Daily Archives: September 13, 2016

Weekly News Sept. 5th

Tubbercurry Enterprise Town
Sheila Lenehan, Manager Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce that Bank of Ireland will be hosting Tubbercurry Enterprise Town on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November.  Enterprise Town is a community event which will give businesses, clubs and societies in Tubbercurry and the surrounding areas an opportunity to showcase all they have to offer and what makes this area such a great location to do business, socialise and live in.  This will be a free event and is open to the entire community.
To launch this Business, Community and Sports expose an information meeting is being held on Wednesday 14th September at 8.00 p.m. in An Chroi, Enterprise Centre, Tubbercurry.
We encourage everyone to come along to hear more details and find out how you can register to take part in this event.

OX Mountain Adventure Camp
The Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are happy to bring you our new Bush craft Workshops for children aged 8+  Running over 4 Saturday’s starting September 3rd these workshops teach the basics of bush craft using the natural woodland resources at our disposal giving the participant a learning experience relative to the natural materials that can be found in Ireland.  When: Saturday September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.  Time: 10am to 1pm.  Cost: €15.00 per day/per person. Bush craft Workshop duration 3 hours.
Optional extra: Archery Session €10.00 when taken with bush craft. Duration 45 minutes.
Phone – 071 9181920 or email us at oxmountaincamp@gmail.com

North Connaught College
North Connaught College are currently enrolling for all courses.  Our full time level 6 course in Early Childhood Education will now include 4 Montessori modules so that students will be able to access jobs in Montessori pre-schools. Some availability in Beauty Therapy and Ebusiness. For more information please phone North Connaught College on 071 9185035

Faith and Light
The Charity “Faith and Light” wishes to express sincere thanks to all who contributed to its recent Church Gate Collection.  The total contribution received amounted to €366.24.

South Sligo Wine Tasting
South Sligo Wine Tasting Evenings commence on Tuesday the 13th of September 2016 in Murphy’s hotel at 8.30 pm. A lovely evening promised to explore and learn the fine art of wine tasting.  Everybody welcome.

Roald Dahl Day.
As part of the worldwide events marking the centenary of the birth of the worlds most loved children’s author, Roald Dahl, St Brigid’s Hall are holding events on 10 & 11 Sept to mark the occasion. On Saturday 10 Sept, at 2.30pm Wayne o Connor will hold his story telling session “Revolting Rhymes” which brings alive the anarchic work of everyone’s favourite author. This event combines high energy storytelling, live drawing and audience participation. Watch as famous fairy tales are re imagined as Wayne whizzes through the audience. After that there will be a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On Sunday 11 Sept there will be a screening of The BFG the 1989 animation film at 3pm.

Active Retirement Pilgrimage
In order to celebrate this special Jubilee Year of Mercy, Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association is sponsoring a Coach to Lough Derg for a one-day Pilgrimage on Tuesday, 13th September next.  Cost on island is 40 euro and all those interested are welcome to join us.  Names by September 1st to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319.

Traditional Music Classes
Traditional music classes commencing in Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre on Monday 19th September.  Beginner’s classes on whistle and flute at 6.15 pm. Advanced classes on whistle and flute at 7.00pm.  Fiddle classes at 7.45pm.   Registration on the night.

FREE Computer Courses Starting September 2016 in Tubbercurry
These courses are due to start in mid-September (date to be confirmed) and are available to anyone who is working full or part time.  The course will cover the Internet, Email and Microsoft Office. Computers for Farmers will also be available and will include Basic Computers, Internet and Email, Dept. of Agriculture Online Services and Basic Farm Records.  Both courses will run 3 hours one evening a week 7.30pm – 10pm (day to be confirmed), for a period of 12 weeks.  A minimum of 6 is needed to commence the course with a max of 8/9 in any group.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Niamh on 086 0779362.

