Bailieborough News. December 8th 2016.

Bailieborough News. December 8th  2016.  Matthew J. Cullen.


Hardtimes Chorus

Our next show is in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Sunday next, 11th December at 7.30pm.  It’s called ‘The Heart Of Christmas’. We would be grateful of all support on the night as we perform all the favourite Christmas carols, just to start the Festive Season. Bailieborough has a great tradition of community spirit, so it would be great see as many people as possible in St Anne’s Church on the night. Voluntary Donations in Aid Of St. Vincent De Paul.


 Bailieborough School of Music

Bailieborough School of Music present ‘An Evening of ‘Christmas Carols and Reflection’ in St Anne’s Church, on Friday December 16th at 8.00pm. This will be an opportunity to take some time away from the rush to reflect quietly on the meaning of Christmas while listening to some seasonal music and readings.

Saturday December 17th ‘Christmas Concert’ in Community School at 3pm, featuring lots of lively festive tunes from our Junior students.

Everyone welcome to these events. No admission charge. Proceeds from donation basket in Church and Raffle in Community School to St Vincent de Paul and Community School Canteen Fund. All welcome.

Bailieborough School of Music: Lotto results for 3/12/16 as follows; Numbers Drawn, 3, 9, 10, 21; No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) winners, Maireád McCabe, Drumanespic; Philip Reilly, Tierworker; Ciara Hynes, Finternagh, Mullagh; ‘Blue’ c/o Fáilte Bar. Jackpot next weekend €5,500.


Bailieborough Community Choir

The committee of Community Choir would like to thank all that came to support their recent fund raising quiz in Fox’s Lounge in Bailieborough on Friday, December 2nd. We would also like to thank all those that donated prizes for the night, to Edel and Eugene Fox for their hospitality and help, Pat and Rose Fitzpatrick and Stanley Lundy and everyone who attended. We hope that this will become an annual event.




Those preparing for Confirmation and their parents/guardians will participate in the 7pm Mass next Saturday evening, December 10th.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for December 2016 and January 2017

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church for December and January –December 11th (Sunday 12.30pm), December 17th (Saturday 1.30pm), January 14th (Saturday, 1.30pm.) and January 29th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

Baptism Preparation Meeting for Parents

This Thursday (December 8th) in the Parish Centre (Parochial House beside Church) from 8pm to 9pm. All parents who are intending to have their child baptised are required to attend this meeting before finalising the date. Please call 087-4407990.

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: Sunday 18th – 7pm (Reconciliation Service) and Saturday 24th – 12pm to 3pm.

Shercock: Tuesday 20th – 7pm (Reconciliation Service).


Deepest Sympathy

Deepest Sympathy is extended to James, Mary (Kelly), John, Ann (Tierney), Thomas, Tony, Aidan, Paul and Andrew, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family and friends on the death of Mary (Della) Fay, nee Lynch, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Benny, Daughter, Margaret (Callaghan) and grandson Paul. Mary’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Knockbride West on Saturday, November 26th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.


Classes and Services at Bailieborough Business Centre

Spaces available for Information and Technology QQI Level 4. A 40-week full time course covering Communications, Computer Applications, Digital Media, IT Skills, Maths, Work Experience, Personal Effectiveness and Workplace Safety. Call: 042-969-4716 / 049-433-1494 for details.

Internet Safety for Parents. A 2 hour session for parents, guiding you through the various Apps and Social Media sites that children are accessing. Call 042-969-4716.

A4 Colour Copying and Printing available at Bailieborough Business Centre.


Social Dancing

Our Christmas Party Dance takes place on next Saturday night, 10th of December in the Community Centre. There will be a free raffle for prizes galore. Supper will be served. Music is by Footsteps. You can be assured of an enjoyable night. All welcome.


Well Done

Well done to Leanne Kiernan and Shelbourne Ladies Football Club who won the Continental Tyres Women’s National League on Wednesday night last with a 3-1 win over UCD Waves FC! This completes a League and Cup double for Leanne and Shelbourne and now the girls can look forward to representing the Republic in the Champions League in 2017! Well done Leanne on an outstanding and memorable season.



Moonlight Walk

A ‘Moonlight Walk’ will take place on Friday evening next, December 9th in aid of the Tierworker Defibrillator Fund. Meet at the Royal Breffni, Tierworker at 7.15pm. Please bring a torch and wear suitable footwear. There will be a short walk and a longer one on Lough An Lae. Donations are voluntary and there will be refreshments afterwards in the Royal Breffni. All welcome.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal


Children at The Model School, Bailieborough with their Christmas shoeboxes ready for collection. Well done to everyone.


Bexcourt Centre

Bailieboro ‘Lend a Hand’ for the elderly and vulnerable are still here, more so now that the weather is that bit colder!! If ye need any jobs done or maybe just someone to call for a chat, just give us a call on 0429694825.


Bailieborough Group of Parishes: Christmas Services

Sunday, December 11th: Traditional Carol Service in Bailieborough at 7.30pm followed by mince pies in the Rectory for all.

Saturday, December 17th: ‘Messy Church’ in Bailieborough Hall from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Sunday, December 18th: ‘Carols for All’ in Knockbride at 12 noon and Mullagh at 4.00pm.

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.


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



Christmas Community Dinner Party takes place on Wednesday, 7th December in the Bailie Hotel at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact 087 2346526. Admission €10 per person.


Congratulations and Well Done

Congratulations and well done to the Bailieboro Drama Group who were placed 3rd in the Confined section of the All Ireland Drama Festival held in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16 over last weekend. Well done to all and particularly to Liz O’Hanlon who won the award for Best Writing or Innovation at the event.


Walk, Jog Or Run….

Exercising Is FUN! Every Monday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm join us at Bailieborough Community Centre! All welcome—no matter what your fitness levels are!. Ok folks, join us to run, jog or walk and most importantly tea, biscuits, fruit and chat afterwards.



Parent, Baby and Toddler group: Weekly meeting at Bailieborough Library.

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.


Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club: Annual General Meeting of the Club on Saturday, 10th December at 8pm: Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA Club are holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 10th December (please note change of day) 2016 at 8pm in the Clubrooms of St Anne’s Park. Calling ALL sections of the Club to attend as well as members, players, mentors, supporters and the wider community. Everyone is welcome. Let’s all move our great club forward together as one. Please attend, new members welcome and appreciated. There will be a cup of tea and a chance to mingle at the end of the AGM. Look forward to seeing a big crowd on the night



Hurling    Hurling 2

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 5th December 2016


Under 6/8/10; One more session each before we wrap up for the year. No Kingscourt session this week. Bailieborough last session this Friday 6-7.30 for all U6/8s with last session in Kingscourt Thursday 15th. Under 10 has now also finished for the year.


Above; Bailieborough training group U6/8 keeping it going!

Under 12/14/16/18; Both the U13 and Minor competitions have been deferred to the Spring so our season for all our older players has now finished for the year. Thanks to all our players, coaches and mentors for all of their hard work with hurling again this year. We have some very exciting developments to announce early in the New Year in relation to hurling so watch this space…..

Hurls and helmets; Can be collected at any training session for those who ordered.

Hurling training times and venues;

Kingscourt training group; Kingscourt and surrounding areas.

Under 6/8; NO TRAINING THIS WEEK. Last session Thursday 15th.

Thursday 6.45-8pm for U6/8 only in the Community Centre. €3 each and bring water bottle.

Bailieborough training group U6/8/10; Bailieborough/Knockbride/Killinkere/ Shercock/Virginia areas.

Friday at the Bailieborough Community School Sports Hall. U6/8 from 6-7.30pm. €3 each and bring the water bottle.

For all U8/10 information contact Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

Under 12/14/16/18;

All done for 2016. For all U12-U18 information contact Kathryn O’Flynn 087 244 1371.


CROSS COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR, SUNDAY 11TH DEC at 10 30am, CROSS COMMUNITY HALL. Homemade cakes, puddings, pies etc. Handmade arts and crafts, logs and wreaths, lucky dip,
refreshments and raffle and much, much, more. All welcome.



Saturday next, 10/12 from Killinkere Leisure Centre. All proceeds in aid of the Children’s Ward in Cavan General Hospital. Registration €20 per tractor from 2-3pm and leaving at 4pm sharp.  All vehicles must have road worthy lights and insurance. Your support and/or attendance would be greatly appreciated.



Sunday 11th December, Woodford & Erne Suites, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell Co. Cavan. 12.00pm – 5.00pm. This annual event is now in its 5th year and with 59 stands it’s the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping for your friends and family. We’ll have the best in handmade goods, craft supplies and quality giftware. It’s free admission so please join us for a fabulous day out. or 049 436 4877.



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.

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.