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COMMUNITY AWARDS SCHEME 2017

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As part of its commitment to supporting local community development, Wicklow County Council operates an annual Community Award Scheme. The fund for 2017 will be available as grant aid to successful community groups and local organisations wishing to undertake community projects in their area.  Please note the changes to the categories of funding available:

 

 

 

COMMUNITY GRANTS (Maximum grant €2,000).

For small projects and group running costs.

 

COMMUNITY PRIDE (Maximum Grant €10,000).

Groups or projects that make a significant impact and difference to the lives of the people in their communities under the following headings:

  • Age Friendly
  • Communities reaching out to new communities
  • Youth Projects
  • Community Enterprise

 

TOWN/VILLAGE ENHANCEMENT PLAN or HEALTH CHECKS (Maximum grant €10,000)

 

Application forms and guidelines are available from:-

The Office of Community,

Cultural & Social Development,

Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow.

Tel: 0404/20208, Email: mtuite@wicklowcoco.ie or on the Council’s website www.wicklow.ie

 

Completed application forms should be returned to the Office of Community, Cultural & Social Development not later than 12 noon on Thursday 30th March, 2017.  Late applications will not be considered. Email or fax applications cannot be accepted.

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New Chamber President

portriat-phots-002At the AGM of the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce on 7th December Donal Murray was elected as the new Chamber President.  In his acceptance speech Mr. Murray thanked the outgoing President, Ann McGovern, for the work she had done during her term of office and outlined his plans for his Chamber Presidency.  The success of the Chamber in Arklow depends on having a strong diverse member base.  Mr. Murray plans to focus on meeting the business community with the objective of increasing membership in 2017.

 

 

Arklow Christmas Festival

The Festival continues this weekend with the Christmas Market and Craft Fair in the Main Street on Sunday.  Stalls cost €20 but there are a limited number of free stalls available for recognised charities and transition year mini companies.

xmasSunday 11th December

Christmas Craft Fair 12pm – 6pm

Majorette Display, Main Street 1pm – 2pm

Arklow Live Crib

Christmas Jumper Competition 12pm – 4.30pm (Registration in McMullans)

AMA Busking Competition 12pm – 6pm (judging from 2pm – 4pm)

Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble 4pm – 5pm

Prize giving of Christmas Jumper and Busking Competitions 5pm – 5.15pm

Mini Funfair

Saturday 17th December – Festive Photography Prize Giving; Santa Dash; Golden Ticket Draw; Best Window Display Prize Giving; Arklow Panto Creation’s Aladdin Medley.

golden-ticket-2This year sees the introduction of a GOLDEN TICKET DRAW which has a prize fund of over €2,000 and a FESTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION sponsored by Chamber Member, 1st Choice Pharmacy.

 

Look up Arklow Christmas Festival Facebook for full information on all events planned.

 

Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December ….. Arklow Panto Creation’s ALADDIN

Christmas Parking

Free parking in Council owned car parks from Friday 2nd December 2016 up to Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive.   Free parking on the street will be restricted to two hours from Friday 2nd December 2016 up to Monday 2nd January 2017 inclusive.

 

 

Achievements of John Tyrrell & Sons Boatyard Recognised

On Friday last, 2nd December, an information board was officially unveiled on South Quay opposite Anchor Mews which is built on the site of John Tyrrell & Sons Boatyard.  The board which is the result of work by Arklow Tidy Towns and Arklow Maritime Museum was unveiled by the founder’s great grandson, Jimmy Tyrrell and Billy Murray.   The unveiling was attended by members of the Tyrrell family and employees of the yard.  Jimmy is a current member and former president of the Arklow Chamber.

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marine_historyThe yard was opened in 1864 and was internationally recognised for building innovative vessels such as the Ovoca, the first motorised fishing boat in Ireland and the hybrid schooners JT&S and the Invermore.  Two of their more well-known achievements were the building of the Gypsy Moth III which won the first trans-Atlantic single-handed boat race and the Asgard II the magnificent national sail training vessel which was lost a few years ago and is sadly missed.

 

 

190 Years of Arklow Lifeboat

S.S. Mary & Peter’s Church recently welcomed all those involved with the RNLI in Arklow and the wider community to celebrate 190 years of the RNLI in ArklowParish priest, Fr. Martin Cosgrave was the chief celebrant and Michael Fitzgerald of Arklow RNLI gave the main address.  All the volunteers currently serving were present.  The congregation reflected on the Arklow lifeboat history and the crews who have carried out countless rescues over the 190 years.

