What’s on Around Ardara?


Dry Stone Walling Workshop

Tir Chonaill Stone FestivalSaturday 15th June 9am – 5pmLearn the art of dry stone walling from expert stonemasons Patsy McInaw and Jim Fahy with the restoration of an old market garden wall at Woodhill. Suitable for all abilities.See the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival page for details or call Louise 0873223965.Tickets can also be purchased via Eventbrite

Stone Carving Workshop

Saturday 15th June 9am – 5pmSuitable for all abilities. Relief, sculpture and letter cutting techniques are taught. If you already have an idea for a piece you would like to carve, please feel free to bring a picture, or sketch your idea on the morning of the workshop. Stone and safety wear supplied. Students may bring their own tools; a variety of tools also provided.See the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival page for details or call Louise 0873223965.Tickets can also be purchased via Eventbrite

Narin Beach Cleanup

Saturday 15th June 11am – 2pmLet’s all get together for a clean up of the beach and enjoy coffee and cake at Pirates of the Coffeebean.Event supported by Clean Coasts Ireland. Gloves and bags provided. See you all there.Visit the Facebook event page

5K Three Race Series

Upcoming races in the Ardara GAA Minor Board 5K series take place on Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th June.Registration each night from 6.30pm upstairs in the Club House.Races start at 7.30pm.€8 per adult. €3 for under 16s. Family price €20.Prizes in various categories. 

Nature Walk at Sheskinmore

Saturday June 22nd at 11am. Duration about 4 hours.Meet at the Tramore Beach car park, next to Campbells’ caravan park, Rosbeg, follow L7713 off the Ardara to Portnoo Road.Sheskinmore in late June is a great opportunity to see an abundant variety of wild flowers (some rare), insect life, and other wildlife. Ralph Sheppard is our guide.Admission is free. No need to book. Everyone is welcome. Suitable for all age groups, No dogs except guide dogs please.Bring refreshments for a relaxed and interesting walk. 

Parkrun/Walk on Narin Beach

Narin Beach Parkrun/walk 5k will take place on Narin Strand starting Saturday June 22nd at 9.30am and every Saturday thereafter. All runners/walkers welcome.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.Visit the Narin Beach page at parkrun.ie for more information. 

Dolmen Centre Golf Classic

The Dolmen Centre Golf Classic will now be held on Friday 28th June. The organisers sincerely apologise for the change of date.Please contact the Narin and Portnoo Golf Links Club to reserve your tee time on +353 74 954 5107.Everyone welcome to play on the day but teams must have full GUI membership to be eligible for prizes. Non-Sponsored Teams – €120 (4 Ball) 

Alecia Nugent at Bluegrass Festival

Alicia Nugent at the Ardara Bluegrass FestivalDirect from Nashville for her Irish Tour 2019, Alecia Nugent will be the headline act at the Ardara Bluegrass Festival which runs from July 19th to 21st 2019.The Bluegrass Festival features some of the finest acts in the world. A weekend not to be missed for music fans!Full programme of events will soon be available on the Bluegrass Festival page.Contact Pat McGill 087 6900714. 

Get Ready for the Sliabh Tuaidh 3 Peaks Challenge!

Saturday 20th July 2019The three summits of Sliabh Tuaidh make a fine circular walk and provide outstanding views of the rugged Donegal coastline.Registration will be at the Heritage Centre in Ardara at 9.00am, with the bus leaving as soon as possible afterwards.The fee for this guided walk is €35 which includes chowder or soup in Nancy’s after, plus a little surprise on the way back at Assaranca Waterfall.Experienced walkers only. For more information phone Kevin 0876734875 

Live Music This Weekend

The Beehive Bar

Big session this Friday 14th June in the Beehive with Jim, Fi and Eoin and Liam Orr on pipes and box. A great night of music in store. All musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers welcome as ever.

Mickalene’s Bar

Friday 14th June 10.30pm to late: Pace Note Saturday 15th June 10.30pm to late: Patrick O’Shea Sunday 16th June 8pm to 10pm: The Last ChanceTreat your dad this Father’s Day! Everyone Welcome.
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Ladies clothing and footwear boutique. New arrivals daily and open Mon-Sat 10.30am – 6pm. Follow on Instagram for updates here. Contact: +353 74 954 1897 lyndasboutiqueardara@gmail.com Share:

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