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With summer drawing to a close August is traditionally the month in which people take stock, try and get that last-minute holiday in and begin to prepare for a new season. However, such is not the case here in Wicklow with a whole host of events taking place around the county. The 2011 Rose of Avondale Festival will grace Rathdrum from the 11th for four action-packed days that will include activities and events to suit all tastes. Our popular home improvements section returns with a definitive guide on how to transform your bedroom with the minimum of fuss and at little cost with some creative and innovative ideas. In this edition we have also compiled a comprehensive guide to weddings, with resident experts advising on everything from what food to serve to what to wear in the bedroom on your special night! For all golf fans out there we have sourced all of the current special offers from courses around the county and presented them in a convenient feature. All of the regular features are also in attendance this month; sport covers the kick-off of the new Premier League season, while the cinema review returns and weve even added a section on book reviews to help narrow down the choice for you! So, be sure to put on the kettle and enjoy the read this August at In Wicklow!
8 Home Improvements: Bedrooms
15 Rose of AvondAle festivAl
16 Wedding Feature
30 Golf in WickloW
C O N T E N T S2 News and Events Local news from around the county for local people
8 Home improvements This month we show you how to makeover your bedroom stylishly and cost-effectively.
15 Rose of Avondale Festival A preview of the eagerly anticipated Rose of Avondale Festival that will grace the picturesque town of Rathdrum this month
16 Wedding FeatureA definitive guide to everything to do with weddings; from advice on floral arrangements to the rings themselves
30 Golf in Wicklow A summary for golfers outlining all of the latest offerings from clubs around the county
35 SportAll of the major upcoming events for August are covered as well as full fixture lists and key dates
39 Book ReviewsA new book review slot with a guide to the hottest new publications
40 Film Reviews A comprehensive and impartial guide to all of the latest film releases being screened in Wicklow
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ON THE COVERDiscover Derma Glo: Laser Clinic & Beauty Salon51a Main Street, Bray, Co. WicklowTel: 01 276 8858, firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.dermaglo.ie
WAR In Co, WicklowOn a sunny day in Wicklow you may have noticed numerous blue cycling jerseys climbing over the hills. These are the hard earned proof that the wearer has completed a seriously tough Wicklow Adventure Race. If you want to earn this privilege, there is one last chance this year: the 53N WAR Powerscourt. On the 24th of Sep-tember racers will tackle the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, kayak
News & Eventson the spectacular Vartry Lakes, cycle over the Sally Gap, and run above the Powerscourt Waterfall, all based from the famous Pow-erscourt Estate. There is a full WAR course of 65km and a shorter beginner friendly Sport option of 39km. The event will raise much needed funds for Concerns East Africa Crisis Appeal. This course has it all; the best that Wicklow has to offer in a day.
To enter or for more information go to: www.wicklowadventurerace.com
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WICklOW COffEE COMPANy WINS TOP INTERNATIONAl TASTE AWARdSA County Wicklow coffee-roasting company has won three gold awards at one of the worlds most prestigious annual food and drink competitions, the International Great Taste Awards, held recently in London.
McCabes Coffee, based in Newtownmountkennedy, was the only Irish coffee company to be awarded the highest honour in this years competition, a two-star gold award, for its Classic Italian Blend espresso. It also scooped two one-star awards for its Mocha Java and Finnbees blends, the latter of which is made to order for the Bray caf chain of the same name.
Founded in 1995, McCabes Coffee is County Wicklows only coffee-roasting company. It supplies high-quality, hand-roasted beans, ground coffee and leaf teas to cafs and restaurants across Ireland. The company also appears to be bucking the economic downturn, having recorded a 50% increase in year-on-year sales over the past 12 months.
Stephen McCabe, Managing Director, says the awards are a great honour for his small company.
Our coffees were competing with some of the worlds largest and best-known coffee companies, including Java Republic and Robert Roberts, so to beat them to a two-star gold award for our espresso was something very special, he said.
We put a huge emphasis on quality and consistency in our roasting and blending, and because were a small operation with low overheads, our prices are also extremely competitive.
In addition to Finnbees, McCabes also supplies a number of other popular cafs in the county, includ-ing The Happy Pear in Greystones and Poppies of Enniskerry, and Stephen is now look-ing forward to growing the retail side of his business.
We also sell direct to the general public and we are hopeful that this awards success will encourage even greater numbers of discern-ing coffee lovers to visit our new online shop [at mccabecoffee.com] to experience the unique pleasure of freshly hand-roasted coffee from some of the finest Arabica beans in the world.
McCabes Coffee is located at Unit 36, Newtown Business & Enterprise Park, Newtownmountkennedy. Tel: (087) 6777 658 or see www.mccabecoffee.com.
Here at DermaGlo you can receive the simplest of beauty treatments to the latest in skin rejuvenation. The staff here are friendly informative and highly skilled beauty thera-pists offering over 40 years experience to their clients.
At the centre of DermaGlo is a medical grade candela laser and luminette advanced IPL machine, this technology is used for treating various skin complaints such as rose-cea, red veins, birthmarks, sun damage and hair removal. The laser clinic is operated by registered general Nurse Julie goldsmith who holds a BTEC for laser and light associated therapies and has over tens years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. Keeping herself up to date with years courses nurse Julie also is high skilled in the use of Restylane (derma fillers) and regularly holds a clinic with Dr Hone for anti wrinkle injections and tooth whitening
DermaGlo only use internationally recognised skin care brands for their treat-ments These include dermalogica for face and body, glotherapuetics a skin care range that is paraben free and St Tropez professional tanning to name a few.
DermaGlo offers a truly unique experi-ence and treatment menu here in the heart of
co Wicklow. So if you want to kick back and relax with beauty treat-ments or in need of latest
Skin rejuve-nating treatments DermaGlo is the the place to be !! DermaGlo offer there services to both men and women and can accommodate special parties such as bridal parties, debs and hen make-overs.
DermaGlo have a comprehensive website listing all treatments you can even book on-line. You can also see special promotions that DermaGlo have to offer www.dermaglo.ie
BEAuTy TREATMENTS:Dermalogica facialsGlotherapeuctic facialsLeighton Denny pedicuresLeighton Denny manicuresShellac nailsGel Nails
Everlasting manicuresTintingSpecialist waxingSt Tropez tanningGlo mineral makeup
NON-SuRgICAl:Jet M peelChemical exfoliationRestylane dermal fillersAnti wrinkle injectionsTooth whitening
lASER/IPl TREATMENTS:BirthmarksPigmentation RedveinsRoseceaPermanent hair reduction
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DermaGlo Laser Clinic and Beauty salon was opened November 2008 by Dr David Hone and Registered General Nurse Julie Goldsmith. Since DermaGlos opening in 2008 the business has seen a rapid cli