that contribute to local economic growth; providing funding for worthwhile causes like the tidy towns; and sitting on important strategic boards that can seriously benefit the town and county. We are always working to make things better. The Chamber is the voice of Wicklow’s business community; IT’S YOUR BUSINESS VOICE

Events to help local business thrive Wicklow Business Showcase 2011 The Wicklow Business Showcase took place on Thursday the 19th May and was considered by many to be a great success. Over 60 businesses were represented on the day which got underway at 12.00 with an opening speech by Fine Gaol TD Andrew Doyle. Andrew spoke about how small businesses which are going through a very tough time at the moment are forging on regardless and it is that “Can Do” attitude and “Never Say Die” spirit which singles us

out as a nation and allows us to survive. He also went on to say that Government cannot create the actual jobs but can provide a platform to enable a sustainable economy which will see us at the fore of global markets once again. He wished every success to the event and promised that he would not be found wanting when it comes to fighting for the rights and needs of the people of Wicklow. During the day a number of key note speakers gave talks on various interesting subjects. At 2.00pm Denis Fielding of Acuity SOS IT Solutions gave a very informative talk on “What is Cloud Computing & How can it benefit your Business”. At 4.00pm Michael Kinsella gave a speech on “The Ballynagran Project” and how renewable energy businesses can thrive in this current market. And finally at 7.00pm Blaise Brosnan of the “Management Resource Institute” gave a very uplifting talk on “The next step after a recession”. All talks were well attended and many of the exhibitors commented on how useful they were. Wicklow Town & District Chamber


visitwicklow President Denis Fielding was delighted with how the day went; “I must say I felt a lot of positivity in the room all day, many local business were quite surprised with the high quality of goods and services that were on offer. A big thank you must go to the Grand Hotel which hosted the event and all those who gave their time to make the day a successful one. He went on to say “it was also great to see our chosen charity for 2011 “Autism Initiatives” making the most of the exposure and really engaging with the local business community. They are a fantastic group of people and I hope businesses now know more about the great work that they do for the locality”. He went on to thank Paul Smith of The Mystic Celt for providing numerous cooking demonstrations all day long which kept the exhibitors and guests well entertained and fed for the duration. The special prize on the day which was open to exhibitors was won by Cathal Cooney of Cooney Parle Accountants and he will be setting off

soon for a 2 night B&B holiday in the Mayfly Hotel, Foxford, Co Mayo which was kindly sponsored by Veronica Timmlin of the Grand Hotel. The Showcase Committee would like to thank “The Wicklow People, East Coast Radio, the Irish Times and the Wicklow Times”, for the advertising and exposure it gave the event over the past few weeks. And they’d finally like to thank all those who put stands in to the event which made the day the success it was.

Wicklow Town & District Chamber Website Tuesday 5th of April saw the launch of the Wicklow Town & District Chambers long awaited new revamped website in The Grand Hotel. The revamp of the Website was seen as a key objective for the organisation this year. The objective was to try and improve on what was already a very professional and informative business tool for our members. A new focus on integrating this site with key social media aspects such as Facebook and LinkedIn was

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key to its implementation. The new site although still undergoing improvements demonstrates the potential of promoting current member’s businesses as well as all that is new and good for business generally around Wicklow Town and its environs. The Chamber urges members to be as proactive as possible by submitting tips and information from your business sector. Some additional features of the new website is a Find a Service Tool; a direct link to each members own website; a calendar of events that can be synchronized with members own outlook calendars and Start your own business section. At the launch, The Chambers President Mr Denis Fielding thanked Ms. Veronica Timmins from The Grand Hotel for generously sponsoring the site and he also extended his gratitude to Mr. Michael Connolly from Marlton Media for the design & development and providing an easy to use “Content Management System”.

