Swinford Notes – 1st July 2015

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Swinford Indoor Country Market

Come and celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July at the Swinford Indoor County Market from 9:30am – 2pm at the Swinford Cultural Centre. They have a busy day planned for the whole family. ‘In Stitches’ Wool & Craft shop are running a workshop for all children (Boys & Girls) aged 6+.

As always lots of lovely stalls are there with a few new faces among them, fish, woodcrafts, fruit, veg, cakes, breads, preserves, plants and crafts, will all be available. Plus there will be Live Bluegrass music playing.

The Railway Cafe will also be open for everyone to sit down relax with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake while enjoying the music.

The organisers look forward to seeing you all there to help celebrate with them.

Killasser Family Fun Day

Killasser Family Fun Day will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday 5th July in the Community Centre and Football Pitch.

There will be sports and novelty challenges for children and adults throughout the afternoon. The popular and successful Cow Pie Lotto returns again this year. Enjoy music and refreshments from 8pm in Frank’s Place along with this month’s Killasser 50/50 Draw.

All proceeds in aid of Killasser Community Centre.

Thank You

Geraldine Loftus Ryan and Breeda Mullaney, who work in Mellett’s Newsagents, would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who supported them in the VHI Dublin Women’s Mini-Marathon on Monday 1st June.

A total of €205.90 was raised for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for June 29th
5, 12, 19, 24

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Kathleen Benson, Swinford
Seamus Neary, Callow

3 number winners:
Geraldine Carter, Market Street
Emer Mullarkey, Rath Dubh
Patricia Tunney, Cloonlara
Karen Murray, c/o Baxter
Una Doyle, Tumgesh
Blue Mink

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €18,200.

The next draw will be held on Monday 6th July in Mellett’s.

Siamsa Sraide Workshops

The Siamsa Sraide Committee are running workshops for a week prior to the festival. Classes are in creative / hip hop dance and West African Drumming. Classes will be held in Scoil Muire agus Treasa and are free of charge.

Dance classes are for boys and girls aged 6 – 17 years. Drumming classes are for boys and girls aged 8 -17 years. Classes are limited to 30 pupils.

Contact Brid on 086 8059172 to book for the West African Drumming.
Pupils will give a street performance on Monday 3rd August.

Scoil Cheoil Siamsa Sraide

The Michael Davitt CCE are running traditional music classes in Scoil Muire agus Treasa for one week prior to Siamsa Sraide starting on Monday 27th July.

Classes are for beginners and improvers on tin whistle, banjo & bodhran.
Please email cceswinford@gmail.com for more details.

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.
Non-members welcome.

For enquiries and bookings, please contact Angela on 087 6520311.

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 28th June were

Val Hyland and Paddy Gallagher
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Martin Ruane and Luke Dunleavy
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty
Michael O’Neill and Michael Ryan

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 5th July.
New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €802 and was won by Vincent Callaghan of Tullinacurra, Swinford.

The next draw will take place in The Sheepwalk Bar on Tuesday 7th 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……..

East Mayo Anglers Website

If you run a B&B/Hotel, are a professional Gillie or provide fishing services in East Mayo please note that the East Mayo Anglers Association are updating their website and ask anyone who is interested in having their business listed on the website to please forward their details to the East Mayo Anglers Office in Market Street, Swinford.

Dance Summer Camps

ECM Dance will be running a Summer Camp in Swinford Cultural Centre from the 6th to 10th July. Included in the week will be hip hop, contemporary, break dancing and performing arts along with other fun and games.

The camp is open to boys and girls aged 4 – 19 years but places will be limited. For more information or to book, please contact Charlotte on 087 6560159 or visit the ECM Dance Facebook page

Meelick Summer Camps

Summer Camps will be running in the County Montessori at Collagh, Meelick for the following dates -:

• 6th July – 10th July
• 13th July – 17th July
• 20th July – 24th July
• 27th July – 31st July

Running from 10am to 1pm daily (Flexible if necessary)
€50 per week – discount for families.

These camps are aimed at 3 – 5 year olds and include lots of fun and outdoor activities. For queries and further information, please contact Mary Sheedy on 086 1773935 or 094 9384449

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.

For further information, please contact Fr. John Maloney on 094 9367031 or email jmaloney@achonrydiocese.org

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 14 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 28th June are -:

Declan Kavanagh, c/o Dec-Tech, Newpark Industrial Estate, Swinford
G & M McNicholas, Loughcurragh, Swinford
Robert Quinn, Midfield, Swinford

There are two draws every month for a twelve month period and the organisers thank you for supporting their draw.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Friday 3rd July at 8pm in Amenity Park

Minor Summer League
Swinford v Crossmolina

Saturday 4th July at 11:30am in Amenity Park

Under 10
Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

Sunday 5th July at 2pm in Amenity Park

Junior Championship
Swinford v Kilfian

Monday 6th July at 6:30pm in Aghamore

Under 12
Aghamore v Swinford

Monday 6th July at 6:30pm in Ballaghaderreen

Under 12
Ballaghaderreen v Swinford

Wednesday 8th July at 8pm Venue : T.B.C

Canon Henry Quarter Final
Kiltimagh v Swinford

Any changes to the fixtures will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.

Work commenced to improve the playing surface on the football pitch on Monday 22nd June. As a result the pitch will be closed for a few weeks.

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.

You can buy tickets from the Swinford GAA website, O’Connells Pharmacy, the Gateway Hotel and Mellett’s Newsagents or call Mick on 087 6837564.

Tickets will sell quickly, so buy now to avoid disappointment.

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 extends an invitation to anybody who would be willing to give of their time to assist to contact any members of the committee.

Any business or individual interested in supporting the show by way of sponsor ship is also invited to contact the show officers and committee members.

Swing 4 Cancer Charity Golf Challenge

On the 19th & 20th June three golfers played 32 holes of golf – one in each county of Ireland – in two days. Their aim was to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland and Swinford Golf Club was chosen as the venue for County Mayo.

A large turn out of members, including President Esther Munnelly and Lady Captain Dympna O’Donnell welcomed them to the club. Accompanying them on the Mayo leg was former Mayo GAA footballer Conor Mortimer.

Before departing for their next golf club in County Silgo, the golfers were presented with a cheque for €440, the proceeds of the Swinford Golf Club Scramble that was played on the previous evening. On this unique Golf Challenge, the three golfers raised over €20,000 for a very worthy cause.

For more information check out their ‘Swing 4 Cancer’ Facebook page.

If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email:  Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie

Author: Swinford Admin

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