History | Ardara.ie | Welcome to Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture

Donegal Historical Society Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture Topic Ardara, Glenties and Downstrands in the Irish Literary Imagination, 1900-2000 Speaker Professor Frank Shovlin Head of Department, Institute of Irish Studies in the University of Liverpool The Heritage Centre, Ardara Saturday April 13th at 8.30pm ALL WELCOME

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 […]

Community Notices 24th July 2018

Congratulations Congratulations to the Loughros Point Rowing Club who took home five cups at the Mountcharles Regatta on Sunday last!   Great Day at the Garden Fete The Garden Fete took place at the Rectory recently. A great crowd attended and everyone enjoyed the many genius and recreational activities organised for the day. This is […]

World War One Commemorative Event

Commemorating locals who took part in the ‘Great War’ It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/ neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people; […]

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. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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 […]

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 […]