FINGAL HERITAGE NETWORK
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.
ST. COLMCILLE’S PARISH
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.
ST. COLMCILLE’S PARISH
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.
ST COLMCILLE’S PARISH:
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.
ICS DRIVER SERVICE
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
MEALS ON WHEELS
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.
NEW LIFE SAVING GROUP
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
SWORDS MEN’S SHED
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
IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
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.
SWORDS BRIDGE CLUB
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.email@example.com
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.
SWORDS FOLK GROUP
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.