Daily Archives: February 3, 2020

Over 1,200 expected for ‘Quest Sligo’

South and West Sligo will be the place to be on Saturday 22nd August next when adventure racers from all over the country descend on the northwest.

They will be here for Sligo’s newest adventure race, Quest Sligo, which involves trail running, cycling and kayaking.

Registration opens next Friday, February 7th, for this event which will give participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of areas of South and West Sligo, such as Temple House Lake, Ladies Brae, the Ox Mountains and Coolaney.

Available to people of all fitness levels and abilities, participants have the option of three scenic routes: a 35km Challenge, 54km Sport or 73km Expert.

Organisers says that as a general rule, if a person can run a 10km race, they can sign up for a Quest Adventure Race.

Director of Quest Events, Oliver Kirwan, says their route design team has been working hard in the area over the past couple of months to map out the course.

Quest Adventure Series are also working with support from South and West Sligo Tourism Network to bring this high-profile event to the area.

Tourism Network Chairman Councillor Paul Taylor says that with an estimated 1,200 adventure racers expected to attend, this event will bring a significant boost to the Sligo economy.

racers expected to attend, this event will bring a significant boost to the Sligo economy.

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 03/02/2020

Phoenix Players

The actors are ready to tread the boards in The Communication Cord, a farce by Brian Friel, directed by Pete Davey, which will be staged in St Brigid’s Hall on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February at 8pm.  The cast includes Frank Brennan, Shane Loftus, Mary Barry-Leonard, Terri Brennan, Eamonn Gallagher, Claire Mc Loughlin, Shane Keyes and Catriona Coleman.  Stage management is in the capable hands of Peter Molloy assisted by Jimmy Coleman, Mark Dunne and Mickey Curran.  Padraic Gillespie makes a welcome return to the group as sound man – in more ways than one.    Lighting is by Sean Johnston and Benny Henry and costumes by Ursula Brennan.  Lorraine Fitzgerald is also welcomed to the backstage crew.  Special guests for Sunday night’s performance will be the cast, director and crew  of the 1985 production of this play.

Meanwhile rehearsals have commenced for a special musical show to mark the 75th Anniversary which will be staged for four nights: March 27th and 28th and April 3rd and 4th.  More details to follow.

North Connaught Evening classes

Places are still available on the following modules in North Connaught College Tubbercurry. Work Experience Tuesday evening from 5.15pm – 7.15pm and Care Support Tuesday evening from 7pm -9pm.  Child Psychology will be on a Tuesday 5-7pm and will be starting on Tuesday 11th February depending on numbers. Please contact us for more information by phone on 0719185035 or by email nccollege@msletb.ie 

Comhaltas News

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 7th February. Junior session stars at 8.30pm and senior session begins at 9.30pm. All musicians are very welcome at our Comhaltas session and bring along your friends

Road Works

Road works are due to commence on Mountain Road, Tubbercurry on Monday 10th February and will continue for approx 5 weeks.  The necessary works to upgrade water mains along Mountain Road will necessitate the closure of lower Mountain Road fully for 2 weeks between Mickey Macs Pub and the Family Resource Centre.  This is the area where work will commence and will mean a complete closure of this section of Mountain Road for the first 2 weeks due to the narrow nature of this road section.  Pedestrian access will be available at all times.

For the last 2/3 weeks, works will take place between the Family Resource Centre and up to Bailey’s Nursing Home.  Traffic diversions will be in place for the duration of the works and it will certainly be inconvenient for residents and businesses of Mountain Road, but it is a necessary inconvenience.

People coming to town from Moylough/Doocastle area are advised to come to town via the Ballymote road and car users on Mountain Road will have to think about their journeys and parking locations.  Full details available in Council office at Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry.  

Drama Festival Launch

The Western Drama Three Act Drama Festival Launch takes place in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 7:30pm on 15 Feb 2020. This year Daniel Davey will launch the 2020 Three Act Drama Festival . Already there is a brilliant buzz and air of expectation for the coming drama season. An interesting programme is planned for the event which kicks off at 7:30 on 15 Feb (Valentines Weekend) in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre. Daniel loves the theatre, having been raised the midst of drama in his formative years, being a son of renounced actor and Director Peter and multiple award winning actress Eileen. He is delighted to launch the festival and introduce the excellent programme of plays on offer in our 2020 WDF which will run 6 to 14 March – St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8 pm nightly- see website www.westerndramafestival.com for details.

This will be a fun night where a special ambiance and Valentines magic will be created by WDF. Why not do something a little different this year for Valentines.  We look forward to meeting you there, take a break from the telly and come out to meet friends and enjoy our wine and refreshments while chatting about the plays. Daniel is author of the book, Eat Up Raise Your Game, and will no doubt take the opportunity to offer advice on the optimum manner to celebrate the Valentines or any occasion while keeping an eye on a balanced approach to indulgence!  This promises to be an interesting evening as the WDF hosts this novel event; no doubt there will be plenty of drama about!

Tubbercurry Wordsmiths

The Tubbercurry Wordsmith group meet every Friday from 11 to 1 in the library.

All are welcome to join them. No standard.  Just bring a jotter and biro –  Workshop on short story

On Friday 14th the group have organised a workshop on the short story. The facilitator will be Gerry Boland who has published a number of books on poetry and literature.

The workshop is funded by Sligo county library and it is open to the public.   Time of workshop is 11am-  1om  so come along and enjoy some writing

Sligo Cancer Support

Debs Dress Sale in The Coach House Hotel Ballymote on Sunday 8th March from 12-4pm. €10 to register your dress with every €10 going towards Sligo Cancer Support Centre. A re you interested in selling a debs dress or buying a debs dress on the day? All monies from dress sale goes directly to seller.  Changing rooms available on the day.  Or, do you have a debs dress hanging in your wardrobe that you no longer want? Contact Geraldine 086 1214822 or Bernie 087 9759762

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association have resumed activities with Curling in Teach Laighne on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm, and group meetings in the local Health Centre on Tuesday afternoons at 3pm.  Bowling, Yoga and Book Club continue as usual, with various outings to be arranged.  New members are very welcome to join us and enjoy the many social, mental and physical benefits that the ARA offers.

Of particular interest will be the Well-Being Programme, given by the HSE, dealing with the Five ways of Well-Being, Mental Health and Stress Management.  This course will be covered over 2 afternoons in the Health Centre and commences on Tuesday, February 4th at 3 pm.  All interested are welcome.

The popular annual holiday, starting on May 31st and for 6 days/5 nights, is this year based on West Clare staying in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, and with our usual JMG Luxury Coach available for all travel and tours.  Deposits of €100 per person are required by March 1st with full payment by May 1st – total cost is €485.  For further details please ring 087 7720950 or 087 9042319.  

Cloonacool  Players

Don’t miss Cloonacool Players in the hilarious 3-act comedy “Don’t Tell the Wife” by Sam Cree – St Valentine’s weekend Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February at 8pm- in Cloonacool Community Centre. Great entertainment. 

Card Game

The Cloonacool card game takes place each Monday evening at 8.30 pm in Cloonacool Community Centre.   

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Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@gmail.com