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Working as a Travel Counsellor allows Donna Olohan the opportunity to offer her clients a personal service at a time that best suits them, including evenings and weekends. “We can communicate over the phone or by e-mail at a time that is convenient to you allowing you to make your decision when you are relaxed and ready with no hassle. As your own professional Travel Counsellor I can use our award winning technology and my personal expertise to tailor make exactly the right holiday to suit your needs. Along with selling you a standard tour operator package, I can quickly search through hundreds of different flight, accommodation and transfer alternatives to find something that suits your needs exactly. I can source the best

of the Far East, South Africa and the Caribbean. I can offer you advice on practically every beach, ski, or city destination of your choice. Also, if you are getting married I can assist you with getting married abroad or with planning the honeymoon of a lifetime. Whether you would like to cruise the Caribbean or sit on white sand in the Maldives or a Romantic trip to Italy, I can make this happen!� I look forward to speaking with you in the near future. Donna Olohan, Tel: 0404 48840 donna.olohan@travelcounsellors.com www.travelcounsellors.ie /donna.olohan

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we have another ctrl night in Venue night club with all our local DJ’s bringing you the best music on the east coast and a whole load of fun.

Sat 18th June

Wynnes Bar, we have the music man live from 10 till late playing all the best music of the 80s, 90s and today and 3 pints for €10.

Sat 18th June

Venue night club, we have house parade with top DJ Driver from Dublin, M Creator from the UK and Johnny Byrne from Wicklow helping raise money to rebuild the parochial Wicklow.

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Venue night club, we have DJ Gar Fitz from Bray partying out the last few hours of your weekend.

Fri 24th June

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Sat 25th June

Wynnes bar, we have the music man live from 10 till late playing all the best music of the 80s, 90s and today and 3 pints for €10.

Sat 25th June

Venue night club, we have DJ Ian Clarke back for one night only.

Sun 26th June

Wynnes Bar, we have Thomas and Shay from 5 30 till 8 and Brian McGovern from 8 till 10. 

Sun 26th June

Venue night club, we have DJ Gar Fitz from Bray partying out the last few hours of your weekend.

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Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man – The Grand Hotel Wicklow Town. Tickets on sale via The Grand Hotel and Ticket Master.

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town offers a considerable range of activities for all make and model of person! For the younger audience there are numerous energyzapping pursuits such as the entertainment centre at Diamond Bowl.

Sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves at the impressive facilities in the Coral Leisure Centre or take of the golf course at the stunning Wicklow Golf Club. For culture junkies there is also a range of historical and artistic sites waiting to be explored.

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Russborough House New for 2011 – Interactive & 3D Exhibition

As well as guided tours of Russborough house, the 20,000 sq.ft Maze, Kitchen Garden Cafe, Sounvenir shop & craft workshops there is now a wonderful new exhibition just opened. Highlights are: 3D cinema showing fantastic photographs of people and places from nearly 100 years ago as Sir Alfred Beit travelled the world in the 1920s & 1930s.Use 3D glasses in the 50 seat cinema. Life in 3D. Hand held viewers showing 70 separate 3D images from around the world including great fashion shots ,garden & flowers and historic events from the early 20th century. Also see Sir Alfred’s actual darkroom for processing his photographic collection. Music room. View a selection of Sir Alfred Beits substantial vinyl record collection and colourful sheet music & record covers plus listen to 12 pieces from his music collection, dating back to the 1920s, on interactive handsets. Beit cinema. The original 1950s cinema built in the basement of Russborough now shows actual film clips from Sir Alfred Beits ‘A round the World tour’ of 1925 / 1926.

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Interactive touch tables display everything from photographic images, to Lady Beit’s recipe book, to the wines served at parties, to the famous personalities that mixed with Sir Alfred & Lady Beit. Art & Architecture room features newspaper cuttings of the art thefts from Russborough in 1974 and again in 1986 as well as RTE newsreel footage about the two robberies. Travel room features a large number of travel exhibits and an interactive touch screen about the world travels of Sir Alfred & Lady Beit over many decades. In the colonnade area a 5 minute film tells of the history of Russborogh from the time it was built between 1741-1750. This area also presents two local history stories ie. the flood-

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ing of the Liffey Valley in 1939 to create the Poulaphouca reservoir which can be seen from Russborough and the Blessington steam tram from 1888 -1932 which stopped at Russborough on its daily journey. Enjoy this diverse experience. Suitable for all ages so bring the family ! See www.russborough.ie for more information. Blessington. Co. Wicklow, Ireland Phone: +353 45 865239 Cafe: +353 45 851965 E-mail: events@russborough.ie


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Menus include the usual party fare such as pizza, garlic bread, goujons, cup cakes, brownies, etc., but other personal favourites can also be catered for. During the party the children will be shown our chickens and allowed to collect the eggs from their coop. Aged 7 years and up (we also cater for teens), Birthday Cake, Party Bags and Chefs Hats all included. For more information call: 086 8738140 or email: siobhanskitchen@hotmail.com

