Swinford Notes – 12th November 2014

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Meelick Irish Countrywomen’s Association

The next meeting of the Meelick Guild of the ICA is on Wednesday 12th November at 8:30pm in the Meelick Community Centre. New & past members welcome. Phone Judith on 086 0749103 for more details.

Swinford Men’s Shed

A start up meeting for a Men’s Shed in Swinford is being organised. This meeting will take place in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 13th November at 7pm. A representative from Irish Men’s Shed Association will be in attendance to answer any questions that you may have.

Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. Phone 087 704251 for further details.

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Meelick Community Centre. Fundraiser for St Joseph’s National School Parents Association.

Spot Prizes,
Grand Prizes,
Book Stall,
Face Painting,
Christmas Log Stall,
Guess Weight of Cake,
Guess Sweets in Jar,
and loads more.
Please Support.
Thank you.

Swinford’s Biggest Loser Fundraising Quiz

There will be a novelty fundraising quiz in The White House on Friday 14th November at 9pm in support of the Swinford’s Biggest Loser competition between the White House and the Gateway Hotel.

All funds raised will be shared between Console and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. This will be a quiz with a difference so please come along and support these great causes and the two teams in their battle of the bulge. Entry is €5 per person.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 9th November were

Val Hyland and Paddy Gallagher
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Cannon Joyce and Jack Pidgeon
Seamus Gallagher and Jimmy Muldowney
Tom Dunne and Martin Regan

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Maureen Morley and Phyllis Bredican
Tom Durkan and Michael Durkan

Raffle Winners

1st Eileen Geraghty
2nd Bernard Callaghan
3rd Eddie Bredican

The next 25 drive will be on Sunday 16th November at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Social Services Church Gate Collection

The recent Swinford Social Services Church Gate Collection amounted to €636.00. Many thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause. The monies collected are used to help fund the meals on wheels service and also the Christmas Party which will be held in Julian’s on Sunday 14th December commencing with Mass at 3 pm, followed by dinner and entertainment.

If you know of anyone who would like to avail of the meals on wheels service, please contact Mary Gallagher 087 8147463, Frances Ryan 089 4463524 or Phil Rowley 087 4195601

Christmas Bazaar

A Monster Christmas Bazaar in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice will be held in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Sunday 30th November from 12noon to 6pm.

There will be lots of trade stands with Christmas gift ideas, decorations, food, baking, raffles and children’s entertainment. Admission is free.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

There are no club matches this weekend. All teams have finished their season except for one Division 1C game to be played against Ballyhaunis. This is currently fixed for the weekend of the 29th/30th November.

Swinford GAA Meetings

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

There is a Swinford GAA monthly meeting on Sunday 16th November in the Gateway Hotel at 7:00pm. All members are asked to attend as there are important matters to discuss.

Swinford GAA Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 30th November at 7:30pm in the Gateway Hotel. Any members who wish to nominate members to the club executive or submit a motion must forward them to the club secretary, Katie Kelly by Wednesday 26th November. All nominations must be properly proposed and seconded and must also be signed by the person being nominated indicating their consent.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 6th November were -:

1st, 2nd & 3rd (shared)
Michael Lynskey and Mary Lynskey
Gerry Ronayne and Brian Rowley
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty
Verona McNulty and Tom Durkin

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Philip Irwin and Ann Rowley
Mary Doyle and Josie Prendergast

Raffle Winners

1st Carmel Timoney
2nd Josie Prendergast
3rd Margaret Waters

The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 13th November at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Swinford Christmas Festival

This year will see the first Swinford Christmas Festival running from Friday 28th November to Sunday 7th December. Over the course of the festival, there will be many events and activities occurring around Swinford for all the family. There will also be a fantastic shopping promotion running throughout in all participating businesses, where lucky customers will get a daily chance to win local shopping vouchers worth hundreds of euro and an overall winner will win €1000 in cash.

Festival events include:
• Paddy Casey Concert in Swinford Cultural Centre
• Aras Attracta Fashion Show
• Outdoor Crib
• Carol Singing
• Rosary at Paupers Grave
• Historical talk with Michael Comer
• Woodland Elf Treasure Hunt
• Aras Attracta Hairy Bucks Shave Off
• Live Music
• Gardening Club Christmas Floral Demo in aid of Roisin Tansey Trust Fund
• Senior Citizens Day
• Scoil Muire & Padraig ‘Back to the 80’s’ Musical
• Swinford Comhaltas CD Launch of ‘The Rose in the Heather’ CD
• Inter Pub Quiz Night
• Indoor Christmas Market
• Swinford Businesses Networking Event
• Annual Christmas Celebration of Life Vigil
• Swinfords Biggest Loser Finale
• Switching on of  Christmas Lights
• Santas Grotto
• Meelick Bazaar
And much much more!!

Check out the Swinford Christmas Festival page on our website for complete details. Your support for these events is very much appreciated.

Official Launch of Swinford Christmas Festival

The official launch of the upcoming Swinford Christmas Festival will take place on Friday 21st November at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Everybody is invited to attend on the night, where the programme of events for the festival taking place from Friday 28th November to Sunday 7th December will be launched.
All support is very much appreciated.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €1220 and was won by Gertie Molloy of Cloonfinane.

The next draw will take place in Julian’s, Midfield on Tuesday 18th November.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses and you can now play online.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows YOU may be the lucky winner next week.

Charity Floral Demonstration

Swinford Gardening Club will be holding a Christmas floral demonstration by Martina Flynn in aid of the Roisin Tansey Trust Fund on Tuesday 2nd December at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel.

Tickets are €10 available from local shops and club members. All floral arrangements will be raffled on the night. Phone 087 6206607 for more details.

Hospice Shop wins ‘Battle of the Shops’

The Hospice Shop in Swinford is delighted to have won the recent ‘Battle of the Shops’ competition in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar and would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and supported the event. Also a BIG thank you to all the lovely models who did Swinford proud on the catwalk, all the shop volunteers/ticket sellers and everyone who helped out on the night.

More details and pictures from the night can be found on the Hospice Shop’s Website and Facebook page.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for November 10th
2, 10, 12, 19

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Chris Garrett, Kilkelly Road
Maura & Martie, Meelick

€35 winners:
Declan Scanlon, Swinford
A. W. Kilgallon, Cashel, Midfield

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €11,600.

The next draw will be held on Monday 17th November in The Gateway Hotel.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre  on Tuesday 11th November were -:

Val Hyland and Jimmy Stenson
Helen Gallogley and Michael Regan
Philip Moore and Tom Bredican

Winners of the Spot Prizes

T.P Loftus and Matt Duggan
Pat Molloy and Eddie Bredican

Raffle Winners

1st Val Hyland
2nd Maureen Morley
3rd Jimmy Stenson
4th Michael O’Neill
5th Seamus Conwell
6th Patty Hanley

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 18th November at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

Route Selection Public Consultation

The emerging preferred route corridor for the following routes will be displayed in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Wednesday 19th November from 2pm to 8pm.

• N5 between Castlebar and Bohola,
• N58 between Foxford and the N5 and,
• N26 between Mount Falcon and Swinford

Staff from Mayo County Council (Mayo National Roads Design Office) and Roughan & O’Donovan AECOM Consulting Engineers will be available to answer questions at the venue. Mayo County Council invite your comments in relation to the emerging preferred route corridors which will be finalised following a review of the information gathered at this Public Consultation, together with additional studies on the emerging preferred routes, if required.

The preferred routes will also be displayed at venues in Straide, Foxford and Ballina. Locations and times for the other venues can be found here along with further information on this public consultation.

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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