News

Welcome to our Tubbercurry News and Events section, bringing you weekly updates on business, social and festivals taking place in Tubbercurry. You can submit information to the Tubbercurry weekly notes by contacting Roger McCarrick. Notes Correspondant: Roger McCarrick I Email Roger I Contact: 0719185050

Weekly News - 19th November

Western Drama Festival One Act Comedy and Drama Festival

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

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

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

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

Greenway Meeting

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

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

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

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

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

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

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

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

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

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

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

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

Christmas Market

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 12th November

Western Drama Festival One Act Comedy and Drama Festival

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

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

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

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

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

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

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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


Correspondent: Roger McCarrick
tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 5th November

Basta Closure

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

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

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

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

Phoenix Players

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

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

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

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

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

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

Table Quiz

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

Phoenix Players – Rehearsals are now well underway for “Moll”, a comedy by John B Keane which will be presented in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December, Sunday 9th December with two repeat performances on Thursday 13th December and Sunday 16th December. The production is directed by Eamon Gallagher with an all-star cast whose identities have to remain anonymous due to Phoenix Players Data Protection Policy. After long and protracted negotiations between The Phoenix Players and Tubbercurry GAA Club an Exit deal has been hammered out allowing GAA Great Pat Gilmartin to make a dramatic entrance as the Bishop in the forthcoming production of MOLL .

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

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

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

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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

Christmas Market

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

Bridget Johnston, Muckelty, deceased

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

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

Seamus Durkin, Carrentubber

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 29th October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHOENIX PLAYERS – Rehearsals are now well underway for “Moll”, a comedy by John B Keane which will be presented in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December, Sunday 9th December with two repeat performances on Thursday 13th December and Sunday 16th December. The production is directed by Eamon Gallagher with an all-star cast whose identities have to remain anonymous due to Phoenix Players Data Protection Policy. After long and protracted negotiations between The Phoenix Players and Tubbercurry GAA Club an Exit deal has been hammered out allowing GAA Great Pat Gilmartin to make a dramatic entrance as the Bishop in the forthcoming production of MOLL .

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

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

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

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep and more. For more information0876674561

Course place available at North Connaught College

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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

Christmas Market

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 22nd October

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

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

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

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

Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course place available at North Connaught College

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

North West Simon Community

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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

Christmas Market

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 15th October

No Posters Please

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

Achonry/ Mullinabreena Photo Exhibition

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

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

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

Course place available at North Connaught College

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

North West Simon Community

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

Riverstown Folk Park

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

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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

Christmas Market

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

NCBI

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

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

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

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 8th October

No Posters Please

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

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

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

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

Course place available at North Connaught College

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

North West Simon Community

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

Riverstown Folk Park

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

Also

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

Free Training Courses Available

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

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP

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

TUBBERCURRY FRC

Parent & Toddler Group

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

FRC Counselling Service

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

Christmas Market

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

NCBI

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept. 22nd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept.16th

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

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

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

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

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

 Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - Sept. 7th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net