Arklow This Week
Arklow “Making A Difference” Video Well Received
The recently launched “Making A Difference” video which showcases Arklow’s business and tourism potential was very well received by the public. The producers were delighted to learn that it has in excess of 10,000 views in the first week. The 4 and a half minute long video was produced with funding from Arklow Municipal District Economic Development Funding and the County Wicklow Economic Think Tank.
Pat Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District said the video “showcases the very best that Arklow Municipal District has to offer, our infrastructure, our amenities and our people. It shows that we are open for business. We have all the necessary infrastructures needed to nurture economic development and incentivise job creation. Our location is a commodity that many other districts and counties would love to possess.”
Visit Wicklow County Council website to view video.
Christmas Parking Arrangements for Arklow Town 2016
Free parking on the street will be restricted to two hours from Friday 2nd December 2016 up to Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive.
The Municipal District requests business owners and their staff to avail of parking in the car parks rather than parking on the street during this period.
The traffic wardens will be monitoring the traffic as normal and enforcing all other aspects of the parking bye laws in relation to illegal parking.
Civic Reception for Taekwon-Do Double Medal Winner
Congratulations to local teenager, Oisin Byrne, on his recent success in the International Taekwon-Do World Championships which were held in the Summer. Oisin won Gold in Welter Weight Sparring and Silver in Junior Male Patterns. He was given a Civic Reception in the Arklow Municipal Offices to recognise and celebrate his achievements.
Fishery Talk for Womens Circle
Arklow Community Women’s Circle will be hosting a historical talk by Jim Rees on Monday October 24th Local historian Jim will speak at the groups weekly meeting which runs between 7-9 p.m. at the Bridge Christian Community premises on the Wexford Road, Arklow. New members are welcome please contact Mary Whelan 087 9880894.
THE ELDERS TO BRING LATEST TOUR TO ARKLOW
World renowned musicians The Elders are about to make their 14th annual trip home to Ireland from their base in the USA. On their Irish tour they will play in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Monday October 24th at 9pm. With special guests ‘The Moxie Strings’ where audiences are in for a real musical treat. Tickets cost €10 and are available from Kustom Kids, The Harbour Bar, Paddy Kavanagh’s and the Arklow Bay Hotel. All proceeds towards Nolan House, Rathdrum and Arklow Music and Arts.
ARKLOW HERITAGE WALKS AND TRAILS
Below is a map of Arklow Heritage Walks & Trails. These walks involve continuous walking at a moderate pace and two of them are wheelchair accessible, the Kynoch’s Walk and the Town Walk. This map is published by the Arklow Heritage/Nature Walks Development Co. Ltd in association with Arklow Municipal Council.
Town Walk (Pink)
Glenart Walk (Green)
Love Lane Walk (Orange)
South Beach Walk (Red)
The Monument (White)
LOUISE IS APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF GLENART
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board have appointed Louise Kearns as Principal of Glenart College. She is joined by Brid Keely as Deputy Principal. Both Louise and Brid are really looking forward to meeting prospective students and parents at the schools open evening on Wednesday October 26th.
Arklow Tidy Towns has launched a new initiative to brighten up an unused corner of the town. A new urban garden is under way at Castle park between Arus Lorcain and the Arklow Municipal District building and follows a successful report in this year’s Tidy Towns competition. Anyone who wishes to volunteer is asked to contact Arklow Tidy Towns. (0402) 24432.
Arklow Cancer Support are hosting our Annual Pink Party and Awareness Day on Friday October 21 from 11am to 1pm. They are inviting all who have experienced Breast Cancer to come along to 8 St Marys Road with their families and friends. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of Breast Cancer and fundraising will not take place at any of these events. All are welcome.