Bailieborough New Thursday 22nd August 2019

Bailieborough News. August 22nd 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Heritage Week: ‘Walking Among the Dead’: Bailieborough Heritage Society will host a ‘Walk Among the Dead’ as part of Heritage Week. The walk will take place on Saturday next, August 24th from 11am to 12 noon at the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard entrance. We will lead a tour of this graveyard. Along the way we will highlight the more interesting epitaphs and the lives of the people interred therein and those who died during the famine.

This old church and graveyard is behind the Church of Ireland at the junction of Main Street and Church St. Bailieborough. Cars may access the site from the Shercock Road. Parking available at the BDA Centre. Admission is free. For further information, please contact, 0872244159.

Bailieborough Development Association are proud to announce that Phase 1 and 2 of Bailieborough Courthouse regeneration project is complete. We are inviting interested parties who would like to use the space to give us a call for a viewing. The spaces comprise, individual pay per day Hot Desk, Meeting Space, Training Space, Rehearsal and Performance space, Studio space. We have made the space as versatile as possible to suit all different types of use. Please call Lee on 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 or email

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub present National Heritage Week art exhibition ‘Past Times/Pastimes’.
The exhibition runs until 30th  August. All welcome. For further information please contact: or

Trad Musicians Wanted: Calling all amateur traditional musicians. Bailieborough Development Association would like to encourage amateur musicians to come together to share their musical skills and have the craic. This is a social programme, designed to get people out of isolation and to socialise and share skills. Call 042-969-4716 for further information.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, August 21st – Lough an Leagh /Tierworker: Walk1.5/ 2hr hours (approx) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Meet at Royal Breffni carpark . Walk commencing at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, August 28th –Maudabawn:

(M) Walk 1.5 hours. Leaving  Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Meet at St. Patrick’s Church, Gallonreagh, Maudabawn. Walk commences at 7.15pm.  Follow R191 Canningstown /Cootehill Road for 10.5km. Turn right at sign for Maudabawn. All welcome.

Moybologue Historical Society: Heritage Week Event 2019: ‘Old Habits Die Hard: The lore and customs of the old Irish graveyard’ by well known Seanchai and Author Eddie Lenihan, in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker, on Saturday next, 24th August, from 7-9pm. All welcome, refreshments served.

Deepest Condolences: are extended to brothers and sisters, Joe, Mary, John, Eugene, Delia, Patricia, Rosie, Kathleen, Noel and Julie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Michael Murray, Birmingham, England and late of Urcher, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Sunday, 4th August 2019, suddenly in England. Michael was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Mary. Michael’s Funeral Mass took place on Monday, August 12th in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Sunday 25th August: Bailieborough 10:45am–Morning Prayer followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon–Morning Prayer.

Bailieborough Leisure Centre: Bailieborough Leisure Centre are having a ‘Family Fun Day’ at the Centre on Sunday next, August 25th. The event will commence at 3.00pm and it is part of the Centre’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. All are welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to family Kathleen, Bridgid, Eugene, Cathal and Martina, daughter in law, sons in law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours on the death of

Margaret (Maggie) Carolan (nee McDermott), Enagh, Beglieve, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at her residence in her 99th year, on Sunday, August 11th ,  surrounded by her loving family. Maggie was predeceased by her husband Charles, son in law Jim, granddaughter Orla, brothers and sisters. Maggie’s Funeral Mass took place in St Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West, on Tuesday, August 13th  with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.   Well Done!!: Well done to the Bailieborough Shamrocks Senior Ladies side who defeated Ballymachugh by 1-09 to 1-08 in a tight Championship quarter-final played in Ballymachugh on Sunday morning last. The girls will now play Lavey in the semi-final on Sunday next. Also, good luck to the Shamrocks Senior Camogie side, who will play the replay of their Junior Championship game against Kill in St. Annes Park, on Thursday evening at 7.15pm. All support very welcome for both of these games.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl! Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Parish Pastoral Council: A combined meeting of the Bailieborough , Shercock and Killann Pastoral Councils will take place on Monday evening next, August 26th at 8pm in the Parish Centre, Bailieborough. All members are asked to please attend.

The Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2019:

The 7th Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this year from 3rd to 5th October. Building on previous years’ events we have a refreshing group of poets, artists, readers and musicians.

