Weekly News - 22nd October

Tourlestrane GAA Club – 3 in a row – Congratulations are extended to the Tourlestrane Senior Mens team on winning the Co. Sligo Senior GAA Championshop last week for the third year in a row beating neighbours Tubbercurry in the final. Three in a row is an extremely rare occurrence in any sport and has only been done by two other clubs in the history of Sligo GAA – by Tubbercurry in the 1940’s and 1950’s and by St. Mary’s in the 1970’s and 1980’S. Tourlestrane is a rural club with huge involvement by a large percentage of the population living in the parish and great credit is due to the players of the present squad, but also to the many dedicated club officials, coaches and mentors of a more senior age group who put facilities and mind sets in place to make this great event happen. Events of this magnitude do not happen by chance and best wishes are now extended to Tourlestrane as they go forward to play in the Connacht Club Championship, representing the best of Sligo Club football.

The healthy rivalry existing between neighbouring clubs, Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry will continue for many years to come, as most of the players attend school together in St. Attractas Community School and play with each other on school teams as they progress through school. The community, Social and economic life of both parishes is intermingled totally, as it should be in any healthy society. However, the loss of this final will be felt hard by this present squad of Tubbercurry players, many of whom have been representing their club at Senior level for over 15 years with only one Championship success to their name, that in 2014. Over the last 2 decades, Tourlestrane have won 10 county senior championships, an amazing statistic by any club. With the number of young players coming through to senior level, Tourlestrane will be top of the pile for many years to come.

It is up to the other clubs in the county to up their own game and improve structures within their own club. What of Tubbercurry?

Without doubt they have been the second best team in Co. Sligo over the last few decades, and have contributed greatly to the Sligo GAA, providing many players and officials over the years. However, second best is not good enough for many members, and a lot of soul searching will need to be done over the coming months to see where the club goes from here. One senses the present squad has some unfinished business in relation to winning more titles, but they must prove that on the playing field if they want to be remembered as a good team. Other neighbouring clubs Curry, Mullinabreena and Bunninadden would also like to have a say in the destination of future trophies, but they too have a mountain to climb to achieve the heights of Tourlestrane. We look forward to next year.

Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition

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

PHOENIX PLAYERS -Rehearsals are now well underway for “Moll”, a comedy by John B Keane which will be presented in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December, Sunday 9th December with two repeat performances on Thursday 13th December and Sunday 16th December. The production is directed by Eamon Gallagher with an all-star cast whose identities have to remain anonymous due to Phoenix Players Data Protection Policy.

Public meeting – Everyone in the entire Cloonacool area is invited to a re-scheduled open evening of discussion on how people would like to see Cloonacool in 10 years time, and the practical things that need doing to get there. This meeting will take place on Thursday evening 25th October in St. Michaels national primary school at 8pm. Young and older are all welcome to attend, and more than one person from each family is welcome also.

Moy River Folk Club – Seán Tyrrell will play at the Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool this coming October 26th at 8pm. The House Concert at Moy River B&B in Cloonacool, offers an intimate opportunity to enjoy the music and songs of one of Ireland’s best folk singers, up close and personal. Bookings on 087 2512030 are essential.

Margaret Killoran celebrated her 45th Birthday in Killorans Tubbercurry, on Saturday 13th October, Congratulations to Margaret, as a large group of family and friends gathered and music and fun was order of the day.

25 Card Games – 25 Card Games single hands takes place in Tubbercurry in St. Brigid’s Hall at 8.30pm every Sunday night. All welcome to attend .

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information 0876674561

Course place available at North Connaught College

Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of full time courses which run over one year. Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, e Business, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email nccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

North West Simon Community

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

Christmas Market

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

Sympathy is extended to Dr. Michael Coleman and his wife Catriona and children on the recent death of Michaels mother Joan in Churchtown, Dublin. Joan was in her early 90’s but was a regular visitor to Tubbercurry over the last 35 years while her health allowed. Her remains reposed at her home in Churchtown and burial took place in Mount Venus Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 15th October

No Posters Please

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

Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition

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

Social Dance Classes – Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Road. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information 0876674561

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraiser – St. Michaels Church Cloonacool finance committee, are running a fundraiser to boost renovation funds in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday night 19th October next at 8pm. The Swinford Players drama group will present their play entitled ”For Better, For Worse” a three act comedy written by playwright Jimmy Keary. It is a follow on from last years production which had the audience in howls of laughter all night, and sent everyone home with a smile on their face. This production is guaranteed to be equally as entertaining.

