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Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that this years Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 15th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel. The ball promises to be a wonderful night to celebrate all that is good about business in south County Wicklow.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.15 pm with Dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards.

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The Arklow & District Chamber awards will recognise local people & businesses and their achievements in the following 5 categories:

 Best New Start Up Award – For any business opened within the last 12 months.

Best Established Business Award – For established businesses who excel in any sector, small, medium or large.

Ambassador for Tourism Award – For any business providing tourism related services or a community group or individual who helps support or promote tourism in the area.

The Employee of the Year Award – Any outstanding employee can be nominated by customers, co-workers or an employer.

The Person of the Year Award – This award will recognise a person who, through their achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the town or is an Ambassador for Arklow.

To avail of nomination forms please email chamber@arklow.ie or alternatively nominations can be submitted via the online link at http://arklow.ie/arklow-district-chamber-awards-nomination/

The closing date for acceptance of nominations is Friday 25th August 2017.

 

Enterprise in Arklow Photography Competition

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The closing date for entries of the “Enterprise in Arklow” Photographic Competition has been extended until Friday the 18th August 2017.

2017 RNLI Maritime Festival Weekend

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The annual Arklow Maritime Festival weekend is bigger and better than ever. The event runs this August Bank Holiday from the 4th to  the 6th and is continuing to grow every year. The festival is an important RNLI fundraiser and assists in the running of this crucial voluntary organisation.

The festival gets underway on Friday 4th August from 7pm where the Maritime Festival Princesses will meet at the Lifeboat station to meet and greet. This will be followed by a parade around the town and back to Arklow Sailing Club to select the Maritime Queen for 2017.

On Saturday & Sunday, there will be fun packed schedule that will include live music, Viking BBQ, bouncy castle, boat trips, along with a vast array of fun activities, attractions, family entertainment & events all down by the quayside.

An assortment of visiting vessels will be in attendance over the weekend, including Mersey Maritime Museums Vintage TugBoat, Irish navel Vessel Le Orla, Informars Fleet of Survey Vessels Viking Longship along with vintage lifeboats.

Many local groups will be participating in the festival, Arklow Majorettes, Arklow Sea Scouts, Arklow Pipe Band, Arklow Rowing Club, Arklow Uklele Players and many more.

For more information and updates, visit Arklow Maritime Festival website or Facebook page.

http://arklowmaritimefestival.com/events.php

Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex Cinema Deal

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Bridgewater Craft Fair

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The next Bridgewater Craft fair takes place this Sunday 6th August in the Arklow Bridgwater Shopping Centre. This fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month. Beautiful hand crafted products are available to buy from up to 20 stalls.

For further information, please contact Mary Whelan at 087 9880894.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The  popular weekly Farmers Market will take place this Saturday 5th August (10:30am – 1.00pm) in the local Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark. A selection of home produce along with fresh vegetables & fruit will be on sale. New stall holders are always welcome.

For more information contact Gertie at 086 3981103.

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Festival Fills Arklow Town

 

Arklow Seabreeze Music and Arts Festival exceeded all expectations bringing huge crowds for the entire festival  creating a magical experience . It drew to a close on Sunday night with a spectacular fireworks display on the Riverbank.

The level of visitors to the town was astonishing as there wasn’t a single room left in hotels and guest houses in the community.

There were many highlights which went down a storm including the Dainty Bakery Baby Show, Trade Winds Burger Contest and the AGB Festival of Football.

There was great praise for the small eight member committee under the chairperson of Colm Moules who pulled together an event to be proud of. The committee would like to thank the people who gave their time and money to help this year’s festival including the press and photographers, East Coast FM for their support, the emergency services, Order of Malta, and The Gardai.

Extend a special word of thanks to the generous sponsors whose support helped to make the 2017 Seabreeze Festival possible.

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Photographic Competition

 

 

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Local Artists in Arklow Library

 

New collections of paintings by Arklow’s Ferndale Artist’s group now on exhibition at Arklow Library.

The exhibition features’ over 34 paintings and will run for the month of July.

The majority of the works has used acrylics while a small number are canvass. All the works are previously unseen.

The local art group of around 20 members stemmed from a class run by Arklow Further Education Centre. After the students finished their course they applied for funding to form a group which developed into Ferndale Artist  Group.

They have also exhibited there work at The Sunbeam House Arklow.

For more information please contact Elenor Byrne at 086 1584349

New Exhibits on show at Maritime Museum

 

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The Arklow Maritime Heritage has the latest and recent acquisition which is a set of signal flags donated by John Mahon of Oaklands, Arklow. John has donated over time several items from schooner, The Denbighshire Lass’. Along with the flags was a fid, a finely tapered wooden spike which was used for slicing ropes.

