Swinford Notes February 28th 2018

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Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 St. Patricks Day Parade, being held on Saturday March 17th.
The theme is “Building a Better Community”.
All community groups and individuals are urged to use the parade to promote their activities and services.
Contact Francis on 087-9909863 or Cathal on 087-6412785 for more information.

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.

Jack Feeney Commemorative Concert

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend by attending the unique Jack Feeney (tenor) commemorative concert which will be held on the eve of St Patrick’s Day Fri 16th March at 8pm 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 Swinford’s famous tenor Jack Feeney.

This concert is being organised by the Síamsa Sráide Committee in anticipation of celebrating its 35th year in 2019.
The 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.

Tickets are €15 and are available at O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Mellett’s Newsagency, The Gateway Hotel and on the door.

Go For Life Games and Bocce

Newly formed club the “Swinford Go Getters” are holding a Go for Life Games for over 55’s on Thursday March 8th, from 10.30am-12.30pm in Swinford Cultural Centre.
Admission is €2 and refreshments will be served.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation is on Monday March 12th 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.
Free and open to all, who are over 16 years of age.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

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 The Gateway Hotel and Muldowney Family of carnacul won €421
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 March 6th.
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.

Swinford GAA Club Meeting on Friday 6th March at 7pm in Gateway Hotel

Centenary Cup Fixtures

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

Connacht Junior Shield
Sunday March 4th @ 2pm
Hudson Bay v Swinford

Western Region U-16 Women’s Cup
Sunday March 4th TBC.
Kilkerrin v Swinford

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

The Swinford Golf/Soccer draw results for the 7th Draw are as follows:1st Prize €1000 Brenda Ormsby, 2nd Prize €300 Michael Evans 3rd Prize €200 Tara Kavanagh.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who supports the draw.

Swinford Comhaltas

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

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

Swinford AC 50/50 Draw

No result at time of Publishing.

Swinford Golf Club

Swinford Golf Club General Knowledge QUIZ in clubhouse on Friday 2nd March at 8.30 in aid of junior golf €20 a table with a raffle on the night with a first prize of Steak dinner for 2 in Gateway Hotel. pass the word about and try to support

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 1st: 9am-5pm-Mayo North East(Meeting Room)
1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
7.30pm-9.30pm-Farm Consultation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 2nd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 3rd: 9.30am-2pm-Indoor Market
MONDAY 5th: 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
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 6th: 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 7th: 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 Thursday 22nd February. Winners: Shared 1st and 2nd Seamus Gallagher, Jim O’Donnell & Phyllis Bredican and Mary Higgins 3rd Annie McNeela and Carmel Timoney

Spots were won by Martin McNeela, Marty Munnelly, Tommy Bredican and Jerry Hennigan

Raffle prizes were won by Philip Irwin, Annie McNeela & Margaret Sweeney

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all Card players welcome

Internet Safety Awareness

Killasser and Carramore National Schools have arranged an Internet Awareness Session for parents on Wednesday 14th March from 7pm to 9pm in Killasser Community Centre. It is suitable for parents up to Junior Certificate level.

Killasser 50/50 Draw

The February 50/50 draw takes place in Franks Place on Saturday 3rd March.

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. Thanks

Author: John Dunne

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