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 NEW VIDEO TO PROMOTE ARKLOW

Arklows attractiveness as a centre for business and tourism is highlighted in a new video launched last week by Wicklow County Council.  The video covers the Arklow Municipal District and features contributions from local representatives, business figures and others as well as aerial shots of the locality. The purpose of the “Arklow Municipal District – Making a Difference” project is to highlight the District as a business location and a tourist destination.

Visit Wicklow County Council website to view video.

 

 

ARKLOW CHAMBER RAISES €1,270 FOR LOCAL GROUPS

20161014_122937_resizedAt the Chamber Ball on 16th September €1,270 was raised in the charity raffle.  Arklow Mental Health Group and Arklow Music & Arts will each receive a cheque for €635.  Pictured is Chamber President, Ann McGovern, presenting a cheque to Barbara Duffy, HSE Senior Clinical Psychologist.

The 7th annual Arklow Youth Mental Health Week was officially opened on Monday 10th October and the theme this year is “The Importance of Good Relationships for Positive Mental Health”.  Arklow Music & Arts group are fundraising to establish a Music & Arts Venue for Arklow.

 

 AGB SCOOP INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

It was down to the wire and Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney scooped the football win of their dreams in the closing seconds of their Intermediate Football Championships final against Ballinacor.  The final minutes of Sundays match had supporters on the edge of their seats as Ballinacor went two points up after a penalty.  Cal Kelly was the hero of the day when during the final play he lashed the ball into the back of the net sparking scenes of pandemonium and joy on the Arklow side.

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 THE ELDERS TO BRING LATEST TOUR TO ARKLOW

the-eldersWorld renowned musicians The Elders are about to make their 14th annual trip home to Ireland from their base in the USA.  On their Irish tour they will play in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Monday October 24th at 9pm. With special guests ‘The Moxie Strings’ where audiences are in for a real musical treat.  Tickets cost €10 and are available from Kustom Kids, The Harbour Bar, Paddy Kavanagh’s and the Arklow Bay Hotel.  All proceeds towards Nolan House, Rathdrum and Arklow Music and Arts.

 

 

GREENSHINE TO PERFORM IN ARKLOW 

greenshineThe popular Cork folk group Greenshine will play a concert at the Breffini on Main Street in Arklow on Wednesday 19th October at 8. 30pm.  They have been praised widely by the likes of Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon.  Playing support on the night will be local singer-song writer Gabby Brady who also has a new album on release.

 

 

 ARKLOW HERITAGE WALKS AND TRAILS

Below is a map of Arklow Heritage Walks & Trails.  These walks involve continuous walking at a moderate pace and two of them are wheelchair accessible, the Kynoch’s Walk and the Town Walk.  This map is published by the Arklow Heritage/Nature Walks Development Co. Ltd in association with Arklow Municipal Council.

arklow-walksKynoch’s Walk (Sky Blue)

Town Walk (Pink)

Glenart Walk (Green)

Love Lane Walk (Orange)

South Beach Walk (Red)

The Monument (White)

 

 

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ARKLOW HERITAGE WALKS AND TRAILS

Below is a map of Arklow Heritage Walks & Trails.  These walks involve continuous walking at a moderate pace and two of them are wheelchair accessible, the Kynoch’s Walk and the Town Walk.  This map is published by the Arklow Heritage/Nature Walks Development Co. Ltd in association with Arklow Municipal Council.

arklow-walksKynoch’s Walk (Sky Blue)

Town Walk (Pink)

Glenart Walk (Green)

Love Lane Walk (Orange)

South Beach Walk (Red)

The Monument (White)

 

 

 

 

 

IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Your Local Enterprise Office LEO is searching for Irelands best young entrepreneurs.

If you are aged between 18-35 and either have a business idea or have already started a business, enter #IBYE today for your chance to win a share of the €50,000 county investement fund.

 

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1. Best Business Idea

2. Best Start up Business

3. Best Established Business

 

ENTER NOW

Entering is simple and free.  Apply online today at www.ibye.ie or www.localenterprise.ie.

The closing date to enter is Friday, October 14th 2016.

 

 

 

 

BLUEPRINT  FACEBOOK COMPETITION 

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Chamber Member, Blueprint, who recently won the Service Excellence Award at the Chamber Ball on 16th September are currently running a Facebook competition for a €500 printing voucher which can used for business, club, charity, school.  To enter visit their Facebook page and Like & Comment on their competition post.  When their facebook reaches 2016 likes a winner will be selected at random

 

 

 

THE WAY WE WERE EXHIBITION 

Arklows history is being kept in the hearts and minds of the community as local woman Mary Whelan opened the 2016 The Way We Were exhibition.  It features the local schools, the pottery, the harbour and various music groups and clubs.  The Way We Were runs until Friday October 14 and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am – 5pm at 29 Main Street across from Christys.

