Weekly News May 21st

Over 60 Actors become stars!The South Sligo town of Tubbercurry and surrounding locations have been turned into films sets for the upcoming OsKaRs. With auditions, rehearsals, sourcing costumes, props, locations, hairs, make up and extras all thrown into the mix. A boxing ring, singing practice, a trial and a baby, you’ll never know what you might have seen in Tubbercurry over the last few months. The outcome, seven iconic scenes from major movies with over 60+ local actors taking part. Films ranging from Rocky to Sister Act, Misery, A Few Good Men, Fr Ted to The Snapper and The Field. The filming complete, now is your chance to get tickets for Tubbercurry GAA’s “A night at the OsKaRs” a red-carpet night full of glitz and glamour on Saturday, 26thMay in the Sligo Park Hotel. Tickets are €25 and available from committee members and casts. A judging panel will adjudicate on each movie with prizes for Best Film, Best Actor / Actress, Best Supporting Actor / Actress on the night.

The OsKaRs is a major fund-raising drive for the development of Kilcoyne Park, home of Tubbercurry GAA. Tubbercurry GAA was established in 1888 with Kilcoyne Park officially opening in 1964. Since then it has been graced by Sligo’s and Connacht’s finest GAA stars. With club teams ranging from U6 to Senior, the grounds have felt the toll over the years and the board feel now is the right time to give it a major face-lift. In 2017 the members applied for sports funding and to everyone’s delight secured it. Unfortunately, this was not going to be enough to finance the major improvements that are needed so the idea of “A Night at the OsKaRs” was born. This has been very successful for clubs throughout the country and Tubbercurry GAA club is very thankful for the support the wider community have provided for this fundraiser. They are delighted the grounds are used by various organisations in Tubbercurry and wish Kilcoyne Park to serve the GAA and wider South Sligo community into the future.

Achonry Mullinabreena Community Group are looking for photos relating to the area…….from as far back as possible up to the present day….FOOTBALL, CHURCH, FARMING, SCHOOL, CREAMERY, SOCIAL EVENTS, COMMUNITY GAMES, FAMILY etc etc……..we are asking people to have a look..everything will be returned after the event….contact Anne Marie Gorman asap 0876235468 or email amgorman12@gmail.com

South Sligo Macra na Feirme are recruiting new members on Thursday 24th May at 9pm in Murphys Hotel Tubbercurry. If you are 17-35 years and have an interest in sport, agriculture, travel, drama, public speaking or social nights out, then come along to find out more. For more information, contact Ciara 087 1888082.

North Connaught College, Workshop There will be a workshop for adults considering a return to Education and wishing to explore a different future for themselves in North Connaught College Tubbercurry from  Tuesday 29th May – Thursday 31st May from 10am – 1pm. All are welcome.  Ring 071 91-85035 to enrol.

Deepest sympathy is extended to John and Majella Armstrong (Nee McGinley) Ballymote Road and Niall and Mary Teresa Armstrong (Nee Lee) Mullinabreena on the recent death of John and Niall’s father Charlie Armstrong Bettystown Co. Meath. Charlie served as a member of An Garda Siochana in Drogheda for 37 years. Deepest sympathy is extended to His wife and family at this time.

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

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association  The local Active Retirement Association are celebrating the countrywide Bealtaine Festival 1918 by organising an evening’s entertainment on Tuesday, May 29th, in the local Health Centre.  The programme will consist of an illustrated talk by Frank Tivnan entitled ‘Glimpses on the Rich History of Leyney’, followed by Musical Entertainment and Refreshments.  The evening will start with a Wine Reception at 8 pm sharp, Entry is free. All are welcome. We hope that it will be a real, friendly community get-together. The group have already this month, as well as all their other activities, have had a very enjoyable outing to Castlebar for Bowling and a visit to the Museum of Country Life.  A team has been entered for the AR National Bowling Competition and plans are finalised for our holiday in Wales next month.   Choice of our Book Club for May is a nostalgic read of an old classic – book chosen being Emma by Jane Austen.  New members are very welcome.

Lough Talt Water – Boil Notice  Representatives from Irish Water held a meeting recently with all the public representatives from Sligo Co. Council and also with a number of Community Representatives.  They gave an in-depth description of the ongoing problems associated with the water supply from Lough Talt.  In a nutshell the boil water notice is set to continue into the immediate future with no sign yet of it being lifted.  Many representatives were totally unaware of how basic the treatment plant at Lough Talt actually is, and indeed it is probably incorrect to use the name ‘treatment plant’ at all.  The water coming from the lake goes through a basic system where the water is chlorinated, but it is not put through any filtering system as is the norm in other more modern facilities.  Evidence of Cryptosporidium continues in the water as this is the danger season for this contamination and the public should check the Irish Water website on a regular basis for further updates.  However, households should definitely continue to boil water and leave to cool before drinking.

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.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje – The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 13th – 20th September, 2018, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Knock with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.  For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703.

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

Yogalates Class  Yogalates Class Every Thursday Evening at 7pm in St Mary’s Community Centre, Curry Calming & Stretching your mind promotes healing and addresses chronic conditions.  For all levels of fitness and age.  Pay as you go.  Please bring a mat, blanket and cushion for relaxation.  Enquiries to Ros  087-2617309

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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