Swinford Notes August 9th 2017

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Swinford Tidy Towns

The National Tidy Towns competition is underway. The Adjudicators can arrive in Swinford at anytime. We are asking everyone to help us out, in any small way. Add a window box or hanging basket, pick any weeds that maybe growing, even along the kerb. If you see any litter, pop it in a bin. Every small thing helps us greatly. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped out in any way, it makes such a big difference. Its great to hear such positive feedback from tourists and visitors to Swinford

Siamsa Sraide Important Notice

No 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 7th , Main & Bridge Street from 9pm Mon Aug 7th.
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.


Swinford Agricultural Show

The show will take place on Saturday 19th August at Heerans Farm, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford. The show office is on Market Street (beside Vodafone).

Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.


Paediatric First Aid Training

A Paediatric First Aid training course will take place in the Cultural Centre, Swinford at 9.00am on Friday the 18th August 2017. Training is free to jobseekers wishing to work with young children or people who are working part-time.
Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com
This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in Gateway Hotel where David Shiel of  Meelick won €880.  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 Moores on August 15th.

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Friday 11th August 7pm

East Mayo Under 16 B Championship Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts in Kiltimagh

Saturday 12th August 7pm

Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Sunday 13th August 12pm

Senior League Div1E Swinford v Ballycroy

Any changes will be on our facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

U-19 Cup
Thursday August 10th 6.30pm.
Killala v Swinford

Girls U-14 Division 1
Thursday August 10th 7pm
Swinford v Killala

Boys U-12 Division 1
Friday August 11th 7pm.
Iorras Aontaithe v Swinford

Boys U-16 Division 1
Saturday August 12th 12 noon
Swinford v Ballinrobe

Boys U-14 Division 4A
Saturday August 12th 2pm
Ballyvary Blue Bombers v Swinford B

Premier League
Sunday August 13th 12 noon
Killala v Swinford

Girls U-16 Division 1
Tuesday August 15th 7pm
Straide & Foxford v Swinford


Athletics Club Harvest Run

The 2017 Harvest Series continues this evening (9th)with the Siamsa Sraide Run.
Below is a list of the remaining runs.
Wednesday August 9th Siamsa Sraide Run 6km
Wednesday August 16th Shraheens 5km
Wednesday August 23rd Killasser 5km
Wednesday August 30th Midfield 5km
Wednesday September 6th Lismirrane 5km
Wednesday September 13th Foxford 5km
All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the various locations.
Entry fee:€2 for members €5 non-members.
All under 12’s to be accompanied
After race refreshments
Everyone welcome to walk, jog or run

First Aid Training

Premier First Aid Training are holding two training days on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of August.
Paediatric First Aid 16/08/2017 price is €60
Occupational First Aid Refresher on 17/08/2017 price is €60,
both training days will take place in Swinford Cultural Centre, starting at 9:00am.
Contact: Tom on 086 2434762 / 0879664150

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

10th August Quinns

17th August Horkans

24th August Bolands

31st August Melletts

7th September Sheepwalk

14th September Gateway Hotel

Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact: 087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 10th: 8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 11th: 3pm-5pm-Karate Camp
SATURDAY 12th: 9am-5pm-Karate Camp
SUNDAY 13th: 9am-5pm-Karate Camp
MONDAY 14th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
8pm-9pm That’s So Shelly Fitness
TUESDAY 15th: 7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
WEDNESDAY 16th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Tutors needed to tutor over 55’s on computers/tablets/smartphones to help learners navigate the Internet and gain confidence using their device

Age Action runs courses (each course lasts for 5 weeks, 2 hours per week) in the Swinford Library, on Wednesdays from 10.00 and 12.00. Classes are generally run on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis and both tutors and learners find the classes rewarding and fun. Good computer skills and fluent English needed but patience and good humour just as important! We’re looking for interested tutors for the new cycle starting in September. Call Helen at Age Action on 087 1956047 or email helen.murray@ageaction.ie. Training provided

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Thursday 9-30am – 10-30am, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

Early year’s music course

Barney’s Busy Bee’s parents and toddlers are holding a Sound World Early Years Music course, every Wednesday 10am and 11.30am in Barnacogue NS. This is a learning and development programme with many fun filled music activities, with parent and child interact, Cost €3. Any queries contact Barnacogue NS on 0949367440 or 0872024788.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday August 14th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


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Author: John Dunne

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