The Ardara Gathering Week begins on Saturday 3rd August and ends Sunday 11th August, 2013.
A recent community meeting took place and excellent contributions were made to the programme of events.
Anyone who has an idea to add to the programme is most welcome to contact any committee member. We ask everyone in the Parish to contact as many people living abroad to invite them home for this Special Event.
The following is the programme as of now. Sat 3rd Aug:Garden Fete at the Rectory – 2.00pm,Welcome Buffett in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel – 8.00pm. Sun 4th Aug:Blessing of the Graves – 2.00 pm, Family Fun Day at GAA Grounds – 3.00 pm; Special Gathering on Dorleen Strand – 4.00 pm, A Special Service to mark 180 years of Building of Church of Ireland in the Church – 7.00pm (Refreshments will be served in the Church of the Holy Family Pastoral Centre afterwards). Mon 5th Aug: Special organised Walking Trails around the Parish (meet at Community Centre) – 2.00 pm, Open Air Ceili & Set Dancing in new Car Park – 8.00 pm. Tues 6th Aug: Tour of the Region by Bus to include Killybegs, Kilcar, N Columba, Glen & Maghera – 12 Noon,History & Family Tree in the Heritage Centre – 4.00 pm (Also included is a talk on Photographs from long ago by Bart Whelan), Big Band – Derek Ryan in Town Car park – 8.00 pm.
Wed 7th Aug: Tour on the Waterbus in Donegal town – 12 Noon, History & Family Tree in the Heritage Centre – 4.00 pm, Nostalgia Night in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel with Brendan Shine. Thur 8 th
Aug: Golf Day in Portnoo – 10.00 a.m., Angling in Rosbeg – 2.00 pm, History & Family Tree in the Heritage Centre – 4.00 pm, Big Band – Johnny Brady in the Town Car Park – 8.00 pm. Fri 9th Aug: A day in Town shopping and meeting friends – 12 Noon, Coffee & Tea in the Heritage Centre, West End Café & Hotel, Concert of local Talent in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel – 8.00pm.
Sat 10 th Aug: The famous “Ardara Shows”. Sun 11th Aug: Closing & Farewell Function in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel – 4.00 pm.
Many other events are being organised. Childrens Fun Fair all week in the Car Park. Bart Whelan
Photographic Exhibition all week in the Heritage Centre. Variety of Musical Entertainment all week in
all venues in town.