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Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 16/12/2019

New Christmas Lights Tubbercurry

Tubbercurry will have a bright Christmas for everybody with the new Lights in town.  To help pay for the New Lights donations can be made in various ways – Donate on our Go Fund Me Page at www.gofundme.com/illuminate-south-sligo or cheque or cash contributions can be made to any of the committee members, or to Tubbercurry Tourist Office.  For more details check out our Facebook page Illuminate South Sligo.

Memorial Mass

Join us for 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

Monster Bingo

Monster Christmas Bingo next Tuesday 17th December at Banada Abbey Hall commencing 8.30pm sharp.  Over €3,000 guaranteed payout including numerous draws after each game. Jackpot now €2,225 on 48 calls or less……it could be you!! A great night guaranteed. Happy Christmas to all our loyal patrons.

Tubbercurry ’97 Part l  D.V.D.

In 1997 as part of the “Tubbercurry 600” Celebrations a special Video Project was commissioned recording various aspects of Life in Tubbercurry over the year 1997.  Now 22 years later, the First Part of a Trilogy of D.V.D.’s is available – Tubbercurry 1997 Part I.  It features a series of short Interviews with a number of business people of the town, describing their business, the changes they have seen over the years and their outlook for the future as they say it at that time.  Costing €15 each they are now on Sale in the following outlets: Murphy’s Spar Supermarket, John Gillespie Sportswear, K & B Hardware, Daybreak, Roger McCarrick, Auctioneers, Margaret Kennedy & Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool

Proceeds are in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Cloonacool Players

Cloonacool Players wish all their fans, families and friends a Happy Christmas

and look forward to entertaining everyone in the New Year – with the hilarious 3-act comedy Don’t Tell the Wife  in Cloonacool Community Centre, St Valentine’s weekend February 14th to 16th.   Watch this space for further details. Happy Christmas and a rib-tickling New Year.

Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to Majella Armstrong (nee McGinley) who was recently promoted to Garda Superintendent , and is  based in the Phoenix Park Dublin.  Majella is daughter of Eamon and Kathleen McGinley of Oughambaun Tubbercurry. Her dad Eamon was Garda Sergeant in Tubbercurry during the 1980s and 90s and Majella obviously developed her interest from his encouragement.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

Our latest book in The Way That It Was series, ie No IV, is selling well and we are very pleased to hear that so many people are enjoying its historic stories and varied articles. The book, retailing at €15, will be widely available at various local outlets for the Christmas market.

We wish all our members, friends and our local community every blessing for Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh go leir.

Book Launches:

A fantastic array of 5 local books was launched in South Sligo over the last few months and any of them would make ideal Christmas Gifts over the next few weeks.  The Books include:

  • Kilmactigue Parish – a history
  • South Sligo (James McGuinn)
  • The Way That It Was IV (Tubbercurry Active Retirement )
  • Returning Home (Padraic O’Dwyer)
  • The Windings of the Moy Revisited (Pat McCarrick)

All are available in various shops in Tubbercurry, Curry and Aclare.

Break In’s

A number of break in’s have occurred in the Tubbercurry area over the last few weeks and householders are advised to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas when extra money may be lying around houses.  The public are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai and Neighbourhood Watch .

Millennium DVD 

The Final DVD (Part 18) of the Kilmactigue Parish Millenium DVD Series was launched in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre last Friday night and is now available in Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare or from Tom Walsh 0872276628, Padraic Maye 0872284575 or Pat O Connor 0872245089

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

RICS Registered Valuer

REA McCarrick & Sons

Sligo and Tubbercurry

PSRA Licence No.  001927

Mobile: 087-6810848

Tel: 071-9185050

Email:  info@reamccarrick.ie

Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 09/12/2019

Christmas Choral Night

A Christmas Choral Night is taking place on this Wednesday December 11th in St John the Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry starting at 7pm sharp. Organised by Holy Family Parents Association with all proceeds in aid of School Development.  Some of the fantastic acts taking part include,  Cathal Gavin, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Oisin McCann, Holy Family NS and St Attractas Secondary School.  MC for the night is Tommy Marren.   It was a sell out success last year so it is advisable to get tickets early. There will also be a mega raffle on the night and tickets can be bought separately.   Tickets are available from Holy Family NS, Gillespies, Kennedy’s Sweet Shop, The Laundry Basket and committee members. 

