Weekly News 9th May 2016

Gallagher House Annual Open Day
The Gallagher House, Tubbercurry annual open day will take place on Thursday May 12th from 9am to 4.30 pm. A large selection of summer bedding plants will be on sale. Refreshments will be served and we look forward to welcoming you all.

South Sligo Summer School
The programme for this year’s Summer School is now published and an extended range of classes are available. Accommodation for Students is always required, and anybody with apartments and houses that might be available in July for Students to Rent are asked to contact the offices of Roger McCarrick in Tubbercurry to discuss availability.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 7th – 14th September, 2016 led by Spiritual Director, Fr. James McDonagh. Flights from Knock which include full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation included in a private house. For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-916123 or mobile 087-1873703

Sligo County Fleadh
The launch of the County Sligo Fleadh will take place in Cawley’s lounge on Wednesday 18th May commencing at 8.00pm, Paul Taylor Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council will attend to do the necessary. Martin Enright will give a very interesting presentation on music and social events at the beginning of the twentieth century which we look forward to with great interest. A lively music session will follow provided by local musicians so an enjoyable night is in store for all. Plans are at an advanced stage for the hosting of the County Fleadh in Tubbercurry on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The emphasis this year will be on having sessions through the town during the weekend and creating a festival atmosphere so ar aghaidh leis an ceol is an craic.

Social Dancing
Social dancing in the May Queen on Friday May 20th. Music by a great favourite in Lisdoonvarna Lawrence Campion. It his first appearance in the west. A great night of dancing for all. Doors open at 10pm

Cloonacool GAA
Cloonacool GAA celebrates 100 years in the community.  A weekend of celebrations will take place on the 27th and 28th of May.  Tickets are now on sale for Saturday evening which will include a buffet and an evening of entertainment in Cloonacool Community Centre.  Tickets are €25.00 per person. To book please contact Bríd Calvey on 087 7912725 or Geraldine Conboy on 087 6744395 or Fergus Leonard on 087 7926950

Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool Card Game will take place at 9pm each Monday in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Text Alert
The Text Alert system to prevent Criminal Activities is up and running in Tubbercurry and is gradually being used as people become more familiar with its operation. The phone number dedicated to this is 071-89500 and run under the supervision of the Gardaí. They advise on various issues – beware of bogus traders and rogue callers. Gardening equipment and machinery is also a target for thieves – report any suspicious activity to An Garda Síochana immediately on 071 9189500. Save this number into your mobile phone entitled Text Alert!

Adult Drama Workshop
A one day workshop for actors and directors by the acclaimed teacher/director Max Halfer is on Sunday June 5 in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh. 10.30 – 5 pm.  This multidisciplinary day of drama practise will focus on voice work, acting exercises, and explore short scenes which will provide an insight and tackle the question of ‘being real’ on stage.  Please wear comfortable clothing. The day will be varied and active! About the tutor: Max Hafler has worked extensively with professional actors. He trained with the Michael Chekhov Association in the U.S., and has been teaching Chekhov Technique for many years. He teaches the technique at NUI Galway and has taught it in many other colleges, including the Lir. He has directed several productions with the technique as the bedrock of the process. Early booking is advisable. The fee is €45. Call Mary Ellen 087 7929138.

Stephen Timlin Deceased
South Sligo was shocked recently as the news broke of the accidental death while working of Stephen Timlin, late of Cloonbarry, Aclare. A popular young man who loved his hurling with Tourlestrane G.A.A. Club, Stephen was also a machine lover who enjoyed doing repairs and alterations on cars. His remains reposed at his sister’s house in Cloonbarry, where large numbers called to pay their respects to this fine young man. Removal of his remains took place to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Kilmactigue, followed by burial in Kilmactigue Cemetery. Predeceased by his Mother, Stephen is survived by his heartbroken partner, Ciara Flynn, his loving Father, Tom, sisters, Tracy and Caroline, brothers, James and Tommy, in-laws, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunt, and extended relations, and large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace.

