Weekly News - 10th December

Forest Walk Fundraiser

Locals continue to enjoy the Forest Walk and its extension which runs through the forestry behind Rathscanlon Creamery.

Stretching from Rathscanlon Creamery, it runs through the forestry of Oak, Ash and Sitka Spruce and continues through Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs at the rear of the woodlands. It has optional loops which bring you back to Rathscanlon Creamery or it also extends through the bogs at Rathscanlon and Rhue to bring you out onto the Rhue road near Rhue graveyard. Therefore residents on the Rhue side can enter from that side. The original section of the walk was developed about 5 years ago and the only complaint from users was that it was too short. Now the extension adds many options and choice of distance with more features to see. Development by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, a local contribution needs to be raised and for this purpose a raffle is being held and tickets are for sale at present. Priced at €20 OR book of 3 for €50, the walk development committee ask people from throughout South Sligo to be as generous as possible to help pay for and maintain this very worthwhile local amenity that can be enjoyed free of charge by everybody.

Tickets are available from Geraldine Brennan, Dermot Gannon, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie, Roger McCarrick, Reggie McNulty, Paul Richardson & Mattie Brennan (Rhue). Draw takes place December 14th.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players present Moll, the classic comedy by John B Keane in St Brigid’s Hall on 13th and 14th of December. Directed by Eamonn Gallagher, the cast includes Pat Feely, Gerry Maye, Kieran Brennan, Pat Gilmartin and Mary T Mannion in the title role as Moll. The cameo roles of Bridgie and Ulick are played by Ursula and Mattie Brennan respectively. If you want a laugh, don’t miss this production. It already went on stage last week to huge acclaim and loud laughter.

Christmas Fayre at Gallagher House, Garden Centre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 16th December, from 12 – 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available. Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts. Raffle will take place on the day and refreshments will be served.

Fields of Gold

A new publication on the bookshelves in recent weeks is ‘Fields of Gold’, a history of Aurivo Co-Operative and farming in the West.

This is a very impressive and well presented hard back book which is meticulous in its details. Obviously, it has been very well researched and is a must for anybody interested in local and social history in the North Connacht area and in Counties Sligo and Mayo in particular. Running to over 500 pages, it traces the history of farming and farm production from its earliest days to the present time. The period from the 1890’s onwards is written about in detail where it traces the building of Creameries all over the country as part of the Co-Op movement under Horace Plunkett. The development of Creameries all over Co. Sligo are dealt with in detail including, Achonry, Rathscanlon, Gurteen and Ballymote. The World Wars 1 and 2, Irelands War of Independence, and Civil War is dealt with in detail as to how it affected agriculture and prices, and general social history is treated sensitively. This is an essential read for historians of economies and society as well as farmers.

At just €30 a copy, it is an encyclopaedia of information. Many characters of farm and businesses past and present feature. It makes you realise about how much work was done by so many to give us the Ireland we enjoy today. A quote from it we should all remember “May those who drink the water never forget the debt they owe to those who dug the well”.

Thank you from Gallagher House

The students and staff from Gallagher House would like to thank most sincerely everyone who helped with the 25 Card Drive which was held recently in Killorans, Tubbercurry. Special thanks to the organisers, those who provided sponsorship for the raffle, patrons who bought tickets, and to all who attended on the night. The Card Drive was a great success and all proceeds went in support of the Gallagher House Students Christmas Party.

Gallagher House Student Christmas Party

The annual Gallagher House Student Christmas Party was held last week in Killorans, Tubbercurry. The party was well attended, and party goers danced the night away to the music of Christy O’Grady. Students are talking about next year’s Party already, so roll on 2019! A special word of thanks is extended to Tommy and Mary Marren who came along on the night and made presentations to the staff and students on behalf of Mrs. Anne Killoran.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry. Commences at 7.30pm this Wednesday 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S. – Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

Cloonacool Players

Cloonacool Players drama group are busy preparing for the new season. Rehearsals are in full swing at present for this year’s production of ”I do not like thee Dr. Fell” a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell. Directed by Peadar Conway, the play will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019 at 8pm each night. It will then travel to the Ballina Arts Centre for a charity event performance on Thursday 28th February again at 8pm. Then it will compete on the festival circuit with the first competitive outing in Kiltyclogher on Saturday night 2nd of March, and seven more festivals during the remainder of the month. This is a hectic schedule and we wish them the best of luck on their travels.

