Swinford Notes July 3rd 2019

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Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday July 15th 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

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.
There will be a table top fundraiser on Saturday 20th July – all details regarding hiring a table from Ann on 087 7459089.
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 4th July 9-30pm Gateway Hotel

Thursday 11th 9-30pm Quinns

Thursday 18th 9-30pm Horkans

Thursday 25th 9-30pm Bolands

Connacht Fleadh Cheoil 2019

The official opening of the Connacht Fleadh Cheoil in Swinford takes place in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday evening July 4th. Reception at
7.30pm and opening by Mr Brendan Mulroy, Cathaoirleach of Mayo Co Council at 8pm followed by a session.

The Fleadh festival week starts on July 1st with a great evening’s entertainment in the Coffee Doc and continues all week to culminate with a Gala Concert on Sunday evening July 7th. Fleadh Competitions take place on the 6th and 7th in the Secondary School and the Cultural Centre. Thousands of people will visit Swinford that week and the Fleadh Committee look forward to cooperation and support from the community.

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 Quinns and Joe McLaughlin of Toomrebridge, County Antrim won €490. The winning ticket was sold at Feile 2019. .

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 Sheepwalk on Tuesday 9th July Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)


East Mayo Junior Championship

3rd July 7-30pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

Under 14 Championship

4th July 7pm Erris St Pats v Swinford

Under 10 Go Games

6th July 11am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Summer League

8th July 7pm Swinford v Balla

Under 16 D Championship

9th July 7pm Swinford v Cill Chomain

East Mayo Junior Championship

10th July 7-30pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 12 Summer league

15th July 7pm Swinford v Carras

East Mayo Junior Championship

17th July 7-30pm Kilmovee v Swinford

Under 12 Summer League

22nd July 7pm Kiltimagh v Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for 1st July 2019 held in Julians

Winning Numbers

15, 23, 24 & 30

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Yvonne Brennan Dun na Ri

James and Phil Walsh Cashel

3 Number Winner

Padraig Durkan Meelick

Orlagh Hanahoe Swinford

Next draw on Monday the 8th July In Bolands


Swinford Golf Club

Results 30th June

Foxford Wollen Mills 9 Hole Stableford
1st Patricia Feeney 21pts
2nd Margaret Reynolds 20pts
3rd Siobhan King 19pts

Mulligan Cup 18 Hole Stroke
Sponsored by Tony Lynskey Buses
1st Declan Munnelly 64
2nd Niall Feeney 65
3rd Kevin Feeney 66

1st Noel Smith, Kevin Feeney & Eric Hynes


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 4th:   10am-1pm- Child resilience course (Meeting Room)

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

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

FRIDAY 5th:  8.30am-10.30am- Slimway- Slimming Class

10am-1pm- Child resilience course (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 6th:   All Day- Connaught Fleadh

SUNDAY 7th      All Day- Connaught Fleadh

MONDAY 8th:      1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby- Yogalates

4.30pm-6.30pm-Slimway-Slimming Class

7.30pm-8.30pm- Pat Kirby- Candlelight Yogalates

WEDNESDAY 10th:   1.30pm-4pm-Artists at Heart- Art Group (Meeting Room)

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.

Helene Henry Kilchrist Killasser Swinford – Fundraiser

A GoFundMe Page for Helene Henry Kilchrist who as some of you know, is going through treatment for leukaemia has been set up. Over the next years she will incur huge medical bills that her insurance plan will not completely cover.

Helene is a native of Swinford, Co. Mayo and has lived in Chicago for over 30 years.. She had to take early retirement due to having suffered a stroke in 2015. In 2018, Helene moved to Abilene, Texas to live close to her Son. In late 2018, she received the devastating news that she had leukaemia.

If anyone wants to contribute to the above fundraiser with a cash donation please drop it into Sheelah in Melletts Swinford as soon as possible as the money which has already been collected is being transferred next week. Thanks to all who supported the collection You can also donate through the Go Fund me Page on Facebook, Further information from Sheelah at 087 6786899.


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

Author: John Dunne

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