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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…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 31st July 2018

Wild Atlantic Week 4th – 11th August Main Events Brochures detailing all the events for the week are now available in the Heritage Centre for anyone who wishes to collect them, or visit the festival page for full programme of events. The Wild Atlantic Festival will take place on 4th to 11th August and will include…   ~~~~~~~~  

Volunteering Awards

Me4U Awards Kevin Maguire and Kevin Gifford were recognised with individual Volunteering Awards at the Me4U awards on Thursday 19th July, for their outstanding service in providing free Cardiac First Response training to the people of Ardara and supporting the setting up and ongoing operation of the Ardara Cardiac First Responders. As well as achieving…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 24th July 2018

Congratulations Congratulations to the Loughros Point Rowing Club who took home five cups at the Mountcharles Regatta on Sunday last!   Great Day at the Garden Fete The Garden Fete took place at the Rectory recently. A great crowd attended and everyone enjoyed the many genius and recreational activities organised for the day. This is…   ~~~~~~~~  

25 years since ‘Secret of Roaninish’ filming

Venue: Dolmen Centre, Thursday 2nd August @ 7pm To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the filming locally, of the ‘Secret of Roaninish’, Downstrands Family Resource Centre are offering a ‘one night only’ screening opportunity to see this lovely film. Come along and view this wonderful story, see who you can recognise from the local characters…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 17th July 2018

11th Annual Bluegrass Festival The ever popular Bluegrass Festival takes place this weekend in Ardara. The finest acts in the world will be in town. A weekend not to be missed! Fri 20th to Sun 22nd July 2018 Friday 20th July at 8pm: Janet Henry  in the Beehive at 8pm. She will be joined by…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 10th July 2018

  Ardara Garden Fete The annual Church of Ireland Garden Fete takes place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs Road, this Saturday July 14th. With numerous stalls offering a wide variety of products, novelty games and special events, the popular afternoon event opens at 2pm. There will also be refreshments and and a giant raffle!   Ardara…   ~~~~~~~~  

Dolmen Centre Beach Family Fun Day

Sunday 5th of August The Dolmen Centre are hosting a Family Fun Day on Narin Strand, on Sunday the 5th of August starting at 1pm. Lots of family activities to be had, including Egg & Spoon & 3 legged races, Tug of War, Stalls, BBQ’s, Music and much more. For the artistic among you, there…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 3rd July 2018

  Ardara Garden Fete The annual Church of Ireland Garden Fete takes place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs Road, on Saturday July 14th. With numerous stalls offering a wide variety of products, novelty games and special events, the popular afternoon event opens at 2pm. There will also be refreshments and and a giant raffle.  …   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 26th June 2018

  Table Quiz and Garden Fete at Ardara Rectory A table quiz is being held in the marquee at the Ardara Rectory [map] this Saturday (June 30th)  beginning at 8pm. In aid of the Church of Ireland and Care of the Aged, tables of four cost €20 for a fun evening of general knowledge questions.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Live Music This Weekend

Music lineup for the weekend   Beehive bar Friday: Traditional Music with Jim & Fiona. Saturday: Tanya McCole Sunday: The Fantastic Tim Edey   Corner House Live Music every night with Pastor JJ, Paddy O’Rourke & Brendan   Nancys bar Saturday: Music with Sun of a Gun   Doherty’s Bar Saturday: Country Night with Sean…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 19th June 2018

Ulster Bank Community Bank Ulster Bank’s Community Banker, Eve Curran is on 2 weeks holiday, returning on Monday 2nd July. She will return to her weekly drop-in Wednesday 4th July from 11am to 1pm at St. Shanaghan House in Ardara. Eve provides the following services; Assisting with online banking set up or queries One to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Community Notices 12th June 2018

Brackeys got Talent The pupils of Brackey National School are performing “Brackey’s Got Talent” concert this Sunday the 17th of June at 4.00 pm in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Come and support the children as they show off their talents.   The Bluegrass Festival The Bluegrass Festival takes place 20th to 22nd July and the…   ~~~~~~~~