Bailieborough News. June 18th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.

Lakelands Arch Club:

The Annual General Meeting of the Lakelands Arch Club will take place in the Hotel Bailie, tonight, Wednesday, June 20th at 7.30pm. The Arch Club is a social meeting place which takes place once a month for people of all ages with Special Needs. Anyone interested in joining or becoming a volunteer is most welcome to attend the A.G.M. for further information. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.


Well Done:

Well done to local girl Kayley McDonald, who was part of the Cavan Under 14 girls squad who played in the All Ireland Under 14A Final against Dublin on Saturday last in Dunleer, Co. Louth.  The Cavan girls had a great win by 4—06 to 2—09 in a highly entertaining game and are now All-Ireland Champions at this grade for the first time since 2015.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, June 20th – Corraneary/Mountainlodge:  

(A) Walk 2 + hours (approx) (M) – 1 hour

Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.50pm. Walk commences at Corraneary Presbyterian Church car park at 7.15pm. From Canningstown driving towards Shercock turn left at crossroads, 2.7 kilometres from Canningstown. Drive a further 1 kilometre.

Wednesday, June 27th: Tower of Lloyd, Kells, Co Meath.

(M) 1.5 hrs. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm.

Meet at Spire R163 Oldcastle Road out of Kells. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

All welcome.



East Knockbride N.S. Parents Association are holding their annual 5k and 10k Fun-Run/Walk on Sunday 24th June 2018 at 3.00pm.  Registration from 2.15pm in school, Walk/Run commencing at 3.00pm.  Adults €10, Children €5, family rates available.  Refreshments in school afterwards.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Bailieborough Tidy Towns:
Bailieborough Tidy Towns request that all business, property and home owners would help out, by giving their property a face lift in preparation for the Tidy Towns Competition. The local ‘Clean Up’ continues on Tuesdays at 7pm.  All welcome.



A ‘Moonwalk’ will take place on Lough an Leagh on Saturday next, 23rd June at 9 pm approx. 5 km walk/run, entry fee €10 starting at the Picnic area. All proceeds go to local Cancer Charities, refreshments afterwards. All welcome.


Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C.:

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday evening, June 21st in the Clubrooms at the Vale Complex at 8.15pm.


Cuinniú na nÓg at Bailieborough Library FREE storytelling with one of Ireland’s finest storytellers, Niall De Burca, on Saturday June 23rd from 3pm-4pm for all children aged 7-12 years. Phone 042 9665779 for more info.


Bailieborough Social Day Group:

The group’s Annual Day Tour to the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens will take place on Tuesday, June 26th. The tour is open to non-members. For further information, please contact 086 4008753 or 087 242 9503.


Bailieborough Heritage Society:

New members always welcome to the Heritage Society, please contact 0872244159 for further information.


SVP Shop, Bailieborough:

We wish to inform you that Cavan County Council has instructed the Society to remove the SVP clothes bin in the Tesco Car Park. This bin has provided the Society with valuable donations for our local community. From now on, we are requesting donors to take donations to the bin in the Church Car Park or directly to the shop. It would seem to be a commercial decision on the part of Cavan County Council since, unlike other bin providers, we haven’t heretofore been required to rent the bin space. Thank you for all donations and we would like to emphasise that we are open as normal even though there is scaffolding in front of the shop.


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Albert McKinley Lisgar, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital, on Sunday, June 10th 2018. Albert’s Funeral Service took place in Corglass Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 12th with burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.


St. Felim’s N.S., The Vale:

The Board of Management and the Parents Association are holding a ‘Sponsor A Tree’ Fundraiser for a new play surface. The cost is €50. Full details can be found on or by contacting, the School Office at 042 9665605, Catherine Cahill at 086 608 2663 or Helen Sheridan at 089 424 0969. We are reaching out to all parents, past pupils, businesses and community members to help us.


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.


Irish Blood Transfusion Service:

The mobile unit of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in attendance at the Bailieborough Community School on Thursday, June 28th from 5.00pm to 8.30pm. All regular donors are requested to attend and new donors would be especially welcome.


Church of Ireland: Annual Barbeque:

The Bailieborough Church of Ireland Annual BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 7th from 5.00pm onwards in the Church Hall. Please come along and bring your friends—everybody very welcome.


Blessing of the Graves:

The Blessing of the Graves will take place in Killann on Saturday, August 18th at 7.00pm, in Shercock on Sunday, August 19th after 11.30am Mass and in Bailieborough on Sunday, September 2nd at 12 noon.


Drumkeery Group Water Scheme:

Scouring of the lines has commenced and will be carried out until Friday, July 13th. This may cause some disruption to member’s water supply. Should any problems arise, please contact the Maintenance Officer, Seamus McCabe on 086 0466 188. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.


Bailieborough Community School Class of 1988 Reunion

We are going to attempt to reunite. Anyone from the Class of ’88 who went to Bailieborough Community School anytime between 1983-1988 are welcome. We are aiming to have the reunion in October somewhere in Bailieborough. Please contact the ‘BCS Class of 88 Facebook page’ for further information.


Church of Ireland Services for June:

Sunday 24th June:

Bailieborough 10:45am – All-Age Service, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.


Bailieborough Business Centre:  

Food Safety Training HACCP at Bailieborough Business Centre. One-day Course – Cost €60. This course is a must for anybody in the food preparation and provision business, places are limited to 10 participants. Call 042-969-4716 to reserve a space.


Computers for Beginners – learn a new skill over the Summer. The course will introduce you to email, social media, on line transactions, and many more ways to make your life easier with the internet. Call 042-969-4716 – Classes are free of charge.


Classes for the Autumn Schedule at Bailieborough Business Centre. Call to let us know what you are interested in doing and we will register your interest with the ETB. Please call 042-969-4716 for further information.


Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival:

Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival will be taking place from Friday, 20th of July until Sunday, 22nd of July. If anyone has any ideas for this year’s Festival, you can email us at

Only 5 Weeks away. Signs are starting to hit the roadside. Finalised details coming soon and hoping to bring a bit of community spirit to the town and looking for all your support.

If you are a local business and would like to have a promotional stall please contact:
Caroline 087-176-2628 or email: to request an application form.


Baptism Dates in St. Annes for June, July and August 2018:

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–June 23rd (Saturday 1.30pm), July 7th (Saturday, 1.30pm), July 15th (Sunday, 12.30pm), August 11th (Saturday, 1.30pm) and August 19th (Sunday 12.30pm).


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 18th June 2018

Under 7/9/11;

Training Monday in Killann 6.45-8pm. A couple of blitzes in the pipeline coming up soon.

Under 13;

Tain league v Longford Slashers in Mountnugent on Monday 18th at 7.30.

Under 15;

Next round of Monaghan league is Monday 25th away to Carrickmacross.

Club contacts;

U7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13; Colin Higgins 087 276 9086.

U14/15; Pat O’Flaherty 087 450 1524.

U14/15/17; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.


Ramor Theatre:

The Virginians present Geiliúradh na Gaeilge Concert in the Ramor Theatre on Sunday 24th June. Featuring the Tracy Taaffe Dance School, the Cadden Family and many more local artists. This concert is a part of the 2018 Bliain na Gaeilge programme which celebrates the revival of the Irish Language. There will be a special emphasis on welcoming Irish emigrants home and the concert will include works from Irish poets and writers. Time 8pm Admission €10 booking 049 8547074 or


Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre are now taking bookings for their Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps, Summer Forest Schools and Adults Learn to Kayak sessions. Contact Philomena on 049 5552988 or email for more details on dates and cost. Book early to avoid disappointment.


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.