Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

Weekly News - 5th December

DVD Launch

Tubbercurry 1996, a DVD featuring events and activities recorded over the year 1996 will be launched in Killorans Traditional Restaurant on Friday 9th December at 8pm. Clips from the DVD will be shown and refreshments will be provided. The DVD will be on sale at €15, with proceeds in aid of Gallagher House.

Gallagher House Annual Christmas Fayre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 11th December, from 12 – 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available. Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts. Raffle will take place on the day, and refreshments will be served.

Tubbercurry Golf Club

A Christmas Floral Arrangement Demonstration will be held in the Golf Clubhouse on Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm. Mulled Wine and refreshments will be served. The floral pieces made on the night will be raffled off. Everyone welcome.

St. Attracta’s Green School Programme

As part of the Green-Schools programme, St. Attracta’s CS are trying to reduce the amount of waste, especially tin foil, used in packing lunches. They are asking that students and staff pack their food in reusable containers instead of sandwich bags, cling film or aluminium foil. It will stay fresher and it will not get squashed. They have already started to segregate waste and recycle in the school, and with the cooperation of students and staff, they hope the amount of waste produced in the school can be reduced.

Photographic Exhibition

There will be an exhibition of local photographs taken by Brian Cahill in Moylough Heritage Centre on Sunday 11th December at 7:30pm. This will be followed by the launch of Moylough 1996 a DVD featuring events and activities recorded around Moylough during the year 1996. The DVD will be on sale at €15, proceeds in aid of up-grading the heating system in the Centre.

The Corran Players take to the stage

The Corran Players are performing the pantomime “PUSS IN BOOTS” in The Art Deco theatre, Ballymote on the 9th, 10th & 11th of December at 8pm, with a matinee show at 2.30pm on the 11th. Tickets are available from Lavin’s menswear, Ballymote or by contacting the ticket line on 0876740824 or 0868784859. Ticket prices are €12 for an adult and €10 for a child (u16). There are some family tickets available (2 adults, 2 children) for Friday night ONLY. Family tickets are €30 and can only be got by contacting the ticket line numbers. It promises to be a great night’s entertainment for all, young and old.

Fundraising Evening

Achonry/Mullinabreena fundraiser PAMPERING EVENING is taking place on Wednesday 7th December from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St., Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena. Come out and enjoy an evening of relaxation and fun. Good night guaranteed. Door prizes and Raffle on the night. Cake sale, free goody bag and much more. Everyone Welcome. Admission €10.

Christmas Workshop and Party

The Elves Christmas workshop and party takes place in St. Nathy’s Hall, Mullinabreena on Sunday 18th December from 1.30pm – 5pm. Fully supervised. All proceeds in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Details/Book by email breegemcguinness@yahoo.com

Santa town

Sligo Folk Park in Riverstown will be hosting the popular “Santatown” Shows on, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December at 3pm. Saturday 17th at 3pm and Sunday 18th December at 3pm and 5pm. Admission for Children is €15 and Adults are €5.

Enjoy the Elves stage performance and some surprise guests in the build up to Santa’s arrival. For further details Call Justin on 086 2356688 or email us sligofolkpark@eircom.net., or folkparksligo@gmail.com. Pre-booking is advised and groups are welcome. Free car parking and FEED Restaurant on site.

Cloonacool Players

The Cloonacool Players will be taking to the boards in the New Year with Jimmy Keary’s hilarious comedy “Mother Knows Best”. Watch this space for more details.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game will take place at 8.30 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre each Monday evening.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Pride of Place Awards Winners

It is with great Pride that I write to you all, On Saturday night a small delegation from Tubbercurry and Sligo County Council traveled to Belfast to the annual Pride of Place Awards Ceremony on Saturday (26 November), Tubbercurry, Co Sligo was presented with one of the top awards in the Competition.


It took runner up place in category three, which is for areas with populations of between 1,000 and 2,000.

The winners of the Pride of Place awards, known affectionately by many as the ‘Community Oscars’, were announced at the special gala event in Belfast Waterfront Hall in front of an audience of approximately 1000 guests and VIPs with many more people tuning in on-line to watch the live broadcast of the ceremony.

Now in its 14th year, the all-island Pride of Place Awards promotes and celebrates the best in community development and recognises the selfless efforts of people in making their neighbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise. This year, a broad spectrum of groups were nominated, ranging from small rural communities to inner city housing estates.

The Pride of Place Awards are divided into three awards sections – the main, the cities and the special awards and during the evening a total of 53 awards were announced by TV personality Claire McCollum. The awards ceremony was hosted by Belfast City Council, with the Belfast School of Music, Streetwise Community Circus, Belfast Community Gospel Choir and The James Peak Experience providing the entertainment.

The winners were presented with their awards by Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston, Councillor Matt Garrett, Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee, Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland, Tom Dowling Chairman of the Pride of Place Committee and George Jones, Chairman of IPB, the event sponsors.