Swinford Notes 4th May 2016

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Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is on Saturday the 7th of May 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.

A work shop will be running for the kids and we’re supporting the fund for an ISPCA inspector for Mayo. Live music will be playing and you can enjoy it while having a break at The Railway Cafe.

Swinford Tidytowns

Swinford has entered the 2016 Mayo Litter League. The judging of the 2016 Mayo Litter League commenced on Thursday the 21st of April. The competition runs from April through to September. We are asking everyone to help us out in the Mayo Litter League competition. We will continue our regular litter picks on Wednesday evenings at 7 and Saturday mornings at 11. We would ask everyone to keep the footpaths outside their premises litter and weed free. The judges can call around at any time! Further information on swinfordtidytowns.com


Love where you live

Kilkelly Rd and Park Rd Clean Up

Swinford Tidy Towns invite all residents of both roads to meet at the playground at 7pm on Wednesday 4th May. Bring along any brush’s, spades etc. Litter pickers, gloves and bags will be provided. Please come along and help out.

Swinford Camera Club


Swinford camera clubs next meeting is this Wednesday the 4th of May. We meet as usual every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel in Swinford.

New members as always is very welcome We hold a “monthly theme” here in the club and the theme for May is, “Bridges”. The theme for March was “Flowers” and Aprils theme was “Animals & Birds”. Club members are reminded that you can bring your theme photos in at the next meeting.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday 16th May at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Family Carers Ireland


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.

Community Games Swimming

Swinford Community Games swimming will be held in Ballina pool on Saturday 7th May at 6.45pm.

Entry fee €5 per competitor for more information please contact Pauline McCallion on 087 6536716.



A New Karate Class for children will start in Meelick Community Centre, Swinford on Monday the 2nd of May from 7.00 to 8.00pm; Adults class will be from 8pm till 9.30pm, new members welcome.
If you have any queries please contact Trainer Kevin Loftus 086 0750151


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.


Gateway Results

 Here is the results of card game held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday 1st May

Card winners

1st Patricia & Kieran Rowley

2nd and 3rd shared by

Brian McNulty & John Gallagher

Cannon Michael Joyce & Jack Pidgeon.

The proceeds of this week’s game and next week’s (Sunday 8th May) game at 8.30pm will go to the Swinford Agriculture Show, please support, thank you.

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 May 3rd 2016

Numbers:  1   4   12   21
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Michael Durkin, Knockbawn, Callow
John Rowley, c/o Moores
3 Number Winners
Timothy McDonagh, c/o Moores
Shane & Rita, The White House
Josaphine Hall, Ballyvary
Josie Lavelle, c/o Moores
Catherine Maloney, Brabazon Heights
Jackpot now €10,400
Draw on Monday May 9th in Moores

50/50 Draw


This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Seamus Golden won €632. 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 Bolands on the 10th May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

May 5th 7pm

Under 14 League Division 6

Westport St. Patricks v Swinford in Westport

May 7th 11am

Under 10 Go Games Group B

Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

May 7th 6pm

Senior League Division 1E

Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

May 8th 12pm

Senior League Division 1C

Swinford v Cill Chomain at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

May 9th 7pm

Under 14 League Division 3

Neale v Swinford in Cong

May 9th 7pm

Under 12 Spring League B

Swinford v Ballintubber at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 12 Spring League K

Swinford v Ballintubber at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

If you have a forthcoming event of notice that you would like mentioned in our Swinford Notes please email Swinfordnotes.ie

Author: Swinford Admin

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