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

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.

 

 

 

Weekly News - 28th May

North Connaught College Workshop

There will be a workshop for adults considering a return to Education and wishing to explore a different future for themselves in North Connaught College Tubbercurry from Tuesday 29th May – Thursday 31st May from 10am – 1pm. All are welcome. Ring 071 91-85035 to enrol.

Tubbercurry Comhaltas

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night1st June. Junior session starts at 9.00pm and senior session at 10.00pm. All musicians welcome. The Sligo county Fleadh will be held in The Mercy College, Sligo. The official opening and concert on Friday night 1st June in the Southern Hotel at 7pm . Competitions on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd June. Céilí on Saturday night in Southern Hotel commencing at 8.30pm. A great weekend of music song and dance is assured .Bígí linn le haghaidh an craic

Sligo Greenway

The A.G.M. of the Sligo Greenway Co-Op took place last week with a large crowd in attendance. The enthusiasm for a Greenway to be developed on the footprint of the old Sligo-Limerick rail line is very strong and growing in strength as each obstacle to the development is overcome one by one. As well as being a marvellous walking and cycling facility for the local population from Sligo to Mayo, it will also be a great attraction for tourists into the Co. Sligo region. This in turn will have a spin off for all the tourist related businesses, including Hotels, B&B premises, pubs, restaurants, and other related service industries. At a time when employment opportunities in Co Sligo are limited, it is essential that this Greenway Project continues to its final goal of receiving funding to get the route opened. Many people may ask, how can they help? At present membership of the Co-Op stands at 800, but this number needs to be doubled or even trebled.

If you or your friends and family have not already joined, please do so to lend your support to the project. Membership of the Co-Op costs just €10, and this can be done on line. Please mail sligogreenwaycoop@gmail.com for membership details, or if you are not yet computer good, please leave your contact details with any of the committee, including Noel Johnson at his Computerbits shop in Tubbercurry.

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.

Free Adult Cycling Skills Workshop

A free workshop suitable for adult beginners and novice cyclist 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 071 9186926.

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 071 9186926.

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

Comhaltas

Good Luck to all competitors from our area taking part at the Sligo Co. Fleadh from June 1st-3rd in the Mercy College, Sligo

Children Starting Primary School

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association are celebrating the countrywide Bealtaine Festival 1918 by organising an evening’s entertainment on Tuesday May 29th, in the local Health Centre. The programme will consist of an illustrated talk by Frank Tivnan entitled ‘Glimpses on the Rich History of Leyney’, followed by Musical Entertainment and Refreshments. The evening will start with a Wine Reception at 8 pm sharp, Entry is free. All are welcome. We hope that it will be a real friendly community get-together.

The group have already this month, as well as all their other activities, have had a very enjoyable outing to Castlebar for Bowling and a visit to the Museum of Country Life. A team has been entered for the AR National Bowling Competition and plans are finalised for our holiday in Wales next month. Choice of our Book Club for May is a nostalgic read of an old classic – book chosen being Emma by Jane Austen. New members are very welcome.

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

Weekly News May 21st

Over 60 Actors become stars!The South Sligo town of Tubbercurry and surrounding locations have been turned into films sets for the upcoming OsKaRs. With auditions, rehearsals, sourcing costumes, props, locations, hairs, make up and extras all thrown into the mix. A boxing ring, singing practice, a trial and a baby, you’ll never know what you might have seen in Tubbercurry over the last few months. The outcome, seven iconic scenes from major movies with over 60+ local actors taking part. Films ranging from Rocky to Sister Act, Misery, A Few Good Men, Fr Ted to The Snapper and The Field. The filming complete, now is your chance to get tickets for Tubbercurry GAA’s “A night at the OsKaRs” a red-carpet night full of glitz and glamour on Saturday, 26thMay in the Sligo Park Hotel. Tickets are €25 and available from committee members and casts. A judging panel will adjudicate on each movie with prizes for Best Film, Best Actor / Actress, Best Supporting Actor / Actress on the night.

The OsKaRs is a major fund-raising drive for the development of Kilcoyne Park, home of Tubbercurry GAA. Tubbercurry GAA was established in 1888 with Kilcoyne Park officially opening in 1964. Since then it has been graced by Sligo’s and Connacht’s finest GAA stars. With club teams ranging from U6 to Senior, the grounds have felt the toll over the years and the board feel now is the right time to give it a major face-lift. In 2017 the members applied for sports funding and to everyone’s delight secured it. Unfortunately, this was not going to be enough to finance the major improvements that are needed so the idea of “A Night at the OsKaRs” was born. This has been very successful for clubs throughout the country and Tubbercurry GAA club is very thankful for the support the wider community have provided for this fundraiser. They are delighted the grounds are used by various organisations in Tubbercurry and wish Kilcoyne Park to serve the GAA and wider South Sligo community into the future.

