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National Hospitality Awards 2019 - Winners Revealed

At the National Hospitality Awards 2019, the industry awards for the Irish hospitality sector, held on Monday October 7, some of the finest hospitality businesses in the country were represented at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel.

At the awards ceremony, the businesses gathered together to witness the winners being announced, with The Devlin picking up the overall “Best New Establishment” accolade, seeing off competition from Le Perroquet, Waterfront House and The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens.

Searsons was named overall “Best Bar”, coming in ahead of The Front Door, Hargadon Bros and The Goat Bar & Grill.

The overall “Best Restaurant” award went to Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, with Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites, Aimsir Cliff at Lyons and Bastible also in the winners’ stable.

Overall “Best Business Hotel” went to InterContinental Dublin, while overall “Best Hotel” was awarded to The Shelbourne, and O’Callaghan Collection was named overall “Best Hotel Group”.

Elsewhere, The Bridge 1859 was named overall “Best Sporting Bar”, Pichet was crowned overall “Best Casual Dining” venue and The House Restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel took the title of overall “Best Hotel Restaurant”.

The full list of businesses honoured at the National Hospitality Awards 2019 (with overall winners noted in bold) is:

Best Boutique Hotel

Dylan
The Morrison
Ballyvolane House
Butler House

Best Business Hotel

InterContinental Dublin
Conrad Dublin
The Westin
The Davenport

Best Casual Dining

Pichet
The Winding Stair
Hooked
Coppinger Row

Best City Hotel

The Merrion
Hayfield Manor
The Montenotte Hotel
The Mont

Best Cocktail Experience

Vintage Cocktail Club
Cask
The Liquor Rooms
The Liquor Lounge

Best New Establishment

The Devlin
Le Perroquet
Waterfront House
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Best Conference Venue

The Conference and Events Venue at The Mansion House
The Shelbourne
Limerick Strand Hotel
Citywest Hotel

Best Dinning Experience

The Lady Helen Restaurant, Mount Juliet Estate
Marlfield House
Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate
Ballynahinch Castle

Best Destination Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle
Harvey’s Point
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Sheen Falls Lodge

Best Gastropub

Matt the Thresher
The Legal Eagle
The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

Best Hotel Restaurant

House Restaurant, Cliff House Hotel
West, The Twelve
The Lady Helen Restaurant, Mount Juliet Estate
The Restaurant, Harvey’s Point

Best Hotspot

The Ivy
House Dublin
Café en Seine
The Devlin

Best Nightclub

NoLIta
Everleigh
Opium
The Foundry

Best Hotel Bar

The River Club, The River Lee
Lemuel’s, Conrad Dublin
10 Fleet Street Bar, The Morgan Hotel
Dylan Bar, Dylan

Best Hotel

The Shelbourne
Ashford Castle
Cliff House Hotel
The Merrion

Best Restaurant

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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Aimsir, Cliff at Lyons
Bastible

Best Bar

Searsons
The Front Door
Hargadon Bros
The Goat Bar & Grill

Best Resort Hotel

Ashford Castle
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa
Mount Juliet Estate

Best Seafood Restaurant

SOLE Seafood & Grill
Linnane’s Lobster Bar
O’Grady’s on the Pier
Wild & Native

Best Sporting Bar

The Bridge 1859
Slattery’s Bar
The 51 Bar
Jerry Flannery’s Bar

Best Traditional Pub

The Stag’s Head
Lowry’s Bar
Hargadon Bros
P. Egan

Best World Cuisine

Rasam
Koh
Doolally
China Sichuan

Best Customer Service

The Europe Hotel & Resort
Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa
Greenes Restaurant
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa
The Auld Stand

Best Wine List

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Brasserie on the Corner
The Twelve
No. 1 Pery Square

Best Wedding Venue

Luttrellstown Castle Resort
Rathsallagh House
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Best Value Hotel

Glashaus Hotel
The Maol Redieh Hotel
Waterfront House
Absolute Hotel Limerick

Best Local Restaurant

Eala Bhán
The Cottage Restaurant
Airfield Estate
Wild & Native

Best Wine Bar

Whelehan’s Wines
64 Wine
Brasserie on the Corner
Le Perroquet

Best Catering Job

Aramark @ Oracle
Seasons @ The Guinness Storehouse
Masterchef @ Thomund Park

Best Catering Supplier – Specialist

Keelings Select
Italicatessen
Bretzel Bakery

Best Catering Supplier

Pallas Foods
Musgrave MarketPlace
BWG Food Service

Best Drinks Supplier

Classic Drinks
Heineken Ireland
C&C Gleeson

Best Hotel Group

O’Callaghan Collection

Best Bar Group

The Fitzgerald Pub and Hotel Group

© 2019 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 07/10/2019

One Act plays set for St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry

Two one act plays will be staged in St Brigid’s Hall on Friday 18th October at 8pm. Admission €10. The Phoenix Players present Trappatoni  written by Padraic Neary, directed by Mark Dunne and with  Sharon Hannon, Shane Keyes and Pat Feely in the cast.

Beezneez Theatre Company present Twilight written and directed by John Mc Dwyer with Tom Walsh and John Mc Dwyer in the cast 

Holy Family National School, Tubbercurry

Holy Family NS are once again taking part in an Erasmus+ partnership with schools from around Europe.  The new project is called Full STEAM Ahead and it concentrates on promoting the use of digital literacy in early years education. 

The school is working with kindergartens in Kristiansand in Norway, Riga in Latvia, Tallinn in Estonia, Kursenai in Lithuania.  They are also working with a school in Malaga in Spain which is both a kindergarten and a primary school.  Training courses for teachers will be held in each of the six schools between now and June 2021.  The first school to host teachers and provide a training course is Holy Family NS. Seventeen teachers from the five partner schools are coming to the school in two weeks time. A course will be provided to the teachers on the use of Beebots and Bluebots. The teachers will also visit Lollipop Lane Montessori and the FRC pre-school. Teachers from Holy Family NS will travel to the partner schools in the months to come and undertake training there. 

In this school year, teachers will go to Norway in January and Latvia in March. Ten lucky pupils will go an a pupil exchange for a week to the partner school in Malaga next May and they will also welcome pupils from the Spanish school to Tubbercurry for a week.  The second year of the project will see teachers attend training courses at our partner schools in Spain in September, Lithuania in March and Estonia in May. There will also be a pupil trip for ten to Spain. 

Holy Family NS has taken part in Comenius (previous name) and Erasmus+ projects since 2009. It is a wonderful opportunity for both teachers and pupils to share teaching methods and to open their minds to another culture.

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm, and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm. All budding musicians very welcome.

Local Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga classes starting on the 10th of October in Drummartin Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (beside Joe Dans Pub) on Thursday evenings from 7:45pm – 9:00pm. Classes are suitable for beginners. €10 drop in, or 6 classes for €50.  Contact Katie on 0871851167″

Celebrating 50 Years

Cloonacool Choir celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Sunday 13th October with mass at 10am in St. Michael’s Church, Cloonacool. Mass will be celebrated by Father Dan O’Mahony, whose support and encouragement has been invaluable these past ten years. After the mass, you are invited to the Community Centre to join in the celebrations, including all those who have been part of the Choir whether voice, playing or giving advice over the years. Pass the word, and come along on the 13th.

DANCE CLASSES

Dance Classes every Wednesday night in Tubbercurry starting at 8pm. All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson, no partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise  and meet new friends. For more information call 0876674561

Active Retirement :

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association meet in the local Health Centre weekly on every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm and cover a variety of talks and activities such as card games, quizzes, crafts etc. Short Mat Bowling will be played on the Mondays of October and December from 3 pm to 5 pm, with Curling on the Mondays of September and November. Our Keep Fit classes are arranged for 3 pm on all Thursdays, starting on October 10th, and our Book Club meets on the final Wednesday of each month at 3.30. All these activities take place in Teach Laighne and new members are very welcome to join in. Our read for October is ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – this book is now available in the local Library

Highlight of our Programme will be the celebration in November of our 25th anniversary and the launch of our 4th book in ‘The Way That It Was’ series that will deal with life in Tubbercurry and in South Sligo in our grand and great grandparent’s times.

South Sligo in Other Times

This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry. Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library.

Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre. They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home. Buy early and often! Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarricktubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News Sept. 30th

Blood Donation Clinic The next Blood Donation Clinic will take place on Tuesday 1st October from 4.30pm to 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry.  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.  You get more than you give……  LoCall 1850 731 137

Phoenix Players A meeting of the Phoenix Players was held recently to plan a programme for the coming season. As next year will be the 75th anniversary of the group it is hoped to have an action packed year featuring not only drama but also music, song and dance utilising the wide range of local talent seen in last year’s production of The Sound of Music.  A book chronicling the last 25 years of the group is being complied so anyone who has photos, posters or other memorabilia from productions during those years are asked to leave them in to Mary or Martin Leonard at The Fuji shop on the Square. Please make sure to attach name and phone number to make sure items are safely returned. At the conclusion of the meeting votes of sympathy were extended to Jimmy Coleman on the death of his father Jim Coleman and to the Brennan and Mc Cormack families on the death of Joanie

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 €1,695.  This money goes towards the upkeep of the cemetery.

Comhaltas news The monthly Comhaltas session  will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 4th October   Junior session stars at 8.30pm and senior session begins at 9.30pm. . All musicians are very welcome at our comhaltas session  and bring along your friends.

Traditional Music Classes Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

Local Yoga Classes“Hatha Yoga classes starting on the 10th of October in Drummartin Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (beside Joe Dans Pub). Thursday evenings from 7:45pm – 9:00pm.  Classes are suitable for beginners. €10 drop in, or 6 classes for €50.   Contact Katie on 0871851167”

Celebrating 50 Years Choir celebrates its 50th Anniversary on Sunday 13th October with mass at 10am in St. Michael’s Church, Cloonacool.  Mass will be celebrated by Father Dan O’Mahony, whose support and encouragement has been invaluable these past ten years.  After the mass, you are invited to the Community Centre to join in the celebrations, including all those who have been part of the Choir whether voice, playing or giving advice over the years.  Pass the word, and come along on the 13th.

North Connaught College – New course in the Beauty Department North Connaught College Beauty Department are still accepting applicants for their CIDESCO 2-year Beauty Therapy Course. It includes skincare, waxing, nail treatments, makeup, body treatments, massage, microdermabrasion business etc…

Want to add to your existing qualification? We are also delighted to introduce the new ITEC Diploma in Laser and IPL Treatments. This part -time course is open to Qualified Therapists and will help you to expand your business or help you upskill. (Sept-May, Mondays, 10-4pm)  Call now to secure a place 071-9185035   nccollege@msletb.ie   Follow us in Facebook

DANCE CLASSES Dance Classes every Wednesday night in tubbcurry starting at 8pm.  All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lessons. No  Partners needed also learn new steps or practice and  exercise  and meet new friends.  For more information call 0876674561

North Connaught College North Connaught College, Tubbercurry are still accepting applicants onto our courses. We provide courses in Beauty Therapy, Childcare, eBusiness and Advanced Administration, Health Service Skills, Health Services Supervisory Management Skills, Nursing, Security, Leadership and Community Development. We have a new course:-

  • Equine Studies
  • Call in to enquire about places available on any of our courses. You can contact the College on 071-9185035 or by email nccollege@msletb.ie.

Active Retirement : Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association is back in action after the Summer break with meetings in the local Health Centre weekly on every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm which cover a variety of talks, card games, quizzes, crafts etc.  Outings are arranged each month and our 3-day visit to Kilkenny will be taking place on October 7th to 9th – this is now fully booked, with a waiting list for cancellations. Short Mat Bowling will be played on the Mondays of October and December from 3 pm to 5 pm, with Curling on the Mondays of September and November.  Our Keep Fit classes are arranged for 3 pm on all Thursdays, starting on October 10th, and our Book Club meets on the final Wednesday of each month at 3.30. All these activities take place in Teach Laighne and new members are very welcome to join in. Our read for October is ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – this book is now available in the local Library Highlight of our Programme will be the celebration in November of our 25th anniversary and the launch of our 4th book in ‘The Way That It Was’ series that will deal with life in Tubbercurry and in South Sligo in our grand and great grandparent’s times.    

