Swinford Notes April 6th 2016

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Calling all Bakers

The Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Children’s Hospital is taking place in Swinford on Friday April 15th.

Thanks to all of who supported to date. This event was a huge success last year and the organisers want to make it even better this year.

They would greatly appreciate any donations of cakes, buns, tarts etc.

Money raised will be used to buy pumps for the administration of pain relief to the young patients.

Any queries please contact Mary Cronolly 087 2224442.


Would you like to join our team? 

Now that the clocks have gone forward, Swinford Tidy Towns Wednesday evening clean ups will resume from Wednesday 13th April. If you would like to help out, we will be meeting every Wednesday at 7 at the No Name Club on Chapel St. Saturday mornings continue as usual at 11 am all year.


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Swinford Court House Regeneration

A meeting to discuss the Regeneration of Swinford Courthouse will take place on Monday, April 11th at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. All individuals, groups and businesses with an interest in the facility are encouraged to attend. Further details can be got by contacting Paul Corrigan on 094 9047699 or pcorrigan@mayococo.ie.


Cake Sale

Thanks Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts is most grateful to everyone who donated and bought goods at their Easter Sunday Cake Sale.

Sincere thanks to Mr Pat Dunne, Principal of Scoil Muire agus Padraig for making the school kitchen available on the day.

The support received was much appreciated.


Table Quiz Thanks

Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts sincerely thanks everyone who supported their recent table quiz. To everyone who attended, made a donation or provided a spot prize gratitude is extended.Thanks to Cathal Kelly and the staff of the Gateway Hotel who organised and hosted the event. A fun filled night, with lots of laughter was enjoyed by all in attendance.


Walking Group


Swinford Active 55 walking group meets every Saturday at the Amenity Park at 10am.

You can walk, stroll at your own pace and everyone is welcome (suitable for people with arthritis or fibromyalgia).

It is free to join, so come along and meet new friends.

A cup of tea/coffee optional afterwards. Moving is the best medicine.

Swinford Mens Shed Present Cheque to Mayo Womens Support Services‏

Mary Kirrane on behalf of Mayo women support services, Breaffy Rd Castlebar, received a cheque for €223.80 from the contributions to the Christmas Crib situated here in the town of Swinford. The crib was erected by members of Swinford men’s shed with the support of Swinford Tidy Towns. We would like to thank all the people of Swinford for their contributions to the crib. Women support services help Mayo women and children who have to leave the home as a result of domestic violence. Contact: 094 9025409, Mb: 087 6569672, Web: www.mwss.ie

1916 Anniversary Commemoration

(Non Political Event)

Kilkelly Community Commemorative Group have organised an event to take place in memory of all those who played their part in laying down the foundation of the state.  This will take place  on Saturday 23rd April 2016 beginning with mass in St. Celsus church Kilkelly at 12.30pm followed by a reading of the proclamation and the raising of the tricolour flag at the memorial site at Cloonturk.

Refreshments will be served in Bonner’s lounge Kilkelly immediately after.

Fáilte le cách.

Swinford Drama Group

Swinford Drama Group would like to thank everyone who attended and supported our recent, and highly successful production of “The Farmer Wants a Wife”. at Meelick community centre. Great credit is due to all who worked on our production, and our thanks to them all. We look forward to seeing you all at our next show. Our sincere thanks again.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

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

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information

Collectors Item


“Lovely Town called Swinford” is a poem/ballad written by Michael O’Grady. It is laminated with pictures from Swinford included and fits an A4 frame.

It can be purchased by sending €5 which includes postage, with your name and address to Michael O’Grady, Crafty Creations, Kilkelly, Co Mayo.


Fun Run/Walk

A 4k family run/walk will be held on Sunday April 17th at 2pm in aid of St Joseph’s National School, Meelick (non competitive, not timed).

Registration from 1pm at Meelick School €2 per person, max €10 per family.

Refreshments and raffle afterwards.

All welcome.


Summer Outing

A Summer Outing jointly organised by Swinford Social Services and Gardening Club will take place on June 27th, 28th & 29th. From a central location in Navan Town Centre you can become acquainted with the rich heritage of the Boyle Valley, travel to Drogheda, Malahide Castle and the National Botanic Gardens.

The three day programme promises to be diverse, interesting and hopefully enjoyable.

Contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463 who will supply a detailed itinerary and can arrange a meeting to accept €50 booking deposit.

Cost per person sharing is €240. Single supplement also applies.


Support Workers Vacancies

Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the following areas;  Kilmovee, Newport, Charlestown, Ballina, Westport, Swinford, Achill and Ballinrobe. Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client’s needs.

Full FETAC Qualification in Healthcare essential. 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


Gateway Hotel 25 Drive

Here is the results of card game held in the Gateway Hotel  on Sunday 3rd April.

 1st  & 2nd

Shared by

Kieran & Patricia Rowley, Mary Higgins & Phyllis Bredican

3rd shared by

Peggy & Padraic O’Hara

Eddie Bredican & Pat Molloy


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Lilly Mae Beisty of Carnacul, Swinford and Winchmore Hill, Swinford won €723. 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 Moores on the 12th April. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.


Table Quiz

Swinford GAA will host a table quiz in the Gateway Hotel on Friday 21st April at 9pm. Tables of 4 will be €40. Prizes and refreshments on the night.


Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

April 7th 7pm

Under 14 Division 3

Swinford v Bonniconlon at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Under 14 Division 6

Castlebar B v Swinford B in Castlebar

April 9th 6pm

Senior League Division 1C

Swinford v The Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 10th 11am

Under 16 Division 3

The Neale v Swinford in Cong

April 10th 2pm

Senior League Division 1E

Westport v Swinford in Westport

April 12th 7pm

Minor League Division 3

Swinford/Parke v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 14th 7pm

Under 14 Division 3

Naomh Padraig v Swinford in Killala

Under 14 Division 6

Swinford B v Knockmore B at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 17th 11am

Under 16 Division 3

Swinford v Ballinrobe at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

April 19th 7pm

Minor League Division 3

Swinford/Parke v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on our facebook/twitter and website.

Meelick results

Here is the results of card game held in Meelick on 12th April for Swinford Boxing Club.

Card Winners

1st Margaret Waters & Brian McNulty

2nd & 3rd shared by

Tom Bredican & Phillip Moore

Tom Durkan &  Michael Ward


Both spots was won by

Dette Ryder & Geraldine Turbitt


1st   Michael Ward

2nd Maureen Morley (twice)

3rd Eddie Bredican

4th Jimmy Stenson (twice)

5th Michael O’Neill

6th Dette Ryder


There is a 25 card game being held in Meelick on Tuesday 19th April at 9.00pm.

Funds raised will go towards Patient Comfort Fund, Renal Dialysis, Castlebar University Hospital, please support.

Swinford Community Lotto Results for April 4th 2016


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


Numbers:  7   12   20   22
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Paudge Grealy, Rathscanlon
Maureen Neary, Callow
3 Number Winners
Anna Tiernan, c/o Swinford Post Office
Tom Rooney, c/o Michael Kennedy, Brackloon
Patricia Tunney, Cloonlara
S.B., c/o Bolands
Jackpot now €9,600
Draw on Monday April 11th in P Horkans
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