Bailieborough News. February 19th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieboro School of Music 30th Anniversary Concert, Helix, DCU:

Final preparations are in full swing ahead of our big concert in the Helix next weekend. Excitement was building with our students at rehearsals this weekend as they polish up their performances.

Tickets for Sunday February 25th are still available from the Helix website ( or Box office 01 700 7000.  A few places left on bus for audience members, contact Ann 087 7858509.

It’s not too late for past students who want to take part in our 30th Anniversary Concert.  Music is available via Facebook page ( or contact us by email bboro.som@gmail for a copy. There will be a rehearsal for all on Friday evening in the Community School, and again on the day in the Helix.


The Model N.S.:

The Model School, Bailieborough is now open for enrolment for Junior Infants starting September 2018. For an information pack and enrolment form, please contact: or phone the office on 042-9665689.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Reduce waste and keep Cavan tidy by investing in a reusable blue coffee cup with Cavan logo. Ideal for coffee lovers and Cavan fans. This cup is for sale in Daybreak on Barrack Street. All proceeds go towards the local Tidy Towns.


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 17-02-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 3, 14, 19, 21.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Glen and Kian Argue; Peter Tully; Tommie Murtagh, Lisduff; Brid Murray, Barrack St. Jackpot next week, €1,700.


Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd:

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort are holding a ‘Round Table Quiz’ in Fox’s, Main St. on Friday evening, February 23rd, commencing at 9.30pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Public Information Meeting:

A Public Information Meeting on the ‘Irish Constitution and the 8th Amendment’ will take place on Thursday, February 22nd at 8.30pm, in St. Anne’s Community Centre, Chapel Road. A panel of speakers and video presentation will be followed by refreshments. This is an ideal opportunity to understand what is proposed by the Government in the forthcoming referendum.


Free Computer Classes:

Depending on interest, FREE computer classes will start at the Library. Each class will be for 2hours for a 5-week duration. If you know anyone who would be interested then please ring 042 9665779, or call into the library. Remember classes are FREE and for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS!! Participants will need a laptop!


Knockbride Bazaar:

The Annual ‘Knockbride Bazaar ‘will take place in Tunnyduff Hall on Friday next, the 23rd February and Friday 2nd March at 9 p.m. each night. Good selection of prizes. Everyone welcome.

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre for 2018


Call 042-969-4716 / 086-794-9739.

Computers for Beginners—5 Weeks 10 Hours.

Internet and Email—14 Weeks, 42 Hours, Mondays from 7-10pm.

Graphic Design—14 Weeks—42 Hours

Tuesdays from 10-1pm.

Microsoft Word –14 Weeks, 42 Hours.

Thursdays from 10-1 pm.


‘Honda Run’:

A motorcycle run will take place on Sunday, March 18th in aid of raising funds for ‘The Family Comfort Room’ in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. This run is in memory of the late, Niamh Crosby, Curkish, Bailieborough. Registration will take place from 10.00am to 12 noon, with a 12.15pm start at Enagh House (located approx. 2kms from Virginia on the Virginia—Bailieborough Road). The run distance is 55miles and the entry fee is €20. All bikes are welcome and light refreshments will be served before and after. For further information, please contact: Peter at 087 0910 345 or Brendan, 087 225 8944. Supported by Kangleys 32 County Honda Challenge Club.


St. Brigid’s N.S., Tunnyduff:

Enrolments are now being taken for St. Brigid’s N.S. Tunnyduff for September 2018. Please telephone the school at 042 9660368 for an enrolment pack.

Closing date for enrolment is 2nd March 2018.


Aontas Adult Learners Week:

FREE classes in Bailieborough Library: Wednesday, March 7th 10am-1pm Social Media for beginners; Thursday, March 8th 10am-1pm Paediatric Massage. Contact 042 9665779 for further details!


Cavan Birdwatch:

Cavan Birdwatch branch are meeting on Sunday 25th February at 9.30 a.m. at Crover House Hotel, Mountnugent to visit sites along the shores of Lough Sheelin.

All are welcome to attend. Dress warmly and bring a packed lunch. (3-4 hours approx.).

Contact for more information or phone 087 7735487.


Bailieborough Historical Society:

The Bailieborough Historical Society is planning an exhibition of artefacts manufactured in and related to Bailieborough’s industrial past. This will take place during Heritage Week in August. If you have anything that you would like to exhibit, please contact either, Pat Fitzpatrick at 086 0635 856 or Leslie McKeague at 086 2588 488.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the town will take place on Saturday, 17th March. This year there will be €1,500 in prizes, prizes for best club, comedy, business, and window display. Please contact 0868222155 or 0862836157 or any committee member for more information. Floats will have free entry. The next meeting of the committee will take place on Monday 19th February in the Hotel Bailie at 8pm. All help and ideas welcome.


Weekday Masses during Lent:

The Parish Pastoral Council decided to have two early Masses each week during Lent at 8.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be at the normal times.

Stations of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross will take place during Lent immediately after the 7.00pm Mass on Friday, 23rd February, 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March and 23rd March.


5K Walk/Run:

A 5K Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, March 4th at 12 noon, commencing at the Community Centre, Chapel Road in Bailieborough. Funds raised will help Aisling Claffey towards her participation in an organised trip to Sri Lanka—where Aisling will volunteer in Mental Health Services for four weeks. Your donations and participation are very welcome. Tea afterwards in the Community Centre. Hope to see you there!


