Curry

  • A boil water notice has been issued this evening for the Lough Talt Regional Water Supply scheme, following the detection of cryptosporidium in the treated water coming from the plant.

    About 13,000 people are affected in the towns of Tubbercurry and Ballymote, and the hinterland including the villages of Annagh, Aclare, Curry, Charlestown, Lavagh, Ballanacarrow, Carroweden, Kilmacteigue and Coolaney.

    Irish Water says public health is their number one priority, and it’s imperative that people adhere to the boil water notice.

    The cryptosporidium in the treated water coming from the plant was detected after a routine test, and Irish Water says they will be carrying out weekly sampling at multiple sites in the scheme with a view to getting the boil notice lifted, if there are sufficient clear samples over a number of weeks.

    Water must be boiled for drinking, preparing salads and similar uncooked foods, brushing teeth and making ice.

  • The Funeral service took place today of JP Duffy who passed away on Saturday, while taking part in the Westport Sea 2 Summit Challenge.

    Large crowds attended the funeral service this afternoon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curry.

    Mr Duffy from Bunnacranagh, Curry, Co. Sligo, who was a successful entrepreneur, became ill on the latter stages of the endurance challenge.

    The Westport Sea 2 Summit challenge involves cycling, running and ascending and descending Croagh Patrick.

    Mr Duffy was a founder of telecoms business Westel Utilities Limited.