Swinford Weekly Notes 10th May

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Swinford Drama Group

Swinford Drama will be putting on their production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley” by Jimmy Keary in Meelick Community Centre on the weekend of 12th and 13th May. A tale of an almost confirmed bachelor with two suitors vying for his attention. The hapless Gabriel has important issues to decide!



With filming of a documentary taking place in the Courthouse from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th the area surrounding the courthouse and Davitt Place will be closed to traffic between 8am and 8pm on the three days.
There will be access to the carpark at the rear of Melletts from the Riverside/Kilkelly Road side of town.
Hopefully inconvenience will be kept to a minimum. Thank you for your co-operation.

Thinking of Returning to Education & Training

Unemployed and interested in returning to education and training?

VTOS Swinford in partnership with Mayo North East are hosting an Open Day for unemployed adults who are interested in returning to education and training.

Take the first step, come along, check out the courses you can take, get information on training grants, travel allowances, childcare support available etc. Representatives from relevant service providers will be in attendance to answer all your questions. Official launch by Swinford’s own Hardy Bucks at 11.30 am.

When and Where
Wednesday 17th May 2017
11 am – 2 pm
Further Education Centre, Dublin Rd, Swinford

For further information, contact Emer: 094 9251928 / email emermullins@msletb.ie or Dolores McNicholas: 0877704251 / email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

Swinford Scouts

Are you interested in becoming a Scout Leader?

Swinford Mayo 24 Scouts are looking to recruit additional leaders for September 2017. If you enjoy working as part of a team, taking part in outdoor/ indoor activities and have an hour to spare each week Swinford Scouts would love to hear from you. Full training will be provided.
A public meeting will be held on Monday May 15th in the meeting room of The Cultural Centre at 8pm. County Commissioner Tadgh Kennedy along with current leaders of Swinford Scouts will be in attendance to answer any queries. All welcome.

For further information email swinfordmayo24@gmail.com

Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest


Week 19 Fixtures


Thursday, 11th May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 14 Girls League Division 1 – Round 1 – Ballina Town v Swinford FC

Thursday, 11th May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 19 Men’s Development League – Round 2 – Swinford FC v Killala AFC

Friday, 12th May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 13 Boys League Division 1 – Round 7 – Swinford FC v Iorras Aontaithe

Saturday, 13th May 7pm – CastleCourt Hotel Premier League – Round 5 – Swinford FC v Killala AFC


Swinford GAA Fixtures

Swinford GAA Crest

Swinford GAA Club

Upcoming Fixtures: (Subject to change)

Wednesday 10th May 8-00pm

Canon Henry Cup Charlestown v Swinford in Charlestown

Friday 12th MayMinor Div 3 Round 5 Swinford v The Neale at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Saturday 13th May 11am
Under 8 Go Games Swinford v Ballintubber

Sunday 14th

12PM Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Louisburgh at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

2-30PM Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Westport at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Sunday 14th May

Under 16 Div 3 Balla v Swinford in Balla

Monday 15th May 7pm

Under 14 Div 6B Swinford B v Castlebar Mitchels at Robert McCallion Memorial Park

Monday 15th May 7pm

Under 12 Spring League Breaffy v Swinford in Breaffy

Any changes will be on our facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in Franks Place where Kieran O’Donnell of Swinford & London won €659. 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 The Whitehouse on May 16. Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5.

Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to Geraldine Sheerin, Killasser who won this weeks jackpot of €203.

Draws will be held every Tuesday, where one lucky person will take half the jackpot home. Tickets are for sale from all club officers and cost €2 for one ticket and 3 for €5. All income from the draw will be used for the future development of facilities at the club

Carers Week

National Carers Week Event in Breaffy House Hotel , Castlebar on Monday 12th June From 11.00am-2.00pm

Inspirational Guest Speakers

Áine Gaffney, speaking on behalf of her late brother Paddy, Mayo Carer of the Year

Helen Rochford, Advocate for People with Dementia (as seen on The Late Late Show)

Olive O’Connor Founder of Medistori as seen on Dragon’s Den

Carmel Ryan, mother of Fiacre who was on the Autism and Me documentary on RTÉ 1

Tea, Coffee and Refreshments

R.S.V.P to Bernadette/Doreen on  0949060305 or by email to bmoran@familycarers.ie

Outside Broadcast by Midwest Radio Sponsored by Homecare Medical Supplies

All welcome!

Please R.S.V.P to bmoran@familycarers.ie

Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 11th:   12.30pm-1.30pm- Mayo Branch Arthritis Ireland- Adapted Pilates (Meeting Room)

1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness- Bums and Tums.

