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Congratulations to Arklow Tidy Towns 

 

Well Done to Arklow Tidy Towns who were scored at 309 points and received a Bronze Award in this year’s National Tidy Town competition. This is an increase of 6 points from 2016.

The judges praised the constant hard work by the Tidy Town group & volunteers, and gave additional compliments on how the town’s image is improving.

 

 

 

Arklow Positive Ageing Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

A packed calendar of events is scheduled for Positive Ageing Week 2017. This year’s celebration will run from Saturday 30th September to Sunday October 15th, with events taking place throughout Arklow.

The official launch of the Week begins on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Starbucks, Bridgewater Centre Arklow at 2pm.

For further information on the extensive list of events organized by Arklow Positive Ageing, contact Maria Neary on 086 081 7534 or email arklowpositiveageing@yahoo.com

 

Arklow Enterprise Town    

 

 

 

The Arklow Enterprise town event is taking place in Glenart College, Coolgreaney Road, Arklow on Saturday, October 7th from 11am until 3pm.  Enterprise Town is a free event and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, clubs and societies as well as local schools to potential new customers or new members.

 

Demand to participate in Arklow Enterprise Town is high and, since the launch, over 60 local organisations have registered to take part. The event is completely free for both exhibitors and attendees. For attendees, there will be lots of entertainment for all ages, kids’ activities, spot prizes and special guests.

 

For more information about the event check out their Facebook page or please contact your local Bank of Ireland on 07662 30619 or e-mail Derek.tobin@boi.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Arklow Enterprise Town

The Arklow Enterprise town event is taking place in Glenart College, Coolgreaney Road, Arklow on Saturday, October 7th from 11am until 3pm.  Enterprise Town is a free event and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase local businesses, clubs and societies as well as local schools to potential new customers or new members.

Demand to participate in Arklow Enterprise Town is high and, since the launch, over 60 local organisations have registered to take part. The event is completely free for both exhibitors and attendees. For attendees, there will be lots of entertainment for all ages, kids’ activities, spot prizes and special guests.

For more information about the event check out their Facebook page or please contact your local Bank of Ireland on 07662 30619 or e-mail Derek.tobin@boi.com.

Cultural Night 2017 in Arklow – Friday 22nd September

Solace Studio Pottery & Place Studio (FREE) will be hosting a joint open night from 7pm – 10pm this Friday the 22nd, in the Meehans Levins building at Condrens Lane, Arklow.

An exhibition will be displayed of ceramic wall art, jewellery, fine art and print making, woodcraft & metalcraft all of which have been created by local artists & craftspeople.

Arklow Library (FREE)

Arklow Library will switch on Cultural Night 2017 with a packed programme of events this Friday 2nnd September

  • Arklow Library will be hosting a workshop at 3pm & 4pm, which will be led by Robbie from Bodhran Buzz. The workshop will enable people of all ages from 7+ to learn the basics of how to play a Bohdran.

The workshop is sponsored by Music Generation Wicklow. Booking is essential. Please contact 0402 39977 or email arklowlibrary@wicklowcoco.ie.

  • In addition Arklow Library will also be hosting another event from 6pm – 6.45pm where local author Anthony Cannon whose first novel Boom Townwill read extracts. The book is based on the remarkable true story of the Kynoch factory, when the unfortunate disaster of 21st of September struck.

Advance booking is advised 0402 39977or email arklowlibrary@wicklowcoco.ie

  • The second author Lisa Harding who wrote “Harvesting”which is the story of two girls Sammy and Nico, one from Dublin and the other from Moldova, whose lives collide in this treacherous world.

Lisa will talk about how she came to research and write the book and will read extracts.

Advance booking is advised 0402 39977or email arklowlibrary@wicklowcoco.ie

  • Women of the World an Arklow based intercultural group will be displaying their wonderful quilt in the Community Room in Arklow Library. Here the women will talk about inspirational stories that inspired the quilt.

Cancer Support Opening

The official opening in tandem with the first anniversary of the new Arklow Cancer Support Group offices on St Marys Road will take place on Saturday September 23rd.

All are very welcome to attend the event which will run from 11am – 3pm. The official ribbon cutting will be done by special guest Claire Darmody from News Talk.

 

 

A Night for Ray

From 8.30pm this Friday 22nd September, Christies Bar will host a night of music in memory of popular local man Raymond Gaffney.

