`Swinford Notes 30th October 2019

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Swinford Indoor Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market will be open for business on Saturday November 2nd between hours of 9.30am and 2pm.  There will be a large variety of handcrafted, homemade and locally produced goods including honey, Jams, homemade breads, pastries, quiches, eggs, Dexter beef and seasonal vegetables. Crochet and knit garments, toys and novelty hats, bespoke tote bags and zero waste products. There will also be Organic candles and melts, jewellery, pictures, family tree frames, cards, felted goods, Usborne books, wooden carvings and boxes, floral displays, plants and much more. A free instore competition will be running, simply sign in on the day for a chance to win a €20 voucher to spend at next month’s market.

Traders are taking orders for Christmas; customers be advised to order soon to avoid disappointment.

Síamsa Sráide, Street & Arts Festival – TV Broadcast

The IMAYO TV Show will be broadcasting two episodes featuring highlights of the Síamsa Sráide, Street & Arts Festival 2019 on Sky Showcase Channel 192 or Freesat 161. The first episode will be broadcast on October 24th at 7pm with episode two on October 31st at 7pm. Highlights will include the Hamilton Flute Band, Phil Coulter, Cliona Hagan and much more.


Befriending Programme.

Mayo North East are looking for volunteers to befriend 3 Syrian families in Swinford. The volunteers will assist the families in home management and social activities. Two people will visit the families for 1-2 hours a week at a time that suits the families. Volunteers will be required to take part in an interview, Garda vetting and 2 training sessions. Volunteers must be over 18.
If you are interested please contact Patricia Crawley on 087 2135960 or email patriciacrawley@mayonortheast.com


Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of games including Boccia, bucket ball and parachute games. We also play skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games designed to provide gentle exercise. You decide what you enjoy and you can try a variety of games or stick to one, it’s up to you. From time we add new games and are open to suggestions and new ideas. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing.
We are always looking for new members and if you would like to help out in any way, we would be happy to meet you. Just come along to any of our games mornings or call us on 087 904 9723
The following are dates for the rest of 2019 to be held at Swinford Cultural Centre from 10.30 to 12.30 Admission €3 Refreshments served :-
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more.


Swinford Camera Club

Swinford camera club meetings have resumed for the coming season, next meeting Wednesday 6th November. Please note new meeting time. Swinford camera club now meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, meeting in the Gateway Hotel at 8pm. As always, new members would be most welcome.


Swinford Comhaltas

The October Thursday Night Sessions (9-30pm) are as follows

31st October Sheepwalk


Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Michelle and Alan Howie of Fraun Hill, Swinford won €534
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 weeks draw is in Bolands on 5th November. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 21 C Championship Group 2

1st Nov 8pm
Ballinrobe v Swinford

10th Nov 12pm
Swinford v Ballyhaunis


Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for October 21st, Draw held in the Moores
Winning Numbers

12, 17, 27 & 28

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

G. Moore, Swinford

S. Black

3 Number Winner

Mary Day, Swinford

Michelle Grufferty, Swinford

Next weeks draw is for € on Monday November 4th in Julians


Swinford Cultural Centre

Events and classses that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre this coming week are as follows.
All are in the Cultural Centre hall unless stated.


THURSDAY 31st: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

7.30pm-9.30pm- Women’s Shed (Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

FRIDAY 1st:   9am-11am- Slimway

SATURDAY 2nd: 9.20am-2pm- Swinford Indoor Market

MONDAY 4th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)     

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 5th: 4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)     

7.30pm-9pm-Maura Horkan- Mindfulness in Action

WEDNESDAY 6th: 4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Group

8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

For further event details about booking a room contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045


Swinford Golf Club

Results October Bank Holiday Weekend

Sun 27th Oct
Gents 14 Hole Stableford
1st Jim O’Donnell 37pts
2nd Gerry Ronayne 32pts

Mon 28th Oct
1st Brian Turbitt, Tony Spain & Gerry Ronayne
2nd Jim O’Donnell, Mary Doyle & Mark McDonnell

Results Golf Club Card Game

Results from Thursday 24th October were Seamus Gallagher Jim O’Donnell Brian
McNulty John Gallagher Noreen Geraghty Eileen Geraghty Philip Moore and Tom Bredican

Spots prizes were won by Gerry Ronayne Brian Rowley and Val Hyland Francie Rowley

Raffle prizes were won by Margaret Sweeney Eileen Geraghty Peter Geraghty

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm

Yogalates & Bums & Tums

2 Yogalates Classes Run Every Monday In The Cultural Centre Swinford.
First at 1pm Lunchtime Yogalates, this is a 45 minute Class. The second is Yogalates By Candlelight at 7pm and runs for 1 Hour. Both Classes are For Beginners so join anytime and Classes are Pay As You Go. We start with Yoga Poses so you can start To Heal and Breathe Then Pilates For Strengthening Your Core, then we move on To Stretching To Renew Your Muscles and Help with Posture and Finish with Relaxation. Please Bring your own Mat, Blanket and Cushion. This is Good For Chronic Conditions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure & Fatigue To name a few. For further Information please Contact Ros on 0872617309
Bums & Tums in The Cultural Centre every Thursday Lunchtime at 1pm. A 45 min Class To Strengthen and Stretch Those Problem errors and help tone and scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.

Craobh Eo Mayo Woodturners

Are you thinking of taking up a new hobby, but not sure what? Have you an interest in woodturning? Craobh Eo are the Mayo chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild. We meet every 2nd Thursday at the old schoolhouse in Aughamore at 8pm. Our membership is comprised of people of all ages and from all walks of life. New members would be most welcome. For more info visit www.craobheowoodturners.com

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club will be taking a trip to Mullingar on Saturday 9th November. The trip will leave at 8.30am from outside the Gateway Hotel and will visit: Fore Abbey, Mullingar Cathedral and Museum (with talk), O’ Meara’s Garden Pavilion and Harbour Place Shopping Centre. Breakfast and dinner in Strokestown included. Cost: €65. Contact Angela 0877917136


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Author: John Dunne

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