Swinford Notes March 14th 2018

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Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 67th St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday next March 17th, commencing from the Swinford Amenity Park at 3pm.
Parade organisers invite all to visit Swinford to celebrate our National Feast Day, they ask all to co-operate with the organisers and Gardaí to ensure everybody has an enjoyable and safe day.
On Sunday night March 18th a Parade presentation function will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford at 8pm.

Healthy Ireland in your Library

Your Health: Your Choice
Information service and one-to-one health consultation with Phil Keating, nurse from the Marie Keating Foundation.
Where: Swinford Library
When: Wednesday March 14th, 2018 from 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Léacht le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Beidh Peadar O’ Muircheartaigh, as Coillte Mach ó thús, ag tabhairt léachta ar an ábhar: -Scéal Scéalaí: Tomás O’ Cathasaigh agus a chuid scéalta i dteach tabhairne Uí Mhéalóid (Melletts) i mBéal Átha na Muice ag 8pm ar an Déardaoin 15ú Márta. Beidh fáilte roimh chách.


Jack Feeney Commemorative Concert

Celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend by attending the unique Jack Feeney (tenor) commemorative concert which will be held on the eve of St Patrick’s Day Fri 16th March at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford.

The renowned singer Seosamh Ó Flaithearta of Cantóirí na Taibhdheirce, Galway, will be accompanied on piano by Tom Cullivan, a former chairman of the Association of Irish Composers. This concert will showcase many classic songs already made popular in Irish & English by both performers, as well as many favourites sung by Swinford’s famous tenor Jack Feeney.

This concert is being organised by the Síamsa Sráide Committee in anticipation of celebrating its 35th year in 2019.
The festival was inaugurated in 1984. Historical, Heritage & Cultural preservation is very much valued by visitors to the annual festival. To this end the name of our famous tenor is worth keeping alive.

Tickets are €15 and are available at O’Connell’s Pharmacy, Mellett’s Newsagency, The Gateway Hotel and on the door.

Swinford & District Gardening Club

On Tuesday March 27th at 8.30pm in the Gateway Hotel Roy Mortimer will give a talk on growing your own potatoes and vegetables. He will also demonstrate his very successful and proven method of growing potatoes in containers. It will be of interest to all those with or without a garden.
All are welcome to attend. Non members €5

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.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Moore’s and Joe Gallagher won €462
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 Quinns on March 20th.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Centenary Cup Round 3 Swinford v Ballaghaderreen at COE Bekan 16th March 8pm

Minor League Swinford v Ballinrobe Time & venue to be advised


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

The Swinford Golf/Soccer draw results for the 8th Draw are as follows:1st Prize €1000 Brendan Walsh, 2nd Prize €300 David Brennan 3rd Prize €200 Edward Casey.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who supports the draw.

Swinford Comhaltas

There is a Comhaltas Seisuin every Thursday, below are the up coming locations.

15th March Horkans 9-30pm

22nd March Bolands 9-30pm

29th March Melletts 9-30pm

Swinford AC 50/50 Draw

No result at time of publishing.

Swinford Cultural Centre

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

THURSDAY 15th: 10am-5pm-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 16th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
SUNDAY 18th: 10am-2pm- ECM Dance
MONDAY 19th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
TUESDAY 20th:11am-12.30pm-Mayo North East(Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 21st: 5pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

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) or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.

The Swinford Community Lotto

No result at time of publishing.

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from Thursday 8th March: Winners were Mary Higgins and Maureen Morley 2nd and 3rd prize was shared by Eileen and Noreen Geraghty, Detta Ryder and Geraldine Turbitt

Spots prizes were won by Jim O’Donnell, Seamus Gallagher, Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly

Raffle prizes were won by Margaret Sweeney, Mary Callaghan and Carmel Timoney

The card game continues every Thursday night at 9pm. On Thursday 22nd March we are having a fundraiser for Daffodil Day, please support.

Internet Safety Awareness

Killasser and Carramore National Schools have arranged an Internet Awareness Session for parents on Wednesday 14th March from 7pm to 9pm in Killasser Community Centre. It is suitable for parents up to Junior Certificate level.

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. Thanks

Author: John Dunne

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