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Swords CAROL SER­VICE:

St. Colm­cille’s Church, Swords, takes place on Sun­day 9th De­cem­ber at 5.00 pm. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Choir Mas­ter Mor­gan Crow­ley, it will be a won­der­ful pre­sen­ta­tion of sea­sonal car­ols. You are wel­come to sup­port the choir by bring­ing along fam­ily and friends.

FIN­GAL HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY (SWORDS)

Christ­mas Flower Ar­range­ments for the Home A TALK BY Christo­pher White will take place on Tues. 11th De­cem­ber next. Christo­pher will demon­strate sim­ple & el­e­gant ideas to dec­o­rate your home for the fes­tive sea­son. Cost €7 (non mem­bers €10.00 in­cludes tea/cof­fee. Venue St. Colm­cille’s GFC, Swords. to re­serve your place text 086 3343680 or email: [email protected]­gal­hor­ti­cul­tur­al­so­ci­ety.com

RE­CENT DEATHS:

The death oc­curred on Nov. 22nd of lo­cal woman Geral­dine Grif­fin (nee Heron). Her fu­neral took place on 22nd fol­low­ing 10 am Mass at St. Colm­cille’s Church, Swords, to Rolestown Ceme­tery.

AWARE

A sup­port and self-care group for peo­ple who ex­pe­ri­ence de­pres­sion, bipo­lar dis­or­der and mood re­lated con­di­tions takes place ev­ery Tues­day at 7 . 45pm in Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Cen­tre. The group is free to at­tend and no re­fer­ral is needed.

MALAHIDE HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY:FROM

Messines to Car­rick­hill is a talk pre­sented by Tom Burke telling the story of Michael Wall of Car­rick­hill, Portm­rnock who fought in WWL. On Wed­nes­day Dec. 12th 2018 at 8.00 pm. Venue: Pres­by­te­rian Hall, Dublin Road, Malahide.adm €4.00 All wel­come.

BE­REAVE­MENT SUP­PORT

BETHANY BE­REAVE­MENT SUP­PORT GROUP (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 and avail­able to all Fin­gal res­i­dents.

LEC­TIO DIVINA

(St. Colm­cille’s Par­ish) The group have re­sumed their meet­ings on Tues­days from 7.00pm to 8.00pm at the Parochial House, Seatown Road. All wel­come to at­tend if in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing scrip­ture in their lives.

OVESEAS VOL­UN­TEERS :

Vol­un­teer Car­pen­ters, Builders, Me­dia Spe­cial­ists, Early Child­hood Prac­ti­tion­ers, Oc­cu­pa­tional Ther­a­pists, Pri­mary/sec­ondary Teach­ers, Ac­coun­tants, So­cial Work­ers, Farmers re­quired for place­ments in Mis­sion­sin Africa, SE Asia, and the Caribbean. No pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired no Up­per age limit,. vol­un­teer train­ing pro­gramme be­gins 22nd Sept. in Dublin. Open to all. Con­tact Vi­a­tores Christi 353-1-8689986 or email ap­[email protected]­a­toreschr

SWORDS VOICES:

The cur­rent is­sue is now avail­able at the Card & Party Shop, Main Street, and Swords Mu­seum, Carnegie Li­brary, North Street. A var­ied col­lec­tion of sto­ries of the Swords of yesteryear. An in­ter­est­ing read at €5.00. Phone 01 8400080 or email: sword­sher­[email protected] if you have a tale to tell for the next is­sue.

ST COLM­CILLE’S PAR­ISH CHOIR

They need new mem­bers. You don’t have to be a good singer as with prac­tice you will im­prove. If you can get to the church for 11.15 Mass on Sun­days, why not get in touch with Mau­rice at 085 8305917.Men and women of all ages are wel­come. Start­ing again Sun. 2nd Sept.

SWORDS BRIDGE CLUB:

Classes for com­plete be­gin­ners started on Wed­nes­day 19th Septem­ber in River Val­ley Com­mu­nity Hall. Please phone Sea­mus Costello (Teacher) on 087 2890814 or email: swords­bride­club.com for more de­tails. (www.bridge/ swords)

NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN – A MEM­OIR 1935 TO 2015

If you are in­ter­ested in sto­ries of North County Dublin why not read Dan Red­mond’s book re­cently launched at JCS Supermarket, where it is on sale. .Dan has featered in Swords Her­itage Week’s Lit­er­ary com­pe­ti­tions since they be­gan over 20 years ago and was ‘Poet of Fin­gal’ three times.

