Bailieborough News. July 4th 2022 . Matthew J. Cullen

Local Man to climb Croagh Patrick—Three times in the one day, with his two sons: Local man, Derek McElwaine and his two sons, James (aged 11) and Conor (aged 8) are hoping to climb Croagh Patrick, three times on Sunday, July 10th in aid of the Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd.

Derek takes up the story ”Both my mother and father had cancer and my father used this vital service. My sons are James aged 11 and Conor aged 8 and in 2019 we climbed the mountain and James wanted to do it again that day, so we decided the next time we climb it, we would do it twice for Charity and when he accomplished it twice, he decided that he wants to do it three time’s this year. Both children have great stamina and I have to say, they keep me on my toes but I don’t expect them to do it 3 times, if they do it twice, they will be doing great. I will do it the third time. We plan to do it on Sunday next, 10th  July and I will be posting videos on my Facebook page, so people can follow our progress on the mountain that day. People can donate by the link on the fundraiser I set up on Facebook or there are sponsorship cards in Bailieborough and surrounding area in the pubs and shops or people can donate in Foxes Bar and Restaurant in Bailieborough”. Last year, Derek and the two boys did the climb twice for the same charity. The link to donate to this very worthy cause is:

Bailieborough Parish Pastoral Council: The following people have accepted their nomination to serve as members of the Parish Pastoral Council representing the Bailieborough Area: Imelda Carolan, Jimmy Fox, Leanne Ledwith, Cyril Keegan, Sean O’Reilly, John Edward Sheanon, Oola Sheridan and Julie Smith. Nadine Clarke is automatically a member of the Parish Council because she is the Parish Safeguarding Representative for the Bailieborough Area. Andrea Connolly, the Parish Pastoral Assistant, may also attend meetings from time to time. The first meeting of the new Pastoral Council will be held after the Summer break in September. The Pastoral Council once it meets and begins its work, may decide to co-opt one or two others if it is felt to be neccessary.

We wish the new Pastoral Council well during their four year term of office and the newly elected members are thanked for their willingness to accept their nominations to the role.

Many Thanks: The committee of Corglass Presbyterian Church and the local community wish to express their grateful thanks and appreciation to Sillan Vintage Club for organising and running the Tractor/Vintage run on Saturday, June 11th. The event was held to raise funds for the provision and installation of a defibrillator to be placed outside Corglass Church Hall for use in the local community.

The support of the Corglass congregation, all those who came along and drove their tractors and cars on the day and those who made donations is greatly appreciated. Corglass Ladies Committee served refreshments in the Church Hall after the event and an enjoyable afternoon was had by all in attendance.

A ‘Training Session’ on how to use a defibrillator, will take place in Corglass Church Hall this Thursday evening, July 7th at 8.00pm, to which everyone is cordially invited to attend.  

Tierworker: ‘Young at Heart’: Back to pre-Covid games of Bowls, Rings, Box Hockey, Jenga, Indoor and Outdoor Tennis, Board Games and Darts, followed by the usual warm-down, tea and a chat. This all takes place in St. Mary’s Hall, Tierworker, commencing this Thursday evening, July 7th at 8.00pm. Come along for the chat and a cuppa!! All welcome.

Bailieborough Midsummer Festival and Town Events: Bailieborough Midsummer Festival is back ! 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.

Bailieborough Social Day Centre: A ‘Get-Together’ of the Bailieborough Social Day Centre, will take place in the Bailie Hotel on Thursday, July 7th at 3.00pm. New members welcome and new ideas for returning in September also welcome!!

Bailieborough Hen’s Shed: There will be occasional meet ups during the summer, but we won’t be back to our weekly sessions till September.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Cáirenn, sister Maria, brothers in law Denis, Brian and Tony, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends on the death of Paddy Rooney, Maple Court, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan and formerly Burnswick Street, Dublin 7 and Doonbeg, Co. Clare, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, June 27th, 2022. Paddy was predeceased by his brothers Terry and Frank.

Paddy’s Funeral Mass took place in St Anne’s Church, Bailieborough on Friday, July 1st  with Cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. 

Bailieborough Walking Group:  Wednesday, July 6th – Lough Muckno, Castleblaney: (M)Walk 1.5hrs Leaving Bailieborough at 6.30pm. Enter Castle grounds through gates off Market Square, Castleblaney. Meeting at Hope Castle. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

Wednesday, July 13th– Bailieborough Town Walk:

(M)Walk 1.5hours approx. Meeting at the GAA football Pitch carpark on the Shercock Road out of Bailieborough.

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.

Library: ‘Let’s Drum’ Workshops for 8-12yr olds at Bailieborough Library on Wednesday 13th  July – book today before all the places are gone!! Ring  Bailieborough at 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 children, Brian (Jnr) (Mullagh), Denise Hogge (Bailieborough), Claire Kane (Fairgreen Park, Mullagh), Stephanie Keane (Curragh Park, Mullagh) and Jonathan (Drogheda),  loving siblings May Giorgio (New York), Pedear (Keady, Co. Armagh), Vincent (New York), Nudie, (Bailieborough), Joe (Bailieborough) and Anthony (Bailieborough), sons and daughters in law, Christine, Shane, Victor, Dave and Emma, adored 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters in law, relatives, neighbours and many good friends on the death of Carmel Keane (née Brady), Clarkeville, Mullagh, Co. Cavan and late of Monaghanoose, Bailieborough who passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, June 27th, 2022.

Carmel’s Funeral Mass took place in St Kilian’s Church, Mullagh on Wednesday, June 29th  followed by committal prayers and cremation at Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Rd., Cavan. 


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.: Summer Soccer Academy: Bailieboro Celtic AFC are holding a Summer Soccer Academy for boys and girls born between, 2012 and 2015. The event will commence on this Wednesday evening, July 6th from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Vale Soccer Grounds, Cavan Road, Bailieborough. To register your interest, please text your child’s name and Date of Birth to 086 815 6532—as places will be limited.

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.

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

On Saturday 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: fee to cover transport and lunch.

To book a place on the tour please contact Phyl at 087 2069105 before Friday 15th  July.

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.