Swinford Notes 23rd March
2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade
Despite the weather the 66th running of the Swinford St Patrick’s Day parade was a great success and credit to the organising committee, the stewards, Padraig Gavin and all on the viewing gallery and to all the bands, clubs, schools and businesses who took part. The results are as following:
Best Overall: Baxter Healthcare, Swinford
Best Local Business: M.G. Plant & Sales, Swinford
Best Out of Town: Marian Callaghan, Ballaghaderreen
Best School Band: St. John’s Carramore, Killasser & Midfield National School
1st Most Humerous: Naionra Montessori, Swinford
2nd Most Humerous: Culmore National School
1st Most Topical: Swinford mens Shed
2nd Most Topical: Glann Post Office
1st Most Original: Swinford Drama Group & Swinford Killasser Ladies Gaelic
2nd Most Original: Ben’s Forge, Foxford
Swinford Macra na Feirme
Registration for new Swinford Macra na Feirme club takes place on Friday 31st March at 9pm in Melletts Swinford. Social organisation for 17-35 year olds including sports, agriculture, travel, social nights, drama and lots more fun. Everyone welcome! For more information contact Ciara 087 1888082.
Scoil Muire agus Padraig Variety Show
On the 24th march Scoil Muire Agus Páidraig TYs are hosting the Spotlight Variety Show featuring acts from all years in the school showcasing their enormous talent through music, song, dance and gymnastic displays. The show will commence at 8pm and tickets are Adults €10 Students/Children/OAP €5. Come along to support and enjoy what promises to be a great nights entertainment.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €986 and was won by Kevin Crawley of Tourlestrane, County Sligo and formerly of Park Road, Swinford.
The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Moore’s on Tuesday 28th March.
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 winner!
Swinford Foroige Club
Swinford Foroige Club meet every Friday evening in Swinford Community Centre.
If you would like your child to join or require further information before enrolment please contact Tina on 087 2056681.
Swinford GAA Fixtures
Sunday 26th March 11am
Under 16 Div 3 Round 2
Aughamore v Swinford
Sunday 26th March 1pm
Michael Walsh Quarter Final
Kiltimagh v Swinford
Thursday 30th March
Under 14 Div 3B Round 1
Burrishoole v Swinford
Tuesday 4th April
Minor Div 3 Round 1
Swinford v Cill Chomain
Thursday 6th April
Under 14 Div 3B Round 2
Swinford v Achill
Match reports, when available, will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Website.
Swinford Football Club
Mayo Football League Fixtures
Fahy Rovers v Swinford
Bangor Hibs v Swinford
Swinford v Conn Rangers
Swinford Athletic Club
Swinford A.C. launched their new 50/50 lotto draw in Mellett’s Emporium on Thursday, March 16th. The first draw will take place after club training next Tuesday evening, March 28th, and every subsequent Tuesday, where one lucky person will take half the jackpot home. Tickets are for sale from all club officers and cost €2 for one ticket and 3 for €5. All income from the draw will be used for the future development of facilities at the club
Wednesday 29th March Killasser 5km, Wednesday 5th April Meelick 5km, Wednesday 12th April Cloontia 6km, Wednesday 19th April Midfield 5km, Wednesday 26th April Straide 5km, Wednesday 3rd May Callow 6km and Wednesday 10th May Foxford 5km.
All runs start at 7.15pm. Registration from 6.45pm at the various Community Centres. Entry Fee: €2 Members, €5 Non-Members. All U12’s must be accompanied. After Run Refreshments. Everybody Welcome to Walk, Run or Jog and Enjoy
Any queries contact: Marty Roughneen 087 4188042, Padraic Walsh 086 8738691 or Peter Hynes 087 9014211
An Evening with Brendan Grace
Swinford Cultural Centre is delighted to announce.
“An Evening with Brendan Grace”
On Friday, April 28th at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at €30 and are on sale from The Mayo County Council Office, Station Road, Swinford.
Brendan Grace is a well known Irish comedian and singer who is celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business. He is known for his comedy schoolboy character “Bottler”, and also for his appearance in the sitcom “Fr. Ted” as Fr. Fintan Stack.
For further details
Contact: Swinford Cultural Centre by phone or email.
