All Ireland Drama Finals
The All Ireland Drama Festival opens on Friday 21st April and continues nightly in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8pm except closing night 29th April with curtains up at 7pm. Full details and synopsis of the nine plays taking part, and the night they will be performing is available on website. www.westerndramafestival.com. Booking for performances is strong, so get your ticket early to avoid disappointment. You can book directly on line, or by phoning the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo 071 91 61518. This is a great opportunity to see excellent plays performed by the top groups in Ireland. We look forward to meeting you there on this special occasion for Drama lovers!
Open Day in aid of North West Hospice
The Woodlands Equestrian Centre are hosting an Open Day in aid of North West Hospice on Easter Monday, 17th April from 2pm – 5pm. Children’s Pony Rides from 2-5pm with a Team Treasure Hunt at 3pm. (Max of 4 on a team). Prizes for top 3 teams. Raffle on the day. Everyone welcome.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Banada Peace Park on Easter Monday at 3pm. Fun events for all ages and everybody is welcome! €3 per child with all proceeds to Banada NS.
April Events in Tubbercurry Community Library
There are a number of events going on in Tubbercurry Community Library during April, such as: Easter Egg Colouring Competition, Arts & Crafts with Lee on Thursday 13th April @ 12noon, La Leche League Breastfeeding and Information Morning with Ali Rooney on Wednesday 26th April, from 10:30am-12Noon. All mothers and expectant mothers welcome. Spring into Storytime at your Library – Stories, songs and rhymes for Parents and Toddlers, Thursday 27th April @ 10:30am. For more information on any of the above events, please contact the library desk at 071 9111705.
Tubbercurry and District Active Retired
Tubbercurry ARA will resume meetings after the Easter break with a celebration of Bealtaine (Mayday) on May 2nd at 8 pm in the Health Centre. Well-known actress Beezie will present a one-woman show ,”Beezie”, a sparkling portrayal of the life of Beezie Gallagher, for over 60 years the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening. The bus tour of Northern Ireland at the end of May is completely booked. On May 9th there will an ‘ Alzheimers Tea Night’ and among the activities for June will be a day tour to Strokestown House.
South Sligo Snaps
A photographic Exhibition on “Youth in our Community” hosted by Foroige Youth Club, Tubbercurry, and facilitated by Community Artist, Monica Grossman takes place in Tubbercurry Library, Humbert Street, and Tubbercurry from 22nd April, at 12pm. Open to the public, this exhibition will run indefinitely.
Sligo Cancer Support Centre
There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.
Looking to get Fit
Trish-Fit Classes provide a low-impact work-out with modifications to suit everyone. This is a great way to get in a heart-pumping work-out tapping into your fat burning zone whilst reducing the risk of injury. It’s ideal for people who want to get fit, are recovering from an injury, post pregnancy etc. and suits young and old.
Classes are weekly in the Weightloss and Wellness Centre, Tubbercurry on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and a new class on Mondays in St. Brigid’s Hall from May 1st from 7-8pm. Contact Trish on 087-7713031 for further details.
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.
Cloonacool Card Game
Cloonacool Card Game has changed to 9pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.
Thomas Normanly, Tourlestrane
The recent death occurred of Thomas Normanly, late of Coolrecuill, Tourlestrane, after a battle with illness borne with great courage and dignity. In his mid-40’s, Thomas was a well loved and respected member of the Tourlestrane and South Sligo Community, and was involved in many aspects of the Tourlestrane area Community and Society development over the last 10 years. He had taken over the running and management of their excellent farm at Coolrecuill which had been built up by his father and mother, Tommy and Nuala, and he continued to develop it further. He was an excellent well informed farmer who was always willing to share his knowledge and experiences with others.
As a teenager and young adult, he wore the Tourlestrane GAA jersey with pride and represented the club at all levels, winning a senior County Championship in the mid-90s. In most recent years, he was involved in underage coaching with the girl’s teams and enjoyed this role thoroughly.
His remains reposed at the Coen funeral home and at home where many hundreds of people called to pay their respects. Removal took place to St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane and burial was in Rhue Cemetery.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Marie, adoring children Padraig, Brian, Mariah and Lauren, parents Tommy and Nuala, brothers Pat and Michael, sisters Geraldine and Patricia and many cousins and great friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he Rest in Peace.
Kenneth Matthews, Cloonacool
The recent unexpected death occurred of Kenneth Matthews, late of Kilcummin, Cloonacool. In his early 60’s, Kenneth was a native of Ballyara, Tubbercurry and was the youngest in his family, and son of the late Harry and Betty. He grew up on the farm located where St. Attracta’s Community School now stands. Over his lifetime, Kenneth was involved in various farming enterprises in the Cloonacool area. Pre-deceased by his parents, Sister Ivy and Brother Henry, he is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Leeoina, sons Ashley, Kenneth and Shevlin, grandchildren, sister Joan, brother Stephen, in laws, nieces and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. Funeral service took place in St. George’s Church, Tubbercurry, and burial was in Achonry Cemetery. May he Rest in Peace.
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