One of the most outstanding festivals of all time was experienced in Ardara this weekend, with musicians from all parts of the world descending on Ardara from Thursday onwards for the Cup of Tae Festival.Bríd Harper was special guest this year and was truly outstanding.Canadian musicians North Atlantic Drift proved very popular, and the young musicians from Downpatrick, Co. Down performed throughout the weekend to huge applause.Caitríona Lagan, all Ireland mandolin champion, was just fantastic, and over forty young musicians playing on the street are memories people will never forget.The Schools of Music are probably the finest in the Country at present and were another outstanding success this year.Thanks to all who helped make this a wonderful weekend!For more photos and videos of the weekend visit the Ardara Town Facebook page.
Congratulations to Local Schools
Congratulations to Gortnacart 1st , St Mary’s 2nd and Meentinadea 3rd in the All Ireland Pioneer Schools Quiz recently. A great achievement for all concerned.
Lovin’ the Hills
The Ardara Hillwalkers will be hosting a guided hill walk from Port to Maghera, one of the most spectacular coastal cliff walks in Europe, on Saturday June 1st 2019, as part of the Summer Lights Festival weekend.Join Kevin at 9.00am at the Heritage Centre (bus collection). This is a fantastic walk and takes up to 7 hours.Anyone interested in participating can message the organisers via their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.orgCost: €25 per person.The full programme of events for the weekend is on our Summer Lights page.
Ardara GAA 10 Week Draw
The Ardara GAA Club are organising a 10 week club development draw with €25,000 in prize money and tickets being sold for €100. This is for future facilities at the club.There will be 10 draws with weekly prizes of €1000, €500, €400, €300, €200 and €100. There will be a special draw for anyone who fully pays up the €100 in advance.Sellers will be going door to door in the Parish in the coming weeks. The first draw is on Sunday 9th June, 2019.
Ardara has once again entered the Tidy Towns competition and we need a great effort from everyone in helping make our town look good.It would be so important if owners of property in the town painted the outside of their premises. It would be very much appreciated and would make a huge difference.
Reflexology Clinic in the Heritage Centre
There will be a Reflexology Clinic in the Heritage Centre on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Contact 087-2854668 for an appointment.
Grass in the Cemetery
The grass in the Church of the Holy Family cemetery will be cut towards the end of this week. You may wish to cover family graves.
For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcamWednesday 7.30 pm – John Gildea, Wood Road
Thursday 10.00 am – Eileen Concannon-Burke
Friday 7.30 pm – Joseph Gallagher, Front Street
Saturday 10.00 am – Kathleen McHugh
Saturday 7.30 pm – Mary Rose & William Boyle; Gary Cahill ARDARA WEATHER