South Sligo in Other Times This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry.  Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library. Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

Tubbercurry Card Game Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 16/09/2019

Ballyara Lecture

An illustrated Lecture takes place on this Friday evening 20th September, at 7.30pm on the history of Ballyara, beside Tubbercurry.  The talk is being given by well known Sligo Archeologist Martin A. Timoney.  A new information panel for Ballyara Graveyard has been designed and this will be its first viewing at the presentation.

New information has come to light in the research involved in this board and the sharing of this information will be of great interest to locals interested in the history of their area.  It should also be of particular interest to residents of Ballyara & surrounding areas of Tourlestrane & Tubbercurry and all the O’Hara Clan of South Sligo.  Ballyara is the Anglicised version of Baile Ui Eara, (The town of O’Hara) and was the seat for centuries of the local O’Hara Chieftain.  There are literally hundreds of O’Hara people living in South Sligo who have direct connections to Ballyara.

Come along for a very worthwhile presentation of this wonderful subject.  The night is a Tubbercurry Tidy Town event.     

Michael & Nancy Coen

Best Wishes are extended to Michael & Nancy Coen, who are retiring from the petrol Forecourt Business on Teeling Street in Tubbercurry.  Michael & Nancy purchased their garage & forecourt from Gerry & Angela Burke about 20 years ago, and continued the great service that had been there already.  Customers were always greeted with a smile and were quickly helped if in difficulty.  However Michael will continue in the Undertaking business from Doocastle and their funeral home on Wolfe Tone Square, and they hope to serve the public in that capacity for many more years. 

Happy Christmas

Locals in Tubbercurry were wishing each other happy Christmas last week as the town was lit up with Christmas lights and Christmas trees as well as window dressing of a Christmas variety.  The purpose of this early festive cheer was as part of the Film set for the shooting of a new series being made entitled ‘Normal People’.  The town was full for 5 days of actors and extras as well as set design, location managers, camera operators and helpers of all sorts, scenes were shot on Wolf Tone Square, Supervalu, Nathy Brennans pub, Killorans Pub, Coens Undertakers and a variety of rural and street locations.  Director of the entire series is Oscar nominated Lenny Abrahamson and the story is set in a fictional Co. Sligo town called Carricklea (alias Tubbercurry).  This will be a 12 part series which should be available in 2020 and it will hopefully show off Tubbercurry and South Sligo in a very favourable light.  Many local people were involved as extras and this could be the chance many of them were waiting for to be ‘discovered’.

Margaret Gormley  

A lovely memorial occasion took place recently at North Connacht College in honour of the late County Councillor Margaret Gormley.  Amongst many of the jobs undertaken by Margaret in her capacity as County Councillor was sitting on the Board of Management of North Connacht College over the last 17 years since it opened, and the staff and students thought it appropriate to mark her service.  This took the form of the planting of an Oak Tree in the front garden of the College and the unveiling of a stone plague in honour of Margaret.  The service was attended by family of Margaret, and representatives of the College and local Community.  May she rest in Peace. 

Property Marking

The Telesis Property Marking Unit will be attending the Teach Laighne Car Park, Tubbercurry on Saturday 28th September 11am – 3pm for the purpose of having property being marked to prevent theft.  This can be done on all types of property – trailers, garden equipment, tools etc. The system works by engraving the Eircode of the property owner on to an item.  This provides traceability in the event of the item being stolen and recovered.  Bring your Eircode number as well as your property.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day AGM

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day festival will take place on Thursday 26th September at 8.30pm in An Chroi – South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry. All welcome to attend.

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday .  Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm,  advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle  at 7.00pm and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

Eamon Burke, Cloonacool

The recent death occurred in his 98th year of Eamon Burke, late of Mullaun, Cloonacool. Eamon was a well known and highly respected man in his locality and his passing at a ripe old age has left a void in and about Cloonacool.

Born in 1916, the year of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Eamon took an interest in national politics from a young age, as the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War took place in his formative young years.  His father died a young man when Eamon was just a  teenager and Eamon therefore, as the oldest child in the household, had to become the man of the house.  Reared on a small farm at the foot of the Ox Mountains, life was tough for all farmers, but Eamon helped his mother get his siblings through school and into careers of their own.  Eamon stayed on in Cloonacool.