James Walsh, Clooningan, Deceased
The recent peaceful death occurred at St. Attracta’s Nursing Home, Charlestown, of James Walsh, late of Clooningan, Curry. Aged, 86, James had been in poor health in recent years, but was a well-known and popular man in his younger years when active. Like many young men of his era, James spent a number of years in the 1950’s working in England and then returned home to take up a job with Sligo County Council with whom he worked for many years. He also enjoyed his farming at Clooningan, and once St. Patricks Day passed, he was looking to the weather and getting ready for the Bog, as turf saving was a great passion of his. A native of Rhue, Tubbercurry, James was one of seven Walsh brothers who were all well known, loved and respected throughout South Sligo. He was predeceased by 5 of those brothers, Mike, Pake, Mattie, Vincent and Martin. During the “Big Snow” of 1947, when much of the country was in virtual lockdown due to impassable roads, James was a young adult who worked hard on a voluntary basis to keep the roads cleared of snow to facilitate burials at Rhue graveyard and along the main Sligo-Galway road. There was no snow ploughs in that ere, and the shovel was the tool of the day. In the early 1970s James was a leading worker on the building of the new Curry Primary School. His remains reposed at Coen’s Funeral Home, Tubbercurry prior to removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. James is survived by his wife Maureen, sons Jimmy and Kevin, daughters Mary and Bernie, grandchildren Ivan and Ryan, brother Jack, sisters-in-law Kathleen, Christina, Mary and Margaret, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he Rest in Peace.

The Late Christine McVann (nee Gillen)
The recent peaceful death occurred of Christina McVann (nee Gillen), late of Eskragh Tubbercurry. In her mid-80’s, Christina was very active until recent months, and was driving her car into Tubbercurry every few days to do her shopping, until a domestic accident at Christmas curtailed her activities. Her late husband, Jim was an Insurance Agent with Irish Life during his working career, and through his work, Christina knew and was popular with many people throughout South Sligo. Her remains reposed at Coen’s Funeral Home in Tubbercurry prior to removal to St. Attracta’s a’s Church, Tourlestrane, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Christina is survived by her daughter Anne, sons Michael and Padraic, son-in-law Tim, daughter-in-law Angela, grandchildren, brothers-in-law Paddy and Michael, sisters-in-law Mary and Sister Olive, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she Rest in Peace.

Paul Flannery, Rooskey, Deceased
The recent unexpected death occurred of Paul Flannery, late of Rooskey, Doocastle, at Sligo University Hospital. Aged 68, Paul was a regular visitor to Tubbercurry when either shopping, doing business or socialising. He attended the Vocational School in Tubbercurry for a number of years in early/mid 1960’s, and had many good friends throughout South Sligo from those days. He lived in Rooskey with his brother Hubert. His remains reposed at Coen’s Funeral Home, Tubbercurry prior to removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Rooskey. Burial took place in Carracastle Cemetery. Paul is survived by his brother Hubert in Rooskey, sisters Evelyn and Rita in England, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he Rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News Dec. 18th

Christmas in Tubbercurry
Tubbercurry Town Centre is looking well for Christmas with a great array of street Christmas lights erected by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce. This is a considerable expense every year for erection and maintenance and any donations, large or small towards the cost are welcome. This can be handed into Geraldine Brennan in The Laundry Basket.

Window display for the Christmas Season in Tubbercurry are also extremely pleasing to the eye, and local business owners ask that you shop local and keep your custom local as much as possible.
Christmas time is often a time for reflection, and business continues to be tough for retail outlets in Tubbercurry as we gradually emerge from the recession. Support for each other’s business is vital.

A warm welcome is extended to the many visitors and young adults who return home to their families for the Christmas and New Year break, and peace is extended to all.Please do not forget to keep an eye on neighbours and the elderly as Christmas can sometimes be a lonely time for those without family.
Happy Christmas from your local correspondent.

Tommy Mitchell
The recent death occurred of Thomas Tommy Mitchell, Late of Humbert St, Tubbercurry at St John’s Hospital, Sligo. In his 90th year, Tommy was born in 1926 on Humbert Street. Living on Humbert Street for most of his life, Tommy moved to The Rock, Sligo Road in his final years to live with his nephew Chris and his wife Sharon. The Mitchell homestead on Humbert street was acquired in the early 1990’s to be re- developed as part of what is now Teach Laighne, including the Library and services Complex. As a young adult, Tommy was a hardworking man who took over the farming duties from his father at lands at Muckelty and on the Sligo Road. Cattle and sheep production was his speciality and Tommy was always considered a good judge of animals. Socially, Tom loved dancing and singing and he travelled far and wide to dance to the top bands in the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. An accident in the early 1980’s left Tommy in a serious state of health and in 1984 he had to retire from his farming activities, a fate that he accepted as the wishes of Our Lord. Tommy had many good friends in and around Tubbercurry, and when a young active farmer, he provided much needed employment for many a young lad from town. When invalided, Tommy enjoyed the company of friends who called to chat about olden times, and he always appreciated the help he got from home help and from Chris, Sharon and extended family and from the staff of St Johns in his last years. His remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home, and removal took place to St Georges Church, where Tom has worshipped all his life. Burial took place in St Georges Church grounds. Sympathy is extended to his nephews, nieces, sister in law Rose, grandnephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

Christmas Thank You from Gallagher House
Gallagher House would like to extend their gratitude and sincere appreciation to all who came and supported us at our Annual Christmas Craft Fayre on Dec 13th. It continues to be a huge success which we can attribute to the generosity and goodwill of all who support it. Thank you.

Gallery of Light
Sligo Cancer Support centre annual calendar entitled ‘Gallery of Light’ is now available from the following outlets in the south Sligo region.
Brennans – Cloonacool
Kennedys – Aclare,
Howleys – Curry,
Scanlons Millers Inn – Bunninaden,
O’Gradys – Coolaney,
Cawleys hotel, Morahans drapery, Bertie Walsh discount store and Barrys chemist, – Tubbercurry.

Spring Courses at St Attracta’s:
Woodwork (beginners), Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80)
Computer Aided Design (CAD/Solidworks) Tuesdays Jan 19th – Mar 15th (8 Weeks – €80)
German (basic for beginners) Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80)
Flower Arranging (4 weeks Tuesdays 23rd Feb – 15th March €40)
We hope to run a Spraying Course for landowners/farmers in February 2016 – Date to be confirmed.
All classes run from 7 -9pm. Pre-booking essential and all courses are subject to sufficient numbers.
Contact – 071 91 20814. or info@stattractas.ie. www.stattractas.ie for more details.

Reeling in the Years, Moylough
A DVD, Moylough ’95 was launched recently in the Moylough Heritage Centre.
It features many events and activities in the Moylough area recorded over the year 1995.
Copies are available at €10 each from Tom Walsh 0872276628

15 Part Millennium DVD
Part 15 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD Series focusing on the Lough Talt area, featuring the townlands of Gorterslin, Glenavoo, Larabaun, Largan and Mountaffe is now available at €15 from Pat O Connor 0872245089,Tom Walsh 0872276628 or The Irish Country Markets at the Heritage Centre ,Joe Dan’s, Drumartin.
A complete set of all 15 DVDS is available to order at a reduced price of €150

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Dec. 12th

Recent death has occurred of Padraig Dunne, late of Carrowreagh Knox, Tubbercurry.
Aged 95, Padraig led an active life with his farming activities until recent years and enjoyed his retirement in relative good health. Born during the War of Independence in 1921, Padraig’s parents died when the family were very young and he and his siblings were reared with relations in Leitrim South, Chaffpool. As a young adult he hit for England like a lot of his age group, as the Economic War in Ireland of the 1930’s left little opportunities for young men. After spending 10 years in England he returned to Ireland in the late 1940’s and took over the family farm at Carrowreagh Knox, just 2 miles outside Tubbercurry. He married Mai Calvey in 1949 and settled to improve the farm and rear their young and growing family from then onwards. Always a pleasant and hardworking man, Padraig took an interest in all local happenings and contributed to helping his community where possible. His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Padraig is survived by his sons Gerry, Joe, John and Bernie, daughters Maureen and Carmel, grandchildren, in-laws and wide circle of relations and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Gallery of Light
Sligo Cancer Support centre annual calendar entitled ‘Gallery of Light’ is now available from the following outlets in the south Sligo region.
Brennans – Cloonacool
Kennedys – Aclare,
Howleys – Curry,
Scanlons Millers Inn – Bunninaden,
O’Gradys – Coolaney,
Cawleys hotel, Morahans drapery, Bertie Walsh discount store and Barrys chemist, – Tubbercurry.
Spring Courses at St Attracta’s:
Woodwork (beginners), Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80)
Computer Aided Design (CAD/Solidworks) Tuesdays Jan 19th – Mar 15th (8 Weeks – €80)
German (basic for beginners) Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80)
Flower Arranging (4 weeks Tuesdays 23rd Feb – 15th March €40)
We hope to run a Spraying Course for landowners/farmers in February 2016 – Date to be confirmed.
All classes run from 7 -9pm. Pre-booking essential and all courses are subject to sufficient numbers.
Contact – 071 91 20814. or info@stattractas.ie.
www.stattractas.ie for more details.

