Swinford Notes October 2nd 2019

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Killasser to host an evening of Prayer, Readings, Music and Song.

An Evening of Prayer, Readings, Music and Song will take place on October 6th at 6pm in Killasser Church. A number of special guests which will include Annette Griffin, Brenda Grealish, Cathal Gavin, Stephen Doherty, Maeve Hyland, Tommy Stenson, Bernadette Ruddy and Aoibheann Brennan will perform for the occasion. Please come and pray, especially for all the people who are ill in Killasser and surrounding areas. Entry is free but an optional donation for Mayo Roscommon Hospice will be encouraged on the night.


Buildings of Mayo Photo Exhibition

This touring photographic exhibition will visit 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 19:00 – 20-00 (Launch evening) Until  October 25th 2019. It will also be open for people to view from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (Except when the hall is booked). All welcome.

Then on Sunday October 13th there will be a children’s art workshop.

All Aboard!  Children’s Workshop.

This two-hour workshop delivered by Shaza O’Hara will explore this former railway structure and the adaptive re-use of buildings through various mediums including printing and collage. This project aims to develop each child’s self-expression by fostering and nurturing that curiosity in this fun-filled and engaging Art class.

13 October 2019

14:00 – 16:00

Swinford Cultural Centre

Booking is essential for the workshop and can be done at the link below.



Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market is celebrating its 4th birthday on Saturday the 5th October from 9.30 -2pm in the Cultural Centre, Swinford.

The monthly market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce. They have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, honey, eggs, photography, Aloe Vera,  and a huge range of crafts. A lot of the crafters are now taking orders for christmas, booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Call in to browse and catch up.  You can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the railway cafe after your shopping.


Swinford Agricultural Show AGM

The Swinford Agricultural Show Society AGM will take place on Thursday the 10th of October. AGM to be held in the Gateway Hotel in Swinford at 8pm. Next year will be the 32nd anniversary of Swinford Agricultural Show, new ideas, new members are all welcome. Night of appreciation afterwards for all show sponsors, supporters, committee members, stewards and volunteers. Photos from show day will be on display on the night. Tea, coffee and finger food will be served.


Lourdes to Knock 2,000km ultra charity cycle

The organisers of the Lourdes to Knock Cycle are delighted to announce that they have raised €32,866 for 2 deserving charities – Down Syndrome Ireland West and Pieta House/Irish Farming Association collaboration. The fund will be split 50/50, so the 2 worthy charities will receive €16,433 each.

They want to  thank  co-sponsors – Lely Center Mullingar & AgriLand. A special thanks also to the Gateway Hotel and Swinford 250 for their generosity and a special mention to all the cyclists, support crew, organising committee and everyone who donated in any way at all, they are truly grateful.

From the 5 cyclists – Jonathon Verry (Crossmolina), Maurice Dore (Mullingar), Gerry Boots (London), Alan Heaney (Swinford) & Garry Bigley (Kiltimagh).

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday Oct 14th 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


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 10th October
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more


Age Action-Computer Classes

Terrified by Technology?
Confused by Computers?
Illiterate about the Internet?
Scared of your Smartphone?
The ‘Getting Started’ programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks.
Where: Swinford Library
When: Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
From: September 2019-June 2020.
Call: Age Action on 091- 527831 to book a place.


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

3rd October Sheewalk

10th October Gateway

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 Mellett’s and Ellen McDonagh & Cillian O’Donnell won €552.
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 8th October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 13 League Division 3

5th October 12pm Ballintubber v Swinford

6th October East Mayo Under 11 League Finals

Senior League Div 3

6th October 12pm Swinford v Parke Keelogues Crimlin

Senior League Div 6

6th October 12pm Mayo Gaels v Swinford

Swinford GAA Fundraising Calendar

The club are bringing out a 2020 calendar prior to Christmas. If you are interested in taking a 1/4 page or 1/2 page advertisement please contact a club official.


Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for September 30th, Draw held in the Sheepwalk Bar

Winning Numbers

11, 18,23, 28

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Séan Brett, Midfield

Vincent O’Brien, Meelick

3 Number Winner

Ann Gannon, Scoil Muire & Padraig

Next weeks draw is on Monday October 7th in Quinn’s Bar-Jackpot now €5200


Swinford Golf Club Results

Results Saturday 28th Sept


Bridie Ronayne Memorial Cup


1st Mary Horkan

2nd Catherine Loftus

3rd Bernie Walsh

4th Adrianne Ring

Long Drive Catherine Loftus

Nearest Pin Margaret Reynolds



1st Darren Fadden

2nd Sean Geraghty

3rd Ron Howko

4th Tony Mulligan 

5th Declan Healy

6th Sean O’Hara

7th Louis Ward

Long Drive James Irwin

Nearest Pin Gerry Connelly


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 3rd: 10am-1pm-CARO Meeting (Meeting Room)

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 4th:   9am-11am- Slimway

SATURDAY 5th: 9am-2.30pm-Indoor Market

MONDAY 7th:  1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


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

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 8th: 10am-1pm- MCC Meeting (Meeting Room)

4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

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

WEDNESDAY 9th: 4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Group

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


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


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


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Author: John Dunne

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