Bailieborough News. August 21st 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Robbery at Bailieborough Parochial House:

Tools and equipment with an estimated value of €15,000 have been stolen from the shed at Bailieborough Parochial House beside St Anne’s Chapel. Bailieborough Parish and CE schemes equipment including a 2 year old ride on orange Kubota lawn mower , Stihl strimmers, hedge cutters and blowers, other tools and a twin axle blue trailer have all been taken. If anyone has seen anything suspicious between Thursday 10th and Friday 11th Aug between 4pm and 7pm or has any information that may help, please contact Bailieborough Garda station on 0429694570.

Bailieborough Poetry Festival:

Bailieborough Poetry Festival details are online now.
A great line-up of poets from Ireland, the UK and the USA, including Noel Monahan, Patrick Chapman and Gerard Smyth, American poet Linda Opyr and Emily Wills from the UK.
The festival takes place from Thursday, 5th to Saturday 7th October 2017.
Full details here:
Details of the poetry competition are also online. Judge this year is Patrick Chapman and the closing date is Friday 2 September.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday, September 3rd at the earlier time of 12 noon (please note change of time). Now would be the ideal time to look after the grave or a plot of a loved one in preparation for Cemetery Sunday.

New C.D. Release for Local Singer:

Local girl, Coralee Carolan has released her first CD entitled, “You’re looking at Country “. Coralee is the daughter of Kevin and Gail Carolan, Pine Grove. We wish her success in this music career and the cds are available in local shops: Bailieborough –‘Carry Out’ and ‘Wallers’, Canningstown- Shop, Kingscourt- McCormack’s Petrol Station and
Shercock- Sillan Fries.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

The battle against weeds and litter continues every Tuesday. Meet at Market Sq. at 7pm. All welcome.  We would appreciate if all Business and home owners in the town and surrounding area would paint their properties, sweep the paths and trim the verges.  Thanking you for playing your part in keeping Bailieborough tidy.

Heritage Week – Bailieborough Activities:

 “People, place and time”– an exhibition of Benny Duffy’s (Nolagh), photographs and memorabilia was launched on Saturday last at the Library to a packed house of friends, relatives and well-wishers. This personal collection contains black and white images of family, friends and neighbours when many did not have cameras or the prudence to preserve and archive their photographs. These photographs should have a particular interest to people from the Bailieborough, Shercock and Kingscourt areas. Bailieborough Library will host the exhibition upstairs at The Market House and the Exhibition will be on display for the duration of Heritage Week. Admission Free.

Saturday 26th August at 8.00pm sharp – Doors 7.30 – Bailieborough Business Centre: “A Wilde Victorian Evening” presented by Patrick Walsh and guest on the life, loves, wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde. Admission Free, Refreshments Served, Victorian Dress Encouraged, Not suitable for young children.

Bailieborough Red Cross:

The Bailieborough Red Cross are holding a CFR course in Bailieborough Resource House on Wednesday 30th of August. Booking is essential as numbers are limited. If you would like to book a place contact 0872346526 and leave a message.

FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION PARENTS MEETING:A meeting of all the parents of children in the parish receiving the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation in the parish in 2018 will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough, on Thursday, September 14th, at 7.30pm.

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, August 24th from 12 noon until 4pm. Applications still being accepted for courses starting this September.

VINCENT DE PAUL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK on Saturday, 9th September.  Bus leaving from the Community Centre at 8.30am.  Booking with €15 bus fare in Vincent’s Shop, Main Street by Saturday, 2nd September.

Hardtimes Chorus:

Hardtimes Chorus are proud to announce that their new show ‘Thank You for the Music’ will take place on Friday, 10th November next in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough. Proceeds will go towards the renovation of St Anne’s Church. It’s a brand new show not to be missed with song and music to suit everyone, so please spread the word. Thank You.

Moybologue Historical Society:

The society is proud to present ‘Moybologue: Geophys in a Graveyard’ a talk by Kevin Barton, Archaeological Geophysicist’, as part of National Heritage Week 2017 in Bailieborough Library on Saturday next, 26th August at 4pm. Refreshments served. All Welcome.


