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Just Relax Classes

Just Relax Classes for Adults Learn how to relax, breathe away your worries, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. Classes are starting in the Community Centre Ardara on Monday 16th Sept from 10-11am, for 6 weeks. €30.00Relax Kids Class Kids learn to boost their self confidence and self esteem, help reduce anxiety and stress while using a fun 7 step programme. Starting in the Community Centre Ardara, on Monday 16th September from 4-5pm, Ages 5-11.Contact Bernadine on 087-7474232 or Facebook – relaxkidsdonegal 

Swimming Bus to Ballyshannon

Children’s swimming lessons for ages 5+ started up again on Friday 6th September in Ballyshannon pool. Bus leaves Ardara 5.50pm and returns at 9pm.Anyone interested can call or text on 087-6779933 

Downstrands Family Resource Centre – Autumn Activities 2019

Coming Soon: The Johnny Doherty Festival

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September.Friday night is opening night with the Opening Concert in the Beehive at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Steve Cooney and special guests.There will be Sets and Ceilis in the Heritage Centre at 9.30pm.On Saturday there will be a Sets and Ceili Workshop in the Heritage centre from 11.00am to 1.00pm with Clement Gallagher.A two hand dance workshop takes place in the Heritage Centre from 2.00pm to 4.00pm with Ann Conaghan and Connie McKelvey.On Saturday night a superb Concert takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 8pm with “Four Men and a Dog”. The band made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.On Sunday the Cró na Cleire hillwalk takes place, leaving the Heritage Centre at 10.30am with local guide Kevin. The walk features beautiful panoramic views of Ardara Town, with Killybegs and Benbulben in the distance, the stunning Glengesh Pass where Johnny Doherty often walked on his way to Ardara, and the mountains of Aighe and Common. Duration: About 4 hours. Moderate walk. Good hiking gear essential. Fee: €25.00. Contact Kevin 087-6734875 for more information or visit the Facebook Event Page.There will be a Sean Nós Dance Workshop in The Heritage Centre from 11am to 1pm with Brenda O’CallaghanSets & Céili will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm with The Ceilidh Time Céili BandSunday night sees the unmissable Friel Sisters in Concert in The Beehive Bar at 8pmSee the Johnny Doherty Festival page for the full programme or pick up a brochure in local shops. 

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Lynda’s Boutique

Ladies clothing and footwear boutique. New arrivals daily and open Mon-Sat 10.30am – 6pm. Follow on Instagram for updates here. Contact: +353 74 954 1897 lyndasboutiqueardara@gmail.com Share:

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