Turlough News

Posted in Connect on February 13, 2015.

Turlough News

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Community Futures Online

Sheila Coll, Community Futures Development Officer at Mayo County Council has arranged a Facebook marketing and communicating network for Mayo community groups.
Members of Turlough Community Development Association participated in last weeks gathering at Lough Lannagh and will arrange a Facebook site for Turlough community.
Last week Charlene Flanagan of 2 Marketing started a 2 week training course at Lough Lannagh Centre for South Mayo groups and the Community Futures Development Officer had arranged community group training in the Swinford and Ballina areas.


The Mayo Genealogy Group will hold its February meeting this Saturday, Feb. 14 at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park at 10-30am.

Young at Heart Group

The Young at Heart Group will hold their Annual General Meeting at Parke Community Centre on Thursday February 26.
The Young at Heart officers will be reporting on a busy and very successful year. The 2015 program of activities is already in preparation with computer classes, outings, sport & fitness programmes arranged.

Community Futures Meetings

Mayo County Council’s community futures section has arranged a presentation/workshop by Colin Roxburgh, Star Development Group, Scotland, titled ‘Making the Most of Community Futures’ on February 26th , at TheHarlequin Hotel, Castlebar. Colin Roxbourgh founded the concept of community Futures in Scotland and the Mayo community groups will be very interested in his presentation and to discuss the development of the Mayo community projects.
Another evening of great interest will be a presentation on the ‘Best Practise in Committee Management’ which will be held at Breaffy House, Castlebar on April 1.
Mayo Community Futures are asking that two representatives from each Community Futures area attend the events and report back to the groups within your communities on the essence of the two presentations.
These events encourage that your communities to learn from shared experiences , interact with other communities and energise and refocus communities on your Action Plans and future goals.

Turlough Cards

Last weeks winners at Turlough 25 Card Drive were:
First, Ann Scahill and Brenda Cleary, Evelyn Coffey and Mary Nolan,
Mattie Mc Ellin and Jim Doherty, Mgt Mc Redmond and Breda Cleary, Bridie Mc Dermott and Jimmy Coffey, Carmel Mc Sherry and Mary Doherty.
Tom Breligan and Cathal Hennelly, Eileen Pigott and Mary Gavin.
Third, Garry Kenny and Danny Patten, Mgt. Wateand Gerard Heneghan.
Sean Lydon and Gerry Kelly.
Best Last Ten, Mike Sheridan and Willie Jennings, Mgt. Mc Donnell and Stephen Mc Donnell.
Raffle, Raffle, John Melvin and Jack Mc Gough, Jimmy Coffey and Bridie Mc Dermott, Padraic Jordan and Pat Mc Hale.
Quiz, Padraic Jordan.

Turlough Card Game is on every Wednesday night at 9p.m. at the Community Centre.

Hurling & Camogie

Ballyvary Hurling and Camogie Club aims to teach all members the traditional values and culture of the games of hurling & camogie.
This will be achieved through the creation of a safe environment where all players experience a sense of fun, fair play and achievement as they learn to develop their talents to their full potential.
Thinking of getting fit for the Spring and get an opportunity to play a modern adaptation of the ancient game. Come along and have a look for yourself and see what you think.


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


Last weeks winner of the Parke GAA, 50/50 draw was Michael Barrett.
He won a total of €253. This week’s draw took place Saturday night in Stack’s Bar and all members and supporters are asked to support this fundraising drive. All club playing and training gear can be sourced from Turlough Stores.


Parke Ladies Club meet every second Monday at 9.00 p.m. in Parke Community Hall. The next meeting is on Monday February 17. New members are welcome and old members are welcome back.


A large number of traditional musicians played together at the most recent Sunday music session which was held in The Turlough Inn. A lively and fun session took place. The session continues on the third Sunday of each month and all musicians [beginners and improvers] are welcome to come along. The next session will take place on Sunday 15 February 2015 at 5.00 p.m.


Set dancing classes continue in Crimlin Community Hall on Mondays at 8.00 p.m. for beginners and improvers. Every is welcome and a good night of fun and fitness is to be had.


Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Teresa Boyle (nee Murray), Cunnagher, Ross and late of Carrowkeel, Turlough who was laid to rest in Parke Cemetery.

Music at Turlough Inn

Live music will be provided by Niamh & David on Saturday Feb. 14.
Followers and fans of Matt Keane will be delighted to welcome back Matt Keane on Saturday Feb. 21 and Conor Duffy on Saturday February 28.

Turlough 8K

Turlough Park is the setting for the start and finish line for the Ballavary Hurling and Camogie Club 2nd annual Ballyvary 8k Fun Run, which takes place on Saturday February 28, at 12 noon registration is from 11.00 a.m. Details can be found on our website www.ballyvaryhurling.com or on our facebook page. “Support your Local Club’: Ballyvary Hurling & Camoige Club are taking part in the National GAA Club Draw, fantastic prizes are on offer including trips to Australia, New York and All Ireland Final Football & Hurling Packages, tickets are €10 and are available from any committee member. Please Support.

Text Alert

Turlough Text Alert group organised by Turlough Community Development Association has arranged a network of local areas who will arrange membership in the Turlough Community Alert and support the Garda Crime Prevention Programmes of Community Alert.
Text Alert will enable an Garda Siochana provide information, by text or email to each registered “Community Contact” and they, in turn will forward the information by text or email to all members of our “Community Group” who have their contact number registered.
The Turlough community alert area has already enlisted 30 plus households who have registered and logged contact numbers in the scheme, extra registrations of households will follow.
The Text Alert scheme is designed for the community to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication from An Garda Siochana to the public and was welcomed in principle for the Turlough area.
Last week’s meeting arranged is to hold a public meeting in January 2015, in Turlough Community Centre and Garda Rowland Mc Intyre will be invited to address this gathering. All householders in the Turlough area are invited to attend and Chairman Ger Carney expressed the importance that each area was well represented at the January meeting.

Big-Hit Musical

Last weeks Parke musical ‘Annie’ was such a big hit that the show was sold out in advance as the reports of the high standards of the production had all the community eagerly waiting this big event.
The principals and large cast put on such a great show that we all want to know when is their next performance.
Parke Musical Society presented Annie in Parke Community Hall on Friday and Saturday 7th February with a matinee on Sunday last.

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