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Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015 (Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015)

Attendance is free of charge

Wicklow's Heritage Building Show 2015Gledalough will become a one-stop destination for owners in need of accurate, impartial and free advice on caring and repairing their old buildings. The Irish Georgian Society, in partnership with Wicklow County Council and the Office of Public Works, are mounting an exhibition in the grounds of the OPW’s Glendalough Visitor Centre from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September.  Throughout the weekend over two-dozen craftspeople will demonstrate key traditional skills needed for the conservation of old buildings, including sash window repairs; use of lime-based mortars; decorative plasterwork; ironwork; slate roofing; thatching; mud and earth construction; stained glass and fanlight conservation; stone carving; dry stonewall construction; and clock restoration to name a few.

For more information and a timetable please click here.

Glendalough

Sunrise in Glendalough – picture taken by Speirview Ireland. To see more pictures and videos please visit the Speirview website. 

Wicklow Culture Night – Friday 18th September 2015

On Friday 18 September, Wicklow County Council invites you to take part in the annual National Culture Night programme as part of the cultural celebrations taking place throughout the country on the night.  Now in its 10th year, this nationwide celebration which began in Dublin has expanded to the entire country, with many exciting events taking place in communities all over Ireland.  Wicklow is no exception, with over thirty exciting events lined up around the county, with something for everybody young to old, active to easy-going and all those in between.

For more information and a timetable please click here.

September… special book offer from Kavanagh’s Wexford Road

Kavanagh's Wexford RoadBuy any paperback in KAVANAGH’S WEXFORD ROAD throughout the month of September and get FIVE tickets for our next MAGAZINE MADNESS MONTHLY DRAW – which will be held in-store on October 1. To date, we have given back more than €3,500.00 since starting our MAGAZINE MADNESS DRAW! Money that goes BACK into our LOCAL ECONOMY after it is SPENT in our LOCAL ECONOMY! Keep the wheel oiled – SHOP LOCAL!

 

 

Music in the Garden

The event will take place on Sunday 13th September from 1 pm to 5 pm in Roy/Marie Dempseys Monument Lane in aid of Arklow Marsh Project and St. Joseph’s Church Templerainey.

Music Featuring: Opera Serenade, Margaret Fitzgerald, Niamh O’Connor, Mary Graham, Denise Brennan, John Joe Brauders, Pat Brennan, Michael Flood, Set Dancing demonstration and Special Guest Appearance by THE TEMPLEMICHAEL CEILI BAND.

Music in the Garden-finalists

Finalist from Fleadh Ceoil Sligo 2015

Other activities include “House of Stories” bingo, jaunting car/pony rides, face painting, bric-a-brac sale, auction, various craft stalls, display of the Arklow Ganzey and a unique Pottery Making Demonstration.

Refreshments will be available and admission costs €5 (gate prize.)

Coral Leisure Centre Arklow

COMPETITION TIME!!! To be in with a chance to win 1 Months pool/gym membership all you have to do is LIKE and SHARE and TAG a friend. Winner will be announced 13th September!!! GO……!!!

Coral leisure

 

R.L.S.S National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course will be ran from October 27th till November 1st
Coral leisure3Time : 9.30am till 4.30pm Daily
Cost: €250.00 per candidate,
All candidates must be 16 years and over
Deposit of €50.00 is required to hold your place
All Fees must be paid by October 12th
If you are interested in doing the course
Contact Nicola Walker R.L.S.S Trainer Assessor on 086 0629988

Halloween Camp

Taking bookings NOW!!!Pay a deposit of €20 and pay the rest on the day limited spaces available.

Date: Tuesday 27th October – Friday 30th October

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

  • 10 am – 2 pm daily for children aged 4+
  • An Action packed week for only €45
  • Swimming everyday
  • 4 Days Pool Inflatable
  • 2 Day Bouncy Castle
  • Lots of Spooky Arts & Crafts
  • Fancy Dress Party
  • Pumpkin Carving and a Halloween Party

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Studio 55 Dance Academy

Chamber of Commerce Award Winner for “Best Small Business 2013”

Aims Nominated for “Best Choreographer in Ireland” 2010 & 2011

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Register now to join us for our exciting production of “The Wicked Wizard of Oz”. Pay per term and pay weekly options available – 50% sibling discounts.