Morrison Teach Cheoil
If you want to learn Sean Nós Dancing, Social dancing or have a child interested in Speech & Drama or are looking for classes in Guitar, Keyboard, Tin Whistle, Flute, Fiddle, Banjo, Bodhrán or Concertina, check out the programme of classes in the Morrison Teach Cheoil Riverstown starting this September. You’ll find all the details on the Riverstown CCÉ Facebook or contact Padraig at 0876707329

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 14th – 21st September, 2016 led by Spiritual Director, Fr. James McDonagh.  Flights from Knock which include full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje.  Half board accommodation included in a private house.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-916123 or mobile 087-1873703

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day
The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival Committee would like to thank all the individuals, volunteers, businesses and groups especially our sponsors and partners for their support. Without your help the fair would not be possible. Our AGM will take place on Thursday 22nd Sept at 8pm in Mickey Macs Bar, all welcome to attend.

Niland Family Reunion
The Niland Family from Doocastle are having a reunion in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo from 17th – 24th September, 2016. Booking has been made at The Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone for dinner on Sunday 18th September at 5pm.  (Prices start at €16.00 for 2 courses).  It will be an opportunity to meet cousins who are coming from the USA, UK and Ireland, so we hope as many of the family can come along to share some memories and have a good time.  We also plan to spend a night in Kennedy’s Bar in Doocastle.
Please get in touch with Margaret Donegan on 087-6218728 of 096-37701 if you would like more information or email me at Margaret.donegan@yahoo.com

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association
Historical Tour to Dublin.  Due to popular demand following our last Historical Tour to Dublin, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another 3 days / 2 night’s trip by luxury coach from Monday, September 26th to Wednesday, September 28th, visiting Kilmainham Jail, Collins Barracks Museum, GPO, Glasnevin Cemetery and other sights. Cost is €200 per person sharing, which includes Bed and Breakfast, Evening meal and all coach journeys.  Due to the huge demands on hotel beds in Dublin this year, we must have the names of those interested in joining us by September 1st. To book please ring 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 before that date.  Payment in full is due by September 18th’.

Deaf Education Conference
There will be Deaf Education Conference in Portlaoise Heritage Centre on 1st October 2016 – 9.30am to 5.30pm.  The aim of the conference is:
To improve the standard of Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children both in access to language and literary in mainstream and Deaf schools in Ireland and how to get the best support and services children need in schools
The conference is for parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, Education Professionals, policy advisors, Irish Sign Language Teachers, Special Needs Assistance and anyone with an interest in education of Deaf children
The Conference will include a panel of both Irish and international experts on Deaf educational who will talk about: Best practice in the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, and what is available in education to help children and parents in mainstream schools at the present time.
For more information about the Deaf education conference contact- Andrew Geary – deafedcon2016@outlook.ie.  Registration and to book your ticket through Eventbrite goes to facebook link – @deafeducaionconference . €15.00 per person.

Parking at Pedestrian Crossing
Parking at the Pedestrian Crossing continues to be a problem for pedestrians at Teeling Street, Tubbercurry.  Double yellow lines extend in both directions for 15 metres from the crossing to allow clear visibility of the crossing.  However, inconsiderate drivers continue to park close to, and even in some cases, on the crossing as they abandon cars and hop into shops.  This has resulted in many near misses as drivers coming down the street cannot see pedestrians beginning to start crossing.  One lady was injured recently by a speeding motorist.
Gardaí regularly issue summons without tickets and people that parked illegally weeks previously suddenly receive fines in the post for parking offences committed weeks previously.
The Active Retirement group and other locals encourage the Gardaí to issue these summonses for safety sake.  Please note this the next time you are parking on Teeling Street.

The Class of 1976 Reunion
There will be a 40th reunion of the class of 1976 Marist Convent, Tubbercurry on 1st October, 2016. A meal and entertainment is planned for Cawley’s Hotel.  Full details and booking for the event can be had by contacting Ann on 086-6012893.

New Banada Bingo
Banada Bingo: €2,200 guaranteed pay-out at the New Banada Bingo next Tuesday night and every Tuesday night. All full houses €100, filer game and last game full house, €200…new 50:50 draw each night.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick