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Welcome to our Tubbercurry News and Events section, bringing you weekly updates on business, social and festivals taking place in Tubbercurry. You can submit information to the Tubbercurry weekly notes by contacting Roger McCarrick. Notes Correspondant: Roger McCarrick I Email Roger I Contact: 0719185050

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I have identified a number of Departmental websites which include information specific to areas in their remit; the following may help you find information you might be looking for quickly if  you have a specific query:  
  Health – Latest updates  
www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-coronavirus/

Pandemic Unemployment Payment www.gov.ie/en/service/be74d3-covid-19-pandemic-unemployment-payment/

Supports for business https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Supports-for-SMEs/COVID-19-supports/Government-supports-to-COVID-19-impacted-businesses.html

Agriculture and Farming  www.agriculture.gov.ie/customerservice/coronaviruscovid-19/

Childcare Services –  
www.gov.ie/en/publication/17507b-information-on-covid-19-measures-for-providers-and-staff-of-early-le/

Education – various announcements  
www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html

Revenue – information for tax payers 
www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/communications/covid19/index.aspx

Revenue – info for Employers – Wage Subsidy Scheme www.revenue.ie/en/news/articles/guidance-on-the-temporary-covid-19-wage-subsidy-scheme.aspx

Driving Licence, NCT etc  
https://ndls.ie/news/156-important-notice-for-customers-attending-an-ndls-centre.html

Sligo County Council Community Tel – 1800 292765

Putting it out there , don’t hesitate to contact , if there is anything we can help with ,a great core group, contact 0879637149.❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Community Outreach

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COUNTY SLIGO HERITAGE AND GENEALOGY CENTER

Hello, friends in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo! We will be in the Tourism Office on Thursday, 19th March 2020 from 1030am – 330pm to answer as many questions on family research and genealogy as possible! Come and have a check to see your ancestors on the 1901 or 1911 census too! This is a FREE event! #Tubbercurry #FamilyResearch #Geneaology

* TUBBERCURRY *Parents of Tubbercurry Tubbercurry Tidy Towns Roots Ireland Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce  Don’t worry we will have ample bottles of sanitiser, hand wipes and other disinfectants on hand!

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 09/03/2020

St. Patricks Day Road Race

All arrangements are in place at present for the St. Patrick’s Day Road Race in Tubbercurry where hundreds of athletes of all abilities take to the start line for both 5k and 10k runs.  Everybody is welcome to come along from 11.30am to cheer along all participants. 

Tubbercurry Connaught Rangers Memorial Group

President Michael D. Higgins to unveil Connaught Rangers Memorial in Tubbercurry on 27th June 2020.  Major Decade of Centenaries event announced.

The Tubbercurry Connaught Rangers Commemoration Committee in conjunction with Sligo County Council have announced a major commemoration event for Saturday 27th June in Tubbercurry.  The event will feature a commemoration ceremony and the unveiling of a memorial.  President Michael D. Higgins has confirmed his attendance as guest of honour and will perform the official dedication of the memorial. 

 The project is designed to tell the story and honour the memory of the courageous men who while far from home stood in solidarity with their native  country men fighting for our Independence.  For the last four years we have worked hard to bring this project to this point and we can all now look forward to a great day with a formal State Acknowledgment of the actions of these brave men.  Over the last four years the committee have made contact with relatives of the men that were involved in the mutiny of India.  While they now live in all parts of the world many are making plans to come to Tubbercurry for the commemoration.  This will be the first occasion where all the families and descendants will have an opportunity to come together and honour the memory of their ancestors and for the surviving sons and daughters of the Rangers who were involved in the mutiny, it will be a day of great personal significance as the state formally acknowledges the contribution the Rangers made on our journey to Independence”.

This memorial was officially launched in Tubbercurry Community Library on Saturday 9th November 2019 with a very successful informative seminar on the history of the men of the Connaught Rangers and their actions in India in 1920.  For further information you can contact Mary Henry email brenmarhenry@gmail.com  mobile no. 00353872222879

Road Closure:

The Mountain Road, Tubbercurry, stretching from Mickey Mac’s Corner to Bailey’s Nursing Home is undergoing pipe laying & replacing over the next few weeks.

The road will be closed to all vehicular traffic over the next few weeks in various sections at a time.  Residents of the Moylough & Powellsboro areas should come to town via R294 (Ballymote Road).  Vehicular access to the Family Resource Centre, Baileys Nursing Home Kilcoyne Vets, The Laundry Basket and other Mountain Road businesses is restricted at present and they may have to be accessed on foot.  However the road will be open at weekends.  The advice is to allow extra time for your journey over the next few weeks if you are going to destinations on Mountain Road.   

Tractor , Vintage Car & Motorbike Run

A Tractor, Vintage Car & Motorbike run takes place on Sunday 15th March @ 1.30pm from Moylough Heritage Centre.  Children’s Tractor, Bike and Go Kart Run takes place at 1pm  – Registration at 12.30pm – Proceeds to Moylough N.S.  & Curry / Moylough Playground.  Please Support. All welcome.

Western Drama Festival

The 3 Act Western Drama Festival commenced on Friday last and runs nightly at 8pm from the beautiful St Brigid’s Hall,  until 14 March.  The 9 nights of drama season ticket will be amazing value at just €60, and €12 nightly concession €10.   This promises to be a great festival the WDF 2020 programme is packed with Comedy; indeed 7 of the 9 plays on offer in the programme are comedy!

You can review the full synopsis of the plays on the website and will see there is an excellent mix of plays, great comedy line-up and interesting drama included in our programme’, see full details on our website. http://www.westerndramafestival.com/

The Phoenix Players, will perform on  Wed 11 March with “The Communication Cord” by Brien Friel (Comedy) this is a hilarious comedy with a fantastic cast, Directed by Peter Davey. The Phoenix Players will tour their play on the festival circuit, the audience were in roars of laughter at their first festival performance in Rush. Co. Dublin.

Again the festival is delighted to have the best drama groups performing in the Tubbercurry festival. Year on year the top groups return to St Brigid’s Hall to perform in the festival and go on to win or be in the top places in the finals  in Athlone and the confined competition!     

Tickets for the 2020 Western Drama Festival One Act can be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office.   Call to the Tourist Office at Humbert Street or phone 071-0936616 (Opening hours: Mon – Thur 10am – 5pm and Fri 10am – 4.30pm) Tickets can also be purchased at St. Brigid’s Hall Theatre Box Office during the festival. For out-of-hours enquiries, please call 087-7078210.

A few nights of drama would be a great tonic, why not come out and have some fun and meet the people. I know people who recently attended the Cloonacool play “Don’t tell the Wife.” had a terrific time! Well done to that super group of actors who return to St Brigids Hall on Sunday15 March for another performance in support of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

Cloonacool Players

Be sure to put in your diary the change of date for Cloonacool Players reprise of “Don’t Tell the Wife” it will now be on Sunday 15 March. The hilarious comedy is proving a hit at every venue, so it is great to have it back in Cloonacool for those who missed it or want to see it again. This performance is in support of Tubbercurry’s Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

Phoenix Players: Musical Memories

Rehearsals are now in full swing for ‘Musical Memories through the Decades’, directed by Jane McGee and  Cara Burke ,which will be staged in St Brigid’s Hall on 27th and 28th March and 3rd and 4th April.  Tickets,€15, will go on sale in local outlets: Gillespies’ Menswear, Doohans’ Daybreak and the Tourist Office from Friday 13th March

National Learning Network in Sligo is now recruiting for their FREE Training courses ranging in Retail, Tourism and IT. Each one is designed to help you see what you are good at, to develop those skills and build your confidence to help you get and keep a job or go on to further education or training.  If you need extra support, if you have had an accident, illness or injury or have a disability, then NLN can help. Eligibility criteria apply.  Contact us today: call/text: 086 043 8055 / 071 9145391 or email: sligo@nln.ie

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 –

Please note new email address 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@gmail.com   

Holy Family National School Parents Association. Holy Family N.S will be holding an internet safety talk for senior pupils on Thursday 27th Feb during the day ,following on at 7pm for all parents. It is very important that all parents attend as this is very recommended that we all know internet safety if you have a child using mobile phones,tablets laptops

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