Arklow This Week 8th March 2019

 “Best Musical Window Display” competition

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd – Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support Arklow Music Festival by decorating and displaying their windows with a musical theme.

The winner will be announced at the prize giving concert on Sunday the 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

St Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee in Arklow have just announced details of this year’s parade where the theme is “Reeling back the years” and gives groups, floats and marching groups plenty of scope for creativity. Mary Hickey has been announced as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Parade which kicks off at 2pm sharp.

This year there is a suggested Theme for participants “Reeling Back the Years”, aimed primarily at Commercial Floats, groups can also adopt this theme if they wish. We would encourage everyone to get involved in this year’s Parade and showcasing what is great about Arklow and free publicity for your Business/group/organization.

Do not forget there is a prize for the Best Window Display, which is open to all shops, pubs, and businesses in the town which we would love to see as many as possible being creative and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

If you wish to enter this year’s parade please contact;

Tina O’Sullivan, Chairperson, on 087 9093848, Tommy Annesley, Jim Hoey in The Bridge Hotel or Donal Molloy in Le Chef.  There is no entry fee, but a donation would be most welcome to defray some of the costs including insurances and prizes.

 

 Jobs & Careers Event

 

 

 

 

Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

Arklow Bay Wedding Fair

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm each day, we will be hosting a Spring Wedding Fair, we invite you to come and view our civil ceremony suite our amazing outdoor grounds which is ideal for an outdoor civil ceremony and our completely refurbished Bay Suite Ballroom will have an elegant new look coupled with fresh bespoke centrepieces and a luxurious décor.

The Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow’s finest wedding venue will be running the wedding fair from 2pm each day.

Our bridal suite with panoramic views of the Arklow Bay will also be on show for you to view; we will also have excellent offers available on the day for any weddings booked. Along with all of this our wedding team will be on hand to with all their expertise to answer any of your questions and help guide you on your way.

We will also have an array of suppliers exhibiting what they have to offer – Full Exhibitors list to follow.

For further inquiries please contact weddingsandevents@arklowbay.com or call 0402 26200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 1st March 2019

“Best Musical Window Display” competition

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd – Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support Arklow Music Festival by decorating and displaying their windows with a musical theme.

The winner will be announced at the prize giving concert on Sunday the 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

Votes for Women: The Irish Suffrage Movement

Arklow Library is delighted to welcome Sinéad Dunne (Irish History MA Student, Maynooth University) to give a talk to our younger borrowers about the Irish Suffragette Movement. This talk will cover a basic timeline of events and the major figures involved. The talk will be followed by a themed arts and crafts session. The event is free, but booking is essential.

Sat, 2 March 2019 11:00 – 12:00 

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

Arklow Bay Wedding Fair

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm each day, we will be hosting a Spring Wedding Fair, we invite you to come and view our civil ceremony suite our amazing outdoor grounds which is ideal for an outdoor civil ceremony and our completely refurbished Bay Suite Ballroom will have an elegant new look coupled with fresh bespoke centrepieces and a luxurious décor.

The Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow’s finest wedding venue will be running the wedding fair from 2pm each day.

Our bridal suite with panoramic views of the Arklow Bay will also be on show for you to view; we will also have excellent offers available on the day for any weddings booked. Along with all of this our wedding team will be on hand to with all their expertise to answer any of your questions and help guide you on your way.

We will also have an array of suppliers exhibiting what they have to offer – Full Exhibitors list to follow.

For further inquiries please contact weddingsandevents@arklowbay.com or call 0402 26200

 

 

Arklow This Week 22nd February 2019

 

 

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for Des Bishop show will be available for purchase this coming Saturday 16th in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 10.00am till 6.00pm….get your tickets whilst you can.

 

 

 

 

Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

 

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

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.

 

 

“Best Musical Window Display” competition

 

 

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd –  Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support Arklow Music Festival by decorating and displaying their windows with a musical theme.

The winner will be announced at the prize giving concert on Sunday the 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 15th February 2019

Valentine’s Event

Love is all around us at Bridgewater Shopping Centre this Valentine’s weekend.

Bridgewater welcome ‘Friends of Arklow Music and Arts’ this Saturday 16th February from 2pm-4:30pm with music, singing, a marching band and pianist all performing on mall.

2pm-Suntry Ladies Choir featuring Sara Clancy and Avril O’Toole from Riverdance

2.15pm-Fionn & Roisin Vigors

2.25pm-The Scott Brothers

2.30pm-Pianist Darragh Gillece and singer Erin Connolly

2.45pm-The Byrne Family Traditional Music

3pm-Sunbeam House Singers

3.15pm-Dancers from Studio 55

3.30pm-Bri Elle Finn

3.45pm-Garden of Ireland Children’s Choir

4pm-AMA young performers

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

Tickets for Des Bishop show will be available for purchase this coming Saturday 16th in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 10.00am till 6.00pm….get your tickets whilst you can.

 

Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

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.

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

Festival photography contest

Plans are coming along nicely for the 2019 Arklow Music Festival.  Now in its 50th anniversary year, the festival is set to once again welcome thousands of competitors and supporters to the town as the take part in the event which runs form Sunday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10.

A new element to mark this anniversary year is the amateur photography competition.  The competition is open to all non-professional photographers who are being invited to take a photo which they think best represents Arklow.

Prizes will be awarded in the under 18 and over 18 categories and all entries will be displayed at the Arklow Music Festival memory land exhibition in Arklow Library in March.  Winning photos will also be displayed in Arklow Music Festival venues.

The closing date for entries is Thursday February 28.  For further information contact Maria Nolan at marianolanfortune@gmail.com or 086 8473187.  All the information you need about Arklow Music Festival including details of how to register is available at the new festival website arklowmusicfestival.com

 

Arklow This Week 25th January 2019

ASL open day

We’re having our open Day, Jan 25th 10.00am -4pm at Block B Kish Business Park, Clogga Road, Arklow Location: https://goo.gl/maps/XPW6L7i5oGD2

To celebrate the Open Day & Our 5th Birthday we’re asking anyone coming along to register & donate just €5 euro to the day, all monies received through the Booking system or on the Day will be split between Arklow Cancer Support & Arklow RNLI.

You can register for the event at www.aslsafety.com/training

Again we’re asking for a voluntary donation of €5.00 on the day or online at http://1001bookings.com/asl/training/public_view_course/3105  to split between 2 very worthy charities!

We’re asking all Chamber Members to Drop in and say hello on the day  and to support local! To further celebrate we are offering all Chamber Members a FREE Dedicated Own  Company ELearning Account in our ELearning Platform.

Just Register for Your Free Trial Here http://aslsafety.com/elearning.php  and we’ll contact you to get you set up!!

We’re also offering a Free Initial Safety & Training Consultation with one of our team to help you assess your safety & training needs for your organisation for 2019 – Register at Reception upon Arrival.

We’ll have a selection of Plant, Equipment, Tools and Machinery  that we provide training on, along with full access to all of our NEW facilities- one or 2 celebrities will be hanging around for pictures and Wicklow Hires Famous PINK Digger will be in the building!!

January Kids Activities And Competition!

19TH – 27TH JANUARY 2019

Join us from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January and brighten up your day.

Visit our colouring corner where you can draw your favourite holiday and display it on our picket fence for your chance to WIN a €50 Bridgewater voucher.

Our favourite design will even feature on our Bridgewater branded tote bags.

Why not enjoy some free face painting while you are with us

Make sure to enter our competition for your chance to win a holiday worth €2000, simply pick up a form in centre and post it in our entry box for your chance to win!!

 

Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

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.

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

 

Arklow Library event

To celebrate the recent IWDG expedition to Iceland in May-July 2018 on board Celtic Mist, the IWDG will be undertaking a tour of Ireland to share stories, images and videos of this exciting and challenging expedition which circumnavigated 1500nmls of the North Atlantic.  The IWDG will come to Arklow Library to tell these stories on the 31st January 2019.  The talk entitled ‘On the trail of the whale’ will start with a short film clip followed by an introduction and overview.  This hour-long session will conclude with a Q & A session.

 

Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival AGM

A little later than usual and is hard to believe it is that time of the year when we get ready to prepare for Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival 2018. After another successful festival the committee are already preparing for 2019, dates are Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July, 2019.

The AGM of Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival will take place on Wednesday 6th February, 2019 at 8.30pm in the Bridge Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Anyone interested in helping out during the festival or being on committee or indeed have any ideas/suggestions are welcome to come along.
We are always looking for new members and open to new ideas.

