Swinford Notes 29th June 2016

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Swinford Triathlon Club News

As the build up to The Humbert Challenges commences, Swinford Triathlon Club have organised  a number of events in an effort to get as may locals as possible to participate in either cycling, running , swimming or all three.

Each Wednesday evening cyclists and runners meet at the Amenity Park at 7.15pm.  There are a number of cycle routes which vary in distance from 10km to 40km.  Following the cycle, some may do  a run.  Again the distance varies from 1km to 5km.

On Thursday evenings, the club swim takes place on Callow.  Anyone new to doing open water swimming is advised to be present at least 30 minutes prior to swim time at 8pm.

All of The Humbert Challenges – Sunday August 7th

This year Swinford Triathlon Club have arranged a number of different events which we hope will attract both the young and the old and  the pro and the novice.   For further details please refer to www.swinfordtriathlon.com or The Humbert Challenge Facebook page.


2016 Tesco Swinford Clean Street League Begins


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The 2016 Tesco Swinford Clean Street League begins this month. Judging will take place over the months of July, August and September this year. Again this year, as in previous years, the Clean Street League competition will be open to two categories, Streets and Estates. The four categories that the streets and Estates will be judged on are as follows: Litter Control, Planting/Flowers, Presentation & Overall Impression.

Swinford Tidy Towns would once again like to thank Tesco Swinford for their continued sponsorship of the Tesco Swinford Clean Street League. This is now the 5th year of the competition which began in 2012. In that first year of the competition it was confined to all the streets in the town. In 2013 we expanded the competition to include all the estates as well. The Tesco Swinford clean street league competition now includes all 16 streets in the town, including all 19 estates!

We would also like to thank our independent Adjudicators for all their time and hard work they put into judging the competition. It really is time consuming visiting and judging all 16 streets & 19 estates every month. The competition between each street and estate has greatly intensified every year which also makes the Adjudicators job all the more difficult! As soon as the July report is in from our Adjudicators at the end of the month, we will post the results on our website www.swinfordtidytowns.com and on our Twitter & Facebook pages. Our Awards Ceremony will be held in the Gateway Hotel at the end of September.



Mayo Manchester join forces with Siamsa Sraide in Swinford


Mayo Manchester Tradfest are once again joining forces with the annual Siamsa Sraide Street Festival in Swinford, in County Mayo.

The group of musicians, singers and dancers will once again descend on the market town on Tuesday 2 August as part of the groups whistle top tour of North Mayo. The award winning Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band will lead a parade down the main street before a short concert by Joe Keegan from the hit BBC TV series ‘The Voice’. Some of the Dancers from the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance will also be appearing at the free concert which is on from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Brid O’Connell the founder and current secretary of the Siamsa Sraide festival committee pictured here with the group at last year’s festival commented, “We are thrilled to bring Mayo Manchester back once again after last years packed out concert with the Copper Ceili band.”

Tony Hennigan the director of Mayo Manchester added “We are delighted to have joined forces with Siamsa Sraide once again as part of the Mayo Manchester Tradfest. We got a great reception at last year’s Street Festival and we were delighted to be invited back. This is one of the ten main events in our week long celebration of traditional Irish, Music, Song and Dance which features performers from Mayo and Manchester. As well as the main events the festival has over sixty fringe events featuring over 500 performers and is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors. I hope that the local musicians and dancers will join us again this year, the area has a fantastic reputation for the standard of musicians, singers and dancers based in the area and we love working with them.”

If any performers would like to be involved in the free concert they should email mayomanchester@gmail.com

For a full line up of events for the 6 Day Mayo Manchester Tradfest including what is taking place at the Siamsa Sraide visit www.mayomanchester.com or visit its facebook page Mayo Manchester or Twitter @mayomanchester

1. Joe Keegan from the BBC TV Series The Voice

2. Fianna Phadraig Pipe Band, Lawrence Hennigan from Mayo Manchester, Brid O’Connell from Siamsa Sraide, Swinford

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1 siamsa sraide Fianna Phadraig Pipers, lawrence hennigan mayo manchester, brid oconnell



Open Mic Event

Pen & Ink Writers read from their anthology “All in my Text” followed by an Open Mic Event in the Gateway Hotel on Friday July 8th.

Doors open at 7.30pm event runs from 8 – 10 o’clock. No entrance charge.

Everyone is welcome to read or to listen. Refreshments served and a raffle will be held.


Green Flag

Congratulations to Scoil Muire agus Treasa Swinford who held their Grenn Flag Rasing Ceremony on Thursday June 23rd.

The honour of raising the flag was bestowed on Michael Maye of Swinford Tidy Towns.

KCC Family Fun Day

The annual Family Fun Day takes place in Killasser Community Centre & grounds on Sunday July 3rd at 2.30pm.


Support Group

Mayo Cancer Support Association is holding their Support Group meeting at Rock Rose House on Thursday June 30th at 7pm.

All are welcome.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday July 11th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford GAA



50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns Bar and the Boland family of Bridge Street won €662. Thanks to all our supporters.
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 Sheepwalk on the 5th July. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.

Social Awards Night

Keep Saturday 9th July 8pm free for Swinford Gaa social night in the Gateway Hotel. It is an informal occasion with music and finger food. We will be presenting our annual awards on the night.
Come along and enjoy the craic and celebrate the last twelve months in the club.

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.

Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

30th June 7pm
Under 14 C Championship
Swinford v Burrishoole at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

1st July 7pm
Minor Summer League
Swinford Parke v Kiltimagh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

2nd July 11am
Under 10 Go Games
Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

2nd July 7pm
Junior Championship Round 3
Ballina v Swinford in Ballina

4th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Swinford v Kilmeena at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

5th July 7pm
Under 16 Championship
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

7th July 7pm
East Mayo Under 14 Championship
Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

8th July 7pm
Minor Summer League
Burrishoole v Swinford Parke in Newport

11th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Claremorris v Swinford in Claremorris

13th July 8pm
East Mayo Junior Championship
Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

15th July 7pm
Minor Summer League
Swinford Parke v Ballyhaunis Gaels

16th July 11am
Under 10 Go Games
Swinford v Breaffy at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

16th/17th July Time to be fixed
Intermediate Championship Round 3
Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford in Foxford

18th July 7pm
Under 12 Summer League
Ballintubber v Swinford in Balintubber

19th July 7pm
Under 16 Championship
Swinford v Ballyhaunis at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto Results


Swinford Community Lotto Developing Facilities for Clubs in Our Community. The results of this lotto can be found in Swinford Notes on Swinford.ie


Swinford Community Lotto Results for June 27th 2016

Numbers:  3   6   12   22
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Ed Bredican, Cloonfinane
T Sweeney, c/o Swinford Post Office
3 Number Winners
Ailbhe & Maeve, Rathunas
W King, Castleroyan
Jackpot now €12,000
Draw on Monday July 4th in Melletts
Swinford Community Lotto Providing Sport & Recreation Facilities in Our Community

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