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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

Time Out for Parents - Empowering Parents from the Inside Out

Hi All

Tubbercurry FRC is running a series of workshops for parents this March. These workshops will focus on supporting parents to take care of their own health and well-being on a nutritional, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual basis. The workshops will take place in both the morning and evening. Booking is essential.

Please find attached a poster for your information, feel free to share with anyone you feel may be interested or on social media. If you would like any hard copies just let us know.

Kind Regards,

Mary Kilroy

Community Development & Outreach Worker

Tubbercurry Family & Childcare Resource Centre,

Mountain Road,

Tubbercurry,

Co Sligo.

Telephone: 071 918 6926 / 0864092724

Website: www.tubbercurryfrc.com

Facebook: tubbercurryfrc

www.sligoleitrimdirectory.ie

http://www.facebook.com/SligoLeitrimParentHub/

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.   

Please note new email address 

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@gmail.com    

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 20/01/2020

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.

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.  More details next week. 

Paddy McVeigh, Tourlestrane

The recent peaceful death occurred of Paddy McVeigh, late of Annagh, Tourlestrane at his home.  In his late ‘80’s, Paddy was an active man all his life and had battled illness bravely and with dignity in recent months.  A native of Annagh, living along the banks of the Moy River, Paddy was a good general tradesman who also worked in Gowna Wood Industries in Collooney in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s when that factory was a thriving enterprise.  Later in his life before retirement he worked for nearly two decades as a Porter in Allied Irish Bank in Tubbercurry, and was always popular with bank staff and clients.   He also farmed his holding in Annagh and the farm hedges, buildings and house were always kept immaculately. 

Paddy’s remains reposed at his home and at the Coen funeral home where many hundred of people called to pay their respect to a very popular gentleman.  He is survived by his devoted wife Ethel, sons David, Thomas, Raymond, Noel and Patsy, daughters Mary and Jacqueline, his sister Brigid, and wide selection of friends and relations, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May his gently soul rest in peace.

Young Members Required

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association will have a busy line up of activities throughout this New Year of 2020 and are seeking young and enthusiastic adults to get involved in various community projects over the coming years.  It often happens that the same people are involved on committees for years without change, and this can be to the detriment of the committees.  Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association are involved in activities not only relating to business but also for the wider community and social benefit.  If any young adults and young parents living in and around the Tubbercurry area would like to get involved please contact Chamber President Roger McCarrick 087 6810848 or Geraldine Brennan Secretary 087 9637149 to arrange a meeting and general discussion.

Evening classes in North Connaught College Tubbercurry

Spaces available on the following Healthcare course modules Safety & Health and

Care Support QQI Level 5 and Child Psychology QQI Level 6.

Safety & Health will commence on Monday 20th January from 7-9pm and Care Support on Tuesday 21st January subject to numbers.

Child Psychology QQI Level 6 will commence on Tuesday 21st January from 6.30 – 9pm subject to numbers. Please contact on 071-9185035 for more information.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association is resuming activities on Monday, January 20th, with Curling in Teach Laighne from 2pm to 4pm, with the first group meeting in the local Health Centre on Tuesday, January 21st, at 3pm and on every following Tuesday afternoon.  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.  

Phoenix Players

2020 will be a busy year for the Phoenix Players celebrating their 75th year.  The final stages of rehearsal are now underway for their festival play , The Communication Cord, by Brian Friel, directed by Peter Davey.  The cast includes Frank Brennan, Shane Loftus, Mary Barry-Leonard, Terri Brennan, Claire Mc Loughlin,  Eamonn Gallagher, Shane Keyes and Catriona Coleman.  The play will be performed for local audiences in St Brigid’s Hall on the 8th and 9th February at 8pm.  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

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje lead by Breda Durkin, and accompanied by Rev. Vickor Samugana MSP takes place on 2nd May, 2020 for 7 nights.  Cost per person €699 inclusive of Group Travel Insurance includes, 7 nights Half Board at Lubitza’s House, Day flights from Dublin Airport, return airport transfers to Medjugorje, services of Joe Walsh Tours Medjugorje representative, Philip Ryan.  For more information, contact Breda Durkin on 071 9186123 or Mobile 087-1873703.

Cloonacool Players

On stage for St Valentine’s weekend are Cloonacool Players in their hilarious production of Sam Cree’s “Don’t Tell the Wife”. You’ve waited a year and now the actors are back with this sparkling comedy.  Just mentioning the cast makes everyone smile: Peadar Conway, Geraldine Lundy, Denis Ross, MaryKathleen Johnston, Brid Calvey, Darragh McGary, Regina Henry and, of course, John McIntyre. Do tell everyone the place to be is Cloonacool Community Centre 14th-16th February.

