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Swimming Pool planning application for the Dolmen Centre

Planning application for Swimming Pool at Dolmen Centre After many years of hard work, much fundraising by the local community and a determined effort by the committee, the Planning Application for a Public Swimming Pool for SW Donegal is finally ready for submission. It is testament to you as a Community, that this process which […]

Opportunity to create Guide led tourism activities

Ardara Adventures A small group have been working on a project which aims to provide Guided Activities in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas. It’s working title is ‘Ardara Adventures’, and much work has been done on assessing costs for both equipment and training. They are seeking funding from DLDC (Donegal Local Development Company), and […]

Announcement: Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard – Community Workshop

Why: Increased innovation in tourist accommodation businesses has led to demand from both visitors and operators for a new tourist accommodation standard. It is designed for businesses that currently cannot be approved under the existing Fáilte Ireland Quality Assurance Framework. Who is it for? Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard is designed to recognise and encompass accommodation […]

Fly Tying Classes

Fly Tying Classes For all the fishing enthusiasts, the Ceili House Ardara are going to be running Fly Tying classes weekly starting Thursday 30th of November at 8.30 pm. This is a great chance for everyone to learn the skills to create your own fly’s and discuss with fellow fisherman the best methods and fly’s that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]