Festivals

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 12/08/2019

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 12/08/2019

Old Fair Day Festival

The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is now almost upon us, and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmongery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band.  Come into Tubbercurry for the day and bring your visitors for a fun filled day out.

Fair day fundraising for church renovation fund

St. Michael’s Church Cloonacool Renovation Fund will have a stall at the old fair day in Tubbercurry on Wednesday 14th August next. A lot of work has been carried out in recent times inside and outside the church grounds but still more needs to be done. So once more there will be a ”Guess the weight of the animal competition” in the ‘square’ area on the day. There will be a prize of €100 for the winning entry. Once again the finance committee would be grateful for your support on the day. Thanks again to the Brennan family for their wonderful continued support for this fundraiser and also to ”Daisy” for her patience and understanding in recent years. 

The Annual Famine Graveyard Mass

The Annual Famine Graveyard Mass takes place on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm in Graveyard up at back of Connolly Park .  All welcome

Annual BBQ

St George’s Church annual BBQ will be held in the church grounds Sligo Rd, Tubbercurry, on Sunday 18th August at 1pm. Adults: €12, Children €6 (BBQ, Dessert  & Glass of Wine).

All welcome.

Maureen Kerins, Bunninadden

The recent death occurred of Maureen Kerins, (nee Durcan) late of Ballinaraw, Bunninadden.  In her late 70’s Maureen was a native of Floughena, Doocastle and was daughter of the late Jim & Kate Durcan.  Maureen moved to Bunninadden after her marriage to Chris and there she reared a wonderful family while holding down a teaching job at Benada Abbey Secondary School from the late 60’s to early 90’s, a job she took great pride in and carried out with great dedication & distinction.  Many of her past pupils attended her funeral to pay their respects to a much loved & respected teacher.  They all smiled and joked about her famous saying  ‘Sauce for a goose, and sauce for a gander”.  This was her logic for distribution of discipline  if students mis-behaved, meaning that she treated all misdemeanours equally.

  Maureen did not have an easy life, but never complained about the challenges life threw in her way.  She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Chris, their cherished son Oliver and her brother Michael.  Her remains reposed at the Coen Funeral home with removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden and burial took place after funeral Mass in Cloonmeehan Cemetary, Bunninadden.  Large numbers of friends, colleagues & past pupils paid their respects to a fine lady. Maureen is survived by her children David, Mary, Cora & Paula, brother Seamus, sisters Una, Kathleen & Sheila, in-laws, grand-children, nieces, nephews, relatives, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace.

Joanie McCormack Brennan, Tubbercurry

The recent peaceful death occurred of Joanie McCormack Brennan, late of Mountain View, Tubbercurry and originally of Teeling Street.  Joanie was in her mid 60’s and was second daughter of the late Maisie & Martin McCormack.  Joanie has suffered poor health over the last number of years but was a strong character who always kept an interest in all happenings in the Community.  Growing up on Teeling Street with her much loved parents and her grandfather, the legendary Tom ‘Click Brennan’ Senior, the family home was always a rambling house where the door was always open and visitors always popped in and out to discuss the happenings of the week in the locality.  This was in the days before Facebook, but just as much information was exchanged.

  Growing up in a household like this, Joanie became an outgoing youth and teenager who everybody knew, and she developed an interest in all local happenings.  As a teenager of the Swinging 60’s, she developed a great love of dancing and the pop scene of the day, and loved going off to the dances in Tubbercurry, Charlestown, Pontoon, Tooreen and Strandhill.  This was the era of the Showband scene and one of her favourite showbands of that time were ‘The Swanbriggs’.  Life moved on and the young Joanie worked and reared her family with great accomplishment.

  Joanie was a traditionalist at heart, and after her mother Maisie died, Joanie took over a job that was appreciated by many.  That was the picking & distributing of the May Flower on May 1st each year.  This involved collecting the wild May Flower or Buttercup and dropping a sprig of flowers at the door of each house in the locality.  This was done quietly and without fuss.  No matter how early you got to your door on May 1st, the flowers were there.  Nobody asked her to do it but it was done by her, and was appreciated by all.  Thank you again Joanie and thank you to your helpers of recent years as your health deteriorated.

