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Sunday 21 October 2018

Sun shines brightly for Parish Summer Fête

Thomas, Charlotte and Olivia Chandler
Thomas, Charlotte and Olivia Chandler
Wayne Hamilton with a lanner falcon

Visitors to the Wicklow Parish Fête held at East Glendalough on Saturday were greeted by glorious sunshine for the duration of the event.

The family orientated get-together featured plenty of activities for the kids, including bouncy castles, face painting and numerous game stalls.

Wicklow Fire Services carried out a demonstration on how a chip pan fire can get completely out of control. The large blaze was a result of water being poured on it. The advice was to always use a fire blanket and leave the chip pan for half an hour.

Another popular attraction for young and old alike was a falconry display courtesy of Wicklow East Coast Falconry.

There were plenty of stalls to browse through offering goodies such as plants, clothes, bric-a-brac. gym equipment, country produce and cakes. A huge collection of toys also ended up finding new homes by the end of the day.

There was plenty of live music and some demonstrations on wood turning and other old Irish traditions.

Wicklow People

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