Festivals

County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre

Great news , County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre are opening an office in the Tourist Office Humbert street Tubbercurry starting on Thursday the 19th of March bi Weekly from 10am to 3pm.

Want to try and sort out your family tree ? Come in and bring whatever information you have , Birth certs , marriage certs etc and we will see what we can do for you or if you just want to ask a question feel free to do so.

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 17/02/2020

Roadworks Deferred

Roadworks which were due to take start week on Mountain road for upgrade of water mains have been deferred until further notice.   We will advise of new commencement date when to hand.

Election Results

The General Election of last week threw up many interesting results both nationally and locally, and it will be interesting to see what, if any Government takes shape over the next few weeks.

At a local level in South Sligo, the big news was that sitting T.D. Eamon Scanlon lost his seat, much to the disappointment of his many supporters throughout South Sligo.  New T.D. for this area is the Fine Gael representative, Frank Feighan who has strong connections to Tubbercurry.  Frank’s father, Patsy Feighan was born and reared in Tubbercurry and Frank’s Aunt, Myra Regan (nee Feighan) lived in Teeling Street, Tubbercurry most of her life. 

 Another new T.D. is Marian Harkin who is also no stranger to Tubbercurry.  She was a boarder in the Marist Convent for 5 years when attending Secondary School here in the late 1960’s.  Sitting T.D. Marc McSharry was returned for Fianna Fail and he has many relations around Tubbercurry including his Aunt, Carmel Kilcoyne (nee McSharry).  Our fourth T.D. returned was poll topper Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein.  While not having any direct family connections to South Sligo, he has often attended public meetings in the area.  Martin Kenny obviously has strong support throughout South Sligo as he polled well, getting hundreds of first preference votes, and getting votes in every polling station.

Best wishes are extended to all newly elected T.D.’s as they work on trying to put a new Government in place.

Blood Donation Clinic, Tubbercurry

The next local Blood Donation Clinic will be Wednesday 19th February 2020 from 4.30pm to 8pm in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry.   As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed.  Injured and sick people live because other people give.  Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care  that most people will ever have chance to avail of.  Just to remind people that the ban on blood donations from people who lived in the UK has now been lifted. For more information visit www.giveblood.ie

North Connaught College Open Evening

North Connaught College are holding an Open Evening on Thursday 5th March from 3-6pm. All are welcome. 

We are offering a range of QQI courses Beauty, Business, Childcare, Healthcare, Leadership and Community Development, Montessori, Pre-Nursing, Security and Warehousing & Distribution. 

We are also offering new courses. Equine Studies and Horsemanship, and Ecotourism with Environmental Studies. ITEC in Microdermabrasion and Laser & IPL Treatments

Call in to enquire about places available on any of our courses. You can contact the College on 071-9185035 or by email nccollege@msletb.ie.

Drimina National School

Drimina National School Parents Association are having a clothes collection on Thursday 27th February.  Clothes, footwear and bedding. No Quilts.   Donations can be left in the school car park before 10am.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing continues at The Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday

February 22nd from 9.30 to 11.30 pm.  Music by Jason Moyles.  Admission €10.

Irish Oral Revision Course

There will be a Leaving Cert Irish Oral Revision Course 7th March from 10am-2pm in Banada Abbey, Co. Sligo and a Junior Cert Irish Course 27th July – 31st July 2020. To register or for further information please call or text Siobhán on 0874510572

Card Game

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

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 –

Cloonacool Players

Do Tell…Do See

Two more great nights of laughter as Cloonacool Players bring their sparkling performance of Sam Cree’s “Don’t Tell the Wife” to St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry on Sat 22 & Sun 23 February at 8pm. Sunday 23rd  is in aid of Achonry National School (presented by Achonry NS Parents Ass in association with Cloonacool Players). Tickets for Sun 23rd are  available from Lollipop Lane Creche 071-9120541; Martin Coleman 087-6196591; Mary McAleer 087-7636668 or any member of Parents Association. Your support is greatly appreciated.  A real tonic for Saturday and Sunday!

Please note new email address 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@gmail.com          

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.