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Senior citizens Christmas Party will take place in Cawley’s Hotel on this Sunday 15th December commencing with Mass at 2pm.  Further particulars from Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre.  All are welcome.

Tubbercurry ’97 Part l  D.V.D.

In 1997 as part of the “Tubbercurry 600” Celebrations a special Video Project was commissioned recording various aspects of Life in Tubbercurry over the year 1997.  Now 22 years later, the First Part of a Trilogy of D.V.D.’s is available – Tubbercurry 1997 Part I.  It features a series of short Interviews with a number of business people of the town, describing their business, the changes they have seen over the years and their outlook for the future as they say it at that time.  Costing €15 each they are now on Sale in the following outletsMurphy’s Spar Supermarket, John Gillespie Sportswear, K & B Hardware, Daybreak, Roger McCarrick, Auctioneers, Margaret Kennedy & Brennan’s Bar, Cloonacool

Proceeds are in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Myra Regan, Tubbercurry

The recent death occurred of Myra Regan (nee Feighan), late of Teeling Street, Tubbercurry. A sprightly lady in her 96th year, Myra was a native of Tubbercurry and lived most of her life on Teeling Street where her parents established a small business back in the 1940’s.

Born in 1923, Myra married her husband Peter Regan in the late ‘40’s and their first three children were born in Tubbercurry during the ‘50’s.  Employment opportunities were not always easy in the Ireland of the 1950’s, and her husband Peter often had to work in England and America.  Myra and her 3 children left for New York in the late 1950’s to join Peter there as he had gone on ahead to take up work.  Years later she often joked that she went to America with 3 children and came back with 5, as the last 2 were born in New York.

Back they did come in the mid 1960’s and the family lived in Tubbercurry, with the children receiving an Irish education.  Myra ‘s husband Peter died a young man in 1983, but she continued with her life and remained living in her home on  Teeling Street for the rest of her life.

As the family were growing up in the 1960’s,’70’s and ‘80’s, Myra ran the general grocery store that had been established by her parents in the decades beforehand, and this stayed open until the late ‘80’s. 

Myra was a great neighbour, and as she entered her late decades she also enjoyed her role as a grandmother to her various adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her remains reposed at the Coen Funeral Home prior to removal to the Church of St. John Evangelist, and burial took place at Rhue Cemetery.

Myra is survived by her daughters, Collette, Imelda and Margo, sons Michael and Peter, in laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Imelda, nieces, nephews and many friends all to whom sympathy is extended.  May she rest in peace.

Paud O Donnell, Cloonacool.

The recent peaceful death occurred at his home of Paud O’Donnell, late of Ragoora, Cloonacool.  In his late 80’s, Paud was a well known and much respected & loved character by much of the South Sligo population.  Born and reared in Ragoora, just outside Cloonacool village, Paud had a lifetime interest in farming, especially in sheep, horses & donkeys.  He always enjoyed selling and buying and loved showing rare breeds and quality stock. 

As a young man he was an able athlete and Gaelic footballer, and his athletic stature enabled him do all the farming chores while well into his 80’s.

As well as farming he worked for many years with that well known Cloonacool company Mullarkey & Rowley in the 60’s and 70’s in various building & engineering projects.

Always clean shaven in his early years, he took to growing a famous long beard in his later years, one he took great pride in, and which was always a conversation piece.

When greeting people he always had a smile and laugh, and that is how we will remember him.  Paud’s remains reposed at the Morahan funeral home prior to removal to St. Michaels Church, Cloonacool and burial took place in Cloonacool Cemetery, not far from where he lived all his life.  Paud is survived by his wife Sheila, daughters Edwina & Deborah, son in law Niall, grand-children, sister Maureen, various brothers & sisters in law, nieces, nephews, & many friends, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May he rest in peace.    