 Joanie’s remains reposed at the Coen funeral home and her funeral Mass took place in the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry.  The large numbers who attended her funeral was testimony to the esteem in which she was held.  Joanie is survived by husband Pat, children Dtharria, Kim & Andrew, sister Margaret Burke, Brother Eunan, grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins and a very close extended family at home & abroad, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in Peace.

New Book

A new local history book ‘Kilmactigue Parish History & Memories ‘ was recently released and is a must read for all local historians and household of the South Sligo Region.  Compiled by locals Padraig Maye, Daniel Jones & Marie Fleming, it is an excellent production of stories, photos and write ups on many places and characters.  It concentrates mainly on areas around Aclare, Kilmactigue, Tourlestrane, Benada and Lough Talt and is available for sale at €20 in local shops.  This is Volume 1, of what could and hopefully will be a series for years into the future.

Mid West Radio 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Mid West Radio recently celebrated 30th years in business and Tubbercurry man Jackie Coogan stole the show amongst big singing stars Mike Denver, Nathan Carter etc. He sang Hucklebuck (Brendan Boyers), Proud Mary, Rock & Roll. He received a standing ovation from guests, patrons and fellow artists.  Jackie has always been a proud Tubbercurry man and has contributed enormously over the last 50 years to community life in Tubbercurry and South Sligo. Well done Jackie.

North Connaught College  – NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Diploma in Laser and IPL Treatments commencing in September 2019. Become a qualified laser technician and bridge the gap from beauty to aesthetics. This is a part-time course, one day a week.   A one year, full-time Course in Equine Studies and Horsemanship Level 6, commencing in September. Learners will be prepared to work in riding schools, studs, livery stables, dealing yards or to progress to further education.  For information on all of our courses including part-time and evening courses why don’t you drop into our Open Evening on Monday 2nd September from 3pm – 6pm. All Welcome.

Social Night in Aid of  Jean Gallagher’s VolunterNurture Africa in Uganda

A Social dance in aid of Uganda will take place in The May Queen Lounge Tubbercurry on Friday 16th August at 10pm.  Music by Carmel McLoughlin.  Cover Charge optional.

All proceeds from this event in aid of Jean Gallagher’s Volunteer work with Nurture Africa in Uganda. 

Banada Abbey Bingo

NEWSFLASH:   €2100 guaranteed payout THIS Tuesday night 13th August at Banada Abbey Bingo starting 8.30pm sharp. Jackpot  €1,750 this Tuesday now on 46 calls or less. Flier Game Special with lines €50 and €400  payout on Flier sheet full house. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.  

Active Retirement

Due to great demand for a short Autumn Break, the local Active Retirement Association is now organising a 3-day trip to Kilkenny city from Monday, 7th to Wednesday 9th October.  Venue will be the Spring Court Hotel,cost (inclusive of half board, all coach travel and entry fees to historical sites) is 220 euro.  Single rooms are limited and the supplement is 20 per night.  Book asap to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 – Payment in full before September 7th.

LOUGH DERG

A One-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Tubbercurry is being organised for Tuesday, September 10th.  Cost is 60 euro which includes Coach and boat travel, Coffee and Light Lunch, plus Retreat Programme on the Island.  Please ring 087 7436962 0r 087 7720950 for booking.

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

Weekly News Aug. 5th

Old Fair Day Festival The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is fast approaching and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  At present collecting financial sponsorship and contributions is a priority and that is ongoing.  The opening day is holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 10th August 1.30pm – 3pm at the Tubbercurry Forest Walk behind Old Rathscanlan Creamery.  There will be games, pets and loads of activities for children.  Put that date in your diary.  On Sunday 11th August from 1pm are various activities including the Mattie Griffin Stunt Bike, all happening on The Square, Tubbercurry.  This is a family Fun Day with face painting, skills competitors, pottery workshop, Bouncy castles, Fancy Dress, Colouring & Art Competitions, etc. Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmongery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band.

