Swinford Notes January 29th 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 available from The Whitehouse Bar and Gateway Hotel  at €20 each.
Donations can be made via www.idonate.ie and search for Swinford Mock Wedding.


Swinford Indoor Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market first market of the year returns on Saturday  February 1st from 9.30-2pm in the Cultural Centre.

The monthly market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce. The Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants/flowers, vegetables, photography, tasty food, jewellery and a huge range of crafts. Isabelle’s kitchen delights returns to open the railway cafe. Call in, say hello we look forward to see you all.

Swinford indoor country market will hold its first AGM in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday the 11th February at 7.30pm, with a view to elect a brand new committee. We are extending this invitation to all members of the general public and encourage anyone who has an interest to attend.


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.



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

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 Sheepwalk and Kevin Groarke  won €449
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 Horkan’s on 4th February . Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5


Swinford Community Lotto

The numbers drawn were.

04,07, 25 27

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Darren Waite, The Turf Shed Killasser

Grace Doyle C/O The Tower

3 Number Winners.

No Winners

Next draw on Monday the 3rd of February 2020 in The Gateway for €8,600.


Swinford Cultural Centre

This weeks event/class schedule is as follows.


THURSDAY 30th:     10am-12.30pm-Retired Teachers Choir-Rehearsal

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

FRIDAY 31st:               9am-11am-Slimway

7pm-10pm-Mayo GAA Coaching Course

SATURDAY 1st:         9am-2.30pm-Indoor Market

MONDAY 3rd:           1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness


7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

TUESDAY 4th:          12.30pm-1.30pm- Mother & Baby Group

4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

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

WEDNESDAY 5th:     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 Card Game

Results from Thursday January 23rd were Eileen Geraghty Noreen Geraghty, Francie Rowley  Val Hyland, Martin McNeela Marty Munnelly.

Spots were won by Matt Duggan T P Loftus, Francie Rowley Val Hyland

Raffle prizes were won by Josie Prendergast, Martin McNeela & Mary Doyle

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all welcome


If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday 6pm. Thank You.

Author: John Dunne

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