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Arklow Christmas Festival

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Arklow Christmas Festival2Arklow Christmas Festival will be packed full of events for the Christmas Season. Every weekend in December, Arklows streets will be filled with live entertainment. Expect to see buskers and choirs, acting and puppets and much more.

This year for the first time, Arklow will be holding a Christmas market. The market will take place on Sunday 13th of December. Its exact location in Arklow has yet to be confirmed.

If you are interested in:

  • taking a stall for the Arklow Christmas Market on Sunday 13th of December, or
  • adding you or your group to perform for the Arklow Christmas Festival, or
  • planning a Christmas event that you would like included in the festival…

 

Just fill out the form on the website to put in a request.

 

Live Entertainment Mile

Live entertainment throughout Main Street will start on the first weekend of December, Saturday 5th. If you have a group and would like to perform for the Arklow Christmas Festival, register your interest here.

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The fantastic Carysfort Christmas Craft Fair returns this year

This event will take place on Saturday 5th December 2015, Carysfort National School, from 11 am to 4 pm. Come and see a wide selection of wonderful stalls from handmade wooden/leather crafts, home decor, art skincare, pottery, fashion, artisan food, toys, kids crafts, drinks, cakes and much more. The entry is free!

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Music for Arklow’s Homeless

Music for homeless2Youth of Arklow are organising a performance in association with The Arklow Community Action Resource Centre to raise funds and awareness of Arklow’s Homeless. The event will take place on December 11th in Aras Lorchan! Doors open at 7:00!

So far, Aoibhín, Small Town Crisis, Daniel Bury, Shannon Owens, Saoirse Hughes, Eve Commerford, Vault Music Programme, Connie Tobin, 4scene, Seán O’Keeffe, Colleen Coughlan, Caitlin Kavanagh and Trident have confirmed their performance!

This is a great idea for this time of year and full credit should go to Aoibhín Redmond for organising it.

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Polish Carols Concert

Polish Carols ConcertAnother event has been added to the calendar. Polish Carols Concert will take place on December 13th at 3pm in the church of Sts. Mary and Peters Arklow.

Last years concert was wonderful and this year is sure to be as good.

Concert is organised by Polish-Irish Educational Association.

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Have your event included!

If you are running an event for Christmas or are part of a committee that is running an event, please fill out the form on the website or contact through Facebook page. You can run commercial or community event but the only requirements are that they are based in Arklow & District and that they are festively themed.

The entry on the calendar will include any links to websites and social media as well as a detailed description including photos and videos of previous years if you have them available.

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Christmas Craft Fair

arklow visual artsArklow Visual Arts Gallery will be hosting its Annual Christmas Craft Fair for December 2015. The opening night will be Friday 4th December from 7 – 9 pm. James Rowe aka Clive Dunstan of Fair City fame will officially launch the fair on Friday 4. Tables will be available to rent for the duration of the fair. To book a table please contact the Gallery staff at 0402 32732 or email arklowvisualarts@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween is Here!

halloween-spiderFor a scary Halloween experience visit Glenart Castle which is located on Vale Road, Arklow.

GlenartOutdoors is an outdoor events company operating from the Glenart Castle grounds in Arklow Co Wicklow. Running since 2013 they specialize in bringing you fun themed events set against the backdrop of Glenart Castle grounds and surrounding woodland.

Their main event each year is the Halloween Ghost Train ride through the forest which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Adults Halloween Ghost Train

If you think last year was scary, think again! Brace yourself for the most terrifying experience of your life as the train brings you into your darkest nightmare, in a forest filled with creatures that will make your skin crawl. Walk into the haunted darkness if you dare!

Family Halloween Ghost Train

Take the Family on a train ride deep into the heart of the haunted forest of Glenart. Beware of the Zombies, they run faster than you think! Keep your eyes peeled for the insane wood cutter and join the witches in a spell to help you home safely.

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Christmas Dinner at The Loaves & Fishes Cafe

The Loaves & Fishes Cafe is delighted to invite you all for dinner on Christmas day. They will have a great time with lots of festive fun, a free home cooked Christmas dinner, music and some christmassy surprises. Everyone is welcome. They don’t ask questions, they’ll just be glad of the company. Please share and tell others, The Loaves & Fishes Cafe wants everyone to know they are there. Nobody should be on their own on Christmas day. If you’re coming, call 0877756736 for details and for more information please visit cafe’s Facebook page.
1pm in The Centre, 1A Wexford Road.

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TBPS Photography Exhibition 

Moments in time2The TBPS are launching their Photographic Exhibition “Moments in Time” in the Arklow Visual Arts (Sunbeam House Services Building) on the main street in Arklow, on Monday November 2nd 7-9pm. Free Admission. Guest Speaker Podge Kelly, FIPF – EFIAP – LSWPP Donations/Door Prize, Raffle in aid of Arklow RNLI. The exhibition will run from the 2nd of November to the 13th of November. All Welcome.

