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 Sept. 1st

Comhaltas News Traditional music classes commencing in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on Monday 9th September.  Flute and Whistle for beginners starts at 6.15pm,  advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm. Congratulations to all our members who took part the All Ireland Fleadh in Drogheda and did us proud.  Comhghairdeas to Sinead Johnston on the fantastic achievment of winning gold on the banjo.

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennans on Friday 6th September, Junior session at 8.30m and Senior session starting at 9.30pm.  All musicians are very welcome

South Sligo in Older Times This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry. Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library. Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

LOUGH DERG The one day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Tubbercurry on Tuesday, September 10th next will be leaving Teach Laighne Car Park at 7.30am.   There will also be pick-up stops at Achonry Creamery and Collooney.  The cost of €60 for the day will be collected on the coach.  There are a few seats still available.  Please ring 087-7720950or 087-7436962 for booking.

Famine Graveyard mass There was a great turn out at the Famine graveyard Mass which was celebrated in memory of those who died in Tubbercurry as a result of the famine in the 1840’s.   A word of thanks to everyone who attended the mass and a special word of thanks to the committee who keep the graveyard and its environs in top condition.

Cloonacool Players Drama Group lighting courses The Cloonacool Players Drama Group are offering lighting and sound courses to all those interested in getting involved in the technical workings of drama backstage. These courses will be conducted in the coming weeks if sufficient numbers show interest. All those interested should contact chairperson Brid Calvey or instructor Sean Johnston in the coming days.

Nurture Africa Uganda The organising committee and Jean Gallagher wish to thank all who attended a fundraising function on behalf of the charity in the May Queen lounge.  We especially want to thank all who donated money, spot prizes and food for the event.  Also thanks to John and Loretto Burke of the May Queen, and Carmel McLoughlin for providing the music.  A total of €1,517.60 was raised for the charity.

Social Dancing in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre Social dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre (beside Joe Dan’s Pub) on Saturday September 7th, music by the fabulous Michael Walsh, dancing from 10pm to 12pm, great nights dancing assured, admission €10

Cloonacool Sheep Festival The community of Cloonacool are embarking on a local festival event this September that will highlight the theme of Sheep Farming and the traditions for which the region is renowned. The event itself will include activities such as sheep class competitions –   novelty events, and exhibits and displays on the theme.  Best overall sheep and… open to all… Pimp My Sheep!  A dance (10pm Saturday night), with music by John Hogan, opens the festival which will take place on the weekend of 21st and 22nd of September in Cloonacool Village . Everyone welcome.   Contact the organisers via Facebook or email at cloonacoolsheepfestival@gmail.com

National Learning Network, Sligo The National Learning Network Sligo are holding an Open Day in the centre on Bridge Street, Sligo, F9IEY26,  Friday 6th September from 10am to 1pm. Come along for a tour of the centre, meet the instructors, support staff and current students to hear more about the FREE courses on offer. Have you had an accident, illness or injury or do you have a disability and need extra support? NLN has FREE Training Courses that can help you.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Due to great demand for a short Autumn Break, the local Active Retirement Association is now organising a 3-day trip to Kilkenny city from Monday, 7th to Wednesday 9th October.  Venue will be the Spring Court Hotel, cost (inclusive of half board, all coach travel and entry fees to historical sites) is €220.  Single rooms are limited and the supplement is  €20 per night.  Book asap to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 – Payment in full before September 7th.

Cloonacool Heritage Calendar 2020 Cloonacool Heritage are creating a 2020 calendar with a view to collecting and presenting historical images of the parish. They are requesting that anyone in the area who might have such old photographs to forward them for inclusion in the calendar. Photographs will be scanned and returned. Images of historical or geographical interest are of particular interest. Contact Phil Marren on 087 9329873 or email cloonacoolheritage@gmail.com

Tubbercurry Card Game Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 19/08/2019

