Arklow This Week
Arklow Port’s Potential
The recent arrival of a large cargo vessel to Arklow Port is seen as an encouraging sign that Arklow could once again be a thriving port. The “Arklow Fortune” is the first ship of its size to enter the harbour in a decade. This ship, owned by Arklow Shipping, was here for repair works at Arklow Marine Services. The recent dredging of the harbour in recent years made the docking of this ship possible.
RNLI Welly Run
The Arklow RNLI Fundraising Committee held another successful Welly Run on Sunday 14th May. The first team home winning the Emergency Services Challenge Cup was the Arklow Lifeboat Team 1 while the winning group in the LJB Wellness Challenge Cup was the Old Ship.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and the Arklow RNLI Fundraising Branch is dedicated to supporting their volunteer lifeboat crew in Arklow Town. To contact them visit their Facebook page.
Masquerade Drama Group 2017
The Arklow based drama group, Masquerade, opened their new stage drama on Tuesday in the Pipe Band Hall in Castlepark. This is the first time they have performed at this venue and have presented Bernard Farrell’s black comedy ‘I do not like thee Dr. Fell’ each night at 8pm. Written in 1979 this is the first play by the Irish playwright and is considered his best, it pokes fun at the concept of therapy groups and centres around a group therapy session involving six people. Tonight’s performance is the last chance to see Masquerade’s very entertaining production of this play. For reservations, call Masquerade on 086 3259780.