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Registration is 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.

To register please click on http://dil.pieta.ie or for further information go to https://www.facebook.com/DarknessIntoLightArklow/. Arklow Darkness into Light will meet Saturday, 12th of May 2018 @ 4.15am at Arklow Sea Scout Hall.

May Day Appeal

The RNLIs May Day event began yesterday the 1st May, and will run for the rest of the month, with fundraising taking place around Arklow and across the nation.

The RNLI can be supported by purchasing crew pin badges, hosting the own fundraising events or indeed supporting local events including the annual 5k/10k fun run which takes place this Sunday May 6th from Coral Leisure @ 11am.

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.

Arklow Golf Club Fundraising event for Arklow RNLI

 

 

 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.

Arklow Golf Club – Ladies Registration

 

 

  

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)

 

 

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East Coast Classic & Vintage Car Show

 

East Coast Classic & Vintage Arklow will host a static Car Show & Car Run this Sunday 22nd April from 11:00am – 5:00pm in Tesco Car Park, Arklow.

Live Music and Food available.  All members of the public and car clubs are welcome.

For more information, contact Paul 086 2409810 / eastcoastgas@eircom.net

 

 

Arklow Music Festival

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 is 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.

To register please click on http://dil.pieta.ie or for further information go to https://www.facebook.com/DarknessIntoLightArklow/. Arklow Darkness into Light will meet Saturday, 12th of May 2018 @ 4.15am at Arklow Sea Scout Hall.

 

 

Arklow Golf Club Fundraising event for Arklow RNLI

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 club.

 

 

 

 Arklow Golf Club – Ladies Registration

 

 

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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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 from 8pm till late. Entry is €10 on the night. Fantastic prizes have been provided by local businesses for the raffle on the night.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO RNLI/Lap of the map.

Avonmore Musical Society Production

Arklow Music Festival

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”.

 

Annual Auction at Pigeon Club

Arklow United Racing Pigeon Club will hold their annual open breeder/buyer auction on Sunday March 25th in the Harbour Bar Arklow from 2pm. Following this, there will be a presentation of prizes.

 

Race Night in Aid of Maritime Festival Arklow

A Race Night fundraising event for the Arklow Maritime Festival weekend will take place on Good Friday the 30th March at 8pm the Harbour Bar. A great night is promised with by music by Jimmy Reid.

  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 are 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 tonight, Friday March 23rd at 8pm. Doors open at 6.30pm

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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)

 

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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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Kynoch’s  Explosion remembered

 

 

 

 

 

On September 21st, 1917, Arklow was rocked by an explosion at the local Kynoch’s ammunition factory, in which 27 men lost their lives.

This year, the 100th anniversary of the tragic event will be remembered by Arklow Music and Arts Group (AMA) at a special centenary concert. The group plans to turn the clock back to 1917 and the music those men had listened to will be played again  on Thursday, September 21st  and Peters Church, Arklow, at 7.30 p.m. A number of commissioned pieces of poetry, song, music and dance will also be performed on the night.

A wealth of talent from Arklow and surrounding areas, inc. St Marys Orchestra, Karla Tracey and Frances Ryan School of Dance to name but a few all of whom have given their time freely to support AMA in their campaign to provide a theatre and performance space for the Arklow area.

Special thanks on the evening will include Kitty Brennan, Michael Fitzgerald, Pat Power, Jim Rees and MC Jim Furlong.

Tickets are on sale at www.gr8events.ie but can also be purchased at the following outlets: Mc Mullans, Kennys of the harbour, Kavanaghs and Kustom Kids. Tickets are priced at €15.00 each or groups of 10 or more can avail of a special price of €12.00 if booked at the same time.

Anyone interested in advertising in the program should contact a committee member or visit the AMA Facebook page.

Arklow Trade Rising

 

This is great news for the Community as there are four new businesses placed in Arklow taking over vacant retail units.

Very recently Wok Star Asian street food and The Sewing corner opened their doors on the main street while Prezzomolino Italian restaurant launched beside the bank of Ireland at the other end of the street.

Also the former Extra-Vision store unit on the Wexford road has been transformed into a branch of Life Pharmacy, owned by pharmacist Laura Armstrong and is set to open its doors in the near future.

