Dry Stone Walling Workshop Saturday 15th June 9am – 5pm Learn the art of dry stone walling from expert stonemasons Patsy McInaw and Jim Fahy with the restoration of an old market garden wall at Woodhill. Suitable for all abilities. See the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival page for details or call Louise 0873223965. Tickets […]
Tír Chonaill Stone Festival The Tír Chonaill Stone Festival takes place in Ardara this year for the first time. The popular heritage festival will take place between Thursday June 13th and Sunday June 16th. This growing heritage event is based around the stone crafts of ancient Ireland. Attendees of the festival will learn from top craftspeople […]
Cup of Tae Festival Brochures Out Now Brochures for the Cup of Tae Traditional Music Festival, which takes place Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May, are now available in local shops and businesses. This year the Festival honours Brid Harper – one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Ireland, and the Festival promises to be the biggest and […]
Sunday 10th of February sees the annual 25 card drive in the Corner House Ardara @ 8pm all proceeds go to care of the aged.
Acting Workshops at The Heritage Centre A series of Acting Workshops for adults will be starting soon at the Heritage Centre including Acting Technique, Scene Study, Improv, beginning with a 4 week Shakespeare workshop. Class starts Friday 8pm – 9pm 4 week workshop – €40 This class is appropriate for all levels, absolute beginners to advanced […]
South of the Border Festival €1000 Song Contest Last year saw the inaugural Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest in Ardara. Jimmy Kennedy, who wrote classics like “South of the Border”and “Red Sails in the Sunset”, had ancestry in Ardara hence the idea for this Song Contest. Last year Bri Carr won the Contest with her beautiful […]
Beginners Line dancing every Thursday in the heritage in the heritage center @ 7pm. Also Zumba Fitness every Tuesday in the heritage center @ 7pm. for more information call Bridget on 087 9130558.
Wednesday, 21st of Nov. @ 8pm in the Dolmen Centre After many years of being shut off to public use, Coillte are ready to restore access to our much loved woodland walk at Clooney, Portnoo. The Dolmen Centre Committee have been working on the Community’s behalf to make this amenity available once again. Coillte are […]
Paul’s MS journey from Ireland to India – A Message from Julie Dawson Paul, myself and our family would like to invite you to help us celebrate saying a massive THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. It’ll be one year since Paul had his treatment and none of it would have been possible without the help and […]
Saturday, 29th of September, Rosbeg Pier The official unveiling of the Spanish Armada Footprint Memorial Stone to commemorate La Duquesa Santa Anna that was shipwrecked off Loughros Mor Bay will take place (430 years ago to the exact date) this Saturday, 29th September 2018 on Rosbeg Pier at 6.00pm. There will be a historical re-enactment […]
Venue: Dolmen Centre, Thursday 2nd August @ 7pm To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the filming locally, of the ‘Secret of Roaninish’, Downstrands Family Resource Centre are offering a ‘one night only’ screening opportunity to see this lovely film. Come along and view this wonderful story, see who you can recognise from the local characters […]
Sunday 5th of August The Dolmen Centre are hosting a Family Fun Day on Narin Strand, on Sunday the 5th of August starting at 1pm. Lots of family activities to be had, including Egg & Spoon & 3 legged races, Tug of War, Stalls, BBQ’s, Music and much more. For the artistic among you, there […]
Doon Fort to Feature on RTE’s Nationwide Eileen Magnier from RTÉ has been in touch to say that the filming that took place on Doon Fort last September will be aired on RTÉ Nationwide this Wednesday (21st March 2018) at 7.00pm. The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group along with sixty-four volunteers from all over […]
St Patrick’s Weekend 2018 Ardara International Walking Festival Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks. Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March 2018. Saturday 17th March A. Walk Port to Maghera One of the best coastal walks in Ireland. 13Km, 620m ascent, 7 hours B. Walk Port to Glenhead Another stunning coastal walk […]
Songs For Grace Tomorrow Friday the 8th @ 9pm Nancy’s will host a small fundraiser for 16 year old Grace Fischer! Many moons ago, Libby (Graces Mam) and her band created a small gospel choir to support a locally run fundraiser for Cancer research… Never Knowing what the future would bring. The lovely people […]
Kilclooney Country Market Tomorrow 2nd of December see’s the last of the Kilclooney Country Market’s as the festive period warms up. For your last chance to gain that special gift for the significant other or to spoil yourself please join us at the Ardara parish hall from 1pm until 4pm. Raffle for hamper (food + wine) […]
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Duchas Magazine: The Duchas Magazine is now on sale in the local shops. It is a great production with lots of articles and photographs and will make an ideal Christmas present for family living in Ireland and abroad. Santa and the Christmas Tree: This Sunday, 3rd December is a special day in Ardara. At 3.30pm […]
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South of the Border Festival A celebration of the music of Jimmy Kennedy Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of February Jimmy Kennedy’s mother Anna Baskin was an Ardara lady. Born and bred here, she married the local constable Joseph Kennedy in the church of Ireland in 1901. Subsequently, her husband was transferred to […]