Tubbercurry Notes Week Commencing 20/01/2020

Road Works

Road works are due to commence on Mountain Road, Tubbercurry on Monday 10th February and will continue for approx 5 weeks.  The necessary works to upgrade water mains along Mountain Road will necessitate the closure of lower Mountain Road fully for 2 weeks between Mickey Macs Pub and the Family Resource Centre.  This is the area where work will commence and will mean a complete closure of this section of Mountain Road for the first 2 weeks due to the narrow nature of this road section.

For the last 2/3 weeks, works will take place between the Family Resource Centre and up to Bailey’s Nursing Home.  Traffic diversions will be in place for the duration of the works and it will certainly be inconvenient for residents and businesses of Mountain Road, but it is a necessary inconvenience.

People coming to town from Moylough/Doocastle area are advised to come to town via the Ballymote road and car users on Mountain Road will have to think about their journeys and parking locations.  More details next week. 

Paddy McVeigh, Tourlestrane

The recent peaceful death occurred of Paddy McVeigh, late of Annagh, Tourlestrane at his home.  In his late ‘80’s, Paddy was an active man all his life and had battled illness bravely and with dignity in recent months.  A native of Annagh, living along the banks of the Moy River, Paddy was a good general tradesman who also worked in Gowna Wood Industries in Collooney in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s when that factory was a thriving enterprise.  Later in his life before retirement he worked for nearly two decades as a Porter in Allied Irish Bank in Tubbercurry, and was always popular with bank staff and clients.   He also farmed his holding in Annagh and the farm hedges, buildings and house were always kept immaculately. 

Paddy’s remains reposed at his home and at the Coen funeral home where many hundred of people called to pay their respect to a very popular gentleman.  He is survived by his devoted wife Ethel, sons David, Thomas, Raymond, Noel and Patsy, daughters Mary and Jacqueline, his sister Brigid, and wide selection of friends and relations, all to whom sympathy is extended.  May his gently soul rest in peace.

Young Members Required

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association will have a busy line up of activities throughout this New Year of 2020 and are seeking young and enthusiastic adults to get involved in various community projects over the coming years.  It often happens that the same people are involved on committees for years without change, and this can be to the detriment of the committees.  Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association are involved in activities not only relating to business but also for the wider community and social benefit.  If any young adults and young parents living in and around the Tubbercurry area would like to get involved please contact Chamber President Roger McCarrick 087 6810848 or Geraldine Brennan Secretary 087 9637149 to arrange a meeting and general discussion.

Evening classes in North Connaught College Tubbercurry

Spaces available on the following Healthcare course modules Safety & Health and

Care Support QQI Level 5 and Child Psychology QQI Level 6.

Safety & Health will commence on Monday 20th January from 7-9pm and Care Support on Tuesday 21st January subject to numbers.

Child Psychology QQI Level 6 will commence on Tuesday 21st January from 6.30 – 9pm subject to numbers. Please contact on 071-9185035 for more information.

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association

The local Active Retirement Association is resuming activities on Monday, January 20th, with Curling in Teach Laighne from 2pm to 4pm, with the first group meeting in the local Health Centre on Tuesday, January 21st, at 3pm and on every following Tuesday afternoon.  Bowling, Yoga and Book Club continue as usual, with various outings to be arranged.  New members are very welcome to join us and enjoy the many social, mental and physical benefits that the ARA offers.

Of particular interest will be the Well-Being Programme, given by the HSE, dealing with the Five ways of Well-Being, Mental Health and Stress Management.  This course will be covered over 2 afternoons in the Health Centre and commences on Tuesday, February 4th at 3 pm.  All interested are welcome.

The popular annual holiday, starting on May 31st and for 6 days/5 nights, is this year based on West Clare staying in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, and with our usual JMG Luxury Coach available for all travel and tours.  Deposits of €100 per person are required by March 1st with full payment by May 1st – total cost is €485.  For further details please ring 087 7720950 or 087 9042319.  

Phoenix Players

2020 will be a busy year for the Phoenix Players celebrating their 75th year.  The final stages of rehearsal are now underway for their festival play , The Communication Cord, by Brian Friel, directed by Peter Davey.  The cast includes Frank Brennan, Shane Loftus, Mary Barry-Leonard, Terri Brennan, Claire Mc Loughlin,  Eamonn Gallagher, Shane Keyes and Catriona Coleman.  The play will be performed for local audiences in St Brigid’s Hall on the 8th and 9th February at 8pm.  Meanwhile rehearsals have commenced for a special musical show to mark the 75th Anniversary which will be staged for four nights: March 27th and 28th and April 3rd and 4th

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje lead by Breda Durkin, and accompanied by Rev. Vickor Samugana MSP takes place on 2nd May, 2020 for 7 nights.  Cost per person €699 inclusive of Group Travel Insurance includes, 7 nights Half Board at Lubitza’s House, Day flights from Dublin Airport, return airport transfers to Medjugorje, services of Joe Walsh Tours Medjugorje representative, Philip Ryan.  For more information, contact Breda Durkin on 071 9186123 or Mobile 087-1873703.

Cloonacool Players

On stage for St Valentine’s weekend are Cloonacool Players in their hilarious production of Sam Cree’s “Don’t Tell the Wife”. You’ve waited a year and now the actors are back with this sparkling comedy.  Just mentioning the cast makes everyone smile: Peadar Conway, Geraldine Lundy, Denis Ross, MaryKathleen Johnston, Brid Calvey, Darragh McGary, Regina Henry and, of course, John McIntyre. Do tell everyone the place to be is Cloonacool Community Centre 14th-16th February.

Windmill Players

Windmill Playerspresents the hilarious murder mystery -WANTED – One Body in Ballintogher Hall on Fri 7th & Sun 9th Feb 2020 at 8pm.  Tickets now available 0879964143

Correspondent: Roger McCarrick –   tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net

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