Bailieborough News. January 2nd 2020. Matthew J. Cullen.
Christmas in Bailieborough: Attendances at all the religious services in the area were up on previous years, with many people and their families returning home from Australia, England, the U.S.A., and many other countries for the Festive occasion. The Christmas spirit was in evidence—particularly on Christmas Eve—with the Annual Christmas Carol singing by the Bailieborough Cancer Fund.
Footfall in the local shops was up and in the run up to Christmas, trying to get parking on Main St., was a nightmare at times but shoppers made good use of the car parks in the town and fair play to Francis and Aiden Clarke, who made their car park available for the Festive period.
The Christmas Lights also added a lot of festive cheer and feel to the town and all involved with the project deserve thanks for all their hard work and commitment.
A big ‘well done’ to everyone who took part in the Christmas Day Swim in Bailieborough. It was cold and frosty but also bright and sunny and the conditions didn’t hold the locals back, from the traditional Christmas Day Swim which was being held for the 26th time, with the proceeds going to the Bailieborough Senior Citizens Day Centre.
The Athletic Club’s Annual St. Stephen’s Day run was well supported with participant’s eager to clear the cobwebs after Christmas Day and the by now Annual Walk on the 28th of December was very well supported.
Bailieborough Men’s Shed: Recently the Men’s Shed in Bexcourt, Bailieborough had the majority of their power tools stolen in a burglary. Garda Owen Finn, Bailieborough Garda Station, is the liaison Garda with the group and is hosting a Table Quiz in the Bailie Hotel in Bailieborough on Friday, 3rd January 2020 to help raise funds to replace their tools. All proceeds from the night will go directly to the Men’s Shed. Table of 4 is €20.00 (or €5.00 pp) and the starting time is 7pm. Please come along if you are free and support this local cause.
‘Operation Transformation’ 2020—Community Event: Everyone welcome. No registration required—just come along. Open to the entire community—of all ages!! Group meeting every Thursday evening from Thurday, January 9th to Thursday, February 27th in St. Annes Park—Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA grounds. Weigh-In from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Weigh-In is also available in Jamesons Pharmacy, Main St—during businness hours. Walk, Jog or Run untill 9.00pm. Donations to Bailieborough Cancer Comfort, which will benefit those in our community who are unable to partake. For further information, please contact: 086 375 1519.
Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to husband, Joseph (Jodi), adored mother Pauline, cherished children, Ciaran, Stephen and Emma, her loving siblings, Connie (Spain), Sinead (Carlanstown), Deirdre (Kilbeg), Matthew (Kilbeg) and Johnny (Carlanstown), mother and father-in-law, Anna and Tom Monaghan (Corlurgan, Bailieboro), uncles and aunts, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and her many, many friends on the death of Louise Monaghan (nee Clarke), Carlanstown Village, Kells, Meath / Cavan
who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Wednesday, December 18th surrounded by her loving family, following a short illness. Aged just 50 years, Louise was predeceased by her beloved father Pat.
Louise’s Requiem Funeral Mass took place on Saturday, December 21st in The Church of the Blessed Nativity, Kilbeg followed by interment in Staholmog Cemetery.
Bridge: Bridge resumes on Tuesday, the 7th January 2020.
Bridge takes place in the Hotel Bailie on every Tuesday evening and new members are always most welcome.
Industrious Bailieborough: The book ‘Industrious Bailieborough is now available for sale, in Kevin Smiths and Halls on Main St. and Smiths Shop at Galbolie. The book costs €10.
Anyone who wishes to purchase a copy of ‘Industrious Bailieborough’ and have it posted to any location worldwide can pay by cheque or PayPal. Please send a private message with your details to the Bailieborough Heritage Society’s Facebook page and we can get back to you. Approximate postage cost is €4 within Ireland and €6 to the U.K.
Regretted Death: The community were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sr. Monica Markey, St. Joseph’s Convent, Ballymote, Sligo and formerly of Bailieborough, Co. Cavan who passed away peacefully, in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff at the North West Hospice, Sligo on Saturday, December 21st . Sr. Monica was predeceased by her sister Maureen and brothers Pat, Owen, Jim and John. Sr. Monica will be sadly missed by the St. Joseph’s community, her brother Philip, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Sr. Monica’s Requiem Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday, December 24th in the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Ballymote, with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.
Bailieborough School of Music:
Next ‘Lotto’ Draw will be held on January 4th, 2020. Jackpot €7,300. Wishing all our patrons, students and families a very Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support.
St. Vincent DePaul: The St Vincent De Paul Shop Conference would like to thank you sincerely for your generosity in 2019 and we trust that this generosity will continue in 2020.
We would like to provide you with some guidelines in relation to donations to the shop. Clothing should be washed, clean and of reasonable quality. Toys and bric a brac should also be clean and in good working order. We regret that for Health and Safety reasons, we are unable to take electrical goods, pillows, duvets, buggies and car seats. The cost of disposing of sub-standard goods is significant and recently has been reducing our income. We recommend that items that are not of the quality that we can sell from the shop, should be placed in the bin provided in the St. Annes Church Car Park. Please be assured that your generosity reaches those in our community who most need help. We wish you every blessing in 2020.
Bailieborough Heritage Society: Bailieborough Heritage Society would like to let you know that their Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, everyone welcome with more details to follow.
Citizen’s Information: The service takes place every Tuesday from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Library— providing information, advice and advocacy supports to everyone on Social welfare, employment, Pensions, Health, Tax etc… No appointment necessary.
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.
Baptism Dates in St. Annes for January 2020: The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church– January 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm), January 12th (Sunday, 12.30pm) and January 26th (Sunday, 12.30pm).
Bailieborough Library: The Craft Group meet every Friday morning from 10am to 1pm!
Book Club 6pm-7pm on the last Thursday of every month; Lit Lab writers group every second Tuesday. Contact 042 9665779 for details on any of the above.
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.
Wishing all readers, a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.