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December 2013 | Issue 26

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BRUNCH, LUNCH & TREATS

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e have brought together some of the best local ingredients to create a really tasty menu. We’re starting small but making it all gorgeous – we hope you agree! Our menu will change constantly depending on what’s in season and what we fancy at any given moment, but we promise to always put our heart and soul into it so you know it’s going to be the best it can be. As we grow we’d love to hear your thoughts so please let us know - if you like it please tell your friends, if there’s something we could improve, please tell us. Looking forward to sharing our passion for tasty food with you, hope to see you soon.

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FOOD at Fishers The Old Schoolhouse Newtownmountkennedy Co. Wicklow

Open: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sundays & Bank Holidays 11am - 5pm


Contents ON THE COVER Jingle Cells, Wicklow Gaol Web: www.wicklowhistoricgaol.com

Welcome to In Wicklow Magazine IIt seems like it has only just left us, yet we find ourselves once again preparing for the festive season at In Wicklow. Christmas 2013 here in the Garden County promises to be as busy and exciting as ever and we will be here to guide you through every significant seasonal happening step by step! Towns around Wicklow are making a special effort this year with locals and businesses in Bray, Greystones & Wicklow Town and any more catering particularly to Christmas shoppers as well as those looking to take a break from the madness and just relax! We’ve also got all of your usual favourites, including News & Events from around the county, Gift Guides for all, some tasty dining venue’s and the all important sporting fixtures! This Christmas make sure you enjoy yourself, whether you invest in a little ‘me’ time or get out and about with the family in order to fully appreciate everything that Wicklow has to offer. Don’t forget to support your local businesses this Winter – the benefits will effect us all. So, get cozy, pop on the kettle and let us prepare you for all things Christmas.

Merry Christmas from all at In Wicklow Magazine!

12 A Taste of Christmas

24 Christmas in

Greystones

16 Christmas in Wicklow

34 Christmas in Bray

2. News & Events

34. Christmas in Bray

56. Cinema Releases

Local news, events and activities for all to enjoy

Bray encompasses numerous big-name retail brands that cover a huge variety of gift ideas! The main street with its fresh face-lift is easily accessible with plenty of parking close by.

We preview some of the latest blockbuster movies that’ll be hitting the big screen over the coming month.

12. A Taste of Christmas Take some time out this December to get out and about and sample some of the fine festive food that Wicklow Restaurants have to offer

16. Christmas in Wicklow Town It’s Jingle Cells as Santa returns to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol! Our beloved Santa Claus returns to take up residence. Shop locally and enjoy the dynamic energy of the local business community.

22. Gift Guide – For Her If you are a little stuck for inspiration this year, check out our Christmas Gift Idea’s and last minute pickups for her.

24. Christmas in Greystones A sneak preview of what the picturesque seaside town has in store for both visitors and locals this Christmas.

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48. Get Ready to Sparkle!

56 Cinema Releases

Check out our pick of the very best party dresses as well as the perfect look for Christmas Day.

50. How to… We have professional advice from 2 of the most popular topics through the Winter Season – (1). How to be road safe? (2). How to prepare that perfect turkey?

52. Sport Focus All of the latest premiership fixtures through December and a round-up of the PDC World Championship along with Darren Barker’s next big bout.

54. DVD Releases We preview some of the latest movies that are available to rent or buy over the coming weeks from you local Xtra-Vision store.

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News & Events Christmas Events

News & Events in Co. Wicklow

Christmas time

Dundrum on Ice is open until the 12th January 2014 and is open 7 days a week except Christmas day. Sessions last for 50 minutes and you should arrive at least 20 minutes before your session starts. It’s a good idea to wear gloves and thick socks, bring an extra pair just in case. Please Note: If you arrive late you can join the session but you will not be given added ice time Parents or guardians accompanying children must remain in the venue with children during the ice skating session (but you don’t have to skate!) If your children are new to skating it is best to take them during a time when the rink is less crowded. You can call us on 01 5242101 to find out when the rink is not as crowded and choose a time that is best to take them. Children’s Tickets are only available to under 12’s.

Chocolate Tasting Tour – Russborough House Date: 14 Dec @ 12:00; 15 Dec @ 16:00; 21 Dec @ 12:00; 22 Dec @ 16:00 Cost: €10 Adult / €5 Child Everyone enjoys a little taste of luxury! Well this December at Russborough you can taste a whole lot of luxury as we have joined forces with Lily O’Brien to welcome you to our very first Chocolate Tasting Tours. We have put our taste buds to the test and Lily O’Brien’s have come out with flying colours. These exclusive tasting tours include a range of passion fruit, rasberry, white chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, honeycomb crunches mixed with the inspiring art, furniture and silver collection from around the world! This Christmas we have the perfect combination! So come and add the olfactory senses of smell as you savour the award winning tastes of Lily O’Briens to the visual feast as you satisfy all your senses at our award winning Guided Tours at Russborough this December! Tours take place on the hour from 12 Noon to 3pm and last approximately 45 minutes Tel: 045-865239 or Email: info@russborough.ie

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JINGLE CELLS WITH SANTA @ WICKLOW GAOL 2013 Time: Friday 6th, 13th & 20th / 16:00 – 19:00 Saturday 7th, 14th & 21st / 11:00 – 18:00 Sunday 8th, 15th & 22nd / 11:00 – 18:00 Cost: €12.00 Children up to 12 Yrs Visiting Santa. (1 Child – 2 Adults Free), €3.00 per additional Adult. **NO ONLINE OR TELEPHONE BOOKINGS *** It’s Jingle Cells as Santa returns to Wicklow’s Historic Gaol! Our beloved Santa Claus returns to take up residence at Wicklow Gaol. Each child will meet the man in red himself for a Christmas chat and a very special gift. Marvel at the spectacular lighting that the Gaol is now famous for and get into the festive spirit from the moment you enter the grounds. Take a browse through our cosy mini Christmas craft market with a selection of unusual and interesting gems. The Gaol cafe is open throughout the festive period with a mouth-watering selection of Christmas treats for all the family.


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December & Christmas Hours

WE HAVE IT ALL THIS CHRISTMAS Our centre is a one stop shop with 40+ retailers. Make a night of it and pop into our Food Court, then take in a movie at the GCG Cinema.

Many Stores Open Including, Next, New Look, Tk Maxx , Argos & River Island, See Website For Details.

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Christmas Events

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Christmas Events at Powerscourt

Visit the animals at Powerscourt Stables

Date: Daily from the 30th of November until the 23rd of December from 10am to 5pm. We will be closed on December 25th and 26th. This event is complimentary and kids will love the opportunity to meet some farm animal’s right up close! Come and see Santa’s deer, miniature donkeys, rabbits, pigs, guinea pigs and more! It’s all free of charge and the little ones will love it. Powerscourt Stables are located beside Powerscourt Garden Pavilion. .

Christmas tales, to newly created stories. Aideen has told stories in schools, libraries and festivals (Cape Clear International Festival, Cultre, Draperstown, Ballinasloe, Liberties & Scealta Shamhna). We can’t wait to welcome Aideen back to Powerscourt this year after her wonderful story-telling session here last Christmas.

Wedding Fair at Powerscourt House Date: 12th January 2014 Time: 2 to 5pm

Christmas Story-Telling at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion

Date: Date: 7th December Time: 2.30pm This event is complimentary and no booking is required. Join Aideen McBride for Christmas Story-telling that all the family will love. Enjoy stories including Traditional

Come along and meet the team at Powerscourt House and Feast Catering. Enjoy some canapes on arrival and meet our network or preferred suppliers. Everything you need to cater for your big day is here under one roof, from the wine, flowers, entertainment, cakes, photographers, make-up artists and lots more! See the double height ballroom set up for your special day and sit back and relax in the garden rooms overlooking the magnificent 47 acres of gardens. We look forward to seeing you here!

W: www powerscourt.ie/events T: (01) 204 6000

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Dates: Month of December Booking: Entry charge to Tara’s Palace Enjoy a Christmas Quiz at Tara’s Palace and learn all about this fascinating museum. All the family will enjoy taking part in this! Everyone who visits Tara’s Palace during this time will be entered into a draw to win a wonderful hamper filled with Christmas goodies.

The Tallest tree in Ireland since records began crowned at Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow

A Douglas Fir along Powerscourt River Walk at Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow has been officially recognised as the tallest tree in Ireland since records began by leading tree expert, Aubrey Fennell. The tree stands at 61.5 metres, or 202 ft, towering above well-known landmarks including Dublin’s Liberty Hall (59.5 metres) and Niagara Falls (51metres). The Douglas Fir is an evergreen coniferous tree, named after the Scottish botanist David Douglas, who first introduced it to Europe from North America in 1827. The Douglas Fir at Powerscourt is the first tree to surpass 60m in Ireland and is the seventh-highest tree in Europe. It has been an Irish champion for over 20 years, overtaking other trees in Ireland including a Sitka spruce in Shelton Abbey and Curraghmore. Located along Powerscourt River Walk, the tree is open to the public through annual membership of Powerscourt, and to guests staying at the Powerscourt Hotel. They are very privileged to enjoy the glorious woodland trails along the Dargle river walk and Ireland’s own ‘Avenue of Giants’ that rivals all other contenders in Europe. For more information visit www.powerscourt.ie


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Christmas Events

Santa Claus at Glenroe Farm Dates: December Sat 7th / Sun 8th / Sat 14th / Sun 15th / Sat 21st / Sun 22nd / Mon 23rd. Cost: Child: €15 (includes Farm visit/ Santa visit and present from Santa) Adult: 1 Adult Free with each full paying child / Additional Adults: €5 each Time: (All 10am - 5pm) / Last Admissions One Hour Before Closing. Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa has got in touch with us and we have his travel arrangements for his annual visit to the farm. The good news is that you don’t have to book for this wonderful experience as Santa and his team are here every weekend from the 30th November. We promise no standing in line to visit Santa either - you collect your number when you are entering the farm and Santa’s helpers find you when it is time for your visit with him.  Santa will be taking up residence in the cottage where he will be joined by Mrs Claus, his loyal elves and the snow queen. There

are snow and Christmas scenes on the way through the cottage to visit Santa. Santa has a special present for each boy and girl. Next door to Santa’s Cottage you can visit the live nativity stable with Leah the cow, Saoirse the donkey and Noddy the sheep. Santa will have his reindeer with him too and you can get to meet them and all the other farm animals and pets on the farm. Santa has organized puppet shows to take place throughout the day in the indoor picnic area on the farm.

