Arklow This Week 18th January 2019

 RNLI Hurry to the Curry

Our Annual Fundraiser “Dans Lifeboat Special Hurry to the Curry” is taking place on Friday 18th January in the Arklow Bay Hotel.
It’s a little earlier this year owing to refurbishments at the hotel.  We are celebrating 50 years of this event and really need your support this year!!
Tickets can be purchased from any of the Fundraising Committee, Arklow Lifeboat Station or at reception in the Hotel.
It’s always a great night out so we’re hoping to see you there!! — feeling hungry!

 

 ASL Open Day

To celebrate the Open Day & Our 5th Birthday we’re asking anyone coming along to register & donate just €5 euro to the day, all monies received through the Booking system or on the Day will be split between Arklow Cancer Support & Arklow RNLI.

You can register for the event at www.aslsafety.com/training- Again we’re asking for a voluntary donation of €5.00 on the day or online to split between 2 very worthy charities!

We’re asking all Chamber Members to Drop in and say hello on the day and to support local! To further celebrate we are offering all Chamber Members a FREE Dedicated Own Company ELearning Account in our ELearning Platform.

Just Register for Your Free Trial Here http://aslsafety.com/elearning.php  and we’ll contact you to get you set up!!

We’re also offering a Free Initial Safety & Training Consultation with one of our team to help you assess your safety & training needs for your organisation for 2019 – Register at Reception upon Arrival.

We’ll have a selection of Plant, Equipment, Tools and Machinery that we provide training on, along with full access to all our NEW facilities- one or 2 celebrities will be hanging around for pictures and Wicklow Hires Famous PINK Digger will be in the building!!

Refreshments, Tea, Coffee & Birthday Cake will be available too!!!

Looking forward to welcoming to our New Facility at Kish Business Park you on the 25th!!!

 

January Kids Activities And Competition!

19TH – 27TH JANUARY 2019

Join us from 1pm-4pm on Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January and brighten up your day.

Visit our colouring corner where you can draw your favourite holiday and display it on our picket fence for your chance to WIN a €50 Bridgewater voucher.

Our favourite design will even feature on our Bridgewater branded tote bags.

Why not enjoy some free face painting while you are with us

Make sure to enter our competition for your chance to win a holiday worth €2000, simply pick up a form in centre and post it in our entry box for your chance to win!!

 

 Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

 

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

 

Arklow Library event

To celebrate the recent IWDG expedition to Iceland in May-July 2018 on board Celtic Mist, the IWDG will be undertaking a tour of Ireland to share stories, images and videos of this exciting and challenging expedition which circumnavigated 1500nmls of the North Atlantic.  The IWDG will come to Arklow Library to tell these stories on the 31st January 2019.  The talk entitled ‘On the trail of the whale’ will start with a short film clip followed by an introduction and overview.  This hour-long session will conclude with a Q & A session.

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 11th January 2019

RNLI Hurry To The Curry

Our Annual Fundraiser “Dans Lifeboat Special Hurry to the Curry” is taking place January 18th Arklow Bay Hotel.
It’s a little earlier this year owing to refurbishments at the hotel, we’re celebrating 50 years of this event and really need your support this year!!
Tickets can be purchased from any of the Fundraising Committee, Arklow Lifeboat Station or at reception in the Hotel.
It’s always a great night out so we’re hoping to see you there!! — feeling hungry!

 

Avonmore M.S.  production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Chorus rehearsals for the show commence on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s College, Arklow with Amy Penston doing Voice Rehearsals, while Dance Rehearsals with Martina Lynch take place on Thursday 17th Jan, again in St. Mary’s College, Arklow at 7.30pm. Our chorus is open to members who are aged 16+ (or in Transition Year). Men are especially welcome, so why not come out and give it a go.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: colm.moules@aims.ie Mobile 087 2886845.

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

Storytime

Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Sign Language classes

Irish Sign Language classes takes place in the Community Room at Arklow Library every Wednesday from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

 

Arklow This Week 21st December 2018

 Free Parking for Christmas

Free parking will be provided in Arklow town for the Christmas period – running until Tuesday 1st January 2019.  This Arklow Municipal District initiative will apply to all areas with the exception of Main Street, Lower Main Street, Upper Main Street and the Wexford Road.  Pay and display parking will remain as normal in these areas.

