Swinford Notes August 7th 2019

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Helene Henry Killasser and Chicago.

Thank you to all who contributed to the fund for Helene.

A cheque for $4,000 was sent to her in Chicago.  Her treatment is to commence shortly, and she is very grateful to you all for your support and your good wishes.

If there are others who wants to contribute please drop it into Sheelah in Melletts Swinford. We hope to send late donations to her at the end of August.

Further information from Sheelah at 087 6786899.

Age Action-Computer Classes

Terrified by Technology?
Confused by Computers?
Illiterate about the Internet?
Scared of your Smartphone?
The ‘Getting Started’ programme aims to make over 55’s comfortable using a computer / tablet / ipad / smartphone and the internet. Tutoring is usually on a 1:1 basis in a relaxed atmosphere. Classes are 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks.
Where: Swinford Library
When: Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
From: September 2019-June 2020.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation & Meditation will take place on Monday 12th August 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 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.

Swinford Comhaltas

The August Thursday Night Sessions are as follows

1st August Gateway Hotel

8th August Melletts

15th August Whitehouse

22nd August Sheepwalk

29th August Quinns

Musical Theatre Summer Camp

If you or your children are interested in musical theatre then Swinford’s Railway Players have a treat in store for you. During the week beginning August 12th there will be a great opportunity for anyone who loves singing, dancing and acting as Flare Musical Theatre Company (Wicklow), in collaboration with the Railway Players, will run a Musical Theatre Camp/Workshop in Swinford NS.
There will be separate sessions for children from 1st to 6th class, young people of Secondary School age and, if there is enough interest, an evening workshop for older teens and adults. The week August 12th to 16th already promises to be a great success. Places are being allocated on a “first come first served basis” and quite a few of the places have already been taken. The junior section in particular is filling up rapidly. Times are from 10am to 2pm.
The Railway Players are delighted to work with Flare Musical Theatre Productions and are planning a musical production in late November/ early December.
Price for the August workshops is €50 with reductions for more than one member of a family. Names and contact details to be given into Swinford 250 office, emailed to railwayplayers2018@gmail.com , messaged to the Railway Players Facebook page or text 0876569782

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and James McNicholas of Logcurragh won €869
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.

The next draw is in Julians on Tuesday 13th August Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

Swinford GAA Fixtures: (subject to change)

East Mayo Minor in COE, Bekan
9th August 7pm Swinford v Parke
East Mayo Junior Championship
9th August 7-30pm Kiltimagh v Swinford
Senior League Div 6A
17th August 6-30pm Swinford v Lacken
Senior League Div 3
18th August 12pm Swinford v Lahardane

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for 6th August 2019 held in Quinns
Winning Numbers

16, 24, 28 & 30

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winner

Tom Short, Swinford

Lavin Boys, Castlebawn

3 Number Winner

Roisin Loftus

Next draw on Monday August 12th inHorkans

Swinford Golf Club

Results 04 Aug

Blue Thunder 9 Hole Stableford
1st Ann Prendergast 21pts
2nd Dympna O’Donnell 21pts
3rd Annie McNeela 19pts

Kennedy’s Eurospar 18 Hole Stableford
1st Declan Healy 43pts
2nd Steven McNulty 40pts
3rd Mark Fulham 39pts

Jack O’Sullivan Trophy Rd 3
Achill 2-3 Swinford

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below is a list of events happening this week in Swinford Cultural Centre, all in the cultural centre hall unless stated.


FRIDAY 9th:  8.30am-10.30am- Slimway- Slimming Class

7pm-10pm-MCC Meeting

MONDAY 12th: 1pm-2pm- Pat Kirby-Yogalates

4.30pm-6.30pm-Slimway-Slimming Class

7.30pm-8.30pm- Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates

TUESDAY 13th: 10am-11am-Infant Yoga

WEDNESDAY 14th: 7.30pm-8.30pm-Zumba

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.

Paddy Bollingbroke 30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Paddy Bollingbroke in Swinford, all round sportsman and four time All Ireland Handball Champion. To commemorate the event, there will be a gathering in Mellett’s Emporium at 8pm on Wednesday 28th August. It is proposed to have a souvenir booklet published. If you have any stories, anecdotes or photos of Paddy, please send to Joe Mellett 087 2573752.

If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thank You.

Author: Douglas Kelly

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