Reeling in the Years, Moylough
A DVD, Moylough ’95 was launched recently in the Moylough Heritage Centre.
It features many events and activities in the Moylough area recorded over the year 1995.
Copies are available at €10 each from Tom Walsh 0872276628

15 Part Millennium DVD
Part 15 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD Series focusing on the Lough Talt area, featuring the townlands of Gorterslin, Glenavoo, Larabaun, Largan and Mountaffe is now available at €15 from Pat O Connor 0872245089,Tom Walsh 0872276628 or The Irish Country Markets at the Heritage Centre ,Joe Dan’s, Drumartin.
A complete set of all 15 DVDS is available to order at a reduced price of €150

Christmas Floral Demonstration
There will be a Christmas Floral Demonstration on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm in Tubbercurry Golf Club. There will be lots of ideas for candles, garland, table pieces, wreaths and displays. Mulled wine and spot prizes too.
Admission €10.

Bingo in Banada
Bingo every Tuesday night in Banada Abbey Hall. Snowball €3,500 on 46 calls or less, Jackpot €2,200 on 50 calls or less, Lotto €380 euro. Minimum 1,800 euro paid out each night.
Card Games
Weekly 25 card games are held in St. Brigids Hall every Sunday night starting 8.30pm. Everybody welcome for good night.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Dec. 4th

Spring Courses at St Attracta’s:
Woodwork (beginners), Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80) Computer Aided Design (CAD/Solidworks) Tuesdays Jan 19th – Mar 15th (8 Weeks – €80) German (basic for beginners) Tuesdays Jan 19th – March 15th (8 weeks – €80) Flower Arranging (4 weeks Tuesdays 23rd Feb – 15th March €40) We hope to run a Spraying Course for landowners/farmers in February 2016 – Date to be confirmed. All classes run from 7 -9pm. Pre-booking essential and all courses are subject to sufficient numbers. Contact – 071 91 20814. or info@stattractas.ie.
www.stattractas.ie for more details.

Reeling in the Years, Moylough
A DVD, Moylough ’95 was launched recently in the Moylough Heritage Centre. It features many events and activities in the Moylough area recorded over the year 1995. Copies are available at €10 each from Tom Walsh 0872276628

15 Part Millennium DVD
Part 15 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD Series focusing on the Lough Talt area, featuring the townlands of Gorterslin, Glenavoo, Larabaun, Largan and Mountaffe is now available at €15 from Pat O Connor 0872245089,Tom Walsh 0872276628 or The Irish Country Markets at the Heritage Centre ,Joe Dan’s, Drumartin.
A complete set of all 15 DVDS is available to order at a reduced price of €150

Christmas Floral Demonstration
There will be a Christmas Floral Demonstration on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm in Tubbercurry Golf Club. There will be lots of ideas for candles, garland, table pieces, wreaths and displays. Mulled wine and spot prizes too.
Admission €10.

Bingo in Banada
Bingo every Tuesday night in Banada Abbey Hall. Snowball €3,500 on 46 calls or less, Jackpot €2,200 on 50 calls or less, Lotto €380 euro. Minimum 1,800 euro paid out each night.

GAA Nursery
Tubbercurry GAA Club are running a fun & games nursery in St. Brigids Hall, Tubbercurry over the next few weeks, continuing December 11th. This is aimed at 4-6 ages group and is for both boys and girls. As well as being great fun, it is an introduction in a fun way to the basic skills of Gaelic football and general team games. Cost €2 per night or €5 for the 3 nights, it promises to be great for children and parents. Bring along the children and in addition, young parents are always welcome to help get involved in coaching activities in the club. Further details from club officials.

