Weekly News - 19th 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 in store, including brilliant comedy and terrific dramas. The One Act Festival runs the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th November @ 8pm in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre, Tubbercurry.  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:


Greenway Meeting

A very well attended meeting took place last week at An Chroi, Tubbercurry in relation to the proposal for the development of a Greenway on the footprint of the old Sligo-Limerick Rail line, specifically between Charlestown to Collooney. A presentation was made by consultants RPS on their findings, and it looks as if a proposal for a Greenway will be submitted by Sligo Co. Council to Government for funding in the near future. A healthy debate took place about the re-opening of the line for trains, and as it is not in Government Draft Strategies up to 2040 and possibly beyond, the consensus was that the Greenway proposal would be pursued. If it was ever deemed practical in the future by Government to re-open the line, it is within the terms of the proposal that a new Greenway Route would be developed running parallel to a new train track. This is an exciting time for infra structural and recreational development in South Sligo, an area that needs development so badly. Watch for updates on the Greenway from the Greenway Co-op Committee.

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 4thDecember at 8.30pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas Party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry Commences at 7.30pm Wednesday, 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S. – Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

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 year’s 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.

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 .

Christmas Market

Christmas Market in the CBD Sports Complex Charlestown, on Sunday November 25th from 12-4. Christmas hamper will be raffled on the day, tea coffee and light refreshments will be served also. Admission free.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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