Arklow Community Bulletin Board – Independent.ie – Natural Self Esteem

writing club

Join the Arklow Library Writer’s Group to create a safe environment to share and improve your writing. All levels are welcome and no booking is required.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday April 26th at 6.30pm

My Open Library was also reinstated. Arklow My Open Library members wishing to renew their MOL access must speak to a library staff member to renew their card PIN

Contact arklowlibrary@wicklowcoco.ie for more information about MOL or the Authors Group.

beach cleans

Arklow Coastcare cleans Arklow South Beach every Thursday lunchtime starting at 1:30pm with the help of volunteers from Sunbeam House and the National Learning Center

All are welcome. For more information about the group and other environmental projects the team is working on, email Corey Bateman at cbateman@wicklowcoco.ie.

Let us sing’

Let’s Sing is back every Thursday morning in Arus Lorcain from March.

For just €5 a week, sing a variety of songs, old and new, in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere.

To express your interest, call Rosarii on 0402 32248 or text 089 263 9242.

Asgard Bridge Club

The Asgard Bridge Club is pleased to announce the return to live bridge on Monday 28th February at 7:15pm in the Presbyterian Church building. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

New members welcome.

puzzle

Jigsaw Wicklow can be contacted on 01 5240796 or email wicklow@jigsaw.ie.

The service is based in Bray but provides services to young people aged 12 to 25 living, working or attending school across County Wicklow.

Resources and more information are available at jigsawonline.ie.

craft fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of every month from 12pm to 6pm at the Bridgewater Shopping Centre.

fundraising events

If you are organizing a fundraiser for a good cause, please get in touch, we’d love to spread the word.

We would like to know what you have planned, how much you raised, how many came to the event and how it was.

farmers market

Arklow Craft Fair organizers are excited to now open the Arklow Farmers Market.

This takes place every Thursday from 9am to 2pm in and around the Bridgewater Shopping Center

The first market featured fresh fish, a bakery and the Saltrock Dairy, as well as local producers from the craft fair.

Samaritan

Based in Arklow, East Coast Samaritans provide emotional support to their callers through phone calls and email. You can be reached around the clock on 116 123.

With usual fundraising on hold due to Covid-19, East Coast Samaritans have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the group.

Visit https://ie.gofundme.com/f/zr5btj-east-coast-samaritans for more details.

Arklow 68 bridge back

The Arklow 68 Bridge Club is finally back to personal bridge! Every Wednesday at 7.15pm at Arklow Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road. Non-members welcome

Junior park run

Arklow junior parkrun takes place every Sunday morning at 9.30am at the duck pond. This is a junior only 2K event between the ages of four and 14 years old.

The event is free, but registration before the first race is required. For information about the event or volunteering details, email arklowduckpond-juniors@parkrun.com.

Apollo Bridge

The Apollo Bridge Club is back in action and meets every Thursday evening at 7.15pm at Presbyterian Hall, Ferrybank. New members are welcome.

Viking Special Olympics Club

Arklow Vikings Special Olympics Club resumes training sessions at the Leisure Center.

Through sport, Arklow Vikings has helped athletes grow physically and emotionally by making new friends, pursuing their dreams, and knowing they can fit in.

We could not offer this wonderful service without our volunteers and trainers. There are many roles in our club that we need help with, from administrative roles to health and safety officers and PR.

If you are interested in getting involved with the club please contact Irene Sweeney 0872530191 or Irene Langrell 0857657757.

honors for the deceased

This newspaper offers memorials to bereaved family members in the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge and is sensitively tailored to your personal wishes and concerns.

Please contact the above journalist if you wish to do so.

job seekers

Employability Service Wicklow is a free employment agency funded by the Department for Social Protection that helps people with disabilities and additional support needs to find work.

The service can help jobseekers with career planning and resume building, find suitable employment that matches skills and abilities, and provide benefit/entitlement information.

For more information please contact Floor Three, Avoca River House, North Quay or telephone 0402 29724.

Golden Circle social group

The Golden Circle social group is open to members of all ages in the Arklow area.

The Golden Circle social group committee is beginning to plan travel and events for later this year as restrictions begin to ease. Please contact Gertie on 083 4042746 for further information.

man scale

Arklow Men’s Shed meets at Monument Lane, Arklow and is a place that brings men together so they can sit, work, talk and enjoy companionship.

The Shed is made up of several groups offering a variety of activities that reduce stress and provide opportunities to be proactive. New members are warmly welcome. For more information call 086 3217860 or email arklowmensshed1@gmail.com.

Visual arts

The Arklow Visual Arts Gallery is looking for new members for the coming year.

Crafts from ceramics, wood and all kinds of mixed media are welcome. Anyone wishing to get in touch can call 089 4248376 or email arklowvisualarts@gmail.com.

support for young mothers

La Leche League Arklow meets in person on the third Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 6:00pm. to 12 p.m. at the May Byrne Trust House, Coolgreany.

There is also a Zoom meeting every first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 p.m. Check the Facebook page or call one of the numbers below to get the link.

Executives are available to answer your calls and online inquiries. Please contact us if you have breastfeeding problems.

For more information call Fiona on 087 9894097, Shirley on 087 9620847, Sarah on 086 8889358, Siobhan on 087 6374036 or Jackie on 087 2389089.

Grow

Grow Mental Health’s Arklow Community Group is holding face-to-face meetings weekly in a new location on Mondays at 10am at the Bridge Christian Community Centre, 1A Wexford Rd.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings, which are about positive mental health, well-being and recovery. Participation in the sessions is free of charge.

For more information on the Arklow Grow Mental Health community group, please contact Clare on 086 0787701.

positive aging

Arklow Positive Aging would like to welcome back all of its members, both new and existing.

After changes in health guidelines, the committee can begin planning day trips, shopping trips, and other activities. Further updates will be provided by the committee as soon as possible. To book or for more information contact Tony Nobbs, Chairman of Arklow Positive Aging on 087 2464243.

MS support

The Arklow MS Support Group meets Thursday mornings at 11am for coffee and chat at the Arklow Bay Hotel and every Friday at 11am for a Zoom call

Please check the Facebook group or contact Damien on 087 414 9229 for any changes.

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