Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

Weekly News - 19th September

Western Drama Festival AGM.

The annual general meeting of the Western Drama Festival will be held in Killorans Traditional Restaurant on Monday 26th September at 8.30pm. All members are invited to attend. New members will be very welcome. The festival has been chosen to host the All Ireland Confined Finals in 2017. Opening on Friday 21st April it will continue for 9 nights. This is a major event for the committee to organise and they would welcome volunteers to join project teams in preparation for the finals. Meanwhile the annual 1 Act Festival will be held in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on 17th, 18th, and 19th November.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

Tubbercurry Active Retirement resumes meetings on Tuesday September 20th in the Health Centre at 8 pm. A full programme of activities including exercise – yoga, bowling, and curling – talks, outings etc. for the coming year is being prepared, beginning with the two-day trip to Dublin later this month . New members are always welcome.

Nature Inspires – Workshop with a difference!

Flower arranging workshop for September with Martina Kilian on Thursday 22nd September in Corsallagh, Cloonacool, from 11am – 2pm. Booking is essential as places are limited (6-10). Contact Martina on 087-2403005, 071 9186440 or email martina13.kilian@gmail.com.

Comhaltas News

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.

Meditation/Relaxation Class

Meditation/Relaxation Class -6 week class continues every Wednesday at 11 am in Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, suitable for all on their cancer journey and all who have recovered from a cancer diagnosis, in these sessions you will learn how to calm your breath, soften your body, release tension and emotions and introduce peace, quiet and gain a deep sense of wellbeing.

For information on our new Autumn/Winter Schedule please call to our Centre open 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday or ring 089 4480527.

Tubbercurry Bridge Club

Bridge Classes for beginners have commenced at Murphy’s Hotel and will be held weekly from 8pm to 10pm. Enquiries to Colm on 087-2313631, Michael on 071-9181956 or Anne on 087-6474136. Bridge has just resumed after the summer break, also in Murphy’s Hotel (play at 7.45pm sharp).

North Connaught College – Bus Link

There is a local link bus service from Ballymote to Tubbercurry Daily scheduled service Monday to Friday. It leaves Ballymote at 9 am and collects in Gurteen, Killavil, Bunnanaddan, Chaffpool/Powellsboro along the route arriving in Tubbercurry at 9.30, which make it possible for anybody wishing to get to North Connaught College. This local link bus leaves Tubbercurry at 4.30 returning to Ballymote daily. The price is very reasonable. The bus will stop at the towns and villages listed and at points along the route. Please hail the bus as it passes your area. Places remaining on some of our full time courses. Please phone 071 9185035 or visit www.northconnaughtcollege.net to find out more information about courses.

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

OX Mountain Adverture 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

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

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.

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’.

25 Card Game

25 Card Game Single Hand continues in the Supper Room in St. Brigid’s Hall every Sunday night at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

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.

Martina Kearins, Deceased

The recent death occurred of Martina Kearins, late of Cashel, Tubbercurry and formerly of Sandyford Dublin and Skreen Co. Sligo.

Martina was a well-known and popular lady in Tubbercurry through her work as a Chiropodist and through her Voluntary work promoting Christian values and Spiritualism. She was immensely proud of her Skreen heritage on the other side of the Ox Mountains and of the cattle dealing traditions of her Father Mick, her brothers, cousins and ancestors. She was also very proud of her involvement in highlighting the activities of her near relation Linda Kearins during the Irish War of Independence in the 1920’s. A chance conversation with Martina could cover many topics as she was not one to be rushed.

Predeceased by her parents Michael and Eileen, Martina will be sadly missed by her brothers Kieran, Colm and Enda, sisters Genevieve and Monica, in-laws, Aunt Maureen, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Her remains reposed at the home of her brother Colm in Collooney prior to removal to St. Adamnan’s Church Skreen, and burial took place in Skreen Cemetery. May she Rest in Peace.

Tom Gallagher, Bunninadden, Deceased

The recent death occurred of Tom Gallagher, late of Ougham, Bunninadden. Tom was a regular visitor over many decades to Tubbercurry for shopping and business, and was a well-respected and hardworking dairy farmer in the Bunninadden and Achonry areas. Pre-deceased by his wife Evelyn, both had been very involved in Community and Social developments over many decades in the Bunninadden areas, and Tom was particularly involved in bringing mains water schemes to Doocastle and Bunninadden in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Tom’s remains reposed at his residence in Ougham prior to removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden. Burial took place in Cloonameehan Cemetery.

He is survived by his sons Brendan and Andrew, daughter Anne, brothers Andrew and James, in-laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. May he Rest in Peace.

Gerard Cawley, Tubbercurry, Deceased

The recent tragic accidental death occurred of Gerard Cawley, Tubbercurry. Aged 38, Gerard was the son of the late Joe and Jean Cawley of Emmett Street. Gerard was a quiet, kind and inoffensive young man who tried to cope with many personal challenges as best he could. As a youngster growing up in Tubbercurry, he was an excellent sporting youth, and as a young man he worked behind the family bar and hotel with great enthusiasm.

Coming from a business family, Gerard could talk to anybody and everybody locally knew him. In recent years he enjoyed helping out with Old Fair Day stewarding or at other local events. Gerard had a wide circle of family and friends who always supported him when needed.

His remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home and removal took place in the Church of St. John Evangelist for funeral mass. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.

Gerard is survived by his sisters Teresa, Patricia, Maria and Olivia, Brother Joseph, Uncles and Aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces and a very wide circle of friends who will all miss him terribly. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Bank of Ireland Tubbercurry & South Sligo Enterprise Town 2016


Bank of Ireland hosted #Tubbercurry #SouthSligo Enterprise Town on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November.
Enterprise Town was a community event which gave businesses, clubs and societies in Tubbercurry and the surrounding areas an opportunity to showcase (for free) all they have to offer and what makes this area such a great location to do business, socialise and live in. This was a free event and was open to the entire community.