SUN­DAY MASS CHANGES (ST. COLM­CILLE’S

With ef­fect from Sun­day 1st July 2018, a new week­end ar­range­ment is to come into place in Swords/dry­nam Par­ish. SATUR­DAY Vigil 6.30 pm - Folk Group ( also Par­ish Schools Sacra­men­tal Pro­grammes). SUN­DAY 8.30 am Mass; 10.00 am Mass Dry­nam: 11.15 -Choir.the Sun­day evening Mass for the group­ing of Swords Parishes will be cel­e­brated in St. Cro­nan’s Brack­en­stown.

ORAL HIS­TORY

Don’t for­get the cur­rent edi­tion of Swords Voices is still avail­able at The Card & Party Shop, Main Street and Swords Mu­seum,. Carnegie Li­brary, North Street. Phone (01) 8400080 email: sword­sher­[email protected] If you have a tale to tell about ‘old Swords’ please) get in touch. Back num­bers also avail­able.

CRAFT FAIR

A craft fair takes place on the last Sun­day of ev­ery month from 2-6 pm in the Old Boro Na­tional School with a range of dif­fer­ent sell­ers. It is run in aid of Lau­ra­lynn the chil­dren’s char­ity. We are al­ways look­ing for new crafters to join. If any­body would like any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact Stephanie on 01 8084103. We would love to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble come out to sup­port lo­cal crafters and an amaz­ing char­ity.

SWORDS I.C.A.

We meet in BASE Cen­tre, Brack­en­stown Road Swords at 8 p.m. each Thurs­day. . Any­one is in­ter­ested in join­ing, con­tact P.R.O. Mary Nu­gent at 086 3218167, for in­for­ma­tion on all their ac­tiv­i­ties..

SWORDS MU­SEUM

The mu­seum is open week­days from 1.30 to 4.30 pm at the Carnegie Li­brary, North Street. Also Fin­gal Ge­neal­ogy for those who wish to trace their Fin­gal­lian roots. Phone (01) 8400080 email fin­gal­ge­neal­[email protected]

DE­FIB­RIL­LA­TOR

The aim is to have the de­fib­ril­la­tor in a housed coded unit in Swords; avail­able to all mem­bers of the pub­lic should a per­son go into car­diac ar­rest. This is a fully vol­un­tary group who re­spond to 999 calls of car­diac ar­rest, stroke, chok­ing and heart at­tacks in Swords, in con­junc­tion with NAS. Vol­un­teers (res­i­dent in Swords, vet­ted, over 18 years and full li­cense) are sought. See Face book page or email sword­[email protected] Full train­ing given.

COM­PUT­ERS FOR THE TER­RI­FIED

If you are frus­trated by your lack of com­puter skills why not check the cour­ses in Com­put­ers, ipads & Tablets for older peo­ple… Cour­ses run once a week for 5 or 6 weeks and are free of charge. They are held in Bal­brig­gan, Malahide, Swords and var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Dublin. Phone (01) 4756989.

LIONS CLUB

Swords and District Lions Club is all about giv­ing some­thing back to their com­mu­nity. Its motto is’ We Serve’ The club meets on the sec­ond Mon­day and fourth Tues­day of each month at the Mal­dron Air­port Ho­tel. New mem­bers most wel­come. If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing or would like more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Mau­rice Kealy on 086 8305917 or Sean Quigley on 087 2440835. We are on Face­book.:

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

AIF­RE­ANN GEALACH

All are wel­come to at­tend the Ir­ish lan­guage Mass at 11 a.m. each Sun­day in the Church of the Vis­i­ta­tion, Dry­nam, Kin­sa­ley.

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.

IR­ISH CAN­CER SO­CI­ETY

The Ir­ish Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Driver Ser­vice 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; trans­[email protected] irish­cancer.ie. The so­ci­ety’s new shop is now open at Dublin Street, Swords, (be­side Ed­die Rock­ets) Open from 10 am to 5 pm Mon­day to Satur­day. Phone 8902784.

