Swinford Notes January 30th 2019

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Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre – Course Starting on Tuesday 14th May 2019

  • 5 week, 2 days per week, programme to assist children build resilience and self-esteem.
  • Working in small groups, the children will learn important skills and techniques to deal with everyday worries and stresses through fun and interactive activities.
  • The course will be given by Laura Murtagh, Educational Psychologist and Primary Teacher.
  • It will take place on;
    • Tuesdays at 4.30 – 5.30 for 8-10 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 11-13 year- olds. 
    • Saturdays at  10am – 11am for 8-10 year-olds and from 11am to 12 midday for 11-13 year-olds.
  • To book a place email laura@educationalpsychologist.ie. Booking is essential as places are limited to a maximum of 10 per group.
  • The cost of the 5-week course is €120 (€20 deposit required to secure a place).
  • For more information about the course please click here.

Laura will also be running a Resilience Building Summer Camp in July, click here for more.

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 Indoor Country Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market returns for the 1st market of 2019 on Sat 2nd February from 9.30am-2pm in the Cultural Centre, Swinford. The long running country market will have lots of tasty food stalls & locally sourced produce. The Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, gift ideas, Aloe Vera and a huge range of handmade craft items all located under one roof…..

After all your shopping, you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the renouned Railway Cafe.

Find the market on facebook to enter a competition to win a voucher to spend at the market.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation session will be held on Monday Feb 11th  2019  at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford.

Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford Go Getters

Swinford Go Getters are a social activities club for over 55’s who meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. We play a variety of fun games including Boccia, skittles, ball and bean bag games which are part of the Go for Life Games. A new parachute game was added in January where the idea is to balance a ball and other items on the parachute, this was very popular with the group. All games are designed to be played sitting or standing. No expertise needed and each game has a leader to help out if necessary. The next games are on Thursday 14th February (St Valentine’s Day) at the Cultural Centre Swinford 10.30 to 12.30. Refreshments served including homemade cakes. Further information Bridie 087 9049723 or come along and give it a try. All very welcome.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (31st) is in The Sheepwalk from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 31st January The Sheepwalk


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 started 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


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 Gateway Hotel and Tom O’Connor of Carrowbeg, Swinford won €531
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 February 5th
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Killasser Ladies LGFA

Swinford Killasser Ladies are proud to announce the first round of division 1 is in Swinford this Sunday. Mayo Vs Tipperary

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for 28th, 2019

No winner of the Jackpot.
Winning Numbers

1, 18, 20 & 22

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Noreen Gerrity, Swinford

Fran Moore, Swinford

3 Number winners

Tony Reddington c/o Horkans

Next weeks Jackpot is €9,400
Next draw takes place in Horkan’s on Monday 4th February.

Results Golf Club Card Game

Results from Thursday 24th January winners were John Gallagher and Brian McNulty. 2nd Bernadette Ryder and Geraldine Turbitt. 3rd Seamus Gallagher and Jim O’Donnell
Spots were won by Geraldine Turbitt and Bernadette, Ryder Val Hyland and Francie Rowley
Raffle prizes were won by Tom Durkan, Phyllis Bredican and Esther Munnelly
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 31st:  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 1st:  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 2nd: 9.30am-2pm-Swinford Indoor Market

MONDAY 4th: 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 5th: 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 6th: 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

7.30pm-8.30pm-Zumba with Magda

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: John Dunne

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