Swinford Notes July 25th

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Bláth Na Féile

Blath Na Feile will return for the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford on Sat August 4th at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel.
The winner receives an excellent prize package along with sponsorship to Mayo Rose.
For more information on how to enter this contest please contact Megan on 0879808064

Summer workshops – music and singing

Scoil Cheoil Siamsa Sraide 2018

The annual Comhaltas week of classes will run from July 30th to August 3rd this year.

We would prefer if places were booked in advance ( by Thursday 26th ) to facilitate organisation of classes and tutors but names will be accepted on the Monday 30th.

Classes will be held in Swinford NS

Tin Whistle ~ Flute ~ Fiddle ~ Banjo ~ Bodhrán ~ Concertina ~

Button Accordion ~ Singing.

Tutors include : Davóg Frayne, Brid Gleeson, Grace McDonnell, Stephen McDonnell, Joseph McNulty and Kathryn Noone among others.

One-hour Classes between 4pm and 6pm Mon-Fri (times to be allocated)

Fee for week €25 per student

(€40 for 2 children/2 instruments)

If help or advice needed re rent of instruments please contact us immediately

Email cceswinford@gmail.com ~ Tel. 0877454032

A night not to be missed!

Reeling in the years – one hundred years of life in Swinford celebrated with music, song, dance, poetry, drama and narration presented by Michael Davitt branch of Comhaltas Swinford and Friends in Swinford Cultural Centre on Monday Night August 6th at 8.30pm. This will be a great night’s entertainment so be sure to be there!

Street Parking

The Síamsa Sráide Committee would like to ask for the public’s help and support in not having any vehicles parked on the following streets until the collusion of the Festival.   Market Street from 6pm Mon Aug 6th, Main Street & Bridge Street from 9pm Mon Aug 6th.
This is to ensure that the two biggest days of the Festival the Heritage and Fair Day can run smoothly as the streets will be full of market & craft stalls, musicians etc.  All help and support to ensure that this can happen would be greatly appreciated.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Further info contact Brendan 0877420617

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday Night (26th) is in Gateway Hotel from approx 9-30pm.

August 2nd Quinns

August 9th Horkans

August 16th Bolands

August 23rd Melletts

August 30th Whitehouse

September 6th Sheepwalk

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Anne Burns Gallagher of Killeen, Swinford won €557
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 Sheepwalk on July 31st
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

East Mayo Under 14 B Final

Thursday 26th July 7-30pm Charlestown v Swinford in COE Bekan

Please check our facebook page and website swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Boys U-14 Division 1
25th July @ 7pm Swinford V Iorras Aontaithe

Girls Under 14 Cup

26th July @ Westport Utd v Swinford

Boys Under 12 Division 1

27th July @ 7pm Swinford v Ballinrobe

Boys Under 12 Division 5c

27th July @ 7pm Killala B V Swinford B

Boys U-18 Division 1
30th July @ 7pm Swinford V Snugboro


Swinford Community Lotto

Results from the Draw held on July 23rd 2018 are as follows.

Winning Numbers:
15,21,26 & 27

There was no winner.

€70 Shopping Vouchers
Mellett’s news staff
Eurospar C/O Anne

3 Numbers
Dave and Andy Swinford

Next draw on July 30th is in The Sheepwalk where the Jackpot will be €4,000.

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the Cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 26th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
4.15pm-5.15pm-Aras Attracta iPad Course (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness (Private Class)

MONDAY 30th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
2.30pm-6.30pm-ECM Dance- 2nd Summer Camp
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 31st: 2.30pm-6.30pm-ECM Dance- 2nd Summer Camp
7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness (Private Class)

WEDNESDAY 1st: 2.30pm-6.30pm-ECM Dance- 2nd Summer Camp

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).

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.

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

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. Thank You

Author: Douglas Kelly

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