 

 

 

 Arklow Performance Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visual Arts Gallery

The Arklow Visual Arts will host its Christmas members Art exhibition which opens on Tuesday 4th December from 7-9p.m.

Over 30 artists will be exhibiting their work in paintings and crafts in driftwood and a few surprises are in store.  All items are for sale just in time for Christmas and you will be supporting your community.  All are welcome to visit we will remain open from Tuesday 4th December until Friday 21st.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.  For enquiries contact 089 4248376 or arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

Bridgewater Shopping Centre Christmas Opening hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

Santa Claus at the Arklow Bay Hotel

 

 

Christmas Food Service Opening Hours at The Arklow Bay Hotel

 

Arklow This Week 14th December 2018

Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

Free Parking for Christmas

Free parking will be provided in Arklow town for the Christmas period – running until Tuesday 1st January 2019.  This Arklow Municipal District initiative will apply to all areas with the exception of Main Street, Lower Main Street, Upper Main Street and the Wexford Road.  Pay and display parking will remain as normal in these areas.

 

 


 

Arklow Library

Family Storytime and Arts and Crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.  All are welcome and admission is free.

 

 

 

Visual Arts Gallery

The Arklow Visual Arts will host its Christmas members Art exhibition which opens on Tuesday 4th December from 7-9p.m.

Over 30 artists will be exhibiting their work in paintings and crafts in driftwood and a few surprises are in store.  All items are for sale just in time for Christmas and you will be supporting your community.  All are welcome to visit we will remain open from Tuesday 4th December until Friday 21st.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.  For enquiries contact 089 4248376 or arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

Arklow This Week 30th November 2018

 Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

 

                 

 

Christmas Festival

The Arklow Christmas Festival market takes place on Saturday 8th December.  Anyone who wishes to feature a stall should contact cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie as soon as possible.

This year’s Arklow Christmas Festival runs on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December.

Visual Arts

The Arklow Visual Arts will host its Christmas members Art exhibition which opens on Tuesday 4th December from 7-9p.m.

Over 30 artists will be exhibiting their work in paintings and crafts in driftwood and a few surprises are in store.  All items are for sale just in time for Christmas and you will be supporting your community.  All are welcome to visit we will remain open from Tuesday 4th December until Friday 21st.  Opening times are Monday to Thursday 9-5pm and Friday 9-4pm.  For enquiries contact 089 4248376 or arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

Bridgewater Shopping Centre

Visit Santa every Saturday and Sunday between 1pm and 5pm. Plus, every Saturday and Sunday from 1st – 16th December we will be hosting a kids disco on the mall, with lots of fun to enjoy with glow in the dark face painting, DJ on mall playing Christmas music and dancing on our light up dance floor between 1pm and 3pm.

Don’t miss Christmas Wish Jars on the mall, simply write down your wish, pop it in the jar and one child’s wish will be granted each week until Christmas!

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

Christmas Party Nights at the Arklow Bay Hotel

Our Christmas Party Night Packages are for Sale
Contact Eimear for any bookings & enquiries
Tel: 0402 26200
email: reservations@arklowbay.com

 

Arklow This Week 23rd November 2018

Revenue PAYE Changes

The Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you to the following FREE Breakfast Event which will focus on “Revenue PAYE Changes 2019”.

From the 1st of January 2019, all payroll systems will need to be processed in real time, where employers will be required to calculate and report their employees pay and deductions as they are being paid. This PAYE improvement aims to make it easier for employers to pay the correct amount of income tax, PRSI, USC & local property tax and send these figures directly through to Revenue. As an employer it is important to ensure that records are up to date, and that all existing payroll obligations are met.

Mr. Eric Hendy, Managing Partner of local Accountancy firm R Hendy & Co (Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors, Personal Insolvency Practitioners) will deliver essential information and provide expert advice on this important topic.

The morning event promises to be very interesting and informative & we look forward to seeing you all bright & early (Tea/Coffee & a light breakfast will be provided).

Please contact the Chamber office at chamber@arklow.ie or 0402 26909 to confirm your attendance.

Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

   

Christmas Festival

The Arklow Christmas Festival market takes place on Saturday 8th December.  Anyone who wishes to feature a stall should contact cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie as soon as possible.

This year’s Arklow Christmas Festival runs on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December.

Christmas Craft Fair

The annual Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Mother Kevin Mission takes place at Árus Lorcáin on November 24th and 25th.  Bookings are now being taken for stalls at the event which will feature good quality crafts, gifts and cards.  For information call 086 0724060.

Bridgewater Shopping Centre

We’re lighting up Bridgewater for Christmas on November 29th!

From 4-8PM, join us as we switch the lights on throughout Bridgewater to instil the festive cheer!

Our customer appreciation evening is also happening at Bridgewater on the same evening. With store-wide discounts, free hot chocolates and late night shopping, it promises to be an exciting and fun-filled evening.

Bigger, Brighter, Bridgewater!

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 Christmas Party Nights at the Arklow Bay Hotel

Our Christmas Party Night Packages are for Sale
Contact Eimear for any bookings & enquiries
Tel: 0402 26200
email: reservations@arklowbay.com

Arklow This Week 16th November 2018

Revenue PAYE Changes

The Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you to the following FREE Breakfast Event which will focus on “Revenue PAYE Changes 2019”.

From the 1st of January 2019, all payroll systems will need to be processed in real time, where employers will be required to calculate and report their employees pay and deductions as they are being paid. This PAYE improvement aims to make it easier for employers to pay the correct amount of income tax, PRSI, USC & local property tax and send these figures directly through to Revenue. As an employer it is important to ensure that records are up to date, and that all existing payroll obligations are met.

Mr. Eric Hendy, Managing Partner of local Accountancy firm R Hendy & Co (Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors, Personal Insolvency Practitioners) will deliver essential information and provide expert advice on this important topic.

The morning event promises to be very interesting and informative & we look forward to seeing you all bright & early (Tea/Coffee & a light breakfast will be provided).

Please contact the Chamber office at chamber@arklow.ie or 0402 26909 to confirm your attendance.

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

Santa arrives at Bridgewater

This year Santa’s giving those reindeer a rest and arriving by boat into Bridgewater Shopping centre.  Join him in a parade from the harbour at 11.30 am with the arrival in the centre at noon for FREE fun and festivities, balloon modelling & face painting, your favourite festive characters and dancing to Christmas DJ’s.

Christmas BEGINS this Sunday 18th November at Bridgewater….

Santa’s Grotto Opening Hours: 

Sunday 18th November – 12pm-5pm

Saturday 24th November until Sunday 23rd December – 1pm-5pm

Annual Fair

The annual Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Mother Kevin Mission takes place at Árus Lorcáin on November 24th and 25th.  Bookings are now being taken for stalls at the event which will feature good quality crafts, gifts and cards.  Tea will be served throughout and there will also be a special visit from Santa Claus.  For information call 086 0724060.

Christmas Fair

The Arklow Christmas Festival market takes place on Saturday 8th December.  Anyone who wishes to feature a stall should contact cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie as soon as possible.

This year’s Arklow Christmas Festival runs on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December.

Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

Arklow Bay “Taste Wicklow at its best”

Taste Wicklow at its best…..come be our guest!
6.45 pm – 23rd November €45 per person
Drinks Reception – Wine Pairing – 7 Course Evening Meal

Created by our sous chef Aine supporting local
Enjoy live music in our Ferrybank Lounge once your meal is complete.

Book now on 0402 26200 with Eimear or email reservations@arklowbay.com.

 

 

Arklow This Week 9th November 2018

The Elders “Fare thee Well” Irish Tour 2018

World renowned  musicians “The Elders” make their 16th annual trip home to Ireland from their base in Kansas City, USA for their “True” Irish Tour, from 30th October – 12th November inclusive. The band will travel around Ireland, taking the following venues: “The Abbey” in Donegal, “Monroe’s” in Galway, “The Great Southern Hotel”, Killarney, “Shortt’s” in Waterford, “Johnnie Foxe’s” in Glencullen and The Arklow Bay Hotel, with a record number of over 300 of their fans this year from across the USA.

