Ardara, County Donegal
Ard an Rátha
Front Street, Ardara
|• Dáil Éireann||Donegal|
|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (WET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-1 (IST (WEST))|
|Irish Grid Reference|
Ardara (English: //; Irish: Ard an Rátha, meaning "height of the fort") is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. It is located on the N56 and R261 roads. The community has a population of 731, per the 2011 Census, an increase of about 30% since 2006. Scenic points near the town include the Glengesh Pass, the Maghera Falls and the views out over the Atlantic from Loughros Point. In 2012, The Irish Times named it the best village in which to live in Ireland.
The Donegal County Directory for 1862 shows the administrative positions that were held in the county in that year, including several in Ardara.
- Anthony Molloy, captained Donegal in their first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title-winning season in 1992
- Pat Shovlin, Donegal goalkeeping coach in their second ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship title-winning season in 2012
- John Doherty (musician)
- Bibi Baskin (Television personality)
- Charlie Bennett (Councillor)
- John Molloy ( Tweed and Knitwear Manufacturer)
- Paddy McGrath (Gaelic footballer)
- Martin Gavigan (Gaelic footballer)
- Maps, Weather, and Airports for Ardara, Ireland Archived March 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Population Classified by Area" (PDF). Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Apr 2012. p. 53. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Ard an Rátha/Ardara". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "'Best place is where you and your family flourish'". The Irish Times. June 18, 2012. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
Media related to Ardara, County Donegal at Wikimedia Commons