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Ardara News 11th Feb 2020

Ardara News 11th Feb 2020


South of the Border Festival This Weekend


Friday February 14th

Corner House 9pm: The Bard of Ardara

An evening of storytelling, music and craic presented by Frank Galligan.

Introducing: Patsy O’Hagan, the Bard of Armagh and one of the funniest men around, along with Declan Forde, another Bard of Armagh who presents a unique storytelling pitch. Both in the company of Paddy, John Joe and Jimmy.

Beehive Bar 10.30pm: Storytelling and Entertainment

All-time great traditional music session with the best musicians around, joined by Frank GalliganDeclan Forde and Patsy O’Hagan for more fun and stories


Saturday February 15th

Nesbitt Arms Hotel 8pm: The Jimmy Kennedy All Star Concert presented by Frank Galligan

The silken skills of Neilly Gildea on Saxophone joined by Paul Coughlan and friends for a concert of swingtime music from the Tin Pan Alley era. Also Eabha Gallagher will perform the songs of Jimmy Kennedy, a great opportunity to hear this wonderful talent. Patsy Cavanagh, composer of “This is my Homeland” will take to the stage and will be joined by Patsy O’HaganDeclan Forde and Bri Carr.

The Beehive Bar 10.30pm: The Packie Manus Byrne Evening

Join friends and fellow musicians to pay due respect and remember the wonderful Packie Manus.


Sunday February 16th

The Bri Carr Album Launch in Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 3pm

Bri CarrOne of the most popular musicians in Donegal, Bri Carr will launch her new album in the company of family and friends and the women from Wild Atlantic Women. Many of Bri’s friends and fellow musicians perform to celebrate this launch which promises to be a truly outstanding recording


Read: Frank Galligan’s article for the Donegal Democrat


Full details are now available on the South of the Border Festival page.



Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan

Dance Classes with Joe McGuigan will resume in the Heritage Centre on Wednesday 12th February from 8pm to 9.30 pm. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Oliver Boyle Memorial Card Drive

The Oliver Boyle Memorial 25 Card Drive will take place in the Corner House Bar on Sunday 23rd February at 8pm. Everyone welcome.


Art Classes at the Men’s Shed

Art classes continue every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm in the Men’s Shed at Thomas Boyle’s (The Greenhouse).

Everyone welcome to join in at any time. For more information phone Colm on: 087-3222910


Irish Classes

Irish Language Classes are currently being organised in The Heritage Centre.

Anyone interested should phone Colm on: 087-3222910


Gortnacart National School Enrolment

Anyone wishing to enrol their child for September 2020 please contact the school on 074-9541799 or email:

Have a look at the school website: for all the activities and events in the school. Due to the size and location of our school we take into consideration each individual family and their needs.


Pop-up Art Gallery at Gortnacart NS

Gortnacart National School is hosting a ‘Pop-up Art Gallery’ on the 12th March between 6.30pm and 8.00pm.

Everyone is welcome on the night to view the children’s artwork. This would also be a great opportunity for any parent(s) of children starting primary school to come in and view the school and consider enrolment in September.


Flotto Results

The Flotto Results on Monday 10th February were: 12, 14, 17 and 30 and the nearest were Joe Ryan, Kentucky and Eimear O Donnell, Doohill.


Anniversary Masses

For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcam

Tuesday 10.00am: Anniversary of Arthur Godman

Wednesday 7.30pm: Anniversary of Maggie Molloy, Tullycleave.

Thursday 10.00am: Anniversaries of Ria & Johnny Doherty

Saturday 11.00am: Anniversaries of Joe & Teresa Gildea

Saturday 12 noon: Months Mind Mass of Mary Reynolds

Saturday 7.30 pm: Anniversary of Tom Concarr



The Community extends sympathy this week to the Gavigan and McHugh Families on the death of Hughie and the McNelis Family, Kilclooney on the death of Maggie McNelis. Also to Sandra Dunlevy on the death of her father Samuel Stewart in Ballybofey this week.