Looking for a reliable handyman?

Here at TheWicklowWay.ie we can personally recommend Seamus, who has carried out work building a chalet at our premises and wonderful wall cladding. A reliable and hardworking guy you can depend on to get that job done right!

I have over ten years experience in the building trade as a skilled builders handyman/skilled labourer with my own transport and tools, recently made unemployed from a small builder based in dublin.

Experience in small builds(extensions, porches, garden walls and garages) and a lot of refurb work.

Minor plumbing/electrical, all painting, carpentry, paving, decking, garden work.

So for all your HandyMan needs inside and outside the house, I’m Your Man… Just call Seamus on (086) 3397341

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Tell him we sent ya!


Networking the Twitter Way

@GreystonesOpen was started to get Greystones networking and socialising at tweetups on the last Thursday of every month. There are a huge number of tweeters living in and around Greystones and Delgany, most of whom have never met each other but possibly tweet each other quite regularly.

So what is a tweetup? It’s an informal get together with people who use twitter so we can all meet face to face making new contacts and friends in the local area. The first GreystonesOpen was held in Mrs Robinsons Bar last month and was a great success and we look forward to growing the numbers month on month.

Jill O’Herlihy started @greystonesOpen. This is what she said about it“I hope to get a different pub or restaurant to host each GreystonesOpen event so people attending get to check out all the local establishments. All we ask is that the host for each event provides a few nibbles for attendees and reserves a small area for us. There are so many businesses in Greystones and Wicklow on twitter and I would hope that GreystonesOpen will assist these businesses to grow their twitter followers and in return to grow their business.”

“Everyone is welcome to attend the next GreystonesOpen which takes place on Thursday 25th July. We are looking for a host for the July event so if you would like to put your name forward please tweet me at @greystonesopen

You can contact Jill on Twitter via @GreystonesOpen and @jilloherlihy or contact her via her website: http://about.me/Jilloherlihy

The Fáilte Ireland 360 Survey

The Fáilte 360 represents the views of nearly 10,000 overseas and domestic holidaymakers who visited eleven destinations last year and provides in-depth insight into what they experienced.

The surveys look at:

·         Why a certain destination was chosen

·         How they researched their trip and sourced their information

·         Where they stayed,

·         Where chose to eat and

·         What attractions they visited.
The research also asked visitors about the likelihood of them recommending Ireland as a holiday destination and, encouragingly, most would recommend Ireland for a holiday and over six out of ten would highly recommend Ireland to their friends and family.

Speaking today Shaun Quinn CEO of Fáilte Ireland stressed the importance of research like this for developing Ireland’s tourism sector –

“If we want to continue to attract more overseas visitors to Ireland, we need to know more about what they think, what they like and what they want.  Tourism is in a good place compared to five years ago but we can’t become complacent. In order to draw more visitors to our shores we need to ensure we are providing the right type of holiday experiences – particularly for our overseas markets. In that respect, research like this is a valuable help to all of us in the sector as we continue to develop and improve Ireland’s tourism offering.”

View the results here >>


Upcycling Design Birthday Parties

New and exciting parties for Girls over 10 years

birthday parties wicklowExclusive to Wicklow Bowl & Kid Zone in partnership with Collette from Collettes Creations.

Encourage your girls to make something new from something old.  In todays world we all have to be thinking ahead.  Collette will show the girls how to create fantastic new trends from things they all have at home.  Up-cycling is the new buzz word for all the fashionistas out there.

upcycling partys for girlsParties will be available at €150 for up to 10 girls and €15 pp thereafter.  Collette will provide all materials for their class with extra for them to start creating at home.

Food platters and drinks will be provided also.  Parties will be available on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays.

Parties will last 2 hours and will be held in our New Studio downstairs in Wicklow Bowl.

For bookings please contact us on  0404 65222 or visit www.wicklowbowl.ie

March 22, 2013 · Posted in Birthday Parties, Kids Stuff Wicklow, Wicklow Press Room  


Tourist Attractions, Hotels, Spas, Activity Centres, Golf Clubs, Pubs & Restaurants:

Listen up!!!

The Belfast Telegraph is putting together a special spring supplement featuring all of the above and they want YOU!

Ideal for promoting your business in time for Spring Breaks, Summer holidays and Autumnal trips.

The Spring Breaks feature will also go onto the websites of the following papers:

  • The Kerryman,
  • The Corkman,
  • The Sligo Champion,
  • The Herald,
  • The Belfast Telegraph.

Here at WhatsOnWicklow we are also throwing in an individual blog for any featured business for only €100 to be additionally included on

  • WhatsOnWicklow.com
  • WhatsOnWaterford.com
  • WhatsOnwexford.com

So if your interested in reaching over 4 million people then Call Roz  TODAY on 087 3205680 or email office@irelandtogo.com for more details.

