Talk on Nutrition by Daniel Davey

Tubbercurry FRC are hosting a Talk and Q&A session on Nutrition by Daniel Davy head performance nutritionist with Leinster Ruby team and the Dublin Football team. The talk is aimed at anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle, athletes, coaches, footballers, cyclist etc. Topics will include eating for optimum health and peak performance, making the right daily choices and insight to diets of elite and professional athletes. The talk will take place on Friday 20th March at 7.30pm in Tubbercurry FRC admission is €5 and tickets are available in Tubbercurry FRC. Booking early is advisable as spaces are limited.

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What’s on in Tubbercurry FRC


Parent + Toddler sessions at 10.30am


Pilates at 10am contact Cristina 0873388654

Gymboree for Toddlers at 11.15am booking essential.

Sligo MABS money advisory service meet on the forth Tuesday of the month next meeting 24 Feb booking is essential for more info contact 0761072730.

Boccia session at 1pm.


Want2Walk; leisurely walking group who meet up on Wednesday mornings at 10.20am in various locations in South Sligo.

Yoga for children aged 8 + meet at 3.30pm for more information contact Orla 0861512463


Thursday Mornings Women’s Crafter’s group meet in the centre 10.30am-12.30pm.

Crochet classes for beginner’s take place in the centre on Thursday’s at 7pm for more information contact Helen on 0876956652.


Failte Isteach; English speaking classes Friday mornings at 10am.

For more information on any of the above contact the centre 0719186926




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Volunteering in Tubbercurry Event

Sligo Volunteer Center are holding an event to celebrate volunteering in Tubbercurry. This is a way of saying Thank You to Volunteers for all the hard work they have done during the year and a chance for volunteers and organisations to meet, share ideas and see all the hard work the Volunteers in Tubbercurry carry out each year.
Date: Monday 8th December
Time: 11:00 – 12:30pm
Venue: Foróige Youth Café (Humbert Street)
If you or someone from your group or community would be interested in attending or would like to have a display stand present on the day please contact Kelly Blenkey on 087-6288726 or by email

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September 2014 Update

Want2Walk weekly walks will resume on Wednesdays, Wednesday 3rd Sept walk is the Tourlestrane\Curraboy Footbridge walk meeting at Tourlestrane Church carpark at 10.20am. See below details of September walks. Newcomers welcome to join at any time.

Tuesday’s the Boccia club meet at 12.30pm in the FRC if you would like to try out the game of boccia why not call into the centre.

Men’s Shed meet in Banada on a Wednesday evening

Thursday Morning Women’s Crafters Group continue to meet weekly in the centre at 10.30am.

Conversational English classes will start back on Friday September 5th at 10.00am in the FRC. Classes are open to anyone for whom English is not their first language.

Tubbercurry Parent and Toddler group will start back on Monday 22nd Sept at 10.30am.

For more information on any of the above contact the FRC 071 9186926.


Want 2 Walk!! South Sligo Community Walking Group



Walk Name Walk Details Meeting Time and Place

3rd Sept

Tourlestrane Curraboy foot bridge walk 1 hour 15mins 10.20am

Tourlestrane Church Carpark


10th Sept

Carranne Ball Alley Loop 1hour 15min 10.20am

Carrane Ball Alley


17th Sept

Mullinabrenna Walk 1 hour 15mins 10.20am

Mullinabrenna Carpark


24th Sept

Tullymoy Loop


1 hour 15mins 10.20am

Banada Health Centre


1st Oct

Aclare\Coolrecuill Loop 1 hour 15mins 10.20am meet Aclare Village

For further details contact the FRC on 071 9186926


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What’s happening

Couch To 5K

Would you like to join Tubbercurry FRC and participate in a Couch to 5k programme. Commencing on Tuesday 4th Feb at 9.45am a 9 week programme which should have you running\jogging on completion. Training schedule and support provided places are limited so registration required. For more information contact Cathy 071 9186926.

Focus on me

This is a fun and interactive 8 week programme for adults which explores and celebrates the potential of those that participate, in a creative, supportive and encouraging space. Sessions will cover areas such as confidence building, engaging with others, self growth, setting goals and stress management exercises. The course is run by a trained and experienced facilitator who will use interesting and fun techniques throughout. All are welcome. Programme is supported by Mayo Sligo, Leitrim ETB, cost of the programme is €25.

Cloonacool Mother & Baby/Toddler Group 2014

The first meeting of this group will take place on Tuesday 11th of February @ 10.30am in the community centre. Feel free to come along with your baby and toddler and enjoy a cuppa and a chat and see what the group is about while the children enjoy the toy box. For any inquiries contact Mary on 0719186926.

