Ardara Community Notices 3rd July 2018


Ardara Garden Fete

The annual Church of Ireland Garden Fete takes place at the Ardara Rectory, Killybegs Road, on Saturday July 14th.With numerous stalls offering a wide variety of products, novelty games and special events, the popular afternoon event opens at 2pm. There will also be refreshments and and a giant raffle. 

Good Luck Ronan!

The best wishes of the Community is extended to Ronan Whyte who is competing in China this week in the world U18 and U21 Snooker championships. 

Basket Weaving Classes

Eugene Byrne, famous basket-weaver from Teelin, will be making and teaching basket weaving in the Heritage Centre on Friday 10th August, 11am-4pm. Free drop spindle classes will also take place.Booking essential. €40 for the day including rods which will be supplied.For more information phone Colm: 087 3222910 

Hatha Yoga Summer Sessions

Mixed ability classes. Starting Saturday 7th July and continuing every Saturday until 18th August.
  • The Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, Portnoo – 11am
  • The Heritage Centre, Ardara – 6.30pm
€12 per class. Booking advisable. Call Nikky on 085 731 1671


The congratulations of the Parish goes to Fr. Maurice McGill, Maghera, who celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his ordination on Saturday night last.He was joined at the Saturday evening mass by Dean Laverty, Fr. Johnny Moore and Fr. Daly together with his brothers and sisters, extended family, neighbours and friends. Refreshments were served afterwards in the Parish Centre. 

Ardara 5K road race/walk

Wednesday 4th July at 7.30pm.Registration from 6.30pm in the Methodist Hall. Don’t miss out on our annual 5K, a day not to be missed!Race chip timing. Proceeds in aid of Ardara Methodist Church. 

Spanish Armada Anniversary

La Duquesa Santa Ana Re-Enactment Walk commemorating 430th Anniversary of the Spanish Armada: 1588-2018.Come walk with historic re-enactors in the footsteps of the 900 survivors of the Duquesa Santa Ana from Kiltoorish (Rosbeg) to Killybegs. Family friendly event. Walk duration and length approximately 30 KM (8 hours or walk what you can). Registration will take place at the Ardara Community Centre [map] 8.30 to 9.00am, Saturday 4th August. Bus transfers to/from start/finish.Adult (over 16 years): €20.00 Children freeAll walkers meet at the Commons School, Killybegs at 6pm for the final walk into Killybegs and the closing ceremony. Find out more on

Wild Atlantic Festival

The Wild Atlantic Festival will take place on 4th to 11th August which will involved many activities, tours and walks to name but a few. Some of the highlights of the week will be:
  • Saturday 4th: The En-enactment walk from Rosbeg to Killybegs (see above)
  • Sunday 5th: The annual blessing of the graves
  • Monday 6th: A local walk, dancing at the Crossroads, a country dance with all star band
  • Tuesday 7th: Weaving & Craft display in St. Shanaghan House
  • Thursday 8th: Weaving Display in Molloy’s Factory Shop on the Killybegs Road
  • Friday 10th: Weaving & Craft display in the heritage Centre, visit to Stephen Bennett Art Gallery, Duck race on the Owenea River
  • Saturday 11th is Show Day and also a Coffee morning at the Flower Pot to name but a few
Other events are Bart Whelan’s Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre, Street Music and various films.

Dúchas Calling

The committee of the Dúchas are asking for entries for the Christmas edition 2018.Send articles to 

Ardara Bluegrass Festival

Fri 20th to Sun 22nd July 2018Main headliners are Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, the McLain Family Band and Mules and Men. Programme of events will soon be available on our Bluegrass Festival page.Ardara Bluegrass Facebook page

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The sympathy of the Community goes to the Curran family, Tullycleave, on the death of Ann Curran last week and whose funeral took place on Friday last.   

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