In recent weeks they have received a telegram sent by Captain Jack Kenny to his wife in 1940 after he had survived a submarine attack on the ship which had been sunk, but thankfuly there were no casualties on that occasion.

Another donation from Patrick O Neill  who is a native from Arklow. A baby’s cradle made from sail canvas. Wooden frame is being made so the cradle can be shown to its best advantage. It will be a star attraction to the museum.

Arklow Maritime Museum  is situated in the Bridgewater Centre and is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.

For more information   Website  Arklow Maritime Heritage Museum    

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Arklow Bay Hotel Wedding Venue

 

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The Arklow Bay Hotel is one of the most exquisite and exclusive wedding venues Wicklow can offer. It offers an idyllic setting for your wedding day.

The beautiful Bay Suite ballroom is the ideal setting hosting from 80 to 380 people. They also cater for smaller intimate affairs, civil ceremonies and outdoor events. It offers a stylish and intimate venue with very friendly staff awaiting your arrival to cater for all your needs.

Your wedding day is the most important and memorable day of your life and at the Arklow Bay Hotel Co. Wicklow, from the moment you step onto the red carpet you will have the best experience that you will treasure forever.

The Arklow Bay offers your own wedding co-ordinator guiding you through every detail of your big day from romantic settings, flowers and exquisite grounds.

For more information call 0402 26200 or weddings@arklowbay.com

 

Arklow Seabreeze Festival

 

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The 2017 Arklow Seabreeze Festival reaches its final weekend, with events taking place from Friday, July 14th right through till  Sunday, July 16th.

This fun free event is the highlight in the town’s social calendar and offers something for young and old.

This weekend will bring live street performances from Bare Bones, Wise Guys, Gravity, Glen Art, Small Town Crisis, The Kilkennys and Ray Dolan. Also upcoming music artist can also enter for a busking competition.

The usual carnival will run each night and there will be array of on street fun and games as well as the fireworks display to bring the festivities to a close on Sunday evening.

For a full listings of all the events, visit the Seabreeze Festival 2017 Facebook page.

Local Artists in Arklow Library

 

New collections of paintings by Arklow’s Ferndale Artist’s Group now on exhibition at Arklow Library.

The exhibition features’ over 34 paintings and will run for the month of July.

The majority of the works has used acrylics while a small number are canvass. All the works are previously unseen.

The local art group of around 20 members stemmed from a class run by Arklow Further Education Centre. After the students finished their course they applied for funding to form a group which developed into Ferndale Artist  Group.

They have also exhibited there work at The Sunbeam House Arklow.

For more information please contact Elenor Byrne at 086 1584349

 

Farmers Market

 

The Weekly Arklow Farmers Market resumes in the Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark, Arklow on Saturday, July 22nd from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A selection of home baked goods as well as fresh fruit and vegetables will be on sale.

New stall holders are always welcome.

 

For further information please contact Gertie at 086 39881103

 

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Seabreeze Festival

 

The Arklow Festival 2017 will take place from Sunday, July 2nd to Sunday the 16th of July. This event is ongoing every summer for the last 30 years.  It success is a credit to all the committee members for planning a wonderful array of activities, competitions and live entertainment for all ages.

In recent years it has moved towards local talent and popular swinging pubs.

Swinging pubs competition is running every night up to Thursday July 13th.

For more information contact Colm Moules – Chairman 087 2886845

Tommy Annesley Vice Chairman 087 2508205 or email info@arklowseabreezefestival.ie or visit Arklow Seabreeze Festival Website

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Seabreeze Princess Competition

 

Ellen Doyle has been crowned the 2017 Seabreeze Princess. The selection took place at the Midway Bar & Lounge on main street . This event has been sponsored by Bridgewater Centre.

Ellen is 21 years and works in childcare in Dun Laoghaire. She is also a member of the Arklow Rugby club and enjoys car racing.

She beat off hard competition to take the prize fund over €1,000 including shopping centre vouchers, jewellery and beauty products.

Judges Paul Pritchard, Mary Woods and Elaine Cullen had a difficult job to select the winner.

They selected Ellen after a successful interview live on stage with MC Molloy.

Ellen will now have the honour of attending various festival events as the Seabreeze Princess wearing custom made tiara designed by local jeweller John Swan.

We wish her all the success in her future.

Arklow Garden Competition 

 

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Arklow Tidy Towns launched their new garden competition. All areas are automatically included and judged.

Tidy Towns are asking everyone to nominate commendable front gardens they appreciate in Arklow.

Categories include small and large gardens and hanging baskets.

Contact Arklow Tidy Towns at 0402 24432

Forms are accessible from Arklow library

Judging takes place the 3rd week of July