From a young age he had a great interest in national politics and Eamon De Valera and the Fianna Fáil Party caught his imagination.  He became a life long member and supporter at various elections over a period of more than 60 years.

Eamon’s sporting interests covered athletics, GAA and greyhound racing, and in his prime years in the 1940’s – ‘70’s he owned and trained numerous good greyhounds.   His greatest achievement in the greyhound world was the winning of the National Open Cup in Coursing in 1952 with a renowned greyhound called Mr. Pip. Run  in Co. Kildare, Mr. Pip beat the best greyhounds of his generation, and partners and friends of Eamon in that era included, Alfie Lang, John Burke and Chrissie Coyne, all from the Grange area of North Sligo. 

On the farming front Eamon was always known to have good cattle, something he was proud of throughout his lifetime.

His remains reposed at his home in Cloonacool where friends and associates called to pay their respects.  Funeral Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church, Cloonacool, and burial was in Cloonacool cemetery, close to where he lived his full life.  Eamon is survived by his sister Pat O’Rourke (Sligo), brothers Michael (Chaffpool), Martin (Cork), sisters in law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces, relatives and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace,

Tommy Morahan, Tubbercurry

The recent death occurred of Thomas (Tommy) Morahan, formerly of Church St., Tubbercurry and recently of Baileys Nursing Home.

In his early 80’s, Tommy was born and reared on Church St. and worked all his working life in the family business where he was always a well known and respected part of the community.  The Shop, petrol  station, undertakers and taxi service of Bernie Morahans was known throughout South Sligo since the 1930’s and it was into this family and business that Tommy was born.

 After finishing school, Tommy progressed into the family run business along with his brother Joe and Joe’s wife Joan, and they continued to serve the public from taking over the business in the 1960’s until their retirement in 2003.  Tommy was a quiet and inoffensive man who’s needs and requirements were few.  He enjoyed Drama and Concerts in St. Brigid’s Hall and was a regular Church goer and regularly visited the Knock Shrine when visiting his sister Maria close –by.  He took an interest in all things local and knew all his customers by first names.  After retiring from work in 2003 he enjoyed a few good years of retirement before ill health took its toll and he was a resident of Baileys Nursing Home since 2006 where he got wonderful care.  He always enjoyed visits from old friends and customers of the business.

 Tommy’s remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home which was part of his family business and there all his old friends and neighbours called to pay their respects.  Funeral Mass took place in the Church of St. John Evangalist , Tubbercurry where Tommy was baptised and received the Sacrements & Burial was in Rhue Cemetery.  He is survived by his sister Maria Larkin (Knock) and brother Seamus(Naas), in laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Kathleen Haran, Tubbercurry

The recent death occurred of Kathleen Haran (nee McVann) late of Carrowreagh Cooper, Tubbercurry.  Aged 86, Kathleen, was a native of Carnaleck, Cloonacool and always considered herself a Cloonacool woman, even though she lived on Lovers Lane, Carrowreagh Cooper, for 56 years.  Kathleen was always a very outgoing lady who knew young and old by their first names.

 As a young woman she went working to England like a lot of her generation in the mid 50’s.  When at home from England for Christmas she attended a dance in Tubbercurry where she met Sean Haran, and the rest as we say is history.  She subsequently married Sean and they were happily married for over 50 years until Sean died in 2015.  Over the years Kathleen was an active ICA member and worked the farm when Sean was working as Postman.  She enjoyed Drama and music and had a loyal circle of friends.  In recent years she had failing health but was cared for magnificently by her own family.  Her remains reposed at the house of her son Francis and Funeral Mass was in the Church of St. John Evangalist with burial taking place in Rhue Cementry.  She is survived by her sons Francis, John & Micheal, daughter Claire, in laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives & many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace. 

Margaret (Nan) Hunt

The recent tragic death occurred at her home at St. Anthony’s Cresent, Tubbercurry of Margaret Ann (Nan) Hunt.  Originally, from Ougham, Bunninadden, Nan moved into her house in St. Anthony’s Cresent a number of years ago and lived there quietly since.  Her remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home, Tubbercurry and removal took place to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden.  Burial was in Kilturra Cemetery, close to her home place in Ougham.  Sympathy is extended to her brothers Patrick, Joseph and Henry (Ougham), sister Kathleen Taafe (Coolaney) Nephews, nieces & friends.  May she rest in Peace.

