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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

Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Supports for business

Agriculture and Farming

Childcare Services –

Education – various announcements

Revenue – information for tax payers

Revenue – info for Employers – Wage Subsidy Scheme

Driving Licence, NCT etc

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


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  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.

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:

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 –   

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.

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,


Co Sligo.

Telephone: 071 918 6926 / 0864092724


Facebook: tubbercurryfrc

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.

Green is the New Black!

Green is the New Black!
~ Submit your offer for the big island of Ireland sale ~ Tourism Ireland has announced details of its new ‘Green is the new black’ campaign to leverage St Patrick’s Day. The campaign has been designed to build on the success of Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative – by extending the impact and sharpening the commercial returns of the Global Greening for tourism operators around the island of Ireland and travel trade overseas. 

The aim is to generate significant ‘buzz’ overseas, to capitalise on the exposure for Ireland delivered by the Global Greening initiative – and stimulate sales at a key booking period.

Details of the criteria for ‘Green is the new black’ offers and how to get involved can be found here.

Click here to read our press release.