Old Fair Day 2019 – The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival was another resounding success last week and great credit is due to Dave Brennan, Chairman, and his wonderful committee of volunteers who were planning the event since the days after the end of the 2018 Festival. Already the same committee are examining this year’s event to see how they can improve on it for next year. The Festival ran over 5 days, starting Saturday with the Teddy’s Bears Picnic, at the Forest Walk in Rathscanlon. This is a wonderful event for children, and has continued to expand each year over the last 4 years since its inception. Activities included the duck race on the Maiden River and the storey-telling event in the Oak Corridor, part of the Forest.
On Sunday, the Family Fun Day at Wolf Tone Square attracted hundreds of other people with various fun events to capture the imagination of young and old. Other events on Monday and Tuesday got all generations out enjoying themselves.
The big event on Wednesday was the Old Fair Day itself, where up to 10,000 people came to Tubbercurry to enjoy the fun and displays that were on offer. There was a good display of animals, including various breeds of sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys and even a Lama. There was also good sale for hens, ducks, geese and Francis Kilcoyne from Curry had various miniature ponies for sale. Francis has been at every Fair Day in Tubbercurry for nearly 60 years and always liked to stand at the bottom of Mountain Road. Pat Ward from Keash was selling hens, rabbits and unusual varieties of Pigeons.
Fr. Dan O’Mahony and his Cloonacool helpers raised money for Cloonacool Church repairs by selling lines to guess the weight of “Daisy” the cow. Traditional crafts were much in evidence. John White made hay ropes, and other unusual crafts and craftsmen working, included glass blowers, pottery, ironmongery, thatching, rush work, bread making, weaving, wood turning, farrier work etc.

Ocean FM broadcasted their early morning shows from Tubbercurry and various locals interviewed over the morning included, Jackie Coogan, Old Fair Day Founder, Roger McCarrick, President, Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, Tom Towey, Cloonacool and Martin Connolly, (MCC).

The Gardaí are to be thanked for their presence to ensure no anti-social behaviour took place, and this made patrons very comfortable.

Traders and Stall vendors as well as crafts people took up their pitches around Teeling Street, Wolf Tone Square, Mountain Road, and Humbert Street from 6am, and the town gradually took shape.

Visitors and Patrons started to trickle into town by 9am and by 11am large crowds had assembled and were sampling the magic atmosphere of sounds, colours, smells and people. Old friends met and new acquaintances made, school friends of 10 or maybe 70 years ago renewed family catch-up. Children and grand-children were introduced, and laughter filled the air.

Live music from the stage on The Square was one focal point, but the truth is there were so many focal points on little streets and corners, that it was hard to pick a favourite.

For many, the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day is the centre of holidays in South Sligo for so many of our diaspora spread around the world, and it is so important that this great tradition is kept alive. Volunteers are always needed and again we all say well done to the dozens of helpers, stewards, people who helped with the tidy up, etc. who make the whole event such a wonderful family occasion. We look forward already to the Old Fair Day, 2020.

Budgies Coffee Shop – A new coffee shop opened last week at the bottom of Humbert Street under the ownership and management of Vincent Leonard. Vincent is affectionately known as “The Budgie” since his youth and is a great host for those seeking a casual coffee and scone with friends.

The Budgie previously owned a pub on Wolf Tone Square, also known as “Budgies”, but retired from that some years ago. However, he missed the buzz of being self-employed, and the joy he got from the hospitality sector, so he decided to get back up on the wagon when the opportunity arose, and he purchased the derelict shop unit next door to where he lives. Best wishes are extended to Budgie on his great move, and it will be a welcome addition to the services of the town centre. A coffee with him will certainly be entertaining and he will welcome ideas on how and what his clientele requires.

Tubbercurry Masters
The Tubbercurry Masters Golf Competition was played on Monday of last week in pleasant weather where about 100 of South Sligo’s finest golfers competed. The course was in excellent condition, and the winner was Michael Kelly, Former Manager of Bank of Ireland, Tubbercurry. Michael has a busy schedule between coaching under age football teams in Tubbercurry GAA club and working on his golf handicap. Watch out for him on the Professional Circuit in the years ahead!

The Annual Famine Graveyard Mass The Annual Famine Graveyard Mass takes place on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm in Graveyard up at back of Connolly Park. All welcome

Maureen Kerins, Bunninadden The recent death occurred of Maureen Kerins, (nee Durcan) late of Ballinaraw, Bunninadden. In her late 70’s Maureen was a native of Floughena, Doocastle and was daughter of the late Jim & Kate Durcan. Maureen moved to Bunninadden after her marriage to Chris and there she reared a wonderful family while holding down a teaching job at Benada Abbey Secondary School from the late 60’s to early 90’s, a job she took great pride in and carried out with great dedication & distinction. Many of her past pupils attended her funeral to pay their respects to a much loved & respected teacher. They all smiled and joked about her famous saying ‘Sauce for a goose, and sauce for a gander”. This was her logic for distribution of discipline if students mis-behaved, meaning that she treated all misdemeanours equally.

