Arklow Christmas Festival
Arklow 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.
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
The 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
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
Photograph by Mark Corcoran
New 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
From: The Arklow Bay Hotel, The Blue Café, Kavanagh’s of Wexford Road or 087 7756738
Arklow 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)
Arklow 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.
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.