Tourism News

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.

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.