Swinford Notes 21st November 2018

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Swinford Gardening club

Christmas Floral Demonstration by award winning florist Judi Roche, Balla Flowers in aid of Down Syndrome new Regional Centre Swinford Project in the Gateway Hotel Swinford on Tuesday 4th December at 8pm. Tickets 10 euro.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market will hold their festive Christmas Market weekend on Saturday December 1st from 9.30am-2pm & on Sunday December 2nd from 10.30am-3pm in the Cultural Centre, Swinford.
The festive market will have lots of tasty food stalls & locally sourced produce. There will be a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, gift ideas, Aloe Vera and a huge range of crafts so all your Christmas shopping can be completed under one roof….. After all your shopping, you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the renowned Railway Cafe. Face painting for the kiddies too.
Find the Market on Facebook to enter a competition to win a voucher to spend at the markets.

Midfield Pipe Band

Midfield Pipe Band will be conducting an induction day for Piping & Drumming for beginners or any interested parties in the Swinford Cultural Centre (Meeting Room) on Saturday 1st December at 11am.  Further info contact Eugene 087 6744121

Nollaig na mBan

Included in the calendar of ‘Swinford 250 and more’ is the celebration of Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) on Saturday, 5th January 2019 in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. A lady’s night of fun which will include a sit-down meal, music, dancing and spot prizes. Tickets are priced at €30 per person. To order tickets or for further information please email swinford250@swinford.ie or contact 087 6412785.

Mind your Mental Health Workshop for Family Carers’

Teresa Keane from Mental Health Ireland will be facilitating this workshop in the Safari Club, Castlebar, Co Mayo from 9 30am – 4 30pm on Wednesday December 5th. This will be a lovely interactive event. There are limited places so to book your place please contact Bernadette 094 9060305/086 3775702 or bmoran@familycarers.ie

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on today, Wednesday November 21st at 8pm.
As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group.
The club meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8pm, in the Gateway Hotel. If you are interested in photography, why not come along to a meeting.


Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (22nd) is in Boland’s from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 22nd Nov Boland’s

Thursday 29th Nov Mellett’s

Thursday 6th Dec Whitehouse

Thursday 13th Dec Sheepwalk

Thursday 20th Dec Gateway

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Maria Groarke of Derryronane won €520. The winning envelope was sold in Corrib Oil
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 November 27th .
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for November 12th, 2018
Winning Numbers


€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

M Clarke, Santa Maria

Gateway Hotel staff

3 Number winners

M Price, Cullane

Carole c/o Moores

Next weeks Jackpot is €7,400
Next draw takes place on Monday November 26th in Gateway Hotel

Golf Club Card Game

Winners from Thursday 15th November 1st/2nd was shared by Val Hyland and Francie Rowley, Michael O’Neill and Peter Geraghty 3rd was shared by Philip Moore and Tommy Bredican, Ronan Monaghan and Carmel Timoney

Spots were won by Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly x 2

Raffle prizes were won by Annie McNeela, Val Hyland and Francie Rowley

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all welcome


Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the Cultural centre unless stated.
THURSDAY 22nd: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
2pm-4pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet Class
4.30pm-6pm-Arthritis Ireland (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 23rd: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class
6.30pm-7.30pm-That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 24th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
1pm-4pm-Make up With Megan (Meeting Room)
MONDAY 26th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 27th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
11.30am-4pm- Mayo North East
4.30pm-6.30pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Camp
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 28th: 10am-12am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1.30pm-4pm-Art to Heart (Meeting Room)
4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).

Yogalates & Bums & Tums

2 Yogalates Classes Run Every Monday In The Cultural Centre Swinford.
First at 1pm Lunchtime Yogalates, this is a 45 minute Class. The second is Yogalates By Candlelight at 7pm and runs for 1 Hour. Both Classes are For Beginners so join anytime and Classes are Pay As You Go. We start with Yoga Poses so you can start To Heal and Breathe Then Pilates For Strengthening Your Core, then we move on To Stretching To Renew Your Muscles and Help with Posture and Finish with Relaxation. Please Bring your own Mat, Blanket and Cushion. This is Good For Chronic Conditions, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, High Blood Pressure & Fatigue To name a few. For further Information please Contact Ros on 0872617309
Bums & Tums in The Cultural Centre every Thursday Lunchtime at 1pm. A 45 min Class To Strengthen and Stretch Those Problem errors and help tone and scuplt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.


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Author: John Dunne

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