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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. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017 On what would have been Packie Manus Byrne’s 100th birthday, friends and family of the legendary folksinger, musician, songwriter and storyteller from Donegal are gathering in Ardara to celebrate the life, songs and music of an extraordinary man. Born on 18th February 1917 in Corkermore, […]

The First Big Event of 2017 – The Country and Western Festival 20th – 22nd January 2017

Forewarned – The First Big Event of 2017 – The Country and Western Festival    20th – 22nd January 2017  This event this time promises to be a truly great event with so much organised. Entertainment in many venues in town in the afternoon and nightly. Top line dancers from home and further afield will […]

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend 17 – 19 February, 2017 On what would have been Packie Manus Byrne’s 100th birthday, friends and family of the legendary folksinger, musician, songwriter and storyteller from Donegal are gathering in Ardara to celebrate the life, songs and music of an extraordinary man. Born on 18th February 1917 in Corkermore, […]

Doon Fort to Feature on ‘Ireland with Ardal O’Hanon’

Doon Fort to feature on More 4 TV channel Ardal O’Hanlon came to Donegal earlier this summer and amongst the places he visited for his three part series called ‘Ireland with Ardal O’Hanlon’ was the hidden island fortress of Doon Port, near Portnoo, Co. Donegal. This amazing monument was selected as one of the first five monuments […]

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR At The Nesbitt Arms Hotel

Christmas Craft Fair The third Christmas craft fair in The Nesbitt Arms Hotel will be taking place on Saturday 26th November 2016. So if you’re a confirmed shopaholic or have a complete phobia about shopping, this is the place for you. If you love shopping, it’s the chance to browse and enjoy the unique work […]

Inaugural ‘Warp and Weft of Heritage’ Weekend

‘The Warp and Weft of Heritage’ Weekend – Friday, 14th – Sunday, 16th October The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group’s inaugural ‘Warp and Weft of Heritage’ Weekend is fast approaching. The event runs from Friday, 14th to Sunday, 16th October.There will be eight engaging and lively talks ranging from shipwrecks, sea weed farms, folklore, weaving, […]

Well Done Boys

Well Done Boys People are too often very fond of complaining about our environment in general and less quick to praise work well done. So congratulations to all the members of the various social employment schemes on the great job done on cutting the bushes and grass on the Donegal Road and also this week […]