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Ardara Walking Festival
Fri 15th March - Mon 18th March 2019

St Patrick’s Weekend


Ardara’s Renowned Walking Festival. Discover some of the region’s most spectacular scenery and hidden gems with our expert local guides

Update: Saturday 16th March:

Anyone who wasn’t able to attend registration but would like to take part in tomorrow’s walks (Sunday) can phone/text Kevin on 087-6734875 or message via the Facebook Page to make alternative arrangements.



2019 Programme

Saturday 16th March

Walks A and B start at the Bunglas Viewing Point [Google Map].

Walk A: Continues across the One Man’s Pass to Sliabh Liag and returns to the Pilgrim’s Path, where we begin our descent.
Length: 12km
Total ascent: 690m

Walk B: Begins to descend on reaching the Pilgrim’s Path.
Length: 8.5km
Total ascent: 557m

Finish point: car park at the Rusty Mackerel.


Sunday 17th March

Walk A: Maghera to Sliabh Tuaidh.
Weather and time-dependent. Moderate to difficult walk. Finish at the top of Granny Glen.
Length: 8-12km
Total ascent: 580m

Walk B: The Beautiful Sheskinmore.
Paradise Beach Loop Walk.
Length: 9km
Total ascent: 97m


Meeting for all walks:
Car park, Ardara, behind Nancy’s [Map]. 8.30am, buses leaving at 9am sharp.

Price: €20 per walk; €30 for 2 walks


Gear: Good walking boots, rain gear, spare warm clothes, warm drink and food.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Details subject to change depending on weather.


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Nesbitt Arms Hotel

Accommodation in and around Ardara (Google)


Donegal Cottage Holidays (holiday homes)


Newly Listed Accommodation:

Ardhill House B&B in the centre of town: Tel: Celine 087-6330800

Molloy Self Catering (400 meters from town): Tel: Declan 086-2343166


St Patrick’s Parade 2019

St Patrick’s Parade on Monday 18th March at 3.30pm

This year the Parade celebrates 34 years and a special parade is planned with loads of fun and laughter.

Margaret 087 2023033

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