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 - 21 August

OPTIONS FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS AND ADULTS AT NORTH CONNAUGHT COLLEGE TUBBERCURRY

We will be starting the new term with our range of one year courses suitable for adults and school leavers on 4th September.  You are welcome to apply and come in for advice and information about options for qualifying for a career to suit you – no points requirement just interest and enthusiasm.  Our website gives details and an online application system but you can also call in any time during the day from the 21st August and receive a friendly welcome.

Tubbercurry and district Active Retirement Group

The first meeting of the new term will be in the Health Centre on September 12, 2017.  All are welcome, new members included! You will hear of our plans for the coming months.

Foremost you will be happy to know that the annual   Hiistorical  Trip to Dublin  is arranged for the three days /two nights from Monday 18th to Wednesday  20th September .  Total cost is €220 and includes all travel, tours each day and B&B and Evening Meals in the Regency Hotel. Single rooms are 20 euro per night extra  All those interested are welcome to join us and, as places are limited, we would ask you to enrol for the trip as soon as possible by ringing 087 7780950 or 087 9042319.     A great start to the new term!

Sophia Housing Tubbercurry

A Bric A Brac Sale every Thursday from 2pm – 5pm and continues up to 26th October. “There’s something for everyone”, so why not come along and lend your support. A monster raffle will take place on the final day, 26th October.

DVD for Sale in Aid of Concern

A DVD of a walk from Ballina to Tubbercurry in May 1997 retracing the route taken by the famous racehorse BALLYARA LAD transporting grain from Ballina to Tubbercurry during the Great Famine is now available in the following outlets: Gillespies, Surlis’s Supervalu, Murphys’ Spar, K & B Hardware, Killorans ‘Restaurant, Daybreak and Barrys’  Pharmacy.

The DVD also includes a re-enactment of an eviction scene at Lough Talt by members of the Phoenix Players. All Proceeds are in aid of the Concern Famine in East Africa Relief Appeal

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

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

Cloonacool Church Fundraisers

On Friday 25th August in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm, Swinford Drama Group will present their play ”The Two Loves Of Gabriel Foley” a hilarious comedy by well known author Jimmy Keary. Proceeds will go towards the church renovation fund.

Lough Talk Clay Pigeon Shoot

 The Lough Talt Clay Pigeon Shoot is being held on Sunday, August 27th at Mount Taffe, near Lough Talt.  This is the oldest shoot West of the Shannon, and was first held in 1953 when Rev. Peter Harte PP from Tourlestrane organised it to raise funds for the Parish.  The Lough Talt Cup was presented by Michael J O’Hara, Solicitor, Foxford.

The Shoot was not held over the last 20 years due to various circumstances and challenges, but is being revived this year in memory of the late Michael Rochford of Lough Talt.  Michael died suddenly just 12 months ago and was an avid shooting and game conservation enthusiast.  His love of Lough Talt and the Ox Mountains was infectious, and he was one of the chief helpers over the years when the shoot was in full swing over the decades 50’s – 90’s.

There are various competitions for shooting men/women of various standards, so the call is going out to all the shooting fraternity to come to the Lough Talt Shoot. The event is being organised by the Tubbercurry & District Gun Club.  As well as the main competition for the Lough Talt Perpetual Challenge Cup, there is a new competition, The Rochford Memorial Cup in memory of Michael Rochford.

Various winners of the Lough Talt Cup include Paddy McCarrick, John Conlon, Ian Clarke and other great shooting men who have now passed to their eternal reward.

The Shoot starts at 12 noon and takes place at Mount Taffe, via turn  at Lough Talt Church.  Various competitions for different levels and styles, and further details from:

Robert Lundy Ph: 087-2646422, Michael Conway Ph: 087-2319325, Michael Egan, Bonniconlon or Derek Deehan, Lough Talt.

  The Gillespie Golf Cup

 The 35th Annual Gillespie Cup was played at Enniscrone Golf Club last week in fine weather. This is an annual outing for all South Sligo Golfers or those with South Sligo connections, and has been sponsored by the Gillespie family over the last 35 years.  Winner of this year’s competition from a field of 130 golfers was Eamon  Óg Gallagher with a fine score of 44 points.

The Gillespie family are ceasing their promotion of this competition after this year, and many tributes were made to the family and especially to John Gillespie for their help over the last 35 years.  The event will continue next year under a new format and promoted by Tubbercurry Golf Club, but the message going out is that the day out in Enniscrone will continue for all South Sligo golfers on the 2nd Monday of August 2018.  Mark the day in your diary!

