Weekly News - 31st July

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

Comhaltas Update

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 4th August.  Junior session starts at 9pm and senior session at 10.00pm

Many of our South Sligo musicians and singers were very successful at the Connaught Fleadh in NUIG Galway.   We celebrated success in a wide range of competitions from solo music to groups.  A great achievement celebrated was that of the South Sligo Grupai Cheoil under the tuition of Michael Hurley who won 1st place in the under 12 competition.  Many of our young branch members were involved and we are delighted for their success.  Many of our branch members also featured in solo competitions and will represent us at All-Ireland level, these include:  Ciara Lee; Fiddle.  Aoife Johnston; Concertina.  Sinead Johnston; Banjo, Mandolin.  Conan Marren; Whistle, Flute.  Mark Dunleavy; Uileann Pipes.  Lorraine Dunleavy; Whistle.  Lauren Hunt; Piano Accordion. Cliodhna Henry;Singing. Hannah & Ciara Lee; duet.  Ryan Sheridan & Sinead Johnston; duet.  Aoife Johnston and Conor McDonagh; duet.  Aoife Johnston, Ciara Lee & Conor McDonagh; trio.   Also, the brilliant Knocknashee Ceili Band will compete at the prestigious senior band competition.   We want to congratulate competitors, tutors and parents for all their hard work and dedication and we wish them all the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis in August.

On Friday the 4th of August during our local session you can hear some of our young branch members playing and there will be a raffle held to support our branch members attending the All-Ireland Fleadh.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Míle buíochas.

Tubbercurry Library Upcoming Events

August 3rd from 11am – 1pm : Art Workshop with Peter Sinclair: Mask Making & Shadow Puppet Theatre. Suitable for 7+. Admission Free. For more information contact the Library on 071 9111705. Also check out Tubbercurry Library Facebook Page for Story Time at the Library events.

Gillespie Cup 2017

Tubbercurry Golf Society and the committee of Tubbercurry Golf Club will host the annual Society outing of the Gillespie Cup on Monday 14th August, 2017 at Enniscrone Golf Club.

Both the club and society wish to express their grateful and enduring thanks to the Gillespie family for their magnificent hosting of the Society for the past 35 years “Memories are made of this.”

If you would like to play in this years outing on Monday the 14th of August, contact John Gillespie on 0872885980 for timesheet.

Achonry/Mullinabreena Emigrant Local Reunion

This event takes place in Killorans Traditional Bar & Restaurant, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 8th August at 9.30pm. On the night there will be a display of photos of the parish from the past (on screen) with performances by local musicians. No cover charge and everyone welcome.

Annual Memorial Mass

The annual Memorial Mass takes place in St. Attracta’s Cemetery, Rhue on Friday 11th August, at 8pm.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summer camp for Children (8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important). Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses- Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm. Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

The Centre will be closed from Thursday August 3rd at 4pm and re-opening on Monday August 21st at 10am. For any information or support, please contact the Cancer Support Centre at 44 Wine St, Sligo by dropping in or calling 071 9170399. Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Cloonacool Church Fundraisers

St. Michaels Church Cloonacool will have a stall at the old fair day in Tubbercurry on Wednesday August 9th next with a guess the weight of the animal(s) competition. Tickets will be on sale from any of the stewards in attendance on the day.

On Friday 25th August in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm, Swinford Drama Group will present their play ”The Two Loves Of Gabriel Foley” a hilarious comedy by well known author Jimmy Keary. Proceeds from both of these fundraisers will go towards the church renovation fund. All support for both fundraising events will be very much appreciated.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

35th Gillespie Cup Enniscrone Golf Club

35th Gillespie Cup Enniscrone Golf Club – Monday 14th August 2017

The Tubbercurry Golf Society Gillespie Cup celebrates its’ 35th. Anniversary in Enniscrone Golf Club on 14th August next.

The Society was originally established to encourage local golfing friends in the Tubbercurry area to meet up to enjoy a day’s fun and craic during the holiday season, prior to the establishment of Tubbercurry Golf Club.  To renew the spirit of the original concept, we again invite golfers of any golfing standard in or around the South Sligo area to join us for a great days golf and craic on the fairways of Enniscrone.

While the Society has existed for over 40 years for the last 35 years the annual outing has been run as “The Gillespie Cup”and has become a major event on the golfing calander.  The Gillespie family wish to announce that the Cup will be retired on this its 35th Anniversary.

We the Gillespie family are grateful to Enniscrone Golf Club for the wonderful hospitality we received since 1983.  We sincerely thank all those past and present, who supported the event over the years and hope that you have shared and enjoyed memories of great fun on our journey together through the beautiful fairways of Enniscrone,

Tubbercurry Golf Society and the committee of Tubbercurry Golf Club will host the annual Society outing next year.  Both the club and society wish to express their grateful and enduring thanks to the Gillespie family for their magnificent hosting of the Society for the past 35 years “Memories are made of this.”

If you would like to play in this years outing on Monday the 14th of August in Enniscrone, contact John Gillespie on 0872885980 for timesheet.

Photo: 2016 Winner Shane McQuillan

Weekly News - 24th July

South Sligo U12  Grupai Ceoil  – Fundraising Night

South Sligo U12  Grupai Ceoil – C.C.E. Paddy Killoran under the stewardship of Michael Hurley and assisted by Jelca Davey have qualified for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Ennis from 13th to 20th August   . A fundraising Night will take place in Nathy Brennans Tubbercurry on Friday the 4th August next at 9pm to help with expenses for the trip. The U12 Groupi Ceoil Group will perform on the night along with other Fleadh qualifiers in different age groups and categories. A raffle will take place on the night and your support is greatly appreciated.

Achonry/Mullinabreena Emigrant Local Reunion

This event takes place in Killorans Traditional Bar & Restaurant, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 8th August at 9.30pm. On the night there will be a display of photos of the parish from the past (on screen) with performances by local musicians. No cover charge and everyone welcome.

South Sligo Summer School

The 31st Annual South Sligo Summer School has taken place in Tubbercurry, July 9th-15th last, and was a tremendous success. Hundreds of students attended classes throughout the town including various traditional musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Students attended from as far away as China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, USA, and various European countries. After classes were over, recitals and Ceíli’s were held in evening time and pubs were alive to the sound of top quality impromptu sessions. Well done to the organising committee and their various helpers for another successful school. Many people are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

Annual Memorial Mass

The annual Memorial Mass takes place in St. Attracta’s Cemetery, Rhue on Friday 11th August, at 8pm.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summer camp for Children (8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important)

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running a summer camps from  25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

The Centre will be closed from Thursday August 3rd at 4pm and re-opening on Monday August 21st at 10am.

For any information or support, please contact the Cancer Support Centre at 44 Wine St, Sligo by dropping in or calling 071 9170399. Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 17th July

South Sligo Summer School

The 31st Annual South Sligo Summer School has taken place in Tubbercurry, July 9th-15th last, and was a tremendous success. Hundreds of students attended classes throughout the town including various traditional musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Students attended from as far away as China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, USA, and various European countries. After classes were over, recitals and ceilies were held in evening time  and pubs were alive to the sound of top quality impromptu sessions. Well done to the organising committee and their various helpers for another successful school. Many people are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summercamp for Children ( 8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important )

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 17th July – Thursday 20th July – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Friday 21st July – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm…. Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

 Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Macra na Feirme:

An information night for a new Macra na Feirme club will take place on Friday 21st July at 8pm in Cloonacool Community Centre. It is an organisation for 17-35 years and include activities such as sport, agriculture, travel, drama, public speaking, social nights out and lots more. Everyone welcome! Come along on the night to find out all about Macra na Feirme. For more information contact Ciara 087 1888082 or Facebook: Cloonacool Macra na Feirme.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Kevin Kirrane, Drumartin

The recent peaceful death occurred after a brief illness of Kevin Kirrane, late of Drumartin, Aclare. Aged just 59, Kevin was son of the late Johnny and Mary Kirrane, and a member of a well known and respected local family in the Aclare area.

After finishing school in the mid-70s, Kevin became involved with his father’s business of machinery work and agricultural contracting throughout South Sligo. As well as doing the seasonal farm contract work of hay, silage and land upgrading, Kevin also got involved with road development and general upgrading work for Coillte Teo, the state forestry company. Many of the access roads and general facilities associated with the forestry development on the Ox Mts and in various other parts of Co. Sligo were done by Kevin and his team. One of the amenities he worked on in the Tubbercurry area was the laying of the footpath through the forestry at the rear of Rathscanlon Creamery. This forest walk is an excellent local amenity, and Kevin took great pride in the finished product. Indeed, he was eagerly anticipating and awaiting the development of an extension to the present walk, an extension which is hoped for at some stage in the future.

A very important part of Kevin’s business was Geraldine, his wife. However, as well as his wife, Geraldine was very much involved in the administration and pricing of his work and any one of them was rarely seen socially without the other.

Kevin was a quiet spoken and gentle man, who often helped others quietly and without any fuss. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, daughter Claire, sons Stephen, Kieran, and Brian, son and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister Maureen, brothers J.P. and Vincent, various in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. His remains reposed at the Brennan funeral homes and at his own home with funeral mass in Tourlestrane. Burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News July 10th

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance is in full swing and continues to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, took place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. A great crowd was in attendance and music was provided by Swallows Tail Céilí Band for the opening Ceili. Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’
Summer Camp for Children ( 8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important )

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 17th July – Thursday 20th July – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Friday 21st July – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm…. Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm

Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.
Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats.
CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp
Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group
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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Irish Language Courses
Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 3rd July

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance takes place in Tubbercurry from 9th to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, takes place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Swallows Tail Céilí Band play for the opening céilí that night, starting at 8.30 pm and registration for all classes and workshops is also in St Brigid’s Hall from 8.30 am on Monday morning, 10th July.

Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, 60 euros per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand, 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 26th June

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance takes place in Tubbercurry from 9th to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, takes place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Swallows Tail Céilí Band play for the opening céilí that night, starting at 8.30 pm and registration for all classes and workshops is also in St Brigid’s Hall from 8.30 am on Monday morning, 10th July.

Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival Launch

You are invited to the launch of the 32nd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival on Thursday 29th June at 8 p.m. in Murphy’s Hotel in Tubbercurry. Our five day festival runs from Saturday 5th to Wednesday 9th August. All welcome.

Cake Sale

A Cake Sale will take place in the Vodafone Shop in Tubbercurry opposite Supervalu on Friday, 30th June at 9am. Proceeds are in support of our local girl, Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney’s journey to the Dome and her year as Sligo Rose 2017. Anyone who would bake for the cake sale it will be greatly appreciated. Cakes can be dropped into Lisa’s house on Thursday Evening and from 8am Friday morning. There will also be a raffle on the day with some great raffle prizes.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, 60 euros per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand, 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry starting at 8.30am.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who turned out in support of the Cloonacool evening in honour of the Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney and her Rosebud Clodagh Gavigan.  It was a fantastic event and over €1300 was raised for Lisa’s campaign.  If anyone is interested in a DVD (€10 each) of the evening please contact Regina, Anne, Karen or Bríd.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Regional Enterprise Development Fund

An information event (West Information Session) is taking place in Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, Co. Galway on 29th June 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm. This is an information evening for persons and groups interested in submitting an application for funding under the new €60m Enterprise Ireland Regional Development Fund.

People are encouraged to come along and find out more about how they can apply for funding in order to assist projects in the region. If you require any further information contact Ann 086 3065588.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News June 18th

Cancer Support Group
The team in the Cancer support centre wishes to gratefully acknowledge the great support and help received for our cake sale which took place recently. It really was a great success for the centre and made in the region of €1200. Your help and thoughtfulness made this possible. We never cease to be amazed at people’s generosity. It’s what keeps us going here.  Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Tubbercurry Library
have loads on offer to keep you entertained over the Summer Holidays.
Saturday June 24th 10:30am-12:30pm : The Library Games Club : The library will be hosting a series of Board gaming club sessions starting in June.

Thursday June 29th, : 3pm Summer Stars Reading Adventure Official Launch, with special guests.

Thursday June 29th : 3pm-5pm : Library Book Clinic : A prescription for Your Reading : Making Books a Part of Every Child’s Life.  Contact 071 9111705 for more details or find us on Facebook.

House Concert.  
The musical pairing of Kieran Quinn and Seamie O’Dowd will play a house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on this coming Friday June 23rd at 8pm sharp. A light supper is included. Space is limited so booking is essential on 087 2512030.

Cake Sale  
A Cake Sale will take place in the Vodafone Shop in Tubbercurry opposite Supervalu on Friday, 30th June at 9am. Proceeds are going to Sligo Rose Lisa Maloney’s journey to the Dome and her year as Sligo Rose 2017. Anyone who would bake for the cake sale it will be greatly appreciated. Cakes can be dropped into Lisa’s house on Thursday Evening and from 8a.m.  Friday morning. There will also be a raffle on the day with some great raffle prizes. 

Children Starting Primary School:  
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group  
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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Irish Language Courses  
Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from ; 10am-2pm: Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm; Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Card Game 
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Weekly News June 10th

Mayo’s Mens Shed
As part of Men s Health Week 2017 (12th to 18th June) the Health and Wellbeing department within HSE have teamed up with Mayo Men s Sheds to provide a free NCT for all men in the community. The Charlestown event will take place on Friday June 16th at the CBD Complex, old Swinford Road, from 10 am to 1 p m.  A wide variety of organisations and agencies will be present to provide men with relevant information and interactive tools to encourage them to engage in positive behaviours in relation to their health and overall wellbeing. The Irish Heart Foundation will also be present to conduct health screening; this is free of charge to all men on the day. A large attendance is expected from the community

The AGM of Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association took place last week, with a good attendance of members and Community Groups.Outgoing President, Louise Kilbane reported on the last 2 years of her Presidency as being a term of great activity. Projects undertaken included the development of the Enterprise Centre, An Chroí, and its continued occupation. Swift Lane Walkway was also part of the recent developments while the newly revamped playground and Astro Turf pitches were also done in that period by different groups and sub committees. As a mark of acknowledgement for the work done in recent years by the Chamber, we received a Pride of Place Award which was presented in Belfast last November.  Incoming President, Geraldine Brennan has now taken over the Presidential reigns and her track record for hard work and commitment is well known. In her acceptance speech in receiving her Chain of Office, Geraldine appealed for more help from the Businesses and wider Community to help the town grow and prosper. Good community groups help everybody and leads to better quality lives for young and old.  Other Committee members appointed at the AGM include: Secretary: Louise Kilbane, Treasurer: Dwayne Curran, PRO: Roger McCarrick.

Children Starting Primary School:
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Parish Lunch
On Sunday 18th June 2017 in The Coach House, Rathbarron, a Parish Lunch will take place, with 4 sittings – 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Adults €15, Students €10, Children under €5. To book contact Deb on 071 9189680 between 6pm and 10pm. All proceeds in aid of Parish Fund.

Tubbercurry Women’s Group
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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month from 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Irish Language Courses
Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada
Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from 10am-2pm
Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm
Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Sligo Rose Celebration
An evening in honour of Lisa Maloney (Cloonacool), our beautiful Sligo Rose and Clodagh Gavigan, her Rosebud, has been planned for Friday 16th June at 8.15 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre.  It will be a relaxed social evening with refreshments and a chance to meet Lisa and Clodagh.  There will be a bucket on the night, if people wish to contribute to Lisa’s campaign.  All our welcome.

Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Homegrown for Kenya Fundraiser
The recent Homegrown for Kenya fundraising house concert organised by Rita Normanly and Pat McCarrick raised just over €2,100. The funds have now been forwarded to Kenya and work on completing the furnishing of the new school has already commenced. Rita and Pat would like to issue their sincere thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser.

Greenway Cycle
A Bike Week cycle is being organised for Saturday 17th of June at 3pm in Coolaney. The event has two routes; one of 5km and one of 15km. The organisers are Sligo Greenway Co-op and Cafe Fia and is supported by Sligo County Council. Start and finish point is Cafe Fia at Coolaney Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

 

Weekly News - 5th June

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry

Are you an Adult considering a Return to Education or Wishing to Explore a Different Future for Yourself? MSLETB Sligo Adult Guidance in Education Service invites you to our Three-Day Workshop in North Connaught College, Tubbercurry from TUESDAY, 6TH – THURSDAY, 8TH JUNE, 10am-1pm daily. There will also be a Guest Speaker, Bernie Gillespie, who is a “3 Principles” facilitator who works with people to help them connect with their natural sense of worth and peace.

For further details and application forms contact our Quay Street Office on 071-9138410 or email emmagray@msletb.ie

Closing date for receipt of application: Wednesday, 31st May

Cloonacool GAA Club

Cloonacool GAA Club are holding a fund raising table quiz in Brennans Lounge Cloonacool on Friday night 9th of June next at 9.30pm sharp. Tables of four at forty euro per table. There will be some nice prizes for the winners and numerous spot prizes during the course of the evening, as well as a prize for the most humorous team name. Parents, players and supporters are asked to come out in force to support the clubs fundraiser.

Sligo Greenway Co-Op

A date for your cycling diary: Sunday 18th June.  Sligo Greenway Co-op will be organising a Greenway for a Day cycle in association with Sligo County Council and Bike Week. More details in the coming weeks.

Sligo Volunteer Centre

‘Sligo Volunteer Centre is hosting their next Volunteer Voices in Cawley’s Hotel, Tubbercurry on Wed, 7 June at 10:30am. Volunteers are invited to share their story/organisation as well as an opportunity to share and record the great stories of volunteering and its impact. This month’s focus is on ‘Volunteering in Active Age’ and everyone is welcome! More details on www.evcsligo.eu.’

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month from 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Sligo Rose Celebration

An evening in honour of Lisa Maloney (Cloonacool), our beautiful Sligo Rose and Clodagh Gavigan, her Rosebud, has been planned for Friday 16th June at 8.15 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre.  It will be a relaxed social evening with refreshments and a chance to meet Lisa and Clodagh.  There will be a bucket on the night, if people wish to contribute to Lisa’s campaign.  All our welcome.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada

Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from 10am-2pm

Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm

Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Moylough National School Junior Entrepreneur Programme

The 5th and 6th class students in Moylough National School have taken part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2017. The class selected to produce a board game after all of their ideas were put before the ‘Dragons’ on our Dragon’s Den Day.

The game is called FIT & FUN. It is an exercise game for children and adults to enjoy. The game will be launched and on sale at the showcase day which takes place in Moylough National School on Friday 9th June 2017. All are welcome. Please support our future entrepreneurs!

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net