Music will include” Those Lazy Babies”,” Black Cherry” & Brian Lawlor along with other guests, promising a great night of music & entertainment.

Tickets cost €10 and are available from Raymond Gaffney & Sons estate agents, Christy’s and also available at the door.

 Dinner & Movie Deal

 

 

 Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing the work of talented Wicklow Artists takes place in Arklow Visual Arts Gallery from September 26th – October 13th with the opening night on Tuesday 26th 6pm – 8pm.

Market

 The Arklow weekly Farmers market takes place in the Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark, Arklow every Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home baked goods as well as a selection fruit and vegetables will be on sale.

New stall holders are always welcome.

For Further information please contact Gertie at 086 6031510

 

 

 

 

 

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Kynoch’s  Explosion remembered

 

 

 

 

 

On September 21st, 1917, Arklow was rocked by an explosion at the local Kynoch’s ammunition factory, in which 27 men lost their lives.

This year, the 100th anniversary of the tragic event will be remembered by Arklow Music and Arts Group (AMA) at a special centenary concert. The group plans to turn the clock back to 1917 and the music those men had listened to will be played again  on Thursday, September 21st  and Peters Church, Arklow, at 7.30 p.m. A number of commissioned pieces of poetry, song, music and dance will also be performed on the night.

A wealth of talent from Arklow and surrounding areas, inc. St Marys Orchestra, Karla Tracey and Frances Ryan School of Dance to name but a few all of whom have given their time freely to support AMA in their campaign to provide a theatre and performance space for the Arklow area.

Special thanks on the evening will include Kitty Brennan, Michael Fitzgerald, Pat Power, Jim Rees and MC Jim Furlong.

Tickets are on sale at www.gr8events.ie but can also be purchased at the following outlets: Mc Mullans, Kennys of the harbour, Kavanaghs and Kustom Kids. Tickets are priced at €15.00 each or groups of 10 or more can avail of a special price of €12.00 if booked at the same time.

Anyone interested in advertising in the program should contact a committee member or visit the AMA Facebook page.

Arklow Trade Rising

 

This is great news for the Community as there are four new businesses placed in Arklow taking over vacant retail units.

Very recently Wok Star Asian street food and The Sewing corner opened their doors on the main street while Prezzomolino Italian restaurant launched beside the bank of Ireland at the other end of the street.

Also the former Extra-Vision store unit on the Wexford road has been transformed into a branch of Life Pharmacy, owned by pharmacist Laura Armstrong and is set to open its doors in the near future.

Following a difficult few years, it appears that entrepreneurs are now willing to put their faith in the town.

We wish them all the success in the future.

Huge Interest in Enterprise Town 

 

The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town is coming back to Arklow and  is set to be bigger than ever as a new venue at Glenart College has been secured.

The event, which takes place on Saturday, October the 7th, was launched at the Arklow Library last Thursday where the new supports were extended to all registered exhibitors. These include a pre-event business networking session.

The Enterprise Town exhibitors last year made lots of local connections with other organisations and gained significant business as a result. This year they plan to help foster the networking by bringing exhibitors together in advance of the event to facilitate and maximise the potential among local businesses.

Demand to participate in Arklow Town is high and since the launch last Thursday, over 60 local organisations have registered to take part.

This event is free for everyone with lots of entertainment for all ages, spot prizes and special guest.

Schools, Clubs and businesses interested in taking part can register by emailing derek.tobin@boi.com or calling the Bank of Ireland Arklow

For more details follow the Arklow Enterprise Town facebook page.

The business Networking event, for registered exhibitors, will take place on Tuesday, September 26th from 6-7 p.m. at Bank of Ireland, Arklow.

Market

 

The Arklow weekly Farmers market takes place in the Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark, Arklow every Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home baked goods as well as a selection fruit and vegetables will be on sale.

New stall holders are always welcome.

For Further information please contact Gertie at 086 6031510

 

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Chamber Ball 2017

 

This year’s Arklow and District Chamber Ball and business Chamber Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 15th, in the Arklow Bay Hotel.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

A drinks reception upon arrival at 7.15 p.m. with dinner served for 8.15 p.m. followed by the presentation awards.

This will be a great evening to recognise local people, businesses and their achievements.

The categories are: Best Established Business Award, Best New Start up Award, Ambassador for Tourism Award, The Person of the Year Award and The Employee of the Year Award.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there and thank you for all your support.

 

Bridgewater Craft Fair

 

The popular Bridgewater Craft fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month, with the next fair on September 3rd. An array of beautiful hand crafted products are available to buy from up to 20 stalls.

For further information, please contact Mary Whelan on 087 9880894.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex Cinema Deal

 

 

 

Arklow Art Exhibition

 

An Exhibition on new oil paintings will run at the Arklow Gallery on Main Street until Friday, September 15th.

Artist Helen was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England and moved to Ireland in 1980 with her husband and children.

Her interest in painting started after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989. Helen had no formal training, but working with water colours for a number of years she decided to turn them into oils.

Helen has brought her work to Dublin, Carlow and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Her work is a private collection across Ireland, Britain, Italy, Japan, US and Canada. Her designs have been used for Christmas cards for both MS Society and Irish Wheelchair Association.

She has also presented one of her paintings to the former President Mary McAleese.

Admission is free and all are welcome to call in and view the paintings.

 

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Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday 15th of September in the Arklow Bay Hotel. The guest speaker for this year’s awards is Sean Kelly MEP.

The ball promises to be a wonderful night to celebrate all that is good about business in south County Wicklow.

Both members and non-members are welcome to attend. The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.15 pm with Dinner served at 8.15pm followed by the presentation of awards.

The Arklow & District Chamber awards will recognize local people & businesses and their achievements in the following 5 categories:

 Best New Start Up Award – For any business opened within the last 12 months.

Best Established Business Award – For established businesses who excel in any sector, small, medium or large.

Ambassador for Tourism Award – For any business providing tourism related services or a community group or individual who helps support or promote tourism in the area.

The Employee of the Year Award – Any outstanding employee can be nominated by customers, co-workers or an employer.

The Person of the Year Award – This award will recognize a person who, through their achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the town or is an Ambassador for Arklow.

***NOMINATIONS CAN BE COMPLETED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ***

Arklow & District Chamber Ball & Business Awards nomination form is available on Page 6 of this weeks edition of the Wicklow People.

Forms are also available at the following:
– Arklow Library
– The Arklow Bay Hotel
– BOI
– AIB
– Arklow Post Office
– Bridgewater (public noticeboard)
– Supervalu.

These forms can be dropped into any of our postboxes located at:
Arklow Library
The Arklow Bay Hotel
Arklow Chamber office

Alternatively nominations can be submitted via the online link at http://arklow.ie/arklow-district-chamber-awards-nomination/

The closing date for acceptance of nominations is Friday 1st September 2017.

Tickets for this Black Tie event are available from the Chamber Office at 0402-26909 or you can email chamber@arklow.ie

 Tickets are €60 each with a table of 10 for €500. (Both members and non-members are welcome to attend)

Arklow Art Exhibition

An exhibition on new oil paintings will run at the Arklow Gallery on Main Street until Friday, September 15th.

Artist Helen was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in England and moved to Ireland in 1980 with her husband and children.

Her interest in painting started after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1989. Helen had no formal training, but working with water colours for a number of years she decided to turn them into oils.

Helen has brought her work to Dublin, Carlow and Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Her work is a private collection across Ireland, Britain, Italy, Japan, US and Canada. Her designs have been used for Christmas cards for both MS Society and Irish Wheelchair Association.

She has also presented one of her paintings to the former President Mary McAleese.

The official opening took place in Arklow last Tuesday.

Admission is free and all are welcome to call in and view the paintings.

Kats Disco Returns

 

The Arklow Bay Hotel are hosting the return of the legendary Kats disco, this Saturday, August 26th. With music from the 80s & 90s, it promises to be a great night.

Doors open at 9pm with entrance fee of €8.

All proceeds will be given to the Avonmore Musical Societies 2018 production of the Rock Musical Classic “Jesus Christ Superstar”. It will be staged in St Marys College from 3rd – 7th April, 2018.

 Farmers Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The popular weekly Farmers Market will take place this Saturday 26th August (10:30am – 1:00pm) in the local Pigeon Racing Hall, Castlepark.

A selection of home produce along with fresh vegetables & fruit will be on sale. New stall holders are always welcome.

For more information, please contact Gertie at 086 3981103.

 Bridgewater Craft Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The popular Bridgewater Craft fair takes place on the first Sunday of every month, with the next fair on September 3rd. An array of beautiful hand crafted products are available to buy from up to 20 stalls.

For further information, please contact Mary Whelan on 087 9880894.

Arklow Bay Hotel & Omniplex Cinema Deal