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For more information please visit Tommy Byrne Photographic Society Facebook page or the website.

 

Dell staff raise funds for St Joseph’s

Funds were presented to the ASD Unit at St Joseph’s NS, Templerainey last week following a number of fundraising events organised by Dell Computers where Niall Byrne – a parent of one of the pupils works. In excess of €1700 was raised and presented to the school last Friday. Principal Mary Dalton accepted the donation from Colm Green of Dell and the event was also attended by Niall, his daughter Freya, her fellow students and staff at the ASD Unit.

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Arklow indoor market/carboot

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 10.30 am – 6 pm

Place: The Pigeon Club Hall, Castlepark, Arklow

There will be fairy doors, slate with lovely pics on and cute sayings, customised xmas plates and cups, toys books games household items, baby items and clothes, jewellery, ladies clothes, gift baskets made up and more.
EVERYONE WELCOME

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For more details or to book a spot please contact Tammy O’Brien through the Facebook page.

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Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park

At the prize-giving ceremony on October 15th at the Irish Architectural Archive it was announced that the Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park was the winner of the Irish Landscaping Institute Award. Those involved in the design and construction of this park thanks everyone who voted and helped them secure this prestigious design award.

“Dedicated to the memory of the fallen Heroes from County Wicklow” – this wonderful park is located on the southern bank of the Aughrim River at Woodenbridge, directly across from Woodenbridge Hotel.  The memorial park was constructed by the Woodenbridge Village Development Association with the support of County Wicklow World War 1 Memorial Committee.  It was opened on the 18th September 2014.

The memorial was constructed along the river bank in a tranquil setting.  It consists of fifteen vertical granite slabs designed in three circles.  1,192 names of people who were natives of Wicklow or lived in Wicklow, who died directly or indirectly as a result of World War 1 are listed on the monument.

Woodenbridge was selected as the site because it was the location where John Redmond MP made his famous speech on 20th September 1914 urging Irish volunteers to join the Great War.  John Redmond was an MP from 1881 until his death in 1918. He was leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until 1918.

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McMullans Annual Customer Party

McMullansCome and join McMullans Annual Customer Party next Thursday 29th October, from 10 am to 9 pm, up at the shop. There will be the usual raffle, prizes and special offers but this year McMullans will have a special guest Brendan Courtney who will speak about his and Sonya Lennons new venture Frockadviser. It is an app for independent boutiques and everyone interested in fashion. Mc Mullans are very happy to be featured on Frockadviser and to be part of this exciting new venture.

McMullans is a local business established 87 years ago, embracing the changing face of fashion through their website, Facebook page and now Frockadviser.

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Are you unemployed and eligible for Community Employment C.E.?

St Mary & Peters Community Employment Scheme currently have a vacancy for a General Operative / Hospitality in the Parish Centre (Árus Lorcáin)

Participants on Community Employment are encouraged to avail of the training opportunities available.  Funding is available for same.

To find out more please contact the Supervisor at the Parish Office on 0402-31716

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Congratulations to Donal Power who won top photography award

An Arklow photographer won the “An Taisce – love your coast” Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Award. The award is considered the biggest wildlife photography competition in the country following shortlisting earlier this year. It was his spectacular shot of a seagull plucking a starfish out of the sea that caught the judges’ attention. The originality of an individual image without any enhancement is what appeals to Donal about this competition. To see the winning photograph and more of Donal’s wildlife photography please visit his Facebook page.

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FREE photo with Dra-cool-a and spooktacular fun this Halloween at Bridgewater

pumpkinThis month at Bridgewater there will be lots of Halloween fun in store for all the family. On bank holiday Monday 26th October you can get a FREE photo taken with Dracula from 1-5pm, then on Saturday 31st October from 1-5pm the kids can enjoy Face Painting, Trick or Treating and take part in our Costume Competition to win prizes on the mall all FREE of charge for our customers!

There are a range of fantastic costumes for all ages this October in the stores, as well as Trick or Treat and party essentials to make this your best ever Halloween!  Check out the spooktacular selection at Argos, Eurogiant, Dunnes Stores, Claire’s, Next and TK Maxx.

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BANK HOLIDAY: MON 26TH
1PM – 5PM
COME & HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH
DRACULA FOR FREE

HALLOWEEN: SAT 31ST
1PM – 5PM
FACE PAINTING | TRICK OR TREAT |
COSTUME COMPETITON

WIN YOUR CLASS A PRIZE WITH BEST
COSTUME! WITH LOADS OF SPOT PRIZES
THROUGH THE DAY.
• JUDGING ALL AFTERNOON,
PRIZE GIVING AT 4PM
• TRICK OR TREATING AROUND
THE CENTRE FROM 2PM

Get your head around rounding – begins 28th October

RoundingDon’t forget the rounding is rolling out next Wednesday 28th October to reduce the use of 1c and 2c coins. This means less coins handling, lower bank charges and less hassle for your business.

