The new Sewage Treatment Plant at Rathscanlon on the Ballina Road has been under construction over the last 12 months, and its completion is now near at hand. The last phase of the project is the laying of a new pipeline along the Ballina road out to the River Moy at Annagh to carry the treated water to discharge into the Moy at Annagh. These works are just commencing and will take several months to complete. This will cause considerable delay to traffic using the road and it will be inconvenient to residents of the road. However, it is to facilitate a badly needed new facility for the town, so patience and understanding is required. Hopefully, a traffic management plan will be put in place to facilitate minimum disruption.
Meanwhile, the N17 road works continue on the Tubbertelly – Achonry stretch and the frustration of regular road users at this location is audible regularly around the town due to long traffic delays.
The local elections posters are beginning to appear around South Sligo, and it is great to see a good selection of new candidates putting their names forward for election. New names around so far include, Romauld Mullarkey, Barry Gallagher and Martin Connolly. Other new names are likely to appear in the coming weeks as well as many of the sitting Councillors, most of whom do a great job representing their constituents.
Sitting Councillor, Gerry Lundy will not be going forward this time, and he is wished well in his retirement.
It will be interesting to challenge the candidates on their canvas. Many of them are involved in community activities already, and they are all wished well in their campaigns.
The Sound of Music
The town of Tubbercurry, and the entire South Sligo area was alive to the sound of music over the last 2 weeks as the Phoenix Players presented the musical extravaganza “The Sound of Music”. Producer, Tom Walsh recruited a cast of approx 100 people ranging in age from 6 – 85 years old, and they all played their part to full houses in St. Brigid’s Hall on 7 different nights. The show was truly wonderful and generated standing ovations at the end of each show. The costume array and colour was like something from London’s West End, while the live band that played just in front of the stage generated an electric atmosphere. Everybody involved should be very proud of their achievements as should the parents of the many wonderful children involved.
For a small South Sligo community to produce such an event is truly a testimony to the wonderful talent of acting and singing that is all around.
Rumour has it that after the cast take a well deserved rest, they may tour Ireland with the show!! Further details later!
Pat Brennan, Tubbercurry
The recent death occurred of Pat Brennan at Bailey’s Nursing Home. Pat was a resident at Bailey’s Nursing Home over the past 16 years as he was struck as a young man with Multiple Sclerosis. He was formerly resident in Mountain View, Tubbercurry.
Aged 70, Pat worked all his working life in the Basta Factory until illness shortened his working life. In his youth, Pat was a fine soccer player and was a regular with Real Tubber during his playing career.
Pat always had a smile on his face and even in later years when MS limited his activities, he still managed to smile and never complained.
His remains reposed at the house of his daughter Caroline, where old friends called to pay their last respects. He was removed to the Church of St. John Evangelist for funeral mass, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.
Pat is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Caroline, sons Martin and Gerard, sisters, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.
North Connaught College
Thank you to everybody who showed their support on Wednesday evening last at the Employer Acknowledgement event hosted by North Connaught Student Council. The event was a wonderful opportunity to thank Employers/ and the Tubbercurry Community who take our students on Work Experience and prepare them for Work.
Ox Mountain Adventure Camp
Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 2 day Easter Fun Camp on 23rd and 24th April, from 10am till 2pm each day. Cost €30 per child. Limited places. All enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 0719181920
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn. Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.
For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703
Memorial Tractor Run
JJ McHugh Memorial tractor run in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice will take place on Easter Monday 22nd April from Julians of Midfield, Swinford. Registration at 1pm. Run starting at 2pm sharp. All types of tractors, vintage vehicles & trucks welcome. Refreshments after event with music by Eunice Moran. Entry fee €20. Contact Mary on 0857477678 or Jarlath on 0864045133. Your support would be appreciated.
Following his debut to Tubbercurry which was a huge success, Killorans Bar and Restaurant, are delighted to announce the return visit of Matthew O’Donnell and his band to Tubbercurry on Friday night 3rd May for what promises to be a great night of music and dancing. If you’re looking for a good “knees up” and love to dance the night away, put the date in your diary. A great night once again is guaranteed.
Banada Abbey Bingo
Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp. Jackpot, €1,100 + on 45 calls or less. All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.
Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information contact 087-6674561.
Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool card game moves to the later time of 9 pm starting from last week
Clothes Bag Collection
A clothes bag collection will take place in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed and Cloonacool Community cafe. More details later.
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