Weekly News - 2nd July

Tubbercurry GAA OsKaRs

Missed the Tubbercurry Oskars or you would like to see the movies again? Join us on Friday 6th July at 8pm in St Brigids Hall, Tubbercurry for a viewing of all 7 films with over 60 local actors. Ticket are €10 (includes your brochure) on the door. This is a re-run of the show done in the Sligo Park Hotel a month ago. Indeed the large crowd that attended that night gave rave reviews about the various films, so if you missed out last time, now is your chance again for a great evening entertainment. Parental guidance is advised for younger viewers. Thank you for your support.

South Sligo Summer School The 32nd Year

Final plans are being put in place for the 32nd year of the South Sligo Summer School of traditional music, song and dance in Tubbercurry which runs from Sunday 15th to Saturday, 21st July 2018. This year Raidio na Gaeltachta’s Head of Music, Neansai Ni Choisdealbha, will officially open the Summer School. Following the official opening in St. Brigid’s Hall at 7 pm on Sunday, 15th, to which everyone is invited, the ever popular local Swallows Tail Ceilí Band will play for the opening céilí from 8.30 to 11.30 pm.

This year’s stellar line up of céilí bands in St. Brigid’s Hall also includes Sligo’s own Dartry Céilí Band, playing on Wednesday, 18th and the Swallows Tail Céilí Band play again on Thursday, 19th. Registered students have free entry into the céilí on Thursday night. Other bands playing during the week include Matt Cunningham and the Glenside Céilí Bands, both regular visitors to the summer school over the years. Daily workshops in a wide variety of traditional instruments will take place in St. Attracta’s Community School and in a number of other venues around town. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will help you find the workshop best suited to your needs. Registration is from 8.30 am on Monday morning 16th July in St. Brigid’s Hall, with pre-registration also available online on our website www.sssschool.org The hugely popular Mixed Instruments Workshop for adults will be available again this year, facilitated by Fiona Doherty and Michael Hurley. Our classes are recognised for EPV/CPD for primary teachers by the Department of Education & Skills. Having introduced the Harmonica for a trial workshop last year, Rick Epping this year for the full week. Rick will cater for players of varying levels of experience. Participants need to bring a harmonica in the key of G.

Masterclasses are open to experienced players in fiddle and flute this year, facilitated by John Carty and Colm O’Donnell. These take place on Tuesday, 17th July from 4 to 6 pm in the National School.

Nightly concerts and recitals featuring tutors, local and visiting musicians are always a highlight of the summer school and open to everyone to come along and listen to the very best in traditional music and song. This year’s Monday night concert in St. Attracta’s Community School is in honour of the Kearins Family. Fionnuala and her son and daughter Cian and Caoimhe have been teaching at the South Sligo Summer School for many years. They will be joined by family and friends for a Celebration of Music & Song and it promises to be a very special night. Tickets will be available at the door. Mark your diary: Mon 16th July at 8 pm! Come early!

For a full list of tutors, instruments taught and other details of this year’s programme please check out our website www.sssschool.org where you will also find links to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter or for further information ring 071-9120912. The summer school programme is also widely available at the local tourist office, in local shops and businesses around Tubbercurry and the surrounding area or from any member of the organising committee.

The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival committee wish to invite you to the launch of the 33rd festival on Thursday 5th July at 8.30 p.m. in the O’C Bar in Tubbercurry. Our five day festival runs from Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th August. All welcome. Thank you for your support.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement

The local Active Retirement Association is suspending meetings for the months of July and August and wish to thank all members and friends for their support during the past year. June has been a very busy month for the group socially. As well as their usual programme of activities, members have enjoyed a very pleasant week in North Wales, have attended the annual Sportsfest in Sligo where they were represented by their Curling team, took part in the Young at Heart Evening at Sligo Races and have, this week, been well entertained by a session at Eagles Flying, Ballymote, followed by an excellent Lunch in the Coach House Hotel. Some bowling practice will take during the rest of the summer in preparation for the AR All Ireland Competitions in September.

LOUGH DERG: We would like to give advance notice of a One-Day pilgrimage to Lough Derg being organised for Tuesday, 4th September next. Cost, this year, will be 60 euro, consisting of Lough Derg charge of 45 euro, incl. boat and refreshments, plus 15 euro charge for coach. This is open to all interested, and please ring 07184053 to book seats. As the number of visitors to Lough Derg is declining annually and funds are badly needed there, we would encourage support of this, one of our most famous Shrines. Come and enjoy a peaceful day on this holy island.

Volunteers Wanted

Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly. If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

House Concert

Moy River Folk Club at Moy River B&B, Cloonacool, will host their latest House Concert on Friday 6th July next. The artist is singer, songwriter, Gary Ferguson. Ferguson from the United States and Colin Henry from Northern Ireland reunite for this July 2018 tour of Ireland, with very special guest, James Henry (Colin’s son) on banjo. This latest concert starts at 8pm and booking is essential on 087 2512030.

