Swinford Notes – 17th June 2015
VTOS Further Education Centre Open Day
VTOS Swinford is hosting an Open Day today (Wednesday 17th June) from 11am – 2pm. All unemployed adults are welcome to come along to find out more about the Computer and Business Course which is due to start in September 2015. Visitors will have an opportunity to discuss their options, meet staff and students plus take a tour of the building.
Light refreshments will be served.
Please note that due to the ongoing construction work for the “Spirit of Place Project”, there will be no parking in the ground of the centre. However, the centre will remain open and there will be pedestrian access.
Swing 4 Cancer Charity Golf Challenge
Swing 4 Cancer is an exciting and unique challenge to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. Three ‘Pink Swingers’ aim to play one hole of golf in every county in Ireland across two days. Yes that right….32 holes in 32 golf courses in 32 counties on the 19th – 20th June.
The Mayo leg of this event will be held in Swinford Golf Club on Friday 19th June between 4:10pm and 4:40pm. It is hope that many members and well wishers will turn out to support them and all donations for this unique fundraising initiative will be welcome.
For more information and to track their progress, visit the ‘Swing 4 Cancer’ Facebook page. You will even find an online donation link there too!
A fundraising charity scramble will be held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 18th June at 6:30pm. Proceeds will go to ‘Swing 4 Cancer’.
Killaturley Water Co-op AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Killaturley Water Co-op will take place at 9pm on Monday 22nd June in the Gateway Hotel.
All shareholders are invited to attend.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Thursday 18th June at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Under 14 Championship
Swinford v Islandeady
Saturday 20th June at 11:30am in Aghamore
Aghamore v Swinford
Saturday 20th June at 6:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Tourmakeady
Thursday 25th June at 7pm in Kilcommon
Under 14 Championship
Cill Chomain v Swinford
Saturday 27th June at 11am in Aghamore
Aghamore v Swinford
Saturday 27th June at 6:30pm in Hollymount
Hollymount v Swinford
Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.
Swinford & District Gardening Club Meeting
Alex Lavarde, Head Gardener at Mount Falcon, will give a talk in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 23rd June at 8pm.
Alex has worked wonders on the kitchen garden at Mount Falcon building it from scratch. His advice is always practical and most helpful.
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 Flood Management Consultation Day
Preliminary Options for managing flood risk in Swinford have been produced by JBA Consulting on behalf of the Office of Public Works. A Public Consultation Day will be held on Wednesday 24th June in the Swinford Library and Cultural Centre between 3pm and 8pm.
Members of the community are invited to come along to view the preliminary options and provide any comments they may have.
If you would like more information on the project, or have further questions, please contact Elizabeth Russell by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project website at www.westcframstudy.ie
Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 14th June were
1st & 2nd & 3rd (shared)
Luke Dunleavey and Martin Ruane
Francis Rowley and Jimmy Jordan
Michael Ryan and John Gavin
The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 21st June.
New card players are always welcomed.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for June 15th
11, 20, 21, 25
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Alan Cassidy, c/o Campbell’s
Eileen Garrett, Kilkelly Road
3 number winners:
Eileen Garrett, Kilkelly Road
Fiona Ryan, c/o Tara Cafe
M O’Boyle, c/o Mellett’s
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €17,800.
The next draw will be held on Monday 22nd June in Padraic Horkan’s.
Fun Horse and Pony Jumping Show will be held at Culmore Training and Trekking Centre on Sunday 28th June.
€10 entry fee per class.
Entries will be taken on the day, starting with newcomers at 11am.
Meelick Irish Countrywomen’s Association
The bus will leave from Meelick Church after 10am Mass. The cost of transport, lunch and entry to Arigna Mines is €50, which is to be paid to either Mary Browne Tel: 086 8600352 or Maud Begley Tel: 087 9810549 by Sunday 28th June.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers who gave of their time to help with National Sunflower Days for Hospice on the 5th and 6th June and all who gave so generously to the cause of the Hospice.
Thanks also to all the stores in Mayo and Roscommon for their kind assistance in making the days a great success. It is gratefully appreciated.
All the funds raised will go to supporting local Hospice / Palliative Care Services.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s draw was worth €726 and was won by Shannon & Niamh Lavin c/o Nicola Lavin of Castlebawn.
The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Julian’s on Tuesday 23rd June.
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……..
Killasser Family Fun Day
A date for your diary…. Killasser Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 5th July in the Community Centre and Football Pitch.
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.
Mayo Manchester Tradfest Group will entertain at Siamsa Sraide on Tuesday 4th August at 2pm on the main stage.
This group will include Joe Keegan, who was a runner up in the BBC Voice of Britain three years ago. He will also be accompanied by the Keegan School Of Irish Dance and they include some world class dancers.
This visit is part of a business and tourism networking event.
This year’s programme of events will be in circulation in the coming week.
If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email: Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie