Bailieborough News. January 29th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

No Through Road:

The new Traffic Barrier on the Galbolie Road side of St. Anne’s Church is now in operation. This will leave the area around the Church safer for pedestrians and visitors as traffic ignoring the signs and using the Avenue as a short-cut had increased steadily in recent years. Some of these cars drove across the front of the Church at high speed and there were a number of incidents, where people leaving the Church were almost knocked down. Students making their way from school were also at risk from passing traffic. The barriers will be open for all Funerals, weekend and Holy Day Masses. All Church users are reminded to use the designated parking spaces only and not to park in the unmarked areas of the Avenue.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 27-01-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 6, 12, 14, 18.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Aine McCabe, Drumanespic; Martin Fulton, Galbolie; Seamus Leddy, Forest House; Peter Connolly, Galbolie. Jackpot next week, €1,400.

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.


Wish to thank everyone who supported our Singing Santa’s Group on Christmas Eve, they raised €3525.

Bailieboro School of Music 30th Anniversary Concert:

Calling all past students, from those recently finished to those who were there at the beginning, we are inviting you to join our Senior Band for a few tunes on February 25th in the Helix.

Contact us via or by email bboro.som@gmail for a copy of the music, so you can get your instruments dusted down and begin the practise. There will a rehearsal for all on February 14th in the Community School.

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

Moybologue Historical Society:

A draft for a numbered mapboard for Moybologue New Cemetery will be on display in the porch of St. Patrick’s Church, Tierworker, this week. Relatives are asked to check the mapboard and to fill in any errors or changes on the sheets available in the porch and we will have the final version updated.

The full survey is available to view online on

It is planned that the mapboard will be updated every 3 to 5 years depending on the numbers of new burials.

The group plan to erect a similar style mapboard at Moybologue Old Graveyard in the Spring, and are seeking financial donations to enable this project to go ahead. If you have relatives interred in the old cemetery and / or are interested in making a donation to this work please contact any member of the committee or email

Also, this is the final call for anyone with knowledge of unmarked burials and unmarked burial locations in the old graveyard, who has not already been in contact with us, to please contact any member of the committee or email so the details can be recorded and marked. This is the last time we will be making this appeal and once the mapboard for the old graveyard is finalised, we will not be making any changes to it in future.

Bailieborough St. Vincent DePaul:

Thank you, to all our customers who have supported the shop during the January Sale that we have had in Vincent’s’ on Main Street, Bailieborough.  It was so successful, that we would be delighted to accept donations of any unwanted Christmas Gifts, Trinkets, Ornaments etc . We also require good quality clothing for ladies, men and children to replenish our stock within the shop. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any Electrical items so please do not donate them. Thank you for all the donations received since our last appeal. Its greatly appreciated.


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

Spanish Lessons:

Spanish Lessons by Native Spanish Teacher.

Every Friday morning in Bailieborough town. (location to be confirmed).

2 Levels: Beginners 1 starting at 11.15am and Beginners 2 starting at 10 am.

Lessons will be 1-hour long. Starting on Friday next, 2nd of February.

Price: 5 lessons €50. If interested, please contact Lydia on 0877414735.

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 Red Cross:

The Bailieborough Branch of the Irish Red Cross is holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 5th at 8.00pm, in the Bailieborough Resource House. All members are requested to attend and new members are always most welcome. Tea and refreshments served.  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 … so book a place early….

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.


Parents seeking to enrol their child or children in St. Anne’s N.S. for the 2018/2019 school year are requested to return a completed Enrolment Application from during January 2018.  Application forms are available from the school office, by phoning 042 9665242 or by emailing:  Closing date for receipt of Enrolment forms is Friday, 2nd February, 2018.

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 the family, relatives and friends of John (Junie) McCormack, late of Derrydamph, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who died on Thursday, 25th January, 2018 peacefully at the residence of Mona McCormack, Carrickgorman, Bailieborough. Junie’s Funeral Mass took place in St Ultan’s Church, Killinkere on Saturday, January 27th with burial afterwards in St Anne’s Cemetery, Bailieborough.

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 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.

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.

Confirmation Preparation Mass:

All the Confirmation Candidates in the Bailieborough Church Area and their parents will take part in the 7.00pm, Vigil Mass in St. Anne’s Church on next Saturday evening, February, 3rd.


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 children, Valerie (Chester, U.K.), Jim (Stillorgan, Dublin) and Douglas (Seeharn, Mullagh),  daughters in law Liz and Bridget, siblings, Johnnie (Letachment, Tierworker), Maud Hall (Drumeague, Bailieborough), Gladys Shekleton (Quigelagh, Moynalty), Sadie Tomkins (Confey, Leixlip), Eva Rountree (Glasgow, Scotland), Muriel Rountree (Tunbridge Wells, U.K.), sisters-in-law Myrtle, Ruth, Martha and Vera, brother-in-law Gerald, grandchildren Suzanne, Nicola, Victoria, George, Helena, Dale, Josh and Lydia, and great-grandson Kieran, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and large circle of friends on the death of Emma (Emily) Kinkade (nee Rountree), formerly of Letachment, Tierworker and Seeharn, Mullagh who passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Emily’s Funeral Service took place at Mullagh Parish Church on Sunday, 28th January, with interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.

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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–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.

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.



East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 29th January 2018

Under 6/8/10;

The great work continues. Lots of new starters in both groups which looks good for 2018.

Kingscourt U6/8/10s at Thursday indoors.

Bailieborough group U6/8s at indoor hurling on Friday.

Bailieborough U10s at indoor hurling on Friday.

Under 13; Well done to our squad who had a great mornings hurling in DKIT on Sunday. Training again this week indoors on Thursday in Kingscourt Community Centre.

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.

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.