Weekly News - 22nd January

Evening Classes at St Attractas CS, Tubbercurry,

Computer classes for complete beginners will commence on Tuesday Jan 23rd for 5 Tuesdays from 4.15pm to 6.15pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry. Classes are free but attendance at classes is vital.

Booking essential at 071 9120814 or contact mroddy@stattractas.ie.

Children’s Story Time

Story time for children under the age of 6 takes place at Tubbercurry library every Friday afternoon at 2pm. No booking required. So come along and join in….

Yoga with Siobhan – Join me for a beautiful heart-cantered class to nourish your body, mind & soul in An Chroi Centre, Tubbercurry, Wednesday’s from 7pm until 8pm. Suitable for ALL levels.  Booking required so please contact 086-3668228 to reserve your space on the mat.

North Connaught College News

There is a newly appointed Principal at ETB North Connaught College, Tubbercurry.His name is James Hardiman who replaces Margaret Scollan. Best wishes to both.

New Golf Club Captain

Michael Gorman has recently taken over from Gerard Hannigan as Men’s Captain of Tubbercurry Golf Club. As well as running his tools hire business, Michael is a former hurler of note, and a Champion whistler and lilter. Michael has now taken to playing golf and helping in various aspects of the golf club, and he is wished well in his new post.

Cloonacool Players

Rehearsals are in full swing at present for this year’s production of ”Cupid Wore Skirts” by the Cloonacool Players. This is an hilarious three act comedy written by that great northern playwright Sam Cree. It will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on the 9th 10th and 11th of February 2018, followed by dates in the Hawks Well Theatre Sligo, Ballina Arts Centre, St. Brigids Hall Tubbercurry and Ballintogher Community Centre.

The cast contains the usual mix of local actors which include John McIntyre, Denis Ross, Geraldine Lundy, Laura Mullarkey, Breege Calvey, Martin McIntyre, Margaret McIntyre and newcomers Regina Henry and Dara McGarry. The play is produced by Sean Walsh and directed by Tom Towey. Stage manager is Peadar Conway, Set Construction is looked after by Sean Calvey and Alan McKim, stage assistants Sinead Davitt and Agnes Durkin, Sound by Morris Conboy, Lighting is organised by Sean Johnston, Benny Henry and Owen Ross. Props are looked after by Eileen Kirrane, Costumes by Mary Keane and Make-up is by Ann-Marie Conway. Transport is organised by Peadar Conway, John McIntyre and Adrian McIntyre. Anyone wishing to join the group and help out in any way can contact any group member in the coming weeks.

Madge Horkan Luton

The recent death occurred of Madge Horkan (nee Faul) in Luton, England. In her mid ‘80’s, Madge was twin sister of Bridie Synott who lives on Mountain Road, Tubbercurry and sister of Charlie Faul, Masshill Road, Tubbercurry. Madge was one of 10 children in the Faul family who were born and reared on Church Street, Tubbercurry. Like a lot of her siblings and indeed her generation, Madge hit for England as a teenager in search of work in the late 1940’s. There she married and reared her family and she always enjoyed regular trips home to Ireland when she was able to travel. She was pre-deceased by brothers, Johnny, Tom Eddie, Patsy and Jimmy and Sister Josie.

Her funeral takes place in England. Sympathy is extended to her immediate family, her twin sister Bridie, sisters Mary and Winnie, Brother Charlie in Tubbercurry, in-laws, nephews, nieces and cousins. May she rest in peace.

John Molloy Carrownagopple

The recent death occurred of John Molloy, late of Carnagopple, Tubbercurry. Aged 77, John was a native of Lissananry, Ballymote, but moved to Carnagopple nearly 50 years ago on marrying his wife Nuala. John was an easy going man who had endured ill health over the last number of years.

His remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home, Tubbercurry prior to removal to St. Attracta’s Church, Tourlestrane. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.

John is survived by his wife Nuala, sons Seamus and Frank, daughters, Una, Sinead and Aíne, sisters Mary and Martha (Cork), Sr. Sheila (Collooney), nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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