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What’s On?

Ardara Prepares for Christmas Thanks to the Christmas Lights team who have everything ready for the switch on. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the christmas spirit. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club will go on a tour to Inishowen to…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 3rd December 2019

Ardara Prepares for Christmas Thanks to the Christmas Lights team who have everything ready for the switch on. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the christmas spirit. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club will go on a tour to Inishowen to…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On

Ardara Prepares for Christmas The Christmas Lights Team are busy installing this year’s lights ahead of the big Switch On next Sunday 8th December. Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sunday 8th December from 3pm The Midwest Tractor Club go on a tour to Inishowen to fundraise for charity. The good news is that they…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 26th Nov 2019

Ardara Prepares for Christmas This week sees the Christmas lights team prepare to install this year’s Christmas lights. Well done to all involved. Hopefully all businesses will get into the Christmas spirit. Sunday December 8th is a Big Day in Ardara On Sunday December 8th the Midwest Tractor Club go on a tour to Inishowen…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Ardara Christmas Craft Fair 2019 This year’s Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11am to 6pm. Come and join over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling – everything from home-baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 19th Nov 2019

Ardara Christmas Craft Fair 2019 This year’s Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 11am to 6pm. Come and join over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling – everything from home-baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

Traditional Music Concert in the Beehive Traditional Music Concert in the Beehive tonight Friday 15th November starting at 8pm. Three figures synonymous with Irish music today; Dermot Byrne, John Doyle and Éamon Coyne, will perform. Dermot Byrne (button accordion and melodeon) was born into the heart of the music of South West Donegal. Having played from…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 12th November 2019

County & Bluegrass Night in the Beehive This Thursday 14th November sees a Country and Bluegrass Night in the Beehive starting at 8.00 pm. The group, all the way from California in the USA, are Jeff Scroggins and the Scroggdogs. The line-up includes Jeff Scroggins on banjo (twice USA National banjo champion), Scott Gates (mandolin/Vocals), Yousef…   ~~~~~~~~  

Owenea FM Interview with German Ambassador

Interview with German Ambassador on Owenea FM This Saturday, November 9th, marks 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down. At 12.15pm on Saturday, OweneaFM’s Saturday Talk programme is scheduled to feature an interview with the German Ambassador to Ireland, Deike Potzel. At the time the Ambassador was living in East Germany. Tune in tomorrow…   ~~~~~~~~  

Matchmaking Festival Events

Fri 8th – Sun 10th November 2019 Top bands in town and many novel matchmaking games!     Friday 8th November   Popular singing star Aoife McDonagh followed by David James The Nesbitt Arms Hotel ballroom. 10.30pm davidjamesmusic.co.uk   Shaun McMonagle & Final Touch The Beehive   Country Sound The Corner House   Patrick O’Shea…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 5th November 2019

  The Matchmaking Festival The Matchmaking Festival takes place this weekend with events in various venues. There’s a big night Friday night with popular singing star Aoife McDonagh performing in the ballroom followed by the ever popular David James. Saturday features all day matchmaking events throughout the town and a big dance in the Hotel…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 29th November 2019

Owenea FM Fundraising Dance Owenea FM’s annual fundraising dance on Halloween night, Thursday October 31st, will feature music from a five piece band and a large number of singers from the local area and further afield. Special guests will also be at the dance which raises funds for the Ardara based community radio. Held at…   ~~~~~~~~  

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…   ~~~~~~~~