Ardara News 22nd December 2022

Biodiversity Lane Woodhill: Enchanted Walk

Woodhill Community Inclusion Hub (Resource Centre) have completed a community project which would be of interest to the local children in the area.

They have completed an enchanted walk / fairy village  with lots of fairy doors and disney characters for the children to enjoy. This is displayed on the Biodiversity Lane, Woodhill, Ardara. 

All the fairy doors and characters were made by hand and painted by all the people who attend Woodhill Community Inclusion Hub. We hope that you can come and enjoy what has been created.

Christmas Celebration

Carol Singing and Welcome for Ukrainian Community

A special Christmas celebration with carol singing, Glenties Brass Band, and a welcome event for the Ukrainian community takes place this evening, Thursday December 22nd at 6.30pm on the Diamond, Ardara and afterwards in the Methodist Hall for refreshments and a welcome to the Ukrainian community by Senator Eileen Flynn.

See the event page for more.

Owenea FM Christmas Schedule

Owenea FM will be broadcasting all throughout Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for anyone who wants to listen in for some company over the holiday period, where we can all be together through the airwaves.

Country & Western Festival

Ardara Country and Western Weekend

Traditionally the Country & Western Festival takes place at the end of January. However this year we have a new bank holiday weekend from Friday February 3rd to Monday 6th, so our traditional Country & Western Festival, with a lot of variation this time, will move to this Bank Holiday Weekend.

A lot more to be announced at a later date. Keep up to date on the Festival page.

Charity Swim 2023

The annual New Year’s Day Swim is back! Narin Strand, 3pm sharp, 1st January. Supporting the Downstrands Family Counselling Service and the Rosbeg & Downstrands Care of the Aged.

Refreshments served in Annora Bar afterwards. Hope to see you there.

Water Repair Works

Mains water repair works happening today from 1-4pm in Ardara so expect water supply disruption. Please allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for your supply to fully return.

Children’s Christmas Mass

Children’s Mass will take place on Christmas Eve at 7pm in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara.

Last Man Standing

The Ardara GAA Last Man Standing has the biggest prize fund in the county! Starting on St. Stephen’s Day, play your entry in the following ways:

Best of luck everyone!


The 2022 Duchas Annual is now available in the following shops:

  • Divers Newsagents Ardara
  • Divers Centra Ardara
  • Maloneys Filling Station Ardara
  • Youngs General Store Ardara
  • Darnells Filling Station Ardara
  • Morgan’s Portnoo
  • Gala Service Station Glenties
  • Costcutters Glenties
  • Inishkeel Co-op Glenties
  • Barry’s Bruckless
  • The Four Masters Book Shop Donegal Town
  • Breslins XL Service Station Killybegs
  • Sweet News Killybegs

Pick up your copy now at just €13.

Or download a copy at


There was no winner of this week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 19, 12, 25 and 30.

Nearest were Kevin, Amy and Ena Shovlin, Sandfield and Frankie and Gretta Mc Gill, Common.

The next draw will take place on Wednesday, December 28th, with a jackpot of €2600.

Death of Loretta Kenny


Sympathy is extended to the family of Loretta Kenny (née Breslin), Lurganboy, Ardara, who died in Killybegs Community Hospital.

Deeply regretted by her sons Frank and Steven and Daughter Loretta and sadly missed by her sister Annie (Ardara), Philomena (USA) and Francie (Manchester), daughters-in-law Bridie and Janet, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral from her late residence took place on Wednesday afternoon to The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, for 1pm Requiem Mass, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


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