Glenroe Farm, Kilcoole Co. Wicklow. Tel: 01 – 287 2288, email: mail@glenroefarm.com

Ant & Dec’s Takeaway On Tour! 13 September 2014 - Not Currently On Sale – €33.50, €45.05, €57.65 Come and see Ant & Dec’s Takeaway On Tour!, a spectacular live version of the hit TV show Saturday Night Takeaway featuring special guests, amazing prizes and, as always, YOU could be part of the show. Due to phenomenal demand for tickets to their national arena tour for their prime time award winning ITV show Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway; Ant and Dec have announced Takeaway on Tour is coming to The O2, Dublin on Saturday 13th September.

Blow the Christmas cobwebs away and join us for a refreshing day out in Glendalough, and bid farewell to 2013 with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate and mince pie. Footfalls Walking Holidays is organizing Wicklow Tourism’s first annual Christmas Walk on Sunday the 29th of December. Footfalls has chosen to take you along some of the lesser known paths around the Glendalough Valley and surroundings.

Description: Our walk begins at the Brock-

agh Centre in Laragh. From the Brockagh Centre our walk takes us out into Brockagh Forest where we will explore some of the ruins of the old Brockagh Village and continue onto the summit of Brockagh Mountain (470m) from a northerly direction, where we will have some fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and out onto the Irish Sea if the day is clear. Our descent is along the spur of the mountain to join an old Bog Road which leads us into the Valley of Glendasan ( the valley of the Sorrel).  Here we will join what is known as the Grey Trail that will lead us across the lower slopes of Camaderry Mountain and into the Valley of Glendalough, finishing back at the Brockagh centre, where a hot glass of mulled wine and a mince pie will be waiting for you. Enjoy you

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will have earned a little indulgence. Total length: 12km / Total Ascent:  360m / Estimated time: 3.5 to 4 hours

Price per person: €18. Price includes:

• Fully guided walk by certified mountain guides • A glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate & a minced pie

Equipment: • • • • • •

Waterproof jacket and trousers Well worn waterproof boots Warm clothing, hat & gloves Water and food for the walk Good level of fitness Enthusiasm and good humour

Walk Schedule:

• Registration: from 9.30 to 10 am at Brockagh Centre in Laragh • Walk start:  10 am • Walk:  between 3 to 4 hours • Mulled Wine at the end

Walk location: Registration booth will be at Brockagh Center in Laragh. For further info, please contact Wicklow County Tourism at: 0404 20070 or by email at wicklowtourism@gmail.com

The tour will see them travelling the length and breadth of Ireland and the UK country, to the biggest arenas, and will give people the chance to experience Takeaway live on stage! The show will be packed with special guests, amazing prizes to be won and of course lots of surprises for the audience. Ant & Dec said: “Takeaway is the one show that people always tell us they’d love to be in the audience for, so we’ve decided to take the show to them! Just like the TV show the audience will have a chance of winning some fantastic prizes as well as being an essential part of the show. This will be the ultimate interactive stage show and is not to be missed.


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Christmas Events

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Santa Visits at Killruddery 30 Nov – 15th Dec 2013

This Christmas, Santa will return to Killruddery and take up residence in the Horse Yard. He will be taking visitors on the 30th of November, the 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of December. Meet Mrs. Claus, have milk and cookies with her while she reads some Christmas stories by a large log fire, visit Santa’s temporary workshop where Santa’s elves will help you make your own winter wonderland snow globe. Sit into Santa’s sleigh and most importantly, see the big man himself, who will want to know your Christmas wishes and to give you a advent gift especially for you.

Killruddery Christmas Farm Markets Come to the Killruddery Christmas Farm Markets for the ultimate Christmas Community Shopping experience! Over three weekends, on Saturdays & Sundays, the Farm Market, will open with a

Christmas flair! Stock up with produce & gifts from local businesses, meet the makers & enjoy some Christmas Cheer! We have a wide range of artisan producers, awardwinning cheese, a selection of cakes and breads, fresh fish and meat, including Christmas Turkeys and Hams or Killruddery Lamb to order, vegetables, handcrafted jewellery and knitware, tableware and decorations, books and other unique gifts! As usual, the market will be held in the Grain Store and the newly restored Horseyard. Hot food vendors selling delicious food such as fish & chips from Cavistons, pizza and crepes will keep you going while you browse in comfort and Christmas carols and music will play in the background throughout the day to create a seasonal atmosphere. The Killruddery Christmas Markets will be on November 30, December 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th and 21st, from 10am to 4pm. Admission and parking is free.

Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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Christmas Events

Competition have teamed up with InWicklow Magazine to give you the chance to win a personalised Dermalogica Christmas hamper worth €200! New U clinic offer facial treatments, weight loss programs, as well as skin care products! To be in with a chance of winning, simply like our new facebook page www.facebook.com/ newuclinicdublin and share the competition status. A winner will be chosen on the 18th of December! Tel: 01 – 630 6336.

Discover

Dún Laoghaire this Christmas

Christmas Cookery & Craft School

(Marine Road – Saturday Dec 7th & Sunday Dec 8th 2pm - 4pm)

Chefs from local restaurants and our team of Christmas crafters will demonstrate some inspirational ideas for festive food and decorations at our Christmas Cookery and Craft school. The event will not only teach you essential seasonal tips and tricks but also let you sample some of Dun Laoghaire’s best food.

Magical Christmas Lantern Procession

(The People’s Park – Saturday, Dec 14th at 4pm)

This enchanting spectacle will see children of all ages light up the street from the People’s Park to Harbour Plaza. The handmade willow and tissue paper lanterns come in all Christmas shapes and sizes. The procession will finish with a recital of Christmas Carols at Harbour Plaza. Date: Friday 6th December 13 – Sunday 12th January, 2014 Event Website: http://www.christmaswonderland.ie Event Email: info@christmaswonderland.ie A New Tradition begins with GloHealth Christmas Wonderland. An unforgettable and magical Christmas experience all in one location at the RDS Dublin. A festival of family entertainment from iSkate, Irelands largest ice rink, to the foods of a Continental Market and including Funderland the largest indoor theme park in Europe, a special Santa’s Christmas Circus, an adventure journey through Jingle Town, the famous Custard Pie puppet company and award winning international illusionist Guy Barrett.

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Discover … what breaking a World Record is like (Harbour Plaza – Saturday, Dec 21st at 2pm)

Put on your Santa hat and join at least 872 other Santa impersonators at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Plaza and set a new world record (we need 873 to beat the 2010 Massachusetts record!) All in aid of Barnardos, just €2 a head.

Discover … 2014 with our New Year’s Eve Fireworks

(Newtownsmith, Dún Laoghaire – Tuesday, Dec 31st at 6pm & 12midnight)

Welcome in the New Year with a spectacular Fireworks display fired from the East and West Piers in Dún Laoghaire at 12midnight. This unique dual fireworks display is the first time ever both piers will be used simultaneously as firing sites. You can see the show from Newtownsmith in Dun Laoghaire and all around Dublin Bay. We a have a special smaller fireworks display for young families at 6pm on the day fired from the Carlisle Pier.

Discover … the Christmas Craft and Food Market The Pavilion Quarter and Marine Road, Thurs – Sun, 11am to 6pm and Mon & Tues of Christmas week

Browse through a wide range of unique arts, crafts and special gifts in the charming chalets in the Pavilion Quarter near the Seafront and on Marine Road. Wander up to the town centre on Marine Road to sample the delicious hot treats in the food market … with plenty to keep you entertained along the way! Retailers throughout the town are putting on special Christmas offers to provide excellent value to shoppers over the festive season.  Why not shop at your leisure on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday when the market as well as over 200 shops, cafes and restaurants are open?

Discover … Santa’s Magical Grotto

Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre – Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov 30th; Thurs 12th & Fri 13th Dec; Thurs 19th & Fri 20th Dec; Monday 23rd Dec

Santa returns to Dún Laoghaire Shopping Centre to welcome all the little ones and discuss their Christmas wish lists… The magical trip includes a very special gift for each and every child.


Christmas Dining

A Taste Of Christmas T

he Festive Season is finally upon us and when it comes the inevitable array of Christmas festivities; staff dinners and parties, friends meeting up for their annual Christmas lunch and families who choose to go out for Christmas dinner instead of enduring the hardship of preparing the perfect Christmas dinner themselves! With that in mind, we have studied cafes, restaurants and hotels the length and breadth of the county in order to help you to choose the perfect establishment in which to enjoy all that the festive season has to offer when enjoying the celebrations with colleagues, friends or loved ones.

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Christmas Dining Seafood and Grill Restaurant Grand Hotel Wicklow

Tel: 0404 – 67337. Email: sales@grandhotel.ie Open Fri & Sat: 6pm-9.30pm Open for Breakfast: 7.30am to 11.00am (7 Days a Week)

Fine Food and Friendly Service in a Relaxed Atmosphere The Bluefin Restaurant is one of Wicklow’s newest fine dining restaurants, set in the original building from 1896. It boasts a beautiful blend of old world charm with modern influences. Our menu is created from a range of carefully selected seafood from the quay, local meats and poultry to accommodate all tastes. With specially selected wines that compliment our crafted À La Carte menu. We can cater for intimate parties of 2 to large celebrations of 50 or more. If you would like further information please contact us on 0404 67337 or sales@grandhotel.ie.

Chef Profile

Our Head Chef, Philip Molloy joined the Grand Hotel team in March 2012. Philip’s extensive professional background includes the Amber Springs, Gorey Co. Wexford, Kitty’s Restaurant, Arklow Co. Wicklow and the Brooklodge Estate in Co. Wicklow. Philip also took a year-long break from his chef duties to open the 5 star Braudhaven Bay Hotel, Co. Mayo; before returning to Wicklow to work at the Grand Hotel.

Winter 2013 Menu

3 Courses

€18.95

Our Newly Adapted À La Carte Menu is now available. Early Bird Menu from 6 – 7.30pm

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Bookings are being taken now.

Planning a Christmas Party? At the Bluefin Restaurant we would be delighted to accommodate your party, whatever the size! Call us today to arrange your party now!

The Royal Park Chinese Restaurant Church Road, Greystones Tel: 01 – 287 4041/67

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he Royal Park Chinese Restaurant has been operating on Church Rd. in Greystones for 22 years. The owners are strongly versed in the culinary arts and this has a massive influence on the nature of the dishes produced and hints of Hong Kong and Cantonese styles can be experienced in many of the traditional recipes. Interestingly, when ordering you will be guided through the menu by your waiter in order to ensure that you find the dish that is right for you! The Royal Park is open from 5pm11:30pm Monday – Thursday and until 12:30am on Friday & Saturdays. In addition, the restaurant is open for Sunday lunch from 12:30pm and remains open until 11:30pm.

