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Arklow This Week 28th September 2018

Arklow Centre hosting social media course

Arklow Business Enterprise Centre will host a one-day course on designing a social media campaign for beginners.  Local Enterprise Wicklow is behind the course, which takes place on Wednesday 10th October from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants need to have a personal Facebook and Twitter account set up before attending this course, and to be familiar with both applications.  This training day is about setting up a social media presence for a business, not for personal use.

This one day course is aimed at people, owner managers or key staff, who may not have taken their business online and are interested in exploring the potential of social media as a brand building and marketing mechanism for their business.

On completion of this programme, participants will have the knowledge to decide what social media platforms are suited to their business needs and the skill to take their business onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.  This course will demonstrate the basics of setting up social media accounts for business.

The cost of the course is €60 and the trainer is Michael Keogh of The Entrepreneurs Academy.

 

 

 

Positive Ageing Week

Plans are coming together for Arklow Positive Ageing Week 2018 with an array of exciting events scheduled to take place.  This year’s event runs from Friday 28th September to Monday 15th October and the official launch takes place in Arklow Library.  The launch will get under way at 2 p.m. and will set the tone for a wonderful schedule with events for all tastes.

 

 

 

 

Autumn Art Exhibition

Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is holding its first Autumn Art exhibition.  The exhibition opens on Tuesday evening, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run until Friday, September 28th.

Seven local artists are participating in the show featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and wood creations.  The artists are Mary Mitchell, Helen Hiney, David Owens, Tony Byrne, Michael Sheehan, Masie Dillon and Patrick Power.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Style Edit with Judy Gilroy

Fresh from presenting our Fabulous Fashion Feature on weekend AM Judy Gilroy will join us at Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 6th October from 2-4 PM.

Judy will be showcasing the must have looks for Autumn/Winter and eliminating all your wardrobe worries. Judy will be joined by her lovely models and will be available for a Q&A session.

We look forward to seeing you on mall for refreshments and nibbles and a chance to win a €50 Bridgewater gift card!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver & Gold

The Arklow Shipping Silver Band is celebrating 50 years this year, and to mark this special milestone, is hosting a night of music and memories.

The ‘Silver & Gold’ event takes place on Saturday 6th October at 7 p.m. in St Saviour’s Church, Arklow and will feature the band joined by Festival Brass, Cruinniú, Naoimh Penston, John Bonner and Derek Broadbent and Master of Ceremonies Paul Sharkey.

Admission is €10 and tickets are available from the band or Cruinniú members, or at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Show

To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin.  Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception.

The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s.

This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food.  All are welcome to attend to help celebrate this milestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2018

The 2018 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards is now in its third year. The competition promotes enterprise by bringing business and community groups together, in towns and villages across Ireland, to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.

Arklow was nominated for the competition in the population category greater than 10,000. This was a fantastic opportunity for the Arklow Town Team to highlight recent and forthcoming initiatives for enterprise within the town.

During the visit to Arklow on the 25th of September, three judges met with representatives from the business and community sectors of the town and received a presentation highlighting the positive attributes of the area.

Winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony taking place at The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on November 28, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Arklow This Week 21st September 2018

Arklow & District Chamber Awards

The Arklow Chamber of Commerce President Mr Donal Murray was delighted to welcome over 230 people to the Chamber Ball & Business Awards event in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday the 14th September. The event was a huge success and celebrated the accomplishments of many local businesses in Arklow.

Many Thanks to the sponsors of the awards, ASL Safety TrainingThe Arklow Bay HotelGlen Fuel Services LtdHarmony Timber Solutions &  Servier Ireland Industries Ltd.
In addition The Arklow Chamber President would like to extend his thanks to Bank of Ireland & The Wicklow People who very kindly supported the event.

A warm welcome was given to the guest speaker Mr Bobby Kerr who delivered an inspiring and motivational speech. Many Congratulations to all nominees that were shortlisted and to the winners of each of the award categories.

