Weekly News - Sept.16th

Tom & Anne Killoran
Best Wishes for many more years of happiness are extended to Tommy and Anne Killoran who last week celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a party at their Pub/Restaurant for family, neighbours and friends.  The happy couple have given sterling service to the South Sligo Community since they opened for business in Tubbercurry 60 years ago and they are an inspiration to all other young couples.

The Underdogs
An interesting TV programme is running on TG4 at present entitled The Underdogs.  It’s a GAA programme featuring a squad of average GAA Club players who came together training in preparation of a big game in October against a big name County team.  The squad is based in Athlone I.T. as its members are drawn from all counties in Ireland.  A Sligo player Niall Canning from Drumcliffe / Rosses Point is respresenting Sligo and he is showing to be a real joker in the team.  He works as a PR man with Bank of Ireland and is regularly in the Tubbercurry Branch and locality.  Also featuring prominently last week was Tubbercurry & Sligo football star David Kelly who is a lecturer in Athlone I.T. specialising in Sports Performance.  David has to measure the fitness levels of the entire squad and speak to them in relation to their performance potentials.  Great to see one or our own locals achieving great heights in their chosen fields.  For those that missed the first 2 episodes, they are probably available on replay.

Rhue Cemetery
The Rhue Cemetery Committee would like to say a sincere Thank You to all the people who gave so generously at the recent gate collection.  The amount collected was €1,485.  This money goes towards the upkeep of the Cemetery.

Drimina N.S. will be having a 5 KM Run/Walk on Sunday 30th September. Registration 10am – 11.30 race at 12 sharp.  Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under 18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

 Northwest Hospice Coffee Morning : Moy River B&B in Cloonacool will host a Coffee Morning for Northwest Hospice on Saturday 22nd September between 11am and 1pm. All welcome

 Tubbercurry Active Retirement Group

The local Active Retirement Association is now resuming activities and have organised a programme to suit all tastes for the coming months.  First Meeting of this term will be held in the local Health Centre at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 18th but, in the previous week, our bowling team will be in action at the All Ireland AR Bowling Championships in Castlebar.

Our programme for this term includes Card Games, Health Talks, Quizzes, Crafts, Book Club, Irish Hour, Outings to Theatre/Cinema and our popular 3-day trip to Dublin and surroundings (now fully booked). Our Exercise sessions of Bowling, Curling, Vital Movement to Music (new this year) and Physical Exercises continue weekly in Teach Laighne. 

New members are very welcome. Make friends and be refreshed and inspired by the countrywide Active Retired Movement. 

 Annual Sleep Out
North West Simon Community Annual Sleep out on Fri 5th Oct in Sligo – Experience for 1 night what many people in Ireland face everyday while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness – Register today, contact 087 7708865 or emailmary@northwestsimon.ie – working to prevent homelessness in Sligo, Leitrim & Donegal.

Volunteers Wanted – SVDP
Would you have any spare time? Have you an interest in retailing? We are currently looking for volunteers to work in St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Tubbercurry for a few hours weekly.  If interested or have any queries contact Enda at 087-2668605.

Taking Control Workshop If something unexpected has happened, you are finding it tough to know where to go next or you need new ways to face the challenges of life then this is the course for you. This one day interactive workshop is delivered by Shine and covers four modules; Self Esteem and Positivity, Coping Skills, Changing how we think and Being Resilient and Taking Control. This workshop is free but booking is essential. The workshop will take place Tuesday 25th September from 10.00am-1.00pm. All are welcome. For more information or to make a booking contact Mary in the FRC on 0719186926.

English Classes September 2018 Classes run every Friday morning from 10.00am- 12.00 starting Friday 21st September.  Enquiries to Colleen on 071 9186926.  The ETB will also be running English Classes (ESOL) twice a week. Contact Cathy Powell Sligo ETB on 0719138415 or reception on 0719194800.

Parent & Toddler Group This group meets every Monday from 10.30am. All parents/ guardians/ grandparent babies and toddlers are welcome. There are plenty of activities for the little one and the all-important cup of tea for the adults. Inquiries welcome to 0719186926.

Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre provides an adult bereavement and relationship Counselling service. This service is open to the public and you do not need a referral. We have a fully qualified and accredited therapist available for appointments. At times a waiting list applies but we try to keep this as short as possible. If you would like to find out more please contact the centre on 0719186926.

NCBI, Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry are currently hiring Volunteers who can work 3 hours a week.  We would appreciate your help.  Develop new skills, and build on existing experience.  Meet new people.  Phone Grainne on 087-1394371


Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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