WESTERN DRAMA FESTIVAL

The Western Drama Three Act Drama Festival Launch is in St Brigid’s Hall Theatre @ 7:30 on 15 Feb 2020. This year Daniel Davey will launch the 2020 Three Act Drama Festival . 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.

This will be a fun night for everyone where a special ambiance and Valentines magic 💫 will be created by WDF.
We look forward to meeting you there, treat yourself and come and enjoy our wine 🍷and refreshments while chatting about the plays.
Daniel author of the book, Eat Up Raise Your Game 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 in the air.

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 16/12/2019

New Christmas Lights Tubbercurry

Tubbercurry will have a bright Christmas for everybody with the new Lights in town.  To help pay for the New Lights donations can be made in various ways – Donate on our Go Fund Me Page at www.gofundme.com/illuminate-south-sligo or cheque or cash contributions can be made to any of the committee members, or to Tubbercurry Tourist Office.  For more details check out our Facebook page Illuminate South Sligo.

Memorial Mass

Join us for the first Annual Mass for deceased staff and pupils of Benada Abbey, St Attracta’s and the Marist Convent Schools on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 8.30pm in Tourlestrane Church. Afterwards all are invited to Benada Abbey Hall for Tea and Coffee which will allow you to intermingle with old classmates and former pupils. For further information contact Daniel Jones 087 6300271 or Patrick Normanly  087 2189121

Monster Bingo

Monster Christmas Bingo next Tuesday 17th December at Banada Abbey Hall commencing 8.30pm sharp.  Over €3,000 guaranteed payout including numerous draws after each game. Jackpot now €2,225 on 48 calls or less……it could be you!! A great night guaranteed. Happy Christmas to all our loyal patrons.

Tubbercurry ’97 Part l  D.V.D.

In 1997 as part of the “Tubbercurry 600” Celebrations a special Video Project was commissioned recording various aspects of Life in Tubbercurry over the year 1997.  Now 22 years later, the First Part of a Trilogy of D.V.D.’s is available – Tubbercurry 1997 Part I.  It features a series of short Interviews with a number of business people of the town, describing their business, the changes they have seen over the years and their outlook for the future as they say it at that time.  Costing €15 each they are now on Sale in the following outlets: Murphy’s Spar Supermarket, John Gillespie Sportswear, K & B Hardware, Daybreak, Roger McCarrick, Auctioneers, Margaret Kennedy & Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool

Proceeds are in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Cloonacool Players

Cloonacool Players wish all their fans, families and friends a Happy Christmas

and look forward to entertaining everyone in the New Year – with the hilarious 3-act comedy Don’t Tell the Wife  in Cloonacool Community Centre, St Valentine’s weekend February 14th to 16th.   Watch this space for further details. Happy Christmas and a rib-tickling New Year.

Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to Majella Armstrong (nee McGinley) who was recently promoted to Garda Superintendent , and is  based in the Phoenix Park Dublin.  Majella is daughter of Eamon and Kathleen McGinley of Oughambaun Tubbercurry. Her dad Eamon was Garda Sergeant in Tubbercurry during the 1980s and 90s and Majella obviously developed her interest from his encouragement.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Our latest book in The Way That It Was series, ie No IV, is selling well and we are very pleased to hear that so many people are enjoying its historic stories and varied articles. The book, retailing at €15, will be widely available at various local outlets for the Christmas market.

We wish all our members, friends and our local community every blessing for Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh go leir.

Book Launches:

A fantastic array of 5 local books was launched in South Sligo over the last few months and any of them would make ideal Christmas Gifts over the next few weeks.  The Books include:

  • Kilmactigue Parish – a history
  • South Sligo (James McGuinn)
  • The Way That It Was IV (Tubbercurry Active Retirement )
  • Returning Home (Padraic O’Dwyer)
  • The Windings of the Moy Revisited (Pat McCarrick)

All are available in various shops in Tubbercurry, Curry and Aclare.

Break In’s

A number of break in’s have occurred in the Tubbercurry area over the last few weeks and householders are advised to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas when extra money may be lying around houses.  The public are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai and Neighbourhood Watch .