The winners of the 2018 Business Awards are as:

Rising Star Award Winner: FayeBella

Best Business for Customer Service Award Winner: Armstrong Life Pharmacy

Community Award Winner: Arklow Town Team

The Employee of the Year Award: Cormac Funge of The Arklow Bay Hotel

The 2018 Person of the Year Award : Mary Nolan Hickey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Show

To mark 90 years in business, McMullan’s Arklow is hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre on Friday 19th October in Árus Lorcáin.  Tickets cost €12 and include a cheese and wine reception.  The show will feature fashion from McMullan’s, John Flood, Fayebella, B Couture Bridal and Ralph O’Connell’s. This promises to be a great night of fun, fashion and food.  All are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Art Exhibition

Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is holding its first Autumn Art exhibition.  The exhibition opens on Tuesday evening, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will run until Friday, September 28th.

Seven local artists are participating in the show featuring paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media and wood creations.  The artists are Mary Mitchell, Helen Hiney, David Owens, Tony Byrne, Michael Sheehan, Masie Dillon and Patrick Power.  Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Ageing Week

The official launch of Arklow Positive Ageing Week takes place on Friday 28th September at 2 p.m. at Arklow Library.

Positive Ageing Week is a national celebration of the contribution that older people have made and continue to make in the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow centre hosting social media course

Arklow Business Enterprise Centre will host a one-day course on designing a social media campaign for beginners.  Local Enterprise Wicklow is behind the course, which takes place on Wednesday 10th October from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participants need to have a personal Facebook and Twitter account set up before attending this course, and to be familiar with both applications.  This training day is about setting up a social media presence for a business, not for personal use.

This one day course is aimed at people, owner managers or key staff, who may not have taken their business online and are interested in exploring the potential of social media as a brand building and marketing mechanism for their business.

On completion of this programme, participants will have the knowledge to decide what social media platforms are suited to their business needs and the skill to take their business onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.  This course will demonstrate the basics of setting up social media accounts for business.

The cost of the course is €60 and the trainer is Michael Keogh of The Entrepreneurs Academy.

 

Arklow This Week 14th September 2018

Chamber Ball

The Arklow and District Chamber Ball takes place this Friday night, 14th September in the Arklow Bay Hotel.  The evening will start with a drinks reception at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m.  The presentation of awards will take place after dinner.

The awards recognize local people and businesses and their achievements in a number of categories.  Three nominees have been chosen in each category and the overall winner will be revealed on the night after the independent judging panel has completed its deliberations.

Also on the night the 2018 ‘Person of the Year’ award will be presented to well known Arklow athlete and hero Mary Hickey.

Tickets for this black-tie event available from the Arklow Chamber office at 0402 26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie at a cost of €60 or a table of 10 for €550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow United Football Club launches massive Lip Sync Fundraiser

Arklow United FC, as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations, has announced details of their largest ever fundraiser, at a launch in the Harbour Bar this week.

Arklow United Lip Sync takes place on Saturday 13th October in the Arklow Bay Hotel and will see up to 12 acts battling it out on stage to take the first ever Lip Sync Legend title.

Proceeds of the event will go towards grounds development at Ferndale Park, and a proportion will be divided between two local charities Arklow Cancer Support and Arklow Community Action Resource Centre.

Tickets are on sale now from TRTV and the AUFC Clubhouse at a special early bird price of €20 until Monday 17th September.  For more details follow ‘Arklow United Lip Sync’ on Facebook or call Gordon on 086 1633253.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Cycle

A charity cycle in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Belarus Childcare takes place from Lahinch to Arklow on September 22 and 23 organised by South East Road Club.  All monies raised will go directly to the charities.  For more information email sercpro@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is back by popular demand and resumes at Árus Lorcáin on Saturday September 22nd, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & November 10th from 10.30a.m. to 1p.m.  Call 0402 33837 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will host an exhibition entitled Fragments in Landscape by Kilkenny artist Claire Mulcahy, which opens on Thursday 6th September from 7-8 p.m.