Classes available for:

Children 3+, Teens & Adults in:

Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Zumba Fitness, Piloxing, Body Conditioning, Ballroom & Latin American.

Wedding Dance Lessons available by request.

For more information please contact Martina on 085 1227286 or visit her Facebook profile.

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Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre2MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES BEGINNING IN ARKLOW TOMORROW FOR KIDZ AND TEENZ!! Taught by professional, qualified teachers, our classes will be bursting with Dancing, Singing, Acting, Creativity and Performance. Book in now!!!!! Call Kerry on 085 1417398!!

For more information please  visit Kerry Smith’s Facebook profile.

 

Musical Theatre

 

 

If The Elders

This is for anyone yet to see The Elders Band Live, a little clip of them playing in the States this weekend. The lads are going to be playing The Arklow Bay Hotel on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm. Tickets on sale soon.

Ballroom and Latin with Laura

No partner Needed, No experience required, just a passion to learn Ballroom & Latin Dance.
Kids, Partner and Solo.

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Adult Classes

  • Bokwa Dance Fitness, Levels 1-3 (expert level 1)
  • Bokwa Tone & Core…………
  • Ballroom & Latin (Couples & Solo classes.)
  • Social Adult Dance Classes
  • Wedding and Group Dances Classes
  • Hen Parties

Childrens Classes

  • Jumping Beans (3-6 years)
  • Ballroom & Latin Competitive Dance (3 years +)
  • Juvenile Ballroom & Latin Formation Dancing (Teens)
  • Bokwa Kidz Crew (7 years+)
  • Private Kids Ballroom & Latin Lessons for Competitions

Prices 

Jumping Beans BOKWA Classes €6.00, Pay as you go

Ballroom & Latin Classes €7.00, Pay as you go

*****SPECIAL OFFERS***** 

  • Siblings get 50% OFF discount for the second child.
  • Do a Bokwa/Jumping Beans class and a Ballroom & Latin class and receive the cheapest one 50% OFF (which means you get 2 classes for €10 a week).
  • Must begin the classes in September 2015.

For more information please contact Laura on 086-3968673, email laurabokwa@hotmail.com, visit Laura’s website or Facebook page.

 

Music under the Mountains 2015

For all you trad fans, Music under The Mountains Festival is on again this month 18-20 September in Hollywood Co. Wicklow. Looks like a good place to stop if you’re out for a drive.

Music under the Mountains 2015

 

Sound investment in instruments as €210,000 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2015

instrumentsOn 2nd September 2015 Music Network welcomed the announcement by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, confirming capital funds of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme 2015.

The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network, provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to both non-professional performing groups/ensembles and professional musicians.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD said:

“In Ireland, we are lucky to possess a wealth of musical talent.  For this talent to continue to progress and flourish it is vital that our musicians are supported and provided with the opportunities to improve their performing ability.  Over the past five years, the funding provided by my Department for the Music Capital Scheme has enabled Music Network to provide support for the purchase of musical instruments to a wide range of talented individuals and groups, including choirs, orchestras, youth bands and traditional music groups. I am delighted therefore to announce capital funding of €210,000 for the Music Capital Scheme in 2015.”

For more information please visit Music Network Website.

Music Network

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the FGaeltacht with students from St Agnes CCMA at the announcement of the Music Capital Scheme 2015.

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Interruption to Water Supply in Arklow Town on Thursday 10th September

Irish Water in partnership with Wicklow County Council wish to advise residents of Arklow Town, in particular around the areas of Lamberton, The Kish, Emoclew Road, Knockenrahen and Ballynattin that water will be shut off in parts of the town from 9am until 7pm on Thursday 10th September.

This shut off is necessary as ESB Networks are undertaking Quality of Supply improvements in the area.

For further information please contact Irish Water Customer Services on 1800 278 278.

 

Arklow Further Education and Training Centre

Fernhill Plaza Wexford Road Arklow

0402 39680

Fernhil PlazaWe have some places available on our courses starting in September.

Leaving Certificate for adults, this is a two year course that includes Maths, English, history Economics, Biology, Art and Computers. Students on this course can progress onto Third Level education or onto PLC course or into employment.

Certificate in Community Care QQI Level 5 5M2786. This is a year long course for adults who wish to work in Nursing homes or as home helps. The modules include Human Growth and development, Care provision and practice, Care of the older person, Safety and Health at Work, Communications, Equality and disability, Work experience Word processing and Occupational First Aid.

Certificate in Business QQI Level 6 6M4985. This course is suitable for adults who have good computer skills or who have completed a Level 5 course. The modules include Business Management, Communications, Word processing, Spreadsheets, Web authoring, Database, Personal and professional development.

Art portfolio preparation Course. This is a part time course designed to support and guide those who want to refresh their artistic skills and begin pursuing a career in Art and Design.

If you are interested in any of these courses please contact Maria or Melissa on 0402 23455 or 0402 39680 or by email at vtosarklow@eircom.net

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Local Community Restore Old Kilbride Cemetery

As part of Heritage Week Minister Simon Harris officially opened Old Kilbride Cemetery in Arklow.  He congratulated local volunteers who undertook this restoration project.  This cemetery is unique in that is features a pyramid tomb, commissioned in the late 1700s by Ralph Howard, the first Viscount of Wicklow.  In his speech Minister Harris said it is important, especially during Heritage Week that we take stock of the heritage sites within our communities.

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Tourism Potential of Avoca Mines

Avoca MinesOn Wednesday 26th August Minister Simon Harris brought together a number of stake holders, including the Avoca Heritage Committee, Failte Ireland, Wicklow County Tourism and the County Wicklow Heritage Officer, to discuss the tourism potential of the mines at Avoca.  He stated he is keen that Failte Irelands newest tourism initiative, ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ will feature an element of Ireland’s industrial heritage and would like to ensure that Avoca Mines is included as it is a unique insight into the industrial past of Wicklow.  The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has committed to a €3 million investment in public health and safety works on the site over the period 2014 – 2016.  As each area of the mine undergoes work, public access will then be enabled.

 

Tidy Towns

Members of Arklow Tidy Towns have been invited to the televised Tidy Towns award ceremony at The Helix for the first time since it was founded 40 years ago. The group was delighted to get confirmation of the invitation and looks forward to attending on September 28 where the awards winners will be announced.

 

Avonmore Musical Society

Avonmore Musical Society held their main and very popular fundraiser “Strictly Come Dancing” last Saturday night in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Chairman Rob Donnelly would like to thank all the couples who danced and everyone who came for helping make the night such a wonderful success. With over 750 audience members present plus 20 couples dancing representing various groups and charities the hotel was packed to capacity and the atmosphere was electric.

The 20 couples performed their individual dances and the Avonmore girls also performed a dance to “Buenos Aries” to advertise Avonmore’s next Musical Production “Evita” which will be staged from Tues 29th March to Saturday 2nd April 2016. The main winners on the night were Gerry Brauders & Eimear Harper who won on behalf of “Caveman”.

Avonmore

For more information please visit:

http://www.wicklownews.net/2015/08/gerry-and-eimear-win-avonmore-strictly/

http://www.avonmoremusicalsociety.com/

 

Duck Pond shortlisted for national Chambers award

duck pond2Arklow Duck Pond has been shortlisted for a national Chambers Ireland award. The local amenity which was entered by Arklow Municipal District under Wicklow County Council and it was confirmed in recent days that the area is a finalist for the Excellence in Local Government Awards. Now in their twelfth year, the awards recognise and celebrate the work carried out in communities by local authorities. Over the past six years a vast amount of work has been completed to transform the Duck Pond to a safe and social area for everyone to enjoy day and night. Congratulations to everyone involved from Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce !!!

 

Tom Lawler’s solo art exhibition at the Visual Art Gallery in Arklow

Wicklow artist Tom Lawler shared his most recently produced works with the community of Arklow over the past couple of weeks at the latest exhibition to take place at the Local Arklow Visual Art Gallery. The gallery was delighted to host the show, which included Tom’s acrylic and gouache work. Tom spent the past year producing this large body of work which was well received by the public and at the gallery. His paintings are vibrant abstractions inspired by a library of artistic books.

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Innovations Theatre School

Innovaions Theatre SchoolIf you want your child to build confidence, learn new skills and make friends – come on upcoming open day on Wednesday September 9th. Innovations Theatre School provides all of this for children aged 5-18 in their weekly classes in Arklow. The open day will be at their regular venue of The Centre, Wexford Road, Arklow from 5pm to 7 pm, where new students will be able to try out a full two – hour session of dance, singing and acting alongside the regular classes. There will also be a short informal audition for entry into the school. Classes take place at that time every week from September to May. Fees are €170 for 10 weeks, with 30 weeks through the year. To book a place on the open day or for more information please contact 087 1364219 or 086 3442916. You can also check out the Innovations Theatre School Website http://www.innovations.ie/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/InnovationsTheatreSchool/info?tab=page_info.

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Are you interested in going to College in 2015?

Clermount College

Do you want to study for an IT Carlow  accredited programme on you doorstep.

The Wicklow County Campus, Clermount House, Rathnew is now Enrolling for September 2015 with  IT Carlow Validated Programmes at Masters, Degree, High Diploma and Certificate level.

The part time evening programmes are offered in the areas of Business & Accounting, Humanities, Computing & Science and Engineering.

It is worth noting that there are short Certificate programmes (from one night a week for 12 weeks in areas such as Web Design/ Online Marketing/ Organisational Psychology that may be very beneficial to businesses in the current marketplace.

Please  click on the link underneath to view all programmes being offered on a part-time evening basis in Rathnew.

www.itcarlow.ie/wicklow

If you would like more information and wish to contact a staff member , please call 0404 67125 or email Wicklow@itcarlow.ie and all your queries will be dealt with.

 

Closing Date for Katie Taylor Sports Bursary

Katie TaylorWicklow County Council has set up a sport scholarship in Katie Taylor’s name in recognition of her amazing sporting achievements.  The scholarship is intended for students who have excelled at their chosen sport and are undertaking an undergraduate degree course in any academic field.  A bursary of €1,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant.  For an application forms go to www.wicklow.ie .

The closing date is next Friday 4th September and no application will be accepted after 12 noon on this date. 

 

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Congratulations to Denis Nolan of CCÉ, Anne Devlin, Co.Wicklow  who took first place in the mouth organ senior competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 in Sligo.

 

 

Sea Safety

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The Arklow RNLI sea safety team is offering free and impartial advice on safety aboard your board or ashore to anyone who requires it.  To book your place or for information please contact mark@aslsafety.com or call Mark om 086 8260439.  Mark’s company ASL Safety is a member of the Arklow Chamber.

 

 

Tour de Leinster

Tour de LeinsterThis is a 4 day, 600km charity cycle taking place on the 24th- 27th of September 2015.

The Tour will be a challenging and inspiring event for everyone involved with the route taking in all the counties of Leinster. All the funds raised by the cycle will benefit  Down Syndrome Ireland both at National level and across all our Leinster branches.  The cyclists will also have the honour of cycling with Sean Kelly during the tour. A legend in his own right, Sean Kelly won numerous titles and accolades in his career including the Paris-Nice seven times in a row, the Vuelta Espana, Paris Roubaix and was World number one six times.

