Arklow This Week
Free Breakfast Event – “State Supports To Grow Your Business”
Arklow Seabreeze Festival 2017
We are still accepting applications for the Princess Competition, contact Tina O Sullivan 087 9093848 or Mary Burke 087 259504
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Support those who support the festival and have some fun along the way
Cathaoirleach for Arklow
Clir. Annesley outlined what he would like to see happen in the town over the next year.
As Cathaoirleach he would like to finish projects that have been ongoing for a while, such as the rock armour on the South Beach and push for the groynes out into the sea to form a natural beach. He intends pushing for funding from the Department. An improvement for the business community is also on his agenda. He hopes the valuation officer to meet with the Chamber of Commerce and the public to explain how they reach a rateable valuation for properties.
The Arklow District Chamber of Commerce congratulate Councillor Annesley and wish him every success during his tenure.
The Arklow Pottery and Art Festival
The Arklow Pottery and Art Festival, which is a two day event to celebrate the towns rich heritage, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 24th and 25th of June. This two day event will include a number of live demonstrations and exhibitions of Arklow Pottery production process and includes the pottery designer John Ffrench.
The Festival will be officially opened on Saturday at 11 am and the exhibition of Arklow Pottery will be open to the public at that time. From 11.30 am Thomas Dunne, Chantal Fortune and Peter Kinsella will be on hand to date and value pieces of Arklow Pottery. On Sunday from 11 am to 2pm there will be ceramic workshops and an open sale from 11 am to 4.30 pm.
Funding for Arklow Harbour
Under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMF) Operational Program Wicklow County Council have been successful in obtaining funding for three projects. The funding will support storage facilities for fishermen at Arklow Harbour; fisherman hoist upgrade and associated training and restoration of the lightship “ SKUA” lantern. A total investment of €253,750 will be provided for these projects including €76,125 from Wicklow County Council. The remaining €177,625 co-funded by the EU and the Exchequer.