Community Notices 9th April 2019

Huge Crowds at Pat Shovelin All Star Weekend

The two day event in Ardara last weekend was a massive occasion with huge crowds turning out on both days; on Saturday for the game and on Sunday for the Tractor Run.We want to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this a massive success. This was another indication of the community working together for the good of all.Read more on the Clg Ard An Ratha Facebook Page 

Ardara Cleanup

Ardara Cleanup Week 16th to 20th AprilThere will be a Parish Cleanup from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April in Ardara. Please come out and collect litter in your area. If everyone did a mile around their area, it would be great.While the main litter collection starts at 11am at the community centre on Saturday April 20th, people can do their collection anytime from Tuesday April 16th onwards.Gloves and bags will be available from Noleen at the Community centre from 9am to 1pm during the week. If anyone is interested in cleaning at any other time, contact Stephen on 087-2424590 to make arrangements to collect cleaning equipment, bags etc.For more information contact 087-2424590 

Parkrun/Walk on Narin Beach

ParkrunParkrun is for everyone. Come and join in. Starting in May 2019. Free timed 5km walk/run.Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed walks/runs around the world. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.Narin Beach Parkrun/walk 5k will take place every Saturday at 9.30am. All runners/walkers welcome.Participants required and volunteers wanted.Please contact Sheila on +447557374432 or email 

Tina’s 5K Rainbow Run/Walk

Tina's 5k Rainbow walk/runTina’s 5K Rainbow Run/Walk is taking place on Sun 28th April.This run/walk is in memory of the late Martina Maguire, and begins from the Parish Centre at 1.30pm with registrations from 12 noon.There will be prizes in all categories. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Parish Centre. Chip Timing will be in operation. Participants are asked to wear their brightest colours to reflect Martina’s bubbly and fun personality.Adults €8, Student €5, Family €20 

Upcoming Workshops

Pottery Classes in ArdaraThe following workshops will be taking place in the next few weeks:Pottery Workshop with Eimear Boyle & Lorna McHugh Spinning and Table Loom Weaving with Colm SweeneyDates are yet to be decided and booking is essential. If you are interested in any of the above please contact Colm on 087-3222910. 

Tin Whistle Classes

Tin Whistle Classes for beginners will take place in Ardara if enough people are interested. Dates to be decided.Anyone interested in learning to play the tin whistle should contact Colm on 087-3222910. 

Wellbeing and Relaxation Clinic

There will be a Wellbeing and Relaxation Clinic starting in the Community Centre this Friday 12th April and continuing every second and fourth Friday.Contact Una on 087 2854668. 

Part Time Secretary Required

A part time secretary is required to work in two schools in Ardara. The post is for 20 hours per week equally shared between Gortnacart N.S. and the Wood N.S.Knowledge of accounts, wages and computer necessary. The successful candidate will commence work on Monday 2nd September.Closing date for applications is Thursday 25th April. Applications by email only to Shortlisting may apply. 

Set Dancing

There will be no Set Dancing in the Heritage Centre next Monday 15th April. 

Cup of Tae Festival

The Cup of Tae Traditional Music Festival takes place Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May, and brochures are now available locally.This year the Festival honours Brid Harper – one of the most acclaimed fiddlers in Ireland, and it promises to be the biggest and best to date, with Workshops, Schools of Music, Concerts, Sessions and Street Music all weekend!View the Programme of Events on our Cup of Tae Festival page.For more information visit the festival website 

Rural Funding Opportunities Roadshow

Minister Michael Ring, TD, Department of Rural & Community Development, is hosting a briefing on Rural Funding Opportunities at 9.00 am on Friday, 12th April 2019, in the Bluestack Centre, Drimarone, Donegal Town.This event is being organised by Donegal County Council in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development.Booking via Eventbrite only:https://ruralopportunitydonegal.eventbrite.comPlease RSVP by Wednesday 10th April 2019. Please note that admission is with ticket only. 

Anniversary Masses

For those viewing on the Church of the Holy Family webcamWed 10th at 7.30pm – Denis Gallagher and deceased members of the Gallagher Family, Ballyganny.Fri 12th at 7.30pm – Nan Sweeney, Beagh.Sat 13th at 11am – Frank McNelis, Tullybeg.Sat 13th at 7.30pm – Maureen O Rourke.  ARDARA WEATHER  

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