Swinford Notes December 5th 2018

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Carol Service and Christmas Lights

To launch the countdown to ‘Swinford 250 and more’ and to mark the start of the Christmas season a Carol Service will be held in Swinford Parish Church this Thursday, December 6th at 7pm. The service will be a collaborative event involving the schools of the area and will be streamed online via Church Services TV. The online broadcast will allow Swinford Community to reach a worldwide audience, help connect with the diaspora and provide the opportunity to people at home and abroad to reconnect with Swinford. Following the Carol Service Swinford Christmas lights will be officially turned on. Everyone is invited to attend the first major event of Swinford 250 and more.


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxaion and Meditation continues next Monday Dec 10th 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House, Swinford.
Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Nollaig na mBan

Included in the calendar of ‘Swinford 250 and more’ is the celebration of Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) on Saturday, 5th January 2019 in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. A lady’s night of fun which will include a sit-down meal, music, dancing and spot prizes. Tickets are priced at €30 per person. To order tickets or for further information please email swinford250@swinford.ie or contact 087 6412785.

Mind your Mental Health Workshop for Family Carers’

Teresa Keane from Mental Health Ireland will be facilitating this workshop in the Safari Club, Castlebar, Co Mayo from 9 30am – 4 30pm on Wednesday December 5th. This will be a lovely interactive event. There are limited places so to book your place please contact Bernadette 094 9060305/086 3775702 or bmoran@familycarers.ie

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on today, Wednesday November 21st at 8pm.
As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group.
The club meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8pm, in the Gateway Hotel. If you are interested in photography, why not come along to a meeting.

TY Mini-Company Bake Sale

The TY mini company students of Scoil Muire agus Padraig will be selling baked goods at their stall outside Tower Hardware on Wednesday 19th from 10am

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 Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (6th) is in The Whitehouse from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 6th Dec Whitehouse

Thursday 13th Dec Sheepwalk

Thursday 20th Dec Gateway

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Quinns and Mary Halley of Tourlestrane won €544. The winning envelope was sold in Gateway Hotel
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 December 11th .
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Table Quiz

There will be a club table quiz and social night in Whitehouse on Saturday 8th December at 9pm. The proceeds will be used for much needed works on the goalmouth area of our pitch.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for December 3rd, 2018
Winning Numbers


€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Chris Finn, Swinford

Neil Armstrong c/o Wavelengths

3 Number winners

Lavin Boy’s C/0 Susan

Breege Hunt c/o Melletts

Next weeks Jackpot is €7,800
Next draw takes place in Bolands on Monday 10th December


Golf Club Card Game

Results for 29th November were 1st Seamus Gallagher and Jim O’Donnell 2nd/3rd shared by Josie Prendergast and Phyllis Bredican Philip Irwin and Ann Rowley

Spots were won by Jim O’Donnell and Seamus Gallagher Ann Rowley and Philip Irwin

Raffle prizes were won by Annie McNeela Philip Moore and Geraldine Turbitt

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all welcome


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 6th:       6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness

2pm-4pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet Class

5pm-6pm-Arthritis Ireland (Meeting Room)

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 7th:                6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

9am-4pm-First Aid Course (Meeting Room)

9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class

6.30pm-7.30pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

SATURDAY 8th:            10am-5pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 10th:            10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

TUESDAY 11th:              6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Class

7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 12th:       10am-12am- That’s So Shelly Fitness


8pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

To Book/Hire a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).


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

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.


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

Author: John Dunne

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