Swinford Notes February 6th 2019

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Swinford Late Late Show


Swinford 250 and more proudly presents The Swinford Late Late Show. This show will celebrate Swinford’s fantastic community with a recording for Mayo TV on Thursday 7th February in the Gateway Hotel at 8pm sharp. This special event will feature a great night of local chat and entertainment and will be hosted by Henry McGlade for broadcast on IMayo TV. Admission free and all welcome.

Mayo History Conference Launch Night

The official launch of the Inaugural Mayo History Conference will take place on Thursday 7th February at 7pm sharp in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. The Mayo History Conference will be held in Swinford from March 1st to 3rd . The full programme can be seen on www.swinford.ie/swinford250
For further information contact Cathal on 087 6412785 or swinford250@swinford.ie
Everyone most welcome to attend on the night.


Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre –

Course Starting on Tuesday 14th May 20195 week, 2 days per week, programme to assist 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 laura@educationalpsychologist.ie. 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.

Railway Players Table Quiz

Table Quiz in Boland’s on February 8th.
There will be a table Quiz in Boland’s next Friday night February 8th. The newly formed Railway Players Variety and Drama group have organised a fundraising Table Quiz starting at 9pm. This will be a fun night so come along for the craic and bring your friends. Raffle & spot prizes on the night.
Table of 4. €10 per person.

Family Carers Mayo

If you are caring for someone at home and would like to know more information regarding Carers Legal issues .i.e Power of Attorney, Wills and Fair Deal. We are holding an Information day in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Friday 8th Feb from 12pm – 3pm. Speakers are Solicitor Tracy Murray and Eileen McGreal (HSE). To book your place contact Bernadette 086 3775702

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation session will be held on Monday Feb 11th 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 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, this was very popular with the group. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. No expertise needed and each game has a leader to help out if necessary. The next games are on Thursday 14th February (St Valentine’s Day) at the Cultural Centre Swinford 10.30 to 12.30. Refreshments served including homemade cakes. Further information Bridie 087 9049723 or come along and give it a try. All very welcome.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (7th) is in Gateway Hotel from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 7th Feb Gateway

Thursday 14th Feb Quinns

Thursday 21st Feb Horkans

Thursday 28th Feb Bolands

Arthritis Ireland-Mayo Branch

The Swinford Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Walking group continues each Saturday at 10am at the Amenitiy park with Margaret and Mary. New Members Welcome. If you have any queries please contact Margaret on 087-4150663/ Mary on 087-9810762 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com

An Afternoon of Cinema, 1950’s Style

Irish Cinema Audiences Project in collaboration with Age Action Ireland and U3A (University of the Third Age) invite Swinford to an afternoon of cinema, 1950’s style in Swinford Cultural Centre on Friday February 15th, 2019 at 2pm.
The free event will include a screening of a film from the 1950’s, a short presentation about The Irish Cinema Audiences Project and a post film discussion, during the discussion people will be invited to share their memories of cinema in the 1950’s.

Leaving/Junior Cert  Revision Courses

Leaving Cert Irish Oral  Revision Course Saturday 23rd March 10am-1.30pm in Banada

Junior and Leaving Cert Irish courses 22nd-26th July and 29th July-2nd August in Banada

Contact Siobhán on 0874510572 for further detail.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Moores and Darren McLoughlin of Midfield won €537. The winning envelope was sold in Tower Hardware
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 Quinns on February 12th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for 4th February 2019
No winner of the Jackpot.
Winning Numbers

2, 11, 20 & 27

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Anthony Hanley, Killasser,

Gerry Price, Killasser

3 Number winners

Eamonn Costello, Carrowbawn

Next weeks Jackpot is €9,600

Next draw takes place in Moores on Monday 11th February.

Results Golf Club Card Game

Results 31st January; winners were Ann Rowley and Philip Irwin, Tom Bredican and Philip Moore, Gerry Ronayne and Matt Duggan

Spots were won by Philip Irwin and Ann Rowley, Leo Murtagh and Michael Regan

Raffle prizes were won by Annie McNeela, Philip Irwin and Matt Duggan

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm

Swinford Cultural Centre

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

THURSDAY 7th:   6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums

2pm-3pm-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

7pm-10pm-Mayo GAA (Meeting Room)

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 8th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

8.30am-10.30am- Slimway

12pm-3pm-Family Carers Info Day

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

9pm-10pm-Meeting (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 9th:  10am-4pm-ECM Dance

MONDAY 11th:  10am-12pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness


6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

TUESDAY 12th:   6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

4.30pm-6.30pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Class

6.30pm-8pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 13th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

10am-11pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

11.30am-12.30pm-Arthritis Ireland, Mayo Branch (Meeting Room)

1pm-4pm-Artists at Heart (Meeting Room)

4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama

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).


Midfield Pipe Band

Midfield Pipe Band will be conducting Piping & Drumming Lessons for beginners or any interested parties, all ages young & old. Venue Midfield National School Time 11am-1pm.
Dates: Jan 26th,Feb 9th, Mar 2nd, Mar 9th & Mar 16th. €40 for all 6 lessons.
Further info contact Eugene 087 6744121, Michael 087 6169450

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 February 2019 and conclude September 2019. Please contact Dolores McNicholas on 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com to register for the course. This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

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 February 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 February classes in Swinford Library.

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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