Current Offers include: • 4 Course Set Dinner – €21.50pp

from Sunday - Thursday until 9:00pm / Friday & Saturday until 7:00pm

• 20% off Selected bottles of wine

from Sunday to Thursday until 9:00pm / Friday & Saturday until 7:00pm

• Tapas-Sum – 3 Dishes including 50cl Bottle of Wine – €26.00

from Sunday to Thursday until 9:00pm Friday & Saturday until 7:00pm

• 2 Course Set Dinner including a selected Bottle of Wine – €60.00 available all week

Christmas Specials are Available on request for Group Bookings

Wishing all of our Customers a Merry Christmas!

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ituated in scenic County Wicklow, Tinakilly Country House & Restaurant fuses rustic Victorian grandeur with the best in modern food and cosy luxury. 2013 Best Eating Establishment in Wicklow finalists at the Chamber of Commerce Awards, Tinakilly is proudly back on the map, providing guests with delicious food at great value. Since July, new owners have given this historic Victorian country house an exciting new appeal that’s fresh and light-hearted. Head Chef, Edward McDermott said, “Since the launch of the new Brunel dining room and Lounge areas, the kitchen is bustling again. Tinakilly’s new menu emphasizes the highest quality in local produce. We use 100% Irish Hereford Beef which is hung for 21 days. The Wexford Mussels have been a big hit and guests really love our classic seafood chowder.” Sunday lunch is amazing value at €17.50 for 2 courses and table d’hôte dinner menu at €33.00 and to get you into the festive mood try their new lunch & dinner Christmas menus. The new Lounge areas are so relaxing with cosy open fires for a more casual dining experience. Traditional Afternoon Tea is served in the new quaint Tea Rooms, €10.50pp. Tinakilly produce their own Christmas Hampers filled with Mulled Juice, Preserves, Shortbreads, Handmade Chocolate, Mince Pies, Morning Marmalade, packed in a wonderful Hamper. From €30 inc delivery & gift card. All Artisan Irish Produce. Treat your loved one to a Tinakilly Gift Voucher. Tinakilly is open 7 days a week.

Tinakilly Country House Hotel & Restaurant Rathnew, Co Wicklow. Tel: 0404 69274. Email: info@tinakilly.ie Website: www.tinakilly.ie

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Christmas Dining Fox's Christmas Hooley Menu €47.50pp – 4 course plus Full Traditional Show

Organic Roasted Salmon Fillet Fresh salmon beautifully oven roasted with a light pesto crust and served with a fresh citrus cream sauce

Fox's Vegetarian Option

Baked aubergine with chickpea and wild mushroom stuffing

Chef's Warming Winter Soup

Creamed carrot and butterbean soup with home baked basil croutons

Fox's Christmas Parcels

Succulent half duck, slow roasted and complimented with a rich black cherry and whiskey sauce * * * * * * * * *

Vintage double smoked salmon and prawn with fresh horseradish cream and lime vinaigrette

Traditional Plum Pudding

Festive Goatee

Fox's Apple Pie

Chwismas Quacker

Extreme Death by Chocorange

Hot goats cheese and red onion tartlet placed on a bed of rocket, drizzled with a balsamic reduction A rich blended smooth patè of duck livers, onion, garlic, butter, cream and a dash or three of fine brandy all slowly baked in a water jacket to perfection and served with a small salad garnish and a classic red onion and balsamic reduction

With light brandy creme anglaise Our own home made old style classic finished with vanilla ice cream

Our own take on a modern dessert, chocolate and orange to the extreme!

Tea or Coffee

With Homemade mince pies just in case you are not full enough

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Turkey and ham with sage and onion stuffing and complimented with a light jus

Johnnie Fox's Pub, Glencullen, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Email: info@jfp.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 295 5647

The Wicklow Heather Restaurant and is idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Laragh deep in the Wicklow Mountains, only minutes from the world renowned scenic and historic Glendalough, while the hustle and bustle of Dublin City is less than an hour away. A family run business, we will go the extra mile to ensure your time with us is enjoyable, whether you are joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or staying in one of our luxurious guesthouses. Choose from our a la carte lunch and

Glendalough Road, Laragh, Co. Wicklow Tel: 0404 – 45157 www.thewicklowheather.com

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Starters Homemade soup of the day made from fresh local vegetables served with home baked bread

Julienne breast of chicken satay on a bed of soy noodles Chicken live pâté brulee with a spiced plum chutney & warm herb flat breads Martello caprese salad with dry cured Parma ham, fresh rocket leaves and balsamic oil

Smoked salmon dome filled with fresh salmon, scented with citrus dill herb flavours, pickled cucumber and micro cress garnish

Mains

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Half Duck

Roast crown of turkey & clove studded honey baked Wexford ham with chestnut, cranberry stuffi ng and a red currant ginger jus

Marinated chargrilled chicken supreme on a leek & smoked bacon mash served with a mushroom & truffle oil reduction Baked salmon fillet with asparagus spears, pancetta ham & tomato cream

Slow cooked braised lamb shank on a bed of creamy chive mash with a caramelised shallot, rosemary & red wine jus Tagliatelle pasta with tomato, pesto, rocket & Parmesan shavings Main courses served with a choice of seasonal vegetables, freshly cut fries or side salad

Desserts Belgian chocolate tart with salted caramel syrup & mixed berry compote Warmed plum pudding with a vanilla cream and brandy custard Followed by Tea or Coffee

The Martello, Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Tel: +353 (0)1 286 8000, Email: info@themartello.ie Wicklow heifer beef and lamb sourced locally from the village of Augrim and Wicklow venison from Glenmalure, all fully traceable from farm to fork.

dinner menus as well as a varied selection of daily specials. All our dishes are freshly prepared using locally sourced organic produce where possible. The Wicklow Heather signature dishes include confit of duck with Clonakilty black pudding with a poached hen egg and mustard hollandaise, pan-fried chump of Wicklow lamb served on a bed of champ with a rich rosemary jus or perhaps delicious free range Irish chicken roasted with a lemon and herb stuffing with a light chicken gravy served with steamed baby carrots.

Indulge yourself with one of our mouth watering home-made desserts, maybe a warm chocolate brownie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice-cream or try a selection of Irish cheeses. Homely comfortable surroundings with a friendly service are the order of the day at the Wicklow Heather Restaurant.


Christmas Dining

The Kingfishers Kitchen

Fountainview, Main Street, Enniskerry Tel: 01 – 276 4859

Slow Roast Vine Tomatoes with Salsa Verde and Buffalo Mozzarella Minestrone soup with smoked bacon and fresh herbs Duck liver pate with red currant & cranberry chutney served with crusty bread Confit Pork Belly with black pudding croquette, an apple puree & cider jus Prawns Pil Pil cooked in olive oil with our homemade spice mix, served with fresh parsley and fresh crusty Bread ‘Daube of Beef Bourguignon’ – Slow braised beef cheek in red wine, pearl onions, mushrooms and bacon lardons served with a creamy mash potato Char Grilled 8oz Rib Eye Steak with Skinny Fries and Rocket Leaf Corn Fed Chicken Supreme with a Smoked Bacon Cream, Colcannon Potato and Green Beans Pan Fried Salmon with Sicilian capponata, and an almond & caper salsa Pan Fried Venison Steak with parsnip puree, pickled red cabbage and a red wine jus

Warm Christmas Pudding with Orange Brandy Butter and Whipped Cream Poached Pear with Vanilla Parfait and Spiced Port Syrup Baileys and Hazelnut Pavlova with Chocolate Sauce Warm Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream White chocolate Crème Brule with blueberry compote

Vegetarian Option also available Pre-booking essential

Early Bird Menu

2 courses – €21.95, 3 courses – €24.95 Pop into us for Mince pies and hot chocolate during your Christmas Shopping. Fresh cakes and pastries baked in-house every day Take-home menu available

F r es h l y M a d e W ra p

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their continued support. It means a lot to us. If you are free on the 17th of December we would like to invite you to celebrate the season with us. A Christmas gospel choir will be singing from 7:30pm in shop and we would be delighted to share a glass of mulled wine with you on the house. Bottoms up and a very merry Christmas to you all.

Patricia

F r e s h ly M a d e B r

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for groups of 6 or over

On top our already popular menu we are serving Silver Hill Duck, Roast Duck with pancakes and hoisin sauce, Duck Sausages served with mash and red onion gravy and Duck leg as a simply delicious starter. es Truly festive food that must on be tasted to be believed. Our little helpers are busy in the kitchen making our magical mini Christmas cakes and of course our one of a kind mince pies. Our delectable chocolate biscuit Christmas cake is gathering momentum with orders flooding in so order yours soon. c

3 Course Christmas Menu €27.50

We value our guests and would like to treat you this Winter. In the run up to Christmas, with your lunch dates in mind, we have added a fabulous range of food to our menu that will tickle your taste buds.

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Church Road, Greystones Co. Wicklow Phone: 01 2874807

The oldest Pizzeria in Irelan

Sold 1,000,000d Pizzas already

www.pizzasncream.com

Pizzas n Cream is a delightfully authentic Italian style pizzeria with a great local reputation for first class pizzas and delicious ice-cream situated close to the promenade on Albert Avenue in Bray.

Enjoy the cosy atmosphere and treat yourself to something from their new winter menu, available from12-5pm Monday to Friday, including soup of the day served in a bread bowl.

They are the oldest pizzeria in Ireland with a long history of happy customers and full bellies having already sold over 1,000,000 pizzas.

Why not treat your family, friends and work colleagues to a memorable meal during the festive season by booking your Christmas party here?

If you find yourself taking a leisurely stroll by the beautiful Bray seaside being bitten by the crisp winter air then why not drop in and cosy up in front of one of our three fireplaces to feel the warmth of Pizzas n Cream welcome.

Pizzas n Cream are currently taking bookings for seasonal parties and all occasions so call soon to secure your seat. Take Away & Delivery Available.

Tel: 01 – 286 1606. Albert Avenue Bray. Open Mon – Sun midday – 10.00pm

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he magic begins upon entering Wicklow Town through the Victorian Arch onto the town where life-size ballerinas and toy soldiers will take their positions atop buildings throughout the town. Children and adults alike will delight at the giant candy canes, Victorian garlands, the gigantic inflatable snowman. There are many fine wicklow restaurants and cafes in Wicklow town which will offer you a relaxed evening where you can enjoy the casual friendliness of a rural Town. Wicklow Town offers a wide variety of shopping options with Fashion, Jewellery, Gifts, Homeware, Books, Toys etc. Why not browse around our beautiful and tranquil Town and do some Christmas gift shopping as you explore! A visit to Wicklow Town is a MUST

this Christmas. Shop locally and enjoy the fantastic experience that has been created by the dynamic energy of the local business community.

