Swinford Weekly Notes 26th July

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Sporting Glory

Well done to Michaela Walsh winning a bronze medal in the hammer event in the Under 20 European Championships in Italy and to Eoghan Lavin winning silver in the Youth European Championships in Romania. They both represented their clubs, town and country with great enthuasism, pride and skill and we all very proud of you.

Swinford Agricultural Show

This Thursday night sees the launch of the 2017 Swinford Agricultural Show in the Gateway Hotelat 9pm. The show will take place on Saturday 19th August at Heerans Farm, Kiltimagh Road, Swinford. The show office is on Market Street (beside Vodafone).

Siamsa Seipeil

Siamsa Seipeil, now in its sixth year, is delighted to welcome Frances Black & Kieran Goss to Swinford Church for their 20yr reunion tour!

Two of Ireland’s best-loved performers come together for a special night at Swinford Church on Friday 4th of August for Siamsa Seipeil 2017.

It’s been 20 years since Frances Black and Kieran Goss performed regularly on stage together. In the intervening years, both artists have enjoyed huge international success in their respective solo careers, but it was the inspired pairing of these unique talents as a duo in the early 90’s that first caught the imagination of the Irish public.

Now, in the unique music venue that is Swinford church, you get to see these two wonderful talents for a once off occasion.

Tickets are available now – and will sell quickly. Buy now, to avoid disappointment, online at www.swinfordgaa.ie and in the real world in O’Connell’s Pharmacy, The Gateway Hotel & Mellett’s newsagents. Or call Mick at 0876837564 to reserve a ticket for collection.

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

Siamsa Sraide Important Notice

No Parking
The Síamsa Sráide Committee would like to ask for the public’s help and support in not having any vehicles parked on the following streets until the collusion of the Festival.
Market Street from 6pm Mon Aug 7th , Main & Bridge Street from 9pm Mon Aug 7th.
This is to ensure that the two biggest days of the Festival the Heritage and Fair Day can run smoothly as the streets will be full of market & craft stalls, musicians etc.  All help and support to ensure that this can happen would be greatly appreciated.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Traditional music Workshops

Scoil Cheoil Siamsa

From 31st Jul to 4th August

Traditional Music Classes run by

Michael Davitt branch Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann in association with Siamsa Sraide in Scoil Muire agus Treasa (Swinford NS)

Tin Whistle – Fiddle – Banjo – Mandolin – Bodhrán – Button Accordion – Concertina &Flute One hour classes between 4pm & 6pm Mon-Fri (times to be allocated) Fee for week €25 or €20 each for 2 or more participants Email cceswinford@gmail.com

Text 0877454032

Siamsa agus Scéalta

Siamsa agus Scéalta is a salute to Swinford in music, song, dance, poetry and story which will be staged in the Cultural Centre in Swinford at 8.30pm on August 7th . This will be a lively and entertaining celebration of the history and people of Swinford and surrounding parishes and will feature wonderfully talented locals and visitors. As is usual with Swinford Comhaltas and Siamsa Sraide admission is very reasonable at €5 adults and € 3 for children and we can promise you a very special show.

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 Heaneys Killasser where Sean Hanley of Clooncleveragh, Killasser of  won €520. The winning envelope was sold at Under 8 training. 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 August 1st.

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

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Friday 28th July 7-30pm in Kiltimagh

East Mayo Minor B Final Swinford v Kiltimagh

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

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Week 29 Fixtures

Wednesday, 19th July @ 7pm – Mayo Under 14 Boys League Division 1 – Round 1 – Swinford FC v Ballinrobe Town

Wednesday, 19th July @ 7pm – Mayo Under 16 Boys League Division 1 – Round 1 – Glenhest Rovers v Swinford FC

Thursday, 20th July @ 7pm – Mayo Under 14 Girls League Division 1 – Round 7 – Swinford FC v Westport United ‘B’

Thursday, 20th July @ 7pm – Mayo Under 19 Mens Development League – Round 5 – Kiltimagh Knock United v Swinford FC

Friday, 21st July @ 7pm – Mayo Under 12 Boys League Division 1 – Round 3 – Swinford FC v Ballyheane

Saturday, 22nd July @ 12 noon – Mayo Under 16 Boys League Division 1 – Round 2 – Swinford FC v Conn Rangers

Sunday, 23rd July @ 12 noon – CastleCourt Hotel Premier League – Round 13 – Conn Rangers v Swinford FC

Monday July 24th @ 6pm Boys – U-18 Sec B  Westport Utd v Swinford

Swinford Athletic Club

The 50/50 lotto continues during the month of August while training is on a break. This weeks jackpot of €170 was won by Evan Hughes.

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

27th July Sheepwalk

3rd  August Gateway Hotel

10th August Quinns

17th August Horkans

24th August Bolands

31st August Melletts

Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for  July 24th.


€70 local shopping voucher winners:


 3 Numbers winners:

There was no Jackpot winner, the Jackpot now stands at €11,600

The next Draw is on Monday July 31st in


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

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 27th:     7 am-8 am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

10.30 am-12.30 pm- Swinford Active Age Go Games

1 pm-2 pm -Pat Kirby Fitness

8 pm-9 pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

MONDAY 31st:       1 pm-2 pm -Pat Kirby Fitness- Yogalates.

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

8 pm-9 pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 1st:       7 am-8 am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

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

WEDNESDAY 2nd : 10 am-11 am 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.

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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