Swinford Notes May 3rd 2017

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Swinford Indoor Country Market

This month the Swinford Indoor Country Market will take place on Saturday the 6th May 2017 in the beautifully presented Cultural Centre  from 9.30am until 2pm.

The market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce and this month is no exception.
They have a fabulous range of regular local stallholders who provide us with fresh vegetables, breads & cakes, and locally grown plants, as well as stunning photography, jewellery and a variety of beautiful handmade crafts. They pride themselves on their warm and friendly community atmosphere so, after browsing around the market why not sit back, relax and listen to a variety of traditional music whilst enjoying either a tasty lunch or a cup of tea or coffee, along with a delicious piece of homemade cake from our HSE approved Railway Cafe.

So this Saturday 6th May why not pop along and have a browse, it promises to be a great day out for all the family

Hugely successful 2017 Swinford Spring Clean

We had another hugely successful 2017 Swinford Spring Clean on Good Friday last. In previous years we managed to collect between 30 and 45 bags of rubbish and recycling. This year however, the amount of rubbish to be collected was way way down on previous years, which we think is a huge success! In total 21 bags were collected, 15 rubbish and 6 for recycling. We also found one traffic cone, in 2 parts, which we will up-cycle and use in the tidy towns here in Swinford.


Swinford Tidy Towns take part in the Annual National Spring Clean campaign every year. We hold our Spring Clean on the Good Friday morning. We usually meet at 11 am on the Good Friday morning at the No Name Club on Chapel Street. If you would like to help us out anytime, we meet every Saturday morning at 11 AM all year round and during the summer months (when the time changes) every Wednesday evening at 7 PM, meet at the No Name Club on Chapel Street.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

This workshop will take place on Monday May 8th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.  Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Week 18 Fixtures

Wednesday, 3rd May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 15 League Division 3 – Round 6 – Swinford FC v Castlebar Celtic ‘C’

Friday, 5th May @ 6.30pm – Mayo Under 13 League Division 1 – Round 6 – Castlebar Celtic v Swinford FC

Saturday, 7th May @ 7pm – CastleCourt Hotel Premier League – Round 4 – Westport United ‘B’ v Swinford FC


Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Upcoming Fixtures: (Subject to change)

Thursday 4th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Swinford v Kilmeena

Friday 5th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 3 Kiltimagh v Swinford

Saturday 6th May 11am

Under 10 League Breaffy v Swinford

Sunday 7th May 4pm

Intermediate Championshp Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib

Monday 8th May 7pm

Minor Div 3 Round 4  Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts

Monday 8th May 6pm

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Kiltimagh

Tuesday 9th May 7pm

Under 16 Div 3 Balla v Swinford

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in Julians where Bernadette Henry won € 714. 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 May 9. Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5.

Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to the Walsh Family, Midfield who won this weeks jackpot of €219.

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

Swinford Drama Group

Swinford Drama will be puttimg on their production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary in Meelick Community Centre on the weekend of 12th and 13th May.


Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 4th:   12.30pm-1.30pm- Mayo Branch Arthritis Ireland- Pilates (Meeting Room)

1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Bums and Tums.

3.30pm-7.45pm-Morrison Ballet Classes

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 5th:             10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 6th:     9am-2pm- Indoor Market

                                                  11am-1pm-Inclusion Ireland (Meeting Room)

 MONDAY 8th:         10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

7pm-9pm-Carroll Consultancy (Meeting Room)

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

TUESDAY 9th:        4pm-6pm-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 10th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness

5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group

5.30pm-7.30pm- Tusla Course (Meeting Room)

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


Ladies golf

Results of 18 hole stable-ford competitions held on Saturday and Sunday, April 22/23 were: Margaret Mc Nicholas 31 points on count back and 2nd Annie Mc Neela 31 points.

 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 672541


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!

Pub quiz

Pub Quiz every Friday night at 9.45 pm in the Riverside Bar Foxford. All welcome.

2017 Spring Series

Swinford  AC 2017 spring series will take place Wednesday May 3,  Callow 6 km and Wednesday May 10, Foxford 5km. Registration 6.45 pm and runs 7pm at various community centres. Entry €2 members and €5 non-members.  Under 12 must be accompanied. Everybody welcome to walk, jog, or run. Any queries contact, Marty Roughneen 0874188042, Padraic Walsh 0868738691 or Peter Hynes 0879014211.

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 NS Cash for Clobber

Swinford NS Green school committee are holding a “Cash for Clobber”, if you have any unwanted clean items of clothing, footwear, bed linen or towels they can be dropped off at the school (in a tied bag) during school hours on Thursday, May 11 and Friday May 12.


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 2nd

1, 9, 23, 26

€70 local shopping voucher winners: Vince Murray, Oak Drive  and Aine Brennan

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €9,400

The next draw will be held on Monday 8th May in The Sheepwalk .

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

4th May Sheepwalk Bar

11th May Gateway Hotel

18th May Quinns Bar

25th May Horkans

Parent & Baby/Toddler Early Years Music

Soundworlds” early years Music n Movement programme is a place where Parents/toddlers engage/interact together in fun filled musical activities ..such as song..dance.. rhyme…instrument exploration and more..
All activities are holistic in approach and are aimed at nurturing and developing the innate musicality of each child…
“SOUNDWORLDS ” Early Years …is a musical child centered environment where learning is so much fun!!.
Every Wednesday morning at 10am in Barnacogue NS.
Cost: €3 per child.

 Inclusion Ireland

Inclusion Ireland is continuing its series of information sessions for parents, siblings, friends and carers of children and adults with intellectual disability in Mayo and neighbouring counties.

Introduction to Advocacy & the role of the National Advocacy Service is the next session taking place on Saturday 6th May 2017  at 11am – 1.30pm in Swinford  Cultural Centre, Swinford, Co. Mayo.


Occupational First Aid

Jobseekers and people in part-time employment can avail of a free, three day, Occupational First Aid training course in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on 8th, 9th and 16th May. The training must be pre-booked by contacting  Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland

Adapted Pilates for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Swinford Cultural Centre Thursdays at 12.30pm for 4 weeks. Please call 0871661279 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com for more information.

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Author: Rita Hopkins

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