Swinford Notes September 12th 2018

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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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation will take place on Monday September 10th, 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Learning to speak up for myself

“Learning to speak up for myself” is a Practical Self Advocacy Six week course
Register Thursday 20th September 2018 in The Cultural Centre, Swinford, Co. Mayo. The course runs from 10am-1pm each Thursday.
This course is being funded by Mayo North East Partnership, delivery through Community Participation Network Mayo.
This course will support your: Empowerment, Communication and your Confidence

Contact Carmel Brady for further information – 087 212 5340

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 (13th) is in The Gateway Hotel from approx. 9-30pm.

September 13th Gateway Hotel

September 20th Quinn’s

September 27th Horkan’s


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Annemarie & Dylan Gallagher from Cullane won €549. The winning envelope was sold in Kevin Nestor’s.
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 Moores on September 18th.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

East Mayo Under 11 Group 1

15th Sept 11am Kilmovee v Swinford

East Mayo Under 11 Group 2

15th Sept 11am Eastern Gaels v Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

16th Sept 11am Naomh Padraig v Swinford

Senior League Division 4

16th Sept 11-30am Swinford v Knockmore

Under 15 League Division 2B

23rd Sept 11am Swinford v Ardnaree

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final in Ballina

23rd Sept 2-30pm Belmullet v Swinford

Under 13 League Division 2A

24th September 7pm Swinford v Aghamore

Under 13 League Division 4B

24th September 7pm Swinford v Bonniconlon

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest







Swinford Golf/Soccer draw


Basketball in Swinford

We are in the early stages of setting up a basketball club in Swinford catering for boys & girls, U8 and U10 initially. In order to develop the club, we need your help. We are looking for volunteers to get involved. Our next meeting will be held in the community centre on Wednesday 12th September at 8PM. In the meantime please contact Sinead 087 0564689. A background in Basketball is not essential. All are welcome

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for September 10th,2018

Winning Numbers

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
N. Kelly, Castleroyan
M.C. Coleman, Ballydrum

3 Number winners
C,R&A Durkin, Carrowbeg
C.Wiley, Rawbawn
M.Mellett, Swinford
M. McNulty, Swinford
E. Duffy, Johnsfort

Next weeks draw is on September 17th in The Gateway Hotel , the Jackpot will be €5,400

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 13th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
10.30am-12.30pm-Go for Life Games
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Bums & Tums
3.30pm-7.30pm-Morrison Ballet-Children’s Ballet Classes
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit

FRIDAY 14th: 9.30am-10.30am- Slim-way Weight loss Class

SUNDAY 16th: 7.30pm-11.30pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Private Class (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 17th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates by Candlelight
TUESDAY 18th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors
6.30pm-8pm- Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Step & Tone & Body Balance
WEDNESDAY 19th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness-Step & Tone
4pm-7pm- Giggles Children’s Drama Classes
7.30pm-8.30pm-Zumba Class
8pm-9pm-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).

Swinford Athletics Club Autumn Run

Swinford AC Autumn run series concludes tonight Wednesday (12th) in Foxford, Registration at 6-45, Race commences 7-15 €2 members €5 non-members

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.

Family Carers Ireland

The next Autism Spectrum/ADHD Carers Support Group takes place in the Curam Centre, Claremorris, on 25th September from 11am-12.30pm. Guest speaker will be John Cavannagh- Counsellor & Clinical Psychologist. We welcome all carers. Tea and refreshments available. For more information please contact Bernadette on 0949060305

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: John Dunne

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