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The Achonry- Mul­linabreena Par­ish com­mit­tee will have their next meet­ing on Tues­day, Septem­ber 5, in the Parochial House at 9 p. m.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the lo­cal mu­si­cians who rep­re­sented South Sligo at the re­cent all- Ire­land Fleadh in En­nis. Re­sults: Sinéad Johnston, first man­dolin and third banjo age 12- 15. Aoife Johnston, sec­ond duet and first trio age un­der- 12. Ciara Lee, first trio age un­der- 12. Con­grat­u­la­tions again to all in­volved in­clud­ing tu­tors and par­ents on a mem­o­rable week.


Good luck to the St Nathy’s Ladies, who play in the Sligo se­nior cham­pi­onship fi­nal on Septem­ber 16.


Nace O’Dowd park is open again for ac­tiv­ity with matches played there over the last few weeks. Many thanks to the hard work­ing club com­mit­tee for mak­ing this hap­pen and to all the busi­nesses who have come on board as park spon­sors. Spon­sor­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties still re­main.

We are very proud now to have a top class fa­cil­ity avail­able to the park users. Proof of the in­vest­ment can be seen for all with the pitch in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion de­spite all the re­cent heavy rain­fall.


Coolaney- Mul­linabreena GAA are cur­rently run­ning their an­nual club draw fundraiser with great Ho­tel Get­away prizes to the value of € 1,500 on of­fer this year. Tick­ets, at € 10, are avail­able from all com­mit­tee mem­bers, coaches and se­nior play­ers. Your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated for this cru­cial fundraiser. The draw will take place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10.


Coolaney- Mul­linabreena GAA are thrilled to an­nounce the con­fir­ma­tion of an event sure to have a huge ap­peal near and far. A ma­jor rock gig head­lin­ing the su­perb tal­ents of Sligo mu­si­cians, Shane Mc­Gowan, Séamie O’Dowd and Kieran Quinn will take place in St Brigid’s Hall, Tub­ber­curry on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27. This bril­liant trio of leg­ends are widely renowned and tick­ets are sure to be in great de­mand.

All pro­ceeds go to­wards the park de­vel­op­ment fund. So save the date and be sure not to miss out. More de­tails in the coming weeks.


There will be a blood do­na­tion clinic in St Brigid’s Hall, Tub­ber­curry, on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 7, from 4.30 p. m. to 8 p. m. As al­ways the call goes out and Blood is in short sup­ply and ev­ery­one who can should con­sider do­nat­ing.

It is a won­der­ful act of car­ing for oth­ers; a gen­uine gift of life to a per­son in des­per­ate need. Some­one will live be­cause you give. Within three weeks of do- na­tion you can be as­sured your blood will have as­sisted in sav­ing some­ones life. No greater gift is pos­si­ble.


Sophia Hous­ing Tub­ber­curry are host­ing a Bric A Brac sale every Thurs­day be­tween August 3 and Oc­to­ber 26 Open 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. All sup­port wel­come.


So­cial dancing in St Nathy’s Hall every Mon­day at 8 p. m. for be­gin­ners and 9 p. m. for all oth­ers.

Con­tact All cor­re­spon­dence can be sent to ol­lielee@ hot­mail. com. Phoenix Play­ers. All Pro­ceeds are in aid of the Con­cern Famine in East Africa Re­lief Ap­peal.


Drum­martin Coun­try Mar­ket ( 9km out the Bal­lina road from Tub­ber­curry, on right be­sides Joe Dan’s Pub) is open every Satur­day, from 10.30 a. m. to 12.30 p. m.

As usual they have a fan­tas­tic range of home baked goods, free range eggs, or­ganic dex­ter beef, or­ganic lamb and or­ganic veg­eta­bles by Crim­lin Farm, Rose’s plants, wood turned prod­ucts, Jackie’s bas­kets and many other crafts from knit­ted to printed.

Also they have a won­der­ful cof­fee shop for tea, cof­fee and cakes. Look for­ward to see­ing you there. Find them on face­book. com/ Drum­mart­inCoun­tryMar­ket


Bingo is played every Tues­day night at Banada Abbey. € 1,600 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.


Abbey Gym and Fit­ness Stu­dio at Banada Abbey, con­sists of a fully equipped gym and full timetable of classes, with all age groups catered for. For more de­tails or to book your place email abbey­gym­banada@ gmail. com.


The Aclare Com­mu­nity lotto is now € 5,800. Tick­ets are avail­able from Kennedy’s Su­per­mar­ket, Aclare and from any ADC mem­ber.


If any­one wishes to put in lo­cal news please send an email to ba­na­tour­local­notes@ gmail. com by 9 p. m. on Thurs­day even­ing. act of car­ing for oth­ers; a gen­uine gift of life to a per­son in des­per­ate need. Some­one will live be­cause you give. Within three weeks of do­na­tion you can be as­sured your blood will have as­sisted in sav­ing some­one’s life. No greater gift is pos­si­ble.


The re­cent death oc­curred of Ed­die Bren­nan, late of Em­met Street, Tub­ber­curry. Aged 85, Ed­die was an easy go­ing, soft spo­ken and jovial char­ac­ter who al­ways saw the good in ev­ery­body and every­thing. Ed­die was a painter by pro­fes­sion and over his life time he painted in most of the houses of South Sligo and Tub­ber­curry, along with his father Pakie in the early years, and also with his brother Bernie.

Liv­ing two doors from St Brigid’s Hall all his life, he was a young teenager when St Brigid’s Hall was de­vel­oped and opened in the 1940s as a dance hall and theatre, and it was nat­u­ral that he par­took in all the ac­tiv­i­ties of that great fa­cil­ity.

The Show­band scene and dancing to live mu­sic was big in the ‘ 40’ s and ‘ 50’ s, and Ed­die was drum­ming in the great lo­cal band the Cl­ef­fon­aires. Many mem­bers of the Cl­ef­fon­aires went on to play in other show and jazz bands, in­clud­ing the Jazz Lads – Paraic Pot­ter, Carl Neil­son and Mickey Bren­nan, who all ‘ cut their teeth’ with Ed­die Bren­nan and the Cl­ef­fon­aires.

Due to early morn­ing starts in his paint­ing pro­fes­sion, Ed­die had to re­tire from the band scene, but all through his life he en­joyed live mu­sic in St Brigid’s Hall or in the sing­ing/ dancing lounges lo­cally. He also loved the at­mos­phere gen­er­ated by the South Sligo sum­mer School over the last 30 years.

While never hav­ing played much Gaelic foot­ball, he was an avid fan of Sligo and Tub­ber­curry teams, and was al­ways aware of the lo­cal and na­tional starts and teams.

Ed­die’s re­mains re­posed at the Mo­ra­han fu­neral home prior to re­moval to the Church of John the Evan­ge­list, Tub­ber­curry, and burial took place in Rhue Ceme­tery. He is sur­vived by his brothers Bernie and Seán, sis­ters, Sr. Mary ( S M) and Agnes, brother in law, Martin, neph­ews, nieces, grand neph­ews and nieces, rel­a­tives and many friends, all to whom sym­pa­thy is ex­tended. May he rest in peace.


The yel­low lines be­side the pedes­trian cross­ing at Surlis Su­per­Valu are still be­ing parked on by cars and vans on a daily ba­sis. Driv­ers must re­alise that this is a most dan­ger­ous prac­tise as it im­pairs mo­torists’ views of pedes­tri­ans step­ping out onto the cross­ing. The Gar­daí is­sue park­ing tick­ets on a daily ba­sis to of­fend­ers park­ing on the yel­low lines and this prac­tice of park­ing near the cross­ing must stop.


