Ceili Dancing

Ardara News 29th September 2022

Ceili & Two Hand Dancing Classes There will be Ceili & 2 Hand Dancing Classes for Adults starting on Wed next 5th October in the GAA Club House from 8.30

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The Johnny Doherty Festival, Ardara

Ardara News 22nd September 2022

The Johnny Doherty Festival There’s another busy weekend up ahead as the annual Johnny Doherty Festival makes its post-Covid return with a variety of events between Friday and Sunday. The

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Johnny Doherty Festival, Ardara

Ardara News 15th September 2022

The Johnny Doherty Festival Celebrating local music and dance traditions, this hugely popular festival held in honour of esteemed fiddler Johnny Doherty will make its post-Covid return from next Friday

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Ardara ICA Fashion Show

Ardara News 8th September 2022

Fashion Show The Ardara ICA will host a Fashion Show on Sunday September 18th in the Parish Centre from 3pm to 5pm. Clothing from Lynda’s Boutique, Eddie Doherty Tweeds, John

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Health Centre

Ardara Health Centre Updates

Covid Booster Vaccine Clinic We will be holding a covid booster vaccine clinic tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 6th September. Please phone us on 074-9541134 to book your vaccine. The clinic is

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One Fine Dave

Ardara News 1st September 2022

One Fine Dave A celebration of the life and music of Dave Wintour takes place in the Highland Hotel, Glenties (note change of venue from previously advertised) tonight, Thursday 1st

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Ukraine Flag

Ardara News 25th August 2022

Ukrainian Collection The Methodist Hall will be open this Thursday and next Thursday 6-8pm to receive the following items which have been requested by the Ukrainian families who have recently

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Ardara Show 2022

Ardara News 15th August 2022

Shows The Ardara Shows took place this year for the first time at the GAA grounds at Kentucky and what an outstanding day it was. The weather was just brilliant

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Wild Atlantic Week: Duck Race on Owenea

Today’s Wild Atlantic Week Events

Events for Friday 12th August 2022 Coffee Corner, Chat & Coffee Rear of the Heritage Centre. 11.00am. Wild Atlantic Wellness @ Sukah Eire Sukah Éire. 11.00am to 12.00pm. Laughter Yoga

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Sukha Eire

Today’s Wild Atlantic Week Events

Events for Thursday 11th August 2022 Wild Atlantic Wellness @ Sukah Eire Sukha Éire. From 7.30am. 7.30-8.15am Flow Yoga & Breathwork 9.30-10.45am Hatha Yoga 12.45pm-1.15pm Lunchtime Breathwork 6.00pm-7.00pm Emotional Freedom

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Mystery Bus Tour

Today’s Wild Atlantic Week Events

Events for Wednesday 10th August 2022 Mystery Bus Tour The Heritage Centre. 11.00am. Mystery tour of Donegal leaving at 11.00am from the Heritage Centre. Numbers limited. Art Class The Heritage

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Family Fun Day. Wild Atlantic Week 2022

Today’s Wild Atlantic Week Events

Events for Sunday 7th August 2022 Family Fun Day Pearse Memorial Park. 3.30pm. Children’s SportsWheelbarrow Races3-Legged RacesEgg & Spoon RacesBar-B-QMums & Dads RacesLong Kick CompetitionPenalty KicksTug of War Relaunch of

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Wild Atlantic Magic Show with Colm Dawson

Wild Atlantic Magic Show

Colm Dawson presents “Wild Atlantic Magic” in the Heritage Centre today, Saturday 6th August, at 4.00pm. A show not to be missed! Tickets €8 (adults) €5 (kids). Visit our Wild

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Ardara Show 2022 Updates

Ardara Show Returns

After a two-year hiatus, the Ardara Agricultural Show returns to the beautiful town of Ardara on Saturday 13th August 2022. Dating back to 1905, the show attracts thousands of visitors

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Wild Atlantic Week 2022 Opening Ceili

Wild Atlantic Week Festival Opening

Festival Opening With a Special Celebration Ceilí & Irish Night The Wild Atlantic Week kicks off at 8.30pm tonight, Thursday August 4th, with a Ceilí & Irish Night. This event,

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Wild Atlantic Week 2022

Ardara News August 2nd 2022

Wild Atlantic Week The Wild Atlantic Week festival kicks off this Thursday 4th August with a very special Ceilí & Irish Night in the GAA Clubhouse. Recent additions to the

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Wild Atlantic Week 2022, Ardara

Ardara News 21st July 2022

Wild Atlantic Week The preparations for the Wild Atlantic Week festival are well underway, with many events scheduled for the beginning of August. The packed programme of events can be

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Ardara Bluegrass Festival

Ardara News 14th July 2022

Bluegrass Festival The Ardara Bluegrass festival kicks off this weekend with events in the Beehive Bar and Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Full schedule available on the Bluegrass Festival page. Guided Butterfly

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Ardara Satellite Map

Ardara News 6th July 2022

Ardara Public Survey As part of the Ardara Regeneration Project, Paul Doherty Architects – Donegal Town will be carrying out a public survey, for locals and visitors, on Friday 8th

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Local Authorities Water Programme

Ardara News 24th June 2022

Grant Awarded: Protecting & Enhancing Ardara’s Natural Heritage We’re delighted to share that Ardara has been awarded funding under the Local Authority Waters Programme to research and enhance our local

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Shanaghan House Going Pink

Ardara News 16th June 2022

Going Pink St. Shanaghan House in Ardara is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. The public right of way through St. Shanaghan House Sheltered Housing complex is used by many