Course place available at North Connaught College

Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of fulltime courses which run over one year. Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, eBusiness, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email nccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

North West Simon Community

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

Riverstown Folk Park

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

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

Christmas Market

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

NCBI

NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week. We would appreciate your help. Develop new skills, and build on existing experience. Meet new people. Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

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

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

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 8th October

No Posters Please

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

Public Meeting – Everyone in the entire Cloonacool area is invited to an open evening of discussion on how people would like to see Cloonacool in 10 years time, and the practical things that need doing to get there. This meeting will take place on Tuesday evening 9th October in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm. Young and older are all welcome to attend, and more than one person from each family is welcome also.

Social Dance Classes – Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Road. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information 0876674561

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraiser -St. Michaels Church Cloonacool finance committee, are running a fundraiser to boost renovation funds in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday night 19th October at 8pm. The Swinford Players drama group will present their play entitled ”For Better, For Worse” a three act comedy written by playwright Jimmy Keary. It is a follow on from last years production which had the audience in howls of laughter all night, and sent everyone home with a smile on their face. This production is guaranteed to be equally as entertaining.

Course place available at North Connaught College

Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of full time courses which run over one year. Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, eBusiness, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email nccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our websitewww.northconnaughtcollege.net.

North West Simon Community

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

Riverstown Folk Park

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

Also

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

Christmas Market

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

NCBI

NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week. We would appreciate your help. Develop new skills, and build on existing experience. Meet new people. Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept. 22nd

Rathscanlon Forest Walk
Work is progressing well on the extension to the Forest Walk at Rathscanlon and it is hoped to have the extension opened for use within a few weeks. This is a great Community Project that will enhance the lives of all who use it and is an invaluable addition to the Community facilities of the entire South Sligo population. A sincere thank you is extended to the many people involved in its conception and to the bog cutters of Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs for their co-operation. Funding was obtained for the works but there is a financial shortfall which will have to be raised locally and more details of this fundraiser will follow shortly. The organisers in Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association are confident the wider community will rise to the challenge and donate generously.

Sligo GAA– Excitement is mounting throughout South Sligo as the County Semi-finals of the Senior Mens Championship takes place next Sunday.  Three clubs from South Sligo are playing with reigning champions of the last 2 years Tourlestrane playing Coolera/Strandhill in one semi final.  In the other semi-final to be played in Curry, Tubbercurry take on Mullinabreena /Coolaney in what is an eagerly anticipated game.  Coolaney /Mullinabreena is a young up and coming team that have been threatening to make the big break through over the last few years.  Tubbercurry last won the Senior title in 2014 and lead the role of honour, having won more senior titles than any other club in the county.  However on next Sunday history counts for nothing and it will be down to the team who wants to win the most.  Most of the young men on both teams went to school together in St. Attractas over the last decade and know each other well, having won Connacht and even all Ireland titles together.  An intriguing battle is promised in what should be a very exciting game.  Supporters from both clubs are asked and encouraged to attend.

Western Drama Festival AGM –The 75th AGM of the Western Drama Festival will be held in An Chroi Enterprise Centre on this Wednesday 26th September at 8pm.  All members are requested to attend and new members are particularly welcome.

Social Dance Classes –Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz,Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep and more. For more information 087 6674561

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraiser  – St. Michaels Church Cloonacool finance committee, are running a fundraiser to boost renovation funds in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday night 19th October next at 8pm. The Swinford Players drama group will present their play entitled ”For Better, For Worse” a three act comedy written by playwright Jimmy Keary. It is a follow on from last years production which had the audience in howls of laughter all night, and sent everyone home with a smile on their face. This production is guaranteed to be equally as entertaining.

