Bailieborough News. June 27th 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, 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 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 Hen’s Shed: Bailieborough Hen’s Shed, a popular women’s group meets upstairs in Bailieborough Library every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. Some day trips are planned for the summer. Come along 10am on Thursday to the Library for further information. All welcome.

Deepest Sympathy: Deepest Sympathy is extended to son Rory, daughter Mary, daughter in law Geraldine, sons in law Brian and Esko, sister Bernadette Eames, Bon Secours Cork, grandchildren Maria, Tom, Lily and Eve, relatives and friends on the death of Ita Clarke (nee Eames), Kells Rd Bailieborough and formerly Coppanagh, Virginia, who passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 25th, 2022.

Ita was predeceased by her husband Paddy, son Piaras and sister Kathleen.

 Ita’s Funeral Mass took place in St. Annes Church, Bailieborough on Monday, June 27th and afterwards, Ita’s remains were laid to rest in St. Annes Cemetery. 

Bailieborough Walking Group:  Wednesday, June 29th– Tower of Lloyd, Kells, Co. Meath.

  • Walk 1.5hrs. Leaving Bailieborough Library at 6.30pm. Meet at Spire R163 Oldcastle Road out of Kells. Walk commences at 7.15pm.

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

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.

East Cavan Swimming Club: Congratulations to our four swimmers Alana Carling, Mason Mulvany, Wilhelm Behme  and Daibhi Mulvany, all with super performances and Personal Bests at the Swim Ulster Swim Festival held in Lisburn on Sunday last.

Well done to Wilhelm with a Silver and Gold and special congratulations to Daibhi achieving a Bronze medal at this event.

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.

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 Wednesday next, 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.

Bailieborough Craft Club: Meetings take place every Friday, upstairs in the Library from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone and new members most welcome.

Walk, Jog or Run: Bailieborough Chapel Carpark, Chapel Road (Lakeside), every Monday and Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, for all levels of fitness. Other activities available—weather permitting. For further information, please contact Tony at 086 399 3430. Have fun while keeping fit. Everybody welcome.   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.