Swinford Darkness Into Light
The launch of the Darkness into Light 2019 walk will take place in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Sunday 7th of April at 5 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
Swinford Indoor Country Market
Swinford Indoor Country Market returns for an Easter- themed market on Saturday April 6th from 9.30am-2pm in the Cultural Centre, Swinford. The Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, gift ideas and a huge range of handmade craft items all located under one roof…..
After all your shopping, you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the renouned Railway Cafe.
Find the market on facebook to enter a competition to win a voucher to spend at the market.
Many thanks to everyone who gave generously on Daffodil day, the amount raise was a total of €9,125.
To the volunteers who gave their time and energy – Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation
Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation continues on Monday April 15th 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House, Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information
Swinford & District Gardening Club
Swinford & District Gardening Club will be taking a day trip to Loughrea on Saturday 4th May. We will visit Woodville House and walled gardens. A guided tour of the garden with the Head Gardener will be included. There will also be a tour of Dartfield Horse Museum and the beautiful Loughrea Cathedral. Breakfast and dinner included. Cost €65 euro. Enquiries or to book a place, please contact Angela on 0877917136
Swinford Camera Club
Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.
Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre –
Course Starting on Tuesday 14th May 2019. 10 session programme run over 5 weeks, 2 days per week, with the aim of assisting children build resilience and self-esteem.
Working in small groups, the children will learn important skills and techniques to deal with everyday worries and stresses through fun and interactive activities.
The course will be given by Laura Murtagh, Educational Psychologist and Primary Teacher.
It will take place on;
Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30 for 8-10 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 11-13 year- olds.
Saturdays at 10am – 11am for 8-10 year-olds and from 11am to 12 midday for 11-13 year-olds.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
The cost of the 5-week course is €120 (€20 deposit required to secure a place).
For more information about the course please click here.
Laura will also be running a Resilience Building Summer Camp in July, click here for more details.
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 fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A new parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute. We also added a horse-racing game and others. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. Individuals and groups welcome.
Dates for the next few games held at the Cultural Centre Swinford 10.30am to12.30pm.
Thursday 11th April
Thursday 9th May – Bealtaine Festival open day – includes demos of games music and dance session led by an experienced leader
Thursday 13th June
No expertise needed. Refreshments served including homemade cakes.
Further information contact Bridie 087 9049723 or come along and give it a try.
This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (4th) is in Quinns from approx. 9-30pm.
Thursday April 4th Quinns
Thursday April 11th Horkans
Thursday April 18th Bolands
Thursday April 25th Melletts
Swinford Comhaltas News.
Michael Davitt CCE are hosting the Connacht Fleadh Cheoil in Swinford from July 1st to 7th and as part of our preparations we will be presenting a Spring Show – “Anois teacht an Earraigh” in the Cultural Centre on Saturday April 13th at 8.30pm.
The show will be a feast of music, song, dance and storytelling and the theme will be based on the customs, traditions and stories associated with Spring and the various feast days from St Stephen’s Day up to May Day. If you have any stories or know about traditions etc we would love to hear from you.
Mayo County Fleadh takes place in Foxford this year on May 11th and 12th. Entries need to be with Branch Secretary by Friday next 29th March. Forms are available in Ray Lambes or online at mayocomhaltas.weebly.com Contact: email@example.com Swinford Comhaltas Facebook or 0877454032
Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops.
The Railway Players Variety Group in conjunction with Flare Musical Theatre Productions will run a Summer Camp for young people and a series of workshops for older teens and adults from August 12th to 16th. Participants will enjoy fun filled hours of choreography, singing and acting. More details to follow.
Swinford had a long and proud tradition of musical shows/pantomimes and The Railway Players are looking forward to reviving that tradition during this special Swinford 250 year of celebration
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Val Tansey of Creggaune, Killasser won €516
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 Gateway Hotel on Tuesday April 9th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie
Under 14 League Div 2
4th April 6-30pm Swinford v Eastern Gaels
Minor League Division 3A
5th April 6-30pm Swinford v Eastern Gaels
Under 16 League Div 3B
7 April 10-30am Swinford v Eastern Gaels
Senior League Div 3
7 April 12pm Swinford v Castlebar Mitchells
Senior League Div 6A
7 April 12pm Swinford v Balla
Under 16 League Div 3B
9 April 6-30pm Swinford v Kiltimagh
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto results for April 1st 2019
No winner of the Jackpot.
