Ardara News 30th March 2023

Cup of Tae Festival

The Ardara Cup of Tae Festival takes place again this year on the May Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023.

This year we honour the wonderful Donna Harkin.

This year’s programme is now available on our Cup of Tae Festival page.

All the year’s festivals are now listed on our Festivals page, and check out our Events page to find out what other events are happening in Ardara.

Town Healthcheck

Awake Tourism and Paul Doherty Architects invite the entire Community of Ardara to a presentation of the completed ‘Town Healthcheck’, and an opportunity to be part of the next steps in developing a regeneration Plan for Ardara, that aims to respond to the present and future needs of the Community.

In an informal, open workshop setting, we will explore possible opportunities to enhance our town for the residents, visitors, and Businesses. You will be invited to look at some draft proposals and to be part of the briefing process.

The workshop is open to all interested individuals, groups, associations, traders, etc and in particular to the young people of the Community.

Join in, bring a pencil!

7pm at the Ardara Heritage Centre – Tuesday 18th April 2023.

Loughros Heritage Group book launch

Loughros Heritage Group invites you to the book launch of:

Loughros Point ~ Pointe Luacharois.

Placenames and tales of Nooks and Crannies.

Saturday 22nd April at 3.00pm in the Parish Centre.

Kilclooney Easter Market

Kilclooney Easter Market

The Kilclooney Country Market’s Easter Market is at the Tavern Kilclooney on Saturday 8th of April 11am to 1pm. See the event page for further information.

Kilclooney Country Market’s Summer Markets run every Saturday from July to the end of August at the Tavern 11am to 1pm.

Anonymous Auction Night

Anonymous Auction

Fri 14th April at 9:00pm in Nancy’s Bar.

An anonymous auction of artwork by local people and artists with beautiful, bright and colourful art.

Make a bid for a cause.

In Aid of Ardara Cardiac First Responders plus BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance services.

For further info: 087-2842012.

See the event page for more.

Art Classes

The art classes are now on Wednesday evenings from 7 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the Heritage Centre upstairs. Come along and make some new friends. Contact number 087-3222910.

Table Quiz

There will be a table quiz in aid of the Church of Ireland Ardara on Saturday, April 8th, at 8pm in the Methodist Hall, Ardara. Teams of four: €20 per team. Raffle prizes on the night.

Easter Rowing Camp

Easter Rowing Camp on Shanaghan Lake, Loughros Point. 10th to 14th April. Contact Loughros Point Rowing Club via Facebook for more info.

Easter Egg Hunt

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Ardara U16 Girls Gaelic Football tournament London September 2023.

The Hunt takes place at Woodhill Enchanted Forest on Sunday 9th April at:

Under 6’s: 12pm-1pm

Over 6’s: 1.30pm-2.30pm

Face Painting. Meet the Easter Bunny. Find the Golden Egg to win a prize. Wear wellies.

€5 per child, families €10.

See the event page for further information.

Set Dancing and Céilí

Set dancing every Monday night from 8.30 – 10.30 pm at Heritage Centre with Clement calling the sets.

Everyone is welcome.

The Late Noreen McHugh

Sympathy is extended to the family of Noreen McHugh, Laconnell, Ardara, who died on March 21st.

Predeceased by her mother Evelyn, she is sadly missed by her loving father Packie, her brothers Charlie and Patsy, her sisters Collette and Martina, her nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbours.

Funeral Mass took place on Friday morning at the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The Late Pat Brennan

Sympathy is extended to the family of Patrick James (Pat) Brennan, Woodfarm Avenue, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 and formerly of Ardara, who died on March 23rd in the loving care of the staff at TLC Nursing Home, Maynooth.

Beloved husband of the late Nancy and dear father of Louise, Ronan, Onagh and Lorna; sadly missed by his loving son, daughters, grandchildren, James, Eleanor, Sophie, Sarah and Matthew, sons-in-law Dan and David, sister Clare, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass took place on Monday morning at 10am in St. Philomena’s Church, Palmerstown, followed by burial in Palmerstown Cemetery.


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