Swinford 250 & More Celebrations

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June Events

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14th June – Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival – Launch Night  

Launched by: Michael Commins

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival runs from 1st to 7th August 2019

Visit the new Siamsa Sraide website here – www.siamsasraide.ie

15th June – Swinford Cruisers Pedal Pushers 50k and 20k Cycle

Please support the Swinford Cruisers Pedal Pushers Cycle taking place on Saturday 15th June. The cycle is starting from The Gateway Hotel. Registration from 9.00 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. with the cycle leaving at 10.00 a.m.

Entry Fee €20.00. All welcome.

Refreshments served. This event is fully insured.

July Events

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1st – 7th July – Connacht Fleadh Cheoil

22nd – 26th July – Cúl Camps TBC/TBO

21st July – 2nd August – Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival Workshops

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August Events

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1st – 7th August – Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival

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Visit the new Siamsa Sraide website here – www.siamsasraide.ie

9th – 11th of August – Cox Family Reunion

Members of the Cox family (who came from Woods in Midfield) are returning to Swinford to have a once in a lifetime family reunion with family members coming in from all over the world.

12th – 16th August – Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops

If you or your children are interested in musical theatre then Swinford’s Railway Players have a treat in store for you. During the week beginning August 12th there will be a great opportunity for anyone who loves singing,dancing and acting as Flare Musical Theatre Company (Wicklow), in collaboration with the Railway Players, will run a Musical Theatre Camp/Workshop in Swinford National School.

There will be separate sessions for children from 1st to 6th class, young people of Secondary School age and, if there is enough interest, an evening workshop for adults. Information leaflets and enrollment forms will be available shortly but names can be given at the Swinford 250 office. Places will be limited so applications will be taken on a first come first served basis. Email : railwayplayers2018@gmail.com

25th August – Swinford Agricultural Show

September Events

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6th/7th September – Market/Chapel Street Reunion

20th September – Culture Night

October Events

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24th – 28th October – Feile Na Samhna

November/December Events

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29th November – 7th December – Swinford Shopping Bonanza

29th December – Swinford 250 Closing Night

More events will be added as organized

Please visit our stand outside The Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th August during this years upcoming Siamsa Sraide Festival. 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

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7th February – Swinford Late Late Show

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

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 Quinn’s Bar

21st February – Swinford Comhaltas group playing in Horkan’s Bar

 

23rd/24th February – Croabh EO Woodturners Seminar

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Time: All weekend

Cost: €60 – Students €30 – to include lunch, coffees and teas.

28th February – Swinford Late Late Show TV Broadcast

Swinford’s 250 & More Late, Late Show is aired on February 28th at 7pm, on Sky 192 and Freesat 161.

28th February – Swinford Comhaltas group playing in Boland’s Bar

March Events

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

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Click link for further details: http://www.swinford.ie/http-www-swinford-ie-250-celebrations-history-conference/

7th March – Swinford Late Late Show Program 2 TV Broadcast

With so much talent to choose from this second show had to be added and will be broadcast on March 7th at 7pm, on Sky 192 and Freesat 161.  See link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/619471791798870/

14th March – St. Patrick’s Festival Weekend Press Night 

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Admission:  Free – Everyone Welcome

The Swinford 250 committee will host members of the press and radio to inform them of the events organized for the year.  The clubs and organisations have been invited along with general public who will be able to see the variety of “things to do” in the locality.

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

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

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

16th March – Launch of “The Lucid” – Conor Walsh’s New Album

Venue: The Front – The Gateway Hotel

17th March – Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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

Theme: Past, Present and Future

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

22nd March  –  St. Patrick’s Day – Results of Parade Winners

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Time: 8 p.m.

Good luck everyone.  Great floats on the day and ye all helped create a brilliant atmosphere.

April Events

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7th April  –  Launch of Swinford Darkness Into Light

Venue: The Gateway Hotel

Time: 5 p.m.

If you know of anyone who has not got access to the internet tell them we can sign them up on the Darkness Into Light website on the night if they want to take part.  This facility will also be available in the Swinford 250 office until the 11th of May.

11th April –  Fairy Trails Wood Walk Launch

organized by Swinford Cruisers in association with Swinford 250

Venue:  Children’s Playground

Time:  11 a.m.

In attendence Swinford Secondary School and surrounding Primary Schools, local reps and business owners.  Refreshments to follow.

