Swinford Notes – 11th March 2015

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Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

Next week sees Swinford celebrate its 64th St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 1952. The theme for 2015 is ‘Our History Our Heritage’. This is always a great family day out and we invite all of you to come and enjoy the day in town.

The parade will commence at 3pm. All participants are asked to have their entry forms returned to the St Patrick’s Day box at the reception in the Gateway Hotel by Friday 13th at the latest. If you would like to discuss participating in the parade, please contact Cathal Kelly on 087 6412785

On the day itself, all participants are asked to be in the Tesco car park by 2:30pm and please co-operate with all stewards to ensure the safe and smooth running of the parade for all.

All local businesses, clubs, societies and organisations are asked to get involved in any way they can to make sure this special national day is a success. Whether it is by entering into the parade or decorating your premises, please do whatever you can.

The parade relies on all local finances to operate and all contributions are gratefully received. All businesses are asked to drop their contribution into the box at the Gateway Hotel reception.

For any further information please contact Cathal Kelly on 087 6412785

Meelick Irish Countrywomen’s Association

The next meeting of the Meelick Guild of the ICA is being held tonight (Wednesday 11th March) at 8:30pm in the Meelick Community Centre. New & past members welcome. Phone Judith on 086 0749103 for more details.

Culmore National School Open Day

Culmore National School will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 21st March between 11am and 1pm.

Anyone who wishes to enrol their child for September 2015 can come along on the day or alternatively enrolment forms are available from the school.

For further details / queries, please call 094 9252038

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Sunday 15th March at 12noon in Cong

Minor League Division 2 Round 1
The Neale v Swinford

Sunday 22nd March at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor League Division 2 Round 2
Swinford v Knockmore

Any changes to the fixtures will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 5th March were -:

Mary Byrne and Virginia Heeran
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Tom Bredican and Philip Moore
Eileen Geraghty and Noreen Geraghty

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Mary Byrne and Virginia Heeran
John Gallagher and Jimmy O’Donnell

Raffle Winners

1st Ann Rowley
2nd Esther Munnelly
3rd Philip Moore

The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 12th March at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Swinford Comhaltas Quiz Night

The Mayo County Fleadh Cheoil will be hosted in Swinford for the 3rd year in a row this May. The local Comhaltas branch – Michael Davitt CCE are holding a Table Quiz in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 13th March at 9:30pm to help with the costs. This is always a fun night with good prizes and refreshments provided.

Please come along and enjoy a great start to a long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Áras Attracta Sessions

Michael Davitt Branch CCE has recently been holding monthly sessions in Áras Attracta. The next monthly session will take place on Sunday 15th March at 6pm. All are welcome.

For more information please contact Basil McDonnell or any CCE committee member.

Seisiún na nÓg

The next Seisiún na nÓg in Swinford is on Sunday 22nd March. Led as usual by Rob it will be hosted by Rita and Shane in Campbell’s White House.

All young musicians are welcome to come along and enjoy playing, singing, dancing or listening for an hour or two.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for March 9th
4, 16, 19, 23

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Frank Durkin, Gleann Darach
Olivia Roughneen, Meelick

3 number winners:
Lorraine Kelly, c/o Gateway Hotel
P Horkan, Main Street
E McCann, Rathunas
Tiny, c/o Melletts

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €15,000.

The next draw will be held on Monday 16th March in The Gateway Hotel.

Swinford Community Lotto wishes everyone a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 10th March were -:

Val Hyland and Jimmy Stenson
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Leo Murtagh and Michael Regan
Mary Lynskey and Michael Lynskey
Michael O’Neill and John Gallagher

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Seamus Conwell and Jimmy Jordan
Michael O’Neill and John Gallagher

Raffle Winners

1st Seamus Gallagher
2nd Aideen Shiel
3rd Mary Higgins
4th Ann McNeela
5th Willie Creighton
6th Leo Murtagh

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 17th March at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

Scoil Muire agus Treasa Enrolment 2015 / 2016

Scoil Muire agus Treasa, Swinford National School is now enrolling pupils for September 2015. Enrolment forms are available at the school.

For further details / queries, please call 094 9252055

Social Services Summer Outing

Social Services Summer Outing to County Clare will take place on June 29th, 30th & July 1st 2015. The group will be staying in The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis and will be visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Craggaunowen, Lisdoonvarna Smokehouse, Burren Centre & Kilfenora. There will also be an evening meal in the Barn Kitchen at Bunratty Folkpark. Total cost of the trip is €240.

Anyone wishing to travel is asked to pay a deposit of €50 using one of the following methods: by posting a cheque to treasurer Mary Gallagher, Moyhaven, Cloongullane, Swinford; by leaving your name and deposit with a committee member in Moore’s Shop after 12 o’clock mass on Sunday 15th or 22nd March; or by contacting Mary Gallagher on 087 8147463 or Susie Moore on 087 7677687

All deposits must be paid by Sunday 22nd March.
Seats on a first come first served basis.

Defibrillator Training

Defibrillator Training has been organised for Saturday 28th March in the Gateway Hotel from 11am to 6pm.

Please contact 087 1037993 if you wish to be included for training.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €1109 and was won by Jim McNicholas of Lagcurragh.

The next draw will take place in The White House at 9pm on St. Patrick’s Night.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses plus you can also play online. Draw envelopes are now available at 3 for €5.

The club would like to thank all our sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 8th March were -:

1st & 2nd (shared)
TP Loftus and Matt Duggan
Mary Lynskey and Michael Lynskey
Luke Dunleavey and Martin Ruane

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Pat Molloy and Eddie Bredican
Mary Lynskey and Michael Lynskey

Raffle Winners

1st Val Bredican
2nd Nuala Kilgannon
3rd Val Bredican

The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 15th March at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Humbert Challenge Triathlon

Swinford Tri Sports are again hosting the Humbert Challenge Triathlon and this year’s event will take place on Sunday 28th June.

The Humbert Challenge Triathlon is an Olympic distance triathlon which involves a 1500m swim in the beautiful Callow Lake, a 44k cycle and a 10k run. Last years event not only attracted a great level of local participation but also competitors from all over the country and beyond.

To enter the Humbert Challenge Triathlon 2015 log on to www.triathlonireland.com or for further details contact 087 2805222

Women’s Mini Marathon

If anyone is doing the Women’s Mini Marathon this year could they consider helping The Carers Association in Mayo. Their role is to support carers who work tirelessly behind closed doors caring for their loved ones by providing support groups, information and in home respite. Sponsor cards can be provided.

Please contact 094 9060305 or 086 3775702 if you would like to help.

If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email:  Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie

Author: Swinford Admin

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