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Ardara News 14th Jan 2020

  Country & Western Weekend The Ardara Country & Western Weekend takes place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2020. This year’s headline acts are Stephen Smyth on Friday night and Dave Lawlor on Saturday night, with both dances taking place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. There will be live music in all the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Defibrillator Box at the Chemist Awaiting Repair

There is a problem with the defibrillator box at the Chemist in Ardara which we are seeking to repair as soon as possible. The nearest alternative boxes are the Child Care Centre in the car park behind Nancy’s Bar, the Wood School on Pearse Road, or St. Mary’s School on the Glenties Road.     ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 7th Jan 2020

  Chernobyl Appeal Siobhan Mc Nelis from Portnoo is looking for your help for her 28th annual Charity Appeal. Items required are; good quality children’s and adults’ clothing, shoes (no high heels), bed linen, towels, adult and children’s nappies, soft toys (no battery operated as they won’t get past customs), toiletries, crutches, walking aids, and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community in Mourning at Funeral of Mary Ellen Molloy

A large crowd attended the funeral of Mary Ellen Molloy which took place at noon today at the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara. Mary Ellen, 26, passed away on December 20th 2019 as a result of a tragic car accident in Melbourne, where she worked as a nurse. She was a beautiful girl with…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Carol Singing and Cake Sale Sunday 22nd December, Church of the Holy Family, before and after 11 o’clock Mass The children of St. Mary’s National School will perform Christmas carols before and after the 11 o’clock Mass on Sunday 22nd December. There will be a cake sale afterwards in the Parish Centre with mulled…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 17th December 2019

Carol Singing and Cake Sale Sunday 22nd December, Church of the Holy Family, before and after 11 o’clock Mass The children of St. Mary’s National School will perform Christmas carols before and after the 11 o’clock Mass on Sunday 22nd December. There will be a cake sale afterwards in the Parish Centre with mulled wine…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Nesbitt Arms Christmas Party The big Christmas Party Night takes place this Saturday 14th December in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel.   Carol Singing and Cake Sale The children of St. Mary’s National School will perform Christmas carols before and after the 11 o’clock mass on Sunday 22nd December. There will be a cake sale…   ~~~~~~~~  

“Wild Atlantic Way” Music Video

Newly Released “Wild Atlantic Way” Music Video Features Narin, Portnoo & Rossbeg The song “Wild Atlantic Way” by John Lindsay and Grainne McGlone creates vivid imagery of wonderful memories of the area around Rossbeg, Narin and Portnoo. This video was shot on location, and although the breathtaking scenery could never be captured in its full glory by…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 9th December 2019

Church of Ireland Coffee Morning The Church of Ireland Christmas Coffee Morning takes place this Friday December 13th in Teague’s Bar, West End from 10.30 am. On sale will be cakes, jams, Christmas gifts and surprises, not forgetting a raffle and of course coffee and cake.   Dúchas The 2019 Dúchas is now available to…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Ardara Prepares for Christmas Thanks to the Christmas Lights team who have everything ready for the switch on. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the christmas spirit. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club will go on a tour to Inishowen to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 3rd December 2019

Ardara Prepares for Christmas Thanks to the Christmas Lights team who have everything ready for the switch on. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the christmas spirit. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club will go on a tour to Inishowen to…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On

Ardara Prepares for Christmas The Christmas Lights Team are busy installing this year’s lights ahead of the big Switch On next Sunday 8th December. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club go on a tour to Inishowen to fundraise for charity. The good news is that they…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 26th Nov 2019

Ardara Prepares for Christmas This week sees the Christmas lights team prepare to install this year’s Christmas lights. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the Christmas spirit. Sunday December 8th is a Big Day in Ardara On Sunday December 8th the Midwest Tractor Club go on a tour to Inishowen…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Ardara Christmas Craft Fair 2019 This year’s Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11am to 6pm. Come and join over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling – everything from home-baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 19th Nov 2019

Ardara Christmas Craft Fair 2019 This year’s Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11am to 6pm. Come and join over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling – everything from home-baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~  

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Traditional Music Concert in the Beehive Traditional Music Concert in the Beehive tonight Friday 15th November starting at 8pm. Three figures synonymous with Irish music today; Dermot Byrne, John Doyle and Éamon Coyne, will perform. Dermot Byrne (button accordion and melodeon) was born into the heart of the music of South West Donegal. Having played from…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 12th November 2019

County & Bluegrass Night in the Beehive This Thursday 14th November sees a Country and Bluegrass Night in the Beehive starting at 8.00 pm. The group, all the way from California in the USA, are Jeff Scroggins and the Scroggdogs. The line-up includes Jeff Scroggins on banjo (twice USA National banjo champion), Scott Gates (mandolin/Vocals), Yousef…   ~~~~~~~~  

Owenea FM Interview with German Ambassador

Interview with German Ambassador on Owenea FM This Saturday, November 9th, marks 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down. At 12.15pm on Saturday, OweneaFM’s Saturday Talk programme is scheduled to feature an interview with the German Ambassador to Ireland, Deike Potzel. At the time the Ambassador was living in East Germany. Tune in tomorrow…   ~~~~~~~~  

Matchmaking Festival Events

Fri 8th – Sun 10th November 2019 Top bands in town and many novel matchmaking games!     Friday 8th November   Popular singing star Aoife McDonagh followed by David James The Nesbitt Arms Hotel ballroom. 10.30pm davidjamesmusic.co.uk   Shaun McMonagle & Final Touch The Beehive   Country Sound The Corner House   Patrick O’Shea…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 5th November 2019

  The Matchmaking Festival The Matchmaking Festival takes place this weekend with events in various venues. There’s a big night Friday night with popular singing star Aoife McDonagh performing in the ballroom followed by the ever popular David James. Saturday features all day matchmaking events throughout the town and a big dance in the Hotel…   ~~~~~~~~