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 - 1st May

Blood Donation Clinic

The next Blood Donation Clinic will be held on Thursday 4th May from 4.30pm – 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Your support is vital. If you want to find out more. LoCall 1850 731 137, or visit giveblood.ie

Tubbercurry and District Active Retired

Tubbercurry ARA will resume meetings after the Easter break with a celebration of Bealtaine (Mayday) on May 2nd at 8 pm in the Health Centre.  Well-known actress Beezie will present a one-woman show ,”Beezie”, a sparkling portrayal of the life of Beezie Gallagher, for over 60 years the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening.    The bus tour of Northern Ireland at the end of May is completely booked.   On May 9th there will an ‘ Alzheimenr’s Tea Night’ and among the activities for June will be a day tour to Strokestown House.

Exploring New Opportunities

Covering various different topics, a Personal Development training course is set to take place at the Enterprise Centre, Tubbercurry on Mon 8th, Tues 9th and Mon 15th May from 10am – 1pm. Topics covered will include: Building confidence and Self Esteem, Dealing with stress, Communication and Assertiveness Skills, Identifying Strengths, Setting Goals, Relaxation exercise. It promises to be Fun and Light-Hearted. For more information or to book a place, please contact: Phil Brennan, Co. Sligo LEADER Partnership Company on 071 9141138, Mobile: 087-6872777 or email pbrennan@sligoleader.com

Banada Abbey Senior Football Team Function

Twenty Five Years ago, on 3rd May 1992, Banada Abbey Secondary School Senior Football Team won the All-Ireland Colleges “B” Title when they defeated Edenderry (Offaly) in a replay match in Hyde Park Roscommon.

A function is being organized to celebrate and relive some of the great moments of this magnificent achievement. It will be held in the Yeats County Hotel, Curry on Saturday 3rd June commencing at 8.00pm. A full Buffet meal will be served at 9.00pm sharp and the cost of tickets is €20. Numbers are limited and therefore those wishing to attend the event should contact any of the following as soon as possible but not later than Friday 19th May. Ignatius Haran (086- 8569869), Michael Durkin 087- 9330733), John Gilmartin (087- 6725902), Michael Collins (087- 2458612).

Monthly Comhaltas Session

The monthly Comhaltas session   will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 5th May.  Junior session starts at 9pm and senior session at 10,00pm. All musicians very welcome.

The launch of the county Fleadh will be held on Friday May 12th at 8 pm in the Yeats Memorial Building Sligo. Beidh fáilte roimh cách.

Tubbercurry Women’s Group

Looking for some crafty time? Why not come and join the Tubbercurry Women’s Group. We meet every Wednesday from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at the community room at the Tubbercurry library. We’ll be delighted to see you.

“FREE DIGITIAL SKILLS TRAINING for CITIZENS”

Free Digital Skills Training for Citizens will be held in St Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry starting Tuesday 25th April. This programme is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. The course is aimed at members of farming families and will cover digital skills and agfood.ie training for beginners. The course aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online and provide training in basic internet skills. The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is designed to provide citizens who have never used the internet with the confidence, motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. For further information please contact Julie on 086 8646774.

North West Hospice Concert

International singing sensations The Willoughby Brothers will take to the stage of The Sligo Park Hotel on Friday May 5th all in aid of North West Hospice. This will be a night to remember and tickets sales are going fast so don’t miss out. Tickets cost €25 and are available at Sligo Park Hotel, at The North West Hospice Centre in Wine Street Car Park or by calling 0876335450.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month

8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Looking to get Fit

Trish-Fit Classes provide a low-impact work-out with modifications to suit everyone. This is a great way to get in a heart-pumping work-out tapping into your fat burning zone whilst reducing the risk of injury. It’s ideal for people who want to get fit, are recovering from an injury, post pregnancy etc. and suits young and old.

Classes are weekly in the Weightloss and Wellness Centre, Tubbercurry on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and a new class on Mondays in St. Brigid’s Hall from May 1st from 7-8pm. Contact Trish on 087-7713031 for further details.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraisers

A table quiz in aid of Cloonacool Church Renovation Fund will be held in Brennan’s Lounge Cloonacool on Friday night 12th May with four per table. All townlands are asked to provide a team on the night and your support would be very much appreciated.

