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Wild Atlantic Week
Fri 2nd August - Sat 10th August 2019
Ardara

A Week of Special Events for Visitors and the Community Alike

Activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Programme of Events 2019

 

Friday 2nd August 2019

2.30pm: The Opening of the Festival

The Festival will open with an Open Air Outside Broadcast from Highland Radio.
Join the David James Show live from the Diamond, Ardara. All welcome.

7.00pm: Duck Racing on the Owentocker

The Loughros Point Rowing Club fundraiser. Please support this great organisation.
Contact Teresa 087 9159351

10.00pm: The Best of Live Music in Town

 

 

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Lovin' the Hills - guided hillwalk - Ardara

9.00am: Wild Atlantic Walk – Port to Maghera

Departing Heritage Centre at 9.00am

Kevin will lead a team of walkers on the stunning Port to Maghera Walk – not for the faint hearted. This is one of the truly great walks!

Join Kevin at 9.00am at the Heritage Centre (bus collection). This walk takes approximately 8 hours.

Good hiking gear, boots, jackets etc. and good level of fitness essential.

€35 per person.

Contact Kevin in advance: 087-6734875

9.30am: Walk in the Footsteps of the Spanish Armada

A memorial walk remembering those lost in 1588 on La Duquesa Santa Ana & La Girona

SCHEDULE:
9.30AM – Registration in Ardara Community Centre
10.00AM – Departure by bus to Sheskinmore
10.30AM – Phase 1 of Walk (4.5km to Sandfield)
11.30AM*- Collection by bus from Sandfield to Ardara

12.00AM – Lunch at Ardara Community Centre
1.30PM – Historical re-enactment at 16th century encampment
in Ardara Town Car Park

2.30PM – Bus transfer to Roechrow Road
3.00PM* – Phase 2 of Walk (9km to Common School)
4.30PM* – Meet at Common School for final walk to St. \
Catherine’s Well Complex & Armada memorial stone
(3.5km)
6.00PM* – Bus transfers from Killybegs to Ardara Community Centre

*Please note that timings are approximate

Cost: €15
Reserve your place before Wednesday 31st July by emailing:
ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com

1.30pm: Historical Re-enactment at a 16th Century Encampment in the Town Car Park

Email: ardaraheritagehistory@gmail.com for more information

3.00pm: Live Music on the Diamond

All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre

Great selection of music in the town nightly

 

 

Sunday 4th August, 2019

2.30pm: The Annual Blessing of the Graves at the Catholic Church Grounds

3.30pm: Coffee Corner at Ardhill House

Meet & Greet at Ardhill House. All welcome

4.00pm: Street Music on the Diamond

All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre

Great selection of music in town nightly

 

 

Monday 5th August, 2019.

11.00am: Out and About Artists Group

Everyone welcome for a great day out painting. Meet at the Heritage Centre.

Phone Colm for more information: 087-3222910

2.00pm: A 6Km Walk Along the Town Trail

Starting at the Catholic Church. Duration approx 1 hour

4.00pm: Live Music on the Diamond

All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre

8.00pm: Dancing at the Crossroads on the Diamond

Join Clement Gallagher and Friends for a night of fun as they go back in time with a Ceili on the Street

Big Country Dance with “Hard to Beat” in Town

Great event and admission is free

 

 

Tuesday 6th August, 2019.

Basket Weaving Classes

11.00am-4.00pm: Basketmaking Workshop & Spinning display in the Heritage Centre

Two day event continuing Thursday

Phone Colm for more information: 087-3222910

2.00pm: Meet and Greet at St. Shanaghan House

We are all warmly welcomed by Tadgh and staff for a special afternoon at St. Shanaghan House. Also there will be a talk on Horticulture as well as a demonstration of various dances for relaxation and much more. For more information contact Tadgh 083-1666634

3.00pm: Live Street Music on the Diamond

All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre

All Day: See the Skill of Weaving and Spinning at Molloy’s on the Killybegs Road

Great selection of Music in town nightly

 

 

Wednesday 7th August, 2019.

11.00am: Bus Tour of Donegal

12.00pm: Film on the Beauty of Donegal in the Heritage Centre

Approximately 15 mins

All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre

9.30pm: Big Band Sound in Town

Great selection of Music in town nightly

 

 

Thursday 8th August 2019

2.00pm: A Special Event

Will be confirmed closer to the time

3.00pm: Live Street Music

4.00pm: Bart Whelan Lecture on his display of photographs in the Heritage Centre

7.30pm: The Fifty Niners Get Together

If you are 60 this year or you were part of the Classes of 1971 and 1972 in the Comprehensive School, you are so welcome to join us for a wee get together and a few surprises in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Please confirm booking or details with Stephen on 087-2424590

Great selection of Music in town

 

 

Friday 9th August 2019

All Day: Visit to Stephen Bennetts Art Gallery at Carn

Our most famous Artist Stephen Bennett is available at all times to show his large array of Artwork

2.00pm: Walk to Moagh

Meet at the Catholic Church Car Park for this casual walk – All welcome

Music in most venues in town

 

 

Saturday 10th August, 2019.

All Day: Annual Ardara Agricultural Show in Sandfield

Visit the Ardara Show page for more info

4.00pm: Street Music on the Diamond

Great Music in the Pubs in the town to celebrate Show Day

 

 

 

Many other events to be added

 

For more information contact Stephen: 087 2424590

 


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