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 - July 16th

South Sligo Summer School The 32nd Year
The 32nd year of the South Sligo Summer School is in full swing following the official opening on Sunday night by Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Head of Music, Neansai Ni Choisdealbha. A great crowd was in attendance, and patrons danced the night away to the sound of the very popular Swallow Tail Ceili Band. Another great line up of Masterclasses, Nightly concerts and sessions are available for the coming week. Full details can be found in the Summer School Programme which is available from local businesses or from any committee member.

Table Quiz in aid of Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival

Support the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival fundraising table quiz in the Mayqueen on Wed 18th July at 8pm. A fun night for all the family with great prizes. €40 per table of 4. Thank you to the Mayqueen for hosting. All proceeds are in aid of this year’s festival from 4-8th August.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2018

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival Committee are delighted to launch the 33rd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival, which will open on Saturday 4th August and run to the highlight of the festival – the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 8th August. A five‐day festival this August in Sligo for all the family to enjoy.

Chairman Sean Mc Donagh explains the highlights of this year’s festival “We are delighted to present our 33rd Festival. The voluntary committee has worked tirelessly trying to organise an event that has something for everyone to enjoy. Our hard work was recognised, and we were delighted to win the Best Cultural Festival and overall Tourism award in 2017 at the Sligo Business Awards. Our festival opens on Saturday 4th August with the return of the successful Teddy Bear Picnic in the Forest Walk hosted by Lollipop Lane Creche & Montessori. This is followed by a free concert on the square with Declan Nerney & band, supported by UNOWHO.
Sunday 5th Surlis’s SuperValu kindly returns to sponsor our Family Fun Day with marquees full of free entertainment from face painting, crafts, competitions to pottery workshops. In addition to various games, bouncy castles, our annual tractor pull and fancy‐dress. We are delighted to welcome Realta circus performers who will run workshops throughout the day and the Thunder Crews. They will showcase a display of World class BMX freestyle action during the day. They will also run workshops where you can test your own skills on the Sports Mobile Half Pipe Ramp. Entry to both our Saturday night, Family Fun Day and Old Fair Day is free to the public, a tradition we are proud to uphold.
Monday 6th, sees the return of the Headers Cup and 5k Road Race organised by South Sligo Athletic Club in aid of the community park. Tuesday 7th, is our popular family treasure hunt.

Wednesday 8th is our showcase the Old Fair Day, where people will get the chance to experience the sights and sounds of fair days gone in our arts, crafts and heritage village, artisan food and bread displays, children’s fun zones and enjoy live demonstrations from glass blowing, pottery, spinning, weaving, basket making to thatching and trashing. We have over 50+ heritage and craft exhibitors and demonstrators. Our ever‐popular and expanding vintage collection of tractors, cars, and machinery will be a centrepiece. You can also visit Bank of Ireland tent who will present a CoderDojo workshop and fun activities. We are delighted to welcome Sligo Volunteer Centre who will host an exhibition, displays from community groups and talks entitled “volunteer voices” in the hall. As always thanks to the local farmers who bring their prize‐winning cattle, sheep, pigs and various other animals for our visitors to view.  There will be over a hundred exhibitors dotted throughout the town and we are delighted to have the hugely popular Lisa McHugh and her band provide live music proceeded by Shane McGowan and friends. Ocean FM will broadcast live from 9 am with the Niall Delaney show. A fun filled festival awaits you in Tubbercurry during the day and nightly enjoy Murray’s funfair and live music in the local pubs”. We are proud to present our fair as a festival where old and new friends alike can meet and savour the hospitality our town offers. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website oldfairday.ie #OldFairDay.

New Plaza

Work has finished on a new landscaping feature at the bottom of Mountain Road, Tubbercurry. The work took longer than expected but it was intricit work that needed skilled trade and craftsmen, so well done to all concerned. It is a multi level type plaza with flowers and shrub beds and it is quite appealing to the eye. There are low walls in sections which can be used as public seating, and it could turn out to be a venue for random musicians or performances.

Tidy Towns – Great work has gone on over the last few months by the Tidy Town committee and workers. While every part of town is close to litter free, it is a pity that fast food outlets do not do more to ensure wrappings from their premises are not left discarded outside their premises at closing time. The result is that early morning visitors and workers to town are faced with this litter. Landscaping and flower beds are especially attractive at the traffic lights on the Circular Rd. /Ballina Rd. junction and on the Circular Road. Keep up the good work. All property owners can help present the town better by painting the occasional wall, door or gate.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement LOUGH DERG:

We would like to give advance notice of a One-Day pilgrimage to Lough Derg being organised for Tuesday 4th September. Cost this year will be 60 euro, consisting of Lough Derg charge of 45 euro, incl. boat and refreshments, plus 15 euro charge for coach. This is open to all interested, and please rings 07184053 to book seats. As the number of visitors to Lough Derg is declining annually and funds are badly needed there, we would encourage support of this, one of our most famous Shrines. Come and enjoy a peaceful day on this holy island.

Volunteers Wanted

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.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 24th – 27th July at10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email :oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Yogalates is running throughout the Summer in St Mary’s Community Centre opposite Yeats County Hotel. Anyone interested in a Class please contact Ros on 0872617309 or just come along.

Clothes Bag Collection

Cloonacool Community Centre will be holding a clothes bag collection in early August. Further details may be obtained from Attracta McIntyre on 0863058844.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 9th July

South Sligo Summer School The 32nd Year

Final plans are being put in place for the 32nd year of the South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song and dance in Tubbercurry which runs from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July 2018. This year Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Head of Music, Neansai Ni Choisdealbha, will officially open the Summer School. Following the official opening in St. Brigid’s Hall at 7 pm on Sunday15th, to which everyone is invited, the ever popular local Swallows Tail Ceilí Band will play for the opening céilí from 8.30pm to 11.30 pm.

This year’s stellar line up of céilí bands in St. Brigid’s Hall also includes Sligo’s own Dartry Céilí Band, playing on Wednesday 18th and the Swallows Tail Céilí Band play again on Thursday 19th. Registered students have free entry into the céilí on Thursday night. Other bands playing during the week include Matt Cunningham and the Glenside Céilí Bands both regular visitors to the summer school over the years. Daily workshops in a wide variety of traditional instruments will take place in St. Attracta’s Community School and in a number of other venues around town. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will help you find the workshop best suited to your needs.

Registration is from 8.30 am on Monday morning 16th July in St. Brigid’s Hall with pre-registration also available online on our website www.sssschool.org The hugely popular Mixed Instruments Workshop for adults will be available again this year, facilitated by Fiona Doherty and Michael Hurley. Our classes are recognised for EPV/CPD for primary teachers by the Department of Education & Skills. Having introduced the Harmonica for a trial workshop last year, Rick Epping this year for the full week. Rick will cater for players of varying levels of experience. Participants need to bring a harmonica in the key of G.

Masterclasses are open to experienced players in fiddle and flute this year facilitated by John Carty and Colm O’Donnell. These take place on Tuesday 17th July from 4 to 6 pm in the National School.

Nightly concerts and recitals featuring tutors, local and visiting musicians are always a highlight of the summer school and open to everyone to come along and listen to the very best in traditional music and song. This year’s Monday night concert in St. Attracta’s Community School is in honour of the Kearins Family. Fionnuala and her son and daughter Cian and Caoimhe have been teaching at the South Sligo Summer School for many years. They will be joined by family and friends for a Celebration of Music & Song and it promises to be a very special night.Tickets will be available at the door. Mark your diary: Mon 16th July at 8 pm!Come early!

For a full list of tutors, instruments taught and other details of this year’s programme please check out our website www.sssschool.org where you will also find links to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter or for further information ring 071-9120912.The summer school programme is also widely available the local tourist office, in local shops and businesses around Tubbercurry and the surrounding area or from any member of the organising committee.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

The local Active Retirement Association is suspending meetings for the months of July and August and wish to thank all members and friends for their support during the past year. June has been a very busy month for the group socially. As well as their usual programme of activities, members have enjoyed a very pleasant week in North Wales, have attended the annual Sportsfest in Sligo where they were represented by their Curling team, took part in the Young at Heart Evening at Sligo Races and have been well entertained by a session at Eagles Flying, Ballymote, followed by an excellent Lunch in the Coach House Hotel. Some bowling practice will take during the rest of the summer in preparation for the AR All Ireland Competitions in September.

LOUGH DERG: We would like to give advance notice of a One-Day pilgrimage to Lough Derg being organised for Tuesday 4th September next. Cost, this year, will be 60 euro, consisting of Lough Derg charge of 45 euro, incl. boat and refreshments, plus 15 euro charge for coach.  This is open to all interested, and please ring 07184053 to book seats. As the number of visitors to Lough Derg is declining annually and funds are badly needed there we would encourage support of this one of our most famous Shrines.  Come and enjoy a peaceful day on this holy island.

Fr. Tomas Surlis– Congratulations are extended to Fr. Tomas Surlis who has been appointed Pro-Rector of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Fr. Tomas is son of Nancy and the late Tommy Joe and brother of Gearoid and Phyllis.

Volunteers Wanted

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.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email :oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Yogalates is running throughout the Summer in St Mary’s Community Centre opposite Yeats County Hotel. Anyone interested in a Class please contact Ros on 0872617309 or just come along.