Support Your Local Retailers

A vital area of the Chamber’s work is to revive the retail business here, and encourage more local shopping generally. The Chamber has been increasingly concerned about the continued drop in local footfall on Wicklow Town’s streets and, over the past number of months,

has worked determinedly to promote the “Shop Local” principle. In the current economic climate, the Chamber is aware that it is very important that we support local businesses. The Chamber is strongly encouraging all to ‘Shop Local’ this Christmas, and support local employment. All employers are being asked to consider giving a gift of the Wicklow Town Shopping Voucher to their employees this Christmas, particularly in view of the fact that a gift of up to €250 per employee can be made, without tax implications for the employee. Businesses in the locality should also consider the vouchers as Christmas gifts for valued customers of theirs, instead of the usual ‘bottle or biscuits’. These vouchers can be purchased from the Chamber office, and are available in denominations of €5, €10, €20 and €50. The vouchers are redeemable in all participating retail outlets, a list of which can be obtained from the Chamber office, or in outlets where you see the promotional window tickers.

Christmas is a time for sharing and Caring At Mor 4 less we are offering you a wide range of Christmas Decorations, Cards, Gifts, General Household, Toys, Personal Care, Baby stuff and a lot more at very exciting Discounts and at your convenience so that you can share and care with most you have wishing you

A Merry Christmas and

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S w e e ts & T r e ats S u p er valu Com plex , C hurc h S tre e t Went wor t h P l ace , W ic k lo w To w n Tel: 0 404 - 66 82 0 w w w. tr ul y s c r um pt io u s w ic k lo w.com

TrulyScrumptiousWicklow

L ike a nd sha re o u r pa ge to b e in w i t h a c h a nce to ava il o f o u r s p e c i al o f fe rs a nd com p e t i t ion’s .

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ruly Scrumptious Celebrates its 3rd Birthday, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their valued and continued support, since 2010, although this is our 3rd year it is our 4th Christmas and we believe our seasonal offering is better than before, we have a variety of novelty choc items and hampers to suit all ages & budgets.

We stock an exclusive range of products: Valhrona Chocolate, Choc O Me Artisan Chocolate (Best taste award 2013) American candy - one of the most extensive ranges in Ireland in minerals and candy Teddy’s (of Dun Laoghaire ) – Ice Cream sold all year round. Milk Shake Bar - Choose from our extensive range of products  Why not “Create a Shake” (Any product in the shop in a shake) – you pick we mix.

Cake Decorating & Sugar-craft: We are the largest stockists of Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft Accessories in the South East Sugarflair Renshaws Culplitt Wilton PME JEM FMM Special occasions made sweet, we cater for all occasions Weddings, Christenings, Communions, Party’s ask in store about our range of:  Wedding Favours Party Bags Sweet Cones Hampers Baskets Piñatas Gift Vouchers If we do not stock a particular product that your after we will use our connections to source it for you, always open to suggestions or ideas from customers to improve our offering.

Wishing all our customers a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!


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EIRCOM / METEOR. Main Street Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 – 62066

We would like to wish all our customers a Very Happy Christmas & a Prosperous New Year – Alan Hegarty Seafood Experience Cookery Classes With the award Winning Celebrity Chef Keith Kenny

Taste & experience it done the professional way

8pm – 10.30pm Tuesdays (Gift Vouchers Available)

Unit 2 Quayside, South Quay, Wicklow Town. T: 0404 62567 M: 087 621 2952. www.facebook.com/fish.man.1048

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Streets of Wicklow 5km Charity Road Race When: 26/12/2013 @ 11am. Kids Run @ 11.30am Where: East Glendalough School, Wicklow Town Cost: Adult online entry €12, on the day €15, Junior €5 The Burke Oil Charity Fun Run, organised by Inbhear Dee Athletic Club, has been es-

tablished as the biggest athletic and charity event held in Co. Wicklow each year. Over 500 participants took part last year. Run, Trot or Walk and raise much needed funds for your favourite Charity, Sports Club or Community Project. If you require a Sponsorship Card or large colourful posters promoting the event with your organisation’s name printed on it, please contact

Yvonne at Burke Oil on Locall 1850 711 117. Register in advance for the run at www. runireland.ie or www.inbheardee.com – registration will also take place from 10.30am in East Glendalough School on the morning of the run. 50% of all monies generated from the entry fee income will go to the Wicklow Branch RNLI Lifeboat Fund this year.

Christmas Island at Hidden Valley, Rathdrum Your experience will include a very special journey to Christmas Island where you'll meet the big man himself, have fun with the elves and get your photo taken in a giant snow globe. If you're good and paying attention, then you may even see Rudolph!

• All adults and children will receive one free hot drink (tea/coffee/hot chocolate). • Experience this special time of year with your family and friends at Christmas Island!! Before or after your island visit you can take part in the festive fun with the Christmas movie room, writing letters to Santa with the help of Mrs Claus, walking around the winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights, exerting

energy in the giant Snowman jumper, playing in the children’s adventure park, eating some tasty treats, shopping in the discounted Christmas store and much more to be revealed during your visit. Hidden Valley, Rathdrum, County Wicklow Email: info@christmasisland.ie Tel: 086-7272872

Book tickets now online at www.christmasisland.ie

Open from December 6th to 22nd. €15 per Child / €10 per Adult.

Anne Harris Jewellers in Wicklow Town are stockists for all leading brands of jewellery, watches and giftware. This Christmas see the new must have Nikki Lissoni mix and match coin holders available in all styles and sizes. Anne Harris Jewellers, Main Street, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow. Email info@anneharrisjewellers.ie Tel: 0404-67247.

The Perfect Christmas Gift Bridge St, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 – 62240. Email: info@bridgestreetbooks.ie

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All size bodhran’s available, Docking Stations and all Instruments!

Flower Power is a bright modern shop in the centre of Wicklow Town. Fender acoustic Guitars, Cort Acoustic Guitars, Yamaha Guitars and many more

Delivering fresh modern flowers locally, nationwide and internationaly. No matter what the occasion, flowers always seem to make it brighter. At Flower Power, we boast a very diverse assortment of floral and gift items. Choose from our most popular items or describe your ideas to our floral design-

Saorview approved Walker LED HD TV’s: 16” – 54”

Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404– 67389 www.trackonewicklow.com email: info@avocamusic.net

SUPER SAVER MEALS

Sunday – Thursday Excl Bank Holiday Mondays Only

1. Quarter Pounder Meal

€6

2. ‘n’ Spicy Chicken Fillet Burger Meal - €6

€6

Only

Only

3. Chicken Burger Meal

€5

4. BBQ Rib Steak Burger Meal

€6

5. Snack Box Meal

€5

6. Doner Kebab Meal

€6

Only

Only

Only

Comes with Chips & a Can

Fitzwilliam Square, Main Street, Wicklow Tel: 0404 – 69291

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Curtain and Blinds Centre

Ideal Christmas Gifts Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry sets. Custom made kits available on request. Gift vouchers available.

Complete Services to: Homes • Hotels • Hospitals • Lounges • Offices • Government • Schools • Health Boards • Architects / Interior Designers • Theatres / Cinemas Bridge Street, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Tel: 0404 – 67015. Fax: 0404 – 67015. Mob: 087 – 240 4249 Email: info@curtainandblinds.ie Web: www.curtainandblinds.ie

NEW SHOWROOM NOW OPEN!

ers and they’ll create a unique basket or arrangement just for you. No extra charge. Same-Day Delivery Available... Email: cate@flowerpowerwicklow.com or Tel: 0404 – 69491


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Wicklow Tourism

Photo Competition The Spirit of Christmas FANTASTIC PRIZES

fantastic PRIZES: 1st: Overnight Stay at Tinakilly House in Rathnew with Dinner at the new Brunel’s Restaurant. 2nd: Dinner for two at Byrne & Woods Restaurants in Roundwood (value €100). 3RD: Annual membership of Powerscourt Estate including unlimited access to Powerscourt Gardens, Waterfall and River Walk for 2 adults and 3 children. Christmas is a magical time in Wicklow.  Wicklow County Tourism is calling to all photographers to capture and share the essence of the Holiday Season in our County.  The competition is open from the 1st of December to the 3rd of January 2014. This competition is open to anyone with a restriction of a maximum of 2 photos per participant.  The top ten pictures will be posted on Wicklow Tourism’s Facebook page on the 8th of January.  On Monday the 13th at 12pm sharp, the three images with the most likes will be our winners. Photos submitted must be between 1 and 4 megabytes is size.  Each photo must be sent with the photographers name, address and contact number.  Please send your photos to the following email address:  wicklowtourismphotos@gmail.com All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws.  Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it. We will regularly post some of the images received on our dedicated Facebook Christmas Page:   .com/ ChristmasinWicklow Please view our Terms & Conditions at www.visitwicklow.ie

EIRCOM / METEOR. Main Street Wicklow Town. Tel: 0404 – 62066

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s a m t s i r Ch GIFT GUIDE For her

Gifts for Her

Revlon Magnifying Mirror with Light €29 Available from Harvey Norman

16GB iPod Nano €133 Available from Harvey Norman

Lancome Visonnaire Set €73

Hydra Zen Neurocalm set €52 La Vie Est Belle set 30ml + 50ml from €50 Lancome Juicytube Set

Nikon Coolpix P520 Digital Camera €369

€24

Available from Harvey Norman

Clarins Radiance Boosters Gift Set

Clarins Top-To-Toe Pampering

RRP €28 Actual Value € 33.99

RRP €55 Actual Value €109.48

Customer Saving €5.99

Customer Saving €54.48

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Collection

RRP €36 Actual Value €49.83

Customer Saving €13.83

Chanel No5 Ladies starts from

€59

Panasonic Lumix SZ3 Digital Camera €119

Clarins All About Eyes

RRP €25 Actual Value €37.23

Available from Harvey Norman

Customer Saving €12.23

Clarins All About Lips

RRP €25 Actual Value €32.38 Customer Saving €7.38

Sennheiser ‘Momentum’ Over-Ear Headphones

€199

Available from Harvey Norman

Butlers Medical Hall Abbey St Wicklow Town Tel: 0404 – 67355 Robbie Williams – Swings Both Ways €13.99 Shane Filan - You & Me €13.99 Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time €12.99 Available from hmv Xtra-Vision

Jamie Oliver – Save With Jamie €24.99

Donal Skehan – Good Mood Food €19.99

Gok’s Wok by Gok Wan €21.99

Kevin Dundons - Modern Irish Food €19.99

Rachel Allen – Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen €22.99

Friends Complete Boxset

Available from Dubray Books

Available from Dubray Books

Available from Dubray Books

Available from Dubray Books

Available from Dubray Books

Sex & The City Complete Boxset €49.99.

