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Ardara Community Notices 29th May 2018

Summer Lights Festival See Festival Page for full programme of events The Summer Lights Festival takes place this June Bank Holiday weekend 1st to 4th June. This festival incorporates a weekend of events with an international flavour. The committee thank Gallagher’s Bakery who are sponsoring this year’s Festival. This new festival replaces the Melting Pot […]

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 […]

Slowey Family Barbecue – was a successful fundraiser !

Slowey Family Barbecue  The family of the late Gerard & Margaret Slowey held a huge barbecue recently in Ardara to raise funds for Cancer Care West and two local charities: Ardara Resource Centre and Downstrands Womens Centre.  Aine, Mairead and Anthony along with friends and neighbours presented one of the best barbecues ever and we […]

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 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 […]

‘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 […]

The Melting Pot Festival Weekend – Bank Holiday 2nd – 5th June

The Melting Pot Festival June Bank Holiday –  2nd – 5th June Flags and bunting will soon be going up around Ardara to mark the The Melting Pot festival weekend which will be on from 2nd to 5th June. Brochures are now available in many businesses around the area and beyond.  Further information can be found […]

One week to go for Ardara’s Cup of Tae Festival: April 28th to May 1st 2017

Ardara to honour Martin McGinley at the 2017 Cup of Tae Festival  The Cup of Tae Festival Committee has just announced that the famous Donegal fiddler Martin McGinley will be honoured at the 2017 Cup of Tae festival, which will take place here in Ardara from April 28th to May 1st 2017 ( May bank holiday […]