Cost of living getting too much for you? Help is available.
MABS is offering Money Management talks to all local groups.
Please contact Bray MABS at 0818 07 2250 to arrange a talk for your group.
South Leinster Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the State’s money advice service, guiding people through dealing with debt and support with money management.
They have offices at 2 The Boulevard, Quinsboro Road, Bray. See mabs.ie.
The MABS Helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arklow junior parkrun takes place every Sunday morning at 9.30 a.m. at the Duck Pond.
This is a 2k event for juniors only, aged between four and 14 years old.
For information about the parkrun, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arklow Cancer Support is offering counselling face to face or remotely for cancer patients or family members. It also offers bereavement counselling, plus its volunteers drive patients for their daily radiation therapy.
If you are interested in joining the group meetings, you can do so any Thursday night at 7.30 p.m.
Their drop-in Friday events are open to all. Opening hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. You can also reach the team via 0402 23590 or 085 110 0066 or email email@example.com.
Arklow Coastcare, with the help of volunteers from Sunbeam House and the National Learning Centre, cleans Arklow South Beach every Thursday lunchtime from 1.30 p.m. All are welcome.
For more information about the group or environmental projects, email Corey Bateman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aughrim Town Market
Check out the Aughrim Town & Country Market every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, Aughrim.
You can find a full selection of artisan baked breads, biscuits, cakes, hummus, chutneys and savoury eats.
There are also health supplements, candles, jewellery, knitted toys and children’s wear.
For more information, call Dave at 083 0349577.
Grow Mental Health’s Arklow Community Group is holding in-person meetings at a new venue weekly on Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Arus Lorcan community centre in Castle Park.
Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings which will explore positive mental health, wellbeing and recovery.
Meetings are free to attend and open to all.
For more information about the Grow group, you can call Trish on 086 012 9082.
Arklow writers’ club
Join the Arklow Library Writers’ Group for a safe environment to share and improve on your writing. All levels welcome and no booking is required.
My Open Library has resumed, meaning those with MOL access cards have access to the library from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Contact email@example.com for more information on MOL or the writers’ group.
East Coast Samaritans
East Coast Samaritans, based in Arklow, offer emotional support to their callers through telephone calls and email.
They can be contacted 24/7 by calling 116 123. You can also find more information at www.samaritans.org/branches/arklow/.
Arklow Craft Fair
The Arklow Craft Fair takes place in Bridgewater Shopping Centre from noon to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. The fair brings crafters/artisans/growers/bakers together.
Arklow Tidy Towns
Arklow Tidy Town’s mission is to improve the landscape in the town of Arklow for residents and visitors alike.
They meet each Tuesday in season to carry out various projects around the town.
Their CE scheme carries out essential landscape maintenance and litter control all over the town on a daily basis.
For more info, or to join the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to their Facebook page.
Family fun at the library
Arklow Library hosts Family Fun Time every Saturday from 11 a.m. with stories, crafts, jigsaws and plenty of other fun and interactive activities.
There is also Storytime at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.
On Friday’s there is a Movie Club for ages three and up at 3.30 p.m.
For more information, contact 0402 39977.
Arklow 68 Bridge Club is back to in-person bridge every Wednesday at 7.15 p.m. at the Arklow Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road.
The Asgard Bridge club commenced its new season on Monday, September 12 at 7.30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church hall.
‘Let’s Sing’ at Arus Lorcain
‘Let’s Sing’ is back every Thursday morning in Arus Lorcain. Sing a variety of songs – old and new – in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere at a cost of just €5 per week.
For more information, call Rosarii on 0402 32248 or 089 263 9242.
Arklow Library has some amazing activities planned.
All children with special superpowers are welcome; siblings can come along too.
Just give the library a call on 0402 39977 to book.
Don’t forget, you can book the Magic Table at any time, so don’t delay!
Ukrainian support group
Kyiv psychologist Tetiana Tymchuk is delighted to announce a new Ukrainian support group at Arklow Library.
“Welcome to the Support Group for Ukrainians (adults). I am eternally grateful to the Irish people for the shelter and their generous help.”
The group is now open in Arklow Town Library from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. on Thursdays and is designed to provide psychological support to those Ukrainians who need it.
Arklow Men’s Shed
Arklow Men’s Shed meets at Monument Lane.
A space where men can share experiences and encourage each other to develop new skills. New members welcome.
For info call 086 3217860 or email email@example.com.
Arklow Library will host a series of four Mother & Baby Yoga classes every Thursday this November from 11-12 p.m.
This post-natal yoga class has a heartfelt approach to creating space for the new mother to nurture the relationship with herself, her baby and other women.
Apollo Bridge Club returns
Our club returned in-person on Thursday, September 15.
Apollo Bridge Club is resuming in person bridge every Thursday night at 7.15 p.m. in the Presbyterian Hall, Dublin Road, Arklow.
New members are most welcome and we have a joker system in operation.
Golden Circle Social trip
The Arklow Golden circle social group are going to Belfast on Saturday, November 26, leaving Tesco at 7.30 a.m. Price is €20. Contact Gertie at 083 4042746.
The Staff & Students at National Learning Network, Arklow invite you to a coffee morning in aid of Arklow Cancer Support on Wednesday December 7 at 10 am - 1 pm in the Old Methodist School House, National Learning Network, Briggs Lane, Ferrybank, Arklow. Raffle tickets will be sold.
The Church of Ireland Community will hold their annual Fayre in St Saviour’s Hall, in the grounds of St Saviour’s Church, Arklow on Friday 2 December. The doors open at 6.00p.m. and there is a Door Prize of €50
The Arklow Christmas Fair will return this year on November 26, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fair will feature a huge amount of stalls, selling all kinds of crafts and gifts.
The Tinahely Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 11th December 2016 from 11am - 5pm ... There will be over 30 stalls of Baked Goods and Craft Items, come along for all your Christmas Presents.