Swinford Notes – 20th May 2015
Swinford Men’s Shed
Swinford Men’s Shed in conjunction with Michael Browne of Full Circle Safety will be hosting a Health & Safety Training Course on Thursday 21st May at 6pm in the Gateway Hotel.
This course is open to members of Swinford Men’s Shed and registration will take place from 5:30pm. New members are welcome to join.
Swinford National School Enrolment 2015
Please ensure that completed enrolment forms for the school year 2015/16 are returned to Swinford National School by this Friday 22nd May.
Enrolment forms are available from the school or can be downloaded directly from the Swinford N.S website.
Swinford Gardening Club
On Friday 22nd May, there will be an evening trip to Sarah Power’s Nursery in Tourmakeady. The nursery stocks an extensive range of plants and flowers.
This will be followed by a social evening in Maire Lukes.
To book, please contact Angela on 087 6520311. Non members welcome.
The speaker at the May meeting on Tuesday 26th May at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel will be Noel Golden from the Homeland Store, Westport.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for May 18th
2, 3, 12, 17
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Muireann Prendergast, Circular Road
Michael Dee, c/o Ray Lambe’s
3 number winners:
Niall Armstrong, c/o Wavelengths
Patricia Mulvey, Carrowbeg
Josephine Convey, Cullane
Tara Cafe Staff, Castlebar
Marion Kennedy, Esker
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €17,000.
The next draw will be held on Monday 25th May in Mellett’s.
IMPORTANT: Please note that a replacement defibrillator has been reinstated in Midfield, many thanks to Mary Woodlock, member of “Close To The Heart” for lending us a machine whilst ours is being repaired.
Remember: Defibrillators are located on the wall entering Dr Glavey’s Surgery, directly inside door of lobby area of the Gateway Hotel. These are accessible 24 hours a day. For Swinford GAA, located in dressing room. Defibrillators can also be found outside Meelick and Midfield churches, both again available 24 hours. Also a new defibrillator is now at Dr McLoughlin’s Surgery.
Midfield Village Clean Up
Midfield Development Association are organising a clean up in Midfield village & surrounding roads which will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 26th May (Meeting at Julian’s). We are calling on our local adults to join us to help with the clean up. Pickers, bags and gloves will be supplied on the evening. If you know of any particular area which needs attention please let us know.
Remember many hands make light work, so all help will be greatly appreciated.
In conjunction with Swinford Gardai, Midfield Development Association are assisting the Gardai to compile a register of any local people that may be living alone or anyone else that would like to register their details with the local Garda Station. On the evening of the village clean up, we shall have forms available to complete, so that if you wish to submit your details to the register you may fill in the form and seal it in the envelope provided and should you wish we will then drop them into the Swinford Garda Station on your behalf.
Our next meeting will be held at 9pm on Monday 8th June in Midfield National School. We look forward to seeing you there.
Swinford Choral Festival
The Choral Festival Concert will be held in Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Swinford at 8.30pm on Friday 22nd May.
The following choirs have been announced for this year’s concert -:
Mayo Youth Choir, Grace Notes from Ballyhaunis, Oban from Scotland, and the Swinford Church Choir with Ms Francie McNicholas. Antoinette Byrne and Fr James McDonagh will also provide top class entertainment.
Anyone who would like to help on the night, please contact either Fr Dermot Meehan or Joe Mellett.
Tickets are €12 each with a special rate of €10 for OAPS and €6 for Under 18’s.
Tickets can be bought in Mellett’s Newsagents, Eurospar, Spain’s and Gavaghan’s Mace. Proceeds are in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
“Cosy Up To Console” National Awareness Campaign
Console – The National Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Bereavement Charity invites all the community to join them in the Swinford Cultural Centre at 2pm on Friday 29th May, when Mrs Sabina Higgins, our esteemed President’s wife will officially launch the “Cosy Up To Console” National Awareness Campaign. This is an appeal to Mna na hEireann to get involved in the project and help us in our endeavours to create awareness and save lives!
Console’s Mayo headquarters is located at “Whitethorn Cottage”, Midfield and also provides an Outreach Service in the Family Resource Centre, Ballina.
For further information, please contact Anne Lynch on 087 1955990.
Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 17th May were
Tom Bredican and Phillip Moore
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Michael Durkan and Tom Durkan
Noreen Geraghty and Eileen Geraghty
Mary Callaghan and Tom Dunne
Patricia Rowley and Kieran Rowley
John Murtagh and Aidan Horkan
Proceeds went to the Swinford Show Committee.
The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 24th May.
New card players are always welcomed.
Mark Stephens Architects have just opened a new office in Bridge Street. In business over 25 years, Mark has chosen to his open his new office serving Mayo and beyond in Swinford. Mark creates unique sustainable architecture for both residential and commercial clients.
You can see examples of his work in the shop window on Bridge Street or by visiting his website which can be found here.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €810 and was won by Angela Breheny c/o Gateway Hotel.
The next draw will take place in The White House on Tuesday 26th May.
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.
In approximately 10 months that the draw has been running over €40,000 has been won by weekly winners. Next week you could be the lucky one……..
Meelick National School Enrolment 2015
Enrolment forms for Meelick National School are now available.
Please contact the school on 094 9384214 for further information.
Some time ago the priests of the parish printed a dozen or so books with readings and prayers of the faithful to give to families preparing for the funeral of a loved one. The intention was that the books would be returned to the church so that they could be passed on to other families at times of bereavement.
Now, only one of those books remains. So, just a gentle reminder if you have one of those funeral booklets in your home, could you kindly return it to the sacristy so that it can be used to help another family in preparing for a funeral.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Thursday 21st May at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Shrule/Glencorrib
Saturday 23rd May at 11:30am in Charlestown
Charlestown v Swinford
Sunday 24th May at 4pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Burrishoole
Monday 25th May at 6:30pm in Claremorris
Claremorris v Swinford
Friday 29th May at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Aghamore
Saturday 30th May at 11am in Charlestown
Charlestown v Swinford
Saturday 30th May at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v The Neale
Monday 1st June at 6:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Ballinrobe
Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.
Swinford Scouts Waiting List
Age groups are as follows – Beavers 6/7/8 years, Cubs 9/10/11 years, Scouts 12-15 years, Ventures over 15 years.
Spaces will be offered on a first come basis. The availability of spaces in September will also be dependent on having sufficient leaders on board to facilitate weekly meetings and events.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Volunteer Appeal
Mayo Roscommon Hospice is appealing for volunteers in all areas to help with the National Sunflower Days on June 5th and 6th.
Your support for local palliative care services would be greatly appreciated. Please contact 094 9388666 if you would like to volunteer.
Midfield National School 50th Anniversary
Midfield National School is planning a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the school for Saturday 29th August.
If you are a past pupil of the school, you might like to put the date in your diary or if you would like to help with organising the event, you are welcome to join the organising committee. Please contact 094 9252037 for further information.
If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email: Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie