Swinford Weekly Notes 29th March

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2017 Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day this years total raised on 24th March was €8057 a hugh thank you to everyone who gave so generously on the day. To all the volunteers who gave their time and energy well done for your commitment this year and in the past to this worthly cause.

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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday April 10th   at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information

Swinford Golf Club Card Game Results

Results from 23rd March

Winners 1st Brian Rowley, Gerry Ronayne 2nd  Val Hyland, Francis Rowley 3rd Philip Moore, Tommy Bredican
Spots were won by Peter Geraghty, Michael O’Neil,l Detta Ryder & Geraldine Turbitt
Raffle prizes were won  by Ann Rowley, Esther Munnelly, Virginia Heeran, Maureen Morley x 2 Francis Rowley, Eileen Geraghty, Michael Regan, Margaret Sweeney x 2 Philip Moore, Mary Doyle & Mary Lynskey
Proceeds from tonight game goes to Daffodil Day your support was much appreciated
Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm.

 Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw held in Moores was worth €627 and was won by Joanne Towey of Goodfellas barbers.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Quinns on Tuesday 4th April.

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

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Thursday 30th March

Under 14 Div 3B Round 1

6pm 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

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.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Mayo Football League Fixtures

2nd April

Fahy Rovers v Swinford

9th April

Bangor Hibs v Swinford

23rd April

Swinford v Conn Rangers

Bank of Ireland Minor (Under 15) B Girls Connacht Cup Final

30th March

Scoil Muire agus Padraig v Saint Patricks College, Lacken Cross

Mayo Under 13 Boys Div 1

31st March 6-30pm

Swinford FC v Castlebar Celtic

Mayo Under 15 Boys Div 3

2nd April 3pm

Swinford FC v Castlebar Celtic C

Swinford Athletic Club

The first 50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and was worth €290 to the winner Margaret Campbell of Killaturley, Swinford.

Draws will be held every 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

The 2017 Spring Series schedule:

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

Little Athletics:

Little Athletics will return on Tuesday April 4th at 7pm on the Amenity Pitch. It will be on the sand based area to the left of the club house. Parents must escort their children to the area, sign them in and are asked to collect directly after training and sign them out again.
Registration for little Athletics takes place on Sunday, April 2nd between 12-1pm at the clubhouse. If you are unable to make this, registration can also be done AFTER the Tuesday training session.
Little Athletics is only open to children from Junior Infants to Second Class.
It will be compulsory for all parents to assist at training on a rota basis this year. You will receive details of this at registration.
Looking forward to welcoming back all our little athletes.

Fundraise for Oesophageal Fund Ireland 8th of April.

80’s Disco

We will be starting off with a family fun walk. This will be take off at the amenity pitch continuing on round the golf course and then around the park and back to the amenity pitch for tea and coffee.
Then later on that night we will be heading to the Gateway Hotel for an 80s disco. Spot prizes and €100 for the best fancy dressed will be awarded on the night.
Anyone interested will be able to buy tickets from local businesses in Swinford and from the Naoinra Montessori in Swinford primary school.
Tickets will cost €10 for adults and €5 for students. Also entry fee will be accepted on the night.
Anyone interested in doing the walk, they can contact Michelle Pidgeon Tina Kavanagh Agnes Odonnell Ellen Mc Donagh Rose Harte Cathal Kelly

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

Email: sccbookings@mayococo.ie

Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s timetable in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated

THURSDAY 30th:       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-Circuits

FRIDAY 31st:             9.30am-10.30am- That’s So Shelly Fitness –Bums & Tums

7.30pm-9pm-Make up with Megan (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 1st:       9am-2pm-Indoor Market

10am-2pm- Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

SUNDAY 2nd:           10am-2pm-Shotokan Karate

MONDAY 3rd:         10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness –Cardio & Core

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates

7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Candlelight Yogalates

8.15pm-9.15pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness- Bums & Tums

TUESDAY 4th:         4pm-6pm Jam band Session (Music Generation).

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-Cardio & Core

WEDNESDAY 5th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuits

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 this  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.

Swinford Drama Group

Are currently in rehearsals in Swinford Courthouse for their production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary.

Jam Bands Mayo

Will be in Swinford Cultural centre on Tuesday 4th April 4pm to 6pm and every other Tuesday until June 6th. New faces welcome. Check out their Facebook page Jam Bands Mayo or call 094 9041013 for further details.

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 27th
13,18, 24 & 30

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
James Harte, Carrowbeg
Tom Costello, Swinford

3 number winners:
Mary Roughneen, Meelick

Anne King, Swinford

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €8,200.

The next draw will be held on Monday 3rd April in Julians.

Swinford Killasser Ladies  Gaelic Football

Mayo play Sligo in a double header this Friday, 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 next 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.

Swinford GAA

If you wish to be added to Swinford GAA club mailing list and obtain all the latest news, please send an e-mail to swinfordgaa@gmail.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 5 team tournament on the Saturday from 11am 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

30th March Gateway Hotel

6th April Quinns

13th April Horkans

20th April Bolands

27th April Melletts

Swinford Gardening Club


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.

Family Carers Ireland

Family Carers Ireland will be holding a Mindful Movement Morning on the 4th April in Castlebar. This session will help to enhance wellbeing and will give practical relaxation tips. Numbers are limited. To find out more information on our Mindful Movement Morning and book your place please contact Bernadette or Doreen on 0949060305/0863775702.

Computer Classes

Beginner Computer classes starting in Claremorris Family Resource Centre on Wednesday 19th April from 6pm-8pm. This will take place one evening a week for 5 weeks. To book your place contact 0949060305. This is free of charge to Family Carers. there is limited spaces available. Please contact 0949060305 to book your place.

Mayo North East

Governance Training.
Mayo North East will hold a free Governance training workshop in the Newman Institute in Ballina on Tuesday evening April 11th 2017 from 7pm – 10pm. The training is for Type B community groups. The role of these groups is primarily governance but with some management and operational responsibilities also. They employ one or more full time or part time staff member. This training is funded under the Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme (SICAP) and will be delivered by the Carmichael Centre.   Places are limited, to reserve a place contact Patricia Crawley on 087 2135960 or email patriciacrawley@mayonortheast.com

Swinford Mens Shed

There is a meeting of Swinford Mens Shed on Thursday 30th March 8pm in Gateway Hotel.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Club next meeting is on Wednesday the 5th of April. As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group. We meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evening at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. If you are interested in photography, why not come along to a meeting?

Swinford Tidy Towns

Spring Clean

Swinford Tidy Towns


The 2017 Good Friday Spring clean will take place on the 14th of April this this year. The annual Swinford Tidy Towns national spring clean begins as usual at 11 am meeting at the “No Name Club” on Chapel Street. We get a great turnout on the day but would always love to see more! If you have an hour to spare, why not come along? Tabard’s, gloves, litter picker’s, rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by the National Spring Clean campaign and Swinford Tidy Towns on the day. More details on www.swinfordtidytowns.com


If you have a forthcoming event or notice that you would like mentioned in next weeks Swinford Notes, please email us at Swinfordnotes@swinford.ie

Author: Douglas Kelly

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