Bailieborough News. July 3rd 2017 Matthew J. Cullen.

Retirement of Ms Imelda Traynor—St. Anne’s National School:

The staff, pupils and parents of St. Anne’s National School, staged a marvellous celebration on Tuesday morning last (June 27th) to mark the retirement of Ms. Imelda Traynor, Deputy Principal, who has been a teacher in the school for 40 years, effectively all of her teaching career. The day began with a flash dance in the school yard at 9.30am and Mass in the School Hall at 10am. After Mass there followed, drama, poetry and song all in honour of Ms. Traynor. The students performed beautifully throughout and the staff had all the varied events on the morning very well organised. It was truly reflective of the vibrant school community that Ms. Traynor has contributed to so much over the years. On behalf of the Parish Community, we thank Ms. Traynor and wish her many happy years of retirement.


Mid-Summer Festival:

Only 3 weeks away! Posters and signs are now up on the main roads leading into the town and further afield!! The Programme of Events has been published and it is hoped that all tastes will be catered for!!

Friday, July 21st, Midsummer Festival Duathlon:

Run: 5k/2.5k, Cycle: 10k/20k, Run: 5k/2.5k. Registration from 6.00pm, with the event starting at 7.00pm. Registration fees: €15 individuals/€20 teams. Cash prizes/Free BBQ for all entrants.  Also 5k Fun Run/Walk. Registration €5. All welcome. The starting point will be at the Thomas Street Car Park (Kingscourt Road) and the event will finish at the pedestrian crossing on Main St.  For further information, please contact Tony at 086 3993430.

Barbecue and DJ at the prize-giving lorry beside the old bank.

Poetry Evening at 8.00pm, in Murtagh’s Auctioneering Rooms.

Play: ‘The Sacred Hearts Right Hand Man’, in the Bailie Hotel. Doors open at 9.00pm with the play commencing at 9.30pm. Admission €10.

Midnight Madness Sale: Late night shopping around town with loads of stores participating.

Saturday, July 22nd: Soccer Skills—11am to 4.00pm at the Community School Pitch. Under 10, Under 13 and Under 18’s.

Aged from 6 to 10yrs, from 11am to 12.15pm. Featuring: Water Sports/ Hole in The Wall and X A-Side. Party bags for taking part. €2 covers all the events.

Aged from 11 to 13 yrs., from 12.30pm to 2pm. Featuring: 3 touch 5 a-side, Penalty Shootout and Crossbar Challenge. Party bags for all taking part. €3 covers all the events.

Aged from 14 to 18yrs, from 2.30pm to 4pm. Featuring: ‘You Know The Drill’, Penalty Shootout and Crossbar Challenge. Medals for the winners and runners-up in each event. €3 covers all the events.

Teddy Bear Picnic at 2.00pm in Trinity Church Hall, Virginia Road.

Arts Workshop in the Library at 3.00pm.

Under 10 Football Blitz in St. Anne’s Park at 4.30pm.

Walking Treasure Hunt at 4.30pm.

Car Treasure Hunt at 4.30pm.

DJ Gareth in the Marquee at 6.00pm.

Line Dancing in the Marquee at 8.00pm.

Plenty of fun activities including, Skittles, Darts Football and Basketball Challenge!

Sunday, July 23rd: Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11.00am to 6.00pm.

Family Fun Day. Admission €5, children Under 16 free!

Featuring: Pelican Bouncing Castles, Stevie Dee Disco Dome, Novelty Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Ducking Chair, Local Clubs Display, Craft Stalls, Wheel Barrow Race, Tyre Race, Bar Man’s Race, Bale Race, Buskers. All vintage vehicles welcome for display— Cars, Tractors, Bikes and Lorries. There will be a prize for the best vintage vehicle.

Johnny Brady and his band will play from 4-6 pm on Main Street and this will include the ‘Jiving competition’.  Judged by dance champion Gerard Butler.
Winner will qualify for the All-Ireland Jiving Finals in the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe plus accommodation.

Festival Finale Dance in the Hotel Bailie—Admission Free!

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Mary, son Alan, daughter Diane, Alan’s partner Caitriona, son-in-law Noel, brother Brian, grandchildren Jennifer, Sarah, Louise, Francesca and Daniel, great-grandchildren Alex and Kodi and extended family and friends on the death of Gerard Kirwan, Elm Court, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Duleek, Co. Meath and Amiens Street, Dublin who passed away on Tuesday, 20th June 2017, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Gerard’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday morning—June 23rd in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough with Cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

‘Tree of Hearts and Tears’ an art workshop facilitated by poet, Heather Brett, on Saturday, July 22nd at 2.30pm-4pm for all children over 9 at Bailieborough Library. A wonderful opportunity to engage with art and poetry under the guidance of Heather. Finished pieces will be displayed on a tree of ‘Hearts and Tears’ in the library! Free workshop supporting Bailieborough Summer Festival, but booking essential at 0429665779.

Bailieborough Irish Red Cross—Annual Summer Tea Party:

The Bailieborough Red Cross ‘Annual Summer Tea Party’ will take place in the Bailie Hotel on this Thursday, July 6th at 6.30pm. Come along for a cuppa, catch up with old friends and a dance or two! Cost is €5 per person.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife  Mary, daughters Fionnuala and Deirdre, son Niall, grandchildren Ciara, Meghan, James, Sean, Chloe, Honey, Tadgh and Ceilí, sister Brigid (Sr Andrew, Pakistan), brother Tom, daughter-in-law Catherine, sons-in-law John and Mark, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of friends on the death of Con Donohoe, Finglas, Dublin and formerly Greaghcrotta, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Con’s Funeral Mass took place in St Canice’s Church, Finglas Village on Saturday, June 24th with burial afterwards in St Brigid’s Cemetery, Tunnyduff, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan.

Bailieborough Group of Parishes Annual BBQ:

The Rev Ian Horner would like to thank all those who turned up at the BBQ last Saturday.  There was a tremendous turnout and it was great to see people of all ages from across our town and the surrounding areas get together for what proved to be a great evening.  We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who put in a huge amount of effort in preparation for and during the event.  Thanks to all worked so hard to make the BBQ the biggest and best yet!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

Senior pre-season training continues at the Vale Grounds. For further details, please call or text, 085 825 6347.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to sisters Kathleen (Leeds), Sally (England), Olive (Carrickmacross), Bridget and Anne (England) and brother Pat (Wales), nephews, nieces, neighbours, friends and the O’Callaghan family, Nolagh on the death of JJ (John James) Hamilton, Bexcourt View, Bailieborough and formerly Nolagh, Shercock, Co Cavan who passed away peacefully at Cavan General Hospital on Friday, June 23rd 2017. J.J. was predeceased by his parents Jack and Ellen, brother Eugene and sister Mai. J.J.’s Funeral Mass took place in St Patrick’s Church, Shercock on Monday June 26th with burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Social Dancing:

This month our Social Dancing is on next Saturday, 8th of July. Music is by Michael McConnell and Son. This group has shot to the top in popularity on this scene in a very short time. We hope that the community centre will be well attended to hear and dance to this group. Refreshments will be served as usual. All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to mother Betty, wife Paula and family on the death of Johnny McCabe, London, England and late Kells Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Friday, June 16th 2017 in London. Johnny’s Funeral will take place on Wednesday next, July 12th at 12 noon in St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, 213 Nelson Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BB. Burial afterwards in Borough Cemetery, Powder Mill Lane, Whitton. Memorial Mass for Johnnie will take place on Friday, 11th August, in St. Anne’s Church, Bailieborough at 7pm.

Bailieborough Walking Group: Wednesday, July 5th – Kingscourt

(M) Walk 2 + hours (approx.) (E) Walk 1.5 hour.

Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at Old SuperValu car park at 7.15pm in Kingscourt town.

Wednesday, July 12th – Boyne River Walk:

(A) Walk 2 + hours (approx.) Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Walk commences at 7.30pm at the car park on right, just over Slane Bridge on Slane/Dublin road. All welcome.

Computers for Beginners

Bailieborough Business Centre 5 Lessons to introduce you to the Internet/Email/On line Transactions/ and more. FREE of Charge. Come along and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the Centre, meet new people and learn new skills. Call 042-969-4716.


