Daily Archives: October 20, 2016

Weekly News - 24th October

Enterprise Town Exhibition

Bank of Ireland, Tubbercurry are hosting a new initiative for the Business and Social Community of South Sligo with a major display arranged at the St. Attracta’s Community School Complex on the weekend of November 4th & 5th.

The Enterprise Town programme will bring together people from across local Businesses, from our Schools and Youth groups, and from Sports and Cultural Organisations. It will facilitate a networking event that will bring all of these pillars together. People will connect with groups and businesses that they never knew existed so that long term relationships will be formed and opportunities to do business will prosper. This event is entirely free and all costs associated with it are carried by Bank of Ireland, Tubbercurry. The event is open to the entire community of South Sligo. If you are involved in a business or organisation that might be interested in learning more on how to exhibit, or for further details, contact BOI Branch Tubbercurry or email enterprisetown@tubbercurry.ie

South Sligo Awards

The South Sligo awards night which was due to take place at end of October has been postponed due to circumstances outside the control of the organising committee, and it is hoped to run the event early in 2017. In the meantime the organisers who are part of the Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association are asking people around South Sligo to nominate groups and individuals who deserve recognition for their voluntary work in their communities. More information will follow in due course.

Flower Arranging Workshops for October/November

The following workshops will take place at Corsallagh, Cloonacool. Places are limited (6-10). Booking is essential. Light lunch will be provided.

“Halloween Spook”, on Tuesday 25th October from 11am to 1pm. Create that special centrepiece for your Halloween Week!

“In Loving Memory”, on Tuesday 1st November from 11am – 2pm.

For more details and to book your place contact Martina on 087-2403005 or check out Facebook page – Nature Inspires.

Adult evening classes at St Attracta’s Tubbercurry

1. CAD (Computer Aided Design/Solid works) beginners/improvers. Tuesdays 7 – 9pm (7 weeks). (€80) (25th Oct to 13th Dec)

2. Woodwork for beginners/ improvers Tuesdays 7- 9pm for 7 weeks. (€80)(25th Oct to 13th Dec)

3. Basic French – learn some basic French or refresh what you might already know. Tuesdays (25th Oct – 13th Dec from 7 – 9pm) €80.

4. Singing for fun – Tuesdays 7- 8pm €25. (25th Oct to 22nd Nov – 4 weeks)

Coming soon -Basic Irish for beginners/improvers – refresh and enhance what you may already know. Details ASAP.

Christmas Flower arranging class (making wreath/table piece) will take place on Tuesday Nov 22nd from 7 – 9pm. (€12)

No classes on Tuesday 1st Nov.  All classes dependant on sufficient numbers

Please ring 071 91 20814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie to book your place. (Booking essential)

Western Drama Festival of One Act Plays 2016

The annual festival of One Act plays organised by the Western Drama Festival runs in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8pm from Thurs. 17 Nov to Sat. 19 Nov. We have selected an excellent programme of plays for this festival, and are delighted that once again the top groups in the country are travelling West to entertain us. This is a fantastic event on the festival circuit, much loved by audiences. We have an amazing mix of plays being performed in the festival; so much to look forward to including comedy and interesting dramas. This year due to demand by groups to enter our Festival, we are running an additional Matinee performance on the Saturday at 3pm. We are delighted to welcome Ballina Dramatic Society who will perform ‘Lone Star’ and Parke Drama Group will perform the Galway Girl. Booking for the festival will be in Killorans, Teeling St Tubbercurry (Phone 0719185679). Our Season ticket at just €25 is brilliant value and will be available to purchase there nearer the festival.

Mr Walker Ewart who has an excellent reputation as an Adjudicator both nationally and in the UK will judge this year’s plays. Walker has adjudicated at All Ireland and UK Finals recently. This promises to be an outstanding festival, and we are looking forward to meeting you there to chat about the plays and enjoy the welcoming ambience in the supper room. Watch this space for more news of the plays.

House Concert

Moy River B&B in Cloonacool has another House Concert in the offing – Friday 28th October at 8pm – when they will host a Halloween Concert and Supper. The concert features a trio of great home-grown talents – Karen McKim, Colin Marren and Clíodhna Henry. The supper is provided by Kilverneen Catering, another home-grown talent! Book your places now as they will be limited for this very special night. Phone/text 087 2512030.

