Community Notices 4th September 2018

Bluegrass Session in the Beehive Bar

Bluegrass group The Brothers Parker from Montana in the USA will perform in the Beehive Bar on Saturday 8th September.The Brothers Parker are a five piece band from Montana, covering Classic and Contemporary Bluegrass – Country and Gospel.A night not to be missed! 

Ardara and Surroundings Featured on Brogan Abroad

Ardara featured in “11 Unmissable Experiences on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Ireland” on included the Glengesh Pass, Maghera Beach, Assaranca Waterfall, Eddie Doherty Tweed, Nancy’s and the Nesbitt Arms. Click here to read the full blog post. 

Art Classes

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

Ardara Community Childcare

The new term for our free preschool year began yesterday, 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+ will start up again on Friday 7th September in Ballyshannon pool. Leaving Ardara at 5.50pm and returning at 9pm.For more info call or text Pauric on 087-6779933. 

World famous Guitarist in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel

Considered to be the greatest guitarist in the world, Pierre Bensusan will be performing in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Saturday 8th September in a special Concert at 8.00pm.  He will also perform a workshop in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel on Sunday 9th.Further details on our Event Page and or contact the Nesbitt Arms Hotel.

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 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

Make waste into art – Lettermacaward

On the 9th of September artist Niamh McCann will have finished her sculpture and in a community gathering, a celebrity will unveil the art work in a prominent place in Lettermacaward.  Unveiling of the sculpture is at 3pm on Sunday 9th September at the green area in front of the Gweebarra Bar and Gallagher’s XL shop. 

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. 

Duchas 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. 


The sympathy of the community this week goes to Marian Bennett and the Boyle Family, Portnoo, on the recent death of Patrick Boyle in London and whose funeral took place at the weekend in Portnoo.    ARDARA WEATHER

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