“Swinford Celebrates 1916”

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1916 Historical Talk

As part of “Swinford Celebrates 1916” NUIG Special Collections Librarian and Callow native Marie Bohan will deliver a talk entitled “1916: The View From The West – Evidence from the Military Archives” on Monday April 18th  in the Gateway Hotel at 8pm. This will be a great start to Swinford’s 1916 Commemoration.

Memory & Music

Swinford Comholtas will host an evening of “Memories and Music” in The Cultural Centre on Saturday April 23rd at 8pm as part of the “Swinford Celebrates 1916” weekend. This community event, which is open to all promises to be a most enjoyable evening. The historical pageant will include music, narration, song and dance.

Commemorative Parade

Plans and preparations continue for a Commemorative Parade on Sunday April 24th as part of “Swinford Celebrates 1916” weekend. It is proposed that the parade will be held after 12 o’clock mass, led by Midfield Pipe Band through the town, concluding with a tree planting ceremony by Swinford and District Gardening Club.
Mass will be celebrated in Irish, accompanied by Swinford Adult Choir. All community groups and individuals are asked to take part in the parade. Residents and businesses are encouraged to fly the Irish flag over the weekend of the celebrations.


A meeting to finalise plans for “Swinford Celebrates 1916” will be held on Monday April 11th in Swinford NS at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Any group who wishes to discuss their involvement with the weekend events please contact co-ordinators Mairin Noone 087 7454032, John Sheehan 087 9100572, Basil McDonnell 087 6460964 or email cceswinford@gmail.com.

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