Swinford Notes 7th September 2016

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All Ireland Ticket Raffle

Angela Meehan is currently raising funds to go to India to work on a childcare project to teach and care for impoverished youngsters run by POD Volunteer.

As part of her fundraising campaign she is running a raffle with the following great prizes: 2 x Hogan Stand All-Ireland final tickets, signed Mayo jersey (donated by Lavins of Swinford) and beer voucher for match day (donated by Sheepwalk Bar, Swinford).

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Gateway Hotel, the Sheepwalk, The White House & Melletts.

The draw will take place in The Gateway Hotel on Friday Sepetmber 16th after the comedy night with Karl Spain.

There will be live music and much prematch craic.


2016 Mayo Litter League August Results for Swinford

The judging for August in the 2016 Mayo litter league has been completed, and the results for Swinford have now been published. The judging of Swinford took place in the morning, sometime between Monday the 1st of August and Friday the 26th. The final round of judging will take place during September.

Litter Action League 2016_

Month: August_ Area: Swinford Mark 38

From the speed limits on the Kiltimagh Road at Tesco up along Chapel Street and Market Street 11 pieces of litter were noted, these consisted of paper and plastic wrappers, drink bottle and a cigarette box.

Main Street had 20 pieces of litter noted, these consisted of sweet wrappers, plastic wrappers, small piece of tin foil, brown paper bag and cigarette box.

Along Station Road and Circular Road there was 10 pieces of litter noted, these consisted of paper and sweet wrappers.

16 pieces were noted along Brookville Avenue, litter varied from plastic and drink bottles, brown paper wrapper, sweet and paper wrappers.

Davitt Place to Kilkelly Road 5 pieces of litter were noted, these consisted of plastic bottle, drink cup and sweet wrappers.

The bottle banks and car park were clean.

Along Bridge Street this was litter free.

Fair 40 or less  – €130

Total Amount Remaining €350

We are asking all the business’ in Swinford if you would download the August litter league results www.swinfordtidytowns.com/2016-mayo-litter-league-august-results/ and display them on your premises for your customers to view. This will help us to raise awareness about littering. This would be a huge help to us, thank you.


Parent & toddler/baby group

Barneys Busy Bees Parent & Baby/Toddler group takes place every Wednesday morning from 9.45am in Barnacogue NS.

Give your infant or toddler an opportunity to socialise and play in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, while enjoying a cuppa & a chat. Contact 094 9367440 for any further information.


Culture Night

Swinford Cultural Centre will celebrate Culture Night on Friday September 16th. Everyone is invited to come along at 7pm to enjoy an evening of music and dance provided by Foxford Brass and Reed Band, CCÉ Michael Davitt Branch members and ECM Dance.

No cover charge. All welcome.


Swinford and District Gardening Club

The next Gardening Talk will take place on Tuesday the 27th September at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Marie Casey will speak and present a slideshow on the use of sculpture and sound in the garden. She will also give practical ideas for Autumn in the Garden.

All are welcome. Non members 5 euro.


Swinford Camera Club Meetings Resume

The 2016-2017 Camera Club season begins on Wednesday the 21st of September. Swinford Camera Club meetings resume again from the 3rd Wednesday in September. As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group.
We meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evening at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Why not come along to a meeting?

Síamsa Sráide

The Síamsa Sráide organisers thank everybody who bought raffle tickets in support of this years festival.

Prizes were sponsored by Kennedy’s Eurospar, Bríd O’Connell, Foxford Woolen Mills, Tesco & Rose Harte.


1st John Maloney Swinford, 2nd Esther Munnelly Swinford, 3rd John Sheehan Swinford, 4th  Freda Durkan Swinford, 5th Mereith Dolan Clossagh Foxford, 6th Jimmy Campbell Johnsfort, 7th Kath Doddy Ballymoate, 8th Yvonne Douglas Fermanagh and 9th Margaret Dolan Ballina.


