Tubbercurry News

Weekly News May 28th

Holy Family NS: New infants will visit our school on Wednesday 31st May at 2.10.

Congratulations to the Green School Committee for achieving their 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship. Well done to everyone who was involved in achieving a Plaque of Science Excellence from Discover Primary Science. Well done to all the children in 2nd class who made their First Communion on Sunday May 14th. A special thanks to Ms Regan, Mrs Cooney, Ann and Karen for all their work. Thanks to the Parents’ Association for organising a great party in the school afterwards

Banada Abbey Senior Football Team Function
Twenty Five Years ago, on 3rd May 1992, Banada Abbey Secondary School Senior Football Team won the All-Ireland Colleges “B” Title when they defeated Edenderry (Offaly) in a replay match in Hyde Park Roscommon. A function is being organized to celebrate and relive some of the great moments of this magnificent achievement. It will be held in the Yeats County Hotel, Curry on Saturday 3rd June commencing at 8.00pm. A full Buffet meal will be served at 9.00pm sharp and the cost of tickets is €20. Numbers are limited and those wishing to attend the event should contact any of the following without delay: Ignatius Haran (086- 8569869), Michael Durkin 087- 9330733), John Gilmartin (087- 6725902), Michael Collins (087- 2458612).

North Connaught College, Tubbercurry Are you an Adult considering a Return to Education or Wishing to Explore a Different Future for Yourself? MSLETB Sligo Adult Guidance in Education Service invites you to our Three-Day Workshop in North Connaught College, Tubbercurry from TUESDAY, 6TH – THURSDAY, 8TH JUNE, 10am-1pm daily. There will also be a Guest Speaker, Bernie Gillespie, who is a “3 Principles” facilitator who works with people to help them connect with their natural sense of worth and peace. For further details and application forms contact our Quay Street Office on 071-9138410 or email emmagray@msletb.ie Closing date for receipt of application: Wednesday, 31st May.

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

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

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month from 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

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.

Cloonacool Card Game
Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Irish Language Courses

Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada

Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from 10am-2pm

Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm

Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Sligo Folk Park
Vintage Festival and Family Fun Day in Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown on Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 1-5pm. Music: Pat’s Country Roadshow. Fun Day out for Adults and Children. For details phone: 071 9165001. Email: folkparksligo@gmail.com

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

 

 

Pride of Place Awards Winners

It is with great Pride that I write to you all, On Saturday night a small delegation from Tubbercurry and Sligo County Council traveled to Belfast to the annual Pride of Place Awards Ceremony on Saturday (26 November), Tubbercurry, Co Sligo was presented with one of the top awards in the Competition.

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It took runner up place in category three, which is for areas with populations of between 1,000 and 2,000.

The winners of the Pride of Place awards, known affectionately by many as the ‘Community Oscars’, were announced at the special gala event in Belfast Waterfront Hall in front of an audience of approximately 1000 guests and VIPs with many more people tuning in on-line to watch the live broadcast of the ceremony.

Now in its 14th year, the all-island Pride of Place Awards promotes and celebrates the best in community development and recognises the selfless efforts of people in making their neighbourhoods better places to live, work and socialise. This year, a broad spectrum of groups were nominated, ranging from small rural communities to inner city housing estates.

The Pride of Place Awards are divided into three awards sections – the main, the cities and the special awards and during the evening a total of 53 awards were announced by TV personality Claire McCollum. The awards ceremony was hosted by Belfast City Council, with the Belfast School of Music, Streetwise Community Circus, Belfast Community Gospel Choir and The James Peak Experience providing the entertainment.

The winners were presented with their awards by Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston, Councillor Matt Garrett, Chairperson of Belfast City Council’s People and Communities Committee, Dr. Christopher Moran, Chairman Co-operation Ireland, Tom Dowling Chairman of the Pride of Place Committee and George Jones, Chairman of IPB, the event sponsors.

Weekly News 29th August

FREE Computer Courses Starting September 2016 in Tubbercurry

These courses are due to start in mid-September (date to be confirmed) and are available to anyone who is working full or part time.  The course will cover the Internet, Email and Microsoft Office. Computers for Farmers will also be available and will include Basic Computers, Internet and Email, Dept. of Agriculture Online Services and Basic Farm Records.  Both courses will run 3 hours one evening a week 7.30pm – 10pm (day to be confirmed), for a period of 12 weeks.  A minimum of 6 is needed to commence the course with a max of 8/9 in any group.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Niamh on 086 0779362.

Roald Dahl Day

As part of the worldwide events marking the centenary of the birth of the worlds most loved children’s author, Roald Dahl, St Brigid’s Hall are holding events on 10 & 11 Sept to mark the occasion. On Saturday 10 Sept, at 2.30pm Wayne o Connor will hold his story telling session “Revolting Rhymes” which brings alive the anarchic work of everyone’s favourite author. This event combines high energy storytelling, live drawing and audience participation. Watch as famous fairy tales are re imagined as Wayne whizzes through the audience. After that there will be a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. On Sunday 11 Sept there will be a screening of The BFG the 1989 animation film at 3pm.