FIN­GAL GE­NEAL­OGY

Why not trace your roots – Of­fice open at the Carnegie Li­brary North St., Swords. Open week­days from 1 p.m. to 4.30 pm - Ex­ten­sive range of lo­cal records, pho­tos etc. Phone 8400080 email: fin­gal­ge­neal­[email protected]

ST. VIN­CENT DE PAUL

The so­ci­ety is 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 Siob­[email protected]­peast.ie

VIN­CENTS

Sup­port­ing the work on the So­ci­ety of St Vin­cent de Paul, 1 Cas­tle A Shop­ping Cen­tre, Swords. Phone 8400752. Large range of stock avail­able.

IR­ISH LAN­GUAGE CON­VER­SA­TION GROUP:

Fin­gal­lians GAA Club each Wed­nes­day at 9 pm. Suit­able for all lev­els. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Liam at 086 3814422. Failte roimh chách.

O.N.E. MEET­INGS

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 Trea­surer 087 9611945.

COUN­SELLING SER­VICE

Do you need help with de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety, re­la­tion­ship dif­fi­cul­ties or any life cri­sis sit­u­a­tion? There is a vol­un­tary com­mu­nity ser­vice at BASE Re­source Cen­tre, Brack­en­stown, Swords. For ap­point­ment please phone 8902596 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or leave a mes­sage at any­time. Your call will be re­turned.

PAR­ISH CEN­TRE FOR HIRE

ST. COLUMBA’S PAR­ISH CEN­TRE, SWORDS Lim­ited avail­abil­ity of hall hire and meet­ing room at the Cen­tre. Email: old­bor­ough­[email protected]

EAST COAST TOAST­MAS­TERS

We 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.

SWORDS TOAST­MAS­TERS:

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 eco- nomic 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 con­tact Sea­mus 087 8144149 or Eoin 086 0397422,

ADULT CEILI CLASSES

Classes at Scoil an Duinin­nigh, Kin­sealy, Swords. Mon­days 8.30 pm to 10 pm Be­gin­ners wel­come. Phone 087 9549066.

SE­NIOR CIT­I­ZEN CEN­TRE

You are wel­come to come along and take part in the ac­tiv­i­ties and par­tic­i­pate in classes.

You may en­joy a cup of tea, a chat, read news­pa­pers or re­lax af­ter shop­ping. The Cen­tre opens at 10 a.m. Mon­day to Fri­day.

For in­for­ma­tion phone 8407589 or call to the cen­tre at Chapel Lane, Swords.

Why not drop in and make some new friends or meet old friends.

SWORDS LADIES CLUB

Mem­bers meet ev­ery Tues­day up­stairs in the Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Cen­tre at 8.30 pm Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude trips to the theatre, mu­si­cal shows, talks on top­ics of in­ter­est and ac­tiv­i­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing in Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s Clubs com­pe­ti­tions. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.

Bal­brig­gan MU­SIC CLASSES

Weekly tin whis­tle ev­ery Wed­nes­day. Chil­dren 7.00 - 7.30. Adults 8.00 - 8.30. Then we have set danc­ing from 8.30 to 10.00. All new mem­bers wel­come. All the ad­bove held in the Glebe North.

CRE­ATIVE WRIT­ING CLASSES

Ardg­illan Cas­tle, Bal­brig­gan, started Wed 3rd Oct from 10.3012.30. €120 for 10 wks. Classes are re­laxed and in­for­mal. Con­tact Ross on 0851395320. E: [email protected] hot­mail.com

WRITER’S GROUP

The Bal­brig­gan Writer’s Group meets ev­ery Satur­day in the li­brary from 11am un­til 1pm. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come – just come along on the day! ! Email: bal­brig­gan­li­[email protected]­gal.ie

JU­NIOR PARK RUNS

The Ju­nior Park Run at Bre­more Cas­tle con­tin­ues this Sun­day at 9.30am. Ju­nior parkruns are 2km long and cater for 4 to 14 year olds, free of charge pro­vid­ing a fun and safe en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren to en­joy. ex­er­cise. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact www.parkrun.ie.

ARDG­ILLAN CRE­ATIVE WRITER’S

Meet ev­ery Satur­day in Ardg­illan Cas­tle be­tween 10.30 and 12.30 for en­cour­age­ment and sup­port of new, and ex­pe­ri­enced writ­ers in a friendly at­mos­phere

Fin­gal Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Fin­gal County Coun­cil Paul Reid, Laura Mo­ri­arty and Emer O’ Gor­man Di­rec­tor of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment at the Bal­brig­gan Cham­ber Pres­i­dent’s Lunch in the Bracken Court Ho­tel.

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