Swinford Weekly Notes 12th July

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Síamsa Sráide Table Quiz

The annual Síamsa Sráide  Table Quiz takes place on Friday, July 21st at 9pm in Mellett’s.  Please support this fun Quiz.

Swinford Tidy Towns

The National Tidy Towns competition is underway. The Adjudicators can arrive in Swinford at anytime. We are asking everyone to help us out, in any small way. Add a window box or hanging basket, pick any weeds that maybe growing, even along the kerb. If you see any litter, pop it in a bin. Every small thing helps us greatly. Huge thanks to everyone who has helped out in any way, it makes such a big difference. Its great to hear such positive feedback from tourists and visitors to Swinford


 Mayo Litter Action League June results

The 2017 Mayo litter action league June results for Swinford have been published where we scored 55 points. There has been a huge improvement in this months judging, huge credit to everyone in Swinford doing their bit! There has been a noticeable decrease in the amount of cigarette butts too, which is very welcome. We would also like to thank all the students from 5th and 6th class and teachers from Scoil Muire agus Treasa for their litter pick all around Swinford recently. Judging in Swinford for the month of July will take place between the 5th and 28th

Swinford Drama Group

Production of Jimmy Keary ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ will return during The Siamsa Sraide street festival, Swinford on August 5th at 8.30pm, in Swinford Cultural Centre and various venues throughout 2017.

Bláth Na Féile

Blath Na Feile will return for the Síamsa Sráide Street Festival Swinford on Sat August 5th at 8pm in The Gateway Hotel. This years event will be a tribute to the late Joyce Sweeney a founding member of Bláth Na Féile.

For more information on how to enter this contest please contact Megan on 0879808064.


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.

Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com. Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

Last week’s draw was held in Julians where Veronica Tunney of Highland Park, Kilkelly won €552. The winning envelope was sold in Wavelenghts. 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 July 18th.

Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures


Monday 10th July 7pm

Under 12 Summer League Kilmeena v Swinford (Group B)

Under 12 Summer League Ballinrobe v Swinford (Group K)

Saturday 15th July 5pm

Junior B Championship Swinford v Shrule Glencorrib in Davitts GAA

Monday 17th July 7pm

Under 12 Summer League Swinford v Carras

Subject to change, please check our Facebook page and www.swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Tursday July 13th 7pm

U-19 Development League  Swinford v Claremorris

Friday July 14th  7pm

Boys U-12 Div 1  Straide & Foxford  v Swinford

Saturday July 15th 12 noon

Boys U-16 Division 1   Swinford v Glenhest Rovers

Monday July 17th  6pm

Boys U-18 Sec B  Swinford v Straide & Foxford


Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to  Chloe & Annemarie Gallagher who are this weeks winners of the €200 Jackpot.

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.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

13th July Bolands

20th July Melletts

27th July Sheepwalk

3rd  August Gateway Hotel

10th August Quinns

17th August Horkans

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for  July 10th.

3, 9, 22 & 24

€70 local shopping voucher winners:

Sheila Reddington, Lislackagh

Yvonne Irwin, Dun Na Ri

 3 Numbers winners:

Linda Campbell, Midfield

Ken Spragg, Oak Drive

Ciara Walsh, Kinaffe

Sheedy’s, Collagh
There was no Jackpot winner, the Jackpot now stands at €11,400

The next draw will be held on Monday  July 17th  in The Gateway Hotel

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Tutors needed to tutor over 55’s on computers/tablets/smartphones to help learners navigate the Internet and gain confidence using their device

Age Action runs courses (each course lasts for 5 weeks, 2 hours per week) in the Swinford Library, on Wednesdays from 10.00 and 12.00. Classes are generally run on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis and both tutors and learners find the classes rewarding and fun. Good computer skills and fluent English needed but patience and good humour just as important! Classes will finish in June and we’re looking for interested tutors for the new cycle starting in September. Call Helen at Age Action on 087 1956047 or email helen.murray@ageaction.ie. Training provided

Swinford Cultural Centre

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

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact:  087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 13th:     7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

10am-2pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

1pm-2pm -Pat Kirby Fitness

2.30pm-6.30pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 14th:           9am-10am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

10am-2pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

2.30pm-6.30pm- ECM Dance- Summer Camp

MONDAY 17th:       9am-10am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates.

7pm-8pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates by Candlelight

TUESDAY 18th:       7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

7pm-8pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Tone Zone.

8pm-9pm That’s So Shelly Fitness.

WEDNESDAY 19th: 9am-10am That’s So Shelly Fitness

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Thursday 9-30am – 10-30am, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

 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.

 Computer Classes:

Family Carers Ireland will be running a second beginner computer classes starting in Le Cheile Castlebar Family Resource Centre starting Wednesday 11th July  from 6.00-8.00pm . This will take place one evening a week for 5 weeks. To book your place contact 0949060305. This is free of charge. There are limited spaces available. Please contact 0949060305 to book your place.

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thanks.

Author: Douglas Kelly

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