Swinford Notes September 19th

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Little Explorers Baby Massage

Little Explorers Baby Massage Starts this week, Thursday 20th 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.

Swinford Hospice Coffee Morning

The Hospice shop Swinford are having a Coffee morning in the shop on Thursday 20 September 11am till 4pm with lots of homemade Cake’s, scones and Mary B cookies there will be a surprise guest and all proceeds to Mayo Roscommon Hospice please support this worthy cause.

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Eamon Duffy will speak on “Autumn in the Garden” at the next meeting on Tuesday September 25th in the Gateway Hotel at 8.30 pm. All are welcome to attend. Non members 5 euro.

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.

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 (20th) is in Quinn’s from approx. 9-30pm.

September 20th Quinn’s

September 27th Horkan’s


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and Tommie Pidgeon won €559
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 Whitehouse on September 25th.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie


Intermediate Championship

Swinford meet Belmullet in the quarter final of the Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship on Sunday 23rd at 2-30pm in Ballina. All support will be appreciated.

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

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 6-30pm Swinford v Aghamore

Under 13 League Division 4B

24th September 6pm Swinford v Bonniconlon

Under 15 League Division 2B

30th Sept 11am Burrishoole v  Swinford

Under 15 League Division 2B

14th Oct 11am Swinford v Erris St Pats


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest







Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 21 was held in Swinford Golf Club on Friday 14th September 2018.

1,000 Euro John Durcan Rosses Point, Sligo

300 Euro Ciara Benson, Linlithgow, Scotland

200 Euro Martin & Anne McNeela, Cloonlumney, 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.

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
Andy & Séan C/O Andy’s
J.Kilroy, Carnacross

3 Number winners
Next weeks draw is on September 24th in The White House , the Jackpot will be €5,600

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 20th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
10am-1pm-Learning to Speak up for Myself Course (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Bums & Tums
2pm-3pm- Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-7.30pm-Morrison Ballet-Children’s Ballet Classes
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit

FRIDAY 21st: 9.30am-10.30am- Slim-way Weight loss Class

SUNDAY 23rd: 6pm-9pm-Scouting Ireland Mayo Branch (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 24th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness-Yogalates by Candlelight
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 25th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Circuit
4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness-Step & Tone & Body Balance

WEDNESDAY 26th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness-Step & Tone
4pm-7pm- Giggles Children’s Drama Classes
7.30pm-8.30pm-Zumba Class

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.

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: Douglas Kelly

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