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Weekly News - Sept. 22nd

Rathscanlon Forest Walk
Work is progressing well on the extension to the Forest Walk at Rathscanlon and it is hoped to have the extension opened for use within a few weeks. This is a great Community Project that will enhance the lives of all who use it and is an invaluable addition to the Community facilities of the entire South Sligo population. A sincere thank you is extended to the many people involved in its conception and to the bog cutters of Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs for their co-operation. Funding was obtained for the works but there is a financial shortfall which will have to be raised locally and more details of this fundraiser will follow shortly. The organisers in Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association are confident the wider community will rise to the challenge and donate generously.

Sligo GAA– Excitement is mounting throughout South Sligo as the County Semi-finals of the Senior Mens Championship takes place next Sunday.  Three clubs from South Sligo are playing with reigning champions of the last 2 years Tourlestrane playing Coolera/Strandhill in one semi final.  In the other semi-final to be played in Curry, Tubbercurry take on Mullinabreena /Coolaney in what is an eagerly anticipated game.  Coolaney /Mullinabreena is a young up and coming team that have been threatening to make the big break through over the last few years.  Tubbercurry last won the Senior title in 2014 and lead the role of honour, having won more senior titles than any other club in the county.  However on next Sunday history counts for nothing and it will be down to the team who wants to win the most.  Most of the young men on both teams went to school together in St. Attractas over the last decade and know each other well, having won Connacht and even all Ireland titles together.  An intriguing battle is promised in what should be a very exciting game.  Supporters from both clubs are asked and encouraged to attend.

Western Drama Festival AGM –The 75th AGM of the Western Drama Festival will be held in An Chroi Enterprise Centre on this Wednesday 26th September at 8pm.  All members are requested to attend and new members are particularly welcome.

Social Dance Classes –Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz,Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep and more. For more information 087 6674561

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraiser  – St. Michaels Church Cloonacool finance committee, are running a fundraiser to boost renovation funds in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday night 19th October next at 8pm. The Swinford Players drama group will present their play entitled ”For Better, For Worse” a three act comedy written by playwright Jimmy Keary. It is a follow on from last years production which had the audience in howls of laughter all night, and sent everyone home with a smile on their face. This production is guaranteed to be equally as entertaining.

House Concert:  On Tuesday 25th September at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool. Something a little bit different in the company of classical musician, Karin Leitner (flute) and Teresa O’Donnell (harp). 8pm start and booking is necessary. This promises to be a lovely experience.  For more details contact Pat on 087-2512030

Course place available at North Connaught College  Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of fulltime courses which run over one year.  Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, eBusiness, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email nccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival AGM will take place on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 9 p.m. upstairs in Mickey Macs Bar. All welcome to attend.

Blood Donation Clinic
Blood Donation Clinic in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, 4th October from 4.30 pm to 8.00pm.  As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured and sick people live because other people give. Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.
Annual Sleep Out North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC
Parent & Toddler Group
This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service
Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Pilgrim St in Coleman Centre Gurteen

Pilgrim St, Coleman Centre, Gurteen. Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, and fusing this style with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to venues around the country with their concerts.

Weekly News - Sept.16th

Tom & Anne Killoran
Best Wishes for many more years of happiness are extended to Tommy and Anne Killoran who last week celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a party at their Pub/Restaurant for family, neighbours and friends.  The happy couple have given sterling service to the South Sligo Community since they opened for business in Tubbercurry 60 years ago and they are an inspiration to all other young couples.

The Underdogs
An interesting TV programme is running on TG4 at present entitled The Underdogs.  It’s a GAA programme featuring a squad of average GAA Club players who came together training in preparation of a big game in October against a big name County team.  The squad is based in Athlone I.T. as its members are drawn from all counties in Ireland.  A Sligo player Niall Canning from Drumcliffe / Rosses Point is respresenting Sligo and he is showing to be a real joker in the team.  He works as a PR man with Bank of Ireland and is regularly in the Tubbercurry Branch and locality.  Also featuring prominently last week was Tubbercurry & Sligo football star David Kelly who is a lecturer in Athlone I.T. specialising in Sports Performance.  David has to measure the fitness levels of the entire squad and speak to them in relation to their performance potentials.  Great to see one or our own locals achieving great heights in their chosen fields.  For those that missed the first 2 episodes, they are probably available on replay.

Rhue Cemetery
The Rhue Cemetery Committee would like to say a sincere Thank You to all the people who gave so generously at the recent gate collection.  The amount collected was €1,485.  This money goes towards the upkeep of the Cemetery.

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

 Northwest Hospice Coffee Morning : Moy River B&B in Cloonacool will host a Coffee Morning for Northwest Hospice on Saturday 22nd September between 11am and 1pm. All welcome

 Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

The local Active Retirement Association is now resuming activities and have organised a programme to suit all tastes for the coming months.  First Meeting of this term will be held in the local Health Centre at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 18th but, in the previous week, our bowling team will be in action at the All Ireland AR Bowling Championships in Castlebar.

Our programme for this term includes Card Games, Health Talks, Quizzes, Crafts, Book Club, Irish Hour, Outings to Theatre/Cinema and our popular 3-day trip to Dublin and surroundings (now fully booked). Our Exercise sessions of Bowling, Curling, Vital Movement to Music (new this year) and Physical Exercises continue weekly in Teach Laighne. 

New members are very welcome. Make friends and be refreshed and inspired by the countrywide Active Retired Movement. 

 Annual Sleep Out
North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC
Taking Control Workshop If something unexpected has happened, you are finding it tough to know where to go next or you need new ways to face the challenges of life then this is the course for you. This one day interactive workshop is delivered by Shine and covers four modules; Self Esteem and Positivity, Coping Skills, Changing how we think and Being Resilient and Taking Control. This workshop is free but booking is essential. The workshop will take place Tuesday 25th September from 10.00am-1.00pm. All are welcome. For more information or to make a booking contact Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

English Classes September 2018 Classes run every Friday morning from 10.00am- 12.00 starting Friday 21st September.  Enquiries to Colleen on 071 9186926.  The ETB will also be running English Classes (ESOL) twice a week. Contact Cathy Powell Sligo ETB on 0719138415 or reception on 0719194800.

Parent & Toddler Group This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI
NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net