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‘Remover of Obstacles’ (i.e. as ‘Bringer of good luck’). Though specifically designed for individuals over the age or 28, visitors of all ages, to wit, parents with children (under guidance), can simply enjoy these strange sculptural installations and the serene ambience of the forest walking through this wonder attraction. The Sculpture Park really is a truly enchanting place. Open every day 12.30 p.m. to 18.00 p.m. until Sunday, September 18th. Tel: +353 (0)1 2818505 Email: victoriasway@eircom.net Web: www.victoriasway.eu

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estled in the heart of Wicklow Mountain National Park, in the pictureseque village of Laragh, Lynhams of Laragh draws crowds from far and near by its tempting traditional Irish menu and friendly, attentive staff. Located only 1km from the 6th century Monastic city of Glendalough, Lynham’s is the ideal location for exploring the most attractive of Ireland’s National Parks. Why not consider taking in the rolling hills and forests in the Park before making your way back to Lynhams for some very special, home-cooked food? Lynhams is a family owned business and has been around for 31 years; with the entire family involved in the business in one way or another, there’s a level of professionalism at Lynhams that isn’t found too often. From the full and varied menu we can personally recommend Chef Biddy’s Own Guinness Beef Stew – although there’s also a great selection of beef and chicken burgers, along with vegetarian options and pastas. The starters are really impressive, with Wild Wicklow Venison Sausage SURYLQJDKLWZLWKSUDFWLFDOO\HYHU\RQHDVZHOODVDÀQHVHOHFWLRQRI  soups including tomato and basil and potato and leek. There’s also garlic mushrooms and Atlantic smoked salmon to be found on the starter menu as well as a mouth-watering selection of desserts, so there really is something to suit all tastes. Lynhams ofter a carvery menu 7 days, from 12pm-3pm on MondayFriday and 12pm-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays. There’s also a snack menu from 3pm-6pm and the evening bar menu starts at 6pm. With mid-week drink specials and a live band in the bar every Saturday night, LWLVQ¡WGLIÀFXOWWRXQGHUVWDQGZK\/\QKDPVLVZRUWK\RI DQH[WUDVSHFLDO mention.

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it is style, luxury or relaxation that you are after then you will find a whole host of pursuits to stimulate you in Wicklow. There are shoe and clothes shops a plenty to meet all tastes, a fine array of spa and beauty treatments dotted around the town and there is a plethora of outlets boasting the latest beauty trends.

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Tír na nÓg beauty salon, the land of eternal youth and beauty where you can relax and unwind in our private rooms. Mother and daughter, Martina and Maura Byrne, co-own and run the salon with their team of highly qualified therapists. They are extremely professional, friendly and certified with over ten years experience. They have built up a good reputation and have a very loyal customer base in Wicklow and surrounding areas.

Tír na nÓg Ebony Building Main Street Wicklow Tel: 0404 20991

Butler’s Pharmacy Available from Butlers Pharmacy Abbey Street, Wicklow Town Phone: 0404 – 67335 / 67395

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modern times there is an ever increasing emphasis being put on both waste management and recycling by society in general. In the various cases the focus is on reducing waste and reusing and recycling materials. Owing to current trends, here at In Wicklow we have decided to delve into waste management and recycling to highlight all of the most important information for you in order to help reduce waste costs and the respective impact of same on the environment.

History Waste management in Ireland historically got little attention and support from government as it was seen as a local authority function. The problems included little regulatory framework and no external regulation of local authority waste activities. Low-technology options were widely used and it was clear by the mid-1990s that Ireland’s recycling rate was among the lowest in the EU. Ireland overused the landfill network, had no biological treatment capability and no means of recovering energy from waste. The Waste Management Act 1996 represented the first piece of significant progress with regard to change as it introduced new

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regulations and new powers to public services. Then in 1998 under a Government policy document “Waste Management: Changing our Ways” recycling and recovery targets were set out to be achieved over a fifteen-year timeframe. The policy aimed to achieve the following by 2013: Diversion of 50% of household waste from landfill. Minimum 65% reduction in biodegradable wastes consigned to landfill. Recycling of 35% of municipal waste. Recycling of 85% of construction waste.


wastemanagement As of recently, the targets of recycling 35% of municipal waste and 85% of construction waste had been achieved. Approximately 29.5% of household waste was diverted to landfill. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also re-examined its calculations for biodegradable waste in 2008 and established a new target of 65% reduction in biodegradable waste to be consigned to landfill by 2016. In 2009, a reduction of 18% biodegradable waste consigned to landfill was achieved.

Helpful tips to reduce your household waste Composting is an ideal way of reducing the amount of household waste significantly. Indeed, one third of the household waste you throw away could be used for composting. An average household that composts at home

could expect to divert over 150kg of waste from landfill each year – that’s equivalent in weight to a baby elephant! Grass cuttings, dried leaves, twigs and vegetable peelings are just some of the ingredients that can go into a compost bin or heap to make peat-free compost. Getting started is easy. All you need is a compost bin or a small space in the garden to create a heap. For composting to work properly, your bin needs both air and moisture. Air is essential to the composting process and by mixing the material, as you fill your bin, it will create air pockets and help keep your compost healthy. Some of the following can be utilised for composting: tea bags, fruit and vegetable peelings, old flowers and dead plants and crushed egg shells. However, you should be sure to avoid putting the following in your compost heap: cooked vegetables, meat, dairy products and dog excrement or cat litter. Another great way to reduce your household waste is to reuse materials at home either in their original form, with

possibly just a small amount of repair, or for a different purpose. Alternately you can find them a new home. To donate or sell unwanted items of furniture, books, mobile phones, computers, printer cartridges or clothes you can try one of the many available outlets; charity shops, recycling centres and ‘bring’ banks. Recycling is probably the most effective method of waste management. Indeed, recent studies conducted in Ireland have indicated that upwards of 90% of all household waste can be recycled. Here in Ireland we seem to have caught on to the recycling trend somewhat later than our European counterparts. In countries such as Germany effective community recycling schemes have already been in operation for decades. Bottle and aluminium container deposits have been massively influential in reducing amounts of waste going to landfill. Similar incentives for citizens are set to be introduced here in Ireland with the distinct aim of encouraging people to recycle more frequently.

Eurowaste are proud to announce our new Domestic Waste Collection service in Arklow! Bags & Tags sold at following outlets:

Waste Bag €4.50 + FREE Recycling Bag

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Overview Do to a combination of financial, environmental and legal pressures the role of recycling in modern life is becoming ever more prominent. So many materials can be recycled – many that you might not even have considered as being recyclable. Some materials you can recycle at home by placing them into your green recycle bin and others can be recycled by taking them to your local

recycling centre or civic amenity site. To highlight the important role that recycling plays in society today we have compiled the following interesting facts.

Notable recycling facts: Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy required to produce aluminium from raw materials.

In County Wicklow there is a healthy, vibrant recycling ethos in operation. This is reflected in the five centres – dedicated to recycling – that are strategically located around the county. Information on locations, opening times and types of materials accepted are as follows:

Arklow Recycling Centre Croghan Industrial Estate, Emoclew Road, Arklow Opening hours: Tue – Thur 9.30am to 4pm Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 2pm Tel: 0402 32759

Avoca Recycling Centre Ballymurtagh, Avoca Opening hours: Tue – Sat 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Tel: 087 2288132

Bray Recycling Centre Beechwood Close, Boghall Road, Bray Opening hours: Mon – Thur 9.30am to 4pm Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 2pm Tel: 01 2116666

Murrough Recycling Centre The Murrough, Wicklow Opening hours: Mon – Thur 9.15am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm Friday 9.15am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm Saturday 9.30am to 2pm. Tel: 0404 64120

Rampere Landfill and Recycling Centre Baltinglass Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am to 3.15pm, Saturday 8.30am to 1.00pm. Tel: 059 6481677

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Recycling just one plastic bottle will save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for three hours. Since Repak was established in Ireland in 1997, over 4.4 million tonnes of used packaging has been diverted from landfill, that’s enough waste to create a trail of trucks from Dublin to New York.

A wide variety of ‘clean’ materials are accepted free of charge at recycling centres. They are: cardboard, plastic bottles and plastic wrapping, glass packaging, drink cans, steel packaging, milk and drink cartons, newspapers and magazines, office papers, batteries, used electrical goods, fluorescent tubes and light bulbs, clothing and textiles, books, CDs, phones, wrapping paper and spectacle frames. In addition, white polysty-

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rene packaging is accepted at Arklow, Bray and The Murrough. To find out more information about recycling the following two websites are of great assistance: www.recyclemore.ie, www. repak.ie.

