Bailieborough News. July 18th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen. Bailieborough

Bailieborough Midsummer Festival is back. With only a few days left until the Festival day on Sunday, July 24th , the programme of events is taking shape. Hopefully the glorious weather of last weekend will continue for the Festival Day and everyone will come along and enjoy the day.

 Car Treasure Hunt for the Pat Argue Perpetual Trophy.

Saturday 23rd  of July. Starts at 2:30pm and runs until 4:30pm.

Walking Treasure Hunt.

Saturday July 23rd  of July. Starts at 2pm and runs until 4:30pm

Registration is in the Bailie Hotel.

Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 24th from 12-6pm. Duathlon, Dog Show, Kids Creation Station, Art Exhibition, Ducking Chair, Food and Craft stalls and lots of free amusements and entertainment.

Music by Paul Leavy followed by Big Generator.

Admission €10 per person – Children under 16 are free!

Duathlon in Bailieborough at St.Anne’s GAA pitch as part of the Festival. Run 2.5k, Cycle 20k and run 2.5 k.  No big hills involved. Fit for all 5 k fun run and a fun filled day afterwards in Bailieborough. Live music, dog shows, amusements and family entertainment.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife and best friend Angela, children Sinéad, Barry, Sharon and Nicola and their partners Benny, Mark and Cathal, and adored grandchildren Shay and Danny, brothers and sisters Maureen, Una, Patrick, Noeleen, Charlie, Rita, Helen, Betty, Mary Lou, Paul and Gary, brothers and sisters in-law, aunt Sr. Rita, nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbours and large circle of friends on the death of Stephen Clarke, Derryham, Bailieborough, Co.Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 11th 2022. Stephen was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Agnes, his brother Philip and nephew Tommie Michael.

Stephen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Mary’s Church, Clanaphilip, on Thursday, July 14th with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 

Pianist Needed: The St. Annes Folk Choir are seeking a pianist/keyboard player. The Choir has been in existence for thirty years and has added grestly to so many Parish celebrations. The Choir are also interested in inviting guitar players or other instrumentalists to join them. For more information, please contact the Parish Office.  

Bailieborough Walking Group:  Wednesday, July 20th – Mullaghameen Forest, Oldcastle: (A) Walk 1.5hrs approx. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Millbrook, Oldcastle at 7.05pm. Walk commences at Mullaghmeen Forest at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, July 27th – Killann/Shercock:

(M) Walk 1.5hrs approx. Meet at St. Annes Church, Killann. Take a left approx. 7km from Bailieborough heading towards Shercock. Leaving Bailieborough
Library at 6.55pm. Walk commences at 7.15pm

All welcome.

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.

Bailieborough Tidy Towns: Hanging baskets are up on Main St. Help would be appreciated with watering them. Anyone with a towbar on any vehicle would be of great assistance. Volunteer for once or twice a month would be of tremendous help.  Please contact Bernie Flynn.

Congratulations and Well Done: Congratulations and well done to the Killann Community Games Under 12 and Under 14 girls sides and management on winning the County Final last week in Ballyjamesduff. 

Library: Claymodelling Workshops for 8-12 yr olds with artist Marie Smith at Bailieborough Library ( Wednesday, 27th July 10.45am and 12.00pm ). Booking out fast, so ring today to secure your child’s place.  Bailieborough 042 9665779. FREE of charge!

Keep your child reading over the holidays with our Summer Star Reading programme designed to encourage a love of books and reading. Also FREE children’s workshops including clay modelling, lego, drumming, story time and puppet show available at the library over the summer. Places are limited and booking is essential Phone 042 9665779 for details or Bailieborough Library FB page.

Regretted Death:  Deepest Sympathy is extended to Caroline Cullen and family, Woodview on the death of Caroline’s mother, Mrs. Rosaleen Lee, Degnavanty, Kill, Cootehill, who passed away on Monday, July 11th. Rosaleen’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Brigid’s Church, Kill, on Thursday morning last, July 14th, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

.Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Great turn out at our Academy Soccer training for Girls and Boys on last Wednesday night. We train every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Vale Soccer grounds. Have fun, make new friends and learn some new skills

Players born 2011-2014 interested in joining the club please get in contact. Like every other club we need a helping hand with coaches and volunteers.

Also, the FAI Summer Camp is back from August 15th -19th . Online portal is open for bookings.

Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue: The Blessing of the Graves in Moybologue will take place on Sunday, August 21st after the 10.00am Mass in Tierworker.

Breifne Historical Society – Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne: Breifne Historical Society Summer Tour of East Cavan in conjunction with Bailieborough Heritage Society.

On Saturday next, 23rd July, starting at 11 am, in Bailieborough Development Association, Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd., A82 HH58, with a cup of coffee/tea followed by a tour and talk on the Old Church of Ireland Graveyard by Margaret Mortimer. Talk and tour of Bailieborough town by Carmel O’Callaghan.

Lunch followed by talk and tour of Moybologue Graveyard by Brian Callaghan. Suitable Rain gear and footwear are necessary.

Booking Essential.

Cost: €15 fee to cover transport and lunch.

Car Treasure Hunt: A Car Treasure Hunt in aid of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland will take place on Saturday, July 30th, commencing at St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker. Enrty fee is €20 per car and the event runs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. All welcome. 

Cavan Sports Partnership : Open water swimming for women. Info and booking links on our website:… 3 week programme (2 evening sessions per week) coming to 4 locations this August led by experienced Cavan water safety instructors. One of these locations will be at the Bailieborough Town Lake, with classes commencing on Tuesday, August 9th at 7.00pm. Booking for these classes is essential. Beginners: Intro to open water, improve confidence and technique. Advanced: Improve technique, confidence and distance in open water.   Covid Vaccinations: Callans Pharmacy, Kingscourt are giving booster vaccines to anyone over 65, anyone who has a serious underlying illness and anyone who has not yet received their booster vaccine. They can call us for an appointment 042 9667328. East Cavan Gaels GAA Club –Club contacts; U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.