Festivals and Events in Ardara

The Poor Farmers Auction


29th Dec - Teague’s Bar


The Poor Farmers Auction
A night of fun and craic where everyone becomes a "poor farmer" for the night! We are holding our 13th Annual Poor Farmers Association (P.F.A.) Charity Auction in Teague’s Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 29th December 2018 @ 9pm.

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The Country & Western Weekend


25th Jan - 27th Jan 2019 - Ardara


The Country & Western Weekend
A weekend of fun & dance with Ireland's top country bands. This year features Shawn Cuddy and Jim Devine, with Line Dancing and Jiving Classes as well as music in all the pubs! A must for country music fans!

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South Of The Border


15th Feb - 17th Feb 2019 - Ardara


South Of The Border
A celebration of the music of Jimmy Kennedy and the stories of Packie Manus Byrne. Jimmy was a world famous composer and one of the most successful songwriters of all time. His hits included ‘South of the Border‘, ‘Red Sail in the Sunset‘, ‘Isle of Capri‘, ‘The Prayer‘ and ‘The Hokey Pokey’.

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Ardara Walking Festival


15th Mar - 18th Mar 2019 - Ardara


Ardara Walking Festival
St. Patrick's Weekend 2019. Ardara’s renowned Walking Festival with Short, Medium & Strenuous Walks. Discover some of the region's most spectacular scenery and hidden gems with our expert local guides.

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The Cup of Tae Festival


3rd May - 6th May 2019 - Ardara


The Cup of Tae Festival
The famous traditional music festival celebrating renowned fiddler John “the tae” Gallagher. This year the Festival honours Brid Harper - one of the most famous fiddlers in Donegal. Superb Concert, Master Fiddle Class, Workshops, Schools of Music & Street Music all weekend.

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Summer Lights


31st May - 3rd Jun 2019 - Ardara


Summer Lights
A Multicultural Event featuring Ethnic Music, Dance & Food. The best in Live Music and Entertainment in various venues around the town.

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Ardara Bluegrass Festival


19th Jul - 21st Jul 2019 - Ardara


Ardara Bluegrass Festival
The ever popular Bluegrass Festival featuring some of the finest acts in the world. Now in it's 12th year, this has developed into a great event with the top names in Bluegrass in Town.

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Wild Atlantic Week


4th Aug - 10th Aug 2019 - Ardara


Wild Atlantic Week
A week filled with activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The week culminates with the famous Ardara Show Day, with music in all the pubs and the unmissable Show Dance.

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Ardara Agricultural Show


10th Aug - Sandfield


Ardara Agricultural Show
The Ardara Agricultural & Industrial Show, the culmination of the Wild Atlantic Week, has everything from top cattle, sheep, horses and ponies to a packed marquee of exhibits and a thrilling afternoon programme. A fun day for the whole family!

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The Big Summer Charity Barbecue


18th Aug - The Corner House


The Big Summer Charity Barbecue
Starting at 5pm in the Corner House, The Big Summer Charity Barbecue features a superb lineup of the best live music around, and of course great BBQ food. Great fun with all the proceeds going to charity.

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The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music & Dancing Festival


20th Sep - 22nd Sep 2019 - Ardara


The Johnny Doherty Irish Traditional Music & Dancing Festival
A must for fans of traditional Irish music and dance, with ceili, barn and set dancing and schools of dance daily.

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