Congratulations to the Co. Wicklow hurlers who won the Under-21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final at Semple Stadium last Saturday. This is a wonderful achievement for these young men who beat Meath with a score of 2-17 to 2.15.
The Companies Act 2014 commenced on 1st June 2015. It is the single biggest piece of legislation enacted in the history of the state. The changes in the Companies Act impact directly on SME companies and their directors. This seminar has been designed to assist through the transition to the Companies Act 2014.
To book you place visit https://www.localenterprise.ie/Wicklow/Training-Events/Online-Bookings
The Sisters of Mercy have been in the town continuously since 1876 and have taught many generations of Arklow people. Sr. Sior Cosgrave, who recently retired as Principal of St. Mary’s College, is moving to Dublin which means the relationship between the Sisters of Mercy and Arklow sadly comes to end. To mark this there is a special mass of thanksgiving in Arklow Parish Church on Saturday September 26th at 6.30pm.
The inaugural Irish Open Coastal Rowing Championship is being held this Sunday 20th Sept along South Beach in Arklow. The event is being hosted by ArklowRowing Club and will involve crews racing in FISA type coastal rowing boats around a 4km course. The Irish Open Coastal Rowing Championships will have crews and rowers from both Ireland and Wales taking part and will start with the Men’s Quads Heats at 10.30am on the Sunday 20th Sept and nine races will be run over the course of the day, concluding in the Men’s Singles Finals which are scheduled for approximately 4.00pm. The race card includes Men’s and Ladies Quads, Doubles and Singles racing over a 4km course along Arklow’s South Beach. While this event represents a wonderful opportunity for the Arklow Rowing Club who are also celebrating their 25th Anniversary, it also demonstrates the overall growth and awareness that rowing has within Ireland. Coastal rowing represents one of the easiest sports to access and participate in as it is only the hardest of weathers that would prevent a coastal rower from getting out on the water. The local Arklow community can testify to that.
All are welcome to attend. If you follow the link to the website or the Facebook page you will find all you need to know about the event, including the layout of the course. In the mean time Sunday’s race times are below:
10.30: Heat 1 Men’s Quads
10.35: Heat 1 Men’s Doubles
11.30: Heat 2 Men’s Quads
11.35: Heat 2 Men’s Doubles
12.30: Final Women’s Quads
12.40: Final Women’s Doubles
12.45: Final Women’s Singles
14.00: B Final Men’s Quads
14.10: B Final Men’s Doubles
15.00: A Final Men’s Quads
15.10: A Final Men’s Doubles
15.15: Final Men’s Singles
17.00: Medal Ceremony in Clubhouse
We look forward to seeing you all.
The British national maritime museum have digitised their records for 1915. There are 1892 entries for Arklow as a birthplace. Some sailors were on multiple ships so its not 1892 different people. Its fascinating reading.
It is recommended that all users fed from the Aughrim & Annacurragh Public Water Supply boil water before use for human consumption.
For further information please click here.
From 2016 empty shelves will be packed, not only with English books but, thanks to Polish Embassy in Dublin and Wicklow County Library, there will be whole section of Polish books and English translations of Polish authors as well. Our association is thrilled to lead this project.
(Polish Version below)
Biblioteka publiczna w Arklow już na ukończniu. Prace wykończeniowe, zamawianie książek itp… zajmą jeszcze parę miesięcy. W międzyczasie zapraszamy do obejrzenie kilku zdjęć ze środka.
Z nowym rokiem 2016 puste półki zostaną zapełnione nie tylko anglojęzycznymi książkami, ale dzięki Ambasadzie RP w Dublinie oraz Wicklow County Library powstanie duży dział książek polskojęzycznych oraz książek polskich autorów tłumaczonych na język angielski. Nasze Stowarzysznie z radością bierze udział w takim projekcie.