Windmill Players

Windmill Playerspresents the hilarious murder mystery -WANTED – One Body in Ballintogher Hall on Fri 7th & Sun 9th Feb 2020 at 8pm.  Tickets now available 0879964143

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 13/01/2020

Memorial Mass

Join 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

Priest Shortages

Best wishes are extended to Fr. Martin Jennings who is absent on sick leave from his Parochial duties in Tubbercurry and Cloonacool.  Indeed, Fr. Martin was under extreme work pressure since the retirement 6 months ago of Fr. Dan O’Mahony and it is not surprising that he needed a complete break from work and worry.  At the moment Mass and Ceremonial duties are shared by a cluster of priests from the surrounding parishes and visiting priests.  The fact is that now, there is no resident priest in the Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Parish, and this is not the only Parish nationwide that is suffering from a similar problem.  The time has long passed when the issue of priest shortages is addressed at the highest levels.  Other Religions have welcomed female and married people into their Clergy, and one wonders is it about time the Catholic Church commenced this discussion?

Jackie Coogan

The “singing barber” Jackie Coogan celebrated a milestone 80th birthday at the beginning of January, and his friends helped him celebrate it in style.  Jackie has been a pillar of the Tubbercurry Community for many years in the various roles he played, ranging from local correspondent for the local newspapers to founder member of the Old Fair Day Revival.  As well as various community roles, Jackie also played on various bands over the years and is an excellent singer and piano accordion player.  Now retired from his work as a barber, he is considering re-developing his music and singing career and various offers have been made to him which he is considering at present.  Best wishes for many more decades of music and fun are extended from all his acquaintances.

Phoenix Players

2020 will be a busy year for the Phoenix Players celebrating their 75th year.  The final stages of rehearsal are now underway for their festival play , The Communication Cord, by Brian Friel,directed by Peter Davey.  The cast includes Frank Brennan, Shane Loftus, Mary Barry-Leonard, Terri Brennan, Claire Mc Loughlin,  Eamonn Gallagher, Shane Keyes and Catriona Coleman.  The play will be performed for local audiences in St Brigid’s Hall on the 8th and 9th February at 8pm.  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

Young Members Required

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association will have a busy line up of activities throughout this New Year of 2020 and are seeking young and enthusiastic adults to get involved in various community projects over the coming years.  It often happens that the same people are involved on committees for years without change, and this can be to the detriment of the committees.  Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association are involved in activities not only relating to business but also for the wider community and social benefit.  If any young adults and young parents living in and around the Tubbercurry area would like to get involved please contact Chamber President Roger McCarrick 087 6810848 or Geraldine Brennan Secretary 087 9637149 to arrange a meeting and general discussion.

Evening classes in North Connaught College Tubbercurry

Spaces available on the following Healthcare course modules Safety & Health and

Care Support QQI Level 5 and Child Psychology QQI Level 6.

Safety & Health will commence on Monday 20th January from 7-9pm and Care Support on Tuesday 21st January subject to numbers.

Child Psychology QQI Level 6 will commence on Tuesday 21st January from 6.30 – 9pm subject to numbers. Please contact on 071-9185035 for more information.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje lead by Breda Durkin, and accompanied by Rev. Vickor Samugana MSP takes place on 2nd May, 2020 for 7 nights.  Cost per person €699 inclusive of Group Travel Insurance includes, 7 nights Half Board at Lubitza’s House, Day flights from Dublin Airport, return airport transfers to Medjugorje, services of Joe Walsh Tours Medjugorje representative, Philip Ryan.  For more information, contact Breda Durkin on 071 9186123 or Mobile 087-1873703.

Paddy McIntyre, Tubbercurry

The sudden and unexpected death occurred just a few days before Christmas of Paddy McIntyre, late of Ballyara, Tubbercurry.  In his early ‘70’s, Paddy was a well-known and highly respected member of the entire South Sligo Community, and was pre-deceased just a few years ago by his wife Agnes.   Paddy was a carpenter by trade, and also a very accomplished plasterer, and worked as a tradesman and supervisor on many of the large building developments in Sligo town and Tubbercurry over the last 30-40 years.  Large developers in Sligo town considered themselves lucky to have Paddy on their team.

 As a hobby, Paddy’s passion was shooting and hunting.  He was a very accomplished Clay Pidgeon Shooter, and won many cups and trophies throughout Connacht since the early 1970’s.  He also loved to take to the fields, bogs and mountains with friends and dogs to hunt fox, woodcock, duck, pheasant and grouse, and a day with Paddy was always an enjoyable and interesting one.  Paddy was always a great husband, father and friend, and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  He was quiet and unassuming, and always saw the good in everybody.

His remains reposed at his house where many friends called to pay their respects to a true gentleman.  His funeral Mass was held in the Church of St. John Evangelist, Tubbercurry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery.  Paddy is survived by sons Patrick and Martin, daughters, Breege and Marie, brother Peter, sister Eileen, in-laws, grandchildren, and many friends and relations, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Joe Gordan, Tubbercurry

The sudden death occurred just a few days before Christmas of Joe Gordan, late of Carrowreagh Cooper, Tubbercurry.  In his 94th year, Joe was still very sprightly and was in Tubbercurry just the day before his death to help with the Christmas shopping.  A native of Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, Joe moved to Tubbercurry in the 1960’s after marrying his beloved Evelyn, a marriage of 65 years.  He worked locally and was an avid Fianna Fail supporter throughout his lifetime, despite the fact that some of his best friends shared different political views.   Even after retiring from work he continued to maintain and help Evelyn keep their large garden beautifully presented. 