In keeping with past festivals, the festival will open with an art exhibition by Cavan-based artist, Jim McPartlin on the Thursday of the weekend in the arts space of Bailieborough Library. This will be followed by LitLab readings. Over the course of the weekend there will be poetry workshops by visiting poets aimed at participants at all levels of writing experience, interviews, open mic events, the presentation of the Bailieborough Poetry prize and a walking tour of local literary places of interest.

This year’s festival welcomes recently appointed Writer-in-Residence, Anthony J Quinn, who has already become involved in numerous projects in the county and across the pre-Brexit border. He hails from County Tyrone and will be reading his own work and providing advice for aspiring writers.

Visiting poets this year will include Pat Boran and Moya Cannon both of whom will be conducting workshops on the Saturday morning of the festival. Early booking is advised as the workshops are always oversubscribed. Cavan poet Kate Ennals will also feature this year.

The Bailieborough Poetry Prize competition is now open. Closing date for entry is Friday, 6th September 2019.

First prize of €300 for winning poem. Each poem must not exceed 50 lines, and should be typed, single-spaced. The competition is open to anybody who has reached their 18th birthday by the 6th September 2019. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. You may submit as many entries as you wish. A fee of €5 per poem or 3 poems for €10 is payable. Payment should be made via the PayPal button. Further details may be found on

Spanish Lessons with Lydia: Spanish Lessons with Lydia in Bailieborough will take place in the B.D.A. Centre, Shercock Road, (beside the playground) on Tuesday and Wednesday, ¾ September. Group lessons for school children (all ages), adult lessons, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. For more information, call or message Lydia on 087 741 4735.

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of  Andrew (Andy) Hall, Lear, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Virginia on Monday, August 12th. Andy was predeceased by his parents, James and Ethel and brother Jim. Andy’s Funeral Service took place in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 14th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 17-08-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 7, 16, 19, 23.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Oliver and Geraldine Clarke; Raymond Gilsenan; Liam Clarke; PJ O’Brien. Next week’s Jackpot €5,600.

Cemetery Sunday: The annual Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 1st at 12 noon. Each family is asked to bring along a small container of water, which will be blessed during the service. This water will be sprinkled by a family member on the grave before the recitation of the Rosary.

All church stewards are asked to assist with parking and report to the car park at the graveyard by 10.45am. Those attending are kindly requested to follow the instructions of the stewards and to co-operate with them at all times. Members of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee will take up a collection for the upkeep of the cemetery, at various different locations before and after the ceremony. Please give as generously as you can.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

‘Walk for Willow’: The first Anniversary ‘Walk for Willow’ will take place on Saturday, August 31st. This event will host a walk, run and cycle in memory of Baby Willow Clarke and all the beautiful babies who have learned to fly instead of walk. There will be two parts to the event with a 50k/80k Cycle commencing at 10am from the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Registration will be from 9am and the entry fee is €20. The second part of the event is a 5k/10k Walk, Run or Crawl which will commence at 12.30pm, with registration from 12 noon. Entry fees are €10 or €15 for a family. All proceeds will go to Feileacain Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland.  All donations greatly appreciated and all are most welcome to come along and participate in the events.

St. Vincent DePaul Annual Pilgrimage to Knock: The Annual St. Vincent DePaul Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 14th. A bus will be leaving the Community Centre at 8.30am. Bookings with €15 bus fare can be made in Vincent’s Shop, Main St., Bailieborough by Saturday, August 31st.

Cavan Institute: Cavan Institute are hosting an ‘Open Day’ on this Thursday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 4.00pm. Everyone welcome.

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’: ‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September and October 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–August 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm), September 8th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 21st (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group are still going strong with many great memories and hopefully more to come! Not just a craft group, but a place to come, have a cuppa, learn new talents, make new friends and feel very welcome. Everyone is welcome every Friday morning drop in from 10am to 1pm!

Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

Walking programme for people recovering from Cancer:

The Irish Cancer Society’s, Strides for Life walking programme will start in September. The Strides for Life is a walking programme developed for people recovering from cancer treatment. The programme is organised by Cuan, Cavan cancer support centre and will take place in the grounds of the Farnham Estate and Spa Resort, who have very kindly allowed the use of their grounds. Strides for Life, caters for all levels of ability and comprises of a weekly group walk and an individual training programme. Family members or friends are also welcome. Tea/coffee will be available after each walk. Enquiries and pre-registration text/phone 0876486076 or email