Swinford Notes July 17th 2019

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Race Night in aid of Feileacain


Mia Natasha Ginty was born sleeping on the July 9th 2018. Mia’s parents Natasha & Vinnie Ginty are hosting Mia’s Mouse Race Night in her memory in the Turf Shed, Killasser on Sat July 27th starting at 8.30pm. All proceeds going to the charity Feileacain who support grieving families on the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth. There are Race cards available locally & a Go Fund me account has been set up for anyone who may not be able to attend on the night – search Mia’s Mouse Race Night.

Call 086 3622522 or check Mia’s Mouse Race Night on Facebook for more details.  They would be grateful for your support or if you can help out in any way before or on the night, please make contact. Gofundme – Mia’s Mouse Race     Mia’s Mouse Race Night event page

Swinford Camera Club

Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.


Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute.  All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. Dates for the next few games are as follows:-

The July games will be held at the Day Centre at Swinford District Hospital  starting at 11.15am on Thursday 11th July. All are welcome to this special event and admission is free.
The Swinford Go Getters are holding a table top sale in the Cultural Centre on Saturday 20th July from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Grab yourself a space, bring a table and sell your wares for €20. Refreshments available.
Contact Ann on 0877459089 for further information.
There will be No Games in August.

Swinford Comhaltas

The schedule for the month of July for the weekly traditional music sessions is as follows.

Thursday 18th 9-30pm Horkans

Thursday 25th 9-30pm Bolands


Swinford Comhaltas Summer workshops

The annual Michael Davitt Comhaltas week of classes – Scoil Cheoil Siamsa – will run this year from Monday July 29th to Friday August 2nd. Classes will be held as usual in Swinford NS between 3pm and 6pm.  If participants need to rent instruments please let us know as soon as possible

Email : cceswinford@gmail.com  Text 0877454032


Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops.

If you or your children are interested in musical theatre then Swinford’s Railway Players have a treat in store for you. During the week beginning August 12th there will be a great opportunity for anyone who loves singing, dancing and acting as Flare Musical Theatre Company (Wicklow), in collaboration with the Railway Players, will run a Musical Theatre Camp/Workshop in Swinford NS. There will be separate sessions for children from 1st to 6th class, young people of Secondary School age and, if there is enough interest, an evening workshop for adults. Information leaflets and enrolment forms will be available shortly but names can be given at the Swinford 250 office from this week. Places will be limited so applications will be taken on a first come first served basis. Email : railwayplayers2018@gmail.com

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Mary Moynihan from Mayo County Council offices, Swinford won €644

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. The next draw is in Melletts on Tuesday 23rd July Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

East Mayo Junior Championship

17th July 7-30pm Kilmovee v Swinford

19th July 7-30pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Summer League

22nd July 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for 15th July 2019 held in Bolands

Winning Numbers

3,4,21 & 22

One Jackpot Winner

Mary Durkan, Derryronane with M.Cunningham and K. Gordon (M.K.M.) win €14,000.

The seller of the winning  ticket was Mellett’s Shop, Market Street and they collects €700.

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Breege Rowley, Lisheenabrone

Karen Groarke, Killasser

3 Number Winner

No Winners

Next draw on Monday the 22nd July New Jackpot €3000.


Swinford Golf Club

Results 13 July
Anne Prendergast’s Lady Captain’s Prize

1st Breege Spain 69
2nd Catherine Loftus 72
3rd Annie McNeela 72

1st Luke O’Malley 63
2nd John Sheahan 64
3rd Sean Comer 65

Mary Doyle, Margaret McNicholas & Brian Gallagher

Draw No. 9 of the Swinford Golf / Soccer 250 Draw which was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sun. 14th. July 2019

€1000 Ml.Sheridan Sheridan Electric Castlebar Co. Mayo
€300 Kevin Dunleavy Rathbawn Drive Castlebar Co. Mayo
€200 Pat Campbell Raheny Lane Lusk Co. Dublin

Thanks for supporting our draw. There are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.


THURSDAY 18th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance Camp

1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby- Bums & Tums

8.15pm-9.15pm- Pat Kirby- Pure Bliss Yoga

FRIDAY 19th: 8.30am-10.30am- Slimway- Slimming Class(Meeting Room)

10am-2pm-ECM Dance Camp

SATURDAY 20th:   11am-1pm Swinford Go-Getters-Table Top Sale

MONDAY 22nd:1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby- Yogalates

4.30pm-6.30pm-Slimway-Slimming Class

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan- Meditation (Meeting Room)

7.30pm-8.30pm- Pat Kirby- Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 23rd:6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan- Meditation (Meeting Room)

WEDNESDAY 24th:  7pm-9pm- Active Minds Social Group (Meeting Room)


For Booking information contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045 (9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday).


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 scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.


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Author: John Dunne

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