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Ardara Community Notices 24th April 2018

Ardara radio station back on air OweneaFM, the community radio station based at Kentucky, Ardara, was broadcasting again. following its transmitter being repositioned at Doohill after discussions with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Any listeners to the radio on 100.8, who previously received the station, but now have difficulty, should contact info@oweneafm.com or speak to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 16th April 2018

Quiz Winners Congratulations to the Boys from St Mary’s NS on their win in the Ulster Pioneer Quiz Final in Doneyloop on Saturday 14th April. The school now goes forward to the All Ireland in Mullingar in two weeks time. Best Wishes. Well done Miss Finnerty, Michael, Daniel, Peter, Ronan and Dylan!   Thank You The…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 10th April 2018

Ronan Whyte wins IBSF U18 Snooker Title The first ever All Donegal Snooker Final was played at the third RIBSA U18 qualification ranking event for the 2018 IBSF World U18 Championships on Saturday last 7th April in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. In the Final Ronan beat his club mate Sean Devenney 3…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 3rd April 2018

Fashion Show with a Twist A Fashion Show with a twist will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Sunday next 8th April at 3pm in aid of the Ardara Day Centre. Good as new fashion for both adults and children. There will be a prize for the funniest outfit! Admission €5 plus a…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 27th March 2018

Kilclooney Country Market Kilclooney Country Market is having their first Market of the year In Inniskeel Hall on Easter Saturday the 31st of March from 11am until 1 o’clock Fashion Show with a Twist A Fashion Show with a twist will be held in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Sunday 8th April at 3pm. Good…   ~~~~~~~~  

CLÁR 2018 Funding

CLÁR 2018 Funding Allocation Announced The  Department of Rural and Community Development have recently announced a funding allocation of €5m under CLAR 2018 which may be of interest to  various Community Groups/ Organisations and Schools within the CLAR Areas. CLAR 2018 funding  will provide funding under the following  three Measures: Measure 1 – Support for…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 20th March

Ardara Parade an Outstanding Success The Ardara Parade on Sunday last was a truly brilliant success. Grand Marshall Kathleen Sheerin was just wonderful in the role as leader of the Parade. St Patrick Tony Breslin has made this position very much his own and does a wonderful job following in the footsteps of his never…   ~~~~~~~~  

Doon Fort to Feature on RTE’s Nationwide

Doon Fort to Feature on RTE’s Nationwide Eileen Magnier from RTÉ has been in touch to say that the filming that took place on Doon Fort last September will be aired on RTÉ Nationwide this Wednesday (21st March 2018) at 7.00pm. The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group along with sixty-four volunteers from all over…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices: 12th March 2018

  Ardara Walking Festival The Ardara Walking Festival takes place on this weekend Sat 17th and Sun 18th March. The Saturday walks are: Port to Maghera 13 Km which takes 7 hours and Port to Glenhead 7 Km which takes 5 hours. Sunday walks are: Slieveatooey Walk starting at the beach in Maghera 8 Kms…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Walking Weekend: 16th – 18th March 2018

St Patrick’s Weekend 2018 Ardara International Walking Festival Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks. Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March 2018. Saturday 17th March A. Walk Port to Maghera One of the best coastal walks in Ireland. 13Km, 620m ascent, 7 hours B. Walk Port to Glenhead Another stunning coastal walk…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices: 9th March 2018

Ardara St. Patrick’s Day Parade The Ardara Parade is on Sunday March 18th, and we have a large number of bands coming, but we need local floats. We are asking all business people to try and get a float in the parade to make this another special event. This year the Parade celebrates 33 years…   ~~~~~~~~  

Cardiac First Responders Ardara

Cardiac First Responder  volunteers are urgently need in and around the Ardara Area Training, uniform and equipment will be provided in return for a community to respond, as and when you can, to help save lives in our community. there will be ongoing support and the opportunity to meet on a monthly basis for the…   ~~~~~~~~  

World War One Commemorative Event

Commemorating locals who took part in the ‘Great War’ It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/ neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people;…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices

Failte Ireland Invites People to attend: Increased innovation in tourist accommodation business has led to a 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 Failte Ireland Quality Assurance Framework. Failte Ireland’s Welcome Standard is designed to recognise and encompass…   ~~~~~~~~  

Irish Times makes a plea for Narin & Portnoo G.C.

Irish Times article laments the close of our local golf club On foot of the call to Club Members to an Extraordinary General Meeting, to save the now closed links course at Narin, one Irish Times contributor makes an impassioned plea. https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/golf/from-the-first-time-i-set-eyes-on-narin-and-portnoo-i-was-smitten-1.3391879   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border Festival – This weekend 16th-18th February!

Our new South of the Border Festival takes place this Valentine’s weekend! A celebration of the music of Jimmy Kennedy, it will feature open sessions of music and storytelling, the Jimmy Kennedy Concert, children’s storytelling, and of course the Song Contest with €1000 prize for the winner! Visit our South of the Border page for…   ~~~~~~~~  

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…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 1st February, 2018.

Community Notices Comedy Play “Stop It Nurse”: It’s all systems go with a another comedy play “Stop it Nurse” which is being staged this weekend and involves all characters from the Ardara and Portnoo areas; mostly all of last years’ but with some new additional cast. It is extremely funny and will give you loys…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices: Monday 22nd January, 2018

ARDARA COMMUNITY NOTICES: Belarus Appeal:  Items will be taken until the end of January for my annual Belarus Orphanages Appeal. In the last two weeks the response has been amazing as always. Items taken are nappies, children’s and adults’, toiletries, vital medications, adults’ and children’s clothes and shoes good quality, bedding/ blankets, linen, duvets, towels,…   ~~~~~~~~