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Sunday 21 July 2019

Around the districts: Achonry-Mullinabreena, Cloonacool, Curry-Moylough, Tubbercurry

Achonry-Mullinabreena: Metal Meitheal Thank You - Coolaney-Mullinabreena GAA extends a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the extremely successful Scrap Metal fundraiser.

It was truly a phenomenal response with contributions from near a far. Thanks to all who donated and all who provided the collection service over the June Bank holiday weekend. It was reminiscent of the traditional 'Irish Meitheal' with scores of people coming together to do their bit for a community group and facility. Thank you all.

Community Games

Good Luck to the following who are taking part in the Community Games Finals on Saturday and Sunday, June 22, and 23, at IT, Sligo: Sadhbh Flemming, Sarah Jane Hosey, Neasa McCarrick, Beibhinn Henry, Kellie Gallagher, Ava Clavin, Sarah Kelly, Zara Wims, Sinéad O'Brien, Leah Kerins, Tara Hosey, Orlaith Scanlon, Kayleigh Henry, Muireann Henry, Anna Hosey, Moya McCarrick, Daniel Britton, Eoghan Kennedy, Cormac Lee, Frank Marren, Adam Kerins, Colin Kerins, Jack Clavin, Fionn Lucey and Ben Clavin.

St Nathy's under-12 Win

Well done to the St Nathy's under-12 girls and coaches on their win at the Sligo league finals day in Tubbercurry recently.

Blood Donation

Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry ‪on Tuesday, June 18‬ next, 2019 ‪from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.‬. As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured and sick people live because other people give. Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of.

Lupins for sale

Lupin flowers grown by the community group over the last few months are for sale at €2 per pot. Ring 087 6235468 or message the Achonry/Mullinabreena Facebook page. Not many left.

Lotto

Coolaney-Mullinabreena GAA Club lotto Results: - February: jackpot €1,300 - Numbers 19, 12, 24, seven. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners: Anthony and Noreen McGowan, Brendan Connolly snr, John and Martina Brennan, Ann and Michael Fleming, Noel Henry, Mary Coleman, Mary Kane. March: jackpot €1,400 - Numbers 34, 36, 6, 18 - No jackpot winner. Match-three winners: Ann Lee, Enda Kivlehan. Congrat to all of the winners. New jackpot is €1,500.

Park Sign Sponsors

Coolaney-Mullinabreena GAA has relaunched their appeal for new pitch side sign sponsors at Nace O'Dowd Park. There has been an incredible response so far from businesses wishing to support the facility. The park offers an excellent promotional site for businesses due to its location on the N17 and because of all the various groups who use the facility. Contact Ollie Lee on ‪‪087 7981827‬‬ for details.

25 Card Game

The local 25 card game takes a summer break now and will resume in September.

Set dancing

set dancing continues in St Nathy's Hall every Thursday at 8.30 p.m.‬Junior sets are from 7.45 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. and proving really popular in recent weeks.

Contact

We continue our appeal for new contributors to this weekly column. All correspondence can be sent to ollielee@hotmail.com‬‬.

Cloonacool

The Mill Café

All profits from the Mill Cafe, Cloonacool, taken on Saturday, June 22, will be donated to Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. Another good reason to come and enjoy the new community Cafe. Please support.

The café will continue on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The Mill Community Café is a service run totally by volunteers, who are paid in good fun and really good cake and coffee. If you can offer your time to join our volunteer rota, we'd love to hear from you - could you commit to one day a month, or a fortnight?

Blood Donation Clinic

There is a Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. As always, the demand for blood continues and every possible donation is desperately needed. Injured and sick people live because other people give. Blood is life and giving some is one of the greatest gesture of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of.

Community Park Draw

The Community Park lotto draw for May took place in Brennan's on Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 8 and 18. There was no winner of the €3,000 jackpot. Congratulations to Gerard Carty and Thomas Fitzgerald, who matched three numbers and share €200. Next month's jackpot will be worth €3,100 many thanks for your continued support.

Sheep Festival

As part of the new community initiative process, The Cloonacool Sheep Festival is earmarked for September 21 next. The one-day event will highlight the sheep tradition of the parish and will include a day section filled with exhibitions and activities. The festival will finish off with a gala festival dance in the community centre in the safe hands of John Hogan and his band from Co Offaly. Please keep the date free and make sure to invite friends when the times arrives.

Card game

The Cloonacool card game is 9 p.m. on Mondays. This start time is for the summer season.

Environment Group

If you would like to join the local environmental group then email Cloonacoolevironmentalgroup@gmail.com and let them know, they're happy to welcome new members any time.

Old photographs/local history

The New Heritage group in the parish are in the process of collecting old photographs and local history. This collection will form the basis of a future exhibition and/or publication. Anyone interested in providing either photographs or stories can email the group on cloonacoolheritage@gmail.com.

Music Club

Cloonacool Music Club takes place on Thursday at Brennan's Bar from 10 p.m. Come along for a great night of music and singing. There will be a bus available to collect and leave home on Thursday nights for music club. Pick up between 9: 30 and 10 p.m., and then leaving Cloonacool after the food. Please ring 071 9185037 for further information and to book your seat. There will be a minimal charge for the bus.