€74.99.

Available from hmv Xtra-Vision

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SensatioNAIL Starter Kit

€126.00

Available from Boots


Stocking Fillers

Available from Tanya’s Hair Studio, Fitzwilliam Court, Wicklow Town / Tel: 0404-25773 Semi di Lino Diamond / Cristalli Liquid €15.95

Katy Perry Killer Queen Gift Set €32

Revlon 2 Phase €11.95

Available from Butlers Medical Hall Wicklow

Alfa Parf Absolute Oil €20

One Direction Sets starts from €26.99 Available from Butlers Medical Hall Wicklow

Joico Crème Wax €12.50

Joico Moisture Recovery €12.95

Joico Smooth Cure / Sulfate Free Shampoo €12.95 ghd Eclipse White Limited Edition €195

ghd Jewel Edition Straightners €145

ghd Wonderland Styler €149

ghd Heat Styler Protect Spray €12.95

Pampered Treats!

Rio Salon UV Nail Extension Kit €59.49

Yankee Candle Christmas Gift Set €9.95 Available from Harvey Norman

Available from Argos

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

Rimmel Match Perfection Compact Powder

Soap & Glory ‘Soaper Heroes’ Gift Set €19 Available from Boots

Sanctuary Spa Me Time Spa Treats €14 .50

sential Burt’s Bees Es .99 Body Kit €17 Boots Available from

Available from Bo

ots

€8

Available from Boots

Zumba Exhilarate DVD Fitness Pack

€7.95

.65

€58.49

Available from Boots

Rimmel Match Perfection .95 Foundation

€9

Available from Boots

Available from Argos

Scholl Colourpop .99 Foot Spa €39 Smashbox Try .99 It Kit €19

Available from Boots

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Christmas in Greystones, Delgany

Christmas in Greystones T

he bustling seaside town of Greystones has established itself as one of the more prominent urban hubs of County Wicklow. All year round the area is not only a picturesque and attractive location, but also a practical, thriving town with excellent amenities to cater for both locals and visitors alike. Greystones has been gearing itself up for the onset of Christmas and with regard to festive gift and dining options the town is well prepared

with a fantastic variety of bespoke boutiques that boast fantastic variety and quality with regard to all types of gifts. In addition, there is also a suffi-

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cient supply of chain stores throughout the area that can cater for the time-pressured Christmas shopper. Already Greystones is getting into the spirit of the season, offering a fantastic blend of themed entertainment, dining options and social activities that are widely available throughout the town. Whether it’s a quick coffee and a snack you’re looking for or a full-on culinary feast, the town will not disappoint.


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Charity Pub Quiz

in aid of the Irish Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal Dates: 13th December 2013 Time: 9pm Location: The Beach House Pub, Greystones Price: Cost €5/head (€20/table

Raffles with great prizes. All money raised will go to the Typhoon appeal. Come support this great cause.

Fashion Show

Sponsored by Curves Dates: Thursday 12th December Times: 7:30pm Location: Glen-

view Hotel, Delgany – Just off the N11

Price: Ticket

Price €20 In Aid of The Tiglin No Bucks Café ‘Helping The Homeless’. There will be a raffle and an auction on the night All proceeds go to the work of Tiglin: No Bucks Café. CHY11596.

Create your own ring for that special occasion! Coose your ring type, style, setting and diamond for a truly unique ring and we will make it

Blacklion Christmas Trees

Blacklion Christmas Trees are back again this year from 29th November in the old Coal yard at the traffic lights. We only stock Wicklow grown trees including Noble Fir and Nordman Fir, great quality with free local delivery. Stands and water stands available. Wreaths also available that are all homemade here in Greystones. Support your local and reliable Christmas tree merchant this year. Please drop in and browse through our genuine top quality trees. We are always available to give advice and assist with your requirements.

Fully equipped Workshop inhouse

• Jewellery polished • Jewellery repaired and remounted • Rodium plating for white gold and platinium products Cash for gold and silver Ph: 01-2557640 Web: www.eternityjewellery.ie

Ring Remounting

We are able to take some of our existing diamonds engagement ring designs and modify them in order to fit our customer’s diamonds

Unit 9, Meridian Point Shopping Centre Gre ystones. Tel: 01 – 255 7640

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German Style Christmas Market On Saturday 14th December 2012 from 11am to 5pm In the Swan Hall, St. Patrick’s Church, Greystones Gifts, Baked Goods, Foodstuffs, Decorations, Jewellery, Toys & Crafts of all types Free Admission – All our Welcome!

Finding unique gifts for friends and family can be challenging and especially stressful at Christmas! Lucinda Grace, a busy mum and full time graphic designer faced the same problem we all experience, so she started making her friends and family unique hand-crafted typography prints and couldn’t believe the reaction. She realised people love a personalised gift and with that - Lucinda Grace Design was born!  

The Perfect

Christmas Gift For Her Tel: 01 – 287 3061 / 287 3062 Unit 11, Meridian Point Shopping Centre,Church Road Greystones, Co Wicklow

Lucinda Grace Design offers locally crafted, personalised prints that are as unique and special as each recipient they are made for. Whether marking a special milestone or a baby’s birth, these designs and prints are the perfect Christmas gift – professionally designed, printed and framed. With prices starting from €34 for a personalised print, you can ensure your loved ones receive a unique gift that they will treasure forever.

Check out www.lucindagrace.com where you can place your order today. PLUS page at www.facebook.com/LucindaGraceDesign to get 10%off your order for a limited time! Email: lucy@lucindagrace.com

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ANY large PIZZA WITH 4 TOPPINGS

€9

.99

Greystones 01 287 8000

Open: Mon-Thur: 3pm-12am; Fri-Sun: 1pm-12.30am Delivery: 4:30pm-12am/7 Days

Bray 01 211 6388 Open: Mon-Sun: 3pm-12am Delivery: 4:30pm-12am/7 Days


Christmas in Greystones, Delgany Greystones Baton Twirlers Proudly Host

Baubles & Batons Dates: Sunday 22nd December. Time: 2pm Location: Shoreline Greystones. Price: €5 Including Performances from G.B.T Team Ireland, Monster Hamper Raffle and Lots Lots More For more information Contact: 086-3279113 Or Email: greystonesbatontwirlers@gmail.com Or Find us on Facebook

Christmas at Des Doyle’s Butchers Des Doyle’s Family Butchers is a favourite with everyone and prides itself on supplying fresh quality meats specializing in a wide range of marinated and prepared meat’s ready for cooking.

very best Quality, the very best Des Doyle’s Family Butchers strive to make quality affordable Products and the very best Advice, especially at Christmas time! and with its wide range of quality produce there is We have Top Quality something to suit everyone. Turkeys, Hams & Spiced Great food is a highlight of Beef available to Christmas and here at Des Doyle’s order for the perfect Quality Butchers we work Christmas Dinner! hard to provide you with the

Unit 3, Tesco Shopping Centre, Greystones Co. Wicklow. Tel: 01 – 287 2181. 2 Btl / 3 Btl / 4-6-12 Btl. Also - Accessories; Glassware / Decanters / Wine Openers Sheridans Cheese / Chocolates / Italian Foods We could go on….So just drop in and see for yourself.

The Perfect Christmas Gift: Personal or Corporate. There are so many options to choose from at” La Touche Wines” this Christmas. Why not join us in our shop and personally select the contents for your hamper or wine pack that suits your requirements and budget. We will gift wrap for you and deliver if required. We have over 1000 quality wines at great prices from around the world. We will help and guide you with all your requirements. We also have a range of gift boxes available -

For the Christmas Table and all other Entertaining Events: why not match the perfect wines to the perfect occasion. We would be delighted to listen to your requirements and then guide you to the perfect food and wine pairing. This is one of many things we are very passionate about at La Touche Wines and enjoy sharing with others.

Explore our

Collection... ...of Contemporary and Traditional Fireplaces, Stoves, Range Cookers and Radiators in our extensive showroom. Open six days a week. A Proud Member of

LaTouche Wines, LaTouche Place, Greystones. Tel: 01 2873826 www.latouchewines4u.ie

Fenton Fires, Stanley House, Church Road, Greystones, Co. Wicklow T: 01 287 4310 F: 01 287 5582 E:

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Get your boxes

Today is finally the start of the Jolly season

Sunday

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Make a list of your Christmas gifts for family & friends ‘remember to budget per person’

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Christmas gifts at

• Unique original presents from luxury hampers to Chris kindle token gifts. • Clipper Jars and Victorian Jars filled with your choice of sweets from as little as €3. • Hampers from as little as €10. • Retro selection Boxes. • Large selection of Stocking Fillers. • Gift Vouchers.

Make your gift your price your choice for your loved one. Our staff will help you make that perfect gift. Aunty Nellie’s, Church Rd, Greystones. Tel: 01 – 287 2883. Mob: 087 – 120 6846. Email: auntynelliesgreystones@gmail.com

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hat better way to start the Christmas festivities than a visit to the highly anticipated St David’s Christmas Fair. This year’s fair is taking place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of December, 11am to 5pm. This is more than your run of the mill fair but a day out for all the family both young and old. Situated in a breathtaking setting, overlooking the sea, in the picturesque town of Greystones, the St. David’s fair is now in its sixth year and one of the largest in the county boasting over 80 stalls including: • Handcrafted & Designer Jewellery; • Fashion & Original Designed Clothing & Accessories; • Ceramic, Wooden & Woollen Crafts; • Antiques & Collectables; • Original Fine Art & Photographic Prints; • Books for all ages; • Festive Home-Baked Delectable’s; • Original Handcrafted Children’s Gifts, Toys & Accessories; • Christmas Trinkets & Decorations plus a variety of Giftware and Accessories; • Christmas Floral Arrangements; • Sumptuous Beauty & Skincare products; For the kids there’s art & craft activities, carol singing and musical entertainment which will make this a wonderful day for all the family. After all that shopping and entertainment you can relax with free tea or coffee, included in admission price and choose from a range of the finest home bakes. Also on the menu, heart warming homemade soup and brown bread so why not stay for lunch! Of course the fair wouldn’t be complete without the guest of honour, Santa. He and his elves will be there for the whole weekend in their magical grotto looking forward to meeting all the girls and boys. A visit to Santa, to include a small gift at only €3 per child or €5 for two it must be the best value Santa around.

Admission: Adults €3 or €5 for Two, Children Free

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Christmas at the Glenview Christmas in Greystones, Delgany

Christmas at the Glenview

Christmas Day in the Glenview Suite • Sparkling Wine & Canape Reception • 5 Course Lunch Adults €99.00 | Children €45.00

Christmas Lunches

from €27.00 per person for a 4 course menu • Christmas Lunches are served in the Woodlands Restaurant throughout the month of December.

