Ardara News 31st August 2023

Glengesh Road Works

Donegal County Council has warned that due to the essential road works, the R230 at Glengesh (Common Bridge and Glengesh) will be blocked from 8.30am to 6m from tomorrow, Wednesday August 30 to Friday, September 1 and will be reopened each evening.

The exact location of the road closure will be from the thatch cottage in Glengesh towards the N56 junction (Common Bridge) for 1.5km approximately. The diversion route for people travelling to Carrick/Glencolmcille from Ardara or in the opposite direction is via the N56 from Ardara into Killybegs into Carrick via R263.

Johnny Doherty Festival

The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place in Ardara from September 22nd to 24th.

The Johnny Doherty Festival is a traditional music and dance festival, held in honour of the fiddler, Johnny Doherty, comprising concerts, céili dances and sessions in the town.

John Doherty was a world-renowned traditional musician who as born in and spent much time in Ardara.

There will be lots of great music including Sharon Shannon, Bríd Harper, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney.

See the Johnny Doherty Festival page for details.

Autumn Oil Painting Classes

Get creative this Autumn and learn how create your own masterpiece to hang on your wall.

Sean will introduce the basic skills, techniques and the materials of oil painting and to create your own artwork.

What: 8-week introduction to oil painting class

Where: Heritage Centre Ardara (upstairs room)

When: Mondays from 11th of September 6:30-8:30pm

Who: Artist Sean O’Brogain

Cost: €10 per class

What’s included: Lessons & materials to get you started.

See the Eventbrite page for details.


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