Swinford Notes 11th May 2016

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Adult Drama Workshop

A one day workshop for actors and directors by the acclaimed teacher/director Max Halfer will be held on Sunday June 5th in the Town Hall Theatre, Kiltamagh from 10.30am – 5pm. This multidisciplinary day of drama practise will focus on voice work, acting exercises and explore short scenes which will provide an insight and tackle the question of “being real” on stage.

Please wear comfortable clothing. The day will be varied and active.

Max Halfer has worked extensively with professional actors. He trained with the Michael Chekhov Association in the US and has been teaching Chekhov Technique for many years. He teaches the technique at NUI Galway and has taught it in many other colleges, including the Lir. He has directed several productions with the technique as the bedrock of the process.

Early booking is advisable. The fee is €45.00.

Call Mary Ellen 087 7929138.


AIB Coffee Morning





Gardening Club

Katherine will give a talk on “Creating a Haven in your Garden” at 8pm on Tuesday May 24th in the Gateway Hotel.

This talk will also demonstrate the benefits of gardening and its role in improving health and relieving stress.

Suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners.

All are welcome. Non members €5.


The 2016 Mayo Litter Action League

The 2016 Mayo Litter Action League April Results are in. The Swinford judging took place sometime from Thursday the 23rd of April, when the competition begun, to Friday the 1st of May. On the Kiltimagh Road 10 pieces of litter were noted including cigarette boxes, takeaway packaging, tin foil, lotto tickets, sweet papers etc.

On Bridge Street 14 pieces of litter were noted.

Market Street was clean with the exception of 1 Dog Foul.

On Main Street from the Bridge to the Hotel 20 pieces of litter were noted and from the Hotel to the top of the street 30 pieces of litter were noted. The litter was varied and included drink bottles, cans, sweet wrappers, serviettes, cigarette butts and boxes etc.

8 pieces of litter were noted on Station Road.

The Kilkelly road was litter free.

Full report can be viewed on swinfordtidytowns.com




Following a sell out run in January, The Acorn Players Leitrim, are returning to The Town Hall Theatre Westport, with their highly acclaimed 3 Act Comedy “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary on Saturday 14th May at 8pm. This play has been staged in many venues all over Ireland to packed Theatre’s and we always get a standing ovation. We have been compared to “Mrs Browne Boys” and people have said we are much better!!!!!  Come along and enjoy the craic!!  

Phone:  098 28459 for bookings.
I have added a link for your own viewing. Hope to see you there on the night.




Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday 16th May at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford

Free and open to all over 16 years

Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Support Workers Vacancies

Family Carers Ireland in Mayo are currently forming a panel of reliable & trustworthy Support Workers in the following areas; Kiltimagh, Charlestown, Tourmakeady,  Kilmovee, Newport, Charlestown, Ballina, Westport, Swinford, Achill and Ballinrobe.

Applicants must be prepared to be flexible to suit the client’s needs. Full FETAC Qualification in Healthcare essential. Successful applicants will be placed on a Relief Panel and deployed as work arises. All candidates if successful will be expected to have a full clean driving licence, supply two written references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting form.

Please contact Bernadette Moran on 086 3775702 or 0949060305 or by email on: bmoran@familycarers.ie

Census 2016

Census 2016 takes place on Sunday the 24th April. The Census includes a dedicated section, Q22, all about family care. Help us raise awareness of Q22 by forwarding this message to a family carer you know. Our Carers Count Campaign has clear advice on how to fill out Q22 properly so that we can gain an accurate measure of the number of carers in Ireland and the number of hours spent caring.

50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Ellain McNulty of Dun na Ri, Swinford won €627. Thanks to all our supporters.
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 Franks Place, Killasser on the 17th May. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.


Upcoming GAA Fixtures:

May 12th 7pm

Under 14 League Division 3

Swinford v Aghamore at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

May 15th 12pm

Senior League Division 1E

Hollymount-Carramore v Swinford in Hollymount

May 15th 2pm

Intermediate Championship

Kiltimagh v Swinford in Kiltimagh

May 16th 7pm

Under 12 Spring League B

Ballinrobe v Swinford in Ballinrobe

Under 12 Spring League K

Ballinrobe v Swinford in Ballinrobe

May 19th 7pm

Under 14 League Division 3

Hollymount Carramore v Swinford in Carramore

May 21st 7pm

Senior League Div 1C

Parke v Swinford in Parke

Any changes will be posted on Facebook, twitter and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto Results 

May 9th 2016 Lotto Results

Numbers:  5   18   19   23
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Madeline Horkan, Park Road
Christine Jackson, c/o P Horkans
3 Number Winners
Tom Killalea, Meelick
Anne Burns, Killeen
Geraldine Price, Cullane
Ann Gannon, Scoil Muire & Padraig
Jackpot now €10,600
Draw on Monday May 16th in The Gateway Hotel
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