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Published 04/12/2012 | 11:30

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Change of arrangement for booking Baptisms at St. Colmcille's Church: 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.

MASS BOUQUETS CARDS

Christmas mass bouquets cards are now available in the Sacristy (St. Colmcille's) and Parish Office. All Masses on Christmas Day will be offered for then intentions of the donors of these cards:

LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS

Local history books make excellent Christmas presents for relatives and friends abroad. In the latest edition of Swords Voices, read about growing up in Mountgorry, The Swords of Bygone Days, History of Old Borough, interspersed with old photos. Some back numbers also available. €5.00 each available at Audrey's Newsagents, North St., Swords or Swords Museum, Carnegie Library. Phone 8400080. Also XL Newsagents, Main Street.

PARISH CENTRE

Limited availability of hall hire and meeting room at the St. Columba's Parish Centre. For more information or to book the hall, email oldboroughschool@gmail.com

RECENT DEATHS

Sincere sympathy is extended to the families and friends of Maureen Browne, Oaklands Park; Deborah Rafferty, Broadmeadows; and Michael Sharkey, Jugback Lane.

PROBUS

The Club for retired professional and business people meet on alternate Wednesday at the Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords.

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 each available at Audrey's Newsagents, North St., Swords or Swords Museum, Carnegie Library. Phone 8400080.

IRISH MASS

Irish mass takes place at 11 am in Church of the Visitation, Drynam on Sundays.

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.

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 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.

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 p.m. All Ex-Servicemen and women are welcome to join. If interested, contact Conor Swords 086 8634655 or Sean Shinners (01) 8401715.

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). 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.

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).

PRAYER GROUP

A prayer group meets every Wednesday night at 8 pm in the Emmaus Retreat Centre in Swords. This is a Charismatic prayer group. 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.

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.

CEILI CLASSES

Ceili classes for 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.

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

MRS QUINN'S SHOP

Open at River Mall (opposite Wise Owl) Donations of clothes, bric-a-brac, books etc gratefully accepted. All proceeds to 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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