Peter McCarrick – The recent death occurred peacefully of Peter McCarrick, late of Carrowreagh Knox, Tubbercurry. In his early 80’s Peter was a quiet hard working farmer who ran a progressive farm around his home at Carrowreagh Knox. He enjoyed the company of neighbours and friends and was never in too much of a hurry not to be able to stand and chat on the topics of the day. He had a great love of Irish Music and the Irish language and he enjoyed a discussion on politics of all types. Peters remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry. Burial took place in Cloonacool cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife Frances, daughters Frances, Patricia & Noreen, sons Seamus & Peter, sisters Kathleen, Nora & Agnes, brother Jack, various inlaws, nephews, nieces, relatives & friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

Lynne Craven, Corsallagh– The sudden and unexpected death occurred recently at her home of Lynne Craven (nee Blinkey), late of Corsallagh, Tubbercurry. Lynne was a quiet spoken and gentle lady who was always willing to lend a helping hand when required. Her remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. Michaels Church, Cloonacool and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. She is survived by her husband Bill, daughter Amanda, son Stephen, brothers Stephen, Andy & Paul, inlaws, nephews, nieces and all who mourn her passing. May she rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 2nd July

Tubbercurry GAA OsKaRs

Missed the Tubbercurry Oskars or you would like to see the movies again? Join us on Friday 6th July at 8pm in St Brigids Hall, Tubbercurry for a viewing of all 7 films with over 60 local actors. Ticket are €10 (includes your brochure) on the door. This is a re-run of the show done in the Sligo Park Hotel a month ago. Indeed the large crowd that attended that night gave rave reviews about the various films, so if you missed out last time, now is your chance again for a great evening entertainment. Parental guidance is advised for younger viewers. Thank you for your support.

South Sligo Summer School The 32nd Year

Final plans are being put in place for the 32nd year of the South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song and dance in Tubbercurry which runs from Sunday 15th to Saturday, 21st July 2018. This year Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Head of Music, Neansai Ni Choisdealbha, will officially open the Summer School. Following the official opening in St. Brigid’s Hall at 7 pm on Sunday, 15th, to which everyone is invited, the ever popular local Swallows Tail Ceilí Band will play for the opening céilí from 8.30 to 11.30 pm.

This year’s stellar line up of céilí bands in St. Brigid’s Hall also includes Sligo’s own Dartry Céilí Band, playing on Wednesday, 18th and the Swallows Tail Céilí Band play again on Thursday, 19th. Registered students have free entry into the céilí on Thursday night. Other bands playing during the week include Matt Cunningham and the Glenside Céilí Bands, both regular visitors to the summer school over the years. Daily workshops in a wide variety of traditional instruments will take place in St. Attracta’s Community School and in a number of other venues around town. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will help you find the workshop best suited to your needs. Registration is from 8.30 am on Monday morning 16th July in St. Brigid’s Hall, with pre-registration also available online on our website www.sssschool.org The hugely popular Mixed Instruments Workshop for adults will be available again this year, facilitated by Fiona Doherty and Michael Hurley. Our classes are recognised for EPV/CPD for primary teachers by the Department of Education & Skills. Having introduced the Harmonica for a trial workshop last year, Rick Epping this year for the full week. Rick will cater for players of varying levels of experience. Participants need to bring a harmonica in the key of G.

Masterclasses are open to experienced players in fiddle and flute this year, facilitated by John Carty and Colm O’Donnell. These take place on Tuesday, 17th July from 4 to 6 pm in the National School.

Nightly concerts and recitals featuring tutors, local and visiting musicians are always a highlight of the summer school and open to everyone to come along and listen to the very best in traditional music and song. This year’s Monday night concert in St. Attracta’s Community School is in honour of the Kearins Family. Fionnuala and her son and daughter Cian and Caoimhe have been teaching at the South Sligo Summer School for many years. They will be joined by family and friends for a Celebration of Music & Song and it promises to be a very special night. Tickets will be available at the door. Mark your diary: Mon 16th July at 8 pm! Come early!

For a full list of tutors, instruments taught and other details of this year’s programme please check out our website www.sssschool.org where you will also find links to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter or for further information ring 071-9120912. The summer school programme is also widely available at the local tourist office, in local shops and businesses around Tubbercurry and the surrounding area or from any member of the organising committee.

The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival committee wish to invite you to the launch of the 33rd festival on Thursday 5th July at 8.30 p.m. in the O’C Bar in Tubbercurry. Our five day festival runs from Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th August. All welcome. Thank you for your support.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

The local Active Retirement Association is suspending meetings for the months of July and August and wish to thank all members and friends for their support during the past year. June has been a very busy month for the group socially. As well as their usual programme of activities, members have enjoyed a very pleasant week in North Wales, have attended the annual Sportsfest in Sligo where they were represented by their Curling team, took part in the Young at Heart Evening at Sligo Races and have, this week, been well entertained by a session at Eagles Flying, Ballymote, followed by an excellent Lunch in the Coach House Hotel. Some bowling practice will take during the rest of the summer in preparation for the AR All Ireland Competitions in September.

LOUGH DERG: We would like to give advance notice of a One-Day pilgrimage to Lough Derg being organised for Tuesday, 4th September next. Cost, this year, will be 60 euro, consisting of Lough Derg charge of 45 euro, incl. boat and refreshments, plus 15 euro charge for coach. This is open to all interested, and please ring 07184053 to book seats. As the number of visitors to Lough Derg is declining annually and funds are badly needed there, we would encourage support of this, one of our most famous Shrines. Come and enjoy a peaceful day on this holy island.

