Bailieborough News. June 25th 2018. Matthew J. Cullen.


Thank You:

Thank you to everyone who supported the Ann Clerkin Memorial Walk held on Saturday, May 26th and a very special thanks to all who helped out on the day. The event—which was a great success—raised €8,586 and will be divided equally between Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Fund, Drumlin House, Cootehill and MS Ireland (The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland) Cavan Branch. Thank you all so much, from the Clerkin Family.


Bailieborough Walking Group:

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.

Wednesday, July 4thth –  Trim Castle                                                                           (A) Walk 2+ hours (approx). Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.15pm. Meet at Trim Castle Carpark.  Walk commences at 7.15pm. All welcome.


Family Mass—Saturday, June 30th at 7.00pm:

To highlight the upcoming ‘World Meeting of Families’ there will be a special ‘Family Mass’ in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough, next Saturday evening, June 30th at 7.00pm. Tea/Coffee will be served on the lawn after the Mass. There will be a ‘Bouncy Castle’ for the children and the newly renovated Parish Centre will be open for anyone who wishes to have a look around. All welcome.


Lakelands Arch Club:

Lakelands Arch Club is a club for children and adults with additional needs. We are having our Summer Party this Wednesday, June 27th from 7—9pm in the BDA Centre, Shercock Road. Come join us to see who we are and what we do!!


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.


Bailieborough School of Music:

 Lotto results for 16-06-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 01, 02, 10, 19.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Brid Murray; Martin Fulton; Ciaran Guckian; Mark McCabe.

Lotto results for 23-06-2018.  Numbers Drawn; 07, 11, 18, 22.  No Jackpot Winner, Lucky Dip (€25) Winners; Sarah O’Reilly; Michael Clinch; Martin Murray; Damien Stafford. Jackpot next week, €3,500.


Bailieborough Heritage Society :

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


Deepest Sympathy:

Deepest Sympathy is extended to wife Christine, son David, brother Roy, daughter-in-law Susan, sister-in-law Gwenda, grandchildren Rachael, Johnny, Sarah and Bobby, neighbours and friends on the death of Vernon White, Derrynure, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, who passed away on Sunday, 17th June 2018, peacefully at his residence. Vernon was pre deceased by his son Paul. Vernon’s Funeral Service took place on Wednesday, June 20th  in Corglass Presbyterian Church with burial afterwards in 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 this 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.


Bailieborough Irish Red Cross ’Tea Party’:

The Bailieborough branch of the Irish Red Cross will be hosting their ‘Tea Party’ on Thursday, July 5th at 6.30pm, in the Bailie Hotel. All 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 July: Sunday 1 July

Bailieborough 10:45am – Holy Communion, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 8 July

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Holy Communion.

Sunday 15 July

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 22 July

Bailieborough 10:45am – Morning Prayer, followed by tea and coffee.

Knockbride 12noon – Morning Prayer.

Sunday 29 July

United Service in Knockbride 10:30am – All-Age Service followed by tea and coffee.


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 3 Weeks away. The Festival brochures are near completion and should soon be available in the local shops and businesses. The Festival this year, promises to provide entertainment for young and old and all in between and should be one of the highlights of the year for all local folk.


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

The following are the available dates for Baptisms in St. Anne’s Church–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.


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.