Christmas Day in the Glenview Suite The Glenview Hotel Glen O’The Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. Finest ‘Sicilian Lemon & Lime Meringue Tart’: Frozen crisp all butter pastry filled with zesty citrus curd and topped with peaks of soft meringue made from free-range eggs €6.99 / Finest ‘Passion Fruit & Raspberry Cheesecake: All butter shortbread biscuit base topped with a creamy passion fruit cheesecake, swirled with tangy raspberry sauce and hand-finished with heritage raspberries €6.99 / Finest ‘Toffee & Pecan Roulade: Crispy all butter pastry layered with rich red and creamy caramel sauce, topped with an indulgent Belgian chocolate ganache, hand-finished with gold crunchy decoration and gold dust €4.99 Available from Tesco

• • Sparkling Sparkling Wine Wine & & Canape Canape Reception Reception • •5 5 Course Course Lunch Lunch Adults €99.00 | Children €45.00

Tel: (01) 287 3399 | E-mail: sales@glenviewhotel.com | www.glenviewhotel.com €99.00 | Children €45.00 Adults

Christmas Lunches

from from €27.00 €27.00 per per person person for for a a4 4 course course menu menu • Christmas Lunches Lunches are • Christmas are served served in in the the Woodlands Woodlands Restaurant Restaurant throughout the the month month of of December. December. throughout Christmas The Club Now The Glenview Glenview Hotel Hotel Glen Glen O’The O’The Downs, Downs, Delgany, Delgany, Co. Co. Wicklow. Wicklow. Tel: 287 3399 Tel: (01) (01) 287 3399 || E-mail: E-mail: sales@glenviewhotel.com sales@glenviewhotel.com || www.glenviewhotel.com www.glenviewhotel.com

Open

cycleplus.ie

Full Service Centre • Shimano • Sram • Campagnolo

Make it easy on yourself this Christmas! With our new Christmas Club you are able to choose from our wide range of bikes, pay a €25 deposit to reserve the bike, and then pay off the rest between now and Christmas. Christmas Pudding 454g: Infused with Cider and Sherry, and a juicy mixture of festive dried fruit €3.99 Available from Tesco

Chilled Chocolate with Golden Shimmer: Sumptuously creamy chocolate log elegantly covered with a luxurious gold sugar shimmer €10 Available from Tesco

Here’s how it works: – Choose a bike – Pay a €25 deposit to reserve the bike – Select a collection date – Pay the balance between now and Dec 23rd 2013 – Bikes cannot be collected any later than Dec 23rd – €25 deposit is non-refundable and must be paid to secure bike If you need any more information please feel free to call us on 01 – 287 1504, email: steven@cycleplus.ie or see our range on www.Cycleplus.ie/Christmasclub

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Gifts for Him

Texas Holdem Poker Game €10 Available from Heatons

Babyliss 15 – Piece Professional Hair Clippers €19

Available from Harvey Norman Carrickmines

Texas Holdem Poker Game €10

s a m t s i r h C GIFT GUIDE For him Paco Rabanne Invictus 50ml – starts from €54

Diesel Fuel For Life

€39.50

Gucci Made To Measure – starts from €66.50

Available from Heatons

Prada Luna Rossa 50ml – starts from €56 HUGO Boss RED €43.50

.99 each

Airfix Starter Model Sets €9

Clarins Hydration Essentials for Men

(Bray or Carrickmines) Available from Smyths Toys

RRP €37 Actual Value €47.40 Customer Saving €10.40

Clarins Grooming Essentials for Men

RRP €59 Actual Value €88.25

Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull €12.99. The Killers – Direct Hits (Best Of) €13.99. Luke Kelly – The Best Of €12.99. Nickelback – The Best of Nickelback Vol 1 €13.99. Available from hmv Xtra-Vision

Console €399

Available from Smyths Toys (Bray or Carrickmines)

Assassin’s Creed IV, Call of Duty Ghosts, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14

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Customer Saving €29.25

Butlers Medical Hall Abbey St Wicklow Town Tel: 0404 – 67355

Console Standard Edition €499

Paul Costello Cufflinks €40

Available from Dunnes

Available from Smyths Toys (Bray or Carrickmines) Xbox One was designed from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room with modern hardware, and it features the all-new Kinect, the new Xbox One Wireless Controller, a 500GB hard drive,3 an eight-core, x86 processor, wireless networking connectivity, HDMI, three super-speed USB 3.0 ports, and a highspeed Blu-ray disc player.

Forza Motorsport 5 , Ryse Son of Rome, Mad Max €64.99 each. Available from Smyths Toys

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The Cube, the ultimate test of daring, co whole family can now play at home. As pulse rate start to rise, what should be s proportions when played in The Cube.


Adidas Original Mens Beanie €20

Stocking Fillers

Toblerone

€5

Available from Heatons

Jack Daniels Fudge Carton Nike React Ball €15

Nike Adults Squad Top €28 Nike Adults Knit Short €24

Adidas Finale 13 Capitano Ball €17

€6

Available from Heatons

Paul Costello 3pk Socks €15

Nike Adults Squad Top €2 8 Nike Adults Knit Short €2

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Available from Dunnes

Adidas Originals Mens Samba €68

Footballer Glasses Holder €4 Nike Mens Classic Leather €70

Puma Mens Suede €65

Nike Mens Fleece Crew €52

Available from Heatons

Available from Lifestyle Sports

(Main St, Bray & Bridgewater SC Arklow

Character Boxers €7

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or Carrickmines)

ourage and skill which the the pressure and your simple games take on epic

Sopranos Complete Boxset €74.99

Available from hmv Xtra-Vision

Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy/ Original Trilogy €19.99 each

Paul Costello Living Boxed Belt €30

Available from hmv Xtra-Vision

Available from Dunnes

Paul Costello Casual Box Belt €30 Available from Dunnes

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Christmas in Bray & Enniskerry

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eing the biggest town in the whole county, it is no surprise that Bray can present itself as an attractive proposition for Christmas visitors from both Dublin to the North and the rest of Wicklow to the South. The town encompasses numerous big-name retail brands that cover a variety of gift ideas, from electronics and the latest must-have gadget to classy and tailored products and services. The Main street is easily ac-

cessible with plenty of parking close by - an important characteristic as the chaos in advance of 25th begins to draw ever closer. On the dining side, Bray also has plenty to offer festive revellers, with

STAR LEISURE Activities include: Simulator & Video Games, Kiddies Rides, Casino, etc. We go to great lengths every year to make sure we have the latest attractions and technology, for you to enjoy! No matter what your taste is we have something for everyone to enjoy in a fun supervised exciting atmosphere.

STAR CASINO Fully air conditioned casino on two floors. The ground floor offers all the latest in slots and poker games, while the first floor

a string of fine bars and restaurants along the seafront offering fantastic views and a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, there are also plenty of options closer to retail outlets for anything from a quick caffeine break in between gift shopping to a hearty meal to help you refuel for the ensuing chaos!

offers you more of a Vegas atmosphere with fully automated roulette and live blackjack. Both floors have comfortable heated smoking areas, in addition to self service complimentary refreshment bars where you can enjoy a freshly made coffee, tea, or soft drink.

STAR POKER Located on the first floor is our Texas hold’em room where we host live tournaments every Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday and Sunday from 8 pm. We also have a Monthly Deepstack Tournament which takes place the first Sunday of every month.

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Christmas in Bray & Enniskerry

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EXECUTIVE Christmas in Bray The Santa Experience Dates: Dec 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Time: Friday’s 5pm - 8pm, Saturday’s & Sunday’s 12pm - 6pm Location: Bray Design Centre (Opposite Royal Hotel) Price: €8 Per Child or €20 Family Ticket (Max 4 Children) The Christmas in Bray’s Santa Experience will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 6th to the 22nd of December. Tickets are €8 per child or family tickets are €20 (max of four children). The Santa Experience will last approximately 30 minutes and will include story telling from Mrs. Clause, a reindeer dust workshop by the Elves and of course a visit with the man himself where your child will receive their gift. To book your child’s place please visit www.christmasinbray.com Christmas in Bray is provided by Bray & District Chamber in association with Bray Town Council and participating businesses and retailers. For more information on the Christmas in Bray or The Lantern Display Competition please contact Kathy or Stephanie in the Chamber office at (01) 2828248 Tickets can be booked online, on the day at the Design Centre or by calling into the Bray Tourist office.

Christmas Movies @ Bray Town Hall Dates: Saturday 14th Dec @ 2pm – The Muppets Christmas Carol; Saturday 21st Dec @ 2pm - Arthur Christmas

Times: 2pm / Location: Bray Town Hall

Price: FREE Bring the whole family down to Bray’s iconic Town Hall to watch two classic Christmas

Beside parkview Hotel, Newtown Mount Kennedy

Tel: 01 – 201 5889

Dry Cleaning Services • • • •

Specialist Dry Cleaners Alterations & Repairs Shirt Service Curtains & Household

• • • •

De-Fluff Only Regular Dry Cleaning Laundry Discounts for Students and Seniors Citizens

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Head office Blackrock Tel: 01 – 283 2366

Movies on a big screen. Please note this is a free event with limited seating and therefore admission will be granted on a first come first serve basis.

Chef 's Christmas Theatre Date: Thursday 12th December Time: 8pm / Location: Bray Town Hall Price: €10 Per Person Local chefs will show you how to create some festive feasts for your family. Sample some Christmas delights from a host of local companies.

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Live Crib Dates: Dec 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd Times: Saturday’s & Sunday’s 12pm - 4pm Location: Bray Design Centre (Opposite

Email info@brennanstownrs.ie Web www.brennanstownrs.ie Fax: 01 2829590

Hollybrook, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow Tel: 01 2863778.

Royal Hotel)

Price: FREE At the Design Centre we will feature a live crib from Glenroe Farm. There will be sheep, goats, a donkey plus a lot more so bring your children along for the festivities of a Traditional Nativity display.

Girls Night Out Date: Thursday the 19th December – 8.00pm Get your glad rags on and enjoy a great night out on the town.

Looking for something different this Christmas? Why not consider a voucher for horse riding? Brennanstown offers: • Progressive and structured lessons with qualified Instructors for all standards (Adults & Children).

Hollybrook, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow Ph. 01 2863778, Fax 01 2829590 E mail: info@brennanstownrs.ie Web Site: www.brennanstownrs.ie

GIFT VOUCHER

• Cross Country Rides and Treks through beautiful Wicklow countryside with wonderful views. • Childrens Pony Camps during the Christmas, Easter and Summer Holidays – learn to ride and look after a pony in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We are convenient ly located just off t he N11 (Junction 7) at t he Bray (sout h) /Greystones/Enniskerry Exit and are open all year.

