Swinford 250 & More Celebrations

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21st February – Swinford Comhaltas group playing in Horkans

23rd/24th February – Croabh EO Woodturners Conference

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford

Time: All weekend Cost: TBA

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28th February – Swinford Comhaltas group playing in Bolands Bar

March Events


1st – 3rd March –  Inaugural Mayo Annual History Conference

Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo 1-3 March 2019



14th – 17th March – Swinford St. Patrick’s Festival Weekend

14th March – Press Night

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford

Time: Thursday 8.00 p.m.

Admission:  Free – Everyone Welcome

The Swinford250 committee will host members of the press and radio to inform them of the events organized for the year.

15th March – Swinford Drama Group presents “For Better For Worse”

Time: Doors open at 8.00 p.m. – Show starts 8.30 p.m.

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford

Admission: €10

16th March – Launch of “The Lucid”  

 Conor Walsh’s New Album

Venue: The Front – Gateway Hotel Swinford


17th March – Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Theme Past, Present and Future

Venue: The Streets of Swinford at 3.00 p.m.

“People are invited to dress up in a period of their choice” Please participate to make the day a fun family event.

April Events


13th April  –  Swinford Comhaltas Spring Show

20th – 22nd April – Swinford Inter-parish Sport Weekend

Details to follow.

May Events


11th May – Swinford’s First Darkness Into Light Walk

Venue: Swinford Town and Brabazon Park

Time: 4.15 a.m.

Application available on the Darkness in to Light website.  See below link.


June Bank Holiday Weekend Events


31st May – 2nd June “All Our Yesterdays” Film Screening

Time: Friday 8.00 p.m. – Visitors Welcome Home Session

Saturday 4.00 p.m. –  Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Church

7.00pm –  Screening of “All Our Yesterdays”

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford  Admission €10

Sunday Reunion Luncheon

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford, Admission €TBC

Sunday “An American Wake” The farewell party that occurred on emigrating to America.

 Venue: The White House 8.00 p.m.

23rd June – Bonfire and Barbeque – details nearer the date

July Events


1st – 7th July – Connacht Fleadh Cheoil

22nd – 26th July – Cúl Camps TBC/TBO

29th July – 2nd August – Scoil Ceol


August Events



1st – 7th August – Siamsa Sraide – http://www.siamsa-sraide.com

25th August – Swinford Agricultural Show


September Events


14th September – Market/Chapel Street Reunion

20th September – Culture Night


October events


24th – 28th October – Feile Na Samhna


November/December events


29th November – 7th December – Swinford Shopping Bonanza

29th December – Swinford250 closing night

More events will be added as organized

Please visit our stand outside The Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August during this Years upcoming Siamsa Sraide Festival.7th If you wish to get in touch with the committee please use the email address and telephone number below and also, register for our newsletter to keep up to date of upcoming events. This is going to be a Fantastic year for Swinford and we look forward to seeing you.

Throughout 2019 Swinford will be celebrating 250 and more years as a bustling market town in the heart of East Mayo. Drenched in history, Swinford has a rich cultural heritage dating back to 1769 and beyond.

Located in the heart of East Mayo just 15 minutes from Ireland West airport knock, Swinford is a natural place to base yourself while visiting the beautiful West of Ireland.


Past Events

February Events


7th February – Swinford Late Late Show

Venue: Gateway Hotel Swinford

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: Free Admission

Henry Mc Glade is making a 30 minute programme for television presenting the talent of people in the Swinford area.  Great line up of guests from the music, sports and history arena.  This show will be broadcast worldwide.

14th February – Swinford Comhaltas group playing in Quinns Bar



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