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 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.
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
are extended to all newly elected T.D.’s as they work on trying to put a new
Government in place.
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
Connaught College Open Evening
College are holding an Open Evening on Thursday 5th March from 3-6pm. All 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
continues at The Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday
from 9.30 to 11.30 pm. Music by Jason Moyles. Admission €10.
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 takes place each Monday evening at 8.30 pm in Cloonacool Community
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 –
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!
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