Swinford Notes 3rd November 2015

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“Celebration Of Light” in Swinford Parish Church

On the 29th of November the Console Mayo “Celebration of Light” will be held at 4 o’clock.  This will be an afternoon of music, song and readings in candlelight with a minute’s silence observed so that all present can reflect and remember loved ones who have died from suicide.  A Rememberance Table will be set up and anyone who wishes to place a photo of their loved one on it is more than welcome to do so.


Drama Group Meeting

Swinford Drama Group will hold its annual general meeting in Melletts in the upstairs meeting room this Thursday November 5th at 8 o’clock.

All new members welcome.


Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows would like to thank the people of Swinford for their generous donations during their recent churchgate collections.  Funds raised will help improve the lives of those with mental health issues in our local area.


Canine Club

Mayo & District Canine Club will be having training classes for pet dog owners this Friday November 6th.  The classes will be held in the Cultural Centre from 6.30 to 8.30pm. There will be puppy socialising, basic obedience, agility and some fun.

All are welcome.



Heartfullness Relaxation & Meditation will be held on Monday  November 9th from 7pm in the Swinford Library.  The class is free and is open to everyone over the age of 16.

Please contact 086 0700681 if you have any further queries.


Interview Skills Training Workshop

This one day workshop is taking place in Swinford on Thursday November 26th.  The course aims to provide the key skills necessary to excel in future interviews.

The course is free to unemployed people so places are limited and early booking is advised.

Please contact Dolores McNicholas to register at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Introduction to Computers & Career Planning

A free beginners computer training course for unemployed people will be held in the Swinford Library on Monday 23rd November from 10am to 1pm.  The course will run one day per week for four weeks.

Early booking is advised.

Please contact Dolores McNicholas to register at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com


Indoor Country Market

The Swinford Indoor Country Market will be held this Saturday November 7th from 9.30am to 2pm in the Cultural Centre.

“In stitches” Wool & Craft shop are running a workshop for all children (boys & girls) aged 6 and over.  The railway Cafe will be serving tasty treats and its an excuse to sit and enjoy the live music on offer.

There is a busy day planned for the whole family and we hope to see you there.


Vodafone Swinford

Swinford GAA have entered into an arrangement with the Vodafone shop on Market Street. You will earn points on certain transactions which will turn into sponsorship for the club when we reach 700 points.

When you are shopping within the store please mention Swinford GAA when you are paying.



Despite the recent rainfall many golfers are still taking to the fairways every day.  At this time of year, club members are preparing for the annual general meetings.

The dates are:

Ladies AGM  on Friday November 13th at 8 o’clock

Mens AGM on Friday November 20th at 8 o’clock

Management AGM on Friday November 27th at 9 o’clock

The final prizes of the year will be presented on Saturday December 5th in the Gateway Hotel, time will be advised at a later date.


Swinford Golf Card Game Results

Results of golf card game from the 29th of October.


1st & 2nd shared  by Margaret Waters & Jerry Hennighan with Seamus Gallagher & Jim O’Donnell

3rd Helen Gallogly & Josie Prendergast

Spots Prizes

Marty Munnelly

PJ Hennighan

Jim O’Donnell

Seamus Gallagher

Raffle Winners

Jerry Hennighan

Martin McNeela x 2

Game continues every Thursday night at 9 o’clock everyone is welcome


Aras Attracta 25 Drive

The results of the weekly game was held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 1st November.


1st, 2nd & 3rd was shared by Martin Regan & Michael Moran,  Tom & Michael Durkin, Martin Ruane & Luke Dunleavy


1st John Byrne

2nd Cannon Michael Joyce

3rd Micheal O’Neill

Spot prizes were won by:

Kevin Walsh & Sean Duffy

Ann King & Nora Keane

Games continue every Sunday at 8.30pm, new players are always welcome.



Swinford GAA U-21 B Championship

Swinford GAA enjoyed a good win in the championship at home last Saturday evening beating Erris St Pats by 2-15 to 2-9.  Swinford are now into the quarter finals in the next few weeks.

Swinford scorers:

Ryan Convey 1-3

Kevin McDonagh 0-4

Johnny Burke  0-3

Mark Forkan 1-0

Sean Brady 0-2

James Devaney 0-2

Liam Moran 0-1




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Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Melletts on the 3rd of November and Carol Gill of Enfield,  Middlesex won €743.oo.  Carol bought her ticket online through swinfordgaa.ie

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 Moores on the 10th of November.  Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.




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 Draw Results

Community Lotto Draw Results from the Sheepwalk on the 2nd November.


3   4   9   25

€70.00 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

A & F McNulty, Cloongullane

J & J, c/o Bolands

3 Number Winners

Mark Forkan, Lislackagh

Kathleen Neary, Tower View Meelick

Jackpot is now €5200

Draw will take place next week in Quinns Bar


Meelick Card Game Results

Results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 3rd November.


1st, 2nd & 3rd was shared by

Joe Thompson & Willie Kilgallon

Patricia & Kieran Rowley

Michael Ryan & Seamus Gallagher

Spot Prizes

John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill

Sean Quinn & Jimmy Walsh

Michael Ward & Tom Durkin


1st Robert Healy

2nd Dette Ryder

3rd Peter Geraghty

4th Jimmy Lavin

5th Pat Molloy

6th Michael Ryan

Games continue every Tuesday night at 9 o’clock.

New players are always welcome.


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