Mary Hunt, Chaffpool

The recent peaceful death occurred of Mary Hunt (nee Mullarkey) late of Chaffpool, Tubbercurry.  In her early 80’s Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Paddy Joe who died just 2 years ago.  A native of the Lough Talt area, Mary and Paddy Joe lived in Chaffpool since their marriage over 60 years ago.  While Paddy Joe worked on the road a lot in sales of various types, Mary kept the home fires burning and was an active farmer while rearing their family.  She always enjoyed her trips to Lough Talt to round up the sheep there.  She was a hard working lady all her life until her health deteriorated over the last few years and she was resident in Baileys Nursing home in recent times.

Her remains reposed at the Morahan Funeral home prior to removal to the Church of John Evangelist, Tubbercurry and burial took place in Achonry Cemetary.  Mary is survived by her daughter Loretta, sons Pauric, Eugene & Kieran, brothers Steven & James, in laws, grandchildren & great grandchildren & other relatives, all to whom sympathy s extended.  May she rest in peace. 

Gallagher House, Christmas Fayre

The Annual Christmas Fayre at the Garden Centre, Gallagher House, Tubbercurry is taking place on Sunday 15th December, from 12 – 4 p.m.  There will be a large selection of Christmas arrangements and crafts available.  Come along and buy all your Christmas gifts.

Raffle will take place on the day and refreshments will be served”.

Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to Majella Armstrong (nee McGinley) who was recently promoted to Garda Superintendent , and is  based in the Phoenix Park Dublin.  Majella is daughter of Eamon and Kathleen McGinley of Oughambaun Tubbercurry. Her dad Eamon was Garda Sergeant in Tubbercurry during the 1980s and 90s and Majella obviously developed her interest from his encouragement.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association is coming to the end of a very busy and enjoyable 25th anniversary year.  This Autumn /Winter session will finish with a ChristmasDecoration workshop on Tuesday, December 10th, a Bowling Tournament on Monday, December 16th followed by a festive Afternoon Tea in Cawleys Hotel.  There will be our usual Yoga sessions on the 12th and 19th and our Book Club are choosing to read Walter Macken’s nostalgic book ‘Rain on the Wind’.

Our latest book in The Way That It Was series, ie No IV, is selling well and we are very pleased to hear that so many people are enjoying its historic stories and varied articles. The book, retailing at €15, will be widely available at various local outlets for the Christmas market.

We wish all our members, friends and our local community every blessing for Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh go leir.

Moylough Heritage Centre Fundraising Dance

Moylough Heritage Centre are holding a Fundraising Dance in the The May Queen, Tubbercurry on Friday Night 13th December.  Music is by “The Curly Bobs”.  Admission €10.  Support will be appreciated.  An enjoyable night is guaranteed.  Come along and join in the Christmas Party atmosphere.

N17 Study

Sligo and Mayo County Councils along with the National Roads Authority have commissioned a new study on the proposed new road from Knock Airport/Charlestown area to Collooney, by-passing Tubbercurry.

This is a project that was studied and decided upon 20 years ago, but never acted upon for a variety of reasons, including the fact that it was not deemed urgent or a priority.  The study has the effect of putting on hold many planning and development projects in the South Sligo area over the next 12 months until such time as preferred routes are decided upon again.

This is a project that is urgently required, as those travelling to and from Sligo town from the South Sligo area for work will testify. A journey that should take 20/25 minutes often takes 40/45 minutes.  Comments and recommendations from individuals and community groups are sought by December 12th and further details can be got on line at www.sligococo/N17KCAEL.  Take time to study proposals and make your thoughts heard by the decision makers.

Book Launches:

A fantastic array of 5 local books was launched in South Sligo over the last few months and any of them would make ideal Christmas Gifts over the next few weeks.  The Books include:

  • Kilmactigue Parish – a history
  • South Sligo (James McGuinn)
  • The Way That It Was IV (Tubbercurry Active Retirement )
  • Returning Home (Padraic O’Dwyer)
  • The Windings of the Moy Revisited (Pat McCarrick)

All are available in various shops in Tubbercurry, Curry and Aclare.

Break In’s

A number of break in’s have occurred in the Tubbercurry area over the last few weeks and householders are advised to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas when extra money may be lying around houses.  The public are asked to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardai and Neighbourhood Watch .