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News Aug 14th

Old Fair Day Success
The 32nd Old Fair Day passed off on the streets of Tubbercurry on Wednesday August 9th with great success and all credit is due to the wonderful committee and team of helpers who put the whole event together. In the true spirit of community co-operation, the organising committee and Stewarts operated like a well-oiled machine and thousands of visitors who came to town had a truly wonderful and enjoyable day.  The weather throughout the day was perfect, with glorious sunshine in the afternoon after a cloudy morning. As well as plenty of Stewarts on hand to help when needed, there was a good Garda presence to ensure no difficulties arose and any potential trouble was nipped at the bud. Thank you to all for a memorable event.

Mayo connection-
One of the Gardaí on duty in Tubbercurry during the Old Fair Day was Garda David Clarke who is based at the Tubbercurry Garda Station. David is the goalkeeper on the Mayo team who had a big win at Croke Park a few days earlier over Roscommon in the All-Ireland quarter final. When recognised in his garda uniform he was a big hit with children and GAA fans from various counties, and many people had their photos taken with him. This kind of interaction between the public, fans and sport stars could only happen in Ireland and is lovely to see. Best wishes are extended to the Mayo team as they take on the great Kerry team in the All Ireland semi-final next Sunday. Another Mayo team connection to Tubbercurry is  Conor Loftus who is a star forward on the team. Conor is a son of Margaret Kilcoyne, originally from The Rock, Ballymote Road, Tubbercurry and is grandson of Luke and Carmel Kilcoyne. Rumour has it that both David Clarke and Conor Loftus may line out with the Tubbercurry team next year!!

Revenue Inspectors- One of the talking points of the Old Fair Day was the presence of a team of inspectors from the Revenue Commissioners who were checking for trading licences from all the street traders and venders. While it is agreed that all traders should be licenced and should pay their taxes, it was felt Revenue went beyond the call of duty in many cases. Street artists of various sorts and voluntary organisations including fundraisers were also questioned as well as local artisan producers and craft people of various products. These types of craftsmen and women are carrying on a long tradition of craft and entertainment that is crucial to the education and entertainment value of the Old Fair Day. A bit of common sense by the inspectors would have been welcome.

Bank of Ireland
The cash desk in Bank of Ireland closed for the last time on August 8th last, the day before the Old Far Day. The Bank of Ireland building on Teeling Street has traded for nearly 100 years, under the Hibernian Bank name, prior to becoming Bank of Ireland in the 1970’s. Staff are still available on the floor to help customers do their business through the cash machines. They say lodgements and withdrawals will become easier, but that remains to be seen. Already shops, pubs and business are struggling to get to grips with this new regime, and the scarcity of change, especially €5 note and large coins is a real problem. Elderly people especially are frustrated and concerned about being able to do their banking business. The staff at a local level in Bank of Ireland are very pleasant and will help all customers as best they can. However,the public throughout Ireland are in shock at this national policy change for small branches. The situation will be monitored closely to see how the change effects people and businesses.

Famine Graveyard Mass
A Mass will be held in the old workhouse/famine graveyard at the back of Connolly Park on this Wednesday August 16th at 8pm in memory of those who died in Tubbercurry as a result of the famine in the 1840’s and also those who died in the Workhouse as a result of poverty and starvation in the decades after the famine. Tubbercurry workhouse was built in the 1850’s as part of a national workhouse building programme to help alleviate poverty, starvation and distress and it served all South Sligo until the early years of the 20th century when it closed. It was demolished in the 1930’s by Sligo County Council as it had fallen into disrepair and the Council built Connolly Park on the grounds of the old workhouse. After Mass on Wednesday Aug 16th, a cup of tea and refreshments will be served in Killorans Restaurant and a session of Irish music, songs and dance featuring local musicians and performers will take place. Young and old are invited to attend both Mass and Irish traditional session in Killorans

Seamus Golden, Drimina
The recent unexpected death occurred of Seamus Golden, late of Drimina, Tubbercurry. In his mid 70’s Seamus was a caring and easy going man who farmed at his own pace and own time. Like many of his generation, Seamus went to England as a teenager to seek work and opportunities and worked throughout England for 25 years, returning to Ireland in the early 1980’s.On his return he lived with and cared for his mother who lived into her 90’s and only died around 10 years ago. Seamus busied himself with farming and was a keen fisherman, as he lived along the banks of the river Moy. He was also a keen darts and draughts player. Saving Turf on the bog was also a job Seamus enjoyed, and he had actually brought home two loads of this year’s turf which he had saved just a few weeks prior to his death. His remains reposed at the Coen funeral home, removal took place at St Attractas Church, Tourlestrane and burial took place in Rhue cemetery. Seamus is survived by his sisters Ethel Calvey (Drimina) Janie Heaphy (Kilkenny), Kathleen Barber (New Jersey), Maureen Ryder and Betty Feely(Kent), Brothers in law, nieces nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Michael Gallagher, Masshill
The recent peaceful death occurred, after a long illness, of Michael Gallagher, late of Masshill, Cloonacool. In his mid 50’s, Michael was a quiet spoken, gentle individual who enjoyed his farm work and living in the middle of the Ox Mountains. A most loving neighbour and friend to those that knew him, Michael was always on call to those that needed help. His days out at sheep sales, Fair Days or general agricultural gatherings were a pleasure for Michael and he was a most interesting conversationalist when relaxed in his surroundings. Michaels remains reposed at his home in Masshill, and funeral mass took place in St Michaels Church, Cloonacool with burial in Cloonacool cemetery. He is survived by his sisters Mary (USA) Catherine (Kilmactigue) brothers Tommy (USA) and Peter (Gurteen), in-laws, nieces, nephews and large circle of friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Ladies Football
The Tubbercurry-Cloonacool U13 Girls are heading to Abbotstown on Saturday 19th August representing Sligo in the interests door soccer All Ireland Community games Finals.  They are Connaught champions and will play the Munster Champions in the semi final. These girls have already won the community games futsal all Ireland title this year and won the outdoor soccer national gold in 2016. The Tubbercurry-Cloonacool local community are very proud of these girls and want to wish them the best of luck on Saturday 19th.

All Ireland Fleadh
On Friday 4th August South SligoComhaltas Branch  held a fundraising session in Nathy Brennan’s it was a very entertaining night and very successful event. Many thanks to sponsors of prizes; Murphy’s Eurospar, Surlis’s Supervalu, Barry,s Pharmacy, Nathy and Nora Brennan and Tommy and Rosaleen Johnston and to Marie Gorman for organising the raffle..  Mile buiochas as always to Monica Brennan for her home baking and catering.We wish all our young competitors the very best of luck in their competitions in the All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. Go neiri libh go leir.

Active Retirement on the move again
The local Active Retirement Group, following much demand, is organizing another ‘Historical’ Trip to Dublin by luxury coach for 3 days/2 nights from Monday, September 18th to Wednesday, September 20th. Total cost is €220 and includes all travel, tours each day and B&B and Evening Meals in the Regency Hotel. Single rooms are 20 euro per night extra. Further details from Phil Flannery or committee members.

Sophia Housing Tubbercurry
A Bric A Brac Sale every Thursday from 2pm – 5pm, continues up to 26th October. “There’s something for everyone”, so why not come along and lend your support. A monster raffle will take place on the final day, 26th October.

THANKS FROM SPANISH SUMMER SCHOOL TO TUBBERCURRY
Fourteen years ago a small group of Spanish students arrived to Tubbercurry with the help of people from town who thought that having a Spanish summer school in the town would have a positive experience for both students and locals alike. Well, now this is a fact and Tubbercurry welcomes every summer a group of Spanish students who come here to learn English.   Now we have got to the end of the fourteenth summer and everything has been much better than it had ever been expected. A lot of work has been done to get to this point by the leaders in charge of the students and the teachers, but nothing would have been possible without the help of the people from the town. Host families have become a second family to the students, that’s why we would like to thank them for their help and support. We’d also like to thank the Irish coordinators who believed in this project from the very beginning, the South Sligo Summer School in which the students learnt Irish music and they really enjoyed it, and of course the whole town for the hospitality that has been given to all of us which made us feel like at home. We will never forget it!  This year, like the previous one, we made a barbeque in which host families, teachers, coordinators and everyone who wanted to attend had a great time. A fundraising took place and all the money was donated to Sligo Cancer Support Centre based in Tubbercurry.  Now we have started to work for next year’s course with more enthusiasm than ever. Thank you and see you next summer!

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN -summer workshops for ‘green kids’ Summer camp for Children (8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important).  Places limited (6 – 10).  Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August –  time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm…..  Friday 18th August –  time 8.00pm – 11.00pm.   Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.
Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals.  Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted.  Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff.  Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art.  Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

DVD for Sale in Aid of Concern
A DVD of a walk from Ballina to Tubbercurry in May 1997 retracing the route taken by the famous racehorse BALLYARA LAD transporting grain from Ballina to Tubbercurry during the Great Famine is now available in the following outlets: Gillespies, Surlis’s Supervalu, Murphys’ Spar, K & B Hardware, Killorans ‘Restaurant, Daybreak and Barrys’  Pharmacy.  The DVD also includes a re-enactment of an eviction scene at Lough Talt by members of the Phoenix Players.   All Proceeds are in aid of the Concern Famine in East Africa Relief Appeal

Photographic Exhibition
A Photographic Exhibition of old Photos will be held in Moylough Heritage and Arts Centre on the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of August.  More details to follow.  Anyone with old photographs of the area please contact Michael Fleming or any member of the committee.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
The Centre will be closed from Thursday August 3rd at 4pm and re-opening on Monday August 21st at 10am.  For any information or support, please contact the Cancer Support Centre at 44 Wine St, Sligo by dropping in or calling     071 9170399.  Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm

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

Tubbercurry – Card Game
Single hand 25 card game every Sundaynight in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry.  Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

Cloonacool Church Fundraisers
On Friday 25th August in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm, Swinford Drama Group will present their play ”The Two Loves Of Gabriel Foley” a hilarious comedy by well known author Jimmy Keary.. Proceeds will go towards the church renovation fund.

Weekly News - 31st July

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

Comhaltas Update

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 4th August.  Junior session starts at 9pm and senior session at 10.00pm

Many of our South Sligo musicians and singers were very successful at the Connaught Fleadh in NUIG Galway.   We celebrated success in a wide range of competitions from solo music to groups.  A great achievement celebrated was that of the South Sligo Grupai Cheoil under the tuition of Michael Hurley who won 1st place in the under 12 competition.  Many of our young branch members were involved and we are delighted for their success.  Many of our branch members also featured in solo competitions and will represent us at All-Ireland level, these include:  Ciara Lee; Fiddle.  Aoife Johnston; Concertina.  Sinead Johnston; Banjo, Mandolin.  Conan Marren; Whistle, Flute.  Mark Dunleavy; Uileann Pipes.  Lorraine Dunleavy; Whistle.  Lauren Hunt; Piano Accordion. Cliodhna Henry;Singing. Hannah & Ciara Lee; duet.  Ryan Sheridan & Sinead Johnston; duet.  Aoife Johnston and Conor McDonagh; duet.  Aoife Johnston, Ciara Lee & Conor McDonagh; trio.   Also, the brilliant Knocknashee Ceili Band will compete at the prestigious senior band competition.   We want to congratulate competitors, tutors and parents for all their hard work and dedication and we wish them all the very best of luck in the All-Ireland Fleadh in Ennis in August.

On Friday the 4th of August during our local session you can hear some of our young branch members playing and there will be a raffle held to support our branch members attending the All-Ireland Fleadh.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Míle buíochas.

Tubbercurry Library Upcoming Events

August 3rd from 11am – 1pm : Art Workshop with Peter Sinclair: Mask Making & Shadow Puppet Theatre. Suitable for 7+. Admission Free. For more information contact the Library on 071 9111705. Also check out Tubbercurry Library Facebook Page for Story Time at the Library events.

Gillespie Cup 2017

Tubbercurry Golf Society and the committee of Tubbercurry Golf Club will host the annual Society outing of the Gillespie Cup on Monday 14th August, 2017 at Enniscrone Golf Club.

Both the club and society wish to express their grateful and enduring thanks to the Gillespie family for their magnificent hosting of the Society for the past 35 years “Memories are made of this.”

If you would like to play in this years outing on Monday the 14th of August, contact John Gillespie on 0872885980 for timesheet.

Achonry/Mullinabreena Emigrant Local Reunion

This event takes place in Killorans Traditional Bar & Restaurant, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 8th August at 9.30pm. On the night there will be a display of photos of the parish from the past (on screen) with performances by local musicians. No cover charge and everyone welcome.

