Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival AGM

A little later than usual and is hard to believe it is that time of the year when we get ready to prepare for Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival 2018. After another successful festival the committee are already preparing for 2019, dates are Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July, 2019.

The AGM of Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival will take place on Wednesday 6th February, 2019 at 8.30pm in the Bridge Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Anyone interested in helping out during the festival or being on committee or indeed have any ideas/suggestions are welcome to come along.
We are always looking for new members and open to new ideas.

Thanks for all your help over the past year also.  If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.


Colm Moules

PRO Arklow Seabreeze Music & Arts Festival


M: 087 2886845


Avonmore M.S.  Production of “9 to 5”

Avonmore Musical are delighted and excited to be staging the Dolly Parton Musical “9 to 5” for their 40th Anniversary production this year. The show will run from 23rd – 27th April, 2019 and promises to be a great fun filled show with a very witty script and great music, book is by Patricia Resnick and Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton.

“9 to 5” is about three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This high-energy show has a jubilant score and easily relatable characters.

Looking forward to seeing many new faces and many of our friends down the years to join us for the wonderfully uplifting show and a celebration of 40 years of Avonmore Musical Society.

Further information available from Society Secretary, Karen Kavanagh on 087 2498691 or any committee member.

Further information available from: Colm Moules PRO Avonmore Musical Society E: Mobile 087 2886845.


Arklow Library event

To celebrate the recent IWDG expedition to Iceland in May-July 2018 on board Celtic Mist, the IWDG will be undertaking a tour of Ireland to share stories, images and videos of this exciting and challenging expedition which circumnavigated 1500nmls of the North Atlantic.  The IWDG will come to Arklow Library to tell these stories on the 31st January 2019.  The talk entitled ‘On the trail of the whale’ will start with a short film clip followed by an introduction and overview.  This hour-long session will conclude with a Q & A session.


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.


Family Storytime and arts and crafts at Arklow Library takes place every Saturday at the new time of 11.30 a.m.


Festival photography contest

Plans are coming along nicely for the 2019 Arklow Music Festival.  Now in its 50th anniversary year, the festival is set to once again welcome thousands of competitors and supporters to the town as the take part in the event which runs form Sunday, March 2 to Sunday, March 10.

A new element to mark this anniversary year is the amateur photography competition.  The competition is open to all non-professional photographers who are being invited to take a photo which they think best represents Arklow.

Prizes will be awarded in the under 18 and over 18 categories and all entries will be displayed at the Arklow Music Festival memory land exhibition in Arklow Library in March.  Winning photos will also be displayed in Arklow Music Festival venues.

The closing date for entries is Thursday February 28.  For further information contact Maria Nolan at or 086 8473187.  All the information you need about Arklow Music Festival including details of how to register is available at the new festival website