Bailieborough News. April 9th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Heritage Society:

Bailieborough Heritage Society are delighted that one of our events which took place during Heritage Week 2017 has been shortlisted for the Heritage Awards in the category ‘Heritage Communities’. The awards ceremony takes place in the Heritage Council Kilkenny on April 12th. The shortlisted event is the’ Benny Duffy Photographic’ display organised by Carmel O’Callaghan, we wish Carmel well as she travels to Kilkenny on Thursday for the awards ceremony. It is well deserved recognition of Carmel’s work in putting the exhibition together and of Benny Duffy’s interest in capturing images from the past.
New members always welcome to the Heritage Society, please contact 0872244159 for further information.


The Niamh Crosby Memorial Bike Run:

The Niamh Crosby Memorial Bike Run Committee would like to thank you all for your support and help at the Run on Easter Sunday last. Nearly 100 bikes of all shapes, makes and sizes took part in this very successful event. To date, in excess of €6,000 has been raised from the event and this would not have been possible without your generous support. Again, many thanks for all your support from Peter, Anna Mai and the Crosby Family.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

The Annual ‘Spring Clean’ will take place in the town on Saturday, April 28th 2018. 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.


Free Social Media Course:

Five-week FREE Social Media course starting in Bailieborough Library on Wednesday, April 11th from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Please bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop. Booking essential as places are limited. Phone 042 9665779 for further information.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to Deirdre, son Gavin, daughters Nicola and Keelin, brother Plunkett, sister Agnes, brother’s-in-law Sean and Owen McAloon (Hollywood, Ballinode, Co Monaghan) sister-in-law Anna-Mai, nephews, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Eamonn Connolly, Leiter, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away suddenly on Sunday, 1st April 2018.

Eamonn’s Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, April 5th in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


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 School of Music:

Lotto results for 31-03-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 02, 07, 19, 21.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Keane; Margo Gormley; Peter Clerkin; John Reilly. Jackpot next week, €2,300.

Lotto results for 07-04-2018. 

Numbers Drawn; 08, 09, 19, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Finbarr Clarke; Sean Kelleher; DR Smyth; John McGrath. Jackpot next week, €2,400.


Knockbride Ladies G.F.C.:

Knockbride Ladies GFC are holding their annual 5k and 10k Fun-Run/Walk on Sunday next, 15th April 2018. Registration from 11.45am at Knockbride football pitch. Walk/Run commencing at 12.30pm. Adults €10, Children €5, family rates €25. Refreshments afterwards. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


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.


5K Walk/Run:

A 5K Walk /Run will take place on Sunday next, April 15th, commencing at 12 noon from the Community Centre, Chapel Road. Funds raised will help Aisling Claffey towards her participation in an organised trip to Sri Lanka, where Aisling will volunteer in Mental Health Services for six weeks. Your donations and participation are very welcome.


Reading from New Book:

Bailieborough author, Norma MacMaster, will read from her new book ‘Silence Under a Stone’ at the Library on this Thursday evening, April 12th at 7.30pm. All are welcome and refreshments will be served!


New Signs on the Roads leading into the Town:

‘Beauty dies where litter lies’; is the motto on the new Bailieborough Tidy Towns signs erected on all the approach roads into Bailieborough. These new signs are enhanced with the photos of the local environment taken by Kevin Gorman. Bailieborough Tidy Towns want to express thanks to Kevin for his wonderful photos and also Link Credit Union for their sponsorship of this project.


Computers for Beginners:

Computers for beginners afternoons or evenings Bailieborough Business Centre 042- 96 94 716.


Bailieborough Social Day Group: The next get-together of the Bailieborough Social Day Group will take place in the Community Centre, on Wednesday, April 11th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. New members are always most welcome.


Bailieborough Celtic A.F.C.:

Summer Academy Soccer is starting back on Wednesday, 11th April 2018.
Under 7’s (children born 2011) and Under 8’s (children born 2010) will start back on Wednesday 11th April from 6-7pm at the Vale Grounds.
Under 9’s (children born 2009) and Under 10’s (children born 2008) will start back on Thursday 12th April from 6-7pm.


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.


Evening Spanish lessons for Adults:

6 weeks of Spanish for Adults starting on Tuesday, 24th of April in Bailieborough Business Centre.

Lessons will be given by a Native Spanish Teacher.

Times: 7 – 8pm Beginners, and 8 -9pm high beginner and low intermediate.

Price: € 60 for the 6 lessons or €12 per lesson. For more information or to register please ring or msg Lydia on 087 7414735.


Adult Irish Ceilí Dance classes:

A new term of Ceilí dance classes has commenced on Wednesdays at 8:45pm in Tierworker Hall. All new-comers welcome. For more information please contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.


Bailieborough Heritage Society:

Bailieborough Heritage Society Presents ‘Killann and the Parishes of East Cavan 1400-1800’, a lecture by Fr Liam Kelly at Bailieborough Library, Market Square, Bailieborough on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to this FREE event and refreshments will be served! Enquiries to 042 9665779.


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. Other parishes from the Diocese will be travelling to the event along with Bishop Leo O’Reilly on that day. 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 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.



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


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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–April 22nd (Sunday, 1.00pm), 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.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 9th April 2018

Presentation night; Thanks to everyone who attended our presentation event in the Bailie Hotel on Sunday last with special thanks to Cavan County Board Chairman, Gerry Brady who presented medals and certificates to all of our players. Pics in next week’s news and Facebook during the week.

New training venue; We are delighted to announce that we have secured the community field in Killann for our training and some matches for most of our teams from U11 upwards. This new facility will give our lads the chance to train together in a neutral venue close to Shercock. We look forward to using it. We still use Kingscourt Stars facility for matches and we are thankful to them for their continued support but this new facility will take the pressure off their main pitch which is very busy.

Under 7/9/11;

Training will remain indoors this week until the ground dries up better, so Thursday in Kingscourt and Friday in Bailieborough. We have a blitz in Carrick close to the end of the month.

Under 13; First league game of the season on Monday v Cootehill in Kingscourt at 6.45. Meeting there at 6.30 sharp.

Under 15; Defeat to Cootehill in the first round of the league last week got the new season up and running. The second round has us at home in Kingscourt to face Monaghan Harps at 6.30 on Monday next 16th April.

Under 17; Cavan Celtic begins in early May for lads on county squad. New Monaghan league for U17 begins in early May with a game away to Carrickmacross.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors U7/9/11 Community Centre 6.45-7.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors. U7 6-7 and U9/11 7-8pm.


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.