Annual Memorial Mass

The annual Memorial Mass takes place in St. Attracta’s Cemetery, Rhue on Friday 11th August, at 8pm.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summer camp for Children (8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important). Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses- Venue: Hilary Room, Banada; Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm. Please contact Siobhán on 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

The Centre will be closed from Thursday August 3rd at 4pm and re-opening on Monday August 21st at 10am. For any information or support, please contact the Cancer Support Centre at 44 Wine St, Sligo by dropping in or calling 071 9170399. Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm

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

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

Cloonacool Church Fundraisers

St. Michaels Church Cloonacool will have a stall at the old fair day in Tubbercurry on Wednesday August 9th next with a guess the weight of the animal(s) competition. Tickets will be on sale from any of the stewards in attendance on the day.

On Friday 25th August in Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm, Swinford Drama Group will present their play ”The Two Loves Of Gabriel Foley” a hilarious comedy by well known author Jimmy Keary. Proceeds from both of these fundraisers will go towards the church renovation fund. All support for both fundraising events will be very much appreciated.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

35th Gillespie Cup Enniscrone Golf Club

35th Gillespie Cup Enniscrone Golf Club – Monday 14th August 2017

The Tubbercurry Golf Society Gillespie Cup celebrates its’ 35th. Anniversary in Enniscrone Golf Club on 14th August next.

The Society was originally established to encourage local golfing friends in the Tubbercurry area to meet up to enjoy a day’s fun and craic during the holiday season, prior to the establishment of Tubbercurry Golf Club.  To renew the spirit of the original concept, we again invite golfers of any golfing standard in or around the South Sligo area to join us for a great days golf and craic on the fairways of Enniscrone.

While the Society has existed for over 40 years for the last 35 years the annual outing has been run as “The Gillespie Cup”and has become a major event on the golfing calander.  The Gillespie family wish to announce that the Cup will be retired on this its 35th Anniversary.

We the Gillespie family are grateful to Enniscrone Golf Club for the wonderful hospitality we received since 1983.  We sincerely thank all those past and present, who supported the event over the years and hope that you have shared and enjoyed memories of great fun on our journey together through the beautiful fairways of Enniscrone,

Tubbercurry Golf Society and the committee of Tubbercurry Golf Club will host the annual Society outing next year.  Both the club and society wish to express their grateful and enduring thanks to the Gillespie family for their magnificent hosting of the Society for the past 35 years “Memories are made of this.”

If you would like to play in this years outing on Monday the 14th of August in Enniscrone, contact John Gillespie on 0872885980 for timesheet.

Photo: 2016 Winner Shane McQuillan

Weekly News - 24th July

South Sligo U12  Grupai Ceoil  – Fundraising Night

South Sligo U12  Grupai Ceoil – C.C.E. Paddy Killoran under the stewardship of Michael Hurley and assisted by Jelca Davey have qualified for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Ennis from 13th to 20th August   . A fundraising Night will take place in Nathy Brennans Tubbercurry on Friday the 4th August next at 9pm to help with expenses for the trip. The U12 Groupi Ceoil Group will perform on the night along with other Fleadh qualifiers in different age groups and categories. A raffle will take place on the night and your support is greatly appreciated.

Achonry/Mullinabreena Emigrant Local Reunion

This event takes place in Killorans Traditional Bar & Restaurant, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 8th August at 9.30pm. On the night there will be a display of photos of the parish from the past (on screen) with performances by local musicians. No cover charge and everyone welcome.

South Sligo Summer School

The 31st Annual South Sligo Summer School has taken place in Tubbercurry, July 9th-15th last, and was a tremendous success. Hundreds of students attended classes throughout the town including various traditional musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Students attended from as far away as China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, USA, and various European countries. After classes were over, recitals and Ceíli’s were held in evening time and pubs were alive to the sound of top quality impromptu sessions. Well done to the organising committee and their various helpers for another successful school. Many people are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

Annual Memorial Mass

The annual Memorial Mass takes place in St. Attracta’s Cemetery, Rhue on Friday 11th August, at 8pm.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summer camp for Children (8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important)

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running a summer camps from  25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

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

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

The Centre will be closed from Thursday August 3rd at 4pm and re-opening on Monday August 21st at 10am.

For any information or support, please contact the Cancer Support Centre at 44 Wine St, Sligo by dropping in or calling 071 9170399. Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 17th July

South Sligo Summer School

The 31st Annual South Sligo Summer School has taken place in Tubbercurry, July 9th-15th last, and was a tremendous success. Hundreds of students attended classes throughout the town including various traditional musical instruments, singing, and dancing. Students attended from as far away as China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, USA, and various European countries. After classes were over, recitals and ceilies were held in evening time  and pubs were alive to the sound of top quality impromptu sessions. Well done to the organising committee and their various helpers for another successful school. Many people are already looking forward to next year’s event.

