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World War One Commemorative Event

Commemorating locals who took part in the ‘Great War’ It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/ neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people; […]

Save Our Fisheries

The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group and Loughros Heritage Group have organised a public petition against the closure of The Channel (Loughros More Estuary) and against making the Owenea & Owentocker ‘catch and release’ rivers for the 2018 fishing season. If implented, these changes will have a huge impact on our heritage, tourism and […]

The Time Team experience comes to Ardara!

Demo of Doon Fort survey The first ever geophysical, photogrammetry and topographic surveys will take place on Doon Fort from the 2nd to the 6th October. “Looking Beneath the Soil to See into the Past – Geophysical Prospection in Archaeology” A Wee Bit of Time Team Stuff! A public demonstration of the survey equipment and […]

‘The Warp and Weft of Heritage’ Weekend

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th October Ardara GAP Heritage and History are pleased to announce the programme of events for our upcoming ‘The Warp and Weft of Heritage’ Weekend, which takes place from Friday, 13th to Sunday, 15th October. This weekend event will feature lively talks on the archaeology, history and heritage of the Ardara area and […]

National Heritage Week 2017 – ‘The Invasive Nature of Nature’

National Heritage Week 2017 Ardara GAP Heritage & History Group The Invasive Nature of Nature Saturday, 20th August Where: The Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, Portnoo, Co. Donegal Event Information: Guided bus tours of the archaeological sites of the Kilclooney area. There will be talks and a display of information about the Doon Fort- Adopt a Monument […]

‘From The Screig to The Meal Chest’

National Heritage Week 2017 Loughros Heritage Group ‘From The Screig to The Meal Chest’ Date: Saturday, 26th August, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meet: Crannógbuí N.S., Crannógbuí, Loughros Point, Ardara, Co. Donegal.  Description: A guided moderate shoreline placenames trail, followed by refreshments. Experience the breath-taking scenery of the Loughros More Bay while learning about the […]

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 […]

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 […]