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Saturday 7 December 2019

Around the districts: Cloonacool, Curry Moylough, Tubbercurry

The Wordsmith group meet every Friday in the library between 11am and 1pm. Since the group was founded it has been facilitated by Louise Kennedy award winning novelist. Recently Louise has signed a 2 book deal and has been shortlisted for her short story, Sparing the Heather in An Post Book awards 2019. Louise who has worked in the library in recent years has now decided to write full time and is leaving. The writing group made a presentation to her in appreciation of her work with the group. During the last year she has edited material the group has put together to be published shortly in a book called the Well of Words. Pictured above: front row - Val Bailey and Louise Kennedy; back row - Mary Gallagher, Patrick Durcan and Karina McHugh
The Wordsmith group meet every Friday in the library between 11am and 1pm. Since the group was founded it has been facilitated by Louise Kennedy award winning novelist. Recently Louise has signed a 2 book deal and has been shortlisted for her short story, Sparing the Heather in An Post Book awards 2019. Louise who has worked in the library in recent years has now decided to write full time and is leaving. The writing group made a presentation to her in appreciation of her work with the group. During the last year she has edited material the group has put together to be published shortly in a book called the Well of Words. Pictured above: front row - Val Bailey and Louise Kennedy; back row - Mary Gallagher, Patrick Durcan and Karina McHugh

Cloonacool: Book from the parish - The parish of Cloonacool is about to produce two new books, one from the pen of Padraic O'Dwyer from Carnaleck.

Padraic's book Returning Home tells the story of his travels in 52 countries around the world over the past 50 years. Some of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to Sligo Cancer Support Centre. Padraic's book was launched in Brennan's of Cloonacool on Friday, November 8.

The other book is the Windings of the Moy Revisited by Cloonacool man, Pat McCarrick. The original 1923 book, The Windings of the Moy by Rev James Greer, inspired this latest work. This new Windings is a book about a book - a modern photographic commemoration of the original classic. The new book features many images of the river Moy as it flows through South Sligo, including places such as Knocknashee, Cloonacool, Banada and Aclare. The book has two local launch dates in the coming weeks at An Chroí Enterprise Centre (former NCF HQ) on Wednesday, November 20, at 8 p.m. and as part of a Swinford 250 Literary Weekend on Saturday, November 23, also at 8 p.m. in the Gateway Hotel.

Clothes Appeal

Clothes can be left into the centre from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the days running up to Monday, November 18 - the collection van will remove the bags early on morning of the 18th. Grab this opportunity to clear out space in your cupboards and support a good cause.

Table quiz

A fun table quiz will take place in Brennan's Bar, Cloonacool on Friday, November 15, next at 9 p.m. The quiz is being organised by Rita Normanly in support of Safe Link, a local organisation providing a front-line service to victims of domestic abuse. Tables €40 and everyone is welcome.

Card game

The Cloonacool card game takes place at 8.30 p.m. each Monday evening in Cloonacool Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

Community Park Draw

The community park lotto draw for October took place in Brennan's recently. There was no winner of the €3,500 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 14, 20 and 23. There were three match-three winners Geraldine Grehan, Dennis Quinn and Mary McTiernan.

Congratulations to our winners next month's jackpot will be worth €3,600. Many thanks for your generous support, your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Heritage Group calendar

The Cloonacool Heritage Group recently launched its 2020 calendar. The calendar is a collection of historical images of the parish. Copies are available at the Mill Café and Brennan's Bar in the village. You can also order a copy through cloonacoolheritage@gmail.com.

Crafters Group

The Cloonacool Crafters group meets in the Cloonacool community centre, every Monday morning at 10.30 a.m. New members are welcome. The group have worked on card making, knitting, crochet and more, and members can learn new skills and share existing ones with members. Anyone interested in the group can call in any Monday from 10.30 a.m.

IFA Branch AGM

Tubbercurry IFA Branch ae holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday, November 27, in the Yeats County Hotel, Curry. Preceding the meeting at 9 p.m., a talk on Mental Health and Well Being, will be given by Mr Tomas Murphy (MHC), and everyone is welcome to attend this. The Tubbercurry IFA branch AGM will follow.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players are currently on the One Act Festival Circuit, in Kiltimagh on Sunday, November 17, and in Tubbercurry on Thursday, November 21, performing Trapa Tony by Padraic Neary, directed by Mark Dunne and featuring Sharon Hannon, Shane Keyes and Pat Feely.

Meanwhile rehearsals are under way for the Communication Cord by Brian Friel directed by Peter Davey. It is planned to have a local performance of this enjoyable play in the New Year prior to going on the Three Act Festival circuit.

As the Phoenix Players are celebrating their 75th anniversary next year it is hoped to present A Night at the Musicals next spring. With a view to getting this production under way an Information Evening will be held in St Brigid's Hall on Monday, November 18, at 8 p.m. This is open to anyone over 16 interested in singing or dancing or who wishes to be involved in any way. Anyone not able to attend on the night can contact Nanette McDonagh 087 2349344 or Tom Walsh 087 2276628.

Sean nós Dancing

Sean nós Dancing classes have started in Cloonacool Community Centre on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All children welcome. If your child is interested please contact Belinda by text at 087 9044051.

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Curry-Moylough

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players are currently on the One Act Festival Circuit, in Kiltimagh on Sunday, November 17, and in Tubbercurry on Thursday, November 21, performing Trapa Tony by Padraic Neary, directed by Mark Dunne and featuring Sharon Hannon, Shane Keyes and Pat Feely.

Meanwhile rehearsals are under way for the Communication Cord by Brian Friel directed by Peter Davey. And it is planned to have a local performance of this enjoyable play in the New Year prior to going on the Three Act Festival circuit.