Volunteers Wanted

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.

House Concert

Moy River Folk Club at Moy River B&B, Cloonacool, will host their latest House Concert on Friday 6th July next. The artist is singer, songwriter, Gary Ferguson. Ferguson from the United States and Colin Henry from Northern Ireland reunite for this July 2018 tour of Ireland, with very special guest, James Henry (Colin’s son) on banjo. This latest concert starts at 8pm and booking is essential on 087 2512030.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email : oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Jack Kilgannon, Tubbercurry – The recent death occurred of Jack Kilgannon, late of Meadow Brook, Tubbercurry and formerly of Teeling St., Tubbercurry. Aged 88, Jack died peacefully in the wonderful care of Baileys Nursing Home where he had resided over the last few years. A native of Largan, next door to the church at Lough Talt, Jack was by his own admission a mischievous young man, who told the story as it was. In his early 20’s Jack hit for New York in the early 1950’s and when there he married his sweetheart Agnes Haran from Tubbercurry. They returned to Tubbercurry in the mid 1960’s and resided in Teeling Street for the next 40 years. Over those 40 years Jack had various occupations including Basta employee, bus driver for Gallagher House and part time fireman with the local fire station. Never a man to mince his words, Jack was never afraid to express his opinion on a wide variety of subject. He would say what other people would only think, and this usually worked out for the betterment of all concerned. This frankness endeared him to many.

Jacks remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home and were received at St. John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry, with burial taking place in Rhue Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Agnes, son Michael, daughters Patricia & Monica, sisters Maisie, Nodie & Rita, grandchildren, in laws, nieces, nephews, & many friends all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

John Johnston, Lavagh- The recent peaceful death occurred of John /(Johnny) Johnston, late of Cloonarara, Lavagh. In his 90th year at his death, Johnny was predeceased in the last 10 years by his beloved wife Kathleen and his son Peter. He worked all his working life for CIE (Irish Rail) and worked on maintenance of the Sligo – Dublin and Sligo-Limerick lines throughout, Co. Sligo.  He also enjoyed his bit of farming during evenings and weekends. Johnny was a very Christian person, and after retirement and as time allowed, he was a daily mass attender at either Lavagh or Tubbercurry, driving his own car until shortly before his death. His remains reposed at the house of his son and daughter in law Tom & Ann in Ballyglass and removal took place to the Church of the Sacret Heart, Mullinabreena for Mass of the Resurrection. Burial took place in Court Abbey Cemetary.

Johnny is survived by a large loving family, including his sons Gerard, Padraic, Kevin, Brendan, Tom & Ollie, daughter Mary, sisters Kathleen McCarrick & Margaret McIntyre, brothers Eddie & Brendan, in laws, grand-children, great grandchildren, great great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins & large circle of friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

Maureen Durkin, Tourlestrane – The recent death occurred after a short illness of Maureen Durkin (nee Kirrane) late of Culleen, Tourlestrane. In her mid 80’s Maureen was predeceased by her husband Johnny some years ago. Maureen was a primary School teacher in the Boys National School Tubbercurry for many years from early 1970’s – mid 90’s when she retired and was always considered firm and considerate by all her students and highly respected by both students and parents. She had a great interest in Gaelic Football and followed the fortunes not alone of Tourlestrane with whom her sons played, but also those of her many past pupils in Tubbercurry. Her remains reposed at the Brennan Funeral home Kilmactigue and burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetary. Maureen is survived by her sons Michael, Shane & Eamon, daughters in law, grandchildren, brothers Tony & Oliver, sisters Frances & Noreen inlaws, nieces, nephews and many cousins & friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in Peace.

Kate McIntyre, Kiliney, Dublin– The tragic & sudden death occurred recently in Valencia, Spain of Kate Mc Intyre. Kate was wife of Peter McIntyre who is a native of Leitrim North, Cloonacool. Kate was a native of Valentia Island, Co. Kerry and she met Peter as young adults after moving to Dublin to take up their budding careers nearly 40 years ago. Peter played football successfully with Tubbercurry through the 1970’s and early 80’s and they always had a special affection for Tubbercurry and Cloonacool with strong family connections. Both were regular visitors to Tubbercurry where they owned a home.  Kate’s remains reposed at Sallynoggin and funeral at Mount Jerome Crematorium.  Kate will be missed by here loving husband Peter, daughters Sinead & Eimear and the extended McIntyre family Cloonacool, and her own extended family in Kerry, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in Peace.