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ARKLOW HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Arklow Parish Harvest Festival takes place at St Marys & Peters Church on Sunday October 9th at 3pm.  harvest-festival

This ecumenical service is open to people of all religious traditions and none.


 

 

 

 

 

ARKLOW YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH WEEK MONDAY 10TH – FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER

 

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The opening ceremony will take place on Monday 10th at 11am in the Arklow Bay Hotel and feature a number of guest speakers and presentations from all secondary schools and Youthreach as well as a talk from the newly formed youth mental health subgroup in association with the coutrywide BeWell programme. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arklow Enterprise Town is taking place today and tomorrow in St. Mary’s College Arklow 

Friday the 30th of September 5pm – 8pm) and Saturday the 1st of October 2016 (11am – 2pm)

The Enterprise Town initiative seeks to work with local businesses to plan and deliver a range of activities that will support and generate business in the area.

The initiative also involves the wider community and the schools to ensure everyone can get involved and be part of the positive experience that is an Enterprise Town.

As part of Enterprise Town there will be an exhibition space for local businesses to meet new customers and interact with other local businesses on the Friday.

Saturday is Community and Sports exhibition with schools, clubs, societies, associations etc., from the locality, displaying at the event with entertainment being provided by local talent.  See below for final schedule for the two days of the event.

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Congratulations to Arklow Tidy Towns

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Congratulations to Sandra Hall and her team for their success in the recent Tidy Towns completion – pictured is Sandra receiving the Diversity Award at the awards ceremony.

The results of the annual Tidy Towns competition were announced recently and Arklow Tidy Towns Groups had much to celebrate.  They won a Bronze category award and also received a SuperValu Diversity Award.  Sandra Hall is the co-ordinator of the group which was recognised for their efforts to include all their community, on an inter-generational and inter-cultural basis in the work they do around Arklow to enhance.  Sandra said it was wonderful to achieve 300 points and the Diversity Award recognised everyone involved in the Arklow Tidy Towns.

Arklow Chamber would also like to congratulate all of the other South Wicklow Tidy Towns groups who increased their score this including Avoca, Aughrim, Ballycoog, Coolboy and Tinahely and Shillelagh who re-entered the contest after many years and achieve an mark of 216 points.

 

 

Arklow Municipal District Grants

Arklow Municipal District recently awarded grants to local Arklow groups from their Festival & Economic Development Fund.wicklow-co-co_  These grants recognise the work done by volunteers for the town.  Councillor Pat Kennedy, Cathaoirleach of AMD thanked fellow councillors for making available funding for these awards.  The following Arklow groups each received one of these grants.

Arklow Tidy Towns

Arklow Music Festival

Inbhear Mór Marchers

Arklow Music & Arts

Polish-Irish Educational Association

Arklow Seabreeze Committee

Arklow Christmas Festival Committee

Arklow LGBT

Arklow Maritime Festival

Grants were also awarded to Aughrim Tidy Towns; Avoca Tidy Towns & Community Courthouse; Rathdrum Tidy Towns and Parnell Christmas Festival.

 

 

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 ARKLOW & DISTRICT CHAMBER BALL AWARDS CEREMONY 2016

FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER IN THE ARKLOW BAY HOTEL

 

A great night of Arklow celebration was enjoyed by over 200 people at the Arklow & District Chamber Ball Business & Community Awards on Culture night last Friday in the beautiful ballroom of the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Ann McGovern, Chamber President welcomed all five TD’s for County Wicklow including both Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., the key note speaker and Minister of State, Andrew Doyle T.D., along with Pat Casey T.D., Stephen Donnelly T.D. and John Brady T.D.   Bryan Doyle, CO Wicklow County Council, attended with Pat Fitzgerald, Caothairleach of Wicklow Co Council and Caothairleach of Arklow Municipal District,  Pat Kennedy as well as Councillor Tommy Annesley and Councillor Sylvester Bourke.

Simon Harris paid a warm tribute to the Nominees and Award Winners at the South Wicklow Gala night of celebration acknowledging all who have contributed so positively to supporting business and community development for the future of South Wicklow and Arklow in particular.

