Community Notices 22nd November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair 2018

This year’s Christmas Craft Fair takes place in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 24th November from 11am to 6pm. The Fair hosts over 30 festive stalls under one roof.Contact Clare Molloy on 087 284 2012 for more information on booking a stall. 

Donegal G.A.P. Heritage & History Group

Donegal GAP Heritage and HistoryThe A.G.M. of the Donegal G.A.P. Heritage & History Group will be held on Saturday, 1st December at 3pm in the Ardara Parish Centre. The new Doon Fort and Spanish Armada display exhibitions will also be launched. Everyone welcome. 

Ulster Bank Community Service

Change of hours for your Community Banker’s drop-in service in St. Shanaghan House every Wednesday in November. Eve will be available from 2-5pm instead of her usual time 11-1pm to help with your bank services/queries/support with online banking etc.Eve Curran – 087 1926529 

Ardara Christmas Lights Draw – Tickets on Sale Now – Fantastic Prizes!

The Traders have organised a draw to fundraise for the Christmas lights and tickets are on sale in the shops. AMAZING PRIZES TO BE WON!1st Prize: FLIGHTS FOR TWO TO NEW YORK with $500 spending money! (If you live abroad, these can be exchanged for flights to Ireland)2nd Prize: Two Nights Stay in the Harcourt Hotel, Dublin (2 Nights B&B plus 1 dinner for two)3rd Prize: Two Nights Stay in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara (2 Nights B&B plus 1 dinner for two)4th Prize: Free entry to all events at the Ardara Cup of Tae Festival 20195th Prize: €100 Shopping Voucher for V2 Boutique / Verve outlet, Ardara & Donegal TownTickets: €10 or 3 for €20 available from any shop, or contact: Draw will take place at a dance in the Nesbitt Arms on Friday 21st December 2018New York

Christmas Lights Events

On Sunday 9th December at 6pm we officially switch on the Christmas lights for 2018.The day begins with Santa arriving to the Children’s Party at the hotel, with the party beginning at 3pm. There will be a disco after Santa has met all the children. Afterwards all will join our special guest who will switch on the lights. A wonderful addition to the switch-on will be the Glenties Brass Band and a 25-piece accordion band from Letterkenny will lead us from early afternoon into the switch on. 

Art Classes

Mixed media art classes continue every Friday evening from 7 to 9 pm upstairs in the Heritage Centre.For more information or to book a place contact Colm: 087 3222910 

Ardara Camera Club Charity Calendar

Ardara Camera Club CalendarThe Ardara Camera Club Charity Calendar Local Images in aid of Pieta House Letterkenny is now available for €9. All proceeds go to the charity.  All 12 photographs can be easily removed and framed as keepsakes.Contact us on Facebook, tel 0860773359 or email


The sympathy of the community this week goes to the McHugh and McNelis families on the recent death of Mary McHugh, Laconnell whose funeral took place last Thursday at the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara. Also to the Gallagher family on the death recently of Leo Gallagher in England.  ARDARA WEATHER  

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