Ardara News 10th August 2023

Wild Atlantic Festival

The Wild Atlantic Festival continues until Saturday 12th, featuring activities, tours, walks and entertainment to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Upcoming highlights include a Packie Manus Byrne film screening tonight.

Tomorrow, Friday 11th, there will be Loom Weaving and Basket Weaving classes, a Nature Walk, Duck Race on the Owenea, and a Teenage Disco.

Saturday is the unmissable Ardara Show Day, with the Show Dance at the GAA grounds later.

This year’s packed programme of events is available on the Wild Atlantic Festival page.

Ardara Show 2023

This family event features a fantastic family day out with live entertainment for kids and adults and an endless list of competitions and displays, its success is thanks to the thousands of visitors who attend each year and has developed as a must on everyone’s social Calendar.

There will be so many sights and sounds to see and hear at the 2023 Ardara Agricultural Show, with a range of attractions for the whole family.

Animals take centre stage at the judging of local, national and Championship livestock competitions, as well as the ever-popular dog show.

The show will host a range of trade stands and of course, no agricultural show would be complete without the traditional, age-old farming displays.

Attendees will be glad to see the return of favourites like the Vintage Show from our friends at Mid-West Donegal, McCormack’s Fun Fair, Artisan Market, GIANT Marquee and Children’s Sports.

There will be live music providing the soundtrack for the day from our new Marquee in the Field with a fully licensed bar opening after the judging with Music from Darren Boot Burke and FREE Children’s Entertainment with Magic Shows from Kids comedy Magic Show Tour!

To tantalise your taste buds a Food Court will be available in the GAA Clubhouse with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks available, something for everyone!

Parking will be available on the grounds and all around the town and there will be Park and Ride buses in place from designated areas that will be well sign posted.

Show Dance on Show night will be in the Marquee in the Field with Duck Street Jam Band, a night not to be missed!

Looking forward to seeing you all there and the weather is kind to us!


  • Date: August 12th 2023.
  • Location: Pearse Memorial Park, Ardara F94 YV6S.
  • Admission: €10 per person and children free.
  • Parking: Free on-site parking.

See our Ardara Show page for more.

Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday 26th of August in aid of Cancer Care West in Josephine Campbell’s house at Loughros Point, Ardara, F94N2N1.

Everyone Welcome.

Social & Affordable Housing

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg Community Co-Op and Donegal County Council housing section are looking at the current housing needs in the area. They are looking at the demand for social and affordable housing in the area. If such a demand exists from people who would like to avail of such housing, they should register their interests with Donegal County Council by using the link below. This will help us to pursue the project on your behalf.

Scoil Mhín Tine Dé

Beidh lá oscailte againn ar an 14ú lá de Lúnasa ag 2i.n i Scoil Náisiúnta Mhín Tine Dé.

We are having an open day on the 14tyh of August at 2pm at Scoil Mhín Tine Dé.


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