Swinford Weekly Notes 31st May

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Gardening Club day trip

Swinford Gardening Club have organised a day trip to Donegal for June 3. Leaving Swinford at 8.15am. There will be a tour of Donegal bay by waterbus visiting Ashtree Garden centre, Killybegs and Glencolumbcille Heritage village. Breakfast en route and dinner in Donegal town, cost €65, non-members welcome. Contact Angela 0876520311.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Market Logo

This month the Swinford Indoor Country Market will take place on Saturday the 3rd June 2017 in the beautifully presented Cultural Centre  from 9.30am until 2pm.

The market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce and this month is no exception.
They have a fabulous range of regular local stallholders who provide the market with fresh vegetables, breads & cakes, and locally grown plants, as well as stunning photography, jewellery and a variety of beautiful handmade crafts.
They pride themselves on their warm and friendly community atmosphere so after browsing around the market why not sit back, relax and listen to a variety of traditional music whilst enjoying either a tasty lunch or a cup of tea or coffee, along with a delicious piece of homemade cake from our HSE approved Railway Cafe.

So this Saturday 3rd June why not pop along and have a browse, it promises to be a great day out for all the family


Advocacy Skills for Families

Venue: Swinford  Cultural Centre( Meeting Room), Swinford, Co. Mayo.

Date: Saturday 10th June 2017

Time: 11am to 1.30pm

This workshop will focus on practical advocacy skills and will give participants an opportunity to develop a practical advocacy plan for the unique circumstances of their family member. It will be an opportunity to meet and learn from others who are in similar situations.

Who should attend: parents, siblings, friends and carers of children and adults with intellectual disability in Mayo and neighbouring counties.

 To register interest or for more information call Noirin on 083 8236126, Mary on 086 8373456, or Inclusion Ireland on 01 8559891 or email noirin@inclusionireland.ie (the workshop is free).

Refreshments will be available on arrival.


Mass for exam students

An exam mass for Junior and leaving cert students on Monday, June 5 at 7.30pm in Knock Basilica. Students can bring their pencil case for blessing. Information from Andrea Lynch at Knockyouth-ministry@yahoo.ie

Blessing for expecting mothers

There will be a blessing for expectant mothers on Saturday June 3, in the Shrine at 11.45am until 1pm.


Midfield Development Association

Midfield Development Association meeting June 11, at 9pm, Midfield National School.

Swinford Drama Group

After the success of their production of “The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley”  in Meelick Community Centre Swinford Drama Group will be putting on the play in Julians Midfield on Friday 30th June. Production will return again in The Siamsa Sraide street festival Swinford on August 5 at 8.30, in Swinford Cultural Centre and various venues throughout 2017.

Time trials

Club training for Swinford Cycling and Triathlon each Tuesday at 7pm. All welcome, all needed is bike and helmet and €2 (few goes as guest before you join) participate either alone or with friends where you time yourself over 15 km using new club clocks. You can see new route near Charlestown N5 junction at www.swinfordtriathlon.com

Swinford Scout Leaders

Additional scout leaders required for September 2017. If you enjoy working as part of a team with indoors and outdoor activities, and have an hour to spare each week, we would love to hear from you. Full training provided. Next meeting Monday, June 19 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.


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.



The Presidents prize will be played on Saturday 3rd June when Mary Doyle puts up her prize for both ladies and men.

Junior Golf continues on Saturday mornings from 10-30 to 12-30.

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 Gateway Hotel where Rita Durkan of Meelick won €612. 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 Moores on June 6th. Draw envelopes are available at €3 and €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Saturday 3rd June 11am

Under 10 League Swinford v Balla

Saturday 3rd June 7pm (To be rescheduled)

Centenary Cup Charlestown v Swinford

Saturday 3rd June 7pm

Senior League Div 1C Ardagh v Swinford

Monday 5th June 7pm

Under 12 Spring League Swinford v Westport St Patricks

Wednesday 7th June 7-30pm

Canon Henry Cup Swinford v Kilmovee

Subject  to change, keep an eye on  Swinford GAA Facebook & Twitter pages and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Week 22 Fixtures

Tuesday, 30th May @ 6.30pm – Mayo Under 12 Girls League Division 1 – Round 4 – Ballinrobe Town v Swinford FC

Wednesday, 31st May @ 7pm – Mayo Under 15 Boys League Division 3 – Round 10 – Swinford FC v Killala

Thursday, 1st June @ 7pm – Mayo Under 14 Girls League Division 1 – Round 4 – Killala v Swinford FC

Thursday, 1st June @ 7pm – Mayo Under 12 Boys Community Games – Round 1 – Swinford v The Quay

Friday, 2nd June @ 7pm – Mayo Under 13 Boys League Division 1 – Round 10 – Straide & Foxford United v Swinford FC

Saturday, 3rd June @ 12 noon – Mayo Under 15 Boys Cup – Quarter Final – Conn Rangers v Swinford FC

Saturday, 3rd June @ 5pm – Connacht Gold Super Cup – Round 1 – Glenhest Rovers v Swinford FC

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.

