Ardara News 25th Feb 2020

Ardara Walking Festival Registration

The Ardara Walking Festival takes place from 13th to 16th March.Spaces are limited and filling up quickly. For more information or to book a walk email or phone/text Kevin on 087-6734875 or click “Reserve a Space” on the Ardara Walking Festival event page on Facebook.Fee including bus to/from walks: €25 for one day or €40 for two.The full programme is now available on our Ardara Walking Festival page

St. Patrick’s Parade

Ardara Patrick's Parade 2020The Ardara St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Sunday 15th March at 2.30pm.The Parade is now in its 33rd year and it has, over the years, been an outstanding event enjoyed by all. It is also an important day for the community to celebrate the festival.In recent years we have found it difficult to get people to put in floats which are essential to ensure the event is successful. We are pleading with you to help in any way to get a float in this year. Without the floats the parade will not be a success.For more info and to enter a float contact Margaret on 087 2023033. 

Window Display for St Patrick’s Day

All persons with windows on display in the town are asked again to display for St. Patrick’s Weekend.Last year had some beautiful displays and again we congratulate last year’s winners Liam and Aileen McNelis. 

Oliver Boyle Memorial Card Drive

Thanks to all who participated in the Oliver Boyle Card Drive which took place in the Corner House on Sunday night last. Card players were in attendance from Bruckless and the Rosses area as well as local areas. Thanks also to those who helped on the night.The winners were Pat McGinley of Killybegs and John Ward Burtonport. In second place was Joe Ryan, Ardara and Jim Ward, Dungloe. 

Ceol agus Comhrá

Comhrá Gaeilge & Seisiún Ceoil neamhfhoirmeálta.This is an informal event to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge (National Irish Language Week) by inviting fluent and non-fluent speakers to come and use their Irish.4 Márta/ March 2020 12.00pm-1.30pm Ionad Oidhreachta Ard A’ Rátha/ Ardara Heritage CentreFáilte roimh achan duine/ No pressure to be perfect! 

Date For Your Diary: A Night of Fashion

A Night of FashionSt. Mary’s National School presents ‘A Night of Fashion’ in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Friday 24th April 2020 with MC Noel Cunningham.There will be a Pop-up Shop, Door Prizes and Raffle on the night.Adm: €10 (Ticket only) Doors open: 7.30pm Show starts: 8.00pmDonation to Ability Rocks. 

Gortnacart National School Enrolment

Anyone wishing to enrol their child for September 2020 please contact the school on 074-9541799 or email: gortnacart1909@gmail.comHave a look at the school website: for all the activities and events in the school. Due to the size and location of our school we take into consideration each individual family and their needs. 

Pop-up Art Gallery at Gortnacart NS

Gortnacart National School is hosting a ‘Pop-up Art Gallery’ on the 12th of March between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.Everyone is welcome on the night to view the children’s artwork. This would also be a great opportunity for any parent(s) of children starting primary school to come in and view the school and consider enrolment in September. 

Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan

Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan continue in the Heritage Centre every Wednesday night from 8.00pm to 9.30 pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 

Beginners Tin Whistle Classes

Tin whistle classes for beginners continue every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm in The Heritage Centre.Everyone welcome to join at any time. Fee: €5 for each 1 hour lesson. For further information or to book a place contact Colm: 087-3222910. 

Art Classes at the Men’s Shed

Art classes continue every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in the Men’s Shed at Thomas Boyle’s (The Greenhouse).Everyone welcome to join in at any time. For more information phone Colm on 087-3222910 

Irish Classes

Irish Language Classes are being organised in The Heritage Centre. Anyone interested should phone Colm on 087-3222910 

Flotto Results

The Flotto Results on Monday 24th February were: 2, 6, 19, and 30 and the nearest were Katie V Conaghan, Cloughboy and Teresa McGill, Aighe. 

Anniversary Masses This Week

For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcam:Wednesday at 7.30pm – Anniversaries of Teresa & francie Gallagher & Sara & Charlie CoyleThursday at 10.00 am – Anniversary of Phonsie BennettFriday at 7.30 pm – Anniversaries of Hugh & Maggie MaloneySaturday at 11.00 am – Anniversary of Charlie O DonnellSaturday at 7.30 pm – Anniversary of Packie Kennedy 


The Community extends sympathy this week to Evelyn Doherty, Narin Road on the death last week of her brother-in-law Francis Brennan and to Eileen Gavigan on the death of her uncle Hugh Roarty, both whose funerals took place in Glenties this week. ARDARA WEATHER

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