Road Closures  To facilitate the Old Fair Day Festival in Tubbercurry the roads through the town are closed as follows :

Closure between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, 11th August 2019: The R294 from the AIB/Credit Union side of the Town Square and the R294 from its junction with Murphy’s Lane L8705-29 to its junction with Mountain Road L4502-0

Closure between 7.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th August, 2019: Humbert Street from its junction with the N17 to its junction with Wolfe Tone Square,  The Lane (L8705-29) from its junction with the N17 to Wolfe Tone Square, Wolfe Tone Square (North and West sides) and Mountain Road (L4502-0) from junction with the R294 to a point 200 metres southeast of said junction.

Launch of a new book  A book entitled “South Sligo in Other Times” will be launched in Moylough Heritage Centre on Friday 9th August 2019 at 8pm.  Compiled and edited by James McGuinn, the book contains material of considerable interest relating mainly to the parishes of Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, Mullinabreena and Curry.  Many personalities from the past come to life in articles, interviews and indeed some vintage photographs.  It promises to be a wonderful read from cover to cover and something that every South Sligo person should have on their bookshelves.  The author, James McGuinn, previously had two successful publications, “Curry” in 1984 and “Sligomen in the Great War 1914 – `18 in 1994.  The book will be launched by former Curry and Sligo footballer, Rev. Fr. Seán Durcan.  All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre.

 

THANKS FROM SPANISH SUMMER SCHOOL TO TUBBERCURRY

Sixteen years ago a small group of Spanish students arrived to Tubbercurry with the help of people from the town who thought that having a Spanish summer school in the town would have a positive experience for both students and locals alike. Well, now this is a fact and Tubbercurry welcomes every summer a group of Spanish students who come here to learn English.

Now we have got to the end of the 16th summer and everything has been much better than it had ever been expected. A lot of work has been done to get to this point by the leaders in charge of the students and the teachers, but nothing would have been possible without the help of the people from the town. Host families have become a second family to the students, that’s why we would like to thank them for their help and support.

We’d also like to thank the Irish coordinators who believed in this project from the very beginning, the South Sligo Summer School in which the students learnt Irish music and they really enjoyed it, and of course the whole town for the hospitality that has been given to all of us which made us feel like at home. We will never forget it!

This year, like the previous one, we made a barbeque in which host families, teachers, coordinators and everyone who wanted to attend had a great time. A fundraising took place and all the money was donated to Sligo Cancer Support Centre based in Tubbercurry.

This year our students have left a piece of art in Tubbercurry with the help of local artist Damien Moran. It has been a wonderful experience. You can see that piece of art in the passage from the main street to SuperValu car park. It is beautiful!

Now we have started to work for next year’s course with more enthusiasm than ever. Thank you and see you next summer!

Tubbercurry Masters

The 41st year of the Tubbercurry Golf Society will be marked on Monday August 12th with the Tubbercurry Masters Golf Outing at Enniscrone Golf Course.

For many years this was known as the Gillespie Cup but is now named the Tubbercurry Masters, and is open to all golfers with a connection to South Sligo.

Shane Lowry, winner of the British Open last week may even possibly feature in the event as he always enjoys Links Golf Courses, and Enniscrone is one of the best Links Courses in Ireland.

The Ryder Cup will be coming to Ireland in 2026 and future players for the Adare Manor event could possibly come out of the group of players now competing for the Tubbercurry Masters.  Golf is at an all time high in popularity in Ireland at present following the Lowry success and the announcement of the Ryder Cup for Ireland and this popularity has not passed Tubbercurry.  Time sheets are available at Tubbercurry Golf Course and with John Gillespie Ph. 087 2885980.  Book as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Rhue Graveyard

The annual Mass in Rhue Graveyard takes place on Monday 12th August, 2019 at 8pm.

 

Kilmactigue DVD

Part 17 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD focusing on Banada Abbey Secondary School is now completed.  Copies are available from Tom Walsh 0872276628; Padraic Maye 0872284575; Michael Collins 0872458612; Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare and from Drumartin Country Market.  The DVD features various aspects of school life recorded over the years 1999/2000 and may be of particular interest to the Leaving Cert and First Year Students who attended the school during those years

 

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.

Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre (Co.Sligo) Friday 9th August ’19, 9.30pm

Music by Michael Walsh & Friends (Eir F91 XW 71)    Fáilte roimh gach einne.