A clothes collection will be held on Saturday 27th of May next with all proceeds going to Cloonacool Church Renovation fund. All support for this fund raising drive will be accepted with grateful thanks.

Cloonacool Card Game

Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada

Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from 10am-2pm

Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm

Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 24th April

Cloonacool Church Renovation Fundraisers

A table quiz in aid of Cloonacool Church Renovation Fund will be held in Brennan’s Lounge Cloonacool on Friday night 12th May with four per table.All townlands are asked to provide a team on the night and your support would be very much appreciated.

A clothes collection will be held on Saturday 27th of May next with all proceeds going to Cloonacool Church Renovation fund. All support for this fund raising drive will be accepted with grateful thanks.

All Ireland Drama Finals

The All Ireland Drama Festival continues nightly in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8pm except closing night 29th April with curtains up at 7pm. Full details and synopsis of the nine plays taking part, and the night they will be performing is available on website. www.westerndramafestival.com.

Booking for performances is strong, so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. You can book directly on line, or by phoning the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo 071 91 61518. This is a great opportunity to see excellent plays performed by the top groups in Ireland. We look forward to meeting you there on this special occasion for Drama lovers!

Sport Ireland – Yeats Tour of Sligo

Volunteers wanted for this year’s Yeats Tour of Sligo Cycle taking place on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th April 2017. As much support as possible is needed in order to make the event happen. So, if you are 18 years of age or over and have a few hours to spare, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Shayne Hayes on 0719161511 or email shane@sligosportandcreation.ie.

Tubbercurry and District Active Retired

Tubbercurry ARA will resume meetings after the Easter break with a celebration of Bealtaine (Mayday) on May 2nd at 8 pm in the Health Centre.  Well-known actress Beezie will present a one-woman show ,”Beezie”, a sparkling portrayal of the life of Beezie Gallagher, for over 60 years the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening.    The bus tour of Northern Ireland at the end of May is completely booked.   On May 9th there will an ‘ Alzheimenr’s Tea Night’ and among the activities for June will be a day tour to Strokestown House.

South Sligo Snaps

A photographic Exhibition on “Youth in our Community” hosted by Foroige Youth Club, Tubbercurry, and facilitated by Community Artist, Monica Grossman takes place in Tubbercurry Library, Humbert Street, from 22nd April, at 12pm. Open to the public, this exhibition will run indefinitely.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Looking to get Fit

Trish-Fit Classes provide a low-impact work-out with modifications to suit everyone. This is a great way to get in a heart-pumping work-out tapping into your fat burning zone whilst reducing the risk of injury. It’s ideal for people who want to get fit, are recovering from an injury, post pregnancy etc. and suits young and old.

Classes are weekly in the Weightloss and Wellness Centre, Tubbercurry on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and a new class on Mondays in St. Brigid’s Hall from May 1st from 7-8pm. Contact Trish on 087-7713031 for further details.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Cloonacool Card Game

Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Concert at Moy River B&B

As part of his current album promotion tour (Homeland), singer songwriter, Mick Hanly will play a house concert at Moy River B&B in Cloonacool on Saturday 29th April at 8pm. Booking is essential on, 087 2512030

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada

Junior Cert 24th July-28th July 10am-2pm

Leaving Cert Course 31st July-4th August 10am-2pm

Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Beltra Country Market

The Beltra Country Market will be open again Saturday 29th April with ‘Question and Answer gardening time’ with Charlie, our resident plant and gardening specialist!

Tubbercurry Blood Donation Clinic

Tubbercurry Blood Donation Clinic will be held on Thursday 4th May from 4.30pm to 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall.  Further information available at www.giveblood.ie

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 17th April

All Ireland Drama Finals

The All Ireland Drama Festival opens on Friday 21st April and continues nightly in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8pm except closing night 29th April with curtains up at 7pm. Full details and synopsis of the nine plays taking part, and the night they will be performing is available on website. www.westerndramafestival.com. Booking for performances is strong, so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. You can book directly on line, or by phoning the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo 071 91 61518. This is a great opportunity to see excellent plays performed by the top groups in Ireland. We look forward to meeting you there on this special occasion for Drama lovers!

