Turlough News

Posted in Local News on November 11, 2014.

Local News from Turlough, Mayo’s Heritage Village.

Dancing in Parke – 
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
o let’s get dancing. A night fun and entertainment is promised in Parke Community Hall on Saturday 6th December. Music by Country & Traditional band Dessie Hynes & Frankie Scorr. Doors open at 9pm and dancing till late. Full Bar – Adm. €10. Check them out on Youtube at www. 

Deceased members of the parish of Turlough, Parke & Crimlin were remembered in Mass that was offered in the Church of the Holy Family, Parke this Monday. 
Traditionally November is the month when we remember our faithful departed and visiting cemeteries and attending to family graves there. May they Rest in Peace.

Kite Flying
Was Pat Wallace, former director of The National Museum of Ireland, trying to take a swipe at An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, when he suggested on Marion Finuction’s RTE weekend programme on Sunday, November 2, that the National Museum Authority may have to close one of the smaller museums and suggested that it would be The National Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park, the museum in An Taoiseach’s constituencies. 
Had Pat Wallace not paid many laudable tributes to our national museum in Turlough Park, on the occasion of his many visits to Turlough as National Museum Director, highlighting that the National Museum of Country Life was the national museum that was increasing its visitor numbers, and since its opening kept the attendances in Turlough Park each year way over their targeted figures, numbers of annual visitors in the 100,000 + bracket.
Yes, Pat Wallace is now kite flying in the true spirit of Sir Humphries, of the ‘Yes Minister TV’ and seeking to protect the funding to the board of the National Museum and the stream of his own retirement pension. 

Policing Talks
Turlough Park will host an interesting talk, on Saturday Nov.15, linked to the exhibition ‘Preserving the Peace: 200 years of Policing’. 
Lar Joyce, Collins Barracks Art and Industry Curator and the curator of Soldiers and Chiefs one of the main exhibition displays in Collins Barracks, will be looking at how militia, yeomanry and watchmen kept the peace in troubling times and before the establishment or a policing force.

On Sunday Nov. 16 you are invited to join Teresa Clyne LLB for a Forensics and Criminology Talk at the National Museum, for an overview of early criminology and how it evolved over time and how criminology has become an integral part of analysing crime.
Teresa has had a lifelong interest in law, body language and the psychology of crime. Being one of the only legally qualified female private investigators in Ireland Teresa changed her career focus towards the educational side to teach others about forensic psychology and criminology. 
If you are interested in attending, call the bookings office 094 9031751 to book a place on these once off talks. 

Soapbox Regional Winner

Bernard Joyce, Chancery, Turlough was regional winner of the Europe Direct Soapbox Competition. Competitors had to give a three-minute “soapbox” speech on the subject “The Internet Does More Harm than Good”. Bernard will compete in the national final of the event which takes place this Wednesday 12th at Farmleigh.

Christmas Show

Following the huge success of last year, The Horkans team were again this year
at Ballinrobe Christmas Market on November 7.
It was a fantastic night, not only because of special guest Rachel Allen, but all the fantastic stalls.

Horkans had their Christmas Show stand there again this year to showcased a wide selection of their Christmas and Gift items available at the Turlough centre. Horkan’s team also gave out invitations to Horkans 10% Discount Christmas night that is taking place on 13th November in Turlough Lifestyle and Garden Centre.
You are invited to come along, enjoy mulled wine and have a great shopping night.
Horkans are launching their fantastic Christmas and Fashion Department. 
This is an event for all to enjoy! And an event you won’t want to miss, so grab your friends and make an evening out of it, at Horkans Turlough.
It’s a drop in- no Christmas show with no booking needed! where Horkans will have a wide variety of activities taking place:
• Demonstrations from Stylist Stella and the Friendtex Range
• Demonstrations from the Horkans team on all things Christmas
• New Jewellery line being launched – complimenting our existing fantastic range
• Seasonal Music on the night
• Horkans Hampers available for the perfect gift
• Mulled wine and finger food
• New Furniture range in store

Mayo Sports
The Mayo Sports Partnership and the Go for Life had a very large gathering of senior sporting personnel at An Sportslan, Castlebar, last Thursday for a series of inter club competitions.
In the disk throwing competition Michael Cosgrave, Millwood, won the competition as a member the Turlough Team and so qualifies his team of five players to compete in the Connaught final in Sligo in early December.

