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Thursday 20 June 2019

Around the districts: Banada-Tourlestrane, Cloonacool, Keash- Culfadda, Tubbercurry

Banada-Tourlestrane:Canon Christy McLoughlin RIP

Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Canon Christy McLoughlin, who died recently. He was a former parish priest of the parish of Kilmactigue. Canon McLoughlin was born in Glenree, Co. Mayo, studied for the priesthood in the Pontifical Irish College in Rome and was ordained in the Basilica of St John Latern in Rome in 1957. He was curate in Kilmactigue from 1975 to 1980, also parish priest and then Canon to the parish of Kilmactigue from 1990 to 2008. May his soul rest in peace.

Charlie McGettigan

Charlie McGettigan visits South Sligo this coming weekend, Saturday, June 1, when he appears at a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). The performance starts at 8 p.m. and will include a guest appearance by Galway singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon. Booking is essential at 087 2512030.

Phoenix Players AGM

The Phoenix Players are holding their AGM on Wednesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. in St Brigid's Hall. It is important that as many members as possible attend in order to get a cross section of opinions to enable the group to plan a programme of productions for the next season and to build on the success of the last season. New members are especially welcome and all suggestions and opinions will be considered.

Irish courses

There will be junior and Leaving cert Irish courses 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.

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 €5,800. Tickets are available from Kennedy's Supermarket, Aclare and from any ADC member.

Cloonacool

Mill Cafe volunteers meeting

All Mill Cafe volunteers are requested to come to meet in the community centre on Saturday evening, June 1, at 6 p.m.

We are working on a rota for the summer months and it would be very helpful to get everyone together to finalise it and to discuss any other ideas and suggestions. The cafe is going well and the feedback we are getting from the community, and beyond, is very encouraging. Without the willing and cheerful volunteer staff, this could not have happened. Please make time to come to the gathering on June 1.

The new community 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?

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 Fitzpatrick, who matched three numbers and share €200. Next month's jackpot will be worth €3,100 many thanks for your continued support.

Collection thanks

The recent church gate collection at Cloonacool church for North West Hospice raised €249.05. NWH expressed their heartfelt thanks for the contribution.

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 Cloonacool Community Environment 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.

House concert

Charlie McGettigan visits South Sligo this coming weekend, Saturday, June 1, when he appears at a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). The performance starts at 8 p.m. and will include a guest appearance by Galway singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon. Booking is essential at 087 2512030.

Your news

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

Keash- Culfadda

Special mass for students sitting exams

A special mass for students preparing for exams will be said at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Culfadda on Sunday morning the 2nd of June 2019 at 10am. Fr. Murphy will provide a special blessing. If you are preparing for exams or someone belonging to you is preparing for exams, please attend.

Notes

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Tubbercurry

Annual general meeting

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce a Community Association takes place this Wednesday evening, May 29, at 8 p.m. in An Chroi, Ballina Road. As the name suggests, this organisation represents both business and general community interests, and it has been in operation for approximately 30 years.

Over the years of Chamber of Commerce and Community Association has been a great ambassador for all of South Sligo and not just the immediate environs of the town. The organisation has built up excellent relationships with Sligo County Council and all the elected councillors and the council staff. In addition it is the umbrella organisation for other activities in the town such as the Old Fair Day Festival, The Playgrounds, Tidy Towns, The Forest Walk, An Chroi Enterprise Centre, etc. And also is available to liaise with government finance agencies to finance specific projects.

It is essential that new members of the community of South Sligo get involved in the organisation as everything is done on a volunteer basis. Representatives of clubs, societies etc. are especially welcome as well as people in small and big business and enterprise. We look forward to seeing new members of the public attend.

33rd South Sligo 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.

Phoenix Players AGM

The Phoenix Players are holding their AGM on Wednesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. in St Brigid's Hall. It is important that as many members as possible attend in order to get a cross section of opinions to enable the group to plan a programme of productions for the next season and to build on the success of the last season. New members are especially welcome and all suggestions and opinions will be considered.