Your news

Please send in your notes to Emma Gallagher by Thursday to cloonacoolnotes@gmail.com.

Curry-Moylough

Moylough 1997 DVD

Moylough 1997 a DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis's Supervalu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 0872276628.Proceeds are in aid of Aine Durkin's volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda.Past pupils of Moylough school who left in June 1997 and those who started school in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school.

Féile Peil na nÓg

Féile Peil na nÓg takes place on the weekend of June 28th and 30th when underage teams of boys and girls will be hosted by sponsoring clubs.

Curry GAA club will host a team of girls from Boston USA and a boys team from Butlersbridge Co Cavan.

An entertaining programme of events is planned to promote sport and friendly activity for all. Céad Míle Fáilte roimh gach duine.

Tubbercurry

Summer School

The 33rd South Sligo summer School of Traditional Music, song and dance will take place this year from Sunday, July 14, to Saturday, July 20. Enquiries and bookings are coming in from near and far and are well up on last year at this stage.

A number of intending visitors and summer school participants have been in touch with the committee members to say that they are finding it difficult to find accommodation and so we appeal to people in Tubbercurry and the surrounding area to consider making rooms available for summer school participants. Single rooms are especially in demand as well as double and family rooms/houses.

An accommodation list is made available to summer school participants and visitors to Tubbercurry for the week on our website sssschool.org, and if you wish to add your available accommodation to this list please get in touch with Nuala at the Tourist Office on Humbert Street as soon as possible. Alternatively, ring 087 0936616, 071 9120912 or 087 9556468 and we will put you in touch with individuals/couples/families seeking accommodation.

Drimina NS

Drimina NS will be having a five KM Run/Walk on Sunday, June 23. Registration 10 a.m. - 11.30 race at 12 sharp. Entrance fee €20 for a family, €10 for adults and €5 for under-18s. Refreshments served in the school hall afterwards.

Moylough 1997 DVD

A DVD rolling back the year 1997 in Moylough is now on sale for €15 in Surlis's SuperValu, K & B Hardware and from Tom Walsh at 087 2276628. Proceeds are in aid of Áine Durkin's volunteer work in Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda. Past pupils of Moylough school who left in June 1997 and those who started school in September 1997 are featured along with excerpts from the Christmas Concert and Santa visiting the school.

Active Retirement Group

The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for June and our Book Club choice of reading for this month is 'Tangleweed and Brine' by Deirdre Sullivan. Our thanks are due to the local branch of the County Library for providing these books for us each month.

Golf Outing to Enniscrone

One of the Oldest Golf Societies operating in Connacht continues its annual Golf Outing to Enniscrone Golf Club on Monday, August 12.

The Tubbercurry Golf Outing to Enniscrone has been in existence for well over 40 years and traditionally has always played on the second Monday in August at Enniscrone Golf Club. For 35 years of its long existence the Outing was sponsored by the Gillespie Family of Tubbercurry and many great days were had by the society with many a story to be told. The Gillespie Cup was formally retired in August 2017 but the Society Outing continues under its new brand name of the Tubber Masters Society.

Last year's event was as popular as ever with a large turnout of Golfers attending the annual Outing in Ennisrone. While the society is intrinsically linked to Tubbercurry Golf Club and all Members of the society the Outing is open to anyone who has a connection with Tubbercurry or its environs. The day is a huge social occasion where people from the locality can renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

You should pencil this date in your diary and the time sheet will be operated once again by John Gillespie, who has done trogon work over the years for the society. John's contact numbers are 071 9185051 and 087 2885980 and you can contact him to get your place on the time sheet. Looking forward to seeing all our old friends and hopefully new friends on the second Monday in August in Enniscrone.

Community Mill Café

All profits from the Mill Cafe, Cloonacool, taken on Saturday, June 22, will be donated to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Another good reason to come and enjoy the new community Cafe. Please support.

Kempton Male Voice Choir

The Kempton male voice choir from the diocese of Augsburg Germany will perform in St Patrick's Church Moylough on Friday, June 28, starting at 7 p.m. It is hoped that a large congregation will turn up to greet the visiting singers as this is a major honour for the community. Tickets cost €10 and will go on sale and can be booked by contacting 086 8806482. Light refreshments will be served in Moylough Arts and Heritage Centre afterwards. This event will be part funded by the community and voluntary grant scheme funded by Sligo Co. Co and proceeds will be donated to nominated charities.

Labhair Gaeilge Linn

A local group plan to meet every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Irish Conversation over 'Cupán Tae' in Killoran's, Tubbercurry. No great proficiency in Irish required. Just a fun morning for anyone interested in keeping our Heritage alive.

Mother Baby Group

The mother baby group meets in the FRC every Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. The group is informal and mums come for a chat and a cuppa. On occasion activities take place or guest speakers are invited to talk to the group on topics of interest. A warm welcome awaits.

Tubbercurry Card Game

Single Hand 25 card game takes place in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry every Sunday night at 8.30 p.m.

Banada Abbey Bingo

Massive €1,800 guaranteed payout every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey Bingo starting at 8.30 p.m. 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.

Correspondent

Email Roger McCarrick - tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net.

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