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Thursday 18 July 2019

Around the districts: Banada-Tourlestrane, Cloonacool, Curry/Moylough, Tubbercurry

A recent fundraiser organised by Gemma Coleman of Dowras, Tourlestrane, raised in excess of €3,000 for the Irish Moror Neuron Disease Association. The funds were raised through a number of activities including collection points at Mid West Radio, Gillespies of Tubbercurry and a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool. From left: Pat Feeley, Gemma Coleman and Pat McCarrick
A recent fundraiser organised by Gemma Coleman of Dowras, Tourlestrane, raised in excess of €3,000 for the Irish Moror Neuron Disease Association. The funds were raised through a number of activities including collection points at Mid West Radio, Gillespies of Tubbercurry and a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool. From left: Pat Feeley, Gemma Coleman and Pat McCarrick

Banada-Tourlestrane: There will be a Leaving Cert Irish Oral Revision Course on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in Banada. Junior and Leaving cert Irish courses will be from July 22 to July 26 and July 29 to August 2 in Banada, contact Siobhán at 087 4510572.

Indoor Country Market

Drummartin Indoor Country Market (9km from Tubbercurry out on the Ballina Road besides Joe Dan's Pub) from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. every Saturday. Along with the usual great selection of local produce and crafts they are also introducing 'zero waste' rice, oats and flour - bring your own container and pay by weight. Why not take a seat in the coffee shop and enjoy some fabulous home made cake while you are here.

Blood Donation Clinic

There will be a Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, February 7, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 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.

Bingo

Bingo every Tuesday night at Banada Abbey. €1,700 guaranteed payout every night, full house €200 on flier game and €150 on last game. New 50: 50 draw each night. First game at 8.30 p.m.

Aclare lotto

The Aclare Community lotto is now €4,200. Tickets are available from Kennedy's Supermarket, Aclare and from any ADC member.

Cloonacool

Table quiz

There will be a table quiz in aid of the following new projects - Cloonacool Men's Shed and Cloonacool Community Café. The quiz will take place in Brennan's Bar on Saturday, February 9, at 9 p.m.

5k Road Race

The ninth annual Cloonacool GAA Road Race is taking place on Sunday, February 10, at midday. This is a fundraiser for Cloonacool GAA Club. Starting at the Community Pitch, Cloonacool. Runners, Joggers, Walkers are all welcome. Entry on the day from 10.30 at pitch and race starts at midday. Entry fees €10 for adults, €5 for children and €25 for a family. Changing and shower facilities available. Refreshments afterwards.

This is a Fast Flat course, AAI Permitted and Jones Counter Measured. Prizes for first three men, first three women, first local man, first local woman, first Secondary and first National School runner. For more information, contact Bill Carty: 087 9550870, billcarty@eircom.net or Mari Johnston: 087 6907155, marijohnston13@gmail.com.

Cloonacool Players

Rehearsals are in full swing at present for the Cloonacool Players upcoming production of 'I do not like thee Dr Fell' a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell.

This play will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday the 15th, Saturday and Sunday, February 16, and 17, next at 8 p.m. each night. It will then travel to St Nathy's Hall Mullinabreena on Friday night, February 22, and then on to the Arts Centre in Ballina on Thursday night, February 28, for a special needs charity event. It will also play in St Brigid's Hall Tubbercurry on Monday, March 4, at the Western Drama Festival.

The play which has a story line based on group therapy support and is built around the complex characters who attend the session, is guaranteed to keep audiences fully engaged throughout the evening. It will also play on the drama festival circuit of Ireland, during the month of March. So put these dates in your diary.

Moy River Folk Club

A recent fundraiser organised by Gemma Coleman of Dowras, Tourlestrane, raised in excess of €3,000 for Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. The funds were raised through a number of activities including collection points at Mid West Radio, Gillespies of Tubbercurry and a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool.

Blood Donation Clinic

There is a Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, February 7, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in your local notes for the next two weeks if possible. 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 Cloonacool Community Park lotto draw for January took place in Brennan's on Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 6, 17, 27 and 29. There was no winner of the €2,600 jackpot. There was one match-three winner Niall McCarrick. Next month's jackpot will be worth €2,700. Many thanks for your continued support.

Operation Transformation

The GAA club is running Operation Transformation starting first week of January and will run for seven weeks. There are two 'Fit for all' classes (Wednesday evening and Satursday morning) and an organised walk on Sundays. It will be €70 per person for the seven weeks. After the seven weeks there will be night out to celebrate achievements. It promises to be a great community activity, with a lot on board already. We are on the lookout for group leaders, whose job is to solely recruit five other members. Email mcIntyre.brian@gmail.com for more details.

Photographic history

As a result of recent community meeting one group have taken on the task of developing a history of the times past by means of a photographic display. To do this the support of the community is required. We plan to source old photos of life in our area in the past. People at work and play and day to day life as it used to be. Anyone, who has such photos are asked to consider loaning them to have copies taken after which they will be returned to owners.

The plan is to select photos that capture local lifestyle in years gone by for use in a heritage display in the village. Please contact Philomena at 087 9329873 or Julia 071 9184207 for further details or come along to the next community meeting date to be announced later.

