Swinford Notes – 2nd September 2015

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Irish TV – Swinford Procession Of The Souls

A feature on the Swinford Procession Of The Souls // Pride Of Place aired last night (Tuesday 1st September) on the Mayo County Matters programme but good news for those of you who missed it!

The show will be repeated in the following time slots:

Thursday 3rd September @ 3:00pm
Saturday 5th September @ 11:00am

Sky 191, Freesat 400 and irishtv.ie

Viewers can watch it live online as well – http://www.irishtv.ie/broadcast/

Swinford Indoor County Market

It’s the start of a new month and Swinford Indoor County Market is on this Saturday 5th Sept from 9:30am to 2pm in the Swinford Cultural Centre.

The market organisers have a busy day planned for the whole family.

‘In Stitches’ Wool & Craft shop are running a workshop for all children (Boys & Girls) aged 6+. As always there will be lots of lovely stalls with a few new faces among them, Sheerin’s Craft Butcher will be joining the market as well as plenty of fruit, veg, cakes, breads, preserves, plants, crafts, and many more locally produced goods will be available on the day.

They will also be holding a book sale in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The Railway Cafe is there to sit down and relax with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake while enjoying the live music that will be playing.

The organisers are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

The next Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw will be held in Frank’s Place on Saturday 5th September.

€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.

Swinford Athletic Club Harvest Series

Swinford Athletic Club Harvest Series is sponsored by O’Connell’s Pharmacy and will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday 2nd September – Cloontia 5km
Wednesday 9th September – Straide 5km
Wednesday 16th September – Foxford 5km

All runs start at 7pm. Registration is from 6:45pm at the various community centres. Entry Fee is €2 Members / Kids and €5 for Non Members.

For further details, please contact Alan Bracken on 087 6340111, Peter Hynes 087 9014211 or Padraic Walsh on 086 8738691.

Thank You

Swinford Tidy Towns would like to thank everyone who contributed to their annual Church Gate Collection at Swinford Church over the weekend. They would also like to thank all the volunteers for their help at the three masses.

A total of €653.50 was donated by the people of the parish.

This will be a great help to Swinford Tidy Towns and will enable them to continue the various projects that they have planned for around town.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for August 31st
6, 10, 21, 24

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Chris Watson, Bollingbrook Drive
Mr McNamee, Santa Maria

3 number winners:
Sarah McNicholas, Shanaghy, Bohola
David Kennady, Esker, Meelick
Gerry McNicholas, Gortnasella
Emma Byrne, Logcurragh
Pat Gallagher, Callow

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €20,000.

The next draw will be held on Monday 7th September in Mellett’s.

Fundraising Cake Sale

A cake sale in aid of Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust will be held after 11:30am Mass on Sunday 6th September in the Killasser Community Centre.

Any contribution of home made / home grown items would be very welcomed. Items can be left into the community centre on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact Noreen Shovlin on 087 2263737

Gateway Hotel 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 30th August were -:

Una Dunleavy and Nuala Kilgallon
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty

The next 25 drive in the Gateway Hotel will be at 8:30pm on Sunday 6th September. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €808 and was won by John McLoughlin of Derryronane, Swinford.

The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Julian’s on Tuesday 8th September.

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!

Butterfly Babes

Barnacogue National School are thrilled to be hosting Butterfly Babes Music for six weeks beginning on Wednesday 9th September. Butterfly Babes with Angel is a unique and wonderful musical education group for all young babes from birth to four years of age. This inspiring program is designed to awaken your child’s lifelong love for music.

Come and join in the fun and help your child develop confidence, motor skills, vocabulary and their all important bond with you!

You will be tapping your feet and singing along with your baby or child to the music. The program introduces many classical pieces to original lyrics from the butterfly babes’ creators. You are sure to be singing these catchy melodies to your children for years to come!

Keep an eye out for discount vouchers in local businesses.

Contact the school on 094 9367440 for more information or check out the Butterfly Babes Facebook page.

Giggles Drama School

Giggles Drama School classes start back in the Swinford Cultural Centre on Wednesday 9th September.

Class times are:
from 5 to 6pm for ages 5 and 6,
from 6 to 7pm for ages 7 to 9,
from 7 to 8pm for ages 10 to 12,
and from 8 to 9pm for Teenagers.

For further details, please contact Mary Ellen on 087 7929138.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Thursday 3rd September at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 13 Division 3A
Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Sunday 6th September at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 15 Division 3A
Swinford v Breaffy

Monday 7th September at 7pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 13 Division 3A
Swinford v Ballina

Saturday 12th September at 5pm in Crossmolina

Junior Championship Play Off
Swinford v Ballycroy

Sunday 13th September at 12noon in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v Lahardane

Sunday 13th September at 6pm in Breaffy

Senior League Division 1E
Breaffy v Swinford

Wednesday 16th September at 7:30pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Senior League Division 1E
Swinford v Kilfian

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.

Volunteers Required

Local mental health charity the Friends of the Willows are looking for 3 people to help out at a bag pack on Friday 11th September in Tesco in Swinford.

They need 2 people from 10am to 2pm and 1 person from 2pm to 6pm.
Transport can be provided if needed.

For more information, please contact Collette on 087 6732381.

Siamsa Sraide Busking Competition Results

Over 18’s

Overall Winner: Buillebeo Street Cabaret
Best Folk Group: Maguire &Patterson
Long Standing Siamsa Busker: Pauline Leonard
Country Musician – Singer: Donal McLoughlin
Best Instrumentalist – Individual: Mr. Lyons
Drama / Dancers: Charlotte Moore Group

Under 18’s

1st Prize: The Henry Family
2nd Prize: The O’Tooles
3rd Prize (Joint Winners): Peter Fox and Joanne Devaney

Duais faoi leith le Gaeilge: Moylett / Doherty Group Foxford

Highly Commended (Joint Winners): CMJ and Breege Gleeson and Katie O’Brien

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

Author: Swinford Admin

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