Swinford Notes December 11th 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 12th December Special Christmas event with our very popular tombola, music, dance and much more.


Swinford Comhaltas

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

12th December Bolands

19th December Whitehouse with youth session from 7-30pm

2nd January Melletts


Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Brian Turbitt won €422
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 Melletts on 17th Dcember . Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5

There will be no draw on the 24th December with a big draw on the 29th December in the Whitehouse.


Swinford Community Lotto

No Result at time of Publishing.


Swinford Golf Club

Weekend Fixtures

Sunday 15th Dec
Mixed Scramble 11:45am

Prize Presentation for Winter Competition 2:30pm
Prizewinners are asked to attend or nominate a representative.

Golf Club Draw

Swinford Golf Club Draw takes place on Sunday 22nd December at 8pm in Padraic Horkans Bar, during traditional music session. Tickets at €5 each available in the clubhouse and the Sheepwalk Bar.

Swinford and District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club would like to thank all those who supported our fundraising night for Swinford Down Syndrome Regional Centre Project. Thanks also to Judy Roche of Balla Flowers who created wonderful floral arrangements which were later won by lucky members of the audience. €3,000 was raised for this worthy cause. The winner of “Guess the weight of the cake” was Michael Waldron, Irishtown.


Swinford Cultural Centre


Events and classses that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre this coming week are as follows.

THURSDAY 12th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8.15pm-9.15pm-Pat Kirby-Yoga

FRIDAY 13th:   9am-11am- Slimway

SATURDAY 14th:  10am-5pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 16th: 4.30pm-6.30pm-Slimway

TUESDAY 17th: All Day- Swinford National School

WEDNESDAY 18th:  8pm-10pm- Active Minds


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


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


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Author: John Dunne

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