On their Irish tour they will play in the Arklow Bay Hotel, on Friday 9th November at 8.00pm, doors open at 7.30pm, with special guests: Denise Brennan with John Nolan, Breda O’Connor School of Irish Dancing, Cairde Le Cheile Traditional Group where audiences are in for a real musical treat and will be a night you will not want to miss. Tickets are available from: Arklow Bay Hotel Reception, Plain & Pearl, Lower Main Street, The Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street, Kavanagh’s Newsagents, Wexford Road, or any committee member of AMA (Arklow Music & Arts Group). Tickets €10 in advance or €12 on the night and all proceeds from the night will go towards The Lavender Ward, Nolan House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow and Arklow Music & Arts’ campaign to secure the provision of a Music and Arts Centre for Arklow.

Avonmore M.S. Announce auditions for “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5”  for their 40th Anniversary production in 2019. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

This amateur production is  presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  Based on the 1980 smash hit film in which Dolly Parton starred, this highly acclaimed  Broadway musical was nominated for no less than four Tony Awards. Some of the hits from the show include “Hart to Hart”,  “Let Love Grow”, “Get out and stay out” and of course “9 to 5” and much more.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 11th November at 12pm in St. Mary’s College, Arklow. Anyone interested in auditioning, packs are now available. Please e-mail Avonmore M.S. Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on Kavanagh.karen@gmail.com quoting ‘Avonmore 9-5 Auditions’ and she will get back to you with the list of characters, audition pieces and times.

The Production team for this year’s production is: Director – Stephen Acton, Musical Director: Naoimh Penston, Choreographer: Martina Lynch and Vocal Director: Amy Penston

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Members of Avonmore M.S. will be joining Topline Bolands, who are sponsors of this year’s show on Thursday night 8th November (this Thursday), to celebrate the launch of their Christmas Shop, sing some Christmas Carols and get you all into the Christmas Cheer. All members  (young and not so young) are asked to meet at 7.15pm in Boland’s. Carols will start at 7.30pm until 8.30pm. If you are available please let any member of the committee know so we can get an idea of numbers.

Annual Fair

The annual Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Mother Kevin Mission takes place at Árus Lorcáin on November 24th and 25th.  Bookings are now being taken for stalls at the event which will feature good quality crafts, gifts and cards.  Tea will be served throughout and there will also be a special visit from Santa Claus.  For information call 086 0724060.

Christmas Fair

The Arklow Christmas Festival market takes place on Saturday 8th December.  Anyone who wishes to feature a stall should contact cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie as soon as possible.

This year’s Arklow Christmas Festival runs on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December.

Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

 

 

Arklow This Week 26th October 2018

Arklow Halloween Festival Parade

This year it is hoped to make the Halloween night festivities (Wednesday, 31st October) EVEN BETTER by having a larger street parade, staged event and firework display!

People of all ages are encouraged to take part in the festivities on the night and to get into the Halloween spirit – no pun intended! – and wear some kind of fancy dress.

Entry is now open for larger organisations such as local community, sports groups and schools to enter fancy dress groups into the street parade. Business owners are encouraged to decorate their premises as the fantastic displays in the shop windows and the free-standing sculptures around town really contribute to the holiday atmosphere.

Arklow Municipal District is running a competition for the most original and exciting displays as a way of recognising people’s efforts, community spirit and creativity.

If any community or sports groups are interested in getting involved in the parade, or for businesses to register their window displays, please email to ArklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie or phone 0402 42700.

A full programme of festival events has been released and is now available through the Libraries, Arklow MD office. It can be also viewed here and on facebook @ArklowMD or via the link below.

https://www.wicklow.ie/…/spook-tacular-halloween-in-arklow-…

 

 

Freak Show Circus comes to Arklow in aid of Temple Street

The Arklow Bay Hotel will be hosting their second annual fancy dress party on Sunday 28th October at 9 p.m. in aid of ‘Trick or Treat’ for Temple Street.

After the success of last year’s party, the Arklow Bay have made this an annual event and would like to keep the tradition going as it is for such a worthy charity.

There will also be traditional Halloween Party Games as well as prizes for Best Dressed Individual and Best Dressed Group/Duo.

