Swinford Notes May 8th 2019

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Darkness into Light

Swinford Darkness into Light is taking place on May 11th @ 4:15am in the morning. Starting off from the Swinford Community Centre. Parking in Tesco car park and beside the Robert Mc Callion Memorial Pitch and Swinford Golf Club. Please carpool if you can.


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

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 9th May – Bealtaine Festival open day – includes demos of games music and dance session led by an experienced leader
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 (9th) is in The Sheepwalk from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday May 9th Sheepwalk

Thursday May 16th Gateway Hotel

Thursday May 23rd Quinns

Thursday May 30th Horkans


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 Horkan’s and Padraic Horkan won €566
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 Whitehouse on Tuesday May 14th

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

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 14 League Div 2
9th May 7pm Swinford v Ballinrobe
Under 12 Spring League
10th May 6-45pm Aughamore v Swinford
Under 8 Go Games
11th May 11am Swinford v Balla
Under 14 League Div 6
11th May 10-30am Aughamore v Swinford
11-30am Swinford v Breaffy
12-30pm Knockmore v Swinford
Senior League Div 3
11th May 7pm Shrule v Swinford
Senior League Div 6a
12th May 12pm Moy Davitts v Swinford
Under 12 Spring League
13th May 7pm Swinford v Ballinrobe


Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for May 7th 2019

Winning Numbers

08, 13, 24 & 27

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

John Sheehan, Swinford

Andy Foley, Derryronane

3 Number Winner

Mary Roughneen, Meelick

Sue & Danny Lambe Jnr, c/o Moores

Next weeks Jackpot is €12,200

Next draw is on Monday 13th May in

Swinford Golf Club Results

Results 05 May

Ladies Section
Forkans Mans Shop 18 Hole Stableford
1st Margaret McNicholas 34pts
2nd Carmel Timoney 33pts

Gents Section
Forkans Mans Shop Morrisroe Cup
18 Hole VPar
1st Pat Redding 6up
2nd Alan Bredican 4up
3rd Simon Ronayne 4up

Swinford AC Spring Series

The Swinford AC Spring Series of runs continue. Below are the dates of each run.

Wed May 8th -Foxford-5km

Wed May 15th – Killasser-5km

Runs start at 7.15pm, Registration at 6.45pm at all venues. Entry fee: Members €2, Non Members €5.

Refreshments served after race. Everyone welcome to Walk, Jog or Run. All U-12’s must be accompanied by an Adult.

Contact: Peter Hynes-0879014211, Susan Nolan-0861797397, Michael Oliver-0868196511 for further details.


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 9th10am-11am-Little Exploreers-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)

10.30am-12.30pm-Go for Life Games

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

4pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Bliss Yoga

8.30pm-10.30pm-Swinford GAA (Meeting Room)

FRIDAY 10th: 8.30am-10.30am-Slimway

SATURDAY 11th10am-4pm-ECM Dance

SUNDAY 12th10am-4pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 13th1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

TUESDAY 14th: 11am-12pm-Mother & Baby Group (Meeting Room)

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation

WEDNESDAY 15th:      11.30am-12.30pm- Arthritis Mayo Branch

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

4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama Group

7.30pm-8.30pm- Zumba with Magda

8pm-9pm- Active Minds (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.

Get Connected’ in 2019 – Computer/Internet classes for older learners

Age Action runs beginner and refresher computer/Internet classes (for people aged 55+ who have little or no computer experience, want to learn how to use their device or who are apprehensive of technology. Continuing in March 2019, classes will be held in Swinford Library on Wednesdays from 10:0 0 – 12:00pm. Each course runs for 5 consecutive weeks (2 hours per week) and there is no fee. Participants are generally taught on an individual basis (1:1) so this is a great opportunity to have your own tutor to help you ‘get connected’ in 2019. Laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones all welcome OR if you have no device we can provide one for you. For further information or to book a place on our waiting list, call Age Action on 091 527831. Spaces Limited. (NOTE: these classes are for beginners or for people who wish to refresh/build on their basic skills. One course per person – If you have already taken a course with Age Action since January 2017 you are not eligible to apply.)
At the moment we still have places for March classes in Swinford Library.


Healthcare Support Training

Mayo North East is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award.  Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in April  2019 and conclude October 2019. Please contact Dolores McNicholas on  0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com to register for the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

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

Author: John Dunne

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