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 - 9th October

Adult Education at St Attracta’s

Free Computer classes for beginners will be held every Tuesday evening for 5 weeks starting Tuesday Oct 10th until Nov 14th from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Ring 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie for details.

Western Drama Festival

The Western Drama Festival committee lare busy preparing for the 2017 One Act Drama Festival which runs from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th November. An excellent programme of plays will be on offer, being performed by the top groups in the country. There’s something for everyone so put the dates in your diary.

South Sligo Athletic Club

South Sligo athletic club junior training is back in action every Tuesday evening under the watchful eye of our trainer Dermot McDermott and our very own coaches. Training takes place in St. Attracta’s hall for 6,7,8 year olds 6.30-7.15 pm and 9 years plus 7.15-8 pm. Senior training is also every Tuesday evening meeting at the FRC car park at 8:30pm. Club members also meet every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings for training sessions to cater for all abilities. For any queries or for more information follow us on Facebook or check our website southsligoac.net.

Rock Gig

Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA are thrilled to announce the confirmation of an event sure to have a huge appeal near and far. ‘TubbeRocks’, A major rock gig headlining the superb talents of Sligo musicians, Shane McGowan, Seamie O’Dowd, Kieran Quinn, Ken McDonald and Donal Cunnane will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, October 27th. This brilliant band of legends are widely renowned and tickets are sure to be in great demand. The support acts have been announced as Lana Moore, Daragh McDonagh, Colin Marren and Fergus McGowan. All proceeds go towards the Nace O’Dowd Park development fund. So save the date and be sure not to miss out. Late bar on the night. Tickets, at €15, are now available from event organizers and from Micky Macs Bar, ComputerBits, Homeland Achonry, O’Grady’s Coolaney and Anderson’s Bar Sligo. Booking early is advisable.

North Connaught College

Are you interested in a free course that will not affect your social welfare payments?  There will be a one morning a week QQI Level 4 course in General learning starting soon in North Connaught College.  It will suit you if you are thinking of returning to education but need something part time and introductory to start with.  Phone 071 9185035 for details of this new Level 4 Course.

Table Quiz

A table quiz in aid of St. George’s Church Funds will be held in John Brennan’s Lounge, Cloonacool, on Saturday, 21st. October at 8.30pm. €40 per table of four

The Beezneez Theatre Company

The Beezneez theatre company present ”an Ordinary Man” with accomplished actor Gerry Farrell in a one man comedy show, written by that well known popular playwright and noted director John McDwyer. This show comes to Cloonacool Community Centre on Sunday 22nd October at 8pm, on a first come first served basis. So don’t be late. This is a show that is guaranteed to bring audiences from tears to laughter, as it recounts one man’s journey from the cradle to the grave. A show not to be missed.

Christmas Market

A Christmas Market will be held in the CBD Sports Complex Charlestown on Sunday November 26th from 12-4pm. Anyone who would like to book a table contact Caroline 086- 1757719.

Irish Traditional Music Classes

Classes have resumed in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry, and continue every Monday night with Whistle and Flute for beginners at 6.15pm, and advanced whistle and flute at 7pm. Fiddle Classes at 7.45pm.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

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

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 2nd October

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 6th October. This will be a special celebratory night for all our musicians who participated and gained accolades at County, Provincial and All Ireland Fleadheanna.  We are very proud of their achievements and the boundless enthusiasm they have for our traditional music.  Mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad.  Junior session starts at 9pm and senior session at10.00pm.  All musicians very welcome.

Adult Education at St Attracta’s

Free Computer classes for beginners will be held every Tuesday evening for 5 weeks starting Tuesday Oct 10th until Nov 14th from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Ring 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie for details.

