Community Notices 10th September 2019


20 years Gift of Life Celebration Dance

Teresa Keeney from Crumlin is having a 20 Years Celebration Fundraising Dance on the 11th of October in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel with music by Hard 2 Beat and local singers.The fundraiser is for the Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Charlie Bennett Memorial Fund and St. Luke’s Cancer Lodge in Dublin.Teresa is 20 years over her liver transplant on this date, and she will be going door to door in the coming weeks.Tickets are €10 and there will be a raffle on the night. This promises to be a great night of entertainment for worthy causes. 

Johnny Doherty Festival

The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place on the weekend of 27th to 29th September.Friday night is opening night with the Opening Concert in the Beehive at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Steve Cooney and special guests.There will be Sets and Ceilis in the Heritage Centre at 9.30pm.On Saturday there will be a Sets and Ceili Workshop in the Heritage centre from 11.00am to 1.00pm with Clement Gallagher.A two hand dance workshop takes place in the Heritage Centre from 2.00pm to 4.00pm with Ann Conaghan and Connie McKelvey.On Saturday night a superb Concert takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 8pm with “Four Men and a Dog”. The band made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.On Sunday the Cró na Cleire hillwalk takes place, leaving the Heritage Centre at 10.30am with local guide Kevin. The walk features beautiful panoramic views of Ardara Town, with Killybegs and Benbulben in the distance, the stunning Glengesh Pass where Johnny Doherty often walked on his way to Ardara, and the mountains of Aighe and Common. Duration: About 4 hours. Moderate walk. Good hiking gear essential. Fee: €25.00. Contact Kevin 087-6734875 for more information or visit the Facebook Event Page.There will be a Sean Nós Dance Workshop in The Heritage Centre from 11am to 1pm with Brenda O’CallaghanSets & Céili will take place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm with The Ceilidh Time Céili BandSunday night sees the unmissable Friel Sisters in Concert in The Beehive Bar at 8pmSee the Johnny Doherty Festival page for the full programme or pick up a brochure in local shops. 

Leroy Troy in Concert in the Beehive Bar

Tuesday 10th September sees legendary entertainer from the Grand Ole Opry Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy and his Hillbilly Trio appear in the Beehive Bar at 8pm.Admission is €15.00.This promises to be a great night’s entertainment and the concert will be well worth attending. 

CE Project Vacancies

Narin Portnoo Rosbeg CE Project have vacancies in Ardara, Glenties and Portnoo for Maintenance/ Caretaker Persons and Kitchen / Day Centre Assistants. CE criteria applies and participants can avail of training to upskill while on the project.To apply for the above, please email or telephone 0749545010 during office hours. 

Ardara Community Childcare Vacancy

Ardara Community Childcare have a vacancy for a CE participant. To be eligible you must be in receipt of unemployment benefit or assistance or lone parent payment for at least 12 months and be over 21 years of age. This is a great opportunity to train in Childcare as the course is provided free. 19.5 hour week placement as a childcare assistant.if you require any further information please get in touch with Kate (DLDC) on 0868535524. 

Just Relax Classes

Just Relax Classes for Adults Learn how to relax, breathe away your worries, Improve Sleep, Reduce Stress and anxiety. Classes are starting in the Community Centre Ardara on Monday 16th Sept from 10-11am, for 6 weeks €30.00Relax Kids Class Kids learn to boost their self confidence and self esteem, help reduce anxiety and stress while using a fun 7 step programme. Starting in the Community Centre Ardara, on Monday 16th September from 4-5pm, Ages 5-11.Contact Bernadine on 087-7474232 or Facebook – relaxkidsdonegal 

Swimming Bus to Ballyshannon

Children’s swimming lessons for ages 5+ started up again on Friday 6th September in Ballyshannon pool. Bus leaves Ardara 5.50pm and returns at 9pm.Anyone interested can call or text on 087-6779933 

Flotto Results

The Flotto Results on Mon 2nd September, were: 13, 15, 20 and 22 and the nearest were the Colette Shovlin, Sandfield and John R. Molloy, Edergole 

Duchas Calling

It’s the time of year to get started writing any articles for the Duchas magazine. Articles and photographs can be left in Diver’s Newsagents or West End House for collection. 

Anniversary Masses

For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcamTuesday at 10.00am – Anniversaries of Brigid and John Gallagher, MeentnaseaskWednesday at 7.30pm – Mick & Kitty HerronThursday at 10.00am – Anniversary of Billy MaxwellFriday at 7.30pm – Anniversary of Kitty Bennett ARDARA WEATHER   

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