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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 12th May

May Flowers
The Month of May was traditionally a holy month in the Church Calendar and many families made a special effort to have the family rosary said in the home each evening and an alter was erected in the house for the month.  Part of the process also was that the May Flower was dropped at peoples door step to remind them of its significance.  The dropping of May Flowers at doors is nearly a thing of the past in many areas except in Tubbercurry town centre.  One lady and her family continue with the tradition and when people in Tubbercurry town centre went to their front door on the morning of May 1st last there was a small beautiful bunch of flowers left on the ground.  This is a lovely tradition and thank you to those responsible.  We know it is not easy for you collecting wild flowers and delivering them.  Mile Buiochas.

Michael Brennan, Carrowreagh Cooper  The sudden death occurred recently of Michael Brennan, late of The Nest, Tubbercurry and originally from Carrowreagh Cooper. Aged 37, Michael was well known in the South Sligo and Tubbercurry areas as is his family.  Michael was a happy go lucky and easy going, who was always prepared to help and volunteer when needed.  He worked regularly with his father Johnny in the farm contracting work and on any given day he could be seen on the road with tractor either spreading slurry or wrapping and moving silage bales.  All the farmers of South Sligo knew Michael through this work.  Michael was closely associated with the Real Tubber soccer team and was their kit man over the last few years, looking after the jerseys and footballs.  He also loved to officiate as linesman when called upon.  All the young lads and men who played with Real knew and had great respect for Michael.  He teased and commented appropriately on performances of the players.   Michael was also to the fore during the Old Fair Day Festival in August each year, helping to do the multitude of tasks necessary – erecting stage, and stalls, placing barriers, stewarding and cleaning up afterwards.  He never complained and always enjoyed the camaraderie associated with the Old Fair Day.   He also liked to help out in a number of the local pubs when weekends were busy, doing work behind the scenes to enhance the enjoyment of the pub clientele.  He was a favourite of all the local bar men, and he will be missed.   Michael’s remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry.  Burial took place in Rhue Cemetary, and the numbers that attended his funeral were testimony to the esteem in which this young man was  held by the various generations around Tubbercurry.  He is survived by his heart broken parents Johnny and Christina, sisters Laura & Lyndsay, brothers Patrick & Richard, in-laws, nephew, niece, aunts, uncles, cousins and large circle of friends all to whom the sympathy of the entire community is extended.  May he rest in Peace.

Best Wishes  Good Luck to Breda McSteen Brennan of Barry’s Pharmacy as she is nominated for a  Pharmacy Technician of the year Award 2019 in Dublin on 18th of May next.

Aclare 8k  The annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Thursday May 9th at 7pm.  Registration will be from 6pm on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Wednesday May 8th at 071 91 20624 or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre.  Clock timing on the day. There will be prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd male and female. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre. Cost per adult is €10. Everyone is welcome and your support will, as always, be greatly appreciated.”

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group  The local Active Retirement members have now organised their May/June programme, the highlights of which will be our participation in the annual Bealtaine celebrations organised each May by ARA groups countrywide and our Annual Week’s Holiday in June which is this year being arranged for a tour of the Northern Ireland coasts.  Our Bealtaine celebration, to which all interested are invited, is being arranged for Tuesday evening, May 14th.  It will take place in the local Health Centre at 8 pm. Entry is free and it will feature some Bealtaine lore, traditional music and song by members of our local Comhaltas Group and light refreshments. All are welcome to join us for this community get-together.  The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for May and 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.

Spanish Summer School in Tubbercurry 2019 Host Families are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July.  Contact Julio Juanes Rubert – 0034609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com  or Bernie Reilly on 071 91 85256 / 087 6551347 if you are interested.  Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.

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.   