Yoga classes will re-commence in Curam on Tuesday September 13th. Places are limited.

For more information contact Bridie Lyons 086 6064050.


Get started on Computers

Jobseekers and people in part-time employment who want to improve their typing skills and learn how to use the internet, set up emails etc can avail of free training in the Library and Cultural Centre, Swinford on 26th September. The training will run for two hours each week for six weeks and must be pre-booked by contacting  Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme


Support Workers Vacancies

Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the following areas; Newport Kiltimagh, Charlestown, Claremorris, Tourmakeady,  Kilmovee, Carracastle, Foxford, Charlestown, Ballina, Westport, Swinford, Achill and Ballinrobe.

Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client’s needs. Successful applicants will be placed on a Relief Panel and deployed as work arises. All candidates if successful will be expected to have a full clean driving licence, supply two written references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting form.

Please contact Bernadette Moran on 086 3775702 or 0949060305 or by email on: bmoran@familycarers.ie

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday 12th September at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Seisiún na nÓg

There will be a Seisiún na nÓg with Rob in Quinn’s on Lower Main Street on Thursday September 8th from 7pm to 8:30pm.

All young musicians, singers and dancers welcome.


Church Gate Collection

Local mental health charity the Friends of the Willows will hold gate collections in Meelick & Killaser on Septmeber 10th and 11th.

Funds raised will help improve the lives of those with mental health issues in our local area.

We are grateful for all donations.


Swinford AC

Harvest series sponsored by O’Connell’s Pharmacy on Wednesday September 7th, Cloontia 6km and Wednesday September 14th Foxford 5km.

All runs start at 7.15pm with registration from 6.45pm at the various community centres. Entry fee is €2 for members, €5 non members.

All under 12’s must be accompanied. After run refreshments.

Everybody welcome to walk, run or jog.

Contact Alan Bracken 087 6340111, Peter Hynes 087 9014211 or Padraic Walsh 086 8738691 for further information.


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Mark Dunleavy of Killasser won €943.
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 the Sheepwalk on the 13th September. Draw envelopes are now available at 3 for €5.

Into the drum for the Grand draw on the 13th September go: Mark Dunleavy, MargaretCampbell, Killaturley, Callum Grufferty, Killasser, Mary Gallagher, Cloongullane, Martin O’Donoghue c/o MP Morans, Michelle Kennedy, Meelick, Boland Family, Bridge Street, Kathleen McNicholas, Gortnasillagh, Linda Campbell, Midfield, Ray O’Hara, Tullinacurra.

There is still an opportunity to win an All Ireland Final Ticket. Ten more envelopes will be rawn out next week for the Grand draw will be held in the Sheepwalk on Tuesday 13th and the winner will take home an All Ireland Final Ticket.
If you are not in you cannot win……..

Upcoming Fixture

9th September 6-30pm
Mayo Minor B Championship
Swinford Parke KC v Ballyhaunis Gaels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
10th September 11am
East Mayo Under 11 League

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

10th September 6pm
Senior League Div 1E

Swinford v Garrymore at Robert McCallion Memorial League

11th September 11am
Under 15 League Division3A
Ballyhaunis v Swinford in Ballyhaunis
11th September 12-30pm
Senior League Division 1C
Swinford v Achill at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
12th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A
Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount
19th September 6pm
Under 13 League Div 2A

Aghamore v Swinford in Aghamore

25th September 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Kilmeena v Swinford in Kilmeena
2nd October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Sunday 9th October 11am
Under 15 League Division 3A
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park


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

Community Lotto Results

Swinford Community Lotto Results for September 5th 2016

Numbers:  9   16   25   27
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Angela Brennan, Killasser
Zara Moore, NSW, Australia
3 Number Winners
Colin Duggan, Swinford
Una, c/o Sheepwalk

Jackpot now €14,000
Draw on Monday September 12th in The Sheepwalk

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