Maritime Festival

Arklow This Week

What’s happening at the Maritime Festival this weekend?

Click here for a timetable of events!

 

McMullans’ summer sale now on

Fashions and trends may have changed over the years but McMullans’ vision and passion is evident every time you shop there… and right now there is a great half-price sale on selected items. The shop is ideally situated on Arklow’s Main Street with ample car parking available nearby. Check here for some ideas: www.mcmullansarklow.com

 McMullans

Happy 25th Birthday to Pettitt’s  SuperValu Arklow!

Pettitt’s SuperValu, in the heart of Arklow want to thank all their customers for their support over the years. To celebrate why not visit the store for special discounts on a variety of products until 5th August.

Pettitt's

 

Denise Brennan on East Coast FM

Denise Brennan

Denise Brennan along with Yvonne Kenny, Tony Fennell and Ronan McCauley on East Coast FM’s morning show, promoting single and album Sailing in the Wind in aid of the Arklow Lifeboat.

http://www.denisebrennan.ie/

 

Congratulations to Team Ireland at the Special Olympics 2015

We are delighted at the success of our competitors and also all those who coach and support each person on the team. Thanks to the Arklow Vikings Special Olympics Club for all their encouragement and support.

Olympic rings

 

Keith Barry – “Out of Control”

Keith Barry will perform in Arklow Bay Hotel on 26th November 2015 at 8 p.m.

Tickets cost €30 and are available at: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18004E72A3391BF5?camefrom=AFF_IE_ENTERTAINMENT_IRELAND&brand=entertainment_ie

Keith Barry

 

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique2Arklow Store Grand Opening: Date for your Diary…Monday August 10th at 2.30pm in Arklow! With our very own Jonathan Irwin and Minister Simon Harris as a few of the guests, it will be a day definitely not to be missed. We will have music from the brilliant Luan Parle and Ronan McCauley and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Also on the day we will be holding a Giant Raffle with the help and generosity of our local businesses and Community, we will also draw the winning ticket for our Signed Ireland Soccer
Shirt and our Colouring Competition so pop in for your tickets and we look forward to celebrating with you all…Special Offers on the day also…

Jack & Jill Charity Boutique

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/jackandjill.charity.boutique?fref=ts

 

New Vault Shop is now open

A new premises has been opened just down the road beside a new library. Everybody welcome to drop in and spot a bargain. They are open from 10 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday with Saturday openings coming soon.

Check out their website at: www.eastwicklowyouth.weebly.com

 

Arklow Walks

We are delighted at the success of the Arklow Kynoch Heritage Walk, which commences at the Bridgewater and continues along the North Quay towards the caravan park concluding near the Arklow Bay Hotel. Along the route of this walk are six information panels, which we hope to bring to life the story of this huge explosive factory and the role it played in the history and development of Arklow Town. The total distance is approx. 2 km. Check our website for further information on this Walk and others currently under development with Irish Trails.

Kynoch Walk

 

Request to all Arklow local bands and singers…

musicWe are putting a feature piece together for www.arklow.ie on local bands and singers which we will be publishing next week. Thanks to all who have been in touch with us so far and if you would like to be included send us your links, images, YouTube clips to Ann or Aneta at chamber@arklow.ie

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What’s happening this Arklow Maritime Festival Weekend:

Saturday 1st August

3.00 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Viking   Boat Races down the Quay

From 6.00 p.m. – Evening  BBQ & Feel the Pinch playing in the Sailing Club

7.00 p.m. – Ard Glass Viking Ship from the series “The Vikings” down the Quays

8.30 p.m. – Bingo in Arus Lorcain

7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.ALL EVENTS:

  • Viking Landing + Viking Village
  • Music with Bernard and Sean Fox
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Shop, Burgers + Tea & Coffee
  • Bouncy Castles

 

Sunday 2nd August

10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. – East Coast Radio Roadshow

10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. – Tommy Greene

12.00 a.m. – Arklow Pipe Band

1.15 p.m. – George Higgs Brass Quartet on the dock “afloat”

1.30 p.m. – Blessing of the fleet

2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. – Andy Clarke

2.00 p.m. – Dog show

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. – Crash scene Emercency services display

2.30 p.m. –  3.00 p.m. – Air & Sea Rescue Display on the Quay

From 4.00 p.m. – Evening BBQ & Arklow Shipping Silver Band playing in the Sailing Club

ALL DAY FUN ON THE QUAY

  • Disney Characters Dance
  • Ironman
  • Ard Glass Viking ship family rides
  • 35FT Climbing Wall
  • Bubble Football
  • Reptile Zoo
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Music from The Vault
  • Pony Rides
  • South East Archers
  • Maritime Train Express
  • Model Boats
  • Stalls & Face Painting
  • Burgers + Tea & Coffee
  • Vintage Vehicles
  • Stitches Boat Rides around the bay
  • Spotlights Showband in The Arklow Bay Hotel @10.00PM till late
    Doors open @9.00 p.m. + €10 entry

RNLI

For more information please visit:

http://arklowmaritimefestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GatheringoftheFleetArklowMaritimeFest?fref=ts

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CarePlus Pharmacy Open Day

CarePlus Pharmacy

CarePlus Pharmacy2FRIDAY 31st JULY – SAVE THE DATE!! Ferrybank Pharmacy in Arklow is now Ferrybank CarePlus Pharmacy!! To celebrate, John and the team will be having their big Grand Opening on Friday 31st of July. Come and join them on the day as they celebrate in style!

The Official Opening Day starts at 1 p.m. There will be cutting the ribbon, face painting and balloon man for all the kiddies. Pop over to see a new pharmacy with tea, coffee & cupcakes and there will be a free draw for everyone who comes plus plenty of special offers, prizes and discounts up to 25% on the day.

Ferrybank Pharmacy Arklow is located beside Bridgewater shopping centre.
All staff are friendly and very helpful, so if you have any queries and would like some help, please don’t hesitate to call in for advice.

Their highly trained staff offer the best expert advice. CarePlus stocks a superior range of products in beauty, toiletries, and personal care, not to mention an unrivalled selection of specialist skincare products. Pop into one of our stores today and experience the CarePlus treatment!

For more information please visit:

http://www.careplus.ie/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ferrybank-CarePlus-Pharmacy/429654060441187?sk=timeline

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Ship model made by Watt Mooty

2015 Arklow Maritime Festival

2015 Arklow Maritime Festival Weekend

RNLI Arklow Maritime FestivalThis year Arklow Maritime Festival is bigger and better than ever. There will be visiting vintage lifeboats + vessels including the “Celtic Mist” formerly Charles Haughey’s private yacht, now the Irish Whale & Dolphin Groups Flagship!! There are 2 Viking Longships who will be arriving on Friday evening, they have featured in the History Channels “Vikings” series.

All of the local groups are taking part in the festival, such as Arklow Pipe band, Arklow Majorettes, Arklow Sea Scouts, Arklow Rowing Club and many more.

Family entertainment forms, as always an important part of the festival and the younger fans will enjoy the many family-oriented events as well as the Disney Characters and their disco that will be down at quayside from 1pm.

Music has become a large part of the Maritime Festival and this year is no different. There will be lots of local young talent at “The Vault” stage; Denise Brennan will be performing her new single “Sailing with the Wind” Live on the quayside.

Meanwhile the volunteer organising committee has done a great job of securing some tried and tested attractions as well as some new ones. This event is primarily a fundraising event for the Lifeboat station, despite this most of the attractions are FREE, the RNLI would like to thank to the generosity and sponsorship of all local businesses.

Celtic Mist

For more information please visit:

http://arklowmaritimefestival.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GatheringoftheFleetArklowMaritimeFest

 

Denise Brennan

Denise BrennanDenise’s Album is on iTunes! “Sailing With the Wind” is a Celtic album with well-known songs and some self-penned songs thrown in for good measure. Vincent is on there as well as Both Sides Now, the duet of If You Were to fall sung with Michael Flood and many more. Please download as all proceeds are going to The Arklow Lifeboat!!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/sailing-with-the-wind/id1020150661

 

Vikings

It’s nearly here and they really are coming!! Fancy yourself aboard a real Viking Ship as seen in VIKINGS, for just €50.00 per team of ten persons you can take part in the Viking Boat race on this Saturday 1st August from 5pm at Arklow Harbour!!
Calling all emergency services and our flank stations, companies and members of the public!!! Great fun to be had in Arklow this weekend!!

Vikings

 

Afloat – A Water Borne Brass Performance in Arklow

George HiggsComposer George Higgs, Arklow Rowing Club and brass sextet The Blown Identity present a river borne musical performance on August 2, 2015 at 1 pm at Arklow Harbour, near the Arklow Life Boat Station on South Quay.

