Swinford Weekly Notes 23rd August

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Resilience Building Course for Children

Starting Tuesday 12th September 2017 in Swinford Cultural Centre.

This 12-week programme aims to assist children build resilience and self-esteem and to learn important skills and techniques to cope with feelings of fear, worry and unhappiness through the use of fun and interactive activities.

The course will 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. The cost of the 12-week course is €130. For more information and to register click here.

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!

Schedule of Events throughout 2017
The following is a list of planned events throughout 2017, however the dates are subject to change.
Tractor Drive 2017: Sunday 1st October


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

Last week’s draw was held in Quinns Bar where Luke Duffy of Culmore won €511.  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 Sheepwalk on August 29th.

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

Swinford GAA Fixtures

Minor D Championship Fixtures:

Friday 25th August 7pm
Crossmolina v Swinford

Friday 1st September 7pm
Swinford v Bohola Moy Davitts

Keep an eye on our facebook page and swinfordgaa.ie

Swinford Football Club Fixtures

Swinford Soccer Club Crest

Swinford F.C

August 23rd @ 7pm Boys U-14 Division 1
Ballinrobe v Swinford

August 25th @ 7pm Boys U-12 Division 1
Ballyheane v Swinford

August 26th @ 12 noon Boys U-16 Division 1
Conn Rangers v Swinford

August 27th @ 12 noon Premier League
Swinford v Crossmolina

August 29th @ 7pm Girls U-16 Division 1
Achill Rovers v Swinford

Athletics Club Harvest Run

The 2017 Harvest Series continues this evening (23rd)with the Killasser Run.
Below is a list of the remaining runs.

Wednesday August 23rd Killasser 5km
Wednesday August 30th Midfield 5km
Wednesday September 6th Lismirrane 5km
Wednesday September 13th Foxford 5km
All runs start at 7.15pm.
Registration at 6.45pm at the various locations.
Entry fee:€2 for members €5 non-members.
All under 12’s to be accompanied
After race refreshments
Everyone welcome to walk, jog or run

Swinford Athletics Club 50/50

Last Wednesday 16th August Swinford AC 50/50 winner was Joan & Malcolm Hynes of Aclare winning €168. Next draw Wednesday 23rd.


Swinford Comhaltas Weekly Traditional Music

24th August Bolands

31st August Melletts

7th September Sheepwalk

14th September Gateway Hotel

21st September Quinns

28th September Horkans

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: 087 4007045 or email sccbookings@mayococo.ie

THURSDAY 24th: 1pm-2pm-Pat Kirby Fitness
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness


There is a 6 week “living well with arthritis” course starting Wednesday 13th September 2017 and for 6 consecutive Wednesdays in the Gatway Hotel, Swinford from 10.30am – 1.00pm. Book online at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-well-with-arthritis-course-swinfort-tickets-36403846886 or call 01 6470206 between 9.30-5.00pm


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.


If you wish to include anything on Swinford Notes please e-mail swinfordnotes@swinford.ie by Tuesday afternoon. Thanks.

Author: Douglas Kelly

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