Weekly News - 14th January

South Sligo AC -St. Stephen`s Day run

The community of South Sligo and surrounding areas were out in force to support the 5k charity run in aid of a very worthy cause, SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust). This great event has being going from strength to strength since its first race seven years ago. This year was bigger and better with just over 400 people, young and old, taking to the streets of Tubbercurry. There was a very noticeable increase in families who took part this year adding greatly to this special event. The event was made more festive with the introduction of the best dressed family, with the prize going to the Tracey (Santa) Family.

Paul Walsh, chairman, welcomed everybody at the start of the race, in a packed St.Brigid`s Hall and acknowledged the great support received by both walkers and runners. This year was the second year of the Tom Normanly Shield with Barry Clavin claiming the prize for a second year in a row. Marie and Family presented the shield to Barry in St. Bridget’s Hall afterwards, and we are sure Tom was cheering everyone on as they crossed the line. Afterwards refreshments were provided and everybody mingled and chatted to discuss the Christmas festivities. Squeals of delight could be heard from the children as they discussed the previous day’s excitement. Like-wise there was great excitement as friends and family met up with each other as, many had travelled home for the Christmas Season.

Prizes were presented to first male Michael Carty, 1st female Edel Reilly, 1st Junior female Maeve Gallagher. First Junior male home and winner of the Tom Normanly memorial shield was Barry Clavin. All prize winners very generously donated their prize winnings to SHOUT.

Paul was delighted to announce at the time that €3,750 was raised and they were still counting monies that were coming in. South Sligo AC wish to thank all those who sponsored and volunteered to organise this great event but in particular all those who supported and donated very generously.

North Connaught College – Open Evening

There is an Open Evening for all evening courses in North Connaught College, Tubbercurry on 14th January from 5-7pm. All classes will be starting on 21st and 22nd January. The courses are Safety & Health, Photography, Intellectual Disability, Care Support, Work Experience, Beauty Therapy, Computers, Child Development and Special Needs. Please contact the College on 0719185035 for more information.

BTEI Level 4 course

There will be a BTEI Level 4 Word Processing course starting in North Connaught College on Monday mornings starting on 14th January from 10-1pm. Please contact the college on 0719185035 for more information. There will also be a BTEI Level 4 course in Retail Sales Techniques, Customer Service and Communications starting on 15th January from 6-9pm in North Connaught College. Please contact the college on 0719185035 for more information.

Shine a Light Ecumenical Service

Mayo Roscommon Hospice Let Love Shine a Light Ecumenical Service will take place at St Johns Rest and Care Centre, Knock on Sunday 20th January at 3.45 pm. All those for whom lights were sponsored on the Tree of Light will be remembered at the Service. All welcome.

National Learning Network (NLN)

National Learning Network in Sligo are currently recruiting for their free training courses. Each one is designed to help you see what you are good at, to develop those skills and build your confidence to help you get and keep a job or go on to further education or training.

If you need extra support, if you have had an accident, illness or injury or have a disability, then NLN can help. Eligibility criteria apply. Contact us today: 086 6073153 071 9145391 sligo@nln.ie

Save Your Sole……

If you want to save your soul, you could attend a Church or practice a religion of your choice!, if you want to save your sole, that is the sole of your shoe, you should call to Eunan McCormack who has recently opened a shoe repair shop at Teeling Street, Tubbercurry, next door to Murphy’s Hotel. Eunan could be considered a ‘Shoe Doctor’, and he will give a new lease of life to an old pair of shoes. He attends at weekends – on Friday Evening, all day Saturdays and Sunday Morning.

Cloonacool Players

Rehearsals are in full swing at present for the Cloonacool Players up-coming production of ‘I do not like thee Dr. Fell’ a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell. This play will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of February next at 8pm each night. It will then travel to St. Nathys Hall Mullinabreena on Friday night 22nd February and then on to the Arts Centre in Ballina on Thursday night 28th February for a special needs charity event. It will also play in St. Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry on Monday 4th March at the Western Drama Festival. The play which has a story line based on group therapy support and is built around the complex characters who attend the session, is guaranteed to keep audiences fully engaged throughout the evening. It will also play on the drama festival circuit of Ireland, during the month of March. So put these dates in your diary.

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.

Maura Dibley, Tubbertelly– The death occurred on December 14th last of Maura Dibley (nee McIntyre), late of Tubbertelly, Tubbercurry. Aged 69, Maura was daughter of the late Paddy & Nancy McIntyre and sister of the late Martin McIntyre. A past pupil of the Marist Convent in Tubbercurry, after she had finished school she went to England where she attended college, training as a Primary School teacher. On graduating from college she gained employment and in due course became a Primary School Principal in Reading. She married an English man Chris Dibley and both would return to Ireland as often as possible with their children to visit family, and Chris loved to fish the rivers and lakes of Co. Sligo and the West of Ireland.

On retiring from work about 10 years ago they returned fully to Ireland. Chris died about 4 years ago. Maura loved her garden and was a drama enthusiast, attending the Drama Festivals and plays when hosted in St. Brigid’s Hall. Maura was ill over the last 12 months but never complained and bore her illness with great dignity. Her remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart Mullinabreena and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Maura is survived by her 2 sons Paul and Martin, daughter in law Alex, grandson Matthias, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and good neighbours & friends. May she rest in Peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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