Local News 7th of September

Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture:  The Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture will take place in the Heritage Centre, on next Saturday evening 12th September at 8.30pm.  The topic will be “Irish Internal Migration 1600 – present; A neglected Aspect”.  Speak will be Dr Paddy Fitzgerald.  All are welcome.

New Dance & Dance Fitness Classes:  Line Dancing: Beginners Class starting starting Tuesday 8th September at 8.30pm in the Heritage Centre.  Contact Bridget on 087 9130558.

Fitness @ Fifty: Zumba Gold starting Friday 11th September at 11.00 a.m. in the Heritage Centre.  No pressure, no judging, loads of fun. Contact Bridget on 087 9130558.

 Zumba Classes: Zumba Classes start Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in the Heritage Centre.  Work at your own intensity level.  Contact Bridget on 087 9130558.

New Magazine “Duchas”:  will be published at the end of November.  Articles of up to 1000 words and also any pictures to be sent to duchas2015@gmail.com

 Johnny Doherty Weekend: Will take place on 25th to 27th September.  “Cherish the Ladies” Concert will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on the Saturday night.  Tickets are currently on sale for the Concert as it will sell out fairly quickly.  Tickets can be purchased at the Hotel for €20.00

Ardara Community Childcare Ltd: Ardara Community Childcare Ltd will begin the new term on August 31st.  We look forward to seeing you all. We apologise that due to a busy summer we were not able to facilitate settling in during August.  We still have spaces available in our free pre school year, and in our baby room if you wish to discuss any aspect of the service please do not hesitate to contact me on 0749537744 or 0879690036.

Ladies Success: The congratulations of the Community goes to the Ardara Ladies Team who were crowned Intermediate Champions on Sunday last after a great victory over Gaoith Dobhair.

Ardara Community Development: A position has become available with Ardara Community Development for a part time Office/Tourist Information worker.  This is a Community Employment Scheme and DSP conditions apply. For more information and to apply please contact: Ardara Community Development on 074 95 37373 or contact Supervisior on 086 606 8751.

The Kenneth Baker Music Courses for Keyboard and Pianoforte: Keyboard classes will begin in Ardara Town on Saturday 5th September. Beginners and all levels welcome. One to one lessons also available. To book a place or for further information please contact Laura Mc Ginley at 087 6362590.

Downstrands Family Resource Centre: Autumn activities will be starting in September. It is hoped to run the following new courses if we get enough numbers.  What’s Cookin’, Power of Positive Thinking, Mindfulness, Mosaics, Archaeology, Art Classes.  Continuing Activities:  Ramblers Walking Group, Computers and Knit & Crochet in Glenties.  Kids Activities: Badminton, Guitar Lessons, Basketball and Judo.  There are spaces for new members in these activities.  Babies and Toddlers: There is the ongoing Mother & Toddler Groups in Portnoo and Glenties, Baby Massage, Bumps & Beyond, Messy Play and Tine Tunes. Further details of all the above activities are available in leaflets which will be distributed in the local businesses or Contact the FRC on 074 9545879.

Sympathy:  The sympathy of the Community goes to: the McGill Family, Scadaman, on the death of Teague McGill, whose funeral took place on Friday last.