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Declan O’Rourke to play Swinford

On Saturday the 28th of November, Swinford Cultural Centre is delighted to play host to the one and only Declan O’Rourke.

He is currently touring his brand new studio album, Gold Bars in the Sun, across America and Europe. His fourth album since he burst on the scene 10 years ago with ‘Since Kyabram’, Declan is a world renowned songwriter, a gifted instrumentalist and a consummate performer.

Paul Weller described his debut single Galileo as “…possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”

After returning from a mini tour of the Western States of the United States, Swinford Cultural Centre is the first stop on his Irish tour and this is a unique opportunity to catch this world class talent in this wonderful venue.

Tickets cost €20 and are available online at and in the real world at O’Connell’s pharmacy and the Gateway hotel.

This concert is proudly sponsored by O’Connell’s pharmacy and all profits will go to the Swinford Memorial Garden.

Damien Dempsey to play Swinford Cultural Center – May 30th

We are proud to announce that Damien Dempsey will play Swinford Cultural Centre on Saturday 30th May with his full band.

Damien has been gigging for nearly 20 years and has released seven albums since his debut ‘They Don’t teach this shit in school’ in 2000.
He sings in the tradition of his fellow Dubs Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew and his music draws from his own personal expierences and national affairs.

He has won numerous awards including Best Irish Male at the Meteor Awards and his fans include Sinead O’Connor and U2 and he has been described by the Sunday Times as “A phenomenal voice….”

This will be a concert not to be missed and tickets are now available here online at and in the Gateway Hotel Swinford.

Doors will open on the night at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm.

Damo Ticket

Phil Coulter to play Swinford’s Siamsa Seipeil

For 2015, Siamsa Seipeil continues the tradition of bringing World Class talent to Swinford to start our August Bank Holiday weekend. The star performer for 2015 is one of Ireland’s finest artistes of all time, Phil Coulter. Composer, producer and performer, Phil is the best-selling Irish artist of his generation.
Phil Coulter
He has written at least four titles that can be added to the list of Great Irish Songs – the anthems ‘The Town I Loved So Well’ and ‘Ireland’s Call’ and the haunting ‘Scorn Not His Simplicity’ and ‘Steal Away’. Winner of Eurovisions, Ivor Novellos, Meteor Awards, he is a supremely talented songwriter and performer of the highest class. Phil will be joined by special guests on the night which will be announced at a later date.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable evening of music & song in the wonderful venue that is Swinford Church.

You can buy tickets from our online store or from O’Connells pharmacy, the Gateway Hotel & Melletts Newsagents. Or Call Mick at 0876837564.

Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so buy now to avoid disappointment.
Siamsa Seipeil is proudly sponsored by VPR Accountancy, 087 2619442

When : Friday July 31st
Venue : Swinford Church

Price: €25.00

Phil Coulter plays Siamsa Seipeil