 South Sligo Athetic Club

South Sligo athletic club junior training is back in action every Tuesday evening under the watchful eye of our trainer Dermot McDermott and our very own coaches.  Training takes place in St. Attracta’s hall for 6,7,8 year olds 6.30-7.15 pm and  9 years plus 7.15-8 pm.   Senior training is also every Tuesday evening meeting at the FRC car park at 8:30pm.  Club members also meet every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings for training sessions to cater for all abilities. For any queries or for more information follow us on Facebook or check our website southsligoac.net.

A word of Thanks

Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the North West Coffee morning which was held in Killorans, Tubbercurry recently.   There was a great response and your generosity is much appreciated.

Foye Gathering

A large number of the Foye family, originally from Connolly Park, Tubbercurry convened recently to celebrate the 80th birthday of Betty McAul (nee Foye).  The Foye family were a well known and respected family of Jack and Eliza Foye who grew up in Tubbercurry during the 1930’s and ‘40’s.  Jack worked for many years in Mastersons Shop in Tubbercurry.  A large family of 13 children, many emigrated as was the norm in the 1940’s and ‘50’s to England and elsewhere.  Three generations, covering children and grandchildren gathered to celebrate Betty’s birthday, along with extended family and friends.   Plans are already afoot to reconvene next year, possibly around Old Fair Day.

Betty who spent 52 years in London, but now living locally, extends thanks to all who sent good wishes, and she is already looking forward to her 81st birthday.

Rock Gig

Coolaney/Mullinabreena GAA are thrilled to announce the confirmation of an event sure to have a huge appeal near and far. ‘TubbeRocks’, A major rock gig headlining the superb talents of Sligo musicians, Shane McGowan, Seamie O’Dowd, Kieran Quinn, Ken McDonald and Donal Cunnane will take place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry on Friday, October 27th. This brilliant band of legends are widely renowned and tickets are sure to be in great demand. The support acts have been announced as Lana Moore, Daragh McDonagh, Colin Marren and Fergus McGowan. All proceeds go towards the Nace O’Dowd Park development fund. So save the date and be sure not to miss out. Late bar on the night. Tickets, at €15, are now available from event organizers and from MIcky Macs Bar, ComputerBits, Homeland Achonry, O’Grady’s Coolaney and Anderson’s Bar Sligo. Booking early is advisable.

 North Connaught College

Are you interested in a free course that will not affect your social welfare payments?  There will be a one morning a week QQI Level 4 course in General learning starting soon in North Connaught College.  It will suit you if you are thinking of returning to education but need something part time and introductory to start with.  Phone 071 9185035 for details of this new Level 4 Course.

Christmas Market

A Christmas Market will be held in the CBD Sports Complex Charlestown on Sunday November 26th from 12-4pm. Anyone who would like to book a table contact Caroline 086- 1757719.

Irish Traditional Music Classes

Classes have resumed in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry, and continue every Monday night with Whistle and Flute for beginners at 6.15pm, and advanced whistle and flute at 7pm.  Fiddle Classes at 7.45pm.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

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

Collooney Bingo

With a Jackpot now of over €5,000.00, bingo continues every Thursday night in the Parish Hall, Collooney at9pm.   Come early to avoid disappointment.

Women’s Group

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

Guided Mediation

Mediation classes continue every Tuesday night at 8.15pm in Curry Community Centre.  Please bring a mat and blanket.  Fee of €8 per class is “pay as you go”. We also run a Yogalates Class on a Thursday Evening at 7pm in same Venue.  For further enquiries contact Ros on 087-2617309.

Owen McGuinness

The recent peaceful death occurred of Owen McGuinness, late of Lissaneagh, Lavagh.  Aged 87, Owen was a native of Attymass, Co. Mayo, but moved to Co. Sligo in 1960 when he purchased a farm at Lavagh.  On marrying local girl, Bridget Armstrong in 1961, they made their home at Lissaneagh, and reared their family.

