Swinford Notes – 15th July 2015
Swinford Men’s Shed & Marie Keating Foundation
The Marie Keating Foundation mobile information unit will be in Swinford from 3pm on Thursday 16th July. The units are stocked with take-home information leaflets and packs on the various cancers plus nurses are available to talk to people on a one-to-one basis in a private area on board about any concerns that they may have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else such as a family member or friend.
In addition and in conjunction with Swinford Men’s Shed, there will be a talk in regard to men’s cancer at 7pm on Thursday 16th July in the Gateway Hotel.
This talk is open to everybody and all are encouraged to attend.
More details can be found on the Marie Keating website.
Dylan’s Path To Walk
There will be a fundraising dance on Saturday 18th July in Julian’s of Midfield in aid of ‘Dylan’s Path To Walk’. Doors open at 9:30pm. Music by Brendan McGee, followed by dancing with La Bamba. There will also be an auction on the night.
There is a free return bus running from Aughamore and Kilkelly. For more details, please contact Frank Flynn on 087 9402013
There will also be a bucket collection for Dylan outside Hyde Park in Roscommon before the Connacht Final on Sunday 19th July.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Swinford & District Gardening Club Trips
Swinford Gardening Club outings are always enjoyable and an ideal way to visit new and exciting places. On Sunday 19th July, they will be visiting Strokestown Park House Famine Museum and Garden and their three day tour of Wicklow and Kildare will be leaving Swinford on Monday 10th August.
The Osprey Hotel, Naas will be the base for the tour with visits to Belvedere House & Gardens, Newbridge Silver Museum, Newbridge Shopping Centre, Glendalough, Russborough House & Gardens, Blessington Lakes, Fern Hill Garden Centre and a guided tour of Curragh Military Barracks & Museum.
Cost of tour: €240 pp sharing, single supplement €60.
For enquiries and bookings, please contact Angela on 087 6520311.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €839 and was won by Kevin Doyle of Tower Hardware.
The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Boland’s on Tuesday 21st July.
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……..
Lough Derg Pilgrimage
The Achonry Diocese is organising a three day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Monday to Wednesday 20th – 22nd July.
Island admission €70 for adults, €65 for seniors, €59.50 for students.
Introduction to Computers and Career Planning
This course is designed for unemployed people in order to provide the fundamental computer competencies needed to search for and apply for jobs. Training will be provided in essential Internet skills such as setting up an Email, Web Browsing and Microsoft Word. 1-to-1 support will be provided to individuals in order for them to meet their education, training or employment needs.
Venue: Sport and Leisure Centre, Foxford.
Start Date: Tuesday 28th July and each consecutive Tuesday for four weeks.
The course is free to qualifying applicants.
Places are limited and early booking is advised.
This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
Swinford Agricultural Show
The 27th Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 15th August at the Heeran Farm, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford.
They will have a full programme of family events and the show committee extends an invitation to anybody who would like to assist with the organisation of the event to contact any members of the committee.
Sponsorship of an event or class by a business or an individual would be much appreciated and anyone interested in supporting is again asked to contact any show officer or committee member.
Individuals, clubs and organisations interested in putting on an activity at the show are also asked to get in touch with any member of the show committee.
Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 12th July were
Michael Durkan and Tom Durkan
Eileen Geraghty and Noreen Geraghty
Eddie Bredican and Pat Molloy
John Byrne and Bernard Callaghan
The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 19th July.
New card players are always welcomed.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Thursday 16th July at 7pm in Islandeady
Islandeady v Swinford
Friday 17th July at 7pm in Cill Chomain
Minor Summer League
Cill Chomain v Swinford
Saturday 18th July at 12:30pm in Kiltane
Erris St. Pats v Swinford
Tuesday 21st July at 7pm in Swinford
Swinford v Ballinrobe
Sunday 26th July at 12noon in Louisburgh
Louisburgh v Swinford
Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.
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.
The sum of €947.98 was collected for Concern at Church Gate Collections in Swinford, Midfield and Meelick on June 27th & 28th.
Thank you to everybody who helped at the gates and to all who contributed so generously to this worthy cause.
Congratulations & Well Done
The members of Michael Davitt Branch CCE extend heartiest congratulations to all the young people from the area who represented Mayo so wonderfully well at the Connacht Fleadh in Ballymote recently.
Well done and thank you to Katie Mullaney, Sarah Mullaney, Niamh Henry, Katie O’Brien, Dean O’Toole, and Maeve Hyland. Congratulations and good luck to Alannah Thornburgh, Eugene Henry, Grace McDonnell and Stephen McDonnell who will represent Connacht at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo this August. Swinford will be cheering for you!
Well done also to the three Kilmovee Céilí Band on their great performances.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for July 13th
8, 22, 24, 25
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
R McHale, Market Square, Castlebar
Jean Barnicle, Ballintubber
3 number winners:
Anne Spragg, Oak Drive
Marty Durkin, Meelick
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €18,600.
The next draw will be held on Monday 20th July in Moore’s.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The memorabilia will be displayed as part of the centenary celebrations.
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.
Phil Coulter To Play In Swinford Church
Siamsa Seipeil is bringing the one and only Phil Coulter to Swinford on Friday 31st July. Composer, producer and performer, Phil is the best-selling Irish artist of his generation. He will be joined by some very special guests on the night, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable evening of music & song in the wonderful venue that is Swinford Church.
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