Swinford Notes October 16th 2019

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Buildings of Mayo Photo Exhibition

This touring photographic exhibition is visiting Swinford Cultural Centre this month. It promotes the publication of the Mayo survey of the built heritage of the county. The Photo exhibition will take place from October 12th 2019 Until October 25th 2019. It will also be open for people to view during Library hours from 12pm-5pm Tuesday to Friday (Except when the hall is booked for classes/events). All welcome.


Swinford & District Gardening Club

Michael Bell of Birdwatch Ireland will give a talk on Birds, Wildlife and Conservation in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 22th October at 8.30pm.
All are welcome to attend. Non members €5. Children under 14 FREE.

Síamsa Sráide, Street & Arts Festival – TV Broadcast

The IMAYO TV Show will be broadcasting two episodes featuring highlights of the Síamsa Sráide, Street & Arts Festival 2019 on Sky Showcase Channel 192 or Freesat 161. The first episode will be broadcast on October 24th at 7pm with episode two on October 31st at 7pm. Highlights will include the Hamilton Flute Band, Phil Coulter, Cliona Hagan and much more.


Befriending Programme.

Mayo North East are looking for volunteers to befriend 3 Syrian families in Swinford. The volunteers will assist the families in home management and social activities. Two people will visit the families for 1-2 hours a week at a time that suits the families. Volunteers will be required to take part in an interview, Garda vetting and 2 training sessions. Volunteers must be over 18.
If you are interested please contact Patricia Crawley on 087 2135960 or email patriciacrawley@mayonortheast.com


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 games including Boccia, bucket ball and parachute games. We also play skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games designed to provide gentle exercise. You decide what you enjoy and you can try a variety of games or stick to one, it’s up to you. From time we add new games and are open to suggestions and new ideas. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing.
We are always looking for new members and if you would like to help out in any way, we would be happy to meet you. Just come along to any of our games mornings or call us on 087 904 9723
The following are dates for the rest of 2019 to be held at Swinford Cultural Centre from 10.30 to 12.30 Admission €3 Refreshments served :-
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more


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 Comhaltas

The October Thursday Night Sessions (9-30pm) are as follows

17th October Quinns including youth session 7-30pm to 8-30pm
24th October Horkans
31st October Bolands

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Julians and Matthew Lavin won €424
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 weeks draw is in Gateway Hotel on 22nd October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 21 C Championship

20th October 12pm Swinford v Davitts

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for October 14th, Draw held in the Quinns

Winning Numbers

06,13,23 & 25

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Rita Campbell, Swinford

S. Boland,C/O Boland’s

3 Number Winner

Dermot O’Brien, Ross

Next weeks draw is for €5,600 on Monday  October 21st in Moore’s Pub.


Swinford Cultural Centre

Events and classses that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre this coming week are as follows.
All are in the Cultural Centre hall unless stated.

THURSDAY 17th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

7.30pm-9.30pm- Women’s Shed (Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

FRIDAY 18th:   9am-11am- Slimway

SATURDAY 19th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 21st: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

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

TUESDAY 22nd: 4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)                                     

WEDNESDAY 23rd: 4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Group

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


For further event details about booking a room contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045


Swinford Golf Club

Results 13th Oct



18 Hole Stableford

1st Shane Lacey 40pts

2nd Tom Bardwell 40pts

3rd Sean Comer 39pts


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.

Craobh Eo Mayo Woodturners

Are you thinking of taking up a new hobby, but not sure what? Have you an interest in woodturning? Craobh Eo are the Mayo chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild. We meet every 2nd Thursday at the old schoolhouse in Aughamore at 8pm. Our membership is comprised of people of all ages and from all walks of life. New members would be most welcome. For more info visit www.craobheowoodturners.com

Deerpark Manor

Well done to Jimmy and Bridget Maloney of Deerpark Manor on been named a finalist in the Bed and Breakfast category of The Hotel Awards Ireland 2019. The final takes in place on October 21st in Crown Plaza Blanchardstown.

Autumn Remembrance Service










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Author: John Dunne

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