Swinford Notes 2nd December 2015

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Afternoon Tea Party

Swinford Christmas Festival will hold an afternoon tea party for Console on Thursday, December 3rd at 4 o’clock in the Gateway Hotel.

Cosy up to Console will be on display with their collection of tea cosies from all over Ireland.

Local entertainment will be provided along with tea, coffee & buns.

Admission €5.


Winning LOGO for Swinford Cultural Centre




Overall winning LOGO for Swinford Cultural Centre – designed by Ellie Mulligan, Bothaul, Meelick, Swinford. Ellie is a Transition Year student of Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford. The logo will form the basis for designing the upcoming website for Swinford Cultural Centre.


Swinford Christmas Festival


Xmas Fest 1

Xmas Fest 2


Christmas Social Club

Swinford.ie Christmas Social night will take place this Sunday night at 9 o’clock in the Gateway Hotel.

The community will be celebrating local County Award Winners Anne Lynch and the Swinford Pride of Place award.

Music with Padraic McNeela.

All are welcome.


Swinford Indoor Market


swinford market christmas flyers


Christmas Lights 2015

A church gate collection to help defray the costs of this years Christmas lights will be taken up on the weekend of Saturday December 12th and Sunday 13th of December.

All donations greatly appreciated.


Coolegrane Lights

Kevin Hughes Coolegrane, Foxford will once again be erecting his most colourful display of Christmas lights at his home.  The Coolegrane lights are known to be one of the largest and most magnificient colourful display of Christmas lights in the whole of Ireland.

As usual a donation box will be placed at the gateway and this year Kevin has decided to donate all proceeds collected this year to the Multiple Sclerosis Fund.

The lights will be switched on at 7pm on Friday December 11th by Fr Padraig Costello P.P Foxford.

For more information please contact Kevin Hughes on 086 8583380.

Everyone is welcome please support this worthy cause.


Christmas Floral Demonstration Charity Evening

Swinford & District Gardening Club are holding a Christmas Floral Demonstration by Gail of Eden’s Flowers Kiltimagh in aid of Guide dogs for the blind.

It will take place at 8pm on Wednesday the 9th of December in the Gateway Hotel.

Tickets are €10. All arrangements will be raffled on the night and in addition there will be other fabulous raffle prizes.

Please support this worthy cause and at the same time have a most enjoyable night.


Everyday Solution

Everyday Solution Poster EMAIL (1)


New Years Eve Disco

KCC-80's Disco Flyer


Football Blitz

The first Swinford Bubble football blitz will take place this Thursday night at 7pm in the Swinford Community Centre.

Each business is invited to enter a mixed team of 6 (3 males & 3 females).

Entry fee is €30 per team

Contact Shane Campbell or Cathal Kelly for more details.

N26 Realignment at Cloongullane Bridge


N26 Realignment at Cloongullane Bridge-Public Notice


Self Help Africa Collection

The annual self Help Africia, Gorta Church Gate collection will be held at all masses on the weekend of Saturday December 5th and Sunday 6th December.

All donations greatly appreciated.


Social Services

Swinford Social Services thank all those who contributed to their recent Church gate collection, where €690 was raised.

The senior citizens Christmas party will take place on Sunday December 13th in Julian’s, Midfield at 3pm.

If you would like to attend please leave your name in Melletts Newsagency.

Everyone is welcome.


Parent & Toddler baby group

Barney’s Busy Bees Parent & Baby/Toddler group takes place every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Barnacogue National School.

Give your infant or toddler an opportunity to socialise and play in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Contact 094 9367440 for more information.


Operation Transformation

The Carers Association, Mayo are looking for participants from the Mayo area to take part in a 8 week Weight Loss Programme. This will be starting right after Christmas on January 8th perfect time for losing them extra pounds from the Festive Season.

Each participant will be fully supported by providing dietary advice, fitness programme and each person will receive a full make over afterwards with prizes going to the man & woman who loses the most weight.

If interested contact Bernadette Moran, Family Carer Support Officer on 086 3775702/094 9060305.


Swinford Men’s Shed

Swinford Men’s Shed will hold a meeting in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 3rd December at 8pm.


Manual Handling Training Course

A manual handling training course will be held in Killasser Community Centre, Swinford on Thursday 17th December from 12 noon to 3pm.

The course is free to unemployed people but must be pre-booked.

To register for the training please contact Dolores McNicholas at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com


 MD Roofing Under 21 B Final

The under 21B championship final has been fixed for Saturday 5th December at 6pm in Elverys McHale Park, Castlebar.

Swinford V Davitts


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Sheepwalk on 1st December and Regina Duffy c/o Sheepwalk won €631.00.

The winning envelope was sold in the Sheepwalk.

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 in Horkans on 8th December. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

To kick start the Christmas next weeks draw will be a guaranteed €1,0000.

Swinford Golf Club Results

Results from the 26th of November:


1st John Gallagher, Michael O’Neill

2nd Val Hyland, Francie Rowley

3rd Carmel Timoney, Matt Duggan


Ann Rowley

Philip Irwin

John Gallagher

Michael O’Neill

Raffle Prizes

Josie Prendergast

Martin McNeela

Eileen Geraghty

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm.

Everyone is welcome.


Swinford Local Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto Results for November 30th.

Numbers:  9  11  17  21

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Andy, Loretta & Padraic, c/o Quinns

M Maloney, Curryane

3 Number Winners

Josie Prendergast, Swinford

Tina Moore, Brabazon Heights

Jonathon Cronnolly, Melletts

Seamus Maloney, Brabazon Heights

Jackpot now €6,000

Draw on Monday December 7th in Bolands


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