March 2018 | Issue 60
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News & Events
As always we bring you all the reviews & up-dates from around your local community, including a rundown of events for you and all the family to enjoy.
Full Details of all the festivities, events and entertainment that is happening around Co. Wicklow this St. Patricks Day.
Latest New Styles in Health & Beauty
Do you love a new beauty product? Or like keeping up with all the new trends a new season brings to us? In this month’s Latest New Styles we look at some of the new products & trends hitting the shelves in Spring 2018.
All the professionals you’ll need to help your garden to Spring into action this season.
Family Walks & Lunch
Now that our miserable winter has gone it’s time to get the family out walking for a bit of fresh Spring air
Easter Camps in Co. Wicklow
Easter holidays!!! No school for 2 weeks!!! Fear not, we have a range of Easter Camps across Wicklow to keep your little ones busy and you free to do as you please.
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followed nicely by a spot of lunch. The perfect family days out we reckon.
We continue to bring you samples of the season’s styles and colours that are rocking the racks this Spring. This month we focus on four different styles and the perfect accessories to finish your look.
We look at some of the upcoming major sporting events this month. We have featured Ireland’s crunch Rugby clash against England along with some of the popular premier league fixtures in March. We also cover the Premier League Darts run in, the next big heavyweight bout with Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker, UFC 223 and the latest horse racing events at
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Reviews on the biggest Cinema, DVD, Games, Books and Netflix Releases We preview some of the latest blockbuster movies that will be hitting the big screen over the coming weeks, also the latest DVD and Game releases and a glimpse of newly published bestselling books.
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JACK WHITE’S 5K/10K RUN / WALK AND FAMILY FUN DAY In aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin Date: Saturday 7th April 2018 | Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm Registration starts from 9am at Jack Whites Inn, Junction 19, M11 Ballinapark, Britta’s Bay, County Wicklow. Event start time: 11am sharp - Refreshments after the event. Medals for all entrant’s and prizes for the first 2 men and women back in the 10k Kids Dash starts at 9.15am. There will be a mega slide bouncy castle, spider man castle, face painting, puppet show, kids dash, egg and spoon race, sack race, music and much more. Registration fee: Free entry deal. Take a sponsor card and raise €50 for a free single entry or €80 for a free family entry 2+4 (extra person on family entry just add 15 euro to card). All card holders get 1 free Crumlin T-shirt along with the medal. For more info or sponsor cards contact Wayne 086-2005652 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ireland’s Original Good Friday Event - 30th March 2018 Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co. Wicklow | Tickets: €27.50 – €71.50 Fresh off the back of a supersuccessful sold-out Day of The Dead Festival, BD Productions are back in 2018 with the one and only BD Festival! Join us in the breath-taking surrounds of Glendalough House, Annamoe, Co Wicklow on Friday the 30th of March, for what’s shaping up to be the biggest and best incarnation yet! This spectacular edition of the festival fuses a smorgasboard of music, art, community, cuisine and BYOB! Prepare for a sensory sensation, as we unroll the biggest and best audio-visual and artistic production to date! The location is at the beautiful grounds of Glendalough House which is a fifteen hundred acre estate of mountainside, woodlands, pastures, rolling parklands and historic buildings located in the heart of Wicklow, providing the perfect setting for a fun festival! As always BD FESTIVAL will have an array of top class food operators on board, at our Food Market!
For more information visit: www.bdfestival.ie | This is a strictly over 18s event.
Outdoor Revolution wants to get Ireland active through outdoor activities. It is the only show dedicated to the many thousands of people in Ireland interested in getting healthy, fit and active through outdoor activities. The show will provide attendees with an unrivalled opportunity to learn about, try out, demonstrate, and buy the many options available to them when it comes to getting active outdoors
March 24th & 25th, RDS, Dublin
WHO IS OUTDOOR REVOLUTION FOR Everyone who is interested in sports, fitness, health, and wellness. Families & individuals, health professionals, dietitians & nutritionists, runners, cyclists, swimmers, surfers, walkers, every sports person! Pilates / Yoga / Crossfit enthusiasts, people interested in learning from experienced coaches, current and retired athletes. Everyone is welcome to join us for a healthy, fun, family friendly, engaging weekend of activities! Opening Times: 10am - 5.30pm | Ticket Price: €15 | www.outdoorrevolution.ie
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Phone: 0404-46444 | www.avonmotors.ie Fuel consumption (combined) for the Hyundai KONA range: 5,2–6,7 l/100km, CO2 Emissions (combined) 117–153 g/km. * The Hyundai 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty applies only to Hyundai vehicles that have been originally sold by an authorized Hyundai dealer to an end-customer, as set out in the terms and conditions of the warranty booklet. Terms & conditions apply. This is a limited offer on selected passenger models booked and registered by 28th February 2018 at participating dealers.
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COUNTY WICKLOW ARTS CENTRE
The Curse of the Button Accordion Thursday 29th March | Time: 20:00 | Tickets: €16 | Theatre Comedian Sharon Mannion pens a hilarious show based on her worries, fears and adventures growing up in a Roscommon village. Will she live up to the expectations of her ex-showband star father and her Midwest FM radio-loving mother? On receiving a shiny button accordion, Sharon is thrust into the local limelight. But things soon turn sour, when she starts to wonder if Frank the Accordion might have her cursed.
The Princess Bride (Cert: PG) Saturday 31st March | Time: 19:00 | Tickets: €8 | Family Movie
Wicklow Dance Club w/DJ Nigel Wood's Global Sounds! Saturday 24th March | Doors Open: 8pm | Tickets: €15 / Conc €12 The Wicklow Dance Club is returning to the Hot Spot Music Club. This was the first music and dance event of its kind in Ireland and 22 years later is still going strong. Purely devoted to spreading multicultural music and to invite to dance, the Wicklow Dance Club is about the music, the
cultures that it emerged from and having a party. It's free dance and suitable for all ages 18 - 80! The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!
Hot Spot, Victoria Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow. Tel: 087-2917519
Wicklow Gaol Easter Egg Hunt Date: April 1st 2018 / Time: 2pm / Venue: Wicklow Historic Gaol, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town. Co. Wicklow / Cost: €4.40 - €8.00 All Ages / Tickets: www.ticketweb.ie
Families are in for an EGGcellent time at Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Easter Sunday @ 2pm. Families who complete the Gaol quiz and find the most tokens will receive some Easter treats.
When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) is told that her true love - farm boy Westley (Cary Elwes) - is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). Westley must now undertake an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, pirates, giants and monsters to rescue Buttercup! Enchanting, funny and irreverent - 30 years on from its original cinema release and The Princess Bride remains as entertaining as ever and a timeless favourite to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
The Don Baker and Rob Strong Band Saturday 7th April | Time: 20:00 | Tickets: €18 | Music Two of Ireland’s best ever Rock/Blues musicians are recording and touring Ireland with a 5-piece band in 2018. Don is a prolific singer/ songwriter/ musician with two number ones ‘Winner in You’ and ‘Inner City’. Bono described Don as ‘The Best Harmonica Player in the world’. Don starred in ‘In the Name of the Father’. Rob Strong has a sensational voice and once turned down the opportunity to join ‘Deep Purple’, also tours Europe with his son, Andrew Strong, lead singer of ‘The Commitments. Main Street – Bray – Wicklow. Tel: 01 272 4030 www.mermaidartscentre.ie Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, 10am-8pm on performing days
Access Automation are a Wicklow based family run business that have been successfully installing automated gate packages, barrier systems and access control systems across the country over the past 24 years. We are the sole agents for the Austrian made Product TOUSEK, we are fully insured and RECI registered. Access Automation’s range offers numerous models, all of which are very attractive, and designed for easy installation on gates of all dimensions and for all intensities of use. Access Automation was set up in the Republic of Ireland as a result of the ever increasing demand for high quality, low maintenance automated gates and access systems. We have now become one of the national market leaders for the supply, installation and maintenance of a variety of automated access systems. We can provide automated gate systems in Wicklow, Dublin, Wexford and Kildare, using the TOUSEK automation range along with GSD and ACT access control systems. Whatever your requirements are we will have a solution.
From start to finish we can project manage. We have our own cabling and trenching machines for bringing power and comm’s to the gate and we can build you a custom made gate as per your own design. A one stop shop!!!
System Range Overground Systems - Swing Gates • Tousek Slim In situations where a low use system is required (i.e. domestic house - up to 20 movements per day), a Slim operator is ideal. These can be fitted to most existing gates with a little alteration.
• Tousek Spin The Spin is an electromechanical operator for all types of residential swing gates regardless if they are made of wood, steel or aluminium and are especially suitable for retrofit installations where an existing gate is in situation.
• Underground Systems – Turn310 The TURN310 is a discrete automation system that is buried in the ground under the gate and can be used on a variety of installations
Sliding Gates • Tousek Pull Series The Pull is an electromechanical operator for all types of sliding gates, whether made of wood, steel or aluminium and is also suitable for retrofit installations where an existing gate is in situation. The sliding gate is the most secure of all automation systems.
• Car park Barriers The 838L4 is our most popular range of barrier system. This type of barrier is becoming a very common sight in a lot of car parks and office blocks around the country because of its durability and 100% duty cycle. Last summer we introduced a new gate type. A galvanised box section frame with a golden oak PVC sheeted infill panelling. This can also be supplied in black PVC. As you can see from the photo this is a very smart looking gate with no maintenance. Give us call for a free no obligation quote.
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Cookery Demo with Kevin Dundon Date: Sunday, 25th March 2018 The Coral Leisure Half Marathon &10km will take place on March 25th 2018 starting from the fantastic venue of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol. This is the 10th year of this popular, scenic and atmospheric race. In 2013 we introduced a flatter half marathon which was very well received. We look forward to welcoming over 1,350 participants to our 10th Anniversary race in 2018. The unique Finish area in the Courtyard of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol and the scenic Coastal course has been a big hit with runners and walkers from all over the country. Finishers will receive a bespoke Medal, a shower afterwards in the local Coral Leisure centre and refreshments in Wicklow Gaol. Also chip timed to record your walking or running time. There is a dedicated walking section which starts 40 mins earlier for the Half Marathon to ensure everyone enjoys the atmospheric Finish area in the Courtyard of Wicklow’s Historic Gaol.
