Music & Dance | Welcome to Ardara, Co. Donegal

Songs For Grace

  Songs For Grace Tomorrow Friday the 8th @ 9pm Nancy’s will host a small fundraiser for 16 year old Grace Fischer! Many moons ago, Libby (Graces Mam) and her band created a small gospel choir to support a locally run fundraiser for Cancer research… Never Knowing what the future would bring. The lovely people […]

The Biggest Show in Town – The Bluegrass Festival 14th – 16th July, 2017

The Bluegrass Festival From July 14th to July 16th has just confirmed the complete lineup for the festival, with the following super acts performing; Lorraine Jordon and Caroline Road from Carolina,USA also attending; Petersen Family from Missuri,USA.  Jeff and Tristan Scoggins from Kentucky, USA will also be attending as well as regulars such as Woodbine and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Community Notices

  Duchas Launch in conjunction with Owenea FM On Friday November 25th this year at 8 pm, we will launch the second edition of Duchas. This is the 2016 Christmas edition and without doubt, this is a truly wonderful edition with a vast array of stories and photos from Killybegs, Glenties, Ardara and surrounding areas and […]

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, […]

Community Notices

Scor na nOg Ardara G.A.A. club are holding Scor na nOg in the clubhouse on Friday 11th of November at 7.30pm. Competitions in solo singing, recitation, ballad and instrumental groups, historical presentation, ceili and set dancing and quiz teams. Competitors must be under 17 on 1st January 2017. If you are interested, please contact Helen […]

Ardara Matchmaking Weekend Friday 4th – Sunday 6th November

Ardara Matchmaking Weekend Friday November 4th  to Sunday November 6th  Enjoy the fun of Ardara at this wonderful weekend in Ardara. Meet our matchmakers, join in traffic lights dating and sample our love potions and enjoy the many other events of the Ardara Matchmaking Festival. Big Bands in Town Nesbitt Arms Hotel Friday 4th November […]

Community Notices

HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS DISCO There will be a Halloween Fancy Dress Disco for all primary school children in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel onFriday, 28th October. Lots of prizes for best costumes etc.       SET DANCING IN THE HERITAGE CENTRE Sets, Ceili on Bank Holiday Monday 31st October, begining at 8pm. Music by Ceili […]