Swinford Notes 6th January 2016

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Family Carers Ireland Meeting

Family Carers Ireland(Formerly known as The Carers Association), will be holding a Carers ADHD Spectrum Support Group in the Mosaic Centre, Castlebar on Tuesday 26th January from 11am-12.30pm. Guest Speaker; Rose Kavannagh, INCADDS will be in attendance.

This group is open to all carers. A chance for you to share experience and gain information.

Please contact Bernadette Moran, Family Carer Support Officer on 0949060305/0863775702 for more information.

Terrified Of Technology

Don’t be afraid and make it your new Years resolution to connect with Technology. Age Action runs beginner/refresher computer classes (ipad tablet, Smartphones also) for older people (55 years +)who have little or no computer experience or who are terrified of technology. Participants are taught either one to one or in very small groups by trained volunteer tutors.

Classes are run in the following venues in Mayo-Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris, Foxford & Swinford.

To book a place call Age Action on 091 527831 or fax 091 527828 or email helenmurray@ageaction.ie or our website is www.ageaction.ie


Christmas Tree Recycling

Mayo County Council are once again this year providing free Christmas tree recycling in Mayo. Christmas tree recycling in Swinford will be provided for at the council depot on Kilkelly road only.
In Swinford and surrounding areas, trees will be accepted up until Saturday the 16th of January 2016. Please ensure all decorations are removed from Christmas trees prior to recycling. Trees deposited at any other public locations will be treated as litter and Litter Pollution Fines will apply. For more locations in Mayo visit www.swinfordtidytowns.com

Heartfullness Relaxation and Meditation

Monday January 18th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.


Operation Transformation Fundraiser in aid of Mayo Carers Association

Looking for participants from Mayo to take part in our ‘8 Week Weight Loss Programme’

We Provide

  • Fitness Programme
  • Nutrition & Dietary Advice sponsored by Connacht Nutrition & Diabetic Clinic
  • Private Weekly Weigh Ins

·         Sponsor Card Sheets & before & after photos taken by Carmel Williams, Photography, Kilkelly

After the Hard work!!

  • Hair & Beauty Makeover kindly sponsored by Petals Hair & Beauty, Castlebar
  • Hair & Hot Towel Shave kindly sponsored by Staunton’s Barbers, Castlebar
  • Outfit sponsored by Shaws Department Store for the night of the unveiling

Prize for the lady and the Man who loses the most

Prize for the person who raises the most money

Starting 8th January (Perfect time to lose those pounds after the festive season). To book your place contact Bernadette: 0863775703/0949060305


The Arthritis Swinford Walking Group


Walking is a great way to exercise and is proven to be the best way to manage arthritis pain.

The Arthritis Swinford Walking Group starts back on Saturday 16th January at 10am in the Swinford Amenity Park. For more information please contact Margaret on 087-4150663

Also if you would like to become a walking leader or start a arthritis walking group in your area please email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com for more information.

Many thanks for your help and support. It is very much appreciated.

All in The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland


Swinford Men’s Shed

Swinford Mens Shed will hold a meeting in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 7th January at 8pm.


Youth Memorial Park

Some three years ago, a committee was formed in Swinford with the prime purpose of erecting a suitable monument to honour and remember all the youth of Swinford who had passed away tragically or otherwise over the years.

With the assistance of Mayo County Council, five possible locations were sourced and identified. Apart from one location which is registered in the name of CIE, all of the remainder are in the ownership of Mayo County Council. As each of the other four locations have individual appeal and possible potential, it has been suggested by the Committee that all should be put on public display.

Whilst all five locations have their own merits, the Memorial Park Committee are of the view that the CIE site is the best location overall for the Park. With this in mind all of the five locations will be on view in the foyer of the Library and Cultural Centre for a week commencing Monday 4th January.

A box will be available for all signed comments. Everybody with an interest is invited to view the exhibits.

The committee wish to thank Mayo County Council and Mark Rhodes Sculptor for their input and look forward to the construction of the Memorial Park. A target date for the opening is set for summer 2016.


Aras Attracta Results

Latest results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 3rd Jan.

Card Winners

1st Michael & Gerry Moran

2nd Mary Byrne & Virginia Heerin

3rd shared by

Jimmy Muldowney & Seamus Gallagher

Kevin Walsh & Sean Duffy


1st Cannon Michael Joyce

2nd Val Hyland

3rd Kieran Rowley


Michael & Gerry Moran

Bernard Callaghan & John Byrne


Happy New Year to all card players, new players very welcome.


Swinford Community Lotto


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



Latest Results for January 4th 2016

Numbers:  2   7   11   12
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Henry Cooke, Ballina Road
James & Phil Walsh, Cashel
3 Number Winners
Nancy Clarke, Sancta Maria, Swinford
Dave & Mary, c/o Franks Place, Killasser
Noelle Geraghty, Sarsfield Manor, Charlestown
Jackpot now €7,000
Draw on Monday January 11th in Quinns

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in the Whitehouse on 5th January and Seamus Neary of Callow won €1,000.00.

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 Melletts on the 12th January. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.


Lucky winners in Melletts Newsagents


There were several lucky winners over the Christmas.

Winning streak Winner Peggy Reddington Ballyvary

Lottery Millionaire Draw – one winner of €5,000 and two winners of €500 each

Match 5 Winner in the Lotto of €2,000

Midwest Radio Bingo Winner €300


Congrats to all the winners

Buy your tickets in Melletts The Lucky Shop in Swinford.


Meelick Card Results

Results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 6th January.
 Card Winners
1st Kieran & Patricia Rowley
2nd & 3rd was shared by
Cannon Michael Joyce & Brian McNulty
John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill
Jerry & Michael Moran
Phillip Irwin & Jerry Royanne.
1st Cannon Michael Joyce
2nd Phyllis Bredican
3rd Maureen Morley
4th Mary Higgins
TP Loftus & Matt Duggan
Leo Murtagh & Michael Regan.
Games continue every Tuesday at 9pm, please support.



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