Weekly News - 4th December

Tubbercurry Christmas Lights

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association invites everyone to attend the switching on Ceremony of the Town Christmas Lights on Sunday 3rd December at 6.30pm in the Square, Tubbercurry.  They will be launched by Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Community Games U13 Girls who are All Ireland Football, Soccer, Indoor Soccer, 7 A Side Soccer Champions 2016/2017.  Local Man Kieran Lundy will lead out Music & Carols.  There will be Hot Chocolate and Treats on offer.

Also there will be a Special Lighting Ceremony this Christmas, lunched by Grainne McSteen in Swift Lane, to remember those who are no longer with us.

Gallagher House Christmas Party

Gallagher House will hold their Christmas party in Killorans Restaurant on Wednesday, 6th December at 7pm.

Sincere thanks are extended to everyone who helped organise the 25 card drive which was held in recent weeks in aid of Gallagher House. The event was a great success with thanks as always to the generous sponsors and to those who helped to make the night such a success.

Tubbercurry, a Day in the Life – New DVD

Back in 1997, Tubbercurry celebrated their 600th Anniversary of the founding of Tubbercurry, and a year long celebration of Tubbercurry 600. This celebration included EU Commissioner, Rary McSharry officially opening the event and also included President Mary Robinson visiting Tubbercurry for the Old Fair Day in August 1997.

As part of the celebrations, local camera man Tom Walsh recorded “A Day in the Life of Tubbercurry”, starting at 6am until 12 midnight. It includes children coming and going to school, businesses and workers going about their days work and various interviews.  A new DVD – “Tubbercurry, A Day in the Life” is now available for sale at €15, and would be of great interest to anybody or any family from the town or area. Proceeds of the sales will go to help replace the Christmas lights which were stolen last week.

The DVD will be available for sale in various outlets over the next few weeks, and would make ideal Christmas stocking filler.

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”.

Christmas Floral Demonstration: in Tubbercurry Golf Club, on Tuesday, 12th December at 8pm. There will be a Mulled Wine Reception with lots of spot prizes/raffle. A great night guaranteed. Everyone welcome. Admin €10. All arrangements made will be included in the raffle.

Real Tubber U13

There will be a 25 card drive being held in Yeats County Inn, Curry on Thursday 14th December at 8.30pm in aid of The Real Tubber U13 girls who are heading to Holland in March to take part in the Holland Cup which is a European competition.  Everyone welcome to attend.  Cash prizes on the night with a raffle for a turkey and ham and other great prizes.  Entry €10.

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.

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.

Michael James Kirrane, Carrentubber

The recent death occurred in his 80th year of Michael James Kirrane, late of Carrentubber, Tubbercurry. A native of Knockahoney, Tourlestrane, Michael James started his working life in Stensons shop/pub in Tourlestrane before moving to Tubbercurry to take up employment in Mastersons Shop on Wolfe Tone Square. He then moved to Basta in the mid/late ‘50’s when Basta was still a young and fledgling enterprise. He continued to work there for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1998, and saw many highs and lows in the factory as employment numbers soared in the ‘60’s and 70’s before dropping again in the ‘80’s. It was in Basta he met his future wife, Bridie Scanlon, and after marrying in the early ‘60’s they settled in Carrentubber to rear their family.

Michael was an excellent farmer and took pride in producing and presenting his farm and stock in an excellent way. He was also a keen supporter of many sports – Manchester Utd. Sligo GAA, and Tourlestrane being amongst his favourites, and he was a good judge of both players and teams abilities. He was also a keen 25 card player and played at all the local game venues.

His remains reposed at his home in Carrentubber prior to removal to St. John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.

Michael James is survived by his wife Bridie, daughters Mary, Nora, Michaela and Assumpta, son David, brothers John, Tom and Brendan, sister Josie, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grandchildren and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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