Swinford Notes 16th March 2016

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The Katrina Armstrong Award


Do you think there is someone in the community whose contribution deserves special recognition? Scoil Muire agus Padraig present an annual award to someone who goes above and beyond for the good of the community.

Scoil Muire agus Padraig for the last few years have presented The Katrina Armstrong Award to a member of the local community whom they feel deserves to be recognised for their voluntary work and commitment to the community.

The award is named in memory of Katrina Armstrong, Killasser, Swinford. She was a much loved and admired past pupil who became ill in second year and displayed bravery and dignity in the last few months of her life. Each year the Student Council seek nominations from the people of Swinford and then they select the awardee whom they feel deserves to be acknowledged and thanked.

Nominations are now being taken for the 2016 award.

Nomination boxes will be left in local businesses around Swinford.


Daffodil Day

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously on Daffodil Day.

This year we collected €6776 and we are truly grateful to everyone in particular our volunteers who each year give their time and energy to this worthy cause.


St Patricks Day Parade

The Annual Swinford St Patricks Day parade will take place this Thursday at 3pm and once again promises to be a great day out in Swinford for all the family. Participants and Spectators are asked to co-operate with stewards at all times to ensure everything runs smoothly and safely.


Swinford.ie St Patricks Day Parade

Swinford.ie would like to invite a representative from all the clubs, societies, organisations etc. Active in our community to participate in this year’s St Patricks day parade with us. Contact Cathal Kelly on 0876412785.


Céilí on St Patricks Day


There will be Céilí held in the Gateway Hotel on St Patricks Day from 5-8pm.

Music supplied by M1 Monahan. Free raffle and tea served. Admission €8.

This céilí is organised by Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Committee which will be held on July 29th to August 3rd.


St Patricks Day Parade Awards Night

The awards presentation for the 2016 St. Patricks Day Parade will take place on Sunday 20th march at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend and there will be music and refreshments on the night.


Swinford Historical Society

The next meeting of the Swinford Historical Society will take place on Monday 21st March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All are welcome to attend.


Swinford & District Gardening Club

Horticulturalist Peter Mc Menamin will give a talk on Spring in the garden and introducing colour in your planting schemes.

This will NOW take place on Tuesday the 29th March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel.

New members welcome. Non members 5euro


Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brabazon Woodlands in Swinford takes place on Easter Sunday at 2pm sharp. This is now the 6th annual Easter Egg hunt in Swinford and it would not be possible without our generous sponsors every year and volunteers on the day. Huge thanks to this years sponsors, Gavaghan’s Mace, Kennedy’s Eurospar, Moore’s Supermarket, Mellett’s Newsagents, Spain’s Cards & Gifts, Corrib Oil Swinford, Applegreen Swinford, Kelly’s Gateway Hotel, Paraic Horkan’s & Kevin Murtagh Taxi.


Easter Egg Hunt Swinford poster 2016 copy

Swinford Tidy Towns Annual Good Friday Spring Clean

Swinford Tidy Towns annual National Spring Clean will take place on Good Friday the 25th of March @ 11am. If you have an hour or two to spare, please come along, all help is greatly appreciated. We will be meeting up at the No Name Club on Chapel Street Swinford at 11 am on Good Friday morning. Tabard’s, gloves, litter picker’s, rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by Swinford Tidy Towns frfom An Taisce on the day. We had a very successful clean up last year in the National Spring Clean, with the help of many volunteers & 24th Mayo Swinford Scout Troop along with Scoil Muire & Treasa Green Schools. For further information please visit www.swinfordtidytowns.com
National Spring Clean Poster 2016


Meelick 25 Drive Results

Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 15th March.

Card Winners

1st, 2nd & 3rd Shared by

Joe Thompson & Isobel Gallagher

Ann & Brian Rowley

Michael Ward & Leo Murtagh

Mary Doyle & Esther Munnelly

Val Hyland & Margaret Waters


Gerry & Michael Moran

Michael Ward & Leo Murtagh

Raffle 1st Eddie Bredican

2nd Val Hyland

3rd Mary Doyle

4th Dan Shiel

5th Cannon Michael Joyce


Monster 25 Card game will be held in Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford on Good Friday March 25th at 9.00pm sharp 1,000 Euro in prizes admission 10 Euro, proceeds in aid of Meelick Community Centre, please support, thank you.

Golf Club 25 Drive Results

Results of the cards from Thursday 10th March

1st/2nd shared by Francis Rowley Val Hyland Noreen and Eileen Geraghty

3rd shared by Gerry Ronayne Brian Rowley Martin McNeela and Cialin Gallogly

Phyllis Bredican
Verona McNulty
Mary McVann
Teresa McIntyre
Raffle winners
Val Hyland
Maureen Morley
Annie McNeela
Mary Doyle
Helen Gallogly x 2
Sean Quinn

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

Here is the results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 13th March.

Card winners

1st & 2nd  shared by

Dette Ryder & Joe Thompson

Jimmy Muldowny & Seamus Gallagher

3rd Mary Byrne & Virginia Heerin


Jimmy Jordan & Francis Rowley

Val Hyland & Michael Moran


1st Martin Ruane

2nd Jimmy McDonnell

3rd Eddie Bredican.


Monster 25 card game will be held in Schoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford on Good Friday March 25th at 9.00pm sharp. 1,000 Euro in prizes, admission 10 Euro, proceeds in aid of Meelick Community Centre, please support.

Next week will be the last game of the season in Aras Attracta, a big thank you to all the players who supported the game during the year.

50/50 Draw

This weeks was postponed.
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 the Whitehouse on the 22nd March. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

17 March 11-00 Swinford v Westport at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 16 Division 3

Swinford GAA v Burrishoole an Sunday 20th March at 11am at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Ardnaree v Swinford on Sunday 27th March at 11am in Ardnaree

Under 14 Feile

Swinford, Aghamore, Ballyhaunis & Carras play a Feile tournament on Saturday 9th April with games at 11am, 12pm & 1pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park & the Amenity Park.

Minor League Division A

Tuesday 22 March 17-00 Swinford v CharlestownGAA at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Tuesday 29 March 18-00 Ballintubber v Swinford in Ballintubber

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