Arklow This Week 22nd June

CHAIN OF OFFICE FOR COUNCILLOR MIRIAM

We would like to Congratulate Councillor Miriam Murphy on her recent election as Town Cathaoirlach of Arklow Municipal District.

 

 

BLESSING 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.

 

 

 

 

WOODBRIDGE FASHION SHOW

 

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 SEABREEZE 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 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 15th June 2018

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Hickey’s Homecoming

Local superwoman Mary Hickey has almost completed the Lap of the Map in aid of the RNLI.

Let’s show Mary our support in her fantastic achievement and give her a warm welcome home this Saturday the 14th April at 2pm, Main St Arklow.

To donate to this amazing cause, please click onhttps://give.everydayhero.com/ie/rnli-lap-of-the-map

 

Inver Choir hosts Afternoon Tea

Inver ladies Choir will host an afternoon tea event on Saturday April 14 at 3.30pm in the Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA complex on the Beach Road, Arklow.

Tickets cost €16 and include a glass of presecco on arrival, afternoon tea and musical entertainment, including a performance from the choir members.

For more information contact Ann 086 1972107

 

Arklow Music Festivals

The new dates for the Arklow Music Festival are now re-scheduled for Saturday 21st April to Sunday 29th April 2018. Arklow & District Chamber are once again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” in conjunction with the annual Arklow Music Festival.

All local traders are continuously supportive of the 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 29th of April, in St Mary’s Hall and will receive the “Best Musical Window Display Cup”.

 

 Registration open for Darkness into Light

From 400 people at the first Darkness Into Light in 2009 to 180,000 people last year, DIL has become a movement in more ways than one across Ireland and all over the world. We would love you to join us this May!

Save the date – Saturday, 12th of May 2018 @ 4.15am starting at Arklow Sea Scout

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

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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 Grand Marshall is Majella Myler of Arklow Sea Scouts and she will lead a diverse range of floats, decorated vehicles and marching groups through the centre of Arklow Town.

Arklow Chamber of Commerce will present the “Chamber of Commerce Cup” for the Best Float for this years parade.

Fiver Friday Promotion

 

The “Fiver Friday” promotion in conjunction Joe Duffy’s LiveLine Show will be live from Arklow this Friday the 16th of March. The RTE presenter will be outside Arklow Courthouse broadcasting as part of his Nationwide Tour.

This is a fantastic opportunity to give that extra support to local businesses in the aftermath of Storm Emma. Special Offers from local businesses can be found on the following Facebook pages:

  • Arklow Chamber of Commerce
  • Arklow Enterprise Town
  • Fiver Friday Arklow Page

Or alternatively, tune into Joe Duffy’s Liveline show Mon to Fri 1.45 – 3.00pm. Or check RTE’s Liveline website page to check for online Fiver Friday deals.

 Lap of the Map

The 80’s night fundraiser in aid of Mary Hickey’s Lap of the Map has been rescheduled for March 24th. More details are to follow.

Rockview Artists

Arklow Library will host a new art exhibition featuring the works of Martha Duane and Muara Hann of Rockview Artists.

The exhibition will open on Thursday March 15th at 7pm and run until the end of the month.

 

Avonmore Musical Society “That’s Eurovision”

Avonmore Musical Society is looking for people to participate in their very own version of the Eurovision Song Contest with a winning prize of €500.

Places are limited, so do not leave it too late to get involved, contact Georgie Nichols at gkikig@yahoo.com for more information or check out the Avonmore Musical Society Facebook page.

Cookery Demo

Arklow Rugby Club will host a cookery evening with well-known Irish Chef, Kevin Dundon in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday March 23rd.

Tickets are €20 and are available from Rachel on 085 2272076.

 

 

  

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.

 

 

 

 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 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.

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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.

International Women’s Day

An International Womens Day lunch celebrating local Arklow woman Kate Tyrrell, will take place in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Thursday the 8th March 12:30pm – 2:30pm.

Tickets are €20 and are available to buy from the Arklow Bay Hotel, Kustom Kids & Mcmullans.

This event is being supported by the Arklow Town Team.

Cookery Demo

The Arklow Rugby Club will host a cookery evening with well-known Irish Chef, Kevin Dundon in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday March 23rd.

Tickets are €20 and are available from Rachel on 085 2272076.

 

 

Reading Initiative Arklow Library

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 http://arklowmusicfestival.com/. 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.