Holy Family NS

Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Holy Family Ns that made their First Communion on Saturday, May 18, Thanks to Ms Tuohy for all her work and to Ms Cooney, Ms McDonagh and Martina for their work with the school choir.

Well done to the Green School Committee, who collected their seventh Green Flag on Thursday, May 16, in Claremorris. Thanks to Ms Gordon and Mr Cawley for their work.

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol games started last week and the boys and girls' team have played Collooney Ns and Ballymote NS and they will play Rockfield on Tuesday, May 28. Congratulations to Arlin Barrett, who represented the school in the Allianz Cumann na mbunscol Exhibition game before the Sligo v Galway Championship Game in Markievicz Park on Sunday. Well done also to Farrell Moran, who refereed the boys mini game. A great experience for both of the children and the Holy Family NS are all very proud of the children.

North Connaught College

Sligo Adult Guidance in Education is back in North Connaught College, Tubbercurry from May 29 to May 31.

This is a free workshop for people living or working in County Sligo looking for information on further education courses, funding, flexible learning, studying, upskilling, training for employment and more.

This workshop is free but booking is essential. Call Saoirse at 071938410 or email saoirsekennedy@msletb.ie to find out more.

Curry Parish History Meeting

The Curry/Moylough History and Heritage Group are holding a meeting on Tuesday, May 28, in the Yeats County Inn Curry at 8 p.m. The guest speaker is Archaeologist and Historian, Mary Timoney speaking on: Our Heritage, The archaeology, folklore and history of Graveyards and other Burial Sites in South Sligo

Mary Timoney, MA, MIAI is a Research Archaeologist concentrating since 1984 on graveyards and grave memorials of Co. Sligo and Co. Roscommon. Mary has published a notable book on Graveyards and Grave Memorials of County Sligo from 1650 to the present.

Thanking you for your help and support with our work Bernard Brennan, chairperson, Curry Parish History and Heritage Group.

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. Cake sale.

A cake sale will take place in aid of St George's Church, Tubbercurry on Friday, May 31. It will be held in the former Quinn Electric Shop, Teeling Street, Tubbercurry from 10 a.m. A great chance to have home baking for the bank holiday weekend. Please support.

Charlie McGettigan

Charlie McGettigan visits South Sligo this coming weekend, Saturday, June 1, when he appears at a House Concert at Moy River Folk Club in Cloonacool (Moy River B&B). The performance starts at 8 p.m. and will include a guest appearance by Galway singer songwriter, Ultan Conlon. Booking is essential at 087 2512030.

Scrap Metal Fundraiser

A Scrap Metal Fundraiser for Coolaney-Mullinabreena will take place on bank holiday Monday, June 3, at Nace O'Dowd Park from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. A free disposal of all unwanted metal, a variety of farmyard machinery, household items, garden and yard items, old cars and vehicles can be taken in or a collection can be arranged to your house or business to collect any item on or before the above date. Contacts for Mullinabreena area are John 087 6777226, Pearse 087 1379850 or Ollie 087 7981827 or for Coolaney call Brendan at 087 2845687, Anthony 087 1192322, Conor 087 7705495 Items not included are fridges, plastic, wood, mattresses, tyres (rims accected). Thank you for your support.

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.

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.

Spanish summer School

Host Families are needed to keep Spanish students during the month of July. Contact Julio Juanes Rubert 0034 609145715 or email info@clannclourses.com or Bernie Reilly at 071 9185256/087 6551347 if you are interested. Host families are paid over €200 per week per student.

Card Game

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

Medjugorje

The annual pilgrimage to Medjugorje takes place from September October 26 3,2019, 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 mobile 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.

Irish courses

There will be junior and Leaving cert Irish courses from July 22 to July 26 and July 29 to August 2 in Banada, contact Siobhán at 087 4510572.

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.

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