For full information on route, registration, costs and sponsorship go to http://www.downsyndrome.ie/tour-de-leinster/cyclist-info/

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RNLI Arklow Maritime Festival

RNLI enjoyed a very successful Maritime Festival with almost 3.000 people showing up for this annual event. Members of Arklow Lifeboat would like to thank to all volunteers, and also a various sponsors!!
Most of all a big thanks to all for coming down and supporting the Arklow RNLI.
Thanks to LE CIARA and her Captain & XO, Hugh Searle, Irish Whale and Dolphin RV Celtic Mist, ArklowSailingClub and everybody else for helping to put Arklow Maritime Festival very firmly back on the calendar.

Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer At Arklow Lifeboat said “This is an important fundraising weekend for the lifeboat and there are plenty of things lined up for all the family. We are asking the community to lend their support as much as possible. We’ve got all the normal great attractions this year, with the navy and the Vikings on board, we’d like to see people down on the quay , thanks to our corporate sponsors, most of our events and attractions are free, but all donations are very welcome”.

Arklow Maritime Festival

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/GatheringoftheFleetArklowMaritimeFest?fref=ts

http://arklowmaritimefestival.com/

 

A vessel rescued by Arklow RNLI and LE Ciara

Arklow RNLIArklow RNLI and the Irish Naval Boat, the LE Ciara, rescued four people and saved a boat from running aground during the height of the Maritime Festival. On Sunday the RNLI volunteers made their way through a very busy Arklow harbour heading down the Avoca River to locate the distressed vessel.

Following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said:
“This incident happened just in advance of a planned exercise involving our lifeboat and the local fire service and the Coastguard helicopter it shows the importance and need for multi-agency interactions during search and rescue operations, we look forward to future exercises involving the naval service and all of our local emergency services”.


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For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/GatheringoftheFleetArklowMaritimeFest?fref=ts

 

Joanna Murphy – a new CEO of ConnectIreland

Joanna Murphy, who was a guest speaker at 2015 Chamber Ball, takes the top job at ConnectIreland. Joanna has been a key member of ConnectIreland’s leadership team since 2013, holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. Recently Joanna has been appointed as the new CEO of ConnectIreland, the incentivised referral programme appointed by IDA Ireland to deliver the Government’s Succeed in Ireland Initiative. According to Terry Clune – a Chairman of ConnectIreland, Joanna has a strong track record, passion and enthusiasm for ConnectIreland that is second to none.

Joanna Murphy

For more information please visit:

http://blog.connectireland.com/?p=1507

https://www.facebook.com/ConnectIrelandCom?fref=ts

 

House of Stories

Arklow House of Stories takes place on the last Friday of every month at John Joe’s at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome and dancing facilities are a new addition to the event.

 

The Cube

Arklow Geraldine Ballymoney GAA Club will be hosting “The Cube”, based on an ITV gameshow, on Friday 8th August in the Arklow Bay Hotel. There will be a prize of €1,000 for a first place so come and get involved. With many Arklow businesses, Associations, not to mention clubs, competing to beat the “Cube” it looks as if it will be a sell-out. Tickets (€10) can be had from any committee member and are on sale in the Arklow Bay Hotel and also at the GAA Office in Pearse’s Park.

For more information please contact Kerry on 087 3287881.

Arklow GAA

http://www.arklowgaa.com/

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What’s happening at the Maritime Festival this weekend?

Click here for a timetable of events!

 

McMullans’ summer sale now on

Fashions and trends may have changed over the years but McMullans’ vision and passion is evident every time you shop there… and right now there is a great half-price sale on selected items. The shop is ideally situated on Arklow’s Main Street with ample car parking available nearby. Check here for some ideas: www.mcmullansarklow.com

 McMullans

Happy 25th Birthday to Pettitt’s  SuperValu Arklow!

Pettitt’s SuperValu, in the heart of Arklow want to thank all their customers for their support over the years. To celebrate why not visit the store for special discounts on a variety of products until 5th August.

