Around the districts: Boyle, Curry-Moylough and Tubbercurry
Boyle - Dear Santa: Have you got a little someone who would like to receive a personal letter from the man in red himself this December? Una Bhan Craft Shop has established a direct line to Santa Claus and has arranged for him to reply to children's letters. Your child can write their letter to Santa and post it in the 'Special Santa Box' in the Una Bhan Craft Shop, €5 per child (to cover admin charges - no stamp required), then leave the rest to us.
Make sure your child includes their full name, address, age and special requests for Christmas and include a mention of any brothers, sisters or special friends so the reply can be really personal. We will make sure that Santa gets to read each letter and write a personal letter back, which will be posted directly to the child. Santa's Letter Service will run up till Saturday, December 18.
Santa is coming
Boyle town is the place to be on Saturday, December 1, at 4 p.m. where Santa will perform his first duties of the season and Light up Boyle for Christmas. Activities on the crescent for the turning on of the lights will include elves from the Boyle Scouts providing hot chocolate and Nibbles, accompanied by Transition Year Elves from Abbey Community College, who will be doing face painting; Santa will light up Boyle from the town clock and will be ably assisted by his helpers-the prize winners from the Schools competition. the place to be-The Crescent Boyle 4 p.m. Saturday, December 1.
Curlew walking club
The next meeting of the Curlew Walkers will take place on Sunday, November 25, meeting on the Crescent, Boyle at 10 a.m. with your leader being Tom Browne 087 2379632 This will be slight climb grade B Please confirm times with leader or website prior to each walk walkingboyle.com.
'I hear you and rejoice'
Aughanagh parish council are proud to welcome back Mikel Murfi to perform his fantastic play 'I Hear You and Rejoice' on Sunday, November 25, at 7.30 in the Mayfly, Ballinafad.
Big Don't Cry
Transition Year student from Abbey Community College Boyle are organising a play performed by the fifth years of their school titled Big Boys Don't Cry. It is a very powerful story about child abuse and neglect. The play will take place on Monday, November 26, in Abbey Community College at 7 p.m. We would not recommend that children attend due to its serious and mature contents.
New Boot Camp
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to sign up for the latest Boot Camp at the Fitt Factory.
This two-week Camp is the only tonic you will need to get in shape for Christmas. six classes, two weeks, with great results, commencing on Monday, November 26, at 6.45 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are limited places on this Boot Camp so best to reserve a space at 086 0878676. And new this week at the Fitt Factory is Men's Pilates, commencing this Thursday evening. Places are filling up so please call or message Siobhán at 086 0878676 to book your place.
Tuesday, November 27: Boyle ICA will have their Christmas Night Out in the Moylurg Inn from 8 p.m. All are welcome to come and join us and bring a friend or two the more the merrier.
Community Games AGM
Boyle Community Games AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at 8 p.m. in the GAA clubhouse. Parents and coaches are invited to attend to discuss the program of events for the coming year.
The annual Community Mass will take place on Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. An evening to catch up and chat neighbours and old friends. All very welcome to come and join us for a visit and cuppa.
The Dementia Alliance Group is currently in the process of establishing a Community Conversation Cafe in Boyle. This will be a meeting place for those with early dementia and their careers.
Boyle Golf Club
The AGM of the ladies' section of the club was held on Sunday, November 18. Regina McLoughlin is the incoming Lady Captain for 2019 and her committee will comprise of: Hon secretary - Moira Egan, Handicap secretary - Susan O'Mahony, competition secretary - Mary O'Hara, treasurer - Liz Dwyer, with the following serving as ordinary committee members: Fiona Keenan, Therese O'Daly, Tish Perry and Marie Hanmore-Cawley. Geraldine McDermottroe will be Lady president for 2019. The overall club AGM takes place on December 2 at 5 p.m. in the clubhouse.
The Curry Parish History Group have organised and illustrated talk with discussion to be held on Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m. in Moylough Arts and Heritage centre.
Simone Hickey, distinguished Sligo historian and researcher will discuss the lives times social profile and the motivation of local men who lost their lives as a direct result of the Great War 1914-18. Everyone is welcome to attend to become involved in local history. Anyone, who has memorabilia is encouraged to bring them along.
25 card drive
Joint winners of the 25 drive in arts and Heritage centre last Wednesday night were, Martin Coffey, James Reidy, Paul Flannnery, John Browne with six games. Raffle winners were Paul Flannery, Michael Devaney, John Brennan, Martin Connolly.
