Swinford Notes October 17th

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Swinford 250 and More

The organising committee of ‘Swinford 250 and more’ extends an invitation to all members of the community – individuals, clubs, societies, groups and businesses – to attend an Information Evening in the Gateway Hotel on Tuesday 23rd October at 8pm. This will provide an opportunity to showcase the numerous events scheduled for 2019 to celebrate the existence of our town for 250 years and more. The committee urges as many people as possible to attend from all sectors of our community.

Killasser Church Jubilee

On Saturday, 3 November the people of Killasser will celebrate the 150th Jubilee of the dedication of the Church of All Saints. In preparation for the event, the church and the ground have undergone some renovations and are looking very well. A special Mass of thanksgiving will be concelebrated at 3pm. Following the Mass, refreshments will be provided in the Community Centre and there will be a display of photographs covering many aspects and many generations of parish life. This will be followed by the launch of a commemorative book, All Saints Church, Killasser 1868-2018, A Parish and its People. Everybody is invited to attend and will be very welcome to the Mass and the celebration afterwards.

Down Memory Lane

On the evening of Saturday 3 November, a pageant will be staged in Killasser Community Centre at 8pm which will tell of the main events in the life of the parish over the past 150 years. The story will be told through music, song, dance and drama, interspersed with short narratives. There will be at least sixty people on stage, most of them local, providing a feast of entertainment, including lots of laughs. Don’t miss this fantastic night in Killasser. It will be one to remember.

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.

Free Electrical Collection Swinford

There will be a free WEEE electrical collection at Tesco car park Swinford on Saturday 20th October from 10am to 4pm. Everything with a plug or battery, from a fridge to a torch will be accepted.

Card Game

25 Card game resumes in Meelick Community Centre on Tuesdays 9th October 9pm. All welcome.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on Wednesday October 17th 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

Calling on all those interested in Wildlife matters!!!!!
At the next meeting of Swinford & District Gardening Club in the Gateway Hotel at 8.30pm on Tuesday October 23rd, Siobhan Ward will give a talk on Invasive plant species such as Japanese Knotweed, which has caused concern in our area, and also protected species of animals in Ireland.
All are welcome to attend.

Golf club card game

Golf club card game resumes on Thursday 18th October. All welcome

Féile na Samhna 2018

The 8th annual Féile na Samhna will take place in Swinford during the October bank holiday weekend ( October 26th to 29th). As in previous years we are planning a great weekend of music, song, dance, recitation and storytelling. We will have pub sessions, workshops, talks and presentations with special guests, The Rambling House on Sunday evening and all the usual events. As this is the 60th anniversary of the Michael Davitt branch we are preparing a special presentation on the history of the branch and on Fleadhs and events over the years. We would really appreciate help from anyone who can give us information. If you have, or know of someone who has, photographs, memorabilia or stories of Comhaltas in Swinford please get in contact with any member of Swinford Comhaltas and
we’ll be delighted to talk to you.
You can email cceswinford@gmail.com or call/text 087-7454032 or leave a message in Ray Lambe’s and we’ll contact you.

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.

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.

Swinford Comhaltas

This weeks Thursday evening Seisuin (18th) is in The Whitehouse from approx. 9-30pm.

October 18th The Whitehouse
October 25th The Sheepwalk

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Horkans and Tom Fadden of Derryroanne, Swinford won €480.
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 Mellett’s on October 23rd.
Draw envelopes are available at €2 and 3 for €5 and online at www.swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford GAA Club Fixtures

Connacht Post Primary Senior League
17th Oct 12-30pm St Tiernans v Scoil Muire agus Padraig
Connacht Post Primary Junior D League
22nd Oct 12-20pm Davitt College v Mean Scoil Muire agus Padraig

Under 21 B Championship

27th October 12pm Ballyhaunis v Swinford


Swinford GAA are holding a Racenight in Gateway Hotel on Friday 26th October at 9pm. All support welcome. If you wish to buy a horse for €20 please contact a club officer.

Swinford Golf/Soccer draw

Draw No. 23 was held on Sunday 14th October

€1,000 Ray Gilmore, Meelick, Swinford

€300 Patrick Monaghan, Clonsilla, Dublin

€200 Martin Kielty, Attymass, Ballina

Thanks to all for supporting our draw. Their are 2 draws every month for 12 months. All results are available on the Golf and Soccer websites.

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for October 15th 2018
Winning Numbers

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

Andy & Mairaid, C/O Andy’s
C. Mulvey, Swinford

3 Number winners
Phil McDermott, Church View

Jackpot €6,400

Next draw takes place on Monday October 22nd in Moore’s Bar

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 18th: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-1pm- Learning to Speak up for Myself Course (Meeting Room)
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
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
8pm-10pm-Farm Consultation Meeting (Meeting Room)
FRIDAY 19th 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
9am-3pm-School Training Day
9.30am-10.30am- Slimway Weight loss class
6.30pm-7.30pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
SATURDAY 20th: 10am-4pm-ECM Dance
MONDAY 22nd: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
8pm-9pm-Widows Group (Meeting Room)
TUESDAY 23rd: 6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4.45pm-6.45pm-Jiving Juniors
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 24th: 7am-8am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-12pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-4pm-Art to Heart (Meeting Room)
4pm-7pm-Giggles Drama Class
8pm-10pm- 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).

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: Douglas Kelly

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