Swinford Notes September 26th 2018

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Swinford Tidy Towns

Swinford Tidy Towns held our annual Church gate collection recently in Swinford. Thanks to everybody who contributed a total of €430.58 in donations over the weekend. This will be a great help to us to continue future projects around the town.

Swinford  have been awarded 276 points, which is an increase of  7 points in this years competition. The tidy towns committee are delighted with this years result & report, as we’re sure you are too. Huge thanks to everyone that has helped out throughout the year. Great credit has to go to everyone in the Swinford community. There has been so much work done over the last few years. Every little bit helps, no matter how small, it really does make a huge difference. We are getting so many positive comments back from tourists and people who have been away from Swinford, that notice a huge improvement in the appearance of the town! Thanks again to everyone for being part of Swinford’s success in this years competition. Full report can be viewed at https://swinfordtidytowns.com/2018-national-tidy-towns-winners-announced/

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.

Swinford Walking Group

The Arthritis Swinford Walking Group starts back on Saturday 29th September at 10am in the Swinford Amenity Park.
For more information please contact Margaret on 087-4150663 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com

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 (27th) is in Horkan’s from approx. 9-30pm.

September 27th Horkan’s

October 4th Bolands

October 11th Melletts

October 18th Whitehouse

October 25th Sheepwalk


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and Liz Healy of Loughtadurkan won €553
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 Quinns on October 1st.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Under 13 League Division 2A

27th September 6-30pm Swinford v Aghamore

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 25th,2018

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Amy & Brogan, C/O Mellett’s

Phil McDermott, Church View

3 Number winners 
Jackpot €5,800
Next draw in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on Monday the 1st of October  in Padraic Horkan’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 27th: 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
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 28th 9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class

SATURDAY 29th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 1st: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 2nd: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 3rd: 10am-11am- 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).

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.

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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