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


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sons Gary and Declan, daughters Sharon and Alison, son-in-law, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends of Eileen Codd (nee McKenna) 33 Lisgrey Gardens, Bailieborough and formerly of Augushland, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. Eileen passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3rd, at home surrounded by her loving family. Eileen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Michael’s Church, Cootehill on Tuesday, February 6th with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Cootehill.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to daughters Mary (Relaghbeg), Cathy (California) and Fionnula (Florida), sons-in-law Michael McEntee and Sean Cumiskey, grandchildren Ben, Ayden, Kevin, Ciara, John, Mickie and Eonch, sister Carrie (Sligo), brothers Brendan (Sligo) and Eamon (England), brother-in-law Gerry Rooney (USA) and extended family and friends of John Kevin Byrne, Relaghbeg, Bailieborough and formerly, Carrick Road, Shercock, Co. Cavan and Connecticut, USA who passed away on Friday, 9th February 2018, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital. John was predeceased by his wife Kathleen and granddaughter Amanda. John’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Monday, February 12th, with funeral afterwards to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.


Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband Paul, children Jack, Nathan and Courteney, mother Rose, sisters Antonette, Noreen and Mary, brother Thomas, father-in-law Denis, mother-in-law Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family, neighbours and friends on the death of Aisling Renihan (nee Smyth) Relaghbeg, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away on Wednesday, 31st January 2018, suddenly in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin. Aisling’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Saturday, February 3rd with funeral afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.


Bailieborough Mental Health Association:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association would like to extend their sincere thanks to all who supported their recent quiz. Thanks to all the participants, to all the sponsors and of course to the Bailie Hotel.


Birdwatch Ireland is hosting a training session for surveying in Cavan. If you feel that it is something you might like to get involved in, please read the information and follow the link below to register.

The session is a joint CBS/I-WeBS training day. Its aim is to try and recruit some new survey participants and also to give existing surveyors a chance to come along and share experiences.

24th March (Sat): Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan.

Both these surveys are long-term projects and very important tools for monitoring how our breeding birds and wetland sites are faring. As a certain level of identification skill is required to carry out the two surveys (and for CBS you would need to be pretty familiar with songs and calls of a good range of our common and widespread species) we suggest you have a look at these two lists below:

CBS list: (by sight & sound): Mistle Thrush, Blackcap, Redpoll, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Treecreeper. And by sight only: Merlin and Whinchat.

I-WeBS list: (by sight only): Wigeon, Teal, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye, Pochard, Knot, Dunlin, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenland White-fronted Goose.

If you could readily identify a minimum of 7 of these CBS or I-WeBS species in the field, then you should be OK. If you have trouble with them, then perhaps these sessions (and these surveys) will be a bit too advanced for you.

The Countryside Bird Survey (CBS) is carried out between 1st April and 30th June. It involves two early morning walks to count birds in a 1km square – the work is done by 9 AM!

The Irish Wetland Bird Survey (I-WeBS) is carried out from September to March. Estuaries, lakes, marshes and other wetlands across the country are counted once a month during the autumn, winter and early spring.

Each session will have the same format, starting at 10.00hrs with an entertaining slide show explaining how and why we do these surveys and there will be lots of tips on identification. After lunch (provided), we will have a short outdoor field trip to give you a chance to put theory into practice. We will be finished around 15.30hrs. The sessions are very relaxed and easy going, but also, we hope, informative. All instruction, tea, coffee, biscuits and lunch are free.

If you would like to take part in one of these training days, please register your interest as soon as possible at:    We will confirm your place on the session and supply you with directions for the venue and details of what to bring etc when you sign up.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February, March, April and May 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 18th, (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 22nd (Sunday, 1.00pm), May 5th (Saturday 1.30pm) and May 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm).


Bailieborough Community Bowls: Bailieborough Community Bowls continues every Wednesday evening at 8.00pm, in the Community Centre, Chapel Road. New members most welcome with free tuition for beginners.


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.


East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 19th February 2018

The mid term is over so time to get moving…….

Under 6/8/10;

The great work continues. Training indoors away from the elements in Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday.

Under 12/13;

Well done to the lads who had 3 good wins at DKIT blitz in Dundalk on Sunday morning. Focus now shifts to outdoor hurling with the first of Cavan Academy hurling on Monday from 6.45 on the 3G at Breffni Park.

Indoor training Thursday 7.45-8.45 in Kingscourt Community Centre.

Under 15;

Academy training on Monday on the 3G at Breffni Park.

The week ahead;

Thursday; Kingscourt indoors in the Community Centre U6/8/10 6.45-7.45. €3 each. U13 Kingscourt Community Centre 7.45-8.45.

Friday; Bailieborough indoors at the BCS sports hall U6/8 6-7. U10 7-8. €3 each.

Child protection course in the Bailie from 7pm.


Tanagh Learn to Paddle course starting on Tuesday 6th of March. This course will run for 4 weeks, every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. Suitable for Adults. Learn to paddle is subsidised by Age and Opportunity Go for Life Programme. Limited spaces 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.


CITIZENS INFORMATION: 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.