Swinford Notes July 29th 2020

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As the restrictions ease and we settle into the new normal, we have decided to begin posting the notes again. Keep us updated with anything you feel is relevant. Stay Safe and Shop Local.  swinfordnotes@swinford.ie


Swinford GAA

Swinford GAA 50/50 draw

The club 50/50 draw was held in Moore’s and Rita Lynskey won €315,
Envelopes are available in business premises in town and online through www.swinfordgaa.ie where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10/25/52 weeks or from club officers.
The next draw will be in Horkans on 4th August. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5.
The club will like to thank everyone for their support.
GAA Fixtures (subject to change)
Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship
2nd August 6pm Kiltimagh v Swinford
Under 16 East Mayo Championship
4th August 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford
Under 14 East Mayo Championship
6th August 7pm Swinford v Charlestown
Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship (All Ticket)
8th August 5pm Swinford v Bonniconlon
Under 14 East Mayo Championship
13th August Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto

The numbers drawn were

3, 4, 7 & 28

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Kathleen Lavin Carrowbaun

Anthony Hanley Killasser


Tickets can now be purchased on line, County wide and worldwide for each draw, 26 weeks €50, 52 weeks €100.

Swinford Golf Club Results

Gents Competitions Results



Canon Higgins Cup

18 Hole V Par

1st Tony Mulligan 5 up

2nd Kevin Feeney 5 up

3rd Gerry Ronayne 4 up



Gary McNeela

Declan Munnelly


Mindfulness Workshop


In this half day workshop learn practical tips to return to a sense of calm. Learn to understand what happens to make you feel this way and tips to increase your happiness level. No previous experience or knowledge of Mindfulness necessary.

Where: Swinford  Cultural Centre

When: August 9th 2020

Time: 10am-1.30pm

Price: €45

Contact Carmel to reserve a place on 087-6972726  or carmelmayomindfulness@gmail.com


2020 Swinford Agricultural Show Cancelled

Swinford Agricultural Show Society Annual Show has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.
The decision was taken in view of the best Medical & Professional advice available to us.
Therefore we feel it would be irresponsible to contemplate any other out come.
As always we are deeply indebted to our Committee, Stewards, Sponsors, Competitors & the General Public for their outstanding support. Swinford Show is a community lead event for the enjoyment of all the community & much, much wider afield.
Here’s hoping for better times ahead & a brighter, happier 2021.

Angel Memorial Garden

A public meeting was held in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on the 16th of July 2020 @7.30pm with the aim of establishing a Community Project to organise the creating of an “Angel Memorial Garden” commemorating all the little lives lost too soon .Acknowledging  miscarriages, stillbirth, neonatal, infant and child loss, providing a place of comfort and love. There was a fantastic turnout on the night and everyone present  was very keen and excited to get this project under way as soon as possible. The meeting was Chaired by local lady Stephanie Maloney who has a blog “Smiling4Sophia” who after losing her own baby Sophia has been a great support for other parents both near and far. Stephanie welcomed everyone and gave a special welcome to local priest Father Dermot Meehan who joined everyone on the night. A committee was formed on the night and a follow up meeting will be arranged very shortly. All very welcome to come along or if interested in anyway at all feel free to Contact Angel Memorial Garden Facebook page anytime or email angelmemorialgarden@gmail.com .
CHAIRPERSON: Stephanie Maloney.
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Anita McNicholas-O’Sullivan
SECRETARY: Sarah McNicholas
ASSISTANTS TREASURERS: Natasha Durkan-Ginty, Emma Kirrane, Bernadette King.
PRO: Karen Gallagher


If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday 6pm. Thank You.

Author: John Dunne

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