Swinford Notes October 11th

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Resilience Building Course for Children in Swinford Cultural Centre – Last Chance To Enrol

  • 12-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 7-9 year-olds and from 5.30 to 6.30 for 10-12 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 12-week course is €130.
  • For more information about the course please click here.

Swinford Scouts

Beavers and Cubs resume meeting on Thursday October 12th – Beavers from 6.30 to 7.30pm and Cubs 7.30 to 8.30pm. All registered members will be contacted confirming the details. Places are still available in each section – to register your interest  or for further details please email swinfordmayo24@gmail.com

Disability Equality Training

As part of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week Mayo North East has organised Disability Equality Training to be held in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford on Thursday 19th October at 7.00pm-9.30pm. Disability Equality Training is a dynamic, focused approach to changing attitudes and practices towards the greater inclusion in communities of people with disabilities. Training is free and must be pre-booked by contacting Dolores on 0877704251 or email dmcnicholas@mayonortheast.com This training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

Killasser Community Centre News

KCC-Social Dancing
Anyone interested in learning how to dance? A dance class will start at 8.30pm on Thursday 7th September in Killasser Community Centre. The classes are suitable for beginners and Improvers and you will have an opportunity to learn how to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot and try other dance styles. The classes will last for 8 weeks and cost €80 for adults and €40 for children. Full payment on the first night. Contact Frank at 087 980 9432. All Welcome!

KCC-Badminton Classes
We are looking to start badminton classes in October, more than likely on a Tuesday night.
We would like to see if there is an interest in this activity and so if you are interested in participating this please contact Paul Hyland at 087 6109192. All Welcome!

Congratulations to John Nolan Snr on winning September’s 50/50 draw with a prize of €545.00. Well done John.


Killasser Folk Group/Gospel Choir

Any singers and musicians interested in forming a folk group/gospel choir in the Killasser area please contact Marie Anne Noone at 087 9035533 or e-mail frjohnd@gmail.com or marieanne.noone@gmail.com Membership from outside Killasser very welcome.


Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This week’s draw was held in Gateway Hotel where thanks to a generous local Swinford Parish Church Building Fund won €530. 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 Franks Place, Killasser on October 17th

Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Saturday 14th October 6pm
Intermediate Championship Relegation Swinford v Tourmakeady in COE Bekan

Sunday 15th October 11am

Under 15 League Division 2A Carras v Swinford

Sunday 15th October 12pm

Senior League Div 1E Swinford v Ardnaree


Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

Saturday October 14th 2pm
U-14 Division 4A
Partry Athletic v Swinford

Saturday October 14th 2pm
U-14 SFAI Sketchers Cup
Swinford v Newtown

Saturday October 14th 2pm
Girls U-14 FAI Cup
Swinford v Killala

Swinford Athletics Club

This week’s draw was won by PJ Moore winning €195. Envelopes are available in most business premises for €2 each or 3 for €5.

Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

This Thursday October 12th Traditional Music Seisuin will be in The Sheepwalk

19th October Gateway Hotel

26th October Quinns



Swinford Cultural Centre

This week’s update in The Cultural Centre and Meeting room is as follows.

All in Cultural Centre unless stated.

For Further Details Contact: 094-9052006/087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 12th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
5pm-6pm-Jiving Juniors (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

FRIDAY 13th: 7pm-9pm-Make-up with Megan (Meeting Room)

SATURDAY 14th: 9am-2pm- Ecm Dance
11m-2pm-Make-up with Megan (Meeting Room)

SUNDAY 15th: 10am-2pm-Shotokan Karate

MONDAY 16th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Lunchtime Yogalates
4.30pm-5.30pm- ECM Dance
7pm-8pm- Pat Kirby- Yogalates by Candlelight
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)

TUESDAY 17th: 4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness

WEDNESDAY 18th: 10am-11am -That’s So Shelly Fitness
5pm-9pm-Giggles Drama Class
5.45pm-7.45pm-Tusla-Parenting Course (Meeting Room)
8pm-10pm- Active Minds (Meeting Room)


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Tutors needed to tutor over 55’s on computers/tablets/smartphones to help learners navigate the Internet and gain confidence using their device

Age Action runs courses (each course lasts for 5 weeks, 2 hours per week) in the Swinford Library, on Wednesdays from 10.00 and 12.00. Classes are generally run on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis and both tutors and learners find the classes rewarding and fun. Good computer skills and fluent English needed but patience and good humour just as important! We’re looking for interested tutors for the new cycle starting in September. Call Helen at Age Action on 087 1956047 or email helen.murray@ageaction.ie. Training provided

B – Fit Swinford

Fitness classes take place in Swinford Community Centre on Monday 8-30pm – 9-30pm and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Thursday 9-30am – 10-30am, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €5 pay as you go. Contact Alan 087 2397225/ Declan 087 6725419

Early year’s music course

Barney’s Busy Bee’s parents and toddlers are holding a Sound World Early Years Music course, every Wednesday 10am and 11.30am in Barnacogue NS. This is a learning and development programme with many fun filled music activities, with parent and child interact, Cost €3. Any queries contact Barnacogue NS on 0949367440 or 0872024788.

Swinford Mens Shed

Workshop continues every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm at the Mens Shed at Kilkelly Road, Swinford.


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Author: John Dunne

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