Swinford Notes, January 16th 2019

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Swinford Camera Club

Swinford camera club season begins
Swinford Camera Club next meeting is today Wednesday  January 16th, 2019.

Meetings take place in the Gateway hotel at 8pm on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you are looking to take up a new hobby, why not try photography?

Come along to a meeting and see if you’d like it. As always, new members are always very welcome, especially beginners.

Family Carers Mayo

Family Carers Mayo, will be holding an information day on February 8th in The Cultural Centre Swinford from 11.30am-2.00pm. There will be a solicitor on Carers Issues- Power of Attorney etc. & Eileen McGreal (HSE) on Fair Deal. To book contact Bernadette on 0863775702/0949060305

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (17th) is in Mellett’s from approx. 9-30pm.
Thursday 17th January Mellett’s
Thursday 24th January The Whitehouse
Thursday 31st January The Sheepwalk

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday January 14th 2019 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.
Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Prayer Service for Christian Unity in Killasser Church

On Thursday 24th January at 8pm, an ecumenical service will be held in All Saints Church, Killasser as part of the week of prayer for Christian Unity. The Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Rt. Revd. Patrick Rooke, will preach at the service which is organised by the Fr Peyton Cluster of parishes. Everybody is invited to attend and will be most welcome. The theme of this year’s service is Justice in the World.

Arthritis Ireland-Mayo Branch

The Mayo branch of Arthritis Ireland are pleased to announce the Be Active with Arthritis classes for Spring 2019 in Swinford. The Be Active with Arthritis programme is an Adapted Exercise Programme developed by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. This is a one hour class over 6 weeks directed by a chartered physiotherapist. Places are limited to 12 people per class and cost €36 for all 6 classes. Classes will start in Swinford on January 23rd  at 11.30am in the Cultural Centre (Meeting Room). To book your place book online at arthritisireland.ie or call 01-6470204.

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

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening Club will hold its annual dinner on 26th January at 7.30 pm in the Gateway Hotel. Everyone is welcome to attend. Ticket: €30. Contact 0877917136 for tickets.

The AGM of Swinford and District Gardening Club will take place on 29th January in the Gateway Hotel at 8.30pm. Refreshments served afterwards. All members are requested to attend.

Swinford & District Gardening Club presented €2550.00 to the new Mayo Down Syndrome Regional Centre Project, Swinford. This was raised by the club at their recent Christmas Floral Demonstration. Many thanks to all who helped and contributed so generously to this worthy cause.

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julian’s and Martin Gallagher of Cloongullane, Swinford won €507
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 Bolands on January 22nd.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Agricultural Show Quiz

There will be a table quiz in aid of Swinford Agricultural Show this Friday  January 18th.

The Table Quiz will be held in “The Front” at the Gateway Hotel beginning at 9.30. This will be a family friendly event with finger food being provided on the night, complements of the Gateway Hotel. Please support.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for January 14th 2019
Winning Numbers

7, 8, 10 & 18

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Andy Madden, Butcher Shop, Swinford

Thomas O’Malley, Swinford

3 Number winners

Andy Foley, Derryronane

Next weeks Jackpot is €9,000
Next draw takes place in Sheepwalk on Monday 21st January.

Results Golf Club Card Game

Results from  January 10th’s card game is as follows: 1st Tom Bredican and Philip Moore, 2nd Michael O’Neill and Peter Geraghty & 3rd Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly

Spots were won by Francie Rowley and Val Hyland & Margaret Sweeney and Mark Munnelly

Raffle prizes were won by Margaret Sweeney x 2 & Geraldine Turbitt

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 17th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

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

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 18th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

8.30am-10.30am- Slimway

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

SATURDAY 19th:  10am-4pm- ECM Dance

MONDAY 21st:     10am-12pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness


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

7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

8.15pm-9.30pm-Swinford GAA (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 22nd: 6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

11am-1pm-Mayo North East (Meeting Room)

4.30pm-6.30pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Class

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

7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 23rd: 6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

10am-11pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

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

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

4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama

7pm-10pm-Mayo Gaa-Coaching Course

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: Swinford Cultural Centre Time: 11am-1pm.
Dates: Jan 12th, 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, beginning back on Monday January 21st.
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.

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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