Weekly News - 27th November

Christmas Lights Stolen

The Tubbercurry community was shocked last week when news filtered out that the Christmas lights for the entire town were stolen from the location where they are stored. The Chamber of Commerce and Community Association go to great lengths and cost each year to light up the town for the enjoyment of everybody, but especially for children. Works had just started in getting the various strings upgraded and checked out prior to erection. This is work that is done on a part time basis by a small dedicated team who have been doing this same work for many years at a very keen cost.

When they arrived at the store last week to commence erection works, they discovered the entire set of strings had been stolen. How anybody can stoop so low as to steal town lights is beyond comprehension, and defies all logical thinking. It is one of the meanest types of crimes that could occur and is a sad reflection on parts of society. The Gardaí were immediately contacted to investigate the theft, and while they are following various lines of enquiry, no sign of the lights have been found. It is felt this is a crime carried out by local people and some people must definitely know who the culprits are.

Replacement of these lights will cost up to €3,000, and donations are sought from the public to help have them replaced and erected in time for Christmas. Each year the lights are switched on December 8th and it is hoped this can be the case again this year.

The thieves might steal the Christmas lights, but we will not let them steal the Christmas Festive Spirit, and Goodwill that the lights help create.

Donations can be left in to Geraldine Brennan at “The Laundry Basket” or you can donate online by logging on to www.gofundme.com/tubbercurry-xmas-lights-were-stolen

Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party

The Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party takes place in Killorans Restaurant, Tubbercurry on Sunday, 3rd December, commencing with Mass at 2pm. Transport available. Contact Maureen at the Day Care Centre for further particulars.

Basic Computer classes at St Attracta’s, CS, Tubbercurry – new class starting on Tuesday next Nov 28th, 6.30 to 8.30pm, classes are for complete beginners and are free. Classes are for 5 Tuesdays. Ring 071-9120814 or email mroddy@stattractas.ie

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will take place in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday night 1st December.  Junior session starts at 9.00pm and senior session at 10,00pm. We would like to thank our friends from Claremorris C.C.E who visited last month and we enjoyed a wonderful night of music song and dance with them. Thanks as always to Monica Brennan for her wonderful cuisine, providing food and refreshments on the night.

Christmas Fayre at Gallagher House

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 10th December, from 12 – 4 p.m. There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available. Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts. Raffle will take place on the day and refreshments will be served”.

Volunteer English Tutor’s Required: Tubbercurry Family Resource centre is recruiting volunteers for its Failte Isteach Conversational English Programme. Volunteers will be required to teach conversational English during a 2 hour class, once a week to a small group of Migrant adult students. No prior teaching experience is required. If you speak English fluently, have some time to spare and like getting out and meeting new people – you are fully qualified! If you would be interested in finding out more about the role please contact Mary in Tubbercurry FRC on 0719186926.

Odyssey Parenting Your Teen: Would you like to strengthen your relationship with your teen? Would you like to learn skills around promoting self-esteem in your young person? Then this is the course for you! Parenting Northern Ireland has developed a breakthrough programme for parents of teenagers which has been proven to be one of the most effective in the UK. This programme is now being offered in Sligo. It is ideal for parents of young people aged 12-18 years old and sessions cover issues such as parenting styles, teen development, self-esteem, rules and consequences, conflict and problem solving.  Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre will be rolling out the Odyssey programme in late January 2018. If you feel you could use help and support with your teenager come along to this 8 week programme for practical tips and advice. For further information and to register your interest contact Mary on 0719186926. The programme will run subject to numbers.

Tubbercurry Writers Group

The Tubbercurry Creative Writers group meet every Friday in Tubbercurry Library from 11am – 1pm. Everyone welcome.

Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre, 53 Ard Aisling,Charlestown Road, Tubbercurry.

Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre is a place of Peace and Hope for people who have or had cancer and their immediate families, providing Holistic Therapies. Counselling, One-one Support, Workshops. The Cancer Support Group meet on the First Wednesday of the Month at 8pm. Drop in Monday-Thursday from 10am – 4pm. Phone 089 4480527

Women’s Group

Looking for some crafty time? Why not come and join the Tubbercurry Women’s Group. We meet every Wednesday from 5.30pm until 8.30pm at the community room at the Tubbercurry library. We’ll be delighted to see you.

Cloonacool Christmas Party

The Cloonacool Annual Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 10th December.  To book your place, please contact Attracta on 0863058844.

Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 8.30 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre each Monday evening.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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