Weekly News - 13th March

Tubbercurry Golf Club

The annual Table Quiz will be held at Tubbercurry Golf Club on Wednesday 15th March at 8.30 pm in the Golf Club.   The Quiz is kindly sponsored by Clifford Electrical.   €10 per person.  It promises to be a very enjoyable night for young and old, with children and teenagers always proving their worth in answering questions. This is always a great family night out and a marvellous social occasion.  All support would be very much appreciated.

Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport

Congratulations to John and Mary Gillespie of Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport, who this year are celebrating 80 years of business in Tubbercurry. This is a third generation business who have been serving South Sligo since 1937. Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport is a family run business with a strong retail profile. Gillespies are stockists of quality Menswear, Sportswear and ladies casuals. They also host to a fine giftware department and are known for their professional service and personal touch. Gillespie’s Menswear and Sport, located in the heart of Tubbercurry’s Teeling Street, continues to celebrate serving South Sligo for 80 years. Gillespie’s has been a family run business dating back to the early twentieth century, when Jim Gillespie purchased the business from his retiring aunt Molly Nephin in 1937. For the next 40 years Jim’s legacy of hard work and the triumph of good business acumen established the Gillespie business as one of the leading general drapers in the North West. After the passing of Jim Gillespie in 1977, his wife Josephine carried the mantel in the very difficult socioeconomic backwater of the 1970’s and 80’s. In turn Josephine handed over the reins in 1985 to her son John, the current proprietor. John had served his apprenticeship in the retail trade of the late 70’s and early 80’s with Cassidy’s fashions in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and he opened Bolgers of Castlebar before returning home. Gillespie’s have a strong retail profile, not only in Tubbercurry but throughout South Sligo and surrounding areas. Call to Gillespie’s next time to congratulate John and Mary on their business’ 80th birthday.

Evening Classes at St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry.

1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) – learn how to create 3D designs using Solid Works. Tuesdays 14th March for 5 weeks, 6.45 to 8.45pm €60. (Beginners/Improvers)

2. Woodwork – come and learn a new skill or refresh your knowledge. 6 Tuesdays 6.45 to 8.45pm starting March 14th €70. (beginners/improvers)

 3. Safepass – accepting enquiries from anyone interested, all details to be confirmed.

Pre-booking essential for all classes – 0719120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Killoran Parish, Rathbarron – Irish stew Night:

To celebrate all things Irish, the community of Killoran Parish are hosting an Irish Stew Night on Friday 17th March, at 8pm in the Mountain Inn, Rockfield, Coolaney. Music by Henry Gawley Bank. Admission €15 and includes Main Course, Sweet and Tea/Coffee.

Wine Club:

The next meeting of the Wine tasting group is on Tuesday the 14th of March at 8.30pm in Murphy’s Hotel, Tubbercurry. This is a most enjoyable evening educating our taste buds and meeting old and new friends. Everyone welcome.

Social Evening:

A Social Evening will be held in the ‘May Queen’, Tubbercurry on Fri 24th March, in aid of St Georges Church.  Doors open at 9pm. Music by Henry Gawley. Admission will include supper. Please support what promises to be a great night.

All Ireland Drama Finals comes to Tubbercurry

The Western Drama Festival is hosting the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April. Booking for the Finals is being handled by the Hawks Well Theatre. Season tickets and individual night tickets are now available. Phone the Hawks Well at 071 9161518.

The Western Drama Festival committee have recently launched a web site for the Finals. The site is still ‘work in progress’ and will be continually updated. To log in go to www.westerndramafestival.com

Foróige: Youth Employability Support Service

Foróige’s Youth Employability Support Service (YESS) Programme has been initiated as a personal development support service for young adults aged 16-25 in Tubbercurry and surrounding areas. The programme is suitable for people who require support to explore their education, training or employment options. We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each person with a strong emphasis on personal development, community relations and employability skills. We offer support to identify appropriate training, as well as assistance with application forms, CV writing, interview skills and workplace competency. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in workshops, accredited training, work experience or internships in your area of interest. The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact: Deirdre (Foróige) on 0860130795 or deirdre.gallagher@foroige.ie

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are now taking booking for our indoor/outdoor Archery lessons for adults and children over 8.  Learn and improve your skills and have fun competing with your friends. Cost: €20 per person for 60 minutes. Groups of 6 or more : €20 per person for 90 minutes. Call – (071) 918 1920. www.oxmountainadventurecamp.ie

Bannerlord Drama Workshops in Tubbercurry

Drama workshop designed to motivate will commence on Saturdays mornings from 11am to 12.30pm. These fun workshops will be facilitated by “Game of Thrones” actor, Peter John Sinclair and will run for ten weeks. The Workshops will take place at An Chroi South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Cost is €85 per student for 10 week course. For more information contact Peter on 086-1689327. Email: bannerlord6@gmail.com A minimum of 10 will be needed in order to run the course.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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