Ardara Garden Fete
The annual Church of Ireland Garden Fete takes place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs Road, this Saturday July 14th.
With numerous stalls offering a wide variety of products, novelty games and special events, the popular afternoon event opens at 2pm. There will also be refreshments and and a giant raffle!
Family Fun Day!
The Dolmen Centre are hosting a Family Fun Day on Narin Strand on Sunday the 5th of August starting at 1pm.
Lots of family activities to be had, including Egg & Spoon and 3-legged races, Tug of War, Stalls, BBQ’s, Music and much more!
For the artistic among you, there will be a Sandcastle/Sand Art competition on the beach itself.
Entry for this event is €10, with prizes to be had for various categories.
Join us for what promises to be ‘A good day out’! All funds go towards the running of the Dolmen Centre.
The committee of the Duchas are asking for articles and stories for this years edition which will be on sale in December. Send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Basket Weaving Classes
Eugene Byrne, famous basket-weaver from Teelin, will be making and teaching basket weaving in the Heritage Centre on Friday 10th August, 11am-4pm. Free drop spindle classes will also take place.
Booking essential. €40 for the day including rods which will be supplied.
For more information phone Colm: 087 3222910
Annual Blessing of the Graves
The Blessing of the Graves will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday August 5th at the graveyard adjacent to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara.
Make Waste into Art – Leitir
Plastic waste has become a huge issue and features daily in the news. It is a global problem affecting everyone. Even if you think it’s not that bad, it really is! Plastic waste not only spoils our landscapes but contaminates the ocean and therefore sea life. You may think you are eating healthy but fish are eating pieces of this plastic waste, we eat the fish so it ultimately end up inside ourselves. Everybody and every Community has to do something to solve and minimise this problem. We have come up with a very unique idea.
We will launch an exciting project during the summer together with the artist and sculptor Niamh McCann. On the 21st of July from 1pm to 3pm we will gather young and old together on Dooey Beach for a special beach clean with some entertainment for children, music and “Wicked Waffles”. Niamh McCann will then do a sculpture from all the waste.
Our artist and a videographer will be with us to document our community work and all the fun.
To put our local event in the global scheme of things we will have a show in Leitir Hall all about the waste problems in the oceans with all the negative effects for climate change and our food chain. This will take place on 18th of August at 5pm. In the back room we will have a small workshop for children – we’ll provide tea and home baking. The highlight of the evening will be the film from the videographer about the beach cleaning.
When our artist has finished the sculpture – possibly by the end of August – we can unveil it in a fitting ceremony at a prominent location in Leitir.
A final date will be confirmed
Organized by Gweebarra Community Group and supported by Leitir Development Group
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The sympathy of the community this week goes to the Watters family, Monargan, on the death of Margaret Watters last week and whose funeral took place on Sunday last.