Swinford Notes 8th June 2016

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M.A.S. K Karate Club

“Cash for Clobber” declutter for summer, M.A.S.K Karate club are looking for all clean reusable clothing, handbags, belts, shoes in pairs, curtains, towels & bed linen for their annual fundraiser.

Bags can be given into Meelick Community Centre on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm, Meelick Community Centre Sunday Mornings 11am – 2pm.

Brown Memorial Hall Foxford on Wednesday evenings 8pm -11pm from now till July 13th.

To make arrangements for collection of bags contact Aidan Dunleavy 083 4032653, Kevin Loftus 086 0750151, Vinny Biesty 086 6616659, Aidan Flatley 089 2440835.

Please support the local karate club.

Swinford Celebrates 1916

The organising committee of ‘Swinford Celebrates 1916’ wish to express their sincere gratitude to all individuals and groups who contributed to the successful calendar of events held on April 18th, 23rd and 24th. To those who; participated in or attended the Pageant and Parade; attended the historical talk expertly delivered by Marie Boran; visited the Courthouse; provided the handball display; organised and participated in the tree planting ceremony; erected the flagpole and commemorative Proclamation; raised and flew the National Flag; celebrated, read and sang at mass as Gaeilge – it is deeply appreciated. Thank you also to Midfield Pipe Band for their involvement over the weekend. A special word of thanks to the various sponsors of the event. Community support and participation was evident in the lead up to and during the celebrations and contributed to the overall success of Swinford celebrating 1916.

Due to the success of the Pageant it is proposed that it will be staged once again during Siamsa Sraide in August.

Confirmation of details will be advertised in due course.



We have a FREE event taking place at 3PM on Sunday 12th June

Do you want the perfect summer hanging baskets and containers? Then join Ciaran Burke, a gardening expert from the GroMór  Gardening Campaign, as he shares his expert tips on getting the most from your garden this summer. Together we are looking forward to helping you grow the best summer blooms in your hanging baskets and containers. 

Discover how you can have amazing colourful hanging baskets, pots and containers this summer.


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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.

Quiz Night

A fundraising Quiz will be held in Melletts on Friday June 10th at 9 o’clock (tables of 4) for Swinford Agriculture Show.

Teams can be made up on the night so come along and have some fun.

Please support some great prizes to be won.


Support Group

Stoma Support Group meeting will take place at Rock Rose House, Castlebar on Monday June 13th at 7pm. Stoma nurse will attend.

Call 094 9038407 for further information.


Gardening Club

The next Gardening Talk will take place on Tuesday June 21st at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Regina Reilly will speak and give a demonstration on creating colourful hanging baskets. She will also give ideas for gardens, tubs and window boxes.

All are welcome. Non members €5.


Press Launch

The official programme launch for Síamsa Sráide Street Festival takes place in Campbells Lounge, Main Street on Friday June 10th at 9pm.

Maria Connor, Bláth na Féile 2015 will perform the programme launch.

Light refreshments will be served and everybody is welcome.


Support Workers Vacancies

Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the following areas; Kiltimagh, Charlestown, Tourmakeady,  Kilmovee, Carracastle, Newport, Charlestown, Ballina, Westport, Swinford, Achill and Ballinrobe.

Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client’s needs. Successful applicants will be placed on a Relief Panel and deployed as work arises. All candidates if successful will be expected to have a full clean driving licence, supply two written references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting form.

Please contact Bernadette Moran on 086 3775702 or 0949060305 or by email on: bmoran@familycarers.ie


Gateway Hotel Results

Here is the results of card game held in the Gateway Hotel on Sunday June 5th

1st and 2nd was shared by

Tom Durkan & Willie Creighton

Eddie Bredican & Pat Molloy

3rd Aiden Horkan & Joe Duffy

Next week’s game, proceeds will go to Swinford  Mens  Shed, please support.

Swinford GAA

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Adam Gilmore of Meelick won €706. 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 Gateway Hotel on the 14th June. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Intermediate Management

The club are happy to announce that Sean Kavanagh and Brian Galvin have taken over the role of management of the Intermediate team. We would like to thank Pat O’Neill, Michael Devaney and Michael Molloy for their work over the past few months. The new management will be assisted by Adrian Forkan and Seamus McDonagh.

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:

8th June 8pm
East Mayo Centenary Cup

Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

9th June 7pm
Under 14 Championship

Balla v Swinford in Balla

11th June 11am
Under 8 Go Games
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
11th June 7pm
Junior Championship Round 1
Swinford v Ardagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
15th June 8pm
Canon Henry Semi Final
Kilmovee v Swinford at TBC
19th June time to be fixed
Senior League Div 1C
Mayo Gaels v Swinford
25/26th June time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 2
Swinford v Tourmakeady at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
25th/26th June time to be fixed
Junior Championship Round 2
Swinford v Balla at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

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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