Festivals of Ardara, 2018
Home of the Festivals
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Fri 26th – Sun 28th January 2017
The Country & Western Weekend
One of Irelands first Country Weekends and still the best.
Classes in Jiving & Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon.
Fri 26th – Robert Mizzell
Sat 27th – Gerry Gutherie
Sun 28th – Afternoon Family Dance at 4.00pm
Music in all the Pubs over the weekend
Contact: Thomas on 087 2463505
Fri 16th – Sun 18th February 2018
South of the Border Festival Weekend
A wonderful Song Contest for amateur composers with 1st Prize of €1000.00
Remembering the songs of Jimmy Kennedy & stories of Packie Manus Byrne
Fri 16th – Open Session of Music & Storytelling
Sat 17th – Children Storytelling in the afternoon with Liz Weir, Preliminary Song and Singing Contest at 6.00 pm, The Jimmy Kennedy Concert at 8.00 pm & The Stories & Recitations of Packie Manus Byrne at 10.00 pm.
Sun 18th – The Song Contest at 3.00pm with €1000 for the winner.
Fri 16th to Sunday 18th March, 2018.
St Patricks Weekend, 2017.
Ardara International Walking Festival.
Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks
Contact John Damian Gallagher 087 6655828
St Patricks Parade on Sunday 18th March at 3.30pm
This year the Parade celebrates 33 years so a special parade is planned with loads of fun and laughter.
Contact Margaret 087 2023033
Fri 4th – Mon 6th May, 2018.
The “Cup of Tae” Festival
The famous traditional Festival honouring the renouned John “the tae” Fiddler
This years the Festival honours Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh – presently one of our most famous fiddlers in Donegal.
She will be honoured at a Special Opening Concert on Friday 4th May
Workshops, Schools of Music & Street Music all weekend
For more details contact Stephen 0872424590 or cupoftaefestival.com
Fri 1st to Mon 4th June, 2018
Summer Lights & Multi Cultural Festival (June Bank Holiday)
A multicultural event of Ethnic Music, Dance & Food. See Website www.ardara.ie for this exciting & new event
Contact Pat 087 6900714
Fri 1st to Sun 3rd June, 2018
Rás Dun na nGall
Up to 200 Cyclists and 100 Backup Staff visit Ardara
Contact John 086 3912949
In conjunction with the Summer Lights Festival
Fri 20th to Sun 22nd July, 2018.
Blue Grass Festival
This has now developed to a great event with the tops in Bluegrass in Town.
Contact: Pat: 6900714
Dates to be confirmed
Spanish Armada Walk –
430 year ago
De Leyva and survivors of the Duguesa Santa Ana walked from
Kiltoorish to Killybegs to board the Girona.
Two days of walking and more.Summer 2018: Date tba
Contact 087 9214206 ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.
July & August, 2018.
Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition
Visit the popular Exhibition in the Heritage Centre
Contact Bart 087 7691467
Sun 4th to 11th August, 2018
Wild Atlantic Week 2018
A week of Special Events for visitors and the Community alike
See special Brochure or Ardara.ie for more information
Contact: Stephen – 087 2424590
Sat 11th August, 2018.
The Ardara Agricultural Show
One of the top Agricultural Shows in Ireland
Contact Tracey 087 2393460
Sunday 18th August, 2018.
The Big Summer Charity Barbecue
Corner House, Ardara starting at 5pm
For more information Contact Stephen Slowey 087 9861604
Fri 21st to Sun 23rd September, 2018.
The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music & Dancing Week-End
Ceili, Barn and Set Dancing nightly with Schools of Dance daily
Contact: Pat – 087 6900714
Fri 12th to Sun 14th October, 2018.
The Warp and Weft of Heritage
To commemorate the 430th year of the Spanish Armada Shipwrecks
along the West Coast of Ireland in 1588.
A mix of archaeology, history, folklore and more
Contact: 087 9214206 email@example.com
Fri 9th to Sun 11th Nov, 2018.
The Matchmaking Week-End
Top Bands in Town and many new novel matchmaking games.
Music in all the Pubs.
Contact Liam 087 1700588
Fri 29th December, 2018.
Poor Farmers Auction – Teagues Bar
A night of fun and craic for a fundraising event for charity
Contact John 087 8265334
Fri 25th to Sun 27th Jan, 2019.
The Country & Western Week-End
A weekend of fun and dance with Irelands top Country bands
Classes in Jiving and Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon
Contact Thomas 087 2463505
For any more information on any of our events Contact:
Stephen: (087) 2424590
Tomas (087) 087 2463505
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 074 (97) 37805
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