Annual Golf Tournament
Michael Cosgrove, Millwood, Turlough, President of Castlebar Probus Club was host to club members and guests at the club’s annual ‘Sean O Regan golf tournament’ held last week at Castlebar Golf Club.
President Cosgrove, had an early morning drive off to lead out fellow club members and guests to play 11 holes of competitive in a keenly contested game before Seamus Flynn became a very worthy winner.
Castlebar Club Captain Henry Horkan, attended the Probust club dinner in the club house for the presentation of prizes and to add his welcome to all the Probust club members on their visit to Castlebar golf club.
The Traditional Irish music session in Parke Community Centre will continue each Friday in May at 7.00 p.m. and all are welcome to take part.
On Saturday, June 16,traditional musicians will have a drop-in for a ‘Play That Tune’ teachers session where you can join the trad music group, this is a special session with music teacher and no booking is required.
Traditional Lace Crochet
On Saturday June 16 needle workers are invited to join Katie Earls, at Turlough House to see how Irish lace was an important part of our needlework tradition and to see how to make a traditional rose square and modern neck piece.
Join Katie at the National Museum of Country Life at Turlough Park at 10pm to take part in the day long course.
Grandparents Martin and Mary Mc Donnell, Rockfield, Turlough attended the baptism of Dara Surdival, in Belcarra Church. Relative and Turlough native Rev. Fr. Declan Carroll administered the ceremony.
Dara was accompanied by parents Geraldine and John Surdival and grandparents John and Eileen Surdival.
Genealogy researcher Dympna Joyce, will host a talk on Hands-On Genealogy at the National Museum of Country Life, Turlough Park, on Saturday June 23, you can join Dympna for free practical tips on finding out about the family history.
Booking is required and you can contact Turlough Park at 094 9031751.
Turlough Duck Race
Turlough Community Council have now finalised all arrangements for the Turlough Duck Race and Heritage/Fair Day, so look up Face book on Duck Race and Heritage Fair Day story and pass on the news of the Sunday, June 17 activity in Turlough Village.
Tickets for the Duck Race are now on sale so purchase your ticket and get involved with your yellow duck carrying your racing colours on the Turlough river duck race. Tickets are €5 each and there are many, many great prizes sponsored by local commercial enterprises.
Afternoon of Tea-Music &Fun
Parke Young at Heart group availed of a great outing last week with afternoon tea at Mount Falcon Hotel, accompanied with plenty of fun, music and dancing, curtsey of the sponsors The Bluebird Care group.
During the reception at Mount Falcon the visitors were entertained by Sandy Kelly with her son providing the musical selection, Tommy Marron of MWR was the compeer for a great afternoon of music and Irish dancing display.
Ann Devaney Chairperson of Parke Young at Heart group led the Parke club and the evening was attended by a large munber of the Active Age groups from the Mayo region.
Training for girls under 12 and 14 yrs. continues each Saturday at
4pm while the under 8 and under 10 groups train at 5pm.
Boys training for the under 6, under 8 and under 10 age groups
takes place each Sunday at 12 noon.
Well done to the girls under 12 community games team who have
qualified for the county final having defeated Burrishoole in the
The same team drew with Westport in the county league
Meanwhile the boys under 8 teams did very well against Ballina
in the first round of go-games.
The under 10 boy’s community games team defeated Foxford
after extra time in the county quarter final last week. Well done
to all involved.
The under 16 and minor boys competitions take a break under
after the state examinations with both teams having qualified for
the semi-finals of the county league.
Best wishes to Ballyvary NS who defeated Ballindine to qualify
for the final of the Cumann na Mbunscoil competition.
The annual Cul Camp will take place in Parke from July 2 – 6 this
year and is open to boys and girls age 6 – 13. Players wishing
to attend should register on line now.
Tesco tokens are being collected by Bord na Nog and can be given
to any of the team trainers.
Club playing and training gear is available from Turlough Stores.
Recent winners in Turlough 25 Card Drive were:
First, Emmet Tighe and Michael Pierce.
Second, Sean Lydon and Pat mc Hale, Mgt. Carney and Michael Carney, Mathew Kenny and Anthony Hopkins, Gerry Kelly and Tomny Lally, Jim Doherty and Martin Mc Donnell.
Third, Evylyn Coffey and Mary Nolan, Eileen Donnelly and Jim Jordan, Pat Foye and Miko Sheridan.
Best Last Ten, Martin Sweeney and John Durcan, Michael Joyce and Maura Mc Nicholas, Mattie Mc Ellin and Tony Howley.
Raffle, Jack Ruane and Mary Doherty, Gerry Kelly and Tony Lally, Mgt. Carney and Michael Carney.
Quiz, Sean Lydon.
The Wednesday Card Game at Turlough Community Centre starts at 9 pm sharp and all are welcome.
Community Centre Referendum Venue
Turlough Community Centre was again the Pooling Centre for the Referendum to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union.
Voters in the Turlough district were asked to come Turlough No 2 Centre with suitable identification to enable each voter to cast their ballot to say if Ireland may ratify the treaty.
Turlough as in former years had a good turn out of voters on the referendum day.