Swinford Notes October 3rd

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Swinford Agricultural Show

There will be mass for all deceased committee members of Swinford Agricultural Show on Friday morning the 5th of October at 10am in Swinford Church.

Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas

The AGM of the Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will take place in Swinford NS on Wednesday 3rd October at 8-30pm. New members always welcome.

Meelick ICA Guild

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm in Meelick Community Centre. All welcome, enquiries to Judith 086 0749103.

Card Game

25 Card game resumes in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesday 9th October 9pm. All welcome.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market returns on Saturday the 6th October from 9.30 -2pm in the Cultural Centre in Swinford. The monthly market regularly sells a wide range of locally sourced produce. The Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, photography, Aloe Vera, food and a huge range of crafts.  This month they plan to introduce some new stall holders with excellent products and crafts. You can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the railway cafe after your shopping. Find them on facebook to enter our competition to win a voucher to spend at our market.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on Wednesday October 3rd at 8pm.
As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group.
The club meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8pm, in the Gateway Hotel. If you are interested in photography, why not come along to a meeting?

Remembrance Service

Feileacain (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) are hosting an Autumn service of remembrance for babies taken to soon,
on the 13th of October in the Christian Fellowship, The Mall, Castlebar at 3pm.
followed by refreshments afterwards.
All are very welcome to attend.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation continues on Monday October 8th, 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Little Explorers Baby Massage

Little Explorers Baby Massage continues on Thursdays in Swinford Cultural Centre (Meeting Room).
Spaces are Limited.
Book your spot by contacting Katherine on 0877164318.

Féile na Samhna 2018

The 8th annual Féile na Samhna will take place in Swinford during the October bank holiday weekend ( October 26th to 29th). As in previous years we are planning a great weekend of music, song, dance, recitation and storytelling. We will have pub sessions, workshops, talks and presentations with special guests, The Rambling House on Sunday evening and all the usual events. As this is the 60th anniversary of the Michael Davitt branch we are preparing a special presentation on the history of the branch and on Fleadhs and events over the years. We would really appreciate help from anyone who can give us information. If you have, or know of someone who has, photographs, memorabilia or stories of Comhaltas in Swinford please get in contact with any member of Swinford Comhaltas and
we’ll be delighted to talk to you.
You can email cceswinford@gmail.com or call/text 087-7454032 or leave a message in Ray Lambe’s and we’ll contact you.

Maths Grinds, Swinford Area(Individuals & Groups)

Teacher with over 10 years experience teaching Maths and Applied Maths to all levels. Get in touch if you would like to discuss the coming year 2018/19. Call 087 9064865 – Places limited.

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (4th) is in Bolands from approx. 9-30pm.

October 4th Bolands

October 11th Melletts

October 18th Whitehouse

October 25th Sheepwalk


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Christopher & Martin Woods of Cloonfinaun, Swinford won €505.
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 Sheepwalk on October 9th.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Senior League Div 4 (venue Garrymore)

7th Oct 11-30am Davitts v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 at Connacht GAA Centre

7th Oct 11am Kiltimagh v Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats

Table Quiz

Swinford GAA are holding a table quiz in Melletts on Friday 5th October at 9pm. All support welcome.

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest







Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 22 was held.

1,000 Euro Philip O’Donnell, Claremorris

300 Euro Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford

200 Euro Aidan Gaughan, Midfield, Swinford

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.


Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for October 1st 2018

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Rita & Shane, C/O The White House’s

M.J Egan, C/O Moore’s

3 Number winners 
Eileen & Mick – Lislackagh
Jackpot €6,000
Next draw on Monday the 8th of October in Quinn’s

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the Cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 4th: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-1pm- Learning to Speak up for Myself Course (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
2pm-3pm-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
7pm-8pm-Ciara Walsh-Singing Class (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 5th 9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class
SATURDAY 6th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 8th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
TUESDAY 9th: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 10th: 7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
11am-12pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).


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.


Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

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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