Following a difficult few years, it appears that entrepreneurs are now willing to put their faith in the town.

We wish them all the success in the future.

Huge Interest in Enterprise Town 

 

The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town is coming back to Arklow and  is set to be bigger than ever as a new venue at Glenart College has been secured.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, October the 7th, was launched at the Arklow Library last Thursday where the new supports were extended to all registered exhibitors. These include a pre-event business networking session.

The Enterprise Town exhibitors last year made lots of local connections with other organisations and gained significant business as a result. This year they plan to help foster the networking by bringing exhibitors together in advance of the event to facilitate and maximise the potential among local businesses.

Demand to participate in Arklow Town is high and since the launch last Thursday, over 60 local organisations have registered to take part.

This event is free for everyone with lots of entertainment for all ages, spot prizes and special guest.

Schools, Clubs and businesses interested in taking part can register by emailing derek.tobin@boi.com or calling the Bank of Ireland Arklow

For more details follow the Arklow Enterprise Town facebook page.

The business Networking event, for registered exhibitors, will take place on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-7 p.m. at Bank of Ireland, Arklow.

Market

 

The Arklow weekly Farmers market takes place in the Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark, Arklow every Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home baked goods as well as a selection fruit and vegetables will be on sale.

New stall holders are always welcome.

For Further information please contact Gertie at 086 6031510

 

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Chamber Ball 2017

 

This year’s Arklow and District Chamber Ball and business Chamber Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 15th, in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

A drinks reception upon arrival at 7.15 p.m. with dinner served for 8.15 p.m. followed by the presentation awards.

This will be a great evening to recognise local people, businesses and their achievements.

The categories are: Best Established Business Award, Best New Start up Award, Ambassador for Tourism Award, The Person of the Year Award and The Employee of the Year Award.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there and thank you for all your support.

 

Bridgewater Craft Fair

 

The popular Bridgewater Craft fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month, with the next fair on September 3rd. An array of beautiful hand crafted products are available to buy from up to 20 stalls.

For further information, please contact Mary Whelan on 087 9880894.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex Cinema Deal

 

 

 

Arklow Art Exhibition

 

An Exhibition on new oil paintings will run at the Arklow Gallery on Main Street until Friday, September 15th.

Artist Helen was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England and moved to Ireland in 1980 with her husband and children.

Her interest in painting started after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989. Helen had no formal training, but working with water colours for a number of years she decided to turn them into oils.

Helen has brought her work to Dublin, Carlow and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Her work is a private collection across Ireland, Britain, Italy, Japan, US and Canada. Her designs have been used for Christmas cards for both MS Society and Irish Wheelchair Association.

She has also presented one of her paintings to the former President Mary McAleese.

Admission is free and all are welcome to call in and view the paintings.

 

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Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 15th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel. The guest speaker for this year’s awards is Sean Kelly MEP.

The ball promises to be a wonderful night to celebrate all that is good about business in south County Wicklow.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.15 pm with Dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards.

The Arklow & District Chamber awards will recognize local people & businesses and their achievements in the following 5 categories:

 Best New Start Up Award – For any business opened within the last 12 months.

Best Established Business Award – For established businesses who excel in any sector, small, medium or large.

Ambassador for Tourism Award – For any business providing tourism related services or a community group or individual who helps support or promote tourism in the area.

The Employee of the Year Award – Any outstanding employee can be nominated by customers, co-workers or an employer.

The Person of the Year Award – This award will recognize a person who, through their achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the town or is an Ambassador for Arklow.

***NOMINATIONS CAN BE COMPLETED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ***

Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards nomination form is available on Page 6 of this weeks edition of the Wicklow People.

Forms are also available at the following:
– Arklow Library
– The Arklow Bay Hotel
– BOI
– AIB
– Arklow Post Office
– Bridgewater (public noticeboard)
– Supervalu.

These forms can be dropped into any of our postboxes located at:
Arklow Library
The Arklow Bay Hotel
Arklow Chamber office

Alternatively nominations can be submitted via the online link at http://arklow.ie/arklow-district-chamber-awards-nomination/

The closing date for acceptance of nominations is Friday 1st September 2017.

