Weekly News Feb. 18th

Western Drama Festival
The Western Drama Festival 2019 will run from 1st – 9th March in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry.  There is a great mix of plays included in this year’s line up, including lots of drama and comedy over the week.     A full list of the plays can be found by logging on to http://www.westerndramafestival.com/line-up-full-length-march-2019  The Adjudicator for this years Festival is the inspirational Anna Walker, who comes with a great wealth of experience, enthusiasm and expertise.  Tickets for the 2019 Western Drama Festival can be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office on Humbert Street, or phone 087-0936616 , Opening hours: Mon – Thur 10am – 5pm and Fri 10am – 4.30pm.  Tickets can also be purchased at St. Brigid’s Hall Theatre Box Office during the festival.  For out-of-hours enquiries, please call 087-7078210.

North Connaught College – OPEN EVENING  North Connaught College Tubbercurry are hosting its Open Evening on Thursday 7th March from 3-6pm for a range of PLC courses. We are delighted to offer from September a new course in Equine Studies and Horsemanship. Teachers, Guidance Counsellor, Student Support Tutor and current students will be available to deal with any queries or questions that you may have. We also have links with GMIT and St Angela’s. Further details on our website www.northconnaughtcollege.net or on facebook www.facebook.com/northconnaughtcollege or ring us on 0719185035.

North Connaught College – Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board are holding a Monster 25 Card Drive (Singles) takes place on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 at 8.30pm sharp in the May Queen, Tubbercurry – Raffle on the night – 1st Prize €300, 2nd Prize €200, 3rd Prize €100 – Tickets are €10 each and are available from North Connaught College or The May Queen, Tubbercurry all welcome.

Phoenix Players. Rehearsals are now in full swing for the Phoenix Players’ forthcoming production of ‘The Sound of Music’ to be staged on 29th, 30th and 31st March and 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th April.  Production Director Tom Walsh has assembled a cast of eighty ranging in ages from eight to eighty from all over South Sligo!  Tickets will go on sale at the end of the month so watch this space.  This will be a light hearted family show that will bring huge enjoyment to cast and audience.

Oliver (Ollie ) Wynne, Achonry The recent death occurred of Ollie Wynne, Achonry.  Ollie had just turned 70 years, but was always young at heart.  After attending Primary School in Achonry, he then attended Tubbercurry Vocational School, playing in goals for the School Team on their way to winning the County Championship.  He graduated from there in the mid 1960’s and took up bar work, working for many years in Murphy’s Moyadda Bar.  Always a great conversationalist with a broad knowledge of many subjects, he regularly threw in ‘ok alright’ to his sentences while gathering his thoughts.  He was affectionally known to many friends as ‘ok alright Ollie’.  As well as bar work, he was a great neighbour and was always willing to help farmers with seasonal work of hay, silage, bog work or fencing.  His needs were few and he never argued.  In later years he worked in the Mullinabreena Parish on various local schemes and his expertise was appreciated by younger work mates.  He loved walking and he would regularly walk to Tubbercurry on the back roads for his exercise.  He had a great interest in Gaelic football and was a loyal supporter of Mullinabreena and Tubbercurry teams over the years.  Over the last few years his health failed but he never complained and bore his illness with great dignity.    Ollies remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home prior to removal to the Church of St. Nathys & St. Bridget, Achonry for Mass of the Resurrection.  Burial took place in Achonry Cemetary. He is survived by  brothers Seamus, Roger & Stephen, sister Lily Faye , inlaws, nieces, nephews, relatives & friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Volunteering in Nepal – Aoife Walsh, daughter of Mary and Jamesy, Ballymote Road, Tubbercurry will be travelling to Nepal as a volunteer in her role as a Dental Hygenist.   The aim of the trip is to educate young people how to look after their oral health.    As Nepal is one of the least developed countries in Asia, and in an effort to raise much needed funds, Aoife will be bag packing in SuperValu, Tubbercurry on Saturday, 23rd February from 9am – 6pm.  Your support of Aoife’s fundraising efforts will be much appreciated.  Thank you.

Women’s World Day of Prayer –Women’s World Day of Prayer takes place in St. George’s Church, Tubbercurry on Friday, 1st March at 8pm.  All welcome.

CLOONACOOL PLAYERS Present “I DO NOT LIKE THEE DR FELL”   will be performed In St Nathys Hall, Mullinabreena on Sun Feb 24th at 8pm.  The play, a dark comedy is guaranteed to keep audiences fully engaged throughout the evening.

NORTH WEST SIMON COMMUNITY CHARITY COOKERY DEMO  Charity Cookery Demo in aid of NW Simon Community on Thurs 7th March with Joe Shannon in the Radisson Hotel, Rosses Point, Tickets from 087 7708865, from the Charity Shop at JFK Parade, Sligo or online from Eventbrite – only €15 – please support.  Food Stalls and opportunity to buy “pre loved” clothes on the night.

Viarmes Town Twinning – Anniversary Celebrations  This year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the twinning between Viarmes and Tubbercurry. A group from South Sligo will be travelling to Viarmes on May 9th to May 13th. There will be various activities including a day trip to Paris organised by our French hosts. The cost of flights is reasonable at the moment with Ryanair.  If you are interested in travelling please contact Nuala at  info@tubbercurry.ie or Michael at mikecole@eircom.net or Derek at 087  6393137, or alternatively call in to Nuala in the Tourist office.  Flight details for the trip:  Ryanair flight departs Dublin for Beauvais on Thursday 9th May at 6.30am, returning Monday 13th May, departing Beauvais for Dublin at 9.25am.

North West Simon Community Can you make a Difference to North West Simon Community:   Calling all groups, offices, clubs or individual – would you like to host a Tea Day in aid of North West Simon Community on Thurs 21st Feb or anytime that suits?

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is on Sun 2nd June in Dublin, would you like to walk/run and raise money for NW Simon Community – If interested in either of the above please contact Mary on 087 7708865 or email mary@northwestsimon.ie  

Irish Revision Courses  Leaving Cert Irish Oral Revision Course Saturday 23rd March 10am-1.30pm in Banada, with Junior and Leaving cert Irish courses 22nd-26th July and 29th July-2nd August in Banada.. Contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for more information.

Banada Abbey Bingo – Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp.  Jackpot €1,100+ on 45 calls or less.   All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games. 

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.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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