The Next Big Festival on the Way – The 2016 Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival 23rd – 25th September 2016 This year, the Johnny Doherty festival will be huge with the arrival of many great acts. It is a weekend not to be missed !!! Friday 23rd September Opening Concert – 8.00pm – Beehive Bar: Mischa […]
Saturday, August 27th @ various times As part of National Heritage Week, the Ardara GAP Heritage & History Group is offering a Doon Fort Trail day – an opportunity to see Doon Fort in its local context. The trail will be by bus and cover Doon Fort, Pound Lough, Inishkeel Island and the Kilclooney Dolmen […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Monday the 1st of August The Dolmen Centre would like to thank all those who participated in their ‘Hands across the Sands’ event on Monday last. A crowd of well over 1,000 people joined hands from the beach front all the way to Inniskeel island, to help raise funds for the provision of a public […]
Tuesday, the 12th of July in Dungloe Public Services Centre The Dolmen Centre Swimming Pool sub-committee made a presentation to the Glenties Municipal District Councillors on Tuesday last, where they outlined their plans and progress to date, in the provision of a Swimming Pool for the area. Tony Kitterick and Leonard Molloy, gave a brief […]
Monday 4th of July @ 7:30pm Downstrands Community Development group welcomes you to their ‘Tourism Brochure launch’ in the Lake House Hotel, on the 4th of July. There, you can view their vibrant new Brochure, avail of the light refreshments, and enjoy the music provided by the local sensation, ‘The Duck Street Jam Band’. If […]
Tourism Brochure revamp A group of local Residents and Business people are getting together in Downstrands to revisit the Tourism Brochures they compiled some years ago. At a meeting held on the 20th of April, in the Lake House Hotel, copies of the old brochures were on hand for all to view. The original of […]
Doon Fort has succeeded in being chosen as one of only five national monuments in the ‘Adopt a Monument’ competition run by the Heritage Council. The ‘Ardara GAP History & Heritage Group’ which was only set up in January are delighted with their success, and hope that this will put the area firmly on the […]
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 […]
Maghera beach gains international accolade Maghera beach was named in Ireland’s top ten beaches by the renowned ‘Trip Advisor’ web site. The 2016 ‘Travellers Choice Award’ was given as 90% of visitors had rated it as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’ as a visitor attraction. See a snap shot of the comments below; “Beautiful place. […]
The Heritage town of Ardara famed for it’s handwoven tweeds, knitwear and hospitality, nestles at the mouth of the Owentocker river.
This river has a fine reputation for Salmon fishing, especially Grilse, Sea Trout, and a small population of Brown Trout.
Narin & Portnoo offers one of the ‘Discovery points’ along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Part of the Slieve Liag section of the route, Ardara and it’s environs offers