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 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 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.
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.
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