Bailieborough News 21st August 2014

Bailieborough News. August 21st 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.



Sr. Geraldine Carolan from Crossmakeelan, who is on a rare home holiday from South Africa received what she described as a very generous donation towards her missionary work with the Sisters of the Assumption out there. The presentation cheque came from the Dancing for Pleasure committee, who hold a monthly dance in the Community Centre.

She explained how valuable the gift would be on account of the euro being worth about one third more than the local currency out there, the rand.

It was a rare coincidence that the presentation coincided with the Feast of the Assumption.


Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s

Sunday, September 21st.


Photography Exhibition

Bailieborough photographers will have an exhibition of their work at the Library from Friday next, August 22nd to Thursday, September 4th. The exhibition will be launched on Thursday, August 21st at 7pm and all are welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be served on the night. Contact Shirley at 086 0701101 for further details.


Parish Celebration

To mark the Retirement from the Parish of Fr. John Murphy, there will be a Mass of Thanks and Farewell on Wednesday, August 27th at 7.30pm in St. Annes. It will be followed by a cuppa and some entertainment in the Community Centre. All welcome.


New Youth Group

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to do Drama? Learn a new skill? Help with Homework or just make new friends? Breffni Integrated are starting a new Youth Group for children aged 11 to 17. You can help decide what this Youth Group can be. Please come to Beckscourt Resource Centre on Tuesday next, August 26th at 6.00pm, for further information.


Bailieborough Poetry Festival

There is still lots of time to enter the 2014 Bailieborough Poetry Festival, entries close on September 26th. Submissions should be emailed to Please ensure that you have read the conditions of entry, particularly the submission guidelines which are available at:


Cemetery Sunday

The Annual Blessing of the Graves takes place in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday, September 7th commencing at 2.00pm. Now would be an ideal time to look after a relative’s or loved one’s grave or plot. The Cemetery always looks well and is very well minded and tidied but a little extra work would have it in pristine condition.


Baby and Toddler Group: Bailieborough Baby and Toddler Group meets at the Library, Market Square every Wednesday morning from 10.30am-12pm (except school holidays). Loads of toys for all ages. Enjoy a nice cuppa while making new friends. No charge. Ph 042 9665779 for further details.


Knock – St. Vincent DePaul Society Pilgrimage

The annual St. Vincent DePaul Society Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 13th. There will be a bus leaving the Community Centre at 8.30am. Booking with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street before Friday, September 5th.



There will be ‘story time’ for kids aged 4-7years at the Library every Wednesday from 11am to 11.45am for the month of August.


Bailieborough Business Centre has 300 sq ft available to rent at the moment. Facilities include, free parking, reception cover, meeting rooms, kitchen facilities and capacity to connect to the proposed E-fibre broadband, if you are interested call : 042-969-4716 or email:


Bailieborough Walking Group

August 20th – Deerpark Forest, Virginia
(E) Walk 45 – 60 min. (M) Walk 1 hour 30 min (approx.).
Depart Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Meeting at Virginia Rugby Club, entrance to Deerpark Forest at 7.15pm. Next week’s walk, Billis, Ballyjamesduff. All welcome.


National Grandparents Pilgrimage

The 8th National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday, September 14th. Blessing of the Sick will take place at 2.30pm and Mass will be at 3.00pm—with the Chief Celebrant being Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio. Everyone welcome. Children are invited to compose a prayer for their grandparents and send it to: C.G.A. Office, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo. All prayers will be displayed in the Basilica and blessed during Mass.


Leisure Centre

Youth Membership for Summer months. €20.00 for 30 days
up to 17 years age / under 8 must be accompanied by adult.

Do you want to learn how to swim ? or can swim and want to work on your fitness and technique ? We have classes to suit all levels from complete beginner to those competing in triathlons.  Call us on 042 9666644 for dates etc starting soon.

Summer Intensive lessons for children.. Mon- Fri. I hour class every day. All levels catered for. Various dates available

Check us out on  or find us on facebook for regular updates.



