Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Weekly News Sept. 1st

Comhaltas News Traditional music classes commencing in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on Monday 9th September.  Flute and Whistle for beginners starts at 6.15pm,  advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm. Congratulations to all our members who took part the All Ireland Fleadh in Drogheda and did us proud.  Comhghairdeas to Sinead Johnston on the fantastic achievment of winning gold on the banjo.

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennans on Friday 6th September, Junior session at 8.30m and Senior session starting at 9.30pm.  All musicians are very welcome

South Sligo in Older Times This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry. Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library. Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

LOUGH DERG The one day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Tubbercurry on Tuesday, September 10th next will be leaving Teach Laighne Car Park at 7.30am.   There will also be pick-up stops at Achonry Creamery and Collooney.  The cost of €60 for the day will be collected on the coach.  There are a few seats still available.  Please ring 087-7720950or 087-7436962 for booking.

Famine Graveyard mass There was a great turn out at the Famine graveyard Mass which was celebrated in memory of those who died in Tubbercurry as a result of the famine in the 1840’s.   A word of thanks to everyone who attended the mass and a special word of thanks to the committee who keep the graveyard and its environs in top condition.

Cloonacool Players Drama Group lighting courses The Cloonacool Players Drama Group are offering lighting and sound courses to all those interested in getting involved in the technical workings of drama backstage. These courses will be conducted in the coming weeks if sufficient numbers show interest. All those interested should contact chairperson Brid Calvey or instructor Sean Johnston in the coming days.

Nurture Africa Uganda The organising committee and Jean Gallagher wish to thank all who attended a fundraising function on behalf of the charity in the May Queen lounge.  We especially want to thank all who donated money, spot prizes and food for the event.  Also thanks to John and Loretto Burke of the May Queen, and Carmel McLoughlin for providing the music.  A total of €1,517.60 was raised for the charity.

Social Dancing in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre Social dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (beside Joe Dan’s Pub) on Saturday September 7th, music by the fabulous Michael Walsh, dancing from 10pm to 12pm, great nights dancing assured, admission €10

Cloonacool Sheep Festival The community of Cloonacool are embarking on a local festival event this September that will highlight the theme of Sheep Farming and the traditions for which the region is renowned. The event itself will include activities such as sheep class competitions –   novelty events, and exhibits and displays on the theme.  Best overall sheep and… open to all… Pimp My Sheep!  A dance (10pm Saturday night), with music by John Hogan, opens the festival which will take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of September in Cloonacool Village . Everyone welcome.   Contact the organisers via Facebook or email at cloonacoolsheepfestival@gmail.com

National Learning Network, Sligo The National Learning Network Sligo are holding an Open Day in the centre on Bridge Street, Sligo, F9IEY26,  Friday 6th September from 10am to 1pm. Come along for a tour of the centre, meet the instructors, support staff and current students to hear more about the FREE courses on offer. Have you had an accident, illness or injury or do you have a disability and need extra support? NLN has FREE Training Courses that can help you.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Due to great demand for a short Autumn Break, the local Active Retirement Association is now organising a 3-day trip to Kilkenny city from Monday, 7th to Wednesday 9th October.  Venue will be the Spring Court Hotel, cost (inclusive of half board, all coach travel and entry fees to historical sites) is €220.  Single rooms are limited and the supplement is  €20 per night.  Book asap to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 – Payment in full before September 7th.

Cloonacool Heritage Calendar 2020 Cloonacool Heritage are creating a 2020 calendar with a view to collecting and presenting historical images of the parish. They are requesting that anyone in the area who might have such old photographs to forward them for inclusion in the calendar. Photographs will be scanned and returned. Images of historical or geographical interest are of particular interest. Contact Phil Marren on 087 9329873 or email cloonacoolheritage@gmail.com

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net