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp Summer Camps

Ox Mountain Adventure Camp are running their fun summer camps again this year from 17th – 20th July and 24th – 27th July at 10am – 2pm each day. Cost of €60 per child. Aged 8yrs approx. and over. We also cater for children’s birthday parties. For more information email : oxmountaincamp@gmail.com,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.

Card Game Tubbercurry

25 Card game single hand in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.The card games will go right through the summer. All are welcome.

Irish Summer School

Irish summer courses will take place in Banada during the summer. Junior cert course will take place 23rd-27th July and leaving cert course will take place 30th July-3rd August. Call or text Siobhán for further details on 0874510572

Jack Kilgannon, Tubbercurry – The recent death occurred of Jack Kilgannon, late of Meadow Brook, Tubbercurry and formerly of Teeling St., Tubbercurry. Aged 88, Jack died peacefully in the wonderful care of Baileys Nursing Home where he had resided over the last few years. A native of Largan, next door to the church at Lough Talt, Jack was by his own admission a mischievous young man, who told the story as it was. In his early 20’s Jack hit for New York in the early 1950’s and when there he married his sweetheart Agnes Haran from Tubbercurry. They returned to Tubbercurry in the mid 1960’s and resided in Teeling Street for the next 40 years. Over those 40 years Jack had various occupations including Basta employee, bus driver for Gallagher House and part time fireman with the local fire station. Never a man to mince his words, Jack was never afraid to express his opinion on a wide variety of subject. He would say what other people would only think, and this usually worked out for the betterment of all concerned. This frankness endeared him to many.

Jacks remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home and were received at St. John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry, with burial taking place in Rhue Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Agnes, son Michael, daughters Patricia & Monica, sisters Maisie, Nodie & Rita, grandchildren, in laws, nieces, nephews, & many friends all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

John Johnston, Lavagh- The recent peaceful death occurred of John /(Johnny) Johnston, late of Cloonarara, Lavagh. In his 90th year at his death, Johnny was predeceased in the last 10 years by his beloved wife Kathleen and his son Peter. He worked all his working life for CIE (Irish Rail) and worked on maintenance of the Sligo – Dublin and Sligo-Limerick lines throughout, Co. Sligo.  He also enjoyed his bit of farming during evenings and weekends. Johnny was a very Christian person, and after retirement and as time allowed, he was a daily mass attender at either Lavagh or Tubbercurry, driving his own car until shortly before his death. His remains reposed at the house of his son and daughter in law Tom & Ann in Ballyglass and removal took place to the Church of the Sacret Heart, Mullinabreena for Mass of the Resurrection. Burial took place in Court Abbey Cemetary.

Johnny is survived by a large loving family, including his sons Gerard, Padraic, Kevin, Brendan, Tom & Ollie, daughter Mary, sisters Kathleen McCarrick & Margaret McIntyre, brothers Eddie & Brendan, in laws, grand-children, great grandchildren, great great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins & large circle of friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.

Maureen Durkin, Tourlestrane – The recent death occurred after a short illness of Maureen Durkin (nee Kirrane) late of Culleen, Tourlestrane. In her mid 80’s Maureen was predeceased by her husband Johnny some years ago. Maureen was a primary School teacher in the Boys National School Tubbercurry for many years from early 1970’s – mid 90’s when she retired and was always considered firm and considerate by all her students and highly respected by both students and parents. She had a great interest in Gaelic Football and followed the fortunes not alone of Tourlestrane with whom her sons played, but also those of her many past pupils in Tubbercurry. Her remains reposed at the Brennan Funeral home Kilmactigue and burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetary. Maureen is survived by her sons Michael, Shane & Eamon, daughters in law, grandchildren, brothers Tony & Oliver, sisters Frances & Noreen inlaws, nieces, nephews and many cousins & friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in Peace.

Kate McIntyre, Kiliney, Dublin– The tragic & sudden death occurred recently in Valencia, Spain of Kate Mc Intyre. Kate was wife of Peter McIntyre who is a native of Leitrim North, Cloonacool. Kate was a native of Valentia Island, Co. Kerry and she met Peter as young adults after moving to Dublin to take up their budding careers nearly 40 years ago. Peter played football successfully with Tubbercurry through the 1970’s and early 80’s and they always had a special affection for Tubbercurry and Cloonacool with strong family connections. Both were regular visitors to Tubbercurry where they owned a home.  Kate’s remains reposed at Sallynoggin and funeral at Mount Jerome Crematorium.  Kate will be missed by here loving husband Peter, daughters Sinead & Eimear and the extended McIntyre family Cloonacool, and her own extended family in Kerry, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in Peace.

May Faul, Tubbercurry – The recent death occurred of Mary (May) Faul (nee Stone) late of Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. In her mid 80’s May was wife of the late Tommy Eddie Faul and they lived on Ballina Rd., Tubbercurry. A quiet spoken lady, May was a great gardener, and her flowers in her front garden each year brightened up the road greatly. Over the last few years May lived with her daughter Roma in Kells, Co. Meath. Her remains were received at St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry for solemn requieum mass and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter Roma, son Noel, grandchildren, son & daughter in law and various in laws and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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