The future of recycling in Ireland The future of recycling certainly looks bright in Ireland. The country has seen a recycling revolution over the last decade. Initiatives and pro-active organisations such as Repak have been massively influential in this regard. Future trends that we are likely to experience are the further minimisation of packaging to make packaging more recyclable and to reduce reliance on landfill, increased on-the-spot fines for littering, household refuse charges applied relative to total weight and an increase in number of recycling facilities for communities. Such initiatives will not only help Ireland to meet its recycling targets as set out by the European Union, but also drastically reduce the amount of waste produced in the country.

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is at summer time that county Wicklow comes into its own when it comes to attractions and activities for all types; individuals, groups and families. Summer fun in the Garden county is very much on the agenda once the sun begins to peak out over the clouds. There is an array of pursuits to suit every type of person. Locations such as the treelined exploration tracks around Devil’s Glen and Clara Lara Fun Park will appeal to the adventurous types, while those looking to kick back and take a load off can do so at the Avon Ri leisure resort in Blessington or enjoy a relaxing round of golf at one of the many picturesque courses dotted throughout the county. Wicklow also has plenty to offer for families with numerous different things to do and places to see. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Glenroe farm will have something to occupy both mum and dad as well as the little ones, while other attractions such as Annamoe Fishery in the historic town of Laragh and Greenan Farm & Maze provide a nice blend of variety.

Diamond Bowl & Kidzone (Wicklow Town) Diamond Bowl & Kidzone offer all sorts of indoor entertainment all under one roof. Located within walking distance of Wicklow town with ample parking for visitors from further a field. Our friendly staff are happy to advise and assist you, whether you come for the Ten-pin bowling or the thrill of the Arcade games. Kidzone is the place to entertain the kiddies with all sorts of indoor adventure in a safe environment with coffee dock for mum or dad. Phone: 0404-65222

Glenroe Farm (Kilcoole, Co Wicklow) Glenroe Farm is one of Wicklow’s top tourist attractions. The farm is ideally located beside the pic-

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turesque North Wicklow coastline and less than an hour from Dublin City just of the N11. The farm is both educational and fun and here you can get up close to a wide variety of farm pets, enjoy the great outdoors, relax in the peace and tranquillity of our Nature Walk, have fun in the large outdoor playground overlooking the farm, try our home cooking from the Coffee Shop or bring your own picnic. Glenroe Farm is an ideal day out for families, school tours, birthday parties, corporate functions and not to be missed for our Easter and Christmas events. Phone: (01) 287 2288

Devils Glen (Ashford, Co Wicklow) Devil’s Glen wood acts as a backdrop to the Devil’s Glen Holiday Village and Racing Yard and incorporates thou-

sands of acres of rolling state forestry. There’s no shortage of walking routes in this forest. Why not enjoy a walk along the river bank to the Devil’s Glen Waterfall or try the hilly walk to take in the views of the Wicklow coastline and the Irish Sea from great heights. Devil's Glen Holiday Village & Racing Yard, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland/ Phone: 0404- 40637

Hidden Valley Holiday Park (Rathdrum, Co Wicklow) Hidden Valley Holiday Park offers an extensive range of on-site and off-site activities to ensure that your stay with us is as exhilarating, relaxing or fun-filled as you want it to be. Whether you’re a keen angler, looking for a tranquil spot for a late-morning swim or you simply want a way to keep the kids entertained, you’ll find Hidden Valley Holiday Park the ideal place to indulge in your favourite pastime – or perhaps to try something completely new! As well as our extensive on-site facilities, such as our Kid’s Outdoor Adventure Fun Park, our brand new bumper boats and fishing and swimming activities on the Avonmore River, we can arrange off-site activities that will ensure your stay in County Wicklow is truly unforgettable. As well as organising your own kayak river adventure, we can advise you on where to go for beautiful walking trails and idyllic picnic spots, all within close reach of our park. Phone: 086-7272872.

