Swinford Notes December 16th 2015

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Youth Memorial Park Swinford

In order to progress the development of a Youth Memorial Park in Swinford, the committee have met with Mayo County Council and discussed the matter at length. Attached find press release which explains what is proposed.

It would be hopeful that as many people as possible will view each of the options and give their comments. Meanwhile, fundraising for the project will continue with the target date for the opening set for next summer.

Press Release

13 December 2015 Press Release – Youth Memorial Park Some three years ago, a committee was formed in Swinford with the prime purpose of erecting a suitable monument to honour and remember all the youth of Swinford who had passed away tragically or otherwise over the years.

With the assistance of Mayo County Council, five possible locations were sourced and identified. Apart from one location which is registered in the name of CIE, all of the remainder are in the ownership of Mayo County Council. As each of the other four locations have individual appeal and possible potential, it has been suggested by the Committee that all should be put on public display.

Whilst all five locations have their own merits, the Memorial Park Committee are of the view that the CIE site is the best location overall for the Park. With this in mind all of the five locations will be on view in the foyer of the Library and Cultural Centre for a week commencing Monday 4th January.

A box will be available for all signed comments. Everybody with an interest is invited to view the exhibits. The committee wish to thank Mayo County Council and Mark Rhodes Sculptor for their input and look forward to the construction of the Memorial Park. A target date for the opening is set for summer 2016.


Swinford Men’s Shed Meeting

Swinford Men’s Shed will hold a meeting in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 17th December at 8pm.


Christmas At Applegreen


Join the staff of Applegreen, Swinford where Santa will be making a special appearance on the 22nd December at 3pm.

Loads of prizes to be won. Enjoy a Santa Puppet Show and disco along with a coloring competition.

Come along and take part in the fun.


Killasser New Years Eve Party




KCC-80's Disco Flyer


Christmas Craft Fair & Raffle

Barnacogue NS school will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 18th December from 12pm to 2pm. Beautiful handmade crafts, cake sale, jumble sale & Santa grotto, as well as other festive activities on the day!
The winners of our Christmas raffle will also be revealed with fantastic prizes including a Christmas hamper & the unique experience of a flying lesson.
Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 and are on sale now.
Contact 094 9367440 for any information.


Coolegrane Lights

Kevin Hughes Coolegrane, Foxford has once again erected his most colourful display of Christmas lights at his home.  The Coolegrane lights are known to be one of the largest and most magnificient colourful display of Christmas lights in the whole of Ireland.

As usual a donation box will be placed at the gateway and this year Kevin has decided to donate all proceeds collected this year to the Multiple Sclerosis Fund.

The lights were switched on last Friday by Fr Padraig Costello P.P Foxford.

For more information please contact Kevin Hughes on 086 8583380.

Everyone is welcome please support this worthy cause.


Hospice Thanks

Mayo Roscommon Hospice are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising activities e.g. Church Gate Collections, Sunflower Day and Coffee Mornings. Find out how you can volunteer on Swinford.ie


Mayo Roscommon Hospice Palliative Care service thank all who supported them throughout the year and gave so generously to the cause of the hospice.

It is greatly appreciated.

The funds raised will continue to help provide local palliative care services free of charge to all who need it in the community.

The Foundation wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all that is good for the New Year.


A night of Music & Song


A night of music and Christmas songs with the Mayo Concert Orchestra and special guest Cathal Gavin singing voice of an Angel from his CD will be held in St Josephs Church Urlaur, Kilkelly, on Wednesday the 16th of December at 8 o’clock.

Enjoyable evening guaranteed.


Operation Transformation Fundraiser in aid of Mayo Carers Association

Looking for participants from Mayo to take part in our ‘8 Week Weight Loss Programme’

We Provide

  • Fitness Programme
  • Nutrition & Dietary Advice sponsored by Connacht Nutrition & Diabetic Clinic
  • Private Weekly Weigh Ins

·         Sponsor Card Sheets & before & after photos taken by Carmel Williams, Photography, Kilkelly

After the Hard work!!

  • Hair & Beauty Makeover kindly sponsored by Petals Hair & Beauty, Castlebar
  • Hair & Hot Towel Shave kindly sponsored by Staunton’s Barbers, Castlebar
  • Outfit sponsored by Shaws Department Store for the night of the unveiling

Prize for the lady and the Man who loses the most

Prize for the person who raises the most money

Starting 8th January (Perfect time to lose those pounds after the festive season). To book your place contact Bernadette: 0863775703/0949060305


Manual Handling Training Course

A manual handling training course will be held in Killasser Community Centre, Swinford on Thursday 17th December from 12 noon to 3pm.

The course is free to unemployed people but must be pre-booked.

To register for the training please contact Dolores McNicholas at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com


Swinford GAA Fixtures


The MD Roof Services U-21 championship final has been fixed for this Saturday December 19th at 5pm in Elverys McHale Park, Castlebar.

Swinford v Davitts


Golf Club 25 Drive

Results for December 10th

1st and 2nd shared Sean Quinn, Matt Duggan & John Gallagher, Brian Rowley

3rd Esther Munnelly, Ronan Monaghan

Peter Geraghter, Michael O’Neill
Michael Regan, Leo Murtagh
Raffle prizes
Eileen Geraghty
Seamus Gallagher
Matt Duggan
No game on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve.
We would like to wish a happy Christmas and new year to all our card players and see you all on January 7th.

Meelick Card Results

Results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 15th December.

1st Mary Higgins & Jeraldine Turbitt

2nd & 3rd shared by

Noreen & Eileen Geraghty

Brian McNulty & Cannon Michael Joyce

Jerry Royane & Phillip Irwin

Ann & Brian Rowley.


!st Esther Munnelly

2nd Maureen Morley

3rd Michael O’Neill

4th Jerry Moran

5th Jim Lavin

6th Michael Ryan

7th Margaret Waters


John Colgan & Joe Thompson

Jack Pidgeon & Jim Lavin


Card games continue every Tuesday at 9.00pm, (all through Christmas and New Year), please support.

We wish all our card players a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


Aras Attracta 25 Drive

Results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 14th December.
Card Winners
1st Michael Ryan & Michael O’Neill
2nd John Byrne Bernard Callaghan
3rd Mary Byrne & Virginia Heerin
Jimmy Muldowney & Seamus Gallagher
Brian McNulty & John Gallagher
1st Leo Mertagh
2nd Phyllis Bredican
3rd Tom Durkan.
We are taking a break for Christmas after next sunday’s game where there will be lots of prizes in the raffle and the winners of the accumulator will be announced.
Games will start back on Sunday 3rd January and continue until Easter.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2016 to all the card players.

 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Franks Place, Killasser on 15th December and Aoife Rowley won €1,000.00.

The winning envelope was bought in Spains Cards & Gifts.

Envelopes are available in most business premises and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks.

Next draw in Bolands on 22nd December. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Once again there will be a guaranteed €1,000 for the winner.

Christmas Greetings

Swinford GAA club wishes all its members, players, managers, coaches and supporters a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

Swinford Community lotto Results


Swinford Community Lotto Developing Facilities for Clubs in Our Community. The results of this lotto can be found in Swinford Notes on Swinford.ie

Swinford Community Lotto Results for December 14th 2015

Numbers:  6   18   21   28
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Mary Doherty, c/o Moores
K Regan, c/o Julians
3 Number Winner
Fiona Ryan & Jenny, c/o Tara Cafe
Jackpot now €6,400
Draw on Monday December 21st in The White House
 Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community



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