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What’s On?

  The Big Summer Charity Barbecue Starting at 5.30pm Sunday 18th August in the Corner House. Superb lineup of live music! All you can eat for €12 Up to a dozen bands and entertainers will be on stage from 5.30pm on Sunday, organised by John Joe McBrearty and Stephen Slowey. The MC for the evening…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 13th August 2019

Slowey BBQ celebrates 10 years In August 2010, Gerard Slowey decided to run an event to help raise funds for Breast cancer Research, having buried his wife Margaret from the dreaded disease a year earlier. Gerard did as he always did put everything into organising this summer BBQ event to fundraise. The response from the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 6th August 2019

Wild Atlantic Week: Upcoming Events   Tuesday 6th August, 2019 3.00pm: Live Street Music on the Diamond All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre All Day: See the Skill of Weaving and Spinning at Molloy’s on the Killybegs Road Great selection of Music in town nightly   Wednesday 7th August, 2019 11.00am: Bus Tour of Donegal 12.00pm: Film on…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on for Wild Atlantic Week

  Note: Dates/times are subject to change and new events may be added. Visit the Wild Atlantic Week page for a regularly updated programme. Contact us if your event is missing/incorrect.   Friday 2nd August 2019   2.30pm-5.00pm: The Opening of the Festival The Festival will open with an Open Air Outside Broadcast from Highland Radio. Join…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 30th July 2019

Wild Atlantic Week Highlights The Wild Atlantic Week festival takes place in Ardara from next Friday 2nd August to Saturday 10th August, and features activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. A few of the events are listed below. The full programme is available on the Wild Atlantic Week page.   Highland…   ~~~~~~~~  

Gogglebox Ireland Looking for Donegal Families

Gogglebox Ireland is looking for an Irish rural family from Donegal – Dad, Mum, Teenage Girl (over 16) & Teenage Boy (over 16) who like a bit of Irish telly and wouldn’t mind chatting about what they’re shown. It can of course be a different make-up with a grandad or an aunty and so on,…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Open Ulster Offshore Championship Regatta 2019 The Regatta takes place on Saturday 27th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm at Narin Beach. With 57 crews competing, ranging in age from 12 to 65, the Regatta features the newest version of coastal rowing; a 4k race which requires great skill and technique to navigate around the course.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Dolmen Centre receives Swimming Pool planning approval

24th July 2019 After many years of work, the Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. (Dolmen Centre) is proud to announce that Donegal County Council have granted planning approval for our 25m x 10m Swimming Pool at Kilclooney, Portnoo. There is a 4 week period before we get official Planning recognition (subject to any…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 23rd July 2019

  Wild Atlantic Week The Wild Atlantic Week festival takes place in Ardara from next Friday 2nd August to Saturday 10th August, and features activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The full programme of events is available on the Wild Atlantic Week page.   Highland Radio comes…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Bluegrass Festival Highlights The Ardara Bluegrass Festival is the place to be this weekend Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July.   Bluegrass Session tonight Friday 19th July Live Bluegrass Session in the Beehive Bar hosted by Mel Corry   Gala Concert Saturday 20th July – The Nesbitt Arms Hotel – 8pm Alecia Nugent & her band King…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 16th July 2019

The Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Bluegrass Festival takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. Some of the best bluegrass acts from the USA will be in Ardara for the festival. One not to be missed! The highlight of the weekend will be The Gala Concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel where Alecia Nugent and her band…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On Around Ardara

  Goats Don’t Shave Celtic folk rock band Goats Don’t Shave will perform in The Nesbitt Arms Hotel tonight Friday 12th July as part of their 2019 tour. Doors open at 9.30pm. Admission €15. Phone The Nesbitt Arms 074-9541103   Ardara Garden Fete Stalls, games and special attractions highlight the annual garden fete taking place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th July 2019

  The Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Bluegrass Festival takes place from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July. Some of the best bluegrass acts from the USA will be in Ardara for the festival. One not to be missed! The highlight of the weekend will be The Gala Concert in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel where Alecia Nugent…   ~~~~~~~~  

Information Release: Cllr. Molloy

Councillor Molloy has made a number of representations to the Donegal County Council and has received the following replies:   Carrickacleave Road Councillor Molloy strongly pressed for the road to be repaired as an urgent priority. The reply from the Roads Manager was: This road is on the works programme for sometime but Irish Water…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Ardhill Coffee House Ardhill Coffee House opened this morning Friday 5th July at Ardhill House on The Diamond. Why not call in and enjoy a coffee and a scrumptious dessert with great views of the town and an al fresco seating area. We wish them all the best with with this venture which promises…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd July 2019

  Ardara Annual 5K Race/Walk The Ardara Annual 5K Race/Walk will take place on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30 pm. Registration from 6.30 pm in the Methodist Hall. Race Chip Timing. Refreshments /Prizes afterwards. Adults €8. Juniors €4. Proceeds in aid of Church Funds/ Donegal Hospice.   Ardara Community Childcare Ardara Community Childcare are hosting…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition Tonight Friday 28th June at 8.30pm Visit this popular exhibition in the Heritage Centre, which gives a snapshot of the people and the place from years gone by. The Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition will be officially opened by Desmond Campbell in the Heritage Centre on Friday 28th June at 8.30pm. Admission is…   ~~~~~~~~  

New Local Link Bus Service: Portnoo-Ardara-Donegal Town

New timetables commencing Monday 1st July 2019. Portnoo – Ardara – Donegal Town service runs Monday to Friday. Donegal Town has connections available to and from: Dublin, Galway, Sligo, Derry. Phone: 074 9741644 Email: donegal@locallink.ie Full information on all available journeys and connections on the National Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 25th June 2019

Ardara Community Childcare Ardara Community Childcare are hosting their registration, information and AGM on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 8pm. Please note that all parents using the service in September have to register their child, whether the child is currently registered or not you must re register. At this meeting you will receive information on the…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on Around Ardara?

  Nature Walk at Sheskinmore Saturday June 22nd at 11am Duration about 4 hours. Meet at the Tramore Beach car park, next to Campbells’ caravan park, Rosbeg, follow L7713 off the Ardara to Portnoo Road. Sheskinmore in late June is a great opportunity to see an abundant variety of wild flowers (some rare), insect life,…   ~~~~~~~~