Swinford Notes 27th July 2016
The Síamsa Sráide Committee would like to ask for the public’s help and support in not having any vehicles parked on Main, Market and Bridge Street from 9pm on Monday August 1st to 9pm on Wednesday August 3rd.
This is to ensure that the two biggest days of the Festival – Heritage Day and Fair Day can run smoothly as the Streets will be full of market and craft stalls, musicians etc.
All help and support to ensure that this can happen would be greatly appreciated.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
It’s Síamsa Sráide time in Swinford
The official opening of Síamsa Sráide will be performed by Mr Ciarán Staunton, New York and recipient of the Michael Davitt Award Mayo for his work on behalf of Irish Emigrants abroad.
Mr Staunton will highlight the nightware of the undocumented Irish in Americia, Australia etc as well as highlighting the negative issues that many experience when they return.
This opening is in recognition of the importance of our diaspora in promoting tourism in this area.
Síamsa Sráide creates a focal point for visitors as well as improving the economy of the town and East Mayo.
The opening will take place at 6 o’clock sharp on Friday July 29th in the Gateway Hotel.
Visiting diaspora tourists to the area and the general public are invited to attend this headline launch by an eminent Irish emigrant and businessmen.
Swinford & District Gardening Club
The next Swinford & District Gardening Club Trip will take place on August 13th. Itinerary: a guided tour of CLonalis House and Gardens Castlerea, a visit to the ruins of
O’Connor Castle Ballintubber, Co Roscommon, a guided tour of Athlone Castle, a visit to Athlone Shopping Centre and Fern Hill Garden Centre.
Refreshments in Castlerea and dinner in The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone included.
Price 50euro. Non members welcome. Contact Angela 0876520311 or 0874657978.
Shine A Light 2016
On October 21st of this year Shine A Light campaign to raise awareness of homelessness in Ireland is holding its Business Leaders Sleep out.
It is hoped to hold an event in Swinford to raise awareness and help fundraise for Focus Ireland to support their efforts to end homelessness.
Work is at an early stage in regards to the sleep out in Swinford but if you wish to get involved in any way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation
Monday August 8th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford
Free and open to all over 16 years
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.
Swinford Indoor Country Market
This month the Swinford Indoor Country Market has been brought forward to coinside with the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival and will now take place on
Saturday the 30th of July from 9.30-2pm, in the Swinford Cultural Centre (beside the new library).
Our market boasts a wide range of lovely stalls, each bringing us a variety of local produce ranging from fresh vegetables, homemade breads, cakes and a selection of plants, through to a a mixture of hand made crafts and jewellery.
This month there will a short craft workshop running for the children and we are delighted to welcome back some familiar faces to the market.
Whilst visiting the market, why not take a while to sit down and relax at the fabulous Railway Cafe where you can choose from a selection of homemade cakes, quiches and other light bites, whilst soaking up the warm and friendly atmosphere and listening to the traditional live music.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Robs Trad Sessions
Rob Thornburgh and his fellow musicians will have a Séisiun on July 28th in Quinns.
If you would like to join in or have visitors home from overseas, why not join them for an evening of traditional irish music and song.
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto Results for July 25th 2016
This weeks draw was held in Julians and Kathleen Ginty of Davitt Place won €670. Thanks to all our supporters. The winning envelope was sold in Melletts Newsagents, Market Street, Swinford.
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 the Whitehouse on the 2nd August. Draw envelopes are now available at 3 for €5.
Over the last two years we have given out over €86,000 in prizemoney. Thank you to everyone who supports the draw every week. Thanks to your support the club is in great shape.
Siamsa Seipeil 2016
Siamsa Seipeil 2016 are very happy to announce that Our Lady Help of Christians Church will host from Aclare,County Sligo Tommy Fleming on Friday 29th July.
Tickets priced at €30 can be bought from www.tommyfleming.net and www.swinfordgaa.ie and in the real world in the Gateway Hotel, Melletts Newsagents and O’Connells pharmacy.
Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts at Robert McCallion Memorial Park
Ballinrobe v Swinford in Ballinrobe
Knockmore v Swinford Parke KC in Knockmore
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