Bailieborough News. January 21st 2019. Matthew J. Cullen.

Bailieborough Creative Hub, Meeting:

Welcome to Bailieborough Creative Hub. A place for creatives to come together and share their work in a safe environment. Our aim is to encourage and support. The first meeting of Bailieborough Creative Hub will take place on Tuesday, January 29th at 6.30pm in the Arts Space at Bailieborough Library.

This group will meet once a month, and the idea is to provide a place for creatives to come together and share their work in a safe environment.

Our aim is to encourage and support, get together, share talents and ideas in a nonthreatening, relaxed environment.

Drop in at any time no matter where your talents lie, and get together with a like-minded group.

Bailieborough Recycling Centre:

 There will be free recycling of real Christmas trees during the month of January.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 19-01-2019.  Numbers Drawn; 10, 12, 14, 24.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Mairead McCabe; PJ Smith; Martin McGuinness; Noel Lawlor. Next week’s Jackpot €2,600.

Bailieborough Men’s Shed:

 The Bailieborough Men’s Shed were delighted to receive funding under the Community Enhancement Programme—announced last week—of €1500 for the purchase of new equipment for the group. You will find them at the Beckscourt Centre, Bailieborough from Monday to Thursday (10 – 2), come and join us for a cup of tea and a chat and see what we are working on!

Operation Transformation:

Get out and get walking!! Ireland Lights Up is back! We will again see Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA club turn on their lights around the running track at St. Anne’s Park between 7pm-9pm each Thursday evening until 21st February, 2019. So, let’s get out walking and enjoy the fun!


 Bridge Results for Tuesday, 8th January, 2019. First: Mona Mc Cormack and Eilish Reynolds. Second: Maresa Liggan and Stella McElherron.
Best Gross: Tom Moran and John McGahan. Third: Helen Clarke and Kathleen McArdle.

Results for Tuesday, 15th  January 2019.
First: Noreen Maguire and Marie McNicholas. Second: Olive Kellett and Rose Brennan. Best Gross: Teresa O’Reilly and Una Stafford. Third: Pauline Mc Evoy and Ita Clarke.

Bridge lessons for beginners will take place in Hotel Bailie, Bailieborough, at 7.30pm, each Monday night.

Senior’s Bridge takes place every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, in the Hotel Bailie.  Everybody welcome.

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, 8th 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.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes:

Wednesday 23rd January: ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00–9:30pm.

Sunday 27th January: Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer and Sunday Club.

Wednesday 30 January

ALPHA Course – Bailie Hotel 8.00-9:30pm.

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Just to remind all players born in 2007, that Under 12 pre-season training starts back this Wednesday from 6.00 – 7.00 pm. New players welcome. For more information, contact Keith Burke on 086 1631538.

Under 13’s (players born in 2006) pre-season training starts back on Thursday, 31st January from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact Owen Keating 087 2772596 for more information.

Under 15’s (players born in 2004/2005) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday, 6th February from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Under 17’s (players born in 2002/2003) pre-season training starts back on Wednesday 6th February from 8.00 – 9.00pm. Contact Alan Keating 087 7671319 for more information.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns:

Reduce waste…. Buy a reusable blue coffee cup in Bailie Stores. Ideal present for Cavan supporters and coffee lovers…Only €5…all proceeds go to the Tidy Towns. 

Bailieborough Red Cross:

The Bailieborough Irish Red Cross Branch Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday night next, 28th January at 8.00pm in the Bailieborough Community Resource House.  All members are asked to attend and new members are most welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:

 Deepest Sympathy is extended to the neighbours and friends of Marian Parker (nee Kelly), Tandragee, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Tuesday, 25th December 2018 at Cavan General Hospital. Marian’s Funeral Service took place in Bailieborough Parish Church on Thursday, January 17th followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

The death has occurred of Caroline MARTIN
51 Ardkille Place, Ballinagh, Cavan / Bailieborough, Cavan / Ballybay, Monaghan

And formerly from Crocknahattina, Bailieborough. Suddenly at her home on Monday, 21st January 2019. Beloved mother of Katelyn, Emma and Cian. Predeceased by her parents William and Margaret Martin, Lisgoran, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan. Caroline will be sadly missed by her loved ones. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, in First Ballybay Presbyterian Church, Co. Monaghan, eircode A75 NA48, at 2pm. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. House Strictly private please
 “Safe in the arms of Jesus”

Lakelands Arch Club:

 Lakelands Arch Club are back on Wednesday 30th January from 7-9pm in the BDA Centre, Shercock Rd, Bailieborough. Hope to see you all there!

