Bailieborough News. December 11th 2017. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Athletic Club:

The Bailieborough Athletic Club’s Annual Fun Run and Walk will take place on St Stephens Day.  5K Walk / Fun Run or 10K Run. Start and Finish: St Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Road.

Start at 12 noon, Registration from 11am. Route: Castle Lake and Forest.

Refreshments and Spot Prizes. Proceeds to SOSAD. All welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 09/12/17.  Numbers Drawn; 4, 8, 11, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Michael Reilly, Knockbride; Michael McKenna, c/o Castle Inn; Noah O’Sullivan, Galbolie; Marie Sheridan, Leiter. Jackpot next week, €2,700. Draw next weekend Sat 16th will be the last draw of 2017.

To celebrate the official launch of our 30th Anniversary Concert in the Helix on Feb 25th, 2018, our Senior Band will host an ‘Open Band Rehearsal’ next Friday evening, December 15th from 7.15pm in the Community School. We would like to invite parents, past students/families and friends of the school to join us for a cuppa. Tickets for the Helix go on sale this week, details to follow.


 Christmas Mass times at St. Annes, Bailieborough, St. Annes, Killann and St. Patricks, Shercock:

St. Annes, Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve—Sunday, December 24th: 6.00pm—Children’s Mass—The 6pm Mass is primarily for children and young families—please expect movement and noise during the service.

Midnight Mass: 12 am.

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th at 10.00am.

St. Annes, Killann: Christmas Eve at 8.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am.

St. Patricks, Shercock: Christmas Eve at 10.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am.

Confessions: Saturday, December 23rd from 12pm to 3.00pm in St. Anne’s, Bailieborough and on Tuesday, 19th December at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s, Shercock.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Keep Bailieborough Tidy and reduce the amount of litter by investing in a Reusable Cup for sale in ‘Daybreak’ on Barrack St. This blue cup with the Cavan logo is an ideal present for Cavan fans and Coffee lovers. All proceeds go towards the Bailieborough Tidy Towns.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns annual Christmas raffle, tickets available in all the shops around the town lots of prizes.


Communal Rite of Reconciliation:

A Communal Rite of Reconciliation will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday evening next, December 17th at 7.00pm. All welcome.


St. Bridget’s N.S. Tunnyduff:

St. Brigid’s National School, Tunnyduff – Open and Enrolment Evening in the school on Monday next, 18th December from 5 to 7 pm. Parents and children are invited to attend.

Also, please join us for Christmas Carols with the School Choir and the Brass Duffers at Tesco, Bailieborough on Friday 15th December from 6 to 7 pm.


Safe Pass:

Safe Pass Course at Bailieborough Business Centre – on Wednesday next, December 20th from 8am – 4pm. Cost €100.00. Carvery Lunch and Refreshments included. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

Saturday, December 16th—‘a Quiet Christmas’—in Bailieborough Church at 11.30am. (This will be a quiet Service, in preparation for the Christmas Celebrations that gives space for reflection, prayer and healing for those grieving or otherwise saddened at Christmas time).

Sunday, December 17th: ‘Carols for the Family’ at 10.30am in Shercock Church.

‘Carols for the Family’ at 2.00pm in Mullagh Church.

Traditional Carol Service at 7.00pm in Bailieborough Church.

Saturday, December 23rd: ‘Through the Roof’—at 2.00pm in Knockbride Church. A Christmas Service for adults and children with learning challenges and their carers.

Sunday, December 24th: Christmas Eve Services: 7.00pm in Shercock Church and 8.30pm in Mullagh Church.

Monday, December 25th: Christmas Day Services: 10.00am in Bailieborough Church and 11.30am in Knockbride Church. All welcome to all these services.


Moybologue Historical Society:

Moybologue old graveyard is featured in the current Winter 2017 edition of Irish Roots Magazine. Copies on sale in Easons and various newsagents, or can be ordered online from the Irish Roots Magazine website.


