Swinford Notes January 23rd 2019

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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

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (24th) is in Whitehouse from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 24th January The Whitehouse
Thursday 31st January The Sheepwalk


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.

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.


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Bolands and Rebecca Fitzgerald and Laura Geraghty of Meelick won €430
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 Gateway Hotel on January 29th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for January 21st 2019
Winning Numbers

03, 06, 07 & 19

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Jonathon Cronnolly,C/O Shepwalk

Mary Keane

3 Number winners

William Goarke, Derryronane

M. Forkan, Lislackagh

Next weeks Jackpot is €9,200
Next draw takes place in  Qinn’s Bar on Monday 28th January.

Results Golf Club Card Game

Results from Thursday 16th January winners Brian McNulty and John Gallagher, 2nd Virginia Heeran and Chris Heeran & 3rd prize was shared by Kieran Rowley and Patricia Rowley, Eileen Geraghty and Noreen Geraghty

Spots were won by Patricia Rowley and Kieran Rowley, John Gallagher and Brian McNulty

Raffle prizes were won by Philip Moore, Tom Durkan & Brian McNulty

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 24th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness

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

3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet

8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 25th:  6.45am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness

8.30am-10.30am- Slimway

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

7.45pm-8.45pm- Zumba with Magda

SATURDAY 26th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance

11am-3pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

MONDAY 28th: 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

TUESDAY 29th: 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 30th: 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

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 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.


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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