Bailieborough News. December 22nd 2016

Bailieborough News. December 22nd 2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.


Advent Carol Service

A beautiful Advent Carol Service was held in St. Anne’s Church last Sunday week. The singing and music was led by ‘The Hardtimes Chorus’ under the direction of Claire O’Reilly. Thank you to all who took part and who decorated the Church and especially to Sean O’Reilly who organised the event. The St. Vincent DePaul Society received €1,209.03 in voluntary contributions on the night and wish to thank everyone for their generosity.


Festive Lighting at St. Annes

Thank you to Paulius Pilipavicius, Industrial Abseiling Solutions, Leiter, who volunteered to light up the exterior of St. Annes for the Christmas season. It will certainly help the Church building to be noticed during the dark mid-winter nights of the Festive season.

Bailieborough School of Music


Christmas Mass Schedule in the Parish of Killann – Christmas Eve (Saturday) and Christmas Day (Sunday):

Bailieborough:  Christmas Eve – 6pm (Children’s Mass) and 12am (Midnight Mass).  Christmas Day – 11am.

Killann: Christmas Eve – 8pm and Christmas Day – 10am.

Shercock: Christmas Eve – 10pm and Christmas Day – 11.30am.

Confessions: Bailieborough: Saturday 24th – 12pm to 3pm.


Bailieborough Athletic Club

Bailieborough Athletic Club’s Annual 5 mile Christmas Fun Run and Walk in support of SOSAD will take place on St. Stephen’s Day (Monday, December 26th), starting from the Community Centre, Bailieborough. Walker’s will begin at 12 noon and Runners/Joggers will begin at 12:30pm. Adult entry of €10. All support is most 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.


Presbyterian Christmas Services

Christmas Day United Service in Trinity Church, Virginia Road at 10.30 am.

New Year’s Day United Service in Corglass Church at 11 am. Everybody welcome at both services.


Bexcourt Centre

Happy Christmas and New Year to all and thanks for all the calls we received and the jobs we got done for you all. Looking forward to helping in any way we can in 2017 from Ann and all the volunteers at Bailieborough Lend a Hand!.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services 

Saturday, December 24th—Christmas Eve—Holy Communion in Shercock at 7.00pm and Mullagh at 8.30pm.

Sunday, December 25th—Christmas Day—Traditional Christmas Service in Bailieborough at 10.00am and Knockbride at 11.30am.


Christmas Walk

A Christmas Walk in aid of local Cancer Charities will take place on Wednesday, December 28th at 11am, leaving from the B.D.A. Centre. This walk will be in memory of P.J. Byrne who passed away earlier this year. All welcome and donations voluntary. For further information, please contact 089 221 2956.


Christmas Day Swim:

This will be will the 23rd 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.


Bailieborough School of Music

Bailieborough School of Music would like to thank everyone who attended our Carol Service and Christmas Concert last weekend. Thank you to everyone who very generously gave donations and supported our raffle. Proceeds will be donated to St Vincent de Paul and BCS Canteen Refurb Fund. Thank you to Fr. Router for allowing our Bands to experience the wonderful acoustics of St Anne’s Church and Mai for all her help on Friday evening. We are forever appreciative of Bailieborough Community School for their continued support. Many of our younger students took the stage for the first time on Saturday and gave a very proud performance. Well done to everyone involved.

Lotto Results: Saturday, 17/12/2016. No Jackpot winner. Numbers Drawn: 11,12,16,18. Lucky Dip winners: Mairead McCabe, Drumanespic, Linda Gargan, Barrack St, Thomas Lynch, Drominiskin, Moynalty and Oisin Sheridan, Cloverhill. Next draw on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. Jackpot: 1,100.


St. Vincent DePaul Annual Christmas Appeal

The St. Vincent DePaul—Bailieborough Conference—wish to acknowledge a total 630.81 from last week’s collection after Masses in Shercock and Killann. Anyone wishing to contribute may leave a donation in McEvoy’s Pharmacy or Nora’s Newsagency and this will be sent forward to Bailieborough St. Vincent DePaul who look after the needs of the whole Killann Parish.

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul aims to provide support and friendship to people in need: to help people to achieve self-sufficiency and to work for social justice. Assistance provided by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit of compassion and in total confidence. Since the downturn, there are more people than ever in need of a helping hand. Your donations provide food, oil and electricity, medical and transport supports and educational assistance, etc… to in excess of 250 families in this community. St. Annes Conference of the St. Vincent DePaul is most grateful to those who support us and we ask you to kindly contribute what you can afford to our annual Christmas Appeal. We wish you all, a happy and holy Christmas.


Bailieborough Garda Station ‘Open Day’

All of the staff at Bailieboro Garda Station would like to say a massive thank you to the hundreds of you that we met at the Garda Station Open Day. We were totally blown away by your support and numbers in attendance. Keep an eye out on the official An Garda Síochána Facebook Page over the next few days where we’ll have photographs of the day posted. A special word of thanks to the local fire brigade, local Bailieborough Red Cross, SuperValu, Bailieborough, Daybreak, Bailieborough and the Road Safety Authority for supporting the Open Day.


DVD’s available of the ‘Celtic Tenors’ Concert

DVD’s from the evening at Killinkere Leisure Centre, with the Celtic Tenors and Guests available from Bailieborough Business Centre and Bailie Stores. Cost €10 each. Call : 042-969-4716 or 086-794-9739 to order your copy.


New members needed: Are you interested in joining a Cross Community Choir? Bailieborough Community Choir is looking for new members. We meet each Monday evening in Trinity Hall on the Virginia Road. Lots of great new music planned for 2017, under the leadership of Thomas Hanley. If interested contact Ann at


Bridge: Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening in the Hotel Bailie at 8.00pm. New members are always most welcome.


“Learn to Jive’ with Mairéad Gaffney and Craig Lovett. Five week course commencing, Monday 16th January at 8.30pm in Killinkere Leisure Centre.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568.


School Reunion: Bailieborough Community School, Class of 1994 School Reunion will take place on Thursday night, 29th December, in the Bailie Hotel, kicking off at 8pm. Guaranteed to be a great night of nostalgic chat, music and good company.


Classes for 2017 at Bailieborough Business Centre. For Further Details please call 042-969-4716, or call in to the Centre. Make a change in 2017!!

Computers for Beginners – 4 Weeks – Tuesday Evenings 6.30 -9.00.

Computers for Improvers – 8 Weeks Monday Evening 6.30 – 9.30. A follow on if you have taken our Computers for Beginners Class or have basic computer skills.

 Spreadsheets – Learn how to keep financial records and create formulae – 16 Weeks Tuesday or Thursday 9.30 – 1.00pm.

Word Processing – Create your own Documents, Learn Shortcuts, – 13 Weeks Friday mornings 10 -1pm.

Information Technology – Change your skills – 13

Weeks Wednesday Evenings 6.30-9.30pm – Minimum Numbers 10 per class.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January and February 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for and January –January 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm.), January 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and February 25th (Saturday, 1.30pm).


Don’t be lonely this Christmas—Senior Helpline

Ireland’s only national listening service for older people will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10am to 10pm. We are here to take your call if you are on your own, feeling isolated, worried or would like someone to talk to. Christmas can be a sad time for many people, and in the midst of apparent universal gaiety, some of us can feel very alone. Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. LoCall 1850 440 444—no calls cost more than 30 cents. All calls completely confidential.


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.

If any readers have items of interest to be included in the Bailieborough News, (Obituaries, News Items, Sports, etc…), please e-mail: or call 042 9666200.