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Arklow This Week 8th March 2019

 “Best Musical Window Display” competition

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd – Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support 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 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

St Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee in Arklow have just announced details of this year’s parade where the theme is “Reeling back the years” and gives groups, floats and marching groups plenty of scope for creativity. Mary Hickey has been announced as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Parade which kicks off at 2pm sharp.

This year there is a suggested Theme for participants “Reeling Back the Years”, aimed primarily at Commercial Floats, groups can also adopt this theme if they wish. We would encourage everyone to get involved in this year’s Parade and showcasing what is great about Arklow and free publicity for your Business/group/organization.

Do not forget there is a prize for the Best Window Display, which is open to all shops, pubs, and businesses in the town which we would love to see as many as possible being creative and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

If you wish to enter this year’s parade please contact;

Tina O’Sullivan, Chairperson, on 087 9093848, Tommy Annesley, Jim Hoey in The Bridge Hotel or Donal Molloy in Le Chef.  There is no entry fee, but a donation would be most welcome to defray some of the costs including insurances and prizes.

 

 Jobs & Careers Event

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Arklow Bay Wedding Fair

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm each day, we will be hosting a Spring Wedding Fair, we invite you to come and view our civil ceremony suite our amazing outdoor grounds which is ideal for an outdoor civil ceremony and our completely refurbished Bay Suite Ballroom will have an elegant new look coupled with fresh bespoke centrepieces and a luxurious décor.

The Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow’s finest wedding venue will be running the wedding fair from 2pm each day.

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

We will also have an array of suppliers exhibiting what they have to offer – Full Exhibitors list to follow.

For further inquiries please contact weddingsandevents@arklowbay.com or call 0402 26200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 1st March 2019

“Best Musical Window Display” competition

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd – Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support 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 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

Votes for Women: The Irish Suffrage Movement

Arklow Library is delighted to welcome Sinéad Dunne (Irish History MA Student, Maynooth University) to give a talk to our younger borrowers about the Irish Suffragette Movement. This talk will cover a basic timeline of events and the major figures involved. The talk will be followed by a themed arts and crafts session. The event is free, but booking is essential.

Sat, 2 March 2019 11:00 – 12:00 

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Arklow Bay Wedding Fair

On Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April from 2pm until 5pm each day, we will be hosting a Spring Wedding Fair, we invite you to come and view our civil ceremony suite our amazing outdoor grounds which is ideal for an outdoor civil ceremony and our completely refurbished Bay Suite Ballroom will have an elegant new look coupled with fresh bespoke centrepieces and a luxurious décor.

The Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow’s finest wedding venue will be running the wedding fair from 2pm each day.

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

We will also have an array of suppliers exhibiting what they have to offer – Full Exhibitors list to follow.

For further inquiries please contact weddingsandevents@arklowbay.com or call 0402 26200

 

 

Arklow This Week 22nd February 2019

 

 

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for Des Bishop show will be available for purchase this coming Saturday 16th in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 10.00am till 6.00pm….get your tickets whilst you can.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

“Best Musical Window Display” competition

 

 

The Arklow Music Festival will take place from Saturday the 2nd –  Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

Now in its 50th year, the festival is a celebration of both Arts & Music and is renowned as one of the biggest competitive music events in the country, attracting thousands of visitors to the town, showcasing a wealth of talent from every county in Ireland.

In conjunction with the annual festival, the Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce are again delighted to sponsor the award for the “Best Musical Window Display” competition.

All local traders are encouraged to support 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 10th of March and will be presented with the prestigious “Best Musical Window Display” Cup.

For further information, please contact Jo Walker (Secretary) at 086 107 5248.

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 15th February 2019

Valentine’s Event

Love is all around us at Bridgewater Shopping Centre this Valentine’s weekend.

Bridgewater welcome ‘Friends of Arklow Music and Arts’ this Saturday 16th February from 2pm-4:30pm with music, singing, a marching band and pianist all performing on mall.

2pm-Suntry Ladies Choir featuring Sara Clancy and Avril O’Toole from Riverdance

2.15pm-Fionn & Roisin Vigors

2.25pm-The Scott Brothers

2.30pm-Pianist Darragh Gillece and singer Erin Connolly

2.45pm-The Byrne Family Traditional Music

3pm-Sunbeam House Singers

3.15pm-Dancers from Studio 55

3.30pm-Bri Elle Finn

3.45pm-Garden of Ireland Children’s Choir

4pm-AMA young performers

 

Tickets now on Sale for International Women’s day Lunch 2019 – Contact AMD Offices 0402 42700 or arklowmd@wicklowcoco.ie

 

 

 

Tickets for Des Bishop show will be available for purchase this coming Saturday 16th in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 10.00am till 6.00pm….get your tickets whilst you can.

 

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.

Festival photography contest

Plans are coming along nicely for the 2019 Arklow Music Festival.  Now in its 50th anniversary year, the festival is set to once again welcome thousands of competitors and supporters to the town as the take part in the event which runs form Sunday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10.

A new element to mark this anniversary year is the amateur photography competition.  The competition is open to all non-professional photographers who are being invited to take a photo which they think best represents Arklow.

Prizes will be awarded in the under 18 and over 18 categories and all entries will be displayed at the Arklow Music Festival memory land exhibition in Arklow Library in March.  Winning photos will also be displayed in Arklow Music Festival venues.

The closing date for entries is Thursday February 28.  For further information contact Maria Nolan at marianolanfortune@gmail.com or 086 8473187.  All the information you need about Arklow Music Festival including details of how to register is available at the new festival website arklowmusicfestival.com

 

Arklow This Week 1st February 2019

Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival AGM

A little later than usual and is hard to believe it is that time of the year when we get ready to prepare for Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival 2018. After another successful festival the committee are already preparing for 2019, dates are Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July, 2019.

The AGM of Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival will take place on Wednesday 6th February, 2019 at 8.30pm in the Bridge Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Anyone interested in helping out during the festival or being on committee or indeed have any ideas/suggestions are welcome to come along.
We are always looking for new members and open to new ideas.

Thanks for all your help over the past year also.  If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Colm Moules

PRO Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival

E: info@arklowseabreezefestal.ie

M: 087 2886845

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Festival photography contest

Plans are coming along nicely for the 2019 Arklow Music Festival.  Now in its 50th anniversary year, the festival is set to once again welcome thousands of competitors and supporters to the town as the take part in the event which runs form Sunday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10.

A new element to mark this anniversary year is the amateur photography competition.  The competition is open to all non-professional photographers who are being invited to take a photo which they think best represents Arklow.

Prizes will be awarded in the under 18 and over 18 categories and all entries will be displayed at the Arklow Music Festival memory land exhibition in Arklow Library in March.  Winning photos will also be displayed in Arklow Music Festival venues.

The closing date for entries is Thursday February 28.  For further information contact Maria Nolan at marianolanfortune@gmail.com or 086 8473187.  All the information you need about Arklow Music Festival including details of how to register is available at the new festival website arklowmusicfestival.com