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Claremorris Swinford Municipal District

Claremorris Swinford MD


Welcome to Claremorris/Swinford Municipal District where a variety of functions and services are delivered to the public by the staff of Mayo County Council.  Our Municipal District comprises of the Claremorris Electoral Area and the Swinford Electoral Area.  

The Claremorris Municipal District was established in 2014 with six Councillors representing the District and its people. With a re-division of districts in 2019, we are now the largest District in County Mayo; the Claremorris - Swinford Municipal District is represented by 10 Councillors. The elected members of the Council meet on the first Wednesday of each month. 

 

General Information


  • Ballinrobe Racecourse

    Ballinrobe Racecourse is located one mile from the town on the main Castlebar road (N84). It is the only Racecourse in Mayo and is one of only four in Connacht and hosts ten race meetings annually, from April to September. It was named ‘Racecourse of the Year’ in 2012 by the Irish Racegoers Consultative forum. 

  • Claremorris Leisure Centre

    Claremorris Leisure Centre is a Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre located in the centre of Claremorris town. The complex was constructed in 2009 and features a State of the art Swimming Pool, Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room. Open seven days a week, the facility offers both memberships and one off guest uses. 

    Facilities – 25m Competitive Swimming Pool with disabled access, Sauna and Steam Room, Gym Studio, Disabled Changing Area, Aerobics Studio, Spinning Studio, Changing Areas.  

    Opening Hours:

    • Monday to Friday, 7am - 9.45pm 
    • Saturday, 9.15am-5pm 
    • Sunday, 10am-7pm 
    • Publci Holiday Hours, 10am - 5pm

     

  • Establishment of Claremorris Swinford MD

    The Claremorris Municipal District was established in 2014 with six Councillors representing the District and its people. With a re-division of districts in 2019, we are now the larger Claremorris - Swinford Municipal District represented by 10 Councillors. The Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month. 

  • Facts & Figures
    • Population: 44,400 
    • No. of Electoral Divisions: 2 
    • Road Length: 2,505km
    • Housing Stock: 680
    • Main Towns/Villages: Claremorris, Ballyhaunis, Aghamore, Tooreen, Knock, Ballindine, Ballinrobe, Cong, Kilmaine, Swinford, Charlestown, Kiltimagh, Foxford, Carracastle, Brickens, Irishtown, Bekan, Hollymount, Shrule, Cross, The Neale, Kilkelly, Bohola, Kilmovee, Doocastle, Brickens, Irishtown, Bekan, Hollymount, Shrule, Cross, The Neale, Kilkelly, Bohola, Kilmovee, Doocastle 
    • No of Councillors: 10  
    • Parks & Playgrounds: 17  
  • Ireland West Airport

    Ireland West Airport is an international airport 5km outside of Charlestown. It was opened in October, 1985, following a campaign by Monsignor James Horan aimed at bringing more people to visit Knock Shrine. By 1988 over 100,000 passengers had passed through and in 2019 the airport had it’s busiest ever year with more than 800,000 passengers passing through. 

    A Strategic Development Zone is to be created at the airport, the only one of it’s kind outside of a major urban area in Ireland. 

  • McMahon Park

    Known as McMahon Park-Clare Lake, the amenity owes it’s creation to the visionary ideals of local Claremorris teenagers, members of the Foroige Youth group, and the McMahon family whose donation of land in 1989 made the dream of a town park possible. Clare Lake is popular with walkers, joggers and anglers with it’s almost 5km walking/running route and a lake filled with pike, perch and eel. 

    A feature of the park is the Land of the Giants trail for children. This features several oversized attractions along the walking route including a Lego Dinosaur, giant red chair and oversized geometry set. 

  • Opening Hours

    Claremorris Area Office, Kilcolman Rd, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, F12 P383 

    Public Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. 

    Email: claremorrisao@mayococo.ie 

    Phone: 094 9372310 

    Ballinrobe Area Office, Kilmaine Rd, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, F32 RR96 

    Public Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. 

    Email: ballinrobeao@mayococo.ie 

    Phone: 094 9064700 

    Swinford Area Office, Station Rd, Swinford, Co. Mayo, F12 V126 

    Public Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm. 

    Email: swinfordao@mayococo.ie 

  • Parks and Playgrounds

    Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District 

    Location 

    Facility 

    Ballindine 

    Community Centre 

    Playground 

    Ballinrobe 

    Churchview 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Ballinrobe 

    ShowGrounds 

    Playground 

    Ballyhaunis 

    Blacklaboy Village 

    Playground 

    Ballyhaunis 

    The Maples 

    Playground/MUGA/Cricket Crease 

    Ballyhaunis 

    Friary Grounds 

    Playground/MUGA/Outdoor Gym 

    Charlestown 

    Town Park 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Claremorris 

    Mayfield 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Cong 

    Village 

    Playground 

    Foxford 

    Church Car Park 

    Playground/MUGA/ Teen Zone 

    Irishtown 

    Village 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Kilkelly 

    Village 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Kilmaine 

    Community Centre 

    Playground 

    Kiltimagh 

    Magu’s Castle Fun Park 

    Playground/MUGA 

    Knock 

    Main Car Park 

    Playground 

    Swinford 

    Kilkelly Rd 

    Playground 

    Swinford 

    Brabazon Park 

    MUGA/Tennis Court 

  • Planning Clinic

    A Planner holds a drop-in Planning Clinic from 9.30am to 12.30pm in the Claremorris and Ballinrobe offices each Wednesday.

    Please note: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic these clinics are deferred until further notice.

  • Procession of the Souls

    The Procession of the Souls is a memorial dedicated to the history of the Great famine in Swinford. The memorial was designed and constructed by Travis Price and his students from the school of Architecture & Planning/Spirit of Place-Spirit of Design in Washington USA. The memorial is situated on the site of the Famine & Paupers Graveyard in the town 

  • Siamsa Sraide

    Síamsa Sráide Street & Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest street festivals in Co. Mayo. The festival is free to attend and has entertainment for all the family. The 2020 festival will take place from Thursday 30th July to Wednesday 5th August. Read all about the festival on www.siamsasraide.ie 

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