Ann McGovern – the new President of County Wicklow Chambers
Ann McGovern, the current President of Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed the new President of the County Wicklow Chambers of Commerce having succeeded Wicklow Town’s Josh McKenna. Ann was presented with the chain of office by Josh in the Grand Hotel on Monday night. She is involved in the tourism trade and already has big plans to introduce more business to County Wicklow during her six month term of office. Ann and the Chamber have also been heavily involved in the County Wicklow Economic Think – Tank. Look out for more news on her ideas!
Robert Mullan – a treasure trove of Wicklow images now available
Robert photographed news and sport in south Co Wicklow for both local and national newspapers in the 1980s and 90s. A while back he ‘unearthed’ some of the negatives from that period and has ‘digitalised’ over three hundred from the well over 400,000 images he owns. While there is a ‘Search’ box on the pages, it will not find everyone in every shot. After all this time, he won’t have records of names and other details of a lot of the shots. However, feel free to browse, you never know who or what you might come across! It is over 12 years since Robert decided to leave local photojournalism to explore other areas such as architectural photography. During this time, he has seen huge technological changes. Looking back, ‘turning digital’ brought him great personal satisfaction and helped to win many distinctions through his photography of the built environment, including:
Royal and SunAlliance/Irish Professional Photographers Association “Photographer of the Year 2001”
“Commercial Photographer of The Year 2003”
British Professional Photographers Association
“Overseas Architectural Photographer of the Year 2004”
Winner of the Craftsman Award, Irish Professional Photographers Association
Irish Professional Photographers Association “Best Reportage Wedding Portfolio Winner 2012”
For the Arklow in the 80s and 90s pictures please visit the website https://robertmullan.smugmug.com/Arklow and here you can find some of Robert’s current work https://robertmullan.smugmug.com/The-Built-Eviornment/
As these pictures are Robert’s copyright, the images are watermarked. If you wish to buy copies WITHOUT the watermark, either as a conventional print (i.e. a real photograph) or as a digital download please contact Robert on 0862605836, email email@example.com or visit the website www.robertmullan.com
Denise is looking around at potential artists to create the art work of the sleeve for her new single ‘Two Lone Stars’. She’d love to give budding artists a chance at using their creative talents, all credit will be given on the insert of the new single. Please feel free to tag anyone you may know who might be interested in getting their work out there and recognised. Denise would love to support our local talent on this one! For more information please contact Denise on her Facebook page
Arklow Pottery and Noritake Reunion
Date: Saturday, 3rd October
Time: 8 pm
Place: The Arklow Bay Hotel
From: The Pottery Shop, Arklow
Arklow Pottery and Noritake Reunion will take place at The Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday October 3rd.
Tickets cost €20.00 each for Hot Buffet and Music on the night by James Reid.
Noritake Company has donated the “Berries and Brambles” dinner service for 6 people and this set will be raffled on the night and the proceeds will go to a local charity. The set is valued at €800.00
Tickets available from The Pottery Shop Arklow.
Date: Saturday, 3rd October 2015
Time: 3 pm
Place: Abbey Park, Arklow
This is a unique commemoration of Heritage and History Celebrating 275 years of the Dominican foundation in Arklow. Everyone is most welcome to attend. This invite is especially extended to the inhabitants of the “Abbeylands” town land of Arklow which was originally the orchards and farmlands of the Dominican Monks.
As the event is taking place in October adverse weather may be a factor, if so, the commemoration will take place in St Mary’s and Peter’s Catholic Church nearby. Refreshments will be served in Arus Lorcain.
For more information please contact Pat Power on his mobile 086 1731215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Arus Lorcain, Castle Park, Arklow on 0402 31716.
Arklow success as it hosts the Coastal Championship
Arklow welcomed over 150 visitors to the town over the weekend for the inaugural Irish Open Coastal Rowing Championships. The event ran very smoothly and saw 32 crews contest both single, doubles and team categories. All of the registered teams made it to the day of rowing including 12 from Arklow, Vartry Rowing Club, Bray and two Welsh crews: Towey Boat Club and Llanion Warriors. “There was lots of praise from the visiting crews and it was such a success” – remarked Charlie Dayman of Arklow Rowing Club.
Arklow Rowing Club would like to thank everyone who worked hard to make this day so successful and run so smooth. The Club would specially thank to their Under 16 boys and Jeanne and Threaloch who got all boats off the beach and back to shore safely in the icy cold water.
For the results and more information please visit Arklow Rowing Club Facebook page or visit the website.
€6 million in LEADER funding for Wicklow
In excess of €6 million is to be granted to organisations and groups across County Wicklow through the newly launched Programme 2016 – 2020. The public consultation process was officially launched at the Glendalough Hotel on Monday and it is hoped that as many interested parties as possible will engage with the process in order to apply for a portion of the funding. National consultation has identified emerging themes and trends for the new programme which include: Community facilities, Rural Youth, Environmental Projects, Tourism and Enterprise, Development, Broadband and Rural Towns.
For more information please visit the website.
Burns Sisters Irish Tour Oct 2015
Date: Saturday 3rd October
Time: 8.30 pm
Place: Conary Community Hall, Avoca
Tickets : €12 / €10
From : Hendley’s Shop, Avoca, Post Office Avoca, Power Sounds, Arklow and Betty’s Shop, Conary
Siblings Annie and Marie Burns are due to embark on an Irish tour. Based in Itchaca, New York, The Burns Sisters are promoting their latest release, Looking Back – Our American Irish Souls, an examination of their own family history and the true Irish history of the famine and the great migration. Their paternal ancestors originated in Kildare while their mother’s people the McMahons, came from Co. Clare. They describe the record as a Celtic infused Americana project.
Annie Burns (Vocals), Marie Burns (Vocals, Mandolin) will be joined by Steve
Flaherty (Acoustic and Electric Guitars) and Kevin Maul (Dobro and Lap Steel).
Fri Oct 2nd. Hotspot Music Club, Greystones Co. Wicklow.
Sat Oct 3rd. Conary Community Hall, Avoca, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow.
Sun Oct 4th. The Rowan Tree Cafe Bar, Ennis, Co. Clare.
Mon Oct 5th. Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, Co. Cork
Tue Oct 6th. Clonmel Folk Club, The Main Gate, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Sat Oct 7th. Teach Cheoil, Kilrush, Co. Clare.
For more information call 087 233-4714 and click Burns Sisters.
Stunning video of County Wicklow from local company Skycam Ireland
We love the examples of aerial videography and photography work that they produce in Ireland and around the world. A great success story for County Wicklow! Check out these YouTube link to a video filmed and edited locally. Have a look at some the best film shot around Wicklow during 2014 in HD. Feel free to share. If you want to use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: email@example.com
Contact Jaron +353 (0)83 102 1126 for more information or visit www.SkycamIreland.com and https://www.facebook.com/Skycam-Ireland-575997309142272/timeline/
Artwork Auction in aid of SVP
The Lofties Art Group in Arklow are very pleased to announce the auction of their work at the Riverbank Café & Bistro, Bridgewater Centre on Tuesday 29th September at 6.30 pm. Proceeds from this event will go to the St Vincent de Paul in Arklow. The group of amateur artists have been painting for the past five years and hope that the public will also enjoy their work on this upcoming event. The auction will be conducted by Breda Bermingham of Sherry Fitzgerald Myles Doyle in Arklow.