Bailieborough News August 8th 2019

Bailieborough News. August 8th  2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

St. Anne’s National School: Book: Last call for photos… St. Anne’s National School plans to publish a book this autumn, covering 70 years of its history. As expected, people have shared many photos but more would be welcome—especially from the early years. Photos will be scanned and returned. Please have a final look for photos for inclusion in this book.

Bailieborough Creative Hub: Bailieborough Creative Hub present National Heritage Week art exhibition ‘Past Times/Pastimes’.
Opening night: Thursday 15th  August at 7pm in Bailieborough Library.
The exhibition runs until 30th  August. All welcome. For further information please contact: or

Congratulations: Congratulations are extended to Carmel and Joe O’Reilly, Dromore and to Anna and Tom Monaghan, Corlurgan, who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversaries. 

Bailieborough Photography Exhibition:

The Bailieborough Photography Exhibition continues upstairs in the Library during normal opening hours until Saturday next, August 10th. Come along and see photos from 12 local photographers showcasing their talents with photos of interest to local and surrounding areas. Don’t miss out on what is an excellent display. All welcome and admission is free.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, August 7th – Girley Bog (M) Walk 1 Hour 30 min.  Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Cloncat Service Station, 8.5km from Kells to Clonmellon Road., N52 at 7.05pm. Walk commencing at Girley Bog at 7.15pm.

August 14th – – Deerpark Forest,  Virginia.

(M) Walk 1 Hour 15 min. (E) Walk 1 Hour. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at Virginia Rugby Club entrance to Deerpark at 7.15pm.

All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:  The entire community and surrounding area were saddened to learn of the passing of Victoria McLeish (née Martin), Waterloo, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Kingscourt, who passed away peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice, Cavan surrounded by her devoted family on Thursday, July 25th.  Loving wife of Ian, dear mother of Grace, Niall and Sophia. Victoria will be sadly missed by her parents Paul and Patricia, brother Simon, parents in law Grant and Liz, brother and sisters-in-laws, nieces, cousins, extended relatives and a large circle of friends along with kind neighbours. Victoria’s Funeral Mass took place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt on Saturday morning, July 27th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery


Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Services:  Sunday 11th  August:

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

Knockbride 12noon—Holy Communion.

Sunday, 18th August: Bailieborough 10:45am—Morning Prayer followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon—Morning Prayer.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Octavian, mother Ann, sister Linda, brother Fran, partner Jim, brother-in- law Mark, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and many, many friends of Mary Theresa Kelly, Stone Cottage, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of St Christopher Hospice, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, July 24th. Mary’s Funeral Service took place on Saturday, July 27th  at 2pm in Bailieborough Parish Church, followed by Cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Road Cavan.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl! Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough at 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

Heritage Week: ‘Walking Among the Dead’: Bailieborough Heritage Society will host a ‘Walk Among the Dead’ as part of Heritage Week. The walk will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 11am to 12 noon at the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard entrance. We will lead a tour of this graveyard. Along the way we will highlight the more interesting epitaphs and the lives of the people interred therein and those who died during the famine.

This old church and graveyard is behind the Church of Ireland at the junction of Main Street and Church St. Bailieborough. Cars may access the site from the Shercock Road. Parking available at the BDA Centre. Admission is free. For further information, please contact, 0872244159.

The Bailieborough Poetry Festival 2019:

The 7th Bailieborough Poetry Festival will take place this year from 3rd to 5th October. Building on previous years’ events we have a refreshing group of poets, artists, readers and musicians.

In keeping with past festivals, the festival will open with an art exhibition by Cavan-based artist, Jim McPartlin on the Thursday of the weekend in the arts space of Bailieborough Library. This will be followed by LitLab readings. Over the course of the weekend there will be poetry workshops by visiting poets aimed at participants at all levels of writing experience, interviews, open mic events, the presentation of the Bailieborough Poetry prize and a walking tour of local literary places of interest.

This year’s festival welcomes recently appointed Writer-in-Residence, Anthony J Quinn, who has already become involved in numerous projects in the county and across the pre-Brexit border. He hails from County Tyrone and will be reading his own work and providing advice for aspiring writers.

Visiting poets this year will include Pat Boran and Moya Cannon both of whom will be conducting workshops on the Saturday morning of the festival. Early booking is advised as the workshops are always oversubscribed. Cavan poet Kate Ennals will also feature this year.

The Bailieborough Poetry Prize competition is now open. Closing date for entry is Friday, 6th September 2019.

First prize of €300 for winning poem. 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 by the 6th September 2019. 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. Further details may be found on

Regretted Death: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife, Helen on the death of husband, Frank (Norrie) Dowd, Curragh, Gorey, Wexford and formerly of Finaway, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan and Tonyfoyle, Bailieboro, Co. Cavan and Senneleys Park Road, Birmingham.

Frank was the brother of Margaret (Molloy), Paddy, Mattie and Peter (O’Dowd), and cherished son of the late Mattie and Gretta.

Frank’s death is deeply regretted by his brothers, sister, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, great-grand-nephew, extended family, relatives and friends. Frank’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Clanaphilip, on Monday 29th July, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery.

Cemetery Sunday: The annual Blessing of the Graves in St. Anne’s Cemetery will take place on Sunday, September 1st at 12 noon. Now would be the ideal time to tend to your family grave or plot.

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann on Saturday, August 17th at 7.00pm and in Shercock on Sunday, August 18th following 11.30am Mass.

The Blessing of the Graves in Moybolougue Cemetery (old and new) will take place after the 10am Mass on Sunday, August 18th.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Hard to believe the FAI soccer camp is now finished, it was a brilliant week and a huge success for the club.

Special thank you to the coaches, Ciaran, Aideen, Rachel, Darren, Lorcan, Francis, Ryan, Mark and also to Thomas Heffernan of the FAI for helping to facilitate the camp.

Thank you to everyone who attended, children and their parents. 100 children took part and there are a lot of talented players, if you are not involved with the club then do get in touch.

Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

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.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for August, September and October 2019: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–August 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm), September 8th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 21st (Saturday, 1.30pm), October 6th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and October 19th (Saturday, 1.30pm).  

Bailieborough Library: Craft Group takes place every Friday from 10.30am-1pm; Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the 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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

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