Annamoe Fishery (Annamoe, Laragh, Co Wicklow) Annamoe Trout Fishery is situated in close proximity to the villages of Annamoe and Glendalough. It is a 4 acre


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Brennanstown Riding School is one of Ireland’s premier Equestrian Establishments. We have been running for over three decades and we cater for several types of riding customers. Whether you are looking for regular riding lessons in the Dublin area, trekking in the Wicklow Mountains or livery for your horse we offer a service that is second to none. We cater for both adult riders and children aged six and older in our unique stables just outside Bray in Co Wicklow. Located beside the N11 we are easily accessible and yet we have direct access to over 1,000 acres of trekking without ever having to ride on a road. Lessons take place in indoor and outdoor riding arenas with qualified instructors, catering for all standards of rider. Brennanstown is a family business which has Irish Event Rider Louise Bloomer and her

brother Gerald Bloomer, Gold Medalist in Dressage at the World University Equestrian Championships in Tokyo 2004, on our teaching staff. All of our Instructors are BHS qualified and the yard is approved by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments and the British Horse Society. Brennanstown offers a variety of different services for those who wish to learn to ride: • Lessons are available on a private basis or you can join one of our group lessons • We cater for both adults and children aged six and upwards • We cater for a range of groups from corporate events to children’s birthday parties • We also provide riding instruction to several schools, foreign students groups and universities • Childrens Pony Camps are available througout

the summer and during school holidays Childrens Camps are run throughout the year. The Camps are usually three days long but we may extend them if there is demand. They run from 10.30 to 4.30 each day and the typical cost is €190 for a three day camp. The days are set out so that each group will have two hours riding as well as at least two hours of pony care/fun lectures, where the kids learn about looking after a pony to give a well rounded education. These camps are suitable for beginners and novice children aged six and upward. We do also run camps for kids riding at a higher level. Brennanstown Riding School Ltd. Hollybrook, Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow, Tel +353 1 2863778 Fax +353 1 2829590 Email: info@brennanstownrs.ie

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summerfun lake set on the banks of the Annamoe River. The lake is filled with trout up to 20lbs weight, where fly fishing only is permitted. Annamoe Fishery also contains a Junior bait fishing pond and so this is an activity that is also very well suited to children. Phone: 0404-45470

Kippure Estate (Blessington, Co Wicklow) Experience fun and adrenline outdoor activities at Kippure Estate Adventure Centre, set in the magnificent Wicklow Mountains, close to Dublin.

Green hills, rugged mountains, wild valleys and lush forests, rivers and lakes – the Wicklow Mountains offer one of Ireland's most spectacular landscapes for outdoor activities. Kippure Estate, home to Kippure Education & Adventure, is a 240 acre private estate, located in an area of wild, natural beauty in the midst of these mountains. Whether you are looking for adventure and fun, for an educational experience, or if you just want to relax and tune into nature, Kippure Education & Adventure offers a wide range of fantastic group activities Phone: 01-4582889

Avon Ri Leisure Resort (Blessngton, Co Wicklow) Avon Rí has a wide range of leisure activities for you to partake in during your time in the Wicklow countryside. Enjoy a host of activities on the water from – Kayaking, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Fishing, Canoeing and Power Boats, or try Off the water activities which include – Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Climbing Wall, Air Rifle Shooting, Mountain Biking, Tennis, 5 A- Side Football and much more.

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Whether you are on a weekend with friends, a family day out or with colleagues on a corporate event. Try something different, get out there and give it a shot. Why not take the opportunity to get to know yourself and the people around you? Forget your inhibitions and worries and have an adventure. Phone: 045-900670

Greenan Farm & Maze (Greenan, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow) Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow hills, only an hour south of Dublin, spend the whole day wandering around the farm in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With loads of attractions to check out, the day will be packed full of things to do and will keep the kids fully occupied. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! A great day out for all the family, our family-run farm is suitable for all ages, ranging from toddlers to senior citizens, children’s parties, adult group tours, and specially created guided tours for primary schools. Phone: 0404-46000

Clara Lara Fun Park (Vale of Clara, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow) Clara Lara is a unique outdoor adventure Park dedicated to providing healthy and creative fun for families and groups of children. There is over 30 acres of beautiful countryside in the Avonmore River valley with tree houses, Tarzan swings, rope bridges, rowing boats, water slides, rafts, canoes, junior go-carts, B.B.Q.s, mini golf, picnic areas, a restaurant and lots more. The lakes are all man made with a flat gravel bottom and approximately 2 feet deep. It is ideal and a great day out for groups of children up to the age of 12 years. Phone: 0404-46161

Rathdrum, County Wicklow

3 Birthday Parties

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include fishing, swimming, rowing boats, kayaks, bumper boats, outdoor football pitch, volleyball, two large playgrounds, giant space net, demon drop embankment slides, lazy river and organised games.

