Community Notices 19th March 2019

Wonderful St. Patrick’s Parade

Congratulations and thank you to Councillor Terence Slowey for being the Grand Marshall this year. A very deserving choice as Terence represented Ardara with distinction over the past 18 years on Donegal County Council.Thanks to all the wonderful bands and great Floats who entered this year!1st Place Float It was a difficult choice for the judges but they selected the Bridget Robins Zumba Class Float on the theme of Brexit as the winner!2nd Place Float In second place was the wonderfully funny float from Loughros Point depicting the fate of Minister Harris, the Nurses’ Strike and the Children’s Hospital.All the Floats were brilliant and thanks to everyone who participated.Bands It must have been equally difficult selecting the bands, but the judges decision went to the Keadue Band for the great mix of youth and adults and the huge advancement from last year.Best Dressed Window Congratulations go out to Aileen and Liam McNelis, Front Street, on winning the Annual Cup for the St. Patrick’s Day best dressed window. Beautiful and well deserved.See more photos and videos of the parade on the Ardara Town Facebook page.

Walking Festival 2019

This year’s festival was a massive success with huge numbers on all walks, more than Kevin expected. All those on the walks were full of praise for the way the event was staged. We are all proud of Kevin Maguire and the way he ran this festival of walking, and his attention to detail made the event a resounding success. thank you Kevin!Walkers came from all over the country: Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Meath, Wicklow, Armagh, Tyrone, Antrim, Donegal, Wexford and Waterford were all represented along with hardy souls from Scotland, England and Germany.For a recap of the weekend and some stunning photos visit the Walking Festival Facebook page. 

Basket Weaving Classes

Basket Weaving Classes will be held in the Heritage Centre on the 22nd and 23rd of April by the master Basket Weaver Eugene Curran. All materials supplied. The Cost is €40.00 for the two day workshop. Booking is essential.  To book a place contact 087 3222910.  

Art Classes

Art Classes will be held every Friday evening from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Mixed media, materials supplied.€10.00 per class. Contact 087 3222910 or call in to the Heritage Centre for more information.  

Upcoming Workshops

Eimear Boyle artworkThere are a few Workshops in the next few weeks: Pottery with Eimear Boyle and Lorna McHugh and Spinning and Table Loom Weaving with Colm Sweeney.Dates are yet to be decided and booking is essential. If you are interested in any of the above please contact Colm on 087-3222910.  

Anniversary Masses for those viewing on the Church webcam

  • Thursday 10.00am: Anniversary of Margaret McGill
  • Friday 7.30pm: For the deceased members of the McGill and Quigg families
  • Saturday 11.00am: Anniversary of Padraig McGill
  • Saturday 7.30pm: Anniversaries of Patrick & Kate McGill and Mary Heena


The sympathy of the community this week goes to the Whelan Family on the death of their Sister Madge in Westmeath recently.  ARDARA WEATHER    

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