Owen spent some time in England at the beginning of the ‘50’s but returned to Ireland to attend Agricultural College at Ballyhaise.  There he learned many of the finer points of farming and soil composition, a knowledge and skill he put to good use over the following 40 years on the Land Reclamation Business of McGuinness Brothers Plant Hire which he set up with his brothers Michael and Edward in 1954.  McGuinness Brothers Plant Hire could be seen anyplace in Counties Sligo and Mayo as well as further afield from the mid ‘50’s to the late ‘80’s, and they did land drainage, improvement and reclamation on hundred of farms and tens of thousands of acres over those decades.

This was an era when farming was being taken as a serious industry to contribute to the National Income and an era when Ireland joined the European Common Market.  Land production and improvement was encouraged with grants to farmers, and the McGuinness Brothers were to hand with diggers and equipment to help the farmers.  Many small and wet fields benefitted from the works of Owen and Michael McGuinness.  Their brother Edward died in a traffic accident in 1961.  Much of today’s field patterns and landscape in Co. Sligo and Mayo is as a result of the fine upgrading works done by Owen McGuinness.

Owen was an easy going, soft spoken man who had a surprisingly wide range of interests including, American History, Poetry, Politics, Gaelic Football and travel, and, time spent in conversation with him was always a pleasure.  If he earned money from a client he always tried to give business back to that client, be it through a referral or making a purchase.  He was a kind, honest, decent and generous man with a great interest in people, their families and their welfare.

Owen’s remains reposed at the family home in Lissaneagh where a large circle of friends and acquaintances called to pay their respects.  Burial took place in Court Abbey Cemetery after funeral mass in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Mullinabreena.  He is survived by his wife Bridgie, sons Eugene, Joseph and John, daughters Maura and Fiona, sisters Bridie and Mary, in laws, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. May he rest in peace.

Wellness Walks

To celebrate World Mental Health Week 8-15th October, Tubbercurry FRC will host two wellness walks. Each walk is followed by a light lunch. Everyone is welcome to come along and walk your way to better wellbeing. Walk 1 will take place on Tuesday 10th October meeting at Yeats in Curry at 11.30am. Walk 2 will take place on Wednesday 11th October meeting @ the Riverside Hotel Sligo @ 10.30am. Cost €5. Booking is essential please contact Mary on 0719186926.

Halloween Trick or Treat for Temple Street

The FRC Parent and Toddler group will host a Halloween party for under 5’s on Tuesday 31st October. All funds raised will be in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. More details to follow.

 

Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 25th September

Western Drama Festival

The Western Drama Festival hold their AGM in An Chroi on Wednesday 27th Sept at 8pm. All members are requested to attend and new members are especially welcome

Tubbercurry Library

A ten week ‘Introduction to Music’ programme which started on Tuesday 19th September continues every Tuesday from 5-6pm for parents and young people age 9+ in the Tubbercurry Library. For more details please contact 071 9111705.

North Connaught College

“Are you interested in a free course that will not affect your social welfare payments?  There will be a one morning a week QQI Level 4 course in General Learning starting soon in North Connaught College.  It will suit you if you are thinking of returning to education but need something part time and introductory to start with.  Phone 071 9185035 for details of this new level 4 course.”

Tubbercurry Cancer Support

Tubbercurry Cancer Support Meeting takes place for this month only next Wed 27th Sept at 8pm in the Support Centre at 53 Ard Aisling, Charlestown Road.

Irish Traditional Music Classes

Classes have resumed in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry, and continue every Monday night with Whistle and Flute for beginners at 6.15pm, and advanced whistle and flute at 7pm. Fiddle Classes at 7.45pm.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 3 week Archery programme for adults and kids on 16th, 23rd and 30th September. Contact Sinead 0873560210 or check out our facebook page Ox Mountain Adventure Camp for further info.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

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

Collooney Bingo

With a Jackpot now of over €5,000.00, bingo continues every Thursday night in the Parish Hall, Collooney at 9pm. Come early to avoid disappointment.

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.

