Ardara News 14th Jan 2020


Country & Western Weekend

The Ardara Country & Western Weekend takes place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2020.This year’s headline acts are Stephen Smyth on Friday night and Dave Lawlor on Saturday night, with both dances taking place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel.There will be live music in all the pubs over the weekend as well as Jiving and Line Dancing Classes on Saturday afternoon.A weekend of fun and dance with Ireland’s top country bands. The programme can be viewed on our Country and Western Weekend page

Comedy Play “Married Bliss”

After last year’s very successful comedy play “Don’t Tell The Wife”, it’s all systems go with another comedy play “Married Bliss” which is currently in rehearsals.It involves all characters from the Ardara and Portnoo areas, mostly all of last year’s cast but with some new additional members. It’s extremely funny and will give you loads of laughs.The play will be staged on Friday 31st January, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 8pm in the GAA Clubhouse.Tickets are priced at €12 and are on sale in Diver’s for each night of the show. 

Donegal Mountain Rescue Talent Showcase

donegal mountain rescue team talent showcaseA Talent Showcase takes place in the Nesbitt Arms on Saturday 8th February from 9pm.The show will feature some well established acts along with some superb up and coming artists, so come along, be entertained and enjoy local people showcasing their talents whilst raising money for Donegal Mountain Rescue.Tickets €10 (including raffle ticket) available from:Kevin Maguire 0876734875 Teague McFadden at St. Shanaghan House Nesbitt Arms HotelGreat craic, raffles, and prizes galore! 

Chernobyl Appeal

Siobhan McNelis from Portnoo is looking for your help for her 28th annual Charity Appeal.Items required are; good quality children’s and adults’ clothing, shoes (no high heels), bed linen, towels, adult and children’s nappies, soft toys (no battery operated as they won’t get past customs), toiletries, crutches, walking aids, and wheelchairs.Your help would be greatly appreciated. You can leave items at Siobhan’s house at Loughfad, Portnoo – Eircode F94 A2T7. Contact 087-7463659.Thanking you all in advance. 

2020 Charity Calendars

Ardara Camera Club charity calendar 2020Copies of the 2020 Ardara Camera Club Charity Calendar in aid of Downstrands Family Resource Centre are still available.Calendars are for sale in Ardara at Darnell’s, Ardara Post Office, All Kinds of Everything, and Maloney’s Service Station, or by phoning Sue on 0860773359. 

Beginners Only Line Dancing Classes

Beginners Line Dancing Classes 2020, ArdaraLine Dancing Classes for beginners continue every Thursday at 7pm in The Heritage Centre, ArdaraLearn the very basics of line dancing at a slow pace. Suitable for absolute beginners.6 weeks €40 Pay as you go €10Join Bridget for Line & Laughter on Thursdays!Contact: 087-9130558 

Defibrillator Box at the Chemist Awaiting Repair

There is a problem with the defibrillator box at the Chemist in Ardara which we are seeking to repair as soon as possible.The nearest alternative boxes are the Child Care Centre in the car park behind Nancy’s Bar, the Wood School on Pearse Road, or St. Mary’s School on the Glenties Road. 

Acknowledgement from Loughros Heritage Group

Loughros Heritage Group would like to thank everyone who supported and donated to their recent fundraising 25 card drive, which was held in Teague’s Bar, Ardara on 6th December 2019.Winners on the night were Hudaí McGinley and William Fuller, Glencolmcille and runners up were Liam Furey, Ardara and Cathal Byrne, Bruckless. 

Crannógbuí National School

Application forms are now available to enrol your child for September 2020 in Crannógbuí N.S. Loughros Point, Ardara.Please call to the school or contact 074-9541002 for a form. 

Win Your House in Dublin

Win your house in dublinTickets for the Win Your House in Dublin Draw are now on sale in Diver’s Newsagent.Club Donegal are offering one very lucky winner the chance to own a brand new home in Dublin. Located in Brownsbarn adjacent to Citywest, Ardsolus offers you the freedom to do more right on your doorstep.The house is newly built to the latest energy efficiency standards and is valued at around €400,000.There are also four other prizes including a new Mazda 2, a week’s holiday, €1,000 cash and a night’s B&B in Carton House with a round of golf for 2.Tickets are priced at €100 and the draw takes place on the 9th of May.Thank you for your continued support and Good Luck!’ 

Flotto Results

The Flotto Results on Monday 13th January were: 1, 10, 15 and 28 and the nearest were the Patricia Boyle, Frosses and Vilma Cardoza, Ardara. 


The sympathy of the Community this week goes to the McGill family, Cashel on the death of Mary McGill. ARDARA WEATHER  

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