All monies raised (donations at the door) will go the Autistic Unit, Bailieborough Community School.  Guests include:  Lambay Singers, Donabate, Castletown Accordion Orchestra, Mullagh and our very special guests the world famous ‘Akkordeon Landejugendorchester’ from Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, who have performed in many European countries as well as the USA, Canada, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, Namibia, Cost Rica, New Zealand, Fiji and India.  They are currently touring Ireland and the UK and we are delighted to host them at this wonderful concert.  Your support would be much appreciated.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, August 23rd – Lough an Leagh:  

(M) Walk 2 hours (approx.). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 7pm. Walk commences at the picnic area on Lough an Leagh at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, August 30th – Seeorum, Bailieborough:

(M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min. Departing Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walk commencing at the home of Jennifer and Nigel Williamson, Duneena at 7.00pm. Located on the Bailieborough/ Cootehill (R191), 5km from Bailieborough and 5km from Canningstown. All welcome.

SOSAD Outreach, Bailieborough:

SOSAD Cavan are happy to announce due to so many requests over the years, they are opening up for 2 afternoons (Tuesdays and Thursdays) in the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough. Please contact 083 040 4833 for further information. Appointment only.

“Spanish Coffee Mornings in Bailieborough”:

“Spanish Coffee Mornings” Only a few places left on Tuesdays and Fridays. Lessons will start on Tuesday 12th of September from 10 to 11am and Friday 15th, from 10 to 11, both beginners. Price: 5 lessons €50. To enrol please contact Lydia on 0877414735.

Great Start:

Well done to the Bailieboro Celtic Senior side who started their Division 2 campaign with a well-deserved 3—1 win at home over Albion in the Vale Grounds on Friday evening last. Aaron Cundelan got the opener, Dylan Clarke got the second and Jamie Fitzgerald got the third in what was a great team performance.

Under 12 registration is on Thursday evening, the 24th at 8pm.


Vandalism has occurred again at the Town Lake. So much hard work goes into maintaining the green area on the Cavan Road by local Community Groups and providing amenities such as the picnic bench by the local BDA – it is utterly frustrating to see that anyone could demolish all that hard work without a care or thought for everyone else in our Community that uses it. Please be vigilant and report to our local Garda station if you see anything untoward happening to any of the local amenities in the area.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Bailieborough School of Music are still accepting registration for music lessons for the coming school year, for further information contact, Ann 0877858509.

Lotto results for 19/08/17.  Numbers Drawn; 13, 15, 20, 23.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Joe and Patricia Larkin, Lisball; Sarah Clerkin, Curkish; PJ Farrelly, Relahan; Ryan Connolly, Ballyconnell. Jackpot next week, €1,100.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Valerie McCormick, Doris Leinster, Michael Murtagh, Aidan O’Reilly.

Winners in our Summer Give-away Draw which was held in Bailie Hotel on Saturday night as follows; 1st prize; Hotel Weekend Break for 2, Micheal Gaskin, Dundalk; 2nd prize €50 Bailie Voucher; Brid Smith, Rakeevan; 3rd prize €50 Fox’s Voucher; John Reilly, Stradone.

Tierworker Active Age:

Tierworker Active Age is going for a three day break, starting on Monday, September 4th to the Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran. For full details of events and to book, please contact Sheila at 087 248 7579 or Sean at 086 405 4000 for further details.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for September and October 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–September 2nd (Saturday, 1.30pm) and September 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), October 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and October 22nd (Sunday, 12.0pm .

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

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

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact: 042 9665779 or


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 21st August 2017

Under 6/8/10; A few more games lined up during August for these groups before we get back to full action again in September.

Under 12; huge congratulations to our U12 squad who captured the Monaghan HL Div. 2 title with an assured display in Carrickmacross on Sunday last. A great team performance. Well done to Colin, Ben and all the squad. Match report and pictures on our Facebook page.


Under 14; We are losing a lot of hurling to football fixtures lately as the U14 hurling championship against Castlerahan is postponed to a later date.

Under 16; The 16s unfortunately have, again, lost hurling time to football and again the match v Cootehill will have to be refixed.

Minor; No games this week.

Congratulations to Philip Rogers and the Cavan minor football squad on their display in Croke Park on Sunday last. A great experience for them.


All training at BCS pitch Wednesday 7pm.

Players will receive a text.

The week ahead; Wednesday; U14/16/18 training at BCS pitch 7pm.

Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.

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.

CITIZENS INFORMATION: 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.

Birdwatch Ireland are conducting a survey of late nesting birds and we are looking for records. You can find out more information about this survey here including how to submit records.

This data will be essential to prove that there are birds breeding in our hedgerows late in the summer and early autumn.