News | Welcome to Ardara, Co. Donegal

World War One Commemorative Event

Commemorating locals who took part in the ‘Great War’ It has been proposed to host a commemorative event to honour those from Ardara, Downstrands and Glenties who participated in World War 1. If you have any information about a family member/ neighbour or any memorabilia from this time please contact any of the following people;…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices

Failte Ireland Invites People to attend: Increased innovation in tourist accommodation business has led to a demand from both visitors and operators for a new tourist accommodation standard. It is designed for businesses that currently cannot be approved under the existing Failte Ireland Quality Assurance Framework. Failte Ireland’s Welcome Standard is designed to recognise and encompass…   ~~~~~~~~  

Irish Times makes a plea for Narin & Portnoo G.C.

Irish Times article laments the close of our local golf club On foot of the call to Club Members to an Extraordinary General Meeting, to save the now closed links course at Narin, one Irish Times contributor makes an impassioned plea.   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border Festival – This weekend 16th-18th February!

Our new South of the Border Festival takes place this Valentine’s weekend! A celebration of the music of Jimmy Kennedy, it will feature open sessions of music and storytelling, the Jimmy Kennedy Concert, children’s storytelling, and of course the Song Contest with €1000 prize for the winner! Visit our South of the Border page for…   ~~~~~~~~  

Announcement: Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard – Community Workshop

Why: Increased innovation in tourist accommodation businesses has led to demand from both visitors and operators for a new tourist accommodation standard. It is designed for businesses that currently cannot be approved under the existing Fáilte Ireland Quality Assurance Framework. Who is it for? Fáilte Ireland’s Welcome Standard is designed to recognise and encompass accommodation…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 1st February, 2018.

Community Notices Comedy Play “Stop It Nurse”: It’s all systems go with a another comedy play “Stop it Nurse” which is being staged this weekend and involves all characters from the Ardara and Portnoo areas; mostly all of last years’ but with some new additional cast. It is extremely funny and will give you loys…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices: Monday 22nd January, 2018

ARDARA COMMUNITY NOTICES: Belarus Appeal:  Items will be taken until the end of January for my annual Belarus Orphanages Appeal. In the last two weeks the response has been amazing as always. Items taken are nappies, children’s and adults’, toiletries, vital medications, adults’ and children’s clothes and shoes good quality, bedding/ blankets, linen, duvets, towels,…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notice: 11th January, 2018

Country & Western festival – The Country & Western weekend takes place on the weekend of Friday, 26th to Sunday, 28th January.  Top country bands in town for the weekend.  Jiving and line dancing on Saturday, and lots of music in most pubs in town.  Join the atmosphere in Ardara with top star Robert Mizzell…   ~~~~~~~~  

merry christmas

For everyone out  there who either lived or stayed in our wonderful town or either passed through we wish you the most happiest Christmas and a prosperous New Year,  for this time of year we have our very own tanya mc cole giving us a we song.     ~~~~~~~~  

Dolmen Centre Christmas message

Thanks Just a short note to thank you for your support during 2017 and to ask for it again in the coming year. 2018 (we hope) will finally be the year that we attain our goal of planning permission for our Public Swimming Pool at the Centre. Over the last few years we have been…   ~~~~~~~~  

The Poor Farmers Auction: 29th December, 2017.

  The Poor Farmers Auction Venue: Teagues Bar, West End, Ardara 29th December, 2017. A night of fun and craic, where everyone becomes a “poor farmer” for the night.  This event has raised hundreds of thousands of euro for worthwhile charities in the region. For more information, contact John: 087-8265334          …   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices: 21st December, 2017.

Ulster Bank Mobile in Town: The Mobile Bank on wheels will be on the road from Monday, December 18th. We will be in Ardara from 10am to 12pm on Monday and Wednesday, and in Glenties from 1.15 p.m. to 3.20 p.m. Managed by Paul Saunders in the Donegal town branch, Emer Cahill and our Community banker,…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 12th December 2017

The Parish salutes The Dean:  A huge crowd attended the Parish Centre on Sunday evening last to acknowledge the works of Dean Laverty in the Parish over the last 25 years, and also to celebrate his 55 years in the ministry of the priesthood as well as his 80th birthday.  Presentations were made by all…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 8th December, 2017

Church Coffee Morning: Everything from cakes to jams, pictures to novelty items and much more, will be on sale at the annual St. Conal’s Church coffee morning which takes place this Friday, December 8th at Teague’s Bar, Ardara from 10.30am. The event will also include a raffle.  The Reverend Robert Wray and church members would…   ~~~~~~~~  

Songs For Grace

  Songs For Grace Tomorrow Friday the 8th @ 9pm Nancy’s will host a small fundraiser for 16 year old Grace Fischer! Many moons ago, Libby (Graces Mam) and her band created a small gospel choir to support a locally run fundraiser for Cancer research… Never Knowing what the future would bring. The lovely people…   ~~~~~~~~  

Save Our Fisheries

The Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group and Loughros Heritage Group have organised a public petition against the closure of The Channel (Loughros More Estuary) and against making the Owenea & Owentocker ‘catch and release’ rivers for the 2018 fishing season. If implented, these changes will have a huge impact on our heritage, tourism and…   ~~~~~~~~  

Xmas Craft Fair A Great Success

This years 4th Xmas Craft Fair in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel Was another great success!! With over 30 stalls and crafters there on the day it drew a lovely crowd. The organiser Clare Molloy was very happy with the running of the event, There was hot mulled wine & hot mulled juice for everyone coming…   ~~~~~~~~  

Kilclooney Country Market

Kilclooney Country Market  Tomorrow  2nd of December see’s the last of the Kilclooney Country Market’s as the festive period warms up. For your last chance to gain that special gift for the significant other or to spoil yourself please join us at the Ardara parish hall from 1pm until 4pm.  Raffle for hamper (food + wine)…   ~~~~~~~~  

St. Mary’s N.S. Christmas Concert

Award winning multi-instrumentalist and composer Tim Edey, The children from St. Mary’s National School & Guests. Thursday 14th December, Nesbitt Arms Hotel 7.00 p.m. to 9.00p.m.(Doors open 6.30p.m.) Admission €10.00. Funds raised go to St. Mary’s N.S.   ~~~~~~~~  

Dawros Bay House Mini Christmas Craft Fair, 2nd December 2017

  The Happy Camper The Happy Camper will be at the Dawros Bay House Mini Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday 2nd December, selling their Gourmet Pancakes and hot chocolate.  Some of the crafts on the day include hand made gifts, home baking, chutneys and preserves, wood crafts and candles.  There will also be a raffle…   ~~~~~~~~