Swinford Notes February 21st 2018

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Healthy Ireland in Your Library

Healthy Eating: Getting the Balance Right

There will be Health Screenings (Blood pressure, pulse, and waist circumference checks) at Swinford library from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday February 27th.
This will be followed by a talk by specialist dietician Suzanne Seery.

Contact Swinford Library at: 094 -9253120 for more details.

Swinford Gardening Club

Paula Cannon who works on the Edible Landscape Project on the Great Western Greenway will speak on her work on February 27th in the Gateway Hotel at 8pm.
The Project is a community-based growing initiative where fruit and nut trees, shrubs, root and leaf vegetables, wild herbs and mushrooms are planted along the Great Western Greenway.
It will be of special interest to gardeners, farmers, all those who support Tidy Towns, Community Gardens, School Gardens and care of the Environment initiatives.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Non members pay €5 entry fee.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford indoor country market is back on Saturday March 3rd from 9.30 -2pm in Swinford Cultural centre.
The monthly market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce. Swinford Indoor Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, photography, Aloe Vera, food and a huge range of crafts.
This month again there will be some new stall holders with excellent products and crafts, and you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in The Railway Café after your shopping.

Humbert Duathlon

The Swinford Triathlon Club are hosting Series 4 of Ireland West Duathlon Series this Sunday February 25th 2018 at 10am. This is an open event and involves a 4.5 km run followed by a 20km cycle and ending with a 3km run. The course is flat and is suitable for both the novice and the more experienced competitor. If you do not feel like doing the full event, there is always the option of participating in a relay team. Further details relating to course and entry are available from www.swinfordtriathlon.com. Any difficulties please contact info@swinfordtriathlon.com

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.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Mellett’s and David Henry of Ashgrove won €507
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 27th February.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Swinford Underage Development Programme Fundraiser on Saturday 3rd March in The Three Counties, Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. The purpose of the development programme is to pay for a full time individual to support GAA development in all the local schools.
Raffle on the night to include Signed All Ireland Galway Hurling Jersey, two All-Ireland Hurling Final tickets, Signed Mayo Jersey and more prizes on the night.
Please let your family and friends in Chicago know of this event.

Centenary Cup Fixtures

Round 1 25th February 1pm Kiltimagh v Swinford
Round 2 4th March 12pm Swinford v Kilmovee
Round 3 11th March 12pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest


Swinford Comhaltas

There is a Comhaltas Seisuin every Thursday, below are the up coming locations.

22nd February Sheepwalk 9-30pm

1st March Gateway Hotel 9-30pm

8th March Quinns Youth Session 7-30pm Adult 9-30pm

15th March Horkans 9-30pm

22nd March Bolands 9-30pm

29th March Melletts 9-30pm

Jack Feeney Concert

Celebrate the St. Patricks holiday weekend by attending the unique Jack Feeney (tenor) commemorative concert which will be held on the eve of St Patricks Day Fri 16th March in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. The renowned singer Seosamh Ó Flaithearta of Cantóirí na Taibhdheirce, Galway, will be accompanied on piano by Tom Cullivan, a former chairman of the Association of Irish Composers. This concert will showcase many classic songs already made popular in Irish & English by both performers, as well as many favourites sung by Swinfords famous tenor Jack Feeney. This concert is being organised by the Síamsa Sráide Committee in anticipation of celebrating its 35th year in 2019 since this festival was inaugurated in 1984. Historical, Heritage & Cultural preservation is very much valued by visitors to the annual festival. To this end the name of our famous tenor is worth keeping alive.

Swinford AC 50/50 Draw

No result at time of Publishing.

Swinford Cultural Centre

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

THURSDAY 22nd: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 23rd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 24th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
SUNDAY 25th: 10am-2pm-Mask Karate
MONDAY 26th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Lunchtime Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm-ECM Dance
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates by Candlelight
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm-Widows Group(Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 27th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 28th: 5pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)
8.30pm-9.30pm-Siobhan Phillips-Nia Workout

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) or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.

The Swinford Community Lotto

No result at time of publishing.

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from Golf Club Card Game held in The Gateway Hotel on Thursday 15th were 1st Tommy Bredican and Philip Moore 2nd was shared by Josie Prendergast & Helen Gallogly, Maggie McRedmond & Breda Bent and Marty Munnelly & Gerry Ronayne. 3rd was shared by Leo Murtagh & Michael Regan, Michael and Eugene Mullarkey, Martin Langan & P J Kenny, Peter Geraghty & Michael O’Neill, Mary Byrne & Virginia Heeran, Noreen and Eileen Geraghty and Mary Callaghan and Mary Doyle.

Spots Prizes were won by Philip Irwin, Ann Rowley, Annie McNeela, Carmel Timoney, Peter Geraghty, Michael O’Neill, Gerry Thornton and Michael Fox.

Raffle prizes were won by Philip Moore, Annie McNeela, Aiden Horkan, Mary Doyle x 2, Jimmy Walsh, Maureen Morley x 2, John Byrne, Mary Byrne, Niamey Ansboro, Eddie Bredican, Margaret Mulroy, Ann Rowley x 2, Carmel Timoney, Jim Doherty, Patricia Rowley, Mary Lynskey and Tom Deacy.

The organisers would like to thank all who sponsored prizes on the night
Games continues every Thursday night at 9pm in the clubhouse.

Table Quiz

Fun Quiz Night in aid of John Doyle Fundraiser in Campbells Lounge on Friday 23rd February 8-30pm. Table of 4, €10 per person. Music on the night with refreshments served.

Mayo Under 14 Ladies GAA Development Team Table Quiz in Gateway Hotel Friday 23rd February 6-45pm.

Swinford Mens Shed

The mens shed are having a meeting/clean up/assessment at their new shed at “The Old Fire Station”, Chapel Street, Swinford tonight (Wednesday 21st) at 7pm.


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Author: John Dunne

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