July – August 2014
Bray Summerfest is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of visitors from home and abroad, calling them to our Festival to enjoy a jam packed programme running over five themed weekends. We will return July 5th until August 4th 2014.
We are currently working hard to bring you some of the best FREE Live Music performances, Family events, Food and Gardening along with our National Air Display which returns on Sunday 20th July 2014.
Details on our Line up will be announced at our Media Launch night in early June 2014.
With over 150 sculptures arriving to Russborough from across Europe, the USA and Ireland on Saturday 19th of July we have a lot to look forward to this season. OurGarden Sculpture Exhibition, managed by Gormley’s Fine Arts display stunning exhibits from artists around the world who have carved their masterpieces from bronze, granite, marble, stone, copper, bog oak, ceramic, wood and fibreglass. You will be spoilt for choice and truely inspired as you walk through the parklands of Russborough this summer.
When? Saturday19th July – Sunday 10th August
Where? Displayed in the Parklands, the Hippodrome and the Old Stables at Russborough.
How much? This is exhibition at Russborough is FREE. We simply ask for a parking | walkway donation of €3.
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Go on a walk with Head Gardener Daragh Farren; enjoy a leisurely relaxed stroll around the intricate network of the formal gardens, hear a little about the history of this unique 17th century garden and gain information about how the Garden is kept and what plants and arrangements Daragh considers special.
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The Maritime festival draws great support already from Ireland and UK with visitor numbers on the increase over the last 5 years, with classic RNLI Lifeboats, tall ships, small ships, fast boats, carnivals, music and much much more, it is already a well established calendar festival for people in the maritime area.
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Hello wonderful people. As you know East Coast Cyclones are hosting there very first Tournament :D
We have recently realised this doesn’t just take time, it takes a good few quid too! :0
Sooooooooo We are looking to raise some money!!!
How I hear you say?
Well who wants to join us & skate 10 miles???
Or in fact, everyone with wheels are welcome, from buggies to skateboards, blades and skates.
All you need to do is grab yourself a sponsorship form & raise a few quid for the Queen Bee Tournament! Whoop or you could not bother & just throw a few quid in the pot instead? We don’t mind. (We will post link up shortly)
Then after we reach our goal lets all go for a pint in The Harbour Bar to celebrate!
Download a sponsorship form here!
Come on guys, spread the word and help feed the zeebs :p
Wicklow Regatta Festival is steeped in tradition. It provides free family friendly activities and entertainment to Wicklow and the wider community at a time when large numbers of families are experiencing economic difficulties. It is encouraging to see the enthusiasm from all those involved and that the Regatta brings out a sense of community spirit in the town.
The goal is to provide a festival to the Wicklow community and surrounding areas. We aim to include the whole community through open participation and social inclusion at all events and activities throughout the festival. Our objective is that these social occasions and events add to the quality of life in the community and create good memories for all who participate. The committee endeavour to cater for all age groups in the programme of events while also maintaining key traditional events. We also aim to bring visitors, old and new, to the festival and we continue to welcome our emigrants who return every year especially for the festival. We fundraise tirelessly to ensure that all of our events are free of charge (except the Regatta Queen Ball). We are conscious that in the current climate the Wicklow Regatta Festival is the only holiday some families will have.
Our events include: Young At Heart night – caters for mature community members, Singing Pubs competition, Family Sports Day, Childrens Fancy Dress, Teddy Bears Picnic, Treasure Hunts – childrens, car & adults, Musical events including Battle of the Bands, Ceili, Gig Rigs (open air music), Regatta Queen Ball, Fireworks display, Raft Race, Golly Fishing and many more events.
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In the week of honey in Killruddery (July 28th -August 3rd), we invite children to become apprentice beekeepers for a day. They will go out to check the hives with Killruddery Beekeeper, Liam McGarry, keeping a safe distance. Back at Honey HQ, they will see the bees at work in an observation hive (an active hive in a glass observation unit). The junior beekeepers will then walk and talk with Honey Bee Activitist, Alys Fowler. Alys and the kids will identify pollinator insects and partake in fun activities that will help the kids learn the role of pollinators in the food chain and in nature.
Knowing where honey comes from and how it gets there in the first place, the apprentice beekeepers will take part in the extraction process. They will finish the day by heaping the honey that they have just extracted on fresh bread! With a lovely class inspired lunch, games in the garden, elevenses and afternoon snacks, it will be a day of fun and food! Whether you have a budding beekeeper, chef, entomologist, nutritionist, zoologist or just a kid that loves food – this will be a good day for all!
Age group: 7 – 12 years
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€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.
Your market at Killruddery, for community shopping at its best! Fine foods, locally sourced produce, crafts and more. Come and meet your local food and craft heroes, every weekend, all year round, bring the family or meet your friends and enjoy hot foods, a nice buzz and seasonal themes.
Free parking and admission to the market in the sheltered Horseyard and Grainstore of Killruddery House and Gardens.
Every 1st Saturday of the month there is a theme market and every 2nd Saturday of the month there is a Craft Beer and Cider market alongside our normal stalls.
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