Fingal Independent - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


WERE very pleased at the suc­cess of their re­cent Her­itage Ex­hi­bi­tion at Fingal County Hall, Swords, hosted by Fingal Co. Coun­cil. The aim of the var­i­ous so­ci­eties is to fur­ther an in­ter­est in lo­cal his­tory, so why not help by sup­port­ing their var­i­ous lec­tures and events in most ar­eas of Fingal.


Neigh­bours on Dry­nam Road were sad­dened at the death of Mr Al­bert Flem­ing who died on May 4th. His fu­neral took place af­ter 10 am Mass on Mon­day 8th May to Rolestown Ceme­tery. Con­do­lences are ex­tended to his fam­ily and friends.


The hol­i­day to Rome is from Thurs­day Sept. 28th to Tues­day 2rd Oct 2017. Cost €799.00 per per­son shar­ing on a bed and break­fast ba­sis. This price is avail­able for de­posit paid by 24th March. Can be booked through Co­lette at the Par­ish Of­fice.


Fingal Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety in Swords (Swords): If you are in­ter­ested in hon­ing your gar­den­ing skills, you may be in­ter­ested in their up­com­ing talks for 2017. Talks take place in St. Columba’s Par­ish Cen­tre, Old Bor­ough School, Swords. Each Tues­day for the next few weeks. Adm. €5 (in­cludes/cof­fee)


Be­cause of the over­whelm­ing in­ter­est in our video of Swords made in 1986, Swords His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety has de­cided to made a new one this year to leave for pos­ter­ity. See Ram­bles Through Swords on UTube or web­site: sword­sher­itage.com Phone (01) 8400080.


The 23rd in the se­ries was launched dur­ing Her­itage Week by Mayor of ‘Fingal, Cllr Dar­ragh But­ler. Read about ‘old Swords’ in­clud­ing some new sto­ries of the 1916 Ris­ing, how a lit­tle girl from Mayo made her home in Swords, and grow­ing up in the Swords of the 40/50s . Avail­able at Card & Party Shop, Main Street (Be­side Euro Shop), Spar Su­per­mar­ket Swords Manor and Swords Mu­seum, Carnegie Li­brary, North Street. Phone (01) 8400080.


Le­gion of Mary in­vites new mem­bers to join the weekly prae­sid­ium in the Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords on a Mon­day evening at 7p.m


Meets at BASE Cen­tre, Brack­en­stown, Swords on Thurs­day. Come along for a cup of tea and a chat. We do var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties – check out our Face­book page to find out what we get up to. If you are think­ing of join­ing us, give PRO Mary a call on 086 3218167. We are a friendly bunch and al­ways wel­come new mem­bers.


Church clean­ers are ur­gently re­quired. If you have time to spare and can vol­un­teer to make a com­mit­ment for half an hour one ~Fri­day in the month, please Ita Lene­han or Pat O’Reilly or phone them in the Sac­risty Mon­day to ‘Fri­day from 10.30 to 11 am at 01-8500547.


They are in need of driv­ers to drive lo­cal pa­tients to and from their chemo­ther­apy treat­ments in our part­ner Dublin Hos­pi­tals (St. James, The Mater,, Tal­laght & St. Vin­cents) Driver ex­penses are paid. Tele­phone Re­becca on 01 2316642 or email; trans­port@ irish­cancer.ie


Driv­ers needed. If you have an hour to spend each week they are look­ing for driv­ers to de­liver meals to peo­ple in Swords area around mid-day. The role is purely vol­un­tary, un­paid. Please con­tact Paul McCor­mack at PH: 0857232825.


Swords Com­mu­nity Re­spon­ders is a new life sav­ing group for Swords. A pub­lic in­for­ma­tion meet­ing will be held on Tue 23rd Feb at 7.30 pm in the Old School House Pub, Church Road. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact sword­scfr@\gmail.com


Men’s Shed is a group for men with time on their hands. The amount of time is dif­fer­ent for each pair of hands, so if you are work­ing and pre­par­ing for re­tire­ment, long or short term un­em­ployed, work­ing and look­ing for a bet­ter work/life bal­ance, run­ning a small busi­ness or out of work for a med­i­cal rea­son, we are worth a visit so that you can made your own mind up about us and what we do. We chat over tea/cof­fee about life and projects we have go­ing and some peo­ple use the work­shop equip­ment in­clud­ing wood turn­ing lathes and make lots of stuff... We are try­ing hard to get big­ger space so that we can bet­ter ac­com­mo­date the needs of our mem­bers and they many vis­i­tors we have. We are open Mon­days and Wed­nes­day from 10 am to 4 pm (ex­cept bank hol­i­days) in the RIASC Cen­tre off the Feltrim Road; which is be­side Swords Busi­ness Park and across from the Plough­man Pub – on the 43 Bus Route


Their new shop is now open at Dublin Street, Swords, (be­side Ed­die Rock­ets) Open from 10 am to 5 pm Mon­day to Satur­day. Phone 8902784.


