Arklow This Week 29th June 2018

Bridgewater Shopping Centre

This weekend, look out for the white picket fence in the mall and come join us for our Pop-up Princess Party on Saturday 30th from 2-5pm! 👸 👑 The Sea Breeze Princess Contestants will be joining us for songs and stories PLUS a free nail-bar, make-up station and more… Read more here:


Wooden Bridge Fashion Show



Parish Fun Day



The Arklow Parish Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday, July 1st from 12:30pm in the parish grounds. A BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting and lots of family fun will be on offer. There will also be dancing with Laura Gannon and the art competition awards.


Sandcastles Competition

A family sandcastle building competition will take place on Sunday July 15th at South Beach Arklow. Come along and show off your sandcastle talents at the family fun event.


Blessings of the Graves

The annual Blessing of the Graves in St Gabriel’s cemetery takes place Friday July 6th at 7pm. This is a highlight in the communitys summer religious diary and may people have been hard at work preparing their family graves for the occasion.




Arklow SeaBreeze Festival

Arklow Seabreeze Festival has been running for over 30 years and is currently one of the biggest community based Festivals on the East Coast. In addition to providing free entertainment & fun activities for the people of Arklow, it is a major boost to tourism and retail in our town. The festival is also a platform for local talent and brings up to 20,000 people onto the Main Street of Arklow over its duration in July each year. This year’s Festival runs from Sun 8th July – Sun 22nd July.

As part of this year’s Seabreeze festival we are announcing a new event “Arklow’s Fittest family”. Similar to the tv programme, families will be pitted against each other in different challenges in an effort to win a 6 month family membership to The Bay Health and Leisure club and €100 in cash. The 1st round eliminator challenge will take place over the festival weekend on Friday 20th of July, with 3 teams going forward to the finals on the Sunday 22nd.

The Bridgewater Seabreeze Festival Princess competition will be held on Sunday 8th July in the Midway Bar, Lounge and Restaurant at 8pm.  Anyone over the age of 18yrs can enter, names to be given to Mary Burke (Secretary) 087 9259504 or Tina O’Sullivan (Chairperson) 087 9093848 or indeed any committee member. Prizes to the value of €1000 will be up for grabs with the Winner and Runner-up receiving prizes.  Mr. Seabreeze will also feature on the selection night of the Princess competition.

In the run up to the main weekend the annual battle for Swinging Pubs Champions for 2018 will take place, this will run from Tuesday 10th right up to Thursday 19th July, where the final night will take place in The Bridge Hotel and the winners will be announced.  Taking part will be: The Olde Ship, Darcy Mc Gees, The Gin Mill, Arklow Bay Hotel, John Joes, Sally O’ Brien’s, Kenny’s of the Gallery, Christies, The Midway Bar, Lounge & Restaurant. Please come out and support this wonderful festival which is free for the entire weekend.

Another popular feature will be the Artisan Food and Crafts which will be held on the Main Street on Sunday 22nd July, the committee are asking trade stands/stall holders to contact them on 087 2886845 to secure your place. A great line up of music is in store with something to suit all tastes.


Bridgewater 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.T&Cs apply.


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)







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