Welcome to Ardara.ie, The official website for the beautiful Parish of Ardara in South-West Donegal. We hope that you can find anything you need to know about our area on this site, and if not, do not hesitate to contact us and we will endeavour to put you on the right road. Our area is famous for its spectacular scenery, beautiful unspoilt beaches, and the hospitality of its people.  Ardara is a designated Heritage Town and also a well known centre for the manufacture of Donegal homespun tweeds. The area boasts a thriving tourist trade and social scene, and has been dubbed "The Festival Capital of Donegal" as well as being a designated Heritage Town. If you are hoping to visit the area, we offer you a hearty welcome. If you are from Ardara and are living elsewhere, we hope we can keep you up to date with the goings on from your home parish as often as possible. If you have any complaints or comments on our site, please forward them to us at info@ardara.ie. You can also post them on our guestbook or forums. If you have photograph(s) you would like us to include on the site. Forward them to us at the same address and we will upload them on our photo gallery  If you have a news item or event you want publicised, please forward the details to the above email and we will include it in our local news section. Thank you for logging on to www.ardara.ie and enjoy your visit.



Teresa Keeney with Tina Breslin and her daughters Bridget and Meabh at the Ardara switch on Sunday 8th of December.
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Mary Mc mahon and staff at the Lakehouse Hotel pictured at their Christmas Open evening on Friday 6th of December.
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Ardara Postmistress, Kathy Whittington, makes presentation to Malachy Boyle to mark his retirement from the local Post Office on Friday 28th of November at a function in the Nesbitt Arms. Malachy is wished many years of happy retirement. 
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http://www.jmac.ie/prints.asp?gallery=Ardara%20GAA%20Strictly%20Come%20Dancing%20-%2029-11-14



The winners Gerry Maguire and Catherine Heraghty pictured after the Ardara GAA Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 29 th of November in the Blue Haven with Matthew Whyte (MC), Marian Shields (Dance Teacher), Mark Kelly (Organiser) and Frank Craig (MC).






Aidan Mc Kelvey receives the Michael McNelis cup for the Ardara Under-10 Parish League from Shaun Mc Nelis and County Star Michael Murphy after his team won the final on Saturday 8th of November in Pearse Memorial Park. Also included is Ardara Minor Board Chairman John McConnell.



Pictured are recipients of Golden Pins at the Ardara PTAA Social on Sunday evening in the Parish Centre. Back : Packie Maguire (President), Patsy Gildea, John Whyte, and Patsy McHugh. Seated: Anne Byrne, Bridget O'Gara, Canon Laverty and Sally McHugh. Missing is Fr John
 Gallagher.
Susie and Vincent McConnell pictured after receiving their 60 year Fr Cullen Pins from Canon Laverty on Sunday evening at the Ardara PTAA social.



Congrats to Cliona Heena and Barry McDermott of Glenfin, who were married on Saturday 25th of October in the Church of the Holy Family. Cliona is the daughter of John and Mary Heena, Ardconall. The reception took place in the silver Tassie Hotel, Ramelton.




Rebecca Watters  and Robert Hollingsworth of Wicklow who were married on Saturday 18th of October in the Church of the Holy Family. Rebecca is the daughter of Leo and Tracy Watters of Monargan.







  
View Ardara Tourism's promo video featuring music from our own Emily Whelan, and the many delights the area has to offer!
  









Ardara has also just been named as one of the 7 best villages and towns in Ireland to visit by the highly regarded 'Frommers' website See the review on this link

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/ireland/697548#sthash.P2LFbvNI.dpbs




 


Ardara - Voted the Best Village in Ireland to live in by the Irish Times in 2012


The new website on the

nature, wildlife and environmental life of the Sheskinmore area can be found on

                    http://sheskinmore.wordpress.com



Website for the Donegal Traditional School of Music based in Ardara is www.dstim.ie 


View live events from the Church of the Holy Family here

Listen to Owenea FM, Ardara's Local Community Radio Station here

 

 

Latest Updates

St Stephens Day walk
Join us on The Diamond, Ardara on St. Stephen's Day at High Noon for the annual 6K walk. You will feel the better for taking part and you will be home again in an hour. Read on
Holy Family Newsletter - 14-12-14
WEEKEND MASSES: SATURDAY: 11.00 A.M. VIGIL MASS, SATURDAY: 7.30 P.M. SUNDAY: 9.... Read on
Holy Family Newsletter - 06-12-14
WEEKEND MASSES: SATURDAY: 11.00 A.M. VIGIL MASS, SATURDAY: 7.30 P.M. SUNDAY: 9.... Read on
Death of Bridget (Bea) Gildea.
The death has taken place in Castleblayney of Bridget (Bea) Gildea (Nee Molloy) of Monargan Ardara. Remains leaving her daughter Marian's home at Lurganmore, Castleblayney at 3.pm on ... Read on
Open Invitation – Lake House Country Hotel
We would like to extend an open invitation to one and all to come along to the re-launch Read on
Holy Family Newsletter 30 November 2014
The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Co. Donegal First Sunday of Advent 30th November, 2014 Very Rev. Canon A. Laverty P.P., V.F.  074-9541135 Fr. Liam Boyle  087 0562452 ... Read on
Holy Family Newsletter 23 November 2014
The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Co. Donegal Feast of Christ, the King of the Universe 23rd November, 2014 Very Rev. Canon A. Laverty P.P., V.F.  074-9541135 Fr. Liam ... Read on
Holy Family Newsletter 9 November 2014
The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Co. Donegal The Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran 9th November, 2014 Very Rev. Canon A. Laverty P.P., V.F.  074-9541135 Fr. ... Read on
Holy Family Newsletter 16 November 2014
The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Co. Donegal Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 16th November, 2014 Very Rev. Canon A. Laverty P.P., V.F.  074-9541135 Fr. Liam Boyle  ... Read on
Donegal County Council Broadband Sruvey
Your help is required please Read on
Death of Nellie Mc Loone Rosbeg
The death has taken place in her 94th year of Nellie Mc Loone, Rosbeg Portnoo . Her remains will arrive at St Conals Church Kilclooney tomorrow [Friday ]evening at 7p.m to repose ... Read on
Death of Mary Conlon, Leabgarrow, Aranmore Island
The death has occurred at her late residence of Mary Conlon, Leabgarrow, Aranmore Island. (Wife of Derek Conlon - Formerly Tullycleave) Remains are reposing at her late residence. ... Read on
Death of Hilda Hanlon
The Death has taken place at Donegal Community Hospital of Hilda Hanlon [nee Wilson] Hillhead ,Ardara . Funeral service in St Conal Parish Church, Ardara at 1p.m on Monday with burial afterwards in Inver graveyard House private please .Family flowers Read on
Dolmen Centre on Irish TV
Dolmen Centre featuring on Irish TV Read on
Death of Cormick Ward (Formerly Roughra)
The death has taken place peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital of Cormick (Commy) Ward, Brookfield, Donegal Town. His Remains will repose at his residence from 10am tomorrow[Thursday] ... Read on
Holy Family Newsletter - 26-10-14
WEEKEND MASSES: SATURDAY: 11.00 A.M. VIGIL MASS, SATURDAY: 7.30 P.M. SUNDAY: 9.... Read on


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