Claire has been painting at KCAT Art and Study Centre, Callan, Co Kilkenny since 2010.  ‘Fragments in Landscape’ is a series of abstract paintings inspired initially from collages using silver paper as a way of exploring shape and light in landscape.

The exhibition will be available to view for the month of September at Arklow Library Gallery and admission is free.  Claire will formally open the exhibition on September 6th and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

 

 

Arklow This Week 7th September 2018

 

Arklow Chamber of Commerce Award Nominees are revealed

Just weeks remain before this year’s Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Awards Ceremony and the shortlist of nominees has been revealed.

Three nominees have been chosen in each category and the overall winner will be revealed on the night after the independent judging panel has completed its deliberations.

The Ball will take place at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday September 14, and both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.00pm with dinner served at 8.00pm followed by the presentation of the awards.

Tickets for this black-tie event available from the Arklow Chamber office at 0402 26909 or email chamber@arklow.ie at a cost of €60 or a table of 10 for €550.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Exhibition at Arklow Library

Arklow Library will host an exhibition entitled Fragments in Landscape by Kilkenny artist Claire Mulcahy, which opens on Thursday 6th September from 7-8 p.m.

Claire has been painting at KCAT Art and Study Centre, Callan, Co Kilkenny since 2010.  ‘Fragments in Landscape’ is a series of abstract paintings inspired initially from collages using silver paper as a way of exploring shape and light in landscape.

The exhibition will be available to view for the month of September at Arklow Library Gallery and admission is free.  Claire will formally open the exhibition on September 6th and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

Sunbeam artists for Arklow exhibition

A group of artists from Sunbeam House Services who work in a variety of art mediums from painting, felting, pyrography, print, upcycling textiles and embroidery are exhibiting in The Arklow Gallery from Tuesday September 4 until Friday September 14.

This group of 28 artists have completed a wide range of work in their chosen medium offering this exhibition something to interest everyone.  Admission is free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charity Cycle

A charity cycle in aid of Arklow Community Action Resource Centre and Belarus Childcare takes place from Lahinch to Arklow on September 22 and 23 organised by South East Road Club.  All monies raised will go directly to the charities.  For more information email sercpro@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lip Sync Legends

Arklow United Football Club will present Lip Sync Legends at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 13th October.  Participants are now sought to perform as their musical idol on the night in aid of the club.  Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m.  For information, contact 086 1633253.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

Arklow This Week 31st August 2018

 Arklow Chamber Ball

The Arklow Chamber Ball and Business Awards take place on Friday 14th September at the Arklow Bay Hotel from 7p.m.  Contact 0402 26909.

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is back by popular demand and resumes at Árus Lorcáin on Saturday September 22nd, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & November 10th from 10.30a.m. to 1p.m.  Call 0402 33837 to register.

 

 

Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from midday to 6p.m. on the first Sunday of every month.  Stalls will display an array of arts, crafts and giftware all of which have been created by local crafts people and artists.

 

 

 

 

Lip Sync Legends

Arklow United Football Club will present Lip Sync Legends at the Arklow Bay Hotel on Saturday 13th October.  Participants are now sought to perform as their musical idol on the night in aid of the club.  Doors open at 7p.m. and the show starts at 8p.m.  For information, contact 086 1633253.

 

 

 

Library Exhibition

Arklow Library will present a new exhibition showcasing works by UCD Landscape Architecture Masters Studio.  ‘Arklow through the eyes of strangers’ will run as part of Heritage Week until August 31st and will take place in two parts comprising film, photographs and plans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow Halloween Festival

GROTESQUE groups, blood-curdling businesses and shocking schools are all being encouraged to get in on the action as the second annual Arklow Halloween Festival.

Plans are under way for the second helping of the festival and Arklow Municipal District is pulling out all the stops to ensure that a memorable event takes place in the community.  Following the success of the inaugural event, it is hoped to make the Halloween night festivities on Wednesday 31st October, even better by having a larger street parade, staged event and firework display.  Community or sports groups interested in getting involved in the parade or businesses seeking to register their window displays, should email to ArklowMD@wicklowcoco.ie or phone 0402 42700.