Millennium DVD 

The Final DVD (Part 18) of the Kilmactigue Parish Millenium DVD Series was launched in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre last Friday night and is now available in Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare or from Tom Walsh 0872276628, Padraic Maye 0872284575 or Pat O Connor 0872245089

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

RICS Registered Valuer

REA McCarrick & Sons

Sligo and Tubbercurry

PSRA Licence No.  001927

Mobile: 087-6810848

Tel: 071-9185050

Email:  info@reamccarrick.ie

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 09/12/2019

Christmas Choral Night

A Christmas Choral Night is taking place on this Wednesday December 11th in St John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry starting at 7pm sharp. Organised by Holy Family Parents Association with all proceeds in aid of School Development.  Some of the fantastic acts taking part include,  Cathal Gavin, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Oisin McCann, Holy Family NS and St Attractas Secondary School.  MC for the night is Tommy Marren.   It was a sell out success last year so it is advisable to get tickets early. There will also be a mega raffle on the night and tickets can be bought separately.   Tickets are available from Holy Family NS, Gillespies, Kennedy’s Sweet Shop, The Laundry Basket and committee members. 

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Senior citizens Christmas Party will take place in Cawley’s Hotel on this Sunday 15th December commencing with Mass at 2pm.  Further particulars from Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre.  All are welcome.

Tubbercurry ’97 Part l  D.V.D.

In 1997 as part of the “Tubbercurry 600” Celebrations a special Video Project was commissioned recording various aspects of Life in Tubbercurry over the year 1997.  Now 22 years later, the First Part of a Trilogy of D.V.D.’s is available – Tubbercurry 1997 Part I.  It features a series of short Interviews with a number of business people of the town, describing their business, the changes they have seen over the years and their outlook for the future as they say it at that time.  Costing €15 each they are now on Sale in the following outletsMurphy’s Spar Supermarket, John Gillespie Sportswear, K & B Hardware, Daybreak, Roger McCarrick, Auctioneers, Margaret Kennedy & Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool

Proceeds are in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Myra Regan, Tubbercurry

The recent death occurred of Myra Regan (nee Feighan), late of Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. A sprightly lady in her 96th year, Myra was a native of Tubbercurry and lived most of her life on Teeling Street where her parents established a small business back in the 1940’s.

Born in 1923, Myra married her husband Peter Regan in the late ‘40’s and their first three children were born in Tubbercurry during the ‘50’s.  Employment opportunities were not always easy in the Ireland of the 1950’s, and her husband Peter often had to work in England and America.  Myra and her 3 children left for New York in the late 1950’s to join Peter there as he had gone on ahead to take up work.  Years later she often joked that she went to America with 3 children and came back with 5, as the last 2 were born in New York.

Back they did come in the mid 1960’s and the family lived in Tubbercurry, with the children receiving an Irish education.  Myra ‘s husband Peter died a young man in 1983, but she continued with her life and remained living in her home on  Teeling Street for the rest of her life.

As the family were growing up in the 1960’s,’70’s and ‘80’s, Myra ran the general grocery store that had been established by her parents in the decades beforehand, and this stayed open until the late ‘80’s. 

Myra was a great neighbour, and as she entered her late decades she also enjoyed her role as a grandmother to her various adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist, and burial took place at Rhue Cemetery.

Myra is survived by her daughters, Collette, Imelda and Margo, sons Michael and Peter, in laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Imelda, nieces, nephews and many friends all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace.

Paud O Donnell, Cloonacool.

The recent peaceful death occurred at his home of Paud O’Donnell, late of Ragoora, Cloonacool.  In his late 80’s, Paud was a well known and much respected & loved character by much of the South Sligo population.  Born and reared in Ragoora, just outside Cloonacool village, Paud had a lifetime interest in farming, especially in sheep, horses & donkeys.  He always enjoyed selling and buying and loved showing rare breeds and quality stock. 

As a young man he was an able athlete and Gaelic footballer, and his athletic stature enabled him do all the farming chores while well into his 80’s.

