Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 27/05/2019

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association takes place this Wednesday evening 29th May at 8pm in An Chroi, Ballina Road.  As the name suggests, this organisation represents both business and general community interests, and it has been in operation for approximately 30 years.  Over the years of Chamber of Commerce & Community Association has been a great ambassador for all of South Sligo and not just the immediate environs of the town.  The organisation has built up excellent relationships with Sligo Co. Council and all the elected Councillors and the Council staff.  In addition it is the umbrella organisation for other activities in the town such as the Old Fair Day Festival, The Playgrounds, Tidy Towns, The Forest Walk, An Chroi Enterprise Centre, etc. and also is available to liaise with government finance  agencies to finance specific projects.  It is essential that new members of the Community of South Sligo get involved in the organisation as everything is done on a volunteer basis.  Representatives of clubs, societies etc. are especially welcome as well as people in small and big business and enterprise.  We look forward to seeing new members of the public attend.

33rd South Sligo Summer School  It’s that time of year again and Music week is just under eight weeks away.  The 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.

Phoenix Players AGM
The Phoenix Players are holding their AGM on Wednesday 29th May at 9pm in St Brigid’s Hall.  It is important that as many members as possible attend in order to get a cross section of opinions to enable the group to plan a programme of productions for the next season and to build on the success of the last season.  New members are especially welcome and all suggestions and opinions will be considered.

Holy Family N.S  Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Holy Family Ns that made their First Communion on Saturday May 18th, Thanks to Ms Tuohy for all her work and to Ms Cooney, Ms McDonagh and Martina for their work with the school choir.   Well done to the Green School Committee who collected their 7th Green Flag on Thursday 16th MAy in Claremorris. Thanks to Ms Gordon and Mr Cawley for their work.   Allianz Cumann na mBunscol games started last week and the boys and girls team have played Collooney Ns and Ballymote NS and they will play Rockfield on Tuesday 28th May.  Congratulations to Arlin Barrett who represented the school in the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol Exhibition game before the Sligo v Galway Championship Game in Markievicz Park on Sunday. Well done also to Farrell Moran who refereed the boys mini game. A great experience for both of the children and the Holy Family N.S are all very proud of the children.

North Connaught College

Sligo Adult Guidance in Education is back in North Connaught College, Tubbercurry from the 29th May to 31st May 2019.  This is a free workshop for people living or working in County Sligo looking for information on further education courses, funding, flexible learning, studying, upskilling, training for employment and more.  This workshop is free but booking is essential. Call Saoirse on 071938410 or email saoirsekennedy@msletb.ie to find out more. 

Curry Parish History Meeting
The Curry/Moylough History and Heritage Group are holding a meeting on Tuesday 28th May in The Yeats County Inn Curry at 8pm.  The guest speaker is  Archaeologist and Historian, Mary Timoney  speaking on:-  Our Heritage, The archaeology, folklore and history of Graveyards and other Burial Sites in South Sligo  Mary Timoney, MA, MIAI is a Research Archaeologist concentrating since 1984 on graveyards and grave memorials of Co. Sligo and  Co. Roscommon.  Mary has published a notable book on Graveyards and Grave Memorials of County Sligo from 1650 to the present.  Thanking you for your help and support with our work Bernard Brennan, Chairperson, Curry Parish History and Heritage Group

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.

Cake Sale
A Cake sale will take place in aid of Saint George’s Church, Tubbercurry,
on Friday 31st May.   It will be held in the former Quinn Electric Shop, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry from 10am.   A great chance to have home baking for the bank holiday weekend.  Please support.

 Charlie McGettigan
Charlie McGettigan visits South Sligo this coming weekend, Sat 1st June, when he appears at a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). The performance starts at 8pm and will include a guest appearance by Galway singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon. Booking is essential on 087 2512030.

Coolaney / Mullinabreena GAA Scrap Metal Fundraiser
A Scrap Metal Fundraiser for Coolaney / Mullinabreena will take place on bank holiday Monday 3rd June at Nace O’Dowd Park from 9am – 4pm – A free disposal of all unwanted metal ,a variety of farmyard machinery, household items, garden & yard items, old cars and vehicles can be taken in or a collection can be arranged to your house or business to collect any item on or before the above date. Contacts for Mullinabreena area are John 0876777226, Pearse 087 1379850 or Ollie 087 7981827  or for Coolaney call Brendan 087 2845687, Anthony 087 1192322, Conor 087 7705495  Items not included are fridges, plastic, wood, mattresses, tyres (rims accected). Thank you for your support.  

Achonry / Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group – Lupins for Sale €2 per pot.  Ring 087 6235468 or contact Facebook page.

Prioritising Parents Self-Care
Being a parent can bring with it a lot of joy but also means life becomes very busy and at times over whelming. The FRC will be hosting a free 1.5 hour workshop on looking after ourselves as parents in terms of our mental wellbeing and ability to cope with life’s challenges. The workshop will be open to all parents, guardians, carers and foster parents. Keep an eye on our facebook page @tubberfrc for updates on this event. 

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group
The local Active Retirement members have now organised their May/June programme, the highlights of which will be our participation in the annual Bealtaine celebrations organised each May by ARA groups countrywide and our Annual Week’s Holiday in June which is this year being arranged for a tour of the Northern Ireland coasts.  The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for May and June and our Book Club choice of reading for this month is ‘Tangleweed And Brine’ by Deirdre Sullivan. Our thanks are due to the local branch of the County Library for providing these books for us each month.

Spanish Summer School in Tubbercurry 2019
Host Families are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July.  Contact Julio Juanes Rubert – 0034609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com  or Bernie Reilly on 071 91 85256 / 087 6551347 if you are interested.  Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.

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. 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703.

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.

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