Open Day in aid of North West Hospice

The Woodlands Equestrian Centre are hosting an Open Day in aid of North West Hospice on Easter Monday, 17th April from 2pm – 5pm. Children’s Pony Rides from 2-5pm with a Team Treasure Hunt at 3pm. (Max of 4 on a team). Prizes for top 3 teams. Raffle on the day. Everyone welcome.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 

The annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Banada Peace Park on Easter Monday at 3pm.   Fun events for all ages and everybody is welcome!  €3 per child with all proceeds to Banada NS.

April Events in Tubbercurry Community Library

There are a number of events going on in Tubbercurry Community Library during April, such as: Easter Egg Colouring Competition, Arts & Crafts with Lee on Thursday 13th April @ 12noon, La Leche League Breastfeeding and Information Morning with Ali Rooney on Wednesday 26th April, from 10:30am-12Noon. All mothers and expectant mothers welcome. Spring into Storytime at your Library – Stories, songs and rhymes for Parents and Toddlers, Thursday 27th April @ 10:30am. For more information on any of the above events, please contact the library desk at 071 9111705.

Tubbercurry and District Active Retired

Tubbercurry ARA will resume meetings after the Easter break with a celebration of Bealtaine (Mayday) on May 2nd at 8 pm in the Health Centre.  Well-known actress Beezie will present a one-woman show ,”Beezie”, a sparkling portrayal of the life of Beezie Gallagher, for over 60 years the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill.  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening.    The bus tour of Northern Ireland at the end of May is completely booked.   On May 9th there will an ‘ Alzheimers Tea Night’ and among the activities for June will be a day tour to Strokestown House.

South Sligo Snaps

A photographic Exhibition on “Youth in our Community” hosted by Foroige Youth Club, Tubbercurry, and facilitated by Community Artist, Monica Grossman takes place in Tubbercurry Library, Humbert Street, and Tubbercurry from 22nd April, at 12pm. Open to the public, this exhibition will run indefinitely.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Looking to get Fit

Trish-Fit Classes provide a low-impact work-out with modifications to suit everyone. This is a great way to get in a heart-pumping work-out tapping into your fat burning zone whilst reducing the risk of injury. It’s ideal for people who want to get fit, are recovering from an injury, post pregnancy etc. and suits young and old.

Classes are weekly in the Weightloss and Wellness Centre, Tubbercurry on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and a new class on Mondays in St. Brigid’s Hall from May 1st from 7-8pm. Contact Trish on 087-7713031 for further details.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Cloonacool Card Game

Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Thomas Normanly, Tourlestrane

The recent death occurred of Thomas Normanly, late of Coolrecuill, Tourlestrane, after a battle with illness borne with great courage and dignity. In his mid-40’s, Thomas was a well loved and respected member of the Tourlestrane and South Sligo Community, and was involved in many aspects of the Tourlestrane area Community and Society development over the last 10 years. He had taken over the running and management of their excellent farm at Coolrecuill which had been built up by his father and mother, Tommy and Nuala, and he continued to develop it further. He was an excellent well informed farmer who was always willing to share his knowledge and experiences with others.

As a teenager and young adult, he wore the Tourlestrane GAA jersey with pride and represented the club at all levels, winning a senior County Championship in the mid-90s. In most recent years, he was involved in underage coaching with the girl’s teams and enjoyed this role thoroughly.

His remains reposed at the Coen funeral home and at home where many hundreds of people called to pay their respects. Removal took place to St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane and burial was in Rhue Cemetery.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Marie, adoring children Padraig, Brian, Mariah and Lauren, parents Tommy and Nuala, brothers Pat and Michael, sisters Geraldine and Patricia and many cousins and great friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he Rest in Peace.

Kenneth Matthews, Cloonacool

The recent unexpected death occurred of Kenneth Matthews, late of Kilcummin, Cloonacool. In his early 60’s, Kenneth was a native of Ballyara, Tubbercurry and was the youngest in his family, and son of the late Harry and Betty. He grew up on the farm located where St. Attracta’s Community School now stands. Over his lifetime, Kenneth was involved in various farming enterprises in the Cloonacool area. Pre-deceased by his parents, Sister Ivy and Brother Henry, he is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Leeoina, sons Ashley, Kenneth and Shevlin, grandchildren, sister Joan, brother Stephen, in laws, nieces and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. Funeral service took place in St. George’s Church, Tubbercurry, and burial was in Achonry Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News April 10th

 

All Ireland Drama Finals
The programme of plays and groups for the All Ireland Drama Finals is now complete. Visit www.westerndramafestival.com for full details. Booking for individual nights is available from the Hawks Well 071 9161518. The festival opens on Friday 21st April and continues nightly in St. Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8pm except closing night 29th April at 7pm. The festival committee wishes to thank all of the many sponsors for their generosity in supporting festival.

