The Country & Western Week-End

The Country & Western Week-End Friday 20th to Sunday 23rd, 2018 This popular weekend has seen many Matches. A weekend of fun and dance with Ireland’s top Country bands. Classes in Jiving and Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon. Contact Thomas 087-2463505 Facebook: ardaracountryandwestern   ~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~  

The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend

The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend Fri 13th to Sunday 15th October, 2017 The second event incorporating archaeology, heritage, history and culture. Includes lively talks, storytelling, demonstrations, workshops and muchmore. Organised by the Ardara GAP Heritage and History Group. Contact Paula Harvey on 087-9214206 or ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com   Watch this space for our 2017 Programme of…   ~~~~~~~~  

Packie Manus Byrne Centenary Weekend

On what would have been Packie Manus Byrne's 100th birthday, friends and family of the legendary folksinger, musician, songwriter and storyteller from Donegal are gathering in Ardara to celebrate the life, songs and music of an extraordinary man.   ~~~~~~~~  

The Country & Western Week-End

This popular weekend has seen many Matches. A weekend of fun and dance with Irelands top Country bands. Classes in Jiving and Line Dancing on Sunday afternoon. Contact Thomas 087-2463505 Facebook: ardaracountryandwestern   ~~~~~~~~  

The Big Summer Charity Barbeque

The Big Summer Charity Barbeque Corner House, Ardara, starting at 5pm on Sunday 27th August, 2017 For more information contact Stephen Slowey 087-2467969        ~~~~~~~~  

Wild Atlantic Week 2017

The Wild Atlantic Week 2017 A week of Special Events for visitors and the Community alike.   Watch this space for our programme of events which will follow shortly…. Contact: Stephen – 087 2424590   ~~~~~~~~  

St. Patrick’s Weekend & Ardara International Walking Festival 2017

Friday 17th – Sun 19th March, 2017. St Patricks Weekend, 2017. Ardara International Walking Festival Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks to suit all abilities. Contact John Damian Gallagher 087 6655828 St Patricks Parade on Sunday 19th March at 3.30pm See Brochures & Website www.ardara.ie    Facebook ardaratown  This year the Parade…   ~~~~~~~~  

Cup of Tae 2017 – Donegals Premier Traditional Music Festival

  The 2017 Cup of Tae Festival May Bank Holiday Weekend ( April 28th – May 1st 2017 ) The Cup of Tae Festival Committee has just announced that the famous Donegal fiddler Martin McGinley  will be honoured at the 2017 Cup of Tae festival, which will take place here in Ardara from April 28th to…   ~~~~~~~~  

The Melting Pot (June Bank Holiday)

A multicultural event of Ethnic Music, Dance & Food The Melting Pot Festival is a multicultural celebration incorporating many different ethnic cultures. An eclectic mix of Music, Song, Dance, Food, Workshops, Exhibitions and Displays will be celebrated over four days in the village of Ardara. This event is an opportunity for national and non-national people…   ~~~~~~~~  

Rás Dun na nGall

In conjunction with the ‘Melting Pot Festival’ up to 200 Cyclists and 100 support Staff, visit Ardara to tackle all the climbs, corners, downhills and beautiful scenery the area has to offer. You’ve probably never seen ‘so much lycra in one place’! Contact John 086 3912949   ~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~  

Blue Grass Festival

This has now developed into a great event with the top Bluegrass Artists in Town. Contact: Pat: 087 6900714      Facebook ardaratown Watch this space for details of our 2017 Bluegrass Festival programme which will follow shortly……   ~~~~~~~~  

The Ardara Agricultural Show

‘The Shows’ One of the top Agricultural Shows in Ireland “The one the locals come home for”! Contact Tracey 087 2393460   ~~~~~~~~  

Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition

Visit this popular Exhibition in the Heritage Centre, which gives a snapshot of the people and the place from years gone by. Venue: Heritage Centre, Ardara.  For more details contact Bart Whelan: 087 7691467                                ~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~  

The Matchmaking Week-End

Ardara’s Matchmaking Weekend Fri 10th – Sun 12th of November 2017 This popular weekend has seen many Matches Matchmaking with the world famous Matchmaker Willie Daly.  Willie Daly Matchmaker will be in attendance all weekend with love in the air…. WILLIE DALY has been matchmaking couples for more than 50 years, estimating that his work has resulted…   ~~~~~~~~  

The Poor Farmers Auction in Teagues Bar – West End

The Poor Farmers Auction Venue: Teagues Bar, West End, Ardara 29th December, 2017 A night of fun and craic where everyone becomes a “poor farmer” for the night. This event has raised hundreds of thousands of euro for worthwhile charities in the region. Contact John 087 8265334   ~~~~~~~~     ~~~~~~~~