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

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.

Cloonacool Community Open Discussion

Following a very well attended and positive first meeting, everyone in the entire Cloonacool area is now invited to a second open evening to discuss planning for Cloonacool in 10 years’ time and the practical things that need doing to get there. It will take place on Tuesday 11th December at 8pm in the Community Centre. Young and older are all welcome and more than one from each household is welcome also.

Seamus Cahill, The Rock, Tubbercurry

The recent peaceful death occurred of Seamus Cahill at his home at The Rock, Tubbercurry. Aged 96, Seamus worked for most of his working life with Sligo Co. Council as a Social Welfare Officer, a job he did with great compassion and sensitivity. His working life began in the early 1940’s, a time of great struggle in Ireland and abroad, as the World War 2 raged. Money was scarce and many families struggled to make ends meet, but Seamus dealt with their plight quietly and effectively with very limited resources at his disposal. When the part time Fire service was set up in Tubbercurry in the late 1940’s /early 50’s Seamus was one of the first to be recruited on it along with other locals including Batty & Mick O’Hara, Dominic Egan, James Gallagher, Paddy McCarrick amongst others. This was a part time operation they all enjoyed.

Seamus was a native of Tubbercurry and he farmed the land around their house. The cattle on his land were always top class and he got great enjoyment in seeing their progress in weight and size and selling them on when ready. Over his lifetime, Seamus was a great community person and was always willing to lend a hand where needed. His soft spoken manner in dealing with situations was appreciated by many. Seamus and his beloved wife May were a great team and great company, with an in depth knowledge of places and people throughout South Sligo. His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home where many called to pay their respects to this gentle human being, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery after funeral mass in St. John Evangelist Church.

Seamus will be sadly missed by his wife May and is also mourned by sisters & brother in law, nieces, nephews and their children, cousins, relatives and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest gently in peace.

Tom Waters, Cloonbarry,

The recent sudden death occurred of Tom Waters late of Cloonbarry, Aclare. Aged 64, Tom had done his days work and attended a funeral just before his sudden passing. Affectionately known to many as Big Tom, he worked most of his life in the building trade both in England and large sites in Ireland before moving back home to work closer to base. He was never afraid of hard work and builders and foremen who got Tom on site were delighted at how fast and well the work got done. He also enjoyed his farming and always strove to have his land and stock at Cloonbarry and Rhue in top condition.

Tom was also a great family man and a supporter of all activities in the Aclare & Tourlestrane Community. His remains reposed at his home in Cloonbarry and funeral mass took place in St. Attractas Church, Tourlestrane, followed by burial in Kilmactigue Cemetery.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, daughters Anna, Bernadette, Siobhan & Michelle, son Thomas, and granddaughter Evie, sisters, in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and large circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 3rd December

Forest Walk Fundraiser

Locals continue to enjoy the Forest Walk and its extension which runs through the forestry behind Rathscanlon Creamery.

Stretching from Rathscanlon Creamery, it runs through the forestry of Oak, Ash and Sitka Spruce and continues through Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs at the rear of the woodlands. It has optional loops which bring you back to Rathscanlon Creamery or it also extends through the bogs at Rathscanlon and Rhue to bring you out onto the Rhue road near Rhue graveyard. Therefore residents on the Rhue side can enter from that side. The original section of the walk was developed about 5 years ago and the only complaint from users was that it was too short. Now the extension adds many options and choice of distance with more features to see.

Development by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, a local contribution needs to be raised and for this purpose a raffle is being held and tickets are for sale at present. Priced at €20 OR book of 3 for €50, the walk development committee ask people from throughout South Sligo to be as generous as possible to help pay for and maintain this very worthwhile local amenity that can be enjoyed free of charge by everybody.  Tickets are available from Geraldine Brennan, Dermot Gannon, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie, Roger McCarrick, Reggie McNulty, Paul Richardson & Mattie Brennan (Rhue). Draw takes place early December.

