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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…   ~~~~~~~~  

Fly Tying Classes

Fly Tying Classes For all the fishing enthusiasts, the Ceili House Ardara are going to be running Fly Tying classes weekly starting Thursday 30th of November at 8.30 pm. This is a great chance for everyone to learn the skills to create your own fly’s and discuss with fellow fisherman the best methods and fly’s that…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices: Tuesday 28th November, 2017

Duchas Magazine:  The Duchas Magazine is now on sale in the local shops.  It is a great production with lots of articles and photographs and will make an ideal Christmas present for family living in Ireland and abroad. Santa and the Christmas Tree: This Sunday, 3rd December is a special day in Ardara.  At 3.30pm…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara 2018 Festivals

Festivals of Ardara, 2018 Home of the Festivals A Downloadable pdf is available below  Fri 26th – Sun 28th January 2017   The Country & Western Weekend One of Irelands first Country Weekends and still the best. Classes in Jiving & Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon. Fri 26th – Robert Mizzell Sat 27th – Gerry Gutherie…   ~~~~~~~~  

South of the Border Festival

    South of the Border Festival A celebration of the music of Jimmy Kennedy Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of February Jimmy Kennedy’s mother Anna Baskin was an Ardara lady. Born and bred here, she married the local constable Joseph Kennedy in the church of Ireland in 1901. Subsequently, her husband was transferred to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 22nd November, 2017

Christmas Craft Fair 2017: This year’s Christmas craft fair takes place in the Nesbitt Arms hotel on next Saturday, 25th November, 2017.  Join us for a host of over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling –everything from home-baking and gluten free baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~  

Beehive Bar Winter Concert Series

  Beehive Bar Winter Concert Series As the winter sets in and the nights get longer, the Beehive Bar is happy to announce that we will be running a series of winter concerts to help break up the dreary nights over the next few months. The first in this series is on the 17th of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Paul’s MS Journey from Ireland to India

A message from Paul’s loving wife Julie We had the best news ever !! Paul’s bone marrow is starting to produce new stem cells. The treatment has worked !!! Paul is out of immediate danger and we’ll be coming home to start the long road to recovery. This has been the most incredible journey, the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices for Tuesday 7th November, 2017.

Matchmaking Weekend: The Matchmaking Weekend is taking place this Fri Nov 10th to Sun November, 12th.  A new committee is working hard and this years’ festival promises to be one of the best ever.  This year the focus is very much on events in town and we hope all get involved in the fun of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Matchmaking Weekend – November 10th – 12th

Matchmaking Weekend   November 10th – 12th, 2017 The Matchmaking Weekend is taking place from Friday November, 10th to Sunday November, 12th 2017.  A new committee is working hard, and this years’ festival promises to be one of the best ever.  This year the focus is very much on events in town,and we hope for all to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara Christmas Lights Fundraising

Ardara Christmas Lights Fundraising In an Unique way to raise some funds to purchase more Christmas street lights for Ardara, the local shops and other businesses in Ardara town, and those around Narin, Portnoo and Kilclooney will be selling Clear Christmas Baubles for people to buy and decorate. These will be on sale within the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices: Wednesday 1st November, 2017

Thanks –  A recent fundraising concert at Inniskeel Hall, Portnoo yielded a total of €1,307 which was donated to the work of the HOPE Foundation to provide shelter and education to street children in Calcutta, India, and for the educational assistance for a bereaved family in Kampala, Uganda. The variety concert proved to be an enjoyable…   ~~~~~~~~  

Christmas Craft Fair 2017

Christmas Craft Fair 2017. This years’ Christmas craft fair takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 25th November, 2017. Join us for a host of over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling; everything from home-baking and gluten free baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~