Sympathy is extended to Jimmy Coleman, Gallagher Road, Tubbercurry and his brother Michael and sister Rose on the recent death of their father Jim Coleman of Calva, Carracastle who died recently.  May he rest in peace. 

Sympathy is extended to Ann McIntyre, Ballyara, Tubbercurry & to her extended family on the recent death of their mother Delia Brennan, Castlerock, Aclare.  May she rest in Peace.

Clothes Collection

Drimina National School Parents Association are having a clothes collection on Monday September 23rd. Clothes, footwear and bedding, no quilts.  Donations can be left in the school car park before 10am.

Yoga classes

Yoga Classes starting on 24th September at 7pm in An Chroí  Ballina Road Tubbercurry

North Connaught College – New course in the Beauty Department

North Connaught College Beauty Department are still accepting applicants for their CIDESCO 2-year Beauty Therapy Course. It includes skincare, waxing, nail treatments, makeup, body treatments, massage, microdermabrasion business etc…

Want to add to your existing qualification?

We are also delighted to introduce the new ITEC Diploma in Laser and IPL Treatments. This part -time course is open to Qualified Therapists and will help you to expand your business or help you upskill. (Sept-May, Mondays, 10-4pm)

Call now to secure a place 071-9185035   nccollege@msletb.ie   Follow us in Facebook

North Connaught College

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry are still accepting applicants onto our courses. We provide courses in Beauty Therapy, Childcare, eBusiness and Advanced Administration, Health Service Skills, Health Services Supervisory Management Skills, Nursing, Security, Leadership and Community Development. We have a new course:-

  • Equine Studies

Call in to enquire about places available on any of our courses. You can contact the College on 071-9185035 or by email nccollege@msletb.ie.

Stage Lighting and Sound Course

Anyone interested in attending a Stage Lighting and Sound Course should contact Sean Johnston at 087 6741466 or any members of the Phoenix or Cloonacool Players.  This course will take place over the coming weeks if there are sufficient numbers to participate.

Sligo Leader Partnership CLG. is currently delivering a programme for people who would like to learn how to use the internet but have no previous skills or experience with computers. The course is being delivered in community centres in Gurteen, Geevagh, Tubbercurry, Collooney, Enniscrone, Easkey, Dromore west, Grange, and Sligo town. The course comprises of five two hour classes. The course is FREE. The aim of the programme is to increase people’s confidence in using the internet for a variety of everyday tasks.  Please ring David/Paula at 071 91 41138 for further details

Cloonacool Sheep Festival

The community of Cloonacool are embarking on a local festival event this September that will highlight the theme of Sheep Farming and the traditions for which the region is renowned. The event itself will include activities such as sheep class competitions –   novelty events, and exhibits and displays on the theme.  Best overall sheep and… open to all… Pimp My Sheep!  A dance (10pm Saturday night), with music by John Hogan, opens the festival which will take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of September in Cloonacool Village . Everyone welcome.   Contact the organisers via Facebook or email at cloonacoolsheepfestival@gmail.com

South Sligo in Other Times

This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry.  Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library.

Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

TUBBERCURRY NOTES COMMENCING 09/09/2019

Normal People

Filming is taking place this week September 9th to 13th of a BBC Series set to hit the screens next year entitled ‘Normal People’.  Based on an award winning novel by Sally Rooney a young Co. Mayo writer, the book is set largely in a West of Ireland fictional town called ‘Carricklea’.   Tubbercurry town is this fictional location in the film and various scenes are shot on Teeling Street, Wolfe Tone Square and Emmett Street as well as in premises including Super Valu, Killorans, Nathy Brennans and Burkes Garage.  The entire local community of residents and business people are extremely helpful to the film crew who already worked here for a week in June.  Visitiors to the town might be wondering why Christmas lights and Christmas Tree have been erected so early in the year but this is part of the local co-operation with the film crew as one of the scenes to be shot is a Christmas scene.  Because of the requirement for some evening scenes filming will continue until approximately 11pm most evenings and the film crew really appreciate the co-operation of local residents. 