The change will be rounded up or down to the nearest five cent on cash transactions:

  • If it ends in 1 and 2 – round to 0
  • If it ends in 3 and 4 – round to 5
  • If it ends in 6 and 7 – round to 5
  • If it ends in 8 and 9 – round to 10

For more information please click here.

Wicklow Garda youth awards

Date: Saturday, 9th January 2016

Place: The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy

Wicklow GardaWicklow Gardaí are proud to announce their first ever Wicklow Garda youth awards! Gardaí in Co. Wicklow are looking for nominations for young people aged between 14 and 21 years. They will be awarding prizes to young people who either individually or in a group contributed to their communities or society in general. They will also have special achievement awards for young people who have overcome great difficulties in their lives.

Rules of the competition
– awards are confined to those young people who have reached between 14 and 21 years of age.
– permanent residence of the young person must be in County Wicklow.
– any member of the public including Gardai may nominate anyone whom they feel deserves an award.
– forms must be signed by a nominator/ co-nominator.

Awards

For more information or to request application forms please send a pm to their Facebook page or an email to Emma.j.skinner@garda.ie

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Theatre in Arklow

Date: 22nd October 2015

Time: 8 pm

Place: Arklow Bay Hotel

Tickets: €10

maskArklow Chamber and Yvonne Kenny, the Chairperson of the Arklow Music & Arts (A.M.A.) is asking anyone who is serious about wanting a Theatre for Arklow to come out on Thursday 22nd October at 8pm to support the fabulous band – The Elders. This is the first big fundraising event for A.M.A. and tickets are only €10. Yvonne would like to thank Ian Byrne & the band for doing this event. You can get tickets in The Bay, Kustomkidz or Kavanaghs on Wexford Road. Arklow & District Chamber of Commerce will present a gift to The Elders on the night to show appreciation of their support for Arklow over many years. Local talent will include Fran Harper, The Penston Vocal Academy and Eimear Harper.

For further information please contact Yvonne on A.M.A. Facebook.

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General Arrangement  – Bridge Street/Main Street Junction

It is hoped that work will start on the Bridge Street/Main Street junction on the 29th October with a 6 week construction period, end date 11th December.  This will generally be a night time scheme as most works will require a STOP/ GO system to have one lane closed.  Hours permitted for this are 8pm to 6am.  Road closures will be permitted for resurfacing works and these will take place at night time 8pm to 6 am.  Diversions will be via M11 or via Avoca/Woodenbridge.  Any queries can be addressed to Margaret Hartnett at mhartnett@wicklowcoco.ie.

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Congratulations to Avoca Camogie Team and Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney on their recent wins

Congratulations to the Avoca ladies who won the Senior ‘B’ Camogie Final in a replay against Ballinacor last weekend.  They took home the Sarah Pearson Memorial Cup with a score of 4-04 to 2.06 and set the pace from the start with an explosive goal in the opening seconds of the match.  Special congratulations from her ABEC colleagues to LAURA CREAN (circled) who played a huge part in this win.

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Big congratulations also to Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney who won their first ever minor football championship last Sunday.  They beat Blessington 2-12 to 0-09.    Ray Mention of AGB said “These players came in at 6 and 7 years of age and have been working hard for 12 years towards this.”  Darragh Fitzgerald was named man of the match by the media personnel.  It is over 40 years since Arklow Geraldines won this title.

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Arklow Station shortlisted for National Award

Arklow Train Station has been shortlisted for this year’s Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards 2015. The main criteria in considering the shortlist will include staff helpfulness, staff appearance, station appearance and customer information. Arklow Station won The Best Station Award in 2012 and we hope they will be successful this year.

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Community Sports Coaching Programme for Jobseekers

jobseekerWicklow Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kildare – Wicklow Education Training Board has secured funding through the Dormant Account fund to roll out a Community Coaching Initiative for jobseekers.

The Programme will run for 12 weeks beginning on the Monday 9th November 2015 and is open to anyone in receipt of unemployment payment. The closing date for application is Wednesday 28th October 2015.

For further information and application forms please contact Lisa or Aisling in the LSP office.

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Wicklow Local Sports Partnership

Wicklow Co. Co.County Buildings,

Wicklow Town  Co. Wicklow

Tel: 0404 20100 | Ext: 2335

E-Mail: LCairns@wicklowcoco.ie

 

Forge Muay Thai Arklow

Don’t miss the biggest night in the history of Forge Gym Muay Thai, 17th October 2015. A night packed full of amateur and pro fights. The most deadly and respectful martial art known to man so get yours tickets ASAP because they are selling fast. Tickets cost only 20€ and 10€ for juniors. Not a night to be missed.

