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Community Notices 16th April 2019

Ardara Cleanup Day Saturday 20th April There will be a Parish Cleanup from today Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April in Ardara with the Big Cleanup Day on Saturday. Please come out and collect litter in your area. If everyone did a mile around their area, it would be great. Gloves and bags will be available from…   ~~~~~~~~  

Advertising with

If you would like to advertise with us for the upcoming year, from 1st of May 2019 until April 30th 2020, you can contact Brian on 087.7474775.  At a cost of €50, all adverts contain A story or background of your business. Custom layout. Information of contact details, business hours. Directions to the business. Gallery…   ~~~~~~~~  

Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture

Donegal Historical Society Paddy McGill Memorial Lecture Topic Ardara, Glenties and Downstrands in the Irish Literary Imagination, 1900-2000 Speaker Professor Frank Shovlin Head of Department, Institute of Irish Studies in the University of Liverpool The Heritage Centre, Ardara Saturday April 13th at 8.30pm ALL WELCOME   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 9th April 2019

Huge Crowds at Pat Shovelin All Star Weekend The two day event in Ardara last weekend was a massive occasion with huge crowds turning out on both days; on Saturday for the game and on Sunday for the Tractor Run. We want to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this a massive…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Cleanup Week

The Ardara Community Cleanup Week runs from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April We ask everyone to give one hour to collecting litter in their area during the Cleanup Week. While the main litter collection starts at 11am at the community centre on Saturday April 20th, people can do their collection anytime from Tuesday April…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 2nd April 2019

Cup of Tae Festival Brochures Out Now Brochures for the Cup of Tae Traditional Music Festival, which takes place Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May, are now available in local shops and businesses. This year the Festival honours Brid Harper – one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Ireland, and the Festival promises to be the biggest and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Green Light for Plans to move Owenea Standing Stone to Town Car Park

Mock-up of the standing stone at its new location Owenea Standing Stone to be Moved Following a long and difficult campaign by the Ardara Town Improvement Committee, preliminary permission has been granted to move the Owenea Standing Stone from its current position beside the Owenea Bridge, where it has stood for over 3000 years, to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 26th March 2019

New Distillery The proposers of the Distillery at the Show Field will hold an information evening in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Tuesday 2nd April between 5.00pm and 9.00pm. The Plans for the development will be on display and members of the distillery team will be on hand to advise the public. Everyone is welcome.…   ~~~~~~~~  

GAP Adventures Business Opportunity

Dolmen Centre, Tuesday, April 9th @ 8pm The Narin Portnoo Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd (Dolmen Centre) have produced a Business Plan for an Adventure Guiding Business in the GAP area. The Co-Operative would like to share this with suitably interested individuals with a view to establishing a business in the area. There will be…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 19th March 2019

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Parade Congratulations and thank you to Councillor Terence Slowey for being the Grand Marshall this year. A very deserving choice as Terence represented Ardara with distinction over the past 18 years on Donegal County Council. Thanks to all the wonderful bands and great Floats who entered this year! 1st Place Float It…   ~~~~~~~~  

Walking Festival Registration This Evening

Registration for the various walks takes place in the Heritage Centre this evening Friday 15th March from 6pm – 9pm Visit the Walking Festival page for details of this year’s walks. Stay up to date with the latest Walking Festival news on their Facebook page. Anyone who can’t attend registration should contact the organisers to make alternative arrangements: Contact…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 12th March 2019

Ardara Walking Festival 2019 Sliabh Liag Now in its 19th year, the Ardara Walking Festival has become an unmissable experience, attracting enthusiasts from all over Ireland and internationally. With a variety of hill walks ranging from moderate to difficult, led by professional local guides, there’s something for everyone. Discover some spectacular scenery and hidden gems…   ~~~~~~~~  

Keyboard Lessons Registration

“Note and Stave” Keyboard Lessons Beginner level keyboard lessons. Learn to play solo and with a group. Learn to read and sight-read music classically. Classes start in April and places will be in demand. Students will learn the basics, from reading music to sight reading and understanding music theory and performance. Classes will start after…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 5th March 2019

Ardara Walking Festival The Ardara Walking Festival takes place St. Patrick’s Weekend Friday 15th March – Monday 18th March 2019. There are excellent hill walks on offer and there’s great interest in this year’s walking routes. Registration: Friday 15th March 6pm-9pm in the Heritage Centre. Facebook users can let the organisers know if they’ll be attending registration on…   ~~~~~~~~  

Upcoming Arts & Crafts Classes

Basket Weaving A two-day Basket Weaving Workshop with Eugene Curran will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 4pm in the Heritage Centre. The fee is €40 and materials will be supplied. Booking is essential. Phone Colm on 087-3222910 for further information or to book a place.   Pottery Workshop Local…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 26th February 2019

Ardara Walking Festival The Ardara Walking Festival, featuring a variety of guided hill walks, takes place St. Patrick’s Weekend Friday 15th March – Monday 18th March 2019. There are excellent walks on offer and there’s great interest in this year’s walking routes. Walks take place Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March, and this year’s highlights include the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Pottery, Basket Weaving & Art Classes

Basket Weaving with Eugene Byrne and Pottery Workshops with Eimear Boyle will be starting in March. These will be two-day workshops running from 10am to 4pm each day in the Heritage Centre. Dates to be announced. Art Classes take place in the Heritage Centre every Friday from 7pm to 9pm. Mixed media. Still a few places…   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border 2019 Report

This year’s festival got off to a great start with a wonderful evening of storytelling and recitations, organised and led by the wonderful Frank Galligan and included Patsy O’Hagan from Tyrone, one of the finest storytellers in the country who had the large crowd eating out of his hand after a short period. Local man…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 19th February 2019

  A Very Successful South of the Border Festival! Congratulations to Claire Ward, Ramelton, winner of the Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest, and the €1000 prize. The Contest saw a huge number of entries and the quality of those who got through to the Final was just excellent. Patsy O’Hagan and friends started off the weekend with…   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border

The South of the Border Festival kicks off tonight, Friday 15th, with an Evening of Sessions and Stories! Join Frank Galligan, Declan Forde, Patsy O Hagan, Noel Slevin and Charley Boyle in the Corner House at 9pm for an evening of storytelling, with a superb Traditional Music Session afterwards in the Beehive. Tomorrow, Saturday 16th, Bri…   ~~~~~~~~