Swinford Notes 23rd March 2016

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The Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Brabazon Woodlands in Swinford takes place on Easter Sunday at 2pm sharp. This is now the 6th annual Easter Egg hunt in Swinford and it would not be possible without our generous sponsors every year and volunteers on the day.
Huge thanks to this years sponsors, Gavaghan’s Mace, Kennedy’s Eurospar, Moore’s Supermarket, Mellett’s Newsagents, Spain’s Cards & Gifts, Corrib Oil Swinford, Applegreen Swinford, Kelly’s Gateway Hotel, Paraic Horkan’s & Kevin Murtagh Taxi.
Easter Egg Hunt Swinford poster 2016 copy

Swinford Tidy Towns Annual Good Friday Spring Clean

Swinford Tidy Towns annual National Spring Clean will take place on Good Friday the 25th of March @ 11am. If you have an hour or two to spare, please come along, all help is greatly appreciated. We will be meeting up at the No Name Club on Chapel Street Swinford at 11 am on Good Friday morning. Tabard’s, gloves, litter picker’s, rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by Swinford Tidy Towns frfom An Taisce on the day. 
We had a very successful clean up last year in the National Spring Clean, with the help of many volunteers & 24th Mayo Swinford Scout Troop along with Scoil Muire & Treasa Green Schools.
For further information please visit www.swinfordtidytowns.com
National Spring Clean Poster 2016

Swinford drama group

Swinford drama group Presents “The Farmer wants a Wife” in Meelick Community Centre on the 1st & 2nd April.
Admission €10.  Please support.

Cyclists Needed

Family Carers Ireland Mayo Branch, are looking for cyclists to take part in Giro De Baile on the 31st July 2016.
All registration fees will be covered and sponsorship card provided. Please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305 for more information.

Table Quiz

A fun table quiz will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Friday April 1st at 9pm.

Proceeds to Swinford Mayo 24th Scouts. Please come along and support the local group whilst also enjoying what is promised to be a good night out.


A fundraiser night will be held in Walsh’s pub Charlestown, on April 2nd at 9.30pm to assist Marion & John Kennedy, Bushfield send their son to Medjugorje.

Raffle on the night and donations at the door. Please support this worthy cause.

Contact Caroline on 086 1757719 for further information.


Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is on Saturday the 2nd of April from 9.30-2pm at Swinford Cultural Centre (beside the new library).

As always we have a busy day planned for the whole family.

Our wide range of lovely stalls are there with a large variety of local produce on offer: veg, cakes, breads, preserves, plants, crafts, jewellery and much more will be available.

The Railway cafe is also there to sit down and relax while enjoying the live music and having a lovely cup of tea with some homemade cake.

We’ll be looking forward to seeing you all there.


1916 Rising Commemoration Event


The members of the Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas are planning to commemorate the 1916 Rising on Saturday April 23rd at 8pm in the Cultural Centre.

The commemoration will include music, song, dance & poetry.

If you would like to be involved please contact any branch member or email cceswinford@gmail.com.


St Patrick’s College Reunion 1961


A reunion of the first year class of 1961 and all those who joined the class to Leaving Certificate 1966 in St Patrick’s College Swinford will take place on June 25th at 4 o’clock.

The evening will start with a photo shoot at the College with refreshments afterwards.

For more information contact Willie Rooney on 087 2921410 or email will47r@gmail.com or Thomas Marren 087 2344338 or email thomasjmarren@gmail.com


Congratulations Everyday Solution

Congratulations to local band Everyday Solution who supported Shane Filan on his “Right Here” tour in Ireland.

The band played Ulster Hall, Belfast, Cork Opera House and the Olympia, Dublin.

Well done lads!


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

Swinford Community Lotto Results for March 21st 2016

Numbers:  10   14   27   30
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
The Sheepwalk Card Players
Shauna Kennedy
3 Number Winners
Margaret Price, Cullane
Beatrice O’Grady, Killasser
Jackpot now €9,200
Draw on Tuesday March 29th in Julians
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in The Whitehouse and Roisin Tansey won €1,120. 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 Melletts on the 29 March. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

Saturday 26th March 5pm Swinford v Moy Davitts in Parke

Under 16 Division 3

Ardnaree v Swinford on Sunday 27th March at 11am in Ardnaree

Swinford v Kilmeena – Sunday 3rd April 11am at Robert McCallion memorial Park

Under 14 Feile

Swinford, Aghamore, Ballyhaunis & Carras play a Feile tournament on Saturday 9th April with games at 11am, 12pm & 1pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park & the Amenity Park.

Minor League Division A

Tuesday 29 March 18-00 Ballintubber v Swinford/Parke in Ballintubber

Tuesday 5th April 19-00 Ballyhaunis v Swinford/Parke in Ballyhaunis


Meelick results

Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 22nd March

Card Winners

1st 2nd & 3rd shared by

Virginia Heeran & Mary Byrne

Leo Murtagh & Michael Regan

John Gallagher Michael O’Neill


Phyllis Bredican & Maureen Morley

Seamus Conwell & Jimmy Jordan


1st Phillip Irwin

2nd Mary Higgins

3rd Esther Munnelly

4th Seamus Conwell

5th Maureen Morley

6th Dette Ryder


1st John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill

2nd Michael Moran

There is a game in Meelick  next Tuesday and the Tuesday after at 9.00pm. They are fundraising for the Swinford Boxing Club, please support.



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