Next week the call will be ‘ Lights, Camera, Action’……

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day AGM

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day festival will take place on Thursday 26th September at 8.30pm in An Chroi – South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry. All welcome to attend.

Phoenix Players

A meeting of the Phoenix Players will be held in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday night 12th September at 8.30pm in order to plan a programme of events for the coming season.  Next year will be the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Phoenix Players and it is hoped to have an active season of events and to involve as many people as possible to celebrate the occasion.  All are welcome especially new members.

Sligo Leader Partnership CLG. is currently delivering a programme for people who would like to learn how to use the internet but have no previous skills or experience with computers. The course is being delivered in community centres in Gurteen, Geevagh, Tubbercurry, Collooney, Enniscrone, Easkey, Dromore west, Grange, and Sligo town. The course comprises of five two hour classes. The course is FREE. The aim of the programme is to increase people’s confidence in using the internet for a variety of everyday tasks.  Please ring David/Paula at 071 91 41138 for further details

Stage Lighting and Sound Course

Anyone interested in attending a Stage Lighting and Sound Course should contact Sean Johnston at 087 6741466 or any members of the Phoenix or Cloonacool Players.  This course will take place over the coming weeks if there are sufficient numbers to participate.

Telesis Marking Machine (property marking machine ) 

The Telesis Marketing Machine will be visiting Tubbbercurry on September 28th more details to follow next week.  Anybody that has valuation equipment should ensure it has their own contact and ownership details marked thereon.

Cloonacool Heritage Calendar 2020

Cloonacool Heritage are creating a 2020 calendar with a view to collecting and presenting historical images of the parish. They are requesting that anyone in the area who might have such old photographs to forward them for inclusion in the calendar. Photographs will be scanned and returned. Images of historical or geographical interest are of particular interest. Contact Phil Marren on 087 9329873 or email cloonacoolheritage@gmail.com

South Sligo in Other Times

This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry.  Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library.

Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

East Mayo A.C and CBD Sports Complex Charlestown are holding a 10k & 5k Fun Run/Walk on Saturday September 21st at 10.30 am. Register now on popupraces.ie or follow the link on the Facebook page.

Cloonacool Sheep Festival

The community of Cloonacool are embarking on a local festival event this September that will highlight the theme of Sheep Farming and the traditions for which the region is renowned. The event itself will include activities such as sheep class competitions –   novelty events, and exhibits and displays on the theme.  Best overall sheep and… open to all… Pimp My Sheep!  A dance (10pm Saturday night), with music by John Hogan, opens the festival which will take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of September in Cloonacool Village . Everyone welcome.   Contact the organisers via Facebook or email at cloonacoolsheepfestival@gmail.com Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

GROWREMOTE , AN CHROI TUBBERCURRY ( JULY 18 )

What *exactly* is remote work, and how can that help us and our communities?

We’re running a workshop on July 18th in An Chroi, Tubbercurry to answer all of your questions. It’s led by Shauna Moran and will be bringing remote work back to basics.

Come along.

see here: https://www.changex.org/…/workshop-how-to-find-a-remote-car…

 

 

 

Weekly News July 7th

“Stand-By, Rolling,  Camera, Action”   These were the instructions being heard on the streets of Tubbercurry last week as scenes from the BBC adaption of Sally Rooney’s award winning novel “Normal People” was being filmed in various locations around the town.  Nathy Brenna’s Bar on Teeling Street was used for pub scenes, and while the general area baked in glorious sunshine, there was a prolonged shower in front of Burkes Garage which fortunately could be switched on and off as required for another scene.  A nightclub set was constructed aside St. Brigid’s Hall and filming took place late into the night on Wednesday for this particular scene.  Members of the Phoenix Players back stage crew, Peter Molloy, Mickey Curran and Joe Corscadden were on hand to help dismantle the set after filming was completed.  St. Brigid’s Hall provided catering and costume changes for the numerous extras being used.  Some of the local actors used as extras included, Peadar and Mairead Conway, Belinda Luma, Kelly Doyle and Tom Walsh. Tubbercurry was selected as one of the prime locations for the 12 part TV Series as part of the story is based in a small West of Ireland rural town.  The Director is Lenny Abramson who also directed “Garage” and the Oscar winning “Room”.  Although cast and crew have now moved on to other locations, they will be returning to film more scenes in Tubbercurry in September, so hopefully we will se more “Camera, Lights and “Action”

