Swinford Notes January 15th 2020

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Parish Newsletter-Change of email

The new address for all parish newsletter items and general parish business is swinfordparish@gmail.com

Swinford Mock Wedding

Swinford Mock Wedding in aid of Mayo Down Syndrome West Regional Centre and Playground in Swinford is on Saturday 14th March in the Cultural Centre and Gateway Hotel. The marriage is between Siobhan Campbell and Douglas Kelly.
Tickets are available from The Whitehouse Bar and Gateway Hotel at €50 each and include a 4 course meal and music from the Heebie Jeebies Band.
Donations can be made via www.idonate.ie and search for Swinford Mock Wedding.


Swinford National School

Scoil Muire agus Treasa (Swinford NS) Enrolment forms for new Junior Infants 2020/2021 are now available at the Office or call 094 9252055. Please return completed forms before 7th Feb 2020.


Seetec Digital Skills Training

Seetec are running Digital Skills training at their centre in Castlebar. This training is FREE and open to the general public. A certificate will be given on completion of the course.

The training starts on Monday 20th January 2020 from 10am-12.30pm, running for 4 days.

Anyone interested in doing this training can call Seetec on 094 903 5442 to sign up.

The cost of the bus fare to Castlebar will be refunded by Seetec on arrival if you ask at reception. Please bring your bus ticket for scanning as we need this in order to refund the cash amount.

Seetec Employment & Skills Ireland
Unit 12C,
N5 Business Park,
Moneen Road,
Co. Mayo
094 903 5442


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


Jiving Juniors Dance Classes

Jiving Juniors classes every Tuesday in The Cultural Centre, Swinford from 4pm-5pm.

Ages 4 and up. Jive, Line Dance, waltz and more.

Contact Sandra to book – 086 2108029.


Annual Mass

Join us for the first Annual Mass for deceased staff and pupils of Banada Abbey, St Attracta’s and the Marist Convent Schools on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 8.30pm in Tourlestrane Church. Afterwards all are invited to Banada Abbey Hall for Tea and Coffee which will allow you to intermingle with old classmates and former pupils. For further information contact Daniel Jones 087 6300271 or Patrick Normanly 087 2189121


Swinford Comhaltas

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

16th Jan Gateway Hotel

23rd Jan Quinn’s

30th Jan Horkan’s

Michael Davitt CCE (Swinford Comhaltas) music, singing, dancing and comhrá gaeilge classes continue every Saturday in Swinford NS from 12 pm. New pupils are always welcome. For more information: email cceswinford@gmail.com text 0877454032 or check Swinford Comhaltas Facebook page. Membership for 2020 now due : €20 per family, €12 per adult or €6 per child. This can be paid at Ray Lambe’s, at the school on Saturday or to any branch committee member. We are very grateful for all the local support we get.

Swinford GAA

This weeks draw was held in Moore’s and Ronan Owens of Rathunas, Swinford won €338.
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 Quinn’s on 21st January . Draw envelopes available for €2 each or 3 for €5


Swinford Community Lotto

The numbers drawn were.

03, 16 22 27

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Philip Irwin, C/O The Sheepwalk

Magda Radik, C/O The Gateway

3 Number Winners.

Jack Moore, Santa Maria

Grace & Orla Mullaney, Co/Mellett’s

Brendan Doyle C/O The Tower

James Ryan, C/O Mellett’s

Aurivo Staff, Swinford

Next draw on Monday the 20th in The Gateway for a jackpot of €8,200.


Swinford Cultural Centre

This weeks event/class schedule is as follows.


THURSDAY 16th:        3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

FRIDAY 17th:               9am-11am-Slimway

SATURDAY 18th:         10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 20th:           1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness


7.30pm-8.30pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

TUESDAY 21st:          12.30pm-1.30pm- Mother & Baby Group

4pm-5pm-Jiving Juniors

7pm-8.30pm-Maura Horkan-Mindfulness in Action

WEDNESDAY 22nd:     4pm-8pm-Giggles Drama Class

8pm-9pm-Active Minds


To book a space 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 sculpt your Body. Classes Run Throughout The Summer Join anytime, Pay As You Go. For further information Please Contact Ros on 0872617309.


Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social club which meet the second Thursday of each month in The Cultural Centre, Swinford from 10.30am to 12.30pm. We have been asked to have the games more often and are planning to try this in the early part of 2020. (We will advertise when dates/venues available) We are also available to come to your venue and do a demonstration for your group. (please ring to discuss)
The games are aimed at over 55’s include Boccia, Skittles, bucket ball Parachute and Horse racing games and many more. Groups/individuals are most welcome and games are designed to be played sitting or standing, just come along.
If you would like further information, please ring Bridie on 087 9049723 or Ann on 087 745 9089
Dates confirmed for this year are as follows:-
Thursday 13th February
Thursday 12th March
Thursday 9th April
Thursday 14th May
Thursday 11th June
Thursday 9th July
Thursday 13th August
Thursday 10th September
Thursday 8th October
Thursday 12th November
Thursday 10th December (Christmas party)

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


Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday Jan 20th 2020 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.


Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club will hold its Annual Dinner on Saturday 18th January at 7.30pm in the Gateway Hotel. Non members are welcome to attend. Contact Angela 0877917136/0876206607.


Swinford Golf Club Card Game

Results from 9th January 2020

Winners were Geraldine Turbitt Detta Ryder, Margaret Mannion Margaret Sweeney, Peter Geraghty Michael O’Neill & Leo Murtagh Michael Regan

Eileen Geraghty, Noreen Geraghty, Brian McNulty & John Gallagher

Raffle prizes
Geraldine Turbitt x 2
Marty Munnelly

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm. All welcome


If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday 6pm. Thank You.

Author: John Dunne

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