Ardara News 18th November 2022

Ardara Christmas Lights Fund

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of the Ardara Town Traders and the wider community to bring Christmas lights back to Ardara once again this year.

We have a short window of time to raise the funds to make it happen, but we believe we can do it. Money is tight for us all right now but imagine Ardara without Christmas lights? Lighting up the town will help lift our spirits during the dark winter months no end!

The annual costs for the installation team, electrician oversight and sign-off, storage, bulb replacement, electricity costs and of course their removal after Christmas mean we must all dig deep to make sure it happens and make our town merry and bright!

Please donate what you can so we can make the town shine bright this Christmas.

Christmas Craft Fair

Ardara Christmas Craft Fair 2022

The Ardara Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Community Centre Ardara on Saturday 26th November 2022. Come and join over 30 festive stalls under one roof. The range is dazzling – everything from home-baking to hand-made jewellery, Christmas decorations to hand weaving products, chocolates to painted pots and glass, natural beauty & cosmetic products, flower settings, candles, jams and wood crafts.

Come along and support all our local crafters. Entrance is free. Pop along during the day from 11am to 5.30pm.

Mulled wine and mulled juice will be served on the day.

There’s going to be a kid’s corner with puzzles, crayons to draw or colour a picture and a Santa’s Letter Post Box, and best of all, Face Painter “Paula Scallywag” will be available to paint some lovely Christmassy faces!

Contact Clare Molloy on 087-2842012 for information on booking a stall. See our event page for further information.

Owenea FM Back on Air

Here’s the schedule for our first weekend back on air on 100.8 FM.

Unfortunately, our online streaming will not be available this weekend, but we hope to have it up and running on our new website next weekend! We will have playback of all this weekend’s shows available on our Mixcloud which we will link on our Facebook page early next week for anyone abroad or outside our broadcast area that won’t be able to listen in live.

If you wish to send a request/message into the radio, we have a new text number which can now also receive WhatsApp messages, images, videos and voice notes. If you have the radio saved to your contacts, please ensure you edit or replace the old number with the new number below.

087 366 1697

Supporting Beach Wheelchair

John and Megan McConnell presented a cheque for €1000 on behalf of CLG Ard and Ratha to Paul Dawson for the appeal to buy a 4×4 mobility wheelchair for Narin Beach.

The money was raised through the Club Family Day and 10K walk held this year.

The donation takes the fund over €10,000, with another €8,000 required to finish the purchase.

Donations can be made at the GoFundMe page.

Crampsey & Cavanagh Live Concert

Crampsey and Cavanagh Live Music

Two of Donegal’s best known composers host a special concert in The Beehive Bar, Ardara, on Friday, December 2nd.

Limited number of tickets available for €10 at the Beehive and Corner House, Ardara, County Donegal.

See the event page for further information.

Christmas Cake & Craft Sale

Christmas Cake and Craft Sale

The St. Mary’s NS Cake and Craft Sale takes place on Saturday 10th December from 8pm to 10pm in the Parish Centre. All proceeds to St. Mary’s NS.

See the event page for further information.

Wood School Readathon

MS Readathon

Team Wood School Junior Class is taking part in MS Readathon and would love your support.

Throughout November they are taking on a reading challenge, and it’s all for an incredible cause. The class are reading as many books as possible to raise funds for people living with MS and their families. Now, more than ever the MS community need services and support. Services such as the MS Ireland Information Line, one-to-one support for those newly diagnosed, physiotherapy and exercise classes to help people with MS remain independent as well as respite care care. Thank you for supporting this MS Readathon adventure!

Table Loom Weaving Classes

Table Loom Weaving Classes

Table Loom Weaving classes start on the 21st of November from 7pm to 9pm in the Heritage Centre.
Places are limited.
This is a introduction to weaving and spinning and having some fun and meeting new friends.
Contact Colm: 087-3222910

See the event page for more information.

Andrea’s Family Christmas Quiz

Let’s have some festive fun raising money for the Christmas lights. Remember you can donate on the GoFundMe page if you can’t make it to our family quiz next week.

Quiz takes place on Saturday 26th November at 6pm.

CLG Ard an Rátha Bórd na nÓg

The following is the board for the new year:

  • Chairman: Terence Molloy
  • Assistant Chairman: Shane Mulreany
  • Secretary: Mairead Mulreany
  • Assistant Secretary: Caroline Breslin
  • Treasurer: Don Earley
  • Assistant Treasurer: Leandra McHugh

Ceili and Two Hand Dancing Classes

Ceili Classes with Clement Gallagher continue on Wednesday night in the clubhouse starting at a new time of 8pm to 10pm.

Admission on the night €5 and everyone is welcome.


Ardara LGFA AGM will take place on Friday November 25th at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse.


The community would like to sympathise with the McConnell family on the death of Owen McConnell, USA and Edergole, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Obituary and condolences on the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home website.

Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Somers, NY on Saturday 19th November at 10:00am local time (3:00pm Irish time). The Mass can be viewed live on the St. Joseph’s Church YouTube channel.


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