Tourlestrane Ladies

Best wishes are extended to the Tourlestrane Ladies GAA Football team who are playing in the All Ireland Final of the Junior Club Championship. The match is fixed for next Sunday December 9th at 1.30pm in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. The opposition is the Glanmire Club from Co. Cork. Tourlestrane have progressed from winning the County final through to winning the Connacht Championship and the All Ireland semi-final and are now just 1 step away from glory. A victory will be a great boost to the entire ladies football scene in Co. Sligo Lets go Tourlestrane.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players will present Moll, the classic comedy by John B Keane in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December at 8pm with repeat performances on the 9th,13th and 14th of December.  Directed by Eamonn Gallagher, the cast includes Pat Feely, Gerry Maye, Kieran Brennan, Pat Gilmartin and Mary T Mannion in the title role as Moll. The cameo roles of Bridgie and Ulick are played by Ursula and Mattie Brennan respectively. If you want a laugh, don’t miss this production.

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas Party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.

Moy River Folk Club -Dónal Clancy (son of Liam Clancy) will play a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club (Moy River B&B) in Cloonacool this coming Sat, Dec 8th at 8pm. Booking on 087 2512030.

Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party

The Annual Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party takes place in Killorans Restaurant on Sunday December 9th starting with Mass at 2pm. For more information, contact Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre, Tubbercurry.

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 7th December, Junior session starts at 8.00pm and senior session begins at 9.00pm. Please note the change of time, the starting times have been brought forward an hour. All musicians are very welcome.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

Christmas Fayre at Gallagher House, Garden Centre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 16th December, from 12 – 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available. Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts. Raffle will take place on the day and refreshments will be served.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry. Commences at 7.30pm Wednesday 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S.– Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

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

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 .

Santatown 2018 at Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

Santatown will run over one weekend, 15th December and 16th December at 3pm and 5pm, €15 per child and just €5 per adult and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, phone 087 2575581, 071 9167013, or email folkparksligo@gmail.com to book your place.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick-tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 26th November

Forest Walk Fundraiser

Locals continue to enjoy the Forest Walk and its extension which runs through the forestry behind Rathscanlon Creamery.  Stretching from Rathscanlon Creamery, it runs through the forestry of Oak, Ash and Sitka Spruce and continues through Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs at the rear of the woodlands. It has optional loops which bring you back to Rathscanlon Creamery or it also extends through the bogs at Rathscanlon and Rhue to bring you out onto the Rhue road near Rhue graveyard. Therefore residents on the Rhue side can enter from that side.

The original section of the walk was developed about 5 years ago and the only complaint from users was that it was too short. Now the extension adds many options and choice of distance with more features to see. Development by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, a local contribution needs to be raised and for this purpose a raffle is being held and tickets are for sale at present. Priced at €20 or book of 3 for €50, the walk development committee ask people from throughout South Sligo to be as generous as possible to help pay for and maintain this very worthwhile local amenity that can be enjoyed free of charge by everybody.

Tickets are available from Geraldine Brennan, Dermot Gannon, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie, Roger McCarrick, Reggie McNulty, Paul Richardson & Mattie Brennan (Rhue). Draw takes place early December.

Heritage Meeting

The November Meeting of South Sligo Heritage Group takes place in The Community Hall, Moylough Heritage Centre on Tuesday 27th of November 2018 at 8pm. All are Welcome.

At present we have members actively researching families in the townlands of Moylough 64 households, Sargara 23 households, Curry 65 households and Cloonaughill 57 households. If you are willing to help out with this ongoing work, stage 1 of which we are hoping to present to members over the coming months we would very much appreciate your help and be pleased to hear from you. Ní neart go cur le chéile. Looking forward to meeting you in Moylough on November 27th. A guest speaker on the night is Simone Hickey, Historian Specialist on all things World War 1 with specific insight into Co. Sligo Soldiers.

Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party

The Annual Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party takes place in Killorans Restaurant on Sunday, December 9th starting with Mass at 2pm. For more information, contact Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre, Tubbercurry.

Greenway Meeting

A very well attended meeting took place recently at An Chroi, Tubbercurry in relation to the proposal for the development of a Greenway on the footprint of the old Sligo-Limerick Rail line, specifically between Charlestown to Collooney. A presentation was made by consultants RPS on their findings, and it looks as if a proposal for a Greenway will be submitted by Sligo Co. Council to Government for funding in the near future. A healthy debate took place about the re-opening of the line for trains, and as it is not in Government Draft Strategies up to 2040 and possibly beyond, the consensus was that the Greenway proposal would be pursued. If it was ever deemed practical in the future by Government to re-open the line, it is within the terms of the proposal that a new Greenway Route would be developed running parallel to a new train track. This is an exciting time for infra structural and recreational development in South Sligo, an area that needs development so badly. Watch for updates on the Greenway from the Greenway Co-op Committee.

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas Party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry Commences at 7.30pm Wednesday, 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S. – Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10.Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

Hurricane ‘Moll’ is gathering strength and is expected to make landfall in Tubbercurry on Thursday 6th, Sunday 9th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th December. The safest place to be on those dates is St Brigid’s Hall where one can watch Moll’s progress while hearing gales of laughter and later thunderous applause.

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

NCBI Tubbercurry –Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life. Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop opens Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

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 .

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 19th November

Western Drama Festival One Act Comedy and Drama Festival

Yes folks it’s drama time in Tubbercurry again. Drama lovers will be delighted to know we have an excellent programme of plays in store, including brilliant comedy and terrific dramas. The One Act Festival runs the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th November @ 8pm in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre, Tubbercurry.  We are delighted to announce that the Tubbercurry and District Credit Union is our sponsor for the entire festival.

Our WDF Drama Festival has attracted once again the top groups in the country and this year we are really looking forward to seeing them perform comedy. Opening our festival is Mullet Drama Group with a hilarious show, it will get our festival off to a lively start. We have three plays each night plus two plays on Saturday afternoon with a great mix of comedy and drama for your enjoyment.

Admission nightly is €10. You can buy the Season Ticket for €30 available only at the ticket office on opening night and this is brilliant value to see 11 plays being performed. Geoffrey O Keefe is our adjudicator for the festival. As an adjudicator he is extremely popular and highly acclaimed. We look forward to hearing his keen observations during the competition and also looking forward to meeting and hearing our drama enthusiasts and patrons views on the plays. Come along and join us at our 75th Festival it will be a time to remember.  You will find details of the 11 first-rate plays on our WDF web site at the following link:

http://www.westerndramafestival.com/line-up-one-act-nov-18

Greenway Meeting

A very well attended meeting took place last week at An Chroi, Tubbercurry in relation to the proposal for the development of a Greenway on the footprint of the old Sligo-Limerick Rail line, specifically between Charlestown to Collooney. A presentation was made by consultants RPS on their findings, and it looks as if a proposal for a Greenway will be submitted by Sligo Co. Council to Government for funding in the near future. A healthy debate took place about the re-opening of the line for trains, and as it is not in Government Draft Strategies up to 2040 and possibly beyond, the consensus was that the Greenway proposal would be pursued. If it was ever deemed practical in the future by Government to re-open the line, it is within the terms of the proposal that a new Greenway Route would be developed running parallel to a new train track. This is an exciting time for infra structural and recreational development in South Sligo, an area that needs development so badly. Watch for updates on the Greenway from the Greenway Co-op Committee.

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 4thDecember at 8.30pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas Party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry Commences at 7.30pm Wednesday, 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S. – Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

The Cloonacool Players are busy at present rehearsing this year’s play entitled -”I Do Not like Thee Dr. Fell”- a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell. This play which will compete on the festival circuit next season will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre in mid-February 2019. New data protection laws prevent the names of the cast and production crew being published at this time.

