Swinford Notes August 1st 2018

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Youth Memorial Garden

The youth memorial garden committee are delighted to announce that the garden will be opened at 4pm on Saturday August 4th. It will be a day where our community will come together and remember all family and friends. The committee hope everyone who can will join them at the garden which is directly across from the Cultural Centre near the old station house.

Bláth Na Féile

Blath Na Feile will return for the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford on Sat August 4th at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel.
The winner receives an excellent prize package along with sponsorship to Mayo Rose.
For more information on how to enter this contest please contact Megan on 0879808064

A night not to be missed!

Reeling in the years – one hundred years of life in Swinford celebrated with music, song, dance, poetry, drama and narration presented by Michael Davitt branch of Comhaltas Swinford and Friends in Swinford Cultural Centre on Monday Night August 6th at 8.30pm. This will be a great night’s entertainment so be sure to be there!

Street Parking

The Síamsa Sráide Committee would like to ask for the public’s help and support in not having any vehicles parked on the following streets until the collusion of the Festival. Market Street from 6pm Mon Aug 6th, Main Street & Bridge Street from 9pm Mon Aug 6th.
This is to ensure that the two biggest days of the Festival the Heritage and Fair Day can run smoothly as the streets will be full of market & craft stalls, musicians etc. All help and support to ensure that this can happen would be greatly appreciated. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Further info contact Brendan 0877420617

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market returns this Saturday August 4th from 9.30 -2pm in the Cultural Centre, Swinford.
This month it will coincides with the Siamsa Sraide Festival, so make sure to check out all the great events planned for the weekend.
The monthly market regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce. The Market has a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants/flowers, vegetables, photography, tasty food, jewellery and a huge range of crafts.
This month again they plan to introduce some new stall holders with excellent products and crafts.
You can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the railway cafe after your shopping.
Come & see for yourself what’s on offer…..

Safepass Course

Mayo North East is running a Safepass course in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Wednesday 15th August. Course will run from 8.00am to 5pm
Booking is essential so call Dolores on 087-7704251 to book your place. All Mayo North East criteria apply.

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Comhaltas

There is no session this Thursday Night (2nd) as Jerry O’Sullivan is playing in Killasser Church.

August 9th Horkans

August 16th Bolands

August 23rd Melletts

August 30th Whitehouse

September 6th Sheepwalk

September 13th Gateway Hotel

September 20th Quinn

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Sheepwalk and Tom Durcan of Santa Maria, Swinford won €455
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 Whitehouse on 7th August.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Senior League Division 4

6th August 12pm Swinford v Killala

Intermediate Championship Round 2

25th August 6pm Swinford v Bonniconlon

Please check our facebook page and website swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Boys U-14 Division 1
Aug 1st @ 7pm Swinford V Ballyheane

Girls Under 14 Division 1

Aug 2nd @ Swinford v Conn Rangers

Boys Under 12 Division 1

Aug 3rd @ 7pm Swinford v Claremorris

Boys Under 12 Division 5c

Aug 3rd @ 7.30pm Kilmurry C V Swinford B

Boys U-18 Division 1
Aug 6th @ 7pm Swinford V Manulla B

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 18 was held in Sheepwalk on Sunday 29th July 2018.

€1000 Val Kenny, Cuingbeg, Pontoon, Foxford

€300 Enda Campbell, Swinford

€200 Kevin Greally, Athlone

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.

Swinford Community Lotto

Results from the Draw held on July 30th 2018 are as follows.

Winning Numbers:
4-28-27 & 30

There was no winner.

€70 Shopping Vouchers
ESPCA Swinford
Brian King Swinford

3 Numbers
Phil McDermott

Next Draw Tuesday 7th August in Quinn’s where the Jackpot will be €4,200

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the Cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 2nd: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
2.30pm-6.30pm-ECM Dance- 2nd Summer Camp
4.15pm-5.15pm-Aras Attracta iPad Course (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness (Private Class)

FRIDAY: 3rd: 2.30pm-6.30pm-ECM Dance- 2nd Summer Camp

SATURDAY 4th: 9.30am-2pm-Indoor Market
4pm-Youth Memorial Garden Opening

SUNDAY 5th: 2pm-6pm-Síamsa Sráide Children’s Day

MONDAY 6th: 2pm-6pm-Síamsa Sráide Talent Show and Workshop
8.30pm-11.00pm-Michael Davitt branch of Comhaltas Present-Reeling in The Years,Pageant

TUESDAY 7th: 7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness (Private Class)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).

Swinford Athletics Club Autumn Run

Swinford AC Autumn run series commences tonight Wednesday (1st) Race commences 7-15 €2 members €5 non-members

August 1st Killasser

August 8th Swinford

August 15th Meelick

August 22nd Shraheens

August 29th Kiltimagh

September 5th Midfield

September 12th Foxford

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

There will be another meditation and relaxation class on Monday Aug 13th 2018  at 7pm in the Parochial House, Swinford. It is free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

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.

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thank You

Author: John Dunne

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