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

South Sligo Macra na Feirme are recruiting new members on Thursday 24th May at 9pm in Murphys Hotel Tubbercurry. If you are 17-35 years and have an interest in sport, agriculture, travel, drama, public speaking or social nights out, then come along to find out more. For more information, contact Ciara 087 1888082.

North Connaught College, Workshop There will be a workshop for adults considering a return to Education and wishing to explore a different future for themselves in North Connaught College Tubbercurry from  Tuesday 29th May – Thursday 31st May from 10am – 1pm. All are welcome.  Ring 071 91-85035 to enrol.

Deepest sympathy is extended to John and Majella Armstrong (Nee McGinley) Ballymote Road and Niall and Mary Teresa Armstrong (Nee Lee) Mullinabreena on the recent death of John and Niall’s father Charlie Armstrong Bettystown Co. Meath. Charlie served as a member of An Garda Siochana in Drogheda for 37 years. Deepest sympathy is extended to His wife and family at this time.

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association  The local Active Retirement Association are celebrating the countrywide Bealtaine Festival 1918 by organising an evening’s entertainment on Tuesday, May 29th, in the local Health Centre.  The programme will consist of an illustrated talk by Frank Tivnan entitled ‘Glimpses on the Rich History of Leyney’, followed by Musical Entertainment and Refreshments.  The evening will start with a Wine Reception at 8 pm sharp, Entry is free. All are welcome. We hope that it will be a real, friendly community get-together. The group have already this month, as well as all their other activities, have had a very enjoyable outing to Castlebar for Bowling and a visit to the Museum of Country Life.  A team has been entered for the AR National Bowling Competition and plans are finalised for our holiday in Wales next month.   Choice of our Book Club for May is a nostalgic read of an old classic – book chosen being Emma by Jane Austen.  New members are very welcome.

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.

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.

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 14th May

Tubbercurry GAA

Tubbercurry GAA presents Be Well evening “Health & Well Being in a Modern World” on Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry with guest speakers Aoife Lane, WGPA Chair & Head of Department Sport & Health Sciences AIT – How To Create A Healthy Club, Joe Waters, Sligo Samaritans – Promoting Good Mental Health, David Kelly, Lecturer in Health Sciences AIT- Promoting Healthier Eating Habits, Stephen Gilmartin, Msc Sports & Exercise Medicine – Why Exercise?. Tickets available on the door, €10 per person and €20 per family. Organised by the cast of Fr. Ted OsKaRs film. All proceeds in aid of Tubbercurry GAA Grounds Development. All welcome. Thank you for your support.

Fancy yourself as a writer? Creative writing classes for adult beginners – 10 weeks flash fiction, short stories, mining memories for memoir, journal keeping, poetry and more informal, fun classes led by award-winning writer Louise G Cole at: An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry – Starting May 17th 7-9pm

Enquiries: 086 0814683 – All welcome Thursday evenings – includes tea and coffee supported by the MSLETB Community Education Scheme.

Recycling Workshop

A recycling workshop takes place on Monday 21st May at 7pm in Án Chroí, Tubbercurry. Come along and learn “what goes in your bin”. Everyone welcome.

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.

Referendum – Canvassing & discussions are taking place locally on the upcoming referendum to remove or not remove the Eight Amendment from the Constitution. Word locally is that the vote will be tight. A sad complaint locally is that posters have been removed by opponents of the other opinion. Respect for all opinions should be tolerated by all sides.

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.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

Active retirement activities have resumed for the Spring/Summer session. The weekly Tuesday group meetings in the Health Centre will now be held in the evenings at 8 pm with Card games, Flower Arranging, Reflexology, Bealtaine celebration, outings etc on the agenda. Monthly outings are being arranged and we are looking forward to our week’s trip to North Wales in June. Weekly Bowling and Exercises continue as well as our open ‘Irish hour’ on Thursdays in Teach Laighne at 3 pm. Ta alan daoine sa ceanntar ata gra aca do’n Gaeilge – bain usaid as bhur cupla focail and join us every Thursday for a very enjoyable hour.

Our Book club meets on the last Wednesday on each month – new members are very welcome. Book for this month in Colson Whithead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’. Books are supplied courtesy of the local library.

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

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

Michael McCarrick, deceased

There was much sadness in the Tubbercurry/Cloonacool areas as news filtered through over the May Bank Holiday weekend that Michael McCarrick of Ballina and originally Doomore, Tubbercurry had died in a flying accident just outside Ballina. Michael was a well known and highly respected man who worked all his adult life with ESB. As well as a good worker and great family man, Michael was also a well known traditional musician who played in many an Irish music session around Tubbercurry. Although living in Ballina, the Cloonacool and Tubbercurry areas were always very close to his heart, and it was ironic that during his final flight prior to his death, he had flown over the South Sligo area which formed him as a man and musician. A past pupil of Banada Abbey Secondary School, Michael always had an innocent and slightly mischievous smile on his face that portrayed a fun loving character.

His funeral was attended by thousands in Ballina from Mayo and South Sligo region, and a great traditional music session at the funeral home said much about the love he had of music, and also about the esteem in which he was held by all his friends and colleagues. Michael is survived by his wife Breege, children, Finn and Aoife, mother Kathleen, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and many cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News May 7th

Lough Talt Water – Boil Notice
Representatives from Irish Water held a meeting last week 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.

Referendum – Canvassing & discussions are taking place locally on the upcoming referendum to remove or not remove the Eight Amendment from the Constitution.  Word locally is that the vote will be tight.  A sad complaint locally is that posters have been removed by opponents of the other opinion.  Respect for all opinions should be tolerated by all sides.

Gallagher House – Garden Centre Open Day
Annual Open Day at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Thursday May 10th 2018 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Large selection of bedding plants, shrubs etc., available for purchase. Hanging baskets and window boxes made to order.  Refreshments served.  All are very welcome and your support is greatly appreciated

Martin Skeffington, deceased  The recent death occurred after a long illness borne with great courage of Martin Skeffington late of Springvale and originally from Connolly Park, Tubbercurry.  Aged 73 Martin was a well known and respected man who was quiet spoken and who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life.  In his early working life he moved to England from Tubbercurry where he spent nearly 20 years working in the construction business before returning home with his wife Jean to rear their expanding family.  Locally he worked with various farmers doing the seasonal work as required, and he always enjoyed this type of farm work where he was involved with nature and wildlife. As a hobby he always kept a racing greyhound or two and was a regular attendee at Longford and Galway greyhound racing tracks.  He also enjoyed shooting and hunting and knew all the woods and bogs of South Sligo. His remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to the Church of John Evangelist. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetary.  Martin is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Julie & Katie, sons Martin, Paul, Michael, Brian, Peter & Tom, sons and daughters in law, many grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in Peace.

Tommy Wynne, formerly Corsallagh  Sympathy is extended to John Wynne, Tubbercurry and Christy Wynne, Corsallagh and to their sister Margaret Granlahan on the recent death of their brother Tommy, who died recently in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.  May he rest in Peace.

North Connaught College there will be a free workshop called Sligo Adult Guidance in Education for early school leavers and adults in North Connaught Tubbercurry from the 29th to 31st May  10am to 1pm each day.  This is a free workshop for anyone who is seeking advice about going back to education or wants to upskill or find out how to apply for an apprenticeship or training and more.

Darkness into Light Walk
The Darkness into Light Walk takes place from Banada Abbey once again this year on Saturday 12th May at 4.00am. Pre registration takes place at Supervalu Tubbercurry next Friday 27th from 5 to 7.00pm and on Saturday 28th from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Real Tubber FC are holding an EGM in St Brigids Hall Tubbercurry on Monday 14th May at 9pm. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a committee of officers. The Club invites all members, parents and coaches to attend and to have their say on how the club will be run

Fancy yourself as a writer?  Creative writing classes for adult beginners – 10 weeks flash fiction, short stories, mining memories for memoir, journal keeping, poetry and more informal, fun classes led by award-winning writer Louise G Cole at: An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry – Starting May 17th 7-9pm
Enquiries: 086 0814683 – All welcome Thursday evenings – includes tea and coffee supported by the MSLETB Community Education Scheme.
 
Recycling Workshop
A recycling workshop takes place on Monday 21st May at 7pm in Án Chroí, Tubbercurry.   Come along and learn “what goes in your bin”.   Everyone welcomed.

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.

