Swinford Notes 20th April 2016

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Turn Mayo Pink!

Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle takes place on April 30th, and we have people coming from all four corners of Ireland together with people from England, Scotland and US taking part in this event for breast cancer research.  The cycle will be stopping for a fruit and water stop in Swinford .

We are asking that Swinford and  parish will ‘turn pink’ and show their support, solidarity and welcome.

Organisers of the Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle are asking people to show their support for those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, and those who are cycling for breast cancer research through Ballina on Saturday April 30th, by decorating their homes and neighbourhoods in pink. Ribbons, flags, paint, scarves – anything will do, as long as it’s pink!


“Clean Up Mayo Day”


Swinford Tidy Towns will be taking part in this years “Clean Up Mayo Day” which will be held on Mayo Day Saturday the 30th of April. We will meet as usual at 11am at the No Name Club on Chapel St. All help is greatly appreciated. We would ask you to wear the Mayo colours as there will be lots of photos taken for #Mayo Day.


clean up mayo day 2016-WEB


Community Games

Swinford Community Games takes place in Swinford Amenity Park on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May starting at 2pm.

All children under 16 years living in the Swinford area are encouraged to take part. Entry fee is €3 per child or €5 per family.

A sincere thank you to all who supported the recent church gate collection. The money raised goes towards medals, affiliation costs and competitor’s entry fees to County and All-Ireland competitions.

If you would be willing to help out on the day contact Marie 087 2805222.


Alzheimer Tea Day on 5th May 2016

Foxford Alzheimer Day Centre is holding a Tea Party on 5th May 2016 in the Centre from 10am onwards. All monies will be used to continue to provide Day Care Services for people living with Dementia from Foxford Swinford, Charlestown, and Ballina areas.

Your support is gratefully appreciated.


St. Bronach’s Warriors Sponsored Walk

Please find attached  a local newspaper article regarding two members of  ‘St. Mary Star of the Sea, Roman Catholic Church, Rostrevor, Eamonn O’ Connor and Micky McKevitt who are  walking the width of Ireland to raise funds solely for the ‘Restoration Fund’ of Kilbroney Parish Church, Church of Ireland, Rostrevor.

A total distance of 280 km from Thursday 28th April to 7th May 2016.

We are looking to highlight their effort and to drum up support. Eamonn and Mickey’s walk will see them passing through Dundalk, Carrickmacross, Foothill, Ballyconnell, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ballaghadereen, Swinford, Castlebar, Westport and finally arriving in Murnisk on Friday 6th May. Each day will see them in a new town. They will endeavour to climb Croagh Patric on Saturday 8th May.

We are hoping that people will see them and walk a few kilometres with them to encourage them on this very special ‘Sponsored Walk’. They have a Facebook page: ‘Bronach to Patrick’ that people can follow to watch their progress and to help them raise funds. They also have a Just Giving number for donations : KPCR15 followed by the donation amount to 70070.


Bronach to Patric 2



A New Karate Class for children will start in Meelick Community Centre, Swinford on Monday the 2nd of May from 7.00 to 8.00pm; Adults class will be from 8pm till 9.30pm, new members welcome.
If you have any queries please contact Trainer Kevin Loftus 086 0750151



Congratulations to P O’Connor & Son Solicitors who have been announced as finalists in the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards 2016.

Well done to all concerned.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday April 18th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information

Kinaffe NS

Kinaffe NS will hold an open day on Tuesday 4th of May from 3.30 to 5.30 pm. Anyone who would like to make arrangements to call to the school at an alternative time please contact Karen Ann on 094 9251031.


Summer Outing

A Summer Outing jointly organised by Swinford Social Services and Gardening Club will take place on June 27th, 28th & 29th. From a central location in Navan Town Centre you can become acquainted with the rich heritage of the Boyle Valley, travel to Drogheda, Malahide Castle and the National Botanic Gardens.

The three day programme promises to be diverse, interesting and hopefully enjoyable.

Contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463 who will supply a detailed itinerary and can arrange a meeting to accept €50 booking deposit.

Cost per person sharing is €240. Single supplement also applies.


Golf Lessons For Beginner

Ladies Want to learn to play a healthy, relaxing sport while meeting new friends? Golf lessons for women will start Monday April 18th at 6.15pm in Swinford Gold Club for anyone interested in learning to play.

No equipment required. Wear comfortable clothing.

Come on ladies try it out! For more information text 086 8151377. Everyone is welcome.


Horticulture training

Horticulture training (QQI Level 3) will be held in Swinford on Tuesday 3rd May and will run each Tuesday for five weeks. 10.00am to 4.00pm. The course is free to unemployed and part-time employed people. The purpose of the course is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to plant, grow and maintain a range of vegetables.

Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or 094 9256745.

Email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com


50/50 Draw


This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Katie Kelly of Swinford won €708. Thanks to all our supporters.
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 Sheepwalk on the 26th April. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.


Table Quiz

Swinford GAA will host a table quiz in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 21st April at 9pm. Tables of 4 will be €20. Prizes and refreshments on the night.


Siamsa Seipeil 2016

Siamsa Seipeil 2016 are very happy to announce that Our Lady Help of Christians Church will host from Aclare,County Sligo Tommy Fleming.
Tommy has toured both home and worldwide for the past 20 years to packed audiences and started his career off in Swinford where he spent summers busking at Siamsa Sraide and playing in many of the pubs as he set out on the road to success.
In 2004 he played the Basilica in Knock to over 5000 people, a show that has been seen by many millions worldwide on television and through DVD sales.
Following in the footsteps of Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Paul Brady and Phil Coulter Tommy will play Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Friday 29th July for what should be a fantastic night of entertainment. Tommy and his band will play songs from his many albums spanning his career in a night that is not to be missed.
Tickets priced at €30 can be bought from www.tommyfleming.net and www.swinfordgaa.ie


Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

April 20th 7pm

Minor League Division 3

Swinford/Parke v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 21st 7pm

Under 14 Division 3

Swinford v Crossmolina at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 23rd 6pm

Senior League Division 1E

Swinford v Kilmovee at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 24th 11am

Under 16 Division 3

Swinford v Louisburgh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 24th 12pm

Senior League Division 1C

Ardagh v Swinford in Ardagh

April 28th 7pm

Under 14 Division 3

The Neale v Swinford in Cong

April 30th 7pm

Senior League Division 1C

Swinford v Cill Chomain at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

1st May 12pm

Senior League Division 1E

Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

Any changes will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages and website

Swinford Community Lotto Results


Swinford Community Lotto Developing Facilities for Clubs in Our Community. The results of this lotto can be found in Swinford Notes on Swinford.ie


Results for April 18th 2016

Numbers:  5   9   12   29
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Seamus Neary, Callow
J McLoughlin, Derryronane
3 Number Winners
Eileen Duffy, Johnsfort
Seamus Neary, Callow
Brendan Carney, Callow
Jackpot now €10,000
Draw on Monday April 25th in The Sheepwalk Bar
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

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