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Are you interested in going to College in 2015?

Clermount College

Do you want to study for an IT Carlow  accredited programme on you doorstep.

The Wicklow County Campus, Clermount House, Rathnew is now Enrolling for September 2015 with  IT Carlow Validated Programmes at Masters, Degree, High Diploma and Certificate level.

The part time evening programmes are offered in the areas of Business & Accounting, Humanities, Computing & Science and Engineering.

It is worth noting that there are short Certificate programmes (from one night a week for 12 weeks in areas such as Web Design/ Online Marketing/ Organisational Psychology that may be very beneficial to businesses in the current marketplace.

Please  click on the link underneath to view all programmes being offered on a part-time evening basis in Rathnew.

www.itcarlow.ie/wicklow

If you would like more information and wish to contact a staff member , please call 0404 67125 or email Wicklow@itcarlow.ie and all your queries will be dealt with.

 

Closing Date for Katie Taylor Sports Bursary

Katie TaylorWicklow County Council has set up a sport scholarship in Katie Taylor’s name in recognition of her amazing sporting achievements.  The scholarship is intended for students who have excelled at their chosen sport and are undertaking an undergraduate degree course in any academic field.  A bursary of €1,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant.  For an application forms go to www.wicklow.ie .

The closing date is next Friday 4th September and no application will be accepted after 12 noon on this date. 

 

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Congratulations to Denis Nolan of CCÉ, Anne Devlin, Co.Wicklow  who took first place in the mouth organ senior competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 in Sligo.

 

 

Sea Safety

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The Arklow RNLI sea safety team is offering free and impartial advice on safety aboard your board or ashore to anyone who requires it.  To book your place or for information please contact mark@aslsafety.com or call Mark om 086 8260439.  Mark’s company ASL Safety is a member of the Arklow Chamber.

 

 

Tour de Leinster

Tour de LeinsterThis is a 4 day, 600km charity cycle taking place on the 24th- 27th of September 2015.

The Tour will be a challenging and inspiring event for everyone involved with the route taking in all the counties of Leinster. All the funds raised by the cycle will benefit  Down Syndrome Ireland both at National level and across all our Leinster branches.  The cyclists will also have the honour of cycling with Sean Kelly during the tour. A legend in his own right, Sean Kelly won numerous titles and accolades in his career including the Paris-Nice seven times in a row, the Vuelta Espana, Paris Roubaix and was World number one six times.

For full information on route, registration, costs and sponsorship go to http://www.downsyndrome.ie/tour-de-leinster/cyclist-info/

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National Heritage Week 22-30 August 2015

 

St. SavioursSt Saviour’s Church – Open Afternoon Come and enjoy a self guided visit of one of Arklow’s most impressive buildings and celebrated stained glass windows

Dates: 25th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

Abercorn Masonic Hall This building will be especially opened for visitors

Venue: Abercorn Masonic Hall

Dates: 25th August 16:00 PM to 21:00 PM

 

 

Opening of Old Kilbride Graveyard Project View the impressive Howard Mausoleum ‘The pyramid of Kilbride’ and view the recent conservation works carried out in this historic graveyard.

Dates: 26th August 13:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

St. Bridget’s Church of Ireland  Kilbride Open Afternoon This building is being opened especially for visitors to enjoy for Heritage Week.

Dates: 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

Arklow Methodist Church This building is being opened especially for visitors to enjoy for Heritage Week.

Dates: 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

 

For further information on the above contact the organiser, Jennifer M.J. Kavanagh….

Email: jennifermjkavangh@gmail.com

Telephone: 085 8183392

 

 

Duck PondBat Walk around Duck Pond. The Bat Walk is an exciting experience where many species of bat come to life in front of your eyes. With the use of sound equipment you can see these tiny creatures which ordinarily you would miss.

Venue: Arklow Bay Hotel

Organiser: Arklow Coastcare

Email: cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie

Telephone: 0402 42700

Dates: 25th August 20:30 PM to 21:30 PM

 

 

Avoca Mines Guided Walk Guided walk over the greatest of all Irish mines where thousands of men, women and children worked above and below ground for over 300 years.

Venue: Avoca Mines, White Bridge, Tigroney, Avoca

Organiser: Nick Coy

Email: nickcoy@eircom.net

Telephone: 086 3706731

Dates: 23rd August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM

 

 

Calary ChurchCalary and the Historic Darby Pulpit Free tour of a historic 180 year old church which contains the pulpit once used by John Nelson Darby, who was curate in the area and later became one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren.

Venue: Calary Church

Organiser: Calary Church of Ireland

Email: derekneilson@eircom.net

Telephone: 01 2818118

Website: http://www.newcastleparish.org/

Dates: 22nd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 23rd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

 

 

A self-guided walk along Macreddin Mile exploring Local Heritage and Wild Foods The BrookLodge Hotel has chosen to celebrate the historical importance of local hedgerows this Heritage Week as a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the residents of Macreddin Village.

Venue: BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village

Organiser: BrookLodge Hotel & Macreddin Village

Email: info@brooklodge.com

Telephone: 0402 36444 12

Website: www.brooklodge.com

Dates: 22nd August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 23rd August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 24th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 25th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 28th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 21:00 PM

 

National Community Games Finals this weekend in Athlone

The following Arklow Gymnasts

Orlaith Holt, Jack Burke – Under 9,

Zara Fennell, Rory Curley – Under 11

Caitlin Curley – Under 13

Niamh Curley – Under 15

Will represent Arklow and County Wicklow at the 2015 National Community Games festival of artistic gymnastics which will take place at the Athlone Institute of Technology, County Westmeath on Saturday 22nd. August.