May Faul, Tubbercurry – The recent death occurred of Mary (May) Faul (nee Stone) late of Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. In her mid 80’s May was wife of the late Tommy Eddie Faul and they lived on Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. A quiet spoken lady, May was a great gardener, and her flowers in her front garden each year brightened up the road greatly. Over the last few years May lived with her daughter Roma in Kells, Co. Meath. Her remains were received at St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry for solemn requieum mass and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Roma, son Noel, grandchildren, son & daughter in law and various in laws and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 25th June

South Sligo Summer School The 32nd Year

Final plans are being put in place for the 32nd year of the South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song and dance in Tubbercurry which runs from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July 2018. This year Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Head of Music, Neansai Ni Choisdealbha, will officially open the Summer School. Following the official opening in St. Brigid’s Hall at 7pm on Sunday 15th to which everyone is invited, the ever popular local Swallows Tail Ceilí Band will play for the opening céilí from 8.30pm to 11.30 pm.

This year’s stellar line up of céilí bands in St. Brigid’s Hall also includes Sligo’s own Dartry Céilí Band, playing on Wednesday, 18th and the Swallows Tail Céilí Band play again on Thursday, 19th. Registered students have free entry into the céilí on Thursday night. Other bands playing during the week include Matt Cunningham and the Glenside Céilí Bands, both regular visitors to the summer school over the years.

Daily workshops in a wide variety of traditional instruments will take place in St. Attracta’s Community School and in a number of other venues around town. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will help you find the workshop best suited to your needs. Registration is from 8.30 am on Monday morning 16th July in St. Brigid’s Hall, with pre-registration also available online on our website www.sssschool.org The hugely popular Mixed Instruments Workshop for adults will be available again this year, facilitated by Fiona Doherty and Michael Hurley. Our classes are recognised for EPV/CPD for primary teachers by the Department of Education & Skills. Having introduced the Harmonica for a trial workshop last year, Rick Epping this year for the full week. Rick will cater for players of varying levels of experience. Participants need to bring a harmonica in the key of G.

Masterclasses are open to experienced players in fiddle and flute this year, facilitated by John Carty and Colm O’Donnell. These take place on Tuesday, 17th July from 4 to 6 pm in the National School.

Nightly concerts and recitals featuring tutors, local and visiting musicians are always a highlight of the summer school and open to everyone to come along and listen to the very best in traditional music and song. This year’s Monday night concert in St. Attracta’s Community School is in honour of the Kearins Family. Fionnuala and her son and daughter Cian and Caoimhe have been teaching at the South Sligo Summer School for many years. They will be joined by family and friends for a Celebration of Music & Song and it promises to be a very special night. Tickets will be available at the door. Mark your diary: Mon 16th July at 8 pm! Come early!

For a full list of tutors, instruments taught and other details of this year’s programme please check out our website www.sssschool.org where you will also find links to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter or for further information ring 071-9120912. The summer school programme is also widely available the local tourist office, in local shops and businesses around Tubbercurry and the surrounding area or from any member of the organising committee.

Tubber Master’s Society – Annual Golf Outing To Enniscrone Golf Club

One of the oldest Golf Societies operating in Connacht continues its annual golf outing to Enniscrone Golf Club on Monday 13th August 2018. The Tubbercurry Golf outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and is always played in August in Enniscrone. For the last 35 years, the Society’s outing was sponsored by the Gillespie Family to whom the Society owe a great debt of gratitude. However the Gillespie Cup was retired last year in its 35th year and the old Society outing is now resuming under the new brand name of The “Tubber Master’s Society”.

The Society outing to Enniscrone existed long before the current Tubbercurry Golf Club existed and it is fair to say that it was out of the Annual Society that the idea for the formation of the current course in Tubbercurry was formulated. There are huge links going back for years between Tubbercurry and Enniscrone Golf Clubs.

While the day is based around a golf competition, the main purpose of the event is an opportunity for people with connections with Tubbercurry, South Sligo and surrounding areas to meet and renew old acquaintances. Indeed there are a number of people who have not missed the outing since its inception and have played in every single outing, quite often in the same four-ball.

The format will be the exact same as in previous years which is a Singles Stableford and all members of Tubbercurry Golf Club are automatically members of the Society and anybody with an association with Tubbercurry, South Sligo and surrounding areas, whether they are regular golfers or not, are welcome to join us for a day’s fun in the glorious surroundings of Enniscrone Golf Club.

While the Gillespie Cup has been retired, John Gillespie continues to be involved in the promotion of the Society and John, as in recent years, is taking entries for this year’s competition. John can be contacted on mobile number 087 288 5980 or by e-mail at shopgillespie@eircom.net. If you are interested in playing, contact John on mobile or by e-mail and he will ensure that you are on the timesheet. As in former years, the day’s golf outing will be followed by a meal and a presentation which is always a fun occasion.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Enniscrone on Monday the 13th August for the “Tubber Masters”.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th- 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email :oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

 Yogalates Class

Yogalates Class Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry. Calming & Stretching your mind promotes healing and addresses chronic conditions. For all levels of fitness and age. Pay as you go. Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for relaxation. Enquiries to Ros 087-2617309

Kathleen Kilgannon Carrentubber – The recent death occurred in Baileys Nursing Home of Kathleen Kilgannon (nee Gethins) late of Carrentubber, Tubbercurry. In her early 90’S Kathleen was a native of Quarryfield, Bunninadden and walked 3 miles to and from primary school at Doocastle like many of her age group of the time.

Kathleen married her husband Henry when young and set about her young adult life working and rearing her family. Once they purchased their farm at Carrentubber her vegetable and flower garden became admirable for passers by, and her vegetables, baking and home products won many prizes at the Western Agricultural Show held in Tubbercurry from the early 1950’s onwards. Kathleen also liked to play cards and was a drama enthusiast and in her retirement years was an active member of the Active Retirement Group and regular reader at Mass.

Of course in the meantime she and her husband had to rear, feed and educate their family of 6 children when they came along. Kathleen was always cheerful and always had a smile on her face and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her sons Billy (Tubbercurry) Seamus (Sligo), Patsy (Donegal) and Brendan (UK) daughters Mary Healy (Sligo), Doris McKim (Cloonacool), sister Nancy (USA) daughters & son in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, & many friends. Her remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry. Burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery. May she rest in Peace.

Louis Leonard, Doocastle– The unexpected death occurred in March last of Louis Leonard, late of Doocastle. In his mid 70’s, Louis was a well known and highly respected figure in the farming community through his lifetime of work as an Agricultural Advisor with Teagasc.

Louis went a long way beyond a call of duty to help his farmer clients to develop and improve the productive capacity of their farms, and many quality farm buildings were erected over the last 40 years through the advice and help of Louis. Outside his line of work, he was also a kind and generous person with his time to help others and anytime he was asked for help he was not found wanting. He cared lovingly for his late wife Rita in her years of illness prior to her passing. His remains reposed at the Coen Funeral home and burial took place in Doocastle Cemetery. The numbers attending his funeral on both days were testimony to the esteem in which he was held. He is survived by his daughters Eilis McGuire, and Pauline, son in law James, grandchildren, extended family and many friends all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Tubber Master's Society - Annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club

One of the oldest Golf Societies operating in Connaught continues its annual golf outing to Enniscrone Golf club on Monday 13th August 2018.  The Tubbercurry Golf outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and is always played in August in Enniscrone.  For the last 35 years, the Society’s outing was sponsored by the Gillespie Family to whom the Society owe a great debt of gratitiude.  However, the Gillespie Cup was retired last year in its 35th year and the old Society outing is now resuming under the new brand name of The “Tubber Master’s Society”.

The Society outing to Enniscrone existed long before the current Tubbercurry Golf Club existed and it is fair to say that it was out of the Annual Society that the idea for the formation of the current course in Tubbercurry was formulated.  There are huge links going back for years between Tubbercurry and the Enniscrone Golf Clubs.

While the day is based around a golf competition, the main purpose of the event is an opportunity for people with connections with Tubbercurry, South Sligo and the surrounding areas to meet and renew old acquaintances.  Indeed there are a number of people who have not missed the outing since its inception and have played in every single outing, quite often in the same four-ball.

The format will be the exact same as in previous years which is a Singles Stableford and all members of Tubbercurry Golf Club are automatically members of the Society and anybody with an association with Tubbercurry, South Sligo and the surrounding areas, whether they are regular golfers or not, are welcome to join us for a days fun in the glorious surroundings of Enniscrone Golf Club.

While the Gillespie Cup has been retired, John Gillespie continues to be involved in the promotion of the Society and John, as in recent years, is taking entries for this year’s competition.  John can be contacted on mobile number 087 2885980 or by e-mail at shopgillespie@eircom.net.  If you are interested in playing, contact John on mobile or by e-mail and he will ensure that you are on the timesheet.  As in former years, the day’s golf outing will be followed by a meal and a presentation which is always a fun occasion.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Enniscrone on Monday 13th August for the “Tubber Masters”.

 

 

 

Weekly News - 18th June

Phoenix Players

The AGM of the Phoenix Players was held in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 7th June. The following officers were elected for the coming season: Chairman, Eamonn Gallagher; Vice Chairman, Catriona Coleman; Secretary, Mary Mannion; Treasurer, Mark Dunne; PRO, Tom Walsh.

In his annual chairman’s report Eamonn Gallagher thanked the director, cast and crew for their trojan work in presenting this season’s production of Buried Child. In particular he congratulated Peter Davey, Pat Feely, Frank Brennan, Claire McLoughlin, Peter Molloy, Fionn Feely, Rueben Cummins and Caoimhe Gallagher, all of whom won individual awards on the Festival Circuit. Plans for next season were discussed at length. It is hoped to stage a three act comedy for Christmas and a musical The Sound of Music in March-April 2019.

