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Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017 On what would have been Packie Manus Byrne’s 100th birthday, friends and family of the legendary folksinger, musician, songwriter and storyteller from Donegal are gathering in Ardara to celebrate the life, songs and music of an extraordinary man. Born on 18th February 1917 in Corkermore, […]

Community Notices 22nd January, 2017

Community Notices   Night Classes at St. Columba’s Comprehensive Courses run every Tuesday night from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. For information regarding courses, check http://www.glentiescomp.com   ~~~~~~~~ Night Classes in St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs Enrolment on Monday, 23rd from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m., or call 973 1491. Courses (information from the school), start Wednesday, 1st […]

Another Cloud Over Ardara

Pat Gavigan Pat Gavigan passed away around 2pm yesterday, Sunday January 15th, in the company of his wonderful wife Diane and family members at his home in Beagh. Pat truly put up the big fight and bore his sickness with wonderful dignity. A truly wonderful family person, a great community person, and everything he did he […]

Goodbye to James

Goodbye to James One of Ardara’s most popular characters passed away on Friday evening 13th January, when the news was announced that James Whoriskey of Meetinadea had died just days after his former neighbour in Meentinadea John Gallagher had also passed away. James came from a big family of the late Charley and Margaret Whoriskey. […]

Community Notices: 15th January, 2017

The Chiropodist The Chiropodist will be in St. Shanaghan House this coming Tuesday 17th January.   Carers Support Group Carers Support Group meets in Killybegs Hospital Day Centre on Monday, 16th January, a 7.30 p.m. Contact Eileen – Tir Boghaine 9733111.   A Language Workshop A Language planning information and training workshop for the local […]

The First Big Event of 2017 – The Country and Western Festival 20th – 22nd January 2017

Forewarned – The First Big Event of 2017 – The Country and Western Festival    20th – 22nd January 2017  This event this time promises to be a truly great event with so much organised. Entertainment in many venues in town in the afternoon and nightly. Top line dancers from home and further afield will […]

Last death in the parish in 2016

Paddy Ward The news of the death of Paddy Ward of Roechrow, Ardara just after Christmas was greeted by shock and sadness by all. Paddy was a gentle and kind man and the community will miss him badly. This townland of Roechrow is a quiet place now. 2016 had a devastating effect on our parish […]

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017 On what would have been Packie Manus Byrne’s 100th birthday, friends and family of the legendary folksinger, musician, songwriter and storyteller from Donegal are gathering in Ardara to celebrate the life, songs and music of an extraordinary man. Born on 18th February 1917 in Corkermore, […]

Sudden Death of Gerard

  Sudden Death of Gerard The community of Ardara was numbed on Saturday December 17th when the news broke of the death of Gerard Slowey suddenly at his home in Tullycleave. Gerard was a huge personality in our community, full of life and personality and will be so badly missed when it comes to plays […]

Local News

Vincent (Aun) Gallagher, Wife Dies Famous Donegal and Ardara man Vincent (Aun) said goodbye to his lovely wife Vera on Wednesday December 14th after an extended sickness. Indeed like everything Vincent does, he cared lovingly for Vera, particularly in the past few years as her health deteriorated. Vincent and Vera have lived in Philadelphia for […]

A Big Man Says Goodbye to Ardara

A Big Man Says Goodbye to Ardara Last Sunday December 4th, the sad news filtered through that Tommy Maloney had passed away. Tommy was from that generation of great Brackey people who made a lasting contribution to community life in Ardara. Tommy was a very creative person willing to have a go at most things […]

Community Notices

PADRE PIO FILM AND GLOVE Padre Pio film and Glove will be shown in St. Shanaghan House on this coming Tuesday at 2.00 pm. All are welcome. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOCIAL EVENING A social evening with tea, in aid of the Ardara Day Care Centre will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday evening next, December […]

Our Man is Very Busy

Councillor Terence Slowey has been so busy since he took up the position of Chairman of Donegal County Council earlier in the year. His appointments have been vast and varied, yet he has time for the community here in Ardara. He has secured a wonderful array of street lighting along the Kentucky road which will […]