Donegal family raffling charming cottage holiday for charity

How would you like to escape to Ardara for a relaxing summer holiday? 

A local family is giving away a seven-night stay in The Artist’s Cottage Ardara in aid of the charities connected with this year’s North West 10K – Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group, The No Barriers Foundation, Donegal Branch of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus.

The raffle takes place this Saturday 30th April, with just 250 entries being sold. Tickets are €20 and available from owner Catherine Gallagher on 0879035321, or online from her son, Marcus Ward, an advocacy worker for people with Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus. Visit Marcus’ Facebook page HERE for details: https://www.facebook.com/marcus.ward.520

The prizewinner will be invited to a 2 double room stay at the cosy cottage from Saturday, August 20th – Saturday, August 27th, or choose any other week where there is availability.

Catherine Gallagher’s beautiful hideaway was originally her ceramic workshop. She converted the cottage into a charming self-catering stay, keeping its original flagstone floors and features. The cottage opened as an Airbnb last year and the family has been welcoming visitors from near and far ever since.

Donegal family raffling charming cottage holiday for charity

The Artist’s Cottage Ardara

The Artist’s Cottage, just 3km from Ardara town, is surrounded by trees and stone walls, nestled in the Cronkeerin hills. Guests can take relaxing country walks around the area, or take a short drive to the Maghera Caves or Narin-Portnoo beach. It’s also the perfect base for touring to Sliabh Liag and Donegal Town. The cottage suits families, hillwalkers, festival goers, or artists of any kind who want a quiet place to holiday, adventure, or be creative.

The cottage contains a fully equipped open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a stove and flag floor. The downstairs area also contains an accessible wet room and laundry space. Upstairs encompasses 2 charming bedrooms and a shower room. 

Donegal family raffling charming cottage holiday for charity

The Artist’s Cottage Ardara

Donegal family raffling charming cottage holiday for charity

The Artist’s Cottage Ardara

Donegal family raffling charming cottage holiday for charity

The Artist’s Cottage Ardara

For a chance to win a stay in the Artist’s Cottage, contact Marcus Ward, Peer Mentor at Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI), who is running the draw.

Marcus is taking entries via Paypal and Revolut on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marcus.ward.520

For any assistance, just send a direct message or leave a comment on the page: 

All proceeds from the draw will support:

SBHI: The Donegal Branch for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus was formed in 2010 due to local families finding a lack of support and information. The purpose of the national association is to provide information, advice and support to people with Spina Bifida and or Hydrocephalus their parents and carers, as well as to promote social inclusion and equality for people with these conditions in our society. The group is made up of families and carers supporting one another through life’s journey.

NO BARRIERS FOUNDATION: The No Barriers Foundation operates an inclusive health facility in Letterkenny and is equipped with specialist neurological equipment allowing anyone with a disability to exercise and improve their current level of physical and mental health, regardless of their current baseline. No Barriers are a highly innovative social enterprise, thanks in large part to their use of an Ekso Bionics Robotic Exoskeleton – the only suit of its kind in the North West for revolutionary rehabilitation.

DONEGAL DIABETES PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: Donegal Diabetes Parents Group is dedicated to helping families of children with Diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation. They also raise public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and challenges and fund research into finding a cure.

The 25th North West 10k takes place on Monday 2nd of May in Letterkenny at 11 a.m. The online entry fee is €15.  To enter online click on this link https://www.njuko.net/nw_10k_2022