He confirmed that following ongoing local representation, particularly from Arklow Chamber, the Government is fully committed to the necessary infrastructural needs of the area and confirmed that recent achievement s have included ring fenced funding for the Flood Relief scheme, the successful delivery of the new Arklow Library adding to  the quality of services on the main street, where work on a  Primary Health Care Centre is ongoing.  He confirmed that Arklow was well on track for future growth and business development which he is fully supportive of and, to the delight of our Arklow Music & Arts group, he confirmed that he would support the campaign by Arklow Music & Arts for a theatre in Arklow to support the wealth of talent in the area as well as bringing commercial life to the centre of the town.

He congratulated Ann McGovern, President of the Chamber, on the purchase by the Chamber of the old Printworks Abbey Lane for the development of a Heritage Centre in order to further tourism initiatives and Arklow town renewal.  He acknowledged the work of all on the Chamber Council in delivering support for the Business Community in South Wicklow during 2016.

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The photograph on the left is what we believe to be the first ever picture of all five Wicklow T.D’s.  Pictured are:

Pat Casey T.D.; John Brady T.D.; Colm Moules (Arklow Seabreeze Festival Committee); Yvonne Kenny (AMA); Chamber President Ann McGovern; Minister Simon Harris T.D.; Minister Andrew Doyle T.D.; Stephen Donnelly T.D.

Arklow Youth Mental Health and AMA, the nominated causes during the event, will each receive a donation of €635 – thanks to everyone who donated on the night.

AWARD WINNERS

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The Person of the Year Award sponsored by Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd

Winner : Ann Walker

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Best New Start-up Sponsored by Allied Irish Bank

Winner : Orla’s Kitchen

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Best Established Business Sponsored by Arklow Business Enterprise Centre

Winner : M.A. Healy & Sons Ltd

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The Service Excellence Award sponsored by Elavon Merchant Services

Winner : Blueprint

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The Young Achiever Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

Winner : Kim Sweeney

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Ambassador for Tourism Award sponsored by Arklow Bay Hotel

Winner : Arklow Seabreeze Festival Committee

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The Employee of the Year Award sponsored by Bridgewater Shopping Centre

Winner : Cathy Guerin (Arklow Business Enterprise Centre)

 

 

 

 

ARKLOW ENTERPRISE TOWN

Arklow Enterprise Town is taking place in St Marys College, Arklow on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October.  BOI Enterprise TownEnterprise Town is a FREE event and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, clubs & societies as well as our local schools to potential new customers or new members.

To be part of this initiative please contact your local Bank of Ireland branch, or email derek.tobin@boi.com to be added to the participants listing.  You do not have to be a customer of Bank of Ireland.

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WOODENBRIDGE HOTEL FUNDRAISER IN AID OF ST JOHN’S WARD

The Woodenbridge Hotel hosting a fundraiser for the St johns Ward, which is the children’s cancer ward in Crumlin hospital, on the 23rd of September at 8pm.  This fundraiser is being run in the name of a little seven year old girl called Annie who is currently being treated on this ward.  Tickets are €35 per person and every cent raised at the function will go to the charity.  Tickets can be purchased at the hotel and tables can be reserved in advance.  The evening will include food, entertainment and lots more.   For full details of the event see poster below.

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FREE ENGLISH CLASSES

County Wicklow Partnership supports Failte Isteach Conversational English classes; Migrants with different levels of English are welcome to join the classes which will run regularly on a weekly basis.  Arklow classes starting Monday September 26th, 7-9pm in County Wicklow Partnership, Third Floor, Avoca River House, Bridgewater Centre, Arklow.

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SING FOR FUN

These weekly singalong sessions for females of all musical backgrounds and none, is recommencing on September 19th upstairs in Christy Lounge, Arklow.  Following a very enjoyable and successful year the word has spread and already numbers have grown for September.Singer

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ARKLOW & DISTRICT CHAMBER BALL AWARDS CEREMONY 2016

FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER IN THE ARKLOW BAY HOTEL

 

 

The Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016 is on  Friday 16th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Both members and  non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a  drinks reception at 7.15pm with dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards. 

 

Tickets for this black tie event are available from the Chamber Office at 0402-26909, email chamber@arklow.ie or look up Arklow Chamber page on FaceBook for more information.  Tickets cost €60 each with a table of 10 for €500 and are available now from the Chamber office.

Arklow Music & Arts musicians will be supporting the event and the evening will end with dancing with music provided by the The Brendan Kennedy Showband.