Forest Walk Extension – The recently developed extension to the Forest Walk behind Rathscanlon Creamery has been welcomed by all who have had the pleasure so far of walking around it. There are different options of loops available with nearly 5km in total of pathways. It is ideal for young and old and family groups as much of it is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The project was developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association with the co-operation of land owners including Aurivo, Coillte and various bog users and owners on Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs. A local contribution needs to be raised by the Community and Raffle tickets are presently on sale locally, €20 each or a book of 3 tickets for €50. We ask families and households do their best to contribute to this wonderful facility which will be there for visitors and locals. Many people are now doing a few miles daily on it – wonderful to see.

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

Hurricane ‘Moll’ is gathering strength and is expected to make landfall in Tubbercurry on Thursday 6th, Sunday 9th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th December. The safest place to be on those dates is St Brigid’s Hall where one can watch Moll’s progress while hearing gales of laughter and later thunderous applause.

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

NCBI Tubbercurry –Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life. Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

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 .

Christmas Market

Christmas Market in the CBD Sports Complex Charlestown, on Sunday November 25th from 12-4. Christmas hamper will be raffled on the day, tea coffee and light refreshments will be served also. Admission free.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 12th November

Western Drama Festival One Act Comedy and Drama Festival

Yes folks it’s drama time in Tubbercurry again. Drama lovers will be delighted to know we have an excellent programme of plays including brilliant comedy and terrific dramas in store for our One Act Festival on 22nd, 23rd, and 24th November @ 8pm in St Brigids Hall Theatre.  We are delighted to announce that the Tubbercurry and District Credit Union is our sponsor for the entire festival.

Our WDF Drama Festival has attracted once again the top groups in the country and this year we are really looking forward to seeing them perform comedy. Opening our festival is Mullet Drama Group with a hilarious show, it will get our festival off to a lively start. We have three plays each night plus two plays on Saturday afternoon with a great mix of comedy and drama for your enjoyment.

Admission nightly is €10. You can buy the Season Ticket for €30 available only at the ticket office on opening night and this is brilliant value to see 11 plays being performed. Geoffrey O Keefe is our adjudicator for the festival. As an adjudicator he is extremely popular and highly acclaimed. We look forward to hearing his keen observations during the competition and also looking forward to meeting and hearing our drama enthusiasts and patrons views on the plays. Come along and join us at our 75th Festival it will be a time to remember.  You will find details of the 11 first-rate plays on our WDF web site at the following link: http://www.westerndramafestival.com/line-up-one-act-nov-18

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association has had a busy start to our Autumn/Winter programme – highlights being our very enjoyable visit to ‘historic Dublin’, our outing to Castlebar Bowling Centre and our six-week course of weekly VitalDanza classes involving inspirational music and movement. Our Hallowe’en Party raised funds for a local charity and thoughts are already turning towards the celebration of our Silver Jubilee in 2019, which will hopefully include the production of another book in our ‘The Way That It Was’ series.

Our Tuesday meetings will, for the winter months, be held at 3pm instead of 8pm in the local Health Centre. Exercise classes will take place in teach Laighne on Thursday afternoons at 2pm and, for all who would enjoy brushing up their Irish, a Social Hour, tre Gaeilge, will be held on Thursdays at 3.30pm from November 8th. All interested are welcome to any of these events.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

The Cloonacool Players are busy at present rehearsing this years play entitled -”I Do Not like Thee Dr. Fell”- a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell. This play which will compete on the festival circuit next season, will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre in mid February 2019. New data protection laws prevent the names of the cast and production crew being published at this time.

Greenway Public Meeting – Sligo Co. Council is holding a series of two public consultation meetings in relation to the development of a Greenway in South County Sligo. The proposed route of the Greenway is on the Old Sligo – Limerick Railway Line and the section for present proposal runs from Collooney to Bellaghy/Charlestown. This route runs through the most beautiful part of South Sligo with views of Knocknashee and the Ox Mountains from most of the route. The second meeting takes place this Wednesday 14th November, at An Chroi 7.30-9.30pm.

It is absolutely essential a good attendance make the effort to attend and show support for the project. These projects will not be funded unless it is seen they have universal support.  The time is fast approaching for a decision to be made on whether or not the project gets the green light. Please attend on Wednesday night at An Chroi.

Forest Walk Extension– The recently developed extension to the Forest Walk behind Rathscanlon Creamery has been welcomed by all who have had the pleasure so far of walking around it. There are different options of loops available with nearly 5km in total of pathways. It is ideal for young and old and family groups as much of it is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The project was developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association with the co-operation of land owners including Aurivo, Coillte and various bog users and owners on Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs. A local contribution needs to be raised by the Community and Raffle tickets are presently on sale locally, €20 each or a book of 3 tickets for €50. We ask families and households do their best to contribute to this wonderful facility which will be there for visitors and locals. Many people are now doing a few miles daily on it – wonderful to see.

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

Hurricane ‘Moll’ is gathering strength and is expected to make landfall in Tubbercurry on Thursday 6th, Sunday 9th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th December. The safest place to be on those dates is St Brigid’s Hall where one can watch Moll’s progress while hearing gales of laughter and later thunderous applause.

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

NCBI Tubbercurry –Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life.  Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

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 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.


Correspondent: Roger McCarrick
tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 5th November

Basta Closure

The end of an era has hit Tubbercurry as it was announced on Thursday last that a Liquidator was appointed to wind up Basta.  Basta has been part of the Tubbercurry economy since 1955 when Jim Gallagher and his family opened it to manufacture locks for doors and windows as well as various components for the door and window business. Following the opening of Basta, a fledgling industry Tool & Gauge opened in 1956 to compliment the works of Basta. At its height, Basta employed over 200 staff, and Basta locks for doors and windows were going into every door and window manufactured in Ireland. Basta also exported to England and Europe, and the name Basta was an international brand.

Tubbercurry was a booming town in the 1960’s and early ‘70’s as the wages earned by Basta employees was in local circulation on a daily and weekly basis. The recessions of the early 1980’s hit Basta badly and every recession that followed in the following decades caused further damage to the profitability of Basta. Competition from China and other cheaper manufacturing economies were the biggest competitors of Basta over the last 20 years.

Basta was bought over by new owners a few years ago, and this brought fresh hope of turning the fortunes of the factory around, but unfortunately this turn around failed to materialise. Over the last few years there were approx 40 employees still on the books, some on part-time, as they tried to work through financial difficulties, but all efforts failed to reverse the slide in profitability. An examiner was appointed a few months ago to examine the viability of the business, and the bad news everybody dreaded was announced in the last few days. Some of the employees losing their jobs over the last few weeks have been there over 40 years, while in some cases there have been 2 or even 3 generations of families employed there.

This closure of Basta is seen as the latest nail in the coffin of manufacturing in Tubbercurry. It is ironic that Tool & Gauge which opened shortly after Basta is going from strength to strength as are other Tool making factories in the locality owned by former workers of Tool & Gauge.  The loss of 40 jobs in Basta on top of 70 jobs relocating from the Aurivo head offices, and 110 Civil Service jobs in Government offices, adds to a total of 220 jobs lost out of Tubbercurry over the last 5 years. Sad times for Tubbercurry.

Phoenix Players

A Get -Together meeting for everyone involved in The Sound of Music – cast, chorus, backstage crew – will be held in St Brigid’s Hall on Wednesday 7th November at 8pm in order to distribute scripts, rehearsal schedules, performance dates and membership registration forms. As this meeting will provide an opportunity for all involved to ‘meet and greet’ one another it is important that everybody attends.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association has had a busy start to our Autumn/Winter programme – highlights being our very enjoyable visit to ‘historic Dublin’, our outing to Castlebar Bowling Centre and our six-week course of weekly VitalDanza classes involving inspirational music and movement. Our Hallowe’en Party raised funds for a local charity and thoughts are already turning towards the celebration of our Silver Jubilee in 2019, which will hopefully include the production of another book in our ‘The Way That It Was’ series.

Our Tuesday meetings will, for the winter months, be held at 3pm instead of 8pm in the local Health Centre. Exercise classes will take place in teach Laighne on Thursday afternoons at 2pm and, for all who would enjoy brushing up their their Irish, a Social Hour, tre Gaeilge, will be held on Thursdays at 3.30pm from November 8th. All interested are welcome to any of these events.

Greenway Public Meeting – Sligo Co. Council is holding a series of two public consultation meetings in relation to the development of a Greenway in South County Sligo. The proposed route of the Greenway is on the Old Sligo – Limerick Railway Line and the section for present proposal runs from Collooney to Bellaghy/Charlestown. This route runs through the most beautiful part of South Sligo with views of Knocknashee and the Ox Mountains from most of the route. The first meeting took place on Wednesday 31st October. The second meeting takes place on Wednesday 14th November at An Chroi 7.30-9.30pm.

It is absolutely essential a good attendance, make the effort to attend and show support for the project. These projects will not be funded unless it is seen they have universal support. The time is fast approaching for a decision to be made on whether or not the project gets the green light.

Forest Walk Extension – The recently developed extension to the Forest Walk behind Rathscanlon Creamery has been welcomed by all who have had the pleasure so far of walking around it. There are different options of loops available with nearly 5km in total of pathways. It is ideal for young and old and family groups as much of it is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The project was developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association with the co-operation of land owners including Aurivo, Coillte and various bog users and owners on Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs. A local contribution needs to be raised by the Community and Raffle tickets are presently on sale locally, €20 each or a book of 3 tickets for €50. We ask families and households do their best to contribute to this wonderful facility which will be there for visitors and locals. Many people are now doing a few miles daily on it – wonderful to see.

Table Quiz

A fundraising table quiz will be held in Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool on Saturday, 10th November at 8.30pm. Proceeds in aid of St. George’s Church Funds.

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. After long and protracted negotiations between The Phoenix Players and Tubbercurry GAA Club an Exit deal has been hammered out allowing GAA Great Pat Gilmartin to make a dramatic entrance as the Bishop in the forthcoming production of MOLL .

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

NCBI Tubbercurry – Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life.

Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

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 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.

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.

Christmas Market

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

Bridget Johnston, Muckelty, deceased

The recent peaceful death occurred of Bridget Johnston (nee Stenson), late of Muckelty, Achonry. In her 91st year, Bridget was pre-deceased by her late husband Michael and her son Mick. Bridget was always bright and cheerful, always had a smile on her face, and was a regular visitor to Tubbercurry over the years until her health presented challenges.

A lover of Irish music, she enjoyed traditional sessions with her sister Marian and late brother Paddy, and as her grandchildren came along showing great promise, she was extremely proud of them and loved to listen to their playing. She was always very supportive of local activities in the Achonry/Mullinabreena area, and was active member of the local ICA group for many years.  Her remains reposed at her house where many family friends called to say goodbye. Funeral Mass was held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mullinabreena, and burial took place in Achonry Cemetery. Bridget is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie, sons, Seamus, Kevin, Tom and Noel, sister Marian, brother Matt, in-laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Seamus Durkin, Carrentubber

The recent peaceful death occurred at his home of Seamus Durkin, Carrentubber. In his late 60’s, Seamus was a well known and respected man in the community, both through his work and social activities. He worked for many years in Basta, and also had a side business servicing Oil Boilers for many houses throughout South Sligo. He was also a very talented welder and regularly made gates and railings for clients from his workshop at home. It was often said of Seamus that “if he could not get it, he would make it”. Socially, he enjoyed shooting, and was a regular with his shooting colleagues on fox shoots during the winter months. He was also an excellent darts player as was his wife Stella, and many a turkey or hamper was won over the years against equally talented opponents. Prior to his wife Stella becoming ill, she was an excellent gardener, and Seamus was always on hand to help with the heavy work. They worked well as a team.