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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 http://arklowmusicfestival.com/. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Breakfast Event – “State Supports To Grow Your Business”

Arklow Chamber_Business Support Clinic

 

Arklow Seabreeze Festival 2017

 

We are still accepting applications for the Princess Competition, contact Tina O Sullivan  087 9093848  or Mary Burke 087 259504

Bridgewater Seabreeze Princess Competition

To keep up to date on whats happening

visit:  www.arklowseabreezefestival.ie

Support those who support the festival and have some fun along the way

 

 

 

 

Cathaoirleach for Arklow

Tommy-AnnelseyChamber Member, Cllr Tommy Annesley, has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District Council, taking over from outgoing Cathaoirleach Cllr Pat Kennedy

Clir. Annesley outlined what he would like to see happen in the town over the next year.

As Cathaoirleach he would like to finish projects that have been ongoing for a while, such as the rock armour on the South Beach and push for the groynes out into the sea to form a natural beach.  He intends pushing for funding from the Department.  An improvement for the business community is also on his agenda.  He hopes the valuation officer  to meet with the Chamber of Commerce and the public to explain how they reach a rateable valuation for properties.

The Arklow District Chamber of Commerce congratulate Councillor Annesley and wish him every success during his tenure.

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The Arklow Pottery and Art Festival

 

gold coffe setThe Arklow Pottery and Art Festival, which is a two day event to celebrate the towns rich heritage, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 24th and 25th of June. This two day event will include a number of live demonstrations and exhibitions of Arklow Pottery production process and includes the pottery designer John Ffrench.

The Festival will be officially Arklow-Pottery-Logoopened on Saturday at 11 am and the exhibition of Arklow Pottery will be open to the public at that time. From 11.30 am Thomas Dunne, Chantal Fortune and Peter Kinsella will be on hand to date and value pieces of Arklow Pottery.  On Sunday from 11 am to 2pm there will be ceramic workshops and an open sale from 11 am to 4.30 pm.

For further information contact Arklow Pottery and Art Festival on facebook or Solace Studio Pottery.

Funding for Arklow Harbour

 

Under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMF) Operational Program Wicklow County Council have been successful in obtaining funding for three projects. The funding will support storage facilities for fishermen at Arklow Harbour; fisherman hoist upgrade and associated training and restoration of the lightship “ SKUA” lantern. A total investment of €253,750 will be provided for these projects including €76,125 from Wicklow County Council. The remaining €177,625 co-funded by the EU and the Exchequer.

Harbour Pic

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 Arklow Library is hosting an Exhibition 

 

hook lighthouseWe are hosting an exhibition of photography entitled Hook Peninsula Photography. This exhibition is a collection of ages by various photographers who were chosen from all the entries who entered the 2016 Hook Peninsula Photography Exhibition. From the entrants, images have been selected from the exhibition by an independent judge, with four category winners and one overall winner.

These stunning photographs show the Hook Peninsula as the jewel in the crown of the south East of Ireland.

Come and judge for yourself.  Exhibition till the end of the month.

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Avonmore Musical Society Scholarships

 

Avonmore Musical Society were delighted to present scholarships to two young members of the society who took part in their recent production of “Oliver!”. The scholarships are to the AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) Youth Summer School in Thurles County Tipperary in the first week of July. The worthy recipients this year are Luke Andrew Feeney and Sinead Byrne. The scholarship is issued in memory of Pat Hayes, a member of the Arklow society who sadly passed away 11 years ago due to illness. Pat loved the Avonmore and was a treasured and very much loved member who appeared in many shows and was a committee member. The awards were presented on the night by Sean Hayes, brother of Pat with Chairman Rob Donnelly and AIMS President Colm Moules also present.

Avonmore musical logo

The two recipients were very popular winners and the week long residential course in Thurles is designed to encourage, promote and advance further development in musical and theatre performance. The course is run by the Association of Irish Musical Societies with Director Peter Kennedy and Musical Director Mary Rose McNally. As well as the two scholarship winners Avonmore have another 10 members attending. Former past participants of the AIMS Summer School are Amy and Leah Penston who just finished a West End Tour of Roddy Doyle’s “The Commitments” and Jonny Holden who is currently appearing in the BBC programme “Paula”.

About 20 members of Avonmore will attend the AIMS Awards in Killarney next week when they will be cheering on Siobhan Fawsitt who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Widow Corney in the recent production of “Oliver!” The AIMS Awards will be attended by over 1100 people at what is called the Irish equivalent of the Oscars. The awards will be presented by the President of AIMS Colm Moules who is also a member of Avonmore Musical Society.

New Members For The Arklow Tennis Club

 

Tennis

This is an active club with tennis being played on the all-weather courts throughout the year.

New members are very welcome as we have a lot to offer with junior camps and coaching organised.

Sports Facilitator David Sheehan, also adult coaching available.

There are one night tournaments as well as team competitions.

Tennis on offer for all levels.

For new members the Tennis club is located on the Coolgrainey Road

Tennis Club Contact No is 0851708183