 

 

First Choice Pharmacy

Arklow Chamber Member, First Choice Pharmacy have recently refurbished it’s pharmacy at Tesco (instore) Arklow. First Choice Pharmacy, part of the Duffy Pharmacy Group, have created a new, friendly and professional environment with excellence in healthcare, professional advice, and convenience. Their Logo “ Putting  You  First “ provided by their professionally trained staff gives emphasis on looking after all your customer needs and a fresh new approach to pharmacy.

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WEXFORDContinuing with their Refurbishment First Choice Pharmacy have expandedWEXFORD-STAFF their 2nd branch in Tesco ( instore) Wexford Town on the 25th. August last.  First Choice Pharmacy would like to thank the management of Tesco for their assistance and help to complete the project, the main contractor Precision Construction (Santry) for completing the project professionally and skilfully in the time scale and Premium  Retail Systems and Design for installing and designing the shop layout and fittings to the highest standards.

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY FUN DAY IN ARKLOW LIBRARY

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Come join the fun at Arklow Library’s inaugural weekly Family Day on Saturday 10th September 10.30am – 12.pm.  Arklow Library will become an open house for youngsters for all ages, providing a story-time for toddles and arts & crafts for primary school children.  This event is free of charge and will be an ongoing weekly event.

 

ARKLOW ENTERPRISE TOWN

Arklow Enterprise Town is taking place in St Marys College, Arklow on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October.  BOI Enterprise TownEnterprise Town is a FREE event and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, clubs & societies as well as our local schools to potential new customers or new members.

To be part of this initiative please contact your local Bank of Ireland branch, or email derek.tobin@boi.com to be added to the participants listing.  You do not have to be a customer of Bank of Ireland.

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WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK 2016

 

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World Suicide Prevention Week 2016 takes place between Monday, September 5th and Sunday, September 11th, with World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, 10th September. #WSPD16 

Cycle Against Suicide is actively supporting this week through its initiative Light Up Orange. #LightUpOrange

Last year there was a huge response with many of Ireland’s iconic buildings, landmarks, historic castles and homes turning their lights orange to raise awareness of the message “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”. 

To date they have had a great response, but their goal to Light Up Ireland needs support from Co. Wicklow. Maybe you could light one of your buildings up orange to create awareness of World Suicide Prevention Week, or even just light the building up at 8pm on Saturday, 10th September.  

Contact Anne McGowan, Light Up Orange Co-Ordinator, by e-mail anne.mcgowan@cycleagainstsuicide.com or phone 087-2249204 if you can be a part of this years Light Up Orange.

 

PASSION IN CONCERT

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If you did not manage a trip abroad this Summer never fear not as Arklow Music and Arts Group (AMA) will transport you from the Café Music of Paris, to Granada in Spain and finish off with some great Italian Classics at our Passion in Concert, which takes in The Woodenbridge Hotel, Vale of Avoca,  Arklow, Co. Wicklow on Friday 9th September at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 each and available from Kavanaghs, Wexford Road, Arklow and The Woodenbridge Hotel.

Arklow Music and Arts present “Passion in Concert”  which is a must for all music lovers and features Tenor- Anthony Norton, Violin – Patrick Collins and Guitar – Drajen Derek with support acts Margaret Fitzgerald on Piano and Michael Steadman on Classical Guitar. You will not have to travel to Dublin to see this “must see show” while at the same time helping AMA obtain a music and arts performance space and theatre for the town of Arklow.

 

WOODENBRIDGE HOTEL FUNDRAISER IN AID OF ST JOHN’S WARD

The Woodenbridge Hotel hosting a fundraiser for the St johns Ward, which is the children’s cancer ward in Crumlin hospital, on the 23rd of September at 8pm.  This fundraiser is being run in the name of a little seven year old girl called Annie who is currently being treated on this ward.  Tickets are €35 per person and every cent raised at the function will go to the charity.  Tickets can be purchased at the hotel and tables can be reserved in advance.  The evening will include food, entertainment and lots more.   For full details of the event see poster below.

Woodenbridge Funraiser

 

Wicklow Hospice foundation

Wicklow Hospice foundation is hosting a coffee morning in Arus Lorcain on the 17th of September 10-12:30 , please come along and support this very worthy cause. All donations of cakes, biscuits etc are very welcome, contact Sinead on 0402 91310 orsinead@wicklowhospice.ie

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Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016

Friday 16th September in the Arklow Bay Hotel

 

The Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016 is on Friday 16th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel.  As usual 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 7.15pm with dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards. The guest speaker this year is Minister Simon Harris T.D.

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Tickets for this black tie event are available from the Chamber Office at 0402-26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie.  Tickets cost €60 each with a table of 10 for €500.

