Swinford Notes May 17th

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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.


Please Note

Adapted Pilates in the Meeting Room on Thursdays has been cancelled.

Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland apologies for any inconvenience.


THURSDAY 18th:     1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Bums and Tums.

3.30pm-7.45pm-Morrison Ballet Classes

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 19th:             10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 20th:     10am-4pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 22nd:       10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

8.15pm-9.15pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 23rd:     10am-3.30pm-National Advocacy Training(Meeting Room)

11am-1pm-Swinford Active Age Group

4pm-6pm-Jambands Session

4pm-5pm-Creative Writing Course for Children (Meeting Room)

7pm-8pm Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone

7.30pm-9.30pm Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 24th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness

5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group

8pm-10pm- Active Minds Social Group (Meeting Room)


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in The Whitehouse where Anne Harraghy  won €627. 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 Melletts on May 23rd. Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5.


Swinford GAA Fixtures

Saturday 20th May 11am

Under 10 League Swinford v Ballintubber

Monday 22nd May 7pm

Under 12 Spring League Ballinrobe v Swinford

Saturday 27th May

Junior B Championship Westport v Swinford

Monday 29th May

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Carras

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Wednesday, 17th May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 15 Boys League Division 3 – Round 8 – Swinford FC v Manulla ‘B’

Thursday, 18th May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 14 Girls League Division 1 – Round 2 – Kilmurry v Swinford FC

Thursday, 18th May @ 7pm – CastleCourt Premier League – Round 6 – Swinford FC v Kiltimagh Knock United

Friday, 19th May @ 7.30pm – Mayo Under 13 Boys League Division 1 – Round 8 – Fahy Rovers v Swinford FC

Saturday, 20th May @ 12 noon – Mayo Under 15 Cup – Round 1 – Swinford FC v Ballinrobe Town

Saturday, 20th May @ 7pm – Pricey Cup – Castlebar Celtic v Swinford FC

Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to Bridget Walsh, Charlestown who won this weeks jackpot of €200.

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

Carers Week

National Carers Week Event in Breaffy House Hotel , Castlebar on Monday 12th June From 11.00am-2.00pm

Inspirational Guest Speakers

Áine Gaffney, speaking on behalf of her late brother Paddy, Mayo Carer of the Year

Helen Rochford, Advocate for People with Dementia (as seen on The Late Late Show)

Olive O’Connor Founder of Medistori as seen on Dragon’s Den

Carmel Ryan, mother of Fiacre who was on the Autism and Me documentary on RTÉ 1

Tea, Coffee and Refreshments

R.S.V.P to Bernadette/Doreen on  0949060305 or by email to bmoran@familycarers.ie

Outside Broadcast by Midwest Radio Sponsored by Homecare Medical Supplies

All welcome!

Please R.S.V.P to bmoran@familycarers.ie

Killasser Parish Football League

The 2017 Killasser Parish League will take place on Sunday 4th June at 4pm. Girls and boys aged between 8 and 13 years are invited to play. The winning team will receive the Kevin Groarke Perpetual Cup.

B – Fit Swinford

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


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.

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!

Siamsa Sraide Table quiz

Table Quiz in aid of Siamsa Sraide on Friday May 19th 9pm in Gateway Hotel. Table of Four €10 per person.

Relaxation for exam students

Relaxation for exam students in The Cultural Centre (upstairs) on Saturday May 13, 27 and June 3 at 11am to 12.15pm. Learn how to de-stress your mind and body and bring peace and calmness into your life during exam time. Pay as you go €5, contact Kathryn 0879281301.

Swinford Gardening Club Trip

Swinford Gardening Club and Swinford Social Services are organising a trip to Carlow and Kilkenny, staying at the Mount Wolseley Hotel from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th June. Among the many attractions are Kilkenny Castle, Altamount Gardens and the Chocolate Garden Workshop. Two nights’ bed and breakfast, two evening meals and entrance to attractions €250 pps (single supplement €50). To book a place contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for May 15th

17, 22, 29 & 30

€70 local shopping voucher winners:

Noel O’Toole

Andy Madden

3 Number Winners

Andy Madden

Michael Neary

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €9,800

The next draw will be held on Monday 22nd May in Gateway Hotel

Swinford/Killasser Ladies GFC

Swinford Ladies GFC Monster Raffle

WIN WIN WIN Thousands of Euro worth of Prizes in The Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC Monster Summer Raffle.
There is something for everyone among the huge array of fabulous prizes, with a Luxury Hotel Break at The Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Home Fuels, Toys, Ray-Ban Sun Glasses, Galway Crystal, New Grange Cutlery, Meals for 2, Shopping Vouchers and much more to be won.
Get your tickets now for just €2 or 3 for €5. Raffle takes place on August 13th.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

18th May Quinns Bar

25th May Horkans

1st June Bolands

8th June Melletts

15th June Sheepwalk

Swinford Cycling & Triathlon Club

Swinford Cycling and Triathlon Clubs are continuing their Club Training Time Trials each Tuesday evening at 7pm – All are welcome – all you need is a bike + helmet + €2 (you can have a few goes as a guest before you need to join) and you can participate either on own or with friends where you time yourself over 15km. You can see the start and route at: http://www.swinfordtriathlon.com/training/

Computer Classes:

Beginner Computer classes starting in Kiltimagh Library on Tuesday 6th June 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

Event: Pet NCT – 20th & 21st May

Petworld @ Horkans Castlebar are delighted to announce that our next Pet NCT Weekend will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. Regular health check-ups are important for the long-term health and welfare of all our pets and routine examinations help us to take a pro-active role in preventive health care. Petworld’s Pet NCTs take place twice a year and are the perfect opportunity to give your pet a FREE health check-up and catch any problems early before they get out of hand. At the Pet NCT Weekend there will be a carefully selected team of qualified experts available including a veterinarian who will give your pet a health check and offer advice on your pet’s health. You will also have your pet weighed, receive nutritional advice from our nutritional adviser and dog training from a qualified trainer. Best of all, everything is 100% FREE! Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Author: John Dunne

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