Bailieborough News. August 18th 2016

Bailieborough News. August 18th 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieboro Poetry Competition 2016

Closing date for entries is Wednesday 31st August 2016. First prize of €300 for winning poem with a 2nd prize of €50 to be awarded. There will also be a special prize for a local entrant domiciled in Cavan or Meath. Each poem must not exceed 50 lines, and should be typed, single-spaced. The competition is open to anybody who has reached their 18th birthday. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. You may submit as many entries as you wish. A fee of €5 per poem or 3 poems for €10 is payable. Payment should be made via the PayPal button. In the case of email entries poems should be submitted as an attachment to an email to The email address used to submit the entry must be the same as the email used for the Paypal transaction. The attachment should contain the text of the poems with no author identification. The body of the email must also contain the text of the poems as well as the entrant’s name, phone number and postal address. Entries will be judged anonymously.


Forest Walk on Friday evening next, 19th August, leaving Fox’s, Main Street at 8pm.  Registration from 7.45pm €10.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.  Refreshments served. All welcome.

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.



The bus will be leaving the St. Anne’s Church Carpark (Virginia Road side) at 7.15am on Monday morning next, 22nd August and travelling to Lough Derg via Cavan. The cost of the one day retreat is €40 and lasts from 10am to 4pm.  The boat transfer and a light lunch are included in this price and the bus is provided by the parish. The money for the retreat will be collected on the journey down to avoid delays. There will be a stop in Enniskillen for an hour on the way home to give people the chance to eat or just look around and the bus should be back in Bailieborough no later than 8.30pm. A small number of places are still available and to book a place please call or text Caroline 086 3817857 or Mella 083 8007054.

Craft Club Tour

From Bailieborough to Lissadell House, Sligo, on Thursday, 8th Sept, 2016.  Enquiries to Mary at 087-9750561


Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Safe Pass: Safe Pass at Bailieborough Business Centre on Friday next, August 19th. Cost €100 includes lunch. Call 042-969-4716 to book your place. Class sizes are limited.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.



On Saturday, 10th September.  Bus leaving from the Community Centre at 8.30am.  Booking with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street by Friday, 2nd September.

Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons John and P.J., daughters, Teresa, Pauline and Bernadette, brothers Packie, Tommy, John (Australia) and Phil, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends on the death of Mrs Mary Rose O’Brien (née McCabe)
Carrickacromin, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Cavan on Monday last, August 8th. Mary Rose’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Carrickallen, Mountain Lodge, on Thursday morning, August 11th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Education Guidance for all adults at the Library at 3pm on first Tuesday of each month. Free service run by ETB. Information on courses available, funding and grants

Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.


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.



Bailieborough Walking Group

August 17th – Deerpark Virginia: (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm at the lake shore beside Virginia College.

August 24th – Lough an Leagh : (A) Walk 2 + hours (approx) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Walk commences at the picnic area on Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm. All welcome.

Cemetery Sunday

The Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 4th at 2.00pm. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September and October 2016

The following are the dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for August, September and October –August 28th (Sunday 12.30pm), September 10th (Saturday 1.30pm), October 2nd (Sunday 12.30pm), October 22nd (Saturday 1.30pm)


Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’ is still going strong for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you want any small jobs done or even just for a chat. Just give Ann a call at 042 9694825 from 9.00am to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!



Places available on this course commencing late August/September – computer training programme designed to support people facing a long term barrier due to illness, disability or a personal setback to employment to re-train and re-enter the workforce.  Benefits to this programme include a work placement, training plan, personalized support and QQI Certification.  For more info ☎ Mary 049 4377038.

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA

The Shamrocks Golf Society are running a 4 Person Team Event in Virginia Golf Club on the 16th and 17th September 2016 in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd. Each and every one of us has had a family member, relation or friend who has had to battle cancer and we are just trying to raise money for this wonderful cause. If anyone would like to enter a team please contact 086 0532174. Cost of teams is €100. Or if you can’t play and want to contribute we are offering tee box and green sponsorship at €50.


Hurling    Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 15th August 2016

Hurling/Camogie Camp; Just a couple of days to go to our Hurling/Camogie Fun camp in Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. 9am-1.30 each day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 16/17/18th August. These camps get bigger and better with each passing year with this year’s promising to be the biggest ever! First child €30, 2 children €50 and 3 children €60. Equipment supplied and all are very welcome from the entire East Cavan catchment area.


Under 6/8/10; Both the Kingscourt and Bailieborough training groups will return to training and games in the weeks following the camp. Watch this space.


Under 12/14; The Under 14s went down to a very strong Cootehill side in the first round of the championship on Wednesday last and will look to bounce back with a home game v Woodford Gaels this Wednesday at 7.30 in Bailieborough.


Under 16/18; Our Minors put in a very game performance in going down to Cootehill in the Ulster league midweek. The lads played very well and are again improving with each passing game. The next round of minor is Wednesday week v Castleblayney.

Our U16s take on Lisbellaw this coming Saturday also in the Ulster league.


Hurling training times and venues;

Under 6/8/10; Kingscourt group; No training till end of August after the camp.

Bailieborough group U6/8/10; No training till the end of August after the camp.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

Training for all ages from Under 12 to Under 18 on Wednesday 7pm at Bailieborough GAA grounds St.Annes Park.

For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

The Samaritans

The Samaritans have 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.

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.