Community Notices 17th October 2018



The congratulations of the community this week goes to Patrick Boomer, son of Therese Gillespie, Portnoo, who finished 5th best offshore rower in the World.He rowed for Loughros Point in the World Coastal Rowing finals in Victoria, Canada this weekend. He also rowed for Loughros Point Rowing Club in the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championship in the summer. Well done and a great achievement! 


The Dolmen Centre has a wonderful writers’ group called Pen2Paper who have published a book of short stories and paintings called “A New Day Dawns”. This is local talent and is a credit to them all.The book is on sale in Diver’s and The Present Day and all proceeds go to RNLI, The Alzheimer’s Society and The Irish Guide Dogs Association. The Writers’ Group are amazed at the support they have got so far. They have surpassed their intended targets and have now sponsored a young dog to be trained as a guide dog and all monies raised are to be spent in Donegal. 

Church Gate Collection

The Labour Party will hold a Church Gate Collection on Saturday evening of this week 20th October and Sunday 21st October. 

Fundraising Dance

A fundraising dance will be held in Elliott’s Bar Lettermacaward on the 28th October in aid of Letterkenny and Galway University Hospital Oncology Departments. This dance has been organised by James (the baker) Melly. All donations will be greatly appreciated. 

Photography Talk

This will be your opportunity to learn some new ideas, see some  amazing photography, discuss techniques etc. from a multi award winning professional photographer and to meet others with an interest in photography – young, old, experienced and beginners.  We are a friendly bunch of enthusiasts.  Tea and coffee provided. €20.Contact Sue to book your place on 0860773359 or email 

Duchas Gets Ready

Anyone with an interesting story, please forward to as we move closer to printing time. Articles can also be left at West End House, Ardara. 


The sympathy of the community this weeks goes to Yvonne Shovlin (Rudden) of Sandfield on the death of her father Sonny Rudden in Cavan during the week.     ARDARA WEATHER  

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