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Xmas Flowers – Classes in Wicklow

flower arranging classes for festive funAusten Flowers on South Quay,Wicklow offer ongoing classes in flower arranging and floral design, working with flowers and foliage that are in season.

Classes suit beginners and those seeking to enhance their floristry skills with new tips and advice.

The next three Christmas ‘flower arranging’  classes are on Monday Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th   at 7pm.

Classes are informal and include all flowers, foliage and sundries and you get to take your beautiful creation home with you!

Cost: €35.

More intensive floristry classes are also available for those seeking to practice a particular skill, such as bridal floristry or who wish to make a booking for a group

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Landscape Gardeners Wicklow

bloomsday landscaping

It’s that time of year again – Winter work in the garden can pay great dividends next Spring. BareRoot hedging and Lawn Maintenance should not be ignored.

bloomsday landscaping

Luckily for those of us who don’t have the time or knowledge there is someone who does!

Richard Joyce of Bloomsday Landscaping in Wicklow has over 3 decades of garden design and landscaping experience.

Bloomsday landscaping have exhibited with two consecutive gardens at The National Garden Exhibition Centre in Kilquade Co. Wicklow and now Richard has turned his attention back to private clients.

garden-design wicklowIf your considering giving your garden a makeover then Richard is the man to talk too.

He is passionate about plants and excels at creating nightscapes and atmospheric gardens that will delight you for years to come!

You can visit his website at or ‘like’ his Facebook page here:

Autumn Gardening Tips

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Gardening Tips for Autumn

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Culture Night Wicklow

Culture Night is a night of free cultural events across the county.
Full details on our facebook page

culture-night-wicklowList of Free Events:


No strings attached!-outdoor performance by Bray Youth Orchestra
Venue: Outside Bray Library, Florence Road
Time: from 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Family Friendly event- no booking necessary

Monster Session and Céili
Venue: Civic Plaza, Main Street
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Family Friendly Event- no booking necessary

Mermaid Arts Centre presents Culture Night
Sylvia’s Quest – a travelling theatre experience
Venue: Meet inside the Mermaid Arts Centre
Time: 6.00pm

Carmel McCreagh and her band- CD Launch & performance
Venue: Main Auditorium Mermaid Arts Centre
Time: 8.00pm
Booking essential – Mermaid Box Office 01 2724030
Followed by a performance by Slam Poet Colm Keegan

Hands Across Bray (A Participatory Arts Event)
Time: 4.00pm – 9.00pm
Family Friendly Event – no booking necessary
Presented by Signal Arts Centre

An Evening of light at Killruddery
Venue: Killruddery House & Gardens, Southern Cross
Time: Free admission to Gardens from 7.00pm. Guided garden tours
booked out.

Marine Conservation: Visit Sealife and view their a Visual Arts

Venue: Sealife, Bray Seafront
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Family Friendly Event – booking necessary at

Open Rehearsal Bray Choral Society
Venue: Holy Redeemer Church , Main Street
Time: 7.40pm
Family Friendly Event – no booking necessary

Oli’s Coffee House- live music and art exhibition
Venue: Oli’s Coffee House, 3 Albert Walk
Time: 7.30pm – 11.00pm


Grow Greystones! – a talk on growing your own.
Venue: Community Garden, Shoreline, Greystones
Time: 3.00pm – 4.30pm and 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Family Friendly Event- no booking necessary

‘Speaking of Greystones: impressions of the area over two

Venue: Ireton’s Shop, Killincarrig Road
Time: 4.00pm
Family Friendly Event – no booking necessary
Presented by Greystones Archeological & Historical Society

GRAPE – on the Rails – open air art exhibition
Venue: The Harbour, Greystones
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Family Friendly Event
Presented by Greystones Tidy Town’s Committee

Drumming Workshop – Music Together
Venue: The Harbour
Time: 6.00pm For all aged over 10 years – Booking from

An Evening with author Cathy Kelly
Venue: Greystones Library, Mill Road
Time: 7.30pm
Family Friendly Event – booking essential at Greystones Library 01
Presented by County Wicklow Library Services

Speakeasy Cabaret – Open mic music and poetry
Venue: The Hot Spot Café, Watson & Johnston Centre, Mill Road
Time: 9.00pm
Adults and older teens event –booking not necessary only
pre-register to perform/read

Siamsa Ceoltóirí
Venue: The Beach House, the Harbour
Time: 9.00pm until late
Presented by Siamsa Fhéile Pádraig, local musicians and dancers

Ceramic exhibition by Laura O’Hagan
Venue: The Burnaby Lounge
Time: 8.00 official launch All welcome


Wicklow Historic Gaol – free tours
Venue: The Gaol, Wicklow Town
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Family Friendly Event- booking essential 0404 61599

Kilmantin Arts Culture Night Expo
Venue: Kilmantin Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Wicklow Town
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Family Friendly Event- no booking necessary

Wicklow cultural evening: Music, heritage & meet the artists
Venue: An Tairseach Ecology Centre, Dominican Convent
Time: 5.30pm- 8pm ‘Open house’ style, come along at any time
during this period.
7.30pm Organ Recital
Family Friendly Event – no booking necessary
Presented by Wicklow Arts Festival

Ceol, Damhsa agus Craic
Venue: The Boathouse, beside the Leitrim Lounge, Seafront Wicklow
Time: 8.00pm – 10.30pm
Family Friendly Event- no booking necessary
Presented by Wicklow Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann with Monkstown
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann


Free Guided Tours through Glendalough’s Monastic City
Venue: Meet at the lounge at Glendalough Hotel
Time: 7.00pm
Family Friendly Event- no booking necessary
Presented by Glendalough Arts Network


Stella Days – free screening
Venue: Gaiety Cinema Bridgewater
Time: 7.30pm Booking from cinema

Avoca – Conary

Conary Culture Crawl
Venue: Meet at the village hall and prepare to move on
Time: 8.00pm until late
Family Friendly Event – no booking necessary
Presented by Conary Community Arts


Tinahely TAGged
Venue: Dwyer Square/Tinahely Village/Shop Windows
Time: 5.00pm – 10.00pm Tinahely Sheep Flock – Sculpture Gathering
6.00pm – 9.00pm Demonstration of pottery with Potter’s wheel and
public ‘have a go option’!
7.00pm onwards The Word Project
Open all day – Shop Window Gallery – Exhibition of art in various

Family Friendly Events
Presented by Tinahely Arts Group

New Metropolis Soundtrack Screening
Venue: The Courthouse Arts Centre
Time: 8.30pm
Family Friendly Event – This is a ticketed FREE event – Places
limited / Booking essential
Box Office T: 0402 38529 E: bookings@
Presented by the Courthouse Arts Centre

This Classic film has been re-interpreted with an exciting new
electronic score by ARKEYE (Alan Williams) as part of The Secret
Cinema movement.


Music Under the Mountains – A traditional session in a unique

Venue: Tutty’s and Hollywood Inn
Time: 9.00pm


Russborough House, not just a place – it’s an Experience!
Venue: Russborough House, Blessington
Time: 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Family Friendly Event – booking essential for house tours only
phone 045 865 239
Presented by Russborough House and resident craftworkers

Emigration and the Irish Diaspora – An evening of music, song and

Venue: Tramway Theatre, adjoining St. Mary’s Senior National
Time: 8.30pm
Family Friendly- booking necessary – Free tickets available from the
Theatre and local outlets or phone 086 0752072
Presented by Tramway Theatre Committee


Traditional Archery, crafts with 10th century backdrop
Venue: GAA field, Kiltegan
Time: 4.00 – 8.00pm friendly no booking family

Full details on our facebook page

Community volunteering day Laragh

The Native Woodland Trust and Laragh Community Developing a Woodland Reserve – Volunteer day 11th August.

volunteers at LaraghThe Native Woodland Trust is an Irish non-government charity organisation dedicated to the protection and planting of native woodland in Ireland. Native woodland, woods made up of native broadleaved trees and flowers such as the great oaks and bluebells, are a scarce habitat in Ireland and need protection.

We are establishing a community woodland reserve in Laragh where we are planting a brand new native woodland and we are calling for volunteers to get involved in the project. The reserve is located just five minutes’ drive from Laragh village or half an hour’s walk up the Wicklow Way.

laragh volunteersAt our site in Laragh we are currently developing a community woodland which will be completed with public walking paths and educational boards. This woodland reserve will never be harvested and will grow along with the community to be used as a recreational and educational resource for everyone, forever.

Work has only started on this community project and we will be developing the site over the years with help from the local community through activities such as tree planting, acorn collecting and other volunteering tasks.

On Saturday 11th August we are having a community volunteering day on the reserve when we will be clearing and improving access paths to prepare for our autumn tree planting. The volunteering day will be an opportunity to see the site, learn about our organisation, get stuck into a bit of healthy outdoor work and help with the development of this community project.

Native Woodland Trust hands-on volunteering days are the perfect way to get some exercise while having fun and enjoying the great outdoors and where better to do so than on our spectacularly located Wicklow Mountains Reserve in Laragh. Come along and make a difference!

The meeting point for this event is the Brockagh Centre car park, Laragh at 11:00 on Saturday 11th August. All ages are welcome. If you are interested in taking part in this volunteering day then contact Kieran at or on 087 1953629 or see


Home Composting Solutions

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“Summertime” and the bins getting smelly….

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Garden Workshop Series

Tutor: Suzie Cahn an experienced organic grower, community facilitator and educator from Carraig Dúlra (just down the road on the site of Carraig Mountain) is coming back to the Brockagh to teach a series of Organic Gardening Workshops.

Open to people with any level of experience or gardening ambition, from the large plot holder to the window box grower, individuals, families or groups.

The series promises to be interesting and fun, helping as many people as possible enjoy the experience of growing some of their own food.

This initiative is supported by Wicklow VEC Community Education, The Brockagh Resource Centre and the Newly Formed ‘Making Our Community Sustainable Group’.

There will be 5 x 2 hr sessions covering the following areas

  • Setting yourself up to grow: constructing raised beds, planters, window boxes.
  • Taking care of your Soil, successful compost and other organic matters. Starting off seedlings, choosing varieties.
  • Herbs and Salads: , how to grow a herbs, oriental salads, edible flowers
  • Working with plants: Pricking out, potting on, direct sowing
  • Keeping up production – succession sowing
  • Avoiding Problems: pests, diseases, companion planting, ecological gardening for diversity
  • Keeping down the weeds:  uses, green manures, mulching and cover crops.

Cost to be confirmed.  Call Brockagh (0404) 45600 to register your interest.


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