Weekly News - 14th May

Tubbercurry GAA

Tubbercurry GAA presents Be Well evening “Health & Well Being in a Modern World” on Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry with guest speakers Aoife Lane, WGPA Chair & Head of Department Sport & Health Sciences AIT – How To Create A Healthy Club, Joe Waters, Sligo Samaritans – Promoting Good Mental Health, David Kelly, Lecturer in Health Sciences AIT- Promoting Healthier Eating Habits, Stephen Gilmartin, Msc Sports & Exercise Medicine – Why Exercise?. Tickets available on the door, €10 per person and €20 per family. Organised by the cast of Fr. Ted OsKaRs film. All proceeds in aid of Tubbercurry GAA Grounds Development. All welcome. Thank you for your support.

Fancy yourself as a writer? Creative writing classes for adult beginners – 10 weeks flash fiction, short stories, mining memories for memoir, journal keeping, poetry and more informal, fun classes led by award-winning writer Louise G Cole at: An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry – Starting May 17th 7-9pm

Enquiries: 086 0814683 – All welcome Thursday evenings – includes tea and coffee supported by the MSLETB Community Education Scheme.

Recycling Workshop

A recycling workshop takes place on Monday 21st May at 7pm in Án Chroí, Tubbercurry. Come along and learn “what goes in your bin”. Everyone welcome.

Lough Talt Water – Boil Notice

Representatives from Irish Water held a meeting recently with all the public representatives from Sligo Co. Council and also with a number of Community Representatives. They gave an in-depth description of the ongoing problems associated with the water supply from Lough Talt. In a nutshell the boil water notice is set to continue into the immediate future with no sign yet of it being lifted. Many representatives were totally unaware of how basic the treatment plant at Lough Talt actually is, and indeed it is probably incorrect to use the name ‘treatment plant’ at all. The water coming from the lake goes through a basic system where the water is chlorinated, but it is not put through any filtering system as is the norm in other more modern facilities.

Evidence of Cryptosporidium continues in the water as this is the danger season for this contamination and the public should check the Irish Water website on a regular basis for further updates. However, households should definitely continue to boil water and leave to cool before drinking.

Referendum – Canvassing & discussions are taking place locally on the upcoming referendum to remove or not remove the Eight Amendment from the Constitution. Word locally is that the vote will be tight. A sad complaint locally is that posters have been removed by opponents of the other opinion. Respect for all opinions should be tolerated by all sides.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day.  Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over.  We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email : oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

Active retirement activities have resumed for the Spring/Summer session. The weekly Tuesday group meetings in the Health Centre will now be held in the evenings at 8 pm with Card games, Flower Arranging, Reflexology, Bealtaine celebration, outings etc on the agenda. Monthly outings are being arranged and we are looking forward to our week’s trip to North Wales in June. Weekly Bowling and Exercises continue as well as our open ‘Irish hour’ on Thursdays in Teach Laighne at 3 pm. Ta alan daoine sa ceanntar ata gra aca do’n Gaeilge – bain usaid as bhur cupla focail and join us every Thursday for a very enjoyable hour.

Our Book club meets on the last Wednesday on each month – new members are very welcome. Book for this month in Colson Whithead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’. Books are supplied courtesy of the local library.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

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

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

Yogalates Class

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 for relaxation. Enquiries to Ros 087-2617309

Michael McCarrick, deceased

There was much sadness in the Tubbercurry/Cloonacool areas as news filtered through over the May Bank Holiday weekend that Michael McCarrick of Ballina and originally Doomore, Tubbercurry had died in a flying accident just outside Ballina. Michael was a well known and highly respected man who worked all his adult life with ESB. As well as a good worker and great family man, Michael was also a well known traditional musician who played in many an Irish music session around Tubbercurry. Although living in Ballina, the Cloonacool and Tubbercurry areas were always very close to his heart, and it was ironic that during his final flight prior to his death, he had flown over the South Sligo area which formed him as a man and musician. A past pupil of Banada Abbey Secondary School, Michael always had an innocent and slightly mischievous smile on his face that portrayed a fun loving character.

His funeral was attended by thousands in Ballina from Mayo and South Sligo region, and a great traditional music session at the funeral home said much about the love he had of music, and also about the esteem in which he was held by all his friends and colleagues. Michael is survived by his wife Breege, children, Finn and Aoife, mother Kathleen, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and many cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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