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Weekend look ahead: events around Wicklow

Friday 20th October

The Woman is Present: Women’s Stories of WWII

Where?: The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.

Presented by the Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company

A creative re-imagining of moments from the lives of women during World War 2, this production recalls stories of bravery, sacrifice and love amidst the horror of war as women stood up to totalitarianism, fascism and oppression. The performance is followed by a discussion with the artists and guest speakers to explore women’s stories in history. The performance is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Tickets: €16 / €14 concession

For more information go to The Mermaid Arts Centre.

 

Saturday 21st October

Halloween Pirate Adventure at Rathwood

Starting 9am Saturday. Running until 31st October

Where?: Rath, Tullow, Shillelagh.

Join pirates Jack and Penelope Sail on their adventure to find Redbeard’s famous ship and hidden treasure before the evil Captain Hook does!

This child-friendly event includes a magical journey on board the Rathwood Train, a walk through the Enchanted Forest that leads to the haunted house and pirate ship, and pumpkin carving among other activities.

The event is suitable for younger children (babies up to 8-year olds), but gets scarier after 4pm for older children.

Tickets: Children €10 / Adults €7

For more information click here.

 

Killruddery Farm Market

10am – 3pm

Where?: Killruddery, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The weekly Killruddery Farm runs every Saturday, featuring locally sourced produce, gifts and crafts.

Weekly stalls include fresh organic produce direct from local farms, locally produced jams and honeys, self-produced olive oil, organic local grown flowers, and many others.

Also available are a wide range of hot foods, sweet and savoury pancakes, stone-baked oven pizzas, and ice-cream from the Killruddery ice-cream bike.

Free parking and free entry.

For more information click here.

 

Walk and talk with Killruddery kitchen gardener Frank Jesper

12pm – 2pm

Where?: Killruddery, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Kitchen Gardener Frank Jesper will be talking about late season crops and his experiences over the gardening year. The gardens will also be open to the public from 9.30am – 6pm.

Tickets: Free to Killruddery Members / Adults €7.50 / Children under 12: €2 / Children under 4: Free. Booking fee applies.

For more information click here.

 

Soul Revival at the Hotspot

Doors open 8pm

Where?: Harbour Lodge, Bayswater Terrace, Cliff Rd, Greystones.

Soul Revival are back, following their gig last March at the Hotspot. Performing a blend of contemporary R’n’B, soul and funk, Soul Revival features a three-piece brass section, soulful guitar, keyboards and the vocals of Wayne Richardson (lead vocalist for Dublin Gospel Choir).

Tickets: €10 / €12 at the door

For more information click here.

 

Sunday 22nd October

Gardener’s talk with Sandro Caffolla

12pm

Where?: Killruddery, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

An expert on the cultivation of wild flowers, Sandro Caffolla (of Nature by Design) will share his wisdom and knowledge at Killruddery. The gardens will also be open to the public from 9.30am – 6pm.

Tickets: Free to Killruddery Members / Adults €7.50 / Children under 12: €2 / Children under 4: Free. Booking fee applies.

For more information click here.

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