Swinford Notes 18th October

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Kidzone Swinford

 Kidzone Childcare Swinford is hosting a Midterm Halloween Camp from Tues 31st Oct – Friday 3rd Nov. The camp is open to all children aged 4-13 years and runs from 8am – 6pm daily.
There will be loads of Halloween fun and games, including costume making,  halloween themed arts and crafts, movies, delicious homemade food and lots more!
This is sure to be a fantastic week so be sure to book your place to avoid disappointment!
For more information or to book your space please contact Colette on 0871935476 or coletteafterschoolclub@gmail.com

Swinford Scouts

Beavers and Cubs resume meeting on Thursday October 12th – Beavers from 6.30 to 7.30pm and Cubs 7.30 to 8.30pm. All registered members will be contacted confirming the details. Places are still available in each section – to register your interest  or for further details please email swinfordmayo24@gmail.com

Jiving Halloween Camp and Workshop

Jiving Juniors One Day Workshop in Swinford Cultural Centre on Thursday November 2nd from 10am-2.30pm. For children age 5 and upwards. A fun day where children and teens will learn how to Jive, Waltz, Line dance and more with Irelands only Social Dance School for kids. €15 per child.
Contact Sandra 086 2108029′

Disability Equality Training

As part of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week Mayo North East has organised Disability Equality Training to be held in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Thursday 19th October at 7.00pm-9.30pm. Disability Equality Training is a dynamic, focused approach to changing attitudes and practices towards the greater inclusion in communities of people with disabilities. Training is free and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores on 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

Carers Regional Forum

Date: 8th November

Time: 10.00-1.30pm

Venue: McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris

Tea, Coffee and Refereshments on arrival

We had a fantastic turnout last year, with over 60 carers from Mayo, Galway and Roscommon.

The forum is great place to meet carers from your county and from Galway and Roscommon and to voice any issues/concerns you have in your local area.

Booking is essential as lunch is included and we will need to know numbers for food.

To book your place please contact 0949060305/0863775702

We hope to see you there on the day


Killasser Community Centre News

KCC-Social Dancing
Anyone interested in learning how to dance? A dance class will start at 8.30pm on Thursday 7th September in Killasser Community Centre. The classes are suitable for beginners and Improvers and you will have an opportunity to learn how to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot and try other dance styles. The classes will last for 8 weeks and cost €80 for adults and €40 for children. Full payment on the first night. Contact Frank at 087 980 9432. All Welcome!

KCC-Badminton Classes
We are looking to start badminton classes in October, more than likely on a Tuesday night.
We would like to see if there is an interest in this activity and so if you are interested in participating this please contact Paul Hyland at 087 6109192. All Welcome!

Congratulations to John Nolan Snr on winning September’s 50/50 draw with a prize of €545.00. Well done John.


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 week’s draw was held in Franks Place, Killasser where Alan Forkan of Lislackagh won €511. 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 Whitehouse on October 24th

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford GAA Fixtures

Sunday 22nd October 11-30am

Senior League Div 1C Bonniconlon v Swinford

Sunday 22nd October 11am

Under 15 League Div 2B Carras v Swinford in Kilmaine


Table Quiz

Swinford GAA club will host a table quiz in Melletts on Friday 3rd November.


Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Saturday October 21st 2pm
U-14 Division 4A
Swinford B v Westport C

Swinford Athletics Club

This week’s draw was won by Alan Bracken of Foxford. Envelopes are available in most business premises for €2 each or 3 for €5.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

This Thursday October 19th Traditional Music Seisuin will be in Gateway Hotel

26th October Quinns

Swinford Comhaltas will be taking a break for November


Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 19th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 21st: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 23rd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Lunchtime Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm- ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby- Yogalates by Candlelight
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 24th: 4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 25th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-9pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

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! 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

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.

Swinford Mens Shed

Workshop continues every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Mens Shed at Kilkelly Road, Swinford.

Swinford Community Lotto

There was no winner of the jackpot, the numbers drawn were 3,8, 24 & 26

€70 Local Shopping Voucher winners:

Eamon Costello

John Burke

3 Number winners:

Patrick Gallagher

John Boland

Danielle Griffith

Sandra Murtagh

Sheila Dunne


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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