Tickets for this Black Tie event are available from the Chamber Office at 0402-26909 or you can email chamber@arklow.ie

 Tickets are €60 each with a table of 10 for €500. (Both members and non-members are welcome to attend)

Arklow Art Exhibition

An exhibition on new oil paintings will run at the Arklow Gallery on Main Street until Friday, September 15th.

Artist Helen was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England and moved to Ireland in 1980 with her husband and children.

Her interest in painting started after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989. Helen had no formal training, but working with water colours for a number of years she decided to turn them into oils.

Helen has brought her work to Dublin, Carlow and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Her work is a private collection across Ireland, Britain, Italy, Japan, US and Canada. Her designs have been used for Christmas cards for both MS Society and Irish Wheelchair Association.

She has also presented one of her paintings to the former President Mary McAleese.

The official opening took place in Arklow last Tuesday.

Admission is free and all are welcome to call in and view the paintings.

Kats Disco Returns

 

The Arklow Bay Hotel are hosting the return of the legendary Kats disco, this Saturday, August 26th. With music from the 80s & 90s, it promises to be a great night.

Doors open at 9pm with entrance fee of €8.

All proceeds will be given to the Avonmore Musical Societies 2018 production of the Rock Musical Classic “Jesus Christ Superstar”. It will be staged in St Marys College from 3rd – 7th April, 2018.

 Farmers Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The popular weekly Farmers Market will take place this Saturday 26th August (10:30am – 1:00pm) in the local Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark.

A selection of home produce along with fresh vegetables & fruit will be on sale. New stall holders are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Gertie at 086 3981103.

 Bridgewater Craft Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The popular Bridgewater Craft fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month, with the next fair on September 3rd. An array of beautiful hand crafted products are available to buy from up to 20 stalls.

For further information, please contact Mary Whelan on 087 9880894.

Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex Cinema Deal

 

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Festival Fills Arklow Town

 

Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival exceeded all expectations bringing huge crowds for the entire festival  creating a magical experience . It drew to a close on Sunday night with a spectacular fireworks display on the Riverbank.

The level of visitors to the town was astonishing as there wasn’t a single room left in hotels and guest houses in the community.

There were many highlights which went down a storm including the Dainty Bakery Baby Show, Trade Winds Burger Contest and the AGB Festival of Football.

There was great praise for the small eight member committee under the chairperson of Colm Moules who pulled together an event to be proud of. The committee would like to thank the people who gave their time and money to help this year’s festival including the press and photographers, East Coast FM for their support, the emergency services, Order of Malta, and The Gardai.

Extend a special word of thanks to the generous sponsors whose support helped to make the 2017 Seabreeze Festival possible.

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Photographic Competition

 

 

Enterprise in Arklow Photography Competition (4)

 

 

 

Local Artists in Arklow Library

 

New collections of paintings by Arklow’s Ferndale Artist’s group now on exhibition at Arklow Library.

The exhibition features’ over 34 paintings and will run for the month of July.

The majority of the works has used acrylics while a small number are canvass. All the works are previously unseen.

The local art group of around 20 members stemmed from a class run by Arklow Further Education Centre. After the students finished their course they applied for funding to form a group which developed into Ferndale Artist  Group.

They have also exhibited there work at The Sunbeam House Arklow.

For more information please contact Elenor Byrne at 086 1584349

New Exhibits on show at Maritime Museum

 

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The Arklow Maritime Heritage has the latest and recent acquisition which is a set of signal flags donated by John Mahon of Oaklands, Arklow. John has donated over time several items from schooner, The Denbighshire Lass’. Along with the flags was a fid, a finely tapered wooden spike which was used for slicing ropes.

In recent weeks they have received a telegram sent by Captain Jack Kenny to his wife in 1940 after he had survived a submarine attack on the ship which had been sunk, but thankfuly there were no casualties on that occasion.

Another donation from Patrick O Neill  who is a native from Arklow. A baby’s cradle made from sail canvas. Wooden frame is being made so the cradle can be shown to its best advantage. It will be a star attraction to the museum.

Arklow Maritime Museum  is situated in the Bridgewater Centre and is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

For more information   Website  Arklow Maritime Heritage Museum    

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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.

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