Leitrim Warmer Homes Leitrim Warmer Homes is now inviting homeowners from county Sligo to apply for attic, cavity, internal and external wall insulation plus energy advices and Building Energy Rating. You may be eligible for these works free of charge or with a grant. Please see our ad in the paper this week and then give us a call. Phone number: 071-9640771  

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje  The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.   .For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703.   

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

TUBBERCURRY NOTES WEEK COMMENCING 29/4/2019

The Big Hello National Community Weekend May Bank Holiday Weekend 2019 –

Achonry/mullinabrenna community are hosting The Big Hello,no excuses, in South Sligo ,loads to do and see. The Big Hello.   In celebration of The National Community Weekend, the community is invited to participate in a Community Folklore Collection Event in Carrowmore School, Lavagh on 4th of May, between 12 – 5.  The event is hosted by the Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group and is kindly sponsored by Sligo LCDC.  The purpose behind this event is the recording of local customs, traditions, folklore and experiences of the older generations within the community as they were growing up, by way of conversations with the younger generations.

Refreshments will be served.  The event will also be an opportunity to view an audio visual of approximately  4,000 photographs of people and events within the community in times past, gathered during the course of a  photography exhibition in October 2018.  This is a recreation of sorts of the Schools Folklore Collection gathered between 1937 and 1939, the children will be encouraged to interview an older relative or neighbour on life and their experiences and traditions growing up. We would like this to be a friendly chat between the generations, as much as an interview to gain a particular content of information.

Also taking place in the Heritage centre the Big Hello free event ‘Rambling Gathering Ox Mountain Lodge on Monday 6th May  from 11 – 5 pm  – all welcome …. for more information Contact Donna on 086 2204130

 

Monthly Comhaltas session:            

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 3rd May, Junior session stars at 9.00pm and senior session begins at 10.00pm.  Please note the change of time. All musicians are very welcome.

The Achonry Branch of the Mothers Union are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 1st May, at 8pm, in the Coachouse, Rathbarron, Coolaney.  Come along and meet Gerry Farrell, actor, physiotherapist, lecturer and expert on Alzheimer’s.  Donation in lieu of Literacy and Development programme.   All are welcome.

 

 

Community Games Achievement

Congratulations to Liam Forkan who recently won the Community Games U-8 Art Competition for the Tubbercurry Area.  Liam then progressed to win the Sligo County Final held in Ballymote.  He will represent Tubbercurry and Sligo at the Community Games All-Ireland Finals, to be held in the University of Limerick in late May.  Liam is a son of Deirdre Gardiner (Ballina) and Cormac Forkan (Tooreen).

 

 

Spanish Summer School in Tubbercurry 2019

Host Families are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July

Contact Julio Juanes Rubert – 0034609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com  or Bernie Reilly on 071 91 85256 / 087 6551347 if you are interested.  Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.

 

Leitrim Warmer Homes

Leitrim Warmer Homes is now inviting homeowners from county Sligo to apply for attic, cavity, internal and external wall insulation plus energy advices and Building Energy Rating. You may be eligible for these works free of charge or with a grant. Please see our ad in the paper this week and then give us a call.  Phone number: 071-9640771

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.

For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703

 

Return Visit

Following his debut to Tubbercurry which was a huge success, Killorans Bar and Restaurant, are delighted to announce the return visit of Matthew O’Donnell and his band to Tubbercurry on Friday night 3rd May for what promises to be a great night of music and dancing.    If you’re looking for a good “knees up” and love to dance the night away, put the date in your diary.   A great night once again is guaranteed.

 

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.

 

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool card game moves to the later time of 9 pm  each Monday evening.

 

Clothes Bag Collection

A clothes bag collection will take place in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed and Cloonacool Community cafe.  More details later.

