Football at its best comes to Cloonacool Community Park!!

Cloonacool Ladies Auld Stars v St Nathy’s Ladies Auld Stars. 

The girls will dust off their football boots in order to show their skills on the field of play on this Bank Holiday Monday 29 October 2012 at 3pm. 

All funds going to St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre Refurbishment Fund.  Well done to the girls and Best of Luck to All on the day.  A game not to be missed. Do come and support! 

Rumour has it that live coverage, commentary, and analysis of the game will be captured for future generations!

Treasure Hunt

The recently held Car Treasure Hunt (raising funds for the Centre) took place on a busy Sunday October 7th but what a lovely day it was; a fine  autumnal day that helped us all to forget about the bad summer for a short while.

 The treasure hunt route was a circuit on Knocknashee and sure enough the fairies played a few tricks on the 21 participating car-loads. There were 62 puzzles to solve and only one group got them all. The standard whoever was very high as the top ten finishers all scored 60/62 or better. Alas there was only one prize! Congratulations to Cliodhna, Ignatius and Evelyn Henry Carnaleck on there keen wits and sharp eyes. PMcC

The committee wish to express our sincere Thanks to Pat McCarrick & family on the excellent work and research undertaken in order to give us all a great treasure hunt! Well done!

The Gathering 2013

The Gathering 2013, a national initiative of the Government, is going to happen in Tubbercurry and South Sligo as in every other locality over the course of next year.

To get it organised a public meeting will be held in The Supper Room, St. Brigids Hall on Wednesday October 17th at 8pm.  A call is now going out to all communities of South Sligo to start organising events throughout the course of the year to bring visitors home from abroad.

School or class re-unions, clubs or society get togethers etc. are just some of the ideas that may be worked upon.  There are probably thousands of people from South Sligo living abroad who would decide to come home for a holiday in 2013 if a formally organised event was in place as a focal point for their trip.  Clan gatherings or family re-unions are other ideas that come to mind.

Tubbercurry Chamber of Commerce and Community Association will facilitate the meeting to get an official schedule and timetable of events started.  This can then be added to as events and dates are organised.

Rather than aiming to have all events in the traditional holiday period of July/August it is hoped that they can be spread throughout the year so that accommodation and catering facilities such as hotels and restaurants can cope with all visitors.

This public meeting is aimed at sharing ideas and sharing plans, no matter at what stage of development.  It is open to all communities of South Sligo including the parishes of Tubbercurry/Cloonacool, Tourlestrane, Curry, Mullinabreena and Bunninadden so come along to hear what other communities are thinking about.  In some cases different ideas may be amalgamated.  All welcome.

Variety Concert and Drama night

 St Michaels Cloonacool Community Centre Committee are hosting a variety concert in St Brigid’s Hall Tubbercurry on Saturday night 27 October 2012 in conjunction with Cloonacool Players drama group who will perform a one act play and a hilarious sketch.  A great night’s enjoyment guaranteed!

Community Centre closed for refurbishment now!

St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre is now closed to the public for the next few months due to major renovations taking place.  A grant of €150,000.00 has been received from Sligo LEADER Partnership Co Ltd with the remaining funds to be raised by the Committee. 

Fundraising activities have been ongoing in the past to enable to costs of running the centre to be met.  Further fundraising is planned to assist the financial cost of completing the work.  All fundraising ventures will be advertised in the local media.  A sincere word of thanks to everyone who has supported us in the past and we welcome your continued support in the future. 

The committee extend our thanks to St Michael’s National School, St Michael’s Church, Brennan’s Lounge, and the Community Park Committee for facilitating our groups, meetings, card games, etc while the Community Centre is closed.

Sligo Community Forum

Sincere word of Thanks to Sligo Community Forum for creating the opportunity for community groups to avail of Social Media training in order to create a web site, twitter account, and face book page.

We had four night’s training with our excellent tutor Jackie resulting with St Michael’s Cloonacool Community Centre joining the “world wide web”

Car Treasure Hunt

Thank you to the families and car owners who came out in huge numbers to support our Car Treasure Hunt yesterday.  25 cars took part in the search for treasure and clues!

The creator’s of the Treasure hunt have to be thanked and complimented for the work put into creating the clues which were most enjoyable.

Thank you to the people along the route for the fun and support given!

Further information will be posted as it is received in our busy office!


Congratulations to the children who created and built fantastic boats for our “Display of Boats”  yesterday in Cloonacool.  The amount of work that went into each boat was absolutely brilliant.  Huge credit is due to the children who took the time and patience to build their boat and to bring it along to display on the day.  A big thank you to the children and their families for supporting our Boad Building event.

Photographs will be on display on our page shortly!