Classes in St. Attracta’s
Make up class at St Attracta’s CS, Thursday 10th December 6.15 to 8.15 pm. Spend a relaxing evening with us and learn about new colours and trends for this season as well as lots of tips on how to look great for Christmas. €10 per person. Open to all ages. Pre booking essential 071 91 20814. (Spaces limited).

Gallagher House Crafts Fayre
The Annual Gallagher House Craft Fayre will take place on Sunday Dec 13th from 12 until 4 pm. Everyone is invited to come in where you will receive a warm welcome. Refreshments will be served.

25 Card Drive For Gallagher House
A 25 card drive will take place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday night, 8th December at 8pm, all in aid of Gallagher House Activities Fund, organised by Pierce Henry and his team. 1st prise is a weekend away for 2 people, with meal included, sponsored by “Hotel Ballina”. 2nd prise is €100 and 3rd €50 with raffle, refreshments and lots of spot prizes on the night. Tickets on sale €10 from Killorans Bar, Tubbercurry. Please come and support our local centre.

Card Games
Weekly 25 card games are held in St. Brigids Hall every Sunday night starting 8.30pm. Everybody welcome for good night.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Nov. 20th

Community Alert
A very well attended meeting took place last week in St. Brigid’s Hall to discuss the Community and Text Alert Scheme, with a view to forming a community alert committee for the Tubbercurry area. Convened by the Chamber of Commerce and Community Association, attendees included a representative from ‘Muintir na Tire’, who run the scheme plus the Garda District Superintendent and our local Garda Sergeant, Paraic Cunnane. A committee was formed with a view towards establishing the scheme and they hope to call a public meeting in the near future to roll out the scheme. This scheme is running very well in many areas throughout Co. Sligo and other counties, and is a vital way of preventing crime and alerting the community when suspicious activity occurs in an area. Further details soon and anybody wanting to be involved in the scheme can contact Paraic Neary.

Tubbercurry Youth Theatre
For those interested in stepping out of their comfort zones and into the world of drama, then Tubbercurry Youth Theatre is the place to do it. This will be a 2-3 year project with the idea for theatre development. The first steps will be working towards a performance to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 revolution. You will experience training in movement and voice, marketing and publicity, as well as roles in lighting and sound tech, by experienced and qualified Sligo-born actor and “Blue Raincoat Theatre Company” performer, Ciaran McCauley. For more information on how to sign up, contact Ross McCarrick on 0872763496.

Active Retired, Tubbercurry
Tubbercurry Active Retired will hold their pre-Christmas Social in Killoran’s Restaurant on Sunday, November 29 at 3 pm. This will include full Christmas dinner, free raffle, gifts and entertainment. Cost is 25 euro.
Replies to Margaret Gormley, Telephone 9184033. All are welcome to a great afternoon of feasting and fun!

GAA Nursery
Tubbercurry GAA Club are running a fun & games nursery in St. Brigids Hall, Tubbercurry over the next few weeks, starting next Friday evening November 27th 6-7pm and continuing December 4th, 11th. This is aimed at 4-6 ages group and is for both boys and girls. As well as being great fun, it is an introduction in a fun way to the basic skills of Gaelic football and general team games. Cost €2 per night or €5 for the 3 nights, it promises to be great for children and parents. Bring along the children and in addition, young parents are always welcome to help get involved in coaching activities in the club. Further details from club officials.

25 Card Drive For Gallagher House
A 25 card drive will take place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday night, 8th December at 8pm, all in aid of Gallagher House Activities Fund, organised by Pierce Henry and his team. 1st prise is a weekend away for 2 people, with meal included, sponsored by “Hotel Ballina”. 2nd prise is €100 and 3rd €50 with raffle, refreshments and lots of spot prizes on the night. Tickets on sale €10 from Killorans Bar, Tubbercurry. Please come and support our local centre.

A Christmas Concert
A Christmas concert will be held in St Georges Church, Tubbercurry on Friday, 4th December at 8pm.
Featuring; Sligo Gospel Choir, Henry Gawley & Unity, Fr James McDonagh and his sisters, together with local artistes. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after. All are welcome!

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
The Tubbercurry Senior Citizen Christmas Party will take place in Killorans Traditional Restaurant on Sunday 6th December, commencing until Mass at 2p.m. An invitation to all is extended.

