Arklow This Week
Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015 (Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015)
Attendance is free of charge
Gledalough will become a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their old buildings. The Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with Wicklow County Council and the Office of Public Works, are mounting an exhibition in the grounds of the OPW’s Glendalough Visitor Centre from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September. Throughout the weekend over two-dozen craftspeople will demonstrate key traditional skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; thatching; mud and earth construction; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; and clock restoration to name a few.
For more information and a timetable please click here.
Sunrise in Glendalough – picture taken by Speirview Ireland. To see more pictures and videos please visit the Speirview website.
Wicklow Culture Night – Friday 18th September 2015
On Friday 18 September, Wicklow County Council invites you to take part in the annual National Culture Night programme as part of the cultural celebrations taking place throughout the country on the night. Now in its 10th year, this nationwide celebration which began in Dublin has expanded to the entire country, with many exciting events taking place in communities all over Ireland. Wicklow is no exception, with over thirty exciting events lined up around the county, with something for everybody young to old, active to easy-going and all those in between.
For more information and a timetable please click here.
September… special book offer from Kavanagh’s Wexford Road
Buy any paperback in KAVANAGH’S WEXFORD ROAD throughout the month of September and get FIVE tickets for our next MAGAZINE MADNESS MONTHLY DRAW – which will be held in-store on October 1. To date, we have given back more than €3,500.00 since starting our MAGAZINE MADNESS DRAW! Money that goes BACK into our LOCAL ECONOMY after it is SPENT in our LOCAL ECONOMY! Keep the wheel oiled – SHOP LOCAL!
Music in the Garden
The event will take place on Sunday 13th September from 1 pm to 5 pm in Roy/Marie Dempseys Monument Lane in aid of Arklow Marsh Project and St. Joseph’s Church Templerainey.
Music Featuring: Opera Serenade, Margaret Fitzgerald, Niamh O’Connor, Mary Graham, Denise Brennan, John Joe Brauders, Pat Brennan, Michael Flood, Set Dancing demonstration and Special Guest Appearance by THE TEMPLEMICHAEL CEILI BAND.
Finalist from Fleadh Ceoil Sligo 2015
Other activities include “House of Stories” bingo, jaunting car/pony rides, face painting, bric-a-brac sale, auction, various craft stalls, display of the Arklow Ganzey and a unique Pottery Making Demonstration.
Refreshments will be available and admission costs €5 (gate prize.)
Coral Leisure Centre Arklow
COMPETITION TIME!!! To be in with a chance to win 1 Months pool/gym membership all you have to do is LIKE and SHARE and TAG a friend. Winner will be announced 13th September!!! GO……!!!
R.L.S.S National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course will be ran from October 27th till November 1st
Time : 9.30am till 4.30pm Daily
Cost: €250.00 per candidate,
All candidates must be 16 years and over
Deposit of €50.00 is required to hold your place
All Fees must be paid by October 12th
If you are interested in doing the course
Contact Nicola Walker R.L.S.S Trainer Assessor on 086 0629988
Taking bookings NOW!!!Pay a deposit of €20 and pay the rest on the day limited spaces available.
Date: Tuesday 27th October – Friday 30th October
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
- 10 am – 2 pm daily for children aged 4+
- An Action packed week for only €45
- Swimming everyday
- 4 Days Pool Inflatable
- 2 Day Bouncy Castle
- Lots of Spooky Arts & Crafts
- Fancy Dress Party
- Pumpkin Carving and a Halloween Party
Studio 55 Dance Academy
Chamber of Commerce Award Winner for “Best Small Business 2013”
Aims Nominated for “Best Choreographer in Ireland” 2010 & 2011
Register now to join us for our exciting production of “The Wicked Wizard of Oz”. Pay per term and pay weekly options available – 50% sibling discounts.
Classes available for:
Children 3+, Teens & Adults in:
Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Zumba Fitness, Piloxing, Body Conditioning, Ballroom & Latin American.
Wedding Dance Lessons available by request.
For more information please contact Martina on 085 1227286 or visit her Facebook profile.
MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES BEGINNING IN ARKLOW TOMORROW FOR KIDZ AND TEENZ!! Taught by professional, qualified teachers, our classes will be bursting with Dancing, Singing, Acting, Creativity and Performance. Book in now!!!!! Call Kerry on 085 1417398!!
For more information please visit Kerry Smith’s Facebook profile.
If The Elders
This is for anyone yet to see The Elders Band Live, a little clip of them playing in the States this weekend. The lads are going to be playing The Arklow Bay Hotel on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm. Tickets on sale soon.
Ballroom and Latin with Laura
No partner Needed, No experience required, just a passion to learn Ballroom & Latin Dance.
Kids, Partner and Solo.
- Bokwa Dance Fitness, Levels 1-3 (expert level 1)
- Bokwa Tone & Core…………
- Ballroom & Latin (Couples & Solo classes.)
- Social Adult Dance Classes
- Wedding and Group Dances Classes
- Hen Parties
- Jumping Beans (3-6 years)
- Ballroom & Latin Competitive Dance (3 years +)
- Juvenile Ballroom & Latin Formation Dancing (Teens)
- Bokwa Kidz Crew (7 years+)
- Private Kids Ballroom & Latin Lessons for Competitions
Jumping Beans BOKWA Classes €6.00, Pay as you go
Ballroom & Latin Classes €7.00, Pay as you go
- Siblings get 50% OFF discount for the second child.
- Do a Bokwa/Jumping Beans class and a Ballroom & Latin class and receive the cheapest one 50% OFF (which means you get 2 classes for €10 a week).
- Must begin the classes in September 2015.
For all you trad fans, Music under The Mountains Festival is on again this month 18-20 September in Hollywood Co. Wicklow. Looks like a good place to stop if you’re out for a drive.
Sound investment in instruments as €210,000 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2015
On 2nd September 2015 Music Network welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2015.
The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD said:
“In Ireland, we are lucky to possess a wealth of musical talent. For this talent to continue to progress and flourish it is vital that our musicians are supported and provided with the opportunities to improve their performing ability. Over the past five years, the funding provided by my Department for the Music Capital Scheme has enabled Music Network to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments to a wide range of talented individuals and groups, including choirs, orchestras, youth bands and traditional music groups. I am delighted therefore to announce capital funding of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme in 2015.”
For more information please visit Music Network Website.
Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the FGaeltacht with students from St Agnes CCMA at the announcement of the Music Capital Scheme 2015.