Want to Walk

South Sligo Walking group is a free walking group that meet each Wednesday in different locations and walk various trails and loops. For information on walks visit us on facebook or call the centre. All are welcome.

Baby Massage

A four week course in baby massage course will run in the FRC starting February 4, 11, 18,25th from 11.00am-12.30. This class is suitable for babies 6 weeks to 6 months. This course is beneficial in many ways such as relief of symptoms such as colic, reflux, teething etc as well as providing an opportunity for bonding between mum and baby. Dads also welcome. For more information, contact the centre.


Flower Arranging

The programme will involve participants learning about flower arranging as a creative art. Group participants will be given a demonstration on various types of arrangements (with themes) and they will replicate these using techniques learned. Each participant will be encouraged to use their creative flare to make the arrangement their own. Participants bring there own foliage and materials. Contact the centre for more info. The cost of the course is €30.

Tubbercurry Men’s Shed Say Thank You

Tubbercurry Men’s Shed would like to thank all the shed members, volunteers, staff and businesses that helped make the Launch of the Shed @ Banada on December 8th a success. The committee would also like to thank those businesses locally that have made donations to the shed for 2014.

The group meet every Wednesday night from 7-10pm in the old national school, Banada Abbey where they have a recreation room and workshops. New members always welcome.


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FRC Project Update

Boccia Club

Upcoming events along with playing their weekly game they will have a cookery class with Mary, Christmas Bingo and have their annual Christmas dinner. The group are looking forward to 2014 and would welcome new members to the club.


Tubbercurry Mens Shed at Banada

The Men’s Shed recently attended the Irish Men’s Shed Association National Conference in GMIT Castlebar where all Shed’s nationally displayed their work from the last year, the Tubbercurry Shed displayed some of their projects from 2013 which included stained glass work, willow baskets, bird boxes and carpentery boxes. An enjoyable day was had by all.

Thursday Women’s Crafters

This industrious group of ladies are currently working hard making items for the Annual Christmas Sale which will take place in Gallagher House on Sunday December 15th at 12pm. More details and pictures of some of their lovely creations will be posted in the coming weeks


Parent Toddler Group

This group meet every Monday morning in the FRC at 10.30am, every week there is a different activity. Upcoming activities will include hand print decoration, Christmas Cards, playdough craft, singalong and Christmas party. New parents always welcome.


This group commenced meeting for a Wednesday morning walks in June of this year and still continue to meet every week, too date they have visited a number of locations for their walks. If you would like to meet others for a walk\talk the group welcome new people to join at anytime. For current list of walks see schedule below.


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Computer Classes

There are some spaces available on the Beginner’s Computer Class commencing on Monday Nov 5th 10am-1pm for 4 weeks cost is €40, and on the Improver Class commencing on Tuesday 5th Nov 10am-1pm for 3 weeks cost is €30. For more information contact the FRC 0719186926

Chair Exercise to Music

Fun way to keep active Chair Exercise to Music thursdays at 12.30pm in TubbercurryFRC. For more info contact Diane 087 7630130.

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Upcoming Events

Sibling Support

Tubbercurry FRC in partnership with the Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency (DESSA) will run a four week programme for children aged 6-12 years who have a sibling with a disability. This is a peer support project which is arts based, fun and high energy. It will provide an opportunity for children who have a brother or sister with a disability an opportunity to discuss this with children in he same situation and learn how to communicate there feelings about there sibling effectively. The programme commences in November on Tuesday 5th for four weeks, from 4.30-6pm. For further information contact the centre


Rainbows is commencing a free 12 week programme in Tubbercurry FRC from Wednesday October 16th for children aged 6 to 12 years 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Rainbows is a programme for children and young adults who are grieving a death, separation or other painful transition in their life. For more details on the rainbow programme contact Conor Fitzgerald Project Coordinator 0719186926.

Counselling service are you worried about something would you like to talk to someone in confidence.? the service is provided by qualified and certified counsellors and is offered on a sliding scale fee. For more information on this service contact the Project Coordinator on 071 9186926.

Parent Toddler\Baby group meet on a monday monring at 10.30am, some of the fun activities fot the children include story time, arts and crafts, baking etc. while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat.

Thursday Morning Womens Group meet every thursday at 10.30am new memb are always welcome.

Boccia meet and play on a tuesday at 1pm, if you would like to try out the game drop in any tuesday at 1pm.

Yoga adults and kids yoga classes ongoing in the centre for more details contact Orla 08601512463

Chair Exercise to Music commencing on Thursday 17th October at 10.30pm for 6 weeks, free taster session on tuesday 17th October come along and try out.!!!! For more info contact Diane 087 7630130

Want2Walk Programme

Please see below the schedule of walks for the next 5 weeks, all are welcome to join in at anytime.

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