Swinford Notes January 24th 2018

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Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre – Started Tuesday 16th January 2018

  • 10-week programme to assist children build resilience and self-esteem.
  • Working in small groups, the children will learn important skills and techniques to deal with everyday worries and stresses through fun and interactive activities.
  • The course will be given by Laura Murtagh, Educational Psychologist and Primary Teacher.
  • It will take place on Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30 for 7-9 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 10-12 year- olds.
  • To book a place email laura@educationalpsychologist.ie. Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
  • The cost of the 10-week course is €120.
  • For more information about the course please click here.

Humbert Duathlon

Swinford Triathlon are hosting Series 4 of Ireland West Duathlon Series on 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

Swinford Agricultural Show

The AGM of Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Monday February 5th at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. This is the 30th year of the Show. New ideas and new members will be most welcome.

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 Sheepwalk and Vincent Broderick, won €513.
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 Horkans on 30th January.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

There is a Foundation Level coaching course for anyone interested in taking up coaching this Friday the 26th of January in Swinford Cultural Centre. This is a 2 evening course with the second session on Wednesday February 7th. Contact Eugene Lavin (086-3998434) to book a place, the cost is €20.

Swinford Athletics Club 50/50 Draw

No result at time of publishing.


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Week 4 Fixture:

Girls U-14 Cup
27/01/18 2pm Swinford v Westport United

Week 5 Fixture:

Girls U-16 Cup
03/02/18 2pm Swinford v Straide and Foxford

 Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 27th January at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. Members, partners and friends welcome.
Tickets €25. Please contact Angela on 0876520311

The AGM of Swinford & District Gardening Club will be held on Tuesday 30th January at 8.30pm in the Gateway Hotel. All members are encouraged to attend.

Swinford Comhaltas

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

Thursday 25th January Boland’s

Thursday 1st February Mellett’s

Thursday 8th February Sheepwalk

Thursday 15th February Gateway Hotel

Thursday 22nd February Quinn’s

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 25th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 26th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7pm-10pm-Mayo GAA Coaching Course (Foundation level)
SATURDAY 27th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 29th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-1.45pm- 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 30th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building Course for Children (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 31st: 5pm-8.30pm-Giggles Drama Group
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

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland will hold its Annual Mass for deceased members and friends on Wednesdays 31st of January at 8pm in Bohola Church.
There will be light refreshments served after the mass.
All members and their families welcome.

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

Swinford Mens Shed

Workshop continues every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Mens Shed at Kilkelly Road, Swinford.

The Swinford Community Lotto

No winner of the Jackpot
The numbers were:10, 23, 24 & 29
€70 Shopping Voucher Winners:
Vin McDonnell, Killasser
Renee McDonnell, Killasser
3 Number Winners
Christina Stenson, Ballydrum
Martin Gallagher, Swinford

Next weeks Jackpot is €17,000 and the draw is on Monday January 29th in Quinn’s Pub.

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from Thursday 18th January 2018:

1st,2nd prize and 3rd prize were Shared between Mary Callaghan & Mary Doyle, Mary Higgins & Maureen Morley and Ann Rowley & Philip Irwin

Spots prizes were won by Cailin Gallogly, Martin McNeela, Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley

Raffle prizes were won by Philip Moore, Gerry Moran & Noreen Geraghty.

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

Credit Union Schools Quiz

Local schools have been invited to participate in the first stage of the nationwide 2018 Credit Union Schools Quiz. This stage of the Quiz is organised by Swinford & District Credit Union. It will take place in Killasser Community Centre on Saturday 27th January at 2pm. This is an enjoyable and fun day for the participants.

Over 25,000 school children under the age of 13 will compete in over 300 venues throughout the 32 Counties. The questions compiled by school teachers, will cover such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport.

This is the 27th successive year that the Schools Quiz has been organised by the Irish

League of Credit Unions. It consists of two ‘knock-out’ stages which culminate in a National Final in Dublin on the 8th April in the RDS where 100 qualifying teams will compete.


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Author: John Dunne

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