Maureen did not have an easy life, but never complained about the challenges life threw in her way. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Chris, their cherished son Oliver and her brother Michael. Her remains reposed at the Coen Funeral home with removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bunninadden and burial took place after funeral Mass in Cloonmeehan Cemetary, Bunninadden. Large numbers of friends, colleagues & past pupils paid their respects to a fine lady. Maureen is survived by her children David, Mary, Cora & Paula, brother Seamus, sisters Una, Kathleen & Sheila, in-laws, grand-children, nieces, nephews, relatives, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Joanie McCormack Brennan, Tubbercurry – The recent peaceful death occurred of Joanie McCormack Brennan, late of Mountain View, Tubbercurry and originally of Teeling Street. Joanie was in her mid 60’s and was second daughter of the late Maisie & Martin McCormack. Joanie has suffered poor health over the last number of years but was a strong character who always kept an interest in all happenings in the Community. Growing up on Teeling Street with her much loved parents and her grandfather, the legendary Tom ‘Click Brennan’ Senior, the family home was always a rambling house where the door was always open and visitors always popped in and out to discuss the happenings of the week in the locality. This was in the days before Facebook, but just as much information was exchanged.

Growing up in a household like this, Joanie became an outgoing youth and teenager who everybody knew, and she developed an interest in all local happenings. As a teenager of the Swinging 60’s, she developed a great love of dancing and the pop scene of the day, and loved going off to the dances in Tubbercurry, Charlestown, Pontoon, Tooreen and Strandhill. This was the era of the Showband scene and one of her favourite showbands of that time were ‘The Swanbriggs’. Life moved on and the young Joanie worked and reared her family with great accomplishment. Joanie was a traditionalist at heart, and after her mother Maisie died, Joanie took over a job that was appreciated by many. That was the picking & distributing of the May Flower on May 1st each year. This involved collecting the wild May Flower or Buttercup and dropping a sprig of flowers at the door of each house in the locality. This was done quietly and without fuss. No matter how early you got to your door on May 1st, the flowers were there. Nobody asked her to do it but it was done by her, and was appreciated by all. Thank you again Joanie and thank you to your helpers of recent years as your health deteriorated.

Joanie’s remains reposed at the Coen funeral home and her funeral Mass took place in the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry. The large numbers who attended her funeral was testimony to the esteem in which she was held. Joanie is survived by husband Pat, children Dtharria, Kim & Andrew, sister Margaret Burke, Brother Eunan, grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins and a very close extended family at home & abroad, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in Peace.

New Book – A new local history book ‘Kilmactigue Parish History & Memories ‘ was recently released and is a must read for all local historians and household of the South Sligo Region. Compiled by locals Padraig Maye, Daniel Jones & Marie Fleming, it is an excellent production of stories, photos and write ups on many places and characters. It concentrates mainly on areas around Aclare, Kilmactigue, Tourlestrane, Benada and Lough Talt and is available for sale at €20 in local shops. This is Volume 1, of what could and hopefully will be a series for years into the future.

Mid West Radio 30th Anniversary Celebrations Mid West Radio recently celebrated 30th years in business and Tubbercurry man Jackie Coogan stole the show amongst big singing stars Mike Denver, Nathan Carter etc. He sang Hucklebuck (Brendan Boyers), Proud Mary, Rock & Roll. He received a standing ovation from guests, patrons and fellow artists. Jackie has always been a proud Tubbercurry man and has contributed enormously over the last 50 years to community life in Tubbercurry and South Sligo. Well done Jackie.

North Connaught College – NEW DEVELOPMENTS Diploma in Laser and IPL Treatments commencing in September 2019. Become a qualified laser technician and bridge the gap from beauty to aesthetics. This is a part-time course, one day a week. A one year, full-time Course in Equine Studies and Horsemanship Level 6, commencing in September. Learners will be prepared to work in riding schools, studs, livery stables, dealing yards or to progress to further education. For information on all of our courses including part-time and evening courses why don’t you drop into our Open Evening on Monday 2nd September from 3pm – 6pm. All Welcome.

Active Retirement Due to great demand for a short Autumn Break, the local Active Retirement Association is now organising a 3-day trip to Kilkenny city from Monday, 7th to Wednesday 9th October. Venue will be the Spring Court Hotel,cost (inclusive of half board, all coach travel and entry fees to historical sites) is 220 euro. Single rooms are limited and the supplement is 20 per night. Book asap to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 – Payment in full before September 7th.