The club are hold­ing Be­gin­ners bridge classes start­ing Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 16th at 7.30pm in River­val­ley Com­mu­nity Hall, con­tact Ail­ish Bishop 8401168,


Those in ur­gent need of vol­un­teers. Ever think of vol­un­teer­ing? It’s a won­der­ful way to give some­thing back, 3 or 4 hours a week is all that is re­quired. Vol­un­teers needed for home visi­ta­tions and Vin­cent’s shops. Please con­tact Siobhan Tyrrell at 01 81984814 or Siobhan.tyrrell@sv­peast.ie


O.N.E (Or­ga­ni­za­tion FOR EX-SER­VICE­MEN & WOMEN). The Fr. James Gil­more Branch is now re­cruit­ing. How you can join ‘ONE’. As a full mem­ber you must be a for­mer/re­tired serv­ing mem­ber of the De­fence Forces, Civil De­fence, Red cross and An Garda Siochana. As an As­so­ciate-Mem­ber open to any­one who would like to be af­fil­i­ated to a branch of O.N.E. As a friend of O.N.E. open to any­one who sim­ply wishes to sup­port O.N.E. in its work and en­deav­ours. Meet­ings held on the 2nd Thurs­day of each month in St. Paul’s Foot­ball Club, Grace­field Ave., Ar­tane, Dublin, 5 at 8.00 pm. Come along or con­tact Chair­man 086 8444600 Sec­re­tary/ PRO 086 3619167 .


‘Fingal Coun­selling Ser­vice is a com­mu­nity based vol­un­tary coun­selling ser­vice pro­vid­ing con­fi­den­tial, non-di­rec­tive coun­selling on a one-to-one ba­sis. The ser­vice of­fers a safe and con­fi­den­tial en­vi­ron­ment where clients are en­cour­aged and sup­ported while work­ing through their dif­fi­cul­ties. This ser­vice can be a life­line to peo­ple when they are most vul­ner­a­ble. If you would like to at­tend the ser­vice please call us on 8902596. The phone line is open from 10 am to 1 pm, Mon­day to Fri­day. A an­swer ser­vice is in place for out­side those hours, please leave a mes­sage and we will re­turn your call. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on our ser­vice, visit our web­site http:// www.coun­sellingatfin­gal.com/


Swords Li­ons Club is all about giv­ing some­thing back to their com­mu­nity. Its motto is ‘We Serve’. The group meets on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month at 8pm in the Mal­dron Ho­tel, Dublin Air­port. New mem­bers most wel­come. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing or would like more de­tails please con­tact Mau­rice Kealy on 086 8305917 or Mar­ion Con­neely on 087 9687903.


St. Colmcille’s Par­ish Bethany Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group seeks new mem­bers. Are you a good lis­tener? Would you like to help be­reaved peo­ple? Full train­ing will be given by pro­fes­sion­als. En­quiries to Terri 8403243 or Sr. Mary (5-7pm) 8404323.


Meet on al­ter­nate Tues­days at Air­side Premier Inn. If you wish to im­prove your speak­ing skills why not check out their web­site: www. east­coast­toast­mas­ters.com.


The Group now sing at the new Satur­day evening 6.30 pm Vigil Mass in St Colmcille’s Church (3 Satur­days a month). They are ea­gerly re­cruit­ing mu­si­cians and singers to come and join in song. Con­tact Zita at 087 6240608 or meet the group af­ter Mass.


Does the thought of speak­ing in pub­lic or mak­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion fill you with anx­i­ety? Pub­lic speak­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion and lead­er­ship skills are es­pe­cially im­por­tant par­tic­u­larly in the cur­rent eco­nomic cli­mate for job in­ter­views, busi­ness meet­ings or as part of a vol­un­tary group. Toast­mas­ters of­fer you an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove your pub­lic speak­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion and lead­er­ship skills in a fun and friendly at­mos­phere. Swords Toast­mas­ters Club meet on al­ter­nate Mon­days at 8 o’clock in the Carnegie Court Ho­tel in North Street, Swords. Vis­i­tors and new mem­bers are wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Sea­mus 087 8144149 or Eoin 086 0397422,


The Bethany Be­reave­ment Sup­port Groupp (Swords Par­ish) – Meet­ings are held in St. Colmcille’s Par­ish Of­fice, Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords. Please Note new time of 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm on the sec­ond and last Mon­day of each month. If you are suf­fer­ing the pain of loss through be­reave­ment you are wel­come to at­tend the meet­ings. Bethany mem­bers are trained to lis­ten and help peo­ple un­der­stand and come to terms with their loss. Meet­ings are in­for­mal; group sup­port or one-to-one ba­sis. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please phone (af­ter 6 pm) Terri 8403243, Brid 086 6006397, Mary 8402652 or Mary 8403266. The ser­vice is free and con­fi­den­tial.

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