Swinford Notes 8th November

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Zest for Living

Swinford community group, Active Minds, in partnership with Mayo North East is organizing a Zest for Life training programme in the Cultural Centre, Swinford on Wednesday 8th November at 8.00pm. It will be held each Wednesday for six weeks. The training will encourage you to engage with a greater sense of self-awareness while creating a healthy self-esteem. You will learn new life skills and meet new friends.
Places are limited and must be pre-booked by contacting Angela at 0851534062
Training is funded under The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

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

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!

Congrats to Eoin Rowley, Cloonainra, Killasser (son of John Rowley) who won €510 in the Killasser Community Centre Oct 50/50 draw. Well done


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 Quinns where Margaret Mary Gallagher of Oldcastle, Meelick won €507. 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 14th November

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


Swinford GAA


Under 21 B Championship Sunday 11th November 12pm Swinford v Ballaghaderreen

Under 21 B Championship Saturday 17th November Swinford v Davitts


Swinford GAA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Swinford GAA Club will be held in the Gateway Hotel, Main Street, Swinford on Sunday 19th November at 5.00pm. Forms for nominations and motions are available from the club secretary. Please make contact on secretary.swinford.mayo@gaa.ie if you wish to avail of these. Closing date for nominations and motions is Thursday 16th November. Full details on our website www.swinfordgaa.ie


Swinford Comhaltas

The AGM of Michael Davitt branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann will be held in Scoil Muire agus Treasa, Swinford NS this Wednesday night Nov 15th at 8.30pm. It is hoped that all branch members will attend and new members, as always, are very welcome.


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 9th: 1pm-1.45pm- Pat Kirby-Bums and Tums
3.30pm-8pm-Morrison Ballet
8pm-9pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
FRIDAY 10th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
7pm-8pm-Siobhan Phillips-Nia Workout
SATURDAY 11th: 10am-4pm- ECM Dance
MONDAY 13th: 10am-11am- That’s So Shelly Fitness
1pm-2pm-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 14th: 12.30pm-2pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
4.30pm-6.30pm-Resilience Building for Children (Meeting Room)
7.30pm-9pm-Kathryn Gavaghan-Meditation (Meeting Room)
7pm-8pm- That’s So Shelly Fitness
8.15pm-9.15pm-Swinford Tri-Sports-Spinning
WEDNESDAY 15th: 5pm-8.30pm-Giggles Drama Class
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, Wednesday morning 9-30am – 10-30am (Women only) and Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Saturday 11am – 12pm. €6/€3 student 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.

Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation

Monday Nov 13th    at 7pm in the Parochial House Swinford. Free and open to all over 16 years. Contact  086 0700681 if you require further information.

Swinford Community Lotto

No winner of the Jackpot.
The numbers are as follows.
6, 7, 13 & 21
€70 Shopping Voucher Winners.
Mary Donohue, Callow
Margaret McIntyre
3 Number Winners
John Howley, Killasser
Caroline Lavin, Midfield
E. Moriarty, Oak Drive
Margaret Moore, Bohola
J.A. C/O Padraig Horkan
Philomena McGuinness, Melletts
Peter Hynes C/O P. Horkans

Next weeks jackpot is
€14,800 and the draw will be held in The Sheepwalk Bar on November 13th

Golf Club 25 Card Game

The winners on Thursday 2nd November were Mary Higgins Phyllis Bredican
2nd Esther Munnelly Matt Duggan. 3rd Seamus Gallagher Jimmy O’Donnell Marty Munnelly and Eileen Geraghty
SPots were won by Tommy Bredican Philip Moore John Gallagher and Brian McNulty
Raffle prizes were won by Esther Munnelly Brian McNulty Eileen Geraghty

Game continues every Thursday night at 9pm all Card players welcome

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

The course shows people diagnosed and living with a lifelong incurable condition the tools and techniques to cope and live a better quality of life. During the course your will learn how to deal with negative emotions, communication skills, positive self-talk, cogitative behaviourally techniques, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques to help manage pain and fatigue.
The next course is starts in Newman Institute Ballina on Wednesday 1st of Novemeber x 6 weeks @ 8pm. If you would like to book a place, please call 087-1661279 or email arthritismayobranch@gmail.com

Adapted Water Therapy – Claremorris

Water Therapy Classes for people with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Starting Thursday 9th of November x 6 weeks in the McWilliam Park Hotel Pool at 10.00am – Call 094-9378048 or email: arthritismayobranch@gmail.com for more information or to book your place.

Water acts as a buoyancy making it easier to exercise and move. This places less strain on joints, muscles, and tendons. The resistance that water provides gives benefits in terms of building strength and stamina for Individuals that has reduced or limited mobility as they can perform exercises they are unable to do out of the pool. If you have Arthritis or Fibromyalgia why don’t you join our class and feel the benefits of exercise in our supportive group.


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Author: Douglas Kelly

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