Swinford Notes – 22nd July 2015

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Phil Coulter To Play In Swinford Church

There is huge interest in the performance of world renowned Composer, Producer and Performer Phil Coulter in Swinford on Friday 31st July. He is performing as part of the ‘Siamsa Seipeil’ festival. Phil will be accompanied by special guest vocalist Geraldine Brannigan in what promises to be a very entertaining night and a treat for the true music fan.

Buy your tickets now for an evening in the company of Phil Coulter in the wonderful venue that is Swinford Church.

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

Swinford & District Gardening Club Trips

Swinford Gardening Club outings are always enjoyable and an ideal way to visit new and exciting places 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.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for July 20th
7, 27, 29, 30

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Peter Rooney, Rathscanlon
Mary Roughneen, Meelick

3 number winners:
Phil McDermott, c/o Baxter

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €18,800.

The next draw will be held on Monday 27th July in the Gateway Hotel.

Swinford Clean Street League

This years Swinford Clean Street League is now in under way. Due to the poor weather earlier in the year, our Independent Adjudicators decided to delay the judging of the Clean Street League. Judging will now take place over the months of July, August and September.

There will again be two categories in the Clean Street League, Streets & Estates and the four categories that the streets & estates will be judged on are as follows:

• Litter Control
• Planting / Flowers
• Presentation
• Overall Impression

More information can be found on the Swinford Tidy Towns website.

Swinford Tidy Towns Flower Planters

Swinford Tidy Towns recently installed flower planters at various locations in the town. We would ask local residents to help us out & adopt a planter to look after.

We will be making more planters in the future for other locations around the town. Please get in contact with Swinford Tidy Towns if you know of a suitable location.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 15 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Monday 13th July are -:

Sean Kavanagh, Carracanada, Swinford
Delma Keville, Circular Road, Swinford
Dec – Tec, Industrial Estate, Swinford

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €805 and was won by Liam Doyle of Tower Hardware.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Heaney’s, Killasser on Tuesday 28th 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……..

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 19th July were

Phillip Moore and Tom Bredican
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Sean Quinn and Attracta Gavney
Martin Regan and Virginia Heeran

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 26th July.
New card players are always welcomed.

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 the show committee extends an invitation to anybody who would like to assist with the organisation of the event to contact any members of the committee.

Sponsorship of an event or class by a business or an individual would be much appreciated and anyone interested in supporting is again asked to contact any show officer or committee member.

Individuals, clubs and organisations interested in putting on an activity at the show are also asked to get in touch with any member of the show committee.

For further information, contact Chairperson Michael Oliver on 086 8196511, Secretary Margaret Phelan on 087 7716028 or PRO Francis Brennan on 087 9909863.

Introduction to Computers and Career Planning

This course is designed for unemployed people in order to provide the fundamental computer competencies needed to search for and apply for jobs. Training will be provided in essential Internet skills such as setting up an Email, Web Browsing and Microsoft Word. 1-to-1 support will be provided to individuals in order for them to meet their education, training or employment needs.

Venue: Sport and Leisure Centre, Foxford.

Start Date: Tuesday 28th July and each consecutive Tuesday for four weeks.

The course is free to qualifying applicants.
Places are limited and early booking is advised.

For further information or to register for the course please contact Dolores McNicholas at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Wednesday 22nd July at 7:30pm in Brickens

East Mayo Junior Championship
Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Sunday 26th July at 12noon in Louisburgh

Senior League Division 1C
Louisburgh v Swinford

Monday 27th July at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12 Group B
Swinford v Parke / Keelogues / Crimlin

Monday 27th July at 7pm in Kilmovee

Under 12 Group H
Kilmovee v Swinford

Tuesday 28th July at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

East Mayo Junior Championship
Swinford v Ballaghderreen

Thursday 30th July at 7pm in Ballyhaunis

East Mayo Under 14
Ballyhaunis 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.

Cemetery Masses

Weather permitting, Mass will be celebrated in Meelick Cemetery on Sunday 2nd August at 10am, in Kilconduff Cemetery on Monday 3rd August at 6:30pm and in Midfield Cemetery on Friday 14th August at 7:30pm.

Maps Of Meelick Cemetery Burial Plots

Maps have been done out of the burial plots in Meelick Cemetery, old and new, anyone with information of names that need to be added, please fill in the form at the back of the Church where the maps are displayed.

Killasser Family Fun Day

The Killasser Community Centre Committee thank all those who attended the Killasser Family Fun Day on Sunday 5th July and congratulations to all those who won a prize or medal on the day. Deborah Convey won €250 in the Cow Pie Lotto, Angela Brennan won €50 on the Knobbly Knee Competition, while the Townland Placename Competition was jointly won by Chloe Tuffy, Kara McNulty and Sarah Jane McNulty who each received €20.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw will be held in Frank’s Place at 10pm on Sunday 9th August.

€5 per entry and guaranteed winner every month!
Your support is very much appreciated.

Draw Envelopes are currently available in Frank’s Place, Padraic Horkan’s, Gavaghan’s Mace, The Sheepwalk Bar, Quinn’s Bar, Swinford Credit Union, Gateway Hotel, Swinford Post Office, Moore’s, Mellett’s Newsagents and Pub.

Further information is available on the Killasser Centre Facebook Page.

Midfield National School 50th Anniversary

Midfield National School will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the school on Saturday 29th August.

Anyone who would like to help out on the organising committee or contribute photographs and other memorabilia please contact the school on 094 9252037 or email midfieldns@gmail.com

St. Michael’s National School Centenary Celebrations

St. Michael’s National School, Kinaffe, celebrates its centenary this year.

Anyone interested in donating old photographs, articles, children’s memories or memorabilia associated with the school can contact Margaret Reilly, Kinaffe N.S on 094 9251031 or by email on kinaffens1@gmail.com

The memorabilia will be displayed as part of the centenary celebrations.

Vodafone Swinford

Swinford GAA has entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street where customers will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points. All you have to do is mention Swinford GAA when you are paying for your shopping within the store.

Your support for this arrangement would be greatly appreciated.

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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