Swinford Notes January 13th 2016
Warmer Homes Scheme
Get your home insulated for free. Clár ICH wishes to invite applications for the Warmer Homes Scheme. Criteria is set down by SEAI covering most of Mayo is 1:Owner occupied, non- local Authority Homes (proof is required) and 2: Constructed before 2006.
The owner must be in receipt of one of the following payments:
- Fuel Allowance as part of the national fuel scheme
- Job Seekers Allowance for over 6 months and with children under 7 years of age (letter from Dept only, receipt not acceptable)
- Family Income Support
Swinford Camera Club Meetings Resume For 2016
Yoga classes will recommence in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday January 14th at 8 o’clock.
For further information contact Padraic Cawley at 087 2252278.
All are welcome.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice Let Love Shine a Light Ecumenical Service takes place on Sunday January 17th at 3.45pm at the Rest and Care Centre Knock.
All those for whom lights are sponsored will be remembered and prayed for at the service.
Refreshments will be served after the service. All are welcome.
Mayo Stroke Support Group meeting will be held on Thursday January 28th at 11.30-1 pm in the Newman Institute, Ballina.
The topic to be discussed will be “exercise post stroke and physiotherapy advice”.
Swinford & District Gardening Club
Michael Smyth of F.G. Phelan & Company Solicitors will give a talk on wills and inheritance tax at 8pm on Tuesday 26th January in the Gateway Hotel Swinford.
All are welcome to attend. Non members 5 euro.
Men on the Move
The Swinford Men on the move participants resume their weekly sessions on Wednesday January 13th when they meet in the Cultural Centre at 7.30pm.
With the annual blitz of articles in magazines, tv, radio & newspapers all recommending various diets to reduce weight most of which don’t work but make easy money for their vendors the easiest and practically free method is taking exercise on a regular basis.
Each Wednesday at 7.30pm men (over 35 yrs) meet for over an hour of exercises followed by a 2-3 mile jog or brisk walk supervised by a qualified P.E instructor.
New members are always welcome irrespective of level of fitness or weight.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Healthcare Support Training
Healthcare Support Training (5M4339 QQI Level 5) will be held in Swinford in February 2016. This one day per week course is free to unemployed people but must be pre-booked by 20th January. Please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email email@example.com
This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
Heartfullness Relaxation and Meditation
Monday January 18th at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford
Free and open to all over 16 years
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.
The Arthritis Swinford Walking Group
Walking is a great way to exercise and is proven to be the best way to manage arthritis pain.
The Arthritis Swinford Walking Group starts back on Saturday 16th January at 10am in the Swinford Amenity Park. For more information please contact Margaret on 087-4150663
Also if you would like to become a walking leader or start a arthritis walking group in your area please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Many thanks for your help and support. It is very much appreciated.
All in The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland.
Terrified Of Technology
Don’t be afraid and make it your new Years resolution to connect with Technology. Age Action runs beginner/refresher computer classes (ipad tablet, Smartphones also) for older people (55 years +)who have little or no computer experience or who are terrified of technology. Participants are taught either one to one or in very small groups by trained volunteer tutors.
Classes are run in the following venues in Mayo-Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris, Foxford & Swinford.
Stall Holders Needed
Family Carers Ireland are looking for stall holders for a fundraising event on the 26th February in the Harlequin Plaza from 7.30pm-10.00pm. Stall in the areas of; Fashion/health and accessories.
For more information please contact Bernadette/Doreen on 0949060305.
There is a vacancy for an office assistant to cover maternity leave in Swinford town.
The contact details are as follows:- Contact the INTREO office in Ballina.
Phone Number 096 80500. The Department of Social Protection criteria applies.
Aras Attracta Results
Latest results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 10th January.
1st & 2nd shared by
Noreen & Eileen Geraghty
Tom Bredican & Phillip Moore
3rd Maureen Morley & Phyllis Bredican
1st Willie Creighton
2nd Sean Quinn
3rd Maureen Morley
Patricia & Kieran Rowley
Eddie Bredican & Pat Molloy
Games continue every Sunday at 8.30pm, please support.
Swinford Community Lotto
Swinford Community Lotto Results for January 11th 2016
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Melletts on Tuesday 12th January and Ciaran Geraghty of meelick won €705.
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 Moores on the 19th January. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
At a recent meeting of the Executive of the Club, our new Intermediate management team of Pat O’Neill, Michael Devaney and Eamon Molloy were ratified for 2016. We wish them the best of luck for the coming season.
Club membership is now open for 2016, please contact a club officer.
The club will be hosting an underage registration session in the Gateway Hotel on Saturday 23rd January from 11am to 1pm.
The price of membership remains the same as previous years: Adult Player: €60, Non-Playing Membership €20, Under 18: €40, 2 children in family €70 and 3 or more children in family €100.
Meelick Card Results