Matt Forkin elected President of Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce

Wicklow businessman Matt Forkin has been elected President of Wicklow Town and District Chamber of Commerce for 2021.


Christmas Window Display 2020 Competition

Customer Appreciation Weekend - December 5th & 6th

Customer Appreciation Weekend is almost upon us!

Society of St.Vincent de Paul - Local Christmas Appeal

 St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal 2020. 

"As Christmas is such a special time, we can assure you it's not a happy one for everyone. Even though 2020 is a year we all might like to forget, let's not forget those less fortunate in our small town and with your help we can make Christmas 2020 one to cherish and remember"

Business Spotlight - GR8 Events

GR8 Events Ticketing is an Arklow based company who specialise in providing online ticket sales for both local and national events. With 24/7 access to online sales, their website is extremely easy to use including a fast and simple way to sell tickets through social media channels.

Business Awards 2020 - Vote is now open

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Wicklow Town & District Chamber Awards 2020 are going virtual!


Wicklow Town & District Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that their business awards this year are going virtual.

The Chamber wants you to join in celebrating the positive achievements within our community, despite the very difficult climate created for us all by COVID-19.

Our traditional awards will resume in 2021. This year provides the chamber with a unique opportunity to celebrate the many significant achievements of our business community during this very challenging year.

Partnering with members of our community, the Chamber is introducing a reimagined virtual experience to continue the tradition of supporting our members, showcasing leadership, and celebrating business excellence.

Voting is very simple. You the public, get to decide who the worthy winner in each of the following category is. Just chose your Leading Business and let us know why you are nominating them.

Nominate now by clicking here or use the following link



  • Best New Business
  • Best Retailer
  • Best Small to Medium Business
  • Best Business Adaptation due to Coronavirus
  • Best Eating Establishment/Pub/Hospitality
  • Best Online Presence
  • Best Customer Service
  • Special Recognition to Frontline Work/Employee

Deadline for nomination is 5pm on Monday 30th November 2020

We would like to thank our Sponsors AIB Bank, Bank of Ireland, Burke Oil, Herbst Software, Wicklow Enterprise Centre, Wicklow County Council and Wicklow Hire & Sale.

It is now more important than ever for local businesses to stand out and highlight the strength of their products and services and the Business Awards gives you the platform to showcase your business.


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Wicklow Town & District Businesses Open During Lockdown

Open Businesses During Lockdown –“Keep your town in business by keeping your business in town”

The following is a list of Wicklow Businesses and Retailers we know are open, offering Click & Collect service or trading online during Lockdown


The Shoe Box Wicklow - Updated Safety Measures for appointments and Click and Collect Service

The Shoe Box in Wicklow Town will again be utilising their appointment system during the Level 5 restrictions for the next six weeks. Customers who may be interested can send them a private message through their Facebook page with their contact details or alternatively they can call call the store on 0404-67634. The Shoe Box will also be in store from 9.30am - 5.30pm operating a Click and Collect Service. 

Business Restart Grant Scheme Extended Until October 31st

Wicklow County Council has been charged with administering the Restart Grant Plus on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. The Restart Grant Plus is a key part of the government’s July Stimulus package, a €7.4bn package of measures designed to stimulate a jobs-led recovery and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19.

Key changes to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme are as follows:

Shop Local - Support Wicklow Business Spotlight: FatBike Adventures



Fatbike Adventures – A unique bike shop offering Bike Sales, Bike Trails, Servicing, Rentals & Tours based at Belmont Demesne in Greystones.

Test drive the perfect family day out - a quality outdoors experience for all ages - Ireland’s largest outdoor pump track – stunning scenery and gnarly natural forest bike trails.  Spoil yourselves and get outside this winter.

For more information or for bookings please contact Ian Boltt

Shop local and support your Community

By supporting a Wicklow business you are helping to support local jobs at this tough time and aiding embattled Irish businesses to weather the current storm.

Shop Local - Support Wicklow