House Concert:  On Tuesday 25th September at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool. Something a little bit different in the company of classical musician, Karin Leitner (flute) and Teresa O’Donnell (harp). 8pm start and booking is necessary. This promises to be a lovely experience.  For more details contact Pat on 087-2512030

Course place available at North Connaught College  Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of fulltime courses which run over one year.  Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, eBusiness, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or email nccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival AGM will take place on Thursday 4th October 2018 at 9 p.m. upstairs in Mickey Macs Bar. All welcome to attend.

Blood Donation Clinic
Blood Donation Clinic in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, 4th October from 4.30 pm to 8.00pm.  As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured and sick people live because other people give. Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.
Annual Sleep Out North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC
Parent & Toddler Group
This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service
Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept.16th

Tom & Anne Killoran
Best Wishes for many more years of happiness are extended to Tommy and Anne Killoran who last week celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a party at their Pub/Restaurant for family, neighbours and friends.  The happy couple have given sterling service to the South Sligo Community since they opened for business in Tubbercurry 60 years ago and they are an inspiration to all other young couples.

The Underdogs
An interesting TV programme is running on TG4 at present entitled The Underdogs.  It’s a GAA programme featuring a squad of average GAA Club players who came together training in preparation of a big game in October against a big name County team.  The squad is based in Athlone I.T. as its members are drawn from all counties in Ireland.  A Sligo player Niall Canning from Drumcliffe / Rosses Point is respresenting Sligo and he is showing to be a real joker in the team.  He works as a PR man with Bank of Ireland and is regularly in the Tubbercurry Branch and locality.  Also featuring prominently last week was Tubbercurry & Sligo football star David Kelly who is a lecturer in Athlone I.T. specialising in Sports Performance.  David has to measure the fitness levels of the entire squad and speak to them in relation to their performance potentials.  Great to see one or our own locals achieving great heights in their chosen fields.  For those that missed the first 2 episodes, they are probably available on replay.

Rhue Cemetery
The Rhue Cemetery Committee would like to say a sincere Thank You to all the people who gave so generously at the recent gate collection.  The amount collected was €1,485.  This money goes towards the upkeep of the Cemetery.

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

 Northwest Hospice Coffee Morning : Moy River B&B in Cloonacool will host a Coffee Morning for Northwest Hospice on Saturday 22nd September between 11am and 1pm. All welcome

 Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

The local Active Retirement Association is now resuming activities and have organised a programme to suit all tastes for the coming months.  First Meeting of this term will be held in the local Health Centre at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 18th but, in the previous week, our bowling team will be in action at the All Ireland AR Bowling Championships in Castlebar.

Our programme for this term includes Card Games, Health Talks, Quizzes, Crafts, Book Club, Irish Hour, Outings to Theatre/Cinema and our popular 3-day trip to Dublin and surroundings (now fully booked). Our Exercise sessions of Bowling, Curling, Vital Movement to Music (new this year) and Physical Exercises continue weekly in Teach Laighne. 

New members are very welcome. Make friends and be refreshed and inspired by the countrywide Active Retired Movement. 

 Annual Sleep Out
North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

TUBBERCURRY FRC
Taking Control Workshop If something unexpected has happened, you are finding it tough to know where to go next or you need new ways to face the challenges of life then this is the course for you. This one day interactive workshop is delivered by Shine and covers four modules; Self Esteem and Positivity, Coping Skills, Changing how we think and Being Resilient and Taking Control. This workshop is free but booking is essential. The workshop will take place Tuesday 25th September from 10.00am-1.00pm. All are welcome. For more information or to make a booking contact Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

English Classes September 2018 Classes run every Friday morning from 10.00am- 12.00 starting Friday 21st September.  Enquiries to Colleen on 071 9186926.  The ETB will also be running English Classes (ESOL) twice a week. Contact Cathy Powell Sligo ETB on 0719138415 or reception on 0719194800.

Parent & Toddler Group This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI
NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept. 7th

Phoenix Players –  Anyone interested in participating in the Phoenix Players‘ forthcoming production of The Sound of Music under the directorship of Tom Walsh is invited to come along to an open evening in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 13th September at 8:30pm.  Actors, singers, dancers and backstage crew are needed.  If you would like to be involved in any way, backstage, front stage or front of house come along to the open evening on the 13th September.     Auditions for children’s parts will be held at a later date

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group The local Active Retirement Association is now resuming activities and have organised a programme to suit all tastes for the coming months.  First Meeting of this term will be held in the local Health Centre at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 18th but, in the previous week, our bowling team will be in action at the All Ireland AR Bowling Championships in Castlebar.  Our programme for this term includes Card Games, Health Talks, Quizzes, Crafts, Book Club, Irish Hour, Outings to Theatre/Cinema and our popular 3-day trip to Dublin and surroundings (now fully booked). Our Exercise sessions of Bowling, Curling, Vital Movement to Music (new this year)and Physical Exercises continue weekly in Teach Laighne.  New members are very welcome. Make friends and be refreshed and inspired by the countrywide Active Retired Movement. 

Annual Sleep Out
North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP – Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

COFFEE MORNING FOR HOSPICE – Mayo Roscommon Hospice is appealing for individuals, companies, groups, schools, coffee shops etc to host a coffee morning/evening on their behalf on ‘National Coffee morning for Hospice’ Thursday 20th September or any date that suits. Coffee and promotional provided free of charge.  The building of the 14 Bed Hospice in Castlebar is well underway and it is hoped it will be completed early next year followed by the construction of the 8 Bed Unit in Roscommon. The capital cost of both projects is approx. €15 million, which is entirely coming from fundraised income.  With your support and through events such as coffee morning, the Foundation will continue to ensure that patients with life limiting illnesses from Mayo and Roscommon have the best possible facilities available when they need it. All donations welcome or you can pledge your donation by calling 0949388666/online www.hospice.ie  or email info@hospice.ie.

Tubbercurry FRC
Taking Control Workshop –If something unexpected has happened, you are finding it tough to know where to go next or you need new ways to face the challenges of life then this is the course for you. This one day interactive workshop is delivered by Shine and covers four modules; Self Esteem and Positivity, Coping Skills, Changing how we think and Being Resilient and Taking Control. This workshop is free but booking is essential. The workshop will take place Tuesday 25th September from 10.00am-1.00pm. All are welcome. For more information or to make a booking contact Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

English Classes September 2018 –A registration morning for our weekly conversational English classes will take place on Friday 14th September from 10.00-11.00am.  The classes run every Friday morning from 10.00am- 12.00 and will start Friday 21st September.  Inquiries to Colleen on 0719186926.  The ETB will also be running English Classes (ESOL) twice a week and an assessment day for these classes will take place in the FRC on Tuesday 11th September between 10.00am-1.00pm. Contact Cathy Powell Sligo ETB on 0719138415 or reception on 0719194800.

Parent & Toddler Group- This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service – Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI – NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

 Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

 

Weekly News - Sept. 3rd

Phoenix Players –
Anyone interested in participating in the 
Phoenix Players‘ forthcoming production of The Sound of Music is invited to come along to an open evening in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 13th September at 8:30pm  Actors,singers,dancers and backstage crew are needed.  Auditions for children’s parts will be held at a later date. 

Comhaltas News
The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 7th September. We extend congratulations to all our musicians who took part in  Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann and especially to Sinead Johnston who took first place on the Mandolin and second on the Banjo under 15, to Conor McDonagh and Aoife Johnston who won the under 12 duet. Conor had a great fleadh he also won the flute and drums competition.  We are very proud of these young musicians and their wonderful achievements. All competitors cannot be winners and to those who didn’t win this year your day will come. Music classes in Whistle, Flute and Fiddle commence in the Family Resource Centre Tubbercurry on 10th September, registration at 6pm. So call in to Nathy Brennans  on Friday 7th and you will hear these young musicians at their best and from 10pm on in the senior session  you can hear  our finest local musicians.  Ar aghaidh leis an gceol.

Pride of Place Judging for South and West Sligo Tourism  –  South and West Sligo Tourism are delighted to be taking part in the Pride of Place Awards 2018 and have been entered into the Community Tourism Initiative with judging taking place on Monday September 10th 2018.  There will be a presentation to the judges outlining why South & West Sligo Tourism deserve the award at 10 a.m. at Castle Dargan

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group
Following popular demand, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another of its ‘historic’ trips to Dublin for 3 days from September 23rd to 25th next.  We will be staying at the Bonnington Hotel, which is very central. The cost is €250 p.p.s., which includes, Bed + Breakfast, Evening Meals, all Coach travel and all entry fees to the various attractions. Single rooms are €15 per night extra.  Please book by ringing 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 as soon as possible. Full payment is required by September 1st.

Tribe Fitness Gym, Tubbercurry
New Beginners Class starts Thursday 6th Sept at 7.30pm  At Tribe Fitness Gym Tubbercurry. A Class To Stretch Strengthen & Heal For All Levels of Fitness that Promotes Relaxation Well Being & Alleviates Chronic Conditions.  €8 Pay As You Go.  Please bring a Mat Blanket & Cushion For The Relaxation.  Further Enquiries Contact Pat/Ros 0872617309 

Viarmes Town Twinning May 9th – 13th 2019  will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Twinning with Tubbercurry so we are inviting a group of people including students to travel to Viarmes for this celebration. If you or any of your family or friends are interested do not hesitate to email info@tubbercurry.ie to discuss. We require some musicians/dancers etc to participate in the celebratory Concert on the Friday night May10th 2019.

Sligo Greenway – Update
Following the recent publication by Government of a new Greenway Strategy, it seems more likely than ever that Sligo will have a greenway in the future. Greenways provide safe, off-road cycle and walking routes, providing a much-needed local amenity and a great tourist attraction. Sligo Greenway Co-op are the local community working with Sligo Co Co to help create the greenway on the disused line; Sligo To Bellaghy. You can help by signing up for Co-op membership at these local outlets: Collooney (Centra), Coolaney (O’Grady’s and Mountain Inn), Tubbercurry (Computerbits, Laundy Basket and Coffee Dock), Curry (Yeats County Inn) and Charlestown (Market Café). Membership is also available on the Co-op website, www.sligogreenway.com

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

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

NCBI
NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371
Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 27th August

Galway Minor Hurlers – Congratulations to Paraic & Loretto Neary of Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry who’s grandson Sean Neary had the honour of being Captain of the Galway Minor Hurling team that won the All Ireland hurling Championship in Croke Park last week. Sean played a pivotal role at centre back and had the honour of accepting the Cup on behalf of his team and county. His dad Anthony was a vital cog in the Tubbercurry football teams of the 1980’s and 90’s as was his uncle Philip. The contribution of Tubbercurry natives to Galway GAA in recent years has been significant as sons of other Tubbercurry people including Ollie Wynne, Bridie Killoran and Ann Hannigan have all gone on to win at the Highest level in the jersey of Galway. Tubbercurry loss – Galway gain.

Tom & Ann Killoran – Diamond Jubilee As part of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary Tom and Ann Killoran will be heading to Croke Park this coming weekend to attend the All Ireland Football Final Dublin V Tyrone. Tom and Ann got married in September 1958, all of 60 years ago and have never missed an All Ireland since they first attended their first one in 1957 (Louth V Cork). One of their daughters Annie is living in Tyrone and she is sending secret messages to Tubbercurry to the effect that Tyrone have a plan to dethrone Dublin this year !!. Best Wishes are extended to Annie and Tommy for many more years of wedded bliss.

North Connaught College Tubbercurry is hosting it’s Open Evening on Monday 3rd September from 3pm-6pm for PLC and VTOS courses commencing in September 2018. School leavers and adults are all welcome.Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Tutor and current students will be available to deal with any queries or questions that you may have. There will be taster sessions in some of the various courses e.g Beauty Therapy, IT/Business, Childcare, Nursing and Healthcare. Further details on our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net or on Facebook www.facebook.com/northconnaughtcollegeor ring us on (071) 9185035.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

Following popular demand, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another of its ‘historic’ trips to Dublin for 3 days from September 23rd to 25th next. We will be staying at the Bonnington Hotel, which is very central.The cost is €250 p.p.s., which includes, Bed + Breakfast, Evening Meals, all Coach travel and all entry fees to the various attractions. Single rooms are €15 per night extra. Please book by ringing 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 as soon as possible. Full payment is required by September 1st.

Viarmes Town Twinning May 9th – 13th 2019 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Twinning with Tubbercurry so we are inviting a group of people including students to travel to Viarmes for this celebration. If you or any of your family or friends are interested do not hesitate to email info@tubbercurry.ie to discuss. We require some musicians/dancers etc to participate in the celebratory Concert on the Friday night May 10th 2019.

Sligo Greenway – Update

Following the recent publication by Government of a new Greenway Strategy, it seems more likely than ever that Sligo will have a greenway in the future. Greenways provide safe, off-road cycle and walking routes, providing a much-needed local amenity and a great tourist attraction. Sligo Greenway Co-op are the local community working with Sligo Co Co to help create the greenway on the disused line; Sligo To Bellaghy. You can help by signing up for Co-op membership at these local outlets: Collooney (Centra), Coolaney (O’Grady’s and Mountain Inn), Tubbercurry (Computerbits, Laundy Basket and Coffee Dock), Curry (Yeats County Inn) and Charlestown (Market Café). Membership is also available on the Co-op website,www.sligogreenway.com.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

National Learning Network

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

NCBI

NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week. We would appreciate your help. Develop new skills, and build on existing experience. Meet new people. Phone Grainne on 087-1394371

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 20th August

Lough Talt Shoot

The Lough Talt Clay Pigeon Shoot takes place next Sunday August 26 at the new shooting grounds at Mount Taffe. The Lough Talt Shoot was first run back in 1953 when the Parish Priest at the time Fr. Peter Harte along with local shooting enthusiasts from around South Sligo got together to run it as a fund raising event for repairs to the local Church. The Lough Talt Cup was presented by Mr. O’Hara, Solicitor from Foxford, and it attracted shooting enthusiasts from all over Connacht as well as further afield. From the 1950’s – 90’s it was a firm fixture on the shooting men and women calendar, but declined in popularity since then. The shoot was revived last year 2017 in memory of the late Michael Rochford, who was a Lough Talt native, and a strong shooting enthusiast. The event proved so popular last year that it is back again on the calendar of events, and monies raised will go to the Irish Heart Foundation.

Early founders of the event include, Paddy McCarrick, Eneas Lundy, Jim Lawrence, Matt Brett, Mick Lang, Paddy Mullarkey, Peadar McCann, Paraic Reid, Dr. Sean Flannery, Mick Barrett, Jim Goulden, Matt Mulholland, PJ Rochford, Jack Kilgannon and Johnny Durkin, and many more, most of whom are now gone to the happy shooting grounds above.

This year’s shoot caters for all age groups, and abilities, and facilitates men and women, and is being run under the auspices of the Tubbercurry & District Gun Club.It starts at 12 noon, and further details can be had from Robert Lundy. Phone: 087-2646422, Michael Conway, Phone: 087-2319325, Michael Egan, Bonniconlon, or Derek Deehan, Lough Talt.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

Following popular demand, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another of our ‘historic’ trips to Dublin for 3 days from September 23rd to 25th next. We will be staying at the Bonnington Hotel, which is very central. The cost is €250 p.p.s., which includes, Bed + Breakfast, Evening Meals, all Coach travel and all entry fees to the various attractions. Single rooms are €15 per night extra. Please book by ringing 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 as soon as possible. Full payment is required by September 1st.

Music for a Summer’s Evening

A Harp and Violin Duet Concert by Ramona Sakalawskaite and Natalia Kravchenko takes place in St. John’s Church, Tubbercurry on Wednesday August 22nd from 7.30pm – 9pm. Come along and enjoy what promises to be a lovely evening. All welcome. (Donations Optional).

Benefit Night

A benefit night for Sr Cait Wims (Peru), in the form of a House Concert, is talking place on Friday 24th of August at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). The Demolition String Band from the US will provide the entertainment on the night (Bluegrass and country) with support by local singer Lana Moore. Spaces at the venue are limited. Those interested in donating to the fund can still do so even if they do not attend the concert. Booking is essential; 087 2512030.

Viarmes Town Twinning May 9th – 13th 2019 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Twinning with Tubbercurry so we are inviting a group of people including students to travel to Viarmes for this celebration. If you or any of your family or friends are interested do not hesitate to emailinfo@tubbercurry.ie to discuss. We require some musicians/dancers etc to participate in the celebratory Concert on the Friday night May10th 2019.

National Learning Network

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

Sligo Greenway – Update

Following the recent publication by Government of a new Greenway Strategy, it seems more likely than ever that Sligo will have a greenway in the future. Greenways provide safe, off-road cycle and walking routes, providing a much-needed local amenity and a great tourist attraction. Sligo Greenway Co-op are the local community working with Sligo Co Co to help create the greenway on the disused line; Sligo To Bellaghy. You can help by signing up for Co-op membership at these local outlets: Collooney (Centra), Coolaney (O’Grady’s and Mountain Inn), Tubbercurry (Computerbits, Laundy Basket and Coffee Dock), Curry (Yeats County Inn) and Charlestown (Market Café). Membership is also available on the Co-op website,www.sligogreenway.com.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

A Coach from Tubbercurry for a One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg is being organised for Tuesday September 4th next. It will leave Teach Laighne Car Park at 7am, with a pick-up at Achonry Creamery. The cost will be €60 p.p. and covers the cost of coach and boat travel and the Island fee of €45, which includes tea/coffee and scones plus light Lunch. Please book your seat before August 25th by ringing 071 9184053 or 087 7720950. The One Day Retreats are very popular and follow a set programme of prayer and reflection ending with the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Basilica. [Fasting or walking barefooted is not required].

Volunteers Wanted

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

Winnie Carey (nee Faul)

The recent death occurred in Enfield, England of Winnie Carey (nee Faul). Aged 92 Winnie was a native of Connolly Park, Tubbercurry, and was reared and educated in Tubbercurry. Renowned as a great Ballroom Dancer as a teenager/young adult, she worked in Leonards at Teeling Street in her early years. Her husband John came to Tubbercurry from Limerick in the mid ‘40’s on a works project, and after marrying they moved to England to further their career prospects. Her husband John died some years ago, but they were regular visitors to Tubbercurry while able to travel.

Winnies burial takes place in England. She is survived by her daughter Patsy who now lives in Tubbercurry, son Christopher, sister Bridie (Mountain Road), brother Charlie (Masshill Road), and many in laws, nephews, nieces and cousins, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 13th August

Connacht Fleadh

The Connacht Fleadh which was held in Ballinamore was a hugely successful event for our South Sligo musicians. A record number achieved success and will represent not only their Comhaltas branch and county but their province at the ALL Ireland Fleadh which will be held in Drogheda on 17th, 18th and 19th of August. In the 12-15 Fiddle competition Ciara Lee came second and also second in the Fiddle Slow Airs. Aoife Johnston came first in the Concertina competition and also first in the under 12 duet with Conor McDonagh. Lauren Hunt came first in the Piano Accordion competition and is a member of the Ceili band that came second. Lorraine Dunleavy came third in Flute slow airs under 12. Sinead Johnston came first on the Banjo 12-15, first on Mandolin 12-15 ,third in Miscelleaneous competition, first in duet with Ryan Sheridan and is a member of the 12-15 Ceili band who came second.

Cliodhna Henry came first senior Sean Nos singing and second in senior Traditional Singing. Mark Dunleavy came first in Uilleann Pipes 12-15 and second in slow airs. Ryan Sheridan came second in Accordion 12-15 and first in Bodhran . Conor McDonagh came first in Flute under 12 and second in Ceili drums. Conor Hunt came third on Piano accordion 12-15. South Sligo members of the under 12 Ceili band are Hannah Lee, Lisa Walsh, Aoife Roache, Aoife Johnston, Lauren Hunt, they came second and will represent Connacht in Drogheda .

The 12-15 Ceili Band also qualified and local members are Conor Johnston ,Sinead Johnston, Ciara Lee and Micheal Gorman. Michael Hurley has done trojan work with these young people and especially the bands and deserves great credit for their success. Best wishes to The Knocknashee Ceili band especially to Declan and Teresa Payne who also hail from South Sligo. We wish all our competitors continued success and congratulate them on their wonderful achievments so far. Go neiri libh go leir.

Annual Famine Mass

The annual Famine Mass takes place in the Famine Graveyard at the back of North Connaught College on Thursday evening 16th August 2018 at 7 O’clock. Some Irish music and the Choir would be most welcome.

St George’s Church annual BBQ will be held in the church grounds on Sunday 19th August at 1pm. All welcome.

National Learning Network

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

Smart Community

Discussions have been ongoing over the last month with various stakeholders about the possibility of having Tubbercurry developed as a designated Computer Smart Community.  Stakeholders are from both Private and Public Sector including the HSE, Dept. Social Protection, and other various Government agencies while An Post and Bank of Ireland are also on board as is Tubbercurry, Chamber of Commerce & Community Association.

People that might be interested in this concept to develop Tubbercurry as a Computer Smart Community could express their interest to Chamber of Commerce members including President Geraldine Brennan or PRO Roger McCarrick.

North West Hospice calling out for Volunteers to help with their new charity shop in Sligo.

North West Hospice is appealing for Volunteers to help support their new charity shop in Sligo Town centre. Volunteers are required for a variety of roles including; front-of-house, customer service, sorting of clothes and goods and labelling of items. Full training will be provided for all volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis then please call us on (071) 9170523, email volunteer@northwesthospice.ie or drop into their Wine Street offices between 9am and 5pm.

Viarmes Town Twinning May 9th – 13th 2019 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Twinning with Tubbercurry so we are inviting a group of people including students to travel to Viarmes for this celebration. If you or any of your family or friends are interested do not hesitate to email info@tubbercurry.ie to discuss. We require some musicians/dancers etc to participate in the celebratory Concert on the Friday night May10th 2019.

Sligo Greenway – Update

Following the recent publication by Government of a new Greenway Strategy, it seems more likely than ever that Sligo will have a greenway in the future. Greenways provide safe, off-road cycle and walking routes, providing a much-needed local amenity and a great tourist attraction. Sligo Greenway Co-op are the local community working with Sligo Co Co to help create the greenway on the disused line; Sligo To Bellaghy. You can help by signing up for Co-op membership at these local outlets: Collooney (Centra), Coolaney (O’Grady’s and Mountain Inn), Tubbercurry (Computerbits, Laundy Basket and Coffee Dock), Curry (Yeats County Inn) and Charlestown (Market Café). Membership is also available on the Co-op website,www.sligogreenway.com.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

A Coach from Tubbercurry for a One Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg is being organised for Tuesday September 4th next. It will leave Teach Laighne Car Park at 7am, with a pick-up at Achonry Creamery. The cost will be €60 p.p., and covers the cost of coach and boat travel and the Island fee of €45, which includes tea/coffee and scones plus light Lunch. Please book your seat before August 25th by ringing 071 9184053 or 087 7720950. The One Day Retreats are very popular and follow a set programme of prayer and reflection ending with the celebration of Mass in St. Patrick’s Basilica. [Fasting or walking barefooted is not required].

An Chroi

An Chroi is a new Enterprise Centre developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce over the last few years in the old office building of Aurivo (Connacht Gold) on Ballina Rd.

The Enterprise Centre is fully equipped for office accommodation and budding business or entrepreneurs can operate out of the offices at very reasonable costs. The centre has recently launched a new website https://southsligoenterprisecentre.com and bookings for all facilities including office space, training rooms & boardrooms can be done.Short or long term rentals facilitated as are one off bookings for special events.

Volunteers Wanted

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net