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The ‘Pier to Beach’ club

Pier to Beach ‘Pier to beach’ is the shorthand term for the 1km (0.8-1.2k depending on the tide) swim from Portnoo pier to Narin beach. It was pioneered many years ago by a hardy local or two, and more adventurous visitors. In recent years swimming has seen a massive growth in the area, mainly due […]

HSE Recruiting first line Managers

Asst. Staff Officer The HSE are looking to recruit Assistant Staff Officers (Grade IV’s) in the coming months. If you are interested (or know of anyone who may be), you can bring the attached links to their attention. The application consists of an Online application form and a Candidate Information Pack. Good luck! https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/response.jsp http://hbsrecruitmentservices.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NRS05303-Assistant-Staff-Officer-Grade-IV-Candidate-Information-Pack.pdf […]

Doon Fort Awarded Funding from The Heritage Council

Doon Fort awarded grant aid The Heritage Council and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys have announced funding for 196 heritage projects across Ireland under its 2017 Community Heritage Grants Scheme.  The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group have been granted €5,000 to carry out a geophysical, photogrammetry and topographical survey at Doon Fort as […]

Ardara to lose it’s only bank?

Ulster bank set to close! A story on the Irish Independent web site by it’s Financial Correspondent, Charlie Weston has just broken. In it, the article claims that Ulster bank are due to close 22 branches, reducing it’s network to 88, after the revamp. 5 of the closures are in Dublin, with a further 4 […]

Glenties & Ardara Enterprise Towns

Venue: Saturday 25th of March, St. Columba’s Comprehensive, Glenties Saturday week, sees the advent of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Event between 11am and 3:30pm. They’re encouraging local businesses and communities to come together to network, exchange views and help grow their local economies. The initiative has grown from one town to over fifty in […]

The Ardara Town Trail

1. The Nesbitt Arms Hotel The Nesbitts from Direltown, The Shire of Berwick, were first granted land on 20th December,1669. They were mainly responsible for Ardara’s development. 2. Heritage Centre Site of the former courthouse. (It was officially opened by President Mary Robinson in 1993). 3. Owentocker River From the Irish “gentle flowing, calm river”. There […]

30th November News

Congratulations Gallaghers Bakery:  Congratulation to Declan and all in the Gallaghers Bakery on receiving two Awards in the last few weeks.  They were victorious in the Export and Entrepreneurship categories at the Bord Bia Food & Drink Awards for their Purebred and Promise Gluten Free brands. Ardara Care of the Aged:  A Mass and Special […]

23rd November News

Radio station gains new 100-day licence: Donegal Sounds Ltd, the parent company of OweneaFM, the Ardara based community radio station, has secured its third 100-day licence contract with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The current licence ends on Sunday, November 29th, and the new one will begin on Saturday December 12th.     The station’s frequency remains […]

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