Visitors' Guide of Swinford in Co. Mayo

Find out about places to visit in and around Swinford on this page and by going to some of our links supplied below.

Tourist Information

Swinford's Tourist Information Point is at Caseys Centra shop on Bridge Steet. It is open Monday to Saturday from 6.30am - 9pm and on Sundays from 6.30am - 3pm.

Siamsa Sraide

Siamsa Sraide (fun on the streets) is one of Irelands biggest and longest street festivals. The festival of pageantry and dance depicts much of the culture and heritage of East Mayo. The festival is held over the August bank Holiday weekend. Other important features of Síamsa Sráide will be a set-dance workshop on the street, an improved children's programme and competitions and circus street entertainment. The business community are also making a special effort to put on in-house

Historic Buildings

The Catholic Church

Built in 1891 it has beautiful stained glass windows by Hubert McGolderick and Richard King which are well worth going along to see.

The Courthouse

The present courthouse is a reconstruction of the original building which was completed in 1839. It houses District and Circuit Court sittings.

Swinford District Hospital

This was formally the administration office of Swinford Union Workhouse in the 19th century.