13th April  –  Swinford Football Club Blitz

Blitz will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  –  first game kick off at 11 a.m.

Teams involved:  Swinford F.C. – Brooklands Dragons (Manchester) – Charlestown Athletic – Straide and Foxford United

We will also have 2010s games in between Under13 matches.

There will be food and refreshments available all day. Burger/food van and refreshments shop in the club house.

13th April  –  Swinford Comhaltas Spring Show

Theme:  Anois teacht an Earraigh

13th April  –  Swinford 250 Bláth na Feile 

Swinford’s Andrea Jordan will be representing the town of Swinford at the Mayo Rose Competition in the McWilliam Park Hotel on Saturday, April 13th at 7.30 p.m.

Bláth na Féile is an event that is organised by Megan Durkan in association with Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival. Bláth na Féile is all about celebrating our local young women – their experiences and achievements. It is a tribute to the late Joyce Sweeney who alongside her daughter Megan started this community event.

Let us all get behind Andrea as she represents our town in this most important year of the Swinford 250 & More Celebrations. #Bláth na Féile #MakeupwithMegan #SiamsaSraide #Swinford250

 

19th April  –  Swinford 250 Spring Clean Up 

Swinford Tidy Towns are organising their annual two hour Spring Clean for Swinford as part of the National Spring Clean. Meeting in the Swinford 250 office at 11 a.m.

19th April  –  21st of April – Rocky Road to Dublin

Stephen Kelly – Peter Cassidy – Martin O’Hagan are taking on the challenge of running from Dublin to Mayo, 250 miles and more 🙂 over a three day period to raise €30,000 for the Beaumont Hospital.  Coming through Swinford on the 21st at approximately 3 p.m. Please come out and support the lads on their way through Swinford on Sunday but more important please donate to the following link: On The Rocky Road Again

Click here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/3BucksLeft/

21st April  –  Kiddies Easter Egg Hunt

May Events

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5th May – Swinford 250 Duathlon – ran by the Swinford Tri Club

2019 Swinford Duathlon Dates May 5th & Aug 5th

It starts at the Amenity Park at 10 a.m.  Registration can be done on the week from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.  There is a 5k run, followed by a 21k cycle, followed by a 2k run.  Contact Marie on 087-280-5222

swinfordtriathlon.com

Picture from a previous Triathlon ran by the Swinford Tri Club.

5th May – The Big Hello!

The Big Hello! is going to be a weekend of community celebration. The aim of the weekend is to encourage people to get to know their neighbours, by hosting or attending a Big Hello! event in their local area.

The Railway Players and Swinford Comhaltas are therefore coming together and have invited drama groups from Charlestown, Foxford, Kilkelly, Kiltimagh to join them at 5 p.m. in the Swinford Cultural Centre for a drama variety evening.  The groups who will attend will perform a 15 minute play with Swinford Comhaltas providing the half time entertainment.  Promises to be a great evening and a great way to meet the drama groups from our neighbouring towns and catching up with friends and family.  Mark it on the calendar.

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

Venue: Swinford Town and Brabazon Woods

Time: 4.15 a.m.

Applications available on the Darkness Into Light website.  See below link.

https://www.darknessintolight.ie/event/swinford

June Bank Holiday Weekend Events

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31st May – 2nd June – History, Heritage, Folklore & Tradition Festival

Friday at 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. – Launch of Swinford Historical and Heritage Guide

     Venue: Swinford Cultural Centre

Friday at 8.00 p.m. – Visitors Welcome Home Session

      Venue: The White House

Saturday at 5.00 p.m. – Remembrance Mass

     Venue: Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Swinford

Saturday at 7.00 p.m. –  Screening of “All Our Yesterdays” Feature Film

     VenueThe Gateway Hotel – All Tickets Allocated

Sunday Reunion Luncheon

     VenueThe Gateway Hotel – Admission €TBC

Sunday at 8.00 p.m. – “An American Wake” – The farewell party that occurred on emigrating to America.

      Venue: The White House

3rd June – Culmore National School Swinford 250 5k Fun Run & Walk

Inaugural 5 km Fun Run & Walk in aid of Culmore National School.  Proudly organised to celebrate Swinford 250.  Registration from 11 a.m. at Culmore National School with the 1.5 km race for children starting at 12 noon and the 5 km race at 12.30pm. Spot prizes & Refreshments served on the day.

All welcome.

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