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National Heritage Week Events

National Heritage Week Events  Wednesday, 24th August Sheskinmore Shoreline Walk: 1.30pm – 5.30pm. Starting at Tramore and crossing the headland onto Ballinreavy Strand and finishing at Sandfield, where a shuttle bus will be available. Bus fee applies. Contact: 087-6468439. Organised by The National Parks and Wildlife Service.     Ardara Community Garden Open Afternoon: 2.00pm […]

Ardara to honour Martin McGinley at 2017 Cup of Tae Festival

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 […]

The Present Day Celebrates 20 Years In Business

The Present Day Celebrates 20 Years in Business The Present Day is celebrating 20 years in business this coming Wednesday 10th August from 12pm – 8pm, running until Saturday 13th August. 20% off almost all stock with lots of special offers.  Giveaways and refreshments on the day! Everyone Welcome! Follow us on facebook for all […]

Guided Tour of Granny Kate’s Cottage – National Heritage Week

   A Guided Tour of Granny Kate’s Thatched Cottage Guided tours of Granny Kate’s thatched cottage, a truly authentic Irish thatched cottage located in a picture postcard setting near the entrance to the spectacular Glengesh Pass in South Donegal.  The cottage has been restored to its former glory, retaining almost every detail of its original […]

Annual Paddy McGill Lecture

Annual Paddy McGill Lecture The Heritage Centre was the venue for the latest annual Paddy McGill Lecture on the 19th of March last, which this year saw it’s topic as ‘The revolutionary generation, and other generations in South-west Donegal’. We were extremely fortunate to have Ardara native, and esteemed History Professor, Brendán Mac Suibhne to deliver the […]

These Boots were Made For Walking – Ardara Walking Festival Returns

Ardara Walking Festival Saturday March 19th & Sunday March 20th Ardara‘s annual walking festival returns on Saturday the 19th of March with one of the most exciting programmes in years. Be  guided through some of the most breathtaking and inaccessible, coastal and mountainous areas on the Wild Atlantic Way.  Professional local guides will take you from Port to […]

Ardara of old

This early photograph of the town came into my possession via a friend from work, who in turn had received it from an Australian lady she had trained with as a student nurse. Knowing her friend was from Donegal, she sent it to her as it reminded her of the beautiful villages and towns of […]

Duchas 2015

The Launch of the Duchas will take place on the 4th of December 2015 The Duchas will replace the Dearcadh as the Town annual publication In a new step this year it will be available as a downloadable EBook from Amazon DUCHAS 2015: A local annual magazine incorporating the communities of Ardara, Glenties, Portnoo and surrounding […]