This October Bank Holiday Sunday adults only event will be packed with entertainment by local band Black Cherry and a DJ James Reid playing till late where you can dance or scare the night away.

Tickets are €12 available at hotel reception.  Doors will open at 9 p.m. and prizes to be announced shortly for the Fancy Dress Competition.

 

 

  

Halloween Event at Victorian Tea Times

Miss Havisham’s High Society Halloween Tea combines the ghoulish and the gracious, with spooky spine tingling tales set amidst the splendid surroundings of an authentic Victorian drawing room.

Created by well-known businesswoman, Audrey Whelan, Victorian Tea Times is a charming warm and unmissable experience where guests can enjoy delicious afternoon teas, served by parlour maids in costume and all presided over by a Victorian Matriarch!

For our upcoming Miss Havisham Halloween Tea we will be creating a rich, moody and dramatic evening with fabulous stories, food and cocktails and I would urge people to book as places are filling fast. It’s going to be scary …for all the right reasons!

Miss Havisham’s High Society Halloween Tea takes place on Friday 26th October at 7.30 pm. €45 per person.

 

 

 

 

Arklow Christmas Festival 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Christmas Festival are well underway by the Committee.  The aim of the festival is to increase footfall, create a Christmas atmosphere, and to give the retailers from the Wexford Road to Lower Main Street, Ferrybank and Bridgewater an additional boost during the pre -Christmas period.

Events will be held on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December and will include the switching on of the Christmas tree lights, fireworks display, Punch & Judy Show, arrival of Santa, Pipe Band recital, Christmas jumper competition, best business window display, Christmas park market, children’s art competition and many more….. There will also be free parking in the town during the period 1st December up to and including 1st January 2019.

The GOLDEN TICKET DRAW will return again this year and retailers/businesses are invited to participate whereby the winner from each shop/business will be entered into a draw with a prize value of over €2,000 kindly sponsored by local businesses.

Should you have any queries please contact Deirdre Bentley at dbentley@live.ie or myself at lmcdonal@wicklowcoco.ie  or any member of the Christmas Festival Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 12th October 2018

Cancer Support Group art class in new exhibition

The Arklow Cancer Support art class will showcase their latest work at an exhibition at Arklow Visual Arts Gallery.  The exhibition opens on Monday 8th October at 8 p.m. and runs for two weeks.

This is Arklow Cancer Support Art Classes third art exhibition.  In 2010, Arklow Cancer Support set up an art group for clients and relatives of people going through and bereaved from cancer. The art class takes place on Monday mornings at 10.30 a.m. under the instruction of Bernie Fitzgerald.  Anyone who would like to join the group should contact the office at 0402 23590.

Lip Sync Legends

Arklow United Football Club will present Lip Sync Legends at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 13th October.  Participants are now sought to perform as their musical idol on the night in aid of the club.  Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m.  For information, contact 086 1633253.

 

 

Charity Fashion Show

To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin.  Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception. The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s. This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food.  All are welcome to attend to help celebrate this milestone.

 

 

 

Arklow Halloween Festival Parade

Plans for the second Arklow Halloween Festival are underway. Arklow Municipal District has begun work on the event following the huge success of the inaugural festival. This year it is hoped to make the Halloween night festivities (Wednesday, 31st October) even better by having a larger street parade, staged event and firework display. Entry is now open for expressions of interest from larger organizations such as local community, sports groups and schools to enter fancy dress groups into the street parade.

Business owners are encouraged to decorate their premises as the fantastic displays in the shop windows and the free-standing sculptures around town really contribute to the holiday atmosphere. The Arklow Municipal District are running a competition for the most original and exciting displays as a way of recognizing people’s efforts, community spirit and creativity. For more information, please email ArklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie or phone 0402 42700. (A full program of festival events will be released in early October.

 

 

  

The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018

The 2018 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards is now in its third year. The competition promotes enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area. Arklow was nominated for the competition in the population category greater than 10,000. This was a fantastic opportunity for the Arklow Town Team to highlight recent and forthcoming initiatives for enterprise within the town.

During the visit to Arklow on the 25th of September, three judges met with representatives from the business and community sectors of the town and received a presentation highlighting the positive attributes of the area. Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on November 28, 2018.