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Denise Brennan on East Coast FM

Denise Brennan

Denise Brennan along with Yvonne Kenny, Tony Fennell and Ronan McCauley on East Coast FM’s morning show, promoting single and album Sailing in the Wind in aid of the Arklow Lifeboat.

http://www.denisebrennan.ie/

 

Congratulations to Team Ireland at the Special Olympics 2015

We are delighted at the success of our competitors and also all those who coach and support each person on the team. Thanks to the Arklow Vikings Special Olympics Club for all their encouragement and support.

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Keith Barry – “Out of Control”

Keith Barry will perform in Arklow Bay Hotel on 26th November 2015 at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost €30 and are available at: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18004E72A3391BF5?camefrom=AFF_IE_ENTERTAINMENT_IRELAND&brand=entertainment_ie

Keith Barry

 

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique2Arklow Store Grand Opening: Date for your Diary…Monday August 10th at 2.30pm in Arklow! With our very own Jonathan Irwin and Minister Simon Harris as a few of the guests, it will be a day definitely not to be missed. We will have music from the brilliant Luan Parle and Ronan McCauley and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Also on the day we will be holding a Giant Raffle with the help and generosity of our local businesses and Community, we will also draw the winning ticket for our Signed Ireland Soccer
Shirt and our Colouring Competition so pop in for your tickets and we look forward to celebrating with you all…Special Offers on the day also…

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/jackandjill.charity.boutique?fref=ts

 

New Vault Shop is now open

A new premises has been opened just down the road beside a new library. Everybody welcome to drop in and spot a bargain. They are open from 10 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday with Saturday openings coming soon.

Check out their website at: www.eastwicklowyouth.weebly.com

 

Arklow Walks

We are delighted at the success of the Arklow Kynoch Heritage Walk, which commences at the Bridgewater and continues along the North Quay towards the caravan park concluding near the Arklow Bay Hotel. Along the route of this walk are six information panels, which we hope to bring to life the story of this huge explosive factory and the role it played in the history and development of Arklow Town. The total distance is approx. 2 km. Check our website for further information on this Walk and others currently under development with Irish Trails.

Kynoch Walk

 

Request to all Arklow local bands and singers…

musicWe are putting a feature piece together for www.arklow.ie on local bands and singers which we will be publishing next week. Thanks to all who have been in touch with us so far and if you would like to be included send us your links, images, YouTube clips to Ann or Aneta at chamber@arklow.ie

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The Huff of Arklow, the famous one-of-a-kind yacht which was built over 60 years ago and revolutionised yacht design, last week returned home to dock in Arklow for the first time since its restoration. The Huff of Arklow was built in the yard of Jack Tyrrell in Arklow in 1951 and it was recently welcomed back to these waters by his son Jimmy Tyrrell, a local maritime legend in his own right as the Arklow RNLI’s longest ever serving operations volunteer.

 

maritime_slide_10The gathering of the fleet- RNLI Arklow Maritime Festival takes place each year in Arklow, down on south quay and around town, fantastic line up of events for all the family this year and its mostly free!! So come on down to Arklow town!!

Arklow Maritime Festival- July 31st to August 2nd 2015, has a long history here in Arklow, this year again the event will make the August bank Holiday weekend one to remember………so come on down to ARKLOW town!! There will be a special gathering event or two planned, for more information please email mark@communityevents.ie or visit the website http://www.arklowmaritimefestival.com/

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Wicklow County Council are seeking your input to new pedestrian and traffic management at Bridge Street/South Quay/Main Street/ Lower Main Street Junctions. For more details click here.

 

Arklow Municipal District staff are to move into their new offices on Main Street in Arklow. Cllr Pat Fitzgerald outlined that work is almost complete on the new council premises and that staff from the current offices at the Bridgewater Centre will soon be relocated. Cllr Fitzgerald confirmed that the library staff from St Mary’s Road will not be making a move into their new workplace yet due to staffing levels and works to furnish the interior of the building.

