Swinford Notes – 4th March 2015

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Meelick Group Water Scheme AGM

The annual general meeting for the Midfield Group Water Scheme will take place on Friday 6th March at 9pm in Julian’s Lounge, Midfield.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Club hold meetings every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm in the National School, Swinford. See Swinford.ie for more details

Swinford Camera Club

The next meeting of Swinford Camera Club is 8pm tonight (Wednesday 4th March 2015) in Swinford National School.

If you have an interest in photography why not come along, you will be most welcome.

Meetings are held every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

If you would like more information on the Swinford Camera Club, please visit their website which can be found here.

Swinford Community Indoor Market

This month’s Indoor Market will take place on Saturday 7th March from 9:30am to 1pm in the Cultural Centre.

On offer will be a wide variety of produce from scrumptious home baking, artisan breads, local honey, jams, preserves, chutneys, fresh fruit & veg, both fresh flower and silk flower arrangements, crafts, sowing, quilting, crochet, knitting, herbs, plants, flowers, spring bulbs and plants, home spun wool, soaps, jewellery of all types, greeting cards, cheeses and olives and much much more..

The Railway Cafe always a very popular spot will be serving teas, coffees and a selection of homemade foods to eat in or take away.

Please come along and support your local community market.

Community Clubs and Groups Open Day

As mentioned in our featured article here, Swinford.ie will be hosting all the clubs and groups of Swinford in a wonderful and informative afternoon from 2pm – 5pm in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 7th March.

This is the ideal opportunity to find that perfect hobby or get support for an interest in your own local community.

For further information contact megan@swinford.ie or Cathal Kelly at the Gateway Hotel on 094 9252156

Make-A- Wish Open Evening

The Make-A-Wish Children’s Charity will be holding an open evening in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 7th March from 5pm to 7pm.

If you would like the opportunity of volunteering with a national children’s charity, they would be delighted if you would come along to the open evening and see if you can make a difference in your community.

For further information, please contact Dermot on either of the following:
Email: dermot@makeawish.ie
Phone: 01 2052012

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 3rd March were -:

Val Hyland and Jimmy Stenson
Michael Ward and Caolin Gallogley
Michael Lynskey and Mary Lynskey

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Michael O’Neill and John Gallagher
Val Hyland and Jimmy Stenson

Raffle Winners

1st Phyllis Bredican
2nd Jerry Roynane
3rd Caolin Gallogley
4th Val Hyland
5th Jimmy Walsh

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 10th March at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This year will see the 64th St. Patrick’s Day Parade take place in Swinford on Tuesday 17th March at 3pm.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Our History Our Heritage”

St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun day out for all the family and it is sincerely hoped that everyone will come out on the day to enjoy themselves.

For any further information please contact Cathal Kelly on 094 9252156 or email cathal@gatewayswinford.com

Social Services Summer Outing

Social Services Summer Outing to County Clare will take place on June 29th, 30th & July 1st 2015. The group will be staying in The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis and will be visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Craggaunowen, Lisdoonvarna Smokehouse, Burren Centre & Kilfenora. There will also be an evening meal in the Barn Kitchen at Bunratty Folkpark. Total cost of the trip is €240.

Anyone wishing to travel is asked to pay a deposit of €50 using one of the following methods: by posting a cheque to treasurer Mary Gallagher, Moyhaven, Cloongullane, Swinford; by leaving your name and deposit with a committee member in Moore’s Shop after 12 o’clock mass on Sunday 15th or 22nd March; or by contacting Mary Gallagher on 087 8147463 or Susie Moore on 087 7677687

All deposits must be paid by Sunday 22nd March.
Seats on a first come first served basis.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw was worth €1003 and was won by Kevin Nestor of Market Street.

The next draw will be held in Frank’s Place, Killasser at 9pm on Tuesday 10th March.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses and you can also play online. Starting from this week you will be able to buy 3 envelopes for €5. Please put all the money in 1 envelope and the place of purchase will staple the 3 envelopes together.

The club would like to thank all our sellers of tickets, the players for going out every weekend selling tickets and everyone in the community who purchased envelopes. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 1st March were -:

1st, 2nd & 3rd (shared)
Noreen Geraghty and Eileen Geraghty
John Byrne and Bernard Callaghan
Paddy Gallagher and Val Hyland
Jimmy Jordan and Francis Rowley
Michael Moran and Gerry Moran
Brian McNulty and John Gallagher

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Kevin Walsh and Sean Duffy x 2

Raffle Winners

1st Phyllis Bredican
2nd Mary Byrne
3rd Luke Dunleavy

The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 8th March at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Swinford Comhaltas Quiz Night

The Mayo County Fleadh Cheoil will be hosted in Swinford for the 3rd year in a row this May. The local Comhaltas branch – Michael Davitt CCE are holding a Table Quiz in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 13th March at 9:30pm to help with the costs. This is always a fun night with good prizes and refreshments provided.

Please come along and enjoy a great start to a long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Humbert Challenge Triathlon

Swinford Tri Sports are again hosting the Humbert Challenge Triathlon and this year’s event will take place on Sunday 28th June.

The Humbert Challenge Triathlon is an Olympic distance triathlon which involves a 1500m swim in the beautiful Callow Lake, a 44k cycle and a 10k run. Last years event not only attracted a great level of local participation but also competitors from all over the country and beyond.

To enter the Humbert Challenge Triathlon 2015 log on to www.triathlonireland.com or for further details contact 087 2805222

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for March 2nd
7, 21, 26, 28

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Chris Garrett, Kilkelly Road
Paul Broderick, Killasser

3 number winners:
Ann Marie Hardy, Scoil Muire & Padraig
Mick McNicholas, Park Road
Paul McMannamon, Hagfield
M McDonagh, Lislackagh
M O’Neill, Sweetwell

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €14,800.

The next draw will be held on Monday 9th March in Moore’s Bar.

Swinford Golf Club 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Swinford Golf Club on Thursday 26th February were -:

Michael Lynskey and Verona McNulty
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Gerry Ronayne and Marty Munnelly
Tom Bredican and Philip Moore

Winners of the Spot Prizes

 Mary Doyle and Mary Callaghan
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty

Raffle Winners

1st Eileen Geraghty
2nd Jimmy O’Donnell
3rd John Gallagher

The next Swinford Golf Club 25 drive will be on Thursday 5th March at 9pm. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

Áras Attracta Sessions

Michael Davitt Branch CCE has recently been holding monthly sessions in Áras Attracta. The next monthly session will take place on Sunday 15th March at 6pm. All are welcome.

For more information please contact Basil McDonnell or any CCE committee member.

Seisiún na nÓg

The next Seisiún na nÓg in Swinford is on Sunday 22nd March. Led as usual by Rob it will be hosted by Rita and Shane in Campbell’s White House.

All young musicians are welcome to come along and enjoy playing, singing, dancing or listening for an hour or two.

Swinford GAA Fixture

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Sunday 15th March at 11:30am in Castlebar

Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup
Castlebar Mitchells v Swinford

Any changes to the fixture will be posted on Swinford GAA’s Facebook, Twitter and Website.

Swinford GAA Dinner Dance

A date for your diary – Sunday 5th April – Swinford GAA Club will be holding their dinner dance and award night in the Gateway Hotel.

Scoil Muire agus Treasa Enrolment 2015 / 2016

Scoil Muire agus Treasa, Swinford National School is now enrolling pupils for September 2015. Enrolment forms are available at the school.

For further details / queries, please call 094 9252055

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

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