Weekly News June 10th

Mayo’s Mens Shed
As part of Men s Health Week 2017 (12th to 18th June) the Health and Wellbeing department within HSE have teamed up with Mayo Men s Sheds to provide a free NCT for all men in the community. The Charlestown event will take place on Friday June 16th at the CBD Complex, old Swinford Road, from 10 am to 1 p m.  A wide variety of organisations and agencies will be present to provide men with relevant information and interactive tools to encourage them to engage in positive behaviours in relation to their health and overall wellbeing. The Irish Heart Foundation will also be present to conduct health screening; this is free of charge to all men on the day. A large attendance is expected from the community

The AGM of Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association took place last week, with a good attendance of members and Community Groups.Outgoing President, Louise Kilbane reported on the last 2 years of her Presidency as being a term of great activity. Projects undertaken included the development of the Enterprise Centre, An Chroí, and its continued occupation. Swift Lane Walkway was also part of the recent developments while the newly revamped playground and Astro Turf pitches were also done in that period by different groups and sub committees. As a mark of acknowledgement for the work done in recent years by the Chamber, we received a Pride of Place Award which was presented in Belfast last November.  Incoming President, Geraldine Brennan has now taken over the Presidential reigns and her track record for hard work and commitment is well known. In her acceptance speech in receiving her Chain of Office, Geraldine appealed for more help from the Businesses and wider Community to help the town grow and prosper. Good community groups help everybody and leads to better quality lives for young and old.  Other Committee members appointed at the AGM include: Secretary: Louise Kilbane, Treasurer: Dwayne Curran, PRO: Roger McCarrick.

Children Starting Primary School:
Parents with young children due to start school – remember to take your child to your local GP for the Booster Vaccines before September, more information at www.immunisation.ie

Parish Lunch
On Sunday 18th June 2017 in The Coach House, Rathbarron, a Parish Lunch will take place, with 4 sittings – 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Adults €15, Students €10, Children under €5. To book contact Deb on 071 9189680 between 6pm and 10pm. All proceeds in aid of Parish Fund.

Tubbercurry 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.

Sligo Cancer Support Centre
There is a facilitated Cancer Support Group on the First Wednesday of every month from 8-10pm at 53 Ard Aisling, Tubbercurry, and a facilitated Bereavement Support Group (for anyone who has lost an immediate family member to cancer) on the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm in the Centre. The Centre relies totally on the generosity of everyone who continues to organise fundraising events and those who give donations. We are eternally grateful and never cease to be amazed at how this selfless generosity continues throughout these difficult trying times. This Centre is not about cancer….it is about Recovery.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
Led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Martin Jennings, our pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2017. Return flights from Knock, including full religious programme and return airport transfers to Medjugorje. Half board accommodation provided in a private house. For more information contact Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or 087-1873703.

Irish Language Courses
Irish Summer Courses-Venue: Hilary Room, Banada
Junior Cert: 24th July – 28th July from 10am-2pm
Leaving Cert Course: 31st July – 4th August from 10am-2pm
Please contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for booking or further information.

Sligo Rose Celebration
An evening in honour of Lisa Maloney (Cloonacool), our beautiful Sligo Rose and Clodagh Gavigan, her Rosebud, has been planned for Friday 16th June at 8.15 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre.  It will be a relaxed social evening with refreshments and a chance to meet Lisa and Clodagh.  There will be a bucket on the night, if people wish to contribute to Lisa’s campaign.  All our welcome.

Cloonacool Card Game
The Cloonacool Card Game takes place at 9 pm each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre.

Homegrown for Kenya Fundraiser
The recent Homegrown for Kenya fundraising house concert organised by Rita Normanly and Pat McCarrick raised just over €2,100. The funds have now been forwarded to Kenya and work on completing the furnishing of the new school has already commenced. Rita and Pat would like to issue their sincere thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser.

Greenway Cycle
A Bike Week cycle is being organised for Saturday 17th of June at 3pm in Coolaney. The event has two routes; one of 5km and one of 15km. The organisers are Sligo Greenway Co-op and Cafe Fia and is supported by Sligo County Council. Start and finish point is Cafe Fia at Coolaney Community Centre.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick – tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

 

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