 

WORLD RECORD BID

ELEPHANTS ORIGAMIAn attempt will be made in Arklow next week to break a Guinness World Record.  Arklow Library is delighted to announce an extremely exciting and unique upcoming event.  OrigamiUSA is partnering with Wildlife Conservation Society and its official attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest display of origami elephants.  The goal is to bring attention to the 35,000 elephants that are killed each year for their Ivory.  The event will run on Monday August 29th from 2-4pm and Tuesday August 30th from 6-8pm and will operate on a casual drop-in basis.

 

RESCHEDULED TABLE QUIZ

Arklow Music and Arts group has rescheduled their  table quiz for Friday August 26th in the Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street at 9pm.  Teams to comprise four people and price per team is just €20.  All money raised will help in the provision of providing a Theatre and Performance space for the town of Arklow.

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ARKLOW ENTERPRISE TOWN

Arklow Enterprise town is taking place in St Marys College, Arklow on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st 2016.
Enterprise Town is a free event and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, clubs and societies as well as local schools to potential new customers or new members.  The official Enterprise Town launch will take place on Thursday September 1st in Arklow Library, Main Street between 6.30 – 7.30pm please feel free to come along. For more information about the event please contact your local Bank of Ireland on 07662 30619 or e-mail Derek.tobin@boi.com.

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PASSION IN CONCERT

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If you did not manage a trip abroad this Summer never fear not as Arklow Music and Arts Group (AMA) will transport you
from the Café Music of Paris, to Granada in Spain and finish off with some great Italian Classics at our Passion in Concert, which takes in The Woodenbridge Hotel, Vale of Avoca,  Arklow, Co. Wicklow on Friday 9th September at 7.30pm. Tickets €15 each and available from Kavanaghs, Wexford Road, Arklow and The Woodenbridge Hotel.

Arklow Music and Arts present “Passion in Concert”  which is a must for all music lovers and features Tenor- Anthony Norton, Violin – Patrick Collins and Guitar – Drajen Derek with support acts Margaret Fitzgerald on Piano and Michael Steadman on Classical Guitar. You will not have to travel to Dublin to see this “must see show” while at the same time helping AMA obtain a music and arts performance space and theatre for the town of Arklow.

 

WOODENBRIDGE HOTEL FUNDRAISER IN AID OF ST JOHN WARD

The Woodenbridge Hotel hosting a fundraiser for the St johns Ward, which is the children’s cancer ward in Crumlin hospital, on the 23rd of September at 8pm.  This fundraiser is being run in the name of a little seven year old girl called Annie who is currently being treated on this ward.  Tickets are €35 per person and every cent raised at the function will go to the charity.  Tickets can be purchased at the hotel and tables can be reserved in advance.  The evening will include food, entertainment and lots more.   For full details of the event see poster below.

Woodenbridge Funraiser

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Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016

Friday 16th September in the Arklow Bay Hotel

The Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016 is on Friday 16th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.15pm with dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards. 

Tickets for this black tie event are available from the Chamber Office at 0402-26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie.  Tickets cost €60 each with a table of 10 for €500.

There was a great response from the public to the awards this year.  The Chamber office received several hundred nominations across the 7 awards and would like to thank all those who took the time to send in nominations.  Below is the list of those selected by the independent judging panel to be shortlisted.  The awards recognise local people & businesses and their achievements in the following categories:

 

Best New Start Up sponsored by Allied Irish Bank

For any business opened within the last 12 month

            Browns Hair Salon

            Orla’s Kitchen

 

Best Established Business sponsored by Arklow Business Enterprise Centre

For established businesses who excel in any sector, small, medium or large

            Arklow Bay Hotel  

            E. Holt & Sons

            M.A. Healy & Sons Ltd

 

The Service Excellence Award sponsored by Elavon Merchant Services

To recognise those companies providing outstanding to their customers

            1st Choice Pharmacy Tesco

            Blueprint

            The Beauty Rooms

 

The Young Achiever Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

This award goes to a young person who has given service to the community through any field such as, entrepreneurial, sport, education, arts, culture or community service.

            Leah Penston

            Kim Sweeney

            Stephen Considine (BPB Wear)

 

Ambassador for Tourism Award sponsored by Arklow Bay Hotel

For any business providing tourism related services or a community group or individual who helps support or promote tourism in the area

            Arklow Seabreeze Festival Committee

            Bridgewater Centre

            The Rowing Club

 

The Employee of the Year Award sponsored by Bridgewater Shopping

Any outstanding employee can be nominated by customers,

co-workers or an employer

            Caroline Forde (Its Fresh)

            Cathy Guerin (Arklow Business Enterprise Centre)

            Sharon Delaney (Elverys)

 

The Person of the Year Award Sponsored by Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd

This award will recognise a person who, through their achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the town or is an Ambassador for Arklow

            Ann Walker

            Michael Fitzgerald

            Yvonne Kenny

 

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Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of the Business Awards 2016 and the Wicklow People who sponsored publicity for the event.

 

 

SITE WORK TO START AT WATER PLANT  Irish Water-001

Irish Water will commence site investigation work this week for the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant project.  The site investigation work will take approx 12 weeks to complete and assist in the design of the waste water treatment plant and the planning application.

 

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK

National Heritage Week is taking place from August 20th-28th and Co Wicklow is set to be a hive of heritage activity.  Copies of the event guide can be picked up in the tourist offices, libraries and council offices and downloaded from Wicklow.ieheritage week

 

 MASSIVE SUPPORT FOR ‘NIGHT FOR RAY’A Night For Ray

A ‘Night for Ray’ in the Breffini was a huge success last week.  The evening saw some of Wicklow’s finest acts     take to stage to raise money for the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia trust.  The family extended thanks to          everyone who had helped out on the night.

 

TABLE QUIZ

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Arklow Music and Arts group will hold a table quiz with a difference on Friday August 19th in the    Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street at 8.30pm  Teams to comprise four people and price per team is just  €20.  All money raised will help in the provision of providing a Theatre and Performance space for the    town of Arklow

 

 

ARKLOW HARBOUR – NORTH QUAY RIVER WALL – REMEDIAL WORKS

Why is there a need to undertaken remedial works to the North Quay River wall?

The North Quay river wall is an old stone wall. There have been a number of improvement works undertaken on various section of the wall over the years. However, there is a 200 m section of the wall where the mortar bedding has been washed out.

This has resulted in small gaps in the wall between the individual stone blocks through which the retained material is being washed out. This has resulted in subsidence behind the wall as shown below.

 

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How are Wicklow County Council planning going to remediate this problem?

A cofounded project between Wicklow County Council (WCC) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) to undertake the following remedial works to repair the aforementioned issues:

  • Removal of vegetation from the wall – the root systems of the various different plants are enlarging the gaps in the wall and will exasperate the problem over time;
  • Application of a mortar layer to the North Quay river wall to seal the gaps in the wall;
  • Injection of grout behind the wall to fill any voids that may have arisen as a result of material washout and to strengthen the North Quay river wall; and
  • Backfilling of surface voids with aggregate material.

 

The work site stretches 200 m from the front of the Bridgewater shopping centre on the North Quay to the east to Arklow Shipping Limited. The works are scheduled to be undertaken in 8 weeks with the Contractor mobilising to the site on the 18th of August. Where possible works will be undertaken from a Pontoon on the river in order to minimise traffic disruption; however, some of the works will need to be undertaken under traffic management on North Quay. A lane closure and stop/go system will operate for up to 4 weeks of this project commencing on Monday the 29th of August.

 

 

FRIENDS OF PHILO

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 On Sunday 21st August from 8.30pm till 12.30am the Arklow Bay Hotel hosts Friends of Philo Thin Lizzy  Tribute night in aid of Arklow Lifeboat Station & the RNLI.

Tinn Lizzy from Norway will be featuring Sean O’Connor from The Lookalikes Dublin Snowblind from Germany.

Feel the Pinch from Arklow featuring Brian Meakin from Wicklow.

Tickets are €10 and will be on sale from first weekend in August at the Arklow Bay Hotel and Shavus Mens Barbers Main Street Arklow.

There will be also 40+ visitors from Norway and Germany supporting both bands.

PLEASE make all guests feel welcomed to our part of the world and please support this unique event.

 

STARS IN THEIR EYES

The Arklow Bay Hotel will be the place to be on Saturday night as a number of local well known faces will take to the stage to perform as their favourite singer for the inaugural Stars in their Eyes event.  The event is taking place in aid of the St Joseph’s Templerainey, St Vincent de Paul Conference.

Tickets for the event are €12 and available from the contestants, at Arklow Bay Hotel or by calling (085) 1095423

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NEW PIANO SCHOOL

The Cullen School of music-notes-musical-notes-clip-art-free-music-note-clipartMusic is based in Arklow and primarily offers piano lessons to students    from the   age of three and upwards.  Students have the option to learn for fun or work towards    piano  exams if     they wish.  They also offer Wunderkeys music for preschoolers aged 3-5.  Wunderkeys is  perfect for the   active preschooler that is showing an interest in music.