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group  has ceased activities for the summer months except for our Book club that will continue to meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 3.30 pm in the Library.  The book chosen for this month is Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Midwinter Break’.  The month of June was a very enjoyable one for us as we had a great week’s holiday in Northern Ireland, based in Derry and to continue celebrations for our 25th Anniversary year, travelled to Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal for one of their famous Dinner and Cabaret Nights.  Celebrations will continue in the Autumn when we will be launching our Book 4 of The Way That It Was’ series, this time dealing with what life was like in this area in our grandparent’s time from the mid 1900s to the early years of the 20th century – a mixture of history stories, poems and interesting articles.  [A One-day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg is being organised for Tuesday, September 10th]

33rd South Sligo Summer School  of Traditional Music, Song and Dance will take place this year from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th July.  Enquiries and bookings are coming in from near and far and are well up on last year at this stage.  A number of intending visitors and summer school participants have been in touch with the committee members to say that they are finding it difficult to find accommodation and so we appeal to people in Tubbercurry and the surrounding area to consider making rooms available for summer school participants.  Single rooms are especially in demand as well as double and family rooms/houses.  An accommodation list is made available to summer school participants and visitors to Tubbercurry for the week on our website www.sssschool.org, and if you wish to add your available accommodation to this list please get in touch with Nuala at the Tourist Office on Humbert Street as soon as possible.  Alternatively, ring 087-0936616, 071-9120912 or 087-9556468 and we will put you in touch with individuals/couples/families seeking accommodation.

Tubbercurry Bridge Club  – Tubbercurry Bridge Club is in the process of introducing a computerised scoring system that will eradicate the need for pen and paper.  The new software will produce final results within seconds of the evenings play being completed.  The club would like to extend thanks to The Leader Rural Development Programme, Sligo Local Community Development Committee, Sligo County Council & Co., and Sligo Leader Partnership CLG – in particular Shona Heffernan.  Without their valued support and financial aid, the purchase of this system would not have been possible. The Bridge Club meet every Thursday evening at The May Queen, Tubbercurry. Prospective new members and guests are always welcome.  Contact Colm on 087-2313631 or Mike on 071 9181830 for further details and information on beginners classes.

Tubber Masters Society Annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club – Monday the 12th August 2019 One of the Oldest Golf Societies operating in Connacht continues its Annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club on Monday the 12th August 2019.  The Tubbercurry Golf Outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and traditionally has always played on the second Monday in August at Enniscrone Golf Club.  For 35 years of its long existence the Outing was sponsored by The Gillespie Family of Tubbercurry and many great days were had by The Society with many a story to be told.  The Gillespie Cup was formally retired in August 2017 but The Society Outing continues under its new brand name of The Tubber Masters Society.  Last year’s event was as popular as ever with a large turnout of Golfers attending The Annual Outing in Ennisrone.  While the Society is intrinsically linked to Tubbercurry Golf Club and all Members of The Society the Outing is open to anyone who has a connection with Tubbercurry or its environs.  The day is a huge social occasion where people from the locality can renew old acquaintances and make new friends.  You should pencil this date in your diary and the time sheet will be operated once again by John Gillespie who has done trogon work over the years for the Society.  John’s contact numbers are 071 91 85051 and 087 2885980 and you can contact him to get your place on the time sheet.  Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully new friends on the second Monday in August in Enniscrone.

MOYLOUGH 1997  A DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis’s Supervalu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 0872276628.  Proceeds are in aid of Aine Durkin’s volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda.  Past pupils of Moylough school who left  in June 1997 and those who started school  in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school

Labhair Gaeilge Linn  A local group plan to meet every Wednesday at 11am for Irish Conversation over “Cupán Tae” in Killoran’s, Tubbercurry.  No great proficiency in Irish required.  Just a fun morning for anyone interested in keeping our Heritage alive

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

Mother Baby Group  The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits

Tubbercurry Card Game  Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Banada Abbey Bingo  Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp.  Jackpot,  €1,100 + on 45 calls or less.   All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net