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Just For Men: Just for men is a Free evening workshop on positive thinking techniques. Tuesday 10th Nov, Ardara Heritage Centre 7.30-8.30pm. Inquiries contact 087 9031389

“Introduction to Tai Chi for Health classes begin Wednesday evening 4th November at 7.00 p.m. in the Heritage Centre. The instructor is Scotlyn Sabean and if you are interested you may drop in on the night or phone Michael for more info. 087 – 28 22 887.”

‘The Norway Yawl in Donegal’:  An illustrated historical talk organised by Loughros Heritage Group will be given by Dónal Mac Polín, on Friday, November 6th at 8.00 p.m. in Crannógbuí N.S., Loughros Point.  Admission: €5.   Everyone Welcome.

Christmas Craft Fare:  The Christmas Craft Fare will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel again this year on Saturday 28th November from 11am to 6pm.  To book a table please contact Clare Molloy on 087 2842012 as soon as possible.  Tables are going fast, so book your place.

November Dinner Dance: The annual Church of Ireland Dinner Dance takes place at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara, on Friday November 13th. The popular event, attracting people from throughout the area, will feature music from Shaun McMonagle. “The event has remained one of the most popular for a great many years, with very welcome support from a large number of people,” said Canon John Deane. Tickets, which are now available, are €25 for the event  which includes spot prizes.

The Power of Positive Thinking: The Power of Positive Thinking a 6 week course held in the Dolmen Centre, Portnoo.  Evening class starting Mon 19th Oct 7.30-9pm.  Morning class starting Wed 21st Oct 9.30-11am.  Contact Emily for booking & inquiries on 087 9031389

Ardara Matchmaking Weekend:  The Ardara Matchmaking Weekend will be held  on Friday 6th  to Sunday 8th November with some of Irelands top Country Bands in town along with the usual banter of the Matchmaking Weekend.  Top Matchmaker Willie Daly will be in attendance  for the weekend.  This is always a great weekend with top music in town and many visitors looking for a match.  Ireland’s No 1 Country Band Jimmy Buckley is in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on the Friday night with Gerry Gutherie the main act on Saturday night and of course Sunday sees the Mock Wedding reception at the hotel.

Mock Wedding this Sunday:   A wonderful cast has been assembled for the Mock Wedding which is a fundraiser for the Christmas Lights.  It will be well worth attending just to see the wonderful array of fashion in the Country theme as presented by the cast.  The wedding takes place in the GAA Clubhouse on Sunday.  Everyone must be there by 3pm.  Everyone is welcome to this part of the event and it is free to all but a collection will take place during proceedings for the Christmas Lights and we expect all to contribute to this event.  After the wedding at the clubhouse all proceed to the hotel where a wonderful and hilarious reception takes palce.  Admission to the reception is by ticket only and tickets are available at the hotel, Divers and most shops and pubs.  This is a special fundraiser for the lights and we need all businessess in town and the community in general to support to lighten Ardara up this Christmas.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Anyone wishing to take part in this worthwhile charity of filling a shoebox for children in poverty stricken countries can pick up a leaflet with all the information on it in the local shops. This year it is hoped to distribute boxes to children caught up in the current migrant crisis across Europe.  If you feel unable to fill a shoebox we would be grateful for contributions of fillers for boxes or donations towards making up extra boxes. Filled boxes or fillers can be left in The Tavern Portnoo, The Dolmen Centre Portnoo, McCabes Ardara or Post Office in Glenties. For Further information contact Hazel Barrett on 0871390242.  Many thanks for your continued support.