Wicklow County Tourism

Calendar

 

Sep
5
Fri
Gravity Enduro (Round 4) @ Carrick
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Home to the fastest tracks on the circuit, Carrick often hosts National Downhill Championships on the many steep technical sections and flat out fast chutes. The course is a looped route taking in 5 special stages, no unnecessary climbs, just free flowing descents! Competitors looking to score points in the overall are reminded that they must complete this, the final round in the series to be in with a shout.

Facilities
Free Parking, catering, toilets, bike repair, bike wash

Spectators
Free Parking
Free bouncing castle (weather permitting)
Face painting
Live DJ
Ice-cream van and full catering
Spectator route map

 

Painting: Workshop and Painting Break @ Meetings of the Water & Glendalough
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Itinerary
Meeting at a scenic Wicklow location Rod Coyne will provide a drawing/painting demonstration as introduction before the group start their own art works. After a lunch break there will be a second demonstration before the group continue their afternoons painting. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners to experienced painters. It is an ideal chance for those who have dabbled and would like to learn a few more techniques. While painting, everyone will be supported with tips and techniques appropriate to their level in a friendly environment. At the end of the workshop everyone has a picture to take home. 

What’s included?

  • Painting demonstration, drawing tuition and guidance by experienced and practicing artist
  • Spectacular views of the beautiful Wicklow mountains/coastline
  • Crating and shipping of finished art works can be arranged at a surcharge
  • Materials available on request (advanced booking necessary)

Dates and Locations for Summer 2014
April 26 – Meeting of the Waters, April 27 – Kilmacurragh Arboretum
May 17 – Meeting of the Waters, May 18 – Glendalough
June 14 – Meeting of the Waters, June 15 – Kilmacurragh Arboretum
July 5 – Meeting of the Waters, July 6 – Glendalough
August 9 – Meeting of the Waters, August 10 – Kilmacurragh Arboretum
September 6 – Meeting of the Waters, September 7 – Glendalough

BOOK your Outdoor Painting Workshop now! >

Or let us know what date suits your calendar and we’ll try to arrange a workshop for your day. Alternatively you can suggest your own date for a one-day outdoor painting workshop if you have your own group of six or more. (Smaller groups can be accommodated for a surcharge).

** One day prices also available

BYOB Bowling @ Wicklow Bowl & KidZone
Sep 5 @ 20:00 – 21:00

€10 for 3 hours of bowling, pool & arcade games.

Bring Your Own Beer (or wine, cider, champagne! – whatever your favourite tipple is!)

Over 18′s only. ID required.

 

 


Sep
6
Sat
Swimming: Glendalough Upper Lake
Sep 6 @ 12:56 – Sep 7 @ 13:56

Glendalough valley was carved out by a glaciers during the ice age which formed the two lakes from which Glendalough gets its name. The upper lake being our venue.

In Irish mythology as with many of our Irish lakes Glendalough has also had an unwanted visitor in the form of a monster which lived in the upper lake. This creature was preying on the local congregation which was growing due to the popularity of Saint Kevin. The feeling among the people was in favour of killing the creature but Saint Kevin, an animal lover, would not let this happen. But,luckily for us, Saint Kevin entreated the creature to move to the lower lake where it lived feeding on the sickness washed from the livestock that were driven through the lakes by the locals.

Spring fed waters, oak lined banks and on the edge of the Wicklow mountains with sprint 750m and Olympic 1.5km distances to choose from, the Glendalough swim has something for everyone and is without doubt a race not to be missed.

Saturday Swims  750m   Open Water Swim 10am
1500m Open Water Swim 11am
Register from 8am

Sunday Swim –     3900m Open Water Swim 10am
Register from 8am – 9am

More info:

Sep
7
Sun
Food Market: @Macreddin Village @ Macreddin Village, BrookLodge
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day

A pig-on-a-spit, a great BBQ, live jazz, chilled organic prosecco and creamy pints from Acton’s – does life get any better?

An abundance of food stalls including organic fruit & veg, food from Mexico, cakes, meat & eggs, honey, breads, ice cream, chutneys, sauces, wines, beverages and of course the BrookLodge Stall.