Cake Sale
Tubbercurry Playground Action Group are holding a Cake Sale on Thursday 13th April to help raise much needed funds. A Pop Up tent will be outside Foley’s Bar on the square in Tubbercurry from 10am that morning. Donations will be gratefully appreciated and donations can be dropped in to the Laundry Basket in Tubbercurry prior to the event. Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be paying a visit for hugs and photos. Look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Tubbercurry Twinning – Viarmes  
A group of French students with teachers are in Tubbercurry area until Wed. 12th.  They are staying with host families. Interesting activities has been planned for them so they will see how Irish students spend their leisure time. They spent Thursday in St. Attracta’s college to experience the Irish educational system. It’s important to encourage & continue the twinning of Tubbercurry & Viarmes.

An Taisce National Spring Clean
Tubbercurry Tidy Towns invites the residents of Tubbercurry to join in the 2017 Good Friday Clean-Up on Friday 14th March. Meeting at the Square at 10am. Bags, Gloves and Pickers will be supplied. Show YOUR Pride in the place where you live and join us on the day.

Old Railway Station
Great tidying work has been done over the last few weeks by 2 lads on the environs of the old Railway Station at the Ballina road junction in Tubbercurry. The work has been carried out under the auspices of the Tubbercurry Tidy Towns Committee and a big thank you is extended to all involved. Hopefully a lot more tidying and upgrading will be required in the near future if the proposed Greenway is given the go ahead. To this end, we need Sligo Co. Council and the Railway authorities to come together to give their approval. When we see an old similar type disused rail line in Co. Waterford opened recently as a walking/cycling Greenway, one wonders why it cannot also happen here in Co. Sligo. Over to you please, Sligo Co. Council…..

Easter Themed Workshop:
This workshop takes place on Wednesday, 12th of April from 11.00am to 2.00pm
in Corsallagh/Cloonacool. A morning full of activities is guaranteed. During the workshop, we will take a walk through the awaking nature of a rural country side. Engage with farm animals, pick wild herbs and wild material. Enjoy a healthy lunch, colour eggs and arrange an Easter themed arrangement. You will take away with you lots of ideas, your own coloured eggs, Easter baking ideas and most of all your own Easter arrangement. Limited places available.  For booking and more information call Martina, 087-2403005.

Speed on the Tubbercurry By-Pass

Concern has been expressed from many quarters about speeding traffic on the town by-pass which has a 50km limit. Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association recently wrote to Sligo Co. Council with over 50 signatures from their members about this. It is expected monitoring and signage will be erected shortly to slow traffic.

Mountain Road
Great work is on-going at Mountain Road, Tubbercurry where 2 different projects are under construction. The children’s playground is having a major overhaul done and will hopefully be opened within a few weeks. A new all-weather Astro-Turf play area is being laid at present beside the Real Tubber Soccer Pitch, and this will accommodate various activities including soccer and basketball. It is being done in such a way that it can be extended at a later stage, as finance allows. These are 2 badly needed facilities for our children and youngsters, and a big well done is extended to the committees involved.

Open Day in aid of North West Hospice.
The Woodlands Equestrian Centre are hosting an Open Day in aid of North West Hospice on Easter Monday, 17th April from 2pm – 5pm. Children’s Pony Rides from 2-5pm with a Team Treasure Hunt at 3pm. (Max of 4 on a team). Prizes for top 3 teams. Raffle on the day. Everyone welcome.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Banada Peace Park on Easter Monday at 3pm. Fun events for all ages and everybody is welcome!  €3 per child with all proceeds to Banada NS.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association
Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night. For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Enniscrone Golf Club Centenary 1918 – 2018
Enniscrone golf club are working on a history book of their club, and would very much appreciate if you can assist with items of history, press cuttings, photographs or other items for publication in our centenary book. All items will be returned. Please leave at Golf Club for attention of Centenary Committee or ring 096 36297 and we will collect. Tubbercurry and South Sligo have a long association with Enniscrone club and they are looking for anything to encompass this area.

Cloonacool Card Game
Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

 

 

South Sligo Tourism launch ‘Secrets’ brochure

“Hidden Gems to Treasured Destinations”

Historic Temple House was the majestic backdrop to the launch of the very first South Sligo Tourism brochure. Entitled ‘Secrets’, it has the theme ‘hidden gems to treasured destinations. This is a genuine community initiative, planned and produced by a dedicated committee of volunteers and local tourism businesses. The aim is to showcase and unveil the hidden secrets and treasures of south and west Sligo.

“South Sligo Tourism was established to boost visitor numbers and tourism revenue in the region”, said Cllr. Paul Taylor, Chairman, South Sligo Tourism, “This brochure is the first, tangible step towards achieving our aim. Now we have a publication which specifically highlights all that we have to offer in this area. For the first time, the tourism spotlight will illuminate the treasures of south and west Sligo which have for so long remained undiscovered”.

The brochure is both practical and eye-catching. In addition to detailing the many tourist attractions, it also contains a comprehensive map and full calendar of events for 2017, including a weekly Irish music session guide. Right across the south and west Sligo region there are activities and festivals in from music, heritage, crafts, dancing and drama. The brochure will be an invaluable aid to planning a holiday and are likely to prove very popular with locals as well as visitors.

The launch itself was a microcosm of all that’s good in the region. It’s impossible to imagine a more suitable backdrop than Temple House and while the soaring birds of prey from Eagles Flying might have been at home in the surroundings, the lawn was an unusual home for the kayaks of Wild Wet Adventures, who usually reside in the lake nearby. Inside, other local attractions showcased their wares including Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Tubbercurry Golf Club and Beltra Country Market. Even the vast interior of Temple House is not big enough to house all the attractions that South & West Sligo has to offer, but the tasters served to whet the appetites of all present. Visitors can look forward to walking in the rolling low lands of the Ox Mountains, learning Irish music at the Coleman Music Centre, taking in a Ceili during the South Sligo Summer School or just relaxing and enjoying the pace of life in this delightful area.

The REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) project 2016, led by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Sligo County Council, facilitated the setting up of the South Sligo Tourism Group. This group is a shining example of how real partnership can and does work within communities. Through them South & West Sligo is emphatically claiming its place on the Irish tourism map.

For more information check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southsligotourism or Twitter www.twitter.com/visitsouthsligo #SouthSligo

More Information:

Contact: Paul Taylor, Chairman, South Sligo Tourism

E: southsligotourism@gmail.com M: 087-6794509

Weekly News - 3rd April

All Ireland Drama Finals.

The draw for plays, and the night they will be performed in the All Ireland Drama Finals will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 8th April. The programme will be posted on www.westerndramafestival.com and Facebook later that evening.

With just a few Drama Festivals still running, the programme of plays for the Finals is beginning to emerge. Of the top seven groups in the www.adci.ie (Confined) league table who are almost certain to qualify, five are new to Tubbercurry. This will ensure a very interesting Festival. Booking for individual nights is available from the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo 071 91 61518. The Festival opens in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on Friday 21st April and continues nightly to Saturday 29th nightly at 8pm except on closing night when curtain up will be 7pm.

Evening class at St Attracta’s CS.

Come along and learn how to create your own herb garden and identify useful wild herbs on Tuesday April 4th from 7 to 8.30pm.  Cost €12/person.  Booking essential: 071 91 20814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Enniscrone Golf Club Centenary 1918 – 2018

Enniscrone golf club are working on a history book of their club, and would very much appreciate if you can assist with items of history, press cuttings, photographs or other items for publication in our centenary book. All items will be returned. Please leave at Golf Club for attention of Centenary Committee or ring 096 36297 and we will collect. Tubbercurry and South Sligo have a long association with Enniscrone club and they are looking for anything to encompass this area.

Tom McGuinness

Local Fireman, Tom McGuinness has recently retired from the Fire Brigade. Tom joined the service over 25 years ago and was always on hand over the years for the various incidents they may be called to – fires, traffic accidents, floods etc.

The Fire Service in Tubbercurry is made up of part-time officers who work other jobs but are always on call when the alarm is roused. They have to drop tools and rush to the emergency scene. Their role is often vital in saving lives and property, and sometimes under appreciated.

Well done and thank you to Tom McGuinness and indeed to all his colleagues.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 27th March

Commercial Rates Review

Businesses premises throughout Co. Sligo including Tubbercurry have recently received correspondence from the Valuations Office in relation to commercial rates reviews. In many instances, commercial rates demanded are being increased significantly which will be a catastrophe for business viability if implemented. Already, many businesses in Tubbercurry and rural South Sligo are struggling to pay the rates demanded and any increase will be another nail in the coffin for businesses in rural Co. Sligo. An appeals mechanism is in place if you are not happy with the new demand, and this should be exercised as soon as possible, and at the latest within 40 days of receipt of the demand note. Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce are available for consultation for a united approach to the Appeal Process. Further information can be had from Roger McCarrick, phone 087-6810848, or call to the office.

Gallagher House Services 8km Run

The annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Sunday April 2nd at 1pm.

Registration will be from 11.30am on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Friday March 31st at 071 91 20624, or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre. Clock timing on the day. 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.

All Ireland Drama Finals comes to Tubbercurry

The Western Drama Festival is hosting the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April. Booking for the Finals is being handled by the Hawks Well Theatre. Season tickets and individual night tickets are now available. Phone the Hawks Well at 071 9161518. The Western Drama Festival committee have recently launched a web site for the Finals. The site is still ‘work in progress’ and will be continually updated. To log in go to www.westerndramafestival.com

Booking for All-Ireland Drama Festival

Booking on- line for the All Ireland Drama Finals is now available from the Hawks Well Theatre at www.hawkswell.com. By booking on-line patrons can choose their preferred seat from the seating plan displayed on the web site. Patrons can also continue to book their seats by phoning the theatre box office at 071 9161518. Season tickets are priced at €100, individual nights at €15 and 8 night season tickets priced at €85  (opening night excluded) The festivals opens in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on Friday 21st to Saturday 20th April.

Classes at St Attracta’s CS,  Tubbercurry:

The following courses will take place on Sat April 1st :

  1. Safe Pass – 8am – 5.15pm  and 2. People Moving and Handling 10 – 6pm.

On Tuesday April 4th a class on how to start your own herb garden and how to identify useful wild herbs will take place, 7 -8.30pm.  (€12)

Pre-booking essential for all classes/courses. For details/info phone 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie.

NEW METAFIT CLASS TUBBERCURRY.

New Term commencing Thursday March 30th @ 7pm in the Weight loss & Wellness Centre, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. 30 Minute Class. Beginners of all fitness levels welcome, suitable for men, women & teenagers. €5 per class.

For more info or to book your place, text Rachel on 083 80 20 100 or message us through rachelrooneyfitness on Facebook.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the Internet? Are you a beginner, or just want to improve your online skills? This programme which is funded by Dept. Communications, Climate Action & Environment, and Co-ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd. is open to everyone. This 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo between January and June 2017 and costs €25, to be paid on the registration day.

The course is available in community centres in Tubbercurry , or a venue that suits. To register for a training session at a centre near you or to register a centre for funding to hold a training session: Contact David/Paula at 071 9141155 for further Information

Foróige: Youth Employability Support Service

Foróige’s Youth Employability Support Service (YESS) Programme has been initiated as a personal development support service for young adults aged 16-25 in Tubbercurry and surrounding areas. The programme is suitable for people who require support to explore their education, training or employment options. We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each person with a strong emphasis on personal development, community relations and employability skills. We offer support to identify appropriate training, as well as assistance with application forms, CV writing, interview skills and workplace competency. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in workshops, accredited training, work experience or internships in your area of interest. The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact: Deirdre (Foróige) on 0860130795 or deirdre.gallagher@foroige.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 20th March

All Ireland Drama Finals comes to Tubbercurry

The Western Drama Festival is hosting the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April. Booking for the Finals is being handled by the Hawks Well Theatre. Season tickets and individual night tickets are now available. Phone the Hawks Well at 071 9161518. The Western Drama Festival committee have recently launched a web site for the Finals. The site is still ‘work in progress’ and will be continually updated. To log in go to www.westerndramafestival.com

Booking for All-Ireland Drama Festival

Booking on- line for the All Ireland Drama Finals is now available from the Hawks Well Theatre at www.hawkswell.com. By booking on-line patrons can choose their preferred seat from the seating plan displayed on the web site. Patrons can also continue to book their seats by phoning the theatre box office at 071 9161518. Season tickets are priced at €100, individual nights at €15 and 8 night season tickets priced at €85  (opening night excluded) The festivals opens in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on Friday 21st April.

Evening Classes at St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry.

1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – learn how to create 3D designs using Solid Works. Tuesdays 21st March for 4 Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.45pm €45. (Beginners/Improvers)

2. Woodwork – come and learn a new skill or refresh your knowledge. 5 Tuesdays 6.45pm to 8.45pm starting March 21st to May 2nd €60. (beginners/improvers)

3. SafePass – course being organised at present if interested please contact us.

4. Herb gardening: How to plant your herb garden and identify useful wild herbs. Tues April 4th – (7 to 8.30pm) -€12

Prebooking essential – phone 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Gallagher House Services 8km Run

The annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Sunday April 2nd at 1pm.

Registration will be from 11.30 on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Friday March 31st at 071 91 20624 or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre. Clock timing on the day. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre. Cost per adult is €10. Everyone is welcome and your support will, as always, will be greatly appreciated.

NEW METAFIT CLASS TUBBERCURRY.

New Term commencing Thursday March 30th @ 7pm in the Weight loss & Wellness Centre, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. 30 Minute Class. Beginners of all fitness levels welcome, suitable for men, women & teenagers. €5 per class.

For more info or to book your place, text Rachel on 083 80 20 100 or message us through rachelrooneyfitness on Facebook.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the Internet? Are you a beginner, or just want to improve your online skills? This programme which is funded by Dept. Communications, Climate Action & Environment, and Co-ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd. is open to everyone. This 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo between January and June 2017 and costs €25, to be paid on the registration day.

The course is available in community centres in Ballintrillick, Collooney, Dromore West, Easkey, Enniscrone, Geevagh, Grange, Gurteen, Tubbercurry , Strandhill, Sligo town or a venue that suits. To register for a training session at a centre near you or to register a centre for funding to hold a training session: Contact David/Paula at 071 9141155 for further Information

Social Evening

A Social Evening will be held in the ‘May Queen’, Tubbercurry on Fri 24th March, in aid of St Georges Church.  Doors open at 9pm. Music by Henry Gawley. Admission will include supper. Please support what promises to be a great night.

Foróige: Youth Employability Support Service

Foróige’s Youth Employability Support Service (YESS) Programme has been initiated as a personal development support service for young adults aged 16-25 in Tubbercurry and surrounding areas. The programme is suitable for people who require support to explore their education, training or employment options. We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each person with a strong emphasis on personal development, community relations and employability skills. We offer support to identify appropriate training, as well as assistance with application forms, CV writing, interview skills and workplace competency. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in workshops, accredited training, work experience or internships in your area of interest. The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact: Deirdre (Foróige) on 0860130795 or deirdre.gallagher@foroige.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Winnie Seery (née Davitt) Deceased

The recent death occurred after a short illness of Winnie Seery (née Davitt), late of Kilcummin, Cloonacool. In her late 80’s, Winnie was active until recent times and enjoyed her walk from home back to Cloonacool village for Mass or Shopping. Pre-deceased by her husband Tom in 1971, Winnie was always on hand to help out with the farming operations of her late husband, and subsequently by her son Michael and brother Mike. Never a woman that travelled much, she was always content in her home patch of Cloonacool.

Her remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. Michael’s Church, Cloonacool. Burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery. Winnie is survived by her daughter Eileen Brennan, Mullinabreena, sons Michael and Martin, son-in-law Nathy, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Rita (USA), relatives and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she Rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 13th March

Tubbercurry Golf Club

The annual Table Quiz will be held at Tubbercurry Golf Club on Wednesday 15th March at 8.30 pm in the Golf Club.   The Quiz is kindly sponsored by Clifford Electrical.   €10 per person.  It promises to be a very enjoyable night for young and old, with children and teenagers always proving their worth in answering questions. This is always a great family night out and a marvellous social occasion.  All support would be very much appreciated.

Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport

Congratulations to John and Mary Gillespie of Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport, who this year are celebrating 80 years of business in Tubbercurry. This is a third generation business who have been serving South Sligo since 1937. Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport is a family run business with a strong retail profile. Gillespies are stockists of quality Menswear, Sportswear and ladies casuals. They also host to a fine giftware department and are known for their professional service and personal touch. Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport, located in the heart of Tubbercurry’s Teeling Street, continues to celebrate serving South Sligo for 80 years. Gillespie’s has been a family run business dating back to the early twentieth century, when Jim Gillespie purchased the business from his retiring aunt Molly Nephin in 1937. For the next 40 years Jim’s legacy of hard work and the triumph of good business acumen established the Gillespie business as one of the leading general drapers in the North West. After the passing of Jim Gillespie in 1977, his wife Josephine carried the mantel in the very difficult socioeconomic backwater of the 1970’s and 80’s. In turn Josephine handed over the reins in 1985 to her son John, the current proprietor. John had served his apprenticeship in the retail trade of the late 70’s and early 80’s with Cassidy’s fashions in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and he opened Bolgers of Castlebar before returning home. Gillespie’s have a strong retail profile, not only in Tubbercurry but throughout South Sligo and surrounding areas. Call to Gillespie’s next time to congratulate John and Mary on their business’ 80th birthday.

Evening Classes at St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry.

1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – learn how to create 3D designs using Solid Works. Tuesdays 14th March for 5 weeks, 6.45 to 8.45pm €60. (Beginners/Improvers)

2. Woodwork – come and learn a new skill or refresh your knowledge. 6 Tuesdays 6.45 to 8.45pm starting March 14th €70. (beginners/improvers)

 3. Safepass – accepting enquiries from anyone interested, all details to be confirmed.

Pre-booking essential for all classes – 0719120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Killoran Parish, Rathbarron – Irish stew Night:

To celebrate all things Irish, the community of Killoran Parish are hosting an Irish Stew Night on Friday 17th March, at 8pm in the Mountain Inn, Rockfield, Coolaney. Music by Henry Gawley Bank. Admission €15 and includes Main Course, Sweet and Tea/Coffee.

Wine Club:

The next meeting of the Wine tasting group is on Tuesday the 14th of March at 8.30pm in Murphy’s Hotel, Tubbercurry. This is a most enjoyable evening educating our taste buds and meeting old and new friends. Everyone welcome.

Social Evening:

A Social Evening will be held in the ‘May Queen’, Tubbercurry on Fri 24th March, in aid of St Georges Church.  Doors open at 9pm. Music by Henry Gawley. Admission will include supper. Please support what promises to be a great night.

All Ireland Drama Finals comes to Tubbercurry

The Western Drama Festival is hosting the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April. Booking for the Finals is being handled by the Hawks Well Theatre. Season tickets and individual night tickets are now available. Phone the Hawks Well at 071 9161518.

The Western Drama Festival committee have recently launched a web site for the Finals. The site is still ‘work in progress’ and will be continually updated. To log in go to www.westerndramafestival.com

Foróige: Youth Employability Support Service

Foróige’s Youth Employability Support Service (YESS) Programme has been initiated as a personal development support service for young adults aged 16-25 in Tubbercurry and surrounding areas. The programme is suitable for people who require support to explore their education, training or employment options. We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each person with a strong emphasis on personal development, community relations and employability skills. We offer support to identify appropriate training, as well as assistance with application forms, CV writing, interview skills and workplace competency. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in workshops, accredited training, work experience or internships in your area of interest. The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact: Deirdre (Foróige) on 0860130795 or deirdre.gallagher@foroige.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are now taking booking for our indoor/outdoor Archery lessons for adults and children over 8.  Learn and improve your skills and have fun competing with your friends. Cost: €20 per person for 60 minutes. Groups of 6 or more : €20 per person for 90 minutes. Call – (071) 918 1920. www.oxmountainadventurecamp.ie

Bannerlord Drama Workshops in Tubbercurry

Drama workshop designed to motivate will commence on Saturdays mornings from 11am to 12.30pm. These fun workshops will be facilitated by “Game of Thrones” actor, Peter John Sinclair and will run for ten weeks. The Workshops will take place at An Chroi South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Cost is €85 per student for 10 week course. For more information contact Peter on 086-1689327. Email: bannerlord6@gmail.com A minimum of 10 will be needed in order to run the course.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Archery Lessons

OX Mountain Adventure Camp are now taking bookings for indoor/outdoor Archery lessons for Adults and Children over 8 yrs.  Learn and improve your skills and have fun competing with your friends.

Cost: €20 per person for 60 minutes

Groups of 6 or more: €20 per person for 90 minutes

Call: 071 9181920