Lough Talt Water – Boil Notice
Representatives from Irish Water held a meeting last week 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.
Referendum – Canvassing & discussions are taking place locally on the upcoming referendum to remove or not remove the Eight Amendment from the Constitution. Word locally is that the vote will be tight. A sad complaint locally is that posters have been removed by opponents of the other opinion. Respect for all opinions should be tolerated by all sides.
Gallagher House – Garden Centre Open Day
Annual Open Day at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Thursday May 10th 2018 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Large selection of bedding plants, shrubs etc., available for purchase. Hanging baskets and window boxes made to order. Refreshments served. All are very welcome and your support is greatly appreciated
Martin Skeffington, deceased The recent death occurred after a long illness borne with great courage of Martin Skeffington late of Springvale and originally from Connolly Park, Tubbercurry. Aged 73 Martin was a well known and respected man who was quiet spoken and who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. In his early working life he moved to England from Tubbercurry where he spent nearly 20 years working in the construction business before returning home with his wife Jean to rear their expanding family. Locally he worked with various farmers doing the seasonal work as required, and he always enjoyed this type of farm work where he was involved with nature and wildlife. As a hobby he always kept a racing greyhound or two and was a regular attendee at Longford and Galway greyhound racing tracks. He also enjoyed shooting and hunting and knew all the woods and bogs of South Sligo. His remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to the Church of John Evangelist. Burial took place in Rhue Cemetary. Martin is survived by his wife Jean, daughters Julie & Katie, sons Martin, Paul, Michael, Brian, Peter & Tom, sons and daughters in law, many grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May he rest in Peace.
Tommy Wynne, formerly Corsallagh Sympathy is extended to John Wynne, Tubbercurry and Christy Wynne, Corsallagh and to their sister Margaret Granlahan on the recent death of their brother Tommy, who died recently in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. May he rest in Peace.
North Connaught College there will be a free workshop called Sligo Adult Guidance in Education for early school leavers and adults in North Connaught Tubbercurry from the 29th to 31st May 10am to 1pm each day. This is a free workshop for anyone who is seeking advice about going back to education or wants to upskill or find out how to apply for an apprenticeship or training and more.
Darkness into Light Walk
The Darkness into Light Walk takes place from Banada Abbey once again this year on Saturday 12th May at 4.00am. Pre registration takes place at Supervalu Tubbercurry next Friday 27th from 5 to 7.00pm and on Saturday 28th from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Real Tubber FC are holding an EGM in St Brigids Hall Tubbercurry on Monday 14th May at 9pm. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a committee of officers. The Club invites all members, parents and coaches to attend and to have their say on how the club will be run
Fancy yourself as a writer? Creative writing classes for adult beginners – 10 weeks flash fiction, short stories, mining memories for memoir, journal keeping, poetry and more informal, fun classes led by award-winning writer Louise G Cole at: An Chroi Enterprise Centre, Ballina Road, Tubbercurry – Starting May 17th 7-9pm
Enquiries: 086 0814683 – All welcome Thursday evenings – includes tea and coffee supported by the MSLETB Community Education Scheme.
A recycling workshop takes place on Monday 21st May at 7pm in Án Chroí, Tubbercurry. Come along and learn “what goes in your bin”. Everyone welcomed.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org,or phone 071 9181920 or 087 1362703.
Rural Renewal Social Scheme – Vacancies are available for the Rural Social Scheme which is run by County Sligo LEADER Partnership Company CLG. The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen/women. To qualify for the RSS you must be receiving farm assist or another social welfare payment. Participants on the RSS provide services that benefit rural communities and in return receive an increase in their weekly social welfare payment. To discuss eligibility please contact Declan Foley on 0719141138
Tubbercurry Active Retirement
Active retirement activities have resumed for the Spring/Summer session. The weekly Tuesday group meetings in the Health Centre will now be held in the evenings at 8 pm with Card games, Flower Arranging, Reflexology, Bealtaine celebration, outings etc on the agenda. Monthly outings are being arranged and we are looking forward to our week’s trip to North Wales in June. Weekly Bowling and Exercises continue as well as our open ‘Irish hour’ on Thursdays in Teach Laighne at 3 pm. Ta alan daoine sa ceanntar ata gra aca do’n Gaeilge – bain usaid as bhur cupla focail and join us every Thursday for a very enjoyable hour.
Our Book club meets on the last Wednesday on each month – new members are very welcome. Book for this month in Colson Whithead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’. Books are supplied courtesy of the local library.
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 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