Guided Meditation

Mediation classes continue every Tuesday night at 8.15pm in Curry Community Centre. Please bring a mat and blanket. Fee of €8 per class is “pay as you go”. We also run a Yogalates Class on a Thursday Evening at 7pm in same Venue. For further enquiries contact Ros on 087-2617309.

Angela Wimsey, deceased

The recent death occurred in Putney, London of Angela Wimsy, originally from Connolly Park, Tubbercurry. Aged 66 years, Angela was daughter of the late Peter and Martha Wimsey. She left Tubbercurry before her 15th birthday on leaving school, and went to London seeking employment. She was a regular visitor back to Tubbercurry over the subsequent 50 years while her parents were alive. She fell into poor health herself in recent years and got great support from the Royal Marsden Hospital in Kingston. Predeceased by her parents and sister Attracta, she is survived by children, Emerson, Lorraine and James, 4 grandchildren, sisters Martha, Sandra and Marian, brothers Joe, Peter, Christy and Sean, and an extended number of in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins, all to whom sympathy is extended. Her funeral service to celebrate her life took place in Putney. May she rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News 18th Sept.

North Connaught College
“Are you interested in a free course that will not affect your social welfare payments?  There will be a one morning a week QQI Level 4 course in General Learning starting soon in North Connaught College.  It will suit you if you are thinking of returning to education but need something part time and introductory to start with.  Phone 071 9185035 for details of this new level 4 course.”

Irish Traditional Music Classes have resumed in the Family Resource Centre, Tubbercurry, and continue every Monday night with Whistle and Flute for beginners at 6.15pm, and advanced whistle and flute at 7pm. Fiddle Classes at 7.45pm.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp
Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 3 week Archery programme for adults and kids on 16th, 23rd and 30th September. Contact Sinead 0873560210 or check out our facebook page Ox Mountain Adventure Camp for further info.

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

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.

Guided Meditation
New Class starting at 8.15pm on Tuesday 19th Sept in Curry Community Centre opposite Yeats’s County Inn. The class will run for 10 weeks promoting a State of Peace and Calm in a Relaxed Atmosphere. Mediation is essential to feel well. It can help to eliminate negative thoughts worries and anxiety, all factors that can prevent us feeling happy. Please Bring a Mat and Blanket. Fee is Pay As You Go and only €8.00 a class. We also run a Yogalates Class on a Thursday Evening at 7pm in same Venue. For Further Enquiries contact Ros on 087-2617309.

Cake Sale
Cake Sale in Cloonacool Community Centre Sun Sept 24, 11.30am. To support Village Enhancement Plan. All support appreciated.

Culture Night takes place next Fri. Sept 22nd. to check out events taking place in the Sligo area check out www.culturenight.ie or facebook.com/culturenightsligo
All events free.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 11th September

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival

An open Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th September 9pm in St Brigid’s Hall regarding the future of the Old Fair Day Festival 2018. All welcome.

North West Hospice Coffee Morning

A coffee morning in aid of North West Hospice will be held in Killorans Bar & Restaurant on Thursday 14th September from 10.30am onwards. Your support of this worthy cause is much appreciated.

Sligo Greenway Highlighted by Cycle Event

In an effort to draw attention to the huge potential local disused railway lines have if made into a greenway, Brendan Monaghan is cycling a route from Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh to Tuam in Co. Galway. Part of this particular route shadows the disused railway line running locally between Collooney and Bellaghy. Mr Monaghan, will be joined on his cycle through Co. Sligo by local supporters of the Greenway for Sligo Campaign. The cycle takes place on Saturday 16th September. All cyclists are welcome to join for all or part of the event. Contact 087 2512030 for more details on joining the cycle on the day – Collooney to Curry via Coolaney.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 3 week Archery programme for adults and kids on 16th, 23rd and 30th September. Contact Sinead 0873560210 or check out our facebook page Ox Mountain Adventure Camp for further info.

Tubbercurry and District Active Retirement Group

The first meeting of the Association for the Autumn/Winter session will be held in the Health Centre at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, September 12th. New members are very welcome.  You will hear of our plans for the coming months.

The Historical Dublin Tour, organised by the local Active Retirement Group, is now fully booked out, with a waiting list for cancellations. We would like to thank all who booked so promptly. The coach will leave Tubbercurry, Teach Laighne Car Park, at 8.30 am on Monday, September 18th and we are all looking forward to a few enjoyable days together.

Tubbercurry – Card Game

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

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 1st September

Blood Donation Clinic

The next Blood Donation Clinic will be in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, on Thursday, 7th September from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.  As always your support is very much appreciated.

Blood is in short supply and everyone who can, should consider donating. It is a wonderful act of caring for others; a genuine gift of life to a person in desperate need. Someone will live because you give. Within three weeks of donation you can be assured your blood will have assisted in saving someone’s life. No greater gift is possible.

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.

Pedestrian Crossing

The yellow lines beside the pedestrian crossing at Surlis Supervalu are still being parked on by cars and vans on a daily basis. Drivers must realise that this is a most dangerous practise as it impairs motorists’ views of pedestrians stepping out onto the crossing. The Gardai issue parking tickets on a daily basis to offenders parking on the yellow lines and this practice of parking near the crossing must stop!

Keeping in Touch

Many South Sligo and Tubbercurry natives living abroad were at home visiting relatives during the month of August. A number of them advised the writer that they always keep up with the local news through the Tubbercurry notes in the Sligo Champion. It is encouraging to hear that local correspondents play such a role.

One local family that had a reunion was the Scanlon family from Carrentubber. This comprises the sisters of Bridie Kirrane, Carrentubber who live in various parts of the USA and England. They include Kathleen Keady, Winnie Feeley, Ann Ferguson and Mary Scanlon who emigrated in the 1950’s , but always still call Tubbercurry home. They are already planning their next get together.

Tubbercurry and District Active Retirement Group

The first meeting of the Association for the Autumn/Winter session will be held in the Health Centre at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, September 12th. New members are very welcome.

You will hear of our plans for the coming months.

The Historical Dublin Tour, organised by the local Active Retirement Group, is now fully booked out, with a waiting list for cancellations. We would like to thank all who booked so promptly. The coach will leave Tubbercurry, Teach Laighne Car Park, at 8.30 am on Monday, September 18th and we are all looking forward to a few enjoyable days together.

Rhue Cemetery

The Rhue Cemetery Committee would like to express their sincere thanks for the generosity of the recent gate collection. The amount collected was €1,315. This money will go towards the upkeep of the cemetery.

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.

All Ireland Fleadh Success

The 2017 All Ireland Fleadh  is over and the South Sligo musicians did themselves proud.   Sinead Johnston got first place on the mandolin and third on the banjo in 12 to 15, Conor McDonagh got second on the flute under 12, Conan Marren got  second on flute slow airs 15 to 18,

The under12 trio; Aoife Johnston, Conor Mc Donagh and Ciara Lee took gold and the under12 duet Aoife Johnston and Conor Mc Donagh took silver. This was a very impressive  performance by our members and we are very proud of them.  Great credit must go to our local  tutors  Michael Hurley and Teresa O Grady who do fantastic work teaching these young people and promoting traditional music in the area.

Congrats to all the other competitors who competed and did’nt feature in the prize winners  your day will come.  Classes commence on Monday 11th Sept. in Tubbercurry Resource Centre

Lough Talt Shoot

Tubbercurry Gun Club hosted the Lough Talt Clay Pigeon Shoot last week at the magnificent Mount Taffe valley near Lough Talt.

Held in glorious sunshine, this is an event started in the early 1950’s but had been dormant for the last 20 years. A new generation of shooting and wildlife preservation enthusiasts has rejuvenated the event in memory of the late Michael Rochford from Lough Talt. It is hoped to make this at least an annual event, such was the enjoyment had by all.

