Arklow This Week 11th May 2018

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Wicklow Hospice Charity Event 20th May

There will be a bus available from Arklow stopping in Aughrim and going to and from Macreddin for the Night of Music and Fun in memory of Nora Lalor and Bernie Tyrrell. Pick up at 6:30pm outside the Church of St Mary and Peter, continuing onto Aughrim for a pick up at the national school in Aughrim for 7pm.

Please contact Sinead on 0870954137 or email sinead@wicklowhospice.ie if you wish to avail of the bus. You can book your tickets for the night online by clicking on the following link https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/wicklowhospice/entry… Remember this event is limited to 200 so book your places fast for a wonderful night of music and entertainment. Check out www.wicklowhospice.ie for more information or contact Sinead on 0870954137.

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow Sea breeze Festival

The Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival takes place this year from Sunday 1st July right up to the main part of the Festival which this year runs from Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July. We are currently looking for contestants to take part in the Bridgwater Seabreeze Princess competition which will take place on Sunday 1st July. Prizes valued of up to €1000 from The Bridgewater Shopping Centre this year.

Entries are currently being accepted by the committee and all participants must be over 18 years of age by 1st July to be eligible. The Bridgewater S.C. have once come on board to sponsor this competition and a specially commissioned Tiara hand made by John Swan jewelers will go to this year’s winner.

Entry forms are available from Festival Chairperson, Tina O’ Sullivan 087 9093848 or Mary Burke, Secretary 087 9259504 or indeed any committee member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bridgewater Shopping Centre Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 12 noon to 6pm on the first Sunday of every month.

Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts & giftware all of which have been created by local craftspeople and artists.T&Cs apply.

 

 

 

 

Black Tie Ball

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of Arklow Town Football Club. To celebrate, the club will host a Black-Tie Ball in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday June 23rd. Tickets are €25 each and available to purchase through the Arklow Bay Hotel and the football club.

 

 

 

 

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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Easter Fun at Bridgewater

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”.

 

 

“Between The Ropes” Fundraiser Night

Between The Ropes comes to Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 7th April @ 8pm.

Admission is only €10.

There will be 12-14 fights on the card and a raffle on the night. The pairings will be decided after weigh-ins this Saturday. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment, all under the watchful eye of one of Arklow’s most experienced fighters Fergal Redmond and Box Fit Arklow.

Tickets are available from Arklow Bay Hotel or contact Fergal on 086 343 4240.

 

Race Night in Aid of Maritime Festival Arklow

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

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

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)

 

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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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Craft Fair Bridgewater

  

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.

 

Arklow Tidy Towns Table Quiz

Arklow Tidy Towns are hosting a table quiz to raise funds for a replacement van which is essential for the upkeep of the local town.

The Table Quiz will be held tonight (Friday 2nd February) in the Old Ship at 8.30pm. Entries are €5 per head or 4 for €20.

For further details, contact 086 027 4884 or 085 864 1313.

 

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

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow this Week 1st December

 

Christmas Events in Arklow   – Come along & enjoy the festive fun

 

Christmas Market at Arklow Main Street

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS FAIR

Carysfort National School will host their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday December 2nd from 10am – 4pm.

Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts & seasonal giftware. Santa will arrive at his grotto at 12pm. The day promises to have something for all the family!

 

 

 

Cruinniu Carols by Candlelight

The sixth annual Carols by Candlelight by Cruinniu will take place on Thursday December 14th at 8pm in St Mary & Peter church, Main St Arklow.

On the night there will also be performances by the Arklow Shipping Silver Band, accompanist John Bonner, Michael Flood and students of Mary Walsh.

Proceeds from this year’s concert will go towards the Martin Family Trust. Admission is €5.

 

St Saviours annual Fair

The Church of Ireland Community will hold their annual fair in the Malborough Hall on St Marys Road on Friday December 1st from 6pm.

A number of stalls selling a variety of products, and a raffle will be held on the night with some great prizes to be won.

Any money raised will go towards parish funding.

 

 

Dinner & Movie Deal at Bridgewater Shopping Centre

 

Story Time at Bridgewater Shopping Centre

 

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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Switching on of the Christmas Tree Lights

 

Christmas Events in Arklow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgewater Customer Night

Join us at Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Thursday 30th November from 6pm – 8pm for exclusive discounts, carol singing and mince pies. What better way to kick off the festive period than an evening at Bridgewater Shopping Centre! To make it extra special, you could be in with a chance of winning €250 worth of prizes!

 

Fashion Show Extravaganza

St Michael & Peter Junior School will present “All I Want for Christmas” fashion show extravaganza tonight, Friday November 24th at 8pm, in The Arklow Bay Hotel.

Tickets are €10 and are available from the school reception, The Arklow Bay Hotel. Or please contact Amanda at 087 9141786 or Fiona at 087 6644176.

Festive Fair

 Carysfort National School will host their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday December 2nd from 10am – 4pm.

Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts & seasonal giftware. Santa will arrive at his grotto at 12pm. The day promises to have something for all the family!

 

Cruinniu Carols by Candlelight

 The sixth annual Carols by Candlelight by Cruinniu will take place on Thursday December 14th at 8pm in St Mary & Peter church, Main St Arklow.

On the night there will also be performances by the Arklow Shipping Silver Band, accompanist John Bonner, Michael Flood and students of Mary Walsh.

Proceeds from this year’s concert will go towards the Martin Family Trust. Admission is €5.

St Saviour’s annual Fair

The Church of Ireland Community will hold their annual fair in the Malborough Hall on St Marys Road on Friday December 1st from 6pm.

A number of stalls selling a variety of products, and a raffle will be held on the night with some great prizes to be won.

Any money raised will go towards parish funding.

 

Samaritans Quiz night

The Samaritans Arklow will be hosting a quiz night in the Old Ship Arklow,  Friday 24th November at 8pm.

All proceeds will go towards the running of the Arklow branch which has been open for 3 years in the town.

 

Photography Exhibition

Brian McIIvenny, a Co Wicklow photographer will present his latest exhibition “Monolith” for the month of November at Arklow Library.

“Monolith” is an exhibition of monochrome lith prints spanning 20 years of work in traditional film photography techniques.

 

Dinner & Movie Deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Santa’s Arrival

Festive fun for all the family at Bridgewater Shopping Centre as Santa will be arriving on Sunday the 19th November from 11am – 3pm.

 

Christmas Market

 

The seventh annual Christmas market and craft fair will take place in Arus Lorcain, Castle Park Arklow, on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November from 11am – 5pm.

Over 40 stalls will display their unique hand crafted goods and Christmas gifts.

Admission is free, and Santa will arrive to officially launch the fair on Saturday at 12:30pm.

 

Fashion Show Extravaganza

St Michael & Peter Junior School will present “All I Want for Christmas” fashion show extravaganza on Friday November 24th at 8pm, in The Arklow Bay Hotel.

Tickets are €10 and are available from the school reception, The Arklow Bay Hotel. Or please contact Amanda at 087 9141786 or Fiona at 087 6644176.

Carysfort Festive Fair

  

Carysfort National School will host their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday December 2nd from 10am – 4pm.

Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts & seasonal giftware. Santa will arrive at his grotto at 12pm. The day promises to have something for all the family!

Cruinniu Carols by Candlelight

 

The sixth annual Carols by Candlelight by Cruinniu will take place on Thursday December 14th at 8pm in St Mary & Peter church, Main St Arklow.

On the night there will also be performances by the Arklow Shipping Silver Band, accompanist John Bonner, Michael Flood and students of Mary Walsh.

Proceeds from this year’s concert will go towards the Martin Family Trust. Admission is €5.

 

 

St Saviours annual Fair

The Church of Ireland Community will hold their annual fair in the Malborough Hall on St Marys Road on Friday December 1st from 6pm.

A number of stalls selling a variety of products, and a raffle will be held on the night with some great prizes to be won.

Any money raised will go towards parish funding.

Bird keepers annual show

 The Arklow & District Bird keeping society will host their annual bird show on Saturday 18th November 4pm – 7pm & Sunday 19th November 9am – 2pm in the Arklow Sports Leisure Centre.

The bird show will run in conjunction with the 41st Irish Fancy Society and the 17th Southern Norwich Society.

Over 1600 birds of different variations will be on display. Admission is €3, and children are free.

 Photography Exhibition

Brian McIIvenny, a Co Wicklow photographer will present his latest exhibition “Monolith” for the month of November at Arklow Library.

“Monolith” is an exhibition of monochrome lith prints spanning 20 years of work in traditional film photography techniques.

This exhibition was officially launched by author & Sunday Independent journalist Declan Lynch.

 

  

Dinner & Movie Deal

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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Santa’s Arrival at Bridgewater Shopping Centre

Festive fun for all the family at Bridgewater Shopping Centre as Santa will be arriving on Sunday the 19th November from 11am – 3pm.

Pat Shortt Arklow Bay Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography Exhibition

Brian McIIvenny, a Co Wicklow photographer will present his latest exhibition “Monolith” for the month of November at Arklow Library.

“Monolith” is an exhibition of monochrome lith prints spanning 20 years of work in traditional film photography techniques.

This exhibition was officially launched by author & Sunday Independent journalist Declan Lynch.

 

Dinner & Movie Deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Church Service for Kynoch

A special church service will take place on Sunday November 5th at 3.00pm at the Methodist Church on Ferrybank as part of the Arklow Kynoch Factory Centenary Commemoration 1917 – 2017.

All are welcome, with a special invitation to all relatives and descendants of the Kynoch employees.

 

Photography Exhibition

Brian McIIvenny, a Co Wicklow photographer will present his latest exhibition “Monolith” for the month of November at Arklow Library.

“Monolith” is an exhibition of monochrome lith prints spanning 20 years of work in traditional film photography techniques.

This exhibition was officially launched by author & Sunday Independent journalist Declan Lynch.

 

Topline Bolands Christmas Shop Grand Opening

 Next Thursday November 9th at 6pm, Topline Bolands Arklow, will host the grand opening of their popular Christmas Shop.

The event includes special offers, a visit from Santa, refreshments, fantastic raffle prizes plus live entertainment. This FREE event has something for everyone!

 Dinner & Movie Deal – The Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex

 

 

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!

 

 

Farmers 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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Arklow Positive Ageing Week

 

A packed calendar of events is scheduled for Positive Ageing Week 2017. This year’s celebration will run from Saturday 30th September to Sunday October 15th, with events taking place throughout Arklow.

For further information on the extensive list of events organized by Arklow Positive Ageing, contact Maria Neary on 086 081 7534 or email arklowpositiveageing@yahoo.com

 

Arklow Enterprise Town

The Arklow Enterprise town event is taking place in Glenart College, Coolgreaney Road, Arklow this Saturday, October 7th from 11am until 3pm.  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.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the event check out their Facebook page or please contact your local Bank of Ireland on 07662 30619 or e-mail Derek.tobin@boi.com.

 

 

 

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Exhibition

 An exhibition showcasing the work of talented Wicklow Artists takes place in Arklow Visual Arts Gallery from September 26th – October 13th with the opening night on Tuesday 26th 6pm – 8pm.

 

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.