Monday, 21st September at 7pm in The Grand Hotel
Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Co. Wicklow Chamber have organised with Simon Harris TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure to host a free information evening on business supports that may be available for your business.
There will be speakers and representatives from Enterprise Ireland, The Strategic Banking Corporation, the Local Enterprise Office, JobBridge, JobPlus, Wicklow County Council and other agencies yet to be confirmed.
This is a not to be missed opportunity to listen to and network with local and state agency supports that are available to help grow your business.
Minister of State Simon Harris TD in a statement said “I am delighted to assist the Co. Wicklow Chamber in facilitating this Business Information Seminar. I look forward to engaging with the local businesses in attendance, given that SMEs are the backbone of our economy. I wish to thank the Co. Wicklow Chamber for organising this event which will enable businesses to receive information on the supports and assistance available to them from local and state agencies”.
This is a free event and is open to all Chamber Members and Non-Members – all business owners and their Managers are welcome to attend
Co.Wicklow Chamber President Josh McKenna who undertook and drove this initiative said that “this is another demonstration of how the Chamber movement continues to support its members and the small and medium employers who provide so much employment in our County”.
To book your place, please contact Susana Costello on (0404) 66433 or by emailing email@example.com by Friday, 18th September 2015.
Public Consultation Meetings which are being held at the following venues:
“To effect change in the county by supporting the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of individuals, families, groups and communities”
For more information please click here.
If you are aged between 18 and 24 years of age, in receipt of a social welfare payment and looking for retail experience then maybe the Vault Shop is for you.
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the everyday running of this initiative and certified training will be provided. This will not affect participant’s social welfare payment.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Duties will include: sales, customer service, merchandising and display, cash and till procedures.
If you are interested in volunteering please send us a message on Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0402-39646 for further details.
The Vault youth centre is running an over 18s darts evening every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a fun evening for guys and gals who want to meet and socialise in a safe environment. Those attending can improve their dart – throwing skills and take a break with a cup of tea or juice. For more information please contact Margaret on 0402 39646.
Attendance is free of charge
Gledalough 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.
Sunrise in Glendalough – picture taken by Speirview Ireland. To see more pictures and videos please visit the Speirview website.
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.
Buy 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!
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.
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.)
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……!!!
R.L.S.S National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course will be ran from October 27th till November 1st
Time : 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
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
Chamber of Commerce Award Winner for “Best Small Business 2013”
Aims Nominated for “Best Choreographer in Ireland” 2010 & 2011
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.
MUSICAL 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.
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.
No partner Needed, No experience required, just a passion to learn Ballroom & Latin Dance.
Kids, Partner and Solo.
Jumping Beans BOKWA Classes €6.00, Pay as you go
Ballroom & Latin Classes €7.00, Pay as you go
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.
On 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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
Tourism Potential of Avoca Mines
On 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.
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”.
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Duck Pond shortlisted for national Chambers award
Arklow 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.
Innovations Theatre School
If 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.
Are you interested in going to College in 2015?
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.
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
Wicklow 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark om 086 8260439. Mark’s company ASL Safety is a member of the Arklow Chamber.
Tour de Leinster
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/
National Heritage Week 22-30 August 2015
Dates: 25th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM
Abercorn Masonic Hall This building will be especially opened for visitors
Venue: Abercorn Masonic Hall
Dates: 25th August 16:00 PM to 21:00 PM
Opening of Old Kilbride Graveyard Project View the impressive Howard Mausoleum ‘The pyramid of Kilbride’ and view the recent conservation works carried out in this historic graveyard.
Dates: 26th August 13:00 PM to 16:00 PM
St. Bridget’s Church of Ireland Kilbride Open Afternoon This building is being opened especially for visitors to enjoy for Heritage Week.
Dates: 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM
Arklow Methodist Church This building is being opened especially for visitors to enjoy for Heritage Week.
Dates: 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM
For further information on the above contact the organiser, Jennifer M.J. Kavanagh….
