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Weekly News - 15th October

No Posters Please

With the Presidential Election approaching, Tubbercurry Tidy Towns will be joining forces with other Tidy Towns groups in villages and towns around Ireland, requesting that No Election Posters be erected within the 50km zone on any approach road within the town. These posters are a blight on the roadside and streets cape, and can quickly become unsightly. There are plenty of more effective ways of promoting candidates which are environmentally friendlier and less costly. Good luck to all the candidates involved.

Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition

A very interesting photo exhibition will take place at St. Nathy’s Hall Mullinabreena over the bank holiday weekend in October on the 28th and 29th from 12.30pm – 6.30pm. This exhibition includes thousands of photographs collected from locals, of people and events spanning the last 100 years in the Parish of Achonry/Mullinabreena. However it will be of interest to people also from outside the area, as many photographs capture a time and life that has now passed, never to return. Put the date in your diary, and if you have visitors home over the Bank Holiday please bring them along.

Social Dance Classes – Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Road. 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 0876674561

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.

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.

North West Simon Community

Damien & Paula Brennan of The Yeats Experience, Broc House, Holy Well, Sligo are hosting a very special evening on Friday October 26th. With a full dinner menu and Damien’s insights of WB Yeats, the entire proceeds are going to the Sligo branch of the Simon Community. Tickets are €65 pp for the six course menu to include wine and all the Yeats. Tickets are available from the North West Simon Community Charity Shop at 4 JFK Parade, Sligo or by calling Mary on 087 7708865. Limited to 50 people.

Riverstown Folk Park

Fun Halloween Trick or Treat Trail for children from 3 to 8 years old on Tuesday 30th October at 12.00pm, just €5.00 per child and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Phone 086 2356688 or email folkparksligo@gmail.com to book your place.

Also – Scare in the Park at the Sligo Folk Park, Wednesday 31st October 2018 from 5 to 8.00pm, €5.00 per child, children must be accompanied by and adult at all times, phone 086 2356688 or email folkparksligo@gmail.com to book your place.

Free Training Courses Available

Do you want: More confidence? Reduced stress & anxiety? Support in reaching your goals? Greater independence? Social activities? National Learning Network in Sligo are currently recruiting for their free training courses. Each one is designed to help you see what you are good at, to develop those skills and build your confidence to help you get and keep a job or go on to further education or training. If you need extra support, if you have had an accident, illness or injury or have a disability, then NLN can help. Eligibility criteria apply. Contact us today: 086 6073153 071 9145391 sligo@nln.ie

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.

Christmas Market

CBD Complex Charlestown are now taking bookings for their Christmas market on November 25th. For bookings contact 086 1757719.

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

The Recent tragic death occurred of Sharon Walsh McCann, Late of Highfield, and Charlestown Rd, Tubbercurry. Aged 47, Sharon was a native of Tubbercurry and was educated in the Marist Convent. A daughter of Paddy Joe and the late Maureen Walsh, Sharon was very close to her mum and found the loss of her mum very difficult. Sharon was a kind and generous lady, who adored her children, and was very supportive of her siblings. Sharon wrote poetry, did creative writing and was a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul Society. She had her own challenges in life, and often found it difficult to cope. Sharan was loved by her extended family and her friends and neighbours and she always tried to brighten the lives of those she knew.

Her remains reposed at her home in Highfield, where huge numbers called to pay their respects to Sharon and her family, a testimony to the esteem in which she was held within the community. Funeral mass took place in the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.

She is survived by her loving family, including daughters Kayleigh & Leah, son Oisin, their dad James, granddaughter Nara, son in law Marc, dad Paddy Joe, sister Cathy, brothers Karl, Michael, Frankie & Patrick, in laws, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles cousins & friends. May Sharon rest gently in Peace.

The Recent death occurred of Maurice Conboy, late of Carrowreagh Knox, Tubbercurry. Aged just 44, Maurice had been ill over the last few years, an illness he bore with great dignity and courage. Maurice was a native of Ballymote town, but since moving to Carrowreagh Knox on marrying local girl Ger Powell, he immersed himself in his new community and became a great community activist. An electrician by trade, he was especially active in the Cloonacool G.A.A. Club, the Cloonacool Drama Society and Car Rallying. He was also very much a family man and great dad to Gerard & Patrice, and great husband to Ger. His remains reposed at his home prior to removal for funeral mass at St. Michael’s Church, Cloonacool. Burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Ger, son Gerard, daughter Patrice, parents Paddy & Eileen, sisters Helen, Monica & Nicola, mother in law Margaret Powell, inlaws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & large circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net