LOUGH DERG A One-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Tubbercurry is being organised for Tuesday, September 10th. Cost is 60 euro which includes Coach and boat travel, Coffee and Light Lunch, plus Retreat Programme on the Island. Please ring 087 7436962 0r 087 7720950 for booking.

Tubbercurry Card Game Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm. All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarricktubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 12/08/2019

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 12/08/2019

Old Fair Day Festival
The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is now almost upon us, and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmongery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band.  Come into Tubbercurry for the day and bring your visitors for a fun filled day out.

Annual BBQ St George’s Church annual BBQ will be held in the church grounds Sligo Rd, Tubbercurry, on Sunday 18th August at 1pm. Adults: €12, Children €6 (BBQ, Dessert  & Glass of Wine). All welcome.

 New Book A new local history book ‘Kilmactigue Parish History & Memories ‘ was recently released and is a must read for all local historians and household of the South Sligo Region.  Compiled by locals Padraig Maye, Daniel Jones & Marie Fleming, it is an excellent production of stories, photos and write ups on many places and characters.  It concentrates mainly on areas around Aclare, Kilmactigue, Tourlestrane, Benada and Lough Talt and is available for sale at €20 in local shops.  This is Volume 1, of what could and hopefully will be a series for years into the future.

Mid West Radio 30th Anniversary Celebrations Mid West Radio recently celebrated 30th years in business and Tubbercurry man Jackie Coogan stole the show amongst big singing stars Mike Denver, Nathan Carter etc. He sang Hucklebuck (Brendan Boyers), Proud Mary, Rock & Roll. He received a standing ovation from guests, patrons and fellow artists.  Jackie has always been a proud Tubbercurry man and has contributed enormously over the last 50 years to community life in Tubbercurry and South Sligo. Well done Jackie.

Social Night in Aid of  Jean Gallagher’s VolunterNurture Africa in Uganda A Social dance in aid of Uganda will take place in The May Queen Lounge Tubbercurry on Friday 16th August at 10pm.  Music by Carmel McLoughlin.  Cover Charge optional. All proceeds from this event in aid of Jean Gallagher’s Volunteer work with Nurture Africa in Uganda. 

Banada Abbey Bingo NEWSFLASH:   €2100 guaranteed payout THIS Tuesday night 13th August at Banada Abbey Bingo starting 8.30pm sharp. Jackpot  €1,750 this Tuesday now on 46 calls or less. Flier Game Special with lines €50 and €400  payout on Flier sheet full house. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.  

Active Retirement Due to great demand for a short Autumn Break, the local Active Retirement Association is now organising a 3-day trip to Kilkenny city from Monday, 7th to Wednesday 9th October.  Venue will be the Spring Court Hotel,cost (inclusive of half board, all coach travel and entry fees to historical sites) is 220 euro.  Single rooms are limited and the supplement is 20 per night.  Book asap to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 – Payment in full before September 7th.

LOUGH DERG A One-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Tubbercurry is being organised for Tuesday, September 10th.  Cost is 60 euro which includes Coach and boat travel, Coffee and Light Lunch, plus Retreat Programme on the Island.  Please ring 087 7436962 0r 087 7720950 for booking.

Tubbercurry Card Game Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News Aug. 5th

Old Fair Day Festival The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is fast approaching and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events.  At present collecting financial sponsorship and contributions is a priority and that is ongoing.  The opening day is holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday 10th August 1.30pm – 3pm at the Tubbercurry Forest Walk behind Old Rathscanlan Creamery.  There will be games, pets and loads of activities for children.  Put that date in your diary.  On Sunday 11th August from 1pm are various activities including the Mattie Griffin Stunt Bike, all happening on The Square, Tubbercurry.  This is a family Fun Day with face painting, skills competitors, pottery workshop, Bouncy castles, Fancy Dress, Colouring & Art Competitions, etc. Monday & Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August.  This Old Fair Day brings livestock & craft as never seen before – ……. Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmongery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors & vendors, roadshows, antiques.  Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from 12 noon with Robert Mizzell & Band.

