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Published 02/10/2012 | 17:00

SWORDS VOICES -- The 19th in the Swords Voices series produced by Swords Historical Society is now available. Read about growing up in Mountgorry, The Swords of Bygone Days, History of Old Borough, interspersed by old photos. €5.00 each available at Audrey's Newsagents, North St., Swords or Swords Museum, Carnegie Library. Phone 8400080.

RECENT DEATH

Swords people were saddened at the recent death of Mrs Margaret Thorpe. Well known as a community activist in Tidy Towns, Horticultural Society, Heritage Group and many other voluntary groups in the town, she will be sadly missed for her down to earth way of looking at life. 'Ask Mrs Thorpe, she'll know' was a common saying in Swords and she usually did. Sincere sympathy is extended to her family and many friends. Swords will not be the same without her.

IRISH MASS

Irish mass has recommenced after its Summer break at 11 am in Church of the Visitation, Drynam on Sundays.

FINGAL GENEALOGY

Root Tracing Service for the Fingal area. Open weekdays 1 p.m. to 4.30 pm at the Carnegie Library, North St.,Swords. Phone 8400080 or email fingalgenealogy@gmail.com. www. Rootsireland.ie

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..

BAPTISMS

Arrangements for booking Baptisms at St. Colmcille's Church have changed. 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.

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).

SWORDS TOASTMASTERS

Does the thought of public speaking or making a presentation terrify you? Public speaking and presentations are a part of life for most students, business people and many volunteers. There is a simple solution to glossophobia (fear of public speaking). It's not only simple it's fun, it's supportive, it's not expensive and you set your own pace. Join Swords Toastmasters and improve your public speaking, presentation and leadership skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. We meet in the Carnegie Court Hotel every second Monday. Next meeting September 24th. Come along and have a look! No commitment and a great welcome. We'll even give you a cuppa www.swordstoastmasters.ie, call Robbie on 086 4021225 or e mail us on hello@swordstoastmasters.ie.

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.

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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