Daily Archives: July 22, 2019

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 22/07/2019

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 22/07/2019 

Summer School Success

The 33rd running of the South Sligo Summer School went off very successfully last week with our 700 students in attendance at the various classes of music song and dance at the multiple venues around Tubbercurry.  Musical performances and recitals were held at venues including Holy Family Primary School and St. Attracta’s School, a Ceili was held every night for full houses in St. Brigid’s Hall and impromptu music sessions took place in various pubs and hotels around town.  It was great to see young students from around Ireland and from Northern Ireland attend, and adult students from Ireland, England, various parts of the USA, Australia, Holland, Japan, Switzerland, France, Germany were also soaking up the atmostphere and honing their musical and dancing skills.

An interesting addition to the Fringe Festival activities was a Poetry corner, organised by local bard Paraic Neary.  This involved local poets or poetry appreciators coming together to read their own compositions or those of lesser known or very well known poets.  This went well and has potential for development.  The Summer School was officially opened on the Sunday evening by renowned Mid West Radio presenter Seamus Duffy, who at 89 years of age is still presenting a weekly radio show of Irish Music.  His wit and in depth knowledge of national, international and local musicians was obvious and made all those in attendance immensely proud of their association with this fine event.

Congratulations must be extended to the great working committee & teachers of the South Sligo Summer School and many patrons and students are already arranging their plans to return for 2020.  Their 2020 vision is firmly focused on Tubbercurry.

Old Fair Day Festival

The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is fast approaching and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  At present collecting financial sponsorship and contributions is a priority and that is ongoing.  The opening day is holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 10th August 1.30pm – 3pm at the Tubbercurry Forest Walk behind Old Rathscanlon Creamery.  There will be games, pets and loads of activities for children.  Put that date in your diary.

On Sunday 11th August from 1pm are various activities including the Mattie Griffin Stunt Bike, all happening on The Square, Tubbercurry.  This is a family Fun Day with face painting, skills competitors, pottery workshop, Bouncy castles, Fancy Dress, Colouring & Art Competitions, etc.

Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmontgomery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band

Banada Darkness into Light

The Banada Darkness into Light committee would like to convey a heartfelt thanks to the Banada/Tubbercurry community and surrounding areas for all their commitment and support for DIL 2019. We are very proud to say that €13,949 was raised through Banada DIL alone. Things like this do not just happen through a committee, it takes a community to pull something like this off! We hope you all enjoyed your experience and look forward to Banada DIL 2020. In County Sligo alone over €76,000 was raised through DIL, this means that 76 people can avail of the Pieta House services for free. If at any stage you feel you need to avail of these services please ring the helpline on 1800 247 247, available 24/7. Thanks once again to one and all.

New Shop

A new shop premises has opened on Teeling Street, Tubbercurry called Digi-Telly.  This is a supplier of services to the Television and associated equipment, including satellite dishes, cables etc.  Owned and run by Max Jaago, Max has been providing this service for the last 10 years since he moved to Ireland.  Due to providing and excellent service, business has expanded, thus the need for a dedicated shop premises which is located beside the Computer Shop.  Max can be contacted at the shop if you are seeking TV upgrades or improvements.

Social Dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday July 27th at 10 O’Clock. Music by Medicine Bow, back by popular demand. Admission is €10, great nights dancing is assured,

Rhue Graveyard

The annual Mass in Rhue Graveyard takes place on Monday 12th August, 2019 at 8pm.

Tubbercurry Bridge Club

Tubbercurry Bridge Club is in the process of introducing a computerised scoring system that will eradicate the need for pen and paper.  The new software will produce final results within seconds of the evenings play being completed.  The club would like to extend thanks to The Leader Rural Development Programme, Sligo Local Community Development Committee, Sligo County Council & Co., and Sligo Leader Partnership CLG – in particular Shona Heffernan.  Without their valued support and financial aid, the purchase of this system would not have been possible.

The Bridge Club meet every Thursday evening at The May Queen, Tubbercurry. Prospective new members and guests are always welcome.  Contact Colm on 087-2313631 or Mike on 071 9181830 for further details and information on beginners classes. 

MOYLOUGH 1997  A DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis’s Supervalu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 0872276628.

Proceeds are in aid of Aine Durkin’s volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda.

Past pupils of Moylough school who left in June 1997 and those who started school  in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

Mother Baby Group

The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net






Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

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