Weekly News - 12th February

The Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players are proud to announce they will be performing their latest 3 act play ‘Buried Child’ by Sam Shepard in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of February. The group will soon be embarking on the 3 act festival circuit, presenting this prize winning play to audiences nationally. The stellar cast includes Pat Feeley, Mary Walsh, Francis Brennan, Kieran Brennan, Eamonn Gallagher, Shane Loftus and Claire McLoughlin, with the capable Peter Davey directing. Tickets cost €12 (€10 concession) and will be available on the door. Curtains up at 8pm sharp nightly. A show not to be missed!!

Launch of Western Drama Festival

The launch of the Western Drama Festival takes place on Sunday night 18th February in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry just after the performance of the wonderful ‘Drawer Boy, presented by the Beeznees Theatre Company. The play commences at 8pm sharp. Please come along to what promises to be a lovely evening in St Brigid’s Hall.

We are delighted to have Tommy Marren as our special guest for our 75th Anniversary celebratory launch. To complement the occasion the Western Drama Festival committee will host a wine reception, and patrons will be introduced to the 2018 Programme of plays and events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary. Check out our website for details of the plays and fringe events www.westerndramafestival.com

Tickets: Season Ticket €60 and includes complementary programme. Secure your seats for the festival by contacting the Hawkswell Theatre, on 071 9161518 – Mon – Fri. 10 am to 5.30 pm or Sat. 2pm to 5pm and pay by credit/debit card –  Admission €12, Concession €10   Info re tickets at http://www.westerndramafestival.com/purchase-tickets

Tubbercurry Twinning

Tubbercurry Twinning Group are planning a trip to Cutigliano in the Tuscany region of Italy from May 8th – 13th. A Group from Tubbercurry’s Twinning town Viarmes in France will be joining with Tubbercurry group. The local Group will be travelling from Dublin to Pisa & onward then to Cutigliano, and will be staying in a local hotel. Some suggestions for activities while there are, Forest walks, an urban hike in the city of Lucca, trip to Chianti & visit a winery, trip to cheese making dairy or visit olive oil company.

If you are interested in joining us contact info@tubbercurry.ie or call to South Sligo Tourism & Community office, Humbert Street, Tubbecurry. Ph. 087 0936616

Holy Family NS

Holy Family NS is holding an Open Day on Thursday February 22nd from 1-2 pm. Parents are invited to visit the school to see our school in action. There will be a variety of activities on the day – Ready Set Go Maths, Literacy Lift Off, Music, Dance and Computers.

Enrolment forms will be available on the day. Enrolment forms are also available from the school office. Contact Daria at 0719186291

Congratulations to the boys and girls who took part in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Hurling Competition on 6th February in the Teeling Centre. It was a busy and competitive day. Well done to our boys team who have qualified for the next round.

We are very proud of our 3rd Class pupil Tiernan Cooke who represented Ireland at the Millrose Games. Tiernan qualified at Ireland’s fastest boy through Believe and Achieve. Well done to our past pupil Ellen Kilcoyne who ran in the 4 x 200m relay.

Children from 3rd – 6th Class took part in the National Diversity Games in Athlone in January. The children had a great experience there and also much success. We had Gold in sprints from Arlin Barrett, Nadia Udo Ubong, Kyle McDonagh, Cian Flynn. Shannon Davey and Ava Sharkey also had gold in long jump and shot putt. There were silver medals for three of our relay teams and bronze for our girls 3/4th class relay team. There were also silver medals for Conor McDonagh and Cian Flynn in long jump, Mathilda and Cara King in sprints. It was a great experience for all.

Will you host a Tea/Coffee Day for your local homeless charity?

Thurs 22nd Feb is Tea Day in aid of North West Simon Community, the local homeless charity. If you are interested in hosting a Tea Day in or around this date, please contact Mary on 087 7708865.

Anyone can host a Tea Day with family, friends, work colleagues or neighbours.  Your club, school, hospital or restaurant/café can get involved – the possibilities are endless!!

Register by e mailing mary@northwestsimon.ie to get your posters and branded balloons.

You can make a difference locally.

Evening classes at St Attracta’s CS

1. Computers for complete beginners will take place on Tuesday Feb 27th (a few spaces left) at 6.30 to 8.30 pm. (for 5 Tuesdays, free but you must attend each week)

2. CAD – Computer Aided Design – (beginners) starting Tuesday 27th Feb – 6.30 to 8.30 pm (€80 for 7 weeks)

3. Woodwork (beginners) also on Tuesday 27th Feb, 6.30 to 8.30pm €80 for 7 weeks.

Classes will go ahead if numbers are sufficient – contact 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

The local Active Retirement’s trip to Wales in June next is now fully booked and our thanks to all who booked so promptly. A Waiting List is now being taken as some cancellations may occur before the final date.

We are very pleased that there has been such a positive interest in our ‘Irish Hour’ on Thursday afternoons at 3 pm in Teach Laighne – beidh failte romhat bheith linn are aon Diardaoin.

Our Book Club meets on the final Wednesday of each month at 3.30 pm in Teach Laighne and our choice for this month is by an Irish author – ‘The Woman At 72 Derry Lane’ by Carmel Harrington – new readers are always welcome . Our thanks are due to the local library staff for facilitating us with books and venue.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, brothers, sisters and friends of Margaret Gormally RIP for their recent sad loss. Margaret was one of our enthusiastic, talented members, shared her time and talents willingly with us and had just been elected as secretery of our group when her illness was diagnosed. Her cheerful presence will be much missed by all of us. Ar dheis De go mbeidh a hanam dilis

Tubbercurry Community Library – Events

Some of the upcoming events in the Tubbercurry Library include:-

Story time for under 6s every Friday at 2pm.

Board games every Tuesday evening from 5pm -7pm for over 10s at. If you can’t play we can teach you!

Special exhibition ‘Celebrating Creativity in our Community’

Complementing the Western Drama Festival celebration of 75 years in existence, a special exhibition ‘Celebrating Creativity in our Community’ will be held-in partnership with Tubbercurry Community Library- Sligo Library Service from 6 – 10 March 2018.

We invite all artists to submit pieces reflecting life in the community today & into the future. If interested please contact Anne Marie Hegarty- 086 8066662 or Eileen Davey- 087 9791942.

All art forms are acceptable i.e. Painting, sketching, sculpture, photography etc. The working title for this exhibition is ‘Next Chapter’

Yogalates Class

Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry. “Calming & Stretching Your Mind Promotes Healing and addresses Chronic Conditions”. For all levels of fitness and age. Pay as you go. Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion. Enquiries to Ros on 0872617309

Skreen/Dromard Drama Group

Skreen/Dromard Drama Group are taking to the stage in the Art Deco Theatre, Ballymote on the 17th February at 8pm with their Hilarious comedy For Better, For Worse by the renowned playwright, Jimmy Keary. Doors open at 7.30pm The Proceeds of the raffle on the night will be given to Cancer Care Tubbercurry. Your support would be appreciated

New Simon Charity Shop open in Sligo

Donations of quality ladies clothes and accessories, and small bric a brac welcome for new charity shop on JFK Parade in Sligo. Drop in for a bargain; you are supporting the North West Simon Community housing support programme in Sligo. Volunteers welcome also – contact 071 9147522 or drop in.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and Leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Tubbercurry Writers Group

The Tubbercurry Writers Group meets every Friday in Tubbercurry Library between 11am – 1pm.  Everyone welcome to come along.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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