Step Up and Get Your Community Walking

If you would like to get a walking group started in the Swinford area take steps to start with the new Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme. The programme will encourage people to become active/more active through walking and support local people to set up and sustain a community walking group. This programme is suitable for people of all fitness levels and abilities. During the programme barriers that people face...

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Two Swinford Men To Appear On Dragons’ Den Tonight
Apr01

Two Swinford Men To Appear On Dragons’ Den Tonight

Today, Easter Sunday, sees the return to our screens of the popular show, Dragons Den and two Swinford men, Finian McLoughlin and Jonathon Dooley, will pitch their new business to the Dragons. For anyone that is not familiar with the show: Entrepreneurs pitch their business or business ideas to a panel of 5 investors (The Dragons) who then decide to invest (or not invest) their own money in the Entrepreneur’s business. The...

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Jack Feeney Commemorative Concert

Jack Feeney Concert Celebrate the St. Patricks holiday weekend by attending the unique Jack Feeney (tenor) commemorative concert. This concert will be held on the eve of St Patricks Day Fri March 16th at 8pm, in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. The renowned singer Seosamh Ó Flaithearta of Cantóirí na Taibhdheirce, Galway, will be accompanied on piano by Tom Cullivan, a former chairman of the Association of Irish Composers. This concert...

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2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar28

2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade

An update with pictures of the St Patrick’s Day parade, thanks to Michael Maye. Despite the weather the 66th running of the Swinford St Patrick’s Day parade was a great success and credit to the organising committee, the stewards, Padraig Gavin and all on the viewing gallery and to all the bands, clubs, schools and businesses who took part. The results are as following: Best Overall:       Baxter Healthcare, Swinford Best...

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Book Launch – Saturday 4th March in Gateway Hotel
Mar02

Book Launch – Saturday 4th March in Gateway Hotel

We are really looking forward to the launch of Jack Foley’s new book “Swinford Spalpeens”. The launch takes place in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Saturday next, 4th March at 4pm. Local musicians will provide entertainment from 3.30pm and everybody is welcome. This book focuses on the stories of emigrants from Swinford and surrounding east mayo areas from the 1800s up to the 1960s and also features interviews and...

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Upcoming Events in Swinford (Updated)
Feb17

Upcoming Events in Swinford (Updated)

As we are over half way through February and looking forward to St Patricks Day and further on to Easter I have put together a list of events coming up: These are in addition to the weekly traditional music session held by Swinford Comhaltas and the regular live music and social dancing in the local hotel and bars and Swinford Cultural Centre. Thursday Night Comhaltas Sessions: 23rd Feb Quinns Bar 2nd March Horkans 9th March Bolands...

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