Swinford Weekly Notes 13th September 2017

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Buildings of County Mayo Photo Exhibition

The ‘Buildings of County Mayo’ exhibition comes to Swinford Cultural Centre

Swinford Cultural Centre housed in the late nineteenth-century Swinford Railway Goods Shed will host the Buildings of Mayo Photographic Exhibition from the 15th – 29th September 2017. The exhibition presented as a joint venture between the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in association with Mayo County Council aims to promote the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) survey of County Mayo and foster an awareness of, and appreciation for the built heritage.

Mayo has rich built heritage spanning many centuries reflecting past lives and recording the economic and social history of the county. This built heritage includes important public buildings such as churches, courthouses, institutions and market houses. Eighteenth & nineteenth century country houses and a wealth of thatched and vernaculat buildings form part of this cultural heritage. The county’s maritime heritage includes coastguards stations, lighthouses, piers and quays. It’s civil engineering heritage includes bridges, railway stations and viaducts.

Event Type: Photographic Exhibition

Booking details: Please email sccbookings@mayococo.ie for more information.
Venue: Swinford Cultural Centre, Station Road, Swinford, Co.Mayo F12WK83
Date: Friday 15th September 2017 – Friday 29th September 2017

The exhibition is open Monday to Friday in Swinford Cultural Centre from 10am – 4pm.
Admission is FREE.
Swinford Cultural Centre is a multi-use facility, this exhibition will not hinder any of the normal day to day classes or courses which are hosted there.

Adapted Exercise for Arthritis

6-week Seated Exercise Course Starting Tuesday 19th of September 2017 at 10.00am
Venue: Swinford Cultural Centre, Station Road, Swinford, Co. Mayo
Please call Thaigh on 087-1661279 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com
to book a place.

Computer and Business Course for Unemployed Adults

Swinford VTOS is currently seeking applicants for the Computer and Business course which is due to commence in September 2017. The course which leads to QQI/FETAC awards at levels 4 and 5 provides unemployed adults with the opportunity of returning to education, updating their skills and improving their employment prospects.

The Course is free and adults who are over 21 and in receipt of social welfare for at least 6 months are eligible for the course. Participants aged under 26 may be entitled to the maximum jobseekers rate of €193 per week. Childcare support is also available.

For further information, contact Emer at 094 9251928, email emermullins@msletb.ie or visit the Centre, to see what is on offer.
Venue – Further Education Centre, Dublin Road, Swinford.

Culture Night 2017

Culture night is here again!!!  This year Swinford Cultural Centre will host artist Lucy Hill, she will give an art workshop for all the family.
Explore the “Paper Playground”!!!
It is open to all the family to come along and participate. A great evenings entertainment is guaranteed.

This is a FREE Event to celebrate Culture Night.
Call 094-9052006/087-4007045
Email: sccbookings@mayococo.ie
For further details.

Killasser Community Centre News

KCC-Social Dancing
Anyone interested in learning how to dance? A dance class will start at 8.30pm on Thursday 7th September in Killasser Community Centre. The classes are suitable for beginners and Improvers and you will have an opportunity to learn how to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot and try other dance styles. The classes will last for 8 weeks and cost €80 for adults and €40 for children. Full payment on the first night. Contact Frank at 087 980 9432. All Welcome!

KCC-Badminton Classes
We are looking to start badminton classes in October, more than likely on a Tuesday night.
We would like to see if there is an interest in this activity and so if you are interested in participating this please contact Paul Hyland at 087 6109192. All Welcome!

Schedule of Events throughout 2017
The following is a list of planned events throughout 2017, however the dates are subject to change.
Tractor Drive 2017: Sunday 1st October


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

This week’s draw was held in Gateway Hotel where  Cian Campbell won €770. 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 Melletts on September 19th.

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Mary Freeman c/o Bolands was the winner of the All Ireland Football Final Ticket.

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Thursday 14th September 6-45pm

Under 13 League Div 4A Swinford B v Knockmore B

Saturday 16th September 11-30am

Minor D Championship Neale v Swinford in Cong

Monday 18th September

Under 13 League Div 2B 6-30pm Crossmolina v Swinford

Under 13 League Div 4A 6-20pm Westport St Patricks B v Swinford B

Tuesday 19th September 6-30pm

Under 15 League Division 2A Davitts v Swinford

Saturday 23rd September 3-30pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree

Saturday 23rd September 5-30pm

Senior League Div 1C Swinford v Burrishoole


Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C


September 13th @ 6.15pm Boys U-14 Division 1
Swinford v Conn Rangers

September 14th @ 6.15pm Boys U-16 Division 1
Ballinrobe v Swinford

September 16th @ 2pm Boys U-14 Division 4A
Swinford B v Ballyvary Blue Bombers

September 19th @ 7pm Girls U-16 Division 1
Swinford v Straide & Foxford

Athletics Club Harvest Run

The 2017 Harvest Series concludes this evening (13th)with the Foxford Run.

All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the various locations.
Entry fee:€2 for members €5 non-members.
All under 12’s to be accompanied
After race refreshments
Everyone welcome to walk, jog or run

Swinford Athletics Club 50/50

This weeks winner (Tuesday 5th) is Tony Reddington winning €171. Winning envelope sold in Quinns Bar.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

14th September Gateway Hotel

21st September Quinns

28th September Horkans

5th October Bolands

12th October Melletts

19th October Sheepwalk


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

There will be a evening of Meditation, Heartfulness and Relaxation on Monday Sept 18th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


Swinford Cultural Centre

In 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 14th: 1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 16th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 18th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
4.30pm-5.30pm- ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness

TUESDAY 19th: 10am-11am-Arthritis Ireland-Adapted Exercise
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 20th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-9pm-Giggles Drama Class
5.45pm-7.45pm-Tusla-Parenting Course (Meeting Room)
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)


There is a 6 week “living well with arthritis” course starting Wednesday 13th September 2017 and for 6 consecutive Wednesdays in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford from 10.30am – 1.00pm. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-well-with-arthritis-course-swinfort-tickets-36403846886 or call 01 6470206 between 9.30-5.00pm


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! 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

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.

Swinford Mens Shed

Workshop continues every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Mens Shed at Kilkelly Road, Swinford.


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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