Swinford Notes October 31st 2018

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Swinford 250

2019 Promises to be a Great year for Swinford as we celebrate 250 years and more. An information meeting will be held in The Gateway Hotel on Tues 6th November. at 8pm with a view to setting up committees for the different events that will take place throughout 2009.  We would be delighted to see you there. Thank You

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.

Swinford Camera Club

Swinford Camera Clubs next meeting is on 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

Swinford Market

Swinford Indoor Country Market returns on Sat the 3rd November from 9.30 -2pm in the Cultural Centre. The monthly market boasts a wide range of locally sourced produce. The Market have a fabulous range of breads, cakes, plants, vegetables, gift ideas, Aloe Vera, food and a huge range of crafts. After all your shopping, you can relax and have lunch or a coffee in the Railway Café.
Colouring table & Face painting for the kiddies.
Find us on facebook to enter our competition to win a voucher to spend at our market.

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.

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 (1st) is in The Gateway Hotel from approx. 9-30pm.

Thursday 8th Quinns

Thursday 15th Horkans

Thursday 22nd Bolands

Thursday 29th Melletts

Swinford GAA 50/50 Draw

This weeks draw was held in Julian’s and Luke Duffy of Culmore won €587
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 Whitehouse on November 6th .
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 GAA Club Fixtures

Under 21 B Championship
4th November 11am Ballyhaunis v Swinford

Swinford Community Lotto

Swinford Community Lotto results for October 22nd 2018
Winning Numbers

1 – 6 – 7 – 25

€70 Local Shopping Voucher Winners

M&M Gallagher Cloongullane

Emma Durkan

3 Number winners

Melletts Newsagents staff

Paddy O’Malley, Midfield

Jackpot €6,600
Next draw takes place on Monday November 5th in Julians

Golf Club Card Game

Results from game held on Thursday 25th October winners were Gerry Ronayne and Jim O’Donnell 2nd Brian McNulty and John Gallagher 3rd Michael O’Neill and Peter Geraghty

Spots were won by Noreen Geraghty and Esther Munnelly, Geraldine Turbitt and Bernadette Ryder

Raffle prizes were won by Micheal O’Neill. Marty Munnelly Mary Doyle

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 1st: 6.45-7.45- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-1pm- Learning to Speak up for Myself Course (Meeting Room)
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Bums & Tums
2pm-3pm-Baby Massage (Meeting Room)
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 2nd: 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 3rd: 9.30am-2pm- Indoor Market
SUNDAY 4th: 10am-4pm- Family Carers- Holistic Fair
MONDAY 5th: 9am-5pm- Mayo North East-Safe Pass (Meeting Room)
10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby-Yogalates
6.30pm-8pm- Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm-Pat Kirby-Candlelight Yogalates
TUESDAY 6th: 9am-5pm- Mayo North East-Safe Pass (Meeting Room)
6.45am-7.45am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
4.30pm-6.30pm-Jiving Juniors- Dance Camp
6.30pm-8pm- Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
WEDNESDAY 7th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1.30pm-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).

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

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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