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A walk on the ‘Wild side’!

Ardara Walking Festival This festival delivered once again, helped in no small way by the fine weather. A large group of walkers descended on Ardara to savour the views, renew acquaintances, and generally enjoy themselves. John Damien Gallagher and his trusted group of ‘mountain leaders’, must be thanked and complemented on the professional and friendly […]

Rosbeg welcomes St. Patrick

A large crowd of several hundred people, made the walk from the Old School to Dawros Bay House a very social and enjoyable event. The fabulous weather which augmented the breathtaking scenery, made the trip a lovely experience. Thanks must go to the Rosbeg community for organising this annual event, you did yourselves proud yesterday! […]

Portnoo saddened by death of Justice Hardiman

The Community of Narin & Portnoo were saddened to hear the news of the untimely death of Supreme Court, Justice Adrian Hardiman on Monday last. The Hardiman family purchased a holiday house in Lackagh, Portnoo some years ago, and extensively renovated it. They were frequent visitors to the area, especially during the Summer months. The […]

Ardara Festivals gain national funding

Ardara has succeeded in gaining funding under the Department of Tourism’s 2016 Festivals and Events Programme. There were 15 Donegal Festivals ranging from the ‘Mary from Dungloe’ to the ‘Extreme North Sports Event’, which received funding totalling €43,500. Of this amount, Ardara secured €7,000 which is 16% of the total. The ‘Taste of Donegal’ festival […]


Calling all U-6, U-8, U-10 Girls!!  Would you like to learn football skills, play games, meet friends, and have fun!!        Training for U-6, U8 and U-10 Girls starts on Saturday the 12th March 2016 at Dolmen Centre at 11 o clock. Please wear trainers, bring a drink and a gum shield. Cost is €2 €10 […]

Ardara of old

This early photograph of the town came into my possession via a friend from work, who in turn had received it from an Australian lady she had trained with as a student nurse. Knowing her friend was from Donegal, she sent it to her as it reminded her of the beautiful villages and towns of […]

Ardara news Feb. 22nd

Ardara Community Childcare Ltd Are hosting an open day on Saturday 27th February from 10-2pm, parents who plan on using the service from September 2016 should attend. If your child is not already registered, we ask that you get registration information on the day, as we are now accommodating the second free pre-school year, we […]

Maghera in top 10 beaches

Maghera beach gains international accolade Maghera beach was named in Ireland’s top ten beaches by the renowned ‘Trip Advisor’ web site. The 2016 ‘Travellers Choice Award’ was given as 90% of visitors had rated it as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’ as a visitor attraction. See a snap shot of the comments below; “Beautiful place. […]

Ardara news Feb. 15th

Ardara Community Childcare Ltd: Will be hosting an open day on Saturday, 27th February, from 10 to 2pm, parents who plan on using the service from September 2016 should attend. If your child is not already registered we ask that you get registration information on the day, as we are now accommodating the second free […]

Ardara news Feb. 8th

St. Patricks Parade: The Parade this year will take place on Sunday 20th March and we ask all to put their thinking hats on for ideas for the Floats. Floats from everywhere are most welcome, and all the usual Marching Bands are booked. Once again it promises to be a great day. St. Patricks Walking […]

Ardara news Jan. 25th

St Bridgets Crosses: The annual St Bridgets cross making will take place in the Parish Centre on next Sunday evening. Chernobyl Appeal: Siobhan McNelis writes “There has been a fantastic response to my appeal this last two weeks. If all could be left at my house as soon as possible before 1st Feb. The organisation […]

Ardara News Jan. 11th

Just For Men FREE Introduction Workshop on Tues 19th Jan 7.30-9pm in the Heritage Centre, Ardara. This course is like a gym membership for the mind, helping you to adapt a more positive mind-set & discover the advantages of looking after your mental heath. A fun evening that includes relaxation & mindfulness techniques. The Power […]

Ardara news Jan. 4th

Happy New Year: We wish all our readers both near and far a very happy and prosperous New Year, and we look forward to bringing you all of the happenings locally over the coming year. Improve life in Chernobyl: Siobhan Mc Nelis in conjuction with Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group would appreciate if you could help […]

New Years Day Swim

A crowd of over 200 swimmers braved the elements on a blustery, cold New Years Day on Narin beach. On the ‘Towel holding’ duties were a large number of supporters, who added in no small way to the occasion. Thanks go to the Organisers, the Civil Defence, the collectors, Annoras and all who helped in […]

Ardara 5K

There was a large attendance at the Ardara GAA 5K event held on St. Stephen’s day, which started and finished at the new Club Rooms. Congratulations to Declan Gillespie who was the overall winner on the day. Brian McCabe came 2nd, while Barney McCabe finished in 3rd position. Also, well done to Eleanor Godden first […]

20th December News

Ardara Care of the Aged: Dinner will be served in St Shanaghan House Day Centre on Christmas Day at 12.30 pm. Anyone who would like some company on the day is very welcome to come along and hopefully we will have entertainment also. To book your place, telephone Angela on 087 9704133. Mass Times: Masses […]