THURSDAY 1st:     6.45pm-8.30pm-Foroige- Bio energy evening (Meeting Room)

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 3rd:     9am-3pm-Indoor Market

11am-1pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Relaxation for Students (Meeting room).

MONDAY 5th:       10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 6th:         7am-8am That’s So Shelly Fitness-Boot Camp

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

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

8pm-9pm That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 7th: 10am-11am That’s So Shelly Fitness

5pm-8pm Giggles Drama Group


Swinford Community Lotto Results

The winning numbers for May 29th

4, 6, 15 & 27

€70 local shopping voucher winners:

Mary McNicholas

Kieron Brennan

3 Number Winners

Mike McDonnell

Philip Irwin

Sheelah Farrelly

There were no jackpot winners and the Jackpot now stands at €10,200

The next draw will be held on Tuesday 6th June in Melletts.

Swinford/Killasser Ladies GFC

Swinford Ladies GFC Monster Raffle

WIN WIN WIN Thousands of Euro worth of Prizes in The Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC Monster Summer Raffle.
There is something for everyone among the huge array of fabulous prizes, with a Luxury Hotel Break at The Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Home Fuels, Toys, Ray-Ban Sun Glasses, Galway Crystal, New Grange Cutlery, Meals for 2, Shopping Vouchers and much more to be won.
Get your tickets now for just €2 or 3 for €5. Raffle takes place on August 13th.

Swinford Agricultural Show


The 29th Swinford Agricultural Show will be held on Saturday 19th August 2017. We are hosting several All Ireland Championship i.e. National Young Stockperson, Suckler Heifer Championship, Female/Male Bantam Chicken, Hogget Ewe championship, along with our regular Cattle, Horse, Sheep, Dogs, Goats, Donkey and Poultry Sections. We have a full range of competitions scheduled for the day in the various Home Industries section (Junior and Senior Sections) – Cookery, Arts & Crafts, Fruit & Veg., Photography, Flowers, Farm Produce. Other highlights include Craft Village, Bonny Baby, Pets Corner, Fancy Dress, Trade Stands and a host of musical entertainment on the day. We now have the space to develop the show even further in 2017, making it a show for everybody to enjoy and a great day out. Agriculture is a fairly unique industry in so far as everyone in society, whether urban and rural, has a vested interest is its continued wellbeing.

The show success is mainly dependent on local fund-raising and on the generosity of our valued sponsors. If you would like to financially support the show (any amount small or large) please contact Gerard (Show Secretary) @ 087 7716028 or email swinfordagrishow@gmail.com A full list of sponsors will be published in the 2017 Show Schedule. Sponsors are also listed on our Website, facebook and on Posters on the Showground, the sponsors names are read out on the show day along with a word of thanks published in local newspapers following the show.

The show committee are always looking for help preparing the site on the weeks/ days before show day,  if you feel you can help out here by doing your bit for the community please contact any committee member. Thank you most sincerely in anticipation of your support.

There will be  a ‘25 Card Game’ fundraiser for the Show coming up in the Gateway Hotel on both Sunday 4th June 2017 @ 8.30pm and Sunday 11th June 2017 @ 8.30pm, please support.


Swinford Athletic Club

The  50/50 draw was held after training at the Amenity Park and congratulations to David O’Keeffe, this weeks winner.

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

25 Card Game

There will be a 25 card game fundraiser for the Swinford Agricultural Show on Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th June at 8-30pm in Gateway Hotel.


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

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, 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.

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!

 Relaxation for exam students

Relaxation for exam students in The Cultural Centre (upstairs) on Saturday 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 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 Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

1st June Bolands

8th June Melletts

15th June Sheepwalk

22nd June

29th June

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/

Computer Classes:

Beginner Computer classes starting in Kiltimagh Library on Tuesday 6th June 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

Start your Own Business Course

Mayo North East will run a three day Start Your Own Business Course for anyone who is currently not employed and considering self-employment.

Venue: Swinford Cultural Centre

Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting 0892005263 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com

The course is funded by Mayo North East under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Author: Douglas Kelly

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