Swinford Notes 27th January 2016

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Swinford Tidy Towns

Swinford Tidy Towns committee have requested All Candidates and All Parties in the upcoming general election to refrain from putting up election posters inside the Swinford town boundaries. Numerous tidy towns groups in towns and villages all over Ireland now request candidates to refrain from erecting election posters inside town & village boundaries. We would ask all election agents to please notify contractors employed to erect election posters of our request. We would also ask them when removing posters to please take away the cable ties including any other cable ties left behind and recycle them appropriately.

We would like to wish all General Election Candidates the best of luck and thank them for their cooperation.

More information www.swinfordtidytowns.com/general-election-poster-free-zone-swinford/


Swinford Tidy Towns


Swinford Tidy Towns have resumed their weekly committee meetings on Tuesday’s making plans for the coming year. The weekly clean ups are back to regular hours again – winter months rota is every Saturday morning, meeting at the No Name Club on Chapel Street at 11am.

Thanks to all the volunteers who continued on throughout the Christmas and New Year.

Upcoming events include the annual National Spring Clean on Good Friday. If you are free for an hour or two to help out along with the Green Schools and Scouts the starting time will be 11am.

More details will follow nearer the time.


Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is back on Saturday the 6th of February 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. So if you’re looking for a Gift for that special someone for Valentines day or just want some homemade bread we have it all.

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.


St Patrick’s Day Parade


A meeting for this St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place in The Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 2nd February at 8 o’clock.

Please come along and help make this years parade as successful as possible.


Help local Hospice

Mayo Roscommon Hospice are always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising activities e.g. Church Gate Collections, Sunflower Day and Coffee Mornings. Find out how you can volunteer on Swinford.ie


Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers to give an hour or more if suits of their time over the coming year to support local hospice palliative care services by way of helping with various fundraising events in their areas.

If you would like to volunteer or set up a hospice support group in your area please contact 094 9388666 or email fundraising@hospice.ie

Any time you can give is greatly appreciated.


Karate table Quiz Fundraiser

A Table Quiz will take place on Friday 5 February at 9pm in The Gateway Hotel to raise money for the Mayo Association of Shotokan Karate.
Teams of 4 €40. Great prizes and Refreshments on the night.
Please Support.

Men on the Move Swinford Programme

Men on the Move Activity programme, which is aimed at men aged 30 + to get active have fun and improve fitness.

Meeting every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in the Cultural Centre.

For more information contact  Geraldine at 086-8105964.


Swinford Historical Society

A meeting will take place this Thursday Night at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel to look into re-establishing the Swinford Historical society.

Country Montessori


Country Montessori is now taking enrolments for the 2016-2017 free preschool year. The free preschool programme is now expanded to offer children free preschool hours from the age of 3.

Priority for morning sessions will be given to those starting National School in September 2017.

Places are limited so early registration is advised.

To register or simply to get information call Mary Sheedy on 086 1773935 or 094 9384449.



Swinford National School is now accepting enrolments for the 2016-2017 school year.

Enrolment forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the website www.swinfordns.com

For more information contact 094 9252055.


Anglers AGM


All members of East Mayo Anglers Association are cordially invited to the AGM of East Mayo Anglers Association which will take place in The Gateway Hotel on Monday, February 8th at 9 o’clock.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday Feb 8th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.

Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Golf Club 25 Drive


shared by 1st/2nd

Esther Munnelly

Ronan Monaghan

Josie Prendergast

Helen Gallogley

3rd prize was won by Val Hyland

Francie Rowley

Maureen Morley
Mary Higgins
Seamus Gallagher
Jimmy O’Donnell
Raffle winners
Maureen Morley
Annie McNeela
Val Hyland
Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm.


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Julians on Tuesday 26th January and Jackie Fleming of Cully, Charlestown won €713. The winning envelope was sold by Kathleen Regan.
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 Quinns on the 2nd February. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Club membership is now open for 2016, please contact a club officer or visit our website.

The price of membership remains the same as previous years:

Adult Player: €60,
Non-Playing Membership €20,
Under 18: €40, 2 children in family €70 and 3 or more children in family €100.

Strength & Conditioning Training

The gym upstairs in the community centre will be open for strength and conditioning from 7pm to 10 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening for Swinford GAA members with a qualified coach at each session.
Each session costs €2 and there will be a sign in book in operation.


Meelick 25 Drive

Latest results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday January 26th.
Card winners
1st Mary Higgins & Phyllis Bredican
2nd Ann McNeela & Esther Munnelly
3rd shared by
Leo Murtagh & Michael Regan
Ann & Brian Rowley
Val Hyland & Jimmy Stenson
Mary Byrne & Virginia Heerin
1st Gerry Roynane
2nd Noreen Geraghty
3rd Phillip Moore
4th Ann McNeela
5th Jimmy Walsh
6th Michael Regan
Games continue every Tuesday at 9.00pm, please support.

Swinford Community Lotto


Swinford Community Lotto Developing Facilities for Clubs in Our Community. The results of this lotto can be found in Swinford Notes on Swinford.ie


Results for January 25th 2016

Numbers:  15   16   23   26
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Peggy & Siobhan O’Hara, Killasser
Eurospar Staff, Swinford
Jackpot now €7,600
Draw on Monday February 1st in Bolands
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community



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