Swinford Notes June 20th 2018

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Brabazon Family Memorial

The Brabazon family memorial ceremony will take place in Swinford Today (Wednesday) June 20th, 2018 at 2.30pm. The ceremony will take place in the recently restored Church of Ireland graveyard in Swinford. Six Brabazon family plaques and two Brabazon sarcophagi (in the extant crypt of the demolished St Mary’s church) were discovered following the restoration by Mayo County Council. The ceremony will be a blessing service for the Brabazon family conducted by Canon Andrea Wills of Foxford COI and Fr Dermot Meehan PP Swinford. The plaques will be wall-mounted and the entrance to the crypt cleared.
The hosts are: Michael Brabazon, his daughter Bridget, his son James, and his grandchildren Max and Bella.
Guests are: The Earl & Countess of Meath (Head of the Brabazon Family); Swinford Brabazons; Mayo historians – Anne Chambers, Bernard O’Hara, Nollaig O Muraile, Bridget Clesham and Eamonn Henry; Mayo County Council representatives; Cllr Michael Smyth of Swinford; Joe Mellett, Marie Walsh, Michael Comer, Brendan Cassidy.
All are welcome on this red-letter day for Swinford.
There will be a Swinford historical talk that evening at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel, Main Street chaired by Bernard O’Hara, author of ‘Exploring Mayo’

Minister Opens Swinford Amenity Park Walkway

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development visited Swinford Amenity Park on Friday and officially opened the new Amenity Walkway. The Walkway is 3m wide and surfaced with a high quality bitmac and traverses around the pitch and stand. It is in total 560m long and a wonderful asset to Swinford. It provides the public with a place to park a car and walk in safety away from vehicular traffic.
The Swinford Saturday Morning walking group who are very appreciative of the fine facility were with the Minister to open the walkway. The walkway was constructed by the Local C.E scheme under the supervision of Pat O’Neill and Frank Harrington Ltd.
Funding was obtained from the Outdoor facility grant from the Department and Mayo County Council and from our Community Lotto.

Pictured at the opening of the Swinford Amenity Park Walkway are: Mr Pat O’Neill, Cllr. Michael Smyth, Cllr. Neil Cruise, Michael Ring TD, Theresa Durkin Senior Executive Engineer Mayo County Council, Declan Ginley Executive Engineer Mayo County Council, Austin Meehan General Service Supervisor Mayo County Council, Eamonn Hyland and Pat English Frank Harrington’s Ltd, Swinford Walking Group, Swinford Killasser LGFC Members.
The Amenity Park wish to Thank the Minister for his assistance in developing the park for the Community and the County.

Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.

Bláth Na Féile

Blath Na Feile will return for the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford on Sat August 4th at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel.
The winner receives an excellent prize package along with sponsorship to Mayo Rose.
For more information on how to enter this contest please contact Megan on 0879808064

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday Night (21st) is in Horkan’s from approx 9-30pm.

June 28th Bolands

July 5th Melletts

July 12th Whitehouse

July 19th Sheepwalk

July 26th Gateway Hotel

August 2nd Quinns

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julian’s and Terran Meskers of Culmore House, Cuilmore, won €475.
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 Melletts on June 26th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Fixtures (subject to change)

Under 14 Championship

21st June 7pm Swinford v Ardmoy MacHales

Under 8 Go Games

23rd June 11am Ballinrobe v Swinford

Senior League Div 4

24th June 3pm Tourmakeady v Swinford

Under 12 Summer League

25th June 7pm Swinford v Knockmore

Under 14 Championship

28th June 7pm The Neale v Swinford


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest


Girls Under 14 Divison 1

June 21st @ 7pm Conn Rangers v Swinford

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 15 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Monday 18th June 2018.

€1000 Tom McDaniel, Boradrumna, Castlebar

€300 Gary McNeela Cloonlumney, Swinford

€200 Teresa Moyla Ardcarra, Swinford

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.

Swinford Athletics Club

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development was at the Amenity Park on Friday and officially turned the sod on the new 200m running track. The track, when completed will be a great addition to the towns sporting infrastructure.
Pictured with Minister Ring at the sod turning are members of Swinford Athletics club, local representatives Cllr. Michael Smyth, Cllr. Neil Cruise and Senator Michelle Mulherin.

There was no result of the Athletics club 50/50 draw at time of publication.

Mayo Win All Ireland Under 14 B Final

Congratulations goes to 5 Swinford/Killasser Ladies GAA club members Amy Dunleavy, Laura Haran, Caitlin Henry, Coleen Gavin and Danielle Brennan who were on the Mayo U-14 Panel that captured the All Ireland U-14 B Championship on Sunday last. This team have now won the Connacht Blitz, The All Ireland Blitz and now the All Ireland B Final.
Congratulations also goes to Vinnie Gavin who was team Coach and their Physio Brian Galvin

Swinford Community Lotto

Results from the Draw held on June 18th 2018 in Moore’s are as follows.

Winning Numbers:

3, 7, 12 & 28

There was one winner M & M Noone, Killasser. The winning ticket was sold in Mace

€70 Shopping Vouchers

Marie McNulty, Railway Terrace

Bernie Conway , Swinford

3 Numbers

Pauline Mahon, Castlebar

Keelin Devine, Charlestown

Nathan Devine, Charlestown

Pamela Niland, Charlestown

Amy Conlon, Swinford

Next draw on 25th June in Melletts, where the Jackpot will be €3,000

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 21st: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
3pm-5pm-iPad Training-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

MONDAY 25th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 26th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 27th: 7.30pm-8.30pm-Zumba
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

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

Author: John Dunne

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