Swinford Notes 30th March 2016

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Swinford prepares to commemorate 1916

A meeting of community groups was held recently to discuss Swinford’s Commemoration of The 1916 Rising on Saturday April 23rd.

Members of the Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas have plans in place for an evening of song, dance & poetry at 8pm in the Cultural Centre on the night. Arising from the Comhaltas planned event the possibility of scheduling additional commemorative events over the weekend were discussed.

In this regard, members of community groups or individuals who would be interested in adding and organising an event to the calendar of the weekend of April 23rd are asked to contact one of the following co-ordinators – Mairin Noone 087 7454032, John Sheehan 087 9100572, Basil McDonnell 087 6460964 or email cceswinford@gmail.com

A follow up meeting will be held on Monday 4th April in Swinford National School at 8.30pm all interested groups and individuals are invited to attend.

Businesses and residents of Swinford are encouraged to fly the National Flag over the Commemorative weekend.

Easter Monday fell on April 24th 1916- the day on which the Easter Rising began and lasted for six days. With that in mind the organisers decided that the weekend of Saturday April 23rd, Sunday 24th is an appropriate time to stage the commemoration.


Enable Ireland Disability Services Mayo

Are you unemployed for a year or more and looking for a new challenge and perhaps a new career. Enable Ireland Disability Services Mayo have a number of positions available on our Community Employment Project in the Swinford and Castlebar areas. All the roles support the work we do with children and adults with disabilities and their families. A wide range of training and job roles are available within children’s and adults services.

For further information please call John @094 9060234 or email info.mayo@enableireland.ie

If you would like any further information re the above please do not hesitate to call me on 094 9060234 or by email at jhanly@enableireland.ie

Volunteer Opportunity

Mayo Volunteer Centre is seeking volunteers in Swinford to help with befriending, walking, shopping social outings & buddy roles in Aras Attracta.

For more details contact 087 7555899 or log on to www.volunteer-mayo.ie


Attention Ladies

Mayo Roscommon Hospice are looking for ladies of all ages to participate in the Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday 1st May on their behalf.

Sponsorship cards available by calling 094 9388666.

Please support this worthy cause.

Cyclists Needed

Family Carers Ireland Mayo Branch, are looking for cyclists to take part in Giro De Baile on the 31st July 2016.
All registration fees will be covered and sponsorship card provided. Please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305 for more information.

Cake Sale Thanks

Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts is most grateful to everyone who donated and bought goods at their Easter Sunday Cake Sale. Sincere thanks to Mr. Pat Dunne, Principal of Scoil Muire agus Padraig for making the school kitchen available on the day.

The support received was much appreciated.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is on Saturday the 2nd of April 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.

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.


Table Quiz

A fun table quiz will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 1st April at 9pm.

Proceeds to Swinford Mayo 24th Scouts .

Please come along and support the local group whilst enjoying what is promised to be a good night out.


AC 2016 Spring Series


Swinford Athletic Clubs annual Spring Series sponsored by O’Connells Pharmacy will run on Wednesday evenings, commencing in April and continuing into Mayo as follows:

6th April – Killasser 5km

13th April – Meelick 5km

20th April – Bohola 5km

27th April Midfield 5km

4th May – Callow 5km

11th May – Swinford 5km

18th May – Foxford 5km

All runs start at 7pm with registration from 6.45pm at the venues.

Entry fee: €2.00 for members, €5.00 for non members.

After run refreshments.  Everybody welcome to walk, run or jog.

U12’s to be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Alan Bracken 087 6340111, Peter Hynes 087 9014211 or Padraic Walsh 086 8738691.


Card Game Results

The results from the 25 card game in The golf club on Thursday March 24th were John Gallagher and Brian McNulty second Maureen Morley and Mary Higgins third prize was won by Mary Callaghan and Mary Doyle.

Spot prize winners were Helen Gallogly and Josie Prendergast, Philip Moore and Tom Bredican.

Accumulator was shared by Bran McNulty and John Gallagher

Raffle prizewinners were Annie McNeela Maureen Morley Ronan Monaghan and Val Hyland.
This was the last game of the current season but we will be back again in the autumn.
Many thanks to all our supporters have an enjoyable summer and hope the sun shines.

Swinford Community Lotto Results


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


Swinford Community Lotto Results for March 29th 2016

Numbers:  5   7   16   17
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Philly Dunleavy, Park Road
D Farrell
3 Number Winners
Jennifer Moore, Kilbride
Jackpot now €9,400
Draw on Monday April 4th in Bolands
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

50/50 Draw


Swinford GAA fifty-fifty Draw

A winner every week!

This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Michael Molloy of Cloonfinaun won €720. 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 Gateway Hotel on the 5th April. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.


Senior League Division 1C

Swinford v The Neale – Saturday 9th April 6pm in Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 16 Division 3

Swinford v Kilmeena – Sunday 3rd April 11am at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

The Neale v Swinford – Sunday 10th April 11am in Cong

Under 14 Feile

Swinford, Islandeady and Achill play a Feile tournament on Saturday 23rd April with games at 11am, 11-45pm & 12-30pm in Islandeady.

Under 14 League Division 3

Burrishoole v Swinford – Thursday 31st March 6-30pm in Burrishoole

Swinford v Bonniconlon – Thursday 7th April 7pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Naomh Padraig v Swinford – Thursday 14th April 7pm in Killala


Under 14 League Division 6

Castlebar B v Swinford B – Thursday 7th April 7pm in Castlebar

Round 3 – 14th April 7pm
Swinford B v Knockmore B – Thursday 14th April 7pm at Robert McCallion Memorial Park


Minor League Division 3

Tuesday 5th April 19-00 Ballyhaunis v Swinford/Parke in Ballyhaunis

Tuesday 12th March 19-00 Swinford/Parke v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

Here is the results of Monster card game held in Scoil Muire agus Padraig on Good Friday 25th March.

Card winners

1st John Byrne & Bernard Callaghan

2nd Kevin Fahy & Jimmy McNulty

3rd  shared by

Jimmy Beisty & Jimmy O’Donnell

Sarah Jayne & John Burke

Phillip Moore & Tom Bredican

Yvonne Durkan & Tom Gallagher

Vincent O’Brian & Teresa Filan

Jimmy Stenson & Val Hyland

Highest second half

Willie Creigton & Martin Ruane

Tom & Patsy Flately

Spot prizes

Brian & Ann Rowley x2

Francis Rowley & Tom Dunne

Phillip Moore & Tom Bredican

Hugh Ford & Joe Boyle

Alan Regan & Timmy McDonagh

Jimmy Biesty & Jimmy O’Donnell

John Byrne & Bernard Callaghan

Vincent  O’Brian & Teresa Filan

John Durkan & Michael Finnerty

John Chambers & Michael Donnellan

Jimmy Stenson & Val Hyland

The Meelick Committee wish to thank all the card  players and sponsors for their support.

There is a card game in Meelick in aid of Swinford Boxing Club on Tuesday 5th April at 9.00pm please support.

Results of card game held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 27th March

1st, 2nd, & 3rd shared by

Phillip Moore & Ton Bredican

John Gallagher & Michael Durkan

Card winners of game held in Meelick on Tuesday 29th March

1st, 2nd & 3rd shared by

Jimmy Jordan & Seamus Conwell

Kieran & Patricia Rowley

Maureen Morley & Phyllis Bredican

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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