Weekly News - 3rd December

Forest Walk Fundraiser

Locals continue to enjoy the Forest Walk and its extension which runs through the forestry behind Rathscanlon Creamery.

Stretching from Rathscanlon Creamery, it runs through the forestry of Oak, Ash and Sitka Spruce and continues through Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs at the rear of the woodlands. It has optional loops which bring you back to Rathscanlon Creamery or it also extends through the bogs at Rathscanlon and Rhue to bring you out onto the Rhue road near Rhue graveyard. Therefore residents on the Rhue side can enter from that side. The original section of the walk was developed about 5 years ago and the only complaint from users was that it was too short. Now the extension adds many options and choice of distance with more features to see.

Development by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce & Community Association, a local contribution needs to be raised and for this purpose a raffle is being held and tickets are for sale at present. Priced at €20 OR book of 3 for €50, the walk development committee ask people from throughout South Sligo to be as generous as possible to help pay for and maintain this very worthwhile local amenity that can be enjoyed free of charge by everybody.  Tickets are available from Geraldine Brennan, Dermot Gannon, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie, Roger McCarrick, Reggie McNulty, Paul Richardson & Mattie Brennan (Rhue). Draw takes place early December.

Tourlestrane Ladies

Best wishes are extended to the Tourlestrane Ladies GAA Football team who are playing in the All Ireland Final of the Junior Club Championship. The match is fixed for next Sunday December 9th at 1.30pm in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. The opposition is the Glanmire Club from Co. Cork. Tourlestrane have progressed from winning the County final through to winning the Connacht Championship and the All Ireland semi-final and are now just 1 step away from glory. A victory will be a great boost to the entire ladies football scene in Co. Sligo Lets go Tourlestrane.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players will present Moll, the classic comedy by John B Keane in St Brigid’s Hall on Thursday 6th December at 8pm with repeat performances on the 9th,13th and 14th of December.  Directed by Eamonn Gallagher, the cast includes Pat Feely, Gerry Maye, Kieran Brennan, Pat Gilmartin and Mary T Mannion in the title role as Moll. The cameo roles of Bridgie and Ulick are played by Ursula and Mattie Brennan respectively. If you want a laugh, don’t miss this production.

25 Card Drive in aid of Gallagher House

A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday 4th December at 8.30pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas Party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.

Moy River Folk Club -Dónal Clancy (son of Liam Clancy) will play a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club (Moy River B&B) in Cloonacool this coming Sat, Dec 8th at 8pm. Booking on 087 2512030.

Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party

The Annual Tubbercurry Senior Citizens Party takes place in Killorans Restaurant on Sunday December 9th starting with Mass at 2pm. For more information, contact Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre, Tubbercurry.

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 7th December, Junior session starts 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.

The Annual General Meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 7th December at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.

Christmas Fayre at Gallagher House, Garden Centre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 16th 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.

Festive Choral Evening, takes place in St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry. Commences at 7.30pm Wednesday 12th December – Raffle & Refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family N.S.– Performances by: Holy Family N.S. Choir, St. Attracta’s Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St. John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan & Friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S. Parents Association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the Parents Association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear & Sport and Margaret Kennedy’s. Please support.

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more. For more information contact 087-6674561.

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 .

Santatown 2018 at Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown, Co. Sligo

Santatown will run over one weekend, 15th December and 16th December at 3pm and 5pm, €15 per child and just €5 per adult and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, phone 087 2575581, 071 9167013, or email folkparksligo@gmail.com to book your place.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick-tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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