Weekly News - 27th March

Commercial Rates Review

Businesses premises throughout Co. Sligo including Tubbercurry have recently received correspondence from the Valuations Office in relation to commercial rates reviews. In many instances, commercial rates demanded are being increased significantly which will be a catastrophe for business viability if implemented. Already, many businesses in Tubbercurry and rural South Sligo are struggling to pay the rates demanded and any increase will be another nail in the coffin for businesses in rural Co. Sligo. An appeals mechanism is in place if you are not happy with the new demand, and this should be exercised as soon as possible, and at the latest within 40 days of receipt of the demand note. Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce are available for consultation for a united approach to the Appeal Process. Further information can be had from Roger McCarrick, phone 087-6810848, or call to the office.

Gallagher House Services 8km Run

The annual 8km run, jog / walk in aid of Gallagher House Services, Tubbercurry, will take place from Kilmactigue Community Centre (beside playground) on Sunday April 2nd at 1pm.

Registration will be from 11.30am on the day or pre- registration can be made before 4.30pm on Friday March 31st at 071 91 20624, or by calling into Gallagher House Garden Centre. Clock timing on the day. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre. Cost per adult is €10. Everyone is welcome and your support will, as always, be greatly appreciated.

All Ireland Drama Finals comes to Tubbercurry

The Western Drama Festival is hosting the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th April. Booking for the Finals is being handled by the Hawks Well Theatre. Season tickets and individual night tickets are now available. Phone the Hawks Well at 071 9161518. The Western Drama Festival committee have recently launched a web site for the Finals. The site is still ‘work in progress’ and will be continually updated. To log in go to www.westerndramafestival.com

Booking for All-Ireland Drama Festival

Booking on- line for the All Ireland Drama Finals is now available from the Hawks Well Theatre at www.hawkswell.com. By booking on-line patrons can choose their preferred seat from the seating plan displayed on the web site. Patrons can also continue to book their seats by phoning the theatre box office at 071 9161518. Season tickets are priced at €100, individual nights at €15 and 8 night season tickets priced at €85  (opening night excluded) The festivals opens in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre on Friday 21st to Saturday 20th April.

Classes at St Attracta’s CS,  Tubbercurry:

The following courses will take place on Sat April 1st :

  1. Safe Pass – 8am – 5.15pm  and 2. People Moving and Handling 10 – 6pm.

On Tuesday April 4th a class on how to start your own herb garden and how to identify useful wild herbs will take place, 7 -8.30pm.  (€12)

Pre-booking essential for all classes/courses. For details/info phone 071 9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie.

NEW METAFIT CLASS TUBBERCURRY.

New Term commencing Thursday March 30th @ 7pm in the Weight loss & Wellness Centre, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. 30 Minute Class. Beginners of all fitness levels welcome, suitable for men, women & teenagers. €5 per class.

For more info or to book your place, text Rachel on 083 80 20 100 or message us through rachelrooneyfitness on Facebook.

Digital Skills for Citizens

Interested in learning how to do basic tasks on the Internet? Are you a beginner, or just want to improve your online skills? This programme which is funded by Dept. Communications, Climate Action & Environment, and Co-ordinated by Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd. is open to everyone. This 10 hour course will take place over 5 two-hourly sessions in centres across Co. Sligo between January and June 2017 and costs €25, to be paid on the registration day.

The course is available in community centres in Tubbercurry , or a venue that suits. To register for a training session at a centre near you or to register a centre for funding to hold a training session: Contact David/Paula at 071 9141155 for further Information

Foróige: Youth Employability Support Service

Foróige’s Youth Employability Support Service (YESS) Programme has been initiated as a personal development support service for young adults aged 16-25 in Tubbercurry and surrounding areas. The programme is suitable for people who require support to explore their education, training or employment options. We provide an individual support programme to meet the specific needs of each person with a strong emphasis on personal development, community relations and employability skills. We offer support to identify appropriate training, as well as assistance with application forms, CV writing, interview skills and workplace competency. Alongside the programme of individualised support there will be opportunities to engage in workshops, accredited training, work experience or internships in your area of interest. The overall aim is that participants will be supported to re-enter training, education or employment.

How to get involved… for further information please contact: Deirdre (Foróige) on 0860130795 or deirdre.gallagher@foroige.ie

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.

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

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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