Swinford Notes 13th December

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Healthcare Support Training

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment who are interested in pursuing a career as a care assistant. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in January 2018 and conclude in July 2018. Latest date for receipt of application for the course is today Wednesday 13th of December. Please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com to book the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

There will be Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation on Monday 18th December at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


Swinford Active Retirement Christmas Party

Swinford Active Retirement group in conjunction with Swinford Social Services are taking names from people interested in attending a Christmas Party in the Fr. Peyton Centre on Tuesday December 19th. Cost per person is €12 and transport to and from Swinford will be provided free of charge. If interested contact Mary at 094 9252511.


Class of 1997 School Reunion

The Scoil Muire agus Padraig Leaving Cert class of 1997 are having their school reunion on Friday, December 29th
The night will consist of a remembrance mass for deceased classmates at 7:30pm in the Gym Balcony in Scoil Muire agus Padraig.
Afterwards, there will be refreshments in the Gateway Hotel.
The night will offer a rare chance to catch up with old friends over the Christmas period.
For more information, please call 087-2473657


Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.

Killasser Comunity Centre 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Swinford Athletics Club who won the November 50/50 draw of €480.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was held in Whitehouse and Patricia Maloney won €460. 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 is in Melletts on 19th December

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Athletics Club

This week’s jackpot of €150 was won by Noreen Kelly of Castleroyan. Envelopes are available in most business premises for €2 each or 3 for €5.


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest


Week 50 Fixtures

Wednesday, 13th December @ 9pm – Westaro Masters Division 2 – Round 7 – Conn Rangers v Swinford FC

Sunday, 17th December @ 2pm – Connacht Junior Shield – Round 1 – Coolaney United v Swinford FC

Swinford Golf/Soccer 250 Draw

Swinford Golf/Soccer Draw 2nd draw results

1st €1000 PJ Moore

2nd €300 Dara Ruane

3rd €200 Daithi o Connor Gillespie

There are 2 draws every month for 12 months. Thanks to all for for your support. All results are available on the Golf Club and Soccer Club websites.

Swinford Comhaltas

Thursday 14th Dec Bolands

Thursday 21st Dec Melletts

Thursday 28th Dec Sheepwalk

Thursday 4th Jan Gateway

Thursday 11th Jan Quinns

Thursday 18th Jan Horkans


Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 14th: 3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 15th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 16th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 18th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4.30pm-5.30pm-ECM Dance
8pm-9pm Widows Group-Meeting (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 19th: 7pm-8pm-Swinford National School-Play/Concert

WEDNESDAY 20th: 7pm-8pm Culmore National School-Play/Concert
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)


Swinford Scouts

Beavers and Cubs resume meeting on Thursday October 12th – Beavers from 6.30 to 7.30pm and Cubs 7.30 to 8.30pm. All registered members will be contacted confirming the details. Places are still available in each section – to register your interest or for further details please email swinfordmayo24@gmail.com


Coolegrane Lights

Kevin Hughes, Coolegrane, Foxford will once again be erecting his colourful display of Christmas lighting at his home. The Coolegrane Lights are now known to be one of the largest and most colourful display of Christmas lights in the country. The lights will be switched on at 7pm on Friday December 8th by world famous singer Annette Griffin. Music by Pat’s Country Road Show, light refreshments and much more. Everyone is welcome to the switch on. As usual a donation box will be placed at the gateway and Kevin has decided to donate all proceeds to Ballina District Hospital Patient Comfort Fund. Please come along to view this spectacular display of lights over the festive season and support this worthy cause. For more information contact Kevin 0868583380. Follow the lights on Facebook Coolegrane Lights.

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only) and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

Early year’s music course

Barney’s Busy Bee’s parents and toddlers are holding a Sound World Early Years Music course, every Wednesday 10am and 11.30am in Barnacogue NS. This is a learning and development programme with many fun filled music activities, with parent and child interact, Cost €3. Any queries contact Barnacogue NS on 0949367440 or 0872024788.

Swinford Mens Shed

Workshop continues every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Mens Shed at Kilkelly Road, Swinford.

Swinford Community Lotto

The numbers for The Community Lotto are as follows.

10, 12, 22 & 29

There was no winner of the Jackpot, which next week will be €15,800.

€70 Shopping Voucher winners are as follows

Mr. Mcnamee, Santa Maria

Bernie Cafferkey, Sarnaught, Castlebar

3 Number winners

M.G.L. Feeney, Ballyglass

Daine Ryan, Carrowcanada

James O’Hara, Tullinacurra

Anne Forkan, Lislackagh

Lisa Rowley c/o Mace

T. Coleman, Ballydrum

Next weeks draw is on December 18th in Melletts

Operation Transformation in the Mayo Region for Family Carers Ireland

It is that time of year again!! Due to the success of the last 2 years events we are looking again for participants. It will be starting right after the xmas. A fitness and Nutrition plan will be put in place for each person with a makeover afterwards!. For more info please contact 094 9060305/086 3775702

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from the card game held on December 7th. Winners were

Tommy Bredican & Philip Moore 2 and 3rd prizes was shared by Peter Geraghty, Virginia Heeran & Chris Heeran

Spots were won by John Gallagher, Brian McNulty, Phyllis Bredican & Matt Duggan
Raffle prizes were won by Michael Regan, Phyllis Bredican & Mary Doyle

The Games continues every Thursday night at 9pm all Card players welcome

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thanks

Author: Douglas Kelly

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