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Dolmen Centre improving ‘Bog Road’ access at Bonnyglen Wood

October 2019 The Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. (Dolmen Centre) are currently working with Donegal County Council to improve the access on the above road. The initial works have been carried out and DCC hope to have the project completed by mid November to ensure that full drawdown of the €50K funding is…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on?

Highlights of The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend     Friday 11th October Exhibitions on throughout the day at the Heritage Centre Ardara   12:00 – 18:00: Exhibition “From Ireland to Hollywood: Darby O’Gill & the Little People – The World Premiere” & The Wee Paddy McGill Antiquity Collection. Conor Doyle, Lochlann McGill at…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 8th October 2019

The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend will take place from this Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October. This year’s theme is Donegal Folklore, Fact and Fiction and celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Darby O’Gill and the Little People   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Coffee Morning The Present Day, Ardara – Wednesday 9th October 10am-6pm You’re invited to a charity Coffee Morning in celebration of the gift of life of Teresa Keeney. There will also be a beautiful hamper up for grabs worth over €200, with tickets available in store now. The draw will take place Wednesday evening after…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 1st October 2019

The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend Taking place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, this year’s Warp and Weft of Heritage weekend celebrates the rich cultural history and folklore of Donegal, and how it provided the spark of inspiration to Disney screenwriter Lawrence Edward Watkin, who adapted literary fairy tales as the basis…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on for the Johnny Doherty Festival Weekend

  Friday 27th September   Opening Concert The Beehive Bar – 8.00pm Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey and Steve Cooney with Special Guests from Scotland!   Sets & Céili The Heritage Centre – 9.30pm Sets and Céili with the Duntally Céili Band   Saturday 28th September   Sets & Céili Workshop The Heritage Centre – 11am…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 24th September 2019

The Johnny Doherty Festival The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place this weekend 27th to 29th September. Friday night is opening night with the Opening Concert in the Beehive at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Steve Cooney and special guests. There will be Sets and Ceilis in the Heritage Centre at 9.30pm. On Saturday there will be a…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On Around Ardara?

  Gino Lupari, Tim Edey & Gerry “Banjo” O’Connor in Concert Sunday 22nd September 8.00pm. The Beehive Bar, Ardara. A rare opportunity to see three of the UK & Ireland’s finest traditional folk musicians on stage together this Sunday at the Beehive Bar. This exhilarating Irish music trio brings together the virtuosity of one of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 17th September 2019

The Johnny Doherty Festival The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place on the weekend of 27th to 29th September. Friday night is opening night with the Opening Concert in the Beehive at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Steve Cooney and special guests. There will be Sets and Ceilis in the Heritage Centre at 9.30pm. On Saturday there will…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Just Relax Classes Just Relax Classes for Adults Learn how to relax, breathe away your worries, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. Classes are starting in the Community Centre Ardara on Monday 16th Sept from 10-11am, for 6 weeks. €30.00 Relax Kids Class Kids learn to boost their self confidence and self esteem, help…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 10th September 2019

  20 years Gift of Life Celebration Dance Teresa Keeney from Crumlin is having a 20 Years Celebration Fundraising Dance on the 11th of October in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel with music by Hard 2 Beat and local singers. The fundraiser is for the Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Charlie Bennett Memorial…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Leroy Troy in the Beehive Bar Tuesday 10th September sees legendary entertainer from the Grand Ole Opry Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy and his Hillbilly Trio appear in the Beehive Bar at 8pm. This touring Hillbilly Trio will be led by the one and only Leroy Troy. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Most Popular Man…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 3rd September 2019

  Leroy Troy in Concert in the Beehive Bar Tuesday 10th September sees legendary entertainer from the Grand Ole Opry Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy and his Hillbilly Trio appear in the Beehive Bar at 8pm. This touring Hillbilly Trio will be led by the one and only Leroy Troy. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  The Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk: A Guided Walk from Bunglass via Slieve League to Malin Beg Saturday August 31st at 9.00am A 12 Km moderate to difficult walk Beautiful scenery and breathtaking views, spectacular coastlines and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Registration and bus pickup at the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Saturday August 31st…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 27th August 2019

  Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk This Saturday Saturday August 31st From Bunglass via Slieve League to Malin Beg. 12k moderate to difficult walk. Beautiful scenery and fantastic views of some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and spectacular coastlines. Registration and bus pickup at the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Saturday August 31st at 9.00am. Duration…   ~~~~~~~~  

Sliabh Liag Distillery Granted Planning Permission

There was great news for Ardara today with the announcement that the Sliabh Liag Distillery was granted planning permission by Donegal County Council. It has been a superhuman effort by the team at Corner Stone Architecture, and Sliabh Liag thank all the supporters near and far for getting them this far. Exciting times ahead!     ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition Exhibition runs until the end of September 10am-6pm at the Heritage Centre. An exhibition of old black and white photographs, 350 in total, showing the life and times of people and places in the parish from 1890 to 1970 will be on display. All photos will be titled with the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 20th August 2019

  Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition & Talk Talk on Wednesday 21st at 4pm in the Heritage Centre. Exhibition runs 17-25th August 10am-6pm. A talk will be given on Wednesday 21st Aug at 4pm on 100 photos, with a discussion afterwards. An exhibition of old black and white photographs, 350 in total, showing life in the parish…   ~~~~~~~~  

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…   ~~~~~~~~