Bailieborough News. February 5th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Mental Health Association: Annual Quiz:

The Bailieborough Mental Health Association’s Annual Round Table Quiz Night will be taking place in the Bailie Hotel Ballroom at 8.30pm sharp on Friday next, 9th February, 2018.  “A fun night for young and old” . Teams of 4 for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for Extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.


Book Launch: The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down:

Since its first production in 2010 ‘The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down’ by Padraic McIntyre has been a phenomenally popular fixture in Ireland’s theatrical calendar.

The Gallery Press had a Full House to celebrate the publication of the book which was launched by poet and publisher, Peter Fallon, with an address by Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach, Cavan Co Council on Thursday evening last in Bailieborough Library.

Padraic McIntyre is a native of Bailieborough, where he lives with his family. He trained as an actor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and has an MA in Theatre Studies from DCU.
Between 2004 and 2017, as Artistic Director of Livin’ Dred Theatre Company, he directed twenty-two productions. He has worked as an actor throughout the UK and Ireland on both stage and screen. Writing credits include The Little Dance Girl, Carnival at Glenaduff, A Holy Show, The King of Ireland’s Son, The Lost Weekend, The Hero of the Half Acre and Cuckoo Connolly’s
Curious Clock Shop.
He was recently appointed Theatre Manager at The Ramor Theatre, Virginia, County Cavan.

Thanks to all who came to support Padraic, to Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council, to Peter Fallon of Gallery Press and to Padraic himself, who spoke with such passion about the play, his home town, the cast, and first and foremost, his family!! Also to Phil Gilbride (Barney) and Conor Sheridan (The Horse Munley) who gave a wonderful reading from the book.

‘The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down’ now takes its place in the printed form, which will immortalize this masterpiece!


Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 03-02-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 7, 12, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; DR Smyth, Woodview; Rory Farrell, Leiter; John Rooney, Curkish; Teresa Leddy, Crocknahattina. Jackpot next week, €1,500.


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.


Social Dancing:

Our Social Dancing Date this month is on Saturday next, 10th February in the Community Centre. Music is by ‘Footsteps’, the group with the perfect beat. Refreshments will be served as usual. All welcome.


Congratulations and Well Done:

Congratulations and well done to local man, Killian Heery on winning the Anglo Celt Sports Person of the Year award at the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Friday night last. This is an incredible achievement from an amazing athlete, who has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. Hopefully there will be many more awards for Killian over the coming years.


Bailieboro School of Music 30th Anniversary Concert:

Tickets for the Helix Concert will be on sale in the Community School on Saturday next, February 10th, from 11am-1pm and 3pm-4.30pm. We are also taking bookings for bus transport to the Helix, (some places left).

It’s not too late for past students who want to take part in our 30th Anniversary Concert to do so. 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 February 17th in the Community School and again on the day of the Concert in the Helix.


Bailieborough Red Cross:

Bailieborough Red Cross are holding a CPR/AED COURSE on Tuesday 13th February at the Irish Red Cross Office,
Bailieborough Resource House at 7 pm.
Please contact Julie -086-8968928 or Helen 087 7531658 for further details.

Places are Limited …


Annual Coffee Morning:

Cara Pharmacy, Main St., Bailieborough are hosting their Annual Pancake Tuesday tea/coffee morning on February 13th. All proceeds in aid of Bailieborough Cancer Fund and all are most welcome.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The Mobile Unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at Bailieborough Community School on Wednesday, February 14th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All previous donors are invited to attend and new donors are especially welcome.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that no posters or advertisements be put up on Main Street and on all approach roads from the 50k signs in, and particularly on the fence opposite Tesco.  We would appreciate your cooperation.


Regretted Death:

The death has occurred in England of Nora Pickin, nee Love—daughter of the late Jack and Elsie Love, Stonewall, Bailieborough—on Friday, 25th January, 2018. Nora was a sister of the recently deceased Robert Love, Anne St.  Nora will be sadly missed by her sister Sylvia in Dublin, her son Andrew, her daughter in law, Beverley, grandson Dara, granddaughter Karla and her 3 great grandchildren and many friends. Nora’s Funeral will be taking place in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England on Monday, February 12th.


Bailieborough Social Day Group: The Bailieborough Social Day Group will resume in the Community Centre, today, Wednesday, February 7th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for some activities and to make arrangements for a day’s outing. Also, please return ‘Christmas Day Swim’ cards on the day if not already done so. New members are always most welcome to come along and join the group.

Classes at Bailieborough Business Centre for 2018 – Call 042-969-4716 / 086-794-9739.

Computers for Beginners—5 Weeks 10 Hours

You will learn the basics of using a computer, an introduction to the Internet. On line Transactions, Motor Tax On Line, Email, Shopping On Line and Internet Safety.

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

Expand your use of the Internet, with Apps, Social Media Skills, Digital Photography, Email Attachments and more.

Graphic Design—14 Weeks—42 Hours

Tuesdays from 10-1pm.

You will learn to design and print leaflets and promotional materials for your Business or Club using Web Images or Creating your own.

Microsoft Word –14 Weeks, 42 Hours.

Thursdays from 10-1pm.

You will learn how to professionally create correspondence for your Business, Club or Home Office.


Big Build Fundraiser:

Tunnyduff Parents Association presents, ‘The Big Build Fundraiser’ in the Bailie Hotel on Friday, February 16th. Doors open at 11.00pm and music on the night will be provided by Johnny Brady and his Band. The supporting act will be Noel Briody, who will be in the lounge from 10.00pm. Admission to the event is €15 and all are most welcome to attend. Tickets are available from: ‘The Bailie Hotel’, ‘SUPERVALU’, Bailieborough, ‘The Bridge Tavern’, Canningstown, ‘SNS. Hardware’, Mountain Lodge, ‘McCabe’s’, Mountain Lodge, ‘Cutting Edge Hairdresser’s’, Cootehill and also from Sophie Smith at 087-6561724. Patrons also can pay at the door on the night.  A Raffle will take place on the night with some lovely prizes.

All money raised is going towards building a new extension on to St. Brigid’s, National School, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough. Looking forward to a great night and seeing you all there.


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.



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 Michael, Jim, Brendan, Des, Betty, Mary and Mella, brothers and sisters of Patrick Kierans, Railway Court and ‘Patrick & Julies Hair Salon’, Old Shopping Centre, Carrickmacross and formerly of the Market Square, Bailieborough, who passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29th. Deepest sympathy is also extended to Patrick’s wife Julie, son Dean and daughter Cianna, mother-in-law Lillian, father-in-law Brendan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Patrick’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross, on Thursday, 1st February, followed by burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Carrickmacross.


Tierworker Active Age Group:

Anyone wishing to join this group must do so before Thursday, February 15th. For details, please contact 086 405 4000. All welcome.


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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and March 18th, (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.


Skills for Work – Free Computer Training Locally:

Skills for Work are currently organising a number of Computer Courses locally in the Enterprise Centre in Bailieborough.

Courses include Spreadsheets, Word and IT for Farmers.  If you are employed, self –employed or farming, these courses are free.

All enquiries can be directed to Mary – Skills for Work,  Cavan on 087 9731103 or email or Regina Clark ALO on 049 8553528 or email


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.


Wonderful Breaking News from Aughawillan Drama Troupe

BOOKING ONLY for “Drinking Habits 2” (087) 6486804.

Aughawillan Drama Troupe are excited to present a comedy “Drinking Habits 2” by Tom Smith.  This intoxicating comedy is directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of February at 8.30pm sharp, tickets €10.00.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Guaranteed to deliver a brilliant night’s entertainment, looking forward to seeing you there.


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.



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.