When: Friday, March 23rd | Time: 8pm | Venue: The Arklow Bay Hotel, Sea Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow | Tickets: €20. Available at Arklow Bay Reception. Arklow Rugby Football Club are delighted to present a cookery demonstration with Kevin Dundon. This promises to be a great night out. Kevin Dundon will be giving us tips, advice and delicious recipes on the night.
QUEST GLENDALOUGH 21st APRIL 2018
This epic adventure involves racers running and cycling through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley as well as kayaking across the spectacular Upper Lake and finishing the race in the shadows of the monastic round tower which epitomises the Glendalough area. Three challenging routes: 57k Expert, 41km Sport and 19k Challenge.
ROUTE INFORMATION The routes were designed to be chal-
lenging and inspiring as a real test of endurance for any outdoor enthusiast along Irelands Ancient East. With the 57km Expert route, the 41km Sports route and the 19km Challenge route to choose from, we’ll take you to the edge of your physical ability.
RACE INFORMATION Test your physical ability in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley. Join us on a journey and do things you didn’t think you were capable of.
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Live Music – March at The Martello Bray Saturday 17th
Paul Mc Guinness (2-Piece) Bog O’ The Loughs
Ian James White
Liam Geddes Saturday 31st
Rob Mc Guinness Paul McGuinness Brenndan Friday 23rd McCahey, The Paul McGuinness Luna Boys Saturday 24th
Sunday 1st April
Take it Easy
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HEATING, PLUMBING AND BATHROOM SUPPLIES
SKC Providers, operating from three branches, Rathnew in Co Wicklow, Drumshanbo in Co Leitrim and Gorey in Co Wexford. We are a one stop shop for all bathroom, heating and plumbing supplies. We sell not only to the trade professionals but also to the general public. Each of our branches have showrooms on display where we have an extensive range of bathroom suites, baths, showers, shower enclosures, shower trays, traditional and modern heated towel rails, bathroom furniture, a large variety of taps, bathroom accessories and a comprehensive range of stoves.
Our opening hours in all branches are convenient and consumer friendly: Monday to Friday, From 7.30am â€“ 5pm & Saturday 9am â€“ 1pm. Wicklow: 0404-20088 | Leitrim: 071-9640593 | Wexford: 053-9422352
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Wicklow Gaol Night Tour Date: Friday March 16th Time: 8:30pm / Cost: €15 per person with a complimentary glass of wine. Night Tours Adults Only – Prepaid booking is essential Experience the compelling story of life in Wicklow Gaol since the early 1700’s and do it in the dark!!! Mingle with the ghosts, enter the solitude at your desire and board the transportation ship. Take an eerie night tour of Wicklow Jail – Ireland’s most haunted building. Wicklow Gaol was, for many years, a place of horrendous atrocities in which prisoners were subjected to torture, starvation and death. Why not join a special night tour to see for yourself? Night Tours require a minimum number to operate and are subject to change at any time. In circumstances where minimum numbers are NOT reached an alternative date or full refund will be offered. Wicklow Gaol, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow. Tel: 0404 61599 | Email: email@example.com
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DUBLIN & WICKLOW MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
The Ultimate Adele Experience / Saturday 31st
March / Concert Show / Time: 20:00 / Tickets: €26 Experience the sound and look of Adele with The Ultimate Adele Experience, a live band playing her full repertoire of songs from hit albums 19, 21 & 25 - including hits “Rolling in the Deep”, “Hello”, “Water under the Bridge”, “Someone Like You” and many more. Vocalist Katherine Headon is an uncanny look-alike and sound-a-like of global superstar Adele, and along with her six-piece live band. Locals will recognise the talented Emily McGuinness from Greystones on backing vocals. This is sure to be an unforgettable night of entertainment.
Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess / Thursday 19th
A dusk-to-dark trek across the Dublin Mountains with a choice of 22km or 11km routes Self-navigation and guided options available
Experience spectacular views across Dublin city along a route that takes in Fairy Castle, Three Rock, and Larch Hill DATE: START: FINISH:
SATURDAY March 24th, 2018 4.30 to 6.30 pm Glencullen Adventure Park (The GAP) By 12am, at The GAP, with food and after-party
MINIMUM SPONSORSHIP €65 PER PERSON PLUS €35 REGISTRATION FEE For more details, and to Register, go to CHARITY No: 10148
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April / Comedy / Time: 20:00 / Tickets: €15 Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it and now she can worry about making it a good show. One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians, the star and writer of RTE's new major series 'Nowhere Fast', join Alison on her first tour. As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop, this is Ireland), TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook), this is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit Fringe success …Discovers Hawaii.
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Greenan Farm Museum & Maze On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Greenan Maze have EGG-CELLENT activities for all the family.
BRAY 10KM CLIFF RUN THIS IS NO ORDINARY 10KM RUN… THIS IS WAY BETTER!
10KM COURSE ALONG THE CLIFF TOPS Run from Greystones Beach to Bray Promenade via the coastal path around Bray Head with endless views of Dublin Bay and no traffic.
Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super
Maze Egg Hunts from 11am to 5pm on both days. Easter Bunny and the Cheeky Chicks will be hopping about the mazes entertaining all the kids, and helping to find eggs for the well behaved. If you are lucky they will help you solve the clues and get to the middle of the maze where you might find the Easter Bunny, and claim your chocolate reward. Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize. Face Painting from 12pm to 5pm, two face painters will be available to entertain the tots in the craft shop and tea rooms.
rough, uneven trail.
The goal is to keep you motivated Just think of those magnificent views and the evening sunshine fading as you cross the finish line on March 31st.
Evening Run This is not an ordinary 10km run, this is an evening run against the backdrop of the setting sun. Afterwards we invite you back to the Martello Hotel for refreshments, music and the all-important post-mortem.
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Trail Run Time to get off the road and give those knees a break. The terrain will keep you focused with beaches, sealed paths and
bandstand on Bray Promenade after the final run along the beach itself. This beach is a stone beach so is very uneven underfoot.
Entry is online only and open now | €25.00pp - Until 30th March 2018 Price shown excludes €4.50 booking fee. Prize money of up to €500 up for grabs. STAGE 3: The race will finish at the
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Please Note: Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Admission Costs: €11.00pp (includes booking fee) this also allows entry to the farm for the day. Please note: SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AND STANDARD TICKET HOLDERS do NOT apply to Easter, tickets must be bought online specifically for Easter Egg Hunts on www.greenanmaze.com as they sell out fast, last year they were completely sold out!
Greenan, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 0404-46000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.greenanmaze.com
Easter Soccer Blitz Date: Good Friday March 30th / Time: 9am – 8pm / Venue: Entrance through Wicklow Town Clubhouse / Cost: €5 per player / Cause: In Aid of Wicklow Cancer Support / Shop: will be open all day, with all proceeds going to WCS. Following on from the last 4 years of the brilliant soccer blitz in Wicklow Town/ Wicklow Rovers grounds, we are pleased to announce that this great event in aid of Wicklow Cancer Support will run again over the Easter 2018 Weekend and will be held between both pitches of Wicklow town and Wicklow Rovers. All money raised over the weekend goes to Wicklow Cancer Support. Your help will
allow the WCS to continue to provide an invaluable service to the local community. They are looking for your support again this year! If your team is interested in taking part please get in touch with Damien, email – email@example.com the blitz is open to Schoolboys and girls, U8’s – U14’s and Over 16’s – Adults. Entries no Later than Friday 23rd March 2018. Fixtures will be emailed to clubs Monday 26th March. NOTE: As Fixtures are set before the tournament we will be unable to accept teams (that are not registered by March 23rd) on the day.
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We are full of fresh new Spring styles for you. Print Waterproof Coat €179.99 Floral & Stripe Top €39.99 Floral Reversible Bag €89.99 Welly shoes €47.99 Quilted Gilet €55
Red Top €84.95 Denim Jacket €129.95 Faux Leather Skirt €89.95 Pink Trench style coat €199.95 Stripe Cardi €89.95 Print Tunic €99.95 Print Blouse €99.95
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Fahion Shows Afternoon Tea Indulge in a delicious selection of sandwiches & treats, tea & coffee for €17.50pp (Snipes of Prosecco €9)
Available Now, booking essential call 01 281 2892
Please join us for our regular fashion shows where are very own Fishers ladies, all shapes, sizes and ages, model our latest collections. There is complimentary tea/coffee and you can sit back and relax for an hour as we put on a show. All Welcome!
Friday 23rd March at 11am & Friday 13th April at 11am
St. Patrick’s Day Explore Bray this spring as the town comes alive to celebrate this year’s annual St. Patrick’s Festival which takes place from Saturday March 10th until Monday, March 19th, 2018. There’s a full schedule of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained over the long weekend or simply catch some traditional Irish live music at one of the many venues throughout the town.
This year’s Festival Parade will start at the earlier time of 2 pm on Saturday, March 17th. A big thanks to our sponsors who fund all the events, our committee, volunteers, participants and the emergency services. We really hope you enjoy the 6 days of great family fun this year.
BIRDS EUROSHOW FUNFAIR Seafront - Various dates from March 10th - 12.00 noon daily Enjoy all the thrills and spills of the fun fair as Birds Euroshow returns to Bray over the week-
end of March 10th & 11th and then again daily from March 16th until Bank Holliday Monday, March 19th.
FESTIVAL COMPETITION To celebrate the return of the festival we have a Fun Fair Family Golden Ticket (unlimited fun fair access throughout the entire festival) to giveaway. To be in with a chance to win this spectacular prize see www. bray.ie to enter.
THE CÉILÍ BREAKFEST The Boathouse - Sunday, March 18th from 11am
FLOORS & CARPETS Huge selection of Carpet, Timber & Vinyl Flooring on display at our extensive showrooms at the Egan Centre, Dargle Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
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Learn how to Irish dance then participating children can tuck into a roll compliments of The Boathouse Coffee Dock and afterwards enjoy an open-air Céilí with The Berry Irish Dance Academy. There’s free kids face painting also.
circus performances including handstands, magic, juggling & escapology routines.
Dust off those hiking boots and get hiking this St. Patrick’s Weekend. Take in some of the most stunning views of Bray and surrounding areas with a guided walk with Bray Adventures up and around the amazing Bray Head.
The Boathouse - Sunday, March 18th at 12pm Enjoy Julie Rose as she wows audiences young and old with her collection of Puppet Shows from Punch and Judy to Oisín in Tír na nÓg!
BRAY VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY Opposite the Bandstand – Sunday, March 18th from 2pm to 4pm The Bray Vintage Car club will be showcasing some of their members beautiful classic and vintage cars
STREET THEATRE Bandstand - Monday, March 19th at 2pm & 3:30pm Watch Monsieur Gusto perform some spectacular outdoor
BRAY HEAD WALK Meeting point is at the Scenic Car Park – Sunday, March 19th at 12 noon
HISTORICAL TRAIL Meeting point is at the Bray Town Hall – Monday, March 19th at 3pm Brian White of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of Bray Main Street. The tour will trace Bray’s links with Shamrock, serpents, patriotic visitors and events that occurred in Bray during St Patrick’s week since it was made a public holiday in 1903. There are limited spaces for both walks so make sure you book early at www.bray.ie.
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Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness at the Mermaid at 8pm
Blessing of the Shamrock at Kylemore Nursing Home at 1pm
The Céilí Breakfast at the Boathouse from 11am
Bray Head Walk at 12 noon. Register at www.bray.ie.
The Bray Parade at the new time of 2pm
Live concert from the Boomerang
Street Theatre at 2pm & 3:30pm at the Bandstand
Live concert from the Boomerang Band at 5pm at the Bandstand
Band at 11am at the Boathouse
Karl O on stage at the Florentine Bar from 7pm
Paul McGuinness from 5pm followed by Bog O’ The Loughs at the Martello
A Historical Walk at 3pm. Register at www.bray.ie.
Hannah & Luke play at Jim Doyle & Sons from 9pm The Hidden Revolution play The Harbour Bar at 9pm Seodín at The Hibernia from 10pm Smash Hits at The Porterhouse from 10:30pm - Tickets €10
Bunty & The Bristle Hounds play at The Porterhouse from 7pm Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness at the Mermaid at 8pm Craig Mulvagh live at Goldsmiths from 8pm Propellar Hat & The Hanging Baskets play at The Harbour Bar from 9pm De Ja Vue on stage at the Florentine Bar from 9pm
Puppet Show at the Boathouse at 12pm
Blue Fish Diamond live at The Harbour Bar at 9pm Hannah & Robbie play at Jim Doyle & Sons from 9:30pm
Trad session with the Hounds at Jim Doyle & Sons from 5pm The Luna Boys play Goldsmiths from 6:30pm Live music from John Sadlier at The Royal Hotel from 8:30pm The Luna Boys live at The Porterhouse from 9pm Stephen Gleeson on stage at the Florentine Bar from 9pm Sim Simma live at The Harbour Bar from 9pm
Men in Black play The Royal Hotel from 9:30pm Trad session at The Hibernia at 10pm Live music from Whiplash atThe Boomerang Bar from 10pm
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he mighty Greystones’ St Patrick’s Day Parade will be upon us once again before we know it, and so, if you want to be a part of it you would need to apply right away.tions, with a variety of categories. This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will be bigger and better than previous years with your help and continued support.
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Greystones TIME: 12.00 noon – Groups should gather at 11.30am VENUE: Commences Park & Ride Car Park ROUTE: South Beach — Church Road — Old Cinema. REVIEWING STAND: Church of Ireland, Church Road. AWARDS: Plaques will be awarded in the following categories:• Most Original Entry • Most Colourful Entry • Best Uniformed Organisation
• Best Social / Cultural Entry • Best Sports Entry • Best Commercial Entry
• Best Trad Irish Entry
• Best Musical Entry
• Most Topical Entry
• Overall Parade Winner
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• Most Entertaining Entry There will be a Window Display Competition once again this year, for which you don’t need to register. All window displays will be noted.
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The Royal Park is open from 5pm – 11pm, Mon – Thurs and until 12am on Fri & Sat. The restaurant is open for Sunday Lunch from 12:30pm and remains open until 11pm
In the meantime, you can book your spot in the parade, Tel: 01-2876694 or Email: email@example.com. We look forward to meeting you on the day.
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We look forward to meeting you on the day!
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Wicklow Wicklow St Patrick’s Day Committee members, From L – R, Garett O’Reilly (Treasurer), Claire Gallagher (Secretary), Geoff Kane, Joan Sinnott & Eugene Dooley (PRO).
The Wicklow Town St Patrick’s Day parade will start at the earlier time of 1pm. Wicklow’s RNLI crew have been announced as the Grand Marshals for this year’s St Patricks Day parade in Wicklow Town. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of Wicklow again this year.
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ue to the popular demand, the Wicklow Town parade time has been moved forward to the earlier time of 1pm rather than the usual 3.15pm. Speaking with Eugene Dooley about the day, he said “The Wicklow Pipe Band and the Eichenzell Brass Band will be part of the parade and there will be lots of prizes handed out for the best float and best shop window presentations, with a variety of categories. “We have gotten great feedback over the 1pm start and we came to that decision due to popular demand. Now we are seeking as many local clubs and organisations as possible to take part in the parade on the day.” The parade will start from Whitegates and make its way into town. All Participating bands and floats are asked to meet at 12.15pm prior to the 1pm start. The review stand will be located at Market Square. Anyone who wishes to take part can get an application form from the ‘St Patrick’s Day Parade Wicklow Town’ Facebook page.
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Easter Camps & Activities 2018
Easter at Greenan Maze For the Easter weekend we have plenty of fun planned. We also open for the Easter School Holidays from Saturday April 8th to Sunday April 23rd 2017.
HOP down to Coral Leisure for Carlos & EB’s Easter Camp Monday 26th – 30th March, 10 – 2pm Daily. €55 Full Week
EGGstra Wild at Greenan Maze for Easter Weekend!
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 12pm to 5pm Easter Bunny hops madly in the maze with super Maze Egg & Treasure Hunts from 12pm to 5pm on both days.
On Easter Sunday 16th April and Easter Monday 17th April we have EGG-CELLENT activities for all the family.
Easter Bunny and the Cheeky Chicks will be hopping about the mazes entertaining all the kids, and helping to find eggs for the well
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Basecamp East – Easter Camps & Activities Sign your kids up for Ireland’s only army-themed Easter camp run by experienced military trained instructors. We offer adventure, survival, fitness and fun all in our unique military style environment in Enniskerry. Open the door to outdoor adventure for your kids in 2018 and let us do the rest! Boys and Girls 8-12. Date: 26th -29th March ’18 / Time: 09.15 – 15.00 / Admission: €140, sibling discount available
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EASTER PONY CAMP behaved. If you are lucky they will help you solve the clues and get to the middle of the maze where you might find the Easter Bunny, and claim your chocolate reward. Find the special golden eggs and claim a big Easter Egg prize. Face Painting from 12pm to 5pm, two face painters will be available
to entertain the tots in the craft shop and/or tea rooms. Please Note: Easter Sunday and Easter Monday Admission Costs: €9.00 per person.
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Wednesday 4th April, Thursday 5th April and Friday 6th April The Easter Pony Camp will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The programme for each day will consist of 2 hours riding (either lessons or riding out) together with a progressive set of pony care practicals and demos where the children will learn about looking after a pony. The aim is to provide a safe and fun environment in which the kids can broaden their experience and knowledge of ponies. There will be a competition held on Friday afternoon - with rosettes and certificates presented afterwards! Suitable for children from 6 years up. Cost: €195 (3 days).
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Easter Chocolate Making Sessions 24th March – 8th April 2018 Times: Mon-Sat 10.15-4.30 Starting Time on a Drop-in Basis. No Booking Required for this event. Come and make your very own chocolate Easter Egg or Chocolate Bunny and enjoy an ice cream while your chocolate mould sets. Duration 35-40 mins. Suitable for age 3+ (once you can use a paint brush). Price: €10 for each Mould-maker. Accompanying non-mouldmakers may sit with mould-makers in café/workshop-area. Enjoy our café and play area while you are here.
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inter is normally a quiet time in the garden but it won’t be long before spring arrives and you’ll be caught up in the frenzy of seed-sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it comes to life! Getting your garden in order early will help make the spring a little less hectic. of a garden line or a plank, and trim the grass where it meets kerbs and walls. • If new areas of lawn are to be sown, the ground should be cultivated if possible. If there are weeds present, these could be sprayed off first. • Apply sulphate of iron if there is heavy moss growth. A trip to your local garden centre is a great idea this time of the year. Staff can give you expert advice on which plants, trees and shrubs will grow best in your area. They can also recommend local landscapers and gardeners who can look after your garden, if you are unable to do it yourself.
Hedges Good hedges make good neighbours, but a hedge does much more than mark boundaries. It creates a shelter belt to protect everything in the garden and far more efficiently than walls or fences. It also provides a habitat for wildlife. Choice of plant will depend on the hedge’s
Fix fences, gates and trellis Although it’s a little cold outside this is the ideal time of year to get those niggly little jobs out of the way! Any broken structures are best fixed now so you have more time to spend in the garden during spring and summer. Treat your wooden garden structures with a wood preservative during dry periods.