Road Closures  To facilitate the Old Fair Day Festival in Tubbercurry the roads through the town are closed as follows :

Closure between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, 11th August 2019: The R294 from the AIB/Credit Union side of the Town Square and the R294 from its junction with Murphy’s Lane L8705-29 to its junction with Mountain Road L4502-0

Closure between 7.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday 14th August, 2019: Humbert Street from its junction with the N17 to its junction with Wolfe Tone Square,  The Lane (L8705-29) from its junction with the N17 to Wolfe Tone Square, Wolfe Tone Square (North and West sides) and Mountain Road (L4502-0) from junction with the R294 to a point 200 metres southeast of said junction.

Launch of a new book  A book entitled “South Sligo in Other Times” will be launched in Moylough Heritage Centre on Friday 9th August 2019 at 8pm.  Compiled and edited by James McGuinn, the book contains material of considerable interest relating mainly to the parishes of Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, Mullinabreena and Curry.  Many personalities from the past come to life in articles, interviews and indeed some vintage photographs.  It promises to be a wonderful read from cover to cover and something that every South Sligo person should have on their bookshelves.  The author, James McGuinn, previously had two successful publications, “Curry” in 1984 and “Sligomen in the Great War 1914 – `18 in 1994.  The book will be launched by former Curry and Sligo footballer, Rev. Fr. Seán Durcan.  All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre.

 

THANKS FROM SPANISH SUMMER SCHOOL TO TUBBERCURRY

Sixteen years ago a small group of Spanish students arrived to Tubbercurry with the help of people from the 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 16th 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.

This year our students have left a piece of art in Tubbercurry with the help of local artist Damien Moran. It has been a wonderful experience. You can see that piece of art in the passage from the main street to SuperValu car park. It is beautiful!

Now we have started to work for next year’s course with more enthusiasm than ever. Thank you and see you next summer!

Tubbercurry Masters

The 41st year of the Tubbercurry Golf Society will be marked on Monday August 12th with the Tubbercurry Masters Golf Outing at Enniscrone Golf Course.

For many years this was known as the Gillespie Cup but is now named the Tubbercurry Masters, and is open to all golfers with a connection to South Sligo.

Shane Lowry, winner of the British Open last week may even possibly feature in the event as he always enjoys Links Golf Courses, and Enniscrone is one of the best Links Courses in Ireland.

The Ryder Cup will be coming to Ireland in 2026 and future players for the Adare Manor event could possibly come out of the group of players now competing for the Tubbercurry Masters.  Golf is at an all time high in popularity in Ireland at present following the Lowry success and the announcement of the Ryder Cup for Ireland and this popularity has not passed Tubbercurry.  Time sheets are available at Tubbercurry Golf Course and with John Gillespie Ph. 087 2885980.  Book as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Rhue Graveyard

The annual Mass in Rhue Graveyard takes place on Monday 12th August, 2019 at 8pm.

 

Kilmactigue DVD

Part 17 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD focusing on Banada Abbey Secondary School is now completed.  Copies are available from Tom Walsh 0872276628; Padraic Maye 0872284575; Michael Collins 0872458612; Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare and from Drumartin Country Market.  The DVD features various aspects of school life recorded over the years 1999/2000 and may be of particular interest to the Leaving Cert and First Year Students who attended the school during those years

 

Mother Baby Group

The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

 

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Social Dance in Ballintogher Community Centre (Co.Sligo) Friday 9th August ’19, 9.30pm

Music by Michael Walsh & Friends (Eir F91 XW 71)    Fáilte roimh gach einne.

 

Banada Abbey Bingo

Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp.  Jackpot, €1,100 + on 45 calls or less.   All lines €20, and €260 pay out on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.

 

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more.  For more information contact 087-6674561.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News July 7th

“Stand-By, Rolling,  Camera, Action”   These were the instructions being heard on the streets of Tubbercurry last week as scenes from the BBC adaption of Sally Rooney’s award winning novel “Normal People” was being filmed in various locations around the town.  Nathy Brenna’s Bar on Teeling Street was used for pub scenes, and while the general area baked in glorious sunshine, there was a prolonged shower in front of Burkes Garage which fortunately could be switched on and off as required for another scene.  A nightclub set was constructed aside St. Brigid’s Hall and filming took place late into the night on Wednesday for this particular scene.  Members of the Phoenix Players back stage crew, Peter Molloy, Mickey Curran and Joe Corscadden were on hand to help dismantle the set after filming was completed.  St. Brigid’s Hall provided catering and costume changes for the numerous extras being used.  Some of the local actors used as extras included, Peadar and Mairead Conway, Belinda Luma, Kelly Doyle and Tom Walsh. Tubbercurry was selected as one of the prime locations for the 12 part TV Series as part of the story is based in a small West of Ireland rural town.  The Director is Lenny Abramson who also directed “Garage” and the Oscar winning “Room”.  Although cast and crew have now moved on to other locations, they will be returning to film more scenes in Tubbercurry in September, so hopefully we will se more “Camera, Lights and “Action”

