Arklow This Week 19th October 2018

Energy Efficiency for Your Business 

The Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you to the following FREE Breakfast Event which will focus on “Energy Efficiency for Your Business”.  With growing concerns surrounding global warming and the ever increasing demand for energy, learning how to use energy efficiently will have a number of benefits for your business.

The Breakfast event will be delivered by Glen Fuel Services, in conjunction with Glenergy & Pinergy who will provide excellent advice on how your business can adapt a better approach to energy management and save your business money.

We look forward to seeing you bright and early at 7.45am on Thursday 25th of October for what promises to be a very interesting and informative morning.

Please contact the Chamber office at or 0402 26909 to confirm your attendance.



Arklow RFC Club Day – 21st October 2018

We are hosting this event for our club members and local community supporters to show our appreciation for all the support you have given us so far throughout this year and previous years.

Arklow senior men will take on Athy, a league rival, at home at 3pm. We invite you to come to the club from 1.30pm for fun and festivities.

There will be a presentation of the new Adidas Gear that has been sponsored by our generous first team sponsors before kick-off and will hopefully be christened with a dominant win over Athy.

Shane Byrne will also be presenting a few of his many international rugby jerseys to the club which will be proudly hung on our walls to inspire future generations of Arklow rugby players on what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.

To ensure everyone can enjoy the day’s celebrations a bus has been organised which will leave from the back of Christy’s at 1pm and will return to Christy’s after Shane Byrne’s  presentation. One of our Jersey sponsors Martin Lynch has agreed to only charge €5 for the return trip.

To keep the kids entertained, weather permitting a bouncy castle will be set up for their entertainment. We are expecting a very good crowd and that this will be the first of many celebrations the club will have over the coming season.

If you can, please RSVP – so we can get an idea of the numbers expected out, that would be greatly appreciated.


Arklow Halloween Festival Parade

This year it is hoped to make the Halloween night festivities (Wednesday, 31st October) EVEN BETTER by having a larger street parade, staged event and firework display!

People of all ages are encouraged to take part in the festivities on the night and to get into the Halloween spirit – no pun intended! – and wear some kind of fancy dress.

Entry is now open for larger organisations such as local community, sports groups and schools to enter fancy dress groups into the street parade.

Business owners are encouraged to decorate their premises as the fantastic displays in the shop windows and the free-standing sculptures around town really contribute to the holiday atmosphere.

Arklow Municipal District is running a competition for the most original and exciting displays as a way of recognising people’s efforts, community spirit and creativity.

If any community or sports groups are interested in getting involved in the parade, or for businesses to register their window displays, please email to or phone 0402 42700.

A full programme of festival events has been released and is now available through the Libraries, Arklow MD office. It can be also viewed here and on facebook @ArklowMD or via the link below.…/spook-tacular-halloween-in-arklow-…


Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at or myself at  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.













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