Wicklow County Tourism

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Oct
15
Wed
Pirate Week: AT The National Sea Life Bray
Oct 15 – Nov 2 all-day

ARR! shiver me timbers! It’ll be no place for ye lily-livered landlubbers from October 25th until November 2nd, when Sea Life Aquarium Bray celebrates “Pirate Week” so grab your crew and jump aboard for a swashbuckling adventure as you explore some of the most fearsome scoundrels of the seven seas in our SCARIUM!!
Captain “Pegleg” Pat and his band of Pirates await your arrival, Lads and lasses under 12, are encouraged to come dressed in pirate garb. Come a-wearin’ yer finest as you will receive FREE admission* with each paying adult! AHOY ME MATIES!!

For more information go to:

Oct
24
Fri
Footfalls Walking Festival
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day

For 2014, Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival will run from Friday October 24th until Monday the 27th. 

The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. The Centre is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, on the road between the village of Laragh and Glendalough.

All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.

The National Park is an ideal location for a fun filled festival weekend covering approximately 90,000 hectares! The park protects some of Europe’s oldest peat boglands, heather covered mountains, and woodlands. Large herds of sika and red/sika hybrid deer, foxes, badgers, hares and birds of prey are frequently spotted on walks so don’t forget your camera!

The weekend offers a selection of walking choices which you can mix, match, or just choose one:

- Wicklow’s 3-Peak Challenge over two days. Do you think you are up for a challenge?? If so we have the one for you! Wicklow’s 3 Peak Challenge takes on the three highest mountains in Wicklow, Lugnaquilla (925m), Mullaghcleevaun (849m) and Tonelagee (817m) over just two days.

- A night walk on Friday the 24th promising to be a unique and adventurous experience.

- A selection of fun and gorgeous day walks from challenging, moderate and easy on Saturday and Sunday.

- A moderate walk on Monday the 28th to celebrate the completion of a great weekend and summer walking season.

Please note: Walks may be changed on the day depending on weather conditions or the fitness level of the group at the leader’s discretion.

To make a booking for the Wicklow Walking Festival: Booking Form

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Telephone: +353 404 45152; Mobile: 087 2698659
E-mail: info@walkinghikingireland.com

Monster Mash @ Hidden Valley
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day

On the October Bank Holiday weekend,
Hidden Valley Holiday Park hosts the classic ‘Monster Mash’.
Skeletons and goblins greet you at reception on your arrival to celebrate Halloween.
This family fun weekend is full of excitement, costumes, treats,
games and very spooky goings-on.

• Trick-or-Treating
• Best Costume Award for both adults and children
• Spooky story telling
• Haunted games and challenges
• Special effects (we don’t want to ruin the surprise)
• And much, much more…

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Walking: Footfalls Wicklow Festival @ Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh
Oct 24 – Oct 28 all-day

The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre. The Centre is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, on the road between the village of Laragh and Glendalough.

The weekend offers you a choice of:

  • 1-night walk on Friday
  • Wicklow’s 3-Peak Challenge over two days. Do you think you are up for a challenge, if so we have the one for you. Wicklows 3 Peak challenge takes on the three highest mountains in Wicklow, Lugnaquilla (925m), Mullaghcleevaun (849m) and Tonelagee (817m) over two days.
  • A selection of day walks from challenging, moderate and easy on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 1-moderate walk on Monday the 28th

All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.

Most of the walks take us through the National Park

(www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie). The Park covers approximately 90,000ha, in the central uplands of Wicklow. The park manages and protects some of Europe’s oldest peat boglands, heather covered mountains, broad-leafed and coniferous woodlands, playing host to most of Ireland’s native mammal species. Large herds of sika and red/sika hybrid deer, foxes, badgers, hares and birds of prey.

Please note: Walks may be changed on the day depending on weather conditions or the fitness level of the group at the leader’s discretion.

For more info:

 

Oct
25
Sat
Families: Pirate Week @ Sealife Bray
Oct 25 all-day

ARR! shiver me timbers!  It’ll be no place for ye lily-livered landlubbers from October 25th until November 2nd,  when Sea Life Aquarium Bray celebrates “Pirate Week” so grab your crew and jump aboard for a swashbuckling adventure as you explore some of the most fearsome scoundrels of the seven seas in our SCARIUM!!

Captain “Pegleg” Pat and his band of Pirates await your arrival, Lads and lasses under 12, are encouraged to come dressed in pirate garb. Come a-wearin’ yer finest as you will receive FREE admission* with each paying adult!  AHOY ME MATIES!!

For more info:

Halloween Magic @ Russborough
Oct 25 all-day

Last year we added Spiderman, Superman, Ironman and a catalogue of super heros to the list in our stars room!
The Tea Rooms hosted a range of Halloween stories and inventive cookie creations in our spook room.
Russborough became a vista of ghost stories and wizards!
This year our schedule will keep you equally spooked as you enjoy a wide range of fun activities.
Come along and join in the fun this Halloween at Russborough.

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Halloween Seasonal Fun @ Killruddery House
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

As scary ghouls knock at your door, escape to some nice, bright, seasonal fun at Killruddery. Go to the pumpkin patch in the Walled Garden and pick your pumpkin with the farmer. Design your pumpkin and let a master craftsman carve it out! Then why not head off to the scarecrow plots and take part in the scarecrow competition.

Design and build your own scarecrow! Scarecrow architects and engineers can make their creations’ heads in advance and bring them along on the day. Tights to shape legs, arms and torsos are provided, as are straw, scissors, twine and a helping hand. It is a great day out for the family before the Winter sets in! Seize the last days before it gets cold and let your kids get creative with the holiday!
Time: 9.30am – 6pm.
Scarecrow competition winners are awarded at 3pm on Sunday 26th 2014.

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Haunted Forest & Ghost Train @ Glenart Castle
Oct 25 all-day

Would you take a ride on Ireland’s Scariest Train?

Have you got what it takes to make it through the Haunted Forest?

Opening October 1st

For Bookings and info please visit www.glenartevents.com

Can you handle the horror?

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North Wicklow Country Market
Oct 25 all-day

North Wicklow Country Market has been in existence for over 38 years
and is a member of Country Markets Limited which have over 60 markets in Ireland.
All products at the market are produced locally by members and these include cakes, biscuits, delicatessen fare,
bread, vegetables, eggs, jams marmalades and chutneys,
flowers and plants, crafts and knitwear, greeting cards and pictures, jewellery.
The market is held every Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Community Centre in Newcastle Village.
Tea and coffee is available.

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Oct
26
Sun
Families: Pirate Week @ Sealife Bray
Oct 26 all-day

ARR! shiver me timbers!  It’ll be no place for ye lily-livered landlubbers from October 25th until November 2nd,  when Sea Life Aquarium Bray celebrates “Pirate Week” so grab your crew and jump aboard for a swashbuckling adventure as you explore some of the most fearsome scoundrels of the seven seas in our SCARIUM!!

Captain “Pegleg” Pat and his band of Pirates await your arrival, Lads and lasses under 12, are encouraged to come dressed in pirate garb. Come a-wearin’ yer finest as you will receive FREE admission* with each paying adult!  AHOY ME MATIES!!

For more info: