Swinford Notes June 6th 2018

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Síamsa Sráide Table Quiz

The annual Síamsa Sráide Table Quiz takes place this Friday, June 8th at 9pm in Gateway Hotel. Please support this fun Quiz.

Síamsa Sráide 2018 Launch Night

The Síamsa Sráide Street Festival launch night will take place in Campbell’s Lounge Bar on Friday June 15th at 9.30pm,
The programme will be launch by Mayo Person of the year 2018 Sister Maureen Lally.
Music & refreshments provided, all are welcome.

Swinford Tidy Towns

We need your help

Swinford Tidy Towns urgently needs volunteers to keep the town and its approaches looking good. We want to know if there are any ideas out there on how to improve the town’s appearance and who is willing to help us build on the good work done so far.

Lots has been done putting out colourful displays in planters and erecting hanging baskets, but they all need looking after if we are to keep on improving our score every year in the National Tidy Towns competition.

The Swinford Tidy Town Committee will be holding a public meeting in the Gateway on Thursday June 14th at 8pm – bring your ideas – bring a friend – come along and have your say.

As they say at Swinford.ie . . . “Swinford – we make it what it is”

Credit Union News

In May 1988 Swinford & District Credit Union opened its doors to the public in a sitting room of a private house with a very dedicated team of volunteers. Although its founding members had a vision of community based growth, no one could have foreseen the tremendous success which has been achieved. To celebrate this great milestone Swinford Credit Union are delighted to offer a very Special interest rate of 5.95% (APR 6.11%) on all new loans till the 30th June 2018 Terms and conditions apply. Call in to discuss this great offer.

Members Draw
The next Swinford Credit Union Members Draw takes place in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on Thursday 14th June at 9.30pm. All members are invited to attend. If you are signed up for the draw you are automatically included if not call in and sign up closing date for this draw is Saturday 9th June. T& C apply.

Swinford Agricultural Show

The Swinford Agricultural Show committee wish to sincerely thank all our 2017 Financial Sponsors (listed here) for their generosity which contributed to the success of the Show. Thank you also to the many businesses, who provided very generous vouchers, donated spot prizes, products and
assisted with our fundraising throughout the year especially, The Gateway Hotel, The Davy Family, and Tesco for the use of their premises.

We also sincerely thank the Heeran Family who provide us with the venue for the show and also Cathal Kelly (Gateway Hotel) for our meetings and his generous hospitality. Thanks to O’Hara’s Bakery and Kennedys Londis for their contribution to our catering needs on show day. Thank you also to the many people who give of their time voluntary throughout the year and on show day to support the show. We hope you all enjoyed the day and that 2018, which is our 30th Show will grow even bigger with the help of the local community. New Sponsors and helpers for 2018 Show always welcome. If you would like to sponsor the 2018 show please contact any of the committee or visit our website at www.swinfordagrishow.com .

This year, the show will be held a week later than usual on a Sunday, we have changed our Showday to SUNDAY the 26th August 2018, please support.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday June 18th 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Healthcare Support Training

Mayo North East is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Skillnet eligibility criteria will apply and Garda Vetting must be successfully completed.
Training will commence one day per week in June 2018 and conclude in December 2018.
Please contact Dolores on 0877704251 or 094 9256745. Email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com to secure a place.
This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

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.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Sean Tuffy and the Tuffy family who were this months 50/50 winner of €605. Kevin Rowley and Evelyn Ward both won €20.

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 (7th) is in The Gateway Hotel from approx 9-30pm.

June 14th Quinns

June 21st Horkans

June 28th Bolands

July 5th Melletts

July 12th Whitehouse

July 19th Sheepwalk

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Horkan’s and Mick and Eileen Lislackagh, Swinford won €505. The winning envelope was sold in Liam Campbells.
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 Bolands on June 12th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Fixtures (subject to change)

Canon Henry

6th June 7-30pm Aghamore v Swinford

Under 14 League

7th June 7pm Ardmoy McHales v Swinford  in Ardagh

Under 8 Go Games

9th June 11am Swinford v Ballintubber

Michael Walsh Intermediate League

10th June 2pm Swinford v Balla


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest


Under 15 Division 1

6th June 7pm Swinford v Iorras Aontaithe

Girls Under 14 Divison 1

7th June Westport v Swinford

Girls Under 12 Divison 1

12th June Swinford v Ballinrobe

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 12 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

€1000 Valarie Clarke, Derryronane, Swinford

€300 David Moore, Newmills, Letterkenny, County Donegal

€200 Declan O’Connor, Derryronane, 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

No result of 50/50 draw at time of publication.

Swinford Community Lotto

No results of draw at time of publication.

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 7th: 3pm-5pm-iPad Training-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

SATURDAY 9th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 11th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
8.15pm-9.15pm-ECM Dance-Fitness Class

TUESDAY 12th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 13th: 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. Thanks

Author: John Dunne

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