Swinford Notes June 15th 2016

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Swinford Tidy Towns

The judging in the National Tidy Towns competition has begun this week. The adjudicators can arrive in Swinford at any time. We will be doing a clean up of Pound lane and Pound Street this Wednesday evening from 7, all help is most welcome.

Thanks to everyone who has helped out to date and to everyone doing their own bit around their own area, it really does make a huge difference. We’d also like to complement everyone on all their flower displays, they are looking great! Don’t forget to keep them well watered in the dry spells.


Mayo Litter League May Results for Swinford

Month: May

Area: Swinford       Marks: 12

On the Kiltimagh Road 10 pieces of litter were noted.

On Bridge Street 10 pieces of litter were noted including paper and sweet wrappers and corrib oil bags.

On Market Street 25 pieces of litter were noted.

On Main Street from the Bridge to the Hotel 37 pieces of litter were noted and The litter was varied and included forks, sweet wrappers, cigarette butts and paper wrappers etc.

The Ballina road pieces of litter were noted including coffees cups and sweet wrappers.

Result: 12

Result – Fair 40 or less -€130

Total Amount Remaining €740

Painting with a purpose

Painting with purpose in Foxford Leisure Center on Thursday’s 7 – 9.30pm come and enjoy an evening of social, creative painting in a relaxed atmosphere, no previous experience necessary.

Cost €20 with all materials supplied or bring your own supplies for €10.

Take home your own unique work of art. For more information or to book your place contact Margaret 087 6131797 or email McNultz@aol.com proceeds go to Foxford Alzheimers.


Trad Sessions

During the summer months Rob Thornburgh and his fellow musicians will hold traditional music sessions every Thursday in local hostelries. These should prove attractive for trad enthusiasts and also of course for visitors to the area.

The venues for June are: 16th Quinns, 23rd Padraic Horkans and 30th Bolands.

Local and visiting musicians and singers will be very welcome to partake at these sessions.

Social Dancing

Social Dancing commencing in the Gateway Hotel on Friday June 17th with music by Carmel McLoughlin and July 1st, Dermot McConnell. Dancing from 10pm – 12.30am.

Some great nights of dancing to look forward to.


Church Gate Collection

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent Western Alzheimers Church Gate Collection.

€781 was collected for this very worthy cause.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday June 20th  at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford GAA

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and McNeela Family of Main Street, Swinford won €675. 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 the Moores on the 21st June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

The Topaz cash for clubs scheme is running again from the 16th May to August 7th. We were very successful in the draw in 2015.

Please collect your tokens when you purchase fuel at any Topaz station. The club number is 2853.

Siamsa Seipeil 2016

Siamsa Seipeil 2016 are very happy to announce that Our Lady Help of Christians Church will host from Aclare,County Sligo Tommy Fleming on Friday 29th July.
Tickets priced at €30 can be bought from www.tommyfleming.net and www.swinfordgaa.ie and in the real world in the Gateway Hotel, Melletts Newsagents and O’Connells pharmacy.

Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

15th June 8pm
Canon Henry Semi Final
Kilmovee v Swinford at Kiltimagh
18th June 4pm
Senior League Div 1E

Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

19th June 12pm

Senior League Div 1C

Mayo Gaels v Swinford at Mayo Gaels

23rd June 7pm
Under 14 C Championship
Swinford v Charlestown at Charlestown
25/26th June time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 2
Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park25th/26th June time to be fixed
Junior Championship Round 2
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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

If you have a forthcoming event of notice that you would like mentioned in our Swinford Notes please email Swinfordnotes.ie





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