Weekly News - 27th February

Evening Classes at St. Attracta’s CS

CAD (Computer Aided Design) classes and Woodwork classes will commence on Tuesday Feb 28th and runs for 7 Tuesdays in total, from 7 to 9pm at St Attractas CS Tubbercurry.  Cost €80 – beginners/improvers welcome.  Contact mroddy@stattractas.ie or ring 071 91 20814 to book a place.  Booking essential.

North West Simon Community Tea/Coffee Cake Day, AIB Tubbercurry

Make a difference and come and join us in the AIB Tubbercurry Branch on Friday 3rd March 2017 to support this very worthy cause. It will run during opening hours, 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. Your support will be much appreciated.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association’s annual holiday trip is now being organised in conjunction with JMG Coach Travel. This year we are visiting Ireland North East. We will be based in the Armagh City 4-Star Hotel, with tours arranged to the highlights of the surrounding counties of Down, Antrim, Louth etc. The duration is for 6 nights/7 days – from Monday, 29th May to Sunday, June 4th. Cost, including travel, daily tours, and Bed/Breakfast accommodation plus Evening Meal is €450 per person sharing, with a limited number of single rooms at a cost of €15 extra per night.

For further information or for booking, please contact us at 087 7720950 or 087 9042319. All interested are very welcome to join us.

Bannerlord Drama Workshops in Tubbercurry

Drama workshop designed to motivate will commence on Saturdays mornings from 11am to 12.30pm. These fun workshops will be facilitated by “Game of Thrones” actor, Peter John Sinclair and will run for ten weeks. The Workshops will take place at An Chroi South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo. Cost is €85 per student for 10 week course. For more information contact Peter on 086-1689327. Email: bannerlord6@gmail.com

Pioneer Dinner Dance

The Annual Achonry Regional Pioneer Dinner Dance takes place in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Friday 3rd March at 8pm. Music by “The Duets”. Tickets at €25 each. Available from Mick Burke and John White. An enjoyable night is assured.

Speeding Traffic

Concern has been expressed in recent times by many locals about speeding traffic on the Circular road at the back of Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. This stretch of road from St. George’s Church to the new traffic lights on the Ballina road junction has become busier over the last 6 months, as the flow of through traffic has increased due to works at junctions. This knock on effect is more traffic. Combine this with car parks and business customers along this stretch of road, and it is a recipe for disaster, and an accident waiting to happen. In addition there is a pedestrian crossing at the rear of SuperValu and many pedestrians report “near misses” with speeding cars. Correspondence will be going to the National Roads Authority and Sligo Co. Council to take necessary actions to slow this traffic down. A menu of actions including Speed Cameras, Continual White Lines and Signage need to be considered!

Stonewall Building

Are you interested in learning a New Trade? In conjunction with the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (ETB), a Traditional Stonewall Construction Course will be starting this spring. This is a professional course that will cover topics such as Tutelage, Workplace Safety, Safety and Manual Handling and Safe-Pass. Interested? Then contact Olive Henry at olivehenry@msletb.ir or phone 071 915900 for more information.

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.

Social Dancing

Social Dance classes every Wednesday night in the studio of “Dancing West”, Tubbercurry. Classes from 8pm-11.30pm. A great way to socialise and exercise at the same time. We cover dances like Quick Step, Foxtrot Slow Waltz. So if you want to learn some new steps or just practice, come along for a night of fun. For more information contact 0876674561

Cloonacool Players

Cloonacool Players will stage Jimmy Keary”s hilarious comedy, Mother Knows Best, on Friday 3rd March in St. Brigids Hall Tubbercurry.   Casting includes Margaret McIntyre, Peadar Conway, Martin McIntyre, John Mc Intyre, Mary Kathleen Johnson, Mary Kane, Geraldine Lundy, Bríd Calvey and welcoming our new members Mr Liam Kavanagh and Ms Lisa Maloney.  It is an evening not to be missed. Under the direction of Sean Walsh and assistant director Maria Casey, this is a show that will brighten your day and send you home laughing.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game continues at 8.30pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.

Attracta Mannion

The recent death occurred after a brief illness of Attracta Mannion, late of Teeling Grove and originally of Connolly Park, Tubbercurry.

In her mid-60’s, Attracta was daughter of the late Jimmy and Maggie Mannion and was part of a large well known and respected Tubbercurry family. Attracta was reared and educated in Tubbercurry and spent part of her early adult life in England before returning to Tubbercurry to complete the rearing of her family. A quiet, hardworking, community minded lady, Attracta could be seen every day out for her walks in her later years with friends and family.

Her remains were removed to the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Tubbercurry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. Attracta is survived by her daughters, Valerie, Susan, Samantha, Teana, Freda and Maggie, brothers, Frank, James (Laddie) and Joe, sisters, Audrey, Tina, Jean, Olive, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many close friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Sean Leonard, Gortermone

The recent death occurred of Sean Leonard, Gortermone, Tourlestrane. In his 80th year, Sean had retired some 15 years ago from his work with the Department of Agriculture with whom he had worked for 40 years. Covering all South Sligo through his work as an Inspector and Advisor, Sean was well regarded and respected by all his farming clients and colleagues.

Sean was also an ardent supporter of GAA, both his club and County, and he was very involved with Tourlestrane GAA club in the 1960’s and 70’s where he served in various positions, including Manager of under 21 and senior teams. He was a club patron until his death. He was also a farmer of note himself and was a pedigree cattle breeder of Angus and Hereford cattle. A great conversationalist with a wide knowledge of many local and global topics, it was always a pleasure to chat to him.

Sean’s remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home and removal was to Tourlestrane Church. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetery and a Guard of Honour from Tourlestrane GAA club was a fitting tribute to a great club man. He is survived by his wife Nuala, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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