Ardara News 26th May 2022

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Ardara Newsletter

We’re starting a town email newsletter in the coming weeks. Sign up using the “Newsletter Signup” form on this page or at

Any businesses who have a paid listing on and would like to feature news, offers or a promotion in the first email newsletter please get in touch before June 3rd!

Regional Employment Service

The Regional Employment Service can help long term unemployed to get back into full time employment, identify training opportunities, prepare a CV, and fill out application forms and much more. So if you wish to avail of our service, the Outreach Officer will be in attendance in the Community Centre, Ardara, on Thursday June 2nd from 2pm to 4pm. No appointment necessary.

Further inquiries to Siobhan 087-9981827.

This service is supported by DLDC and is free and totally confidential.

Remote Working Hubs

Donegal County Council is giving away free passes to work in remote working hubs around the county. If you or anyone you know is visiting Ardara during the summer send them to this website to get a free pass to work at our nearest remote working location in Donegal Town:

Road Closure: Crove, Glencolmcille

Notice is hereby given that Donegal County Council has made an Order for the temporary closure of the R230 at Crove, Carrick to traffic on Thursday 26th May from 7am to midnight to facilitate film production in the area.

Road to be closed: R230 at Crove, Glencolmcille.
Alternative Route: All traffic traveling towards and from Ardara shall be diverted through Killybegs via the N56 and the R263.

Loughros Placenames Book – Community Interest Poll

Loughros Heritage Group will publish our placenames book later this year. The book will be the culmination of many years work collecting the minor placenames on the Loughros area. These are the names given to fields, rocks, streams, coastal and fishing features, buildings and houses etc. The placenames form part of our area’s cultural heritage and are a lasting legacy of our ancestors’ interaction with the surrounding landscape.

We are trying to gauge the interest there might be in this production, given that such a publication has never been published in the area before.To get an accurate figure we have created a poll for people, whether living locally or away from home, to indicate their interest. We would appreciate if you could share this request with interested people not on Facebook.

The poll has been posted on the Around Ardara Facebook group – see link:

Alternatively, people may wish to contact:

Thank you for your time – Loughros Heritage Group committee

Covid-19 – Second Booster Vaccine Update

Ardara Health Centre is in the process of ordering second booster vaccinations.

Any patients OVER 65 years old are eligible for the vaccine. You can get your second booster at least 4 months after your first booster.

If you have had Covid-19 since your first booster, you must wait at least 4 months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.

Patients of the surgery can ring 074-9541134 to register their name on our vaccine list and we will contact you when clinic date is confirmed.

Chernobyl Appeal

Siobhan McNelis is collecting this year for the Chernobyl Appeal and due to the demand of requirements she is extending to June 6th.

Items required:

  • Adults’ and children’s clothes and shoes
  • Bed linen
  • Cosmetics
  • Nappies
  • Medicines (Calpol, Paracetamol etc., in date)

Siobhan is retiring from her appeals this year after 30 years. She wishes to thank everyone who supported her appeals over the last 30 years.

You can leave items at her house (Eircode F94 A2T7), and for further info ring 087-7463659.

Classical Concert 2022, Lettermacaward

Classical music is back! After two years enforced silence due to covid, music is springing into life again – over all the country and of course in Lettermacaward too.
We are proud and happy that we can continue our effort to bring high quality classical music to Lettermacaward and host again the Donegal Chamber Orchestra conducted by Victor Yélamo for the 4th Concert in the historical picturesque Church of Ireland in Lettermacaward.

The brilliant acoustics in this Church make every music performance an unforgettable event. With music from Handel, Dvorak, Scriabin, Holst and other composers, the orchestra with string players of all ages and across the country will enchant you and carry you in the magic world of classical music. We can promise you more than an hour of wonderful music.

Mark the 4th of June, 5pm, in your diary.

The Donegal Chamber Orchestra (DCO) is one of the ensemble groups within the Donegal Music Education Partnership, and was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabo-Yelamo and Spanish cellist Victor Yelamo, both of whom you can meet afterwards, together with the rest of the musicians, at Elliott’s Lounge where light refreshments will be served.

Admission €12 at the door.

For further information please contact Angela on 07495-44341 / 086-2727502 or Carolyn on 07495-44823 / 087-7873415.

Summer Lights Festival

Summer Lights Festival, Ardara

A multicultural event of ethnic music, dance and food, the Summer Lights festival takes place in Ardara from Friday 3rd June to Monday 6th June.

Programme of events coming soon on our Summer Lights Festival page.


There was no winner of this week’s Flotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were:

5 9 13 23

Nearest were Lorraine Redmond, Wexford and Aidan McHugh, Laconnell.

Next week’s jackpot is €3800. We are down a few house to house sellers at the moment due to Covid. Anyone who missed out can drop their envelopes into Diver’s or play online.


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