The world-famous ‘Poor Farmers’ charity auction returns to Teague’s Bar, Ardara, tomorrow night.
And god only knows what will be going under the hammer!
In this the 16th year, and following a 2-year break due to Covid, it promises to be another great night.
During that time, at least a staggering €400,000 has been raised for a host of local and national charities.
The livestock auction is held in the local bar, where all furniture and fixtures are removed, will include items of all descriptions.
These include sheep, chickens, farming goods, turf, sheep dogs and many more to be auctioned on the night.
Over the past 16 years, the local communities from Ardara, Glenties, Narin, Portnoo and surrounding areas have come together for a night of craic and more importantly to raise money for local charities.
To date, the Poor Farmers have supported the following charities: Donegal Hospice, Downstrands counselling services, Cancer Care West, Donegal Cancer Services and flights, MS Donegal branch, Ardara first responders and Pieta house.
The PFA is especially delighted to have supported the following children’s charities: Ronald McDonald House at Crumlin hospital and Bluestack Special Needs Foundation Donegal town.
And, this year they will add to that list the Charlie Bennet Fund, Ability Rocks, Hugh’s House Dublin and the Irish Heart Foundation.
The PFA will be using the LSL auction app for online bidding for anyone who cannot make it to Teagues tomorrow night.
This unique event is organised and run by local volunteers who continue to give their time and commitment for the last 16 years, and the community of Ardara supports the night every year.
Donations are flying in the door, with big-ticket items on the night so far including two signed Irish rugby jerseys, a large lion and many more lots!
All roads lead to Teagues tomorrow night at 9pm, or online via the LSL auction app, for a great night’s craic this Christmas.