Welcome to a few new Arklow businesses and a fond goodbye to some old friends!

It’s great to see some new faces joining us in the town – congratulations to Mr Denis who has opened “Central Turk” on Abbey Lane celebrating great food and coffee joining our 14 coffee hotspots in town.  Also we welcome a new Asian restaurant to the Main Street – “The Holy Grail” so give local business your support.  If the good weather forecasted for this weekend is tempting you who not enjoy a walk in town… I’m sure Colm Kavanagh would love to offer you a cool ice cream cone while you are about town!

Meantime we wish Larry Byrne and David Lane, two wonderful contributors to our town, a wonderful retirement.  Thanks to you both from your many Arklow & District business colleagues.


Polish-Irish Childrens Day 21 May next at Arklow CBS!

The Polish-Irish Educational Association invites all to attend the International Children Day it organises as part of PolskaÉire Festival in Arklow!

This year it is bigger, better and is assisted with Irish partners including The Port of Arklow Sea Scout Group and the 9th Wicklow & Arklow Town Football Club !

The event will take place at C.B.S. Arklow premises between 12am-2pm on 21 May and will include:

  • arts and crafts for kids;
  • physical activities for kids;
  • two bands (one from Aklow and one from Kraków providing live music);
  • face painting and bouncing castles;
  • a barbecue;
  • delicious food provided by the Polish bakery.

Come and support this great day for Arklow!


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. http://www.inspiring-ireland.ie/

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: www.wicklow.ie and www.wicklow1916.ie

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 wicklowheritage@wicklowcoco.ie