Swinford Weekly Notes 19th April

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Rock N Roll Bingo

In memory of baby Amy Kate O’Sullivan a Rock N Roll Bingo fundraiser in aid of Feileacain and Soft Ireland is taking place on the 22th April in the front bar in Gateway hotel Swinford Co Mayo.

Free admission 9pm start.






Call out for Actors/Actresses

A production team will be filming a docudrama in Swinford Courthouse on the 10/11/12 May  and are looking for extras to appear in a court scene. This is paid work.

Any one interested should e-mail Mairead at westcoastcastingireland@gmail.com

Please include:

A recent photo

Full costume sizes

Contact details

Acting experience


any other information you think might be relevant

Please include “Swinford” in the subject bar of your e-mail.

There will be an open casting in Swinford, (date to follow) and any successful applicants will need to come for a costume fitting.

Easter Egg Hunt

Huge thanks to everyone for helping out with the children’s Easter egg hunt today at Brabazon Woods. This is the 7th year of the egg hunt and was by far the largest to date! This would not be possible every year without our very generous sponsors, Derek Kennedy – EuroSpar, Gavaghan’s – Mace, Corrib Oil – Swinford, Applegreen – Swinford, Mellett’s Newsagents & Kevin Murtagh – Taxi. Thanks to our volunteers on the day, Swinford Foroige Club & Swinford Tidy Towns.

Swinford Tidy Towns

Great thanks to Swinford Tidy Towns and all the volunteers who were out on Good Friday last. Remember they are out every Saturday morning and for the summer months every Wednesday evening. Meet at the No Name Club. New members always welcome.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Week 16 Fixtures

Tuesday, 18th April @ 6.30pm – Mayo Under 15 Boys League Division 3 – Round 3 – Castlebar Celtic ‘C’ v Swinford FC

Wednesday, 19th April @ 7pm – Mayo Under 15 Boys League Division 3 – Round 4 – Swinford FC v Achill Rovers

Friday, 21st April @ 6.15pm – Mayo Under 13 Boys League Division 1 – Round 4 – Charlestown Athletic v Swinford FC

Sunday, 23rd April @ 12 noon – CastleCourt Hotel Premier League – Round 3 – Swinford FC v Conn Rangers

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

 Thursday 20th April 6-30pm

Under 14 Round 4 Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Friday  21st April 6-30pm

Under 16 Round 6 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Saturday 22nd April 7pm

Senior League Div 1E Round 3 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Sunday 23rd April 2pm

Senior League Div 1C Round 3 Lahardane v Swinford

Sunday 23rd April  1pm

Under 14 Div 3B Round 3 Kilmeena v Swinford

Tuesday 25th April 6-30pm

Under 16 Div 3 Round 7 Naomh Padraig v Swinford

Thursday 27th April

Under 14 Round 5 Crossmolina v Swinford

Any changes will be on our facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s 50/50 draw held in Horkans was worth €866 and was won by Tina Tuohy of Ballintemple. The next Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw will take place in Bolands on Tuesday 25th April.

Draw envelopes are widely available in Swinford’s shops and businesses at €2 each or 3 for €5.

You can also get your tickets online through the Swinford GAA store where tickets can be purchased in bundles of 10, 20, or 52 weeks.Your continued support is greatly appreciated and who knows next week you could be the lucky winner!

Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to the winner Alison Moore who won this weeks jackpot of €200.

Draws will be held every Tuesday, where one lucky person will take half the jackpot home. Tickets are for sale from all club officers and cost €2 for one ticket and 3 for €5. All income from the draw will be used for the future development of facilities at the club

The 2017 Spring Series  schedule:

Wednesday 19th April Midfield 5km,

Wednesday 26th April Straide 5km,

Wednesday 3rd May Callow 6km and

Wednesday 10th May Foxford 5km.

All runs start at 7.15pm. Registration from 6.45pm at the various Community Centres. Entry Fee: €2 Members, €5 Non-Members. All U12’s must be accompanied. After Run Refreshments. Everybody Welcome to Walk, Run or Jog and Enjoy

Any queries contact: Marty Roughneen 087 4188042, Padraic Walsh 086 8738691 or Peter Hynes 087 9014211

 Swinford Drama Group

Are currently in rehearsals in Swinford Courthouse for their production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary.