The Bailieborough Poetry Festival and Poetry Competition 2017:

This October will see the hosting of the 5th annual Bailieborough Poetry Festival in the east Cavan town. After last year’s successful collaboration with The Gallery Press we have gone for a different line-up of artists in 2017. There will be local, national and international talents performing during the weekend’s activities.

From Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October there will be numerous events organised by LitLab including a visual art exhibition in the local Library arts space, a launch of the LitLab group’s third anthology of poems, a musical performance of spoken word, poetry workshops by visiting poets, interviews, open mic events, the presentation of the Bailieborough Poetry prize sponsored by the Bailie Hotel and a walking tour of local literary places of interest.

The Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2017 sponsored by the Bailie Hotel.

This year’s event is an open competition and is sponsored by the Bailie Hotel. There will be a prize of €300 for the winning poet. Visit the Poetry Festival website for full competition conditions and rules.

Bailieborough School of Music:

Lotto results for 1/07/17.  Numbers Drawn; 3, 5, 7, 23.  No Jackpot Winner. Luck Dip (€25) Winners; Margaret Rose Traynor, Shercock; John Reilly, Stradone; Micheal Traynor, Monaghanoose; Donal Clarke, Drumlon. Jackpot next week, €3,700.

Entries to ‘Summer Draw’, Paul and Wendy Heerey, Corner Manor; Berry Still, c/o Mary Eager, Leitrim; John Reilly; Michael Reilly. Ballinamoney.

The ‘Open Door’ Sessions:

The programme for this year’s Mid-Summer Festival. Come along to Fox’s Bar and Restaurant on Friday 21st from 9pm.

The Line-up is: Safari (three piece band based in Dublin), Artist, Niki Purcell and Singer/Songwriter, Paul McCann. All welcome.

Baptism Dates in St. Annes for July, August and September 2017:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–July 15th (Saturday at 1.30pm in St. Anne’s Church, Killann), July 30th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 12th (Saturday, 1.30pm), August 20th (Sunday, 12.30pm), September 2nd (Saturday, 1.30pm) and September 10th (Sunday, 12.30pm).

Summer Camp:

Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre would like to invite anyone between the ages of 9-16 years to participate in our Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp. The camps will run daily for one week Monday to Friday on the 17th July-21st July, 9.45am-4.30pm Monday -Thursday and on Fridays 2.30pm. We provide FREE bus service from Bailieborough Library. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.

Bailieborough Library: Everyday Irish – Tuesday evenings 3pm to 5pm

Beginner Conversational Irish Class for Adults who would like to learn the basics.

Ipads with Social Media for Beginners –   Wednesday afternoons 2.15pm-4pm. This course will help those wanting to get to grips with Social Media using IPADs.  (IPADS are provided). Contact:042 9665779 or


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 3rd July 2017

Under 6/8/10;

Our indoor season for our U6/8/10s came to an end on Thursday last in Kingscourt and Friday in Bailieborough. No training in July/August, just games where we can get them. We may be going to Clontibret this coming Friday. Players will receive a text.

Last Bailieborough session.

Under 12;

The lads had a good trip to Ashbourne on Sunday to play the hosts, and gave a very good account of themselves in a very entertaining game, and then on to Croke Park to watch the Leinster Hurling final between Galway and Wexford in front of over 60’000 supporters in a great atmosphere. Thanks to Colin, Ben and Donal and the player parents who travelled for their continued good work with the boys. No training Monday. Game on Friday away to Clontibret.

ECG GAA and DonAsh GAA lads in Ashbourne on Sunday.

U12s in Croke Park- looks like we picked the winning county to support!

Under 14; No games this week.

Under 16; Last week’s game postponed. Next round is Monday 10th July.

Adult Hurling; We are aiming to have our first session around mid-July in preparation for 2018 season.

U14/16/18; All training at BCS pitch Wednesday 7pm.

Players will receive a text.

For all info on these age groups then please contact Kathryn 087 244 1371.

The week ahead;



Wednesday; U14/16/18 training at BCS pitch 7pm.



Midweek updates on our Facebook page- East Cavan Gaels Hurling.

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.