Open Ulster Offshore Championship Regatta 2019The Regatta takes place on Saturday 27th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm at Narin Beach. With 57 crews competing, ranging in age from 12 to 65, the Regatta features the newest version of coastal rowing; a 4k race which requires great skill and technique to navigate around the course.Loughros Point Rowing Club are delighted to be the first club to introduce it to Donegal. This is the future of coastal rowing and it is very exciting.Race Order: Each race is a time trial. Please note these times are not official and things may change throughout the day.
- 11.00 – Mixed Quad Heat 1
- 11.10 – Men’s Single
- 11.20 – Ladies Double
- 11.30 – U16 Boys
- 11.40 – Ladies Single
- 11.50 – Men’s Double Heat 1
- 11.55 – U16 Girls
- 12.10 – Men’s Double Heat 2
- 12.20 – Mixed Quad Heat 2
- 12.45 – U14 girls + 1 U16 girls team
- 12.55 – Junior Single
- 1.10 – Ladies Quad
- 1.35 – Men’s Quad Heat 1
- 1.40 – Junior Double 2k
- 2.00 – U14 Boys
- 2.10 – Mixed Double
- 2.30 – U18 Boys
- 2.50 – U18 Girls
- 3.10 – Men’s Quad Heat 2
Glenties vs. Ardara – Go GastaGo Gasta is a 1 hour family entertainment show for TG4 screening this Autumn. It is a new fun healthy socially engaging outdoor family entertainment format unique to TG4. This is Ireland’s Fittest Family meets Cross Country Challenge.Two locals villages go head to head to settle old scores once and for all on a course littered with challenges and obstacles that goes from one village to the other. Part “off-road” part on road. Let’s get Down & Dirty.They set out a course that joins two rival villages together from a well known spot in each. This is where the Start & Finish lines are. Their experts will design a route between the villages littered with challenging obstacles, water hazards, puzzles, and some straight forward running or cycling stretches. The course is clearly defined by their markings and signposts.Viewing spots are provided where villagers can gather to encourage their teams. Each village picks a team made up of females & males to represent them. The last person over the finish line is when the race is won, so each team has to work hard and really pull together as a unit. It’s not about the best individual on any one team, it’s all about the team, the village, the desire to win.On Friday 2nd of August we pitch Glenties against Ardara in a race to settle any old scores that may linger between the towns. They will race on a course designed and littered by obstacles along the way. The series is being filmed by Abú Media who are responsible in the past for IFTA award shows such as Jockey Eile, An Klondike and 1916 Seachtar na Cásca. The Producer, Pierce Boyce is originally from Rathmullan now living in Galway since 1983. Each team will be assigned a presenter to to mentor them – Maire Trease Ní DUbhghaill and Conall O Mairtin.Series Director is Evan Chamberlain the man behind the Hector travel shows and Francis Brennan series. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Ardara at its best and get substantial TV coverage for the area. Please support the Ardara Team on this venture and cheer them on along the route at every opportunity. The route will be defined shortly.
John Molloy’s (Ardara) ReunionTickets for the John Molloy Reunion are available at the factory shop.Meeting at the factory tomorrow Saturday 27th July at 6pm and on to the Hotel for 8.30pm.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org€20 each for the Buffet/Dance. Proceeds to Woodhill Resource Centre.
Big Session in the Beehive Tonight Friday 26thThis week we’ll be joined by Randy Wilson and friends giving us a bit of Old Time music all the way from Kentucky (not the one in Ardara!). Should be some craic!All musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers welcome as ever.
Set Dancing ClassesSet Dancing Classes continue every Monday night from 8.30pm to 10.30pm in the Heritage Centre.Clement Gallagher calls the sets.Tea and home bakes served. Admission €5
Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi on the BeachJoin Maria for a fab mind/body experience.Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi every Saturday and Thursday at 11am on Narin Strand during July and August.
Kilclooney Country MarketThe Kilclooney Country Market continues every Saturday from 11.00am to 1.00pm during July and August at Inniskeel Hall, Narin. Ready meals, bakes and bread so you don’t have to go into the kitchen. Lots of crafts and unique bits, and plenty of plants to adorn your gardensVisit the Kilclooney Country Market Facebook page for updates.
Stephen Bennett Summer ExhibitionThe Summer Exhibition continues at Stephen Bennett’s Studio Gallery, Carn, Ardara.The Gallery is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm and from 2pm to 6pm on Sundays.For more info contact Stephen on 087-7923205 or visit www.stephenbennett.net