Ardara News 20th May 2022

Summer Lights Festival

A multicultural event of ethnic music, dance and food, the Summer Lights festival takes place in Ardara from Friday 3rd June to Monday 6th June.

Programme of events coming soon on our Summer Lights Festival page.

Loughros Placenames Book – Community Interest Poll

Loughros Heritage Group will publish our placenames book later this year. The book will be the culmination of many years work collecting the minor placenames on the Loughros area. These are the names given to fields, rocks, streams, coastal and fishing features, buildings and houses etc. The placenames form part of our area’s cultural heritage and are a lasting legacy of our ancestors’ interaction with the surrounding landscape.

We are trying to gauge the interest there might be in this production, given that such a publication has never been published in the area before.To get an accurate figure we have created a poll for people, whether living locally or away from home, to indicate their interest. We would appreciate if you could share this request with interested people not on Facebook.

The poll has been posted on the Around Ardara Facebook group – see link:

Alternatively, people may wish to contact:

Thank you for your time – Loughros Heritage Group committee

Covid-19 – Second Booster Vaccine Update

Ardara Health Centre is in the process of ordering second booster vaccinations.

Any patients OVER 65 years old are eligible for the vaccine. You can get your second booster at least 4 months after your first booster.

If you have had Covid-19 since your first booster, you must wait at least 4 months after you tested positive or from when your symptoms started.

Patients of the surgery can ring 074-9541134 to register their name on our vaccine list and we will contact you when clinic date is confirmed.

Chernobyl Appeal

Siobhan McNelis is collecting this year for the Chernobyl Appeal and due to the demand of requirements she is extending to June 6th.

Items required:

  • Adults’ and children’s clothes and shoes
  • Bed linen
  • Cosmetics
  • Nappies
  • Medicines (Calpol, Paracetamol etc., in date)

Siobhan is retiring from her appeals this year after 30 years. She wishes to thank everyone who supported her appeals over the last 30 years.

You can leave items at her house (Eircode F94 A2T7), and for further info ring 087-7463659.


There was no winner of this week’s Flotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were:

7 8 11 23

Nearest were Eamonn McNelis, Loughfad and Louise Walshe (online).

Next week’s jackpot is €3700.

You can play Flotto via Klubfunder or leave your envelopes in Diver’s, Morgan’s or Darnell’s.

We are down a few house to house sellers at the moment due to Covid. Anyone who missed out can drop their envelopes into Diver’s or play online.

Go raibh maith agaibh ar son bhur dtacaíocht.


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