St. Patricks Day Run – South Sligo A.C
South Sligo A.C. will host the 45th Annual St. Patricks Day 10k race and a 5k fun run/walk. The race will start at 12 midday. Pre-registration can be done online at coretiming.ie for €15 or you can register on the 16th March in Killorans Bar and Restaurant from 7pm-8.30pm or on St. Patricks Day from 10.30am for €20.
A percentage of the proceeds from the race this year will be donated in support of the work carried out in Gallagher House, Tubbercurry. As is the tradition, refreshments and prize giving will take place in Killoran’s Bar and Restaurant. Last year over 375 participants took part in the event which has become a firm favourite for runners, joggers, walkers and families, and the organisers are expecting a huge turn out yet again for this years event.
25th Anniversary of Aclare St. Patricks Day Parade
Aclare will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the annual St Patricks day Parade. The parade will take place at a later time of 5pm this year due to the International Rugby match taking place that afternoon. The organisers hope to see as many floats as possible together with their families.
Sligo County Fleadh 2018 will be held in Sligo Town on the June Bank Holiday. Closing Date for all Competition Entries is Friday 23 March and South Sligo entries must be sent to Branch Secretary Teresa Walsh or John Joe Brennan by March 20th.
Community Recognition Award
Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association is hosting a Community Recognition Award Ceremony on St. Patrick’s night, March 17th in Cawley’s Hotel, Tubbercurry.
The recipients of this year’s award are the Western Drama Festival Committee, who this year are celebrating the 75th year of the founding of the Festival. First held in 1943, the Western Drama Festival has gone from strength to strength and is a firm fixture on the annual calendar of events both in Tubbercurry and in Drama circles throughout Ireland. Indeed, the Western Drama Festival was the first Drama Festival of its kind ever held in Ireland and is a model copied by drama enthusiasts throughout Ireland. The founding fathers of Matt Devine, Alfie Rochford, John A Flannery and Sean O’Dowd, all now deceased, would be very proud if they returned today to see how more recent committees have developed what they established. Over the last 75 years, the Festival has been an integral part of the community and social life in South Sligo and has been highly educational for all attendees over the years. Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association is a vocal outlet and advocate for the entire community and this is an opportunity to say thank you to the many volunteers in this their Diamond Jubilee year.
The evening takes the form of a buffet supper in Cawley’s Hotel on St. Patricks Night at 8pm. There will be a number of speakers, a presentation to the Festival Committee, and a dance/social afterwards to top band, BackWater Jack. This is an ideal way to socialise and say thank you to the many volunteers that make up the Western Drama Festival Committee. The general public are invited to attend and tickets are now available for the event at €35 each from a variety of Chamber members, including, Geraldine Brennan, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie and Roger McCarrick.
North Connaught College
North Connaught College Tubbercurry have re rescheduled its Open Evening for Thursday, 15th March from 3-6pm for PLC courses. School leavers and adults are all welcome. Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Tutor and current students will be available to deal with any queries or questions that you may have. There will be taster sessions in some of the various sessions e.g Beauty Therapy, IT/Business, Childcare, Nursing and Healthcare.
Tubbercurry Golf Club – Ladies
The ladies committee of Tubbercurry Golf Club are holding a Table Quiz in Tubbercurry Golf Club on Wednesday 21st March, 2018, starting at 8.30pm. €40 per team of 4. Refreshments will be served with raffle and spot prizes on the night. Many thanks to Clifford Electrical who are kindly sponsoring the quiz prices.
Tubbercurry Twinning Group is 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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call to South Sligo Tourism & Community office, Humbert Street, Tubbecurry. Ph. 087 0936616.
Information Morning on Fostering
Have you ever considered fostering? Information Coffee Morning at Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at 10.30am. For information please contact the Fostering Resource Service Markievicz House Sligo 07191 49681.
Introducing Foods to Baby Information session
Lifestart Sligo will be hosting two free information events in Tubbercurry FRC on Tuesday 20th March from 11.00-12.00. Information will be provided on stages of weaning, food ideas and preparation, benefits of a healthy diet etc. For more information contact Nicole on 0860475342 or Jacqueline on 0861300843.
Our weekly walking group is a great opportunity to get active and socialise. We meet every Wednesday at various locations and go for an hour long walk. March 14th we meet @ Kilmactigue Church Carpark at 10.20am. All welcome. For more information on our group and other planned walks contact Cathy on 0719186926.
The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 13th – 20th September, 2018, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn. Flights from Knock 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
Tubbercurry Community Library
Some of the things happening in our local library include:
Board Games for over 8’s every Tuesday from 5pm: Story Time for under 6’s every Friday at 2pm: Creative writing group every Friday at 11am. For all enquiries please call 071 9111705
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
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