Weekly News April 23rd

Grow Remote Conference.  A very well attended Conference entitled ‘Grow Remote’ took place last week in St. Brigids Hall, Tubbercurry.  Organised by a dedicated team within the Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, it attracted nearly 200 delegates from throughout Ireland and had speakers from various parts of Europe and America.  The Grow Remote.ie website can be accessed to give you information on the concept of Remote Working.  That in a nutshell involves people working from home or from a local hub or Enterprise Centre for larger companies such as Google, Apple, HP, Buffer, Asana, Bloomberg and Shopify to name just a few who are now actively encouraging Remote Working.  Already there are people living in the South Sligo area who work for international companies from their home in South Sligo.  They have the benefit of good salary and great rural lifestyle.  This is a great way of attracting our young people back to live in South Sligo and other rural areas of Ireland West.  This is a conversation we should all start.

Civilising Rural Ireland  A new book recently published in Manchester entitled ‘Civilising Rural Ireland’ has a very distinct South Sligo connection.. Written by a young academic Patrick Doyle, whos mother Mary Durkin hails from Dowros in Tourlestrane, Patrick credits his grandfather John (Pat Billy)Durkin with the inspiration to complete this book. It is a history of the CO-OP movement in Ireland and concentrates on areas of North Kerry (his dad home place) and Co. Sligo (mums home place).  John Durkin, Patrick’s grand father retired from farming at 90 in 1996 and moved to Manchester to be with his daughter & grandchildren.  There he told endless stories of farming in Ireland to his grand children and sowed the seeds for his book.  This book along with the Aurivo book, Fields of Gold will add greatly to our understanding of where and how the Co-op movement arrived at where it is today.

Spanish Summer School in Tubbercurry 2019  Host Familys are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July.  Contact Julio Juanes Rubert – 0034609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com  or Bernie Reilly on 071 91 85256 / 087 6551347 if you are interested .  Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.

Christina Walsh, Tullinaglug.The recent peaceful death occurred of Christina Walsh (nee Walsh) late of Tullinaglug, Tourlestrane.  In her mid 70’s Christina was a live wire and colourful character all her life and as everybody who knew here would have known, she was a fantastic supporter of the Tourlestrane GAA Teams.  Christina was born and reared in Tullinaglug, and lived there also all through her adult life, rearing her family there also along with her husband Matt.  Christina did all here shopping in Tubbercurry over the last nearly 60 years and developed great friendships with the Tubbercurry business & GAA community over several generations. When Tourlestrane teams were going well she let everybody know about it, and on occasions when things were not going her way, here friends in Tubbercurry and elsewhere would politely ask what was wrong.  The answer was —interesting.  Her son Matthew was a great Tourlestrane footballer over 3 decades who won several Co. Sligo Championships, and she was extremely proud of that fact.  In recent years she experienced qualms of conscience as some of her grand-children starred on Tubbercurry underage teams.  While she was delighted to support them in most matches, she struggled with the idea of cheering them on when playing against Tourlestrane!!!!  To make up for lack of GAA drama in the winter months, Christina often took to the boards on stage with the Banada Dramatic Group, and rehearsals and performances were always fun when she was involved.  When her family were older she often worked part time in the catering department of Banada Abbey Secondary School and later in St. Attracta’s Community School.  She was always popular with staff and students and she made it her business to know as many students as possible by their names.   Her remains reposed at the home of her daughter Irene Fitzsimons in Tullycusheen and removal took place to St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane. Burial was in Rhue Cemetary.  Christina was pre-deceased by her husband Matt and daughter Rita.  She is survived by her son Matt, daughters Sheila Duignan, Fiola Murphy, Irene Fitzsimmons, and Paulette Lynskey, sons in law, sister, brothers, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  Christina’s passing has left a void in the lives of those she knew.  May she rest in Peace.

Ox Mountain Heritage Centre  A SOCIAL DANCE will be held in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (beside Joe Dan’s Pub) at Drumartin, Aclare on Saturday 27th April 9-30 to 11-30 p.m., music by Glen Flynn, admission €10, a great nights dancing assured. This is a great opportunity to get out socialising in a fun atmosphere.

The Achonry Branch of the Mothers Union are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 1st May, at 8pm, in the Coachouse, Rathbarron, Coolaney.  Come along and meet Gerry Farrell, actor, physiotherapist, lecturer and expert on Alzheimer’s.  Donation in lieu of Literacy and Development programme.   All are welcome.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp  Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 2 day Easter Fun Camp on 23rd and 24th April, from 10am till 2pm each day.  Cost  €30 per child.   Limited places.  All enquiries email oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or Phone 0719181920

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703

Moy River  Folk Ballad – House Singer : Ballad singer and well-known song writer, Tommy Sands will play a house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on Saturday 27th April at 8pm. Sands is best knows for his song, There Were Roses and remains a living treasure in Irish folk music circles. Booking on 087 2512030.

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.

Cloonacool Card Game The Cloonacool card game moves to the later time of 9 pm starting from last week.

Clothes Bag Collection A clothes bag collection will take place in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed and Cloonacool Community cafe.  More details later.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

The Sound of music by Padraic Neary ( an open letter)

Dear Sir;

A wonderful thing happened in my little town last week. The Phoenix Players drama group in Tubbercurry, undertook presentation of probably the greatest musical ever written; “the Sound of Music”. This was a totally home grown product; the cast, all 90 of them, from stars to cameo, are local; relatives, friends, neighbours ranging in age from 6 to 86; people known, loved and cherished within the community which is immensely proud of the achievement. There were at least 50 other individuals involved; backstage, front of house and undertaking the innumerable tasks needed to present such an enormous show. And the wonderful thing, the incredible thing, the thing that will not be forgotten as long as the youngest participants survive, is that the show presented for 7 nights to absolutely packed houses, was an enormous success. The sets, although miniscule in comparison, the costumes, the lighting, the effects and especially the singing and acting were not what the cynical might expected from a small rural town. They were akin to and in many instances surpassed what might be seen on professional stages in Dublin, London or even Broadway itself. This may appear preposterous exaggeration, but for the people of Tubbercurry, it is one of the great and most uplifting truths of 2019.

Tubbercurry, once a hive of Industry where seeds of technology and smart economics first sprouted in Ireland, has suffered substantially in recent years with loss of almost 200 jobs. The apparently forgotten town is located on a section of the N17 roadway, which, apart from surface renewal, signage and some realignment, has not been upgraded in living memory. Yet this glorified “cart-track”, for that is what it was constructed as, is regarded as a national highway with a 100 kilometres speed limit although its width in many places is criminally inadequate for vehicular traffic never mind ability to accommodate cycling or walking. It was reported some time ago that EU funds to upgrade this section of substandard road were allow be diverted to other projects by the present leadership of our country. To add to feeling of abandonment, the people of Tubbercurry and district can no longer drink water from their taps and must look to an indefinite future of purchasing bottled water, on which incidentally, they pay 23% Value Added Tax. And nobody in governance and officialdom appears to give a damn.

This forsaken town however, has the ability, the talent, the community spirit to produce one of the finest amateur shows ever seen on an Irish Stage. It indicates what small towns faced with grave insecurity and creeping decay can do when a sense of community, cooperation and preparedness to use their finest talents in the interests of the common good, comes to the fore. In this age of rampant individualism, which appears in danger of corroding the very core of community, it is gratifying to find an event which bucks the trend and solidifies cohesion and self-belief in the knowledge that given viable scripts, they can provide leadership, activists and the will to achieve anything. Such spirit in this age of phenomenal change, is what will save rural Ireland and vulnerable communities all over the world. As yet however, nobody appears to have written a viable script, which is where government should urgently concentrate its energies.

In the meantime to all who participated and attended, I say well done; you have excelled in your efforts and left a joyous sound of music ringing through the hearts of Tubbercurry. You will long be remembered with great affection and pride. You provide a resounding encouragement to many small communities unsure of themselves, that the apparently unachievable can be achieved and that dreams of security, prosperity and a better life can be realized by those who work together and selflessly express their substantial talents in the common good.

I am immensely proud of my place and the people in it. Congratulations to all concerned.

Padraic Neary.

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 08/04/2019

Road Works

The new Sewage Treatment Plant at Rathscanlon on the Ballina Road has been under construction over the last 12 months, and its completion is now near at hand. The last phase of the project is the laying of a new pipeline along the Ballina road out to the River Moy at Annagh to carry the treated water to discharge into the Moy at Annagh. These works are just commencing and will take several months to complete. This will cause considerable delay to traffic using the road and it will be inconvenient to residents of the road. However, it is to facilitate a badly needed new facility for the town, so patience and understanding is required. Hopefully, a traffic management plan will be put in place to facilitate minimum disruption.

Meanwhile, the N17 road works continue on the Tubbertelly – Achonry stretch and the frustration of regular road users at this location is audible regularly around the town due to long traffic delays.

Local Elections

The local elections posters are beginning to appear around South Sligo, and it is great to see a good selection of new candidates putting their names forward for election. New names around so far include, Romauld Mullarkey, Barry Gallagher and Martin Connolly. Other new names are likely to appear in the coming weeks as well as many of the sitting Councillors, most of whom do a great job representing their constituents.

Sitting Councillor, Gerry Lundy will not be going forward this time, and he is wished well in his retirement.

It will be interesting to challenge the candidates on their canvas. Many of them are involved in community activities already, and they are all wished well in their campaigns.

The Sound of Music

The town of Tubbercurry, and the entire South Sligo area was alive to the sound of music over the last 2 weeks as the Phoenix Players presented the musical extravaganza “The Sound of Music”. Producer, Tom Walsh recruited a cast of approx 100 people ranging in age from 6 – 85 years old, and they all played their part to full houses in St. Brigid’s Hall on 7 different nights. The show was truly wonderful and generated standing ovations at the end of each show. The costume array and colour was like something from London’s West End, while the live band that played just in front of the stage generated an electric atmosphere. Everybody involved should be very proud of their achievements as should the parents of the many wonderful children involved.

For a small South Sligo community to produce such an event is truly a testimony to the wonderful talent of acting and singing that is all around.

Rumour has it that after the cast take a well deserved rest, they may tour Ireland with the show!! Further details later!

Pat Brennan, Tubbercurry

The recent death occurred of Pat Brennan at Bailey’s Nursing Home. Pat was a resident at Bailey’s Nursing Home over the past 16 years as he was struck as a young man with Multiple Sclerosis. He was formerly resident in Mountain View, Tubbercurry.

Aged 70, Pat worked all his working life in the Basta Factory until illness shortened his working life. In his youth, Pat was a fine soccer player and was a regular with Real Tubber during his playing career.

Pat always had a smile on his face and even in later years when MS limited his activities, he still managed to smile and never complained.

His remains reposed at the house of his daughter Caroline, where old friends called to pay their last respects. He was removed to the Church of St. John Evangelist for funeral mass, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.

Pat is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Caroline, sons Martin and Gerard, sisters, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

North Connaught College

Thank you to everybody who showed their support on Wednesday evening last at the Employer Acknowledgement event hosted by North Connaught Student Council. The event was a wonderful opportunity to thank Employers/ and the Tubbercurry Community who take our students on Work Experience and prepare them for Work.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 2 day Easter Fun Camp on 23rd and 24th April, from 10am till 2pm each day. Cost €30 per child. Limited places. All enquiries email oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or Phone 0719181920

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn. Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.

For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703

Memorial Tractor Run

JJ McHugh Memorial tractor run in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice will take place on Easter Monday 22nd April from Julians of Midfield, Swinford.  Registration at 1pm.  Run starting at 2pm sharp. All types of tractors, vintage vehicles & trucks welcome. Refreshments after event with music by Eunice Moran. Entry fee €20.  Contact Mary on 0857477678 or Jarlath on 0864045133.  Your support would be appreciated.

Return Visit

Following his debut to Tubbercurry which was a huge success, Killorans Bar and Restaurant, are delighted to announce the return visit of Matthew O’Donnell and his band to Tubbercurry on Friday night 3rd May for what promises to be a great night of music and dancing. If you’re looking for a good “knees up” and love to dance the night away, put the date in your diary. A great night once again is guaranteed.

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.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool card game moves to the later time of 9 pm starting from last week

Clothes Bag Collection

A clothes bag collection will take place in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed and Cloonacool Community cafe. More details later.

Correspondent: Roger McCarricktubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way Spring campaign kicks-off for a 4 week intense media burst (Radio/TV) with Digital/PR extension into May
The campaign works to counter seasonality and regionality by inspiring growth of the domestic market along the route with an emphasis north of Galway. All activity is delivered through motivating and impactful content anchored in the creative platform ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ and working to build and strengthen existing audience awareness.

While 300 international buyers take their seats this morning at Fáilte Irelands largest annual tourism industry event, Meitheal 2019, our hundreds of participating industry partners are very well placed today to grow their share of business from our key overseas markets. Meanwhile, Fáilte Ireland’s latest domestic marketing campaign for the Wild Atlantic Way, launched last week, has the home market covered, as it will target Dublin commuters and tourists from Northern Ireland to the Republic using outdoor, radio and TV ads.

As over half of all journeys into Dublin are made on public transport, Fáilte Ireland is using high impact imagery from along the Wild Atlantic Way on digital screens at key commuter points in the city including Heuston and Connolly Stations, at Busáras and on Luas trams.

Slogans such as Skip the school run for endless fun; Swap work chores for sandy shores; Swap rush hour for ‘What’s the rush?’ hour; Replace the day to day with days to remember; Lose yourself, not the weekend are already grabbing the imagination of many weary and stressed commuters!

Radio adverts scheduled for morning and evening rush hour and a TV advert (LINK) specifically targeting the Northern Irish market will make up a key element of the campaign. This forms part of Fáilte Ireland’s wider programme to help tourism businesses prepare for Brexit and retain visitors from Northern Ireland, especially for border counties, which have been most adversely affected by the devaluation of sterling. .

 

TABLE TENNIS COURSE

From: Denise Mc Dermott <denise@sligosportandrecreation.ie>

Subject: Table Tennis Coaching Course

 

Message Body:

Hi,

 

I am contacting you regarding an upcoming Introductory Table Tennis Coaching Course. Two if these courses will be delivered by Jing Yi from Table Tennis Ireland in 2 locations in Sligo. The first course will be held in Sligo Grammar School from 6-9pm on Friday the 12th of April and the second course will be held in Bunninadden Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday the 13th of April from 10-1pm. The course is just 3 hours in total and will involve the basics of Table Tennis such as the rules, how to hold the bat properly, the scoring system and overall how to coach Table Tennis at a basic level. You do not need to be an excellent Table Tennis player yourself to complete the course.

 

This course is targeted at teachers, community people, parents, Table Tennis players etc. with the aim of increasing participation levels in Table Tennis and maybe starting up some Table Tennis clubs/social groups etc. in Sligo. The course is available to anyone 16 years and over.

 

The course is subsidised to €20 and there are limited places available.

 

To book your place please complete the Table Tennis Coaching Course Application Form which is available on the Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership  website and return with the fee to the specified address.

 

For more information please contact Denise at denise@sligosportandrecreation.ie or on 071 91 61511.

 

Kind regards,

 

Denise

 

Denise Mc Dermott

Sports Development Officer

Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership

Mayo Sligo Leitrim ETB

Quay Street

Sligo

 

Tele: 071 91 61511

Email: denise@sligosportandrecreation.ie

Web: http://www.sligosportandrecreation.ie