A pageant to savour – Wicklow Individuals


Orla Redmond, Saoirse O’Reilly, Angela Heffernan and Ciara O’Briain having fun with the Style of Wicklow on Sunday. Photographs: Paul MessittKenny McGuire, Keith Symes and the Druid Chef, Rory Morahan, at Style of Wicklow

A pageant to savour


Shut to five,000 individuals attended the Style of Wicklow Meals Competition held within the scenic Abbey Grounds on Sunday.




Shut to five,000 individuals attended the Style of Wicklow Meals Competition held within the scenic Abbey Grounds on Sunday.

Fortunately sufficient the climate held off, regardless of one or two slight drizzle showers. The occasion, now in its seventh yr, featured superstar cooks comparable to Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio, Rory Morahan, in addition to a big selection of native cooks.

Visitors might take browse round over 40 meals stalls and a further 30 craft stalls. There was additionally loads of leisure for the youthful relations, comparable to kids’s video games, magician reveals and stilt walkers.

Style of Wicklow PRO, Pascal Burke, was delighted with the turnout.

‘We had shut to five,000 individuals in attendance, which was an incredible attendance. We have been showcasing Wicklow produce and Wicklow lamb particularly. Individuals did not wish to depart as soon as the occasion had completed. It was a really optimistic weekend and confirmed the good sense of group spirit on this vibrant city.’

He additionally praised the involvement of residents of the Direct Provision Centre within the Grand Resort.

‘We had over 20 individuals from the Grand volunteering they usually have been an awesome assist. We wish to thank everybody who participated, helped out or attended any of the occasions,’ mentioned Mr Burke.

For the primary time the pageant came about over three days, beginning with the out of doors screening of the household favorite film ‘The Best Showman’ within the Abbey Floor on Friday night time.

‘Reside on the Abbey’ came about on Saturday, beginning with some native acts, adopted by the favored Bob Marley tribute band ‘Jameire’ and the ever-popular UB40 tribute band ‘Guarantees and Lies.’

‘We had a number of dad and mom and youngsters attending the film night time, whereas round 2,000 individuals watched the dwell live performance,’ added Mr Burke.

Wicklow Individuals

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