Lawn Care • Mow the lawn during a dry spell and avoid walking on a wet lawn. Regular mowing can begin about now, mowing every 7 to 10 days. • Re-make the edges of beds and borders by cutting with a lawn edging tool along the line 22
Of all the garden plant’s you can grow, roses offer the very best value. They flower for a long period, providing colour and fragrance. With a little care you can enjoy them year after year.
Climbing plants Climbing plants are an essential feature of every garden and they can be used to transform a wall, trellis or fence. Alternatively, you can grow climbing plants through other plants, especially shrub varieties that flower early in the season. A climbing plant can add that extra colour later in the year. As well as growing climbing plant’s simply for the flowers, you can use them to disguise an unsightly oil tank or to conceal some other unattractive wall feature.
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Getting into bedding plants The view across your neighbours’ back gardens can be a varied and instructive sight, for there are those who still regard this valuable space as nothing more than a place to hang the washing line and exercise the cat. Others have a sole interest in, say, roses, and for the better part of every year all one can see from the upstairs windows are gaunt bushes against a cold and forbidding foreground. There is no excuse, because with a minimum of effort even the novice gardener can add interest and colour to their garden by introducing bedding plants.
intended purpose: as an impenetrable barrier, a formal screen for privacy or an informal, ornamental feature. There are over a score of suitable species, both evergreen and deciduous. A number of garden centres keep ‘avenues’ of mature specimens to aid you in your choice.
Trees & Shrubs In addition to being ornamental, trees and shrubs provide privacy and shade. They screen eyesores and provide habitats for wildlife. Long-lived, they need little attention once they are established. In terms of garden design, aim to have a combination of different shapes, contrasting colours of foliage and specimens that will provide interest at different times of the year.
• Early varieties of cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, lettuce and onions can be started in a tunnel or glasshouse and planted out into better growing conditions during April or May when they have had a head-start. • As the ground continues to dry out, take any opportunity that comes to carry out early outdoor sowings, especially of onions from seed, leeks, parsnips and sprouts, which like an early start. • Plant garlic and shallot sets without delay as it is getting late. • Plant out new herb plants if the ground is in good condition. • Plant potatoes if the soil is in good condition.
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2. Control slugs and snails • The temperature should slowly start to creep upwards in the coming weeks and encourage new growth which is irresistible to slugs and snails, so be sure to take some action now and
put slug products or a barrier around any tender new shoots.
3. Start your own veg patch
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Jean Colleran, Head Horticulturist, Glanbia CountryLife, Ashford I grew up on a farm where we always had a veg garden, so you could say that horticulture and agriculture is in the blood! I studied Landscape Horticulture in UCD and worked in a garden centre while I was studying in college. After graduating I worked in Landscape Architecture for three years before returning to the Garden Centre trade. Being a horticulturalist is a great job, you are surrounded by nature every day and there is always something to be done. Meeting customers and giving the advice is very rewarding especially when they report back positive results. I love growing my own fruit and veg and I’m always trying new varieties and ways of growing. The seasons are always changing and while the weather is challenging in Ireland, I believe we grow the best produce in the world.
• Try some salad and veg this year. There are plants such as lettuce, cabbage, broccoli etc available that are ready to sow or start some from seed. Even a small patch will produce lots of fresh produce. Pick 5 veg and give them a try!
4. Love your lawn • On established lawns the first cut of the season can be done now, provided the soil is not to wet. Where moss is a problem Moss Killers can be applied towards the end of March. If the soil is dry enough it is an ideal
time to start preparing areas for sowing in April.
5. Improve your soil and Mulch borders • Dig plenty of compost into heavy clay soils, this will encourage lots of beneficial worms and insects who convert all that organic matter for your plants. This will improve your plant growth and the drainage within your soil. • The best way to improve the soil in established borders is to mulch the surface with a 3cm-layer of organic matter, such as garden compost. It will also help to suppress weeds and trap moisture in the soil. Don’t forget to top dress containers with fresh compost
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Walking & Dining
family Walks & LUNCH Here are just a few of our suggestions for family walks in Wicklow. Remember to pack the rain gear, a camera and sun-cream - it is Ireland after all! It’s always great to get out in the fresh air at the weekend and the exercise does all of us the good. A family day out in the great outdoors is easier than ever thanks to well-maintained walkways. Why not combine a family walk with some lunch in some of Wicklow’s highly recommended Dining venues only a short distance away.
The Bray Head Cliff Walk The cliff walk is a linear walk between Bray and Greystones. It is approximately 6.2km long and, while not physically demanding and well maintained, is a natural walk with variable surface quality.
Glendalough Trail Walks
Green Road Walk (Green Route) Grade: Easy/Distance: 3km/Time: 50 mins The Green Road is an easy stroll on mostly flat ground. This walk passes through the Glendalough oak woodlands before dropping down onto the Lower Lake wetland edge. Views up the valley from the boardwalk here 26
The walk takes around one and a half hours to complete. The path Fish Cafe & is well maintained Takeaway and you can return by New Menu light rail (DART) to the Now Available start point. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife. Travelling by DART you can start the walk at either Bray Station and rejoin the DART at Greystones or at Greystones Station and rejoin the DART at Bray. The walk is accessible from the Sea Front, Bray; Raheen Park, Bray; Cliff Road, Wyndgates, Greystones; The Grove, Greystones and Greystones Harbour.
