Sunday 18 March 2018

Annual Show will take place

Annual Show will take place on August 4 next (Bank Holiday Monday) at St. Columba's Parish Centre, Old Borough School, Church Road Swords. There are classes for flowers, vegetables, fruit, hobbies, art, children's classes. You do not need to be an expert to enter. For catalogue and further details


Annual Show will take place on August 4 next (Bank Holiday Monday) at St. Columba's Parish Centre, Old Borough School, Church Road Swords. There are classes for flowers, vegetables, fruit, hobbies, art, children's classes. You do not need to be an expert to enter. For catalogue and further details


Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday, August 9. Coach departs from 'The Star' at 8 am sharp. Cost of coach is €15. Stopover for breakfast/snack en route. Evening meal/carvery on return at Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. For booking contact Mary 087 2711376 or Ita 01 8402268.


Are looking for a Relief Coordinator. A person who would be willing to provide back-up support to the existing co-coordinators, e.g. provide cover for a short period or in an emergency as a Relief Co-coordinator. You will help to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day activities and associated tasks. Generally the time requirement would be 3 hours per day for 2 days. The role is purely voluntary. Please contact Paul McCormack at Ph: 085723282.


In order to facilitate summer holidays for the priests the 10 am Mass on on Sundays will be dropped for July and August. It will return on Sunday, September 14. 10 am Masses on Sundays are available at Drynam and Rivervalley.


Entries are now being taken for the annual Short Story/Poetry/ and What Swords Means to me Competitions. Particulars and entry form from (01) 8400080 or Results announced during Swords Heritage Week, last week in September.


The 21st in the series will e published in September (Swords Heritage Week).. If you have a tale to tell about 'old Swords' or photos to loan or donate please get in touch. Phone 8400080 - Swords Historical Society. Email: -


Lourdes Parish Pilgrimage Sunday to Friday, September 7 to 12. 7. Spiritual Leader Fr. Michael Carey Adm. Price includes return flight Dublin Lourdes. Return airport transfer to Lourdes. 5 nights accommodation at Hotel Roissy Full board basis; services of a travel representative in Lourdes. Extras: Single room supplement €175 for duration of stay. Airport taxes €75. Insurance €25. Bookings Parish Office Colette 8407277 Louise 8401188.


St. Columba's Church is running car boots sales every Saturday from May to September, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Carpark at the Old Borough School, Church Road, Swords. Cost is €10 for cars, €15 for 7-seaters/estates and €20 for vans. Gates open to sellers at 9.30 am. For further information, email


A Graphic Novel telling the story of the Battle, beautifully produced locally. Also a version in Irish. Further details from Levins Print PH: 8902055


Swords Lions Club is all about 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 Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport. New members 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.


St. Colmcille's Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group seeks new members. Are you a good listener? Would you like to help bereaved people? Full training will be given by professionals. Enquiries to Terri 8403243 or Sr. Mary (5-7pm) 8404323.


If you wish to trace your roots in the Fingal area who not visit the centre at Carnegie Library, North St., Swords. Open Weekdays 1 pm to 4.30 pm. Various local sources available to research. Phone 8400080 email: www.


Bethany trained people are available to provide support to those grieving after the loss of a loved one. This is a free, confidential service. The group meet on the second and lst Monday of each month from 7.30 pm to 8.30pm at the Parish Office, Parochial House, Seatown Rd Swords. For further information please phone Mary at 8402652 or Brid 086 6006397 after 6 pm. Open to all Fingal residents.


Fr. James Gilmore Branch meets on the first Tuesday of Every month in St. Paul's, Gracefield Ave., Artane, Dublin 5 at 8.00pm. Chairman: Dessie O'Hara phone 086 8444600; Secretary Sean Shinners, Ph: 086 3619167, Treasurer John Whelan 087 9611945. New Members always welcome.


Is now open at The Parochial House, Seatown Road. Telephone as before 8407277


Change of arrangement for booking Baptisms: Parents requesting baptism for their child please call to the Parish Office 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.


Limited availability of hall hire and meeting room at the Centre. Email:


Meet on alternate Tuesdays at Airside Premier Inn. If you wish to improve your speaking skills, visit their website:


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.


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.


Now 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).


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.


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


Classes with Grainne Griffin TGRG at Colmcille's GAA Club, Swords Mondays and Wednesdays 5 to 6 pm. For further information Tel: 087 9549066.


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


Ceilliurfar Aifreann as Gaeilge i Seipeal Na Cuairte Naofa, I n Drinean gach Domhnach as seo amac at 11 a clog are maiden.

Mass in Irish will be celebrated at the Church of the Visitation, Drynam each Sunday at 11 a.m.


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.


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. Your call will be returned.


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.


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.


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 Phone 087 1394347


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. New members always welcome.



There is Bingo every Wednesday Night at 8.45 p.m. in O'Dwyers GAA Clubhouse, Bremore, Balbriggan, where Great Prizes can be won. Everyone is welcome to come along.


Day outing to Mullingar will take place on Saturday 9th August. Busses will depart Saints Peter and Paul's Church Car Park at 9 a.m. sharp. All senior citizens are welcome to come along. The cost for over 66s is €25 per person; while the cost for those under 66 is €55 per person. As there will only be two busses spaces are limited, so persons wishing to travel should submit their names and payments by Monday, July 28, at the latest - names will not be accepted after that date; by contacting (086) 3234590, (086) 3724647 or 8412745.

Balbriggan Senior Citizens Group invite all senior citizens over the age of 60 to drop-in to the Senior Citizens Hall, High Street, any weekday morning from 10 a.m. – 12 noon for a chat, cup of tea, read the papers, watch television or enjoy any of the activities taking place in the centre.

Balbriggan Senior Citizens Group weekly Bingo sessions take place on Tuesdays in the Senior Citizens Hall at 8.30 p.m. You do not have to be a senior citizen to attend the Bingo.

Fingal Independent