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Ardara News 15th December 2020

Owenea FM Owenea FM the Ardara based community radio station serving the town, Glenties, Portnoo and the wider area, returns to the airwaves on Saturday, December 19th, after a break of three weeks. A new 100-day licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland allows it to transmit each Saturday and Sunday for the next year. […]

Santa Comes to Ardara

Santa Never Fails! Even though he didn’t make the annual Lights Switch-On, Santa will be passing through the town this Saturday between 5 and 6pm. He will visit Drumaghy Park, then the town and Ard Connell. An event for the young boys and girls not to miss! Dúchas Annual The annual Christmas book Dúchas will […]

Ardara News December 8th 2020

Big Switch On The Ardara Christmas Lights were switched on Sunday 6th December by Senator Eileen Flynn. She thanked the community for asking her to do the honour and also for their welcome to her to Ardara. She wished all a good Christmas and a new year and wished all who were sick with Covid, […]

Ardara News 1st December 2020

Outdoor Christmas Market Ardara has an outdoor market starting this Saturday 5th at 12 noon and again on Sunday 6th from 12 noon. Claire and her team could not have an indoor market this Christmas. There will be lots of pop-up stalls appearing in discrete locations around the town with loads of the usual Christmas […]

Updates 27th November 2020

Owenea FM Congratulations to Owenea FM, our local radio, on securing their new license. They go back broadcasting on Saturday December 19th. During this lockdown the local radio made a huge contribution to our lives and we thank all involved for their efforts. Their listenership has increased hugely in recent times and we hope that […]

Ardara News 17th November 2020

Christmas Lights Ardara will be lit up for Christmas! Preparations are taking place for the erection of the Christmas Lights on the streets of Ardara. Shane Mulreany and his team are organizing new lights and fittings for the task in hand. Michael Barrett is organizing the Christmas Tree on the Diamond and the Crib team […]

Ardara News 3rd November 2020

Covid-19 The community of Ardara continues to observe level 5 restrictions in a very real way. We hope all the effort will help to erase this terrible scourge from our community. Life has obviously been very affected in Ardara with no activity except a little building construction and farm work. Work is progressing on the […]

Ardara News 20th October 2020

Covid-19 Ardara, like other communities, is experiencing difficulties with Covid 19. The community are doing a wonderful job in trying to contain the virus and hopefully we will all have the joy of a family Christmas with friends and family. Well done to the teachers, pupils and parents who have done a wonderful job keeping […]

Ardara News 6th October 2020

Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October 2020, has been cancelled. Donegal GAP Heritage and History Group plan to upload some virtual material relating to past events and projects on their social media platforms soon. Keep […]

Ardara News 29th September 2020

Sadness at Closure of Local Barber Shop The business community of Ardara are sad to hear that popular barber, Fiona Boyle, will be closing her Barber Shop in Ardara on October 8th. Fiona was a popular member of the business community and will be sadly missed in her Barber Shop opposite Kelly’s Pharmacy. With Fiona […]

Ardara News 22nd September 2020

River Bank Walk ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ are organising a River Bank Walk on Sunday 27th September at 12pm along the beautiful Owenea and returning through a forest clearing past the hidden Lough McHugh, along a much forgotten railway line and back to the bridge. €20 pp and children free accompanied by an adult […]

Ardara News 7th Sept 2020

Slowey but Surely Charity Cycle Each year since the death of Margaret Slowey her husband Gerard and the family have organised a barbecue in her honour to raise money for cancer and a local charity. That began in 2009 when Margaret died. Sadly, Gerard passed away in December, 2016 and since then the children Aine, […]


Roadworks Local Ardara based councillor Anthony Molloy has sent the following information to 1. The Carrickacleave road has got a finished road dressing in the past week and l will push for more work on that road in the next programme 2. Got the Wood Road to Monargan on the Roads Programme, particularly been […]

Ardara News 26th August 2020

Johnny Doherty Festival Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Johnny Doherty Festival has been cancelled. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver to Stephen at West End House, Ardara, Co. […]

Ardara News 18th August 2020

Visitors Ardara is experiencing huge numbers of visitors from all over Ireland and all are welcome but social distancing must be observed at all times. Duchas Magazine The Board of Duchas are seeking submissions for the Christmas edition: letters, stories, photos are welcome as the editorial prepare for the next edition. Send submissions to or deliver […]

Ardara News 11th August 2020

Face Masks On 10 August 2020, new public health laws (pdf) made appropriate face coverings mandatory for customers in: Shops, including pharmacies Shopping centres Libraries Cinemas and cinema complexes Theatres Concert halls Bingo halls Museums Nail salons Hair salons and barbers Tattoo and piercing parlours Travel agents and tour operators Laundries and dry cleaners Bookmakers Anyone who does […]