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Grade: Ramble/Distance: 4km/Time: 1hr 15mins/Climb: 90m This is a pleasant walk through one of the
more secretive areas of Glendalough. It weaves through mixed woodlands into neighbouring Glendasan Valley. The trail follows the Glendasan River back towards Glendalough, where it then joins up with the boardwalk which runs through the Lower Lake wetlands.
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The Great Sugar Loaf Walk
The Great Sugar Loaf Mountain is an impressive and iconic feature of the northeast Wicklow. The summit offers unrivalled panoramic views of Dublin, the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea.
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Walking along Bray Promenade
The Promenade starts from the harbour near Martello Terrace, the childhood home of James Joyce, and ends at the base of Bray Head. The Promenade is a mile-long walk along the seafront and commands magnificent views of Bray Head, The Sugarloaf and The Wicklow Mountains. There is a playground available for the younger kids to enjoy along with plenty of grass area’s to kick the ball around for some further fun. Follow the path up from the Promenade to Bray Head, and enjoy a hike up to its summit and enjoy the best views Bray has to offer.
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Thirty Seconds To Mars Tickets: from 59.50EUR / Doors: 6.30pm / Date: 30th May 2018 / Dublin 3 Arena
Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic, has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally. They have received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness World Record for the Longest Running Tour in history. On July 4th, the band shot a documentary titled ‘A Day in the Life of America’, including over 90 crews in all 50 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico) the project captures American life in a single day. ‘A Day in the Life’ of America is due for release in 2018. Thirty Seconds to Mars are currently working on their highly anticipated 5th studio album due release 2018Thirty Seconds to Mars will be releasing more information about the production and support in due time.
Roger Waters will return to Europe in 2018 with a pioneering new tour, Us + Them, featuring classic Pink Floyd, some new songs and solo work. Roger Waters – Us + Them will showcase highlights from Waters’ groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with songs from his critically acclaimed new album “Is This the Life We Really Want?,”.The tour title is derived from the 1974 track “Us And Them,” from the multi-million selling Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon.
Kevin Hart Tickets: 65.50EUR / Doors: 5.30pm / Date: 21st August 2018 / Dublin 3 Arena
Hart’s last multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour sold out large venues all over the world, including being the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show at Lincoln Financial Field. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $100 million worldwide. 2017 was a banner year for Hart, his memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller list and remained on the list for ten consecutive weeks. The book also topped records on the Audible platform, selling over 100,000 copies in the first five weeks. Earlier in the year Hart voiced a title character in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. To close 2017, Kevin appeared in the Sony reboot of the classic film Jumanji alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black. Jumanji has been Kevin’s highest grossing box office release to date, the movie has made over $800 million worldwide.
Cliff Richard Michael McIntyre Tickets: 44.50EUR / Doors: 6.30pm / Date: 7th - 10th June 2018 / Dublin 3 Arena
Michael will be performing in arenas across the UK and Ireland as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. In the UK, Michael has performed three arena tours selling over 1.5 million tickets, including a record 28 times at London's 16,000 capacity O2 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue along with Prince, Take That and One Direction. Michael currently presents his own television show Michael McIntyre's Big Show on BBC1. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and recently received two BAFTA nominations.
Tickets from: 59.65EUR / Doors: 6.30pm / Date: 29th September 2018 / Dublin 3 Arena
With 103 album releases, 123 single hits and the equivalent of 20 years spent in the UK charts, voted Britain’s “Ultimate Pop Star”, Sir Cliff Richard will be celebrating his 60th Anniversary in the music business. "To sustain any career for 60 years is amazing. To do it in the field of music is rare indeed and Cliff has achieved it with style and quality throughout." says BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. “I am so happy to announce that I will be doing a tour to celebrate my 60th Anniversary in the music business. I cannot believe it is already 10 years since my 50th Anniversary in 2008 – so much has happened, and I'm very grateful that you have kept me busy! I am truly delighted to be performing the 58-18=60 Tour in 2018. I hope you will join me..... I simply can't wait! – see you next year!”
The Coronas Tickets: 42.00EUR / Doors: 6.30pm / Date: 21st July 2018 / Dublin 3 Arena
2017 has been an incredible year for The Coronas. Their album ‘Trust The Wire’ went to No. 1, they sold out all Irish shows including their biggest ever headline show in Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and their hit singles ‘Reel Feel’ & ‘We Couldn’t Fake It’ were among the top songs played on Irish radio. They also enjoyed sold out tours in the U.S., Europe and Australia. “We’re unbelievably excited to play 3Arena this July. It’s been over 3 years since we played there last and we’re already planning how we’re gonna make this show extra special for yis. It will be our biggest show of the year and we cannot wait!
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