Arklow Chambers Breakfast Event “Is Your Business ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?”


There was a fantastic turnout yesterday morning at the Arklow Chambers Breakfast Event “Is Your Business ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?”

The event was hosted by Mr. Gary McKenzie, local Manager of Glen Fuels who provided local business people an understanding of data protection obligations and the requirement to achieve compliance for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The feedback on the information that was delivered at the breakfast event has been excellent and has certainly provoked business people into taking action on preparing their businesses in advance of the legislation which comes into effect on the 25th May 2018.


St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Arklow Town St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee have announced that the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at the earlier time of 2pm on Saturday the 17th March.

This year’s parade will have a fun theme for floats “Bring your favourite book to life”. For anyone who wishes to participate in the parade, please complete and return application forms to any of the committee members:

Tina O Sullivan Chairperson – 087 9093848

Cllr Tommy Annesley Vice Chair – 087 2508205

Colm Moules P.R.O – 087 2886845

Or drop into either of the following Jim Hoey The Bridge Hotel Bridge St Arklow Donal Molloy Le Chef Main St ArklowJim Hoey – The Bridge Hotel Bridge St Arklow or Donal Molloy – Le Chef Main St Arklow.


2017 Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Awards

Arklow Chamber President Donal Murray was delighted to welcome over 220 people to the Arklow Business Awards in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday 15th September.

The night was a huge success and celebrated the accomplishments of so many local businesses in Arklow .

The awards were sponsored by ASL, AIB, Bastion, The Arklow Bay Hotel and Servier Ireland Industries Ltd and supported by The Wicklow People

The guest speaker for the night was Mr Sean Kelly MEP, and together with a host of guests & businesses the community celebrated what is good in business in Arklow.

Many Congratulations to all nominees & the winners of each category.

The winners of the 2017 Arklow Buisness Awards were as follows:

  • Best New Start-Up (sponsored by AIB) – Pure Hair Design
  • Best Established Business (sponsored by Bastion) – The Blue Cafe
  • Ambassador for Tourism (sponsored by The Arklow Bay Hotel) – Arklow Tidy Towns Voluntary Group
  • Employee of the Year (sponsored by ASL) – Joe Kiernan (Glen Fuels)
  • The Person of the Year Award (sponsored by Servier Ireland Industries Ltd) – Mrs Eileen Clandillon.

“Enterprise in Arklow” Photographic Competition

Arklow District & Chamber with the support of The Tommy Byrne Photographic Society are delighted to announce The “Enterprise in Arklow” Photo competition results are as:

– 1st Prize – Brendan Cullen (Yacht on the Avoca River)

– 2nd Prize – Daniel Murphy (Duck Pond)

– 3rd Prize – Andy Byrne (19 Arches)

Congratulations to you all!

We recieved many entries, so Thank you  to everyone that sent in an array of beautiful photographs of in and around Arklow.