Card Games
Weekly 25 card games are held in St. Brigids Hall every Sunday night starting 8.30pm. Everybody welcome for good night.

Carniara Reunion Group
The Past Pupils of Carniara Reunion Steering Group would like to sincerely thank (1) All the past pupils who attended the reunions in 2005 & 2015. (2) The Sponsers, (3) All who gave donations and bought the Carniara Book, (4) Fr. Peter Gallagher, Cawleys & Staff and all who helped out in any way. A cheque for €900 was donated to Achonry National School, ( this was remaining funds from both reunions).

The Cloonacool Christmas Party
The Cloonacool Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, 6th December, in Cloonacool Community Centre. Come along and join us for Mass at 3 pm followed by an afternoon of festive feasts and fun. Book a place by contacting Attracta on 086 3058844.

Computer Proficiency Course
Sligo Leader Partnership Co. is currently delivering a programme for people who would like to learn how to use the internet but have no previous skills or experience with computers. The course comprises of four two hour classes at a total cost of €20. Computers and training manuals will be provided. The aim of the programme is to increase people’s confidence in using the internet for a variety of everyday tasks, such as using Skype, sending emails, taxing your car, viewing missed TV programmes etc. Please ring David at 071 91 41138 for further details.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Nov. 13th

Maiden River Bridge
The Maiden River Bridge at Ballyara, up the Rhue road from St. Attractas C.S, is the subject of investigation by engineers in recent times. Property owners on the town side of the bridge are concerned about water build up and drainage quality. It is possible a new bridge with a wider eye may have to be erected if finance is made available. Local public representatives are seeking finance for this project at present.

Birthday Wishes
Best wishes are extended to Paddy Faul of Humbert Street, who celebrated his 80th birthday last week with family and friends. Paddy and his wife Mary returned from Birmingham some years ago and are the eyes of Tubbercurry Tidy Towns on Humbert Street. Married for the last 59 years, the young couple are planning a cruise in the near future.

Active Retired, Tubbercurry
Tubbercurry Active Retired will hold their pre-Christmas Social in Killoran’s Restuarant on Sunday, November 29 at 3 pm. This will include full Christmas dinner, free raffle, gifts and entertainment. Cost is 25 euro.
Replies , on or before Sunday 22, to Margaret Gormley, Telephone 918033. All are welcome to a great afternoon of feasting and fun!

Computer Proficiency Course
Sligo Leader Partnership Co. is currently delivering a programme for people who would like to learn how to use the internet but have no previous skills or experience with computers. The course comprises of four two hour classes at a total cost of €20. Computers and training manuals will be provided. The aim of the programme is to increase people’s confidence in using the internet for a variety of everyday tasks, such as using Skype, sending emails, taxing your car, viewing missed TV programmes etc. Please ring David at 071 91 41138 for further details.

1 Act Drama Festival
The annual festival of One Act plays is fast approaching. It opens in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on Thurs.19 Nov running to Sat. 21st This promises to be an excellent festival
The Western Drama Festival is delighted to announce an excellent programme of plays has been selected for the festival. The plays will be performed by many of the top drama groups in Ireland, many having been previous winners in the All Ireland Finals!
Get your season ticket, brilliant entertainment, see nine plays for €20 contact Killorans Teeling St. Phone 0719185679 to book.

Gallagher House Coin Collection
Gallagher House Services will gratefully accept your 1c and 2c coins, for their activities fund. Please drop them in to Gallagher House Mon-Fri, 9-4.

Your Speech
Improve your communication skills and overcome your fear of public speaking. come along to a free open evening in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry on Friday 20th November at 6.00 p.m. call John on 086 1529429 for details. Visit the Facebook page on www.facebook.com/yourspeech

Coffee Morning – Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
On Saturday 21st November, a Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, will be hosted by Siún McCarrick, in her parent’s (Nuala & Peter) house at Cloonbaniff, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. All welcome – support gratefully appreciated.

French classes/grinds
With a native speaker for all levels, in groups or one to one. Contact Patricia on 0894460894 for more details.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Nov. 6th

Gallagher House Coin Collection
Gallagher House Services will gratefully accept your 1c and 2c coins, for their activities fund. Please drop them in to Gallagher House Mon-Fri, 9-4.

