Bailieborough News. December 18th 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. Thanks to all who took part in last year’s walk where the sum of €1,300 was raised for SOSAD—who support Bailieborough amongst other local towns. All welcome.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 16/12/17. Numbers Drawn; 2, 10, 12, 22. Congratulations to Francis Boylan, c/o Clarkes, Bailieboro who won our Jackpot of €2,700. A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Lotto during 2017, may you all have a very happy Christmas and New Year. Our next Lotto draw takes place on Jan 6th, 2018 in the Bailie Hotel.


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.


Adult Irish Dance Classes: 

Céilí, traditional group dances and traditional Irish dances will be taught in a fun and social environment. The aerobic workout of Irish dancing with be combined with strength, toning and flexibility. Classes will begin on Wednesday10th January in the Masonic Hall at 9pm. For more info contact Aishling Fox on (087) 9699235.


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.


Sponsored Dog Walk:

The total amount raised from our Annual Dog Walk came to an impressive €1065. This was achieved by donations and sponsorship cards promoted by our dedicated walkers. Sponsorship by Ciara from Hills, Pet Food was greatly appreciated and refreshments were provided by Daybreak, Barrack St. Looking forward to our 16th year of walking our four legged friends for the worthy charity, the CSPCA in 2018.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services:

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.


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 family: Mary Coyle (Boyle), Roisin Carberry (Collon), Margaret Murphy (Fartha), Tom (Carnaville), Regina Keaskin (Threecarvagh, Knockbride), Pat (Carnaville), Christine Tierney (Virginia), Martina Clarke (Tullinaskeagh), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Mrs Rose O’Reilly (nee Sheridan) Carnaville, Tierworker, Kells, Co. Meath, who passed away peacefully at her residence, in her 96th year on Friday, December 8th, 2017. Rose was pre-deceased by her husband Tommy some time ago.

Rose’s Funeral Mass took place on Sunday, December 10th in St. Mary’s Church, Newcastle, with burial afterwards in Moynalty Cemetery


Bailieborough Group of Presbyterian Churches:

Christmas Services:

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.


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.


‘Mince Pie’ Charity Walk:

A ‘Mince Pie’ Charity Walk in aid of Motor Neurone Research will take place on Saturday, December 30th at 11am, leaving from the B.D.A. Centre, Shercock Road. One hour and two hour walks will take place. All are most welcome and refreshments served afterwards.


Christmas Trading Hours for the Local Shops:

Shops will be open till 8pm on Friday, December 22nd and will be open on Christmas Eve 24th of December from 12 till 6pm. Shop local this year for Christmas!


Bridge Results:

December 6th: First: Jimmy Stafford and Tony Carolan, Second: Pauline McEvoy and Rosaleen Keegan, Third: Maureen Maguire and Betty Olwill and Fourth: Kathy O’Sullivan and Kathleen Keenan.

December 13th: First: Tom Moran and Kathleen Keenan, Second: Patsy Corcoran and John McGahan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Stafford.


‘H.I.I.T For Christmas’ is a Charity fitness class that Local girl, Jessica Soden of J.S. Fitness has organised to raise money for ‘Make-A-Wish’ Ireland. The class is 30 minutes long and is bodyweight exercises only.

The fitness class will be taking place in Bailieborough Community Centre on this Saturday, 23rd of December at 6:30pm. The class is €5 per person and any extra donations anyone wants to make would be greatly appreciated.
100% of the money raised from the event will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Ireland Charity.
The class is suitable for all fitness levels and anyone aged 16 years and over.

As it is on the 23rd of December, it would be absolutely amazing if you could bring some festive cheer and Christmas spirit with you to the class!
What better way to prepare for the Christmas feast then to get a quick HIIT session in!!


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–January 13th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 27th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 11th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm).


East Cavan Swim Club:

The East Cavan Swim Club will be returning on Wednesday 10th January.
Landtraining is also finished for this year and will resume on Monday 15th January.


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: Christmas Opening Hours:

The Library will close on Friday, December 22nd at 4.00pm and will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 at 10.00am.

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.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 18th December 2017

And that’s a wrap! Another years hurling, our 9th, done. Lots of new hurlers joining with us especially at the younger ages. Our U12s won the Monaghan Division 2 league. Our U14s reached National Feile semi-final. Our older groups did not get the amount of games we would have liked but we are working on fixing that for 2018 so hang in there lads! Adult hurling is also nearly ready for lift off.

Thanks to everyone for all of their hard work again this year. It is a small but very dedicated crew who work, sometimes in conditions which can be very challenging, for the benefit of the boys and for their hurling development. Without them we could not function.

We have worked very hard over the years to lobby for new competitions to keep our boys hurling and we are hopeful that some new exciting announcements early in the New Year will give hurling the big opportunity it has been waiting for. Watch this space.

Finally thanks to our players and their parents. We could not have one without the other, so to our players thank you for all of your efforts and to your parents thanks for your continued support. It can be difficult locally sometimes to say you play hurling but if you stick with us over the years ahead not only will you be able to say you play hurling but that you are also very proud to play this great game of ours.

Happy Christmas from all of us at East Cavan Gaels GAA Hurling Club.


Learn to Jive:

Learn to Jive with Mairead Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing Monday 8th January in the Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill and Thursday 11th January in Navan O’Mahonys GAA, Navan.  8.30pm start. No partner needed.  Contact 086 1928568 / 086 1763044 for further details.


Tanagh Forest School in Rossmore Park starting in February 2018. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. This Forest School is subsidised by Monaghan County Council’s Environmental Services and the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. Limited spaces on the course so book early. Booking and Payment in advance is essential with Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.


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.


Wishing all readers, a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.