Joe’s remains reposed at their home and funeral mass was held in St. Patricks Church, Moylough, with burial taking place in Rhue Cemetery.   He is survived by his wife of 65 years Evelyn, sons Denis and Dermot, daughter Maria, in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

John Brennan, Curry

The peaceful death occurred on December 28th last of John Brennan, late of Carrowilkeen, Curry.  In his late ‘60’s, John was a quiet and hardworking man who had exemplary dedication to his family and farm.  His parents, Tom ‘Sonny’ and Una both lived well into their ‘90’s and only died within the last 5 years, so John was charged with helping out with them as needed.   He also had a good farm to attend, work he did with pride and dedication.  John had health challenges at various times during his life, but never complained, even over the last few months as his health continued to deteriorate. 

His remains reposed at St. Therese’s Funeral Home, Curry prior to removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curry, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery after funeral Mass.  John  is survived by his beloved wife Marian, and devoted daughters Joanne and Lauren, sisters Mary-Jo, Sheila, Phyl and Anne as well as in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Kieran Leonard, Aclare

The sudden and unexpected death occurred just a few days before Christmas of Kieran Leonard, late of Claddagh, Aclare.  In his mid ‘50’s, Kieran was a young active man in the community who could always be relied on if called upon for help.  Kieran’s sudden death so close to Christmas is a wake up call to all of the fragile nature of life. 

His remains reposed in the Brennan Funeral Home, Kilmactigue on St. Stephen’s Day, where sympathisers called over many hours to extend their heartfelt grief to the heart broken family.  Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Kilmactigue and burial took place in Kilmactigue Cemetery.   Kieran is survived by his beloved wife Pauline, and heart broken children, Amie, Becky, Kevin, Adam, Danny, Shane, their partners, grandchildren, sisters, Mary and Annette, brothers, Michael, Gerard, Hugh, Frank and John, in-laws, aunts, nephews, nieces and many cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Brendan Gallagher, Ballinagrath

The peaceful death occurred a few days before Christmas of Brendan Gallagher, late of Baileys Nursing Home and originally from Ballinagrath, Cloonacool.   Brendan had many challenges throughout his life but carried them with courage and dignity.  He lived for many years on his own in his house near Masshill, and always enjoyed the sounds of this beautiful countryside.   He eventually took up permanent residence in Baileys Nursing Home due to deteriorating health, but never complained, and always appreciated the help he received. 

His remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral Home, Tubbercurry prior to removal to St. John Evangelist Church, and burial took place in Rhue Cemetery following funeral mass.  Brendan is survived by his sisters Brigie Durkin (Tourlestrane), Sr. Mary (Tubbercurry), brother Jimmy, in-laws, nephews, niece, cousins and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Christy O’Grady, Gurteen

The peaceful death occurred of Christy O’Grady, late of Gurteen Cross, Gurteen Village.  In his early 70’s, Christy was widely known throughout South Sligo and indeed further afield due to his various talents.  Christy was an accomplished singer and musician, and spent many years entertaining in pubs and clubs with his wide variety of dance and sing-along music.   He was also a very talented man with his video camera and since video cameras became popular in the 1970’s, Christy could be found at football matches and family occasions of all sorts, recording the events for posterity.  Christenings, Communions, Weddings, Anniversaries, and Jubilees of all sorts were caught on camera over the last 40 years by Christy.   He was also a kind and gentle person who was a friend to many.  His large stature and red hair was identifiable by all who ever only slightly knew him.

His remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home prior to removal to St. Patricks Church, Gurteen, and burial took place in Gurteen Cemetery.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Eileen, sons Martin, Chris and Barry, daughters Katie, Tracy and Elaine, siblings Maureen, Fr. Frank and Padraic, in-laws, grandchildren and many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.

Bridget Anne Smith, Tubbercurry

The peaceful death occurred recently of Bridge Anne Smith, late of Mountain Road, Tubbercurry.  Bridget (nee Conway), a native of Cloondrihara, Lavagh was in her 94th year, and emigrated like a lot of her generation as a young woman in 1940’s to England.  There she met and married her husband Philip and lived there for many years before returning to Ireland and eventually Tubbercurry.   Despite being in England for many years, she was a regular visitor home to visit family and friends in Lavagh, as she loved the views like everybody of Knocknashee and The Ox Mountains.  The life of Bridget and Philip was not without tragedy as they were pre-deceased by their daughter Dympna and son Eamon, and Philip died within the last few years.

Her remains reposed at her home on Mountain Road, prior to removal to the Church of John Evangelist, Tubbercurry for funeral Mass, and burial took place in Court Abbey Cemetery.  Bridget Anne is survived by her brother Michael, sister Tessie, many nephews, nieces and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace. Correspondent: Roger McCarrick