 Results:

 Confined and Novice Event

For The Lundy Perpetual cup

1st – Brendan Brett

2nd – Thomas Lundy.

3rd – Shane Kennedy

Sporting Event

1st – Kim Parsons

2nd – Seamus Brett

3rd – Liam Cariss

15 bird D.T.L. for the Lough Talt perpetual challange cup and 250 trap cartridges sponsored by Damien Wimsey Electrical

1st – Martin Griffin

2nd – Seamus Brett

3rd – Seanie Wimsey.

10 bird D.T.L. for The Rochford Family perpetual cup

1st – Martin Griffin

2nd – Kim Parsons

3rd – Rian Walsh

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running a 3 week Archery programme for adults and kids on 16th, 23rd and 30th September. Contact Sinead 0873560210 or check out our facebook page Ox Mountain Adventure Camp for further info.

Eddie Brennan, Emmett Street

The recent death occurred of Eddie Brennan, late of Emmet Street, Tubbercurry. Aged 85, Eddie was an easy going, soft spoken and jovial character who always saw the good in everybody and everything. Eddie was a painter by profession and over his life time he painted in most of the houses of South Sligo and Tubbercurry, along with his father Pakie in the early years, and also with his brother Bernie.

Living 2 doors from St. Brigid’s Hall all his life, he was a young teenager when St. Brigid’s Hall was developed and opened in the 1940’s as a dance hall and theatre, and it was natural that he partook in all the activities of that great facility.  The Showband scene and dancing to live music was big in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s, and Eddie was drumming in the great local band The Cleffonaires. Many members of the Cleffonaires went on to play in other show and jazz bands, including the Jazz Lads – Paraic Potter, Carl Neilson and Mickey Brennan who all “cut their teeth” with Eddie Brennan and The Cleffonaires.

Due to early morning starts in his painting profession, Eddie had to retire from the band scene, but all through his life he enjoyed live music in St. Brigid’s Hall or in the singing/dancing lounges locally. He also loved the atmosphere generated by the South Sligo Summer School over the last 30 years.  While never having played much Gaelic football, he was an avid fan of Sligo & Tubbercurry teams, and was always aware of the local and national starts and teams.

Eddie’s remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to the Church of John the Evangelist, Tubbercurry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. He is survived by his brothers Bernie and Sean, sisters, Sr. Mary (S M) and Agnes, brother in law, Martin, nephews, nieces, grand nephews and nieces, relatives and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News - 28th August

Blood Donation Clinic

The next Blood Donation Clinic will be in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, on Thursday, 7th September from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.  As always your support is very much appreciated.

Blood is in short supply and everyone who can, should consider donating. It is a wonderful act of caring for others; a genuine gift of life to a person in desperate need. Someone will live because you give. Within three weeks of donation you can be assured your blood will have assisted in saving someone’s life. No greater gift is possible.

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 Association for the Autumn/Winter session will be held in the Health Centre at 8.30 pm on Tuesday, September 12th. New members are very welcome.

You will hear of our plans for the coming months.

The Historical Dublin Tour, organised by the local Active Retirement Group, is now fully booked out, with a waiting list for cancellations. We would like to thank all who booked so promptly. The coach will leave Tubbercurry, Teach Laighne Car Park, at 8.30 am on Monday, September 18th and we are all looking forward to a few enjoyable days together.

Tubbercurry Gun Club

Local Gun Clubs do great work in helping farmers and bird enthusiast’s control vermin such as foxes, mink, magpies, and grey crows. Various gun clubs are also involved in habitat development and preservation.

Tubbercurry gun club recently held their annual vermin competition and winning team was that of Christy Wimsey, Second was team Michael Conway and third was team Alan Flynn. Work is now starting already for next year’s event.

Rhue Cemetery

The Rhue Cemetery Committee would like to express their sincere thanks for the generousity of the recent gate collection. The amount collected was €1,315. This money will go towards the upkeep of the cemetery.

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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