Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Organisations, Community Groups and Individuals are invited to enter a float in the 2020 Swinford St. Patrick’s Day, which is being held on Tuesday March 17th, 2020.
Entries must be received by Friday March 6th and can be left into The Gateway Hotel, Swinford or sent to parade coordinator Francis Brennan. It is not possible to enter after this date.
For Information contact Francis Brennan on 087-9909863.
Parade Grand Marshal
The Parade Committee are pleased to announce that Swinford Native and current Mayo Association, Dublin Young Person of The Year Cathal Gavin will be this years “Parade Grand Marshal”
The Committee congratulate Cathal on receiving this well deserved award.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Beidh Máire Áine Ní Dhireáin as Inis Mór, Árann i Mellett’s ar an Déardaoin 5 Márta ag 8.30pm ag léamh as a leabhar filíochta “Bean Arann” agus ag tabhairt a léargas féin air. Beidh soláistí ar fáil agus saor cead isteach. Fáilte roimh chách.
Máire Áine Ní Dhireáin will read from her own poetry, “Bean Arann”, in Melletts on Thursday next 5 March at 8.30 pm. This is a free event and everyone is very welcome to attend.
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 March 2020. Please contact Dolores on 0877704251 or 094 9256745. Email email@example.com to secure a place. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
Swinford Indoor Country Market
The AGM of the Swinford Indoor Country Market will take place on Wednesday February 26th at 7pm in The Gateway Hotel Swinford.
A new committee will be elected on the night anyone interest in joining are invited to attend.
New Shared Office Space
Co-Work@Swinford is a new shared office space on Main St, Swinford. You can rent a desk/workstation by the day, week, month or year and our meeting room with Video Conferencing facilities is available to rent by the hour, 1/2 day or day. Our entire facility is also available to rent at weekends for training events, presentations, team meetings etc. Visit https://www.coworkswinford.com or call 083-1026964.
Learn to Dance with Eunice Moran.
The Active Minds Group in Association with Eunice Moran are hosting a learn to dance class.
Jive, Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and line dance.
Starting Wednesday February 26th at 8:15pm in Swinford Cultural Centre. No partners required.
Great fun and great way to get fit! Call 087 714 6901 for more info.
Midfield N.S: Enrolment
Midfield N.S: Enrolment is open for September 2020. Enrolment forms are available from the school. Contact 087-9014451 for more details.
Home Insulation Grants
The following services are provided to the household by Clár ICH Ballyhaunis, Road, Claremorris, Co Mayo 094-9371830 or 094-9373455.
Attic Insulation, Draught Proofing, Lagging Jackets, Low Energy Light Bulbs,Ventilation, Cavity Wall Insulation, Energy Advice This scheme is available to homes which meet the following criteria.
Owner occupied, non local authority homes, Constructed before 2006, The owner is in receipt of one of the following: Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme, Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months with a child under 7 years, Working Family Payment, One Parent Family Payment, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Carer’s Allowance (must live with the person you care for) All calls and queries to 094-9371830 or e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook Clár ICH.
Jiving Juniors Dance Classes
Jiving Juniors classes every Tuesday in The Cultural Centre, Swinford from 4pm-5pm.
Ages 4 and up. Jive, Line Dance, waltz and more.
Contact Sandra to book – 086 2108029.
Michael Davitt CCE (Swinford Comhaltas) music, singing, dancing and comhrá gaeilge classes continue every Saturday in Swinford NS from 12 pm. New pupils are always welcome. For more information: email email@example.com text 0877454032 or check Swinford Comhaltas Facebook page. Membership for 2020 now due : €20 per family, €12 per adult or €6 per child. This can be paid at Ray Lambe’s, at the school on Saturday or to any branch committee member. We are very grateful for all the local support we get.
This weeks draw was held in The Turf Shed, KIllasser and Teresa and Brian McNulty of Cloongullane won €489
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 Moore’s on 3rd March . Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5
1st March 3pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford in Centre of Excellence, Bekan
8th March Ballaghadereen v Swinford
Swinford GAA Club meeting on Friday 28th February 7pm in Gateway Hotel. Please attend as important issues for the year to be discussed.
Swinford Community Lotto
The numbers drawn were.
16, 20, 21 & 23
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Ann T McManus, Killasser
Sean Tuffy, Carrowcanada
3 Number Winners.
Ian Wood, C/O Mellett’s
Next draw on Monday the 2nd of March 2020 in Julian’s Pub for €9400
Swinford AC- Spring Series
The dates and times for the upcoming series are as follows.
Wednesday April 1st-Killasser-5 km
Wednesday April 8th-Meelick- 5 km
Wednesday April 15th- Cloontia- 6 km
Wednesday April 22nd- Midfield- 5 km
Wednesday April 29th- Straide- 5 km
Wednesday May 6th- Sraheens 5 km
Wednesday May 13th- Foxford- 5 km
All runs start at 7.15pm, registration from 6.45pm. Entry €2 for Members, €5 for Non Members.
Refreshments served after all races. Everyone welcome to Run, Jog or Walk. All under 12’s to be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Aidan Hughes- 087-2352796
Adette Ring- 087-2362112
Michael Oliver- 086-8196511
Swinford Cultural Centre
This weeks event/class schedule is as follows.
THURSDAY 27th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
FRIDAY 28th: 9am-11am-Slimway
SATURDAY 29th: 10am-5pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 2nd: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
TUESDAY 3rd: 4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors
WEDNESDAY 4th: 4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Classes
Please note, our new landline/Skype Phone Number is (094) 9064740
To hire Swinford Cultural Centre phone (094)9064740/087-4007045
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 sculpt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.
Swinford Go Getters
Swinford Go Getters are a social club which meet the second Thursday of each month in The Cultural Centre, Swinford from 10.30am to 12.30pm. We have been asked to have the games more often and are planning to try this in the early part of 2020. (We will advertise when dates/venues available) We are also available to come to your venue and do a demonstration for your group. (please ring to discuss)
The games are aimed at over 55’s include Boccia, Skittles, bucket ball Parachute and Horse racing games and many more. Groups/individuals are most welcome and games are designed to be played sitting or standing, just come along.
If you would like further information, please ring Bridie on 087 9049723 or Ann on 087 745 9089
Dates confirmed for this year are as follows:-
Thursday 12th March
Thursday 9th April
Thursday 14th May
Thursday 11th June
Thursday 9th July
Thursday 13th August
Thursday 10th September
Thursday 8th October
Thursday 12th November
Thursday 10th December (Christmas party)
Swinford Golf Club Card Game
Results from 20th February were Phyllis Bredican & Nuala Kilgallon, Tom Bredican & Philip Moore and Val Hyland, Francie Rowley
Spots prizes were won by John Gallagher, Brian McNulty & T P Loftus, Brendan Hall
Raffle prizes were won by Brian McNulty, Mary Doyle & Phyllis Bredican
Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all welcome.
There will be a Leaving Cert Irish Oral Revision Course 7th March 10am-2pm in Banada Abbey, Co. Sligo and a Junior Cert Irish Course 27th July-31st July 2020. To register or for further information please call or text Siobhán on 0874510572.
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