Holy Family N.S. – NEWS
Christmas preparations are in full flow in Holy Family NS. Parents and Grandparents are invited to the school to see the children’s Christmas Shows. Junior Infants to 3rd class will perform their shows on Monday 18th from 1.30pm. Plays from 4th, 5th and 6th class will take place on Tuesday 19th from 1pm. Thanks to the teachers and the children for all their work and to the Parents Association for helping out.
The Green School Committee are collecting food for the St Vincent de Paul. Families are asked to send in non perishable goods to the Green School Committee. The children will put the food in hampers for the St Vincent de Paul
The Active School Committee launched their year’s work on Thursday 14th December. Demort Mc Dermot will help out with some activities. Children were invited to wear Christmas jumpers, Christmas hats or even a Christmas decoration. Thanks to Ms Cooney and the Heath Promoting School Committee for organising Odd Socks Day.
New Pub Opening
Congratulations to the O’Connor family, Tubbercurry on the opening of their new high spec pub The O’C. It will be managed by Shane and Paul, sons of Anne and the late Pat. Located in the former pub known as “The Forge” and previous to that as “Neary’s”, this upgrade and opening is a great vote of confidence in the local hostelry/pub/food business in the town, and will give a new option for people when out socialising. Well done and best wishes.
Shoe Box, Tubbercurry
Best wishes is extended to Michelle Skeffington who recently took over the management of The Shoe Box on Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. The Shoe Box was established and run for over 10 years by Marian Jones and Bernie Mulgrew, and it grew into a thriving business. Michelle recently returned from Canada, where she worked for a number of years, has now taken over its management. She will be delighted to meet all former customers and hopes for their continued support.
St. Stephens Day Run
South Sligo Athletic Club are holding a 5K Fun Run on St. Stephen’s Day in aid of SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust). Registration takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall at 11.30am, and the Run commences at 12 noon. Walkers, Joggers and runners are welcome to this family friendly event. Christmas jumpers encouraged. Tea and refreshments afterwards in St. Brigid’s Hall.
Blood Donation Clinic
The next Blood Donation Clinic will be on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry from 4.30pm to 8pm. Visit giveblood.ie or LoCall 1850 731 137 if you want to learn more about giving blood. Thanking all patrons for their continued support during 2017, and we hope to see you at a blood donation clinic again soon.
Tubbercurry Christmas Lights
The Christmas lights in Tubbercurry look great after their re-modelling following the theft of the existing sets. Well done to all those involved in fundraising of the new lights and a big thank you to the individuals and businesses who dug deep into their pockets for this community effort.
Tubbercurry, a Day in the Life – New DVD
Back in 1997, Tubbercurry celebrated their 600th Anniversary of the founding of Tubbercurry, and a yearlong celebration of Tubbercurry 600. This celebration included EU Commissioner, Ray McSharry officially opening the event and also included President Mary Robinson visiting Tubbercurry for the Old Fair Day in August 1997.As part of the celebrations, local camera men, Sean Johnston and Tom Walsh recorded “A Day in the Life of Tubbercurry”, starting at 6am until 12 midnight. It includes children coming and going to school, businesses and workers going about their days work and various interviews.
A new DVD – “Tubbercurry, A Day in the Life” is now available for sale at €15, and would be of great interest to anybody or any family from the town or area. The DVD is available for sale in various outlets, and would make an ideal Christmas stocking filler.
Santa Claus is coming to Town
Santa will be paying a visit to Tubbercurry over the coming Saturdays from 11am. He’ll be visiting shops and businesses and will be talking to parents and children. So children, have your list ready for Santa because he’ll be checking out from the Mums and Dads who’s been naughty and who’s been nice throughout the year…….
An Chroi, South Sligo Enterprise Centre
Competitions Time at An Chroi…..…. Would your business like to win a free boardroom for a day with lunch provided to plan your strategy for 2018? An Chroi, South Sligo Enterprise Centre are offering businesses in the region, and beyond, the chance to win one day’s use of their Board Room with complimentary lunch platters provided by Cawleys, free parking and use of the canteen for those inspiring tea and coffee breaks. The room is a fully equipped boardroom suitable for 14 people with AV facilities. To enter visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/tubbercurryenterprisecentre/
Established in 2016, An Chroí, South Sligo Enterprise Centre provides office and enterprise space in flexible units. The bright and spacious Training Room is ideal for business meetings, staff training days or mentoring sessions. The centre is equipped with conference facilities, a training Room (inclusive of AV facilities) and a board room. There are various office options depending on your company’s needs which include hot desks, virtual offices and private offices. This modern centre is fully equipped with kitchen/canteen facilities and has ample free parking on the grounds. The centre is situated in Tubbercurry just off the N17 Sligo – Galway road, located 15 minutes from Ireland West Airport, 25 minutes from Sligo Town and just 15 minutes from the N4 main Sligo to Dublin road. Its location means it is easily accessible and the ideal base for businesses and startups to travel to and work from. The up to date facilities include a projector and screen, broadband, heat/ air conditioning and ample free parking just outside.
