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Monday 15 July 2019

Taste of Wicklow!

Myles Buchanan

This year's Taste of Wicklow will extend out to three days and as well as the usual food festival, will also include a movie screening and live music.

The fun-filled weekend kicks off on Friday, June 28 with the showing of the family outdoor movie 'The Greatest Showman'.

Doors open at 9pm, with snacks, music and a full bar available with the movie starting at 10.20pm.

Things continue on Saturday, June 29, with a star-studded music festival live at the Abbey from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. with music by DJ and local bands, followed by the main attractions 'Jameire' , who are a Bob Marley tribute Band, and 'Promises and Lies', a UB40 tribute band.

On Sunday, June 30, the traditional, well-established Taste of Wicklow Food Festival takes place from 12 noon to 7 p.m. with celebrity chefs Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio, Paul Kelly and a host of local chefs showcasing all the wonderful food that County Wicklow has to offer.

There will be over 40 food stalls with 30 craft stalls. Apart from the entry cost, all the entertainment is free of charge, with magicians, children's games and stilt walkers.

Last year, almost 5000 people attended the event in wonderful weather in the beautiful, historic Abbey Grounds, which is the perfect setting for this fun-filled family day.

Chairman of the festival, John Sinnott is advising patrons to book early for all events, as last year only those with pre-bought tickets could be admitted in the afternoon of the food festival as a result of the capacity attendance owing to health and safety guidelines. Tickets are available now online at www.tasteofwicklow.ie with special early bird promotions available now.

Fundraising raffle tickets will also be on sale next week in retail shops throughout the town, with a great selection of cash and other prizes.

Tickets bought there also will give the buyers free entry to the Taste of Wicklow on Sunday.

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