A community arts project between composer George Higgs, Arklow Rowing Club and The Blown Identity (Arklow based brass sextet) involving a brass performance moving along the Avoca Estuary in Arklow during the Maritime Festival 2015.

Composer George Higgs has been working with Arklow Rowing Club and local brass sextet The Blown Identity (directed by Paul Barrett) over 10 months to develop a half-hour ‘musical conversation’ to be performed from boats moving along the Avoca through Arklow during the Maritime Festival on August 2, 2015.

Afloat (1)

The musicians with instruments and the rowers with oars will move along the river in 2 large boats communicating musically with each other and the geography of the river; the aim being to give a voice to the relationship of the community with the river that will be heard both at a local and national level.

The performance of the composition will begin at the Bridge at noon on August 2, 2015, upstream from the town, and slowly move down the river to culminate at the Docks near the South Quay for a full performance at 1:15 pm.

This project is supported by the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme managed by CREATE- the national development agency for collaborative arts.

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For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/arklowafloat/info?tab=page_info

http://www.georgehiggs.com/

 

Spotlights Showband

The hottest tickets in town have you got yours yet? A piece of Arklow’s showband history THE SPOTELIGHTS are reuniting for one night in aid of the Arklow lifeboat. So come along this Sunday night August 2nd to the Arklow Bay Hotel. Take a trip down memory lane back to the dance hall days of The Centre and The Ormonde hall. Yes, these boys have played them all. A fantastic night guaranteed for everyone Tickets are just €10 or pay on the door but be warned they are selling fast. Lifeboat volunteers saving lives at sea.

Spotlights Showband

 

For more information please contact:

  • Michael – 086 3871500
  • Margaret – 086 1962806
  • Arklow Bay Hotel
Huff of Arklow

Arklow This Week

The Huff of Arklow, the famous one-of-a-kind yacht which was built over 60 years ago and revolutionised yacht design, last week returned home to dock in Arklow for the first time since its restoration. The Huff of Arklow was built in the yard of Jack Tyrrell in Arklow in 1951 and it was recently welcomed back to these waters by his son Jimmy Tyrrell, a local maritime legend in his own right as the Arklow RNLI’s longest ever serving operations volunteer.

 

maritime_slide_10The gathering of the fleet- RNLI Arklow Maritime Festival takes place each year in Arklow, down on south quay and around town, fantastic line up of events for all the family this year and its mostly free!! So come on down to Arklow town!!

Arklow Maritime Festival- July 31st to August 2nd 2015, has a long history here in Arklow, this year again the event will make the August bank Holiday weekend one to remember………so come on down to ARKLOW town!! There will be a special gathering event or two planned, for more information please email mark@communityevents.ie or visit the website http://www.arklowmaritimefestival.com/

Maritime Weekend

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Wicklow County Council are seeking your input to new pedestrian and traffic management at Bridge Street/South Quay/Main Street/ Lower Main Street Junctions. For more details click here.

 

Arklow Municipal District staff are to move into their new offices on Main Street in Arklow. Cllr Pat Fitzgerald outlined that work is almost complete on the new council premises and that staff from the current offices at the Bridgewater Centre will soon be relocated. Cllr Fitzgerald confirmed that the library staff from St Mary’s Road will not be making a move into their new workplace yet due to staffing levels and works to furnish the interior of the building.

Library

 

A fundraising car boot sale takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church, Templerainey in aid of the church. For more information please call 0402 32249.

 

The next concert from Arklow Roots Music will feature Eilidh Patterson, a gifted singer – songwriter from Derry. Samples of her music are available at www.eilidhpatterson.com

She will play the upper room at the Harbour Bar, Lower Main Street, Arklow on Tuesday, 28th July at 8.30 p.m. Ticket cost is €10 and €8 conc. Playing support will be local singer – songwriter Brendan O’Regan who organises the Arklow Roots Gigs.

Eilidh Patterson

 

Patricia Kelly, a member of the Kelly Family, will perform in October 6th at 7 p.m. in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Tickets costs €20 for adults and €15 for children (aged 6 to 16, free entry for those under 6) and are available from the hotel or by calling 086 3598854 or 086 4013473.

 

Summer Season is well under way for Arklow Tidy Towns Volunteers. Everyone is welcome to take part in Tidy Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Come along and help make a difference. Please bring gloves.

 

Woodenbridge Development Association will host a public meeting in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Sunday, 26th July at 7 p.m. to get feedback on plans to develop a walking and cycle route between Woodenbridge and Ballycoog.