Your Speech
Improve your communication skills and overcome your fear of public speaking. come along to a free open evening in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry on Friday 20th November at 6.00 p.m. call John on 086 1529429 for details. Visit the Facebook page on www.facebook.com/yourspeech
Tubbercurry Golf Course 50/50 Draw
The next draw takes place on 13th November in Micky Macs. Envelopes €2 each or 5 for €5. The pot for the last 50/50 draw was €256 and was won by Gerry Meehan of Banada.

Classes in St. Attracta’s C.S
St. Attacta’s C.S have a few spaces left in beginners CAD and Woodwork classes on Nov 10th and continuing for 6 weeks (7.30 – 9pm) €70. Christmas table decoration class on Nov 19th from 7- 9pm (€10). For more information please contact the school at 071 91 20814 or info@stattractas.ie

Coffee Morning – Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
On Saturday 21st November, a Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, will be hosted by Siún McCarrick, in her parent’s (Nuala & Peter) house at Cloonbaniff, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. All welcome – support gratefully appreciated.

Cookery Skills for Men
A cookery skills course for men will start in the Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre on Thursday November 12th with Eileen Kirrane. The course will take place for two hours 11.00am-1.00pm for four weeks and costs €25. This course is perfect if you want to learn a few more skills in the kitchen. Places are limited. Please contact us on 0719186926 for more information or to book a place.

1 Act Drama Festival
The Western Drama Festival of One Act Plays will be held in St Brigids Hall Theatre over three nights from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st November. Three plays will be presented on each of the three nights. An interesting and varied programme of plays from many of the best drama groups in Ireland have been selected by the committee. Season tickets, at the excellent value of 20 euro, will again be available.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net

Weekly News Oct. 30th

South Sligo Cancer Support Group
The next meeting of South Sligo cancer support group will be held on Wednesday 4th of November in the new outreach centre at 53 Ard Aisling housing estate, Tubbercurry at 8pm. This is a drop-in centre, which will offer cancer patients and their families one to one counselling, a range of aromatherapy treatments, foot reflexology treatments and monthly support group meetings in a warm, caring, friendly, confidential, professional and non-threatening environment. All those on the cancer journey their family members and friends are most welcome to come along to receive support and healing with a cup of tea afterwards.

Gallagher House Coin Collection
Gallagher House Services will gratefully accept your 1c and 2c coins, for their activities fund. Please drop them in to Gallagher House Mon-Fri, 9-4.

North West Hospice
We would like to thank everybody who supported the North West Hospice gate collection last Sunday. We raise a total of 530.31 euro on the day with all proceeds going to North West Hospice. A special thanks must go out to all who helped on the day, James Grimes, Charlie Haughey, Pat McGrath and Mick Burke. Again, thank you for all your donations.

Traditional Music Night
The Comhaltas monthly session with be held in Nathy Brennan’s, Tubbercurry on Friday November 6th. Junior session starts at 9.00pm, senior session at 10.00pm; All musicians very welcome. This will be a “Trad for Trocaire” fund raising event, so your support would be greatly appreciated.

1 Act Festival
The Western Drama Festival of One Act Plays will be held in St Brigids Hall Theatre over three nights from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st November. Three plays will be presented on each of the three nights. An interesting and varied programme of plays from many of the best drama groups in Ireland have been selected by the committee. Season tickets, at the excellent value of 20 euro, will again be available.

Banada Abbey Public Gym
Banada Abbey Hall Development Company have provided a state of the art gym for public use on the grounds of Banada Abbey Hall which is now open. The following classes are available, Thump boxing, Active Seniors, Fat burning circuits, Spinning, kettlebells/TRX, and High Intensity Resistance Training separate classes for men and women. For further information on classes and membership contact Alan on (087)1256674 The gym is open each day from 10 am until 2 pm and 5pm until 9 pm .

Arts and Activities
Moylough Arts and Heritage Centre available in Moylough which is 3 km from Tubbercurry for holding various classes, such as dancing, crafts, languages, music, cards, fitness classes, children’s activities, parties etc. If you are interested in holding any classes in the centre, please contact Martina 087746829.

Cloonacool Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts classes for national school children will begin on Friday 6th November for 6 weeks from 6.30 to 8pm in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick, tubbercurrynotes@eircom .net