The Big Hello National Community Weekend May Bank Holiday Weekend 2019 –

Achonry/mullinabrenna community are hosting The Big Hello,no excuses, in South Sligo ,loads to do and see. The Big Hello.   In celebration of The National Community Weekend, the community is invited to participate in a Community Folklore Collection Event in Carrowmore School, Lavagh on 4th of May, between 12 – 5.  The event is hosted by the Achonry Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group and is kindly sponsored by Sligo LCDC.  The purpose behind this event is the recording of local customs, traditions, folklore and experiences of the older generations within the community as they were growing up, by way of conversations with the younger generations.

Refreshments will be served.  The event will also be an opportunity to view an audio visual of approximately  4,000 photographs of people and events within the community in times past, gathered during the course of a  photography exhibition in October 2018.  This is a recreation of sorts of the Schools Folklore Collection gathered between 1937 and 1939, the children will be encouraged to interview an older relative or neighbour on life and their experiences and traditions growing up. We would like this to be a friendly chat between the generations, as much as an interview to gain a particular content of information.

Also taking place in the Heritage centre the Big Hello free event ‘Rambling Gathering Ox Mountain Lodge on Monday 6th May  from 11 – 5 pm  – all welcome …. for more information Contact Donna on 086 2204130


Monthly Comhaltas session:            

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan’s on Friday 3rd May, Junior session stars at 9.00pm and senior session begins at 10.00pm.  Please note the change of time. All musicians are very welcome.

The Achonry Branch of the Mothers Union are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 1st May, at 8pm, in the Coachouse, Rathbarron, Coolaney.  Come along and meet Gerry Farrell, actor, physiotherapist, lecturer and expert on Alzheimer’s.  Donation in lieu of Literacy and Development programme.   All are welcome.



Community Games Achievement

Congratulations to Liam Forkan who recently won the Community Games U-8 Art Competition for the Tubbercurry Area.  Liam then progressed to win the Sligo County Final held in Ballymote.  He will represent Tubbercurry and Sligo at the Community Games All-Ireland Finals, to be held in the University of Limerick in late May.  Liam is a son of Deirdre Gardiner (Ballina) and Cormac Forkan (Tooreen).



Spanish Summer School in Tubbercurry 2019

Host Families are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July

Contact Julio Juanes Rubert – 0034609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com  or Bernie Reilly on 071 91 85256 / 087 6551347 if you are interested.  Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.


Leitrim Warmer Homes

Leitrim Warmer Homes is now inviting homeowners from county Sligo to apply for attic, cavity, internal and external wall insulation plus energy advices and Building Energy Rating. You may be eligible for these works free of charge or with a grant. Please see our ad in the paper this week and then give us a call.  Phone number: 071-9640771




Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

The annual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from 26th September – 3rd October, 2019, led by Spiritual Director, Fr. Tim Flynn.  Flights from Dublin with return airport transfers to Medjugorje, Half board accommodation in a private house, together with full religious programme, all included in the price.

For more information please contact, Breda Durkin on 071-9186123 or mobile 087-1873703


Return Visit

Following his debut to Tubbercurry which was a huge success, Killorans Bar and Restaurant, are delighted to announce the return visit of Matthew O’Donnell and his band to Tubbercurry on Friday night 3rd May for what promises to be a great night of music and dancing.    If you’re looking for a good “knees up” and love to dance the night away, put the date in your diary.   A great night once again is guaranteed.


Banada Abbey Bingo

Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30pm sharp.  Jackpot, €1,100 + on 45 calls or less.   All lines €20 and €260 payout on Flier sheet. 50:50 draw and lots of Lucky Number Games.

Tubbercurry Dance Class on Sligo Rd. Why not join our class Wednesday nights from 8pm. Class for beginners- improvers, learn new steps or practice your dancing, and a brilliant way to exercise. Slow Waltz, Waltz Foxtrot, Quickstep and more.  For more information contact.  087-6674561.


Cloonacool Card Game

The Cloonacool card game moves to the later time of 9 pm  each Monday evening.


Clothes Bag Collection

A clothes bag collection will take place in aid of Cloonacool Mens Shed and Cloonacool Community cafe.  More details later.

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