Jam Bands Mayo

Will be in Swinford Cultural centre on Tuesday 2nd May 4pm to 6pm and every other Tuesday until June 6th. New faces welcome. Check out their Facebook page Jam Bands Mayo or call 094 9041013 for further details.

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 672541

An Evening with Brendan Grace

Swinford Cultural Centre is delighted to announce.

“An Evening with Brendan Grace”

On Friday, April 28th at 8pm.

Tickets are priced at €30 and are on sale from The Mayo County Council Office, Station Road, Swinford.

Brendan Grace is a well known Irish comedian and singer who is celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business. He is known for his comedy schoolboy character “Bottler”, and also for his appearance in the sitcom “Fr. Ted” as Fr. Fintan Stack.

For further details

Contact: Swinford Cultural Centre by phone or email.

Tel: 094 9052006

Mobile: 087 4007045

Email: sccbookings@mayococo.ie

Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s timetable in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 20th: 8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 21st: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Make up with Megan (Meeting Room)
MONDAY 24th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
11am-1pm- Community and Engagement Event
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Candlelight Yogalates
8.15pm-9.15pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 25th: 10am-1pm-MayoNorthEast-Manual Handling Course (Meeting Room)
4pm-6pm-Creative Writing for Children (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone.
7.30pm-9.30pm Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8.15pm-9.15pm That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 26th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group
8pm-10pm-Social Group Meeting

Swinford Gardening Club Trip

Swinford Gardening Club and Swinford Social Services are organising a trip to Carlow and Kilkenny, staying at the Mount Wolseley Hotel from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th June. Among the many attractions are Kilkenny Castle, Altamount Gardens and the Chocolate Garden Workshop. Two nights’ bed and breakfast, two evening meals and entrance to attractions €250 pps (single supplement €50). To book a place contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for April 18th

5, 7, 8 & 22

€70 local shopping voucher winners:

Mark Doyle Tullinacurra

Ciara Walsh, Kinaffe

3 number winners:

Jackie O’Rourke

Josie Lavelle

Sandra Cuffe

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €9,000.

The next draw will be held on Monday 24th April in Moores.

Farm Plastics Collection

There will be a farm plastics collection in Swinford on Tuesday the 25th of April. The collection point will be located at the PND business park on Ballina Rd Swinford. The collection point will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on the day.


Beginners Computer Training Classes:

Beginner Computer classes starting in Claremorris Family Resource Centre on Wednesday 19th April from 6pm-8pm. This will take place one evening a week for 5 weeks. To book your place contact 0949060305. This is free of charge to Family Carers. there is limited spaces available. Please contact 0949060305 to book your place.

Swinford macra na Feirme

Swinford Macra na Feirme club is up and running. We always welcome new members so please get in touch.

Club officers:
Chairperson: Sandra Maloney
Secretary: Rachel Howley
Treasurer: Gemma Kelly
PRO: Michelle Golden & Patricia Maloney

The club made plans to go Blue Jeans Country Queen Festival in June to support club member Rachel Howley who will go forward for Mayo.

Next meeting will take place on April 28th to make plans for a club fund raiser and club activities.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

20th April Bolands

27th April Melletts

4th May Sheepwalk

11th May Gateway Hotel

18th May Quinns Bar

25th May Horkans

Swinford Golf Club Card Game Results

Results from 13th April

1st Virginia Heeran Chris Heeran 2nd &3rd prize shared by Mary Callaghan Mary Doyle Carmel Timoney and Annie McNeela

Spots were won by John Gallagher Jimmy O’Donnell Cailin Gallogly Martin McNeela Eileen and Noreen Geraghty
Raffle prizes were won by Cailin Gallogly Marty Munnelly Peter Geraghty
Accumulator was shared by Virginia Heeran Chris Heeran John Gallagher
This is the last game of the current season we will be back again in the autumn, enjoy your summer and thanks for your support we appreciated it.

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Author: Douglas Kelly

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