Wicklow Wins Hurling Final
Congratulations to the Co. Wicklow hurlers who won the Under-21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final at Semple Stadium last Saturday. This is a wonderful achievement for these young men who beat Meath with a score of 2-17 to 2.15.
Local Enterprise Office – “The Companies Act 2014”
The LEO are having a free information seminar on “The Companies Act 2014” in the The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Tuesday 22nd September 2015 at 2.oopm – 4.30pm.
The Companies Act 2014 commenced on 1st June 2015. It is the single biggest piece of legislation enacted in the history of the state. The changes in the Companies Act impact directly on SME companies and their directors. This seminar has been designed to assist through the transition to the Companies Act 2014.
To book you place visit https://www.localenterprise.ie/Wicklow/Training-Events/Online-Bookings
The End of an Era
The Sisters of Mercy have been in the town continuously since 1876 and have taught many generations of Arklow people. Sr. Sior Cosgrave, who recently retired as Principal of St. Mary’s College, is moving to Dublin which means the relationship between the Sisters of Mercy and Arklow sadly comes to end. To mark this there is a special mass of thanksgiving in Arklow Parish Church on Saturday September 26th at 6.30pm.
Arklow to host first Coastal Rowing Championships
The inaugural Irish Open Coastal Rowing Championship is being held this Sunday 20th Sept along South Beach in Arklow. The event is being hosted by ArklowRowing Club and will involve crews racing in FISA type coastal rowing boats around a 4km course. The Irish Open Coastal Rowing Championships will have crews and rowers from both Ireland and Wales taking part and will start with the Men’s Quads Heats at 10.30am on the Sunday 20th Sept and nine races will be run over the course of the day, concluding in the Men’s Singles Finals which are scheduled for approximately 4.00pm. The race card includes Men’s and Ladies Quads, Doubles and Singles racing over a 4km course along Arklow’s South Beach. While this event represents a wonderful opportunity for the Arklow Rowing Club who are also celebrating their 25th Anniversary, it also demonstrates the overall growth and awareness that rowing has within Ireland. Coastal rowing represents one of the easiest sports to access and participate in as it is only the hardest of weathers that would prevent a coastal rower from getting out on the water. The local Arklow community can testify to that.
All are welcome to attend. If you follow the link to the website or the Facebook page you will find all you need to know about the event, including the layout of the course. In the mean time Sunday’s race times are below:
10.30: Heat 1 Men’s Quads
10.35: Heat 1 Men’s Doubles
11.30: Heat 2 Men’s Quads
11.35: Heat 2 Men’s Doubles
12.30: Final Women’s Quads
12.40: Final Women’s Doubles
12.45: Final Women’s Singles
14.00: B Final Men’s Quads
14.10: B Final Men’s Doubles
15.00: A Final Men’s Quads
15.10: A Final Men’s Doubles
15.15: Final Men’s Singles
17.00: Medal Ceremony in Clubhouse
We look forward to seeing you all.
National Maritime Museum
The British national maritime museum have digitised their records for 1915. There are 1892 entries for Arklow as a birthplace. Some sailors were on multiple ships so its not 1892 different people. Its fascinating reading.
Public Alert: Boil Water Notice – Aughrim / Annacurragh
Irish Water in partnership with Wicklow County Council wishes to advise that the Public Water Supply at Aughrim & Annacurragh has been placed on a Boil Water Notice until further notice.
It is recommended that all users fed from the Aughrim & Annacurragh Public Water Supply boil water before use for human consumption.
For further information please click here.
Arklow Library is nearly ready. Final touches, books orders etc… will take few more months. In a meantime we would like you to have a peek inside.
From 2016 empty shelves will be packed, not only with English books but, thanks to Polish Embassy in Dublin and Wicklow County Library, there will be whole section of Polish books and English translations of Polish authors as well. Our association is thrilled to lead this project.
(Polish Version below)
Biblioteka publiczna w Arklow już na ukończniu. Prace wykończeniowe, zamawianie książek itp… zajmą jeszcze parę miesięcy. W międzyczasie zapraszamy do obejrzenie kilku zdjęć ze środka.
Z nowym rokiem 2016 puste półki zostaną zapełnione nie tylko anglojęzycznymi książkami, ale dzięki Ambasadzie RP w Dublinie oraz Wicklow County Library powstanie duży dział książek polskojęzycznych oraz książek polskich autorów tłumaczonych na język angielski. Nasze Stowarzysznie z radością bierze udział w takim projekcie.
Business information seminar – what supports are available for your business?
Monday, 21st September at 7pm in The Grand Hotel
Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Co. Wicklow Chamber have organised with Simon Harris TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Public Expenditure to host a free information evening on business supports that may be available for your business.
There will be speakers and representatives from Enterprise Ireland, The Strategic Banking Corporation, the Local Enterprise Office, JobBridge, JobPlus, Wicklow County Council and other agencies yet to be confirmed.
This is a not to be missed opportunity to listen to and network with local and state agency supports that are available to help grow your business.
Minister of State Simon Harris TD in a statement said “I am delighted to assist the Co. Wicklow Chamber in facilitating this Business Information Seminar. I look forward to engaging with the local businesses in attendance, given that SMEs are the backbone of our economy. I wish to thank the Co. Wicklow Chamber for organising this event which will enable businesses to receive information on the supports and assistance available to them from local and state agencies”.
This is a free event and is open to all Chamber Members and Non-Members – all business owners and their Managers are welcome to attend
Co.Wicklow Chamber President Josh McKenna who undertook and drove this initiative said that “this is another demonstration of how the Chamber movement continues to support its members and the small and medium employers who provide so much employment in our County”.
To book your place, please contact Susana Costello on (0404) 66433 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 18th September 2015.
Wicklow LEADER 2016 – 2020 Local Action Group invite you to have your say on Wicklow’s Local Development Strategy.
Public Consultation Meetings which are being held at the following venues:
- 24th September at 8.00pm, Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkenndy.
- 29th September at 8.00pm, Avon Ri, Blessington.
- 1st October at 8.00pm, Lawless Hotel, Aughrim.
- 6th October at 8.00pm, Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town.
- 8th October at 8.00pm, Germaines, Baltinglass.
“To effect change in the county by supporting the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of individuals, families, groups and communities”
For more information please click here.
Public Consultation Flyer Poster
Vault Shop Volunteers Wanted
If you are aged between 18 and 24 years of age, in receipt of a social welfare payment and looking for retail experience then maybe the Vault Shop is for you.
We are looking for volunteers to assist in the everyday running of this initiative and certified training will be provided. This will not affect participant’s social welfare payment.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Duties will include: sales, customer service, merchandising and display, cash and till procedures.
If you are interested in volunteering please send us a message on Facebook page, email email@example.com or call us on 0402-39646 for further details.
The Vault youth centre is running an over 18s darts evening every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a fun evening for guys and gals who want to meet and socialise in a safe environment. Those attending can improve their dart – throwing skills and take a break with a cup of tea or juice. For more information please contact Margaret on 0402 39646.