Weekly News - 12th November

Western Drama Festival One Act Comedy and Drama Festival

Yes folks it’s drama time in Tubbercurry again. Drama lovers will be delighted to know we have an excellent programme of plays including brilliant comedy and terrific dramas in store for our One Act Festival on 22nd, 23rd, and 24th November @ 8pm in St Brigids Hall Theatre.  We are delighted to announce that the Tubbercurry and District Credit Union is our sponsor for the entire festival.

Our WDF Drama Festival has attracted once again the top groups in the country and this year we are really looking forward to seeing them perform comedy. Opening our festival is Mullet Drama Group with a hilarious show, it will get our festival off to a lively start. We have three plays each night plus two plays on Saturday afternoon with a great mix of comedy and drama for your enjoyment.

Admission nightly is €10. You can buy the Season Ticket for €30 available only at the ticket office on opening night and this is brilliant value to see 11 plays being performed. Geoffrey O Keefe is our adjudicator for the festival. As an adjudicator he is extremely popular and highly acclaimed. We look forward to hearing his keen observations during the competition and also looking forward to meeting and hearing our drama enthusiasts and patrons views on the plays. Come along and join us at our 75th Festival it will be a time to remember.  You will find details of the 11 first-rate plays on our WDF web site at the following link: http://www.westerndramafestival.com/line-up-one-act-nov-18

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association has had a busy start to our Autumn/Winter programme – highlights being our very enjoyable visit to ‘historic Dublin’, our outing to Castlebar Bowling Centre and our six-week course of weekly VitalDanza classes involving inspirational music and movement. Our Hallowe’en Party raised funds for a local charity and thoughts are already turning towards the celebration of our Silver Jubilee in 2019, which will hopefully include the production of another book in our ‘The Way That It Was’ series.

Our Tuesday meetings will, for the winter months, be held at 3pm instead of 8pm in the local Health Centre. Exercise classes will take place in teach Laighne on Thursday afternoons at 2pm and, for all who would enjoy brushing up their Irish, a Social Hour, tre Gaeilge, will be held on Thursdays at 3.30pm from November 8th. All interested are welcome to any of these events.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

The Cloonacool Players are busy at present rehearsing this years play entitled -”I Do Not like Thee Dr. Fell”- a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell. This play which will compete on the festival circuit next season, will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre in mid February 2019. New data protection laws prevent the names of the cast and production crew being published at this time.

Greenway Public Meeting – Sligo Co. Council is holding a series of two public consultation meetings in relation to the development of a Greenway in South County Sligo. The proposed route of the Greenway is on the Old Sligo – Limerick Railway Line and the section for present proposal runs from Collooney to Bellaghy/Charlestown. This route runs through the most beautiful part of South Sligo with views of Knocknashee and the Ox Mountains from most of the route. The second meeting takes place this Wednesday 14th November, at An Chroi 7.30-9.30pm.

It is absolutely essential a good attendance make the effort to attend and show support for the project. These projects will not be funded unless it is seen they have universal support.  The time is fast approaching for a decision to be made on whether or not the project gets the green light. Please attend on Wednesday night at An Chroi.

Forest Walk Extension– The recently developed extension to the Forest Walk behind Rathscanlon Creamery has been welcomed by all who have had the pleasure so far of walking around it. There are different options of loops available with nearly 5km in total of pathways. It is ideal for young and old and family groups as much of it is wheelchair and buggy friendly. The project was developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association with the co-operation of land owners including Aurivo, Coillte and various bog users and owners on Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs. A local contribution needs to be raised by the Community and Raffle tickets are presently on sale locally, €20 each or a book of 3 tickets for €50. We ask families and households do their best to contribute to this wonderful facility which will be there for visitors and locals. Many people are now doing a few miles daily on it – wonderful to see.

The Phoenix Players are issuing a Red Weather Alert!

Hurricane ‘Moll’ is gathering strength and is expected to make landfall in Tubbercurry on Thursday 6th, Sunday 9th, Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th December. The safest place to be on those dates is St Brigid’s Hall where one can watch Moll’s progress while hearing gales of laughter and later thunderous applause.

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.

NCBI Tubbercurry –Donations of good quality womens, mens, childrens clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric a brac. All sales help to allow people with sight problems enjoy a better quality of life.  Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duvets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop open Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.

25 Card Games – 25 Card Games single hands takes place in Tubbercurry in St. Brigid’s Hall at 8.30pm every Sunday night. All welcome to attend .


Parent & Toddler Group

This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick

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