Arklow 1916 Centenary Concert

Arklow 1916 Centenary Concert will take place at Sts. Mary and Peter’s Church on Friday 6th May at 19.16 pm. The Concert is organised by Arklow Music and Arts and all proceeds will go towards a performance space and theatre venue for the wealth of talent that exists in the town and surrounding areas. Ticket are €15 each and there is also an option to purchase two tickets for €35 and have your name in the programme.Music and art

Tickets are available from:

  • McMullans – 0402 32356
  • Kavanagh’s, Wexford Road – 0402 39364
  • The Pottery Shop – 0402 91266
  • Kenny’s of The Harbour – 0402 31366

For more information and updates click here.

Arklow Music and Arts 1916 Commemoration Programme is seeking advertisements urgently. Please support Arklow Music and Arts. Please email Colm Kavanagh at with your advertisement or logo and contact Ann McGovern at to organise your payment to Arklow Music and Arts. Don’t leave it too late before you book your tickets for this amazing musical event. Looking forward to seeing you there.

1916 Commemoration Programme Advert Receipt

1916 Commemoration Programme Advert Receipt


Arklow Coder Dojo

CoderDojoCoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code attendees meet like-minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.

Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self-led learning,  with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world.

Up and running in Arklow for nearly 2 years now, CoderDojo Arklow hold weekly sessions where a growing number of kids, aged from 7 to 17 get their first taste of how to use technology to create websites, design animations and games, and using technology like the Raspberry PI get their first introduction to the exciting world of electronics..

Arklow CBS

The sessions are facilitated by Arklow CBS, and are run by a team of volunteers, both technical and non-technical, who aim to provide a safe, fun, interactive and creative environment and to encourage young people while they build complementary skills of creativity, innovation, communication, collaboration, team work and leadership.

For more information contact CoderDojo at or just come along any Saturday morning during term time to see for yourself what a great experience it is…

If you wish to be involved in supporting CoderDojo locally, click below for more information:

Arklow Coder Dojo

CoderDojo Poster


May Bank Holiday Showcase in Arklow Bay Hotel

Wedding ringsOn Monday 2nd May 2016 Arklow Bay Hotel will be hosting a wedding showcase. Come and view their newly refurbished civil ceremony suite, the grounds which will be set for a civil ceremony and the beautiful Bay Suite ballroom. The Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow’s finest wedding venue will be running the wedding showcase from 2pm to 6pm.

The bridal suite with panoramic views of the Arklow Bay will also be on show for you to view and also the excellent offers will be available on the day for any weddings booked. Along with all of this the hotel’s wedding team will be on hand to with all their expertise to answer any of your questions and help guide you on your way.

For more information please contact Orla our Wedding Co-Ordinator

Arklow Bay Hotel


1916 Public Collections Day – an opportunity to share your stories

If you have an object, photograph, document, medals or family story relating to 1916 life in County Wicklow, you can register and come along to Wicklow County Council’s 1916 Public Collection Day. This special event will take place in County Buildings, Wicklow Town on Tuesday 17th May from 1 pm to 8 pm. All material will be digitally copied by experts, free of charge. A selection of the items photographed will form part of the County Wicklow 1916 Exhibition and will also appear on the Inspiring Ireland website.

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If you are interested in participating in this event please fill in the pre-registration form to book your time slot. Copies of the registration form are available in all branch libraries, County Buildings or on the websites: and

For more information please contact Catherine Wright or Deirdre Burns in County Buildings at 0404 20100 or Ciara O’Brien in Bray Library at 01 2866566. E-mail queries and returned forms to


Wicklow Literature Mentorship Scheme 2016 – Words Ireland

drawing of hand with a feather pen in style of an engravingWords Ireland is a recently formed grouping of seven literature organisations, who are working collaboratively to provide coordinated professional development and resource services to the literature sector.

WORDS Ireland is offering two further mentorship opportunities to Wicklow writers who are seeking to engage with a mentor over a period of six months from May 2016. This scheme is open to writers in any fiction genre: young adult and children’s books, short stories, playwriting, screenwriting, novels or poetry. The mentorships will focus on manuscript development in the main, but may include other aspects in the professional development of the writer.Wicklow-Literature-Mentorship-Scheme

Application deadline:

Friday 24th April 2016 at 5pm.

For more information please click here.