Tel: 094 9052006
Mobile: 087 4007045
Swinford Cultural Centre
This week’s timetable in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.
All in Cultural Centre unless stated.
THURSDAY 23rd: 12.30pm-1.30pm- Mayo Branch Arthritis Ireland- Pilates (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Bums and Tums.
3.30pm-7.45pm-Morrison School of Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 24th: 9.30am-10.30am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Make up with Megan (Meeting Room)
SATURDAY 25th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
SUNDAY 26TH: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 27th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness -HIIT Training
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)
8.15pm-9.15pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
TUESDAY 28th: 7pm-8pm Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone
7.30pm-9.30pm Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8.15pm-9.15pm That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 29th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group
8pm-10pm-Social Group Meeting (Meeting Room)
Swinford Indoor market
The next Swinford Indoor Market takes place in the Cultural Centre next Saturday April 1st. This month they are delighted to announce that an Egg decorating Workshop will be put on for the day…….The fun starts at 9.30am.
B – Fit Swinford
Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.
Swinford Community Lotto Results
The winning numbers for March 20th
6, 17, 18, 25
€70 local shopping voucher winners:
James Geraghty, Killasser
Seamus Tierney, Ardgullen
3 number winners:
Mark McNicholas, Meelick
There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €8,200.
The next draw will be held on Monday 27th March in Bolands.
Swinford Killasser Ladies Gaelic Football
Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC in conjunction with Croi are hosting The Inaugural Swinford Tractor & Vintage Tractor Run on Mothers Day. Croí has been to the fore in the fight against Heart Disease & Stroke in the west of Ireland since 1985. Since then, the Foundation has worked tirelessly, with the aim of reducing the impact of heart disease & stroke on families in the west. The Run starts from Swinford Amenity Park at 1pm this Sunday, with Registration from 11.30am. Please Support
Mayo play Sligo in a double header on Friday next, March 31st in the Amenity Park. The U14 teams play at 5.30pm and the Minors will be in action at 7pm. Swinford players should feature on both Mayo teams. Please support.
Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Children’s hospital
A cake sale in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital will take place in Tesco Swinford on Friday 7th April. This is the 3rd year of this event which has been very successful. Once again we are asking for the help and support of the local community to make this another successful year. Thanks to the generosity of the local people almost €15000 has been raised to date in Swinford which has been used to buy equipment for the hospital.
If you wish to be added to Swinford GAA club mailing list and obtain all the latest news, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Visit of Sean McDermotts GAA Club Birmingham
To celebrate 60 years since their formation the Sean McDermotts GAA Club are bringing their Under 14 and Under 16 boys teams to Swinford over the weekend of 31st March/2nd April. The Under 14 will take part in a 4 team tournament on the Saturday and the Under 16 team will play Swinford in a challenge game that afternoon.
Swinford Agricultural Show
Fundraising Cake sale for Swinford Agricultural Show on Sunday 9th April.
Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music
23rd March Sheepwalk
30th March Gateway Hotel
6th April Quinns
13th April Horkans
20th April Bolands
27th April Melletts
Swinford Gardening Club
The next meeting of Swinford & District Gardening Club will be held on Tuesday 28th March at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Horticulturist Paul Kirwan will speak on growing your own fruit and vegetables and spring in the garden. All are welcome to attend. Non members €5.
Swinford Gardening Club and Swinford Social Services are organising a trip to Carlow and Kilkenny, staying at the Mount Wolseley Hotel from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th June. Among the many attractions are Kilkenny Castle, Altamount Gardens and the Chocolate Garden Workshop. Two nights’ bed and breakfast, two evening meals and entrance to attractions €250 pps (single supplement €50). To book a place contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463.
Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw
The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw will be held in Frank’s Place on Saturday 1st April.
€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.
Killasser Community Centre 25 Card Game
A 25 card game, in aid of Killasser Community Centre, will take place on Monday 27th March 2017 commencing at 8.30pm. €600 prize money plus spot prizes. Admission €10. All welcome.
Mayo Cancer Support Association
Are holding a Men’s Support Group meeting in 28th March at 7pm in Rock Rose House Castlebar. Guest speaker is Jim Scott MAC. For full details call 094 9038407
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