Swinford Notes July 5th

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Síamsa Sráide Table Quiz

The annual Síamsa Sráide Table Quiz takes place on Friday, July 21st at 9pm in Mellett’s.  Please support this fun Quiz.

Swinford Tidy Towns

The National Tidy Towns competition is underway. The Adjudicators can arrive in Swinford at anytime. We are asking everyone to help us out, in any small way. Add a window box or hanging basket, pick any weeds that maybe growing, even along the kerb. If you see any litter, pop it in a bin. Every small thing helps us greatly. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped out in any way, it makes such a big difference. Its great to hear such positive feedback from tourists and visitors to Swinford

Swinford Drama Group

Production of Jimmy Keary ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ will return during The Siamsa Sraide street festival, Swinford on August 5th at 8.30pm, in Swinford Cultural Centre and various venues throughout 2017.

Bláth Na Féile

Blath Na Feile will return for the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford on Sat August 5th at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel. This years event will be a tribute to the late Joyce Sweeney a founding member of Bláth Na Féile.

For more information on how to enter this contest please contact Megan on 0879808064.


Weekly Yogalates classes in the Cultural Centre, Mondays at 1pm and 7pm.Yogaltes by candlelight helps address conditions like high blood pressure, arthritis and poor sleep. Class €6 pay as you go or course of 4 for €20. Contact Ros 0872617309.

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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday July 10th  at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in Bolands where Eoin McDonnell of Kilbride, Swinford won €610. 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 Julians on July 11th.

Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Thursday 6th July

Under 14 D Championship Semi Final  Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore

Friday 7th July 7-30pm (postponed)

Centenary Cup Kiltimagh v Swinford

Friday 7th July 7-30pm (off)

Minor League Div 3 semi final Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

Saturday 8th July 11am

Under 10 League Swinford v Kiltimagh

Sunday 9th July 2pm

Senior League Div1E Swinford v Kiltimagh

Monday 10th July 7pm

Under 12 Summer League Kilmeena v Swinford (Group B)

Under 12 Summer League Ballinrobe v Swinford (Group K)


Subject to change, check our Facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Thursday July 6th 7pm

Girls U-14 Division 1   Swinford v Manulla

Thursday July 6th 7pm

U-19 Development League Achill Rovers v Swinford

Sunday July 9th  12 noon

Premier League   Swinford v Bangor Hibs

Tuesday July 11th 7pm

Girls U-12 Division 1  Westport B v Swinford

Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to Mike Durkan of Lisbawn this weeks winner of €.

Draws will be held every Tuesday, where one lucky person will take half the jackpot home. Tickets are for sale from all club officers and cost €2 for one ticket and 3 for €5. All income from the draw will be used for the future development of facilities at the club.

Killasser Community Centre 50/50

The June Draw was held in Franks Place on Sunday 2nd July and was won by Deirdre Ruddy of Killasser winning €472.50.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

6th July Horkans

13th July Bolands

20th July Melletts

27th July Sheepwalk

3rd  August Gateway Hotel

10th August Quinns

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for  July 3rd.

14, 16, 27 & 28

€70 local shopping voucher winners:

Angela Brennan

K. Powell, Kinaffe

 3 Numbers winners:

Jon McNicholas

G. Carter
There was no Jackpot winner, the Jackpot now stands at €11,200

The next draw will be held on Monday  July 10th  in Padraic Horkan’s

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Tutors needed to tutor over 55’s on computers/tablets/smartphones to help learners navigate the Internet and gain confidence using their device

Age Action runs courses (each course lasts for 5 weeks, 2 hours per week) in the Swinford Library, on Wednesdays from 10.00 and 12.00. Classes are generally run on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis and both tutors and learners find the classes rewarding and fun. Good computer skills and fluent English needed but patience and good humour just as important! Classes will finish in June and we’re looking for interested tutors for the new cycle starting in September. Call Helen at Age Action on 087 1956047 or email helen.murray@ageaction.ie. Training provided

Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact:  087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 6th:     7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

1pm-2pm -Pat Kirby Fitness

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 7th:              9am-1pm-Housing Seminar

8.30pm-10.30pm-Sinn Fein Meeting (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 8th:       11am-1pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Family Day

MONDAY 10th:         9am-10am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

10am-2pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

1pm-2pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates.

7pm-8pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates by Candlelight

TUESDAY 11th:       7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

10am-2pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

7pm-8pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone.

8pm-9pm That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 12th: 9am-10am That’s So Shelly Fitness

                                 10am-2pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp


B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Thursday 9-30am – 10-30am, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

 Early year’s music course

Barney’s Busy Bee’s parents and toddlers are holding a Sound World Early Years Music course, every Wednesday 10am and 11.30am in Barnacogue NS. This is a learning and development programme with many fun filled music activities, with parent and child interact, Cost €3. Any queries contact Barnacogue NS on 0949367440 or 0872024788.

Summer school

The Seosamh Mac Gabhann  Summer school will take place in Kilmovee Community Centre Sunday July 2 to Friday July 7. Details at: www.smgsummerschool.com. Bigi Linn!

Swinford Macra na Feirme

Swinford Macra na Feirme present a night with Mike Denver in Julians Midfield on Friday July 7th with guest star Eunice Moran. Doors open 9-30pm Admission €15.

 Computer Classes:

Family Carers Ireland will be running a second beginner computer classes starting in Le Cheile Castlebar Family Resource Centre starting Wednesday 11th July  from 6.00-8.00pm . This will take place one evening a week for 5 weeks. To book your place contact 0949060305. This is free of charge. There are limited spaces available. Please contact 0949060305 to book your place.


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Author: John Dunne

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