Community Notices 11th September 2018

Johnny Doherty Festival – 21st to 23rd Sept

The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place on the weekend of 21st to 23rd September.Friday night opens with Brid Harper, Dermot Byrne and Steve Cooney.  There will also be Ceili and Sets with the Duntally Ceili Band.Saturday also sees Sets and Ceili Workshops, Two Hand Dance Workshops, Gaelic Singing Workshop, and ‘Dance the Tune’ with Stephen Gillespie. There will be a big concert on Saturday night with Cherish the Ladies.Sunday sees a Sean Nós Workshop with Joe. Sets and Céilís in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 3.00pm. The Finale Concert with The Friel Sisters takes place in the Beehive Bar.There will be various open air sessions all weekend in town.For more info contact Pat on 087 6900714.  Details are on our Johnny Doherty Festival page.

Ardara Community Childcare

The new term for our free preschool year began on 3rd September.We are providing a Breakfast Club for children this year and an early drop off for parents who are working/studying from 7.45am (booking is required). We are engaging the help of a taxi school drop to the town school due to the numbers attending. Our winters have been wet and cold so getting the children to and from school dry is a priority.For more information on any of the above please give us a call on 074-9537744. Looking forward to the new term.  

Swimming Lessons in Ballyshannon

Children’s swimming lessons for ages 5+ started up again on Friday 7th September in Ballyshannon pool. Bus leaving Ardara at 5.50pm and returning at 9pm.For more info call or text Pauric on 087-6779933. 

GAP – Glenties Basketball Club

Glenties Basketball ClubAnother season is upon us and the Club will be back up and running from this Thursday 13th September from 7-8 o’clock in Glenties Comprehensive school gym.Cost €3 per night, player registration to Basketball Ireland, Northwest Area Board & insurance cost per year is €20.The club provides basketball for u-14, u-16 and u-19 girls. All new members welcome from 6th class girls to u-19’s! Training nights will be on Monday nights from 7-8 o’clock from Monday 17th September.As usual we are short of help for some teams and anybody willing to lend a hand, either on a coaching or administrative level, please let us know. Coaching courses will be organised where needed. All Clubs depend on Volunteers and we are no different. Looking forward to another successful season. 

Dúchas Gets Ready

Anyone with an interesting story, please forward to as we move closer to printing time.  Also articles can be left at West End House, Ardara. 

Art Classes

Art Classes will commence Friday evening 21st September from 7 to 9pm upstairs in the Heritage Centre.Contact Colm for further information: 087 3222910 

Stress Control Programme

Donegal Mind Wellness will be starting a Stress Control programme on Wednesday 19th September in St. Shanaghan Centre at 7pm and it will run for 6 weeks.These programmes are free and have 6 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each.Everyone is welcome to come to these classes and there is no discussion of any personal problems.Go to for details of course content.   ARDARA WEATHER

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