National Heritage Weekend in Wicklow for Saturday


National Heritage continues this weekend with a host of events around the county.


Macreddin Village, Aughrim-A self-guided walk along The Macreddin Village Mile tells the historical story of landmarks, plants and wildlife.

Knockanree Gardens , Avoca-The garden at Knockanree reflects its creator Harold Clarke’s idea that one should never know what to expect around the corner. Admission fee.

Newcastle, Wicklow bound walk and talk,The Castle Inn, Main St, Newcastle  from 12-2pm

Bray, Raheen na Chlujig Church, Bray Medieval Project is conducting a test excavation at Raheen na Chluig church during Heritage week 10am-5pm

Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will hold a whale watch at Bray Head and the Black Castle in Wicklow from 3-5pm.

Walk the Glenmalure PURE miles, Self guided information leaflets available at Glenmalure Lodge. The leaflets will introduce you to the rich History, Culture & Nature of Glenmalure. Overall winner PURE Mile competition 2015 & 2016.

Teddy bear’s picnic, Wicklow County Council Library Service, Bray Library 2-4pm

Blessington, Lakeside in photos exhibition at Blessington library 10-6pm

Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead, Nr Beehive, Wicklow Visit 3 phases of Quaker farm development from 1668 in a historic landscape setting. Learn about Wicklow Quaker settlement in 17th Century. Model conservation of buildings lived in for 350 years. 2-3pm and 4-5pm

Ashford , Ashford Community and Heritage Centre “I must be talking to someone” Paul Sharkey, “I Must be Talking to Someone”. An evening of humour which will include excerpts from the works of Eamonn Kelly, Hugh Leonard, Flann O’Brien and others. Including refreshments 8-9.30pm

Book of Kells replica edition on display. Artist work on display from Kenneth and Susan Webb. J.M. Synge and the People of the Glens exhibition, admission fee

Newcastle, Newcastle historic walk, Meet at Community Centre. Travel to Ballyvolan Stud. Talk about local history. Visit adjoining ancient woodland. Map exhibition in Community Centre and refreshments 2.30-4.30pm

Laragh, Art and atmosphere at theBrockagh Resource Centre, Glendalough, Laragh 9.30am-5pm

Glendalough, Historic graveyard tour 3-4pm.

Food and resources, a family Open Day exploring via stalls and demonstrations the interaction of people with the natural landscape at Glendalough over the last 1000 years for food and raw materials 11am-3.30pm

Kilpedder, tour of Altidore Castle from 1-5pm, admission fee

Details of all events can be accessed on  while information on the Heritage of County Wicklow is available here and on


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