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