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 & 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The October Thursday Night Sessions (9-30pm) are as follows
10th October Gateway
17th October Quinns including youth session 7-30pm to 8-30pm
24th October Horkans
31st October Bolands
This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Elaine Quinn won €408
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 Julians on 15th October. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5
Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)
Under 13 League Semi Final
12th October 12pm Ballintubber v Swinford
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto results for October 7th, Draw held in the Quinns
01, 12,17 & 21
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner
Mary Lavin (Snr) Midfield
Jonathon Cronnolly,C/O Mellett’s
3 Number Winner
Josephine Hall, Ballyvarry
Catherine Malloney, Brabazon Heights
Next weeks draw is on Monday October 14th in Padraic Horkan’s, the Jackpot now €5400.
Swinford Golf Club Results
Garda Open Results 03 Oct
Vincent Timoney Cup 13 Hole Stableford
1st John Gilligan
2nd Anthony Hennelly
3rd Robert McIntyre
Ladies 9 Hole Stableford
1st Annie McNeela
2nd Ann Prendergast
3rd Esther Munnelly
Gents 13 Hole Stableford
1st Steven McNulty
2nd Danny Lambe
3rd Tony Spain
Sat 05 Oct
Town vs Country Matchplay
Town 3.5 – 7.5 Country
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 10th: 10am-1pm-Mayo North East(Meeting Room)
10.30am-12.30pm-Go for Life Games
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
7.30pm-9.30pm- Women’s Shed (Meeting Room)
FRIDAY 11th: 9am-11am- Slimway
SATURDAY 12th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Photo Exhibition Launch
SUNDAY 13th: 2pm-4pm- Children’s Art Workshop
MONDAY 14th: 10am-4pm- Mayo North East (Meeting Room)
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
TUESDAY 15th: 12pm-8pm-Eirgrid Open Day
4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors (Meeting Room)
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
WEDNESDAY 16th: 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
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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