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Thursday 30 October 2014

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Published 16/10/2012 | 11:09

CRAFT FAIR -- The Senior Citizens Centre, Chapel Lane, Swords are having a Craft Fair on Friday 19th October starting at all a.m. Why not pay a visit and snap up a bargain.

BAPTISMS

Change of arrangement for booking Baptisms: Parents requesting baptism for their child please call to the Parish Office, 42 North Street to complete a Baptism Registration Form. Please bring baby's Birth Certificate. Parish Office Hours are Monday to Friday 9.15a.m to 12. 30 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm to 4 p.m.

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. Don't forget if you have a tale to tell, please get in touch.

HISTORY TALK

Fingallian Privateers in the American Revolutionary War: An illustrated lecture by Sean T. Rickard USN (RET) MA will take place on Thursday 25th October at8p.m. at the Strand Bar, Main Street, Rush. Hosted by Loughshinney & Rush Historical Society. Contribution €3 per person.

IRISH MASS

Irish mass takes place 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

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.

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.

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. For further information contact 086 3814422. Fáilte roimh chách.

FINGAL GENEALOGY

Liam 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 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.

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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