Ardara News 31st January 2022

Zumba Classes at the Heritage Centre

Get Groovin’ at Your Own Pace – The Dance Party Workout for the Young at Heart.

Everyone welcome to join this fun & easy class. Enjoy great music and a relaxed atmosphere whilst getting a safe and effective workout. All new super easy routines to get us going again after this long lockdown so no need to worry about your dancing ability, we will all be starting off on the same foot – not necessarily the right one.

Starting Tuesday evenings from 8th Feb @ 7pm &

Friday  mornings from 11th February @ 11am.

For more information or to book please contact Bridget on 087 913 0558

If we don’t dance together we’ll crumble apart.

Beginners Line Dance Lessons

Line Dance Lessons

For Absolute Beginners.

This is a brand new very slow paced class designed for the person who has either never tried dance before or who has given up from classes that were moving far too fast.

Routines will be short & catchy with plenty of breakdowns.



For more information or to book contact Bridget on 087 913 0558

Local Cleanup 7th to 14th February

A lot of our roads and laneways are bare now and litter is very obvious. This is also a good time to collect litter as it is so exposed. The week 7th to 14th February is a planned week to collect litter. Anyone who is willing to do a mile around their home would make a great difference. A little effort by all delivers a big result. Anyone who does collect litter may contact Michael during the week to get the bags of litter removed. He can be contacted on 087 2830786.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

The St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Friday 18th March, 2022.

We want everyone to be part on bringing Ardara back to its usual happy and cheerful way of life. So please think of ideas and floats for this year’s parade which will start at 3.30pm from the Diamond. Anyone with ideas or wishing to enter a float please contact Hugh on 087 6737584.

Lovin’ the Dunes: A Guided Walk by ‘Walk on the Wild Side’

Lovin' the Dunes

A fantastic wee 10 km hike for Valentine’s weekend through the beautiful Sheskinmore Nature Reserve starting and finishing at Kiltooris Lough, Rosbeg.

Saturday 12th of February, leaving at 11 am sharp.

€20 pp and kids free if accompanied by an adult.

Keep up to date on the Walk on the Wild Side Facebook page, or phone Kevin on 087-6734875 to book a place.

Ardara Walking Festival

The 2022 programme is now on the Walking Festival Page.

Register for the walks in the Heritage Centre on Friday 18th March between 7 and 9pm or contact Kevin on 087 6734875.

There are two walks on Saturday: the moderate walk along the Owenea River or the more strenuous walk is the Lough Finn to Ackla walk.

On Sunday the easy to moderate walk is along the Sheskinmore Nature Reserve at Rosbeg while the more difficult walk will be from Maghera to Sliabh a Thuaidh which is an exceptional walk.

How You Can Change Your Community for the Better

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