Monday 29 May 2017

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TOOL & GAUGE REUNION -- A small group of former employees of the Tool and Gauge Company Ltd Tubbercurry met recently to plan a reunion in 2013.

The tool making company opened in the late fifties and over the years grew steadily to become the largest toolroom in Ireland or the UK. Through the 60s and 70s the number of employees continually increased and peaked at over a hundred. During these first decades and into the 80s hundreds of employees came and went, many of who established their tool making businesses or progressed into new careers.

The committee appointed at the meeting have chosen the week-end of August 30th. 31st and 1st Sept. for the reunion. One of their first tasks is to try and contact as many as possible of the former employees.

The committee members are; Sean Armstrong e-mail; Joe Brennan 087 9428300; John Joe Brennan e-mail; Colm Gallagher e-mail; Billy Kilgannon e-mail; Padraic Neary e-mail; Joe O'Dowd 086 6067214 Joe Walsh email

The committee would be delighted to hear from former employees who are interested in attending the reunion weekend.


Welcome home to all our visitors as you gather at home with family and friends.


Christmas greetings are extended to the entire community from your local correspondent. If there is any notice you want to put into notes after Christmas, pot it into my office letterbox or email to


December has been a celebratory month for our local Active Retirement Association following the successful launch of The Way That It Was III. The book has received very favourable comments and is being enjoyed by its readers. It is proving to be an ideal gift to send to our emigrants from the locality and is widely on sale in all the local outlets, in Aclare, Cloonacool, Achonry, Charlestown etc and in Liber Bookshop, Sligo. Members and friends had a most enjoyable Christmas Dinner in Killoran's Restaurant on Tuesday night last.. Christmas reading for our Book Club will be The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright.

We would like to wish our members and friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


Christmas Services in St Georges Church Tubbercurry.

23rd December:- Carol Service St Georges Church, Tubbercurry, at 11.30am. Christmas Eve- Carols Around the Crib, Rathbarron Church, at 4pm. 1st Holy Communion of Christmas in St Georges Church, at 11.30pm. Christmas Day- Service of Holy Communion, Rathbarron Church, at 10am. Service of Holy Communion, St Georges Church, at 11.30pm. St Stephen's Day- Service of Holy Communion, Rathbarron Church, at 10am.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday January 8th at 7pm in Teach Laighne. All Welcome.

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