Swinford Notes November 7th 2018

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Killasser Time Capsule

A Time Capsule will be buried in the grounds of Killasser Church after 11.30 Mass on Sunday 11 November. This will be the final event celebrating the 150th Jubilee of All Saints Church. Special packages are available after weekend Masses in the parish up to 28th October where you may place family memorabilia such as stories, letters, photographs etc. Each costs €2. This is a great way to have families remembered and is bound to generate interest and excitement in the parish when the capsule will be opened in 2048.

Nollaig na mBan

Included in the calendar of ‘Swinford 250 and more’ is the celebration of Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) on Saturday, 5th January 2019 in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford. A lady’s night of fun which will include a sit-down meal, music, dancing and spot prizes. Tickets are priced at €30 per person. To order tickets or for further information please email swinford250@swinford.ie or contact 087 6412785.

Community Action on Dementia in Mayo – Swinford Tea Dance

Community Action on Dementia in Mayo would like to extend a big thank you to all those who organised and supported the fundraising Tea Dance on the 31st October at the Gateway Hotel in Swinford.
A special thanks to the Gateway Hotel for hosting the event and the individuals, Swinford businesses and traders who donated raffle prizes.

Dementia (Alzheimers)in Rural Ireland – Keeping the conversation going

Mayo North East are holding an information afternoon on Dementia (Alzheimers) in Rural Ireland – Keeping the conversation going, in The Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Tuesday November 13th 2018 at 2.30pm. The guest speaker at the event is Carmel Geoghegan former carer and founder of Dementia Ireland. Helen Rochford Brennan Chairperson of The European Working Group of People Living with Dementia will also speak. All are welcome. The event is free and is funded by the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme.

Swinford Community Games

The AGM of Swinford community games will be held on Thur Nov 15th at 8.30pm at the Amenity Park. All those interested in seeing the continuation of this yearly event are asked to attend, to lend their support to the club.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on today, Wednesday November 7th at 8pm.
As always new members are very welcome to join the club. Swinford Camera Club is a friendly, helpful and very welcoming group.
The club meet on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 8pm, in the Gateway Hotel. If you are interested in photography, why not come along to a meeting.

Swinford & District Gardening Club

Swinford & District Gardening club are planning a day trip to Athlone on November 10th. The trip will include a visit to Derryglad Folk and Heritage museum, Fern Hill Garden Centre and Golden Island Shopping Centre. Breakfast in Roscommon and Dinner on the return journey included. Cost 55euro. Contact Angela 0877917136

Maths Grinds, Swinford Area(Individuals & Groups)

Teacher with over 10 years experience teaching Maths and Applied Maths to all levels. Get in touch if you would like to discuss the coming year 2018/19. Call 087 9064865 – Places limited.

Craobh Eo Woodturning

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. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month, in the old schoolhouse, Aughamore at 8pm. Next meeting is Thursday November 8th. New members would be most welcome.
For more info visit www.craobheowoodturners.com

Saturday Evening Mass Choir

The Saturday evening choir is looking for new members. Adults or teenagers with an interest in singing or playing music are invited to join the choir. Call up to the gallery any Saturday evening 6.30pm or contact Marie on 0872805222.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday Nov 12th 2018 at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years.

Contact 086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (8th) is in Quinn’s from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 8th Quinn’s

Thursday 15th Horkan’s

Thursday 22nd Boland’s

Thursday 29th Mellett’s

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Whitehouse and  Martin Gleeson won €518
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 November 13th .
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Annual General Meeting

The club AGM will be on Sunday 18th November 6pm in Gateway Hotel. All members are asked to attend. Full details and nomination forms available on our website swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for November 5th, 2018
Winning Numbers

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners
M. Neary, Callow
Cathal Tivnan, Boyle

3 Number winners
McDonnell, Midfield
P. Geraghty, C/o Mellett’s
W. Muldowney, Tullinacurra
C. Fitzgerald, Park Road
J. Fitzgerald, C/o Sheepwalk
Fiona & Mary, Tara Café
H. McCann, Swinford
D. O’Brien, Ross
James, C/o Boland’s

Jackpot €7,000
Next draw takes place on Monday November 12th in Boland’s

Golf Club Card Game

Results from Thursday 1st November winners shared 1st &2nd Martin McNeela and Marty Munnelly, Geraldine Turbitt and Detta Ryder. 3rd was shared Brian Rowley and Gerry Ronayne, Jim O’Donnell and Seamus Gallagher

Spots were won by Micheal O’Neill and Peter Geraghty Jim O’Donnell and Seamus Gallagher

Raffle prizes were won by Philip Irwin, Peter Geraghty and Francie Rowley

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all welcome.

Swinford Cultural Centre

Below are the coming weeks events/classes that will be held in Swinford Cultural Centre.
All classes are in the Cultural centre unless stated.
THURSDAY 8th: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10.30am-12.30pm- Go for Life Games
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
2pm-3pm-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet Class
5pm-6pm-Arthritis Ireland (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 9th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class
6.30pm-7.30pm-That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 10th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 12th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
TUESDAY 13th: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
11am-1pm- Mayo North East- (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Camp
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 14th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1.30pm-4pm-Art to Heart (Meeting Room)
4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-9pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)

If you have any queries or to book a room Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 (9am-5.30pm Week days. Text outside of these hours).

Arthritis Mayo – Living with Gout

Arthritis Ireland are hosting a public information evening on Living with Gout in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar on Wednesday 7th of November at 7pm. Places are limited so please book your free place through https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-with-gout-castlebar-tickets-51325094740

Arthritis Ireland Mayo Branch invite you to join our physiotherapy exercise classes starting Thursday 8th November 2018 from 12 noon-1pm, in the Community Centre Mulranny or Swinford Cultural Centre from 5-6pm. Cost is €36 for 6 sessions. Book your place call Eleanor on 01-6470204 or book online at

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.

Home Sharers Required

Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a service user for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short respite for children and adults in the local area.
If you are interested or want more information please contact The Home Sharing, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

Friends of the Willows

Friends of the Willows, a local mental health charity are looking for new volunteers, committee members, energy and ideas? If you think you can be of assistance, contact Collette at 087 6732381.

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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