Bailieborough News 27th November 2014

Bailieborough News. November 27th 2014. Matthew J. Cullen.

Christmas Lights

Work is nearly completed on putting up the new Christmas  Lights with the ‘Switch On’ planned for Sunday next, 30th November at the Square. The evening will kick off at 3:30pm with Carol Singing and music from the School of Music. Santa will be giving out toys in his new grotto from 3:45pm. Everybody is encouraged to come along and enjoy the festivities.


Word of Thanks

Niamh Crosby would like to thank everyone who prayed, visited and showed support to her and her family through this difficult period in their lives. It was very much appreciated by all of the family. They are holding a Mass of Forgiveness on Friday evening next, November 28th in St. Anne’s at 7.30pm. Everyone is more than welcome. Thank you all so much again. From, Niamh Crosby and all the Crosby Family from Curkish, Bailieborough.


Red Cross Annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party

The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Social organised by the Red Cross will be held in the Bailie Hotel, on Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30pm. Tickets €10, issued via usual channels. Newly retired or those new to the Bailieborough area are very welcome.  Please confirm intention to attend with ticket issuer or by phoning 087 2346526 or 086 2308570 as places are limited.


Balieborough Youth Group: YouTube TV Channel
Do you have something you want to say about your world?
Do you have any news you think should be shared?
Do you have something you want the world to hear your voice?
Do you have an Idea for an online drama?
Bailieborough Youth group is setting up their own YouTube channel and want young people to have their say. We have the camera and editing software! All you need is your voice and an idea of what you want to say to the world.
If you want to take part contact Ronan Geoghegan on 087 2132765 or call the Beckscourt resource centre on 042 9694825.


Bailieborough Community Alert

Bailieborough Community Alert are organising the first ‘Official Walk’ on the newly finished ‘Castle Lake Footpath’ on Friday, December 5th. Meeting point for the walk is the Church Car Park on the Chapel Road side at 1.30pm. We would like to encourage everyone in the Community to come and join us on this momentous occasion. For further details, please contact Niamh Smyth or Adrian Cahill.


East Knockbride N.S.

An Enrolment Evening for Parents and Children who wish to enrol for September 2015, will be held in the school, on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 7pm – 8pm.


Bailieborough Athletic Club

Our Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place on St Stephen’s Day 2014 at 12 noon from the Market Square, Bailieborough. All support is greatly appreciated. A reminder that Senior Athletics Training takes place on the track in St Annes GAA Park, every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. Juvenile training takes place every Thursday at 7.30pm. New athletes always welcome.


Baptism Dates

The Baptism Dates in St. Anne’s Church for December are Sunday, December 7th and 21st.


St. Vincent DePaul Society

You can support your local St. Vincent DePaul Society by buying their Christmas Cards on sale now in Vincent’s Shop, Anne Street–€5 for ten cards. Your continuous support is much appreciated.


Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual Sale

The Annual Bailieborough Church of Ireland Sale will take place on Saturday, 6th December – in the Church Hall at 2pm.  All the usual stalls and more.  Everybody very welcome.


THE 14th Annual CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR takes place in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre @ the Wesleyan Chapel on SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER from 10am – 6pm. Spaces are limited so those wishing to have a stall should book now to avoid disappointment. To book your stall please contact Niamh on 087 998 22 22.


Bailieborough Credit Union Schools Scholarships 2014

Education is the lightest load you can carry they say, and in these trying economic times, Bailieborough Credit Union is making a contribution to the labour force of tomorrow. The Credit Union has announced details of this year’s scholarship award. Similarly to last year, they are awarding three scholarships, each for €1,000, to students who completed the Leaving Certificate in 2014 and who have progressed into third level education this year. To qualify, students need to be a member of the Bailieborough Credit Union. Closing date is Friday 5th December, 2014. For more details contact Bailieborough Credit Union at 042-9666009 or download an application form from


Ballet, Hip Hop, Speech & Drama and Guitar classes continue in Bailieborough Arts and Cultural Centre. For more information or to enrol your child please call Niamh on 0879982222 or 042 96 666 66


Bridge Results

Tuesday, 11/11/14: First: Philomena Finnegan and Pauline Hutchinson. Second: Ita Clarke and Kathy O’Sullivan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Mansell. Third: Patsy Corcoran and Jimmy Stafford.

Seniors Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Bailie Hotel at 8.00pm. New players are always most welcome.


Walk Jog Or Run…. Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre!


Bailieborough in Pictures

‘A story of Bailieborough in Pictures’ a presentation by Leslie McKeague, author of ‘Bailieborough a Pictorial Past’ will take place at the Library on Thursday evening, November 27th at 8pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.


Information Evening for the Setting up of Gamblers Anonymous Group for County Cavan

Date: Thursday 27 th, November 2014. Venue: Johnston Central Library – Events Space. Time: 6:30pm.

Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a twelve-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to cease problem gambling.On the evening there will be a speaker from the Monaghan G.A. who will provide advice and guidance on how to set up a local G.A. group for County Cavan.

This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome to come along

If you would like further information in relation to this event please contact Grainne in the Social Inclusion Unit – 049 4378586 or e-mail:


The Samaritans

The Samaritans have recently announced a new Freephone number: 116 123 for people who are struggling to cope. The line is open and free 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.


Bailieborough Social Day Centre

The Bailieborough Social Day Centre continues on Wednesday, November 28th in the Community Centre, Chapel Road, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. This is a social get-together which includes chat, music, bingo, refreshments and various activities, etc…  All members are asked to attend and new members are always very welcome. Usual transport available.



Library Adult Book club meets next on Thursday November 27th at 6pm-7pm. All new members very welcome.

Citizens Information every Tuesday from 1.30pm-2.30pm.

‘Abair Leat’ Irish Conversational Group, Tuesdays from 1pm-2pm. Learning Irish for fun. Tea and coffee served. All welcome, free admission.

Parent, baby and toddler group every Wednesday from 11am-12.30pm. Lots of suitable toys, refreshments, all welcome, free admission.

Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. Sharing of crafts and ideas. Tea and coffee, all welcome.  Free admission.

Junior Book Club for all children aged 10-12 years on the last Friday of every month from 4pm-5pm.

Adult Book Club last Thursday of every month from 6pm-7pm. All new members welcome. Tea and coffee served. Free admission. Phone Library at 042 9665779 for details on all of the above.


Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland’s Garden Bird Survey starts next week, December 1st – it’s easy and fun to do. Plenty of birds to count in the gardens of Co. Cavan, so why not give the survey a go! Details on the survey and lots of information on feeding garden birds can be found on the Birdwatch Ireland website.

Our next outdoor event will be in early January to the lakes of West Cavan. More information on this event will follow closer to the date.


Indoor Camogie

Indoor Camogie takes place every Thursday evening in the Sports Hall at the Community School. Under 9’s from 6pm to 7pm, Under 13’s from 7pm to 8.00pm. All equipment supplied. €2 for hire of the hall.


Bailieborough Shamrock’s GAA Celebration Night

The Shamrocks will be having a ‘Celebration Night’ to honour the 1964 Senior Championship Winners and the 1989 Intermediate Championship Winners in the Bailie Hotel on this Saturday, November 29th. There are still some tickets left for the event and they  are available from: Peadar—086 629 8099, Rita—086 893 1895 or Hughie—086 247 0934.


Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls have resumed in the Community Centre, on Wednesday nights at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


East Cavan Gaels:Club News 24th November  2014

Under 12; The replay of the U12 League Shield Final v St. Felim’s proved to be equally as exciting as the first encounter. Again the sides could not be separated after the hour, so extra time was played and two quick fire goals were enough for St. Felim’s to prevail on the night.

We must give credit to our boys who have hurled long and hard at this grade all year beginning with the Spring league which began, in the snow!, in February, through the U13 league in the Summer and this U12 league. A bright future on the hurling field awaits these boys.


Under 14; Our last opportunity for silverware this year falls to our U14s who play Annalee Gaels in the Championship Shield Final this coming Wednesday on the 3G at Breffni at 6.30pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Under 8/10; The indoor season is up and running with both groups, Kingscourt and Bailieborough, hurling away on Tuesdays and Fridays respectively. The first of our Winter blitzes takes us to Carrickmacross Phoenix Centre next Saturday 4-5.30 for a series of games. We host our first blitz on Saturday 5th December in Kingscourt.

Primary Schools Hurling; The first of our Primary Schools hurling Blitzes takes place on Friday 5th December in Kingscourt Community Centre. The first blitz will be for boys from 1st and 2nd class from each of our catchment schools.

Training times and venues; Under 12/14/16;

Barring a draw on Wednesday these groups will now take a well-earned break and training will return towards the end of January 2015. Contact Kathryn 087 244 1371 for any information required. Registration for these groups will also be in January.

Under 8/10; Kingscourt Community Centre every Tuesday 5.30-6.45 for all U8/10. €2 each.

Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall every Friday. Under 8 from 6-7 and Under 10 from 7-8pm. €2 each.
Leisure Centre

€30 for 30 days membership, pool or gym membership still available.

November membership special – join Pool and Gym for 2 months only €80.00.

Christmas Day Swim, This will be will the 21st year of the Swim.  Be part of this event! Make sure you get your Sponsorship card at the Leisure Centre. All proceeds go towards the Leisure Centre Extension Fund.

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Volunteers Wanted to help Advocacy Service for Older People

Are you someone who can stand out from the crowd? Sage Support and Advocacy Service for Older People needs volunteers to help speak up for older people across all care settings. Sage will provide FETAC training and support. For more information call 086 183 1428 or e-mail:


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.