Arklow This Week 14th September 2018

Chamber Ball

The Arklow and District Chamber Ball takes place this Friday night, 14th September in the Arklow Bay Hotel.  The evening will start with a drinks reception at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m.  The presentation of awards will take place after dinner.

The awards recognize local people and businesses and their achievements in a number of categories.  Three nominees have been chosen in each category and the overall winner will be revealed on the night after the independent judging panel has completed its deliberations.

Also on the night the 2018 ‘Person of the Year’ award will be presented to well known Arklow athlete and hero Mary Hickey.

Tickets for this black-tie event available from the Arklow Chamber office at 0402 26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie at a cost of €60 or a table of 10 for €550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow United Football Club launches massive Lip Sync Fundraiser

Arklow United FC, as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, has announced details of their largest ever fundraiser, at a launch in the Harbour Bar this week.

Arklow United Lip Sync takes place on Saturday 13th October in the Arklow Bay Hotel and will see up to 12 acts battling it out on stage to take the first ever Lip Sync Legend title.

Proceeds of the event will go towards grounds development at Ferndale Park, and a proportion will be divided between two local charities Arklow Cancer Support and Arklow Community Action Resource Centre.

Tickets are on sale now from TRTV and the AUFC Clubhouse at a special early bird price of €20 until Monday 17th September.  For more details follow ‘Arklow United Lip Sync’ on Facebook or call Gordon on 086 1633253.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Cycle

A charity cycle in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Belarus Childcare takes place from Lahinch to Arklow on September 22 and 23 organised by South East Road Club.  All monies raised will go directly to the charities.  For more information email sercpro@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is back by popular demand and resumes at Árus Lorcáin on Saturday September 22nd, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & November 10th from 10.30a.m. to 1p.m.  Call 0402 33837 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will host an exhibition entitled Fragments in Landscape by Kilkenny artist Claire Mulcahy, which opens on Thursday 6th September from 7-8 p.m.

Claire has been painting at KCAT Art and Study Centre, Callan, Co Kilkenny since 2010.  ‘Fragments in Landscape’ is a series of abstract paintings inspired initially from collages using silver paper as a way of exploring shape and light in landscape.

The exhibition will be available to view for the month of September at Arklow Library Gallery and admission is free.  Claire will formally open the exhibition on September 6th and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

 

 

Arklow This Week 7th September 2018

 

Arklow Chamber of Commerce Award Nominees are revealed

Just weeks remain before this year’s Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Awards Ceremony and the shortlist of nominees has been revealed.

Three nominees have been chosen in each category and the overall winner will be revealed on the night after the independent judging panel has completed its deliberations.

The Ball will take place at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday September 14, and both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.00pm with dinner served at 8.00pm followed by the presentation of the awards.

Tickets for this black-tie event available from the Arklow Chamber office at 0402 26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie at a cost of €60 or a table of 10 for €550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will host an exhibition entitled Fragments in Landscape by Kilkenny artist Claire Mulcahy, which opens on Thursday 6th September from 7-8 p.m.

Claire has been painting at KCAT Art and Study Centre, Callan, Co Kilkenny since 2010.  ‘Fragments in Landscape’ is a series of abstract paintings inspired initially from collages using silver paper as a way of exploring shape and light in landscape.

The exhibition will be available to view for the month of September at Arklow Library Gallery and admission is free.  Claire will formally open the exhibition on September 6th and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Sunbeam artists for Arklow exhibition

A group of artists from Sunbeam House Services who work in a variety of art mediums from painting, felting, pyrography, print, upcycling textiles and embroidery are exhibiting in The Arklow Gallery from Tuesday September 4 until Friday September 14.

This group of 28 artists have completed a wide range of work in their chosen medium offering this exhibition something to interest everyone.  Admission is free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Cycle

A charity cycle in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Belarus Childcare takes place from Lahinch to Arklow on September 22 and 23 organised by South East Road Club.  All monies raised will go directly to the charities.  For more information email sercpro@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lip Sync Legends

Arklow United Football Club will present Lip Sync Legends at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 13th October.  Participants are now sought to perform as their musical idol on the night in aid of the club.  Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m.  For information, contact 086 1633253.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

Arklow This Week 10th August 2018

New Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will present a new exhibition showcasing works by UCD Landscape Architecture Masters Studio.

“Arklow through the eyes of strangers” will run as part of Heritage Week from August 9th till August 31st and will take place in two parts comprising film, photographs and plans.

Part 1 of the event will open on August 9th at 6pm and will see an exhibtion of 30 large format photographs of Arklow and films of the students discoveries.

Part 2 will open on August 16th at 6pm and will be a showcase of drawings, plans, sketches, maps and notebooks prepared by the students in response to the town.

For further information call into Arklow Library.

Teenage Book Club in Library

A teenage book club meets at Arklow Library on Tuesday August 21st at 5.30pm. The “Hate u give” by Angie Thomas is up for discussion and the club is aimed at people attending secondary school. Snacks will be provided on the day and copies of the book can be reserved at the library or by calling 0402 39977.

Bridgwater Flamingo Bay Event

From 20th July 17th August there will be a “Summer Beach Zone” in Bridgewater Shopping Centre where you can visit the 10ft Flamingo, Splash Zone Ball Pit, Beach SandPit and much more!

 

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.

 

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)

 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!

Arklow This Week 27th July 2018

Maritime Festival 2018

 

Bridgwater Flamingo Bay Event

From 20th July 17th August there will be a “Summer Beach Zone” in Bridgewater Shopping Centre where you can visit the 10ft Flamingo, Splash Zone Ball Pit, Beach SandPit and much more!

 

 Children’s Icon Workshop

A children’s icon workshop featuring art games and prayer will take place on Wednesday August 1st at Aras Lorcain. Participants can register through the parish office today Friday 13th. Entry fee is €3 and places are limited. This workshop is open to all primary school children who are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

 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.

 

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)

 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!

 

Arklow This Week 20th July

Arklow SeaBreeze Festival

The Arklow SeaBreeze Festival Programme for 2018. Lots of fantastic fun events lined up from Sunday 8th July to Sunday 22nd July, something for everyone!

Bridgwater Flamingo Bay Event

From 20th July 17th August there will be a “Summer Beach Zone” in Bridgewater Shopping Centre where you can visit the 10ft Flamingo, Splash Zone Ball Pit, Beach SandPit and much more!

Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of Irish Dogs for the Disabled takes place in Arus Lorcain Arklow from 10am on Friday July 27th.

A cake sale and raffle will take place, all are welcome.

 Children’s Icon Workshop

A children’s icon workshop featuring art games and prayer will take place on Wednesday August 1st at Aras Lorcain. Participants can register through the parish office today Friday 13th. Entry fee is €3 and places are limited. This workshop is open to all primary school children who are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

 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.

 

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)

 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!

 

Arklow This Week 13th July 2018

 

Arklow Sea Breeze Festival 2018

The Arklow SeaBreeze Festival Programme for 2018. Lots of fantastic fun events lined up from Sunday 8th July to Sunday 22nd July, something for everyone!

Bridgwater Flamingo Bay Event

From 20th July 17th August there will be a “Summer Beach Zone” in Bridgewater Shopping Centre where you can visit the 10ft Flamingo, Splash Zone Ball Pit, Beach SandPit and much more!

Children’s Icon Workshop

A children’s icon workshop featuring art games and prayer will take place on Wednesday August 1st at Aras Lorcain. Participants can register through the parish office today Friday 13th. Entry fee is €3 and places are limited. This workshop is open to all primary school children who are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

 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.

 

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.

Ride Against Suicide

The Warg Riders Motorcycle Club will depart on its third Biker Ride Against Suicide at 1pm from the Bridgewater Shopping Centre. Entry is €10 for a bike and rider and €5 for pillion.

Shelton Abbey Gardens

Shelton Abbey Open Centre will open its gardens to the public from 1pm – 4pm on Thursday 19th July. There will be a tour of the gardens, historical talks on the house, face painting and refreshments.

There is no entry fee however any donations will go to the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

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)

 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!

 

 

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: https://bridgewatercentre.ie/events/pop-up-princess-party/

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 8th June

Arklow Visual Arts Exhibition

The current Nine Fine Artist exhibition at the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery has been extended due to popular demand.  The exhibition of works of nine local artist’s from within the Arklow area launched on May 22, and such as the response locally that it is to continue for another week.

The exhibition represents a move on the gallery’s part, towards encouraging local artist who have not exhibited work for a time to do so.

For more information drop in during opening hours Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm at 61/63 Main Street, Arklow

 

  

5k for €5000

Registration can be completed via popupraces.ie or on the day form 8am at no 8 St Marys Road. The cost is 15 per adult and €5 per child. The first 150 people to register will receive a free T-Shirt.

 

Arklow Sea breeze Festival

The Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival takes place this year from Sunday 1st July right up to the main part of the Festival which this year runs from Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July. We are currently looking for contestants to take part in the Bridgwater Seabreeze Princess competition which will take place on Sunday 1st July. Prizes valued of up to €1000 from The Bridgewater Shopping Centre this year.

Entries are currently being accepted by the committee and all participants must be over 18 years of age by 1st July to be eligible. The Bridgewater S.C. have once come on board to sponsor this competition and a specially commissioned Tiara hand made by John Swan jewelers will go to this year’s winner.

Entry forms are available from Festival Chairperson, Tina O’ Sullivan 087 9093848 or Mary Burke, Secretary 087 9259504 or indeed any committee member.

 

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.T&Cs apply.

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. Tickets are €25 each and available to purchase through the Arklow Bay Hotel and the Football Club.

 

 

 

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)

 

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!

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 1st June 2018

FayeBella Pop Up Shop

The online clothing boutique FayeBella, which is run by two local ladies Julie & Edel, will be opening the doors of their first pop-up shop at 67 Lower Main Street Arklow today and will remain open

over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

For further information, please check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/faybella.online.boutique or their website at www.fayebella.com

  

5k for €5000

Registration can be completed via popupraces.ie or on the day form 8am at no 8 St Marys Road. The cost is 15 per adult and €5 per child. The first 150 people to register will receive a free T-Shirt.

Arklow Sea breeze Festival

The Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival takes place this year from Sunday 1st July right up to the main part of the Festival which this year runs from Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July. We are currently looking for contestants to take part in the Bridgwater Seabreeze Princess competition which will take place on Sunday 1st July. Prizes valued of up to €1000 from The Bridgewater Shopping Centre this year.

Entries are currently being accepted by the committee and all participants must be over 18 years of age by 1st July to be eligible. The Bridgewater S.C. have once come on board to sponsor this competition and a specially commissioned Tiara hand made by John Swan jewelers will go to this year’s winner.

Entry forms are available from Festival Chairperson, Tina O’ Sullivan 087 9093848 or Mary Burke, Secretary 087 9259504 or indeed any committee member.

 

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.T&Cs apply.

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. Tickets are €25 each and available to purchase through the Arklow Bay Hotel and the Football Club.

 

 

 

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)

 

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!

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 18th May 2018

Wicklow Hospice Charity Event 20th May

There will be a bus available from Arklow stopping in Aughrim and going to and from Macreddin for the Night of Music and Fun in memory of Nora Lalor and Bernie Tyrrell. Pick up at 6:30pm outside the Church of St Mary and Peter, continuing onto Aughrim for a pick up at the national school in Aughrim for 7pm.

Please contact Sinead on 0870954137 or email sinead@wicklowhospice.ie if you wish to avail of the bus. You can book your tickets for the night online by clicking on the following link https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/wicklowhospice/entry… Remember this event is limited to 200 so book your places fast for a wonderful night of music and entertainment. Check out www.wicklowhospice.ie for more information or contact Sinead on 0870954137.

Arklow Sea breeze Festival

The Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival takes place this year from Sunday 1st July right up to the main part of the Festival which this year runs from Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July. We are currently looking for contestants to take part in the Bridgwater Seabreeze Princess competition which will take place on Sunday 1st July. Prizes valued of up to €1000 from The Bridgewater Shopping Centre this year.

Entries are currently being accepted by the committee and all participants must be over 18 years of age by 1st July to be eligible. The Bridgewater S.C. have once come on board to sponsor this competition and a specially commissioned Tiara hand made by John Swan jewelers will go to this year’s winner.

Entry forms are available from Festival Chairperson, Tina O’ Sullivan 087 9093848 or Mary Burke, Secretary 087 9259504 or indeed any committee member.

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.T&Cs apply.

 

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. Tickets are €25 each and available to purchase through the Arklow Bay Hotel and the football club.

 

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)

 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!