An Chroí is a newly developed Enterprise Centre in the office block formerly occupied by Aurivo Co-Op Headquarters before they relocated to Sligo. Located on the Ballina road, and just a short walk to town centre, the premises is available to rent out at low rates for start up businesses of any type. The re-development was done by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association with Sligo Co. Council and the developers are anxious to get full occupancy as soon as possible. An Chroí has recently been nominated for an award in the “Excellence in local Government Awards” by Chambers Ireland in the section “Promoting Economic Development”. This is a great feather in the cap of Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce, and an acknowledgement of how well Tubbercurry is working at present with Sligo Co. Council. Personnel deeply involved in the sourcing of funding including, Romauld Mullarkey, Louise Kilbane and Geraldine Brennan on behalf of Tubbercurry, working in conjunction with Ciaran Hayes CEO and Ray O’Grady, Sligo Co. Council.
Winners of the Awards will be announced next month. In the meantime, if you or a friend have a business idea or a small start up business, feel free to call to An Chroí to get further details.
John Mullaney, Tubbercurry & Scotland
The sad and unexpected death occurred of John Mullaney, late of Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. Age 57, John was son of Evelyn and the late Jim Mullaney of Teeling Street. Jim and Evelyn were prominent business people from the mid 1940’s to the late 70’s in Teeling Street where Murphy’s Hotel now stands. Young John Mullaney grew up on Teeling Street and worked in the business as a youngster. An able and versatile sportsman, John was an excellent athlete at long jump and sprint events and regularly represented Tubbercurry at the National Community Games, then held at Butlins, Co. Meath. He was also a very stylish footballer at both soccer and Gaelic, and was a prolific goal scorer with his educated left foot. He grew up at a time when Tubbercurry were winning regular underage County titles at all grades, including Minor and U-21, and he was always prominent in the forward lines. He was also making the Tubbercurry Senior team in the early 1980’s before he emigrated to New York for career opportunities in 1986. In New York he worked for 15 years as a carpenter and was very much part of the Irish Community while there. He also represented Real Tubber soccer team for many years and was always prominent as he modelled his soccer style on George Best. John was always jolly and always had a smile on his face. He met the love of his life Rita at a friends wedding in Scotland in 2002 and after getting married, lived and worked in Scotland for the last 15 years. His recent unexpected death was met with grief amongst all his football playing friends in Tubbercurry, and a number of close friends made the sad trip to Scotland to say farewell to John on behalf of Tubbercurry. His burial took place in Cille Choirill Cemetery near Roy Bridge, Fort William, which is in the Scottish Highlands, a most beautiful and picturesque cemetery. His coffin carried the Tubbercurry GAA and Real Tubber Jersey, two teams he loved dearly. A memorial Mass will be held in November in John’s memory, details to be announced later. John is survived by his loving wife Rita, mother Evelyn, sisters Mary, Dorothy and Claire, brother James, in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces and many close friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May his gently soul rest in peace.
Jackie O’Hara, Cloongoonagh
The recent death occurred of Jackie O’Hara, late of Cloongoonagh, Tourlestrane. In his late 70’s, Jackie was well known and respected by many throughout South Sligo and into Co. Mayo where he worked for many years. As a young man growing up in the 1940’s and 50’s, he was sport mad and played Gaelic football through his young life, representing Tourlestrane and Sligo teams. He was also a hunting and fishing enthusiast, having grown up along the banks of the River Moy. He was a founding member of Tubbercurry Gun club when it was established in the early 1960’s. Jackie loved a game of poker and was part of a poker school in Cloongoonagh which was infamous for fun and late nights. As a mature man, he was proud of his son Eamon when he exploded onto the County football scene in the mid 90’s, and in more recent years, he lived and loved to see his Grandchildren playing at top levels also. If he had lived a while longer he would have loved to see Tourlestrane put County Championship wins back to back as they did recently, with his son as Manager. Jackie is survived by his loving wife Anne, daughters Ruth, Maree and Jacqueline, sons Derek and Eamon, brother Fr. Eamon, in-laws, cousins, neighbours and large circle of friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.
Cock Pheasant of the Day Competition & Social
The annual Cock Pheasant of the Day Competition and Social for South Sligo takes place this Saturday night, November 4th from 9pm at the Border Collie Pub in Tourlestrane. This is the 34th annual running of this event, and is run under the auspices of gun clubs from Tubbercurry and Cloonacool. It is run as a charity fundraiser, and each year a Charity is chosen as beneficiary where good work has been done in the area. Beneficiaries in the past have included North West Hospice, Irish Heart Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Association, Order of Malta, Diabetes Federation, Sligo Oncology Unit and other various schools and organisations at a local level. Over the years over €50,000 has been donated from this event. This year’s beneficiary is the Neo-Natal Unit at of Sligo General Hospital, as a local new born child benefited greatly from services provided in the Neo-Natal Unit. The Pheasant Shooting season opens on this Wednesday November 1st and the social event is held on Saturday 4th. A selection of birds shot over the opening few days are entered into the competition to judge the best birds shot for taxidermy purposes. There are also awards for longest and heaviest birds plus one for bird with whitest collar. Music is usually provided by local artists and novelty auctions and raffle is held to help raise monies. The event is open to everybody and the general public are asked and encouraged to come along to support the event. If you cannot make it, donations can be forwarded to Roger McCarrick, Tubbercurry or Robert Lundy.
The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 3rd November. Junior session starts at 8.30pm which is earlier than usual as we are delighted to welcome some musician friends from the Claremorris CCE branch and senior session at 10.00pm. We are looking forward to great night of music song and dance. Light refreshments will be served. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol. All musicians very welcome
Western Drama Festival
The Western Drama Festival committee are busy preparing for the 2017 One Act Drama Festival which runs from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th November. An excellent programme of plays will be on offer, being performed by the top groups in the country. There’s something for everyone so put the dates in your diary. Tickets will be for sale at the door nightly.
Yoga with Siobhan
Join Siobhan for a beautiful heart-centered Hatha flow class to nourish your body, mind & soul. Suitable for ALL levels. Beginners most welcome. Monday’s: 7.30pm – 8.30pm – Bunninadden Community Centre, Wednesday’s: 7.00pm – 8.00pm – An Chroí Centre, Tubbercurry. Morning & lunchtime Classes to be confirmed. For more information contact Siobhán 086-3668228
Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre, Tubbercurry.
Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their immediate families, providing Holistic Therapies. Counselling, One-one Support, Workshops. The Cancer Support Group meet on the First Wednesday of the Month at 8pm. Drop in Monday-Thursday from 10am – 4pm. Phone 089 4480527
A Christmas Market will be held in the CBD Sports Complex Charlestown on Sunday November 26th from 12-4pm. Anyone who would like to book a table contact Caroline 086- 1757719.
Tubbercurry – Card Game
Single hand, 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, starting at 8.30am.
Looking for some crafty time? Why not come and join the Tubbercurry Women’s Group. We meet every Wednesday from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at the community room at the Tubbercurry library. We’ll be delighted to see you.
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