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Saturday 20 July 2019

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

Outgoing Cathaoirleach of the County Council, Cllr. Martin Baker, at the signing of the contract awarded to Source Civil Ltd. & Electric Skyline for works to upgrade the Junction at Cranmore Road and Devins Drive, Sligo. Works are due to commence in early June and expected to be completed by October and will involve the realignment of the junction and the introduction of traffic calming measures
Outgoing Cathaoirleach of the County Council, Cllr. Martin Baker, at the signing of the contract awarded to Source Civil Ltd. & Electric Skyline for works to upgrade the Junction at Cranmore Road and Devins Drive, Sligo. Works are due to commence in early June and expected to be completed by October and will involve the realignment of the junction and the introduction of traffic calming measures

Achonry-Mullinabreena: Rathbarron Event. The annual Rathbarron Parish Coolaney Fathers' Day lunch takes place on Sunday, June 16, in the Coachhouse Coolaney. Four sittings, midday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Booking essential. Call Deb at 071 918960 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is adult €15 and under-12 €10.

Greenway AGM

The AGM of Sligo Greenway Co-op takes place in the Yeats County Inn, Curry ‪on Wednesday, June 12, at 9.30 p.m.‬. All shareholders are invited to attend.

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.

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 at 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.

Curry-Moylough

DVD launch

On Friday night, June 14, a DVD titled 'Moylough 1997' will be launched in the Moylough Heritage Centre at 8.30 p.m. The DVD will feature various activities recorded during the year 1997.

Proceeds will go towards Áine Durkin's Hospital in Uganda Fund. In July, Áine, who hails from Cashel will be travelling to Uganda as part of the UCD overseas volunteer group who will provide much needed training support, education and treatment to the patients of Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda. It will be a four-week programme focusing on student engagement in development raising awareness of disabilities and education of nursing staff around malnutrition guidelines. The group will consist of Physiotherapy Nursing and Dietetic Students and professionals to build on previous years projects.

Áine will be present on the night to talk about her project in Uganda and the evening will also include a slideshow of recent photographs taken by Brian Cahill. Please support and all are welcome.

Male voice choir

The community of Moylough will be honoured by the visit to St Patrick's Church of a male voice choir from Germany on Friday night, June 28, who are visiting Ireland at that time. Preparations are now progressing and details will be announced later. Tickets will be on sale and proceeds will benefit various charities.

Tubbercurry

Sligo Greenway Co-Op AGM

The AGM of Sligo Greenway Co-op takes place in the Yeats County Inn, Curry on Wednesday, June 12, at 9.30 p.m. All shareholders and interested parties are invited to attend.

Parish Lunch

On Sunday, June 16 (Father's Day) in the Coach House, Rathbarron. Proceeds in aid of parish funds. The lunch will have four sittings: midday, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Adults €15, under-12s €10. To book contact Deb at 071 9189680 between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Launch of 'Moylough 1997' DVD

On Friday night, June 14, a DVD titled 'Moylough 1997' will be launched in the Moylough Heritage Centre at 8.30 p.m. The DVD will feature various activities recorded during the year 1997. Proceeds will go towards Áine Durkin's Hospital in Uganda Fund.

In July, Áine, who hails from Cashel will be travelling to Uganda as part of the UCD overseas volunteer group who will provide much needed training support, education and treatment to the patients of Kisuzi Hospital in Uganda. It will be a four-week programme focusing on student engagement in development raising awareness of disabilities and education of nursing staff around malnutrition guidelines. The group will consist of Physiotherapy Nursing and Dietetic Students and professionals to build on previous years projects.

Áine will be present on the night to talk about her project in Uganda and the evening will also include a slideshow of recent photographs taken by Brian Cahill. Please support and all are welcome.

Primary Science and maths award.

Holy Family NS have been awarded their sixth Discover Primary Science and maths award for activities ongoing in the school.

The project showed work that the children and teachers have undertaken in Science and maths during the school year. The project also shows our special activities - Farmyard in the Classroom, Erasmus Cool Science Project with our European Partner schools, our Junior Entrepreneur Project called Wholly Soap, our planting pilot project call Grow in School.

The project also showed some of the cookery classes our senior pupils have undertaken with Ms Regan and also the ICT work that is undertaken using our IPads, our Bee.

Bots and Izak9. We are delighted to have achieved this award and are working towards our 10th Plaque.

Liam takes Gold

Liam Gardiner-Forkan took gold at the under-eight boys Art Competition in the Aldi National Community Games Finals in UL on May 25. His picture focussed on a choir scene, which is one of the categories of competition at the Community Games. Liam had three hours to draw the piece from scratch at the finals. He proudly represented both Tubbercurry and County Sligo, where he lives with his parents Deirdre Gardiner (Ballina) and Cormac Forkan (Tooreen). Congratulations and well done Liam.

Real Tubber AGM

Real Tubber AGM takes place on June 17 at 8 p.m. in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry.

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 trojan 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.

Blood Donation Clinic

Next blood donation clinic takes place in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. - giveblood.ie - you get more than you give Locall 1850 731 137.

Summer School

It's that time of year again and music week is just under eight weeks away. 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.

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.

Active Retirement Group

The local Active Retirement members have now organised their May/June programme, the highlights of which will be our participation in the annual Bealtaine celebrations organised each May by ARA groups countrywide and our annual Week's Holiday in June which is this year being arranged for a tour of the Northern Ireland coasts.

The usual Tuesday meetings and exercise activities continue for May and 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.

Family Resource Centre

PRE-SUMMER PICK ME UP FOR PARENTS - While on one level we know we only have 18 summers with our children, on another level it's difficult sometimes to pull our energy together to embrace the challenge of the long summer holidays. This Pre-summer Pick Me Up aims to provide parents with some self-care tools, with an emphasis on self-care, breathing, mindfulness and an acknowledgement of YOU being the good enough parent despite your mental chatter telling you otherwise. Facilitated by a seasoned and 'surviving' Mum to four children, Fionnuala Mitchell also Psychotherapist at Tubbercurry Family Resource Centre. This workshop is free and will take place on Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. To book a place contact the FRC at 071 9186926.

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.

PRIORITISING PARENTS SELF-CARE - Being a parent can bring with it a lot of joy but also means life becomes very busy and at times over whelming. The FRC will be hosting a free 1.5 hour workshop on looking after ourselves as parents in terms of our mental wellbeing and ability to cope with life's challenges. The workshop will be open to all parents, guardians, carers and foster parents. Keep an eye on our Facebook page @tubberfrc for updates on this event.

25 Card Game

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

Community Enhancement Group

Achonry/Mullinabreena Community Enhancement Group - Lupins for Sale €2 per pot. Ring 087 6235468 or contact Facebook page.

Medjugorje

The annual pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from September 26 to October 3, 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 at 071 9186123 or 087 1873703.

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.

Dance Class

Why not join our class on the Sligo Road on Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. 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.

Social dancing

social dancing continues in the Ox Mountain Heritage Centre on Saturday, June 8, beside Joe Dan's Pub, music by Medicine Bow, dancing from 10 to 12, Admission €10.

Correspondent

Email Roger McCarrick - tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net.

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