 

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 pay out 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

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 22/07/2019

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 22/07/2019 

Summer School Success

The 33rd running of the South Sligo Summer School went off very successfully last week with our 700 students in attendance at the various classes of music song and dance at the multiple venues around Tubbercurry.  Musical performances and recitals were held at venues including Holy Family Primary School and St. Attracta’s School, a Ceili was held every night for full houses in St. Brigid’s Hall and impromptu music sessions took place in various pubs and hotels around town.  It was great to see young students from around Ireland and from Northern Ireland attend, and adult students from Ireland, England, various parts of the USA, Australia, Holland, Japan, Switzerland, France, Germany were also soaking up the atmostphere and honing their musical and dancing skills.

An interesting addition to the Fringe Festival activities was a Poetry corner, organised by local bard Paraic Neary.  This involved local poets or poetry appreciators coming together to read their own compositions or those of lesser known or very well known poets.  This went well and has potential for development.  The Summer School was officially opened on the Sunday evening by renowned Mid West Radio presenter Seamus Duffy, who at 89 years of age is still presenting a weekly radio show of Irish Music.  His wit and in depth knowledge of national, international and local musicians was obvious and made all those in attendance immensely proud of their association with this fine event.

Congratulations must be extended to the great working committee & teachers of the South Sligo Summer School and many patrons and students are already arranging their plans to return for 2020.  Their 2020 vision is firmly focused on Tubbercurry.

Old Fair Day Festival

The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is fast approaching and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  At present collecting financial sponsorship and contributions is a priority and that is ongoing.  The opening day is holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 10th August 1.30pm – 3pm at the Tubbercurry Forest Walk behind Old Rathscanlon Creamery.  There will be games, pets and loads of activities for children.  Put that date in your diary.

On Sunday 11th August from 1pm are various activities including the Mattie Griffin Stunt Bike, all happening on The Square, Tubbercurry.  This is a family Fun Day with face painting, skills competitors, pottery workshop, Bouncy castles, Fancy Dress, Colouring & Art Competitions, etc.

Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmontgomery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band

Banada Darkness into Light

The Banada Darkness into Light committee would like to convey a heartfelt thanks to the Banada/Tubbercurry community and surrounding areas for all their commitment and support for DIL 2019. We are very proud to say that €13,949 was raised through Banada DIL alone. Things like this do not just happen through a committee, it takes a community to pull something like this off! We hope you all enjoyed your experience and look forward to Banada DIL 2020. In County Sligo alone over €76,000 was raised through DIL, this means that 76 people can avail of the Pieta House services for free. If at any stage you feel you need to avail of these services please ring the helpline on 1800 247 247, available 24/7. Thanks once again to one and all.

New Shop

A new shop premises has opened on Teeling Street, Tubbercurry called Digi-Telly.  This is a supplier of services to the Television and associated equipment, including satellite dishes, cables etc.  Owned and run by Max Jaago, Max has been providing this service for the last 10 years since he moved to Ireland.  Due to providing and excellent service, business has expanded, thus the need for a dedicated shop premises which is located beside the Computer Shop.  Max can be contacted at the shop if you are seeking TV upgrades or improvements.

Social Dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday July 27th at 10 O’Clock. Music by Medicine Bow, back by popular demand. Admission is €10, great nights dancing is assured,

Rhue Graveyard

The annual Mass in Rhue Graveyard takes place on Monday 12th August, 2019 at 8pm.

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. 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

RICS Registered Valuer

 

REA McCarrick & Sons

Sligo and Tubbercurry

PSRA Licence No.  001927

 

Mobile: 087-6810848

Tel: 071-9185050

Email:  info@reamccarrick.ie

Weekly News July 15th

South Sligo Summer School – The 33rd South Sligo Summer School is now in full swing with Classes running daily and nightly music sessions in town in the pubs.. A good week of lively entertainment guaranteed so if you have friends at home bring them in for an evening of entertainments.  Full details on the website www.sssschool.org

Sensory Biodiversity Walk A very interesting Sensory,Biodiversity walk for visitors and locals alike, takes place this week under the leadership of local nature expert Martina Killian.  Enjoy the views of the Ox Mountains and Clooneen and Tullycusheen Bogs, listen to the sounds of nature, smell the flowers, taste the herbs and feel the moss under your feet.  Discover the diverse vegetation of marshy land 3 miles outside Tubbercurrry.  Takes place this Thursday 18th July at 5pm, meet at the Tubbercurry town square under the clock.  Herbal tea and homemade cake after the walk.  Admission free.

New Shop  A new shop premises has opened on Teeling Street, Tubbercurry called Digi-Telly.  This is a supplier of services to the Television and associated equipment, including satellite dishes, cables etc.  Owned and run by Max Jaago, Max has been providing this service for the last 10 years since he moved to Ireland.  Due to providing and excellent service, business has expanded, thus the need for a dedicated shop premises which is located beside the Computer Shop.  Max can be contacted at the shop if you are seeking TV upgrades or improvements.   

Social Dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday July 27th at 10 O’Clock. Music by Medicine Bow, back by popular demand. Admission is €10, great nights dancing is assured,  

Oliver Brennan, Moylough  The recent death occurred of Oliver Brennan, late of Chimney Park, Moylough, Tubbercurrry.  Aged just 80, Oliver was a young at heart 80 year old who was always active and had an interest in his farm until his death. Just days before his death he spoke of getting his hay cut at the beginning of July.  Oliver was a native of Moylough who farmed the family holding since the death of his parents.  He was a dairy farmer most of his life but changed his system to suckling & dry stock in recent years.  He always had an interest in local happenings and events and had a genuine interest in the progress of neighbours and their children through their school and work activities.  He could discuss and debate politics, sport and farming affairs with anybody and liked to come to Tubbercurry a few evenings a week for a social drink and to meet the many people who knew him.  In recent years he had health challenges which he just considered a nuisance, interrupting his work schedule.  He never complained or felt sorry for himself.   His remains reposed at St. Theresa’s Funeral Home, Curry, where many hundreds called to pay their respects.  Funeral mass was held in St. Patrick’s church Moylough and burial took place in Rhue Cemetary.  Oliver was pre-deceased by his brother Sean and sisters Anne, Millie & Patricia and is survived by his sister Carmel Groarke (Bellaghy, Charlestown), sister in law Maura, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & nephews, cousins and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest gently in Peace.

Sam Bainbridge, Clooneen, Tubbercurry.  The recent death occurred of Sam (Steven) Bainbridge late of Clooneen, Tubbercurry.  In his mid 70’s, Sam was a native of Cumbria in England but moved to Tubbercurry about 20 years ago.  A stone mason by trade, Sam worked throughout the West of Ireland since moving here and created many beautiful stone features in and around houses through his expert trade.  As well as working, Sam liked to play golf, and his social life resolved around the Golf Club and Society outings.  His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home Tubbercurry where a large number of friends and acquaintances called to pay their respects to a man who became a friend to many.  Sam is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Claire & 2 grandchildren, as well as sister, brothers, in laws & extended family, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in Peace.

Brendan Walsh, Curry.  The recent unexpected death occurred after a brief illness of Brendan Walsh of Curry Village.  In his mid 70’s Brendan was a well known and multi talented musician who played the length & breath of Ireland with various Ceili and Social dancing bands over the last 50 years.  Bands he played with included The Malachy Doyle Ceili Band, The Fab Five Showband, The Fiesta Showband, Western Dixie Flyers Showband, Tenessee Sound, Rodeo, San Bernadino, Alberta Bound as well as his first love the St. Marys Ceili Band from Curry.  Brendan had an array of instruments to play including the button accordion, keyboards, tin whistle, concert flute, mouth organ, guitar, fiddle and drums.  As well as playing music, he was also a building contractor and a farmer and loved all his occupations equally.    A soft spoken and gentle human being, Brendan couldn’t offend anybody even if he tried, and anybody that knew him were touched by his gentleness.  His remains reposed at his home in Curry where many thousand called to pay their last respects to a true gentleman.  Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curry and burial took place in Bunnacranagh Cemetery.  Brendan is survived by his wife Margaret, children Brendan, Eithne, Phillip, Enda and Declan, brother Padraic (London) sister Theresa in Sligo, in laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces & relations, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May his gentle soul rest in musical Peace.

Bridie Kirrance, Carrentubber.   The recent peaceful death occurred of Bridie Kirrance ( nee Scanlon) late of Carrentubber, Tubbercurry – Aged 83, Bridie was a native of Carrentubber and was one of 5 Scanlon sisters in the family.  In her young working life she worked in Basta and actually started working there on the day it opened in 1955 as a young 20 year old.   She met her husband Michael James through work in Basta where he also worked and they married in 1964.  Bridie had a great love of farming and after she and Michael James took over the family farm in Carrentubber she always took an interest in its workings.  Michael James passed away 18 months before Bridie.  Bridie’s remains reposed at her home in Carrentubber and funeral Mass was held at the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry prior to burial in Rhue Cemetery.   She is survived by her son David (Carrentubber) daughters Mary Henry (Oughambaun), Nora (Dublin), Michaela (Dublin) & Assumpta (Kinnegad), Sons & Daughter in laws, grand-children, sisters Mary, Winnie, Ann, Kathleen, inlaws, nephews, nieces, cousins & friends all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace.

Moy River House Concert  A house concert featuring three singer song writers will take place at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on Saturday 20th July next. Gary Ferguson, Johnny Tanner and Roy Thompson, visit the south Sligo venue as part of their current Irish tour. Booking on 087 2512030.

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.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group   Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association 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]

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.

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

The Coleman Music Centre

The Coleman Music Centre will stage a performance of The Michael Coleman Story Wednesday July 17th at 8.30 pm. This is a beautiful musical dramatisation telling the life story of Michael Coleman. This musical dramatisation brings to life his background and the characters in the local community who inspired and developed his gift for music and follows his journey to the revolutionary recording studios of 1920’s and 30s New York. If you have people visiting the area come along for a great nights entertainments. Refreshments will be served at the interval and u 18’s go half price. The doors open at 8 pm so come early and pick your seat.

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

 

 

Weekly News June 22nd

A word of thanks from the Blood Donation Clinic.   There was a record turnout at St. Brigid’s Hall on Tuesday, 18 June last and all who registered to donate blood must be congratulated. There is great appreciation also of the many who publicised the event, encouraged others to donate and helped in any way make this clinic a great success. When someone gives blood they give someone who desperately needs support, another birthday, another anniversary, another day at the beach, another night under the stars, another talk with a friend, another laugh, another hug, another chance. Giving blood is giving life. 

33rd South Sligo Summer School
The 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 websitewww.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.

Peggy Owens, Banada The recent death occurred of Peggy Owens (Nee McVann) late of Banada, Tourlestrane.  In her mid 70’s, Peggy was a lovely outgoing person who would always do her best to help those that required help.  Born and reared in the neighbouring townland of Gortermone, Peggy moved just a mile down the road on her marriage to her husband Sean in the mid 60’s.  Over the next 50 years while rearing her family, Peggy did a huge amount of work for the Banada and Tourlestrane Communities, especially through the work of the Banada Development Association.  She was also keenly interested in the farming activities of her husband Sean, and she made sure that the paperwork was always in order for their renowned Pedigree Herd of Charolais cattle.  The elderly of the Tourlestrane Parish were especially cared for by Peggy, as she cared for her own mother for many years at that time.  Family was always important to here and she was niece of the late Owen B Hunt, after whom the GAA Senior Championship Cup is named.  She always thought of others before she thought of herself.    Over the last few years Peggy had health challenges, but she never complained.  Her remains reposed at the Coen’s Funeral Home prior to removal to St. Attractas Church, Tourlestrane and burial took place in Rhue Cemetary.  Peggy is survived by her beloved husband Sean and children Mairead, Caitriona, Finnian and Seadna, daughters & son in law, grand-children, relatives, neighbours, & many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest gently in Peace.

Brendan Connolly, Chaffpool   The recent peaceful death occurred of Brendan Connolly, late of Carrowkeel, Chaffpool, Tubbercurry, surrounded by his family.  Aged 92, Brendan was a very well known and respected man of the community having worked most of his working life on the staff of Sligo County Council.  He was a quiet spoken man who ensured jobs got done efficiently and without fuss.  After his retirement from the Council, he continued to run his farm at Chaffpool and kept an interest in the stock on the farm even through his last years.  He had a vast knowledge of the locality and its people which he willingly shared with others as required.  He also had a keen interest in the sporting and academic success of his grand-children as they came on the scene.  Brendan was pre-deceased by his wife Bridgie, their daughter Catherine and her husband Gary, as well as his daughter in law Bridget.  His remains reposed at his home in Chaffpool and at the Morahan Funeral Home, where many hundreds called to pay their respects and sympathy with the family.  Funeral Mass was in St. Nathy’s Church Achonry and burial took place in Achonry Cemetery.  Brendan is survived by his son Gerry, daughters Bernadette Cunningham (Ballymoe) Marie O’Hara (Tullinaglug)  Breege Walsh (Chaffpool) and Lennie McVeigh (Carrowmore, Sligo) sons in law, 24 grand-children, 10 great grand-children, sister Lennie (U.S.A.), nephews, nieces and friends, all of whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in Peace.

Bernie Kirrane, Tourlestrane  The recent death occurred of Bernie Kirrane, late of Gortermone, Tourlestrane.  In his early 80’s Bernie had some health challenges, but his death was unexpected.  Born and reared in Gortermone,  Bernie took over the home farm and worked for many years with Sligo Co. Council, being  involved in the water supply section of the Council.  Socially, Bernie was a keen player of 25 Card game.  He and his wife Mary Ellen has 6 daughters and he was very proud of each and every one of them.  His remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home prior to removal to St. Attractas Church, Tourlestrane for funeral Mass, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.  Bernie is survived by his beloved wife Mary Ellen, daughters Caroline, Bernadette, Geraldine, Loretta, Martina and Joanne, sister Mary, sons in law, grand-children, nieces & nephews & extended family, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in Peace.

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 12thAugust 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.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group  The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for June and our Book Club choice of reading for this month is ‘Tangleweed And Brine’ by Deirdre Sullivan. Our thanks are due to the local branch of the County Library for providing these books for us each month.

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.

Kempton Male Voice Choir  The Kempton male voice choir from the Diocese of Augsburg Germany will perform in St Patricks Church Moylough on Friday 28thJune starting at 7pm. It is hoped that a large congregation will turn up to greet the visiting singers as this is a major honour for the community. Tickets cost €10 and will go on sale and can be booked by contacting 0868806482.  Light refreshments will be served in Moylough Arts and Heritage Centre afterwards. This event will be part funded by the community and voluntary grant scheme funded by Sligo Co. Co and proceeds will be donated to nominated charities.

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

Weekly Notes 17th June

33rdSouth Sligo Summer School 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 websitewww.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.

DRIMINA N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 23rd June. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group  The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for June and our Book Club choice of reading for this month is ‘Tangleweed And Brine’ by Deirdre Sullivan. Our thanks are due to the local branch of the County Library for providing these books for us each month.

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 trojon 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.

Community Mill Café, Cloonacool All profits from the Mill Cafe, Cloonacool, taken on Saturday June 22nd will be donated to Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association.  Another good reason to come and enjoy the new community Cafe. Please support.

Kempton Male Voice Choir The Kempton male voice choir from the Diocese of Augsburg Germany will perform in St Patricks Church Moylough on Friday 28th June starting at 7pm. It is hoped that a large congregation will turn up to greet the visiting singers as this is a major honour for the community. Tickets cost €10 and will go on sale and can be booked by contacting 0868806482.  Light refreshments will be served in Moylough Arts and Heritage Centre afterwards. This event will be part funded by the community and voluntary grant scheme funded by Sligo Co. Co and proceeds will be donated to nominated charities.

NORTH WEST SIMON – Dip at Dawn in aid of NW Simon Community on Fri 21st June at 5.00am at Rosses Point beside Sligo Yacht Club.  Registration €20 online at Eventbrite/ Dip at Dawn or contact 087 7708865. There will be a short Yoga session to start, then the Dip led by Sligo Rose of Tralee Julie Patterson followed by tea/coffee at Yacht club –  this is a Dip Not a swim – Sign up today.

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.

North West Hospice would like to thank all the volunteers who gave their time and energy throughout Sligo, Leitrim and Bundoran for our annual Sunflower Days.  A massive thank you also to everybody who donated so generously to our collections on our Sunflower Days, which took place from 6th-8th June. All funds raised during Sunflower Days are used to run the much needed service. North West Hospice appreciates your continued 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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net