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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ardara Notes 19th June, 2017

     Wild Atlantic Festival The brochures for this festival are now available at the heritage centre. There are some great events taking place during this festival, and in particular the visit of the Wexford Children’s Theatre on the Saturday August 5th, where a wonderful event for children takes place in the car park. ( http://www.wildatlanticway.com/trip-planner )   […]

Ardara Walking Festival 2017

The Ardara Walking Festival 2017 The Ardara Walking Festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March this year. Organiser John Damian Gallagher has scheduled some excellent walks this year ranging from local to the Poison Glen. For more information, go to https://donegalgathering.com/march/ardara-international-walking-festival/, or contact John Damian on 087-6655828.         […]

Ardara Walking Festival 2017

The Ardara Walking Festival 2017 The Ardara Walking Festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March this year. Organiser John Damian Gallagher has scheduled some excellent walks this year ranging from local to the Poison Glen. For more information, go to https://donegalgathering.com/march/ardara-international-walking-festival/, or contact John Damian on 087-6655828.         […]

Community Notices Sunday 5th March, 2017

Jim Browne’s Testimony Jim Browne’s Testimony about his change of life can be heard in Bruckless next Thursday at 7.30 p.m. and in Kilclooney next Friday at 7.30p.m.   Irish Language Survey A team of volunteers and committee members for the Sliabh A Liag Peninsula language planning areas, will be doing a survey on the […]

Ardara Walking Festival 2017

The Ardara Walking Festival 2017 The Ardara Walking Festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March this year. Organiser John Damian Gallagher has scheduled some excellent walks this year ranging from local to the Poison Glen. For more information, go to https://donegalgathering.com/march/ardara-international-walking-festival/, or contact John Damian on 087-6655828.         […]

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 […]