Wicklow Enterprising Town


Bank of Ireland’s National Enterprising Town Awards aims to assist in the promotion of enterprise across the country by bringing business and community groups together to showcase to a panel of judges, the spirit of enterprise in their local area. With over 30 monetary awards in total plus trophies (total prize fund €110,000) with the overall winning town or city village/area awarded €23,000 plus trophy and the significant title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town. Wicklow has been chosen to represent County Wicklow in the 10,001+ population category.

Wicklow Town Team has been working closely with Wicklow Municipal District on the application phase of the competition.  The team’s strength lies in the involvement of representatives from Wicklow Chamber of Commerce and local community representatives.

The next stage in the competition is a visit by the judges to Wicklow.  This allows the team to make a presentation demonstrating Wicklow as an enterprising town and enables us to highlight activities in business, tourism, heritage, community, and arts and to look at ways in which these areas are intrinsically linked.  Leadership within the town and partnership between groups in Wicklow and Wicklow Municipal District will also be addressed.  The team wish to present Wicklow as a positive and productive place to do business and a fantastic community in which to reside, work and spend your free time. 

Wednesday 26th September is judging day

Petition for Greenway from Wicklow to Greystones

On behalf of the Wicklow Town Team we are requesting your support for the attached petition. Please click on the link below to find more details and to show your support for funding of an East Coast Greenway, enabling people to easily cycle or walk between the towns of Wicklow, Kilcoole, Newcastle and Greystones.

200th Anniversary for T.J.Gelletlie

A huge congratulations goes out to Gelletlie jewellers as they celebrated 200 years in business on Friday 27th July. This well established business has been running since 1818 and has built up a reputation over the years for handcrafting bespoke jewellery in their workshop. They also have a wonderful collection of Classic and Modern pieces.

Taste of Wicklow 2018

Taste of Wicklow - A great day for all! The ‘Taste of Wicklow’ held on Sunday 1st July in the beautiful Abbey Grounds Wicklow Town was bigger and better than ever. This year’s festival  billed as the ‘County Wicklow Food Festival’ attracted an attendance of almost 5,000 people.

Live at the Abbey - a huge success

‘Live at the Abbey’, a first-time music event, attracted almost 2,000 music fans to the Abbey Grounds Wicklow Town on Saturday 30th June. 
The great line-up included local band ‘Look to the Lady’ and the headline act ‘Seo Linn’ who wowed their audiences all night long.

Wexford Bus Launch New Route for Arklow and Wicklow

Continuing the pattern of growth, Wexford Bus is delighted to announce that they will be launching a new route to Dublin City and Airport for the communities of Arklow and Wicklow Town. From the 1st June, those wishing to travel can avail of the new return service which departs from Gorey up to nine times per day. Those living around Arklow Town, Ballincore, Jack Whites, The Beehive and Wicklow Town will all be able to avail of the new route and great service provided by Wexford Bus.