Swinford Notes January 13th 2016

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Warmer Homes Scheme

Get your home insulated for free. Clár ICH wishes to invite applications for the Warmer Homes Scheme. Criteria is set down by SEAI covering most of Mayo is 1:Owner occupied, non- local Authority Homes (proof is required) and 2: Constructed before 2006.

The owner must be in receipt of one of the following payments:

  • Fuel Allowance as part of the national fuel scheme
  • Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and with children under 7 years of age (letter from Dept only, receipt not acceptable)
  • Family Income Support
Further details and for an application form contact the Warmer Homes Scheme team at 094 9371830 or 094 9373455.

Swinford Camera Club Meetings Resume For 2016

Swinford camera club meetings resume for the new year on Wednesday the 20th of January. Why not take up photography as a new hobby for the new year? If you already have a camera, why not come along and learn how to improve your photography and get the most out of your camera.
Club meetings held every 1st & 3rd Wednesday evening at 8 in the Gateway Hotel. See www.swinfordcameraclub.com for more information. All welcome, especially beginners.


Yoga classes will recommence in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday January 14th at 8 o’clock.

For further information contact Padraic Cawley at 087 2252278.

All are welcome.


Ecumenical Service

Mayo Roscommon Hospice Let Love Shine a Light Ecumenical Service takes place on Sunday January 17th at 3.45pm at the Rest and Care Centre Knock.

All those for whom lights are sponsored will be remembered and prayed for at the service.

Refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome.


Stroke Support

Mayo Stroke Support Group meeting will be held on Thursday January 28th at 11.30-1 pm in the Newman Institute, Ballina.

The topic to be discussed will be “exercise post stroke and physiotherapy advice”.

Please contact Barbara at 096 80451, Niamh 094 9049342 or Ailish Houlihan 094 9049172 for further information.


Swinford & District Gardening Club

Michael Smyth of F.G. Phelan & Company Solicitors will give a talk on wills and inheritance tax at 8pm on Tuesday 26th January in the Gateway Hotel Swinford.

All are welcome to attend. Non members 5 euro.


Men on the Move

The Swinford Men on the move participants resume their weekly sessions on Wednesday January 13th when they meet in the Cultural Centre at 7.30pm.

With the annual blitz of articles in magazines, tv, radio & newspapers all recommending various diets to reduce weight most of which don’t work but make easy money for their vendors the easiest and practically free method is taking exercise on a regular basis.

Each Wednesday at 7.30pm men (over 35 yrs) meet for over an hour of exercises followed by a 2-3 mile jog or brisk walk supervised by a qualified P.E instructor.

New members are always welcome irrespective of level of fitness or weight.


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

Healthcare Support Training

Healthcare Support Training (5M4339 QQI Level 5) will be held in Swinford in February 2016. This one day per week course is free to unemployed people but must be pre-booked by 20th January. Please contact 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

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.


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.


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


Stall Holders Needed

Family Carers Ireland are looking for stall holders for a fundraising event on the 26th February in the Harlequin Plaza from 7.30pm-10.00pm. Stall in the areas of; Fashion/health and accessories.

For more information please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305.


Job Vacancy

There is a vacancy for an office assistant to cover maternity leave in Swinford town.

The contact details are as follows:- Contact the INTREO office in Ballina.

Phone Number 096 80500.  The Department of Social Protection criteria applies.


Aras Attracta Results

Latest results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 10th January.

Card Winners

1st & 2nd shared by

Noreen & Eileen Geraghty

Tom Bredican & Phillip Moore

3rd Maureen Morley & Phyllis Bredican


1st Willie Creighton

2nd Sean Quinn

3rd Maureen Morley


Patricia & Kieran Rowley

Eddie Bredican & Pat Molloy


Games continue every Sunday at 8.30pm, please support.


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 January 11th 2016

Numbers:  1   16   19   20
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Mary Boland, Attymachugh
Martin Tunney, Cloonlara
3 Number Winners
Tina & Michelle, c/o Moores
Annie O’Neill, Barnacogue
Terry Mellon, Meelick
Vincent O’Brien, Meelick
Jackpot now €7,200
Draw on Monday January 18th in Moores
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community


50/50 Draw

This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Melletts on Tuesday 12th January and Ciaran Geraghty of meelick won €705.

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 19th January. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Intermediate Management

At a recent meeting of the Executive of the Club, our new Intermediate management team of Pat O’Neill, Michael Devaney and Eamon Molloy were ratified for 2016. We wish them the best of luck for the coming season.


Club membership is now open for 2016, please contact a club officer.

The club will be hosting an underage registration session in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 23rd January from 11am to 1pm.

The price of membership remains the same as previous years: Adult Player: €60, Non-Playing Membership €20, Under 18: €40, 2 children in family €70 and 3 or more children in family €100.


Meelick Card Results

Results of card game held in Meelick on Tuesday 12th January.
Card Winners
1st Michael Ward & Tom Durkan
2nd Phillip Irwin & Gerry Roynane
3rd John Gallagher & Michael O’Neill
1st Jack Pidgeon
2nd Tom Durkan
3rd Val Hyland
4th Jerry Hennigan
Both spots was won by
Gerry Roynane & Phillip Irwin.
Games continue every Tuesday at 9.00pm, please support.



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