Comedy Play “Stop It Nurse”: It’s all systems go with a another comedy play “Stop it Nurse” which is being staged this weekend and involves all characters from the Ardara and Portnoo areas; mostly all of last years’ but with some new additional cast. It is extremely funny and will give you loys of laughs. The play will be staged on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018 at 8pm in the GAA Clubhouse. Tickets are priced at €10 and are on sale in Divers for each night of the Show but are selling fast.
Oliver Boyle Memorial Card Drive: The annual Oliver Boyle Memorial 25 Card Drive takes place in the Corner House on this Sunday 4th February at 8.30pm.
Sports Star Awards: Congratulation to Patrick Boomer, Loughros Point Rowing Club, who won the 2017 Rowing Award at the Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday last.
Ardara Bluegrass Concert: Ardara Bluegrass Committee presents a Gala Bluegrass Concert on this Saturday 3rd February in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 8.30pm. The performance is by Greg Blake Bluegrass Band from the US who is currently on an Irish Tour. He will be joined by Grammy Award Winners, John Reischman on Mandolin and Vocals and Sally Van Meter on Dobra and Vocals, as well as Mark Schatz twice winner of The International Bluegrass Music Association Base Player of the Year on Bass, fiddle player Blain Sprouse and Keith Reid on Banjo and Vocals round off this amazing Band. Admission €15. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Hotel.
Ardara Community Childcare: Ardara Community Childcare are celebrating 10 years in the new building. We invite you to join us on Sunday the 4th February from 2pm – 5pm. for a fun filled day of celebration. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.
Belarus Appeal: Items will be taken by the end of January for the annual Belarus Orphanges Appeal. Items taken are nappies; childrens and adults, toiletries, vital medications, adults and childrens clothes and shoes good quality, bedding/ blankets, linen, duvets, towels, shampoos, creams, calpol. Toys we can only take soft toys teddy bears/jigsaws, colouring books, crayons/markers etc. Prams or buggies etc. we are having problems getting them through customs. Wheelchairs, walking aids and crutches accepted. We would welcome support from local businesses that would like to help out. Contact Siobhan Mc Nelis on (087)7463659 if you wish to donate any of the above, or a cash donation so that she can buy more supplies it would be v much appreciated. Thank you to all for your support.
Song Contest: Anyone wishing to enter the Song Contest during the “South of the Border” Festival weekend of 16th to 18th February, get your entries in shortly to the committee. Send an MP3 and lyrics to “Song Contest”, West End House, Ardara, Co. Donegal. See our South of the Border page for more details. The Song Contest is for amateur song writers, i.e. people who have no composition recorded. The prize for the winner is €1,000.00 and the inaugural scroll in the Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest.
Mobile Bank: Ulster Bank have a mobile Bank in town on every Monday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and every Wednesday 10.30 am to 1.00 pm.
Ardara has new and exciting Festival: “South of the Border” is the new Festival taking place on Valentines Weekend this year from 16th to 18th February. This Festival incorporates the music of Jimmy Kennedy and the stories of Packie Manus Byrne. There will be a Song Contest which is now open for entries. The Contest is for amateur song writers, i.e. people who have no competition recorded. The prize for the winner is €1000.00 and the inaugural scroll in the Jimmy Kennedy Song Contest. More details will follow but anyone interested in competing in the Contest must send link to firstname.lastname@example.org but also all details of this Festival can be found here.
Jiving Classes: Jiving Classes continue in the Heritage Centre every Thursday at 8.30pm.
Country & Western Weekend – Again a very successful weekend in Ardara with many visitors here for the popular festival event. Robert Mizelle and Gerry Gutherie proved to be highly successful and popular draws and all who attended enjoyed the weekend very much.
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