Arklow This Week
Arklow Music Festival
Congratulations to the Arklow Festival Committee for another very successful event. Part of this annual festival is the “Best Musical Window Display” which is sponsored by Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce. This year the trophy was won by Vincents in Upper Main Street for a wonderful display of musical paraphernalia. Pictured are Alice Carey and May Molloy of Vincents with Ann McGovern who presented the trophy on behalf of the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade starts today at 3.00pm sharp via Mellows Avenue, Navvy Hill, Abbey Street, Hudson’s Square and Main Street. Dispersal after the parade passes the platform at the Court House, Parade Ground, with groups going up St. Mary’s Road and Floats continuing up town. Categories: Float, Marching Group, Traditional Group, Commercial Display, Non Commercial Display, Agri/Horticultural Display. All are welcome.
All Marching Groups to assemble on Mellow’s Avenue from 2.30pm on the day, Floats/Displays assemble on Yellow Lane from 2.5pm. Early arrival will facilitate organisation.
The following Cups and Shields will be awarded. These awards are open to all participants and will be judged during the parade.
Best Float Chamber of Commerce Cup
Best Commercial Display Bank of Ireland Shield
Best Non-Commercial Display Arklow Traders Association Cup
Best Marching Group The AIB Shield
Best Traditional Group The Denis Naughter Perpetual Cup
Most Entertaining Group The Paddy Lynch Memorial Award
Best Agricultural/Horticultural Display Ernest Sharp Memorial Cup
Most Topical Arklow Retail & Business Assoc. Shield.
Best Shop Window Display The Hickson Shield.
Best Vintage Display The John Swan Cup
Youth Award Kitty Fisher Memorial Trophy
Best Uniformed Group Elavon Perpetual Cup
Arklow Camera Club
The annual member’s exhibition of Arklow Camera Club is currently on in the Library (normal library opening times) and is open to the public until 25th March. Visit www.wicklow.ie/arklow library for opening times.
Thursdays on fun and learning and not competition. It is the perfect forum to learn the basics and experienced members are only too willing to help new members. They meet at Marshland Leisure Centre just off the Dublin Road at least once a month while other meetings are held out in the field.
Photograph courtesy of Tom Gray, Chairperson of Arklow Camera Club.
For further information on the club visit www.arklowcameraclub.ie.