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Declan O’Connor c/o P. Horkans
M P Gleeson Swinford
3 Number winners
Collette Burke c/o Quinn’s
The A team c/o Eurospar
Next weeks Jackpot is €11,200
Next draw is on Monday 8th April in Horkan’s Bar.
Swinford Golf/Soccer 250 Draw
Results of Draw No.2 in the Swinford Golf / Soccer 250 Draw which was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sat. 30th. March 2019
€1000 Ciari Moore The Square Swinford Co. Mayo
€300 Kelda Moore Randwick Sydney Australia
€200 Paul Mc.Neela Main St. Swinford Co. Mayo
Thanks for supporting our draw. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites. There are 2 draws every month for 12 months.
Golf Club Card Game
Results from the game held on Thursday March 28th.
Winners: 1st Martin McNeela and Marty Munnelly, 2nd/3rd prize shared by Ann Rowley and Philip Irwin, Tom Bredican and Philip Moore.
Spots were won by John Durkin and Tom Durkin, Mary Doyle and Mary Callaghan.
Raffle prizes were won by Brian McNulty, Phyllis Bredican and Peter Geraghty
Swinford Golf Club Results
M&S Carpets Spring League
1st Margaret Haran, Ann Deacy & Breege Spain – 111pts
1st Eamon Ring, Noel Smith & Simon Ronayne – 285pts
2nd John Sheahan, Tony Mulligan & Comer – 281pts
3rd Matt Duggan, Jim O’Donnell & Ger O’Keefe – 277pts
Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
1st Margaret McNicholas 19pts
2nd Catherine Loftus 19pts
Swinford AC Spring Series
The Swinford AC Spring Series of runs begin shortly. Below are the dates of each run.
Wed April 3rd- Meelick-5km
Wed April 10th- Cloontia-6km
Wed April 17th- Midfield- 5km
Wed April 24th-Straide-5km
Wed May 1st- Callow-6km
Wed May 8th -Foxford-5km
Wed May 15th – Killasser-5km
Runs start at 7.15pm, Registration at 6.45pm at all venues. Entry fee: Members €2, Non Members €5.
Refreshments served after race. Everyone welcome to Walk, Jog or Run. All U-12’s must be accompanied by an Adult.
Contact: Peter Hynes-0879014211, Susan Nolan-0861797397, Michael Oliver-0868196511 for further details.
Swinford Cultural Centre
Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
7pm-9pm- Meeting (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation(Meeting Room)
7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates
11am-12pm-Mother & Baby Group(Meeting Room)
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
10.30am-12.30pm-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
1pm-4pm-Artists at Heart (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-8.30pm- Zumba with Magda
8pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)
For Booking information contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045 (9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday).
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.
Get Connected’ in 2019 – Computer/Internet classes for older learners
Age Action runs beginner and refresher computer/Internet classes (for people aged 55+ who have little or no computer experience, want to learn how to use their device or who are apprehensive of technology. Continuing in March 2019, classes will be held in Swinford Library on Wednesdays from 10:0 0 – 12:00pm. Each course runs for 5 consecutive weeks (2 hours per week) and there is no fee. Participants are generally taught on an individual basis (1:1) so this is a great opportunity to have your own tutor to help you ‘get connected’ in 2019. Laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones all welcome OR if you have no device we can provide one for you. For further information or to book a place on our waiting list, call Age Action on 091 527831. Spaces Limited. (NOTE: these classes are for beginners or for people who wish to refresh/build on their basic skills. One course per person – If you have already taken a course with Age Action since January 2017 you are not eligible to apply.)
At the moment we still have places for March classes in Swinford Library.
Healthcare Support Training
Mayo North East is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in April 2019 and conclude October 2019. Please contact Dolores McNicholas on 0877704251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
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