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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 5th October 2018

Positive Ageing

Plans are coming together for Arklow Positive Ageing Week 2018 with an array of exciting events scheduled to take place.  This year’s event runs from Friday 28th September to Monday 15th October and the official launch takes place in Arklow Library.  The launch will get under way at 2 p.m. and will set the tone for a  wonderful schedule with events for all tastes.

Bridgewater Style Event

Weekend AM fashion presenter Judy Gilroy will make a special appearance at Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 6th October from 2-4 p.m.

Judy will be showcasing the must have looks for Autumn/Winter and eliminating all your wardrobe worries.  The fashion will be showcased by models and there will be a Q&A session. Refreshments will be served and a €50 Bridgewater Centre voucher is up for grabs.

Silver & Gold Concert

The Arklow Shipping Silver Band is celebrating 50 years this year, and to mark this special milestone, is hosting a night of music and memories.

The ‘Silver & Gold’ event takes place on Saturday 6th October at 7 p.m. in St Saviour’s Church, Arklow and will feature the band joined by Festival Brass, Cruinniú, Naoimh Penston, John Bonner and Derek Broadbent and Master of Ceremonies Paul Sharkey.

Admission is €10 and tickets are available from the band or Cruinniú members, or at the door.

Cancer Support Group 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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 28th September 2018

Arklow Centre hosting social media course

Arklow Business Enterprise Centre will host a one-day course on designing a social media campaign for beginners.  Local Enterprise Wicklow is behind the course, which takes place on Wednesday 10th October from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants need to have a personal Facebook and Twitter account set up before attending this course, and to be familiar with both applications.  This training day is about setting up a social media presence for a business, not for personal use.

This one day course is aimed at people, owner managers or key staff, who may not have taken their business online and are interested in exploring the potential of social media as a brand building and marketing mechanism for their business.

On completion of this programme, participants will have the knowledge to decide what social media platforms are suited to their business needs and the skill to take their business onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.  This course will demonstrate the basics of setting up social media accounts for business.

The cost of the course is €60 and the trainer is Michael Keogh of The Entrepreneurs Academy.

 

 

 

Positive Ageing Week

Plans are coming together for Arklow Positive Ageing Week 2018 with an array of exciting events scheduled to take place.  This year’s event runs from Friday 28th September to Monday 15th October and the official launch takes place in Arklow Library.  The launch will get under way at 2 p.m. and will set the tone for a wonderful schedule with events for all tastes.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Art Exhibition

Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is holding its first Autumn Art exhibition.  The exhibition opens on Tuesday evening, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run until Friday, September 28th.

Seven local artists are participating in the show featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and wood creations.  The artists are Mary Mitchell, Helen Hiney, David Owens, Tony Byrne, Michael Sheehan, Masie Dillon and Patrick Power.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Style Edit with Judy Gilroy

Fresh from presenting our Fabulous Fashion Feature on weekend AM Judy Gilroy will join us at Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 6th October from 2-4 PM.

Judy will be showcasing the must have looks for Autumn/Winter and eliminating all your wardrobe worries. Judy will be joined by her lovely models and will be available for a Q&A session.

We look forward to seeing you on mall for refreshments and nibbles and a chance to win a €50 Bridgewater gift card!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver & Gold

The Arklow Shipping Silver Band is celebrating 50 years this year, and to mark this special milestone, is hosting a night of music and memories.

The ‘Silver & Gold’ event takes place on Saturday 6th October at 7 p.m. in St Saviour’s Church, Arklow and will feature the band joined by Festival Brass, Cruinniú, Naoimh Penston, John Bonner and Derek Broadbent and Master of Ceremonies Paul Sharkey.

Admission is €10 and tickets are available from the band or Cruinniú members, or at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 21st September 2018

Arklow & District Chamber Awards

The Arklow Chamber of Commerce President Mr Donal Murray was delighted to welcome over 230 people to the Chamber Ball & Business Awards event in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday the 14th September. The event was a huge success and celebrated the accomplishments of many local businesses in Arklow.

Many Thanks to the sponsors of the awards, ASL Safety TrainingThe Arklow Bay HotelGlen Fuel Services LtdHarmony Timber Solutions &  Servier Ireland Industries Ltd.
In addition The Arklow Chamber President would like to extend his thanks to Bank of Ireland & The Wicklow People who very kindly supported the event.