The recent very successful GAA OSKARS evening threw up a myriad of talent from round the town, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by talent scouts within the Phoenix. High ranking officials from both Tubbercurry GAA and the Phoenix Players are currently in back room discussions with a view to negotiating as many star player transfers as possible.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email : oxmountaincamp@gmail.com, or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Group are looking for photos relating to the area…….from as far back as possible up to the present day….FOOTBALL, CHURCH, FARMING, SCHOOL, CREAMERY, SOCIAL EVENTS, COMMUNITY GAMES, FAMILY etc etc……..we are asking people to have a look, everything will be returned after the event….contact Anne Marie Gorman asap 0876235468 or email amgorman12@gmail.com

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Yogalates Class

Yogalates Class Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry. Calming & Stretching your mind promotes healing and addresses chronic conditions. For all levels of fitness and age. Pay as you go. Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for relaxation. Enquiries to Ros 087-2617309

Beltra Country Market

Beltra Country Market on Saturday 23rd June 10am – 12.30 pm. Kids’ baking workshop.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick-tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

The Paddy Killoran Traditional Music Festival

Paddy Killoran Traditional Music Festival

The annual Paddy Killoran Traditional Music Festival will take place in Ballymote from June 15th to 17th and includes a concert on Saturday evening June 16th in The Art Deco Theatre at 8.30pm with traditional band ‘Men of the West ‘ and local musicians, singers and dancers. Tickets at the door – Admission €10. The evening will also include a presentation of honorary Comhaltas membership to long-standing branch member Mary Doddy. Other events during the weekend include sessions throughout the town and tunes at the Paddy Killoran Monument. Failte roimh gach duine  Info: Contact 0879680674 or ballymote@comhaltas.net 

 

Weekly News - 11th June

Free Adult Cycling Skills Workshop

A free workshop suitable for adult beginners and novice cyclists will take place at Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre on Thursday June 14th from 7.00pm-8.30pm. Learn to ride a bike with confidence in a small group with friendly instructors. Full lesson will take place in the car park away from the road and traffic. Bike and helmet provided upon request. Contact Mary in Tubbercurry FRC on 0719186926.

Summer Camp for Parents

Lifestart in partnership with Tubbercurry FRC will be running an exciting new course for Parents from the 18th-21st June called Sharping Ourselves and Our Children. The course is informal and a place for parents to have fun and learn about how their children develop their emotional and social skills at home. The course is for parents of children aged 0-6. There is no charge for this programme. Lunch is provided and a childcare allowance is provided for those who require childcare. For more details and to register contact Colleen or Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Bunninadden Mens Sport’s Saturday – come along to the Bunninadden Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday the 16th of June from 12-4.15pmfor Bunninadden Men’s Sports Saturday. This is a male only event so leave the wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and mammy’s at home. As part of Men’s Health Week Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership have linked with Sport Ireland and the Men’s Health Forum as part of the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub Initiative to provide a social afternoon of sports, refreshments and craic with the lad’s.

This event will be for all men in Sligo aged 18 years and over. This free event will comprise of a taster of a variety of sporting activities for example Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Bowling, Fitness Circuits, Table Tennis, Kurling etc. that the men can try out on the day with the assistance of qualified coaches. The activities will be adapted by the coaches based on the men’s abilities so that there will be sporting activities for everyone’s age and ability. With the men’s feedback Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in association with the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub can aim to organise some of these activities in Bunninadden and the surrounding areas for the coming months. This will also provide an opportunity for these men to link with various local clubs, groups and activities.

This event will be a social afternoon for the men to have a chat with friends, meet new people and enjoy some refreshments. It’s time men start looking after themselves. Why not take a few hours for you from 12-4.15pm on Saturday the 16th of June to come to Bunninadden and join men across Sligo for a social sporting event. Everyone welcome! For more information please contact Denise on 071 91 61511.

Rathbarrow Annual Sunday Lunch

Rathbarron Parish Church is having their annual Sunday lunch on Father’s Day 17th June in the Coachhouse, Rathbarrow. There are four sittings –12pm: 1pm: 2pm: and 3pm: Adults €15, Students €10, Under 6 €5. Booking essential. To book contact Deb on 071-9189680 between 6pm and 10pm. Proceeds in aid of Parish Funds.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Group are looking for photos relating to the area…….from as far back as possible up to the present day….FOOTBALL, CHURCH, FARMING, SCHOOL, CREAMERY, SOCIAL EVENTS, COMMUNITY GAMES, FAMILY etc etc……..we are asking people to have a look, everything will be returned after the event….contact Anne Marie Gorman asap 0876235468 or email amgorman12@gmail.com

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email :oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Yogalates Class

Yogalates Class Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry. Calming & Stretching your mind promotes healing and addresses chronic conditions. For all levels of fitness and age. Pay as you go. Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for relaxation. Enquiries to Ros 087-2617309

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 13th – 20th September, 2018, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn. Flights from Knock 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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick-tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 4th June

Free Adult Cycling Skills Workshop

A free workshop suitable for adult beginners and novice cyclists will take place at Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre on Thursday June 14th from 7.00pm-8.30pm. Learn to ride a bike with confidence in a small group with friendly instructors. Full lesson will take place in the car park away from the road and traffic. Bike and helmet provided upon request. Contact Mary in Tubbercurry FRC on 0719186926.

