Swinford Notes January 22nd 2020

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Swinford Mock Wedding

Swinford Mock Wedding in aid of Mayo Down Syndrome West Regional Centre and Playground in Swinford is on Saturday 14th March in the Cultural Centre and Gateway Hotel. The marriage is between Siobhan Campbell and Douglas Kelly.
Tickets are now sold out for the ceremony and meal. Tickets for the afters will be available from The Whitehouse Bar and Gateway Hotel shorty at €20 each.
Donations can be made via www.idonate.ie and search for Swinford Mock Wedding.


Swinford National School

Scoil Muire agus Treasa (Swinford NS) Enrolment forms for new Junior Infants 2020/2021 are now available at the Office or call 094 9252055. Please return completed forms before 7th Feb 2020.


Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club will hold its AGM on 28th January at 8.30pm in the Gateway Hotel. All members are encouraged to attend.


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.


Swinford Comhaltas

The January Thursday Night Sessions (9-30pm) are as follows

23rd January, Quinn’s
30th January, Horkan’s

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 cceswinford@gmail.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.


Swinford GAA

Swinford GAA Club Registration will take place in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 1st Feb from 11am to 1pm. Club membership is €60 player, €100 for 2 players in one family, €120 if 3 players in the one family. New player member is €20.

50/50 Results

This weeks draw was held in Quinn’s and Emma Lavin of Lavins Drapery won €405
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 Sheepwalk on 28th January . Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5


Swinford Community Lotto

The numbers drawn were.

08, 09,15, 26

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Mary McNicholas, Park Road

Mandy & Martin Walsh Carnaculla

3 Number Winners.

Séamus Neary, Callow Foxford


Next draw on Monday the 27th  2020 in The Sheepwalk Bar for €8,400


Amenity Park

Swinford Killasser Ladies Football Club will host the first round of the National League Division 1 at The Amenity Park. This will be Mayo Ladies first competitive game of this decade and it will be in Swinford.

At 2.30pm on Sunday the 26th of January. Mayo LGFA Vs Donegal LGFA.


Swinford Cultural Centre

This weeks event/class schedule is as follows.


THURSDAY 23rd:      1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

FRIDAY 24th:               9am-11am-Slimway

7pm-10pm-Mayo GAA Coaching Course

SATURDAY 25th:         10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 27th:           1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness


7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

TUESDAY 28th:          12.30pm-1.30pm- Mother & Baby Group

4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

7pm-8.30pm-Maura Horkan-Mindfulness in Action

WEDNESDAY 29th:     4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Class

8pm-9pm-Active Minds


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 13th February
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

Swinford Golf/Soccer Draw: Draw no 21
€1000 was won by Cliodha O’Connell, O’Connell’s Pharmacy Swinford
€300 was won by Mary Michaels Hair Salon Swinford
€200 was won by P.J McManus, Swinford.
Thanks for supporting our draw.

Card Game

Results from Thursday 16th January winners were Annie McNeela, Esther Munnelly Jimmy O’Donnell, Seamus Gallagher T.P Loftus Matt Duggan

Spots prizes were won by Matt Duggan, T P Loftus, Esther Munnelly, Annie McNeela

Raffle prizes were won by Mary Higgins, Chris Heeran, Nuala Kilgallon

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm. All welcome


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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