A warm welcome was given to the guest speaker Mr Bobby Kerr who delivered an inspiring and motivational speech. Many Congratulations to all nominees that were shortlisted and to the winners of each of the award categories.

The winners of the 2018 Business Awards are as:

Rising Star Award Winner: FayeBella

Best Business for Customer Service Award Winner: Armstrong Life Pharmacy

Community Award Winner: Arklow Town Team

The Employee of the Year Award: Cormac Funge of The Arklow Bay Hotel

The 2018 Person of the Year Award : Mary Nolan Hickey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Art Exhibition

Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is holding its first Autumn Art exhibition.  The exhibition opens on Tuesday evening, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run until Friday, September 28th.

Seven local artists are participating in the show featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and wood creations.  The artists are Mary Mitchell, Helen Hiney, David Owens, Tony Byrne, Michael Sheehan, Masie Dillon and Patrick Power.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Ageing Week

The official launch of Arklow Positive Ageing Week takes place on Friday 28th September at 2 p.m. at Arklow Library.

Positive Ageing Week is a national celebration of the contribution that older people have made and continue to make in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow centre hosting social media course

Arklow Business Enterprise Centre will host a one-day course on designing a social media campaign for beginners.  Local Enterprise Wicklow is behind the course, which takes place on Wednesday 10th October from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants need to have a personal Facebook and Twitter account set up before attending this course, and to be familiar with both applications.  This training day is about setting up a social media presence for a business, not for personal use.

This one day course is aimed at people, owner managers or key staff, who may not have taken their business online and are interested in exploring the potential of social media as a brand building and marketing mechanism for their business.

On completion of this programme, participants will have the knowledge to decide what social media platforms are suited to their business needs and the skill to take their business onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.  This course will demonstrate the basics of setting up social media accounts for business.

The cost of the course is €60 and the trainer is Michael Keogh of The Entrepreneurs Academy.

 

Arklow This Week 14th September 2018

Chamber Ball

The Arklow and District Chamber Ball takes place this Friday night, 14th September in the Arklow Bay Hotel.  The evening will start with a drinks reception at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m.  The presentation of awards will take place after dinner.

The awards recognize local people and businesses and their achievements in a number of categories.  Three nominees have been chosen in each category and the overall winner will be revealed on the night after the independent judging panel has completed its deliberations.

Also on the night the 2018 ‘Person of the Year’ award will be presented to well known Arklow athlete and hero Mary Hickey.

Tickets for this black-tie event available from the Arklow Chamber office at 0402 26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie at a cost of €60 or a table of 10 for €550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow United Football Club launches massive Lip Sync Fundraiser

Arklow United FC, as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, has announced details of their largest ever fundraiser, at a launch in the Harbour Bar this week.

Arklow United Lip Sync takes place on Saturday 13th October in the Arklow Bay Hotel and will see up to 12 acts battling it out on stage to take the first ever Lip Sync Legend title.

Proceeds of the event will go towards grounds development at Ferndale Park, and a proportion will be divided between two local charities Arklow Cancer Support and Arklow Community Action Resource Centre.

Tickets are on sale now from TRTV and the AUFC Clubhouse at a special early bird price of €20 until Monday 17th September.  For more details follow ‘Arklow United Lip Sync’ on Facebook or call Gordon on 086 1633253.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Cycle

A charity cycle in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Belarus Childcare takes place from Lahinch to Arklow on September 22 and 23 organised by South East Road Club.  All monies raised will go directly to the charities.  For more information email sercpro@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is back by popular demand and resumes at Árus Lorcáin on Saturday September 22nd, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & November 10th from 10.30a.m. to 1p.m.  Call 0402 33837 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will host an exhibition entitled Fragments in Landscape by Kilkenny artist Claire Mulcahy, which opens on Thursday 6th September from 7-8 p.m.

Claire has been painting at KCAT Art and Study Centre, Callan, Co Kilkenny since 2010.  ‘Fragments in Landscape’ is a series of abstract paintings inspired initially from collages using silver paper as a way of exploring shape and light in landscape.

The exhibition will be available to view for the month of September at Arklow Library Gallery and admission is free.  Claire will formally open the exhibition on September 6th and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.