Swinford Notes 6th November 2019

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Befriending Programme.

Mayo North East are looking for volunteers to befriend 3 Syrian families in Swinford. The volunteers will assist the families in home management and social activities. Two people will visit the families for 1-2 hours a week at a time that suits the families. Volunteers will be required to take part in an interview, Garda vetting and 2 training sessions. Volunteers must be over 18.
If you are interested please contact Patricia Crawley on 087 2135960 or email patriciacrawley@mayonortheast.com


Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of games including Boccia, bucket ball and parachute games. We also play skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games designed to provide gentle exercise. You decide what you enjoy and you can try a variety of games or stick to one, it’s up to you. From time we add new games and are open to suggestions and new ideas. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing.
We are always looking for new members and if you would like to help out in any way, we would be happy to meet you. Just come along to any of our games mornings or call us on 087 904 9723
The following are dates for the rest of 2019 to be held at Swinford Cultural Centre from 10.30 to 12.30 Admission €3 Refreshments served :-
Thursday 14th November
Thursday 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more.

Swinford Agricultural Show Table Quiz

There will be a table quiz in aid of Swinford Agricultural Show Society on Friday the 22nd of November at 9.30pm in the Gateway Hotel. There will be a raffle on the night with some fantastic prize’s on offer!

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford camera club meetings have resumed for the coming season, next meeting Wednesday 6th November. Please note new meeting time. Swinford camera club now meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, meeting in the Gateway Hotel at 8pm. As always, new members would be most welcome.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation takes place on Monday 18th November 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.   Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


Swinford Comhaltas

The November Thursday Night Sessions (9-30pm) are as follows

Thursday 7th Melletts

Thursday 14th Whitehouse

Thursday 21st Sheepwalk

Thursday 28th Gateway Hotel

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Gateway Hotel and Sinead and Fergal O’Malley of Mount Gordon, Castlebar won €440
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 weeks draw is in Moores on 12th November. Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5


Club Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the club will be held on Sunday 10th November in Gateway Hotel at 6pm. Members are invited to submit their nominations for the positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO, Children’s Welfare Officer, Registrar, County Board Representative, Executive Committee.
Nominations to reach the Secretary by Friday the 8th of November.
Nominations are to be accompanied by a letter signed by the nominee indicating that they are willing to allow their name go forward

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

Under 21 C Championship Group 2

10th Nov 12pm
Swinford v Ballyhaunis

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for November 4th Draw held in the Julians
Winning Numbers
01, 03, 05 & 16

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner
Mary Browne, Swinford

Anne Reybolds, Swinford

3 Number Winner


Next weeks draw is on Monday November 11th in Bolands

Swinford Cultural Centre

Events and classses that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre this coming week are as follows.
All are in the Cultural Centre hall unless stated.


THURSDAY 7th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

7.30pm-9.30pm- Women’s Shed (Meeting Room)

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates

FRIDAY 8th:   9am-11am- Slimway

SATURDAY 9th: 10am-5pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 11th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)     

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 12th: 4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)     

7.30pm-9pm-Maura Horkan- Mindfulness in Action

WEDNESDAY 13th: 4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Group

8pm-10pm- Active Minds

For further event details about booking a room contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045


Swinford Golf Club

Results Golf Club Card Game

Winners from 31st October were Noreen Geraghty, Eileen Geraghty, Gerry Ronayne, Brian Rowley, Margaret Mannion and Dennis Mannion

Spots were won by Martin McNeela, Marty Munnelly, Martin Ryder and Margaret Sweeney

Raffle prizes were won by Ann Rowley, Carla Ryder & Carmel Timoney

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm


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.

Craobh Eo Mayo Woodturners

Are you thinking of taking up a new hobby, but not sure what? Have you an interest in woodturning? Craobh Eo are the Mayo chapter of the Irish Woodturners Guild. We meet every 2nd Thursday at the old schoolhouse in Aughamore at 8pm. Our membership is comprised of people of all ages and from all walks of life. New members would be most welcome. For more info visit www.craobheowoodturners.com

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club will be taking a trip to Mullingar on Saturday 9th November. The trip will leave at 8.30am from outside the Gateway Hotel and will visit: Fore Abbey, Mullingar Cathedral and Museum (with talk), O’ Meara’s Garden Pavilion and Harbour Place Shopping Centre. Breakfast and dinner in Strokestown included. Cost: €65. Contact Angela 0877917136


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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