But Hurry as all info must be in by Tomorrow – 26 February – Don’t worry, we can help put it together for you if need be too.

087 3205680 / office@irelandtogo.com


February 25, 2013 · Posted in Wicklow News, Wicklow Press Room  

Public Information Evening

ashford-community-parkA Public Information Evening on the proposed development for Ashford Community Park will be held next Thursday, 7th February between 6pm and 9pm in Ashford National School, Ashford, County Wicklow.

This will be a drop-in event for all the Ashford community and will showcase the proposed
new Park, the proposed plans, play equipment and will be an opportunity to exchange views on what the people of Ashford would like to see in the Park. All are extremely welcome.

The proposed development has been created out of the desire to build a community park for the entire Ashford Community. With the kind permission of the Stokes Family, a site measuring approx.

1 acre has been identified and is located opposite the proposed Community Centre inside the walls of the Inchanappa House lands bordering the approach to the main roundabout in the centre of Ashford Village. This site was originally identified in the Ashford Local Area Plan as being suitable for a Public Park.

The proposed Community Park will include a Junior Playground for 2-6 year olds, a Senior Playground for 6-12 year olds, a Teenage Area, Adult Outdoor Gym and a quiet space for reading, relaxing, painting, poetry readings, meeting up.

The plans also include a Pedestrian bridge over the flowing stream, Benches and Picnic Tables, Bird and Bat Boxes, Sculptures and local Artwork. The
innovative nature of the site is founded in the fact that it was originally planted by the gardeners of Mount Usher Gardens and contains many existing specimen trees and interesting flowers.

Ashford Village has for a very long time been in serious need of a facility to cater for young and old. There has been a lack of facilities for people to meet up, for children to play or to just enjoy a little quiet time. It is hoped that the proposed Ashford Community Park will embrace all of these needs and be enjoyed by all the community for many years.

A substantial portion of the required funding has been provisionally approved under the LEADER scheme to help with the building of the playground. Additional funds will need to be raised through the Community to meet the required funding to complete the project.

A fundraising plan is being drafted up which will encourage all ages to get involved. It is intended to lodge Full Planning Permission in February following this consultation process and it is hoped that the Park will be open by the end of 2013.

The Committee can be contacted at ashfordcommunitypark@gmail.com and progress can be monitored on Facebook by “Liking” Ashford Community Park.

Video of Wicklow

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LivcomVideo of Wicklow Showcases the garden countys’ beauty

Congrats to Grainne Mc Loughlin and all who participated in this years LivCom awards nominating Wicklow.

December 30, 2012 · Posted in Wicklow News, Wicklow Press Room  


operation transformation 2013Join Team Wicklow

Get 2013 off to a great start and join Team Wicklow in Operation Transformation    You don’t have to be a member of Chamber to take part so why not get some friends to give it a go with you.

It’s not just about weight loss, it’s about fitness, fresh air and being part of a brilliant community

So come along to The Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town on Monday the 7th January @ 7.00 pm and let the fun begin

We will have expert help on hand to help, encourage and motivate the Wicklow Chamber Team throughout the eight weeks

No excuses – email me for information and to register your interest mick@noltek.ie
or call Mick Nolan Tel: 086 8153118

December 30, 2012 · Posted in Wicklow Press Room, gyms in wicklow  

Auction in aid of  Ashford Community & Heritage Centre

An auction in aid of the Ashford Community and Heritage Centre will take place at Chester Beattys, Ashford on Saturday 1 December at 2pm.

The auction will include 41 lots of fine art paintings, prints and photographs, all donated by local artists and collectors.

Artists include Carol Ann Waldron, Susan Webb, Stanley Pettigrew and many more. Great interest is already being shown in special items from Marie and Seamus Heaney, including 15 signed first edition publications, the earliest of which is Seamus Heaney’s Field Work from 1979.

By far the most sought-after lots will be the newly published limited edition Glanmore Broadside and a Holograph Manuscript by Seamus Heaney.

Viewing will take place from 11am-1pm.

All of the items are available to view on www.auctionforashford.com Further information from Clarke Auctioneers 0404 40421 or info@clarkeauctioneers.com

Local Artist Exhibition Kilcoole

Our good friend Dieter Sommer who takes beautiful photos of Wicklow, and Dave Flynn are holding an exhibition in Kilcoole on Friday 07th Dec:

Invitation to our Art Exhibition ” Paintings and Photography ”  - Dave Flynn and Dieter Sommer in Kilcoole CO Wicklow !

Official opening FRIDAY 07.12.2012 from 19.00 – 21.00 pm – including a glass of wine  -  LUISNE Centre ( convent )  Main street

  • Friday 07th Dec 2-5 and 7 – 9 pm
  • Wednesday 12th 2-5 pm only
  • Thursday 13th 2-5 and 7-9 pm
  • Friday 14th 2-5 and 7-9 pm

Directions and more info can be found here >>

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