Leader Funding Now Open

The Leader programme is a Government initiative to support Rural Development projects initiated at the local level in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs, and has a budget of €7.6 million to be spent between now and 2020. It has various pillars – Rural Economic Development, Enterprise Development, Job Creation, Social Inclusion and protection of Rural Environment. Proposals can come from Community groups or Individuals, and expressions of interest are now being accepted by Co. Sligo Leader Partnership. Projects can be funded 50% – 75% and further details are available from Leader Partnership, Cleveragh Road, Sligo, email: info@sligoleader.com. Local board members include Jerry Lundy, Joe Walsh and Jack Devaney

Seamus O’Rourke Play Danger Money, Friday 28th October

Seamus O’Rourke teams up with Cavan writer John McManus (The Quare Land) in his latest production Danger Money – a beautiful ‘close-up’ of rural Irish life and is coming to Tubbercurry on Friday 28th October. All proceeds in aid of Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival. Tickets €10 on sale in Margaret Kennedy’s and Gillespies Menswear & Sport.

Set Dancing in Banada

Set dancing classes continue every Tuesday night in Banada Community Centre starting at 8.30pm. Learn to dance in a fun friendly atmosphere. Everyone welcome.

Cloonacool Annual Tractor Run

Cloonacool Community Centre will host their Annual Tractor Run on the 31st of October starting from Cloonacool Community Centre.  All Hondas, vintage cars and tractors welcome.  For booking please contact Attracta McIntyre on 0863058844

Christmas Raffle with a Twist

A Christmas raffle, with a twist, will be held by Cloonacool Community Centre.  Tickets will be on sale from the Community Centre committee.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game will be at the earlier time of 8.30 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre each Monday evening.

Bridget (B. Ann) Brennan, Chaffpool, Deceased

The recent and sudden death occurred of Bridget (B. Ann) Brennan, late of Chaffpool, Tubbercurry. In her 94th year, B. Ann was in relatively good health until her sudden passing, and lived at her home in Chaffpool with her son Michael. A regular visitor to Tubbercurry to do her shopping and chores, she was a lively and chatty individual and was never afraid to express an opinion or give positive or negative criticism about developments about town if she thought necessary. She kept totally up to date with current affairs both locally and nationally, and read the newspaper every day from cover to cover without her glasses.

B. Ann was pre-deceased by her husband, Michael just 10 years ago. Her remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. Patricks Church, Moylough. Burial took place in Achonry Cemetery. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Luke, daughters, Eleanor, Rosaleen, Margaret and Majella, grandchildren, sons and daughter in law and relatives, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she Rest in Peace.

Mark Armstrong, Carrentubber, Tubbercurry, Deceased

The recent sudden death occurred of Mark Armstrong, originally from Carrentubber, Tubbercurry. Aged only 42, Mark is son of well-known local community activists Mary and Sean Armstrong. A past pupil of the Marist Convent, Mark did his Leaving Cert in the early 1990’s and went onto Third Level College in University College Galway studying History and English and then went on to I.T. Galway studying Computing and Accountancy.

A highly intelligent and quiet young man, Mark kept in touch with his old school friends and made many new friends around Ireland. Over his working life, he worked in Galway and Cork as a Financial Controller for various companies and had recently moved to the Dublin area to a new position. His sudden death came as a real shock to his family and friends and just shows how fragile life can be.

Mark’s remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Mark is survived and mourned by his loving partner, Caroline, parents Mary and Sean, Sisters Kathy and Maria, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a large circle of great friends, many of whom travelled long distances to help him on his final journey. May he Rest in Peace.

Rita Kelly, Tullavilla, Cloonacool, Deceased

The peaceful death occurred in her 101st year of Rita Kelly, late of Tullavilla, Cloonacool. Rita was a native of the Sooey area of Co. Sligo as was her husband Tom, and they moved to Tullavilla, in the early 1940’s as a young married couple. They farmed there and Tom worked throughout Co. Sligo while rearing a family of 7 girls. Tom died in 1996 and Rita continued to live in Tullavilla close to her family and friends. She spent the last year of her life in the comfort of Ballymote Nursing Home. Always a great neighbour, even in later life she enjoyed the occasional “hot toddy” while conversing with family and friends.

Her remains reposed at the home of her daughter Kathleen and son-in-law Andy Muldoon where her wonderful life was celebrated.

She was much loved and will be missed by her seven daughters, Maura, Rosaleen, Kathleen, Margaret, Monica, Patricia and Attracta, sons-in-law, 39 Grandchildren, 54 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she Rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Western Drama Festival 2017

All Ireland Drama Finals (Confined)

The Western Drama Festival hosted the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April.

Large numbers off drama enthusiasts converged on the town during this time. It was the third occasion on which the Western Drama Festival were awarded the Finals by the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland, a very distinctive honour indeed for this historic festival.