Summer Camp for Parents

Lifestart in partnership with Tubbercurry FRC will be running an exciting new course for Parents from the 18th-21st June called Sharping Ourselves and Our Children. The course is informal and a place for parents to have fun and learn about how their children develop their emotional and social skills at home. The course is for parents of children aged 0-6. There is no charge for this programme. Lunch is provided and a childcare allowance is provided for those who require childcare. For more details and to register contact Colleen or Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

Darkness Into Light

The Banada Abbey Darkness into Light Committee wishes to thank all who participated in the recent walk to raise funds for Pieta House. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped in the organisation of what was another special occasion.  Pieta House have informed the committee that a total of €15,109 has been raised as a result of this years walk at Banada Abbey. Well done to all.

Cloonacool Community Text Alert

Cloonacool Community Text Alert is having its Launch Night next Tuesday, June 05th at 8pm in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome to attend.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Bunninadden Mens Sport’s Saturday come along to the Bunninadden Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday the 16thof June from12-4.15pm for Bunninadden Men’s Sports Saturday. This is a male only event so leave the wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and mammy’s at home. As part of Men’s Health Week Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership have linked with Sport Ireland and the Men’s Health Forum as part of the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub Initiative to provide a social afternoon of sports, refreshments and craic with the lad’s.

This event will be for all men in Sligo aged 18 years and over. This free event will comprise of a taster of a variety of sporting activities for example Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Bowling, Fitness Circuits, Table Tennis, Kurling etc. that the men can try out on the day with the assistance of qualified coaches. The activities will be adapted by the coaches based on the men’s abilities so that there will be sporting activities for everyone’s age and ability.  With the men’s feedback Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in association with the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub can aim to organise some of these activities in Bunninadden and the surrounding areas for the coming months. This will also provide an opportunity for these men to link with various local clubs, groups and activities.

This event will be a social afternoon for the men to have a chat with friends, meet new people and enjoy some refreshments. It’s time men start looking after themselves. Why not take a few hours for you from 12-4.15pmon Saturday the 16th of June to come to Bunninadden and join men across Sligo for a social sporting event. Everyone welcome! For more information please contact Denise on 071 91 61511.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Group are looking for photos relating to the area…….from as far back as possible up to the present day….FOOTBALL, CHURCH, FARMING, SCHOOL, CREAMERY, SOCIAL EVENTS, COMMUNITY GAMES, FAMILY etc etc……..we are asking people to have a look, everything will be returned after the event….contact Anne Marie Gorman asap 0876235468 or email amgorman12@gmail.com

Lough Talt Water – Boil Notice

Representatives from Irish Water held a meeting recently with all the public representatives from Sligo Co. Council and also with a number of Community Representatives. They gave an in-depth description of the ongoing problems associated with the water supply from Lough Talt. In a nutshell the boil water notice is set to continue into the immediate future with no sign yet of it being lifted. Many representatives were totally unaware of how basic the treatment plant at Lough Talt actually is, and indeed it is probably incorrect to use the name ‘treatment plant’ at all. The water coming from the lake goes through a basic system where the water is chlorinated, but it is not put through any filtering system as is the norm in other more modern facilities.

Evidence of Cryptosporidium continues in the water as this is the danger season for this contamination and the public should check the Irish Water website on a regular basis for further updates. However, households should definitely continue to boil water and leave to cool before drinking.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email :oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Yogalates Class

Yogalates Class Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry Calming & Stretching your mind promotes healing and addresses chronic conditions. For all levels of fitness and age. Pay as you go. Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for relaxation. Enquiries to Ros 087-2617309

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 13th– 20th September, 2018, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn. Flights from Knock 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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Bunnanaddan Men's Sport Saturday

Why not come along to the Bunnanadden Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday the 16th of June from12-4.15pm for Bunninadden Men’s Sports Saturday. This is a male only event so leave the wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and mammy’s at home. As part of Men’s Health Week Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership have linked with Sport Ireland and the Men’s Health Forum as part of the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub Initiative to provide a social afternoon of sports, refreshments and craic with the lad’s. This event will be for all men in Sligo aged 18 years and over.

This free event will comprise of a taster of a variety of sporting activities for example Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Bowling, Fitness Circuits, Table Tennis, Kurling etc. that the men can try out on the day with the assistance of qualified coaches. The activities will be adapted by the coaches based on the men’s abilities so that there will be sporting activities for everyone’s age and ability. With the men’s feedback Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in association with the Bunninadden Community Sports Hub can aim to organise some of these activities in Bunninadden and the surrounding areas for the coming months. This will also provide an opportunity for these men to link with various local clubs, groups and activities. This event will be a social afternoon for the men to have a chat with friends, meet new people and enjoy some refreshments.

It’s time men start looking after themselves. Why not take a few hours for you from 12-4.15pmon Saturday the 16th of Juneto come to Bunninadden and join men across Sligo for a social sporting event. Everyone welcome! For more information please contact Denise on 071 91 61511.