Festivals and Events in Ardara

The Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk


31st Aug -


The Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk
From Bunglass via Slieve League to Malin Beg. A 12Km moderate to difficult walk. Beautiful scenery and breathtaking views, spectacular coastlines and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Registration at the Heritage Centre on Sat 31st Aug at 9am.

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The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music & Dancing Festival


27th Sep - 29th Sep 2019 - Ardara


The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music & Dancing Festival
A must for fans of traditional Irish music and dance, with ceili, barn and set dancing and schools of dance daily.

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The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend


11th Oct - 13th Oct 2019 -


The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend
This weekend event will feature lively talks on the archaeology, culture, history, heritage and more of Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo and surrounding areas.

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The Matchmaking Festival


8th Nov - 10th Nov 2019 - Ardara


The Matchmaking Festival
Love is in the air, with many novel matchmaking games and some of Ireland's best matchmakers! With music by Gerry Guthrie, Jim Devine, and more. The most romantic weekend of the year!

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The Poor Farmers Auction


28th Dec - Teague’s Bar


The Poor Farmers Auction
A night of fun and craic where everyone becomes a "poor farmer" for the night! We are holding our 13th Annual Poor Farmers Association (P.F.A.) Charity Auction in Teague’s Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 29th December 2018 @ 9pm.

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The Country & Western Weekend


24th Jan - 26th Jan 2020 - Ardara


The Country & Western Weekend
A weekend of fun & dance with Ireland's top country bands. This year features Shawn Cuddy and Jim Devine, with Line Dancing and Jiving Classes as well as music in all the pubs! A must for country music fans!

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