Swinford Notes April 25th 2018
Age Action Ireland are bringing The University of The Third Age (U3A) to Swinford. The first in Mayo.
There is something for everyone at the university of the third age, a community led organisation providing opportunity for creativity, and exploration of new skills and interests. From Art to Zoology, and its free.
Where- Swinford Cultural Centre (Upstairs Meeting Room)
When- Friday April 27th
Sam O’Brien from Age Action Dublin will be the guest speaker, and he will answer all your questions about this wonderful opportunity for Swinford.
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. Skillnet eligibility criteria will apply and Garda Vetting must be successfully completed. Training will commence one day per week in June 2018 and conclude in December 2018. Latest date for receipt of application for the course is Friday 11th May 2018. Please contact Jackie on 0877028863 or 094 9256745. Email email@example.com to secure a place. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.
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 Community Games
Entry fee €5 total per family, includes entry for all events.
Barnacogue N.S Cash for Clobber
Barnacogue N.S. will be organizing a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months, to raise much needed funds towards the development of a safe car park & set-down area for the school.
A ‘Cash for Clobber’ collection takes place on Friday 18th May. We would welcome any of your unwanted, used clothes, bags, belts, shoes, household textiles, tea towels, cushion covers, curtains & bed linen (no duvets or pillows).
You can drop your clobber (in bags) into the school between 9.30am & 3.00pm, Monday to Friday before 18th May.
What a great opportunity to clear out your wardrobes while helping the school!
Your support is much appreciated!
Swinford & District Gardening Club
Swinford Gardening Club will hold a trip to Galway on Saturday May 5th 2018.
The bus leaves Swinford at 8am Sharp.
Breakfast will be served in The Trappers Inn, Galway followed by a guided tour of St. Brigid’s Garden, Roscahill and the Celtic Crystal factory and Visitors Centre.
There will be some time for shopping at Terryland Shopping centre.
Finally there will be a visit to McGaugh’s Gardening Complex before leaving Galway, Followed by dinner on the return journey home.
The cost is €48 per person.
Early booking is advised.
There is a deposit of €20, which secures your place.
For more information or to book your place.
Contact Angela on 087-6520311.
Swinford Book Club
The next gathering of Swinford Book Club takes place in Swinford Library on Wednesday April 25th at 7pm.
The book of the month is “Connemara Mollie” by Hilary Bradt.
Come and join the friendly book and reading group.
Swinford Boxing Club
Are you aged 50+? Want to get, or keep Fit whilst having Fun and learning how to Manage your Weight? Then we’ve got something to tell you…
Swinford Boxing Club is delighted to offer the first of many Training Programs specifically tailored to Groups in our community. In association with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association and the HSE, we present
a FREE 8 week programme as part of our Healthy Boxing Bodies project.
Fighting Fit is a fun based boxing session for both WOMEN and MEN aged 50+. The sessions are based on fundamental body movements and manageable exercise for this specific group. This program helps with a changing body composition, aiding mobility, and helping you to keep muscle mass resulting in good body posture throughout life. It is a program that will help manage weight gains encountered as metabolism slows.
The Program will run initially on Monday evenings for a 2 month period beginning in May. In association with the HSE, the program will also include: a Health Risk Assessment, Nutritional Advice and a Health Seminar for all participants.
Places are limited to 15 participants and will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis. So if you are 50+, interested in your health, fitness and mobility, then contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, via Facebook Messenger, or by contacting any member of Swinford Boxing Club now…
Killasser Community Centre
KCC 50/50 draw took place on Easter Sunday night in Franks Place, March winner was Brendan Tansey who won €600 with Francis Hegarty and Yvonne Moore winning €20 spot prize.
The new cycle for annual subscription is starting and we would appreciate your support at €60 for the year. To subscribe contact committee.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.
Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw
This weeks draw was held in Melletts and Mick and Eileen of Lislackagh won €523. The winning envelope was sold in Liam Campbells.
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 Gateway Hotel on May 1st
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie
Swinford GAA Club News
Fixtures (subject to change)
Under 16 Div 4A
Round 6 24th April 19:00 Swinford v Hollymount-Carramore
Under 14 Division 3A
26th April 7pm Achill v Swinford
27th April 7pm Ballinrobe v Swinford
Under 8 Go Games
28th April 11am Swinford v Kiltimagh
Mayo Senior League
29th April 12pm Westport v Swinford
Under 12 Spring League
30th April 7pm Swinford v Breaffy
Swinford GAA Table Quiz in Sheepwalk on Friday 27th April at 9pm.
Swinford Football Club
6th May 3pm Connacht Shield Final
Kilkerrin United v Swinford
in Lecarrow, Roscommon
Swinford Golf/Soccer draw
Draw No. 11 was held in the Sheepwalk Bar on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
€1000 Caroline Gordon
€300 Michael and Marie Dunleavy
€200 Martin O’Grady
Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.
Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC
This weekend the Amenity Park has been chosen to host four Connacht LGFA Finals. This is a great honour for Swinford Killasser Ladies GFC, the Amenity Park and our town.
CLGFC Minor C & A Finals
Saturday 28th April at Swinford Amenity Park
C Final 1.00pm
Leitrim v Sligo.
A Final 4.00pm
Galway v Roscommon
CLGFC U-14 C & B Finals.
Sunday 29th April in Swinford Amenity Park
C Final 1.00pm
Leitrim v Sligo.
B Final 4.00pm
Mayo v Roscommon. 5 girls from Swinford also trainer Vinnie Gavin and Physio Brian Galvin.
Car Boot Sale
Swinford Boxing Club are hosting a car boot sale on Saturday 5th May at their premises on Bridge Street, Swinford from 11am to 4pm.
Open to sellers from 10am, table costing €15
For more information contact Karen on 087 9287036
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto results for
April 23rd 2018
Numbers:02- 11- 15-28
€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
Carmel’s Café, Swinford
3 Number Cash Winners
Martin Feeney, C/O Tara Café
N. Gallagher, 18 Fraunhill Swinford
Next Draw on Monday April 30th in Julian’s, Midfield.
Swinford AC Spring Series
The following are the runs for the 2018 spring series.
Wednesday April 25th- Straide 5km
Wednesday May 2nd- Callow 6km
Wednesday May 9th- Foxford 5km
All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the Various Community Centres.
Non Members €5
All U-12’s must be accompanied. Refreshments will be served after every run.
All welcome to Run, Walk or Jog and Enjoy.
Contact: Veronica Burke Woods: 086-8481914
Peter Hynes: 087-9014211
Padraic Walsh: 087-8738691
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 26th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 27th- 2pm-4pm-Age Action-U3A Information Meeting (Meeting Room)
SATURDAY 28th: 10am-2pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 30th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 1st: 1pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
WEDNESDAY 2nd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
8pm-10pm- 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) or email email@example.com
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
B – Fit Swinford
Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only), Wednesday 8pm – 9pm and Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419.
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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