Rural Renewal Social Scheme – Vacancies are available for the Rural Social Scheme which is run by County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company CLG.  The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen/women. To qualify for the RSS you must be receiving farm assist or another social welfare payment. Participants on the RSS provide services that benefit rural communities and in return receive an increase in their weekly social welfare payment. To discuss eligibility please contact Declan Foley on 0719141138

Tubbercurry Active Retirement
Active retirement activities have resumed for the Spring/Summer session.  The weekly Tuesday group meetings in the Health Centre will now be held in the evenings at 8 pm with Card games, Flower Arranging, Reflexology, Bealtaine celebration, outings etc on the agenda.  Monthly outings are being arranged and we are looking forward to our week’s trip to North Wales in June.  Weekly Bowling and Exercises continue as well as our open ‘Irish hour’ on Thursdays in Teach Laighne at 3 pm.  Ta alan daoine sa ceanntar ata gra aca do’n Gaeilge – bain usaid as bhur cupla focail and join us every Thursday for a very enjoyable hour.
Our Book club meets on the last Wednesday on each month – new members are very welcome.  Book for this month in Colson Whithead’s  ‘The Underground Railroad’.  Books are supplied courtesy of the local library.

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

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

Weekly News - 23rd April

Gallagher House – 8km Run

Our annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Thursday April 26th at 7pm. Registration will be from 6pm on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Wednesday April 25th at 071 91 20624 or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre. Clock timing on the day. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre. Cost per adult is €10. Everyone is welcome and your support will, as always, be greatly appreciated.”

Cycle Against Suicide Cycle 2018 event takes place on the 5th May the cycle leaves St. Muirdeachs College, Ballina and heads to Carrick on Shannon via Lough Talt and Tubbercurry stopping off in Tubbercurry at St. Brigid’s Hall – it will be an opportunity for the local community to engage with local and national mental health organisations. Expected time to arrive in Tubbercurry is approximately 1pm. For further info contact:

+353 667144 600 or view website www.cycleagainstsuicide.com

Darkness into Light Walk

The Darkness into Light Walk takes place from Banada Abbey once again this year on Saturday 12th May at 4.00am. Pre registration takes place at Supervalu Tubbercurry next Friday 27th from 5 to 7.00pm and on Saturday 28th from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Carrentubber/Cloonacool Text Alert

Carrentubber/Cloonacool Text Alert are holding a registration night in Cloonacool Community Centre on Wednesday 02nd May @ 8pm. Registration fee is €20 (which will cover set up cost and maintenance for approximately 2 years ).

The first meeting was held on Tuesday 10th April. This meeting was very well attended and people expressed great interest in setting up the Text Alert Group. A Committee was appointed , and the members are John McIntyre ,Chairperson ( 087 2864380 ), Michael Armstrong, Vice Chairperson ( 086 8185393), Mary Dunne , Treasurer ( 087 0916999 ), Tom McGowan, Community Co-ordinator ( 087 6202270 ), Martin Gavigan, Secretary ( 086 3885907 ).

Everyone is very welcome, and your support will, as always, be greatly appreciated.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

Active retirement activities have resumed for the Spring/Summer session. The weekly Tuesday group meetings in the Health Centre will now be held in the evenings at 8 pm with Card games, Flower Arranging, Reflexology, Bealtaine celebration, outings etc on the agenda. Monthly outings are being arranged and we are looking forward to our week’s trip to North Wales in June. Weekly Bowling and Exercises continue as well as our open ‘Irish hour’ on Thursdays in Teach Laighne at 3 pm. Ta alan daoine sa ceanntar ata gra aca do’n Gaeilge – bain usaid as bhur cupla focail and join us every Thursday for a very enjoyable hour.

Our Book club meets on the last Wednesday on each month – new members are very welcome. Book for this month in Colson Whithead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’. Books are supplied courtesy of the local library.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Are you interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the internet? Co-Ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd., a 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo, and costs €25 which is payable on registration day. To register, or if you would like to get more information contact David/Paula at 071- 9141155.

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 16th April

Cycle Against Suicide Cycle 2018 event takes place on the 5th May the cycle leaves St. Muirdeachs College, Ballina and heads to Carrick on Shannon via Lough Talt and Tubbercurry stopping off in Tubbercurry at St. Brigid’s Hall – it will be an opportunity for the local community to engage with local and national mental health organisations. Expected time to arrive in Tubbercurry is approximately 1pm. For further info contact

+353 667144 600 or view www.cycleagainstsuicide.com

Gallagher House – 8km Run

Our annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Thursday April 26th at 7pm. Registration will be from 6pm on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Wednesday April 25th at 071 91 20624 or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre. Clock timing on the day. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre. Cost per adult is €10. Everyone is welcome and your support will, as always, be greatly appreciated.