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The Park opens at weekends throughout May and daily from 1st June - 30th August inclusive. Opening hours are 10.30am 6.00pm. We may alter prices and conditions at any time and without prior notice. Facilities may vary according to the season.

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lenmalure Valley will be the venue of the second event in the Wicklow Adventure Race series on the 18th of June.

The event caters for both first timers and experienced adventure racers with two different courses. Both will have competitors racing across the wicklow mountains on foot, cycling through the countryside, taking on a obstacle course and wading through a river. It will be great day out for anyone looking for a challenge and a bit of fun in the Wicklow countryside over the summer. To enter or for more information go to www.wicklowadventurerace.com

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Roger Federer

June June in the sporting world is very much a time of transition. Major club competitions such as The Premier League and Heineken Cup have come to an end with sides now rebuilding for the new season ahead as the respective transfer windows reopen. Meanwhile, the golf season is getting into full swing with the second major championship of the year, The US Open, taking place from June 16th – 19th at Congressional Country Club in Maryland, USA. Most of the best players in the world will be on show, with the notable exception being the former world number one – Tiger Woods. However, the new generation (led by current No.1 Luke Donald) looks primed to entertain the masses at Congressional. It’s also major time in the tennis world with Wimbledon taking centre stage for two weeks from the 20th. Andy Murray will lead the ‘home’ charge in the Men’s tournament, with the Scotsman looking to finally end his major drought following a fine showing at the French Open.

Wimbledon June 20th – July 3rd Wimbledon, London, Great Britain The 2011 Wimbledon Championships will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England, United Kingdom from June 20 to July 3, 2011. It will be the third Grand Slam event for the 2011 ATP World Tour and the 2011 WTA Tour. Wimbledon 2011 will be the 125th time that The All England Lawn Tennis Club will have hosted The Championships since the first tournament in 1877. The only event held in 1877 was the Gentlemen’s Singles which was won by Spencer Gore, from a field of 22. About 200 spectators paid one shilling each to watch the final. There were no Championships held between 1915-1918 and 1940-1945 due

to the First World War and Second World War. Wimbledon 2011 promises to provide another great tennis tournament in the summer grand slam series. The grass at the Championships always provides a fun change of pace after the French Open clay. After missing out on the Australian Open this year, Andy Murray is hoping to make history in 2011 and triumph at Wimbledon. Paddy Power.com are offering 11/2 odds that he achieves this and wins the title in 2011. Following Rafael Nadal’s recent form, he is odds on favourite to win this year at 7/4 closely followed by Roger Federer at 9/4 and Novak Djokovic at 3/1. For anyone feeling lucky and fancies taking a chance on more of an outsider Paddy Power.com is giving odds of 18/1 on Juan Martin Del Potro which may be of interest.

In the women’s singles, once again the top three favourites are all quite close, with Maria Sharapova the favourite at 10/3. Current Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams, who has won the prestigious competition on four separate occasions is at 5/1, whilst Na Li is at 7/1.

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wicklowsport backed out claiming an injury when his original UK TV partner, Setanta Sports, went under. After other stutter steps, we finally have the bout that everyone wants: Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye, one-on-one in the most significant heavyweight fight that there is to be made.

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Reigning Men's Singles Champion opens play on Centre Court First round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles Reigning Ladies' Singles Champion opens play on Centre Court First round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles Second round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles First round matches – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Second round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles First round matches – Mixed Doubles Third round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles Second round matches – Men's and Ladies' Doubles First round matches – Mixed Doubles Third round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles Second round matches – Men's and Ladies' Doubles First round matches – Mixed Doubles Fourth round matches – Men's and Ladies' Singles Third round matches – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Second round matches – Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals – Ladies' Singles Fourth round matches – Men's Singles Third round matches – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Third round matches – Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals – Men's Singles Quarter-Finals – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Third round matches – Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals – Ladies' Singles Semi-Finals – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Quarter-Finals – Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals – Men's Singles Semi-Finals – Men's and Ladies' Doubles Quarter-Finals – Mixed Doubles Final – Ladies' Singles Final – Men's Doubles Final – Mixed Doubles Final – Men's Singles Final – Ladies' Doubles