Library

 

A fundraising car boot sale takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church, Templerainey in aid of the church. For more information please call 0402 32249.

 

The next concert from Arklow Roots Music will feature Eilidh Patterson, a gifted singer – songwriter from Derry. Samples of her music are available at www.eilidhpatterson.com

She will play the upper room at the Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street, Arklow on Tuesday, 28th July at 8.30 p.m. Ticket cost is €10 and €8 conc. Playing support will be local singer – songwriter Brendan O’Regan who organises the Arklow Roots Gigs.

Eilidh Patterson

 

Patricia Kelly, a member of the Kelly Family, will perform in October 6th at 7 p.m. in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Tickets costs €20 for adults and €15 for children (aged 6 to 16, free entry for those under 6) and are available from the hotel or by calling 086 3598854 or 086 4013473.

 

Summer Season is well under way for Arklow Tidy Towns Volunteers. Everyone is welcome to take part in Tidy Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Come along and help make a difference. Please bring gloves.

 

Woodenbridge Development Association will host a public meeting in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Sunday, 26th July at 7 p.m. to get feedback on plans to develop a walking and cycle route between Woodenbridge and Ballycoog.

Request for Arklow Events…

Have you a news item or event happening that you would like to feature on arklow.ie? Let us know at chamber@arklow.ie so that we can feature it.

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Evening-near-DedhamRenowned Arklow artist Robert Harcus has been invited to exhibit in the Beffroi De Bruges International Exhibition in July 2015. Robert has launched a new website featuring a collection of his work at www.robertharcus.com

Robert became the first Irish artist to be made an Associate of the American Academy of Equine Art and in 2014 had the great honour to be elected a full member. Robert is the first and only Irish artist to gain this distinction.

 

AVONMORE Musical Society attended the AIMS awards ceremony en masse recently members and this year’s leading ladies were named as Runner Up in the “Spirit of Aims” award category. Jennifer Lee, Naoimh Penston and Denise Brennan, who played three witches in the recent production “The Witches of Eastwick”, were nominated in this section. This year there will be some changes in the production team. Naoimh Penston will take up the role of Musical Director, Martina Lynch will remain as Choreagrapher and Stephen Acton will join as a Director. The next production “Strictly Come Dancing” will take place on Saturday, August 29. Tickets can be purchased on the Avonmore website www.avonmoremusicalsociety.com

 

Jennifer Kavanagh is organizing the Maritime and Marine Heritage Walk, which will include historical tours and heritage walks:

  • Monday, 24th August – St Saviour’s Church will be open to the public from 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Tuesday, 25th August – Abercorn Masonic Hall, which dates back to 1903, will be open from 4 pm to 9 pm. Later that evening an Bat Walk will take place from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The group will meet at the Arklow Bay Hotel.
  • Wednesday, 26th August – Old Kilbride Graveyard will be officially opened from 3 pm to 4 pm. The opening will be conducted by the Venerable Archdeacon of the Church of Ireland and Rev Minister of Methodist Church. On the same day Arklow Methodist Church will be opened to the public from 2 pm to 4 pm and St Bridget’s Church of Ireland, Kilbride will be open from 2 pm to 4 pm. Visitors will have a chance to see the Harry Clarke designed window dating back to 1834.

Further information is available from jennifermjkavanagh@gmail.com

 

Members of the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society in Arklow are available to take photos at upcoming charity events such as runs and fun days. For more information please contact any society member or visit www.tbps-arklow.com

 

Arklow Gym Club, that is based at Arklow Gymnastic Centre, Knockenrahan Industrial Estate, Yellow Lane, will run their annual summer Gymnastics camps in July and August. Cost is €60 per week and the camp runs from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.The camp is open for girls and boys from four years and upwards. For more information or to book a place please contact head coach Sara Kenny at 085 1615973, visit the website www.arklowgymclub.com or email kennysara@hotmail.com