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9th November News

9th November News

Christmas Craft Fayre:  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

Date to Note:  The GAA Club are organising a thank you night in the Club House on Tuesday 29th December for all those who helped with the organising of the All Ireland Gaeltacht and the wonderful help received from the Community that weekend.  It will also be a night for our teams with the end of year presentations to be made on the night as well. More details to follow.
Matchmaking Weekend:  Again this year huge crowds descended in Ardara for this ever popular festival.  The matchmaker supreme Willie Daly was in town.  Indeed, Willie arrived in town in the company of a Cavan Couple he matched sometime ago.  Top Country Star Jimmy Buckley was in town on Friday night and there was great music in most venues in town.  From Mayo Country Star Gerry Cutherie was the main act on Saturday night and Sunday saw the Mock Wedding.
Mock Wedding: A wonderful cast of up on forty people performed the Mock Wedding  at the GAA Grounds on Sunday afternoon.  The Bride and Grrom Fiona Gallagher and John McNelis were wonderfully cast in their roles and all the cast put on a class show.  After the hillarious scenes at the Clubhouse, the bride and groom went by horse and carriage followed by the bridesmaids in Vintage Cars to the reception at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel.  The popular Bestmen braved the elements and were transported to the reception by tractor and link box having earlier in the day arrived to  the wedding on donkeys. Great characters.  The reception was a great occasion with a wonderful meal presented  by the Hotel with desserts compliments of Shielas Cafe.  A great number of excellent speakers were delivered by various guests but the star of the night was the bride Alice.  One could hear a pin drop as she captivated the large crowd with a truely wonderful speech.  Well done Fiona, we are proud of you.  As the crowd danced to the great sounds of Kerrigan another wonderful event come to a close in Ardara.  This was a fundraiser for the Christmas lights.  Anyone who wishes to make a contribution can do so by contacting any committee member.

St Vincent De Paul: Some of you may have noticed a lady standing outside of Divers on Friday last, even though it was a cold chilly day, she stood all day to gather funds for the local St Vincent de Paul Society.  Well over €1000 was collected on the day.  Thanks to Bart Whelan for his great efforts for this worthy cause and all who conrtributed.

Switching on of Christmas Lights: The Christmas Lights switch on and the Childrens Christmas Party will be on Sunday 6th December.  More details to follow:

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.