Bailieborough News. April 23rd 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

The Annual ‘Spring Clean’ will take place in the town on Saturday next, April 28th 2018. Please meet at Market Square at 11 am.
Bring a litter picker and wear a high viz jacket. Children under twelve must be accompanied by an adult. Join us and help keep out town tidy.
Reduce waste and keep Cavan tidy by investing in a reusable blue coffee cup with Cavan logo. Ideal for coffee lovers and Cavan fans. This cup is for sale in Daybreak on Barrack Street and is also available in Bailie Stores. All proceeds go towards the local Tidy Towns.


Photographic Exhibition:

‘An Essence of Presence’ a photographic exhibition by Suella Holland, depicting Forsaken Ireland, now open at the Library until the end of May. All welcome.


Birdwatch Ireland:

We will hold our AGM in the Hotel Kilmore on Thursday, 26th April at 8.30 p.m. We would love to see some new faces (as well as the old familiar ones!) this year. It is important to have a strong committee so that we can plan events and cater for the interests of our branch as best we can. Hope to see you there! All welcome.

Bailieborough Heritage Society:

New members always welcome to the Heritage Society, please contact 0872244159 for further information.


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.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 21-04-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 03, 19, 23, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Aine McCabe; Lorna Traynor; Elizabeth Ruxton; David Coleman. Jackpot next week, €2,600.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Ernest, family Jason, Lorna, Amanda and David, daughter-in-law Maria, sons-in-law Alan and Stephen, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Claire Bell (nee McCabe), Dromore, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Monday, April 16th. Claire was predeceased by her grandson Dylan. Claire’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Wednesday, April 18th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Lexi, son Jason, daughter Georgina, son in law Rodney, grandchildren Ben and Megan, sister Rhoda, brother Victor and extended family and friends on the death of Kathleen Bell (nee Donaldson) Drumkeery, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Wednesday, 18th April, in the loving care of her family, peacefully at home. Kathleen’s Funeral Service took place in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Friday, April 20th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

Lough Derg ‘One Day Retreat’:

A Lough Derg ‘One Day Retreat’ will take place on Sunday, May 6th –organised by the St. Vincent DePaul Society. A bus will be leaving the Community Centre at 7.30am. To book a seat, please contact John at 086 055 4578 or Pat at 086 063 5856.


Oil Painting Classes:

Oil Painting Classes with Martin Fullen will take place at Bailieborough Library on Wednesday, May 16th, May 23rd and May 30th at 2.30pm. Classes are free—but must be booked in advance as places are limited, at 042 9665279.


Church of Ireland Services:

Friday 27 April: FOCUS Youth Group 8:30-10pm – Trinity Hall.

Sunday 29 April – United Service: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service.

Bailieborough Hall 11:45am – Parish Lunch and Ignite Vision and Mission Forum.

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.



New course starts on Tuesday, May 1st in Trinity Hall, Bailieborough at 7pm—suitable for all fitness levels. Booking essential, please call Anne 087 2601454 for further details.



Bailieborough Business Centre:

Spanish Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre Tuesdays 7-9 Beginners and Improvers, Tutor is a native Spanish Speaker. Call 042-969-4716 for more details.

Computers for Beginners – Places available for Thursday evening 7-9pm, register your interest or book your place. Classes are Free to all 042-9694716.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival will be taking place from Friday, 20th of July until Sunday, 22nd of July. If anyone has any ideas for this year’s Festival, you can email us at

We’d like to announce that the one and only Johnny Brady and his band is returning this year to the Festival. There is so much more to be announced so please drop in to our Facebook page, where all the details will be posted.


Bailieborough Historical Society:

The Bailieborough Historical Society is planning an exhibition of artefacts manufactured in and related to Bailieborough’s industrial past. This will take place during Heritage Week in August. If you have anything that you would like to exhibit, please contact either, Pat Fitzpatrick at 086 0635 856 or Leslie McKeague at 086 2588 488.


Cavan Walking Festival:

As part of the Cavan Walking Festival, the Bailieborough Walking group will be hosting three walks. The first of these will take place on Saturday, May 5th around Bailieborough Forest. Distance covered will be 5k and participants are asked to meet at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road at 11.00am.

The second Walk will be at Dun A Ri, Forest Park, Kingscourt on Tuesday, May 8th at 7.00pm. Please meet at Cabra Central School at 6.45pm and the distance of the Walk is also 5k.

The final walk will take place on Thursday, May 10th at Lough An Leagh.  Please meet at the Picnic Area at 6.45 pm. The Walk distance will be 10k and all are most welcome to attend.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Academy Summer Soccer Registration evenings (Children born 2008 to 2011) on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th, April 2018 between 6 and 7pm at the Vale Grounds. Players registering with the club for the first time need to bring a copy of their birth cert.


Killann Parish Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families:

This year’s Killann Parish Pilgrimage will be to the World Meeting of Families in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Thursday, August 23rd. A bus will be travelling to the RDS from Bailieborough and further details will be announced later. If, however you would like to book a place on the bus, please contact the Parish Office on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 3.30pm, Tuesdays from 12pm to 1.30pm and Fridays from 2pm to 6pm. Everyone going that day will also have to register online at and buy a ticket online for the event. Adults-€38: Senior Citizens/Unemployed/Students over 18-€33; Children-Free –but must be registered with a family group. If you have difficulty doing this, please tell the Parish secretary and they will provide you with assistance. At present, tickets for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on August 26th are dependent on registering for the World Meeting of Families during the previous week. It is hoped to organise a bus from Bailieborough on that day too.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for May, June, July and August 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–May 5th (Saturday 1.30pm), May 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), June 23rd (Saturday 1.30pm), July 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), July 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 19th (Sunday 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Community Bowls:

Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.


Bailieborough Library:

Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Bailieborough Library Parent, Baby and Toddler Group has proven to be a vital life line for all stay-at-home parents who may be new to the area and wish to get out of the house and make new friends. There is a huge range of toys for children to play with, while parents can enjoy a cup of tea and chat.

The group meets at the Library Arts space every Wednesday at 10.30am-12pm. Why not join their Facebook Group and keep up to date with news and events.

Citizens Information every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm on a first come first served basis; Craft Group every Friday 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm 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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.



Co. Cavan Citizens Information Outreach Service in Bailieboro (The Library) on Tuesdays, from 1.30pm – 2.30pm. This is a weekly service.  Any enquiries 076 1075200.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

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