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group  has ceased activities for the summer months except for our Book club that will continue to meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 3.30 pm in the Library.  The book chosen for this month is Bernard McLaverty’s ‘Midwinter Break’.  The month of June was a very enjoyable one for us as we had a great week’s holiday in Northern Ireland, based in Derry and to continue celebrations for our 25th Anniversary year, travelled to Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal for one of their famous Dinner and Cabaret Nights.  Celebrations will continue in the Autumn when we will be launching our Book 4 of The Way That It Was’ series, this time dealing with what life was like in this area in our grandparent’s time from the mid 1900s to the early years of the 20th century – a mixture of history stories, poems and interesting articles.  [A One-day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg is being organised for Tuesday, September 10th]

33rd South Sligo Summer School  of Traditional Music, Song and Dance will take place this year from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th July.  Enquiries and bookings are coming in from near and far and are well up on last year at this stage.  A number of intending visitors and summer school participants have been in touch with the committee members to say that they are finding it difficult to find accommodation and so we appeal to people in Tubbercurry and the surrounding area to consider making rooms available for summer school participants.  Single rooms are especially in demand as well as double and family rooms/houses.  An accommodation list is made available to summer school participants and visitors to Tubbercurry for the week on our website www.sssschool.org, and if you wish to add your available accommodation to this list please get in touch with Nuala at the Tourist Office on Humbert Street as soon as possible.  Alternatively, ring 087-0936616, 071-9120912 or 087-9556468 and we will put you in touch with individuals/couples/families seeking accommodation.

Tubbercurry Bridge Club  – Tubbercurry Bridge Club is in the process of introducing a computerised scoring system that will eradicate the need for pen and paper.  The new software will produce final results within seconds of the evenings play being completed.  The club would like to extend thanks to The Leader Rural Development Programme, Sligo Local Community Development Committee, Sligo County Council & Co., and Sligo Leader Partnership CLG – in particular Shona Heffernan.  Without their valued support and financial aid, the purchase of this system would not have been possible. The Bridge Club meet every Thursday evening at The May Queen, Tubbercurry. Prospective new members and guests are always welcome.  Contact Colm on 087-2313631 or Mike on 071 9181830 for further details and information on beginners classes.

Tubber Masters Society Annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club – Monday the 12th August 2019 One of the Oldest Golf Societies operating in Connacht continues its Annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club on Monday the 12th August 2019.  The Tubbercurry Golf Outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and traditionally has always played on the second Monday in August at Enniscrone Golf Club.  For 35 years of its long existence the Outing was sponsored by The Gillespie Family of Tubbercurry and many great days were had by The Society with many a story to be told.  The Gillespie Cup was formally retired in August 2017 but The Society Outing continues under its new brand name of The Tubber Masters Society.  Last year’s event was as popular as ever with a large turnout of Golfers attending The Annual Outing in Ennisrone.  While the Society is intrinsically linked to Tubbercurry Golf Club and all Members of The Society the Outing is open to anyone who has a connection with Tubbercurry or its environs.  The day is a huge social occasion where people from the locality can renew old acquaintances and make new friends.  You should pencil this date in your diary and the time sheet will be operated once again by John Gillespie who has done trogon work over the years for the Society.  John’s contact numbers are 071 91 85051 and 087 2885980 and you can contact him to get your place on the time sheet.  Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully new friends on the second Monday in August in Enniscrone.

MOYLOUGH 1997  A DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis’s Supervalu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 0872276628.  Proceeds are in aid of Aine Durkin’s volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda.  Past pupils of Moylough school who left  in June 1997 and those who started school  in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school

Labhair Gaeilge Linn  A local group plan to meet every Wednesday at 11am for Irish Conversation over “Cupán Tae” in Killoran’s, Tubbercurry.  No great proficiency in Irish required.  Just a fun morning for anyone interested in keeping our Heritage alive

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre

Mother Baby Group  The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30am. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits

Tubbercurry Card Game  Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Banada Abbey Bingo  Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp.  Jackpot,  €1,100 + on 45 calls or less.   All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more.  For more information contact.  087-6674561.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net