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• Bra fitting specialists by friendly experienced staff • Large range of bra’s – Wonderbra, Playtex, Triumph, Chantelle, Fantasie, Freya & Passionate. • Nightwear, PJ’s, Nighties, Dressing Gowns & Bed Jackets • Hoisery, range of fashion tights – Pretty Polly, Levante & Omsa • Foundation wear – Flexees, Playtex, Sparks & Slips

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Martello 7” 9” 12” 14” Christmas Raffle The Inferno - Not actually on fire, but close enough!

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Ring in 2014 in style with us at The Martello. Live music with The Luna Boys, great atmosphere and DJ til late. Enjoy our New Years Eve champagne dinner special for €29.95 per person. NIGHTCLUB, Bray

Koo nightclub has recently been refurbished and is now Bray’s most stylish nightclub. Koo Nightclub is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night from 11pm. Great drink promos, Great music, Great people. Book your table today email us at: koonightclubbookings@gmail.com

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Christmas Parties at Looking for a great Christmas Party Venue? Well the Esplanade has two great options available you can choose from – Esplanade Traditional Christmas Party Nights from €24.95 or a fun Santa’s Party at the Esplanade Hotel from €14.95 per person. Both include a great Christmas atmosphere, resident DJ and late bar.

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Gifts Hand Bags Costume Jewellery Garden Decor Home Accessories Lighting Pictures

Course Choice Menu Traditional Christmas Party Menu: €24.95 per person. Hot Cider punch on arrival served with hot nibbles & a warm log fire and candles Esplanade Chicken Caesar Salad Or Homemade Beef Broth * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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Christmas in Bray & Enniskerry Guardian angel Clarence Odbody. As a thank you to our loyal audiences we offer this free Christmas screening. COUNTY WICKLOW ARTS CENTRE

A Snow White Christmas: Performers Theatre School The relaxed and comfortable Betelnut Café is open for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee. Drinks are available pre show and during intervals. The delicious menu is available for take away or eating in. The Betelnut Café also provides a catering service for office parties, home entertainment or seasonal events call Paula or Dave on 01-2764728 for more information. • Wraps • Panini’s • Sandwiches • Salads • Fries • Kids Menu Monday to Friday 8am – 7:30pm, Saturday 9am – 7:30pm & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Mermaid Arts Centre, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Thu 12th Dec - 19:30 / Fri 13th Dec - 19:30 / Sat14th Dec – 15:00 Theatre Prices: €15 Full Price / €12 & Family Ticket €45 (2 Adults & 2 Children) concession Performers Theatre School return to Mermaid with the classic SnowWhite story with a Christmas twist. Aged from 3+, these talented students will bring you on a wonderful journey where you will find snowflakes, Christmas elves, Prince Charming, quite a few snow whites and a very special Santa Claus! With audience participation and lots of fun, this production promises to provide lots of entertainment for all the family, even the youngest!

It’s A Wonderful Life (G) Mon 23rd Dec 2013 / Cinema

Frank Capra’s Christmas favourite features magical storytelling and iconic performances from James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who attempts suicide on Christmas Eve, and Henry Travers as his

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Maybe you’ve never been to a film at Mermaid before, well this is your chance to give it a try! Happy Christmas from Mermaid Arts Centre and thank you for supporting Mermaid over the last year. In order to accommodate as many of our loyal customers as possible tickets are limited to 2 per person, please contact the box office to book 01 2724030.

Declan O’Rourke Sat 11th Jan 2014 – 20:00 / Music Ticket Prices: €20 Full Price - €18 concession

Declan O’Rourke has been busy since the release of his third studio album, the curiously titled Mag Pai Zai, in 2011. With multi-platinum sales under his belt from his first two albums, Since Kyabram (2004) and Big Bad Beautiful World (2007), Declan took time out to reflect and start afresh. Declan’s songs have been recorded by many artists including Josh Groban, Eddi Reader, The Celtic Tenors, Paul Byrom, and performed by Paul Weller, Camille O’Sullivan and Maura O’Connell amongst others and he makes a welcome return to Mermaid in January. Main Street – Bray – Wicklow. Telephone: 01 272 4030 www.mermaidartscentre.ie Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am6pm, 10am-8pm on performing days

The seasonal head honcho, Mr. Kringle will be in his Grotto during the month of December at Powerscourt. For any queries on Santa at Powerscourt please contact Avoca on tel: 01 – 204 6066.


Chrsitmas Decorations

20% Off

10% Off

All Artificial Christmas Trees

All Christmas Lights

6½ft (1.95m) Ivory & Gold

6.5ft (1.95m) Christmas Tree with 100 Decoration & Lights

Decorated Christmas Tree

now €110

now €115

6ft (1.80m) Mix Dakota & Washington Christmas Tree

now €120

6.5ft (1.95m) Christmas Tree

7ft (2.10m) Melbourne Flock Christmas Tree

Snowing Waterproof Wall Lamp with Santa Was €94.99 now €85.49

(While Stock Lasts)

(While Stock Lasts)

with Multicoloured Decorations

now €114.50

now €132

Traditional Candlebridge was €14.99

200 Chasing Fairy Lights (Multi-Coloured)

200 Multi Action Super Bright LED Lights

now €7.50

RED, WHITE, BLUE

now

100 FAIRY LIGHTS

€35.99

now

each

€31.49

BLUE, CLEAR, RED

now

€13.49 each

SILHOUETTE LIGHTS

40 LED Superbrights RED, WHITE, BLUE

was €12.99

now

€11.99

each

120 Red/Blue Multi Action Super Bright LED Lights now €24.29 each

santa stop here

Snowman Silhoutte

Was €10.99

Was €10.99

Now €5.50 Santa in Helicopter Silhouette

Parachute Santa Silhouette

Was €10.99

Was €10.99

Now €5.50

Now €5.50

Santa 20 Light Silhouette Was €10.99

Now €5.50

Now €5.50

Gold Wire Standing Deer with Lights WAS €79.99

Now €71.99

Cotton Snowman with Lights Was €24.99

Now €22.49

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Gift Ideas for Boys

Christmas GIFT GUIDE with for boys Lego Deluxe Brick Box €39.99

Lego Superman Battle of Smallville €49.99

Lego Super Heroes “The Batcave” €79.99

Lego Cit y Police Station €82.99

Turtles Shell Raiser Vehicle €35.99

Soldier Force Submarine Playset

€39.99

Bop it! Smash

€49.99 (8 years+)

Turtles Secret Sewer Lair Playset €10 9.99

Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Optimus Prime €57.99 each

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Punching Bag with Gloves & Headgear €19.99


Gift Ideas for Boys Space Scooter Black

€139.99 (7years +)

Rock Blue.99Scooter

€29

(3years +)

Stocking Fillers

Matchbox 5 Pack Assortment

€8.99

Hot Wheels 5 Car Gift Pack €9.99 Disney Planes DVD €18.99

Tur tles Inline Scooter

€24 .99 (5years +)

Despicable Me 2 DVD

€12.99

WWE Eliminator Chamber €59.99

WWE Eliminator Chamber €59.99

Skylanders 8 in 1 Puzzle Pack €11.99

Marvel Storybook Collection €5.99

Ultimate Carr y Along Toolbox €12.99

Turbo Twist

€129.99 (6 years+)

Crayola 32 Piece Twistables Case

DC Super Friends 35 Piece Puzzle €4.99

€14.99

Crayola Supertips Washable Markers & Paper Set €9.99

Pop-Up Pirate €11.99

Air Blasters Range Master €19.99 (6 years+)

Crayola Pipsqueaks Markers Set

€14.99

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Gift Ideas for Girls

Christmas GIFT GUIDE for girls with Ever After High Legacy .99 Day Doll €29 each

Monster High 13 Wishes .99 Dolls €19 each My Style Alpha .99 Bracelets €12

Monster High .99 School €9 4

Twister .99 Game €17

My Style Neon Charm .99 Bracelets €24

1. Touch My Nose to Make me Sneeze! 2. Play Horsey to make me laugh! 3. Cover both of my eyes to play Peek-A-Boo! 4. Touch my chin to make me Baby Babble!

Nerf Rebelle Heart.49 breaker Bow €24

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My Little Rascal .99 Coco Doll €19


Gift Ideas for Girls

Stocking Fillers

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Prepare your vehicle It’s a good idea to have your vehicle fully serviced before winter starts and have the anti-freeze tested. Most franchise dealerships include a free vehicle check or a vehicle check with a top-up of the essential fluids for a minimal price. Here are some of the main points to check before you set off on any journeys this winter:

Check your tyre pressure at least once a month. It is best to check this when your tyres are cold and before long journeys. • Brakes are working well • Fluids are kept topped up, especially windscreen wash, anti-freeze and oil It’s also a good idea to stock up on de-icer, windscreen wash, oil and anti-freeze at the start of Winter. You can buy winter safety kits and top-up kits from both our Volkswagen and Skoda premises.

Winter Safety Kit for just €80.00 What’s included? • Full Bulb Set inc. • Safety Hi-Viz Vest • Safety Triangle • First Aid Kit • De-Icer • Scraper • Anti-Freeze Screenwash

• Lights are clean and working • Battery is fully charged • Windscreen, wiper blades and other windows are clean and the washer bottle filled with screen wash • Tyre condition, tread depth and pressure (of all the tyres, including the spare) Your tyres are built to withstand tough treatment, but they’re not indestructible. Poor wheel alignment, prolonged under or over-inflation and harsh road conditions can cause damage that will compromise the reliability of your tyres. Check regularly for uneven wear on both sides of the tyre before setting off on your journey. More tread = more grip. Anything under 3mm can compromise performance and safety. Check your tread depth on all four tyres.

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...have the best turkey for your Christmas Table

Follow these handy tips from Cullens Quality Butchers and your Turkey will be the best it can be!

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• Rub butter all over the bird & under the skin – this will help flavour the Turkey and the skin. Remember to season with salt & pepper.

• Turkey breast can be lean so covering the breast with strips of bacon or proscuitto will help keep the moisture in and add extra flavour.

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o Christmas table would be complete without... a superb centre piece roast from Cullens Quality Butchers!! Irresistible & mouthwatering Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, now that is a real highlight of Christmas!

What Kind Of Turkey? Cullens Quality Butchers offer: Traditional Free Range Turkeys on the bone ranging from 10 – 22 LB. Boned and Rolled Turkeys, Stuffed or Unstuffed – this is the whole Turkey taken off the bone and rolled and tied into a nice joint – it contains the white breast meat as well as the darker leg meat. Adding Cullens Traditional Homemade Stuffing is a very popular choice! Other options are – the Turkey Crown (White Breast meat still on the bone) or do a boneless Turkey Breast (just the white meat). Fancy an alternative... but still a roast that’s full of festive flavour! Try Goose, Duck, Rib of Beef or Venison.

