Community Notices 1st October 2019

The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend

Taking place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October, this year’s Warp and Weft of Heritage weekend celebrates the rich cultural history and folklore of Donegal, and how it provided the spark of inspiration to Disney screenwriter Lawrence Edward Watkin, who adapted literary fairy tales as the basis for the screenplay “Darby O’Gill and the Little People”.The weekend of talks and activities will delve into the story behind the film and explore the fact, fiction and folklore, Watkin’s visit to Ardara in 1947 and the film’s premiere in 1959.Visit our Warp and Weft of Heritage page for this year’s packed programme of events including talks, film screening, storytelling, exhibitions, and a fascinating field trip. 

The Flu Vaccination Clinic

The Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held at the Doctors Surgery, Ardara on this Thursday 3rd October from 3 to 5pm.Please telephone 074 9541134 to book an appointment. 

Owenea FM

Owenea FM, the Ardara based community radio station, is staging its annual Fundraising Dance Evening on Halloween Night Thursday October 31st.This popular evening of music and dance is being held at the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara.Doors open at 9pm and tickets, available from presenters, are just €5 each. 

20 years Gift of Life Celebration Dance

Teresa Keeney from Crumlin is having a 20 Years Celebration Fundraising Dance on the 11th of October in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel with music by Hard 2 Beat and local singers.The fundraiser is for the Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Charlie Bennett Memorial Fund and St. Luke’s Cancer Lodge in Dublin.Teresa is 20 years over her liver transplant on this date, and she will be going door to door in the coming weeks.Tickets are €10 and there will be a raffle on the night. This promises to be a great night of entertainment for worthy causes. 

Dúchas Calling

A number of excellent Articles have been submitted for the Christmas edition of Dúchas.We encourage anyone with an article to submit it now.Articles can be sent by email to or left in Diver’s Newsagents for collection. 

Art Classes

An 8-week Beginners’ Course in Mixed Media.Starting Friday 4th October 2019 at 7pm and continuing every Friday in the Heritage Centre.Cost: €40 per person.For more information or to book a place contact Colm: 087-3222910 

Flotto Results

The Flotto Results on Monday 23rd September, were: 11, 25, 26 and 27 and the nearest were Nicola Gallagher, Edergole and Margaret Boyle, Kentucky. 

Anniversary Masses

For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcamWednesday at 7.30pm – Anniversary of Alice O BrienThursday at 10.00am  – Anniversary of Phelim McGillFriday at 10.00am – Anniversary of Paddy GivenFriday at 7.30pm – Anniversary of Packie BreslinSaturday at 11.00am – Anniversary of John B McConnell & deceased members of the McConnell family 


The sympathy of the Community this week goes to Ann Byrne, Ard Conal on the death of her sister Sadie Gallagher in Dungloe last week. ARDARA WEATHER  

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