Swinford Notes May 22nd 2019

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Fun Run/Walk

Culmore 5km fun run/ walk on Monday 3rd of June in aid of Culmore NS, Swinford . Registration at 11am, 1.5km race for children starts at 12 noon , 5km race starts at 12.30pm. Prizes first male/female runner/walker, first male/female masters (40+), first child per age category, first person with stroller, first person in costume. A lot of spot prizes on the day .


Swinford & District Gardening Club

The next meeting will take place at 8.30pm on Tuesday 28th May in the Gateway Hotel.

Horticulturist Peter Mc Menamon will give a talk on ‘Summer in the Garden’ and will also give advice on growing herbs.

Swinford & District Gardening Club Trip

Our destination for this year’s Gardening Trip (24/25/26th June) will be Waterford. We will be staying in the centrally located 4 star Treacy’s Hotel,Spa and Leisure Club. There will be a variety packed itinerary. Some highlights of the tour: a scenic trip from Kilmeaden on the Wexford & Suir Valley steam train, Mount Congreve Gardens, the Viking Triangle including Reginald’s Tower, a tour of Waterford, the Museum of Treasure etc. There will also be an opportunity for shopping and on the way home a visit to a garden centre. Price: €300 pps. Single supplement €40 eur. To book or for further information please contact Angela asap. 0877917136/0879662038.

Swinford Camera Club

Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.


Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A new parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute. We also added a horse-racing game and others. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. Individuals and groups welcome.
Dates for the next few games held at the Cultural Centre Swinford 10.30am to12.30pm.

Thursday 13th June

No expertise needed. Refreshments served including homemade cakes.
Further information contact Bridie 087 9049723 or come along and give it a try.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (23rd) is in Quinns from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday May 23rd Quinns

Thursday May 30th Horkans

Thursday 6th June Bolands

Thursday 13th June Melletts

Thursday 20th June Whitehouse

Thursday 27th June Sheepwalk


Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops.

The Railway Players Variety Group in conjunction with Flare Musical Theatre Productions will run a Summer Camp for young people and a series of workshops for older teens and adults from August 12th to 16th. Participants will enjoy fun filled hours of choreography, singing and acting. More details to follow.

Swinford had a long and proud tradition of musical shows/pantomimes and The Railway Players are looking forward to reviving that tradition during this special Swinford 250 year of celebration

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and Joanne Towey won €525
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 Gateway Hotel on Tuesday May 28th

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)
Minor Summer League
22nd May 7-30pm Swinford v Ballintubber
Under 8 Go Games
25th May 11am Parke v Swinford
Michael Walsh Intermediate League
26th May12pm Swinford v Ballinrobe
Minor Summr League
29th May 7-30pm Bohola Moy Davitts v Swinford


Swinford Community Lotto

No result at time of publishing.

Swinford Golf Club Results

Results 19 May

Ladies Section 

Michael Duffy Tires 9 Hole Stableford 

1st Breege Spain 20pts

2nd Margaret McNicholas 18pts

3rd Mary Horkan 18pts


Gents Section 

Michael Duffy Tires O’Connor Cup

1st Gary McNeela 66 Nett

2nd Declan Healy 67 Nett

3rd Rob Thornburgh 67 Nett


Scramble Results

1st Michael Carroll, Brian Irwin & Michael Daly


Interclub Results

Fred Perry Trophy

Belmullet 2-3 Swinford


Pierce Purcell Shield

Swinford 2-3 Castlebar


Swinford Cultural Centre

Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.

THURSDAY 23rd: 10am-11am-Little Exploreers-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

4pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

7pm-8pm-Sarah McLoughlin-Essential Oils(Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Bliss Yoga

FRIDAY 24th: 7pm-10pm-Cultural Centre is being used for the Local/European Election

8.30am-10.30am-Slimway (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 27th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 28th: 11am-12pm-Mother & Baby Group (Meeting Room)

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation

WEDNESDAY 29th: 11.30am-12.30pm- Arthritis Mayo Branch-Exercise Class

1pm-4pm-Artists at Heart (Meeting Room)

4pm-7pm-Giggles-Children’s Drama Group

7.30pm-8.30pm- Zumba with Magda

8pm-9pm- Active Minds- Social Group(Meeting Room)

For Booking information contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045 (9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday).


Yogalates & Bums & Tums

2 Yogalates Classes Run Every Monday In The Cultural Centre Swinford.
First at 1pm Lunchtime Yogalates, this is a 45 minute Class. The second is Yogalates By Candlelight at 7pm and runs for 1 Hour. Both Classes are For Beginners so join anytime and Classes are Pay As You Go. We start with Yoga Poses so you can start To Heal and Breathe Then Pilates For Strengthening Your Core, then we move on To Stretching To Renew Your Muscles and Help with Posture and Finish with Relaxation. Please Bring your own Mat, Blanket and Cushion. This is Good For Chronic Conditions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure & Fatigue To name a few. For further Information please Contact Ros on 0872617309
Bums & Tums in The Cultural Centre every Thursday Lunchtime at 1pm. A 45 min Class To Strengthen and Stretch Those Problem errors and help tone and scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.

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

Author: Douglas Kelly

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