Bailieborough News. August 6th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Presentation Night for the Niamh Crosby Memorial Bike Runs:

 The Presentation Night of funds raised from the Bike runs held on Easter Sunday and also the run that was recently held in Monaghan to raise funds for the Niamh Crosby Family Comfort Room in St. James’s Hospital, will take place in Enagh House, on this Friday night, August 10th at 10pm. Light refreshments will be served and all support greatly appreciated.


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 8th – Tierworker, (M) Walk 1.5hrs approx. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.55pm. Meet at church car park beside the Royal Breffni. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

August 15th– Derrygoney/Loughbawn, (A) Walk 2hrs approx. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.45pm. Walk commences at Derrygooney School at 7.15pm. From Shercock travel towards Cootehill, at 3.8kilometeres turn right for Ballybay, a further 2km turn left and continue for a further 2.5kilometeres to the school on the right. All welcome.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:
Keep our town tidy  by buying a reusable blue coffee cup.  For sale now locally in Bailie Stores. All proceeds go to the Tidy Towns.
Also  a ‘ No JUNK MAIL’ on your door helps reduce paper waste. The local ‘Clean Up’ continues on Tuesdays at 7pm.  All welcome.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Our under 13’s are getting ready for the coming season, starting September, and training is on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8pm. New players welcome.

Senior pre-season training is on Sunday mornings at 12.00. All players interested in playing in the first short season (August to November) before calendar soccer comes into effect in 2019 are welcome.


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!


Beginners Yoga:

Beginners Yoga takes place every Saturday morning between 9.30 and 10.30am, in Bailieborough Leisure Centre. €60 for six classes/€12 per ‘drop-in’ class. Contact Darren at 086 846 9581 or email for further information. Bring a yoga mat, an open mind and wear comfortable clothing.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 04-08-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 13, 18, 19.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Aisling Dunne; Sean Hoey; Hugh Smith; John Reilly. Jackpot next week, €4,100.


Bailieborough Heritage Committee:

The Bailieborough Heritage Committee are holding an ‘Industrial Exhibition’ in Murtagh’s Yard, Main Street, on Saturday, August 18th from 12 noon to 9.00pm and also on Sunday, August 19th from 11.00am to 5.00pm. This exhibition will show case Machinery, Garden Furniture, Tools and many items of Historical interest from Bailieborough’s industrial past. If you have any item/s or artefacts that you would like displayed, please contact either, Pat Fitzpatrick at 086 063 5856 or Leslie McKeague at 086 2588 488, who will make arrangements for collection and return of items. The Exhibition event is free of charge and all are most welcome.


East Cavan Gaels:

Hurling: Much like Cusack and Davin in 1883, East Cavan Gaels continue the local hurling revival with the addition of adult hurling to our ranks for the very first time.
However, Cusack and Davin didn’t have a nine-year body of work completed before launching their team. We do! We have teams from small U7 and U9 and our older U11,13,15 and U17 sides all wishing to play adult hurling and represent East Cavan Gaels in the years ahead. Our very first group of boys, lads who began in 2009 as 9 and 10 year olds have now become fully grown men and want to play for our club at adult hurling, but, we don’t have enough of them – yet!!
We need YOUR help and support to get them there. Any adults wishing to play or return to hurling are very welcome to don the ECG jersey and play with us. We have entered into a 9 a side adult competition but if we have enough interest we may even enter 2 sides! That is up to YOU!
Join with us and help us put the final piece to the puzzle almost 10 years in the making.
All ages and abilities welcome to try hurling with us. We will supply equipment if needed.
Join the local hurling revolution!
Contacts; Kathryn, 087 244 1371.Willie 086 164 9280.


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.


Heritage Week 2018:’

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 during the month of August. The Official opening will be on Saturday 11th August at 2.30 with a light afternoon tea! The exhibition will be opened by Deputy Niamh Smyth T.D. on Saturday next, August 11th at 2.30pm. Refreshments will be served and all are 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. For more information please ring 0877414735.


Fundraising Table Quiz:

Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club’s Brendan Shevlin—who works for Manor Farm, is heading to Haiti to help with the Haven Chicken Project. Brendan is part of a group from Manor Farm who are going over to build Chicken Farms in Haiti. As part of his efforts Brendan also needs to Fundraise and as part of these Fundraising Efforts, he is having a Table Quiz in Nixy’s The Square Bar at 10pm on Friday 17th, August 2018. All are invited to turn out and support Brendan in his Fundraising Efforts. What a wonderful thing Brendan is doing. All welcome.


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.


Dogs Trust Ireland: Workshop in the Library:

Thinking of getting a dog for your family? Dogs Trust Ireland will host a workshop at Bailieborough Library on Thursday, August 16th at 2.30pm, with Paul Cleary and his dog, Magic. The workshop is FREE with lots of information and facts about getting a dog and what to expect!


Church of Ireland Services for August :
Sunday 12 August:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion.

Sunday 19 August:

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

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.


Moybologue Historical Society – Cumann Seanchais Mhaigh Bolg is proud to present details for our Heritage Week 2018 event ‘Moybologue: Stories from the Stones’ on Sunday 19th August at 3pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath.

This year our event coincides with the annual Blessings of the Graves in the parish of Tierworker and Moybologue and we hope to take this opportunity to #ShareAStory and #MakeAConnection with people from near and far who are in the parish on the day for Cemetery Sunday.

Our event is completely free-of-charge, there is plenty of parking and there will be plenty of refreshments served.

So come along, catch up with your old and new neighbours, and your ancestors while you’re at it, find out what we’ve been up to and tell us your story!


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 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.


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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–August 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 19th (Sunday 12.30pm), 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 6th August 2018

Under 13; The lads fell to defeat to Keady in Keady in the Monaghan league semi-final on Monday last. Cavan fixtures should be coming up soon.

Under 15; The lads make the long trip to Lisbellaw on Monday to play the hosts in the Monaghan league.

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

Adult; First training session in Killann on Thursday last. We go again this Thursday at 7.30. First challenge games coming up.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Adult training 7.30 in Killann.

Friday; U15 game tbc.

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.



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.