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.


Zaira Breslin with the help of all the senior classes of Brackey N.S in Ardara holding a cheque for €664.18, which they raised for Crumlin Childrens Hospital by selling St. Bridgets crosses on the 1st and 2nd February. (Ciara/jmac.ie)

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
Susie and Vincent McConnell pictured after receiving their 60 year Fr Cullen Pins from Canon Laverty on Sunday evening at the Ardara PTAA social.

'A Playwright in the Nest being performed by Inniskeel Drama Group on 27th 28th 29th March and Easter Monday night in Inniskeel Hall Portnoo at 8.30

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



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


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

Local News 21st of Sep.
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Local News, 14th of September
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Local News 7th of September
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Local News 31st of August 2015
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Local news July 28th 2015
Local notes for the Ardara area 28th July, 2015 Read on
Ardara says Failte, Bienvenue, Welcome...
Ardara hosts the Melting Pot festival and Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta this bank holiday weekend Read on
Community radio stages ‘Celebration Bash’
The Ardara based community radio station, Owenea FM’s, is staging a ‘Celebration Bash’ Read on
Busy weekend ahead
It's all happening in Ardara this Bank Holiday weekend! Read on
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Holy Family Newsletter 26 April 2015
The Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, Co. Donegal Fourth Sunday of Easter 26th April 2015 – Vocations Sunday Very Rev. Canon A. Laverty P.P., V.F.  074-9541135 Fr. Liam ... Read on
Darkness into Light
4:15am and ending at approximately 5:30am – 5:45am on Saturday 9th May 2015 in Maghery Read on
Community radio station on Irish TV
Owenea FM, the Ardara based community radio station, is being featured on Irish TV (channel 191) Read on
Table Quiz
Methodist Hall Easter Monday 8.30pm Read on
Ardara Methodist Church Good Friday
Ardara Methodist Church Good Friday Take one small step….Discover Hope this Easter with Billy Graham. Read on
Inniskeel Drama
A Playwright in the Nest being performed by Inniskeel Drama Group Read on
Kilclooney Country Market
News from Kilclooney country market. Read on



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