Tubbercurry News

Tubbercurry, a Day in the Life - New DVD

Back in 1997, Tubbercurry celebrated their 600th Anniversary of the founding of Tubbercurry, and a year long celebration of Tubbercurry 600.   This celebration included EU Commissioner, Rary McSharry officially opening the event and also included President Mary Robinson visiting Tubbercurry for the Old Fair Day in August 1997.

As part of the celebrations, local camera man Tom Walsh recorded “A Day in the Life of Tubbercurry”, starting at 6am until 12 midnight.  It includes children coming and going to school, businesses and workers going about their days work and various interviews.

A new DVD – “Tubbercurry, A Day in the Life” is now available for sale at €15, and would be of great interest to anybody or any family from the town or area.  Proceeds of the sales will go to help replace the Christmas lights which were stolen last week.

The DVD will be available for sale in various outlets over the next few weeks, and would make an ideal Christmas stocking filler.

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.