Bailieborough News. August 27th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.



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.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Anne’s Cemetery on Sunday next, September 2nd at 12 noon. Each family is asked to bring along a small container of water, which will be blessed during the service. This water will be sprinkled by a family member on the grave, before the recitation of the Rosary.

All Church stewards are asked to assist with parking and report to the car park at the cemetery by 10.45am. Those attending the ceremony are kindly requested to follow the instructions of the stewards and to co-operate with them at all times. Members of the Parish Pastoral Council will take up a collection for the upkeep of the Cemetery at various different locations before and after the Ceremony.


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.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to parents, Pamela and Pat, sisters Leticha and Reyanna, brother Reece, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends on the death of Baby Willow Clarke, Knockbride East, Bailieborough, who was born asleep with the Angels on Wednesday, 15th August 2018. Funeral Mass of the Angels for Willow took place in St. Bridget’s Chapel, Knockbride East, on Friday 24th  August.



FREE Five Week Basic

iPhone, iPad, Tablet and Smartphone class, commencing in Bailieborough Library on Tuesday next, 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 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.

Wednesday, September 5th  –  Castle Lake                                                                                               (M) Walk 1.5 hours (E) Walk 1 hour. Walk commences at 7.15pm at Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Road, Bailieborough.   This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 25-08-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 10, 14, 16   No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Joe and Patricia Larkin; Michael Clarke; Madeline and Michael; Jim Gorman. Jackpot next week, €4,400.


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.
Citizen’s Information:

The service resumes on Tuesday, September 4th at 1.30pm in the Library.


Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to the Players, management team and supporters of the Bailieborough Shamrocks Ladies Team who played Gowna in the Intermediate Championship Semi-Final in Terry Coyle Park on Sunday evening last. The Bailieborough girls won a great game by 4-05 to Gowna’s 2-07 and in doing so, created history, by qualifying for the Intermediate Championship Final for the first time. All roads will lead to Kilnaleck on Saturday afternoon next, when the girls will contest the Intermediate Championship Final against Arva at 4.00pm. All in the community wish the girls, the best of luck in the Final!


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.


Book Reading:

Bailieborough native, Norma MacMaster (née Jameson), will read from her book ‘Silence Under a Stone’ at the Library, on Thursday September 6th at 7.30pm. All members of the community are invited to this FREE event!


Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm. All newcomers welcome.  Anyone want to try kayaking? If you do, be at the Town Lake at 7.00pm. Tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits afterwards. All newcomers welcome.


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 this Thursday, August 30th in the Business Centre.  For more information please ring 087 7414735.


Well Done Leanne:

Well done to Bailieborough native, Leanne Kiernan who scored for West Ham Ladies in their 4-1 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup win over Lewes FC Women on Sunday last.  Leanne appears to be settling in well at West Ham and all wish her continued success in her professional career.


The ‘Open Door Sessions’:

Featuring special guests Michael Gallen, Gerry Hodgers, Ollie Gargan, The Giant Wolf Theatre Company and Leona Daly.

The Open Door Sessions, Bailieborough’s free monthly arts and music night is hosting a special gathering of talented musicians and artists from 8.30pm to celebrate Culture Night on Friday 21st September, in Nixy’s Bar, The Square, Bailieborough.

Well into its second year, The Open Door Sessions continues to host new, original music and arts on a monthly basis. Culture Night is an expansion of the Sessions regular programme of talented, established and up-and-coming musicians and artists.

If you haven’t attended before this is a great opportunity to try it out.

Admission to The Open Door Sessions is free and you are welcome to come along to support and enjoy some of the extraordinary talents that exist within our country.


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.


Balloon Release:

The Annual Balloon Release in Memory of our loved ones who died by Suicide, will be held at Lough Sillan Lake, Shercock on Friday 7th of September at 7.30pm, sharp. Please bring your own helium balloons. Songs will be sung and a few words said, to remember all our family and friends gone too soon, but never forgotten. All welcome.


Church of Ireland Services for September: Sunday 2 September

Bailieborough 10:45am – Holy Communion and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Saturday 8th September: Knockbride 2pm – ‘Through the Roof Harvest’(Harvest service for adults and children with learning difficulties and their carers).

Sunday 9 September: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion and Sunday Club.

Sunday 16 September: Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – All-Age Service.

Saturday 22nd September: Bailieborough Hall 2-4pm – ‘Messy Church Harvest’.

Sunday 23 September: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 30 September: United Service in Mullagh 10:30am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.

Sunday 30 September: Harvest Service, Knockbride Church 7:30pm.

Mondays (during term time): Badminton, Bailieborough Hall; 7-8pm for primary students, 8-9pm for secondary students.


Bailieborough Business Centre:

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).


Pilates: Pilates resumes in Bailieborough Leisure Centre the first week in September for 4 weeks, Wednesday mornings at 10am and Friday mornings at 6:30am. Cost €40.
Also, morning and evening classes available at Cross, Mullagh.
To book, contact Julie 086 3283943, or FB /JulieCarolanCavanPhysicalTherapy


Annual Pony Drivers and Friends, Memorial Drive 2018:

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Memorial/Charity Drive. The Drive will be taking place in Bailieborough at The Hideout on Sunday, the 23rd September, starting at 2pm. This year we are raising money for Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care. On the day there will be refreshments, raffle, auction and music. The Noel McDermott Perpetual Plaque and The Sean McQuillan Memorial Cup will be presented on the day to ‘the best turned out’ Ponies. We look forward to seeing everyone there to support a very worthy cause.


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.


‘Strides for Life’:

Strides for Life, a 16-week walking programme for people recovering from cancer treatment will begin in Cavan in September. Organised by the Cuan cancer social and support centre, the course is free and is suitable for all levels of ability. Strides for Life is recommended by the Irish Cancer Society and is designed to improve the level of fitness and quality of life of those recovering from cancer treatment. A friend or family member is also welcome to take part. Pre-registration is required. Phone 0868672568 or 0876486076. Email




East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 27th August 2018

Hurling/Camogie Camp.

We had a great week in Kingscourt at our camp. Some new talent emerging which we hope to see at training in the weeks ahead! Thanks to Kingscourt Stars for the use of their fine facilities and to Keith Greene, Cavan GAA, and Pauric Dowdall and Ryan Gaffney, Ulster GAA for their assistance. Also to Miriam and Agnes for registration and supervision and to Pat, Rory, Cian and Kyle for their help with coaching all week.

Happy Campers in Kingscourt!

Above; Campers in action.

Above; Pauric working with the campers.

Under 7/9/11/13;Training on Monday 6.45 in Killann. We will then take a wee break to get everyone back to school!

Intercounty U14; Cavan lost out to Derry in the Shield Final in the All Ireland competition held in Cloghan on Saturday last. Gaels well represented by Nathan, James, Tadhg, Daire and Gary. Well done lads.

Above; Cavan U14 squad with 5 Gaels men and Waterford manager Derek McGrath.


We have entered into the Cavan hurling Championship for 2018. Our first game is scheduled for mid-September.

Training Thursday 7.45pm in Killann or Kingscourt whichever available. Numbers beginning to pick up now that the word is out! New players especially welcome.

The week ahead;

Monday; U7/9/11/13 training in Killann 6.45.

Thursday; Adult training in Killann 7.45pm.

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.


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.