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MABS

the cost of living becomes too expensive for you? Help is available.

MABS offers money management lectures to all local groups.

Please contact Bray MABS 0818 07 2250 to arrange a conference for your group.

South Leinster Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the state’s financial advice service, guiding people through their debts and helping them manage their money.

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.

The beach cleans

Arklow Coastcare, with the help of volunteers from Sunbeam House and the National Learning Centre, cleans Arklow South Beach every Thursday lunchtime starting at 1.30pm. All are welcome.

To find out more about the group and other environmental projects, email Corey Bateman at [email protected]

Support for cancer patients

Arklow Cancer Support offers face-to-face or remote counseling for cancer patients or their family members. It also offers bereavement counselling, and its volunteers drive patients for their daily radiation therapy.

If you wish to participate in the group meetings, you can do so any Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Their Friday drop-in events are open to everyone. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. You can also reach the team on 0402 23590 or 085 110 0066 or email [email protected]

MS Support Group

The Arklow MS Support Group meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. for coffee and a chat at the Arklow Bay Hotel or a Zoom call each Friday at 11 a.m.

Check the Facebook group or contact Damien on 087 414 9229 for changes.

Arklow Bridge Club

Arklow Bridge Club invites guests to join them for live bridge on Tuesdays at 7.15pm in the Presbyterian Church, Dublin Road. This invitation extends for the summer months.

All levels of bridge players are welcome.

A joker system exists for players present alone.

Competition results are available online at www.bridgewebs.com/arklow/.

Hands can be found and results compared.

writing club

Join the Arklow Library Writers Group for a safe environment to share and improve your writing. All levels are welcome and no reservations are 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 protected] for more information about MOL or the Writers Group.

Support for young mothers

La Leche League Arklow meets in person on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at May Byrne Trust House in Coolgreany.

There is also a Zoom meeting at 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Please contact us if you have any breastfeeding issues.

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.

Parkrun junior

Arklow Junior Parkrun takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30am at Duck Pond.

This is a 2 km event reserved for juniors, aged 4 to 14 years.

For more information on junior parkrun, email [email protected]

Growing up

Grow Mental Health’s Arklow Community Group holds in-person meetings at a new location each week on Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Arus Lorcan Community Center in Castle Park.

Everyone is welcome to attend meetings that will explore positive mental health, wellness and recovery. Meetings are free.

For more information about the band, call Trish on 086 012 9082.

Samaritans

Arklow-based East Coast Samaritans offer emotional support to their callers by phone and email.

They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123.

You can also find more information at www.samaritans.org/branches/arklow/.

Tidy cities

Arklow Tidy Town’s mission is to enhance the landscape of Arklow Town for residents and visitors.

They meet every Tuesday in season to carry out various projects in the town.

Their CE program performs daily essential landscape maintenance and litter control throughout the city.

For more information or to join the team, email [email protected] or visit their Facebook page.

Golden Circle Social Outing

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

The Golden Circle Social Group Committee is beginning to plan trips and events for later this year.

A holiday to Sligo is planned for October 2-6. Contact Gertie on 083 4042746. The group will travel to the National Plowing Championship on September 20, with the bus leaving from Tesco at 8am.

The price is €20 for the bus ticket at the door. All payments must be paid the first week of September.

Family fun at the library

The Arklow Library hosts Family Fun Time every Saturday starting at 11 a.m. with stories, crafts, and puzzles.

There’s also story time at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays and the Movie Club for ages 3 and up at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

‘Let’s Sing’ to Arus Lorcain

‘Let’s Sing’ is back every Thursday morning at Arus Lorcain. Sing a variety of songs – old and new – in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere for just €5 a week.

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

Arklow Craft Fair

The Arklow Craft Fair takes place at the Bridgewater Shopping Center from noon to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month.

The Arklow Farmer’s Market is complete for the summer.

Arklow and Asgard Bridge Clubs

Arklow 68 Bridge Club is back to in-person bridge every Wednesday at 7.15pm at Arklow Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road.

The Asgard Bridge Club hosts live bridge on Mondays in the Presbyterian Church building at 7:15 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Summer Stars at Arklow Library

Over 500 children have signed up for Summer Stars at Arklow Library – check out all the stars in our window. It’s not too late to have fun. Research shows that children who read during the summer maintain their reading skills and return to school better prepared for the new school year.

So, as September approaches, call the library to join the reading adventure with prizes while you read.

Apollo Bridge Club returns

Our club resumes in-person bridge on September 15 as follows:

The Apollo Bridge Club resumes in-person bridge every Thursday evening at 7.15pm in Presbyterian Hall, Dublin Road, Arklow. New members are welcome and we have implemented a wild card system.

Suitable for autism

Arklow Library has some amazing activities planned. All children with special superpowers are welcome; brothers and sisters can also come. Simply call the library on 0402 39977 to book

Don’t forget that you can reserve the magic table at any time.

Arklow Men’s Shelter

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

New members are welcome. For more information call 086 3217860 or email [email protected]

Ukrainian Support Group

Welcome to the support group for Ukrainians (adults).

The group is open at Arklow Public Library from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on Thursdays and is designed to provide psychological support and socialize to those in need.

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