Bailieborough Community Bowls:

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

ST. FELIM’S National School (THE VALE)

is currently inviting applications for enrolment for the school year— 2019-2020.  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, 1st February, 2019.

Walk, Jog, Run or Crawl!

Run, walk, crawl or jog every Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Community Centre, Chapel Road, Bailieborough at 8pm.  It’s free!!!! And there is no catch! All newcomers welcome.  Also the Saturday morning Leisure Group Cycle is back for 2019 and takes place on Saturday mornings leaving from the Community Centre, Bailieborough AT 9.00AM. Please bring euros for coffee stop and all welcome.

 The service takes place every Tuesday at 1.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc.  No appointment necessary.

Citizen’s Information:

Bailieborough ‘Lend A Hand’:

‘Lend a Hand’ is for the elderly and vulnerable in the Bailieborough area. Just give us a call if you need a job done, or even just a chat. Phone Ann on 042 9694825.

Bailieborough Business Centre:

Improvers Computers Mondays 6.30 -9.30pm.

Computers for Beginners Level 2 Tuesdays 10 – 1pm.

Word Level 4 Thursdays 10-1pm.

Safe pass. Call 042-96 94 716/ 087– 619 0040 for further information.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for February, March and April 2019:

 The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–January 26th (Saturday, 1.30pm), February 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm), February 16th (Saturday, 1.30pm), March 3rd (Sunday, 12.30pm), March 24th (Sunday, 12.30pm), April 6th (Saturday, 1.30pm), April 20th (Saturday, 9.00pm) and April 28th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

Bailieborough Library:

 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.

“Learn to Jive with Craig Lovett and Mairéad Gaffney’:

  Five week course commencing Monday 28th January in Virginia Show Centre and Friday 1st February in Mullagh Hall.  8.30pm start.  No partner needed.  Booking not required.  Further details contact 086 1928568.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 21st January 2019

Under 7/9/11; Great numbers at all 3 sessions this week as we returned indoors. Thursdays Kingscourt session and the two sessions in Bailieborough on Friday. Great to see all the new hurlers joining with us also.

The U9s went to DKIT arena in Dundalk for a blitz v teams from Louth, Armagh and Down and won all five of their games playing very well. Next week it’s the turn of the U11s.

Training this coming week. Thursday in Kingscourt Community Centre from 7-8pm. No training this Friday 25th in Bailieborough. We return 1st Feb with registration for all 7th and 8th Feb. New players very welcome from the entire region.


Above; Our U9s in Dundalk on Sunday.

Above; Fridays Bailieborough U7/9 group.

Above; Fridays Bailieborough U11 group.

Above; Thursdays group in Kingscourt.


Training on Mondays on the AstroTurf at the Vale on Monday 14th 6.50-8pm. €2 each and bring water bottle.

Club Senior; Our Seniors will return to training on Sunday 3rd February on the astro at the Vale. 10.30-11.30am. Spread the word please. More new players are always very welcome.

Cavan; We wish Jack, Rory and Cian all the best as they prepare for their first competitive adult intercountry match with the county side as they play Leitrim in the first round of the NHL on Sunday next. The very first East Cavan Gaels men to make the county Senior squad. Best of luck lads from us all at East Cavan Gaels.

Monday’s; U13/15/17 training at the Vale 7-8pm. €2 each please.

Thursday; Indoor hurling for U7/9/11 in Kingscourt Community Centre. €3 each please and bring water bottle.

Friday; No Bailieborough indoor this week. We return next week 1st Feb.

Sunday; U11s in DKIT blitz Dundalk 10-12pm. Cavan v Leitrim NHL 2pm venue tbc.

Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.

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: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

 Local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous are held in: The Health Centre, Kells Road on Wednesdays at 8.30pm.