Swinford & District Gardening Club
The next meeting of Swinford & District Gardening Club, in the Gateway Hotel, will take place on Tuesday 30th April at 8.30pm.
Margaret Mc Hugh will speak on ‘Growing Your Own’- vegetables, shrubs, flowers etc. She will be happy to answer your gardening questions on these topics. Everyone is welcome to attend. Non members €5.
Swinford & District Gardening Club Trip
Swinford & District Gardening Club will be taking a day trip to Loughrea on Saturday 4th May. We will visit Woodville House and walled gardens. A guided tour of the garden with the Head Gardener will be included. There will also be a tour of Dartfield Horse Museum and the beautiful Loughrea Cathedral. Breakfast and dinner included. Cost €65 euro. Enquiries or to book a place, please contact Angela on 0877917136
Our destination for this year’s Gardening Trip (24/25/26th June) will be Waterford. We will be staying in the centrally located 4 star Treacy’s Hotel,Spa and Leisure Club. There will be a variety packed itinerary. Some highlights of the tour: a scenic trip from Kilmeaden on the Wexford & Suir Valley steam train, Mount Congreve Gardens, the Viking Triangle including Reginald’s Tower, a tour of Waterford, the Museum of Treasure etc. There will also be an opportunity for shopping and on the way home a visit to a garden centre. Price: €300 pps. Single supplement €40 eur. To book or for further information please contact Angela asap. 0877917136/0879662038.
Swinford Camera Club
Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography? Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.
Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre –
Course Starting on Tuesday 14th May 2019. 10 session programme run over 5 weeks, 2 days per week, with the aim of assisting 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 8-10 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 11-13 year- olds.
Saturdays at 10am – 11am for 8-10 year-olds and from 11am to 12 midday for 11-13 year-olds.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
The cost of the 5-week course is €120 (€20 deposit required to secure a place).
For more information about the course please click here.
Laura will also be running a Resilience Building Summer Camp in July, click here for more details.
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 fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A new parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute. We also added a horse-racing game and others. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. Individuals and groups welcome.
Dates for the next few games held at the Cultural Centre Swinford 10.30am to12.30pm.
Thursday 9th May – Bealtaine Festival open day – includes demos of games music and dance session led by an experienced leader
Thursday 13th June
No expertise needed. Refreshments served including homemade cakes.
Further information contact Bridie 087 9049723 or come along and give it a try.
This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (25th) is in Melletts from approx. 9-30pm.
Thursday April 25th Melletts
Thursday May 2nd Whitehouse
Musical Theatre Summer Camp/Workshops.
The Railway Players Variety Group in conjunction with Flare Musical Theatre Productions will run a Summer Camp for young people and a series of workshops for older teens and adults from August 12th to 16th. Participants will enjoy fun filled hours of choreography, singing and acting. More details to follow.
Swinford had a long and proud tradition of musical shows/pantomimes and The Railway Players are looking forward to reviving that tradition during this special Swinford 250 year of celebration
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Ann Smyth of Blanemore, Straide won €548. The winning envelope was sold in Eurospar.
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 Sheepwalk on Tuesday April 30th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie
Under 14 League Div 2
25th April 7pm Swinford v Aghamore
Minor League Div3
26th April 6-30pm Swinford v Balla
Senior League Division 3
27th April 7pm Swinford v Kilmeena
Under 16 League Div3B
28th April 11am Swinford v Eastern Gaels
Senior League Div 6A
28th April 2-30pm Swinford v Kilmovee
Under 12 Spring League
29th April 7pm Moy Davitts v Swinford
Under 16 Div 3B
30th April 7pm Aghamore v Swinford
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto results for April 23rd 2019
1, 20, 27 & 28
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
William King, Kiltimagh
Next weeks Jackpot is €11,800
Next draw is on Monday 29th April in Julians, Midfield
Golf Club Card Game
Swinford Golf Club Results
LPB Design & Build 18 Hole Stableford
1st Adrianne Ring 36pts
2nd Carmel Timoney 34pts
1st Sean Comer 41pts
2nd Simon Ronayne 39pts
3rd Ron Howko 37pts
Swinford AC Spring Series
The Swinford AC Spring Series of runs continue. Below are the dates of each run.
Wed April 17th- Midfield- 5km
Wed April 24th-Straide-5km
Wed May 1st- Callow-6km
Wed May 8th -Foxford-5km
Wed May 15th – Killasser-5km
Runs start at 7.15pm, Registration at 6.45pm at all venues. Entry fee: Members €2, Non Members €5.
Refreshments served after race. Everyone welcome to Walk, Jog or Run. All U-12’s must be accompanied by an Adult.
Contact: Peter Hynes-0879014211, Susan Nolan-0861797397, Michael Oliver-0868196511 for further details.
Swinford Cultural Centre
Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.
7.30pm-8.30pm- Zumba with Magda
8pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)
For Booking information contact: (094) 9052006/087-4007045 (9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday).
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.
Get Connected’ in 2019 – Computer/Internet classes for older learners
Age Action runs beginner and refresher computer/Internet classes (for people aged 55+ who have little or no computer experience, want to learn how to use their device or who are apprehensive of technology. Continuing in March 2019, classes will be held in Swinford Library on Wednesdays from 10:0 0 – 12:00pm. Each course runs for 5 consecutive weeks (2 hours per week) and there is no fee. Participants are generally taught on an individual basis (1:1) so this is a great opportunity to have your own tutor to help you ‘get connected’ in 2019. Laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones all welcome OR if you have no device we can provide one for you. For further information or to book a place on our waiting list, call Age Action on 091 527831. Spaces Limited. (NOTE: these classes are for beginners or for people who wish to refresh/build on their basic skills. One course per person – If you have already taken a course with Age Action since January 2017 you are not eligible to apply.)
At the moment we still have places for March classes in Swinford Library.
Healthcare Support Training
Mayo North East is organising a free Healthcare Support Training Course in Swinford for unemployed people or people in part-time employment. On successful completion of the course learners will have gained a Healthcare Support QQI Level 5 Major award. Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in April 2019 and conclude October 2019. Please contact Dolores McNicholas on 0877704251 or email email@example.com to register for the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
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