Soapbox Winner

Bernard Joyce was regional winner of the Europe Direct Soapbox Competition. Competitors had to give a three-minute “soapbox” speech on the subject “The Internet Does More Harm than Good”. Bernard will compete in the national final of the event which takes place this Wednesday 12th at Farmleigh

November Meeting
Officers and members of Turlough Community Development Ass.
has a wide agenda of community activities to discuss at the November meeting. Chairman Ger. Carney outlined the progress on traffic calming, the support of the Garda in observing and recording the traffic flow in the area of Turlough.
The progress on the provision of a children’s playground and the further development of the greenway and of access in the Turlough end was also discussed, the November village clean-up will deal with leaf fall in the area.
Extension of broadband facility to Turlough and to improve the low reception in Turlough is now receiving further attention with the announcement of Shell funding to provide a broadband ducting facility attached to the gas line which runs at the edge of Turlough village.
Turlough community is awaiting the proposals from Mayo County Council, for changes to the Turlough Development Plan to incorporate improvements in traffic and parking in Turlough. 

Hurling & Camoige

Ballyvary Hurling and Camoigr Club is holding a Table Quiz on Friday, November 21, in The Wishing Well, Ballyvary at 9pm sharp, Table of 4 €40. Come along and test your knowledge!

The club will celebrate 10 years of hurling next year and to mark this wonderful achievement the club is launching a calendar to mark this milestone. The calendar will give a glimpse of how the club has progressed over the 10 years and all of its achievements!
The calendar will be available in local outlets in the coming weeks. 

Caman Abu continues as normal Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8pm. and new players are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to book Parke Community Hall for meetings or events should contact Noreen Quinn on 087 – 2318563.

Friday Night Football commenced on Fridays in the Astroturf, Ballyvary. Times are 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. for 3rd and 4th class boys and 8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. for 5th and 6th class boys. New members are welcome along. Club playing and training gear can be sourced from Turlough Stores.

Parke Ladies Club have recommenced for the winter and will meet in Parke Community Hall and will meet every second Monday. 
New members are welcome and old members are welcome back.

Turlough Stores XL: Our winter opening times are as follows:
Monday – Saturday – 7.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Sunday and Bank Holidays – 9.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
National Lottery tickets and cards on sale now.
Thank you for your continued support.
Enquiries to 094 – 9289819 & Check out Turlough Stores XL facebook page.
Carrowkeel Furniture and Purpose Made Furniture
Monday – Friday 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00pm.
Sundays and Bank Holidays 12.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
After opening times visits can be arranged, Call Eddie at 094 – 9031522

Racing Night
A great racing night is arranged by the Parke GAA club at Stacks Bar, Castlebar, on Friday Nov. 14 in aid of the club’s development funds.
A great night with the Tote paying out on every race and club members from Parke, Turlough, Crimlin, Keelogues, Ballyvary and their Castlebar friends will know that their €20 fee will be helping the club’s development. 

Get Fit Classes
If you want to get fit you can enter the Derck Hopkins 6 week Get Fit Class, Give Derck a call on 0879307179.

Parent and Toddler Groups
Turlough Community Centre on Tuesdays and Crimlin Community Centre on Thursdays is the location for gatherings of parent and young toddler for the great fun packed morning.
The Tuesday morning gathering in Turlough Community Centre, of parents and children is a hive of activity and a great opportunity for children to have social interaction and playtime.
The Turlough Centre is an ideal location for the mums /dads to meet for a coffee and a good chat.
The Turlough parent and baby group are currently requesting any donations of good quality toys and if you would like to make donations of toys please drop them to the community centre Turlough on Tuesday morning from 10 to 12 p.m. 

Crimlin Parent and Toddler group take place every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Crimlin Community Centre. 
It provides an oppurtinity for for babies, toddlers and pre-school children to meet along with parent, grandparent or minder. Refreshments will be available and it costs only €3 per family. New comers always welcome.

Flower Arranging

The Le CHEILE Community and Family Resource Centre in Castlebar has arranged a Flower Arranging for Christmas; it is a two day course to learn the basic of table arranging and wreath making. 
Another course, catering for the spirit of Christmas is an essential oils making and bringing the spirit of Christmas into your home with essential oil.
This is delivered over two evenings in December and prior booking is necessary as places are limited to 15 people. Please book with Le Cheile FRC 094 9025126 as booking is required

Done and Dusted
Done and Dusted will provide the music at the Turlough Inn this weekend and will be featuring some top-line entertainment for the Turlough gathering. 
The folling is the November weekend music line-up.

Saturday November 15th Done & Dusted
Saturday November 22nd Niamh & David 
Saturday November 29th Trevor Moyles

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