As well as farming he worked for many years with that well known Cloonacool company Mullarkey & Rowley in the 60’s and 70’s in various building & engineering projects.

Always clean shaven in his early years, he took to growing a famous long beard in his later years, one he took great pride in, and which was always a conversation piece.

When greeting people he always had a smile and laugh, and that is how we will remember him.  Paud’s remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. Michaels Church, Cloonacool and burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery, not far from where he lived all his life.  Paud is survived by his wife Sheila, daughters Edwina & Deborah, son in law Niall, grand-children, sister Maureen, various brothers & sisters in law, nieces, nephews, & many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.    

Mary Hunt, Chaffpool

The recent peaceful death occurred of Mary Hunt (nee Mullarkey) late of Chaffpool, Tubbercurry.  In her early 80’s Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Paddy Joe who died just 2 years ago.  A native of the Lough Talt area, Mary and Paddy Joe lived in Chaffpool since their marriage over 60 years ago.  While Paddy Joe worked on the road a lot in sales of various types, Mary kept the home fires burning and was an active farmer while rearing their family.  She always enjoyed her trips to Lough Talt to round up the sheep there.  She was a hard working lady all her life until her health deteriorated over the last few years and she was resident in Baileys Nursing home in recent times.

Her remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of John Evangelist, Tubbercurry and burial took place in Achonry Cemetary.  Mary is survived by her daughter Loretta, sons Pauric, Eugene & Kieran, brothers Steven & James, in laws, grandchildren & great grandchildren & other relatives, all to whom sympathy s extended.  May she rest in peace. 

Gallagher House, Christmas Fayre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 15th December, from 12 – 4 p.m.  There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available.  Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts.

Raffle will take place on the day and refreshments will be served”.

Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to Majella Armstrong (nee McGinley) who was recently promoted to Garda Superintendent , and is  based in the Phoenix Park Dublin.  Majella is daughter of Eamon and Kathleen McGinley of Oughambaun Tubbercurry. Her dad Eamon was Garda Sergeant in Tubbercurry during the 1980s and 90s and Majella obviously developed her interest from his encouragement.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association is coming to the end of a very busy and enjoyable 25th anniversary year.  This Autumn /Winter session will finish with a ChristmasDecoration workshop on Tuesday, December 10th, a Bowling Tournament on Monday, December 16th followed by a festive Afternoon Tea in Cawleys Hotel.  There will be our usual Yoga sessions on the 12th and 19th and our Book Club are choosing to read Walter Macken’s nostalgic book ‘Rain on the Wind’.

Our latest book in The Way That It Was series, ie No IV, is selling well and we are very pleased to hear that so many people are enjoying its historic stories and varied articles. The book, retailing at €15, will be widely available at various local outlets for the Christmas market.

We wish all our members, friends and our local community every blessing for Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh go leir.

Moylough Heritage Centre Fundraising Dance

Moylough Heritage Centre are holding a Fundraising Dance in the The May Queen, Tubbercurry on Friday Night 13th December.  Music is by “The Curly Bobs”.  Admission €10.  Support will be appreciated.  An enjoyable night is guaranteed.  Come along and join in the Christmas Party atmosphere.

N17 Study

Sligo and Mayo County Councils along with the National Roads Authority have commissioned a new study on the proposed new road from Knock Airport/Charlestown area to Collooney, by-passing Tubbercurry.

This is a project that was studied and decided upon 20 years ago, but never acted upon for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it was not deemed urgent or a priority.  The study has the effect of putting on hold many planning and development projects in the South Sligo area over the next 12 months until such time as preferred routes are decided upon again.

This is a project that is urgently required, as those travelling to and from Sligo town from the South Sligo area for work will testify. A journey that should take 20/25 minutes often takes 40/45 minutes.  Comments and recommendations from individuals and community groups are sought by December 12th and further details can be got on line at www.sligococo/N17KCAEL.  Take time to study proposals and make your thoughts heard by the decision makers.