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BOXING July 2nd Hamburg Imtech Arena, Germany The date and venue are set, and the TV partners have been decided. World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will face nemesis David Haye, finally, on July 2 in Hamburg, Germany. The fight will be carried around the world, Available on Sky Box Office . In Hamburg, Imtech Arena will host the fight. It’s a 55,000-seat venue. Outside of Pacquiao-Mayweather, this is probably the biggest fight, globally, that can be made in boxing. The fight was signed in 2009, but Haye

With six games played and four left to contest in their campaign in Group B of qualifying for the 2012European Championships the Irish squad know that their passage to Poland and the Ukraine is entirely in their own hands. That said two of the four remaining games are against their rivals for qualification, with Slovakia visiting Dublin on September 2nd and then Ireland’s visit to Moscow four days later. Qualification chances are helped by the fact that Russia visit Slovakia on October 7th, so at least one of the sides that night will drop points. That means a return of four out of a possible six points during September should guarantee at least second place for the Republic of Ireland. Second place would most probably mean the unhappy hunting ground of the play offs. Of course if we beat


wicklowsport both Slovakia and Russia, Ireland will qualify automatically as group winners, that is barring a disaster against either Andorra or Armenia. Slovakia’s victory in Moscow in September of last year and Russia’s unconvincing performance against Armenia in St. Petersburg illustrates that victory on Russian soil for this Irish side is not beyond the realms of belief. P W D

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Football – Premier League 2011-2012 The 2011-2012 Barclays Premier League is the 20th edition of the Premier League and concludes two decades of English football since its revolutionary restructuring in 1992. Having lifted their 19th English league title at the end of last season Manchester United go into next season as defending champions. Championship winners Queens Park Rangers, runners-up Norwich City and play-off victors Swansea City have all been promoted to the Premier League, the latter becoming the first ever Welsh team to play Premier League football. Manchester United have been installed as the red-hot favourites for the

Premier League 2011-2012. Although many considered last season’s United side to be one of the worst to win a Premier League title they were still, in the end, comfortable champions. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was quick to show Ancelotti the door after his side failed to win anything last season and the new managerial appointment could be crucial if they are to challenge for the title in 2012. It was more of the same from The Gunners last season as a promising start to the campaign from Arsenal faded away as the finishing line drew closer.

Fans are clearly losing patience with Arsene Wenger and his men and as such Manchester City have now overtaken Arsenal in the pre-season odds for Premier League glory in 2011-2012. Man City now be able to spread their web of wealth even wider as they have the added temptation of Champions League football to offer to potential recruits. Liverpool may not have such luxuries but after a promising end to the season under Kenny Dalglish they are right back in the thick of things for the new season ahead.

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filmreviews Green Lantern (TBC)

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Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2D and 3D (G)

Release Date: June 10th

Staring: Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, JeanClaude Van Damme, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh In “Kung Fu Panda 2”, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (TBC) Release Date: 1st July

Staring: Shia Labeouf, Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel,Hugo Weaving, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.

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Release Date: 17th June

Staring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Mark Strong,Dennis Haysbert, Geoffrey Rush, Angela Bassett In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.

Bridesmaids (15a) Release Date: 24th June

Staring: Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Lucas, Chris O’Dowd, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh This summer, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colourful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honour. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.

The Guard

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Staring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheedle, Liam Cunningham An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Release Date: 15th July

Staring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham-Carter,Gary Oldman, Rupert Grint, John Hurt, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Jason Isaacs, Michael Gambon Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.

Bad Teacher (15a) Release Date: 24th June

Staring: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake,

Lucy Punch, Jason Segel Some teachers just don’t give an F. For example, there’s Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She’s foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can’t wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her bogus day job. When she’s dumped by her fiancé, she sets her plan in motion to win over a rich, handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) – competing for his affections with an overly energetic colleague, Amy (Lucy Punch). When Elizabeth also finds herself fighting off the advances of a sarcastic, irreverent gym teacher (Jason Segel), the consequences of her wild and outrageous schemes give her students, her coworkers, and even herself an education like no other.


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In Wicklow - June 2011  

In Wicklow Magazine, local publication available to the public of Co Wicklow, available free throughout the County

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