Many South Sligo and Tub­ber­curry na­tives liv­ing abroad were at home vis­it­ing rel­a­tives dur­ing the month of August. A num­ber of them ad­vised the writer that they al­ways keep up with the lo­cal news through the Tub­ber­curry notes in the Sligo Cham­pion. It is en­cour­ag­ing to hear that lo­cal cor­re­spon­dents play such a role.

One lo­cal fam­ily that had a re­union was the Scan­lon fam­ily from Car­ren­tub­ber. This com­prises the sis­ters of Bri­die Kir­rane, Car­ren­tub­ber, who live in var­i­ous parts of the USA and Eng­land. They in­clude Kath­leen Keady, Win­nie Fee­ley, Ann Fer­gu­son and Mary Scan­lon, who em­i­grated in the 1950s, but al­ways still call Tub­ber­curry home. They are al­ready plan­ning their next get to­gether,

We will be start­ing the new term with our range of one year cour­ses suit­able for adults and school leavers on Septem­ber 4. You are wel­come to ap­ply and come in for ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion about op­tions for qual­i­fy­ing for a ca­reer to suit you – no points re­quire­ment just in­ter­est and en­thu­si­asm. Our web­site gives de­tails and an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem but you can also call in any time dur­ing the day from August 21 and re­ceive a friendly wel­come.


The first meet­ing of the as­so­ci­a­tion for the au­tumn/ winter ses­sion will be held in the Health Cen­tre at 8.30 p. m. on Tues­day, Septem­ber 12, New mem­bers are very wel­come. You will hear of our plans for the coming months.

The His­tor­i­cal Dublin Tour, or­gan­ised by the lo­cal Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group, is now fully booked out, with a wait­ing list for can­cel­la­tions. We would like to thank all who booked so promptly. The coach will leave Tub­ber­curry, Teach Laighne car park, at 8.30 a. m. on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18, and we are all look­ing for­ward to a few en­joy­able days to­gether.


Lo­cal Gun Clubs do great work in help­ing farm­ers and bird en­thu­si­ast’s con­trol ver­min such as foxes, mink, mag­pies, and grey crows. Var­i­ous gun clubs are also in­volved in habi­tat de­vel­op­ment and preser­va­tion.

Tub­ber­curry gun club re­cently held their an­nual ver­min com­pe­ti­tion and the win­ning team was that of Christy Wim­sey, Sec­ond was team Michael Con­way and third was team Alan Flynn. Work in now start­ing al­ready for next year’s event.


The Rhue Ceme­tery Com­mit­tee would like to ex­press their sin­cere thanks for the gen­eros­ity of the re­cent gate col­lec­tion. The amount col­lected was € 1,315. This money will go to­wards the up­keep of the ceme­tery.


Led by Spir­i­tual Di­rec­tor, Fr Martin Jen­nings, our pil­grim­age to Medjugorje takes place from Septem­ber 27 to Oc­to­ber 4. Re­turn flights from Knock, in­clud­ing full re­li­gious pro­gramme and re­turn air­port trans­fers to Medjugorje. Half board ac­com­mo­da­tion pro­vided in a pri­vate house. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Breda Durkin at 071 9186123 or 087 1873703.


Sin­gle hand 25 card game every Sun­day night in St Brigid’s Hall, Tub­ber­curry. Start­ing at 8.30 a. m.


Look­ing for some crafty time? Why not come and join the Tub­ber­curry Women’s Group. We meet every Wed­nes­day from 5.30 p. m. till 8.30 p. m. at the com­mu­nity room at the Tub­ber­curry li­brary. We’ll be de­lighted to see you.


Email Roger McCar­rick – tub­ber­cur­rynotes@ eir­com. net.

Pic­tured at the presentation of a cheque of € 14,224.78, pro­ceeds from a re­cent char­ity cy­cle held in June in mem­ory of the late Fiona Lee were ( from left) John Prunty, Levin Mc Mor­row, Rose Tully, Tom Heneghan, Me­lanie Plesker Sheerin and Mau­reen...

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