Bailieborough News. January 15th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Great News for the start of 2018!!

What a great start to 2018 for the Castle Lake Forest Demesne Committee, much to do, but glad to receive such a great boost for Bailieborough. The application through the BDA to the Rural Recreation Scheme has been successful! Confirmation has been received from Senator Joe O’Reilly and Minister Heather Humphreys that over €94,000 has been allocated under the scheme for the upgrade of the car park and looped walks at the Castle Lake. Thanks to all for enthusiasm and patience, particular thanks to, Sarah O’Reilly Kevin SmithNoel CassidyJohn Connolly, Senator Joe O Reilly, Coillte, Castle Lake Development Committee and Cavan County Council. This will enhance the terrific Castle Lake amenity and make it more accessible for all.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 06-01-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 5, 10, 17.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Margo Gormley, Beckscourt; Gordon Hall, Skeagh; Mairead McCabe, Drumanespic; Shane Clerkin, Curkish.  

Lotto results for 13-01-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 2, 7, 11, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sean Keane, Lisball; Eddie Farrelly, Relaghan; Jimmy Kavanagh, Maple Court; Michael Clarke, Dunena. Jackpot next week, €1,200.


School of Music: 30th Anniversary Concert:

Tickets for the Bailieborough School of Music’s 30th Anniversary Concert in the Helix, DCU on Sunday, February 25th, 2018 are now on sale from the Helix Box Office or from Ann at 087 7858 509. Ticket prices are: Adult €15, Student €10 and Children 1—5 years €5.

Tickets for the Helix Concert on February 25th will be on sale in the Community School next Saturday morning from 9.30am – 12noon or contact Ann 0877858509.

We are also taking bookings for bus transport to the Concert.


The Open Door Sessions:

The first ‘Open Door Sessions’ of the New Year will take place on Friday evening, 19th January, 2018 Downstairs @

Nixy’s, The Square Bar commencing at 9.00pm. The artistes taking part are: Elena Duff (musician), Irene O’Dea (poet) and The Lynch Brothers (trad). All are most welcome to come along for a great evening’s entertainment. Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated!


St. Vincent DePaul—St. Anne’s Conference, Bailieborough:

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul –St Anne’s Conference—wishes to acknowledge the support received during the past year and to thank the people of Killann, Knockbride and Tierworker for their continued generosity. Thanks to Super Valu and Tesco for facilitating our Christmas fundraising and also to Tesco for food donations, to the value of circa €20,000 received in 2017 via ‘Foodcloud’. Best wishes to all our benefactors for 2018.


Moybologue Historical Society:

There are a number of unmarked plots within the walls of Moybologue Old Church. Some of those plots have flowers and plants placed on them. If you know the identity of any of these plots, would you please contact Eamonn Donnelly at 086 173 6291.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

The club would like to congratulate Jamie McCullough on signing a contract with the MUCFP under 17 league and we wish him and his team all the best in their upcoming games. Jamie has played with the club right up through the underage system and established himself in the second team this season. Good luck Jamie and all the best for the future!



Safepass at Bailieborough Business Centre – on Saturday, 3rd February from 8.00am till 4.00pm. Fee: €100 Lunch Included, please contact 042-969-4716 to reserve your place.

FELIM’S National School (THE VALE) is currently inviting applications for enrolment for 2018-2019. Forms are available directly from the school, by phoning 042 9665605 or by emailing: download from website: under the Scoil Documents section.  Completed forms to be returned to the school by Friday, 2nd February, 2018.


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.


Book Launch:

Since its first production in 2010 the play ‘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 hopes you will join us to celebrate the publication of the book of the play, which will be launched by poet and publisher, Peter Fallon, with an address by Paddy McDonald, Cathaoirleach, Cavan County Council on Thursday, February 1st at 7.30pm in Bailieborough Library. All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to father Gerard, mother Geraldine, brothers Damien, Senan and Kieran, sisters-in-law Teresa and Nicole, niece Amy and nephew Jack, grandmother Mona Lynch (Mullagh), aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and family and friends on the death of Fintan O’Reilly, Tullinaskeagh, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away on Monday,1st January 2018 peacefully at his residence. Fintan’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker on Thursday, January 4th with burial afterwards in Moybologue Cemetery.


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, 9th February, 2018.  “A fun night for young and old”.                                                                                                                                                                                      Teams for €40. Special ‘Early Bird’ round for Extra points if you arrive on time!! “A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body’!! All welcome.


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.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Nora and Sylvia, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, father-in-law and extended family and friends on the death of Robert Love, Anne St, Bailieborough, Co Cavan who passed away on Monday, 1st January 2018 peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Robert was predeceased by his wife Caroline, some years ago. Robert’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Thursday, January 4th, with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January,  February and March 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), February 24th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 10th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and March 18th, (Sunday, 12.30pm).



Through the countrywide library network, the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme will provide a range of resources, services and support to users and communities. This programme will see talks and workshops planned for 2018, boosted by new health books, e-books, e- audiobooks and e-magazines! Anything health related please ask a member of staff! Let’s make 2018 a healthy one!


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.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife May, sons Brian and Kevin, daughter Claire, grandchildren, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends on the death of George McIntyre, Galbolie and late of New Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim who passed away peacefully on Saturday, 6th January 2018 at Cavan General Hospital. George’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church on Monday, January 8th with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery.


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 January 15th 2018

Under 6/8/10; The lads will get going again this coming week in Kingscourt on Thursday and Bailieborough on Friday. New players are always very welcome. We hope to have some blitzes in February.

Under 12; These boys will start getting together in the coming weeks as we have the DKIT blitzes in Dundalk starting at the end of January.

Foundation level hurling award/ Child protection/ Garda vetting:

As a club we need to get as many people Garda vetted and through the Child Protection Course as possible to keep the show on the road. It is vitally important that the club is well represented as it is a strict GAA requirement and must be adhered to. Those who wish to do a Foundation Level hurling course are most welcome to also. The next Child Protection Course is scheduled locally for the end of February. ANYONE/EVERYONE involved with any teams, in any capacity big or small MUST have the Child Protection course done. There are no longer any exemptions. This will be the most important job we do as a club this year so we hope as many parents as possible take this opportunity to help the club.

The week ahead;

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

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


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.


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.