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Unveiling of Spanish Armada Memorial Stone at Rosbeg

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 […]

Swimming Pool planning application for the Dolmen Centre

Planning application for Swimming Pool at Dolmen Centre After many years of hard work, much fundraising by the local community and a determined effort by the committee, the Planning Application for a Public Swimming Pool for SW Donegal is finally ready for submission. It is testament to you as a Community, that this process which […]

Opportunity to create Guide led tourism activities

Ardara Adventures A small group have been working on a project which aims to provide Guided Activities in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas. It’s working title is ‘Ardara Adventures’, and much work has been done on assessing costs for both equipment and training. They are seeking funding from DLDC (Donegal Local Development Company), and […]

Volunteering Awards

Me4U Awards Kevin Maguire and Kevin Gifford were recognised with individual Volunteering Awards at the Me4U awards on Thursday 19th July, for their outstanding service in providing free Cardiac First Response training to the people of Ardara and supporting the setting up and ongoing operation of the Ardara Cardiac First Responders. As well as achieving […]

CLÁR 2018 Funding

CLÁR 2018 Funding Allocation Announced The  Department of Rural and Community Development have recently announced a funding allocation of €5m under CLAR 2018 which may be of interest to  various Community Groups/ Organisations and Schools within the CLAR Areas. CLAR 2018 funding  will provide funding under the following  three Measures: Measure 1 – Support for […]

Ardara Walking Weekend: 16th – 18th March 2018

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 […]

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 […]

Community Notices Monday 9th October, 2017

Good Luck Eileen: The Oral Health Awards aims to recognise excellence and endeavour in oral care in Ireland and the UK, and Eileen is nominated for the Best Children’s Care and Best Community Initiative awards.  She is the founder of Smiley Eileey’s Oral Health Promotions, and she visits preschools and national schools across Donegal to […]

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 […]

Come along and enjoy a fun evening at the Table Quiz for Doon Fort Restoration Fund: Wednesday 16th August.

Table Quiz in Aid of Doon Fort Restoration Fund Table Quiz Clare Molloy is organising table quizzes every Wednesday evening in Annora’s Bar, Narin, commencing at 9.30pm.  The Quiz this Wednesday 16th August, is for Doon Fort.  Everyone is most welcome to come along and join in the fun. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

‘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 […]

Kilclooney Country Market is Back !!! Every Saturday morning in July and August

 Kilclooney Country Market Kilclooney Country Market will be running every Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm in Inniskeel hall, Portnoo during the months of July and August. All the usual favourites; biscuits, breads, bakes and cakes, handmade knits, hats and mitts. Jewellery and pizza just for you, you get the picture….yeah, you can get them too. Handmade soaps, […]