Abair Leat fun Irish conversational class at the Library every Tuesday 1pm-2pm. Fluent Irish not necessary. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome and there is no charge.

Craft Group at Library every Friday 10.30am-1pm. Sharing of skills for all lovers of things hand-made. Refreshments will be provided and there is no charge.

Mother and Toddler Group at Library every Wednesday 10.30am-12pm. A wide variety of toys for toddlers while Mums and Dads enjoy a chat. All welcome and there is no charge.

Citizens Advice at Library every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm. Free advice on all entitlements.


East Cavan Gaels GAA – Club News 18th August 2014

Hurling/Camogie Camp 2014; This week!

Following on from last year’s hugely successful camp, the biggest in the county, ECG in conjunction Cavan Hurling Development will have another camp this year. It is from this Tue/Wed/Thur 19/20/21 August. We hope to see all our regular hurlers there. It costs just €15 for the 3 days. Registration is from 9.30am each day. Contact Eoin Morrissey, Cavan Hurling Development 087 289 6735 or Willie Gaughran ECG HC 086 164 9280.

Development draw; To continue the work of developing hurling in the region we have our annual draw for 2 Premium Level tickets to the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Lines are just €2 and we look forward to the local communities continuing support for hurling. Lines/cards are available from all players, managers, coaches and mentors. Good Luck!

U12/14/16; Another very positive days hurling, this time from our U14 squad who partook in the St.Feilims Hurling Club blitz today reaching the Cup final. With teams from Longford, Westmeath, Cavan and Limerick this would turn out to be a great days hurling.

The boys started with a hard fought win over Annalee Gaels followed by a good victory over Longford’s Wolfe Tones in the semi-final particularlyafter digging deep to force extra time and points from Jack Barry and Eoin Morrissey securing a one point win in extra time.

On to the Cup final v St. Patricks from Limerick where the Treaty men proved a step too far for our lads but they can hold their heads high as one of the main standard bearers at this age grouping in the county. Fine performances all-round the squad but particularly good from Callum Gorham, Cillian Traynor and Jack Barry but ALL the boys can be very satisfied with their performances on the day especially as we were carrying a couple of injuries and a smaller than normal squad.

Very special thanks to St.Feilims Hurling Club for hosting this inter-county club blitz. These games are very valuable for club development and their forward thinking is to be commended.

A great days hurling.

Our first ever Under 16 squad will make their debut in the league near the end of August.

With the Under 12 /14/16 championships on the horizon we are always on the lookout for new players. No previous experience required. Our experienced team will help you along the way. Equipment supplied to new players to give hurling a go. Drop into any training session or contact Kathryn O’Flynn on 087 2441371

Under 6/8/10; Our summer blitzes continued when we made a welcome return to Shercock GAA for a blitz on Wednesday last with games v Castleblayney and Carrick Emmets. No blitz this coming week due to the Camp.

Hurleys/Helmets; New hurleys/helmets have arrived. Contact Willie at any of the summer blitzes.

Training times and venues;

Under 12/14/16; Training for all on Wednesday at 7.15 in St. Anne’s Park.

Contact Kathryn for further details 087 244 1371.  

U6/8/10;.Blitzes only on Wednesdays during August. No blitz this week due to camp. New players always welcome.

Kingscourt Tuesday training will return on 26th August, Bailieborough on 29th.

For U8/10 contact Willie 086 164 9280.


Citizens Information Service

Co. Cavan Citizens Information Service is in the Library, Bailieborough every Tuesday from 1.30 – 2.30pm. Information on Social Welfare, Employment, Tax, Health etc… A Free and Confidential Service. Tel. 0761 07 5200.


Alcoholics Anonymous

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


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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447, Edel Fox 086 1004030 or Geraldine Gormley 087 7949448.



Are you feeling isolated, alone, stressed out or depressed? If so, there is always help available by contacting the Samaritans at 1850 60 9090.


If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.