Arklow This Week

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Arklow Town St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee have announced that the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at the earlier time of 2pm on Saturday the 17th March.

This year’s parade will have a fun theme for floats “Bring your favourite book to life”. For anyone who wishes to participate in the parade, please complete and return the form to any of the committee members:

Tina O Sullivan Chairperson – 087 9093848

Cllr Tommy Annesley Vice Chair – 087 2508205

Colm Moules P.R.O – 087 2886845

Or drop into either of the following,  Jim Hoey The Bridge Hotel Bridge St Arklow Donal Molloy Le Chef Main St ArklowJim Hoey – The Bridge Hotel Bridge St Arklow or Donal Molloy – Le Chef Main St Arklow.



Reading Initiative Arklow Library

One Book One Community will be launched at Arklow Library on February 23rd   between 10am & 12noon. The initiative will be launched with the novel “Far Away Home” by Marilyn Taylor.

This pilot project will run until March 22nd with 6th class students from St Johns and 1st year students from Glenart College reading the same book, completing quizzes, and meeting the author




Arklow History at Library

Arklow Library will be hosting a series of one-off lectures by local historian Pat Power. Admission is free. Please contact the library to book a place at 0402 39977.


 Bridgewater Shopping Centre Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 12 noon to 6pm on the first Sunday of every month.

Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts & giftware all of which have been created by local craftspeople and artists

Black Tie Ball

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of Arklow Town Football Club. To celebrate, the club will host a Black-Tie Ball in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday June 23rd. Further details will follow.




Lip Sync Fundraiser

Arklow United will host the towns first Lip Sync Fundraiser on Saturday October 13th in the Arklow Bay Hotel. This marks the clubs 40th Anniversary & will raise funds for local charities and for development of the Arklow United football club.

Participants are now being sought and can register through the Arklow United Lip Sync Facebook page. A selection process will take place at a later date.


Story Time


Starbucks have teamed up with Eason’s to provide children with a free story time every Saturday at 11am. From now until the end of the year, bring children to the Starbucks kids’ corner for them to enjoy the story of the week!

Dinner & Movie Deal

Book Dinner & a Movie Package with the Arklow Bay Hotel for a two or three course meal followed by a movie of your choice in the Omniplex Cinema, Bridgewater Shopping Centre Arklow:

2 Courses & Cinema Ticket – €22.00 per person (Sun – Fri) 3 Courses & Movie Ticket – €26.00 per person (Sun – Fri)

 Arklow Music Festival

 Now in its 49th year, Arklow Music Festival will take place in a variety of venues across the town from Saturday March 3rd till Sunday, March 11th.

Entries for the festival are now open and are available online These must be submitted to the festival office no later than Tuesday January 16th.

Further information is available from the office at 0402 32732.



Arklow Library Crafts

 The children’s activity morning continues every Saturday at Arklow Library from 10:30am. Come along and enjoy a craft session at the beautiful new Library building.