Swinford Notes 9th December 2015

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Waste Collection


Mayo County Council are providing a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Swinford in December. The Household Hazardous waste collection point will be located at the PND business Park, Ballina road Swinford on Saturday the 12th of December 2015. The collection point will be open from 10am to 2pm on the day.

This will be a great opportunity to clear out those cupboards of all those old medicines and dispose of them in a safe manner. Its also a great way to get rid of all those paint tins with a bit of paint in them, safely.

The following items of household Hazardous Waste will be accepted:

  • Paint, paint cans and related materials,
  • Ink Cartridges,
  • Veterinary Medicines (No Sharps),
  • Glues &Adhesives,
  • Pesticides, Herbicides and Insecticides,
  • Aerosol cans,
  • Household acids and bases, Detergents,
  • Waste Oil disposal and Oil Filters,
  • Waste Cooking Oil,
  • Old Medicines (No Sharps) and Cosmetics.

This service is provided free of charge to the domestic sector for household hazardous waste collection. Only items listed above will be accepted. No unlabellled items will be accepted.

For more information see www.swinfordtidytowns.com



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Christmas Floral Demonstration Charity this Evening 9th December

Swinford & District Gardening Club are holding a Christmas Floral Demonstration by Gail of Eden’s Flowers Kiltimagh in aid of Guide dogs for the blind.

It will take place tonight at 8pm the 9th of December in the Gateway Hotel.

Tickets are €10. All arrangements will be raffled on the night and in addition there will be other fabulous raffle prizes.

Please support this worthy cause and at the same time have a most enjoyable night.


Three Tenors Concert

A concert by the Three Tenors of religious songs, seasonal favourites and other music will take place in the Swinford Church on Sunday, December 13th at 8pm.

The concert will also feature the choir of Scoil Muire agus Padraig and violist Maria Mason.

Tickets are €25 and are available from Spain’s, Mellets Newsagents and the Gateway Hotel.

Details on swinford.ie


Christmas Carol service


The annual Christmas Carol Service will take place in Callow Church on this Friday December 11th at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to join in this special celebration of the Christmas story through music and song.


Christmas Craft Fair & Raffle

Barnacogue NS school will host a Christmas Craft Fair on Friday 18th December from 12pm to 2pm. Beautiful handmade crafts, cake sale, jumble sale & Santa grotto, as well as other festive activities on the day!
The winners of our Christmas raffle will also be revealed with fantastic prizes including a Christmas hamper & the unique experience of a flying lesson. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 and are on sale now.
Contact 094 9367440 for any information.


Christmas Lights 2015

A church gate collection to help defray the costs of this years Christmas lights will be taken up on the weekend of Saturday December 12th and Sunday 13th of December.

All donations greatly appreciated.


Coolegrane Lights

Kevin Hughes Coolegrane, Foxford will once again be erecting his most colourful display of Christmas lights at his home.  The Coolegrane lights are known to be one of the largest and most magnificient colourful display of Christmas lights in the whole of Ireland.

As usual a donation box will be placed at the gateway and this year Kevin has decided to donate all proceeds collected this year to the Multiple Sclerosis Fund.

The lights will be switched on at 7pm this Friday December 11th by Fr Padraig Costello P.P Foxford.

For more information please contact Kevin Hughes on 086 8583380.

Everyone is welcome please support this worthy cause.


Mistletoe Ball

The Mistletoe Ball in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice takes place in Breaffy House Resort Castlebar on Saturday, December 12th.  Doors open at 7.30pm with champagne and a mulled wine reception.

Come along and treat yourself and see a spectacular event unfold while supporting local palliative care services.

Please contact 094 9388666 if you have any further queries.


Killasser New Years Eve Party


KCC-80's Disco Flyer


Social Services

The senior citizens Christmas party will take place this Sunday December 13th in Julian’s, Midfield at 3pm.

If you would like to attend please leave your name in Melletts Newsagency.

Everyone is welcome.


Heartfullness Relaxation and Meditation

Monday December 14th at 7pm in Swinford Parochial House.

Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.


Parent & Toddler baby group

Barney’s Busy Bees Parent & Baby/Toddler group takes place every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Barnacogue National School.

Give your infant or toddler an opportunity to socialise and play in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Contact 094 9367440 for more 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


Manual Handling Training Course

A manual handling training course will be held in Killasser Community Centre, Swinford on Thursday 17th December from 12 noon to 3pm.

The course is free to unemployed people but must be pre-booked.

To register for the training please contact Dolores McNicholas at 087 7704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com


Meelick Card Game Results

Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 8th December.
Card winners
1st Phillip Moore & Tom Bredican
2nd Maureen Morley & Phyllis Bredican
3rd shared by
Noreen & Eileen Geraghty
Margaret Waters & Gerard Hennigan.
John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill
Jimmy Jordan & Seamus Conwell
1st Patricia Rowley x 2
2nd Matt Duggan
3rd Cannon Michael Joyce
4th Jimmy Stenson.
Games continue every Tuesday at 9.00pm, new players welcome.


Golf Card Results

Results golf cards on 3rd December.

The winners were:

1st Val Hyland, Francie Rowley

2nd Michael Moran, Gerry Moran

3rd Mary Doyle, Mary Callaghan.

Peter Geraghty
Michael O’Neill
Matt Duggan
Esther Munnelly
Raffle prizes 
Ann Prendergast
Maureen Morley
John Gallagher
Ticket for Killasser card was won by Margaret Sweeney
Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm.
Everyone 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

Swinford Community Lotto Results for December 7th 2015

Numbers:  5   11   13   27
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Eleanor Howley, Killasser
Mikey & Rowan Durkan, Brabazon Heights
3 Number Winners
Dympna Mulrooney, c/o Moores
Gerry Price, Cullane
Suzanne Keogh, c/o Campbells
Groarke-Gallagher, Swinford
Anne Tierney, Ardgullen
Anne Spragg, Oak Drive
Jackpot now €6,200
Draw on Monday December 14th in Padraic Horkans

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Horkans on 8th December and Ruairi Golden won €1,006.00.

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 Frank’s Place, Killasser 0n 15th December. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5. Once again there will be a guaranteed €1,000 for the winner.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

The M D Roof Services Under 21 B Championship final has been fixed for Saturday 19th December 5pm in Elverys McHale Park, Castlebar:

Swinford v Davitts


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