Swinford Notes 4th October

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Free – Computer Training available locally

“Skills for Work West” are currently organising a number of Computer Courses locally in the Ballina
and Swinford areas. We have an introductory IT course covering basic skills, Internet- Email and
introduction to Excel Spreadsheets”. We also offer training to Farmers in online applications including use of the “Agfood Website” for Animal Registrations and Movements.
All enquiries can be directed to :Geraldine – Skills for Work West on 087 6251494 or email:geraldineohaire@skillsforwork.ie

Table Quiz in Aid of Croi

Next Friday 6th October at 9-30pm Gateway  Hotel is hosting a fundraising table quiz in aid of Croi Fighting Heart Disease & Stroke. Teams of 4 are €40. Refreshments on the night.


Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre – Last Chance To Enrol

  • 12-week programme to assist children build resilience and self-esteem.
  • Working in small groups, the children will learn important skills and techniques to deal with everyday worries and stresses through fun and interactive activities.
  • The course will be given by Laura Murtagh, Educational Psychologist and Primary Teacher.
  • It will take place on Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30 for 7-9 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 10-12 year- olds.
  • To book a place email laura@educationalpsychologist.ie. Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
  • The cost of the 12-week course is €130.
  • For more information about the course please click here.

Swinford Indoor Country Market

This month the Swinford Indoor Country Market will take place on Saturday the 7th Oct 2017 in the beautifully presented Cultural Centre Swinford from 9.30am until 2pm.

The market is proud to regularly boast a wide range of locally sourced produce and this month is no exception.
There is a fabulous range of regular local stallholders who provide the market with fresh vegetables, breads & cakes, and locally grown plants, as well as stunning photography, jewellery and a variety of beautiful handmade crafts.

The market pride themselves on their warm and friendly community atmosphere so after browsing around the market why not sit back, relax and listen to a variety of traditional music whilst enjoying either a tasty lunch or a cup of tea or coffee, along with a delicious piece of homemade cake from our HSE approved Railway Café.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation returns on Monday Oct 9th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

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 don 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 Bolands where Joe O’Sullivan of Meelick, Swinford  won €574. 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 Franks Place, Killasser on October 10th

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

Swinford GAA Fixtures


Saturday 7th October 7pm

Intermediate Championship Relegation Knockout

Swinford v The Neale in COE Bekan

Sunday 8th October 11am

Under 11 Go Games Kiltimagh v Swinford

Sunday 15th October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Carras v Swinford

Sunday 15th October 12pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree


Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Saturday October 7th 12 noon
U-14 Division 4A
Castlebar Town v Swinford

Saturday October 7th 12 noon
U-12 Connaught Cup
Swinford v Ballina Town

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

This Thursday October 5th Traditional Music Seisuin will be in Melletts

12th October Sheepwalk

19th October Gateway Hotel

26th October Quinns



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 5th: 1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 6th: 7pm-9pm-Make-up with Megan (Meeting Room)
SATURDAY 7th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance
MONDAY 9th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
4.30pm-5.30pm- ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 10th: 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 11th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-9pm-Giggles Drama Class
5.45pm-7.45pm-Tusla-Parenting Course (Meeting Room)
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.


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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