Swinford Notes March 7th

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Swinford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 St. Patricks Day Parade, being held on Saturday March 17th.
The theme is “Building a Better Community”.
All community groups and individuals are urged to use the parade to promote their activities and services.
Contact Francis on 087-9909863 or Cathal on 087-6412785 for more information.

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.

Go For Life Games and Bocce

Newly formed club the “Swinford Go Getters” are holding a Go for Life Games for over 55’s on Thursday March 8th, from 10.30am-12.30pm in Swinford Cultural Centre.
Admission is €2 and refreshments will be served.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation is on Monday March 12th 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.
Free and open to all, who are over 16 years of age.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

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 The Whitehouse and Cian Campbell won €405
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 Moores on March 13th.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Swinford GAA Club Meeting on Friday 9th March at 7pm in Gateway Hotel

Centenary Cup Fixtures

Round 2 10th March 6-30pm at COE, Bekan: Swinford v Kilmovee
Round 3 11th March 12pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Western Region U-14 Women’s Cup
Sunday March 11th TBC.
Kilkerrin v Swinford

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

The Swinford Golf/Soccer draw results for the 7th Draw are as follows:1st Prize €1000 Brenda Ormsby, 2nd Prize €300 Michael Evans 3rd Prize €200 Tara Kavanagh.
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.

8th March Quinns Youth Session 7-30pm Adult 9-30pm

15th March Horkans 9-30pm

22nd March Bolands 9-30pm

29th March Melletts 9-30pm

Swinford AC 50/50 Draw

This weeks winner of the 50/50 draw was Susan Cooke from Charlestown.

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 8th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
7pm-9pm-The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland(Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 9th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 10th: 10am-2pm- ECM Dance
MONDAY 12th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Lunchtime Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm-ECM Dance
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates by Candlelight
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 13th: 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 14th: 11am-1pm-Mayo North East-SICAP Meeting
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

Last weeks card game was cancelled.

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.

Killasser 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to James McNulty of Killasser,winner of €505 in the February 50/50 draw on Saturday night March 3rd.

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.

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland are pleased to offer an evening workshop on Getting the Best Nutrition when living with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia on

This Thursday 8th of March @ 7pm in The Cultural Centre (Meeting Room), Swinford. Co. Mayo.

Places are limited so please call Margaret on 087-4150663 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com to book your place.

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

Author: Douglas Kelly

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