Cloonacool G.A.A. Club are holding a charity match in aid of ”Operation Walk Ireland” on St. Stephens’s day in Cloonacool Community Park at 2pm. In order to raise much needed funds to support a team of medical volunteers who will travel to Vietnam in March 2018. A team of doctors and nurses which will include local girl Mary Marren from Carrowreagh Knox, who is a nurse in the Galway Clinic, will travel to Asia to carry out much needed knee and hip replacements, and also to provide education to the local medical teams. We are asking as many people as possible to turn out and support this charity event for a very worthy cause.
Tubbercurry Writers Group
The Tubbercurry writing group have now finished up for the Christmas break, but will resume again on Friday 12th January, 2018 from 11am-1pm.
Rehearsals are in full swing at present for this year’s production of ”Cupid Wore Skirts” by the Cloonacool Players. This is an hilarious three act comedy written by that great northern playwright Sam Cree. It will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on the 9th 10th and 11th of February 2018, followed by dates in the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo, Ballina Arts Centre, St. Brigids Hall Tubbercurry and Ballintogher Community Centre.
The cast contains the usual mix of local actors which include John McIntyre, Denis Ross, Geraldine Lundy, Laura Mullarkey, Breege Calvey, Martin McIntyre, Margaret McIntyre and newcomers Regina Henry and Dara McGarry. The play is produced by Sean Walsh and directed by Tom Towey. Stage manager is Peadar Conway, Set Construction is looked after by Sean Calvey and Alan McKim, stage assistants Sinead Davitt and Agnes Durkin, Sound by Morris Conboy, Lighting is organised by Sean Johnston, Benny Henry and Owen Ross. Props are looked after by Eileen Kirrane, Costumes by Mary Keane and Make-up is by Ann-Marie Conway. Transport is organised by Peadar Conway, John McIntyre and Adrian McIntyre. Anyone wishing to join the group and help out in any way can contact any group member in the coming weeks.
The recent death occurred of Mary Sweeney, Long Island, New York and originally from Tullycusheen, Tubbercurry. In her late 80’s, Mary spent all her adult life in New York, having been there for nearly 60 years in total. She did manage to get home on a number of occasions, and always considered Tullycusheen as home. It was her wish that her remains would be brought home to Ireland to be buried here. Her remains reposed at the Morahans Funeral Home with removal to St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Mary is survived by her brothers Jimmy and Tommy, sister Ann, and various relations, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.
Mary Kate Walsh, Banada
The recent peaceful death occurred of Mary Kate Walshe, (nee Carr) late of Banada, at St. Attracta’s Nursing Home. In her 90th year, Mary Kate came from the Tourlestrane Parish and was a well known and popular figure in the local community for many decades. Her remains reposed at Coens Funeral Home prior to removal to St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane. Burial took place in Banada Abbey Cemetery, beside where she lived for nearly 60 years. She is survived by her sons Austin, (Banada) and Jimmy (Dowros), daughters Breege McDonnell (Killasser), Margaret Meers (Aclare) and Catherine Carroll (Drumcliff), brother Jim Carr, daughters and sons in laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.
James (Jimmy) Coleman, Bunninadden
The death occurred peacefully in September of James Snr (Jimmy) Coleman, late of Bunninadden. In his 91st year, Jimmy was a primary school teacher all his working life, working in a number of schools including, Principal of Bunninadden Primary school. Jimmy was an active man who enjoyed outdoor activities. He was pre-deceased some years ago by his wife Tessie. In recent years, he had failing health and was lovingly looked after by his daughter Ann. His remains reposed at the residence of his daughter Ann Gorman, Tubbercurry prior to removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden. Burial took place in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Ballymote. Jimmy is survived by daughters Helen Morris (Lucan), Ann Gorman (Tubbercurry), Jacinta Brennan (Bundoran), sons Bobby (Tallagh), James (Bunninadden) and David (Castlebar), in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and may friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.
Bridget Moffitt, Moylough
The recent death occurred of Bridget Moffitt (nee Maye), late of Moylough, Tubbercurry. In her mid 80’s, Bridget was a local Moylough girl who married locally and was a hard worker who helped her husband Michael with all farm chores. After her husband died, she continued to take a keen interest in all farming matters along with her son Tom.
Her remains reposed at the Coens Funeral home prior to removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Moylough. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.
Bridget is survived by sons Henry (London), Dan (Dublin), Tom (Moylough), and daughter Geraldine Hannon (Sligo), in-laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and good neighbours, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.
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