3.30pm-7.45pm-Morrison Ballet Classes

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 12th:          10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 13th:    10am-4pm-ECM Dance

11am-1pm-Kathryn Gavaghan- Relaxation for Exams students (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 15th:       10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

8.15pm-9.15pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

8pm-9pm-Swinford Scouts Public Meeting (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 16th:       4pm-5pm-Creative Writing Course for Children (Meeting Room)

4pm-6pm-Jambands Session

7pm-8pm Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone

7.30pm-9.30pm Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 17th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness

5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group

8pm-10pm- Active Minds Social Group (Meeting Room)

Killasser Community Centre 50/50

The winner of the Killasser Community Centre April Draw, which took place in Frank’s Place on Sunday 30th April 2017, was Simon Igoe who received €627.50. Well done to Simon! Yvonne Moore received a €20 cash prize from the 50/50 draw. The May 50/50 Draw will take place in Frank’s Place on Sunday 4th June 2017. Envelopes are available from the usual outlets and annual subscriptions, costing €60, can be purchased from the committee. Follow us on Facebook/Killasser Centre. Your support is very much appreciated.

Killasser Parish Football League

The 2017 Killasser Parish League will take place on Sunday 4th June at 4pm. Girls and boys aged between 8 and 13 years are invited to play. The winning team will receive the Kevin Groarke Perpetual Cup.

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419


Weekly Yogalates classes in the Cultural Centre, Mondays at 1pm and 7pm.Yogaltes by candlelight helps address conditions like high blood pressure, arthritis and poor sleep. Class €6 pay as you go or course of 4 for €20. Contact Ros 0872617309.

Early year’s music course

Barney’s Busy Bee’s parents and toddlers are holding a Sound World Early Years Music course, every Wednesday 10am and 11.30am in Barnacogue NS. This is a learning and development programme with many fun filled music activities, with parent and child interact, Cost €3. Any queries contact Barnacogue NS on 0949367440 or 0872024788.

Summer school

The Seosamh Mac Gabhann  Summer school will take place in Kilmovee Community Centre Sunday July 2 to Friday July 7. Details at: www.smgsummerschool.com. Bigi Linn!

Siamsa Sraide Table quiz

Table Quiz in aid of Siamsa Sraide on Friday May 19th 9pm in Gateway Hotel. Table of Four €10 per person.

2017 Spring Series

Swinford  AC 2017 spring series will take place Wednesday May 10, Foxford 5km. Registration 6.45 pm and runs 7pm at various community centres. Entry €2 members and €5 non-members.  Under 12 must be accompanied. Everybody welcome to walk, jog, or run. Any queries contact, Marty Roughneen 0874188042, Padraic Walsh 0868738691 or Peter Hynes 0879014211.

Relaxation for exam students

Relaxation for exam students in The Cultural Centre (upstairs) on Saturday May 13, 27 and June 3 at 11am to 12.15pm. Learn how to de-stress your mind and body and bring peace and calmness into your life during exam time. Pay as you go €5, contact Kathryn 0879281301.

Swinford NS Cash for Clobber

Swinford NS Green school committee are holding a “Cash for Clobber”, if you have any unwanted clean items of clothing, footwear, bed linen or towels they can be dropped off at the school (in a tied bag) during school hours on Thursday, May 11 and Friday May 12.

Swinford Gardening Club Trip

Swinford Gardening Club and Swinford Social Services are organising a trip to Carlow and Kilkenny, staying at the Mount Wolseley Hotel from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th June. Among the many attractions are Kilkenny Castle, Altamount Gardens and the Chocolate Garden Workshop. Two nights’ bed and breakfast, two evening meals and entrance to attractions €250 pps (single supplement €50). To book a place contact Angela 087 6520311 or Mary 087 8147463.

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for May 8th

3, 11, 12, 20

€70 local shopping voucher winners:
Seamus McDonagh, Cashel, Midfield

K Regan Midfield

3 Number Winners

Anthony McGowan, Meelick

J & G Mullaney C/o Melletts

Tiny C/o Melletts

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €9,600

The next draw will be held on Monday 15th May in Quinns.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

11th May Gateway Hotel

18th May Quinns Bar

25th May Horkans

1st June Bolands

8th June Melletts

15th June Sheepwalk

Swinford Cycling & Triathlon Club

Swinford Cycling and Triathlon Clubs are continuing their Club Training Time Trials each Tuesday evening at 7pm – All are welcome – all you need is a bike + helmet + €2 (you can have a few goes as a guest before you need to join) and you can participate either on own or with friends where you time yourself over 15km. You can see the start and route at: http://www.swinfordtriathlon.com/training/

Parent & Baby/Toddler Early Years Music

Soundworlds” early years Music n Movement programme is a place where Parents/toddlers engage/interact together in fun filled musical activities ..such as song..dance.. rhyme…instrument exploration and more..
All activities are holistic in approach and are aimed at nurturing and developing the innate musicality of each child…
“SOUNDWORLDS ” Early Years …is a musical child centered environment where learning is so much fun!!.
Every Wednesday morning at 10am in Barnacogue NS.
Cost: €3 per child.

Occupational First Aid

Jobseekers and people in part-time employment can avail of a free, three day, Occupational First Aid training course in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on 8th, 9th and 16th May. The training must be pre-booked by contacting  Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland

Adapted Pilates for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia is on in Swinford Cultural Centre (Upstairs) this Thursday at 12.30pm and for 4 weeks. Please call 0871661279 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com for more information.

Swinford Mens Shed

There is a meeting of Swinford Mens Shed on Thursday 11th May at 8pm in Gateway Hotel.

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Author: Douglas Kelly

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