Active Retirement Pilgrimage

In order to celebrate this special Jubilee Year of Mercy, Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association is sponsoring a Coach to Lough Derg for a one-day Pilgrimage on Tuesday, 13th September next.  Cost on island is 40 euro and all those interested are welcome to join us.  Names by September 1st to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 14th – 21st September, 2016 led by Spiritual Director, Fr. James McDonagh.  Flights from Knock which include full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje.  Half board accommodation included in a private house.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-916123 or mobile 087-1873703

Niland Family Reunion

The Niland Family from Doocastle are having a reunion in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo from 17th – 24th September, 2016. Booking has been made at The Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone for dinner on Sunday 18th September at 5pm.  (Prices start at €16.00 for 2 courses).  It will be an opportunity to meet cousins who are coming from the USA, UK and Ireland, so we hope as many of the family can come along to share some memories and have a good time.  We also plan to spend a night in Kennedy’s Bar in Doocastle. Please get in touch with Margaret Donegan on 087-6218728 of 096-37701 if you would like more information or email me at Margaret.donegan@yahoo.com

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Historical Tour to Dublin.  Due to popular demand following our last Historical Tour to Dublin, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another 3 days / 2 night’s trip by luxury coach from Monday, September 26th to Wednesday, September 28th, visiting Kilmainham Jail, Collins Barracks Museum, GPO, Glasnevin Cemetery and other sights. Cost is €200 per person sharing, which includes Bed and Breakfast, Evening meal and all coach journeys.  Due to the huge demands on hotel beds in Dublin this year, we must have the names of those interested in joining us by September 1st. To book please ring 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 before that date.  Payment in full is due by September 18th’.

Parking at Pedestrian Crossing

Parking at the Pedestrian Crossing continues to be a problem for pedestrians at Teeling Street, Tubbercurry.  Double yellow lines extend in both directions for 15 metres from the crossing to allow clear visibility of the crossing.  However, inconsiderate drivers continue to park close to, and even in some cases, on the crossing as they abandon cars and hop into shops.  This has resulted in many near misses as drivers coming down the street cannot see pedestrians beginning to start crossing.  One lady was injured recently by a speeding motorist. Gardaí regularly issue summons without tickets and people that parked illegally weeks previously suddenly receive fines in the post for parking offences committed weeks previously. The Active Retirement group and other locals encourage the Gardaí to issue these summonses for safety sake.  Please note this the next time you are parking on Teeling Street

The Class of 1976 Reunion

There will be a 40th reunion of the class of 1976 Marist Convent, Tubbercurry on 1st October, 2016. A meal and entertainment is planned for Cawley’s Hotel.  Full details and booking for the event can be had by contacting Ann on 086-6012893.

New Banada Bingo

Banada Bingo: €2,200 guaranteed pay-out at the New Banada Bingo next Tuesday night and every Tuesday night. All full houses €100, filer game and last game full house, €200…new 50:50 draw each night.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Weekly News 15th August

Active Retirement Pilgrimage

In order to celebrate this special Jubilee Year of Mercy, Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association is sponsoring a Coach to Lough Derg for a one-day Pilgrimage on Tuesday, 13th September next.  Cost on island is 40 euro and all those interested are welcome to join us.  Names by September 1st to 087 7720950 or 087 9042319.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 14th – 21st September, 2016 led by Spiritual Director, Fr. James McDonagh.  Flights from Knock which include full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje.  Half board accommodation included in a private house.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-916123 or mobile 087-1873703

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Historical Tour to Dublin.  Due to popular demand following our last Historical Tour to Dublin, the local Active Retirement Association is organising another 3 days / 2 night’s trip by luxury coach from Monday, September 26th to Wednesday, September 28th, visiting Kilmainham Jail, Collins Barracks Museum, GPO, Glasnevin Cemetery and other sights. Cost is €200 per person sharing, which includes Bed and Breakfast, Evening meal and all coach journeys.  Due to the huge demands on hotel beds in Dublin this year, we must have the names of those interested in joining us by September 1st. To book please ring 087 7720950 or 087 9042319 before that date.  Payment in full is due by September 18th’.

Parking at Pedestrian Crossing

Parking at the Pedestrian Crossing continues to be a problem for pedestrians at Teeling Street, Tubbercurry.  Double yellow lines extend in both directions for 15 metres from the crossing to allow clear visibility of the crossing.  However, inconsiderate drivers continue to park close to, and even in some cases, on the crossing as they abandon cars and hop into shops.  This has resulted in many near misses as drivers coming down the street cannot see pedestrians beginning to start crossing.  One lady was injured recently by a speeding motorist. Gardaí regularly issue summons without tickets and people that parked illegally weeks previously suddenly receive fines in the post for parking offences committed weeks previously. The Active Retirement group and other locals encourage the Gardaí to issue these summonses for safety sake.  Please note this the next time you are parking on Teeling Street.

