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The 19th in the series will be launched on August 28th next at The Star, Main Street by Cllr.Cian O'Callaghan, Mayor of Fingal. Also presentation of Literary awards as part of Swords Heritage Week Why not come along and enjoy the craic. Starting 8.00 pm. Phone 8400080.

HISTORIC SWORDS WALK

Walk Around Historic Swords with Swords Tidy Towns Committee. Starting at Swords Castle Park at 3p.m. on Sunday. Taking in St.Colmcille's Well,St.Columba's and Flora and Fauna of SwordsValley Park. All welcome.

ARTISTS

Why not exhibit your paintings in the unique setting of St Columba's Church. This is where the town of Swords began. Starting August 30th until Sept/. 1st. Profits go to church funds. Phone for details 8400080 email swordsheritage@ eircom.net.

ART EXPO AT ST. COLUMBA'S

The launch takes place on Thursday, August 30 at 8pm. All welcome. It continues on August 31 and September 1 from 1 to 5 pm. View the work of local artists in this ancient setting.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC

There is a Blood Donor Clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, September 12 and 13 from 5 p.m.to 8.30p.m at Fingallians GAA Club Lawless Memorial Park, Swords (off Estuary Roundabout) Donor Line: 1850 731 137

CAR BOOT SALES

It's time to clar out all that clutter, full up that car and head for the Old Borough National School, Church Rd., Swords, where there will be Car Boot Sales in aid of St. Columba's Church beginning on June 9th and continuing every Saturday during July and August from 11 am to 2pm. The gates will be open for sellers from 10am. Admission Cars €10, 7seaters/Estates €15 and Vans €20 Come along and turn that clutter into cash!

NO BAPTISMS

Baptisms at St Colmcille's Church will not be celebrated during the month of August. Bookings for baptisms will not be held in St Colmcille's Church during the month of August. Bookings for Baptisms will resume in September. Bookings will no longer take place on Wednesday morning. All bookings for Baptisms will take place on designated Saturdays only. It is recommended to look at the parish website or the notice board at the back of the church for new dates.

IRISH MASS

Irish Mass in Drynam will not be celebrated during the months of July and August.

VISITOR

Visiting Swords Recently was Kathryn Delafield from Saipan. Her ancestors, the Delafields had roots in the area now called Fieldstown. The family have connections with the Taylors of Swords and the Barnwells. Kathryn had an enjoyable day touring the area with Swords Historical Society members. She visited Fieldstown, Newbarn and also had a tour of Newbridge House.

SWORDS FOLK GROUP

The group now sing at the 6.30pm Vigil Mass at St Colmcille's Church, Swords on Saturday evenings. They urgently require new members. If you can sing or play an instrument they would be delighted to hear from you. Please phone Zita at 087 6240608..

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

See the display in the window of The Star on Main Street, courtesy of Swords History Society. Don't' forget if you have old photos to loan or donate to get in touch. Phone 8400080.

SWORDS LIONS CLUB

Swords Lions Club is all about members 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 Clarion Airport Hotel. New members are 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.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE

BE is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss. This is a healing ministry which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Nest residential weekend will be held on 4th to 6th May in Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords. For further information please contact o1-6790556 or email: bedublin@gmail.com

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.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

Do you know someone with a disability or impairment who is seeking employment or wishes to return to the workplace? If so this may be what you are looking for. It is free and confidential, offering one to one job coaching, which assists people with finding and preparing for employment in the open labour market. For more information please contact: Work4U Office at 8442700.

CRAIC AS GAEILGE

Fingallians GAA have an Irish Language conversation group for all levels in the clubhouse each Wednesday at 9 p.m. Fun and Free. Níos m? eolais? Liam 086 3814422. Fáilte roimh chách.

FINGAL GENEALOGY

A genealogical service for those tracting their roots in the Fingal/North Dublin area. Open weekdays 1 p.m. to 4.30p.m Carnegie Library, North St.,Swords, Co Dublin. Telephone 01-8400080, email: swordsheritage@eircom.net / fingalgenealogy@gmail.com. www. Rootsireland.ie Affiliated to the Irish Family History Foundation Ltd.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Help is at hand. Bethany trained members are available to provide support to those grieving after the loss of a loved one. This is a free, confidential service. The group meets on the second and last Monday of each month from 8.30 to 9.30 pm at the Parish Office, 42 North Street, and Swords. For further information please phone Mary at 8402652 or Bird at 086 6006397 after 6 p.m.

FR. JAMES GILMORE O.N.E.

The Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women - the Fr Gilmore Branch meet on the first Tuesday of every month (January-December). Members meet in St. Pauls F.C. Gracefield Ave., Artane, Dublin, 5 at 8.00 p.m. All Ex-Servicemen and women are welcome to become members of the branch. If you interested please contact Conor Swords 086 8634655 or Sean Shinners (01) 8401715.

SWORDS FOLK GROUP

The Group now sing at the new Saturday evening 6.30pm 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.

BOXING CLUB

Training on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8. pm on Thursdays at River Valley Community Centre, Swords. Please phone for further details 8401065 (Mick Farrell).

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 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.

PRAYER GROUP MEETS

Meet every Wednesday night at 8 pm in the Emmaus Retreat Centre in Swords. This is a Charismatic prayer group and new members are very welcome.

MASS TIMES CHANGE

A St Colmcille's Church, Swords. Saturday: Vigil 6.30 pm in St Colmcille's (no Vigil Mass in Drynam). Sunday: 8.30 am 10 am 11.30am 7.30 pm New Schedule will commence on Saturday 15th Sunday 16th January 2011.

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in St Colmcille's Church, Swords and also on Saturdays from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

LEGION OF MARY

(St. Colmcilles Parish) If you are willing to do voluntary work for your Parish, the Legion of Mary meets every Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the Parish Office, North Street. You are welcome to come and partake: Contact Angela at 8433024 or Sonya at 8401214.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

Supporting the work on the Society of St Vincent de Paul, 1 Castle Shopping Centre, Swords. Phone 8400752. Large range of stock available. Why not give them a call.

CEILI CLASSES (ADULTS)

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

MEALS ON WHEELS

Volunteer drivers are always needed to deliver meals in the Swords area around mid-day. It would take no more than an hour of your time and can be done on a fortnightly basis. Please call Joan on 087 6963813.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

If you are interested in supporting those who have been bereaved, or if you would like to become a member of the Bethany Bereavement Support Group, please phone 8403242 or 8402652 for further details. Also visit www. bethany.ie

DEPRESSION SUPPORT

Support through depression. Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of others, providing vital information and emotional support. If you would like to know more contact John Bennett, Volunteer Support Officer Aware Ph: 6617211 email:johnbennett@aware

COUNSELLING SERVICE

Do you need help with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or any life crisis situation? There is a voluntary community service at BASE (Brackenstown Adult Scene of Education) For appointment please phone 8902596 10 a.m. to 1 pm or leave a message at anytime.

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 new friends or meet old friends.

IRISH DANCING

Grainne Griffin, TGRG at St Colmcille's GAA, Swords. 1 Hand Dance Classes starting on Wednesday May 4th 8.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Phone 087 9549066

SWORDS' LADIES' CLUB

Members meet every Tuesday upstairs in the Senior Citizens Centre at 8.30 pm New members always welcome.

MRS QUINN'S SHOP

Open at River Mall (opposite Wise Owl) Donations of clothes, bric-a-brac, books etc gratefully accepted. All proceeds in aid of National Council for the Blind. 087 1394347.

PROBUS CLUB

The Club for retired professional and business people meets at the Carnegie Court Hotel, North St., Swords on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.

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