Book Launches:

A fantastic array of 5 local books was launched in South Sligo over the last few months and any of them would make ideal Christmas Gifts over the next few weeks.  The Books include:

  • Kilmactigue Parish – a history
  • South Sligo (James McGuinn)
  • The Way That It Was IV (Tubbercurry Active Retirement )
  • Returning Home (Padraic O’Dwyer)
  • The Windings of the Moy Revisited (Pat McCarrick)

All are available in various shops in Tubbercurry, Curry and Aclare.

Break In’s

A number of break in’s have occurred in the Tubbercurry area over the last few weeks and householders are advised to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas when extra money may be lying around houses.  The public are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai and Neighbourhood Watch .

Millennium DVD 

The Final DVD (Part 18) of the Kilmactigue Parish Millenium DVD Series was launched in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre last Friday night and is now available in Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare or from Tom Walsh 0872276628, Padraic Maye 0872284575 or Pat O Connor 0872245089

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm, and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Dance Classes

Classes held very Wednesday night in Dancing West Studio, Tubbercurry starting at 8pm.  All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson?  No Partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise, and meet new friends.  For more information call 0876674561

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

RICS Registered Valuer

REA McCarrick & Sons

Sligo and Tubbercurry

PSRA Licence No.  001927

Mobile: 087-6810848

Tel: 071-9185050

Email:  info@reamccarrick.ie

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Weekly News Dec 1st

The Christmas Lights in Tubbercurry have got a brilliant new facelift this year and the official turn on took place a few days ago.  A very large investment was made by the local Chamber of Commerce  & Community Association in conjunction with funding from Sligo Leader Development Company, and it is certainly a sight worth seeing if you are not a regular visitor to Tubbercurry.  Anybody that wants to donate financially can do so by subscribing to a Go Fund Me page on Facebook or donations can be given to John Gillespie or Geraldine Brennan. 

N17 Study   Sligo and Mayo County Councils along with the National Roads Authority have commissioned a new study on the proposed new road from Knock Airport/Charlestown area to Collooney, by-passing Tubbercurry.  This is a project that was studied and decided upon 20 years ago, but never acted upon for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it was not deemed urgent or a priority.  The study has the effect of putting on hold many planning and development projects in the South Sligo area over the next 12 months until such time as preferred routes are decided upon again.  This is a project that is urgently required, as those travelling to and from Sligo town from the South Sligo area for work will testify. A journey that should take 20/25 minutes often takes 40/45 minutes.  Comments and recommendations from individuals and community groups are sought by December 12th and further details can be got on line at www.sligococo/N17KCAEL.  Take time to study proposals and make your thoughts heard by the decision makers.

Late Peadar Gorman, Lavagh  The recent death occurred of Peadar Gorman, late of Carrowmore, Lavagh.  Aged 80 years of age, and son of the late Mike and Kathleen, Peadar was a well known and popular figure throughout Co. Sligo. He worked as an A.I. technician for 48 years, and those years probably brought him into every farmyard in Co. Sligo, and especially throughout South and East Sligo.  When his work on the farmyard was done he invariably discussed topics of the day with the farmer, especially if they related to GAA football or politics.  GAA and politics were his passions, and he was an avid supporter of Mullinabreena GAA club and the Sligo County teams, and often served as a club delegate on the Sligo County Board.  In politics, he was an avid Fianna Fail supporter.  Peadar also farmed at home on his farm at the foot of Knocknashee Hill, another hobby he enjoyed.  Over the years, and especially after their family were reared, his beloved wife Cathleen often travelled with him on his calls, and they were a lovely couple together, always able to enjoy each others company.  In his later years, poor health limited his mobility, but he always enjoyed life to the full as long as he could.  Peadars remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home, Tubbercurry prior to removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mullinabreena, and burial took place in Court Abbey Cemetery.  Peadar is survived by his beloved wife Cathleen, daughter Noeleen, sons Seamus, Emmet and Cian, son and daughters in law, grand children, sisters Maeve and Maura, his twin brother Padraig,  in laws, nephews, nieces and many cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Charles Gildea, Moylough  The recent death occurred of Charlie Gildea, late of Moylough, Tubbercurry.  In his 86th year, Charlie was born and reared in Moylough and like many of his generation he hit for England in about 1956 when aged 23.  However, even before he fully emigrated, and as a teenager, he had worked on various farms in Lincolnshire doing general farm labour, but mainly potato picking when seasonal.  When he went to Manchester on a permanent basis he got involved in the painting and decorating business and quickly moved up the ranks to position of foreman in a large firm that operated all over Manchester and further afield.  On the social scene in England, Charlie enjoyed cinema and Ballroom dancing and eventually became a very accomplished Ballroom dancer after receiving training.  He was also an excellent singer and could sing many of the songs made famous by Bing Crosby and others of the era.  After he married Una, a native of Westport, the children gradually came along, and after spending 15 years in Manchester, they decided to move back to Moylough in 1971 to rear their children in the Irish Countryside. Charlie quickly settled back to a farming life in Moylough and a full life was lived between work, rearing children, and all the other distractions of day to day living.  As his children grew up and were educated, he was very proud of their achievements in the various careers they followed.  They like their dad, were not afraid to accept challenges out of the ordinary and he admired that quality in them.  Charlie continued his farming activities until recent times but health challenges took their toll on him in recent years and he died peacefully in Baileys Nursing Home.  His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home Tubbercurry prior to removal to St. Patricks Church Moylough, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetary.   Charlie is survived by his wife Una, children Kevin, Anne & Una, grandchildren, brother Martin, in-laws, nephews, nieces & many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in Peace. 

Vincent Brett, Tullycusheen  The recent death occurred of Vincent Brett, late of Tullycusheen, Tubbercurry.  Affectionately known as Vinnie, he was in his early ‘80’s, but his good humour and fun loving behaviour was that of a person much younger in years.  Vinnie worked as a young man for many years with the Kilcoyne Vetinary practice in a time when cattle pens and crushes were few and far between.  Vinnie was a very strong and athletic man in his young and middle years, and it was his job to catch and hold cattle for the Vet while the necessary procedures were carried out on the cattle – be they cows or bullocks.  Very few farmers would be able to do today what Vinnie did for many years.  He also enjoyed farming his own farm at home. When not working, Vinnie enjoyed a drink and to socialise, and he was a regular visitor to Tubbercurry when work was done.  He was a very sociable man, and when in later years he gave up drinking alcohol, he still came to town to eat and have a soft drink for a sociable outing. Always one to ignite debate, no matter what opinion you expressed on a matter of great importance or a topic of the day, he would invariable interject with the words ”You’re Wrong, You’re Wrong”.  He would then take the opposite view just to generate debate.  In his later years as he slowed up, he still came to town daily for his dinner, and could be seen any day of the week in Murphy’s Hotel dining.  When he took ill and was hospitalised over the last few months, he was missed by all who enjoyed his company over lunch.  Vinnie’s remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry. Burial took place in the family plot in Rhue Cemetery.  He is survived by his sister Beatrice Stenson, Curry and by various nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace. 

Phil McDonnell, Tubbercurry  –
The recent death occurred of Phil McDonnell, late of Church Street, Tubbercurry.  In her mid ‘80’s, Phil was born and reared in Tubbercurry and spent her working life there also.  She worked for many years in Basta when that great factory was going strong.  Always out and about town while she was able, her later years were confined to her house as she had various health challenges.  However, with the help of wonderful care workers who called to her regularly, she was able to continue living in her own home until her death.  Phil’s remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist Church, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.  Sympathy is extended to her nearest relatives of the Gibbons and Wimsey families, and to all who mourn her passing.  May she rest in peace. 