Your news

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

Curry-Moylough

Michael retires

Congratulations to Michael Ryan, Powelsboro on his retirement from An Post, and to James P Coffey, Powelsboro on his retirement from the RSS Rural Employment Scheme.

Belt Torc AGM

The annual general meeting of Belt Torc Dev. Co Ltd will take place in Moylough Heritage Centre on Thursday, February 7, at 8.30 p.m. A review of the past year activities and plans for 2019, election of officers. New members are always welcome.

25 Card games

25 Card games continue every Wednesday night in the Heritage Centre Moylough at 8.30 p.m. Winners last night were, Paul Flannery, James Hyland, raffle was won by Martin Coffey, John White, Michael Fleming and John Brennan.

Tubbercurry

Blood Donation Clinic

Blood Donation Clinic in St Brigid's Hall, Tubbercurry on Thursday, February 7, from 4.30 p.m. to 8 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 gestures of love and care that most people will ever have chance to avail of.

Monthly Comhaltas Session

The monthly Comhaltas session will be held in Nathy Brennan's on Friday, February 1. Junior session stars at 8 p.m. and senior session begins at 9 p.m. Please note the change of time, the starting times have been brought forward an hour. All musicians are very welcome.

Mary Burke r.i.p.

The recent death occurred in her 95th year of Mary Burke, late of Tubberdur, Achonry. A native of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

Mary came to the Achonry area as a young adult to help care for an elderly relation, and after some time met her future husband, Kevin. She was then to remain in Achonry for the rest of her life while rearing her family. Mary was always a very chatty, outgoing lady who was always young at heart, and her favourite social outing was playing cards, especially 25.

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Kevin, and sons Paddy and Johnny.

Her remains reposed at the residence of her daughter Mary at Rinbane and removal took place to the Church of St Nathy and St Brigid, Achonry. Burial took place in Achonry Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter Mary, sons, Walter, Martin and Joseph, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, extended family, neighbours and friends, all to whom sympathy is extended. May she rest in peace.

Active Retirement

This is a special year for the local Active Retirement members as they will be celebrating the 25th year of their very successful organisation. Many events will be organised throughout the year.

The AGM takes place on Tuesday, January 29, in the Health Centre, and new members will be very welcome.

The usual activities of Bowling, Curling (Mondays), yoga class and Irish Social Hour (Thursdays), Book Club (Wednesday) will commence on the week beginning January 29. Book for discussion this month in Conclave by Robert Harris.

Make it your 2019 resolution to join this nationwide association this year and you will soon enjoy all the benefits it brings to this community.

Town Twinning Anniversary

This year we will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the twinning between Viarmes and Tubbercurry. A group from South Sligo will be travelling to Viarmes on May 9 to May 13 There will be various activities including a day trip to Paris organised by our French hosts.

The cost of flights is reasonable at the moment with Ryanair. If you are interested in travelling please contact Nuala at info@tubbercurry.ie or Michael at mikecole@eircom.net or Derek at 087 6393137, or alternatively call in to Nuala in the Tourist office.

Flight details for the trip: Ryanair flight departs Dublin for Beauvais on Thursday, May 9, at 6.30 a.m., returning Monday, May 13, departing Beauvais for Dublin at 9.25 a.m.

Holy Family National School

Holy Family NS had a very exciting day on Friday, January 18, when they welcomed local Operation Transformation member, Paul Murphy to Holy Family NS Paul joined first and second class doing their 10@10 in the school hall. They were also joined by Minister Seán Canney and councillor Paul Taylor. Well done to Ms Conlon and Ms Tuohy for leading the activities.

Minister Canney also visited fifth and sixth classes. In sixth he listened to the children explain their Junior Entrepreneur Project and also showed off their skills on the class Ipads.

Fifth class were working on Izak9 and the Minister was very impressed with their Maths Activities.

We welcome back the Skipping Workshop on Tuesday, January 29. This is part of our Active Flag Project.

Music Generation starts on Monday, January 28, for fifth class and sixth class. The children are learning guitar this term.

Families wishing to enrol pupils in junior infants for September 2019 should contact the school to ask for an application form - principalholyfamilyns@gmail.com or 071 9186291.

Fundraising Success

A recent fundraiser organised by Gemma Coleman of Dowras, Tourlestrane, raised in excess of €3,000 for Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. The funds were raised through a number of activities including collection points at Mid-West Radio, Gillespies of Tubbercurry and a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool.

Irish Revision Courses

Leaving Cert Irish Oral Revision Course Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in Banada, with junior and Leaving cert Irish courses July 22 to July 26 and July 29 to August 2 in Banada. Contact Siobhán at 087 4510572 for more information.

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.

Cloonacool Players

Rehearsals are in full swing at present for the Cloonacool Players upcoming production of 'I do not like thee Dr Fell' a dark comedy written by playwright Bernard Farrell.

This play will be performed in Cloonacool Community Centre on Friday the 15th, Saturday and Sunday, February 16, and 17, next at 8 p.m. each night.

It will then travel to St Nathy's Hall Mullinabreena on Friday night, February 22, and then on to the Arts Centre in Ballina on Thursday night, February 28, for a special needs charity event. It will also play in St Brigid's Hall Tubbercurry on Monday, March 4, at the Western Drama Festival.

Dance Class

Why not join the Tubbercurry Dance 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.

Correspondent

Email Roger McCarrick - tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net.

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