As the Phoenix Players are celebrating their 75th anniversary next year it is hoped to present A Night at the Musicals next spring. With a view to getting this production under way an Information Evening will be held in St Brigid's Hall on Monday, November 18, at 8 p.m. This is open to anyone over 16 interested in singing or dancing or who wishes to be involved in any way. Anyone not able to attend on the night can contact Nanette McDonagh 087 2349344 or Tom Walsh 087 2276628.

Old Cemetery Rhue - Talk by Mary Coleman

Curry Parish History and Heritage Group will host an illustrated lecture by Mary Coleman (Mary Carroll-Browne) at Moylough Heritage Centre on Tuesday November 19 at 8 p.m.

For a number of years past, Mary has researched family burials at Rhue Old-Cemetery. The cemetery was opened by Tubbercurry District Council in 1905. In her talk Mary will outline results of her research studies to date. The presentation will include discussion and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Tubbercurry

Western Drama Festival

The Western Drama Festival committee are busy preparing for the 2019 One Act Drama Festival which runs from November 21 to November 23 in St Brigid's Hall Theatre at 8 p.m. nightly. Matinee on Saturday the 23rd at 2 p.m. See website westerndramafestival.com for details.

The committee are delighted that the drama season is commencing with an excellent programme of plays packed with fantastic comedy and interesting drama on offer for patrons to enjoy. This year Tubbercurry WDF welcomes top groups from the four corners of Ireland to perform in the festival. Already there is a brilliant buzz and air of expectation for the coming drama season, the festival is a huge hit and receives fantastic support from the people and businesses in South Sligo and environs for Drama events. T.

his festival is sponsored by Tubbercurry and District Credit Union. We look forward to meeting you there, take a break from the telly and come out to meet friends and enjoy our hospitality while chatting about the plays in our now world famous supper room. Admission €10 nightly; Season Ticket €30 to see 11, One-act plays. Tickets can be purchased through the Tubbercurry Tourist Office or at our box office on the night of the festival.

Phoenix Players

The Phoenix Players are currently on the One Act Festival Circuit, in Kiltimagh on Sunday, November 17, and in Tubbercurry on Thursday, November 21, performing Trapa Tony by Padraic Neary, directed by Mark Dunne and featuring Sharon Hannon, Shane Keyes and Pat Feely.

Meanwhile rehearsals are under way for the Communication Cord by Brian Friel directed by Peter Davey. And it is planned to have a local performance of this enjoyable play in the New Year prior to going on the Three Act Festival circuit. As the Phoenix Players are celebrating their 75th anniversary next year it is hoped to present A Night at the Musicals next spring.

With a view to getting this production under way an Information Evening will be held in St Brigid's Hall on Monday, November 18, at 8 p.m. This is open to anyone over 16 interested in singing or dancing or who wishes to be involved in any way. Anyone not able to attend on the night can contact Nanette McDonagh 087 2349344 or Tom Walsh 087 2276628.

Future of Retail in Rural Sligo

On behalf of the SARURE South Sligo Committee, we would like to invite to their first event, The Future of Retail in Rural Sligo at the Coach House Hotel in Ballymote on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.15 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Free to register: tickettailor.

The guest speaker on the night is Jean McCabe from Willow Boutique, who will be joined by panellist's Richard McCarthy from Richard McCarthy Photography and Marie O'Hara, manager, Tubbercurry and District Credit Union. They will be discussing the retail industry in rural Ireland and Sligo and how they see the future of retail developing.

The guest speaker Jean McCabe has a spirit of adventure, which has underpinned her life and career story. Inspired by a world of possibility and unfazed by obstacles, she came an unconventional route to retail. Jean holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the university of Limerick and at the age of 21 created the Willow brand and her first fashion retail store in Ennis. A second store in Galway and a successful online willow.ie business later, she still maintains an infectious enthusiasm for the customer experience. Jean is former president of Ennis Chamber of Commerce, winner of Retail Excellence Store of the Year 2019 and Deputy-chair of Retail Excellence Ireland.

SARURE (Save Rural Retail) South Sligo is an Interreg Europe project to which Sligo County Council is partnered. It is an inter-regional cooperation project which is tasked with improving policies aimed at SME competitiveness. The project is led by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Teruel (Spain) and we are joined by partners from Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, Poland and Sweden.

Active Retirement

Tubbercurry Active Retirement Association members are celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a Mulled Wine Reception and Buffet Dinner in Cawley's Hotel on Tuesday evening, November 12, at 7.30 p.m. This will be followed by the Launch of our latest book, 'The Way That It Was IV', and Musical Entertainment. We hope that many of our past members and our friends will join us for this special occasion. Cost of the evening is €25. To book, please ring 087 1416991 before Monday, November 4. We will be looking forward to a great community get-together.

Old Fair Day Festival AGM

The AGM of the Tubbercurry Old Fair Day festival will take place on Thursday, November 14, at 9 p.m. in An Chroi - South Sligo Enterprise Centre. All welcome to attend. Thank you for your support.

Tubbercurry IFA

Tubbercurry IFA Branch are holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday, November 27, in the Yeats County Hotel, Curry, Co. Sligo. Preceding the meeting at nine o'clock, a talk on Mental Health and Well Being, will be given by Mr Tomas Murphy (MHC), and everyone is welcome to attend this. Tubbercurry IFA branch AGM will follow.

Dance Classes

Classes held very Wednesday night in Dancing West Studio, Tubbercurry starting at 8 p.m. All welcome to join us for a great night. Why not join us for a lesson? No Partners needed. Also learn new steps or practice and exercise, and meet new friends. For more information call 087 6674561.

Tubbercurry Card Game

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

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Email Roger McCarrick - tubbercurrynotes@eircom.net.

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