Millennium DVD 

The Final DVD (Part 18) of the Kilmactigue Parish Millenium DVD Series was launched in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre last Friday night and is now available in Kennedys’ Supermarket, Aclare or from Tom Walsh 0872276628, Padraic Maye 0872284575 or Pat O Connor 0872245089

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm, and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Dance Classes

Classes held very Wednesday night in Dancing West Studio, Tubbercurry starting at 8pm.  All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson?  No Partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise, and meet new friends.  For more information call 0876674561

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

Roger McCarrick B.A. F.S.C.S.I.  F.R.I.C.S.

RICS Registered Valuer

REA McCarrick & Sons

Sligo and Tubbercurry

PSRA Licence No.  001927

Mobile: 087-6810848

Tel: 071-9185050

Email:  info@reamccarrick.ie

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Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 11/11/2019

2019 Tubbercurry Western Drama Festival

The Western Drama Festival committee are busy preparing for the 2019 One Act Drama Festival which runs from  November 21st – 23rd  in  St Brigid’s Hall Theatre at 8 pm nightly.  Matinee on Sat 23rd at 2.00pm.  See website www.westerndramafestival.com for details.

The committee are delighted that the drama season is commencing with an excellent programme of plays packed with fantastic comedy and interesting drama on offer for patrons to enjoy. This year Tubbercurry WDF welcomes top groups from the four corners of Ireland to perform in the festival. Already there is a brilliant buzz and air of expectation for the coming drama season, the festival is a huge hit and receives fantastic support from the people and businesses in South Sligo and environs for Drama events. This Festival is sponsored by Tubbercurry and District Credit Union. We look forward to meeting you there, take a break from the telly and come out to meet friends and enjoy our hospitality while chatting about the plays in our now world famous supper room. Admission €10 nightly; Season Ticket €30 to see 11, One act plays. Tickets can be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office or at our box office on the night of the festival.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players are currently on the One Act Festival Circuit, in Kiltimagh on Sunday 17th November and in Tubbercurry on Thursday 21st November,performing Trapa Tony by Padraic Neary ,directed by Mark Dunne and featuring Sharon Hannon,Shane Keyes and Pat Feely.

Meanwhile rehearsals are underway for The Communication Cord by Brian Friel directed by Peter Davey. and it is planned to have a local performance of this enjoyable play in the New Year prior to going on the Three Act Festival circuit.  As the Phoenix Players are celebrating their  75th anniversary next year it is hoped to present A Night at the Musicals next spring. 

With a view to getting this production underway an Information Evening will be held in St Brigid’s Hall on Monday 18th November at 8pm.  This is open to anyone over 16 interested in singing or dancing or who wishes to be involved in any way.  Anyone not able to attend on the night can contact Nanette Mc Donagh 0872349344 or Tom Walsh 0872276628

On behalf of the SARURE South Sligo Committee, we would like to invite to their first event:

The Future of Retail in Rural Sligo

The guest speaker on the night is Jean McCabe from Willow Boutique, who will be joined by panellist’s Richard McCarthy from Richard McCarthy Photography and Marie O’Hara, Manager, Tubbercurry & District Credit Union. They will be discussing the retail industry in rural Ireland and Sligo and how they see the future of retail developing.

  • The guest speaker Jean McCabe has a spirit of adventure, which has underpinned her life and career story. Inspired by a world of possibility and unfazed by obstacles, she came an unconventional route to retail. Jean holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Limerick and at the age of 21 created the Willow brand and her first fashion retail store in Ennis. A second store in Galway and a successful on-line willow.ie business later, she still maintains an infectious enthusiasm for the customer experience. Jean is former President of Ennis Chamber of Commerce, winner of Retail Excellence Store of the Year 2019 and Deputy-chair of Retail Excellence Ireland.

SARURE (Save Rural Retail) South Sligo announces the first in a series of events for 2019 and 2020. SARURE is an Interreg Europe project to which Sligo County Council is partnered. It is an inter-regional cooperation project which is tasked with improving policies aimed at SME competitiveness. The project is led by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Teruel (Spain) and we are joined by partners from Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, Poland and Sweden.

