Swinford Weekly News 16th May

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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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation will take place on Monday May 21st 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House, Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Mayo Litter action League

The 2018 Mayo litter action league April results for Swinford have now been published. The Mayo Litter Action league competition runs from April to September. Judging in Swinford took place sometime between Monday the 9th of April and Monday the 30th of April. Each town and village in the competition is awarded €1,000 to begin with. Each item of litter seen on the day of judging costs €1, which is then deducted from your starting fund. The more items of litter found, the higher the cost, and the more we loose!

SCORING €1000 LESS €25 = €975 FOR APRIL

Barnacogue N.S Cash for Clobber

Barnacogue N.S. will be organizing a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months, to raise much needed funds towards the development of a safe car park & set-down area for the school.

A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection takes place on Friday 18th May. We would welcome any of your unwanted, used clothes, bags, belts, shoes, household textiles, tea towels, cushion covers, curtains & bed linen (no duvets or pillows).

You can drop your clobber (in bags) into the school between 9.30am & 3.00pm, Monday to Friday before 18th May.
What a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes while helping the school!
Your support is much appreciated!

Killasser Community Centre

KCC 50/50 draw took place on  Saturday night in Franks Place, April winner was Caroline Tully who won €600 with John Maloney and Una Ruddy winning €20 spot prize.


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.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and The Kneafsey Family of Sweetwell won €513
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 Quinns on May 22nd
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 League

17th May 7pm Aughamore v Swinford

Minor League

18th May 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford


Under 10 Go Games

19th May 11am Swinford v Balla

Michael Walsh Intermediate

20th May 12pm Swinford v Louisburgh

Under 12 Spring League

21st May Aghamore v Swinford

Under 16 League Final (venue Ballina)

22nd May Swinford v Naomh Padraig

Minor League

25th May 7pm Swinford v Breaffy

Table Quiz

On the weekend of the 8th- 10th June our under 14 players are heading to Birmingham to take part in the Annual Coley Folan Memorial Tournament. The team have organised a fundraising table quiz for Friday 18th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Boys U-15 Division 1
May 16th, 7pm
Kilmurry v Swinford

Girls U-14 Division 1
May 17th, 7pm
Swinford v Killala

Girls U-12 Division 1
May 22nd, 7pm
Swinford v Castlebar Town

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 12 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

€1000 Louis O’Grady, Carroweena, Killasser

€300 Stephen Mooney, Ballyhaunis

€200 Gertie McNulty, Ballina Road, 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 Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for
May 14th 2018

Numbers:01 -08- 24 -27

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Katy Spragg, Oak Drive

Matthew Spragg, Oak Drive

No 3 Number Winners
Durkan Brothers, Brabazon Heights
Joan Morley, C/O Mellett’s
CLE, C/O Quinn’s Pub

Jackpot €5,800

Next Draw on Monday May 21st in The Gateway Hotel

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 17th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
3pm-5pm-iPad Training-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 19th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 21st: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm-ECM Dance
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
8.15pm-9.15pm-ECM Dance-Fitness Class

TUESDAY 22nd: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 23rd: 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.

Swinford Credit Union

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.


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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