Good Wishes

Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Anne Price who has just recently opened her new Hairdressing Salon in Tubbercurry. Anne’s Salon is situated on Mountain Road across from Micky Mac’s pub. Pop in and say hello where you are always guaranteed of a great service. Best of luck Anne in your new venture.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Are you interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the internet? Co-ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd., a 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo, and costs €25 which is payable on registration day. To register, or if you would like to get more information contact David/Paula at 071- 9141155.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 13th–20thSeptember 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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 9th April

Agri Fest

An exciting and interesting event takes place under the auspices of Tubbercurry GAA Club calling all farmers and those even vaguely interested in the farming business.

Come along to “The future farming in the west” showcase on Saturday 14th April from 6pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry.

With 30+ stalls exhibiting from local and nationwide business, together with keynote speakers on the topic of “what the future of farming holds in the West of Ireland”. Stalls to include Aurivo, Progressive Genetics, FDB Insurance and more…. We will host a monster raffle and auction with the highlight of the evening an auction of a pedigree Aberdeen Angus Heifer. All proceeds in aid of Tubbercurry GAA Grounds Development. For further details contact Barry Brennan 087-6549042 or Trevor Matthews 086-2356662. Delighted to announce IFA President Joe Healy will be our keynote speaker.

Guest Speakers include Mr. Des Morrison, Chairman ICMSA Livestock Committee. Topics: Beef/Dairy enterprises and Climate change.
Dr. Justin McDonagh, Aurivo, Topics: Animal Nutrition and Farm Finance.
Mr. Brian Reidy, Dairy Farmer, Tubbercurry, Plus a number of other specialist speakers. This is an ideal opportunity to come along to mix and meet fellow farmers to discuss the topics, issues and problems of today in the light of the ongoing fodder crisis.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Are you interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the internet? Co-Ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd., a 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo, and costs €25 which is payable on registration day. To register, or if you would like to get more information contact David/Paula at 071- 9141155.

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

New "Sligo's Hidden Gems" brochure for 2018 tourist season

New “Sligo’s Hidden Gems” brochure for 2018 tourist season

Tourism network South and West Sligo has launched a new tourism brochure “Sligo’s Hidden Gems” for the 2018 tourist season. The attractive A5 publication is part of an ongoing programme promoting the rural areas of Sligo. A video, media visits and a sustained social media campaign are all part of the plans for the coming year.

“Sligo’s Hidden Gems” is a fabulous tool for any visitor and is bigger and better than the 2017 publication. It include details of tourist businesses in the area – everything from surfing, seaweed baths, horse riding, rock climbing and golfing to attractions, walking trails and festivals. It also includes a comprehensive calendar of events and a very useful map of the area with details of heritage and historic sites. It is ideal for visitors and for people living in Sligo who are planning a day out.

Over 40 businesses are part of the fledgling network, including signature festivals, adventure and activity providers as well as essentials such as accommodation and eateries. “Sligo’s Hidden Gems” will be distributed through members, tourist offices and tourism related festivals and events.

Speaking at the launch which took place in the Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Chairman Paul Taylor said, “We are delighted to present this comprehensive tourism guide for our area. Now tourists can easily find out about all the hidden gems and less known parts of the county”. He went on to compliment the energy and enthusiasm of the network, saying, “I’m delighted to be part of a vibrant organisation, full of committed and enthusiastic people who wish to showcase their region. With this vision and commitment to working together, we will soon be firmly on the tourism map.”

As is common outside urban areas, the tourism businesses have tended to operate alone rather than in conjunction with one another. Through the network, businesses will come together, building a stronger tourism product through collaboration, which will benefit the entire region.

Contact info:@southandwestsligo.ie for further information or visit the website www.southandwestsligo.ie

Weekly News - 2nd April

Comhaltas Session

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 6th April.  Junior session starts at 9.00pm and senior session at 10.00pm.  All musicians welcome.

County Sligo Macra

Sligo Macra are hosting the National Semi Finals of the Macra Na Feirme Drama Competition on the 7th April in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry. Doors open at 7.30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Admission €10. All welcome

Digital Skills for Citizens

Are you interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the internet? Co-Ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd., a 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo, and costs €25 which is payable on registration day. To register, or if you would like to get more information contact David/Paula at 071- 9141155.

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

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net