Best of luck and do Arklow proud.

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Arklow Pottery

Arklow & District Chamber have been awarded a grant by Wicklow Co. Council to complete a feasibility study on a Pottery and Heritage Centre for the town.  We have a great pottery history in Arklow and want to support local crafts and skills in our future plans.  In speaking to Peter Kinsella of the Pottery Shop there are a number of people who have supported Irene Sweeney in this project and we would like to thank them.  Keep an eye on the pottery exhibition in Bridgewater and email chamber@arklow.ie with any ideas you have on this initiative.

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Arklow Visual Art Gallery

Arklow Visual Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of art by Tom Lawler.  Tom is a Wicklow based artist who paints in acrylic and gouache.  The exhibition will run from Tuesday August 18th until Friday August 28th at the gallery which is located at 61-63 Main Street in Arklow.

The official opening night will be Friday August 21st from 6 – 8pm and everyone is welcome to come along.

 

A Night with the Stars

The Arklow Bay Hotel will play host to well-known performers on Tuesday August 18th.  Taking the stage will be Louise Morrissey, John Hogan, Paddy O’Brien, Frank McCaffrey, Trudi Lawler and Michael Collins.  Tickets cost €25 and are now on sale from the Arklow Bay reception or by calling 0402-26200.  Doors will open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm.

Arklow Community Games

Swimmer Freja Kavanagh will represent Arklow and County Wicklow at the National Community Games festival of swimming finals  in under 14 breaststroke. The finals will take place on Sunday 16th August at the Regional Sports Centre, Athlone, County Westmeath.

 

Leaving Cert Students – Thinking of going to DCU?

My name is Kim Sweeney, I am 23 and I have been studying in DCU for the past four years. I started in DCU studying common entry science and in my second year chose to specialise into analytical science. Throughout my 4 years in DCU I have been involved greatly in student life and I have really made the most out of my time here.  I’v been a class rep, been chairperson of a society, volunteered in Africa and went on trips abroad to name just a few. Our campus is a thriving community built on student engagement within clubs, societies and student life and there really is something for everyone here. This year I was elected as the President of the students’ union in DCU.  This is a full time role where I represent over 12000 DCU students both locally on campus and nationally.

As DCU’s students’ union president I would like to wish all the leaving cert students the best of luck on Wednesday. College years truly have been the best years of my life so far and I am jealous of anyone starting in September. Don’t worry if you don’t get your number one on your CAO I truly believe that what’s for you won’t pass you, it has worked for me so stay positive no matter what. You made it through the leaving cert and that’s an achievement in itself so if plan A does not work there is 25 more letters in the alphabet!

For anyone hoping to come to DCU don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

supres@dcu.ie

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RNLI Arklow Maritime Festival

RNLI enjoyed a very successful Maritime Festival with almost 3.000 people showing up for this annual event. Members of Arklow Lifeboat would like to thank to all volunteers, and also a various sponsors!!
Most of all a big thanks to all for coming down and supporting the Arklow RNLI.
Thanks to LE CIARA and her Captain & XO, Hugh Searle, Irish Whale and Dolphin RV Celtic Mist, ArklowSailingClub and everybody else for helping to put Arklow Maritime Festival very firmly back on the calendar.

Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer At Arklow Lifeboat said “This is an important fundraising weekend for the lifeboat and there are plenty of things lined up for all the family. We are asking the community to lend their support as much as possible. We’ve got all the normal great attractions this year, with the navy and the Vikings on board, we’d like to see people down on the quay , thanks to our corporate sponsors, most of our events and attractions are free, but all donations are very welcome”.

Arklow Maritime Festival

For more information please visit:

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

http://arklowmaritimefestival.com/

 

A vessel rescued by Arklow RNLI and LE Ciara

Arklow RNLIArklow RNLI and the Irish Naval Boat, the LE Ciara, rescued four people and saved a boat from running aground during the height of the Maritime Festival. On Sunday the RNLI volunteers made their way through a very busy Arklow harbour heading down the Avoca River to locate the distressed vessel.

Following the incident, Mark Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said:
“This incident happened just in advance of a planned exercise involving our lifeboat and the local fire service and the Coastguard helicopter it shows the importance and need for multi-agency interactions during search and rescue operations, we look forward to future exercises involving the naval service and all of our local emergency services”.


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For more information please visit:

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

 

Joanna Murphy – a new CEO of ConnectIreland

Joanna Murphy, who was a guest speaker at 2015 Chamber Ball, takes the top job at ConnectIreland. Joanna has been a key member of ConnectIreland’s leadership team since 2013, holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. Recently Joanna has been appointed as the new CEO of ConnectIreland, the incentivised referral programme appointed by IDA Ireland to deliver the Government’s Succeed in Ireland Initiative. According to Terry Clune – a Chairman of ConnectIreland, Joanna has a strong track record, passion and enthusiasm for ConnectIreland that is second to none.

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For more information please visit:

http://blog.connectireland.com/?p=1507

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

 

House of Stories

Arklow House of Stories takes place on the last Friday of every month at John Joe’s at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome and dancing facilities are a new addition to the event.

 

The Cube

Arklow Geraldine Ballymoney GAA Club will be hosting “The Cube”, based on an ITV gameshow, on Friday 8th August in the Arklow Bay Hotel. There will be a prize of €1,000 for a first place so come and get involved. With many Arklow businesses, Associations, not to mention clubs, competing to beat the “Cube” it looks as if it will be a sell-out. Tickets (€10) can be had from any committee member and are on sale in the Arklow Bay Hotel and also at the GAA Office in Pearse’s Park.

For more information please contact Kerry on 087 3287881.

Arklow GAA

http://www.arklowgaa.com/