For more information about any of our lessons please contact cullenmusicschool@gmail.com or visit       us on facebook at www.facebook.com/cullenschoolofmusic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arklow & District Chamber Ball and Awards Ceremony 2016 Friday 16th September 2016 in the Arklow Bay Hotel

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF NOMINATIONS IS FRIDAY 5th AUGUST 2016.

You can nominate on this website, by email chamber@arklow.ie, complete one of the Nomination Forms which have been distributed around the town or use the form published in the Wicklow People on Wednesday 13th July.

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The awards will recognise local people & businesses and their achievements in the following categories:

  • Best New Start Up sponsored by Allied Irish Bank

For any business opened within the last 12 months

  • Best Established Business sponsored by Arklow Business Enterprise Centre

For established businesses who excel in any sector, small, medium or large

  • The Service Excellence Award sponsored by Elavon Merchant Services

To recognise those companies providing outstanding to their customers

  • The Young Achiever Award sponsored by Bank of Ireland

This award goes to a young person who has given service to the community through any field such as, entrepreneurial, sport, education, arts, culture or community service

  • Ambassador for Tourism Award sponsored by Arklow Bay Hotel

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 Sponsored by Bridgewater Shopping

Any outstanding employee can be nominated by customers, co-workers or an employer

  • The Person of the Year Award Sponsored by Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd

This award will recognise a person who, through their achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the town or is an Ambassador for Arklow

 

Arklow Maritime Festival

This August bank holiday (July 29th to July 31st) we’re all down on the quayside and around town to continue the tradition of one of Irelands Longest Running Maritime Festivals.The Annual Festival has been rejuvenated over the last few years and is once again growing.

The big event is on Sunday with all kinds of family events down by the quayside. With displays of traditional Irish art, children’s entertainment, market stalls and exhibits by the lifeboats, emergency services and much more it will create a truly magical weekend for everyone.

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This year the festival finishes up at the Arklow Bay Hotel with a real highlight, The Spotlight Showband are back together for a special night in aid of Arklow Lifeboat, so see you at the Arklow Bay Hotel.

This event is held primarily as a fundraising event for Arklow Lifeboat, through generous sponsorship from local businesses they are able to provide a lot of the events for free, so please support the local businesses who support Arklow Lifeboat.

See you down at the Quay!!!

Click here to see the Maritime Festival Weekend Schedule.

Seabreeze Festival Magic

Arklow Seabreeze FestivalThis year’s Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival surpassed all expectations bringing out huge crowds for the entire festival creating a magical experience, which ended on Sunday night with a spectacular Fire Works Display on the River Bank Arklow. People were high in their praise for the very small committee of eight people who put on a festival to be proud of, with so many visitors, tourists, families and friends travelling home for the event. Not one bed space was available throughout the entire town of Arklow and surrounding areas, with tourists from USA, Germany, Spain and other towns and villages supporting all of the events and activities in a packed programme….. (click here to read more)

 

Friends of Philo

On Sunday 21st August from 8.30pm till 12.30am in Arklow Bay Hotel starts Friends of Philo Thin Lizzy Tribute night in aid of Arklow Lifeboat Station & the RNLI.

Tinn Lizzy from Norway will be featuring Sean O’Connor from The Lookalikes Dublin Snowblind from Germany.
Feel the Pinch from Arklow featuring Brian Meakin from Wicklow.

Tickets are €10 and will be on sale from first weekend in August at the Arklow Bay Hotel and Shavus Mens Barbers Main Street Arklow.

There will be also 40+ visitors from Norway and Germany supporting both bands.

PLEASE make all guests feel welcomed to our part of the world and please support this unique event.

Friends of Philo

 

 

Wicklow County Council

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Bradshaw’s Lane

In accordance with Section 38 of the Roads Traffic Act 1994, as amended, Arklow Municipal District will introduce a one way traffic system on  Bradshaw’s Lane, with entry from the Main Street.

This change will come into effect from Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

 

 

Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert

The incredible Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert is coming to Omniplex Arklow on 23rd and 24th July. Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries. Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his world-famous 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André promises, and delivers, an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

Click here to purchase your ticket and click here to see the YouTube video.

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August Wedding Showcase

Arklow Bay Hotel will be hosting a wedding showcase on Monday 1st August 2016 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Come and view their newly refurbished civil ceremony suite, the grounds which will be set for a civil ceremony and the beautiful Bay Suite ballroom.

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

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