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Community Notices 17th October 2018

  Congratulations The congratulations of the community this week goes to Patrick Boomer, son of Therese Gillespie, Portnoo, who finished 5th best offshore rower in the World. He rowed for Loughros Point in the World Coastal Rowing finals in Victoria, Canada this weekend. He also rowed for Loughros Point Rowing Club in the All Ireland…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th October 2018

  The Flu Vaccination The Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held at the Doctors Surgery, Ardara on Tuesday 9th October from 3pm to 5pm. Please telephone 074 9541134 to book an appointment.   The Success that is Cerebreon Cerebreon Technologies was set up a number of years ago by Kenneth Doherty and his wife Jill…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd October 2018

  Paul’s MS journey from Ireland to India – A Message from Julie Dawson Paul, myself and our family would like to invite you to help us celebrate saying a massive THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. It’ll be one year since Paul had his treatment and none of it would have been possible without the help and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Unveiling of Spanish Armada Memorial Stone at Rosbeg

Saturday, 29th of September, Rosbeg Pier The official unveiling of the Spanish Armada Footprint Memorial Stone to commemorate La Duquesa Santa Anna that was shipwrecked off Loughros Mor Bay will take place (430 years ago to the exact date) this Saturday, 29th September 2018 on Rosbeg Pier at 6.00pm. There will be a historical re-enactment…   ~~~~~~~~  

Swimming Pool planning application for the Dolmen Centre

Planning application for Swimming Pool at Dolmen Centre After many years of hard work, much fundraising by the local community and a determined effort by the committee, the Planning Application for a Public Swimming Pool for SW Donegal is finally ready for submission. It is testament to you as a Community, that this process which…   ~~~~~~~~  

V2 Boutique by Verve

  Its with great enthusiasm that we can announce the opening of V2 Boutique by The Verve in Ardara tomorrow 21st of September @ 2pm.  ABOUT Mary Meehan formerly Kennedy from Ardconnel, Ardara is opening her latest store under the fashionista brand The Verve in her home town of Ardara. The shop will specialize in…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 18th September 2018

Johnny Doherty Festival – 21st to 23rd Sept The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place this weekend 21st to 23rd September. Friday night opens with Brid Harper, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney.  There will also be Ceili and Sets with the Duntally Ceili Band.   Saturday also sees Sets and Ceili Workshops, Two Hand Dance Workshops, Gaelic Singing Workshop, and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 11th September 2018

Johnny Doherty Festival – 21st to 23rd Sept The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place on the weekend of 21st to 23rd September. Friday night opens with Brid Harper, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney.  There will also be Ceili and Sets with the Duntally Ceili Band. Saturday also sees Sets and Ceili Workshops, Two Hand Dance Workshops, Gaelic Singing Workshop,…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 4th September 2018

Bluegrass Session in the Beehive Bar Bluegrass group The Brothers Parker from Montana in the USA will perform in the Beehive Bar on Saturday 8th September. The Brothers Parker are a five piece band from Montana, covering Classic and Contemporary Bluegrass – Country and Gospel. A night not to be missed!   Ardara and Surroundings…   ~~~~~~~~  

Free Electrical Recycling

Free electrical recycling will be available this weekend at: Killybegs Shore Road Car Park Killybegs Sat. 1st September 10am – 4pm Any household waste electrical items, batteries or energy saving lightbulbs accepted, large or small! From Fridges to Phones, Laptops to Lawnmowers, Toys to Power Tools, and everything in-between, WEEE recycle anything with a plug…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 28th August 2018

Bluegrass Session in the Beehive Bar Bluegrass group The Brothers Parker from Montana in the USA will perform in the Beehive Bar on Saturday 8th September. The Brothers Parker are a five piece band from Montana, covering Classic and Contemporary Bluegrass – Country and Gospel. The Band features: John and Billy Parker – hence the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Sun Shines once again on Ardara Show

After days of uncertainty with the weather forecast, Saturday 11th August saw the gloom of the week replaced by the sun and thousands of visitors descended on the ever popular Ardara Show! By noon the two areas at Sandfield, made available by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, were packed. With livestock in one area…   ~~~~~~~~  

The Annual Margaret and Gerard Slowey Charity BBQ

It was another successful BBQ  We would like to thank Stephen and Mairead Slowey for all their hard work, the Corner house for providing the venue, the staff for providing the great service, all the volunteers for helping with the BBQ, but most important the Bands who volunteered and fantastic people who turned up to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Lughnasa FrielFest

Stars continue to shine at final weekend of Lughnasa FrielFest The final weekend of Lughnasa FrielFest from 17-19 August sees stars from ‘James Bond’, ‘Harry Potter’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Doctor Who’ congregate on both sides of the border to celebrate the work of playwright Brian Friel. Presented by Arts Over Borders, highlights of the final weekend include a…   ~~~~~~~~  

Job Offer – Post of Cook

Social Centre/Day Centre for Older People At the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, Portnoo, Co. Donegal Rosbeg and Downstrands Care of the Aged Committee invite applications for the post of Cook at the above centre. This post is for 6 hours per day, 2 days per week, Wednesday and Thursday. CVs stating work experience and any relevant…   ~~~~~~~~  

Opportunity to create Guide led tourism activities

Ardara Adventures A small group have been working on a project which aims to provide Guided Activities in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo areas. It’s working title is ‘Ardara Adventures’, and much work has been done on assessing costs for both equipment and training. They are seeking funding from DLDC (Donegal Local Development Company), and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 15th August 2018

Charity Barbecue The Big Summer Charity Barbecue takes place this Sunday 19th August. Starting at 5.30pm in the Corner House, it’s sure to be an evening of great live music, food and craic! All proceeds on the day go to charity. See our Big Summer BBQ page for more information.   Pierre Bensusan Concert &…   ~~~~~~~~  

Updates – Friday 10th August

Upcoming Wild Atlantic Week Events Don’t miss the Duck Race on the Owentocker this evening 10th August! Duck race begins at 7pm sharp on the bridge beside Nancy’s bar. Duck lines €4 on sale from 6.30pm. See our Wild Atlantic Week page for details.   Tomorrow Saturday 11th August is Ardara Show Day. One of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 7th August 2018

The Ardara Show Day – Saturday 11th August Judging in the cattle and pony rings from 10am. At 11am the sheep and horse classes take place. After judging, the giant marquee at the other end of the field will have over 120 classes displaying home produce, photography and painting, arts and crafts, children’s classes and…   ~~~~~~~~  

A Fund for Mickey Joe

“A Fund for Mickey Joe – The Long Road” Committee ceased fundraising on the 24th of March, 2018 with the huge finale night in the Limelight, Glenties. We would like to finally thank the following which lead to the fundraising being such a success. On the day of the Mart/Auction in Brockagh we would like…   ~~~~~~~~