Swinford Notes January 20th 2016
We are seeking volunteers to assisting people with a disability to make friendship connections in the community. Aras Attracta needs your help to try and overcome any barriers and make a real difference in our resident’s lives. Through befriending and mentoring, you can also help to promote social inclusion, making the community we live in a better place for everybody. Training and ongoing support is available to all who get involved in our volunteer service and to safeguard everybody in the process. We also welcome your own ideas how we can make it better.
We are looking for kind, responsible people with good communications skills and a willingness to share your skills, gifts or talents with our residents.
We are looking for open and honest people who want to make our community a better place for all in it. We are also looking for people who are willing to stand up for what is right and support their friend to make positive decisions about their life.
The benefits are many including being a more active citizen, helping those who are often forgotten, reducing social isolation and making your community better for everybody.
For more information on the volunteering opportunities contact Maura on 0872711575.
Swinford Men’s Shed
Swinford Men’s Shed is having their AGM on Thursday night the 28th of January at 8 pm in the Gateway hotel.
All members are asked to attend and vote in the new committee. The roles for election are Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO. New members are always welcome.
Swinford Historical Society
Swinford Community Games 2016
A meeting of Swinford Community Games will be held in the Gateway Hotel on Monday January 25th at 9 o’clock.
This meeting is to organise the local Community Games, which will be held on the May Bank Holiday Monday.
If you feel you can offer some assistance or advice please come along.
For further details contact Marie on 087 2805222.
2016 St. Patricks Day Parade
Karate table Quiz Fundraiser
Sports & Leisure Training
Are you interested in a career in the sports & leisure industry and interested in gaining a sports and recreation qualification that will enable you to work in the leisure industry, gain a QQI level 5 recognised qualification as well as nationally recognised qualifications such as the ITEC Gym Instructor Diploma and National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.
If so you could be entitled to FREE Training at National Learning Network based in Castlebar. Training time is split between in centre tuition and usage of various local sports and leisure facilities.
Eligibility criteria will apply, if you are interested please contact Patrisha Greaney on 094 9022770.
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.
Please contact Dolores McNicholas at 0877704251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This training is delivered by Mayo North East and is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme
Men on the Move Swinford Programme
Starting from the Amenities Park on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm.
For further information contact Mayo Sports Partnership
or Geraldine on 086-8105964
Swinford National School is now accepting enrolments for the 2016-2017 school year.
Enrolment forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the website www.swinfordns.com
For more information contact 094 9252055.
Swinford Camera Club Meetings Resume For 2016
Stall Holders Needed
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.
Free Part Time Adult Education Courses
Health Care Support QQI Level 5 – Care Skills and Care of the Elderly
Beginners Computers, Intermediate Computers, Microsoft Office Specialist, Service Marketing
Enrolment: Monday the 1st of February 10-30 – 12.30 in the Swinford Further Education Centre, Dublin rd, Swinford
Come along to find out about whats on offer
Swinford Mens Shed
Swinford Mens Shed will hold a meeting in the Gateway Hotel on Thursday 21st January at 8pm
Mayo Beekeepers Course
Mayo Beekeepers (Ballina Club) beginner course takes place in the Teagasc Building, Bunree, Ballina on Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th January from 10.30am to 4pm. Follow up practice at the bees to take place when weather permits.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Many thanks for your help and support. It is very much appreciated.
All in The Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland.
Golf Card Game
Recent winners from the 14th January.
1st Mary Doyle
2nd Verona McNulty, Tom Durkin
3rd Phyllis Bredican, Esther Munnelly
Aras Attracta 25 Drive
Here is the results of card game held in Aras Attracta on Sunday 17th January.
1st Michael & Gerry Moran
2nd & 3rd shared by
Martin Regan & Joe Thompson
Patricia & Kieran Rowley
Sean Duffy & Kevin Walsh
Jimmy Muldowney & Seamus Gallagher
1st Adette Ryder
2nd Ann King
3rd Michael Durkan.
Games continue every Sunday at 8.30pm, please support.
Meelick 25 drive
This weeks draw for Swinford GAA 50/50 draw was held in Moores on Tuesday 19th January and John Noone won €721. 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 Julians on the 26th January. Draw envelopes are now also available at 3 for €5.
GAA Club Membership
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.