Swinford Notes – 7th January 2015

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Free Recycling Of Christmas Trees

Mayo County Council have made arrangements for the recycling of Christmas Trees after the Christmas Season. There are numerous Christmas Tree recycling depots around County Mayo where you can drop off your Christmas Tree for free.

Any person in the Swinford and surrounding areas who wishes to avail of this service is invited to deposit their used Christmas Tree into the Mayo County Council Pound, Kilkelly Road, Swinford before Saturday 17th January.

Please ensure that all decorations are removed from the trees prior to recycling.

A full list of all the Christmas Tree drop off locations in County Mayo can be found on the Swinford Tidy Towns website.

For further information, please contact the Environment Section of Mayo County Council Tel : 094 9024444 or Email : environment@mayococo.ie

Let’s Get Walking Together

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland is starting a new ‘Let’s Get Walking Together’ group for people living with arthritis and fibromyalgia in the Swinford and surrounding areas.

Walking is a great way to exercise and is proven to be the best way to manage arthritis pain and help make joints more flexible, as well as being a great way to have a bit of fun.

The first walk will take place in Swinford on Saturday 10th January at 10am starting at the Civic Centre. To book a place call Margaret on 087 4150663

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

The first lucky draw winner of 2015 is Caroline Galvin of Callow, Swinford. Congratulations on winning €1005.

The next draw will take place in Mellett’s, Swinford on Tuesday 13th January at 9pm.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses plus you can also play online.

Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows, maybe YOU will be the next lucky winner!


The Killasser / Knock Schools publication is an idea gift for anyone who has connections with Killasser.

There are still some copies available from Michael Murphy, Kathleen McNulty, Eamonn Hyland, Theresa Convey, Frank’s Place, Gavaghan’s Mace and Mellett’s in Swinford.

Swinford Golf / Soccer Draw Results

The results of Draw No. 2 which was held in The Sheepwalk Bar on Saturday 20th December are -:

Michael Smyth, Davitt Place, Swinford

Paul Benson, Sion Hill, Castlebar

Grace Ronayne, Brabazon Heights, Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for January 5th
4, 8, 12, 18

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
John Mullaney, c/o Mellett’s Newsagents
Bridie Hoban, Ballyhaunis

€35 winners:
Teresa McNulty, Cloongullane
Declan O’Connor, Derryronane
Paddy & Belinda, Killasser
Mary McNicholas, Park Road
Sean Tuffy, Swinford
T Mullaghy, c/o Mellett’s

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €13,200.

The next draw will be held on Monday 12th January in The Gateway Hotel.

Aras Attracta 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 4th January were -:

John Gallagher and Brian McNulty
Gerry Moran and Michael Moran
3rd (shared)
Sean Quinn and Attracta Gavney
Nora Keane and Ann King

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Sean Quinn and Attracta Gavney
John Gallagher and Brian McNulty

Winners of the Accumulator
Cannon Joyce
2nd Michael Ryan
3rd John Byrne

Raffle Winners

1st Nora Keane
2nd Pat Molloy
3rd Pat Molloy

The next 25 drive will be held on Sunday 11th January at 8:30pm in Aras Attracta. New card players are always welcomed.

Christmas Lights Church Gate Collection

Swinford Christmas Lights Committee wishes to thank all those who supported their recent Church Gate Collection. A total of €400 was collected.

Fitness Training

MKFitness will be commencing Circuits / Bootcamp Fitness Training in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Wednesday evenings at 8pm starting tonight. (Wednesday 7th January)

For further details contact Mark Kavanagh on 086 3555195

GAA National Club Draw

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are now available from Swinford GAA Club. There are a number of great prizes up for grabs including overseas trips to watch the 2015 All Stars. A full list of all the prizes on offer can be found here.

Tickets are €10 and are available from the players and Swinford GAA club officers. The club retains all proceeds from the ticket sales, which will be used during the year for club development.

Swinford GAA Club would like to remind everyone that club membership for 2015 is also now open.

Meelick 25 Drive Results

The winners of the 25 Drive held in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 6th January were -:

John Gallagher and Michael O’Neill
2nd & 3rd (shared)
Tom Bredican and Philip Moore
T.P Loftus and Matt Duggan
Michael Moran and Jerry Moran

Winners of the Spot Prizes

Tom Bredican and Philip Moore
Seamus Conwell and Jimmy Jordan

Raffle Winners

1st Willie Creighton
2nd Jim Lavin
3rd Noreen Geraghty
4th Val Hyland
5th Patricia Rowley

The next Meelick 25 drive will be on Tuesday 13th January at 9pm in Meelick Community Centre. New card players are always welcomed.

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

Author: Swinford Admin

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