Arklow & District Chamber have been awarded a grant by Wicklow Co. Council to complete a feasibility study on a Pottery and Heritage Centre for the town. We have a great pottery history in Arklow and want to support local crafts and skills in our future plans. In speaking to Peter Kinsella of the Pottery Shop there are a number of people who have supported Irene Sweeney in this project and we would like to thank them. Keep an eye on the pottery exhibition in Bridgewater and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas you have on this initiative.
Arklow Visual Art Gallery
Arklow Visual Art Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of art by Tom Lawler. Tom is a Wicklow based artist who paints in acrylic and gouache. The exhibition will run from Tuesday August 18th until Friday August 28th at the gallery which is located at 61-63 Main Street in Arklow.
The official opening night will be Friday August 21st from 6 – 8pm and everyone is welcome to come along.
A Night with the Stars
The Arklow Bay Hotel will play host to well-known performers on Tuesday August 18th. Taking the stage will be Louise Morrissey, John Hogan, Paddy O’Brien, Frank McCaffrey, Trudi Lawler and Michael Collins. Tickets cost €25 and are now on sale from the Arklow Bay reception or by calling 0402-26200. Doors will open at 7.30pm with the show starting at 8pm.
Arklow Community Games
Swimmer Freja Kavanagh will represent Arklow and County Wicklow at the National Community Games festival of swimming finals in under 14 breaststroke. The finals will take place on Sunday 16th August at the Regional Sports Centre, Athlone, County Westmeath.