By Michael Murphy
Wicklow Arts Festival was in full swing on Sunday. The reopening of the Bridge Tavern also coincided with the festival launch. The weather was superb and there was a great buzz about the place. I thought there would be a lot more Art on display though! I was particularly drawn to the stand of Sandra Knitwear .I bought two Jumpers and I will be looking to get two more when the budget allows .At 59 Euros for hand knitted jumpers you can’t go wrong!
The New Bridge Tavern is an absolute godsend to the town and I had the chance to taste their excellent venison burger for 5 euro .There was hog from the spit as well on offer but that would have been too much for me although I am looking forward to trying it out when they open their Bistro on Thursday evening. The bar is well proportioned and the outside courtyard is just stunning and will see heavy use as long as the sun keeps beating down like it has for the past week .I understand they have rooms upstairs to rent and they will be offering excellent B&B rates . More on that when I get to have a chat with the new owners and their manager .But for now “Sláinte & see you soon in the Bar! PS .I’ll have a Baileys!