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Weekly News - 17th July

South Sligo Summer School

The 31st Annual South Sligo Summer School has taken place in Tubbercurry, July 9th-15th last, and was a tremendous success. Hundreds of students attended classes throughout the town including various traditional musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Students attended from as far away as China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, USA, and various European countries. After classes were over, recitals and ceilies were held in evening time  and pubs were alive to the sound of top quality impromptu sessions. Well done to the organising committee and their various helpers for another successful school. Many people are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summercamp for Children ( 8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important )

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 17th July – Thursday 20th July – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Friday 21st July – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm…. Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

 Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Macra na Feirme:

An information night for a new Macra na Feirme club will take place on Friday 21st July at 8pm in Cloonacool Community Centre. It is an organisation for 17-35 years and include activities such as sport, agriculture, travel, drama, public speaking, social nights out and lots more. Everyone welcome! Come along on the night to find out all about Macra na Feirme. For more information contact Ciara 087 1888082 or Facebook: Cloonacool Macra na Feirme.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

Looking for some crafty time? Why not come and join the Tubbercurry Women’s Group. We meet every Wednesday from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at the community room at the Tubbercurry library. We’ll be delighted to see you.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Kevin Kirrane, Drumartin

The recent peaceful death occurred after a brief illness of Kevin Kirrane, late of Drumartin, Aclare. Aged just 59, Kevin was son of the late Johnny and Mary Kirrane, and a member of a well known and respected local family in the Aclare area.

After finishing school in the mid-70s, Kevin became involved with his father’s business of machinery work and agricultural contracting throughout South Sligo. As well as doing the seasonal farm contract work of hay, silage and land upgrading, Kevin also got involved with road development and general upgrading work for Coillte Teo, the state forestry company. Many of the access roads and general facilities associated with the forestry development on the Ox Mts and in various other parts of Co. Sligo were done by Kevin and his team. One of the amenities he worked on in the Tubbercurry area was the laying of the footpath through the forestry at the rear of Rathscanlon Creamery. This forest walk is an excellent local amenity, and Kevin took great pride in the finished product. Indeed, he was eagerly anticipating and awaiting the development of an extension to the present walk, an extension which is hoped for at some stage in the future.

A very important part of Kevin’s business was Geraldine, his wife. However, as well as his wife, Geraldine was very much involved in the administration and pricing of his work and any one of them was rarely seen socially without the other.

Kevin was a quiet spoken and gentle man, who often helped others quietly and without any fuss. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, daughter Claire, sons Stephen, Kieran, and Brian, son and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister Maureen, brothers J.P. and Vincent, various in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. His remains reposed at the Brennan funeral homes and at his own home with funeral mass in Tourlestrane. Burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net