His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home where many friends and old work colleagues called to pay their respects. Seamus is survived by his loving wife Stella, daughter Christina, son in law Paul, grandchildren, brother Patsy, sisters and brothers in law, nephews, nieces and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 29th October

Greenway Public Meeting – Sligo Co. Council is holding a series of two public consultation meetings in relation to the development of a Greenway in South County Sligo. The proposed route of the Greenway is on the Old Sligo – Limerick Railway Line and the section for present proposal runs from Collooney to Bellaghy/Charlestown.This route runs through the most beautiful part of South Sligo with views of Knocknashee and the Ox Mountains from most of the route. The first meeting takes place 7.30 – 9.30pm Wednesday 31sth October in An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. The second meeting takes place Wednesday 14th November, also at An Chroi 7.30-9.30pm.

It is absolutely essential a good attendance make the effort to attend and show support for the project. These projects will not be funded unless it is seen they have universal support.  The time is fast approaching for a decision to be made on whether or not the project gets the green light. Please attend the first meeting on this coming Wednesday night at An Chroi.

Boil Water Notice lifted.-Users of Lough Talt water will be delighted to hear the boil water notice on water has been lifted by Irish Water. This has been in place over the last 6 months and has been a huge inconvenience to domestic users as well as pubs, hotels and restaurants. It added significant extra cost to families and businesses and we all hope this will be the end of the problem. An upgrade of Lough Talt treatment plant still has to take place, and hopefully this will occur in the near future.

Tubbercurry Sewage Treatment Plant– Work has been ongoing over the last few months on the replacement & upgrade of the town sewage treatment plant. This project is being done in conjunction with other upgrades at Grange, Strandhill and Ballinafad. It is expected work will continue for another few months before the project is complete, but it should help significantly issues that arise.

Forest Walk Extension – The recently developed extension to the Forest Walk behind Rathscanlon Creamery has been welcomed by all who have had the pleasure so far of walking around it. There are different options of loops available with nearly 5km in total of pathways. It is ideal for young and old and family groups as much of it is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The project was developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association with the co-operation of land owners including Aurivo, Coillte and various bog users and owners on Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs. A local contribution needs to be raised by the Community and Raffle tickets are presently on sale locally, €20 each or a book of 3 tickets for €50. We ask families and households do their best to contribute to this wonderful facility which will be there for visitors and locals. Many people are now doing a few miles daily on it – wonderful to see.

Foleys Golden Jubilee – Best wishes are extended to Michael Foley and his siblings & extended family on their celebrating 50 years in business in Tubbercurry.

Foleys pub is an institution over the years, known for good drink, good hospitality and great fun. It was bought by the late Paddy and Patsy Foley in the summer of 1968 from the Ferguson family who owned if for at least 50 years before that. They opened in October 1968. Paddy and Patsy worked hard in their pub, building up the trade and customer loyalty while rearing a large family of eight girls and one son. Blessed was Michael amongst women. The business has continued to thrive, being managed by Michael & Sheila while others sometimes help out when called upon. They celebrated their 50 years in style, with drinks at 1968 prices over the weekend. They look forward to the next 50 years.

Retirement Best wishes are extended to Henry Carr and James Coffey who retired last week from work with the Rural and Social Employment Scheme. Both men were excellent workers and did a lot of work quietly and behind the scenes for the betterment of the general South Sligo community. This work ranged from garden and public space maintenance, hedge maintenance and a lot of Tidy Town works. They worked closely with Tidy Towns Chairperson Geraldine Brennan, and the increasing marks gained in recent years in the Tidy Towns competition was due to Henry and James as well as the rest of the team. They will be difficult to replace and best wishes are extended to both from the Community.

Comhaltas Session -The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 2nd November, Junior session stars at 8.00pm and senior session begins at 9.00pm. Please note the change of time, the starting times have been brought forward an hour. All musicians are very welcome.

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. After long and protracted negotiations between The Phoenix Players and Tubbercurry GAA Club an Exit deal has been hammered out allowing GAA Great Pat Gilmartin to make a dramatic entrance as the Bishop in the forthcoming production of MOLL .

NCBI Tubbercurry – Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life.

Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

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, Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep and more. For more information0876674561

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 emailnccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

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 9145391sligo@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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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