Bailieborough News. August 20th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park—Sunday, August 26th at 3.00pm:

 The buses from the Parish will be leaving St. Anne’s Church, Carpark at 8.00am on next Sunday morning. The tickets for the Papal Mass will be distributed on the buses to those who have booked their place. Please be advised that the bus parks will be located away from the Phoenix Park, so there will probably be a significant walk involved of between 1 and 4 kilometres. Please bring a light fold-up chair—if you wish to sit during the day, wear warm and weatherproof clothing and it would be advisable to bring a packed lunch as well, even though there will be refreshments available to buy in the Park.


Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2018: Bailieborough Poetry Competition:  The Festival will take place from 4th to 7th October 2018. The Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2018 is now open for entries. The Poetry Prize 2018 will be an open competition with a first prize of €300 for the winning poet. The judge this year is Noel Monahan and the closing date for the submission of entries is Monday, September 10th, 2018. Full competition rules are available on the Bailieborough Poetry website.

Full details soon but there will be poetry readings, open mics, poetry workshops, the Annual Poetry Competition and an associated Art Exhibition.

Poets definitely taking part are Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Enda Wyley and Brendan McCann.

Enda Wyley will be reading and facilitating a workshop at Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2018.Watch out for full programme soon.


Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

Bailieborough Mental Health Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 8.30 pm, in the Bailie Hotel. New members welcome.


’ My Seven Year Stitch’ Showcases Sally-Ann Duffy’s textile art created during an extraordinary and emotional seven-year period of her life. She believes that the immersion in creative projects through that time has supported her mental health and has been both therapeutic and healing. The art work will be displayed in the beautiful Bailieborough Library Arts Space, until the end of August.


FREE Five Week Basic iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class, commencing in Bailieborough Library on Tuesday, September 4th at 10am.  If interested, please enquire at the Library 042 9665779 or call Angela on 046 9280790 to book a place. Classes will be limited to 10 participants.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

We are calling on the people of Bailieborough, if you have ideas or would like to give us a helping hand with Festival 2019 or the Christmas Lights 2018, we would greatly appreciate it!! Just contact any committee member who will be able to give you further information.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

 Wednesday, August 22nd – Skeagh/ Knockbride East: (M) – 1.5hr approx. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 7.00pm. Meet at Skeaghville Chalets at 7.15pm.  From Bailieborough take Cavan road for 3 km, turn right for Cootehill Road R191, at 2km take a right at sign for Skeaghville, continue straight on this road for approx 2km.

Wednesday, August 29th, Bruce Hill.                                                                        (M) – 1.5hrs approx.  Meet at Carrickabruise National School just of the N3, 3 miles from Virginia. Leaving Bailieborough library at 6.45pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm. All welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for 11-08-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 3, 5, 14, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; M Giles; Michael Clarke; Mairead McCabe; Martina Clarke.

Lotto results for 18-08-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 1, 5, 22, 24.   No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Carmel O’Callaghan; Grace Reilly; Phil Smith; Margo Gormley. Jackpot next week, €4,300.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

NO POSTERS, please on the Tesco fence or anywhere around the town or on all approach roads from the 50k limit in.

Thanks to all who have already complied with our request.
Safe Pass:

Safepass on Saturday next, 25th August (Please note, change of day and date) from 8am -4pm, lunch included, course fee €100. Please contact Bailieborough Business Centre on  042-96 94 716 for further details.


Citizen’s Information:

Please note that there will be NO Citizens Information service at the Library for the month of August. The service resumes on Tuesday, September 4th at 1.30pm!


Well Done: Well done to all of the Bailieborough Heritage Committee who staged a very interesting and informative display over the weekend in Murtagh’s Yard for Heritage Week. If the footfall at the event is anything to go by, then there is terrific interest in having a permanent display of historical items, located in the town.


NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland):

Can you spare a couple of hours and help out at Tesco, Bailieborough for the NCBI National Tesco ‘Bag Pack’ on Saturday next, August 25th? If you can or your friends and family have time to spare, please get in touch with: or call, 01 882 1970 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.


Adult Spanish Lessons:

Spanish Adult Lessons are back in September, in Bailieboro Business Centre. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, from completely beginners to intermediate level. Classes commence on Tuesday, September 4th, 7—8pm for beginners, 8—9pm for intermediate. Enrolment evening will be on Thursday, August 30th in the Business Centre.  For more information please ring 087 7414735.


St. Vincent DePaul: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock:

The annual St. Vincent DePaul Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 8th. A bus will be leaving the Community Centre at 8.30am. Booking with €15 bus fare, in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street by Saturday, September 1st.


First Communion: Parents Meetings:

St. Felim’s, National School, The Vale, –Monday, September 10th at 8.00pm and St. Anne’s, National School, Tuesday, September 11th at 8.00pm.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday, September 2nd at 12 noon. Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.


Church of Ireland Services for August:

Sunday 26 August:

Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

  Food Safety Training HACCP at Bailieborough Business Centre. One-day Course – Cost €60. This course is a must for anybody in the food preparation and provision business, places are limited to 10 participants. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve a space.

Computers for Beginners – learn a new skill over the Summer. The course will introduce you to email, social media, on line transactions, and many more ways to make your life easier with the internet. Call 042-969-4716 – Classes are free of charge.

Classes for the Autumn Schedule at Bailieborough Business Centre. Call to let us know what you are interested in doing and we will register your interest with the ETB. Please call 042-969-4716 for further information.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for September and October 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–September 15th (Saturday, 1.30pm), September 23rd (Sunday, 12.30pm) October 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and October 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


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.

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 20th August 2018

Under 7/9/11; No training this week. All welcome to camp Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Under 13; The lads now await Cavan competitions.

Under 15; A bereavement in the Blayney club forced the cancellation of last Thursdays game.

Luimneach Abú!! Congratulations to Limerick on winning the All Ireland Hurling title at last and to our own Pat O’Flaherty and family as they enjoy the ending of the famine! Now all Martina wants is for Mayo to end their football famine next year and all will be well in the world!!

Under 17; Proving very difficult to get fixtures during the summer months. More info at training.

Adult; We have entered into the Cavan hurling Championship for 2018.

Training : Thursday 8pm in Killann or Kingscourt whichever available. New players especially welcome.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Camp Day 3 Kingscourt, 10-1.30. Adult training in Kingscourt or Killann 8pm.

Saturday; U14 intercounty blitz, Cloghan.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086.

U15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524.

U15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

Adult; Willie/Kathryn above.


Cavan Institute—Open Day:

With the Leaving Cert results out – some students and their parents/guardians are now unsure about what the next step should be. Let us help you. Call in to our Open Day tomorrow, Thursday, August 23rd from 10am until 4pm. Applications still being accepted for courses starting this September.



All- Ireland Drag Hunt Heats:

The Irish Northern Drag Hunt Association are delighted to host the All Ireland Heats on Saturday the 25th August, starting at 1 pm, at the farm of Patrick Shalvey, Maudabawn. Spectators of all ages very welcome. Presentations, entertainment and refreshments will take place in Connolly’s Pub, Cootehill at 9pm. Everybody very 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: Michael Cullen 087 154 2447 or Edel Fox 086 1004030.


Alcoholics Anonymous:

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