Swinford Notes – 22nd April 2015
5k Fun Run / Walk
As part of Swinford Athletics Club Spring Series a 5k Fun Run / Walk will take place in Midfield tonight (Wednesday 22nd April).
Registration is from 6:30pm at Julian’s Midfield. Entry Fee for members is €2 and non-members fee is €5. Walkers will start at 6:45pm and Runners at 7pm.
The event is sponsored by O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Swinford and is in aid of the Console Centre in Midfield.
Mayo Fleadh Cheoil Launch Night
The official launch of Mayo County Fleadh Cheoil 2015 will take place at 8:30pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd April) in the Swinford Cultural Centre. The launch will be performed by Mr Damien Ryan, Cathaoirleach of Mayo Co Council.
All are welcome to attend this event and the organisers would be delighted to see you there enjoying the music, chat and refreshments.
The Fleadh Cheoil is in Swinford again for the 3rd consecutive year and will be held on the weekend of May 8th to 10th. The local Comhaltas Branch, Michael Davitt CCE, are looking forward to bringing crowds of visitors to Swinford and people can be assured of a feast of traditional music, song & dance lasting from Thursday night right through to Sunday night.
Seisiún na nÓg
The monthly Seisiún na nÓg – a session for young musicians – with Rob Thornburgh will be held in Quinn’s of Lower Main Street this Sunday 26th April at 6pm. This lovely session usually lasts about an hour and a half and is most enjoyable. All young musicians are welcome to attend.
Special Olympics Collection Day
The Special Olympics Collection Day 2015 will take place on Friday 24th April.
Volunteers will hit the streets of Swinford to help raise vital funds for Special Olympics Ireland. All of the money raised on Collection Day goes towards supporting the grass roots Special Olympics programme.
For further information about Special Olympics Ireland please visit www.specialolympics.ie
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for April 20th
2, 5, 8, 11
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Teresa B NcNulty, Cloongullaun
Hannah Taylor, Swinford
3 number winners:
Noreen Gallagher, Carracanada (Twice)
Gerty McNulty, Railway Terrace
Frannie Moore, Derryronane
Fintan Ryan, Carracanada
John Byrne. Logcurragh
Martina & Darren
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €16,200.
The next draw will be held on Monday 27th April in The Sheepwalk Bar.
Alzheimer’s Tea Morning
Swinford Active Retirement Group will be hosting a Tea Morning in aid of local Alzheimer’s services in the Gateway Hotel from 10.30am on Friday 24th April.
Please come along for a cuppa and a chat and support this important cause.
Swinford Gardening Club Meeting
The next meeting of Swinford & District Gardening Club will take place in Horkan’s Garden Centre at 7:30pm on Tuesday 28th April. Anyone requiring a lift should be at the Gateway Hotel by 7pm at the latest.
The Gardening Club have some exciting new trips planned for the summer months and non members are very welcome to come along too.
You will find more details on these planned trips in our featured article here.
Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results
The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 19th April were
Brian McNulty and John Gallagher
Pat Molloy and Eddie Bredican
Phillip Moore and Tom Bredican
Peggy O’Hara and Bernard Callaghan
The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 26th April.
New card players are always welcomed.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Thursday 23rd April in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Swinford v Davitts
Friday 24th April at 6:45pm in Kiltimagh
Minor League Division 2 Round 7
Kiltimagh v Swinford
Saturday 25th April at 6pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v The Neale
Sunday 26th April at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Lacken
Swinford Community Indoor Market
Saturday 2nd May sees the return of the Swinford Indoor Market. It’s location as always, is in the lovely historic Cultural Centre on Station Road (beside the library) and the market will be open from 9:30am to 2:00pm.
They have a new Facebook page ‘Swinford Indoor County Market’ and their first competition is for two free lunches at “The Railway Cafe” if you like and share. More competitions will be coming up every month so start following!
The regular traders will be available with the addition of a wicker and willow stall, and a fresh fish stall. So come along support your local market, have a chat, a browse and enjoy a tea or coffee.
Arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Swinford Men’s Shed
Swinford Men’s Shed will be meeting at 8pm on Thursday 14th May at a venue to be notified. The members will be delighted to receive any idle work tools that you may have lying about. Please contact Swinford Men’s Shed on 086 1666620 if you would like to donate any such items.
The committee is working hard on sourcing a venue for the Men’s Shed to call home and it is hoped progress will be made on this in the coming weeks.
The committee and members would like to thank John Fallon of Claremorris Men’s Shed who gave a talk at the meeting on Thursday 16th April and enlightened us all with his experience.
Pre & After School Care
Barneys Busy Bees Parent & Toddler/Baby Morning continues in the school every Monday from 9:30am. All welcome.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s draw was worth €806 and was won by Lorraine Gallagher c/o Swinford Motors.
The next draw will take place in The Sheepwalk Bar on Tuesday 28th April.
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.
Swinford Men’s Shed Cheque Presentation
Deirdre Sarsfield of Women’s Support Service Castlebar is pictured above receiving a cheque for €500. This was the proceeds from the voluntary contributions collected at the Christmas Crib in Swinford, over the Christmas period. The crib was the first project built by Swinford Men’s Shed.
Presenting the cheque to Deirdre Sarsfield are, Paddy Brennan Chairman Swinford Men’s Shed, Joe Finn Secretary Swinford Men’s Shed, Tommy Dunne Men’s Shed Member and Cathal Kelly Secretary Swinford Tidy Towns.
On behalf of Women’s Support Services, Deirdre would like to thank everyone who contributed to this very worthy cause and helped raise the issue of domestic violence in our community.
Picture courtesy of Michael Maye – Swinford Tidy Towns P.R.O
Meelick National School Enrolment 2015
Enrolment forms for Meelick National School are now available.
Please contact the school on 094 9384214 for further information.
Swinford Community Games
Swinford Community Games will take place in the Amenity Park on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May starting at 2pm. All children under 16 years and living in the Swinford area are encouraged to come along and take part.
The Mayo Athletics finals will be held on Sunday 21st June in Claremorris.
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