Thanks for all your help over the past year also.  If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) National AGM in Arklow Bay Hotel this weekend

The Sunny South East of Ireland is set to stage the National AGM of The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) which takes place in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Sunday 27th January, 2019 at 2.30pm. This is the first time ever in the history of AIMS to have in Arklow, Co. Wicklow which will be hosted by the South East Region of AIMS. Members of Avonmore Musical Society are delighted to have in Arklow as Avonmore Musical Society this year celebrate their 40th Anniversary of Musical Theatre in the seaside town.

Delegates will travel from all over Ireland and decend on The Arklow Bay Hotel from Friday night, where the association also hold their annual working weekend and plan for the busy year ahead, cumulating in the National AGM on Sunday afternoon. Robert Donnelly, Chairman of the South East Region of AIMS and currently National Vice President of AIMS and committee, are ensuring that delegates will have a wonderful time when they visit the Garden Of Ireland, bringing much needed early tourism to the town.

A warm welcome awaits people and looking forward to seeing as many members support the AGM and hopefully see Robert Donnelly re-elected to the position of National Vice President for a second term. Any member of an affiliated musical society may attend the AGM.

Thanks to Catherine, Dick and all the team at the Arklow Bay Hotel for their support and looking forward to a very productive and enjoyable weekend.

Further information available from:  Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society

Mobile 087 2886845 E: colm.moules@aims.ie

 

Arklow This Week 18th January 2019

 RNLI Hurry to the Curry

Our Annual Fundraiser “Dans Lifeboat Special Hurry to the Curry” is taking place on Friday 18th January in the Arklow Bay Hotel.
It’s a little earlier this year owing to refurbishments at the hotel.  We are celebrating 50 years of this event and really need your support this year!!
Tickets can be purchased from any of the Fundraising Committee, Arklow Lifeboat Station or at reception in the Hotel.
It’s always a great night out so we’re hoping to see you there!! — feeling hungry!

 

 ASL Open Day

To celebrate the Open Day & Our 5th Birthday we’re asking anyone coming along to register & donate just €5 euro to the day, all monies received through the Booking system or on the Day will be split between Arklow Cancer Support & Arklow RNLI.

You can register for the event at www.aslsafety.com/training- Again we’re asking for a voluntary donation of €5.00 on the day or online to split between 2 very worthy charities!

We’re asking all Chamber Members to Drop in and say hello on the day and to support local! To further celebrate we are offering all Chamber Members a FREE Dedicated Own Company ELearning Account in our ELearning Platform.

Just Register for Your Free Trial Here http://aslsafety.com/elearning.php  and we’ll contact you to get you set up!!

We’re also offering a Free Initial Safety & Training Consultation with one of our team to help you assess your safety & training needs for your organisation for 2019 – Register at Reception upon Arrival.

We’ll have a selection of Plant, Equipment, Tools and Machinery that we provide training on, along with full access to all our NEW facilities- one or 2 celebrities will be hanging around for pictures and Wicklow Hires Famous PINK Digger will be in the building!!

Refreshments, Tea, Coffee & Birthday Cake will be available too!!!

Looking forward to welcoming to our New Facility at Kish Business Park you on the 25th!!!

 

January Kids Activities And Competition!

19TH – 27TH JANUARY 2019

Join us from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January and brighten up your day.

Visit our colouring corner where you can draw your favourite holiday and display it on our picket fence for your chance to WIN a €50 Bridgewater voucher.

Our favourite design will even feature on our Bridgewater branded tote bags.

Why not enjoy some free face painting while you are with us

Make sure to enter our competition for your chance to win a holiday worth €2000, simply pick up a form in centre and post it in our entry box for your chance to win!!

 

 Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

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.

 

 

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

 

Arklow Library event

To celebrate the recent IWDG expedition to Iceland in May-July 2018 on board Celtic Mist, the IWDG will be undertaking a tour of Ireland to share stories, images and videos of this exciting and challenging expedition which circumnavigated 1500nmls of the North Atlantic.  The IWDG will come to Arklow Library to tell these stories on the 31st January 2019.  The talk entitled ‘On the trail of the whale’ will start with a short film clip followed by an introduction and overview.  This hour-long session will conclude with a Q & A session.

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 11th January 2019

RNLI Hurry To The Curry

Our Annual Fundraiser “Dans Lifeboat Special Hurry to the Curry” is taking place January 18th Arklow Bay Hotel.
It’s a little earlier this year owing to refurbishments at the hotel, we’re celebrating 50 years of this event and really need your support this year!!
Tickets can be purchased from any of the Fundraising Committee, Arklow Lifeboat Station or at reception in the Hotel.
It’s always a great night out so we’re hoping to see you there!! — feeling hungry!

 

Avonmore M.S.  production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Chorus rehearsals for the show commence on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s College, Arklow with Amy Penston doing Voice Rehearsals, while Dance Rehearsals with Martina Lynch take place on Thursday 17th Jan, again in St. Mary’s College, Arklow at 7.30pm. Our chorus is open to members who are aged 16+ (or in Transition Year). Men are especially welcome, so why not come out and give it a go.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

 

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.

 

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Sign Language classes

Irish Sign Language classes takes place in the Community Room at Arklow Library every Wednesday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

 

Arklow This Week 21st December 2018

 Free Parking for Christmas

Free parking will be provided in Arklow town for the Christmas period – running until Tuesday 1st January 2019.  This Arklow Municipal District initiative will apply to all areas with the exception of Main Street, Lower Main Street, Upper Main Street and the Wexford Road.  Pay and display parking will remain as normal in these areas.

 

 

 

 Arklow Performance Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Gallery

The Arklow Visual Arts will host its Christmas members Art exhibition which opens on Tuesday 4th December from 7-9p.m.

Over 30 artists will be exhibiting their work in paintings and crafts in driftwood and a few surprises are in store.  All items are for sale just in time for Christmas and you will be supporting your community.  All are welcome to visit we will remain open from Tuesday 4th December until Friday 21st.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.  For enquiries contact 089 4248376 or arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

Bridgewater Shopping Centre Christmas Opening hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Santa Claus at the Arklow Bay Hotel

 

 

Christmas Food Service Opening Hours at The Arklow Bay Hotel

 

Arklow This Week 14th December 2018

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 dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

Free Parking for Christmas

Free parking will be provided in Arklow town for the Christmas period – running until Tuesday 1st January 2019.  This Arklow Municipal District initiative will apply to all areas with the exception of Main Street, Lower Main Street, Upper Main Street and the Wexford Road.  Pay and display parking will remain as normal in these areas.

 

 


 

Arklow Library

Family Storytime and Arts and Crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.  All are welcome and admission is free.

 

 

 

Visual Arts Gallery

The Arklow Visual Arts will host its Christmas members Art exhibition which opens on Tuesday 4th December from 7-9p.m.

Over 30 artists will be exhibiting their work in paintings and crafts in driftwood and a few surprises are in store.  All items are for sale just in time for Christmas and you will be supporting your community.  All are welcome to visit we will remain open from Tuesday 4th December until Friday 21st.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.  For enquiries contact 089 4248376 or arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

 

 

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 12th October 2018

Cancer Support Group art class in new exhibition

The Arklow Cancer Support art class will showcase their latest work at an exhibition at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery.  The exhibition opens on Monday 8th October at 8 p.m. and runs for two weeks.

This is Arklow Cancer Support Art Classes third art exhibition.  In 2010, Arklow Cancer Support set up an art group for clients and relatives of people going through and bereaved from cancer. The art class takes place on Monday mornings at 10.30 a.m. under the instruction of Bernie Fitzgerald.  Anyone who would like to join the group should contact the office at 0402 23590.

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.

 

 

Charity Fashion Show

To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin.  Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception. The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s. This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food.  All are welcome to attend to help celebrate this milestone.

 

 

 

Arklow Halloween Festival Parade

Plans for the second Arklow Halloween Festival are underway. Arklow Municipal District has begun work on the event following the huge success of the inaugural festival. 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. Entry is now open for expressions of interest from larger organizations 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. The Arklow Municipal District are running a competition for the most original and exciting displays as a way of recognizing people’s efforts, community spirit and creativity. For more information, please email ArklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie or phone 0402 42700. (A full program of festival events will be released in early October.

 

 

  

The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018

The 2018 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards is now in its third year. The competition promotes enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area. Arklow was nominated for the competition in the population category greater than 10,000. This was a fantastic opportunity for the Arklow Town Team to highlight recent and forthcoming initiatives for enterprise within the town.

During the visit to Arklow on the 25th of September, three judges met with representatives from the business and community sectors of the town and received a presentation highlighting the positive attributes of the area. Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on November 28, 2018.