The market takes place the first Sunday of every month from April to October

Sep
14
Sun
Field Day @ Enniskerry @ Knocklinn Farm
Sep 14 all-day

The 2014 Enniskerry Victorian Field Day takes place on Sunday 14th September 2014 at Knocklinn Farm, Ballyman Road just minutes from Bray and Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow. Proceeds are in aid of Bray Lakers and our local parishes in Enniskerry.   Gates are open from 11am to 5pm.  Entry fee only  €10 per Adult, €5 OAPs’ and kids go FREE.


 

About The Enniskerry Victorian Field Day

The Enniskerry Victorian Field Day Festival is held annually in September at Knocklinn Farm, on the Ballyman road minutes from Bray and Enniskerry and only 30 minutes from Dublin! This family farm has been run by the Heatley family since 1914 and is an idyllic setting for a Victorian themed festival with the Sugarloaf Mountain providing an amazing backdrop and the views of the coastline sparkling in the distance are stunning.

The Festival attracts over 4,000 people each year. The 2014 Enniskerry Victorian Field Day takes place on Sunday 14thSeptember. Come along in Victorian costume; it adds to the spirit of the day and you will be in with a chance to win magnificent prizes in our ‘Best Dressed’ Competition .

Our fantastic programme of events guarantees you a day out like no other! There are wide arrays of activities that will appeal to all ages and keep you entertained for an entire day! The festival programme includes; Steam Threshing – a sight not seen on this farm in over sixty years; Tug of War battles; Vintage car and tractor showsArtisan market and food fair. Other Entertainment highlights include puppetry; pony rides; Dog shows ; Horseshoe throwing; Nail Driving; Archery; Falconry;  Kids games and carousels and a variety of exciting competitions.

The Festival is organised entirely by dedicated volunteers and the local parishes of Enniskerry. Each year the proceeds of the day are divided between the joint parishes and a national charity organisation. We have chosen to work with the amazing Bray Lakers for 2014. Lakers is a sport and recreational club for children and adults with an intellectual disability. The club provides a wide range of sporting, educational and essential support services to members across Leinster. They have been in operation since 1989 and currently have 400 members supported by 130 volunteers and staff.

‘In Lakers we passionately believe that each member is unique, has their own abilities and is entitled to the opportunity for a better future.’ Bray Lakers 

 

At a Glance

  • The 2014 Festival is on Sunday September 14th
  • Kids Go Free
  • Adults €10 each  OAPs’ €5
  • Gates open from 11am-5pm
  • Organised Free parking on site
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fabulous Food Fair
  • Live music and entertainment all day
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilet Facilities

For more info to go:

 

Walk @ Glendalough @ Education Centre
Sep 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Join us on a gentle stroll around Glendalough to learn how to identify trees. Discover their history, folklore, ecology and uses, from the mighty oak, the King of the Trees, to the delicate Mountain Ash.
Location: The Information Office, by the Upper Lake, Glendalough.
Practicalities: Adults & older children only. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper lake has a car park fee.  Booking is essential. Bookings will be taken from Sat 30 Aug.

For more info go to:

 

Wedding Fair: Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
Sep 14 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort Wedding Fair

Sunday 14th September 2013 1:00-4:00pm

Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow.

 

Enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival & Taste some of Chef’s canapés

See the Russborough Suite set for a wedding & Poulaphuca Suite set for a civil ceremony

Meet and chat to our specialist Wedding Team & the best national and local suppliers

View our 18th Century Manor, where you could be spending your 1st night as husband & wife

More info:

Wedding Open Day @ Kippure
Sep 14 @ 16:04 – 17:04

Wedding Open Day – Sunday, 14th September 2014

We at Kippure Estate would like to invite you to attend our Wedding Open Day!

Come and visit our estate, which is surrounded by the wild and beautiful Wicklow Mountains, where we host weddings all year round. You will be able to see the areas for ceremonies, pictures, the reception rooms and accommodation for yourself, and find out more about our wedding packages while you are here.

When? Sunday, 14th September, 12pm- 6pm
Where? Kippure Estate, Manor Kilbride, Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland

Includes: Complimentary fruit punch and canapés

For more information: Phone 01-458 2889 or email grainne@kippure.com

Find out more about weddings at Kippure here: http://www.kippure.com/weddings/wedding-venues-wicklow.htm

More info:

Sep
19
Fri
Football: @ Carlisle Ground’s Bray
Sep 19 @ 18:45 – 20:30

 

Bray Wanderers  V  St Patrick’s Ath.

Kick off is @ 7.45 pm.

For more info on Bray click here .