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Monday 26 August 2019

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

Rev Fr Leo Henry PP presenting a piece of Galway crystal and Brian Cahill presenting a framed photograph on behalf of the community as a token of appreciation tothe visiting Kempton male voice choir in St Patricks church, Moylough
Rev Fr Leo Henry PP presenting a piece of Galway crystal and Brian Cahill presenting a framed photograph on behalf of the community as a token of appreciation tothe visiting Kempton male voice choir in St Patricks church, Moylough

Banada-Tourlestrane: Meeting - A meeting highlighting the dangers of new wireless broadband 5G, negative impact on Human life and Nature, will take place on Tuesday, August 13, at 8.30pm in An Chroi buildings, Ballina Road, at the rear of Basta.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the family, friends and neighbours of Brid Goldrick (née Thornton), Gorterslin, Aclare, who died recently. May her soul rest in peace.

Kilmactigue Millennium DVD

Part 17 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD focusing on Banada Abbey Secondary School is now completed. Copies are available from Tom Walsh 087 2276628; Padraic Maye 087 2284575; Michael Collins 087 2458612; Kennedys' Supermarket, Aclare and from Drumartin Country Market. The DVD features various aspects of school life recorded over the years 1999/2000 and may be of particular interest to the Leaving Cert and First year students, who attended the school during those years. All are very welcome and your support is greatly appreciated.

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.

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 €6,200. Tickets are available from Kennedy's Supermarket, Aclare and from any ADC member.

Cloonacool

Community Park draw

The Cloonacool Community Park lotto draw for July took place in Brennan's on Saturday night. There was no winner of the €3,200 jackpot the numbers drawn were 2, 15, 17 and 19. There were two match-three winners Simon mc vann and Frank Johnston. They won €100 each. Next month's jackpot will be worth €3,300.

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.

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

Book launch

A book entitled 'South Sligo in Other Times' will be launched in Moylough Heritage Centre on Friday, August 9, at 8 p.m. Compiled and edited by James McGuinn, the book contains material of considerable interest relating mainly to the parishes of Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, Mullinabreena and Curry. Many personalities from the past come to life in articles, interviews and indeed some vintage photographs.

It promises to be a wonderful read from cover to cover and something that every South Sligo person should have on their bookshelves. The author, James McGuinn, previously had two successful publications, 'Curry' in 1984 and 'Sligomen in the Great War 1914 - '18 in 1994.

The book will be launched by former Curry and Sligo footballer, Fr Seán Durcan. All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre.

Tubbercurry

Old Fair Day Festival

The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival is fast approaching and the hard working Festival Committee are working diligently to put everything in place for the various events. At present collecting financial sponsorship and contributions is a priority and that is ongoing. The opening day is holding a Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday, August 10, 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tubbercurry Forest Walk behind Old Rathscanlan Creamery. There will be games, pets and loads of activities for children. Put that date in your diary.

On Sunday, August 11, from 1 p.m. are various activities including the Mattie Griffin Stunt Bike, all happening on the Square, Tubbercurry. This is a family Fun Day with face painting, skills competitors, pottery workshop, Bouncy castles, Fancy Dress, Colouring and Art Competitions, etc.

Monday and Tuesday have other activities leading up to the Big Old Fair Day on Wednesday, August 14. This Old Fair Day brings livestock and craft as never seen before - Glass Blowing, Pottery, Ironmongery, Thatching, Bread making, Woodturning, Hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, roadshows, antiques. Ocean FM are broadcasting live from Tubbercurry and the afternoon has live music on stage from midday with Robert Mizzell and band.

Road Closures

To facilitate the Old Fair Day Festival in Tubbercurry the roads through the town are closed as follows

Closure between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 11: The R294 from the AIB/Credit Union side of the Town Square and the R294 from its junction with Murphy's Lane L8705-29 to its junction with Mountain Road L4502-0

Closure between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14: Humbert Street from its junction with the N17 to its junction with Wolfe Tone Square, The Lane (L8705-29) from its junction with the N17 to Wolfe Tone Square, Wolfe Tone Square (North and West sides) and Mountain Road (L4502-0) from junction with the R294 to a point 200 metres southeast of said junction.

Launch of a new book

A book entitled 'South Sligo in Other Times' will be launched in Moylough Heritage Centre on Friday, August 9, at 8 p.m. Compiled and edited by James McGuinn, the book contains material of considerable interest relating mainly to the parishes of Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry, Mullinabreena and Curry. Many personalities from the past come to life in articles, interviews and indeed some vintage photographs.

It promises to be a wonderful read from cover to cover and something that every South Sligo person should have on their bookshelves. The author, James McGuinn, previously had two successful publications, 'Curry' in 1984 and 'Sligomen in the Great War 1914 - '18 in 1994.

The book will be launched by former Curry and Sligo footballer, Fr Seán Durcan. All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards Tubbercurry Cancer Support Centre.

Thanks from Spanish Summer School

Sixteen years ago a small group of Spanish students arrived to Tubbercurry with the help of people from the town who thought that having a Spanish summer school in the town would have a positive experience for both students and locals alike. Well, now this is a fact and Tubbercurry welcomes every summer a group of Spanish students who come here to learn English.

Now we have got to the end of the 16th summer and everything has been much better than it had ever been expected. A lot of work has been done to get to this point by the leaders in charge of the students and the teachers, but nothing would have been possible without the help of the people from the town. Host families have become a second family to the students, that's why we would like to thank them for their help and support.

We'd also like to thank the Irish coordinators who believed in this project from the very beginning, the South Sligo summer School in which the students learnt Irish music and they really enjoyed it, and of course the whole town for the hospitality that has been given to all of us which made us feel like at home. We will never forget it.

This year, like the previous one, we made a barbecue in which host families, teachers, coordinators and everyone who wanted to attend had a great time. A fundraising took place and all the money was donated to Sligo Cancer Support Centre based in Tubbercurry.

This year our students have left a piece of art in Tubbercurry with the help of local artist Damien Moran. It has been a wonderful experience. You can see that piece of art in the passage from the main street to SuperValu car park. It is beautiful.

Now we have started to work for next year's course with more enthusiasm than ever. Thank you and see you next summer.

Tubbercurry Masters

The 41st year of the Tubbercurry Golf Society will be marked on Monday, August 12, with the Tubbercurry Masters Golf Outing at Enniscrone Golf Course.

For many years this was known as the Gillespie Cup but is now named the Tubbercurry Masters, and is open to all golfers with a connection to South Sligo.

Time sheets are available at Tubbercurry Golf Course and with John Gillespie Ph. 087 2885980. Book as soon as possible.

Rhue Graveyard

The annual Mass in Rhue Graveyard takes place on Monday, August 12, at 8 p.m.

Kilmactigue DVD

Part 17 of the Kilmactigue Parish Millennium DVD focusing on Banada Abbey Secondary School is now completed. Copies are available from Tom Walsh 087 2276628; Padraic Maye 087 2284575; Michael Collins 087 2458612; Kennedys' Supermarket, Aclare and from Drumartin Country Market. The DVD features various aspects of school life recorded over the years 1999/2000 and may be of particular interest to the Leaving Cert and First year students, who attended the school during those years.

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.

Dance Class

Why not join our class 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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