Telephone: 085 8183392
Bat Walk around Duck Pond. The Bat Walk is an exciting experience where many species of bat come to life in front of your eyes. With the use of sound equipment you can see these tiny creatures which ordinarily you would miss.
Venue: Arklow Bay Hotel
Organiser: Arklow Coastcare
Telephone: 0402 42700
Dates: 25th August 20:30 PM to 21:30 PM
Avoca Mines Guided Walk Guided walk over the greatest of all Irish mines where thousands of men, women and children worked above and below ground for over 300 years.
Venue: Avoca Mines, White Bridge, Tigroney, Avoca
Organiser: Nick Coy
Telephone: 086 3706731
Dates: 23rd August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM
Calary and the Historic Darby Pulpit Free tour of a historic 180 year old church which contains the pulpit once used by John Nelson Darby, who was curate in the area and later became one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren.
Venue: Calary Church
Organiser: Calary Church of Ireland
Telephone: 01 2818118
Dates: 22nd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 23rd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM
A self-guided walk along Macreddin Mile exploring Local Heritage and Wild Foods The BrookLodge Hotel has chosen to celebrate the historical importance of local hedgerows this Heritage Week as a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the residents of Macreddin Village.
Venue: BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village
Organiser: BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village
Telephone: 0402 36444 12
Dates: 22nd August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 23rd August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 24th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 25th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 28th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM
The following Arklow Gymnasts
Orlaith Holt, Jack Burke – Under 9,
Zara Fennell, Rory Curley – Under 11
Caitlin Curley – Under 13
Niamh Curley – Under 15
Will represent Arklow and County Wicklow at the 2015 National Community Games festival of artistic gymnastics which will take place at the Athlone Institute of Technology, County Westmeath on Saturday 22nd. August.
Best of luck and do Arklow proud.
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”.
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Arklow 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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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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
Denise Brennan on East Coast FM
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.
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.
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
Jack & Jill Charity Boutique
Arklow 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…
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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
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.
Request to all Arklow local bands and singers…
We 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 email@example.com
3.00 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Viking Boat Races down the Quay
From 6.00 p.m. – Evening BBQ & Feel the Pinch playing in the Sailing Club
7.00 p.m. – Ard Glass Viking Ship from the series “The Vikings” down the Quays
8.30 p.m. – Bingo in Arus Lorcain
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. – ALL EVENTS:
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. – East Coast Radio Roadshow
10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. – Tommy Greene
12.00 a.m. – Arklow Pipe Band
1.15 p.m. – George Higgs Brass Quartet on the dock “afloat”
1.30 p.m. – Blessing of the fleet
2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Andy Clarke
2.00 p.m. – Dog show
2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. – Crash scene Emercency services display
2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. – Air & Sea Rescue Display on the Quay
From 4.00 p.m. – Evening BBQ & Arklow Shipping Silver Band playing in the Sailing Club
ALL DAY FUN ON THE QUAY
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FRIDAY 31st JULY – SAVE THE DATE!! Ferrybank Pharmacy in Arklow is now Ferrybank CarePlus Pharmacy!! To celebrate, John and the team will be having their big Grand Opening on Friday 31st of July. Come and join them on the day as they celebrate in style!
The Official Opening Day starts at 1 p.m. There will be cutting the ribbon, face painting and balloon man for all the kiddies. Pop over to see a new pharmacy with tea, coffee & cupcakes and there will be a free draw for everyone who comes plus plenty of special offers, prizes and discounts up to 25% on the day.
Ferrybank Pharmacy Arklow is located beside Bridgewater shopping centre.
All staff are friendly and very helpful, so if you have any queries and would like some help, please don’t hesitate to call in for advice.
Their highly trained staff offer the best expert advice. CarePlus stocks a superior range of products in beauty, toiletries, and personal care, not to mention an unrivalled selection of specialist skincare products. Pop into one of our stores today and experience the CarePlus treatment!
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