For more information please click here.

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Arklow Christmas Festival

Arklow Christmas Festival2Arklow Christmas Festival will be packed full of events for the Christmas Season. Starting with the switching on of the Lights and ending with the carol service in St Mary & Peters, we will be supporting and promoting all types of fun family events.

Every weekend in December, Arklows streets will be filled with live entertainment. Expect to see buskers and choirs, acting and puppets and much more.christmas-sweets-001

This year for the first time, Arklow will be holding a Christmas market. The market will take place on Sunday 13th of December. Its exact location in Arklow has yet to be confirmed.

If you are interested in:

  • taking a stall for the Arklow Christmas Market on Sunday 13th of December, or
  • adding you or your group to perform for the Arklow Christmas Festival, or
  • planning a Christmas event that you would like included in the festival…

just fill out the form on the website to put in a request.

WW1 Memorial Park

WW1-2The WW1 Memorial Park at Woodenbridge has been nominated for an Irish Landscaping Institute Award. This is decided by public vote and this is the only place in Wicklow nominated so we are asking you to support it. To vote simply open the link below and click on the “green thumb” under the picture of the park, you can learn more about the design by clicking on the picture.  Voting is open until October 14th 2015 and the winner will be announced at the ILI Landscape Awards Prize-giving ceremony on October 15th at the Irish Architectural Archive. http://www.irishlandscapeinstitute.com/awards/

 

Arklow RNLI Fundarising Branch

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Arklow RNLI Fundarising Branch will be launching their 2016 calendar soon .The theme next year will celebrate 190 years of saving lives at sea…1826–2016.
ONLY 5 EURO each.

 

Arklow RNLI – The Rescuers

Lifeboat

Photograph by Mark Corcoran

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Arklow Vikings

Arklow VikingsNew members and volunteers are always welcome at Arklow Vikings Special Olympics Club. The Club is also looking for an enthusiastic basketball trainer to coach the men’s team this season. Garda vetting can be organised and training is Friday evenings from 7.30 pm till 8.30 pm in the Coral Leisure Centre. For more information please call 086 2175501 or visit the Club’s Facebook page.

Gala concert for Loaves and Fishes

Date: Thursday 15th October 2015

Time: 8 pm

Place: The Arklow Bay Hotel

Tickets: €10

From: The Arklow Bay Hotel, The Blue Café, Kavanagh’s of Wexford Road or 087 7756738

Loaves & FishesArklow community service The Loaves and Fishes Café is celebrating its first anniversary with a gala concert on Thursday 15th October at the Arklow Bay Hotel. The Loaves & Fishes Cafe operates every Tuesday afternoon from 4.30 to 6.30 at The Centre, 1A Wexford Road and serves a free home cooked meal to anyone who wants it, no questions. Featuring a wealth of local performers, including: Revival Gospel Choir, Small Town Crisis, Terry Cantwell, St Mary’s College, Mo Chroí, Cobra Gymnastics, Laura’s Dance Fitness, Majorettes Militare, Breda O’Connor School of Dance, Innovations Theatre School, Bernard Fox and more, all hosted by our own Rhoda Doyle Yeomans!

For more information please call 087 7756738 or visit the Facebook page.

 

Arklow Roots Music

Date: Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Place: The Breffni, Main Street

Time: 8 pm

Tickets: €12/€10 (on sale soon)

Krista DetorArklow Roots Music back in action with concert by Krista Detor, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Indiana USA. She has a new CD out for the tour … ‘Barely’ is her 6th album. She has played with renowned bassist Victor Wooten and shared stages with Loudon Wainright and Suzanne Vega among others. It’s at The Breffni Main St, 8 pm on Wed 14 Oct … a night not to be missed. Tickets on sale soon €12/€10

For more information please contact Brendan O’Regan on his Facebook page.

 

Well done Ross Lawless!

Congratulations to Ross Lawless of CALT Dynamics in Arklow who won an investment of €10,000 for New Best Idea.

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Three young businessmen (Ross Lawless, Michael Carney and James Keogh) have won a total investment of €50,000 through the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow as part of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition. The competition is aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 30 and the Wicklow awards ceremony was held at Wicklow County Campus, Rathnew. Bryan Doyle, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, addressed the awards ceremony and said the local authority would make every effort to support businesses in the county.

For more information please visit CALT Dynamics website.

 

Arklow Rock Parnell GAA Club

A benefit night for Luke Corr (son of former Rocks player John) takes place in clubhouse on 23rd October. Luke underwent a serious operation in London recently so if you can attend or even buy a ticket it would be much appreciated by the Corr family.

For more information please visit the Club’s Facebook page.

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