Bailieborough News. August 15th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen.

Hot Spell ends with spectacular Lightning show: The recent spell of hot weather ended on Sunday night last, with the onset of thunderstorms with patchy spells of rain. From about 10.00pm to 1.00am on Sunday night, people were treated to a spectacular show of lightning. Never has this correspondent witnessed such a show, as the sky lit up continously with flashes and it was unusual to see so much fork lightning. Children and adults alike, were facinated by the event and although everbody knows the dangers of lightning, it didnt take away the sense of awe that we were witnessing. A ‘once in a lifetime’ event that we will be able to tell our children and grandchildren about.

A few power outages were recorded and thankfully, there was no major damage to the town and it’s environs.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Library are delighted to host a photographic exhibition entitled, ‘Portraits of Bailieborough Town’ collated by the Bailieborough Heritage Society, depicting many images of days gone by in the town of Bailieborough. Celebrating Heritage Week, the exhibition is on display in the Library until September 20th  2022 during Library opening hours and is free to view to all the public!

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to Seamus, Pauric, Bernadette, Maura (Argue), Carmel (Sheehan), Oliver and Brendan on the death of their mother,

Kate Reilly (nee Shannon), Tierworker, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who slipped away peacefully on Sunday, 7th  August 2022, at Cavan General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Kate was predeceased by her husband Brendan.  

Kate will be forever missed by her family, her daughters in law Trish, Patricia, Edel and Bernie, sons in law Kevin and Mick, her much-loved grandchildren, her American great-grandchildren, brother Johnny (Roscommon), sisters in law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, many friends, unbelievable great neighbours and especially the ‘Thursday Night Women’.

Kate’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Wednesday, August 10th  with burial afterwards in Moybologue Cemetery.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, August 17th – Taghart  -Bailieborough/Kingscourt Rd. (M) Walk 1.5hrs approx. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.55pm.  Take Kingscourt Road out of Bailieborough. R165 After 7km Take a sharp left.  L3523. Meeting at O’Reilly’s Quarry.

Wednesday, August 24th – Dun a Ri Forest Park, Kingscourt:

(M) Walk 1.5hrs (E) Walk 1hr. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Cabra School entrance to Dun-A-Ri on the Kingscourt to Shercock Road.  All welcome.

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.

Library: FREE Storytime at the Library on Wednesday 17th and 24th August from 11am-11.45am for children aged 4-7years.

Keep your child reading over the holidays with our Summer Star Reading programme designed to encourage a love of books and reading. Also FREE children’s workshops including clay modelling, lego, drumming, story time and puppet show available at the library over the summer. Places are limited and booking is essential Phone 042 9665779 for details or Bailieborough Library FB page.  

Biodiversity Talk: On Saturday next, August 20th at 11.00am, Heather Bothwell will give a talk about what Biodiversity is and will give examples of it in Bailieborough at the Church of Ireland, Parish Hall (A82 YY60). All welcome.

.Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:Players Wanted: Players wanted to join our Bailieboro Celtic AFC Girls Under 14 (2009), Under 13 (2010) and Under 12 (2011/2010) teams  for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season. Whether you dream of following in the footsteps of local International and Liverpool player, Leanne Kiernan or simply want to get involved with a great team sport, with like minded girls, then this is the opportuinity for you! Training takes place every Monday evening from 6.15pm to 7.15pm at the Vale Soccer Grounds. For further information, please message the club’s Facebook page and they will be back in contact asap.

Great turn out at our Academy Soccer training for Girls and Boys on Wednesday nights. We train every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Vale Soccer grounds. Have fun, make new friends and learn some new skills.

Chair Yoga: Gentle stretches, joint care and relaxation, followed by tea and a chat. Join us for some ‘TLC Time’ in the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, (opposite the Fire Station) on Monday, 22nd and 29th from 10.30am to 12 noon. 

‘The Natural Heritage of Moybologue – A species a day for Heritage Week 2022’

Each day during Heritage Week 2022, Moybologue Historical Society will profile a species of wildlife that has been recorded living in, or transiting through, Moybologue old graveyard in Co. Cavan through our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In doing so we hope to showcase the biodiverse habitat that exists in the midst of our local natural landscape, that is worthy of preservation and protection, now and into the future.

Bailieborough Leisure Centre: Swim School Opening: We will be opening our Swim School for new bookings on Thursday, August 25th 2022, from 6.30pm. Lessons will then commence on the week beginning September 5th . There is a very limited availability in all of our classes, bookings will be on a first come, first served basis. Our phone lines can be extremely busy, so if you can, please call into the Centre to secure your place. Our Tadpole lessons are from 3+. Our lessons are run in 8 week blocks. We run our swim school 7 days a week, which includes evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings (excluding bank holidays).

‘A Guided Walk through Moybologue Old Graveyard’

On Saturday next, 20th August 2022 from 2pm to 3pm, join us for a relaxed walk and talk through Moybologue old graveyard as we explore the origins of this historic and tranquil place in our local community. From the arrival of the earliest peoples to the area after whom the place takes its name, through less peaceful times, to the array of modern-day wildlife and biodiversity that both inhabit and pass through the site on a daily and nightly basis, Moybologue old graveyard never fails to reveal something new to the visitor, something previously unknown, and has deservedly held a special place in the hearts and memory of our local community for generations. All welcome.

Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday next, August 21st after the 10.00am Mass in Tierworker.

The Blessing of the Graves in Killann Old Cemetery will take place on Saturday next, August 20th at 7.30pm. Mass afterwards in St. Annes Church, Killann at 8.30pm.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday, September 4th at 12 noon. As the Cemetery is vast, it is impossible for one Priest to Bless every single grave. Therefore, each family is asked to bring Holy Water to bless your individual plot.

Relaghbeg Fundraising Committee : Community Fun Day on Sunday, August 21st at 2.00pm: A Little get together for all in our community with fun and games for kids to include Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Outdoor games, Music and Refreshments. Come and have a chat and a cuppa with your neighbours get to know all the people in your community. Over the last 2 years with covid we have not held a proper event, so it’s time to get back in touch. Free Event, everybody is welcome. Event being held no matter the weather in the field beside Smyth’s Bar, Relaghbeg, Relaghbeg, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan A82 RX24.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club -Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U1

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.