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Road Closed L2563 Maas to Ardara

Donegal County Council wishes to advise that due to the essential road works, the local Road L2563 between MAAS and ARDARA will be blocked for a time from 12:00noon to

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Summer Lights 2022 Cancelled

Ardara News 3rd June 2022

Summer Lights Festival Cancelled We are sorry to announce the cancellation of this year’s festival, at such short notice, due to circumstances beyond our control. We wish to sincerely apologise

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Ardara News 26th May 2022

How Can We Change Ardara for the Better? There’s still time to have your voice heard and change Ardara for the better – take the 10 minute survey here. Ardara

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Summer Lights Festival, Ardara

Ardara News 20th May 2022

Summer Lights Festival A multicultural event of ethnic music, dance and food, the Summer Lights festival takes place in Ardara from Friday 3rd June to Monday 6th June. Programme of

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Senator Eileen Flynn

Ardara News 12th May 2022

Senator Eileen Flynn on Nationwide Ardara and our own Senator Eileen Flynn featured in Monday night’s edition of Nationwide on RTÉ One. Senator Flynn talked about the great community spirit

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Darkness Into Light Portnoo

Darkness Into Light Portnoo

Darkness into Light Portnoo 2022 is looking forward to welcoming you all at 4.15am at The Dolmen Centre on Saturday morning 7th May. All funds go to Pieta. Ending Suicide.

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Pint of Science. Space. At Nancy's Bar 10th May.

Ardara News 3rd May 2022

Pint of Science – Space: Theory and Practise The first Pint of Science Ireland event in Ardara takes place in Nancy’s Bar next Tuesday night with talks delivered by Dr.

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Cup of Tae Festival. Sunday 1st May 2022

Sunday Lineup at the Cup of Tae

Music Recital Heritage Centre. 1.00pm Traditional musicians from all over Ireland. This recital is limited in numbers. Open Air Recital The Diamond. 3.00pm Open air music recital which will include

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Cup of Tae Festival, Ardara

Today at the Cup of Tae

The Lineup for Saturday 30th April at the Cup of Tae Festival Free Music at the Heritage Centre The Heritage Centre. 1.00pm This is a unique opportunity to enjoy traditional

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Cup of Tae Festival

Return of the Cup of Tae Festival

Festival time is here again! Our 2022 Cup of Tae traditional music festival kicks off next Friday 29th April. This year’s programme is available on the Cup of Tae Festival

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Ardara to Maas Road Blocked

Donegal County Council wishes to advise that due to essential road works, the local Road L2563 between MAAS and ARDARA will be blocked for a time from 8:00am to 4.30pm

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Stray Cuddly Toy Found

A cuddly toy dog was recently found wandering the road near Aighe. The owner can contact us at ardaraawake@gmail.com to arrange a place in town to collect it. Although this

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St. Patrick's Parade Ardara 2022

Ardara News 22nd March 2022

St Patrick’s Parade on Friday 18th March An outstanding parade took place in Ardara this year including floats and bands. We had 26 performers. On a bright sunny day Ardara

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Ardara St. Patrick's Parade 2022

Ardara News 16th March 2022

St Patrick’s Parade The parade takes place on Friday 18th March from 3.30pm from the Church Grounds. Ardara welcomes back its Parade after a two years absence, and it’s all

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Ardara News. Walking Festival 2022

Ardara News 8th March 2022

Ardara Walking Festival: St. Patrick’s Weekend Preparation for the Walking Festival is well underway at present. Some excellent walks have been identified by the organizer Kevin Maguire. The programme is

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St. Patrick's Parade 2022

Ardara News 8th February 2022

St. Patrick’s Day Parade The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday 18th March, 2022. A wonderful person from our community is to lead our parade on Friday.

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Ardara Cleanup Week

Ardara Cleanup Week

Local Cleanup 7th to 14th February Ardara Cleanup Week starts today and runs until February 14th. A lot of our roads and laneways are bare now and litter is very

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Zumba

Ardara News 31st January 2022

Zumba Classes at the Heritage Centre Get Groovin’ at Your Own Pace – The Dance Party Workout for the Young at Heart. Everyone welcome to join this fun & easy

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Lovin' the Dunes

Lovin’ the Dunes

Lovin’ the Dunes: A Guided Walk by ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ A fantastic wee 10 km hike for Valentine’s weekend through the beautiful Sheskinmore Nature Reserve starting and finishing

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The Campbells

We started the Cup of Tae festival in 2001 and our encouragement and support was always the Campbells. In the early days we went on the Packie Keeney show with

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Ardara Cleanup 2022

Ardara News 18th January 2022

Local Cleanup 7th to 14th February A lot of our roads and laneways are bare now and litter is very obvious. This is also a good time to collect litter

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Christmas Lights: Thank You!

As we start another new year we sincerely wish to thank all who supported the Christmas Lights Appeal. Many of the Town Businesses were generous with their contributions in a

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Ardara News 30th November 2021

Big Switch On The big switch on of the Christmas lights will take place this coming Sunday 5th December at 6.00 pm. As in all other towns, we have decided

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Roadworks Between Glenties and Fintown

Donegal County Council wishes to advise that due to essential road works, the R250 road between Glenties and Fintown will be blocked for a short period from 9.30am – 1pm

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Donegal GAP Heritage and History Group

Donegal G.A.P. Heritage and History AGM

Revised 2021 AGM arrangements Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Donegal G.A.P. Heritage and History Group’s 2021 AGM will now be held remotely via Zoom at the previously communicated time

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