Weekly News - 29th October

Greenway Public Meeting – Sligo Co. Council is holding a series of two public consultation meetings in relation to the development of a Greenway in South County Sligo. The proposed route of the Greenway is on the Old Sligo – Limerick Railway Line and the section for present proposal runs from Collooney to Bellaghy/Charlestown.This route runs through the most beautiful part of South Sligo with views of Knocknashee and the Ox Mountains from most of the route. The first meeting takes place 7.30 – 9.30pm Wednesday 31sth October in An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. The second meeting takes place Wednesday 14th November, also at An Chroi 7.30-9.30pm.

It is absolutely essential a good attendance make the effort to attend and show support for the project. These projects will not be funded unless it is seen they have universal support.  The time is fast approaching for a decision to be made on whether or not the project gets the green light. Please attend the first meeting on this coming Wednesday night at An Chroi.

Boil Water Notice lifted.-Users of Lough Talt water will be delighted to hear the boil water notice on water has been lifted by Irish Water. This has been in place over the last 6 months and has been a huge inconvenience to domestic users as well as pubs, hotels and restaurants. It added significant extra cost to families and businesses and we all hope this will be the end of the problem. An upgrade of Lough Talt treatment plant still has to take place, and hopefully this will occur in the near future.

Tubbercurry Sewage Treatment Plant– Work has been ongoing over the last few months on the replacement & upgrade of the town sewage treatment plant. This project is being done in conjunction with other upgrades at Grange, Strandhill and Ballinafad. It is expected work will continue for another few months before the project is complete, but it should help significantly issues that arise.

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.

Foleys Golden Jubilee – Best wishes are extended to Michael Foley and his siblings & extended family on their celebrating 50 years in business in Tubbercurry.

Foleys pub is an institution over the years, known for good drink, good hospitality and great fun. It was bought by the late Paddy and Patsy Foley in the summer of 1968 from the Ferguson family who owned if for at least 50 years before that. They opened in October 1968. Paddy and Patsy worked hard in their pub, building up the trade and customer loyalty while rearing a large family of eight girls and one son. Blessed was Michael amongst women. The business has continued to thrive, being managed by Michael & Sheila while others sometimes help out when called upon. They celebrated their 50 years in style, with drinks at 1968 prices over the weekend. They look forward to the next 50 years.

Retirement Best wishes are extended to Henry Carr and James Coffey who retired last week from work with the Rural and Social Employment Scheme. Both men were excellent workers and did a lot of work quietly and behind the scenes for the betterment of the general South Sligo community. This work ranged from garden and public space maintenance, hedge maintenance and a lot of Tidy Town works. They worked closely with Tidy Towns Chairperson Geraldine Brennan, and the increasing marks gained in recent years in the Tidy Towns competition was due to Henry and James as well as the rest of the team. They will be difficult to replace and best wishes are extended to both from the Community.

Comhaltas Session -The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 2nd November, Junior session stars at 8.00pm and senior session begins at 9.00pm. Please note the change of time, the starting times have been brought forward an hour. All musicians are very welcome.

PHOENIX PLAYERS – Rehearsals are now well underway for “Moll”, a comedy by John B Keane which will be presented in St. Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December, Sunday 9th December with two repeat performances on Thursday 13th December and Sunday 16th December. The production is directed by Eamon Gallagher with an all-star cast whose identities have to remain anonymous due to Phoenix Players Data Protection Policy. After long and protracted negotiations between The Phoenix Players and Tubbercurry GAA Club an Exit deal has been hammered out allowing GAA Great Pat Gilmartin to make a dramatic entrance as the Bishop in the forthcoming production of MOLL .

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 .

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday night from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new step or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot Quickstep and more. For more information0876674561

Course place available at North Connaught College

Are you thinking of going back to College to develop a new skill or to up-skill? North Connaught College offers a variety of full time courses which run over one year. Places are still available for 2018-2019 and specifically on the following courses Beauty Therapy, eBusiness, Security Studies, Advanced Administration, Community Development and Warehousing and Distribution. If you require any information please contact the College on 0719185035 or emailnccollege@msletb.ie. Also check out our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net.

Free Training Courses Available

Do you want:More confidence? Reduced stress & anxiety? Support in reaching your goals? Greater independence? Social activities? National Learning Network in Sligo are currently recruiting for their free training courses. Each one is designed to help you see what you are good at, to develop those skills and build your confidence to help you get and keep a job or go on to further education or training. If you need extra support, if you have had an accident, illness or injury or have a disability, then NLN can help. Eligibility criteria apply. Contact us today:086 6073153 071 9145391sligo@nln.ie


Parent & Toddler Group

This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

FRC Counselling Service

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

Christmas Market

CBD Complex Charlestown are now taking bookings for their Christmas market on November 25th. For bookings contact 086 1757719.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick- tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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