Hoey's Bridge Hotel
Hoey’s Bridge Hotel has been in the family since 1991, a small family run business with old world charm, we offer a more personal touch to our customers as we are very hands on.
There is allways someone on hand to assist you in your stay with us. We provide a comfortable stay midtown close to all amenities with restaurants, 9 screen cinema, leisure centre, seaside walks, an outdoor free sports equipment zone.
If you need any local services from beauty salons or hairdressers to taxis or mechanics we can arrange these for you. We also welcome small group bookings for golf trips and fishing to girls nights away, we can arrange it all.
The Bridge Hotel is located 40 minutes south of Dublin and 1 hour north of Rosslare, we are located 2 minutes walk from a bus eireann stop (route 2) and 5 minutes walk from the train station.
The Bridge Hotel in Arklow's History
Built in 1827 The Bridge Hotel has been a beacon for many a weary sailor come home from afar to tell tales of far flung places. Arklow has a strong seafaring tradition going back through the ages, named after a Viking from the 9th century Arnkell. Its tradition remains today even though transformed to suit modern times. Sir Francis Chichesters yacht the Gypsy Moth III was built in Arklow by the Tyrrell family boatyard, they also built the ill-fated Asgard II built in 1981 which sank in the Bay of Biscay in 2008. Arklow still retains its maritime influence with with a new local marina to replace the wooden boats of old. Arklow also holds The Celtic Challenge rowing race which is 96 miles from Arklow to Aberystwyth in Wales which is held every two years. The R.N.L.I aslo has a long history in the town with the oldest lifeboat station in Ireland.
Arklow has many sporting clubs and societies including the local golf club which was formed in 1927 and is a commanding par 69. The many varied clubs range from bird clubs, sailing, football, rugby, G.A.A. to musical with many marching bands and musical societies.