Forest Walk Fundraiser
Locals continue to enjoy the Forest Walk and its extension which runs through the forestry behind Rathscanlon Creamery. Stretching from Rathscanlon Creamery, it runs through the forestry of Oak, Ash and Sitka Spruce and continues through Rathscanlon and Rhue bogs at the rear of the woodlands. It has optional loops which bring you back to Rathscanlon Creamery or it also extends through the bogs at Rathscanlon and Rhue to bring you out onto the Rhue road near Rhue graveyard. Therefore residents on the Rhue side can enter from that side.
The original section of the walk was developed about five years ago and the only complaint from users was that it was too short. Now the extension adds many options and choice of distance with more features to see.
Developed by Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association, a local contribution needs to be raised and for this purpose a raffle is being held and tickets are for sale at present. Priced at €20 or book of three for €50, the walk development committee ask people from throughout South Sligo to be as generous as possible to help pay for and maintain this very worthwhile local amenity that can be enjoyed free of charge by everybody.
Tickets are available from Geraldine Brennan, Dermot Gannon, Gearoid Surlis, John Gillespie, Roger McCarrick, Reggie McNulty, Paul Richardson and Mattie Brennan (Rhue). Draw takes place early December.
The November Meeting of South Sligo Heritage Group takes place in the Community Hall, Moylough Heritage Centre on Tuesday, November 27, at 8 p.m. At present we have members actively researching families in the townlands of Moylough 64 households, Sargara 23 households, Curry 65 households and Cloonaughill 57 households. If you are willing to help out with this ongoing work, stage one of which we are hoping to present to members over the coming months we would very much appreciate your help and be pleased to hear from you.
Ní neart go cur le chéile. Looking forward to meeting you in Moylough on November 27.
A guest speaker on the night is Simone Hickey, Historian Specialist on all things World War I with specific insight into Co. Sligo Soldiers.
Senior citizens Party
The annual Tubbercurry senior citizens Party takes place in Killorans Restaurant on Sunday, December 9, starting with Mass at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Maureen Vesey at the Day Care Centre, Tubbercurry.
A very well attended meeting took place recently at An Chroi, Tubbercurry in relation to the proposal for the development of a Greenway on the footprint of the old Sligo-Limerick Rail line, specifically between Charlestown to Collooney. A presentation was made by consultants RPS on their findings, and it looks as if a proposal for a Greenway will be submitted by Sligo County Council to Government for funding in the near future.
A healthy debate took place about the re-opening of the line for trains, and as it is not in Government Draft Strategies up to 2040 and possibly beyond, the consensus was that the Greenway proposal would be pursued. If it was ever deemed practical in the future by Government to re-open the line, it is within the terms of the proposal that a new Greenway Route would be developed running parallel to a new train track.
This is an exciting time for infra structural and recreational development in South Sligo, an area that needs development so badly. Watch for updates on the Greenway from the Greenway Co-op committee.
25 Card Drive
A 25 card game takes place in Killorans, Tubbercurry on Tuesday, December 4, at 8.30 p.m. All proceeds in aid of Gallagher House Students Christmas party. Spot prizes and refreshments served on the night. Tickets €10 each on sale now. Your support will be much appreciated.
Festive Choral Evening
A Festive Choral Evening takes place in St John Evangelist Church, Tubbercurry Commences at 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 - Raffle and refreshments after the performances in the Holy Family NS - Performances by: Holy Family NS Choir, St Attracta's Choir, Coolaney Gospel Choir, Sligo Concert Band, Tone Cold Sober Male Barbershop Choir, Ann Marie Gibbons Mezzo Soprano, St John Evangelist Church Choir, Declan Folan and friends, Fursey. Organised by Holy Family N.S parents' association. All proceeds in aid of School Development. Tickets €10. Available from the parents' association or from the Laundry Basket, Gillespie Menswear and Sport and Margaret Kennedy's. Please support.
Golf club AGM
The annual general meeting of Tubbercurry Golf Club will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, December 7, at 8.30. All members are asked to attend.
The Phoenix Players
Hurricane 'Moll' is gathering strength and is expected to make landfall in Tubbercurry on Thursday the sixth, Sunday the ninth, Thursday and Sunday, December 13, and 16. The safest place to be on those dates is St Brigid's Hall where one can watch Moll's progress while hearing gales of laughter and later thunderous applause.
Why not join the Tubbercurry Dance Class on 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.
Donations of good quality women's, men's, children's clothing welcome. Also jewellery and bric-à-brac. Regardless of condition we take old clothing, shoes, bags and belts (not including pillows/duets) for recycling. We need shopping/carrier bags. Shop opens Monday to Saturday 9.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Wolfe Tone Sq. Tubbercurry.
25 Card Games
25 Card Games single hands takes place in Tubbercurry in St Brigid's Hall at 8.30 p.m. every Sunday night. All welcome to attend.
Email Roger McCarrick - firstname.lastname@example.org.