Tubbercurry ’97 Part l  D.V.D.  In 1997 as part of the “Tubbercurry 600” Celebrations a special Video Project was commissioned recording various aspects of Life in Tubbercurry over the year 1997.  Now 22 years later, the First Part of a Trilogy of D.V.D.’s is available – Tubbercurry 1997 Part I .  It features a series of short Interviews with a number of business people of the town, describing their business, the changes they have seen over the years and their outlook for the future as they say it at that time.  Costing €15 each they are now on Sale in the following outlets:
Murphy’s Spar Supermarket,  John Gillespie,  K & B Hardware,  McCarrick’s Auctioneers,  Margaret Kennedy,  Daybreak, Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool.
Proceeds are in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

AIB Tubbercurry are hosting a Customer Day on Monday 9th December to thank our customers for their business throughout the year.  Please drop in and join us for some Festive Treats and Christmas Carols

Moylough Heritage Centre Fundraising Dance are holding a Fundraising Dance in the The May Queen, Tubbercurry on Friday Night 13th December.  Music is by “The Curly Bobs”.  Admission €10.  Support will be appreciated.  An enjoyable night is guaranteed.  Come along and join in the Christmas Party atmosphere.

Book Launches:  A fantastic array of 5 local books were launched in South Sligo over the last few months and any of them would make ideal Christmas Gifts over the next few weeks.  The Books include: 
Kilmactigue Parish – a history
South Sligo (James McGuinn)
The Way That It Was IV (Tubbercurry Active Retirement)
Returning Home (Padraic O’Dwyer)
The Windings of the Moy Revisited (Pat McCarrick)
All are available in various shops in Tubbercurry, Curry and Aclare.

Break In’s   A number of break in’s have occurred in the Tubbercurry area over the last few weeks and householders are advised to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas when extra money may be lying around houses.  The public are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai and Neighbourhood Watch.

Table Quiz :will be held in Killorans Traditional Pub & Restaurant in aid of Gallagher House Christmas Social on this Wednesday 4th December, 2019 starting at 9pm sharp – table of 4 @€40 – All welcome please come along and support a worthy cause, proceeds are for Gallagher House Christmas Party.  Refreshments served on the night.

Tubbercurry Comhaltas.  The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on this Friday 6th December. 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.

Christmas Choral Night is taking place on Wednesday December 11th in St John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry starting at 7pm sharp. Organised by Holy Family Parents Association with all proceeds in aid of School Development.  Some of the fantastic acts taking part include,  Cathal Gavin, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Oisin McCann, Holy Family NS and St Attractas Secondary School.  MC for the night is Tommy Marren.   It was a sell out success last year so it is advisable to get tickets early. There will also be a mega raffle on the night and tickets can be bought separately.   Tickets are available from Holy Family NS, Gillespies, Kennedy’s Sweet Shop, The Laundry Basket and committee members.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in Cawley’s Hotel on Sunday 15th December commencing with Mass at 2pm.  Further particulars from Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre.  All are welcome. 

Millennium DVD The Final DVD (Part 18) of the Kilmactigue Parish Millenium DVD Series was launched in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre last Friday night and is now available in Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare or from Tom Walsh 0872276628, Padraic Maye 0872284575 or Pat O Connor 0872245089

Traditional Music Classes  Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm, and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

Tubbercurry Card Game  Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Social Dancing 
continues in the Ox Mountain Centre on December 7th.  Dancing to the Fabulous Sean Brennan.  Great nights dancing assured from 9-30 to 11-30. Admission €10.

National Learning Network Sligo 
The National Learning Network Sligo are currently enrolling for their FREE  courses; helping you learn the skills you need to get and keep a job, help build your confidence, improve your skills with hands on experience. Each one is designed to help you develop those skills and build your confidence to gain employment or to go onto further education/training.  Eligibility criteria applies; contact us today on 086 0438055 / 071 9145391 or email Sligo@nln.ie

Dance Classes  held very Wednesday night in Dancing West Studio, Tubbercurry starting at 8pm.  All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson?  No Partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise, and meet new friends.  For more information call 0876674561  

St. Josephs Special School, Sligo   The students of St Joseph’s Special School, Ballytivnan, Sligo are busy getting ready to welcome everyone to their Annual Christmas Bric a Brac, Craft and Cake Sale on Friday Dec 6th in the school hall from 2pm to 5pm.  St Joseph’s Special School provides education to students aged 5-18 years of age from all over County Sligo, North Leitrim and South Donegal who have Mild General Learning Disabilities and associated special needs.  All support greatly appreciated.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net