Swinford Notes 25th May 2016

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Sunflower Appeal For Mayo Roscommon Hospice


Mayo Roscommon Hospice would appreciate any help available for National Sunflower Days for Hospice on June 10th and 11th.  The funds raised from this event will help those in your community who are living with life limiting illness and who depend on the hospice/palliative care team to help them through a difficult time in their lives. Any time you can give would be most helpful.

Call 094 9388666 now and pledge your support or if you would prefer make a donation.

Your help will make a difference.


Support Group

Swinford Breastfeeding Support Group will meet in the conference room of the Gateway Hotel on Friday May 27th from 11am till 1  o’clock. The group plan to meet regularly on the last Friday of the month.

Babies and bumps welcome!

For enquiries call Lisa 086 2222025.


Epilepsy Talk

Free epilepsy nurse talk for adults on Monday May 30th at the Breaffy House Hotel at 5.30pm.

Contact 091 587640 for more information.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing commencing in the Gateway Hotel on Friday June 17th with music by Carmel McLoughlin and July 1st, Dermot McConnell. Dancing from 10pm – 12.30am.

Some great nights of dancing to look forward to.


Summer School

The 6th Annual Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School takes place in Kilmovee from July 3rd – 8th.  Places are limited so to secure your place please return your pre-registration booking form to Kilmovee Family Resource Centre (094 9649814) or book online at www.smgsummerschool.com


Charity Cycle

Hop on – Hop off your bike in aid of Rock Rose House Cancer Support, Castlebar in association with Swinford Cruisers.

Cycle from Swinford to Donegal on June 24th & 25th.

For further details and sponsorship cards contact Pat Borza 087 7452971 or Michelle Spain 087 3384493.


Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is on Saturday the 4th of June from 9.30-2pm at Swinford Cultural Centre (beside the new library).

This month we are celebrating our 2nd birthday and we have busy day planned packed with entertainment for all the family.

Our wide range of lovely stalls will be there with a variety of local produce, including: veg, cakes, breads, plants, crafts, jewellery and much more.
There will be a craft workshop running for the children and we are delighted to welcome the team from the Irish Donkey Welfare Organisation who will be fundraising for their charity.

The Railway cafe will also be there giving you the chance to sit down and relax whilst 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.


Support Workers Vacancies

Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the following areas; Kiltimagh, Charlestown, Tourmakeady,  Kilmovee, Newport, Charlestown, Ballina, Westport, Swinford, Achill and Ballinrobe. Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client’s needs. Successful applicants will be placed on a Relief Panel and deployed as work arises.

All candidates if successful will be expected to have a full clean driving licence, supply two written references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting form. Please contact Bernadette Moran on 086 3775702 or 0949060305 or by email on: bmoran@familycarers.ie


ADHD Support Group Workshop

Family Carers Ireland will be running a workshop for Parents/Carers of children with ADHD.

This workshop will be presented by Michelle Dunlevy.

Michelle has worked with children & teachers for many years & Michelle will cover how best to support your child at home and at school.

This workshop will take place on the 9th, 16th and 17th June in the Mosaic Centre (Across from Shaws Department Stores) it will run from 10.00am-12.00pm

To book your place please contact Bernadette on 0949060305/0863775702


National Carers Week

Family Carers Ireland, Mayo are starting off National Carers Week with a Day for Carers.

11.00am-2.00pm: Pamper morning

2.00pm-3.00pm: Questions & Answers with our Social Policy Manager; Clare Duffy

3.00pm-4.00pm: Laughter Yoga with Fiona Hoban

Free admission!! All Carers Welcome!!! 

Events will take place on the 13th June in the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar.

For more information please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305/0863775702


Food Safety Training

A Food Safety training course will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Tuesday 21st June, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

The course is designed to introduce participants to food safety and hygiene issues and is based on the HACCP criteria set down by the Food Safety Authority of  Ireland. The course is free to unemployed people or part-time workers who are interested in working in the food industry.

Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or 094 9256745.

Email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

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


Gateway Hotel Results

Here is the results of card game held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 22nd May.

1st and 2nd was shared by

Willie Creighton & Tom Durkan

Cannon Michael Joyce & Jack Pidgeon

3rd Noreen & Eileen Geraghty.


Next week’s game is for funds for leukaemia, please support

50/50 Draw



This weeks draw was held in Julians Midfield and Mattie Carroll c/o Deirdre Carroll of Tullinacurra, Swinford won €609. 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 the Whitehouse on the 31st May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

The Topaz cash for clubs scheme is running again from the 16th May to August 7th. We were very successful in the draw in 2015.

Please collect your tokens when you purchase fuel at any Topaz station. The club number is 2853.

Siamsa Seipeil 2016

Siamsa Seipeil 2016 are very happy to announce that Our Lady Help of Christians Church will host from Aclare,County Sligo Tommy Fleming on Friday 29th July.
Tickets priced at €30 can be bought from www.tommyfleming.net and www.swinfordgaa.ie and in the real world in the Gateway Hotel, Melletts Newsagents and O’Connells pharmacy.

Mayo GAA Draw 2016

Swinford GAA Club are launching their club draw for 2016.  The annual subscription remains at €150.  The club draw is again structured this year to ensure each subscriber is getting value for their money and you will be entitled to the following for your €150 investment in the club;

1.     Club Membership – €20

2.       Entry to Senior Team home League games – €30

3.       County Board ticket – €100, which has a prize fund of over €50,000 and

4.       An entitlement to purchase an All-Ireland Senior Football final ticket should Mayo reach the final in 2016.

The officers of the club have decided to restrict the numbers in the draw this year to 120 people in order to limit the ticket demands placed on it should Mayo reach the All Ireland final in 2016.

Please contact any club officer as soon as  possible if you are interested in purchasing a ticket as we expect to sell the allocation within a couple of weeks.

Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

May 26th 7pm

Under 14 League Division 3

Swinford v Parke Keelogues Crimlin at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

May 28th 6pm

Under 8 Go Games

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

May 30th 7pm
Under 12 Spring League
Swinford v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin
1st June 7pm
East Mayo Canon Henry Cup

Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

4th June 11am
Under 10 Go Games
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
4th June 7pm
Senior League Div 1C

Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

5th June 12pm
Senior League Div 1E
Eastern Gaels v Swinford in Brickens

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

If you have a forthcoming event of notice that you would like mentioned in our Swinford Notes please email Swinfordnotes.ie



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