The Windings of the Moy Revisited

The Windings of the Moy Revisited is a new book just out and has been created by Cloonacool man, Pat McCarrick. The original 1923 book, The Windings of the Moyby Rev. James Greer, inspired this latest work. This new Windings is a book about a book – a modern photographic commemoration of the original classic. The new book features many images of the river Moy as it flows through South Sligo, including places such as Knocknashee, Cloonacool, Banada and Aclare. The book has two local launch dates in the coming weeks – at An Chroí Enterprise Centre (former NCF HQ) on Wed 20th Nov at 8pm and as part of a Swinford 250 Literary Weekend on Sat 23rd Nov also at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. 

Old Cemetery Rhue – Talk by Mary Coleman

Curry Parish History and Heritage Group will host an illustrated lecture by Mary Coleman (Mary Carroll-Browne) at Moylough Heritage Centre on Tuesday 19th Nov. 2019 at 8pm.

For a number of years past, Mary has researched family burials at Rhue Old-Cemetery.

The cemetery was opened by Tubbercurry District Council in 1905.  In her talk Mary will outline results of her research studies to date. The  presentation will include discussion and a question and answer session.  Refreshments will be served after the lecture.  All are Welcome

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association members are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a Mulled Wine Reception and Buffet Dinner in Cawley’s Hotel on Tuesday evening, November 12th, at 7.30 pm sharp. This will be followed by the Launch of our latest book, “The Way That It Was IV”, and Musical Entertainment.  We hope that many of our past members and our friends will join us for this special occasion.  Cost of the evening is €25.  To book, please ring 087 1416991 before Monday, 4th November.  We will be looking forward to a great community get-together.

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival AGM

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day festival will take place on Thursday 14th November at 9pm in An Chroi – South Sligo Enterprise Centre. All welcome to attend. Thank you for your support.

Tubbercurry IFA

Tubbercurry IFA Branch are holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27th November, in the Yeats County Hotel, Curry, Co.  Sligo.   Preceding the meeting at 9 o’clock, a talk on Mental Health and Well Being,  will be given by Mr Tomas Murphy (MHC), and everyone is welcome to attend this.  Tubbercurry IFA branch AGM will follow.

“Tubbercurry 1997” Part 1

A DVD featuring short interviews with many of the business people of the town recorded in 1997 is being compiled at present, and will be available at the end of November.

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes will begin in Banada Community Centre on Wednesday night 6th November starting at 8pm. This is a great way to exercise in a friendly and relaxing environment and a great night’s fun for all.  Everyone welcome.  Contact Liam Flynn for further information.

Table Quiz

A Table Quiz will take place in Brennan’s Cloonacool on Fri 15th Nov next. The quiz is being organised by Rita Normanly in aid of Safe LInk, a frontline service, based in Boyle, supporting victims of domestic abuse. This will be a fun quiz so all are encouraged to attend. 

Traditional Music Classes

Traditional music classes continue in Tubbercurry Family Resource centre on each Monday. Flute and Whistle for beginners.  Starts at 6.15pm, advanced Flute, Whistle and Fiddle at 7.00pm, and Fiddle for beginners at 7.45pm.   All budding musicians very welcome.

REMINDER – Cloonacool Community Centre Clothes Appeal

Reminder about the Cloonacool Community Centre Clothes Appeal!!  Clothes can be left into the Centre from 9 to 5pm in the days running up to Mon 18th November…the collection van will remove the bags early on morning of the 18th.   Grab this opportunity to clear out space in your cupboards and support a good cause.

Dance Classes

Classes held very Wednesday night in Dancing West Studio, Tubbercurry starting at 8pm.  All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson?  No Partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise, and meet new friends.  For more information call 0876674561

South Sligo in Other Times

This is the name of a new book on little stories, events, people and places of South Sligo, covering Tubbercurry, Tourlestrane, Mullinabreena and Achonry.  Written by renowned author, James McGuinn from Cashel, just outside Tubbercurry, it is full of interesting stories, photos and memoirs, and is a must for any family library.

Selling at just €10, all the proceeds are going to the Tubbercurry branch of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre.  They will also make ideal Christmas presents for South Sligo natives living away from home.  Buy early and often!  Available in various outlets in Tubbercurry or from the Cancer Support centre in Ard Aisling.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St. Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net