Swinford Notes – 18th March 2015
Swinford Men’s Shed
The next meeting of Swinford Men’s Shed will take place on Thursday 19th March at 7:30pm in Swinford Community Centre. New members are always welcome.
Swinford Camera Club
The next meeting of Swinford Camera Club is 8pm tonight (Wednesday 18th March 2015) in Swinford National School.
If you have an interest in photography why not come along to one of our meetings, everyone is most welcome, especially beginners. Meetings are held at 8pm in Swinford National School every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
If you are thinking of purchasing a new camera, or thinking of buying accessories for your camera why not come along and get some advice from club members. Swinford Camera Club members have a wide variety of cameras, from compact point & shoot up to DSLR’s.
If you would like more information on the Swinford Camera Club, please visit their website which can be found here.
Culmore National School Open Day
Culmore National School will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 21st March between 11am and 1pm.
Anyone who wishes to enrol their child for September 2015 can come along on the day or alternatively enrolment forms are available from the school.
For further details / queries, please call 094 9252038
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Friday 20th March at 8:00pm in Castlebar
Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup
Castlebar Mitchells v Swinford
Sunday 22nd March at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Minor League Division 2 Round 2
Swinford v Knockmore
Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 15th March were -:
Michael Durkan and Tom Durkan
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Mary Byrne and Virginia Heeran
Val Hyland and Paddy Gallagher
Winners of the Spot Prizes
Michael Ryan and Michael O’Neill x 2
1st Maureen Morley
2nd Michael Moran
3rd Eddie Bredican
The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 22nd March at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.
Seisiún na nÓg
The next Seisiún na nÓg will take place on Sunday 22nd March. It will be hosted by Rita and Shane in Campbell’s White House and will be led as usual by Rob.
All young musicians, singers and dancers are welcomed to attend.
Defibrillator Training has been organised for Saturday 28th March in the Gateway Hotel from 11am to 6pm.
Please contact 087 1037993 if you wish to be included for training.
Entry forms for the Mayo Fleadh which is being held in Swinford again this May are available from the local Comhaltas Committee Members or from Ray Lambes. All entries must be in by April 1st.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s draw was worth €1003 and was won by Geraldine Ward of Doontas, Killasser.
The next draw will take place in Mellett’s at 9pm on Tuesday 24th March.
Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses.
They are now available at 3 for €5 and you can also play online.
The club would like to thank all our sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 12th March were -:
1st & 2nd (shared)
Eileen Geraghty and Noreen Geraghty
Eddie Bredican and Francie Rowley
Helen Gallogley and Mary Callaghan
Winners of the Spot Prizes
Michael Regan and Leo Murtagh
Annie McNeela and Esther Munnelly
1st Bernadette Ryder
2nd Michael Regan
3rd Gerry Ronayne
The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 19th March at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.
Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results
The results of Draw No. 7 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 14th March are -:
Padraic McHale, Snugboro, Castlebar
Oonagh Sheahan, Circular Road, Swinford
Aine Ruane, Kilkelly Road, Swinford
Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw
Killasser Community Centre is 35 years old this year and in order to support the future maintenance and redevelopment of the centre and its associated grounds, the committee has decided to commence a 50/50 development draw.
It will be a monthly draw costing €5 to enter and the first draw will be held in Frank’s Place on Sunday 5th April.
Monthly draw envelopes can be purchased in the following venues:
• Frank’s Place
• Carramore National School
• Killasser National School
• Swinford Credit Union
• Swinford Post Office
• Padraic Horkans
• Sean Gavaghans
• Aclare Post Office
Or from the following people:
Swinford Drama Group Production
The members of Swinford Drama Group will be staging two one-act plays in Swinford Cultural Centre on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April. Currently two different groups of local amateur actors and actresses are busy rehearsing under the guidance of director Pat Moore.
“What’s For Pudding” by David Tristram and “Double Take” by Clement Shevlin are both comedies and you are guaranteed a great night’s entertainment.
Doors open at 7.15pm and first play begins at 8.00pm.
Everybody is welcome to attend for what will be an enjoyable and funny production. Please do come along and support the shows during its run.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for March 16th
1, 11, 15, 27
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Noelle Geraghty, Sarsfield Manor, Charlestown
Declan Brady, c/o Quinns Bar
3 number winners:
Gerry Walsh, c/o The Sheepwalk
Dagwood & Blondie, Foxford
Mary Gardiner, The Orchard
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €15,200.
The next draw will be held on Monday 23rd March in The Gateway Hotel.
Meelick 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 17th March were -:
Cannon Joyce and Brian McNulty
Peter Geraghty and Sean Quinn
Maureen Morley and Phyllis Bredican
Winners of the Spot Prizes
Mary Lynskey and Michael Lynskey
Michael Moran and Jerry Moran
1st Eddie Bradican
2nd Leo Murtagh
3rd Sean Quinn
4th Michael Moran
5th Maureen Morley
The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 24th March at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Events
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation would like to invite you to participate in the following fundraising events and help the hospice to maintain local palliative care services for those in need in your community.
The Kilmovee 10K Race is being held on Saturday 4th April at 1pm. This is the 6th annual Kilmovee 10k road race and over the past 5 years more than €30,000 has been raised. If you would like to join this years race and be part of the fastest growing road race in the west – You can register online here.
The 2015 Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday 19th April across Mayo and Roscommon starting at 12noon. Remember a friend or a loved one by participating in a walk in your area and raise much needed funds for local palliative care services.
The venues for the Memorial Walks in Mayo are in Castlebar, Ballina & Westport.
Register before Friday 27th March to personalise your Memorial T-shirt.
Full registration can be done online here.
Scoil Muire agus Treasa Enrolment 2015 / 2016
Scoil Muire agus Treasa, Swinford National School is now enrolling pupils for September 2015. Enrolment forms are available at the school.
For further details / queries, please call 094 9252055
Social Services Summer Outing
Social Services Summer Outing to County Clare will take place on June 29th, 30th & July 1st 2015. The group will be staying in The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis and will be visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Craggaunowen, Lisdoonvarna Smokehouse, Burren Centre & Kilfenora. There will also be an evening meal in the Barn Kitchen at Bunratty Folkpark. Total cost of the trip is €240.
Anyone wishing to travel is asked to pay a deposit of €50 using one of the following methods: by posting a cheque to treasurer Mary Gallagher, Moyhaven, Cloongullane, Swinford; by leaving your name and deposit with a committee member in Moore’s Shop after 12 o’clock mass on Sunday 15th or 22nd March; or by contacting Mary Gallagher on 087 8147463 or Susie Moore on 087 7677687
All deposits must be paid by Sunday 22nd March.
Seats on a first come first served basis.
“Grow Your Own” Gardening Talk
More and more we realise the importance of knowing where our food is sourced. What could be better than growing it in the safety of your own garden?
Learn how to do just that in this month’s Gardening Talk in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 31st March at 8pm.
Eamon Duffy will give a talk on “Grow Your Own” and both experienced and novice gardeners will find this most informative. At the end of the talk there will be an opportunity to ask Eamon questions and to share your own gardening tips.
There will also be a bring and buy table plus a raffle on the night. Everyone is welcome to attend. The entrance price for non members is 5 euro but why not take this as an opportunity to join the Swinford & District Gardening Club.
If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email: Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie