Swinford Weekly Notes 31st January

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Healthcare Support Training

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course, QQI Level 5, in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment who are interested in pursuing a career as a care assistant. Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week on 13th February 2018 and conclude in August 2018. Please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or alternatively email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com to secure a place on the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre – Course Started on Tuesday 16th January 2018

  • 10-week programme to assist children build resilience and self-esteem.
  • Working in small groups, the children will learn important skills and techniques to deal with everyday worries and stresses through fun and interactive activities.
  • The course will be given by Laura Murtagh, Educational Psychologist and Primary Teacher.
  • It will take place on Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30 for 7-9 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 10-12 year- olds.
  • To book a place email laura@educationalpsychologist.ie. Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
  • The cost of the 10-week course is €120.
  • For more information about the course please click here.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford indoor country market is back next weekend on Saturday February 3rd from 9.30 -2pm in The Cultural centre.
The monthly market is proud to offer patrons a wide range of locally sourced produce.
The Market stall holders have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, photography, Aloe Vera, food and a huge range of crafts. This month there is a visit from some new stall holders with excellent products and crafts.
You can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the railway cafe after your shopping.

Humbert Duathlon

Swinford Triathlon are hosting Series 4 of Ireland West Duathlon Series on Sunday February 25th 2018 at 10am. This is an open event and involves a 4.5 km run followed by a 20km cycle and ending with a 3km run. The course is flat and is suitable for both the novice and the more experienced competitor. If you do not feel like doing the full event, there is always the option of participating in a relay team. Further details relating to course and entry are available from www.swinfordtriathlon.com. Any difficulties please contact info@swinfordtriathlon.com

Swinford Agricultural Show

The AGM of Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Monday February 5th at 8pm in the Gateway Hotel. This is the 30th year of the Show. New ideas and new members will be most welcome.

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 weeks draw was held in Horkans and Michael & Angela Leonard of Moylough, Tubbercurry, won €484.
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 Julains on 6th February.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club News

Player Registration
All players must be registered by Saturday 3rd February. Please contact your coach if you have not yet registered. Any player who is not registered will not be able to train or play until registered

Swinford Athletics Club 50/50 Draw

Catherine Coyle won this weeks 50/50, the draw took place on Tuesday the 30th of January.


Swinford Football Club

Swinford FC - Soccer Club

Swinford FC Club Crest

Week 5 Fixture:

Girls U-16 Cup
03/02/18 2pm Swinford v Straide and Foxford

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

The Swinford Golf/Soccer draw results for the 5th Draw are as follows:1st Prize €1000 Michelle and Philip Irwin Glenamoy, 2nd Prize €300 Maureen & Marty Noone, Culduff, Killasser and 3rd Prize €200 Paul Benson, Sion Hill, Castlebar.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who supports our draw.

Swinford Comhaltas

There is a Comhaltas Seisuin every Thursday, below are the up coming locations.

Thursday 1st February Mellett’s 9-30pm

Thursday 15th Whitehouse 9-30pm – Youth session 7-30pm

Thursday 22nd February Sheepwalk 9-30pm


Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All are in the cultural centre unless stated.

THURSDAY 1st: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
7.30pm-9.30pm-Farm Consultancy Meeting (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 2nd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7pm-10pm-Swinford Boxing Club- Tournament
SATURDAY 3rd: 9.30am-2pm- Indoor Market
MONDAY 5th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Lunchtime Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm-ECM Dance
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates by Candlelight
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 6th: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 7th: 7pm-10pm- Mayo GAA-Coaching Course
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) or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

Swinford Mens Shed

There is a meeting of Swinford Mens Shed on Wednesday (31st Jan) at 8pm at the shed on Kilkelly Road.

The Swinford Community Lotto

No winner of the Jackpot
The numbers were:7, 11, 16 & 20
€70 Shopping Voucher Winners:
Tom Foy, Mellett’s and Fiona Killilea, Meelick

3 Number Winners
Mary Walsh Kinaffe, Eric Hynes Swinford, Patrick O’Brien Kiltimagh, Lisa Byrne Logcurragh,
Amy Brennan Dun na Ri, Donal McNeela Ashgrove, K Coleman Ballydrum and J. Muldowney Carnacull.

Next weeks Jackpot is €17,200 and the draw is on Monday February 5th in Padraic Horkan’s

Golf Club 25 Card Game

Results from Thursday 25th January 2018:

1st prize was won by John Gallagher and Brian McNulty, 2nd prize and 3rd prize was Shared by Peter Geraghty, Francis Rowley & Philip Moore and Tom Bredican.

Spots prizes were won by John Gallagher, Brian McNulty, Gerry Ronayne and Ann Rowley.

Raffle prizes were won by Geraldine Turbitt, Mark Munnelly and Margaret Sweeney.

The Card Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all Card players welcome

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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