Swinford Notes – 12th August 2015

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Mayo North East Education/Training Programmes

Mayo North East has organised the following education/training programmes which will be held in Swinford during the month of August – Safe Pass, Occupational First Aid Training and Food Safety Training.

All courses are free to unemployed people.

Hand Held Pesticide Application Training will be delivered to people aged between 18 and 24 years which will provide them with the skills to work in a variety of horticultural and agricultural settings.

For further details in relation to dates, times etc please contact Dolores McNicholas on 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Fundraising Pub Quiz

There will be a fundraising pub quiz in The Sheepwalk Bar on Friday 14th August at 9pm in aid of Mellon Educate, building educational facilities in the most impoverished areas of South Africa.

2 tickets for the Mayo v Dublin All-Ireland Semi Final are up for grabs in the raffle, along with loads of other prizes. Team of 4 cost €20.
(There will be a prize for the most original and inventive team name!)

So come along and show off your intelligence…. or maybe sense of humour!

Swinford Agricultural Show

The 27th Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 15th August at the Heeran Farm, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford.

A full programme of cattle, sheep, equine, poultry and dog competitions will be held. Lots of family fun and entertainment will also be on offer. Sean Nós dancing workshop with Tommy Stenson, Music by Everyday Solution, Bonny Baby competition, children’s fancy dress and most appropriately dressed female/male.

Entries are now being taken for all sections and show schedules are now available. If you have never entered an item in the show before, now is your chance. Pick up a schedule of classes at their office in the Swinford National School which is open

Wednesday 12th August from 11am to 5pm
Thursday 13th August from 11am to 7pm
Friday 14th August from 11am to 2pm

Closing date for entries is 2pm on Friday 14th August

For more information visit www.swinfordagrishow.com or follow ‘Swinford Show’ on Facebook.

Swinford Clean Street League

This years Swinford Clean Street League is now in under way. Due to the poor weather earlier in the year, our Independent Adjudicators decided to delay the judging of the Clean Street League. Judging will now take place over the months of July, August and September.

There will again be two categories in the Clean Street League, Streets & Estates and the four categories that the streets & estates will be judged on are as follows:

• Litter Control
• Planting / Flowers
• Presentation
• Overall Impression

More information can be found on the Swinford Tidy Towns website.

Swinford Tidy Towns Flower Planters

Swinford Tidy Towns recently installed flower planters at various locations in the town. We would ask local residents to help us out & adopt a planter to look after.

We will be making more planters in the future for other locations around the town. Please get in contact with Swinford Tidy Towns if you know of a suitable location.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for August 10th
3, 13, 19, 22

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Erin Maloney, Bollingbrook Drive
Pat Doyle, Beechpark

3 number winners:
Dwayne Gardiner, Killaturley
John Moran, Kilkelly Road
M Conway, Kinaffe
Ella McDonald
W Kilgallon

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €19,400.

The next draw will be held on Monday 17th August in Padraic Horkan’s.

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 9th August were -:

Mae Quinn and Mary Callaghan
Sean Quinn and Tom Dunne
3rd (shared)
Nuala Killgallon and Una Dunleavy
Ann Rowley and Gerry Ronane

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 16th August.
New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was worth €705 and was won by Fionn & Shay McDonagh c/o Jean McDonagh of Cashel, Swinford.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Mellett’s on Tuesday 18th August.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses at €2 each or 3 for €5. You can also get your tickets online through the Swinford GAA store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10, 20, or 52 weeks.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows next week you could be the lucky one……..

Midfield National School 50th Anniversary

Midfield National School will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the school on Saturday 29th August.

Anyone who would like to help out on the organising committee or contribute photographs and other memorabilia please contact the school on 094 9252037 or email midfieldns@gmail.com

St. Michael’s National School Centenary Celebrations

St. Michael’s National School, Kinaffe, celebrates its centenary this year.

Anyone interested in donating old photographs, articles, children’s memories or memorabilia associated with the school can contact Margaret Reilly, Kinaffe N.S on 094 9251031 or by email on kinaffens1@gmail.com

The memorabilia will be displayed as part of the centenary celebrations.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Wednesday 12th August at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

East Mayo Junior
Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts

Friday 14th August at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor B Championship
Swinford v Ballintubber

Sunday 16th August at 1pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v Castlebar Mitchels

Sunday 16th August at 2:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Claremorris

Wednesday 19th August at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Kilfian

Friday 21st August at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Minor B Championship
Swinford v Kiltimagh

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

Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.

Swinford Foroige Club

Swinford Foroige Club will resume meetings on Friday 11th September.

Enrolment will be held from 7-9pm on Friday 28th August in the Swinford Cultural Centre, with membership forms to be filled in on the night by a parent or guardian.

The club is only open at present to secondary school pupils and a fee of €20 is payable on the night for insurance. Parents/Guardians are also required to take turns with supervision at least four times in the year.

If you would like your child to join or require further information before enrolment please contact Tina on 087 2056681

Thank You

A BIG thank you to all who supported and helped with the book sale in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital held in Tesco, Swinford on Sat 8th August.

Thanks to your generosity a total of €657 was raised for a very deserving charity.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Bradán Boland of Cloonlumney who won €1275 in the Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Monthly Draw which was held in Frank’s Place on Sunday 9th August.
Bradán purchased his lucky envelope in Horkan’s.

Further information is available on the Killasser Centre Facebook Page.

Carer Of The Year Nominations

If anyone would like to nominate a carer for the Carer Of The Year Award 2015, please contact the Mayo Carers Association for a nomination form.

The award is open for Family Carers and Young Carers.

For further information, please contact Bernadette or Doreen on 094 9060305 or 086 3775702

Vodafone Swinford

Swinford GAA has entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where customers will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. All you have to do is mention Swinford GAA when you are paying for your shopping within the store.

Your support for this arrangement would be greatly appreciated.

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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