St. Vincent DePaul Shop: Annual Christmas Coffee Day:

We would like to invite all our customers to our Annual Christmas Coffee day on Friday, December 15th in appreciation for all your support through the year. Tea Coffee and cakes biscuits will be served all day, and there will be a special offers available as well as 1 or 2 surprises between 3 and 4pm. We would like to thank Supervalu Bailieborough for sponsoring this day, and look forward to seeing you all there.


Christmas Day Swim:

This will be will the 24th year of the Swim. The brave souls will be taking the plunge at 12.30pm on Christmas morning on the Cavan Road side of the Town Lake.  Be part of this event! All welcome.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Vera Green (née Clarke) Dublin, USA and formerly Shancrock, Drumanespic Bailieborough Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully at Connolly Hospital, Dublin on Thursday 30th November. Vera’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Monday, December 4th with burial afterwards in St. Anne’s Cemetery.


 Beginners Computers:

Computers for Beginners at Bailieborough Business Centre – One class per week for 5 weeks. Cost – Free of Charge. Get started with computers, many other classes offered as follow on classes on completion all FOC. Call 042-969-4716 to register or make further enquiries.


St. Vincent DePaul:

St. Annes, St. Vincent De Paul, Bailieborough works in the Parish of Killann, incorporating Bailieborough, Shercock, Killann, Knockbride and Tierworker. Our conference visit families and people in need in this community. Even in our improving economy, the number of people requiring our support is remaining stubbornly high. This year we will spend approximately 50,000 and we expect to spend this again in 2018. The type of support we provide is wide ranging but most often, we help families with basics such as food, heating and education costs. We rely entirely on your support. Thank you and best wishes for Christmas and 2018.


Bailieborough Group of Presbyterian Churches:

Christmas Services: Sunday, December 17th: United Carol Service in Ervey Church at 3.00pm.

Sunday, December 24th: Service in Trinity Church at 10.30am and Corraneary at 12 noon.

Christmas Day, Monday, December 25th: United Service in Trinity Church, Bailieborough at 10.30am.

New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31st: United Service in Corglass at 11.00am. All welcome.


Inner City Helping Homeless:

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Due to demand on supplies, we are starting our ‘Shoe Box’ Appeal early. Pick a shoe box and mark it, male or female. Fill the shoebox with essentials, such as socks, underwear, hats, scarves, gloves, sweets, chocolate and toiletries (NO aerosols, perfumes, aftershave, mouthwash or hand sanitizer). Drop your Shoe Box into the Palliative Care Charity Shop on Main Street. For further information, please contact 089 215 8673.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd are holding their Annual Santa Christmas Carol Singing on Christmas Eve from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Main Street and also down at Tesco’s. We would appreciate your support.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Philomena, family Barry, Anthony and Nicole, sister Bernie, grandchildren and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Tony Hill, Curkish Lane, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Lucan, Dublin who passed away suddenly on Monday, 4th December 2017, at Cavan General Hospital. Tony’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Wednesday, December 6th with Funeral afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.


Baby and Toddler Group:

Bailieborough Library Baby and Toddler Group starts back every Wednesday at the earlier time of 10am. All babies, toddlers, parents and minders are welcome. No charge.


Christmas Trading Hours for the Local Shops:

Shops will be open till 8pm every Friday before Christmas and the last two Sundays 17th and 24th of December open from 12 till 6pm. Shop local this year for Christmas!


Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines will be carried out until Friday, December 15th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer—Seamus McCabe on 086 0466 188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December 2017 and January 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–December 17th (Sunday, 12.30pm), January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Shamrocks:

Ladies AGM: The Ladies AGM will take place on Friday 5th January 2018 at 8.00pm, in the Clubrooms at St. Anne’s Park. .

Positions will need to be filled on the night so full attendance of parents and volunteers is needed. All welcome.


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.

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.


Christmas Lights Vehicle Parade in aid of the Vincey McGee Benefit Fund and Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust:

Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm in Cavan Town. All types of vehicles Lorries, Cars, Tractors, Vans etc. welcome. Entry Fee €20 per vehicle. Registration from 1pm at the Equestrian Centre. Refreshments and entertainment. Lighting up of Remembrance Tree at 5.30pm at the Courthouse, Cavan (find us on Facebook) ‘vinceymegeebenefitfund’ where more details provided!


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.