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 brenmarhenry@gmail.com  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. http://www.westerndramafestival.com/

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: sligo@nln.ie

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 –   tubbercurrynotes@gmail.com   

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