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Young Voices 10 Day Challenge

Young Voices 10 Day Challenge: Launching the People’s Transition Ardara Dialogues Today! YOUNG VOICES Ardara Area (10 day challenge) 20th April-30th April To kick off “The People’s Transition, Ardara” we are putting out a call to young people in the Ardara area to contribute their creative ideas ahead of wider community engagement, which will take place throughout the […]

Summer Accommodation in Ardara 2021

Accommodation 2021 Ardara is the place to be once lockdown is over. Hopefully we will welcome visitors again this summer. Provisionally, we are taking bookings for July and August. Weekly rentals in a variety of accommodation outlets. For more information and for bookings: contact Stephen on 087 2424590 or email glenardfish@gmail.com Owenea River Rest This year we […]

Charlie Bennett Remembered on Owenea FM

Bart Whelan Show Remembers Charlie Bennett Bart Whelan on his radio show on Owenea FM this Saturday 27th March at 5pm will discuss the contribution of Charlie Bennett to our community on the occasion of his 20th anniversary which took place recently. Tune in on 100.8 FM, or online at donegalsounds.com or the player in the […]

Ardara News 23rd March 2021

The Old School & Church Awake Tourism on behalf of the Ardara Parish are delighted to have secured the purchase of the old former home of the O’Rourke family in Ard Connell. This house opened as a Church and School back in 1813. It remained in use as a Church until the Methodist Church was […]

Charlie Bennett Remembered

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Charlie Bennett. Below is an article written at the time, copied from his page in the Personalities section of this website. Charlie Bennett – An Appreciation on the Occasion of his Death By Stephen McCahill As I sit down on an August evening to write about […]

Ardara News 16th March 2021

Councillor Anthony Molloy Councillor Anthony Molloy is pleased to confirm the following works to bedone this year: Maghera Road surface dressing 1700 mtrs €30,600.00 Carrickacleave Road surface dressing 800 mtrs €25,200.00 Monargan Glebe surface dressing 1200 mtrs €29,700.00 Loughross Point (Lower end) surface dressing 2400 mtrs €43,200.00 Loughross Point (Town end) surface dressing 1800 mtrs […]

Ardara News 9th March 2021

Heritage Farm Buildings Grant Scheme A grant scheme for heritage farm buildings is currently open to farmers who are approved on the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS). The grant covers work from between €4,000 to €25,000. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine make all grant payments on this scheme following certification by the Heritage Council. A […]

Ardara News 2nd March 2021

John Cassidy Acknowledgement: As we enter Spring and many people are making an effort to collect litter in their area, one person who all year round collects the litter on our streets and roads every day is John Cassidy. Lockdown or not, John has never left his position. Too often people are critical of litter […]

Ardara News 23rd February 2021

Keeping the Parish Clean and Tidy Just before the grass grows and the vegetation covers the rubbish, now is a good time to pick the litter. If every household picked up the litter within a half mile of your home, it would be a great opportunity to clean up our beautiful parish. From next Monday […]

Ardara News 16th February 2021

Positive Approach Congratulations to the boys and girls from the local National Schools who presented wonderful artwork to the town displaying their positive attitude to the future. This is a wonderful initiative by the pupils and teachers of our parish, and will lead the way into a new future. Their work is on display in […]

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Ardara Health Centre Vaccinations Covid 19 Vaccinations for those aged 70 years to 84 years (inclusive) We are now asking the above group of people who are patients at the Ardara Health Centre to register for the Covid 19 Vaccine at the following link: https://ardaraprimarycarecentre.ie/70covid.html Vaccinations for those aged 85 years and older If you […]

Film Crew Call for Trainees

We are shooting a feature film in and around Teelin, Co. Donegal, in April and May 2021. We are looking for trainees with some experience in film and television production, as well as new entrants into the industry, who live within a 45 Km radius of the Production Office in Killybegs (or normally reside there […]

Ardara News 15th December 2020

Owenea FM Owenea FM the Ardara based community radio station serving the town, Glenties, Portnoo and the wider area, returns to the airwaves on Saturday, December 19th, after a break of three weeks. A new 100-day licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland allows it to transmit each Saturday and Sunday for the next year. […]

Santa Comes to Ardara

Santa Never Fails! Even though he didn’t make the annual Lights Switch-On, Santa will be passing through the town this Saturday between 5 and 6pm. He will visit Drumaghy Park, then the town and Ard Connell. An event for the young boys and girls not to miss! Dúchas Annual The annual Christmas book Dúchas will […]

Ardara News December 8th 2020

Big Switch On The Ardara Christmas Lights were switched on Sunday 6th December by Senator Eileen Flynn. She thanked the community for asking her to do the honour and also for their welcome to her to Ardara. She wished all a good Christmas and a new year and wished all who were sick with Covid, […]

Ardara News 1st December 2020

Outdoor Christmas Market Ardara has an outdoor market starting this Saturday 5th at 12 noon and again on Sunday 6th from 12 noon. Claire and her team could not have an indoor market this Christmas. There will be lots of pop-up stalls appearing in discrete locations around the town with loads of the usual Christmas […]

Updates 27th November 2020

Owenea FM Congratulations to Owenea FM, our local radio, on securing their new license. They go back broadcasting on Saturday December 19th. During this lockdown the local radio made a huge contribution to our lives and we thank all involved for their efforts. Their listenership has increased hugely in recent times and we hope that […]

Ardara News 17th November 2020

Christmas Lights Ardara will be lit up for Christmas! Preparations are taking place for the erection of the Christmas Lights on the streets of Ardara. Shane Mulreany and his team are organizing new lights and fittings for the task in hand. Michael Barrett is organizing the Christmas Tree on the Diamond and the Crib team […]

Ardara News 3rd November 2020

Covid-19 The community of Ardara continues to observe level 5 restrictions in a very real way. We hope all the effort will help to erase this terrible scourge from our community. Life has obviously been very affected in Ardara with no activity except a little building construction and farm work. Work is progressing on the […]