The Class of 1976 Reunion

There will be a 40th reunion of the class of 1976 Marist Convent, Tubbercurry on 1st October, 2016. A meal and entertainment is planned for Cawley’s Hotel.  Full details and booking for the event can be had by contacting Ann on 086-6012893.

Congratulations

Congrats yet again to Sharon Walsh of Ballymote Road, Tubbercurry who’s pony Stallion – Barrera Duke of Windsor sired the Shamrock Champion Best – Bred Irish Welsh pony and also Tattersalls Supreme Champion of Champions Sash at Kedrah Castle in Co. Tipperary.  Judged by International acclaimed Mr. Steve Everitt.  Very well done from your loyal supporters and friends.

Anne Kelly deceased.

The recent death occurred of Anne Kelly, late of Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry. In her min 60’s, Anne was a native Currane, Achill and as such was a proud Mayo woman, who regularly flew the Mayo flag in her garden when they were involved in Croke Park matches. A fluent Irish speaker, she always had the ‘cupla focail’ for those of us that liked to think we could converse in our native tongue and she always kept us encouraged. When describing people, situations or events, she could also describe it with old Irish sayings that had few words, but great meaning. Her smile while uttering there words of wisdom masked a woman of great intellect. Anne lived in Tubbercurry for nearly 40 years since marrying her husband Tommy and was involved in and supported many aspects of local social life. As well as being a Drama enthusiast and supporter, Anne’s great social passion was playing Bridge, an activity in which she excelled. She was known throughout Connacht as an excellent player and she won many major competitions with her playing partners including Colm Gallagher, Anne Leonard and Anne Gavaghan. She also acted in an administration capacity at various levels. Anne Worked for many years as a Home Help to the elderly and infirm under the auspices of the Health Board and became invaluable to those in her care and to their families. Even in recent years when allocated home help hours were cut by the Health Board due to economic constraints, Anne worked always above and beyond the call of duty to ensure those in her care received due attention; she often called early in the mornings and late at night as well as during the day to her clients, often at great inconvenience to herself or her family. The number of families of deceased clients of Anne’s who called to Anne’s funeral to pay their respect, often travelling long distances, showed the respect and thanks that they had for Anne. Anne had a great interest in people, and if she met you once, she could quickly piece together your extended family. This came from a genuine interest that she had for people. It was possibly this trait and ability of retaining information that made her both a great card player and a highly interesting person. She always had some bit of news for her clients and friends – a sort of Google- and this is something we will miss. Anne was also a bit of a farmerette, and loved to share her trials and tribulations about her sheep and lambing. She was proud of them around her home. Anne’s death came after a battle with a sudden illness, but she fought her illness to the end. Her remains reposed at her home in Rathscanlon, and she had many callers from all over Mayo and beyond, and through her various associations who wished to pay their respects. Her remains were brought to the Church of St John the Evangelist, Tubbercurry and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. She is survived by her loving husband Tommy, daughter Sinead, son in law Sean, brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters in law, relatives and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. Anne brought a spark of light and life to us all. May she rest in peace. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

Mai Clarke deceased.

The recent death occurred of Mary (Mai) Clarke (Nee Mullarkey) late of Leitrim North, Cloonacool. Aged 82, Mai was a Primary School teacher all her working life, having started in Co. Mayo and moving to Carnaleck school and then on to Cloonacool school on the closure of Carnaleck. Mai was an excellent teacher, very popular with her many students over the years. A nature of Drumartin, near Aclare, she moved to Leitrim North on her marriage to Tom and lived there until her passing. Her remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home prior to removal to St Michaels Church Cloonacool, and burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery. She is survived and sadly missed by her husband Tom, daughters Christine, Sheila, Marie and Deirdre, Sons James, Michal and Tony, Sisters Anne and Margaret, Grandchildren, in-laws, nephews, nieces and huge circle of friends. May she rest in peace. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

Niland Family Reunion

The Niland Family from Doocastle are having a reunion in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo from 17th – 24th September, 2016.  I have booked the Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone for dinner on Sunday 18th September at 5pm.  (Prices start at €16.00 for 2 courses).  It will be an opportunity to meet our cousins who are coming from the USA, UK and Ireland, so I hope as many of the family can come along to share some memories and have a good time.  We also plan to spenda a night in Kennedy’s Bar in Doocastle. Please get in touch with Margaret Donegan on 087-6218728 of 096-37701 if you would like more information or email me at Margaret.donegan@yahoo.com

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net