• 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 Cloonacool to Tubbercurry road is closed to traffic following a single vehicle collision shortly before 10am.

    Emergency services are at the scene and the road is expected to be closed for some time.

  • There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

    The agency also notes that there are 28 large towns and cities discharging inadequately treated sewage into the environment.

    Foxford, Tubbercurry, Collooney and Monksland are among the larger urban areas that are listed in the report as failing to deal with waste water effectively and where waste discharges entering our waters don't meet pollution and health standards.

    Untreated sewage is still being pumped into our seas and waterways from 38 towns and villages around the country. Killala, Newport, Roundstone, Carraroe, Spiddal and Ahascaragh are among the locations cited in this list.

    The EPA says years of under-investment in the system is one of the main causes.

    Despite a "legacy of under- investment" and the State facing legal action from the European Commission for failing to meet mandatory standards, the EPA says improvements are not happening at a fast enough pace.

    EPA spokesperson Darragh Page says Irish Water is not meeting its own targets for dealing with the issue.

  • Gardai are appealing for the public’s assistance in tracing a 41-year-old man who has been reported missing from Co Sligo.

    Paul Geraghty, also known as Pol MacOireachtaigh, who is from Tubbercurry, has been missing since Tuesday June 26th.

    Paul is approximately 5ft 11”, of thin build with black hair and blue eyes. It is not known what he was wearing when last seen.

    Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have seen him to contact Tubbercurry Garda Station 071-9157000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

  • A public meeting with European Election candidates will take place this Thursday evening (May 16th) at 8pm in St. Bridget's Hall, Tubbercurry.

    The meeting is organised by the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA).

    Among the topics that will be addressed is the  enhancement of services and the delivery of quality water, developing towns and rural communities, and protecting family farms.

    There will be an opportunity for the public to listen and engage with the candidates.

  • Burger enthusiasts don’t have to stray too far from home to get their hands on a juicy award-winning burger, as Kepak, the sponsor of National Burger Day, today announced Connacht’s best burger category winners and Handsome Burger in Galway have also been named the national runners up for the best burger in Ireland. 

    • Raffaeles Takeawayin Tubbercurry won Best Burger at an Independent Takeaway
    • Blue Thunder in Claremorris won Best Burger at an Independent Chain
    • Handsome Burger in Galway won Best Gourmet Burger Specialist

    The announcement comes ahead of Ireland’s first ever National Burger Day, taking place tomorrow, 21st June, which will see hundreds of participating outlets across the country offer a special 2 for 1 deal on their signature burgers in celebration of National Burger Day.

    In the past month alone, almost 17,000 Irish burger enthusiasts cast their vote for the most mouth-watering burger in the country. With over 500 burger outlets to choose from, The Hungry Moose in Kilkennyhas been awarded the honourable title of the best burger in the country.

    To help celebrate the humble burger, Kepak will host Ireland’s first ever National Burger Day across the country tomorrow (21st June). Burger lovers can treat themselves and a friend to a signature burger with an exclusive Buy One Get One Free offer at participating burger outlets nationwide for one day only. The full list of participating outlets can be found at www.nationalburgerday.ie 

  • A man who had been reported missing from Co Sligo has been found safe and well.

    Paul Geraghty, also known as Pol MacOireachtaigh, who is from Tubbercurry was reported missing on Tuesday June 26th.

    Gardai confirmed this afternoon that he has been found safe and well and thanked the public for their help in the matter.



  • Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has been selected as a finalist in the European Innovation in Politics Awards for abolishing library fines and increasing of library opening hours in many libraries.

    The Innovation in Politics Awards acknowledges and supports public initiatives which make a difference in order to highlight innovation in Europe.

    Out of over 400 nominations from across Europe, 80 finalists were selected by a jury of more than 1,000 citizens from all European countries.

    Under the My Open Library Initiative, libraries open from 8am to 10pm, 365 days per year.

    Fifteen libraries, including Tubbercurry’s library, have already adopted the scheme which will extend to a hundred branches by end 2022.

    Minister Ring said the nomination is a tribute to the hard work put in by all the libraries undertaking the initiative.

  • 45th Annual St Patrick's Day Tubbercurry 10k prizewinners: 

    Men 1 John Travers (Donore Harriers) 31:34, 

    2 Jake O' Regan (St John's AC) 32:51, 

    3 Rossa McAlister (Donore Harriers) 33:07 


    M40 1 John Byrne (Mayo AC)  34:11

    M50 1 Eamon  Murphy (N Sligo AC) 36:49

    M60 1 David Dinsmore (Mayo AC) 43:45 


    Women 1 Teresa Doherty (Finn Valley AC) 35:49, 

    2 Sara Doohan ( Corran AC) 38:24, 

    3 Heather Foley (North Sligo AC) 38:43


    W40 Michelle Lannon (Carrick on Shannon AC 40:19

    W50 Mari Johnston  (Sligo AC) 40:27


    181 finishers. Full results at www.mayoac.com

  • A Sligo Councillor is calling for all bicycles sold in Sligo to be registered on a central database, to help prevent theft, and to reunite owners with bikes that have been recovered.

    Ballymote-Tubbercurry FG Councillor Dara Mulvey says such a bike database register is very useful for police forces in the UK, and he's calling on Sligo County Council to work with Gardai and the Department of Transport in introducing a similar system here.

    He believes a comprehensive register might be a deterrent to would-be thieves.

  • A company in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo which employs 48 people has gone into examinership, in an effort to safeguard its future.

    Basta, which manufactures locks, hinges and handles for doors and windows, has been a major employer in Tubbercurry for over 60 years.

    Chairman of the company, Castlerea-based businessman John Murphy has confirmed to Midwest News this afternoon that an interim examiner was appointed by the High Court last Thursday, and has 100 days to restructure the company's finances.

    Mr Murphy said they're hoping to invest in the company in the future, but need to make some strategic changes.

    This will involve redundancies, but he could not confirm the number of redundancies at this point, until management meet with the examiner and with staff and unions.

    John Murphy and his business partner bought Basta in Tubbercurry 14 months ago.

    Mr Murphy says that, while the market is changing, it is their intention to invest in the company in the future but with less people employed.


  • Tubbercurry Family and Childcare Resource Centre this week launched their new booklet “Families feeling their way through Covid 19”.

    The booklet is now available free from all Family Resource Centre’s in Co Sligo and from the Council offices.

    Sandra Cribben who is Tubbercurry FRC’s Project Coordinator said this booklet is a collaboration project by Tubbercurry FRC and is part of Sligo’s Covid Community Resilience Plan‘s– Keep Well Campaign. 

    The booklet is designed to help families deal with the extra pressures that have arisen due to the pandemic.