Old Fair Day Tubbercurry

Plans are well under way for the Old Fair Day Festival which runs from Sat 5th – Wed 9th August, 2017. In its 32nd year, the Festival is considered one of the leading Fair Days in the Country, so put the dates in your diary and spread the word. Filled with lots to see and do for all the family, this year’s event promises to be as action packed as ever. Copies of the Festival programme are available in shops and businesses in Tubbercurry.

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’

Summercamp for Children ( 8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important )

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 17th July – Thursday 20th July – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Friday 21st July – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm…. Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm. Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.

 Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats. CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Macra na Feirme:

An information night for a new Macra na Feirme club will take place on Friday 21st July at 8pm in Cloonacool Community Centre. It is an organisation for 17-35 years and include activities such as sport, agriculture, travel, drama, public speaking, social nights out and lots more. Everyone welcome! Come along on the night to find out all about Macra na Feirme. For more information contact Ciara 087 1888082 or Facebook: Cloonacool Macra na Feirme.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

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

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Kevin Kirrane, Drumartin

The recent peaceful death occurred after a brief illness of Kevin Kirrane, late of Drumartin, Aclare. Aged just 59, Kevin was son of the late Johnny and Mary Kirrane, and a member of a well known and respected local family in the Aclare area.

After finishing school in the mid-70s, Kevin became involved with his father’s business of machinery work and agricultural contracting throughout South Sligo. As well as doing the seasonal farm contract work of hay, silage and land upgrading, Kevin also got involved with road development and general upgrading work for Coillte Teo, the state forestry company. Many of the access roads and general facilities associated with the forestry development on the Ox Mts and in various other parts of Co. Sligo were done by Kevin and his team. One of the amenities he worked on in the Tubbercurry area was the laying of the footpath through the forestry at the rear of Rathscanlon Creamery. This forest walk is an excellent local amenity, and Kevin took great pride in the finished product. Indeed, he was eagerly anticipating and awaiting the development of an extension to the present walk, an extension which is hoped for at some stage in the future.

A very important part of Kevin’s business was Geraldine, his wife. However, as well as his wife, Geraldine was very much involved in the administration and pricing of his work and any one of them was rarely seen socially without the other.

Kevin was a quiet spoken and gentle man, who often helped others quietly and without any fuss. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, daughter Claire, sons Stephen, Kieran, and Brian, son and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sister Maureen, brothers J.P. and Vincent, various in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. His remains reposed at the Brennan funeral homes and at his own home with funeral mass in Tourlestrane. Burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News July 10th

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance is in full swing and continues to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, took place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. A great crowd was in attendance and music was provided by Swallows Tail Céilí Band for the opening Ceili. Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

NATURE INSPIRES for CHILDREN – summer workshops for ‘green kids’
Summer Camp for Children ( 8 – 12 or below or above – interest is more important )

Places limited (6 – 10). Monday 17th July – Thursday 20th July – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

Friday 21st July – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm…. Monday 14th August – Thursday 17th August – time 11.00 am – 2.00 pm….. Friday 18th August – time 8.00pm – 11.00pm

Homemade/home-grown healthy lunch included each day.
Day 1: Get to know the farm and all the animals. Learn about animal husbandry and the needs of animals. Day 2:  A day where plant biodiversity gets highlighted. Learn how to enhance our environment by planting and sowing seeds. Day 3: Being creative with wild and domesticated stuff. Each child can create their own little garden to take home with them. Day 4: Together with Sylvia, a local artist, children can let their imagination loose and do up their own piece of art. Day 5: Friday 8.00pm – 11.00pm – A qualified ‘bat-woman’ will introduce us to the mysterious world of bats.
CONTACT: Martina 087-2403005 for more information and availability

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp
Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, from 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, Cost €60 per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Fun, Friends & Feeling Fit Summer Camp takes place in Gurteen Community Park between 31st July and 4th August daily from 9.30 – 3pm for primary school children with a wide variety of activities. €50 per child and family discount. Contact Barry on 087 275 2053 or see Facebook.

Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 3rd July

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance takes place in Tubbercurry from 9th to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, takes place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Swallows Tail Céilí Band play for the opening céilí that night, starting at 8.30 pm and registration for all classes and workshops is also in St Brigid’s Hall from 8.30 am on Monday morning, 10th July.

Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, 60 euros per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand, 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry starting at 8.30am.

Children Starting Primary School:

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 26th June

South Sligo Summer School 2017

The 31st South Sligo Summer School of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance takes place in Tubbercurry from 9th to 15th July. Following Aifreann an Domhnaigh in the Church of John Evangelist at 11.30 am on Sunday morning 9th July, the official opening by newly elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon, takes place in St Brigid’s Hall at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Swallows Tail Céilí Band play for the opening céilí that night, starting at 8.30 pm and registration for all classes and workshops is also in St Brigid’s Hall from 8.30 am on Monday morning, 10th July.

Further details of the full programme on www.sssschool.org where you can also pre-register for all classes and workshops online. The programme is also available in all local shops and businesses. Ar aghaidh leis an gceol!

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival Launch

You are invited to the launch of the 32nd Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival on Thursday 29th June at 8 p.m. in Murphy’s Hotel in Tubbercurry. Our five day festival runs from Saturday 5th to Wednesday 9th August. All welcome.

Cake Sale

A Cake Sale will take place in the Vodafone Shop in Tubbercurry opposite Supervalu on Friday, 30th June at 9am. Proceeds are in support of our local girl, Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney’s journey to the Dome and her year as Sligo Rose 2017. Anyone who would bake for the cake sale it will be greatly appreciated. Cakes can be dropped into Lisa’s house on Thursday Evening and from 8am Friday morning. There will also be a raffle on the day with some great raffle prizes.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are again running 2 summer camps, 18th to 21st July and 25th to 28th July, 10am till 2pm each day, 60 euros per child per week, limited places.  email – oxmountaincamp@gmail.com or 071 9181920.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

Single hand, 25 card game every Sunday night in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry starting at 8.30am.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who turned out in support of the Cloonacool evening in honour of the Sligo Rose, Lisa Maloney and her Rosebud Clodagh Gavigan.  It was a fantastic event and over €1300 was raised for Lisa’s campaign.  If anyone is interested in a DVD (€10 each) of the evening please contact Regina, Anne, Karen or Bríd.

Children Starting Primary School

Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre

Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Regional Enterprise Development Fund

An information event (West Information Session) is taking place in Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, Co. Galway on 29th June 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm. This is an information evening for persons and groups interested in submitting an application for funding under the new €60m Enterprise Ireland Regional Development Fund.

People are encouraged to come along and find out more about how they can apply for funding in order to assist projects in the region. If you require any further information contact Ann 086 3065588.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News June 18th

Cancer Support Group
The team in the Cancer support centre wishes to gratefully acknowledge the great support and help received for our cake sale which took place recently. It really was a great success for the centre and made in the region of €1200. Your help and thoughtfulness made this possible. We never cease to be amazed at people’s generosity. It’s what keeps us going here.  Sligo Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their families. Healing Bio-energy and Reflexology Therapies, and one to one support and Counselling. Drop in centre open Mon-Thurs 10-4pm. Call 089 4480527

Tubbercurry Library
have loads on offer to keep you entertained over the Summer Holidays.
Saturday June 24th 10:30am-12:30pm : The Library Games Club : The library will be hosting a series of Board gaming club sessions starting in June.

Thursday June 29th, : 3pm Summer Stars Reading Adventure Official Launch, with special guests.

Thursday June 29th : 3pm-5pm : Library Book Clinic : A prescription for Your Reading : Making Books a Part of Every Child’s Life.  Contact 071 9111705 for more details or find us on Facebook.

House Concert.  
The musical pairing of Kieran Quinn and Seamie O’Dowd will play a house concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool on this coming Friday June 23rd at 8pm sharp. A light supper is included. Space is limited so booking is essential on 087 2512030.

Cake Sale  
A Cake Sale will take place in the Vodafone Shop in Tubbercurry opposite Supervalu on Friday, 30th June at 9am. Proceeds are going to Sligo Rose Lisa Maloney’s journey to the Dome and her year as Sligo Rose 2017. Anyone who would bake for the cake sale it will be greatly appreciated. Cakes can be dropped into Lisa’s house on Thursday Evening and from 8a.m.  Friday morning. There will also be a raffle on the day with some great raffle prizes. 

Children Starting Primary School:  
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

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.

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.

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 087-4510572 for booking or further information.

Cloonacool Card Game 
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.