Ardara News 7th July 2023

Upcoming Festivals

It’s full steam ahead for festival season, with the Bluegrass Festival kicking off on Friday 21st July. This year’s festival features some of the finest bluegrass acts in the world. Check out the Bluegrass Festival page for the weekend’s programme.

The Wild Atlantic Festival runs from the 5th to 12th August, and this year’s programme has something for everyone, with guided walks, weaving and painting classes, magic shows, mystery tour, dancing at the crossroads, and much more. Check out the Wild Atlantic Festival page for the full listing.

The Wild Atlantic Week concludes with the biggest event of the year, the Ardara Show. This year’s Prize Schedule is now available on the Show page. Lots of new classes added and plenty of prizes to be won! Further details coming soon.

As part of the Johnny Doherty Festival, we are delighted to welcome Sharon Shannon to Ardara for a concert on September 23rd. Further details on the Sharon Shannon Concert page.

Ardara Artisan Market

The next Artisan Market takes place on Saturday July 15th from 11am to 3pm in the main town car park.

The full listing for this and other events is available on our Events page.

Featuring a variety of traders selling a wonderful selection of artisan products from knitwear to jewellery to candles and baked goods.

Check out Ardara Artisan Market on Facebook and Instagram for all updates.

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Accommodation Wanted

A team making a film about Irish trad music is looking for four houses to rent for two weeks, 9th to 22nd July, near Ardara. If you can help, get in touch with Hilary at 085-1588309.

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