What Size Turkey Do I Need? At Cullens we get asked all the time ‘what size Turkey do I need?’ As a guide for making that decision: 10-12 LB 12-14 LB 14-16 LB 16-18 LB 18-20 LB 20-22 LB

5-6 people 6-7 people 7-8 people 8-9 people 9-10 people 10-11 people

For a smaller gathering, we supply Turkey Crowns and Turkey Breast. Talk to our Butchers and they can advise you on the right size. Remember ‘Better to be looking at some than looking for some!’

Cooking Your Turkey: When the bird is fully cooked, the juices should run clear, not pink, from the thickest part of the drumstick. If you have a meat thermometer, check the inside temperature reaches 70 degrees Celsius. The following cooking times are approximate cooking times (20 min per lb) and are dependent on your oven. For boned and rolled Turkey Joints, please add 5min per pound. These times below are based on an oven set at 180 deg C / 350 deg F / gas mark 4:

Size of Turkey Cooking Times 8-12 lbs / 3.5-5.5 kgs 12-14 lbs / 5.5-6.5 kgs 14-18 lbs / 6.5-8 kgs 18-20 lbs / 8-9 kgs 20-24 lbs / 9-11 kgs

2 ¾ - 3 hrs 3 - 3 ¾ hrs 3 ¾ - 4 ½ hrs 4 ¼ - 4 ½ hrs 4 ½ - 5 hours

• Pre-heat the oven to 180 oC / 350 F / gas Mark 4.

• Always baste the turkey during the cooking process. • Sit the Bird on a trivet of veg – such as carrots, celery & onion. This creates a wonderful base for making gravy. • Keep the cooking juices from the roasting tin – use to make your gravy! • A Turkey will cook more evenly if it is not densely stuffed – consider loosely filling the cavity with garlic & thyme, or wedges of lemon or Clementine. • For Stuffing Lovers: Cook stuffing separately in a casserole dish or roll into stuffing balls. • How do you know your Turkey is cooked? At the thickest part of the leg the juices should run clear from the bird. (You can also use a Turkey pop up timer)

• Place the bird into large roasting tin.

• Always allow the turkey to rest before you serve – Do this by covering with tin foil. Then with a couple of tea towels. This will ensure the bird can rest without losing too much heat. This also allows all the juice back into the bird for a moist Turkey.

• Season some butter with salt, pepper and about 2 tablespoons of tarragon or thyme and spread over breast and legs.

• To store leftover turkey – allow to cool. Remove all the meat from the carcass. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

• Mix up a little stock and pour into roasting tin.

• Remember to use up the carcass. Make stock for soup.

• If cooking stuffing inside the bird, don’t forget to weigh the bird with the stuffing to calculate cooking time. • Tie the neck so that stuffing doesn’t spill out.

• Cover turkey loosely with tin foil and place in the oven. • After approx 1 hour, remove the foil and baste the turkey well.

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• Turn the roasting tin around to ensure the turkey cooks evenly. • Repeat the basting every 20-30 mins until cooked – check to see if juices run clear from the bird.

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DECEMBER The festive season is upon us. The evenings are dark, the air is crisp and the Church bells are ringing. It’s tradition to get into the spirit of things during the Christmas holidays and it’s the one time of year where we are forgiven for overindulging in the finer things in life. ‘Eat, drink and be merry’ as the saying goes and those of us who are sports fans are in for a feast.

It kicks off with a toe to toe, blow for blow IBF Middle Weight title fight on Dec 7th. How’s that for an early Christmas present to knock your socks off? It gets better! Premier league football fixtures sprinkle the Christmas calendar with some absolute crackers in store. With games coming thick and fast a successful festive points haul can define a team’s title chances. The top teams will be jostling for position over the intensive Christmas period and no doubt some fans will have a happier new year than others.

LADBROKES PDC WORLD DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 The countdown is on to the biggest tournament in darts. The 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship is the 21st World Championship

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Tune in to the ‘Ally Pally’ for some terrific tungsten and Sky Sports pizazz as the Darts World Championship returns to the screens. It’s the big one and by far my favourite darts tournament of the year. The New Year’s Day final is a great way to recover from the night before’s celebrations and a perfect punctuation mark to end the season’s cheer. It’s great that sports fans are so well catered for over Christmas both at the kitchen table and on the box. Let’s hope that a Premier League winter break never materialises and the only cold turkey we go through is between two pieces of bread on St. Stephen’s Day.

organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the British Darts Organisation. It will be held at the Alexandra Palace, London. Phil Taylor is the defending champion, having won his 16th World Championship title in 2013. The £1 million 2014 Ladbrokes World Darts Championship is back and will be held from Friday December 13th 2013 - Wednesday January 1st 2014. Play before Christmas will be held from December 13th -23rd, which will feature games from the preliminary, first and second rounds. Play will resume from December 27th-30th, when the second round concludes and the third round, quarter-finals and semi-finals will be held, with the final on Wednesday January 1st.

Phil Taylor 16th World Title


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Some of the Outright favorites include: Phil Taylor – 13/10; Michael Van Gerwen – 7/2; Adrian Lewis – 7/1 Some players who may be worth a small Outright bet Dave Chisnall – 30/1; Gary Anderson – 33/1; Wes Newton – 50/1.

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Darren Barker V Felix Sturm IBF middleweight Champion Darren Barker aims to defend his title against Felix Sturm.

Darren Barker believes by retaining the International Boxing Federation middleweight title will be doubly satisfying, and lay down a psychological marker over British rivals Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray, if he defeats Felix Sturm in Germany on Dec 7. The trio of British middleweights all fought and lost world title fights with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, while Murray and Macklin both failed to defeat the Germany-based Sturm in world title contests. Remarkably, none of the British fighters have met in the ring, with the debate long-standing as to who is the No 1 in Britain at 160lbs. Barker broke the mould by claiming the IBF title against Australian Daniel Geale, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last August, an emotional night when he was knocked down in the sixth round, only to see a vision of his dead brother urging him to get up and win. Barker now faces, in Sturm, a formidable former world champion with the WBO and WBA who took Oscar De La Hoya to the wire in 2004 in a razortight decision loss.

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ONLY GOD FORGIVES (18) Release Date – 29/11/2013 THE HANGOVER PART III (15) , Release Date – 29/11/2013 Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms return for the third and final part of ‘The Hangover’ trilogy, directed by Todd Phillips. Following the death of Alan (Galifianakis)’s father, he and his best mates Phil (Cooper)and Stu (Helms), aka the Wolfpack, head out on a road trip on which they get caught up in another misadventure, encountering a number of eccentric characters on the way and ending up back in Las Vegas. Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham and John Goodman co-star, with Mike Tyson also making an appearance.

THE WORLDS END

MAN OF STEEL Release Date – 29/11/2013 Zack Snyder directs this action adventure feature, produced by Christopher Nolan and based on the DC Comics hero. After being sent to Earth by his parents to prevent him from dying in the destruction of his home planet Krypton, an infant boy is taken in by Kansas farmer Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and his wife Martha (Diane Lane), who name the child Clark. Growing up Clark (Cooper Timberline/Dylan Spray berry) begins to discover the true potential of the superpowers he possesses but with this comes a sense of responsibility. In his 20s Clark (Henry Cavill) gets a job as a newspaper reporter at ‘The Daily Planet’ where he meets and later becomes romantically involved with colleague Lois Lane (Amy Adams). When an evil force threatens the Earth and its inhabitants, Clark resumes his true identity as a superhero and fights to save the planet. Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburne co-star.

THE SMURFS 2

Release Date – 29/11/2013

Family comedy sequel featuring a blend of CGI animation and live action and based on the iconic characters created by Peyo for the 1980s television series. When the dastardly Gargamel (Hank Azaria) kidnaps Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry) and steals her away to Paris, the rest of the Smurf gang team up with their human friends Patrick (Neil Patrick Harris) and Grace (Jayma Mays) to try and retrieve her from his clutches. However, with Smurfette the key to Gargamel’s plans to transform his latest minions, the Naughties (voiced by Christina Ricci and J.B. Smoove), into Smurfs, this will be no simple task - not least because Smurfette seems rather taken by the Naughties.

GROWN UPS 2 (12) Release Date – 29/11/2013 (12) Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.

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Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas star in this violent, Thai-set revenge thriller directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Lying low in Bangkok ten years after killing a cop, Julian (Gosling) runs a Thai boxing club as a cover for his family’s drugs business. But when his brother kills a local prostitute, and is then slain in retribution, Julian’s mother Jenna(Scott Thomas) arrives in the city demanding that he track down the killer and mete out revenge. After learning that the man responsible is a retired police officer and lone dispenser of justice known as ‘The Angel of Vengeance’ (Vithaya Pansringarm), Julian, confident of success, sets out to find him, little realising what he has taken on.

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

THE HEAT Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyperarrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids.

DESPICABLE ME 2

It appears hardly any time has passed in the movie’s universe since Gru (Steve Carrell) gave up being a super villain to raise his three adopted daughters; the eldest Margo has just discovered boys, the youngest Agnes really REALLY wants a mother, while middle child Edith - like most middle children - has mostly been forgotten about (both by Gru and the filmmakers). Meanwhile, a secret new super villain has got his hands on a formula that can turn things into monsters, so the government recruits Gru to work undercover for them. Believing the bad guy has set up shop in a local mall, he pretends to run a cake store with Agent Wilde (Kristen Wiig) while investigating his fellow store owners, any one of which may be the nefarious plotster. There is an absolute cracker of a joke almost every other minute, and even more incredibly, they’re equally aimed at the kids and at the parents.

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Join Katsuma, Poppet, Mr. Snoodle, and the other Moshi Monters in an action-packed, song-filled race against time! Together they must stop evil Dr. Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered Great Moshling Egg.

Free Birds 2D & 3D (G) Release Date: Nov 29th In this irreverent, hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Saving Mr Banks (PG) Release Date: Nov 29th When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins” he made them a promise one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Frozen 2D & 3D (G) Release Date: Dec 6th Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedyadventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (12a) Release Date: Dec 13th

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Anchor Man 2: The Legend Continues (tbc) Release Date: Dec 20th With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy... while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm

47 Ronin 2D & 3D (tbc) Release Date: Dec 27th From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (tbc) Release Date: Dec 27th Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follow a young Jack (Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Kevin Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life andthose of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley)


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Inwicklow Magazine December 2013 - Wicklow's FREE local magazine.

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